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Ga Ga: How Little Lola Lourdes Leon Took Spotlight From Mama Madonna in Malawi

madonna-lourdes-in-malawi2009.jpg We confess: when Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was born we thought, "What an unfortunate child to have to grow up in Madonna's spotlight with that uni-brow!" But after images of Lourdes alongside her tight-faced cougar mom in Malawi surfaced, we forgot about Madge's failed attempt to get little David Banda an orphan sis, and all we could think was, "My how Lourdes has grown!" The blossoming 12-year-old (whose father is mom's former personal trainer Carlos Leon) looked like a ga ga gorgeous gazelle, and in honor of her beauty, we're listing our fave fashion pics of Madonna's stunning, formerly quirky (remember her dorky horn-rimmed glasses?), fashion tween queen. Mark our words, she's gonna be a star! Matching Knit Caps madonna-lourdes-knit-caps “She doesn’t need my guidance when it comes to fashion," Madonna said of her daughter's “sort of goth punk" style. "She doesn’t listen to me.” In Malawi in 2007 madonna-david-lourdes-malawi-2007 "I can get my older daughter to babysit for me," Madonna said of big sis watching little David on the Today show. "Both kids are really great with him." Gucci for a Cause with Mom lourdes-madonna-gucci-unicef-feb2008 Lola was front and center at Madonna and Gucci's UNICEF fundraiser for the kids of Malawi in February 2008, even meeting Alicia Keys and Vince Vaughn. Madonna said she "tends to walk into a room and demand that everyone pay attention to" her! The Leons in Leather lourdes-carlos-leon-leather "She's into shopping, fashion, anything girly," Leon told PEOPLE of his little Lola. "She's my princess. I spoil her with love—and American Apparel and Urban Outfitters." Lourdes Mania in Malawi madonna-lourdes-malawi-2009 Granted Madonna came for another Malawi baby, but it was a leggy Lola (who will soon outgrow mom) who got the Today show talking--they even dedicated a segment to her: "Lourdes has grown up!" anchor Matt Lauer said.
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GIMME FIVE: The Stylish Women of the Barack Obama White House via Vogue

barack-obama-mensvogue-june-2008 The Obamas have covered hundreds of magazines, but the one publication that has stuck by Barack Obama throughout his political rise is Vogue. And while we love our President and the saturated coverage surrounding his claim to power, it's the women behind his White House that we're really intrigued with. Here are the Top 5 Vogue features on the stylish and strong women of the Obama administration: michelle-obama-vogue-sept-2007 1. Michelle Obama in September 2007: In its first feature on the would-be First Lady, Vogue dubbed the "truth-telling," outspoken Michelle Obama "The Natural." Unlike most campaign wives, Michelle didn't shy away from her independence as a person: "Work is rewarding. I love losing myself in a set of problems that have nothing to do with my husband and children. Once you've tasted that, it's hard to walk away." valerie-jarrett-vogue-oct-2008 2. Valerie Jarrett in October 2008: As senior adviser to Obama, Jarrett took center stage in Vogue, being dubbed "Barack's Rock". The Chicago businesswoman said of the couple: "Barack's mom was on food stamps for a while...Michelle's father was a blue-collar worker...And yet Barack and Michelle went to the best schools in the country! And instead of pursuing the corner office at a big law firm, they both devoted their lives to public service!" jill-biden-vogue-nov-2008 3. Jill Biden in November 2008: The mother of three, college professor and dedicated politician's wife posed with the women of the Biden family. "When I first gave her a hug," Michelle Obama said of the now-VP's wife, "I could feel that she was, like, real people. You know? You can sort of tell. She was sweet, down-to-earth and very open and honest, and I liked her right away. And now I just love her to death." desiree-rogers-in-vogue-feb-2009 4. Desiree Rogers in February 2009: Ringing a new era to the White House, the President's new Social Secretary made headlines for her impeccable taste: "[My purpose] is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." michele-obama-in-vogue-march-20091 5. Michelle Obama in March 2009: The cover read "The First Lady The World's Been Waiting For" but she rather be called "mom in chief." But no mom could deny her fashion icon status: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
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GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
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Color on the Cover: The New Yorker Gives Michelle Obama Sleeves

michelle-obama-new-yorker-cover-sleeves.jpgmichelle-obama-sleeveless Satirical magazine The New Yorker has given First Lady Michelle Obama sleeves for their Style Issue. The illustration by Floc'h, titled "Michelle O.", depicts the First Lady on a runaway in a colorful array of full-length sleeved frocks. New York Times columnist David Brooks, who criticized Obama's much-debated sleeveless frocks to fellow columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday, will certainly be elated to see that Obama's "thunder and and lightning" have been "put away" to his liking.
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Ga Ga: NYLON Mag Declares Rudy Huxtable Their Style Icon!

Surfing the web, Blindie found that Rudy Huxtable of The Cosby Show is being declared a style icon by NYLON magazine. Yes, Keshia Knight Pulliam may have grown up (she recently played a prostitute in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail), but we're loving that not only does NYLON Mag name check Denise (Lisa Bonet) but also Rudy's little hubby BUD! "Denise may have been the 'cool' one," the mag writes, "but growing up in the '90s, we always wanted some of Rudy Huxtable's style. Her penchant for big sweaters over party dresses became a college campus inspiration for millions of American girls, and those striped leggings she wore to dance class?"
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Old Navy Launches ‘Supermodelquins’ Campaign at New York’s 1OAK With Michelle Trachtenberg And Olivia Palermo

19E824A4 Is Old Navy trying to beat the recession by replacing live models with mannequins? The trendy but always economical fashion megastore launched their "Supermodelquins" campaign at New York hot spot 1OAK Tuesday night where The City's Olivia Palermo and Gossip Girl's Michelle Trachtenberg made nice with the plastic people. Blindie got a chance to catch up with Spotted stylist Keino Benjamin, who is currently dressing Jessica Rich of VH1's Real Chance Of Love (yes, low-brow, but whatevs!). Benjamin tells us his dream client would be Rihanna: "I would put more high-end dresses on her, get her back to longer hair and ditch some of the black she's been sporting. She's too beautiful to be dressing so dark all the time!" PHOTO CREDIT: Sara Jaye Weiss
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Ga Ga: How Little Lola Lourdes Leon Took Spotlight From Mama Madonna in Malawi

madonna-lourdes-in-malawi2009.jpg We confess: when Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon was born we thought, "What an unfortunate child to have to grow up in Madonna's spotlight with that uni-brow!" But after images of Lourdes alongside her tight-faced cougar mom in Malawi surfaced, we forgot about Madge's failed attempt to get little David Banda an orphan sis, and all we could think was, "My how Lourdes has grown!" The blossoming 12-year-old (whose father is mom's former personal trainer Carlos Leon) looked like a ga ga gorgeous gazelle, and in honor of her beauty, we're listing our fave fashion pics of Madonna's stunning, formerly quirky (remember her dorky horn-rimmed glasses?), fashion tween queen. Mark our words, she's gonna be a star! Matching Knit Caps madonna-lourdes-knit-caps “She doesn’t need my guidance when it comes to fashion," Madonna said of her daughter's “sort of goth punk" style. "She doesn’t listen to me.” In Malawi in 2007 madonna-david-lourdes-malawi-2007 "I can get my older daughter to babysit for me," Madonna said of big sis watching little David on the Today show. "Both kids are really great with him." Gucci for a Cause with Mom lourdes-madonna-gucci-unicef-feb2008 Lola was front and center at Madonna and Gucci's UNICEF fundraiser for the kids of Malawi in February 2008, even meeting Alicia Keys and Vince Vaughn. Madonna said she "tends to walk into a room and demand that everyone pay attention to" her! The Leons in Leather lourdes-carlos-leon-leather "She's into shopping, fashion, anything girly," Leon told PEOPLE of his little Lola. "She's my princess. I spoil her with love—and American Apparel and Urban Outfitters." Lourdes Mania in Malawi madonna-lourdes-malawi-2009 Granted Madonna came for another Malawi baby, but it was a leggy Lola (who will soon outgrow mom) who got the Today show talking--they even dedicated a segment to her: "Lourdes has grown up!" anchor Matt Lauer said.
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GIMME FIVE: The Stylish Women of the Barack Obama White House via Vogue

barack-obama-mensvogue-june-2008 The Obamas have covered hundreds of magazines, but the one publication that has stuck by Barack Obama throughout his political rise is Vogue. And while we love our President and the saturated coverage surrounding his claim to power, it's the women behind his White House that we're really intrigued with. Here are the Top 5 Vogue features on the stylish and strong women of the Obama administration: michelle-obama-vogue-sept-2007 1. Michelle Obama in September 2007: In its first feature on the would-be First Lady, Vogue dubbed the "truth-telling," outspoken Michelle Obama "The Natural." Unlike most campaign wives, Michelle didn't shy away from her independence as a person: "Work is rewarding. I love losing myself in a set of problems that have nothing to do with my husband and children. Once you've tasted that, it's hard to walk away." valerie-jarrett-vogue-oct-2008 2. Valerie Jarrett in October 2008: As senior adviser to Obama, Jarrett took center stage in Vogue, being dubbed "Barack's Rock". The Chicago businesswoman said of the couple: "Barack's mom was on food stamps for a while...Michelle's father was a blue-collar worker...And yet Barack and Michelle went to the best schools in the country! And instead of pursuing the corner office at a big law firm, they both devoted their lives to public service!" jill-biden-vogue-nov-2008 3. Jill Biden in November 2008: The mother of three, college professor and dedicated politician's wife posed with the women of the Biden family. "When I first gave her a hug," Michelle Obama said of the now-VP's wife, "I could feel that she was, like, real people. You know? You can sort of tell. She was sweet, down-to-earth and very open and honest, and I liked her right away. And now I just love her to death." desiree-rogers-in-vogue-feb-2009 4. Desiree Rogers in February 2009: Ringing a new era to the White House, the President's new Social Secretary made headlines for her impeccable taste: "[My purpose] is helping people visualize what the Obama presidency is about, the feelings Americans voted for—inclusion, transparency, embracing people you might never otherwise learn about—and also translating the splendor, that sweetness, that comfort of the White House to everyone." michele-obama-in-vogue-march-20091 5. Michelle Obama in March 2009: The cover read "The First Lady The World's Been Waiting For" but she rather be called "mom in chief." But no mom could deny her fashion icon status: "I'm not going to pretend that I don't care about it. But I also have to be very practical. In the end, someone will always not like what you wear - people just have different tastes."
Read More

GIMME FIVE: Blindie’s Favorite Vogue Covers Starring Influential Black Women

beyoncevogueapril2009 With another influential black beauty (Beyonce Knowles on April 2009 Shape Issue) landing a cover of Vogue, Blindie compiled a list of our favorite Vogue covers featuring phenomenal black women: oprah-vogue-cover-october1998 1. Oprah Winfrey: Although she famously was told to lose weight for her October 1998 cover of Vogue, the world's first black billionaire was hailed as a burgeoning movie star with her love project, the screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Beloved. liya-kebede-vogue-cover-may-2005 2. Liya Kebede: The humanitarian supermodel and the first black face of Estee Lauder landed her first and only solo cover of Vogue in May 2005. But the model didn't only model in the issue, she discussed her work on behalf of children around the world, "Cover Model with a Cause!" beverly-johnson-vogue-cover-1974 3. Beverly Johnson: The modeling legend broke the mold in August 1974 when she became the first black woman to land on the cover of Vogue. The magazine dubbed her beauty, "The Today Look." michelle-obama-vogue-cover-march2009 4. Michelle Obama: Vogue dubbed the effortlessly fit and fashionable Michelle O. "The First Lady the World's Been Waiting For" on their March 2009 cover--and we couldn't agree anymore! jennifer-hudson-vogue-cover-march2007 5. Jennifer Hudson: On the eve of her Oscar win, the Dreamgirls star and American Idol reject took her curves to Vogue's Power Issue in March 2007. "To embrace Jennifer's success and give her a cover that is absolutely historical and unique in the 115-year history of Vogue Magazine," Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley said.
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Color on the Cover: The New Yorker Gives Michelle Obama Sleeves

michelle-obama-new-yorker-cover-sleeves.jpgmichelle-obama-sleeveless Satirical magazine The New Yorker has given First Lady Michelle Obama sleeves for their Style Issue. The illustration by Floc'h, titled "Michelle O.", depicts the First Lady on a runaway in a colorful array of full-length sleeved frocks. New York Times columnist David Brooks, who criticized Obama's much-debated sleeveless frocks to fellow columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday, will certainly be elated to see that Obama's "thunder and and lightning" have been "put away" to his liking.
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Ga Ga: NYLON Mag Declares Rudy Huxtable Their Style Icon!

Surfing the web, Blindie found that Rudy Huxtable of The Cosby Show is being declared a style icon by NYLON magazine. Yes, Keshia Knight Pulliam may have grown up (she recently played a prostitute in Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail), but we're loving that not only does NYLON Mag name check Denise (Lisa Bonet) but also Rudy's little hubby BUD! "Denise may have been the 'cool' one," the mag writes, "but growing up in the '90s, we always wanted some of Rudy Huxtable's style. Her penchant for big sweaters over party dresses became a college campus inspiration for millions of American girls, and those striped leggings she wore to dance class?"
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Old Navy Launches ‘Supermodelquins’ Campaign at New York’s 1OAK With Michelle Trachtenberg And Olivia Palermo

19E824A4 Is Old Navy trying to beat the recession by replacing live models with mannequins? The trendy but always economical fashion megastore launched their "Supermodelquins" campaign at New York hot spot 1OAK Tuesday night where The City's Olivia Palermo and Gossip Girl's Michelle Trachtenberg made nice with the plastic people. Blindie got a chance to catch up with Spotted stylist Keino Benjamin, who is currently dressing Jessica Rich of VH1's Real Chance Of Love (yes, low-brow, but whatevs!). Benjamin tells us his dream client would be Rihanna: "I would put more high-end dresses on her, get her back to longer hair and ditch some of the black she's been sporting. She's too beautiful to be dressing so dark all the time!" PHOTO CREDIT: Sara Jaye Weiss
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