These older models are snatching wigs all over the place! Earlier I shared with you images of the gorgeous Iman in Scene magazine. Then today, I stumble on the April cover of Shape Magazine with none other than the amazing 43 year old Naomi Campbell. She’s looking amazing in a black Moschino swimsuit. She looks as flawless as she did when she first started modeling 30 years ago. In this issue, she chats about her struggles, success, and slim-body secrets.
On dealing with racism in the modeling industry: “I learned if you don’t accept no for an answer, you often get a yes.”
On her diet:“I don’t believe in starving myself. I’ve never done it, and I never will. I’m even more active when I’m juicing, doing both yoga and Pilates every day.”
On quitting smoking:“People told me that cigarettes are harder to quit than alcohol. I didn’t believe it, but you know what? It is harder.” (more…)
56 year old actress and Yale graduate, Angela Bassett, seems to be aging like fine wine. After tearing up the red carpet at the Golden Globes this year, she’s the cover girl for the March 2014 issue of Ebony magazine. The actress looks stunning in a Michael Kors dress while her makeup is soft and flawless with a dark lip. She’s wearing Fashion Fair Cosmetics Perfect Finish Concealer and Perfect Finish Illuminating Powder.
In this issue, the American Horror Story: Coven actress offered some advice to aspiring actors, including how to keep going in difficult times: (more…)
Hollywood It girl, Lupita Nyong’o is snagging magazine covers and fashion features all over the place! Glamour Magazine’s March 2014 issue will not be left behind and features Lupita in their Beauty editorial captioned “Superstar Beauty” with makeup ideas and inspirations gotten from Lupita’s beauty book. I love the bold use of colour. Dark skin doesn’t mean you can’t get adventurous with colour! This issue hits news stands February 11th. (more…)
For the 20th annual Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue, the magazine celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors. The cover, a three-panel foldout by Vanity Fair contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz, features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), as well as Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), George Clooney (Gravity), Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station), Naomie Harris (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Brie Larson (Short Term 12), Chadwick Boseman (42), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), and Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color).
One of the most striking things about this particular cover is how refreshingly diverse it is. Fully half of the 12 actors featured are people of color, including two of the four people on the front fold of the cover (i.e., the part that actually shows when the magazine is on the newsstand). That’s a welcome contrast to the Vanity Fair Hollywood Issues of years past, including 2010, when all nine cover models were Caucasian; 2011, when the publication saw fit to include just 1.5 people of color out of fifteen stars; and 2012 and 2013, when the non-white actors were relegated to the inside cover. (more…)
2011 is definitely shaping up to be Adele’s year. If you don’t know who I’m talking about, I suggest you just crawl back to the rock you were hiding under. Her single ‘Someone Like You’ shot straight to number 1 on the Billboard chart after last week’s MTV Video Music Award performance. Her album ’21′, has sold 10 million copies worldwide, since it’s release in the UK in January and US in February and is on track to sell more than 13 million by the end of the year.
The British singer has managed to capture the hearts of many with her soulful and elegant voice and her album ’21′ has single-handedly dominated the charts for most of the year. She covered Rolling Stone’s Best of Rock issue earlier this year. Now, in the October 2011 issue of Vogue UK magazine she speaks about the music industry’s weight obsession, her unusual ritual before she hits the stage and why she prefers being single:
On getting pre-show jitters:
“I puke quite a lot before going on stage. Though never actually on stage. But then, I sh*t myself before everything … the bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show!” (more…)
Tanzanian born Canadian model, Herieth Paul, is on the July 2011 issue of Elle Canada. In her interview she talks about her transition from living in Dar es Salaam, her feature in the CK One campaign, closing the show for Lacoste and wanting to be famous for 30 years like Naomi Campbell.
Paul moved to Canada with her diplomat mother in 2007. At the age of 14, the modeling rookie walked into an open-call casting in her hometown of Ottawa, and got herself signed on the spot. Now, the 16-year-old is represented by Women Direct, under the watchful eye of nineties “It” model turned model booker Jenny Shimizu. Check out an excerpt from the interview and more pics of this gorgeous young lady after the break. (more…)
Women, we seriously need to step our game up. There’s a man on FHM’s list of sexiest women! I already told you how Andrej Pejic was taking over the catwalk. Now, FHM readers have voted him as the 98th sexiest woman in the annual round-up of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World. I want to know which men these were that voted for Pejic. I’m all for equality but this is getting to be a bit much, don’t you think?
People are also taking issue with the language FHM used in Pejic’s profile. I have to admit that the copy was quite harsh. FHM went ahead and removed Pejic’s profile with the offending copy from the online edition, but it remains in the print edition. In the profile, the writer refers to Pejic as a ‘thing’.
Check out a snapshot of the offending profile after the break. (more…)