Jennifer Hudson’s on the cover of Vogue!!!
Concrete Loop has all the pics and the inside scoop. I’ve seen JHud look prettier, but I am so damn proud of her it doesn’t matter! And ecstatic that Vogue is FINALLY celebrating black, plus size beauty.
I love you, Andre Leon Talley – wherever you are. We all know that you’re the one who made this possible.
I personally haven’t bought a copy of Vogue in… ever. Now that I think about it, I always got my Vogue fix at the hairdresser’s or from the mailbox at work when a former coworker brought in old magazines. Why? Because Vogue doesn’t cater to my needs in terms of items I can afford or women I can identify with. But I’ll be buying this issue for sure, just to give my love to Jennifer Hudson and to send Anna Wintour a message — We’re here, we’re black, we’re not a size 2, and we’re fabulous!
So apparently I may not have been right about Janet Jackson’s hair. But still, she looks so pretty with the curls! Come back to natural, Janet! We miss you over here.
I Like Her Style takes us inside the Black Style Now exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. Man, New York always has the coolest art shows and museum exhibitions. Can’t wait to visit! Learn more about the exhibit at Black Style Now.
So maybe you’ve been hearing the growing drumbeats about Amy Winehouse. I love her, The Smoking Section rhapsodized about her, Perez has been one of her biggest stateside champions, and Rich from FourFour is a recent convert.
Perhaps some of you read the gorgeously written Washington Post article about her. The article broke my heart. I really, really hope she gets her act together and doesn’t wind up fulfilling some kind of horrendous prophecy. And I really, really want her to do a cover of Randy Crawford’s One Day I’ll Fly Away (I have always loved that song, and Amy could infuse it with a whole new meaning).
Just listen. This is why I love her. Ooh, and this. Right now, Back to Black is my favorite song from the album, and yippee! It’s going to be her next single. This is a live performance from the tail end of a program called Brits are Coming, so excuse the wacky intro, edited lyrics, and end credits. I just found her so riveting here, I had to share.
The doorknockers. The eyeliner. The pink hoodie. Seriously, I can’t look away.