This will be the Biographical look at a former Disco Baby and Fashion Model from the late 1970's to early 1980's...to the present, hope you enjoy the ride as much as I have...







Sunday, July 17, 2011

IMAN

 Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid (born July 25, 1955), professionally known as Iman (which means "faith" in Arabic), is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Iman is the daughter of Marian and Mohamed Abdulmajid. Her father was a diplomat and a former Somali ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and her mother was a gynecologist. She has four siblings: two brothers, Elias and Feisal, and two younger sisters, Idil and Nadia.
For her education, Iman attended high school in Egypt and later lived in Kenya, where she studied political science at Nairobi University.
Iman is Muslim, and fluent in five languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English.
While still at university, Iman was discovered by American photographer Peter Beard, and subsequently moved to the United States to begin a modeling career. Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue a year later in 1976. She soon landed some of the most prestigious magazine covers, establishing herself as a supermodel.
With her long neck, tall, thin frame, fine features, naturally straight hair, copper-toned skin, and exotic accent, Iman was an instant success in the fashion world, though she herself insists that her looks are merely or typically Somali. She became a muse for many prominent designers, including Halston, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, and, in particular, Yves Saint-Laurent.
I remember the first time I saw Iman, there use to be a GAP on Sixth Avenue, here in New York in the Village, well, she came out of that GAP as I was walking in, I thought I would faint!  She was absolutely stunning, with just a pair of jeans and a white T-shirt with stilettos!  I watched her as she walked to the end of the block to hail a cab and noticed the entire block had come to a stop and everyone was looking at her, how could they not, she took complete command of the sidewalk.


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  2. Absolutely Beautiful!!! I would have fainted...lol

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