Beautiful but Weird: Stella Jean Swimwear 2013

Everyone who has been following this blog knows that I adore the designs from Stella Jean. She really creates beautiful, modern pieces with African Print inspired materials. Her accessories, the styling – everything is on point. I had a chance to interview her a year ago.

BUT after seeing her latest swimwear collection, I do wonder why she is never using black models or models of color. That is just weird to me, especially given her heritage (read the interview) and the obvious inspiration by the African continent. Don’t get me wrong: I still love her swimwear and would love to buy one of the bikinis. Am I being overly critical? Curious to hear your thoughts!