The other gorgeous lady is Jourdan Dunn, from the U.K. The article states, "In a season when most designers were passing over darker-skin models, elegant Dunn managed to book impressive spring shows like Hermès, Missoni, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. And she bagged a fall 2007 Benetton campaign, to boot. If any girl is going to end the stream of blank-faced blondes, it’s this British babe. In her third season walking, she’s got our attention."
Sadly, desi models will still be unrepresented yet again this season. Not since the beautiful Ujjwala Raut, from India, walked the runways has there been a desi superstar model.
Interestingly, Newsweek also released a modeling-related article this week called the "Rise of the Real People." The article highlights the increase of "real" people being used as models in blogs such as The Sartorialist or features such as New York Magazine's Look Book. Hmmm, is this a new trend? I doubt real women be pushing celebrities and models off the covers of magazines anytime soon but even magazines are starting to feature us regular gals in many fashion features. It would definitely be a change from the unattainable, airbrushed standard that I know many women would welcome.