Category: Magazine


Teen heartthrob graces the July cover of GQ Magazine. Check out just a handful of the pictures below and read the full article here.

Sweater, $995, by Michael Bastian. T-shirt, $40, by Save Khaki. Jeans, $480, by Dior Homme

T-shirt, $25, by A|X Armani Exchange. Pants, $745, by Louis Vuitton. Necklace by Rogues Gallery.

Sweatpants, $275, by Simon Spurr. Sneakers, $580, by Neil Barrett.

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Rihanna rocks the cover of the July Elle Magazine and talks about everything from her latest album to her relationships with ex Chris Brown and her newest boyfriend LA Dodger Matt Kemp:

On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”

On her new beau: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”

On turning her dream of popstardom into reality: “If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”

On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”

On the past year: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”

Stretch satin bra, Blush, $36. Microfiber panty, La Perla, $51. Woven hat, Jacques Le Corre, $370. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Her own Neil Lane rings.

Georgette dress, Roberto Cavalli, $2,042, at Roberto Cavalli boutiques nationwide. Cocktail hat, Noel Stewart Millinery, $500. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Tube link necklace, Mawl, $670. Stockings, Falke, $34. Her own Neil Lane Rings.

Printed trench coat, Lanvin, $3,990, at Maxfield, L.A. Silk-blend briefs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, $75. Gazar veil, Noel Stewart Millinery. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Her own Neil Lane rings.

Draped silk dress, $4,993, head scarf, $645, both, Lanvin, collection at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Diamond earrings, Anita Ko, $4,600. Yellow gold necklace, Cartier, price upon request.

Shape.com

Say what you want about the Kardashian sisters – these girls know how to stay in the press. Most recently CNN.com jumped into the craze looking at how much these girls have helped to change the “body ideal” in Hollywood. Never afraid to flaunt their curves, The Sisters Kardashian have proudly discussed their role as the “curvy” girls in world “skinny” girls. The latest magazine conquest, Shape Magazine, talks with Kim about her workout strategy and her transformation from a curvy girl craving junk food to a more health conscious workout fiend finally satisfied with the results of her hard work.

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At first there was J.Lo and her infamous tush… and now there’s Kourtney, Kim and Khloé to take the reigns.

Check out the full CNN.com story “Reality TV breeds new body ideals” here

Check out Nicki Minaj on the Vibe Magazine June/July split cover. According to Vibe.com:

In the feature titled “Character Study,” written by Siobhan O’Connor and photographed by Jill Greenberg, rap’s latest “it” girl shares some interesting insight to her new found fame, female MCs before her and her weird voices.

Read some of Nicki’s experts from the cover story which hits stands June 15 here.

Another publication has fallen victim to the economy, this time music magazine “Giant” which is changing direction to go digital at a later date.

Owner Radio One announced Giant is folding in print, although it will continue in some form online. No word on layoffs yet. They paid a mere $270K for Giant in 2007, so the financial loss is not as terrible as it could have been, in a cold, corporate sense. (Gawker.com)

The publication has hardly been immune to hard times, being tested as recently as 2007 when an “unknown” source sent out letters to advertisers of the magazine claiming that they were shutting their doors. The online publication will operate under a subsidiary of Radio One, Interactive One and operate at GiantLife.com. Radio One’s other digital endeavors include Blackplanet.com, Newsone.com and Hellobeautiful.com.

Speaking to Allhiphop.com, Interactive One Cheif Content Officer, Smokey Fontaine, had this to say:

“Suspending the print vehicle marks the end of an era, but I am thrilled with the opportunity to bring more Celebrity, Style and Culture to our audiences through my exclusive video series, and other integrated rich media opportunities…In the coming months consumers can look forward to more exclusive content from trend-setter and celebrity bloggers and active user participation and dialogue through TheGIANTList.” (Allhiphop.com)

The final print edition will be on stands December 15th and feature R&B star Alicia Keys.

Read more here


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