Magazine Weekend: Amber’s VIBE

Magazine WeekendI’m glad to come back to Magazine Weekend on MOJ to compliment the work that VIBE magazine put out. If y’all followed the news and my Twitter, you would’ve heard my serious dismay at the magazine folding, and then my excitement into their online mag ventures. But coming out with new issues? I’m not clear on the specifics but I can most definitely say they are coming back with a bang.

Right as their doors closed shut, their Christina Milian and The Dream cover was the last. Admittedly, I was disappointed with the artwork/photography for said cover, but my loyalty ran deeper than that. I also heard that they were about to go overboard for an MJ dedication issue, but never got the chance. The offices were several floors below my job, and it was a bit sad to see the elevator doors open to bare walls instead of larger than life past covers, or see Maino riding upstairs.

But no mas with the reminiscing. My magazine is beyond redemption and back on it’s A game with their Amber Rose photo shoot. I know this is a civilization when we are all too happy to assign fame to people who did nothing to deserve it, but I think this gal has flavor and can rock a dress or whatever else to tongue-wagging results. I also love a woman strong enough to rock a close shaven head (because I sure as hell can’t). That and I have to say I like her modeling gigs, have no interest in her personal life, annnddd…. well who am I to be a hater? Don’t hate, Congratulate!

I feel like in some photos her bronze-y skin, model squint, and red lips are a bit reminiscent of Catherine Zeta Jones, every time I tried to find a picture to match though, I proved myself wrong. Do you think she looks like someone? I can’t shake the feeling that I do…

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Personal Triumphs

A lot of us know what it feels like to be special. You know, when you worked hard, or you’re just spectacularly awesome and someone notices? No need for you to put up a billboard or advertise. It gets noticed.

I’ve felt that when former VIBE editor Danyel Smith responded to my tweet and then commented to a post on my blog. And though a New Yorker, I’ve run into plenty celebrities (I’m not the stalking type – let them live!), it felt good to hear Miss Amerie tell me she liked my lipstick color last NYFW (story for another day). Point is, you try to be the best you for as much of 24 hours of everyday as possible. But it feels so much more awesome when someone calls you out on it.


So let’s hear it for my girl Kayla whose group photo was chosen by Amber Rose as a background pic for twitter. Amber Rose is one hot mama, as is her name in the press. If my picture in my Blast from the Past getup was chosen, I’d be feeling like ice cubes (cool & floating… get it? … never mind).

So I hope Miss K (she’s the one on the end on the right y’all) feels as awesome today as she’s been forever.

Did you get your dosage of awesomery interjection? What was it?

p.s. don’t bother clicking ‘read more’ on this post – this is all she wrote.

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Magazine Weekend – Complex Aug/Sept 09

Happy Saturday!!

Magazine Weekend continues with double the magazine in a day. I’m bringing some goodies to y’all on a continuous basis, so if you’re not really enjoying it, I’ll only know if you let me know.

Let the festivities continue then! This Saturday morning, I’m drooling over the genius of Complex magazine for August/September 09. They have Keri Hilson on one cover and Kid Cudi on the back. In addition, they have interviews with Fabolous and Amber Rose. I will admit right now that I am not a fan of all of the above, but I will have to give credit where credit is due – and it is due for the images.

Keri Hilson being a bad mamajama. I’m loving the cage booties and the neon nails. The whole photo shoot is also pretty awesome with its comic book remix.

Amber Rose is one bad B. I love nearly every photo shoot she does, no matter how much booty is flaunted. Can’t hate on others for looking good! Plus I admire her for her daring fashion sense & the I don’t really give a damn facial expressions lol.

Kid Cudi – I have to admit I’m not much of a fan. But this photo shoot, with the crazy illustrations a la Where the Wild Things Are was keeping me attached to every word. Learned some things about the guy I never knew!

So this weekend started off with a bang and less clip and more of a kudos to Complex. This magazine is definitely a must read, and if you can’t get your hands on a copy, head over to the site pronto!

All photo credits go to: Complex Magazine

|| Click here for the Complex main page ||
||Click here for the Keri Hilson interview/behind the scenes ||
|| Click here for the Amber Rose (may not be safe for work) feature ||
|| And check out the awesome illustrations if not the interview for Kid Cudi here ||

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Amber Roseee

Alright so if everyone wants to chat about this chick, who am I to not follow the trend lol.

I don’t know much about her, other than that she’s a model, video vixen (right?), and Kanye’s gf. And by the looks of the slideshow from the New Yorker, she has a love for spandex, but so long as the girl can pull it off, I can’t hate her for it.

Ya know!?

Loving this look especially.

Visiting the Stella McCartney show. Check out the lipstick and the leggings!