#BlackIsBeautiful: Iman The Beauty of Color

The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color by Iman

  • ISBN-10 : 0399532846
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0399532849
  • Published by Putnam Adult

Iman The Beauty of Color: The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color outlines a program of skin care and makeup for women of color, drawing on the author’s experience as a supermodel and founder of a top cosmetics line to explain how to tailor a beauty regime in accordance with a woman’s particular skin tone and type.

Iman looking back over her fashion career

Iman, the daughter of an African diplomat, was born in Somalia. She was raised speaking five languages, and was studying political science at the University of Nairobi when she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, who arranged for her to seek a modeling career in the United States. She quickly became the most successful black model and an international star on runways and in magazines. Iman remained at the top of her field for fourteen years, appearing in countless publications and advertising campaigns. In 1994 she started Iman Cosmetics for skin of color and in 2000 launched a second line, I-Iman Makeup. She is the author of I Am Iman, an autobiographical sketchbook of her working life. The mother of two daughters, she is the widow of musician/actor David Bowie.

Shauntee Burns-Simpson (MLIS) currently serves as the 2020-2022 President of BCALA. She is the Associate Director of School Outreach for The New York Public Library. An ambassador for libraries and Youth Librarian, President Burns-Simpson enjoys connecting people to the public library and its resources. She works closely with at-risk teens and fosters a love of reading & learning with her innovative programs. In addition to leading BCALA, she chairs the American Library Association Office of Diversity, Literacy, & Outreach Services (ODLOS) Committee on Diversity.

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