Heeeey Miss Saldana…
There aren’t many women in the world that can rival Zoe Saldana’s natural beauty, and even fewer women of color that grace the cover of mainstream magazines. That said, we were pleasantly surprised to see half Dominican, half Puerto Rican banger looking amazing on the cover of this month’s GOTHAM magazine. The Colombiana star chopped it up about her love of fashion and how she inherited it from her family’s long line of style-enthsiasts, take a read below.
On her first memory of fashion:
“My grandmother and great grandmother were seamstresses their whole lives, so when my grandmother moved to New York in the ’60s, she worked for design houses throughout the city. She really loved fabrics and textiles, so it was natural to my family. Fashion wasn’t like a religion to us, but it is in my ancestry. It was never about luxury; it was about art.”
On the favorite piece of clothing she owns:
“There’s this Azzedine Alaia dress I have that makes me feel like I am collecting art. Collecting from certain designers is like collecting art and will always remain as memorable as the very first Chanel bag that I bought myself.”
On her contemporaries with a kindred sense of style:
“Sienna Miller, Julianne Moore, these kind of effortless beauties. Diane Kruger. I just love looking at their styles and feeling inspired by their choices.”
Damn, no black, latina, or other minority women inspire you Zoe??
On what she’s looking forward to in the next year:
“Honestly, to continue growing in every aspect of my life because it’s been a long time since I’ve been this happy. I really want that to motivate me moving forward on every level.”
We don’t mind you being happy Zoe, but don’t rule out coming back to darker-skin side of things either…
Image via GOTHAM