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Gabi Fresh, Danielle Brooks and More Cover Ebony Magazine’s Landmark Body Positive Issue

Courtesy: Ebony Magazine

Courtesy: Ebony Magazine

The body positive conversation has been happening digitally for some time now but most print magazines have yet to embrace it in a substantive way. Ebony magazine is leading the charge with its March cover dedicated to body image. The cover features four influential plus-size women of color: blogger/designer Gabi Fresh (nèe Gabi Gregg), Orange is the New Black actress Danielle Brooks and singers Jazmine Sullivan and Chrisette Michele.

Styled in military gear and lingerie, the women participate in a “stripped bare” and “unfiltered” conversation about issues like self-love, plastic surgery, dieting and even sex. Their thought-provoking and eye-opening discussion makes the cover story one of the best print features in recent memory. The “Women Up” issue, a celebration of Women’s History Month, is one of several thoughtful and dynamic issues helmed by Editor-in-Chief Kierna Mayo. (more…)

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Interview Wins March With Four Arresting Covers Starring Winona Ryder, Jodie Foster and More (Forum Buzz)

Interview is sure feeling the raw, gritty, black and white cover photos so far in 2016. While ultimately failing to impress with its Owen Wilson cover last month, the magazine revisits the same concept for March with winning results. Winona Ryder, Jodie Foster, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Saoirse Ronan appear in a series of striking covers captured by Mikael Jansson.

Interview March 2016 by Mikael Jansson


The moment the covers began to trickle out, our forum members were in absolute awe. “Winona! Goodness, this looks lovely, and what a surprise. Somebody fresh. I’d never have guessed Mikael shot this. Wonder what she’s got to promote. Dead keen to see the rest of the covers, and it will be challenging to choose only one because I adore all these women,” enthused Benn98. (more…)

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Rihanna Slays on UK Vogue’s April 2016 Cover, Announces New Collaboration With Manolo Blahnik (Forum Buzz)

British Vogue failed to impress across the board with its Edie Campbell cover last month, but now the mag appeals to the masses with its April 2016 offering, tapping none other than Rihanna. The Barbadian songstress-turned-fashion designer returns for her second U.K. Vogue cover appearance, posing before the lens of Craig McDean as she announces her latest collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. Rihanna serves up some cowgirl realness on the cover wearing a jacket from Christian Dior complete with a bejeweled cowboy hat for added effect.

UK Vogue April 2016 : Rihanna by Craig McDean


Due to the evident theme on the cover, the styling was sure to be a hit or miss with our opinionated forums. “They have Rihanna and that’s the best they could do? MEH,” disapproved Creative straight away.

“The cowgirl gimmick… Miss Fame? I am not sure about this cover. She has more attitude than that. She can give more than that. And the eyeliner bothers me,” added a frustrated MON. (more…)

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Kim Kardashian Is Naked on Twitter Again


When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL

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Every time Kim Kardashian appears naked, whether in a magazine or an Instagram post, people lament how tired they are of seeing her nude body. And yet she continues to disrobe because it keeps her in the pop culture news cycle. Take her latest nude post.

On Monday at 3 a.m., Kim Kardashian tweeted an image of herself completely naked save for a few strategically-placed black bars. Her caption? “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL.” Girl, bye. (more…)

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Kesha Gives Moving Speech After Receiving the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award


Kesha has been given this year’s Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Dinner in Nashville. Awarded to high profile people who use their fame to advance and advocate for the LGBT movement, the We R Who We R singer was very proud to be recognised by the HRC.

“Fame is strange and unnatural and I’m grateful for it mainly because it has put me in the position to do something positive for the world,” she said.


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Condé Nast Traveler Has Our Attention With This Intriguing Amber Valletta Cover (Forum Buzz)

You may think otherwise, but it’s not always the major fashion glossies that take the fancy of our forums and Condé Nast Traveler is the latest topic of discussion. Not surprising, considering the magazine tapped none other than Amber Valletta to star on its March 2016 edition. Amber is a prominent fixture at the newsstand this month with Porter also tapping the model-turned-actress for its cover. This time around, the 90s modeling sensation turns heads shot before the lens of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, making for an arresting, eye-catching cover shot.

Condé Nast Traveler March 2016 : Amber Valletta by Inez & Vinoodh


Members of our forums were certainly into it. “My goodness this is stunning. Wow,” rejoiced an elated MON immediately.

“This is very cool. Even with the multitude of colors, Amber’s beautiful blue eyes are still the prominent feature of this cover,” acknowledged an equally amazed justaguy. (more…)