British model Jourdan Dunn basks in sunlight on the cover of February’s Vogue.The first solo black model in 12 years. The last black model to appear was Naomi Campbell in August 2002. That is just an achievement of its own. Wearing a pale yellow and orange Prada dress and her short bobbed hair in soft curls, Dunn was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Vogue’s Kate Phelan for the shoot. Dunn reveals strains of being a working mother and how she was ‘jealous’ of son’s relationship with his grandma after leaving him for work. Vogue cover girl and socialite is seemingly living the supermodel dream.
But her lifestyle and success is bittersweet because Jourdan, 24, is also a mother who’s regularly forced to leave her son behind when she jets around the world for work.
The Victoria’s Secret model has a 5 year-old named Riley and has revealed she was envious of her mother spending so much time with him when she first began working internationally. Spotted aged 15 in a branch of Primark and has since then she has had countless catwalk appearances and campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein, Balmain, DKNY, Topshop and YSL Beauty. Just last month she was unveiled as the face of Burberry’s spring/summer 2015 campaign alongside Naomi Campbell, and August 2014 saw her make Forbes’ list of the world’s 21 highest-paid models, alongside the likes of Kate Moss and Gisele, with estimated earnings of £2.4 million over the previous 12 months.
Atleast she gets time to juggle her professional&personal life. Balance between the two is vital. Jourdan added: ‘I love that one day I am doing this and then I go home to my reality: getting Riley ready for school, doing his reading with him, taking him to the park. How adorable is that spending precious moments with your offspring,priceless.
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