In the world of fashion and beauty, 2015 was the year of #blackgirlmagic. Below I celebrate five women who made history in beauty and fashion in 2015.
Beyonce becomes the third black woman EVER to cover Vogue's September Issue. Vogue's September issue is the creme de la creme of issues and is usually reserved for the most influential celebrity of the day.
Maria Borges makes history and becomes the first model to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Runway with a teeny weeny afro. The Victoria Secret Fashion Show is culturally symbolic of beauty and femininity featuring models with long flowing tresses. Maria proved to the world that limited notions of femininity and beauty are outdated, showing us instead that beauty is diverse by rocking her gorgeous afro.
Miss Jamaica 2015, Sanneta Myrie, became the first contestant to wear her hair in dreadlocks at the Miss World Pageant. Not only did she wear her locs, which she explained is strongly connected to her identity as a black woman, Sanneta finished in the top five.
Japan crowns Arianna Miyamoto as the first multiracial Miss Japan. Born to a Japanese mother and an African-American father, Arianna proudly represented her native Japan while embracing her full identity.
Rihanna became the first black woman to become the face of a major fashion house as the ambassador for Dior's Secret Garden Campaign.
What is a #blackgirlmagic moment from 2015 that made you proud?