Harlem born and raised photographer Mia Naomi André shares with us a recent editorial titled “Rhythm of Omnipotence,” a celebration of Black women’s gift for expressing eye-popping and trend-setting style through head-to-toe looks where no detail is overlooked.
Commenting on the effort, André explain, “I wanted to celebrate Black women’s creativity and our ability to experiment with color, textures, hairstyles and beauty and make it look amazing no matter the budget.”
“The expression of beauty through hairstyle has always been a vital part of Black culture. I’ve always admired the way Black women in my family and in general are able to walk in any beauty supply store and effortlessly put together a look, combining ginormous gold hoops, fake nails, and extravagant wigs.
André is the daughter of photographer Ricardo André, who gifted her a camera at age 12 She widened her horizons when a few year later she moved to Paris. “I continued photography there,” said Andre, “Both New York and Paris influenced me a lot.”
Styled by Patricia Darrabie, the shoot features DJ and actress Dylan Ali and Arnell, who grew up in Paris and New York respectively, but are bonded by Black women’s ability globally to express an unmistakably high level of style sophistication.
Check out additional images by Mia Naomi Andre below