It’s been a big year for Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech. Since signing exclusively with Saint Laurent for their spring/summer 2017 show, Akech has been spotted on a number of runways and campaigns for houses like Prada, Saint Laurent and Valentino, just to name a few. She even made history as the second Black model ever to be casted as a Chanel bride in the fall 2018 haute couture show. You’ll be seeing more of Akech as she stars in Versace’s and Moschino’s spring/summer 2019 campaigns. 





Waking up to this, Industry’s voted ‘Model Of The Year!! ? Due to not feeling so well I’ve been off social media for past few days, during the time these votes were happening. I honestly did not see this coming my way. Thank you so much @modelsdot for nominating me. Thank you so much to everyone in the industry who has taken a chance with me this year. Thank you from my heart to every designer, photographer, stylist, makeup artist, hairstylist, casting director and many more who voted me for for this title it’s means so much to me. Thank you to all my agencies and agents for all that you for me. ??❤️❤️ I honestly could have not imagined a better ending to 2018. But now I’m so ready to see what 2019 has to offer! congratulations @gigihadid you’re amazing ??

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That’s a wrap! When I think about all the people who have come out to our events over these past few weeks, I think about a little working-class kid named Michelle LaVaughn Robinson—an ordinary girl who had some tales to tell, some failures and some successes, too. She had a lot to learn, a lot to experience, a lot to give—more than she ever could have imagined. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my story lately, and what I keep coming back to is that no matter where we came from, we all share so much. People of all backgrounds, skin colors, and political persuasions can relate to feeling uncertain or overwhelmed. We’ve all been a little frustrated by the slow, frustrating growth necessary to get where we want to go. We’ve all struggled with the balancing act that can take over days, years, or decades of our lives. And I want us all to remember that these are the moments and lessons that make us who we are — every little twist and turn, every little bump and bruise, and ultimately every joys and every triumph, no matter how large or small. So I hope all of you believe in your story. I hope you recognize that what you see as a weakness might actually be a strength. I hope you recognize the power of your voice. And I hope you remind yourself that there isn’t one right way to be an American. There isn’t one way to make your contribution in this country. So thank you all for your part of our story. Thank you for being who you are. And to everyone who’s read my memoir, or come to one of our events, or posted something online, thank you for being on this journey with me. Thank you for helping me continue to become. I hope my story can serve as a boost in your own process of becoming, too. I love you all. #IAmBecoming

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A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture. Obviously #rachelmcadams looks incredible and was quite literally the dream to work with but also this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding. We had a mutual appreciation disagreement about who’s idea it was to take this picture but I’m still sure it was hers which makes me love her even more. Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of. I don’t even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great. Besides she’s wearing Versace and @bulgariofficial diamonds and is just fucking major. Big shout out to all the girls ?? #rachelmcadams for @girls.girls.girls.magazine cover shoot ? @clairerothstein #pleaseshare Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok too. Stylist: @alicialombardini ? . #girlsgirlsgirlsmag #girlsgirlsgirls #bringingbackthewoman #nogrungejustglamour #independentmagazine #printisnotdead #normalisebreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #life #women #versace #bulgari

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