Slick Woods, the 22-year-old supermodel, is nothing shy of extraordinary and it’s no surprise she is baring her baby bump in true Slick fashion. It appears she is defining the new trend in maternity chic and the rebellious style guru made this daringly known at the New York Fashion Week Kick-Off Party at The Seagram Building this week.
What made the iconic reveal just so? Slick, according to Vogue, stepped out in her first official NYFW outing with her bump bared in full, protruding from between the long lapels an onyx tuxedo jacket. And while her signature tattoos, navy tipped manicure, painterly eye makeup, and colorful furry slides were spotlight stealing in their own right, the proud moment really belonged to the model's changing body. Because when you're as visibly glowing and confident as Woods from head to toes, bare-all bold is the only rational way to go. The audacious display made by the beauty since announcing her pregnancy was not her first! Slick has instinctively defied sexist notions about unassuming maternity fashion since first announcing her pregnancy.
Slick took to Instagram to share the news. Remaining rebellious, despite the circumstances! Prior to the brassy announcement, Slick hinted of pregnancy with two photos of herself that she shared with her 500,000-plus followers, which feature her lounging poolside in a striped swimsuit and resting her hand right above her semi-protruding stomach which she captioned, simply, "in good company."
According to W Magazine, Slick, formerly known as Simone Thompson, was born and raised by her grandmother in Minneapolis, which she left behind in her teens for Los Angeles, where she soon became homeless. Slick ended up modeling thanks to a chance encounter with model Ash Stymest at a bus stop about three years ago, which saw him immediately take her under his wing - and eventually that of his agency's as well.
Slick made her modeling debut in Yeezy's season 2 lookbook, gained the approval of designers like Jeremy Scott and Marc Jacobs, and started booking couture shoots with top models. Finally, Rihanna, one of the most successful women in the world, took her under her golden wing. She put her at the forefront of her brands as a face of both Fenty Puma and Fenty Beauty ever since.
NYFW ended in the best way possible for Slick Woods, as she gave birth just 14 hours after slaying the runway at the Savage x Fenty fashion show. In fact, she was in labor while strutting her stuff wearing Rihanna's designs.
Congratulations are in order for Slick Woods, and we wish her all the best with her new family!