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Serena Williams Covers The Global Fashion Issue of Essence Magazine

Serena Williams Covers The Global Fashion Issue of Essence Magazine



Photographed by Kwaku Alston, tennis phenom Serena Williams covers the Global Fashion Issue of Essence Magazine. In the cover story, "The Future of Serena Williams," Williams discusses with Essence's entertainment director Cori Murray the importance of speaking up, freedom, investing in oneself, her upcoming "S by Serena Williams" fashion line debuting at NYFW, what she looks for in fashion, and more!
"When you invest in yourself, it helps your confidence, and you’ll know forever that whether you make it or not, you stepped up to the plate." - Serena Williams
The mompreneur is drenched in dazzling fashion by designers such as Carolina Herrera, Guiseppe Zanotti, Talbot Runhof, Issey Miyake and more while New York based artist Laolu has painted the tenntis pro's face for the cover. 

"We are beyond ecstatic to have Serena Williams—one of the most photographed women on the planet—to be the muse for our September Global Fashion issue," said ESSENCE Chief Content & Creative Officer MoAna Luu. "This issue promises to be one of ESSENCE’s biggest with a fresh new redesign. We also brought the best Black creatives in the world—including visual artist Láolú, who gave us Serena’s stunning face painting for the cover—to present all of the stunning visuals that you see."

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Natural Beauty: Zendaya Covers Glamour Paris June 2019

Natural Beauty: Zendaya Covers Glamour Paris June 2019



Photographed by Amar Daved, actress Zendaya covers the June 2019 edition of Glamour Paris. Zendaya was styled in her collaborative collection with Tommy Hilfiger by Nora Bordjah. 

Currently, Zendaya is the lead actress in a new adapted HBO series, "Euphoria." Inspired by the original Israeli teen drama, the show centers around a group of teens as they navigate the ups and downs of drug addictions, intimacy, trauma, identity, pressure of social media, love and friendship.  "Euphoria" premiered on June 16th with solid ratings and picked up a bit of controversy along the way due to graphic nudity and disturbing violence scenes.

I haven't checked it out for myself, but I'm hearing good things about the series from social media. Checkout Zendaya editorial spread for Glamour Paris and watch the trailer to "Euphoria" below.
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Album Review: Big "O" - "The Light of Day" EP

Album Review: Big "O" - "The Light of Day" EP


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Orlando Turner, better known as Big "O," is an American producer currently based in London.  He began his musical journey at the age of 13 when he first discovered his passion for making beats.  Big "O" continued to hone his skills at Full Sail University where he earned a degree in Music Productions/Recording Arts and there after landed a job in live audio in Miami, FL.  

While his time in Florida was lucrative, Big "O" steadily made his way to Los Angeles, CA to work on his very first independent film entitled "Love, Art & Celibacy." Turner now resides in the UK where he is continuing to forge his impeccable career as a hip-hop producer/mixing engineer.

The Review:
Engulfed with soulful, hypnotizing instrumentals, "The Light of Day" EP is American producer Big O's latest project boasting seven astounding original tracks. The EP, overall, possesses subtle keys, minimal but powerful bass line over a mellow drum arrangement. A perfect trifecta....
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Big Boi Joins Highly-Anticipated Sony Feature, "Superfly"

Big Boi Joins Highly-Anticipated Sony Feature, "Superfly"


Grammy award-winning musician and actor Big Boi has been cast in Sony's upcoming remake of the classic 1972 film, Superfly. He will play the role of Mayor Atkins, and will co-star alongside Allen Maldonado (Black-ish), Trevor Jackson (Grown-ish) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton).

Superfly, a Blaxploitation crime drama, follows an African American cocaine dealer who tries to secure one more deal before getting out the "game."  American screenwriter Alex Tse will pen the screenplay based on the original Gordon Parks Jr.-directed film.
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