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Dear Pennies & Pens,

For this week’s, Model Mondays, I wanted to feature emerging male model Sacha M’Baye who I had previously mentioned in the Model Mondays: Jourdan Dunn post since Sacha appeared in the Burberry ad campaign alongside Jourdan. In fact, Sacha was the first male model of color to be featured in a Burberry ad campaign. Sacha hails from Senegal and was raised in France where he was discovered while riding the train.

Sacha M'Baye and Jourdan Dunn for Burberry S/S 2011

Since being discovered, Sacha has appeared in American Eagle and Gap ad campaigns, and GQ Style. Sacha who is only 20 has the chance to have a successful modeling career. His eyes, nose, and lips are his best assets as they really give his face character. As I have mentioned before, a model’s eyes are important especially in print modeling because the eyes can reveal or hide a lot.

Sacha M'baye

Sacha M'baye

Sacha M'baye

It will be interesting to see how Sacha’s career grows as he is not currently signed to a New York agency. His home agency Select is based in London so we’ll see if Sacha ever appears on the runways for New York Fashion Week. Until then, I wanted to bring this hot newcomer to your attention.

And there it is. The Fashion & Style of the Pen…de la Pen.