Selita Ebanks Gets Back To Werk With New S&M Style Editorial (Peep The Pics!)

Courtesy Photographer Christopher Logan

Pop quiz: what do you get when you cross a horse farm, a gorgeous musician, Selita Ebanks, and lots of leather? One bad*ss editorial, that’s what!

We’ve missed Selita on the fashion circuit. Between her relationship with TV personality Terrence J, appearance on Celebrity Apprentice, and work with New Yorkers for Children and Women’s Coalition for Empowerment and Opportunity, we imagine the model must just not have had the time. But this is a new year with a seemingly new focus if her WestEast magazine spread is any indication.

Ebanks appears in the haute editorial titled “Liberty,” for the Hong Kong publication, styled by WestEast‘s Fashion Director Derek Warburton, and co-starring model/musician Nick Madrid. Photographer Christopher Logan explained, “I wanted to feature an inspiring woman whom I not only ¬†admire in the world of fashion, but also reaching beyond the velvet rope to assisting others.” While Warburton offered additional insight into the spread saying, “showcasing the strength in women was the focus of our shoot together. Less and less our society is being dominated by men, especially one in the public eye…I wanted to showcase Selita in really cool and empowering fashion.”

Courtesy Photographer Christopher Logan

But we love that the editorial straddles (no pun intended) a line between domineering and dominatrix. Selita wears body-hugging leather and patent leather pieces featuring straps and harnesses, equipped with a horse whip in hand. Sometimes appearing in a blunt cut bob with bangs, sometimes with a wild, wavy mane, the model works both looks with an equal amount of dark intensity and alluring sensuality, while her submissive male companion yields to the mercy of both.

If your interest is sufficiently peaked, grab a drink of water and take a look at the steamy spread in the pages following.



Courtesy Photographer Christopher Logan


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  • Esther

    I don’t know if this is about an empowered black woman or the feticization of black women’s sexuality.

    • Gamera

      I did a second take on the pictures after reading your comment – she looks white in the pictures. Had to google Selita Ebanks to see if she was black.

  • Tina Brown

    This is the hottest photo I have seen in years.

  • trbilbo

    What a contrived stylized attempt at edgy faux S&M.
    How does this get press?…. I mean this is simply poorly done.
    NNext please…..and hurry.