Tall, dark and oh-so-handsome Oraine Barrett is featured in photographer Ralph Mecke's biker-themed editorial fantasy in French homostyle glossy Têtu. The Jamaican-born model was last seen in his boxers for Baby Phat and in his briefs for Gerlan Jeans. More scans AFTER THE JUMP ..
Gerlan Jeans debuted its Men's Spring/Summer 2010 RTW collection. The looks were an explosion of creativity and color, with printed denim in pink and purple florals that on closer inspection ... were clenched fists and marijuana leaves. No fuzzy dice were spotted, tho.
Babydaddylicious supermodel-to-be and Rod 2.0 fave Oraine Barrett is quite literally a "Baby Daddy". In this adorable fashion editorial lensed by the fantastic Dutch photographer Matthias Vriens for OUT, Oraine models new fall looks for the fashion conscious, upwardly mobile father. And visualizes of all your daddy fantasies ...
Not everyone at Made in Brazil is pleased with the cover—some do not like Oraine and others believe the magazine waited too long to debut a black cover model. The blogger and fashion stylist disagrees: "Oraine may be the first black model
on the cover, but DOM has included black or ethnic models in most of
its issues since it launched a year and a half ago. The magazine has
already featured model portfolios on different ethnic backgrounds, and
published a story with Asian-Brazilian models last month. Leandro Okabe, of Asian descent, has posed for the
cover of the magazine a year ago."
I was only 19 when i started modeling. My brother called me and asked me if i wanted to accompany his girlfriend to a [competition]. I was in shock because I had never thought of doing modeling. I thought was just for wealthy and certain types of people. Me and my brother's girlfriend got into the semi-final where she was eliminated. I ended up winning the competition which is the Male Face of Jamaica and the Male Face of the Caribbean 2004. My manager then brought me to NY where he introduced me to almost all the agencies. After a week of deliberating about which one would best suit me, we decided to go with Major Model Management. The rest is history.
Oraine Barrett recently covered the OUT summer double issue and says if he had a choice of any cover he "would love to be on Vanity Fair" because it is "seen in almost every country." That's a great ambition because with very rare exceptionVF covers are very monochromatic.
Oh and for those who don't know and/or haven't heard the story behind Oraine famous facial scar, here is the explanation. It's a very moving story.
The first four pages of the August/September fashion issue of Giant are full page adverts for Phat Premium, the new executive brand from Phat Farm. The new fall campaign features dark and lovely Rod 2.0 fave Oraine Barrett, the Jamaican-born model who is storming the runways for Ralph Lauren and seen everywhere from Flaunt to the cover of OUT. Photography is by Camilla Akrans.
What caught our eye is the fact that Oraine's Barrett's distinctive facial scar was not retouched. This is often the case in most of his major print campaigns—such as when the model made the cover of OUT's summer double issue. (He was also retouched for VIBE twice in the last year.) Oraine Barrett was featured in the June FLAUNT and the editors decided not to airbrush the scar. Speaking for me personally, it is very refreshing to observe some honesty in the fantasy-driven fashion industry. Oraine is a beautiful man. A modeling agent and a photographer have shared the story behind the scar and it's very touching.
The dark and lovely Jamaican-born Oraine is also currently seen on the cover of the summer double issue of OUT and in VIBE. However, you will notice that in the OUT and VIBE editorials, as is often the case, Oraine's distinctive facial scar has been retouched. The FLAUNT editors decided not to airbrush the scar. Speaking for me personally, it refreshing to see some honesty in the fantasy-driven fashion industry. Oraine is a beautiful man. A modeling agent and a photographer have told me the story behind the scar, and, it's very touching.
Oraine models the "uptown" look of the editorial and is perfectly styled in Tom Ford, Versace, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, and Boss Selection, the newish brand from Hugo Boss. Oraine is seen above in glen plaid
suit, cashmere deep V-neck sweater, cotton button-down shirt, silk tie, and cotton pocket square by Thom
Brown. A fashionable take on a classic look.