Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BEVERLY JOHNSON: Style Icon, Super Model, Mother, Daughter, Fashion Icon, The Actress, The Super Model, Fashion Trendsetter, Fierce, Diva!

Today, on Edwina LaShan Fashion Blog, we pay tribute to Our Style Icon, The Gorgeous, Beverly Johnson! Beverly Johnson is a Style Icon and Fashion Model well respected in the industry! She opened the door for many African American Models of today! 

But before we start the Tribute, let's learn a little about Our Icon... 

Beverly Johnson was born October 13, 1952 Buffalo, New York. She is an American Model, Actress, and Businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974. A year later, she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle. She was the star of the reality series Beverly's Full House on the Oprah Winfrey Network which focuses on her attempt to heal the flawed mother/daughter relationship with her daughter, Anansa Sims.

The New York Times named Johnson one of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion. Given the success of her 1990's wig line, she has been a leading influencer in hair care, especially among women of color. Her company now sells luxury hair extensions

Born into a middle-class family in Buffalo, New York, Johnson was a champion swimmer in her youth and aspired to be a lawyer. She was studying political science at Northeastern University when she tried her hand at modeling. 

She quickly landed an assignment with Glamour and began working steadily. Johnson would go on to appear on more than 500 magazine covers, including her groundbreaking Vogue cover in August 1974. Johnson's appearance on the cover changed the beauty ideal in fashion, and by 1975, every major American fashion designer began using African American models.

In addition to modeling, Johnson has also written a book, Beverly Johnson's Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty,[and embarked on an acting career.

The absolutely stunning Beverly Johnson has turned heads for years and years to come! She looks amazing in the photo below, with Big hair and a gold slingy material halter! 

Beverly was absolutely breathtaking as a young teen! She keeps it simple in this look, with a plain white cami. Perfect for a laid back Summer day! 

Pretty in ruffles! Beverly is pictured below wearing an orange ruffle blouse with High 
Waisted Blue Jeans! She finishes the look with a simple emerald stud earring.

On the cover of Cosmopolitan, a young Beverly Johnson, in a plunging neckline top. She's wearing her hair in a roller set! Bouncy curls, that end at neck! Absolutely gorgeous!

Beverly Johnson can rock prints for days in this Magazine spread for Glamour Magazine! The young super model looks amazing in a printed two suit! A crop,  neck plunging, halter and wide leg pants! 

Beverly beautiful in a gold and white, sophisticated, sweater, in her more mature years! Loving the vintage gold earrings! And she's wearing a watch! Very sophisticated! 

Beverly Johnson for Bazaar! Wearing a beautiful back dress with a white ruffle sleeve. 

Beverly is wearing a beautiful, pastel,  flowy, sundress in this look below. 

Every now and then you may catch Beverly wearing big and wild hair! 

In this photo below Beverly is wearing a white crochet hat cropped to the side. She's wearing all white long shorts, with a green and white stripe sweater. She accesorizes her look with green gloves, white knee high socks, and green shoes. Comfy and casual! 

In this next look, Beverly poses for a photo shoot, in a tom boy look! A white button down blouse, and black blazer. She makes the look more feminine with a oversized white, long, skirt! Very chic! 

Beverly rocks purple and gold in this look! She reminds us a lot of Claire Huxtable in this casual and classy look! 

Beverly Johnson looks extremely well, bikini ready! Don't you just love it??? Her body is to die for! 

Beverly even looks good with a twig around her! 

Keeping it classy, sophisticated and chic, Beverly looks amazing in this school teacher/librarian inspired business suit! 

WERK!!! Beverly gives us FIERCE in this cute little tweed, business casual, suit dress! Her shades also bring the look together quite well! 

Another slay from Beverly Johnson in this photo! She is wearing a black sweater, a tweed skirt, and a hat!

Beverly Johnson sizzles in this beautiful neck plunging, black, sheer, blouse with bell bottom sleeves! Her gorgeous purple color scheme makeup and gorgeous jewelry brings the look together wonderfully! 

Fiery in Red! Beverly Johnson still looks amazing! 

Here's another beautiful photo of Beverly Johnson wearing all black and a statement zebra trench coat! She finishes the look with gorgeous statement necklaces! 

Introducing Our Style Icon...
The Gorgeous, The Classic, The Beautiful, The Model, The Actress, The Iconic, Beverly Johnson...

Well... This concludes, Our Style Icon Tribute, Thanks for reading as always!!! 

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