Thursday, 21 August 2014

Unforgettable Models Series- Ataui Deng - Missing, Found And Undeniably Unforgettable.

     Models come and models go. From top to super and then ex- tinct, it always ends . That moment where you have climaxed and reached ur pin drop point is certainly a time that most models would have to come to terms with. But then not to scare some folks or remind them of this inevitable future, presently, i am currently stuck on a few international models that i can't seem to forget.

     Yes ! Anytime i see their faces on magazine covers or their beautiful silhouettes on the runway which are either accentuated or hidden by the pricy outfits they put on, i get elated and most of the time awed by their poise and of course their faces which scream "YOU JUST CAN'T FORGET THIS" with a wink that unluckily for others, only i can see.  And so this week i'd be profiling a couple of models and just like Shakira and RiRi, I CAN'T REMEMBER TO FORGET THEM !


      Ataui Deng Hopkins, 22, is a choco-dark lady from South-Sudan that to me, gives me hope that dark skinned girls would have their rightful place in society and not these subjects to exfoliating products we have "there" today (No disrespect to the naturally fair skinned population).

      Ataui caught my eye while watching FashionTV early on this year. I can't remember the show vividly, but well i still remember why i can't. When this dark skinned motion filled mannequin stepped out from the end corners of the runway, i literally paused and my eyes refused to shift their gaze, unblinking. Her grace was unmatched and right there and then she snuck her way into the space in my heart reserved for models !
Ataui Deng Posing For Flaunt Magazine

     Clothes without models are like elegant ghosts and whether elegant or not, they are definitely not as appealling as when a pro model dons them. Ataui makes clothes look like gold and owns every moment she has behind the cameras.


Her features are so prominent and well pronounced which is no wonder why she is one of my favourites on the runway and a great art subject for me . I drew Ataui and she replied me via Instagram ! Happiness flooded my heart that very day!

Ataui Deng Goes MISSING!
     On the opposite side of happiness, a few days ago, tragic news struck the world of a large amount of people; relatives and fans alike, who love her when we kept seeing captions like #FINDATAUI and ATAUI DENG HOPKINS MISSING FOR 10 DAYS on the internet!
RiRi and Ataui Bonding Playfully
Rihanna's RiverIsland AW13 Campaign.

Ataui For Rihanna's RiverIsland AW13 Campaign.
Rihanna, who ataui happened to be part of her riverisland campaign, and others took to social networks to create awareness about Ataui's missing status. And on Monday, the 19th of August, she was found at NYC Hospital. Though there are no details as to what caused her disappearance, we are happy she was found alive!

   Tragedy or not, Ataui is a black diamond that shines and would continue to shine bright and illuminate our paths with her talent and grace which she brings into the ever growing world of fashion . Therefore, she is no doubt a favourite, not just for me, but for others who feel the same too.

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