BY ELI CHEP & EVE CHEGE
Hot off the heels having been featured in the latest all-black editorial for US Vogue, gracing the cover of Elle France in March and now as a stunning modern Geisha for April’s Vogue Japan, Malaika Firth channels all things Día de Muertos – Yes, the Mexican holiday whilst rejuvenating love for beauty and makeup.
The 21-year-old Kenyan goddess looks effortless and elegant with a face full of paints and rocking exquisite pattern mixing garments including lace, sequins and even a crown – all matched with stunning sugar skulls.
Malaika and her curly baby hairs got captured by Italian fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura in the beautifully unforgettable editorial. Styling in Japanese designs was curated by Anna Dello Russo, Hair by Andrew Guida and Make-up by Jessica Nedza.
Ms. Firth born in Mombasa to a half-Kenyan, half-Swiss mother, and a father of British, Seychellois and Ugandan descent, was raised in Kenya until her family relocated to Barking, East London when she was seven. Malaika shot to the limelight early 2014 when she became the first black model since Naomi Campbell in 1994 to clinch a Prada campaign. She has since walked the runway for several high profile fashion houses/labels.