Canadian model with vitiligo featured in Desigual’s Fall-Winter 2014 collection

Desigual.Abrigo-mysterious.coat.worn.by.Winnie.HarlowDesigual has chosen a teenage model from Canada with a rare skin condition to show off some of its Fall-Winter collection for 2014.

Chantelle Brown-Young of Toronto was diagnosed with vitiligo before she started school. She grew up bullied by kids who cruelly nicknamed her “zebra” and “cow” because of the white patches covering her face and body.Chantelle, whose real name is Winnie Harlow, is a contestant on the TV show America’s Next Top Model, where she made this video, explaining, “A lot of people have a story or a background but mine is painted on my body”:She first made a video about her skin condition in 2011 called Vitiligo: A Skin Condition, Not a Life Changer:She describes herself as a “vitiligo spokesmodel.” Click here to learn more info about the skin condition, including Famous Vitigans such as Michael Jackson. Here are a few more of the Desigual photos from fall featuring Winnie Harlow:

Desigual.Scarlet.scarf.FW2014 Desigual.purse.San.Fracisco.Neograb.FW2014 Desigual.woman.purse.Geo.Saint.Tropez.FW2014 Desigual.Ibiza.Flower.Geometric.purse.FW2014Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual on the West Coast of Canada for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide, including Australia & New Zealand. Desigual is designed in Barcelona and produces 1,000 new pieces every season.

We’re having a summer clearance sale right now: 15% off all Desigual summer wear for men and women, and 20% off Desigual summer wear for kids. And up to 35% off select Desigual styles.

In the days ahead, we’ll post more of the new Desigual Fall-Winter 2014 collection that we have in stock.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me: jackie@angelpaint.comDesigual.Winnie.Harlow

Today’s music video is a live version from 1969 of Nina Simone singing Ain’t Got No…I Got Life:Next up is Real Love by Vancouver indie soul band The Boom Booms, which recently played at the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver and the Pacific National Exhibition last week in Vancouver:Here’s a longer video of the band’s visit to Brazil, where they met with Manu Chao:And here’s Manu Chao singing with musicians from around the world in this Playing for Change video:

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