18-year-old Brooklyn model Afiya Bennett is featured in an African inspired editorial for Ellements magazine. The editorial tagged “A Beautiful Wrapsody” shows off gorgeous African prints with an infusion of traditional African fashion.


Head wraps (Geles) have been gaining more popularity in recent times with a lot of designers trying to revamp the traditional African/Yoruba fashion with a modern and more urban touch. Afiya Bennet, model and contestant from The Face USA is tapped for this editorial.

Afiya channels fun and chic looks in the editorial using bold colours and bold prints with the art of the turban created by Guslene Bubak. The swimsuit and fabric styling were done by Kimberly Russell & Nadine Irvine and the editorial was photographed by Stacy Beaucicaut-Etienne.

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Photographer: Stacy Beaucicaut-Etienne
Model: Afiya Bennett (Marilyn Model Management)
Hairstylist: Guslene Bubak
Turban Styling: Guslene Bubak
Makeup Artist: Sandradene Fearon for Mac Cosmetics
Wardrobe Stylist: Kimberly Russell & Nadine Irvine
Retouching: Kristiana Klekmane

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