Archive for the ‘Essence Magazine’ Category

Style Reads: Taraji P. Henson is June Essence Cover Girl

May 9, 2010
 Essence is on the right path…

…For the moment. Maybe our complaints and gripes have finally been heard and it looks like Essence magazine has finally gotten the message: Variety is the spice of life.

The June issue is a drastic improvement, cover and content wise compared to the last several issues (April and May were great, February we really didn’t want to see Reggie “I Don’t Date Sistahs” Bush on the cover). As our only voice in glossy media for fashion, style, and beauty news, Essence will have to continue this formula if it is to withstand the era of social media.  It’s either change it up or go bust because black women have had it with the same old stories and same old stars. 

Taraji P. Henson shines on the cover in a OMO Norma Kamali swimsuit, a Susanna Galanis agate necklace, and Dannijo rings.  The most noteworthy fashion editorial in this issue, Soft Focus features America’s  Next Top Model runner-up (Cycle 3) Yaya in fashions of the blush variety, including a lavender Burberry trench coat, a really pretty J. Crew sequined silk dress and a draped beauty of a dress by Sophia Kokosalaki.

Divas is a celebration of our hottest female entertainers like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Diana Ross. Single Man of the Month Kwame Boachie-Adeji from New York is some good eye candy, and Daddy’s Home article is definitely worth a look.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Style Reads: Jill Scott Covers May Essence

April 8, 2010
 Jill’s new groove.

Who is Jill Scott? She’s the cover model for the May issue of Essence. Jill talks about her new music, her new film (she co-stars in Why Did i Get Married Too) and life as a single mom (and her son is too adorable for words).

Also in this issue:

Love Your Hair 
Celebrity Moms & Daughters

Relationship Face Off: Why Don’t We Get Married?

Style Reads: Zoe Saldana Gives Essence a New Look

March 11, 2010

 Well, almost! Readers will be excited to see a new face on the April issue of Essence. Actress Zoe Saldana (who has never appeared on the cover before) looks absolutely stunning. Photographed by Yu Tsai in a BCBG top and J. Brand jeans, the beautiful startlet dishes the dirt on everything from A to Zoe!


ON SEX: “Love it, love it, love it—can’t live without it! I love sex. I love skin. I don’t believe the body is something to hide. I think in American society we’re messing up our kids by taking away the education on awareness of sexuality and replacing it with violence, guns, and video games—we’re breeding little criminals.

ON LOVE: “Love is a birthright.”

“Power can be an amazing tool or a deadly weapon…”–Zoe Saldana 

Look for Zoe in the upcoming movie Takers alongside Idris Elba, T.I. and Michael Ealy. To read more of the Avatar star’s engaging interview at click here

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Style Video: Nia Long Essence Photo Shoot

October 8, 2009

Nia Long is one foxy lady. Check out her behind the scenes photo shoot for the cover of Essence magazine. The flawless beauty talks good hair and glamor for her appearance as the November cover girl.

Style Reads: Nia Long Covers November Essence

October 5, 2009

The beautiful Nia Long is gracing the cover of the November issue Essence magazine. The beautiful starlet talks about ‘Good Hair’ and Black women’s love/hate relationship with their hair.

For a sneak peak, click here.

Also in this issue:

Black Men Stepping Up and Saving Our Sons
Winter Fashion and Beauty
How to Get Great Skin

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Style Reads: Mary J. Blige is Essence Cover Girl

September 9, 2009
Mary J. Blige is on a mission. In the October issue of Essence she explains her desire to help heal women from poverty and abuse. Also in this issue is a great piece on the sistahs behind Obama. In your mail box or on newsstands now.
Must Reads: 
Beauty|Strands: One Cut, Five Ways 

Fashion: Working Class 

The Cosby Show 25 Years Later 

Culture|Tribute: E. Lynn Harris 

Work & Wealth|Your Money: Get Free Money from the Feds

Obama’s Dream Team: The New Black Power

Visit for more of the October issue.

Entertainment: Jessica Says T.O. Show a No

September 8, 2009

Supermodel Jessica White explains how she almost ruined her career and rep appearing on The T.O. Show alongside the attention-hogging Buffalo Bill Terrell Owens and his “publicists”.

The leggy Buffalo, New York native who has appeared in Victoria’s Secret catalogs, in numerous fashion shows, and most recently in Maybelline ads is not the floozy she was portrayed as on the low-rated reality show.

Who can forget her infamous line “Google me,” when Kita and Mo asked her who she was? Classic, almost as good as Sheree Whitfield’s, “Who gone check me boo?” line to the party planner. 

To read more about the gorgeous model’s take on the real behind reality television go to Jessica White talks to Essence.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Style Reads: Gabrielle Union Covers Essence Magazine’s September Issue

August 11, 2009

Gabrielle Union, one of the most beautiful Chocolate Fashionista’s (You know how we Bay Area divas do it!) in the industry is blessing us with her perfect smile and flawless skin on the cover of Essence magazine’s September issue. Inside the issue Gabby celebrates herself, addresses the haters, and dishes on her love life.

Also in this Issue:
An ode to the King: Michael Jackson Remembered
Omari Hardwick: TV’s Hottest Chocolate
New Fragrances for Fall
Fresh Haircuts
Where is the Love: How to Find Your Soul Mate
and More!

For a sneak peak go to!