For Model Turned Actress Abbey Lee, ’90s Fashion Will Never Go Out of Style

We love a good second-life career story—heck, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr started a whole podcast around the idea—so of course, Abbey Lee’s pivot from model to actress is one that stands out to us. Here is someone who, at the height of her fashion career, walking some of the biggest runways and starring in major campaigns, stepped away from it all to pursue a career in Hollywood. The fashion world’s loss was certainly the entertainment world’s gain, though, because without that move, we wouldn’t have Lee’s star power in projects like Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon, and HBO’s latest thriller masterpiece Lovecraft Country.

Written by Misha Green (Underground) and executive-produced by Jordan Peele, Lovecraft Country is a heart-pounding watch from start to finish featuring a timely narrative that follows a young Black man in the 1950s who sets out on a

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12-year-old model and CEO Celai West is here to change fashion’s perception of Black girls

Celai West is a model, actress, activist, author and CEO. At just 10, she was the youngest professional runway model to walk in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Since, she’s co-authored two books, launched her own T-shirt line The Chatty Chick and somehow still manages to find the time to elevate Black voices in fashion. 

Sacramento native and the youngest of six, Celai took an interest in modeling when she was three years old. A photographer at an ice skating ring wanted to shoot her and the rest is history. Now 12 years old, Celai is entirely self-taught and is known for her strong runway walk.

“My second time walking in NYFW, I was 8 and it was at Madison Square Garden,” Celai recounted to Authority Magazine. “I walked out, and the crowd went crazy, and mom was like, ‘OMG! Who is this kid and who

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