While the rest of the country is gushing over what models are putting on during New York Fashion Week, the rest of us are drooling over what Myleik and few selected bloggers and vloggers recently took OFF. Dubbed The Nude Issue, the September 2013 curlBOX showed off the sexy bare bodies of Fola Sade, Taren Guy, Vaughn Monroe, Antoinette Henry and creator Myleik Teele. Shot in NYC, the ladies rocked their natural hair and natural bods with grace and style.
See what each of the ladies had to say about the shoot.
This shoot was an unapologetic declaration of self love. I see now that my every dip, fold, bend and curve are exactly where they are supposed to be. Curvy ladies must remember, “Those that don’t got it, can’t show it, and those that got it, can’t hide it” – Zora neale Hurston – Antoinette Henry, Aroundthewaycurls.com
Myleik’s quote pretty much sums it up, yes?
I was a little nervous at first, but once it was my turn, the calmness and acceptance just took over. Doing this shoot made me realize how comfortable I really am in my skin. – Taren Guy
This curlBOX photo shoot was extremely artistic and well done. Period. More than anything else, these photos sent an unexpected message to women that they should be bold and fearless in different aspects of their lives. I think these photos inspired folks to step outside the box and challenge themselves in so many ways. People will still be talking about the photos from this shoot next year. That being said, this was a huge success. – Vaughn Monroe
Each one of these ladies offers a special point of view to our diverse beauty & hair world. I wanted to photograph each one with their own personal theme – Offering a personalized art collectible as a gift back. –Photographer Itaysha Jordan