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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: Did Essence Copy Glamour Magazine’s Annual Age Issue Cover Concept?

essence-age-cover-iman-serena-taraji They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but outright copying in the media industry can smell of desperation! For its April issue, the voice of Black women in America, Essence magazine, has (from the looks of it) stolen the annual age issue concept from Glamour---even completely translating their three-actresses-of-varying-ages cover concept. For their age issue, Essence recruited 27-year-old tennis star Serena Williams, 53-year-old supermodel Iman and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. See past examples of original Glamour covers from 2007 and 2008 below. glamour-age-issue-2008glamour-age-issue-cover-2007
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Latinas Eva Mendes & Penelope Cruz Cover Coveted September Fashion Mags

Covering the coveted September issues of Fall fashion magazines isn't an easy feat for anyone who isn't white. That's why Blindie was shocked to see, not one, but two Latinas amongst the lily-white covers (from Keira Knightley on Vogue to Carrie Underwood on Allure) on the newsstands. Marie Claire's cover girl Mendes, who has just debuted her steamy ads for Calvin Klein, is starring in her first female-driven film, The Women, with Annette Bening. “She reminds me of one of those women back in the ‘40s and ‘50s," Mendes says. "She’s a broad, and I want to be a broad. I mean, she’s like Ava Gardner or Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn. Those women were broads. They said it like it was.” As for Glamour cover girl Cruz, she's starring in two films, including Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Elegy with Ben Kingsley, who tells Glamour, "She comprehends the struggle of the female soul in our confused society. She doesn't have to guess what the vital issues are--she knows."
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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: Did Essence Copy Glamour Magazine’s Annual Age Issue Cover Concept?

essence-age-cover-iman-serena-taraji They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but outright copying in the media industry can smell of desperation! For its April issue, the voice of Black women in America, Essence magazine, has (from the looks of it) stolen the annual age issue concept from Glamour---even completely translating their three-actresses-of-varying-ages cover concept. For their age issue, Essence recruited 27-year-old tennis star Serena Williams, 53-year-old supermodel Iman and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. See past examples of original Glamour covers from 2007 and 2008 below. glamour-age-issue-2008glamour-age-issue-cover-2007
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Latinas Eva Mendes & Penelope Cruz Cover Coveted September Fashion Mags

Covering the coveted September issues of Fall fashion magazines isn't an easy feat for anyone who isn't white. That's why Blindie was shocked to see, not one, but two Latinas amongst the lily-white covers (from Keira Knightley on Vogue to Carrie Underwood on Allure) on the newsstands. Marie Claire's cover girl Mendes, who has just debuted her steamy ads for Calvin Klein, is starring in her first female-driven film, The Women, with Annette Bening. “She reminds me of one of those women back in the ‘40s and ‘50s," Mendes says. "She’s a broad, and I want to be a broad. I mean, she’s like Ava Gardner or Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn. Those women were broads. They said it like it was.” As for Glamour cover girl Cruz, she's starring in two films, including Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Elegy with Ben Kingsley, who tells Glamour, "She comprehends the struggle of the female soul in our confused society. She doesn't have to guess what the vital issues are--she knows."
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