Gia Love as Miss Black Extraordinary

H
onored to have taken part in this project by former Team KHIRY member Melquan Ganzy of The Ganzy.

The GANZY
presents MISS BLACK EXTRAORDINARY featuring GIA LOVE

Miss Black Extraordinary (MBE) spotlights Gia Love, a Black trans woman from New York City who amplifies conversations surrounding body, race, and trans identity through her work as a model and activist. Gia Love is know for her work as a Trans Equity Consultant and for starring in the 2016 award winning film KiKi about the New York ballroom scene.

The project takes inspiration from Miss Black America pageants, an institution derived from the Black is Beautiful movement of the 1960s, as well as campus Queens of HBCUS.

Read Hope Giselle’s essay for MBE at theganzy.com

Gia Love wears KHIRY Nandi Drops and Jug Drops.


Direction/Content Production/Styling: Melquan Ganzy

Photography: Myesha Evon Gardner

Muse: Gia Love

Story "For The Love of The Girls": Hope Giselle

Hair: Dylan Ali & Quran

Make-Up: LB Charles

Nails: Tru Violet

Creative Assistance: Lyric Harris

Lighting: Evadne Gonzalez

Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil
Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil
Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil
Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil
Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil
Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil

Nandi Drops in Gold Vermeil

$595
Two tier hook earrings, suspending polished hoops in the KHIRY Khartoum Silhouette. Named for Nandi, mother of Shaka Zulu, ruler of the Zulu empire. Threads through ear. 3.5 inch drop.
Adder Ring in Gold Vermeil
Adder Ring in Gold Vermeil
Adder Ring in Gold Vermeil
Adder Ring in Gold Vermeil

Adder Ring in Gold Vermeil

$495
Adder Ring in Sterling Silver
Adder Ring in Sterling Silver
Adder Ring in Sterling Silver
Adder Ring in Sterling Silver

Adder Ring in Sterling Silver

$495
Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye
Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye
Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye
Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye
Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye
Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye

Adisa Drops with Brown Tiger Eye

$625