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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MW: VIBE quoted

Happy weekend everyone! Magazine Weekend is a new schedule I created for the weekend (duh) and it’s me sharing with you. If anyone needs to know one thing, it’s that yaya does most of her literary adventures a la catalogs/magazines. The subway + the iPhone + the magazine flipping page by page to reach destinations of knowledge and area = a cosmopolitan love affair. Yes it’s that serious y’all.

This weekend shall start off with VIBE. It’s not enough that I always work in close vicinity to them (not stalker status – it’s just the ‘what a small world‘ effect of NYC!), but I also get to meet up with the mag on a monthly basis – once it comes a-knocking on my mailbox, I’m reading it inside out. Well actually I read most of my magazines inside out.

Let’s work out the spring equation:

The May issue focused on the Ri-Ri & CB issue on the cover and more importantly, a rise in abuse in dating. Though I feel strongly about the issue, I feel that the two spotlights need to handle their own business, and until I am to know the real story through and through, I violence is wrong in nearly any context (self-defense exception hehe).

They interviewed Tyson, Bow Wow, Cam’Ron, etc.

They had a bathing suit spread that had my VISA sweaaaaating and my abdomen quivering (cuz you know they’re light years away from being as fit as I’d like them to be lol!).

But since I’m not going to steal their cashflow, I’ll let y’all get a taste, and then you’ll just have to snatch a copy of your own. Here’s VIBE Quoted:
A magazine is never just the articles, neither. The advertisements do it just as much for me as the mag does. Sometimes I do fall prey to ad-ver-tisss-ment || ha-rasss-ment. I can’t help it. It’s the pains of an addiction to shop-ing. lol I’m being goofy.

Anyway! Common is looking good in the new Diesel cologne ad, Adidas snagged Katy Perry & Mr. Beckham, and I am 900% sure Hennessy is photographing the sweet songbird Tweet.

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