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Vogue Spain Declares ‘Black Is Beautiful’ With Black Cover Model Rocking Cornrows

Aya Jones on the cover of Vogue Spain (Vogue España)
Vogue España
Aya Jones on the cover of Vogue Spain (Vogue España)
Vogue España

It’s not too often that a major fashion magazine declares, “Black is beautiful,” but Vogue Spain (Vogue España) just did for its March issue.

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Not only is Ivorian-British model Aya Jones giving all types of #BlackGirlMagic on the cover, but she’s also rocking a simple set of cornrows. The photo editorial was shot in Botswana, with Karim Belghiran styling Jones’ hair, and photos shot by photographer Nico Bustos and styled by Belen Antolín.

In a photo posted on Instagram by Belghiran, you can see that he got some help from local Botswana women. 

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Not only are the visuals stunning, but the simplicity and effortless beauty of Jones and of Botswana captures exactly what the cover says: “Black is beautiful.” 

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