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Yuh Si Me: Protection as Power

Yuh Si Mi, is patois for the phrase You See Me. In this beauty editorial the creativity of black women, from the ancestors to the empresses, is seen and commemorated for their use of hair protective styles.


Photographer -Shekinah Joseph
Stylist / Creative Director – Amanda Earle
Hairstylist – Ruth Bah 
Stylist assistant – Cassandra Wiafe
Model – Soniaa (Storm Models) & Stacy Wangui (Titanium Models Management)
Retoucher – Fani Martin
Stacy wears afghan silver-plated eight-pointed patterned crown: Pebble London, dress: Anciela, corset: Sation, rings: Alexandra Hakim, earrings: SAAD Collection 

Soniaa wears: Balinese golden ceremonial headdress: Pebble London, dress: Jenn Lee,  earrings: Bazı Jewels 
Stacy wears kaftan: Bulka, Miao silvered metal coiled bands necklace and Nandi traditional tribal coiled brass bangle: Pebble London
Soniaa wears blouse: Lalica,  corset: Cat O Brien,  choker: B_Dodi, earrings: Lucy Spink 
Stacy wears scarf: Shaku, jacket - Stylist Own, necklace: Lucky Little Blighters

Soniaa wears: blazer: Letoit, rings  and necklaces: Lucky Little Blighters
Stacey wears gold plated three teardrops earrings: Pebble London, bra: FOTD, top: Kim Tiziana 

Soniaa wears Indian golden metal teardrop earring: Pebble London, necklace: Bazı Jewels, gold plated ring with two discs, silver plated rectangular ring and golden metal and crystal bands: Pebble London, top: Tamar Keburia