Get to know the model of the moment!
Known for her trademark gap-tooth grin and strawberry-hued buzz cut, model and sometime rapper Slick Woods (née Simone Thompson) is fashion’s beauty icon of the moment. Her skincare regime is somewhat unusual – she recently commented to Vogue that she doesn’t wash her face on a daily basis – “It looks way better when I don’t — natural oil be glowing.” And she will only use products with natural ingredients. “If I can’t pronounce the s**t, I’m not putting it on my [face].” And her magical recipe for when she gets a spot? Coconut oil, baking soda, and tea tree oil apparently. Well, with skin like that, who are we to argue? Ever since we clapped eyes on her Instagram feed, we’ve been following it obsessively – here’s why you should too…
Her snaps with famous pals
Whether she’s kicking it with Kim K and Kylie or chewing the fat (and by the looks of it, a clump of hair) with Madonna, Slick’s celebrity snaps offer a glamorous behind-the-scenes glimpse into the glitterati…
Her willingness to speak her mind
Slick didn’t mince her words during an incident where fellow model Duckie Thot’s hair was a subject of ridicule. “To see a top model of color bash one of my sisters for a photo of her sporting her crown really hurts. You will not use your platform to provoke my sisters to move backward.” (The model in question has since apologised.)
Identity is an internal war we often lose as black women. Growing up we were told our hair isn't beautiful. How do you build your confidence and self love as a young woman while people are telling you your hair isn't "good hair". We are made uncomfortable by social standards to strip us of our culture. We don't educate ourselves on how to maintain it and are tricked into damaging the hair we do have. We get teased at school our whole lives. I'm not in school anymore and neither are my sisters. To see a top model of color bash one of my sisters for a photo of her sporting her crown really hurts. You will not use your platform to provoke my sisters to move backward. That's when you become a puppet. Self love doesn't allow you to have hatred for anyone let alone your own people. Wake up bro. There's room at the top for everybody.
You’ll want all her clothes
Her inimitable style ranges from 90s tomboy to Upper East Side glamour girl and everything in-between. Being a model, Slick also treats us to regular catwalk and campaign snaps so you get a daily dose of the latest trends to boot.
Follow Slick over at Instagram.com/slickwoods