Winnie Harlow Channels Ru Paul's Iconic Launch of MAC Cosmetics” Viva Glam Lipstick For AIDS + HIV Help


MAC Cosmetics” Viva Glam lipstick celebrates 25 great years of irresistable lips, launching the beloved Winnie Harlow to channel Ru Paul’s groundbreaking 1994 campaign. Recreating Ru Paul’s red corset and thigh-high boots, the campaign is shot by Gabriel Perez Silva. / Hair by Jordan Jay Brumant; makeup by Adam Burrell

MAC has donated $500 million to organizations that help people living with HIV and AIDS — all because MAC lovers bought VivaGlam lipstick. They include God’s Love We Deliver, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Open Hand/Atlanta, Inc, and more.


Winnie channeled Ru Paul’s iconic ads last Halloween — and we call her one enterprising model woman!


Winnie Harlow Poses In Bahamas As Sports Illustrated May 2019 Swimsuit Issue 'Rookie'

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Top Model Winnie Harlow shared a sneak peek on Instagram of her first Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition photo shoot in the Bahamas. Winnie has left no stone unturned in her mission to shed light and understanding on the skin condition known as vitiligo. And now she will grace the pages of the prestigious swimsuit magazine, with a May 2019 publication date.

Winnie is the 2019 ‘rookie’ model, filmed at the Bahamas’ Grand Isle Resort xxxx

Harlow continues her win as another milestone for inclusivity. Some diseases remain relatively hidden from the general public. Vitiligo, a condition in which the pigment cells of the skin are destroyed in certain areas of the body is very visible. It’s generally believed by experts that vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which the body's defense system mistakenly attacks and destroys the body’s pigment cells. The exact cause is unknown.

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While the disease isn’t painful and doesn’t bring significant health consequences, itbrings countless emotional and psychological challenges as white patches spread larger across one’s body. For Winnie to bring her skin condition into the world of modeling prompts immeasurable compliments around her inner wisdom and self-confidence. Harlow also walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in November 2018 in another professional coup.

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Winnie Harlow Delivers Three Iconic Covers For Harper's Bazaar Singapore May 2018 | AOC Model of Color Archives

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Eye: Winnie Harlow Delivers Three Iconic Covers For Harper's Bazaar Singapore May 2018 | AOC Model of Color Archives

The irrepressible Winnie Harlow delivers three iconic covers for the May 2018 issue of Harper's Bazaar Singapore's May 2018 issue dedicated to diversity. Harlow is lensed by her close friend Yu Tsai. Harper's Singapore writes: "Winnie Harlow, couldn’t be more apt to front our May beauty issue and its focus on diversity. In an industry that prides itself on selling the idea of the ultimate fantasy and impeccable perfection, Winnie Harlow’s unique look has won her fashion and beauty campaigns, and millions of followers for breaking down borders and pushing through a new discourse on what is considered 'normal'. "

Also featured in the issue are unique, powerhouse personalities Oprah Winfrey, Iris Apfel and Carmen Dell'Orefice "proving that being chic doesn't have an expiry date." The editor's message continues in an inspiring way: "Of all the voices that have been ringing out loud and proud this year, the ones advocating for acceptance, equality and empowerment have resonated the most. Taiwan was the first country in Asia to allow same-sex marriage, diversity has been the hottest topic in the fashion industry and the #metoo campaign has gone viral worldwide."

AOC is tracking the evolution -- and perhaps explosion -- of women of color in the fashion industry, writing just two days ago on the topic.  While AOC's archives of women of color are hardly complete, we're probably out front on this topic, compared to other fashion bloggers. We are adding new models and filling in our archives every week. 

Check out Winnie and all the other models of color we're following. Note that a model is included in this model of color AOC Archives subset because she has referred to herself as a model of color or as a member of that modern-day, culture tribe.

Although academia and most fashion pundits we've researched recently do include Asian women as woc., not every prominent Asian model is self-referential as a moc. Until she is, we do not include her in these developing AOC archives that will follow in detail the fashion influences of models of color, their activism -- and often their refugee history -- and their philanthropy.  Note that these primarily Asian models are included in the totality of our archives. This page will automatically update as new models are added, if you choose to bookmark it.