Archive for the ‘Style Reads’ Category

Giveaways: Get the Sex & the City 2 Book

June 1, 2010

Fashion, style, and more. The Sex & the City 2 movie hit theaters this past week and the fashion is topic of conversation everywhere. Enter the win the new book Sex & the City 2: The Stories The Fashion The Adventure. We are giving away a copy of the book on June 30th!

To Enter: Send your name and address in an email with “SEX 2” in the subject line to

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Style Reads: Salma Hayek Covers June Issue of InStyle

May 24, 2010
 InStyle – June 2010

Salma Hayek has a lot to be thankful for. She has a beautiful daughter, a fabulous career, and a hubby who can get her just about any luxury good she wants for free. Gotta love that!!

In This Issue:
Salma on Fashion, Passion & Family
What’s Sexy Now! 
Easy Summer Hairstyles 
Jeans A to Z 

Don’t Miss:
Summer Dinner Party Guide
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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

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Style Reads: Idris Elba Covers Uptown

February 6, 2010

It’s quite refreshing to see one of, if not the most handsome men in Hollywood on the cover of Uptown, my favorite magazine for African-Americans. The Hollywood Issue has some great features that our well worth the read. This is the example of a quality magazine with refreshing content and different covers of people we want to see. Hopefully some other magazines will follow suit.

Reads Worth a Look:
Idris Elba – Our New Leading Man
Why Black Love Stories Aren’t Making it to the Big Screen
Tyler Perry’s Universe

Style Reads: Style Sample Magazine – Issue No. 5

January 22, 2010
Style Sample is a magazine all about fashion bloggers. Check out the latest issue. We were featured in issue #4!

Style Reads: Alicia Keys Covers Uptown Magazine’s Holiday Issue

December 4, 2009

Uptown Magazine rounds out the year with it’s usual classically elegant editorial. The December ’09/January ’10 issue features R&B songstress Alicia Keys on the cover and is packed with page turning info.

Must Reads: 

2009 Best-Dressed List (See next post) 
The Chef’s Feast 
Culture: Nelson George
Music: Blame it on the Henny 

The Art of Giving 

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Fashion & Style News: Prada Book to Hit Shelves

November 6, 2009

Just in time for the holidays, Prada is unveiling a 700 plus page book covering 30 years of the brand on fashion, art, architecture, cinema, and communications.

Prada Group CEO Patrizio Bertelli says Prada is about more than fashion. The book depicts how Prada expresses itself through a variety of mediums.

The book, aptly titled Prada, is published by Prada Progetto Arte will be sold in Prada stores worldwide, in select bookstores and on

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Style Reads: Steve Harvey & wife Marjorie Cover Essence

November 6, 2009

Alas, new faces on the cover of Essence magazine. Funnyman Steve Harvey and his wife Marjorie grace the cover of the December issue of Essence magazine. With the recent firing of most of’s staff, readers are wondering what’s next for the magazine. Will we finally get some fresh content and articles on something other than money management and how to find/keep/lose a man? Will the so-called beauty editors who never seem to change their own appearances yet offer so much advice to readers every get new hairstyles?

Don’t be shocked by what I am saying. If you have read Essence for the past decade, you know they recycle more cover “models” than people on the green initiative. How many times will we see Mary J. Blige, Will and Jada, Queen Latifah, Beyonce, Monique, or Gabrielle Union on the cover? Let’s keep it real, a change is in order. The website is a start because it had more errors in a day than I’ve had on a writing assignment my whole life.

I have continued to support Essence because God forbid another black magazine go out of business. This is the only women’s magazine black women have to turn to so forgive me for growing tired of seeing the same old people and the same old content. How many more times can you tell us how to manage our finances?let’s come out of the dark ages Essence, and avoid going into 2010 with the same old same old. Maybe then you can see a profit and retain more subscribers. good luck.

At any rate, I breezed through the latest issue and found these gems:

-You’re All I Need to Get By
-The top 40 Reasons to Visit Louisiana
-Your Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide

Check out the new and feel to give us some feedback on what you think.

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Style Reads: Mrs. O and Rihanna Do Glamour

November 5, 2009
 Mrs. O is well, red. 

Michelle Obama is the latest is all about Glamour–magazine that is. President Obama’s lovely other half is featured on the November cover of the magazine for the Women of the Year issue. Pop star Rihanna who made blink-worthy headlines when she was assaulted by Chris Brown this year also made the cover cut.

Mrs. O who undoubtedly has been one of the most influential people of 2009, dishes on her life thus far as First Lady, why women should pay attention to the way a man treats his mother and how she still has a hard time saying that her husband is the President of the United States.
Miss Rihanna opens up on her ordeal with her former beau, domestic violence, the “Rihanna cut” and why its good to help other people.

Issue Must-Reads

-Women of the Yea
-Going Nude: It’s a Do
-6 Love Talks That Bring You Closer
-Wear it Tonight
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