Best of 2009 : Arlenis, Chanel, Sessilee, and Jourdan

While 2008 was the year of the All Black Italian Vogue, 2009 was the year of the newest model dream team:

Arlenis Chanel Sessilee Jourdan

Arlenis, Chanel, Sessilee, and Jourdan.

Though they each succeeded individually by scoring international and domestic covers and editorials, these four glamazons looked most flawless when together. In 2009 they compiled an amazing body of work, shooting with the best photographers and magazines in the industry.

Let’s take a look at a few highlights from this year:


Chanel and Jourdan kicked off the year with a designer filled shoot for Vogue’s January 2009 issue shot by David Sims.


In May, Jourdan joined veteran Liya Kebede for a model themed cover for Vogue.

chanel-and-arlenis-boyfriendsAnd inside, Chanel and Arlenis posed for Patrick Demarchelier with their boyfriends, Tyga and Rene Rodriguez.

Snapshot: Chanel, Sessilee, Jourdan & Arlenis by Emma Summerton for i-D September 2009

September saw all four girls posing for Edward Enninful’s I-D Magazine.

Chanel Iman and Arlenis Sosa for Harper's Bazaar USChanel Iman and Arlenis Sosa for Harper's Bazaar US

That same month Chanel and Arlenis both appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, posing for Peter Lindbergh in a Harlem Renaissance themed editorial called, “And all That Jazz.

Chanel Iman Sessilee Lopez Allure Magazine BombshellsIn October Chanel and Sessilee joined forces for an Allure Magazine ‘Bombshells’ shoot.

Chanel Iman Jourdan Dunn Babes in Arms American Vogue

Chanel and Jourdan collaborated with Craig McDean for Vogue’s October Issue.

Jourdan Dunn Chanel Iman Teen Vogue November IssueFinally, covergirls Chanel and Jourdan looked pretty and fresh for Teen Vogue’s November issue.

It’s been an amazing year for our brown skinned beauties! Here’s to their continued success in 2010!

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