In death, I will love you forever. Your father, Thomas.
Alek Wek on Lupita Nyong’o’s NAACP Image Awards acceptence speech:
“I was amazed and very humbled by Lupita’s words, and I am so proud and happy that her talent was deservedly recognised with her Oscar award.
When I was growing up, my mother taught me and my sisters to celebrate each other - there was no room in our household for negativity. She taught us to embrace each other and this was empowering for us. She also taught us the value of celebrating our differences.
When I first started modeling I realised I was very different from many of my colleagues, but I welcomed the opportunities my career in fashion offered me, and the support from many inspiring individuals in the fashion industry. And because of this I have always strived to use the platform I have in fashion, to champion the ideals of what is beautiful.
For me it always goes back to what my mother taught me and my sisters. That all women are beautiful and we should embrace each other. True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others. Beauty should not be culturally relevant, it should be universal.”
Source: Essence Online
..i saw wow a bunch, but. wow.
alek wek was one of the few reasons i thought i could ever be pretty when i was a little girl.
and here is an academy award winning actress, who looked at her and felt the same way. and they’re sharing the love between each other as sisters should do.
good, good stuff.
left - Sonic Screwdriver,
10th Doctor edition
• 1 oz Blue Curacao
• 1 oz Citrus Vodka
• Ginger ale
right - Sonic Screwdriver,
11th Doctor edition
• 1 oz Blue Curacao
• 1 oz Vodka
• 6 oz Orange juice
I don’t reblog tattoos very often, but this is some real shit.
one of the sickest tattoos I have ever seen.
This is one of the most beautiful, well-portrayed, and original tattoos I have ever seen. I would LOVE to know the artist of this. These tattoos usually freak me out because I don’t like the way it looks like their skin is peeling but this is seriously beautiful.
This is why I love tattoos!