This is so MAJOR!!! This morning fashion icon, Iman Abdulmajid was revealed as the keynote speaker for this year’s IFBCON, aka Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference, taking place September 4-5 in New York City. Unfortunately I will not be attending the conference, but that did not stop me from getting excited about the big news. Below is an excerpt from IFB’s announcement article:
Iman began her career in 1975 as a model and has challenged the prevailing notions of beauty ever since. The daughter of an African diplomat, Iman was born in Somalia and grew up speaking five languages. She studied political science at Nairobi University where she was discovered by legendary photographer Peter Beard.
Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue in 1976. Iman was an instant success in the fashion world, and a muse for fashion designers including Yves. St. Laurent, Versace, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. During her 14 years as a model, she worked with top photographers Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Annie Liebovitz. A mother of two, Iman is married to David Bowie with whom she has a daughter, Alexandria Zahra. Iman’s eldest daughter is Zulekha Haywood.