It happens that people have a hard time believing that I’m black because of my light skin: in fact I’m a European but I’m a black woman as well. Both my parents and my brother are dark skinned but the West Indies are a mix of genes from different countries and you never know what skin colour your baby might have: being a black beauty is not a matter of dark skin, but it’s an experience, it’s a way you understand and feel the world.” – Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin; Model and Folorunsho Ambassador (a sustainable social project that aims at transforming the lives of street kids in Sierra Leone through fashion and creative work)

 

via: Vogue Italia 

Directed by: Pascal Loperena & Thomas Savary
Styling & Interview: Lydia Lobe

 

 

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin for Vogue Italy – Interview from Thomas Savary on Vimeo.

 

Featured photos: Pascal Lopérena via: Missoni