Tag: september issue

‘More Is More’: Vogue Italia Raises the Bar on Inclusion With 100 September Covers

Zazie Beetz, left; Bethann Hardison; Precious Lee for Vogue Italia’s September issue.Screenshot: Mark Borthwick (Vogue Italia This September, the Vogue franchise has organized around a single message: Hope, with each global iteration of the famed fashion magazine publishing its own version of what the theme means to its team. To that end, American Vogue enlisted […]

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We’re Sensing a Pattern Here: Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington and More Center Black Hair This September

Screenshot: Djeneba Aduayom (Elle Magazine Heads up—if you hadn’t heard, our tresses are trending this month. A number of famous and brilliant women have put their heads together to discuss one of the most specific and polarizing aspects of Black beauty—our hair. Advertisement Earlier this week, Glamour magazine debuted their groundbreaking September cover story, which […]

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Vogue Enlists Black Artists Kerry James Marshall and Jordan Casteel to Paint History-Making September Covers

Photo: Vogue (Collage by G/O Media 2020 has been the most dizzying year in recent memory, upending much and not enough of our sense of our security, place, and hope in the future. Advertisement This disorientation is so pervasive that even the September issues of fashion magazines—which typically serve as paper bastions of luxury, privilege […]

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Fresh Off That ‘WAP,’ Cardi and Megan Dive Into Political Discourse

Screenshot: Steven Klein Studio (Elle Magazine, Colin Dodgson (W Magazine Fun fact: “WAP” may also be an acronym for “Women Active in Politics.” Both Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are proving as passionate about our current political cycle as they are for the joys of enthusiastically consensual sex—which is as it should be since […]

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All Black Everything: Zendaya Leverages the Power of Black Creatives for InStyle’s September Cover

Screenshot: AB+DM Studio (InStyle Magazine Don’t just talk about it; be about it. That’s the subtext of Zendaya’s stunning September 2020 cover story for InStyle, creative-directed by Zendaya’s longtime stylist Law Roach (a 2019 Root 100 honoree) and photographed by Ahmad Barber and Donte Maurice of AB+DM Studio, who also joined forces with Roach to […]

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‘Why Is This Time Different?’: Ta-Nehisi Coates to Guest-Edit Vanity Fair’s September Issue on Art, Activism and Power

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies during a hearing on slavery reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on June 19, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) Ta-Nehisi Coates, the acclaimed author of the National Book Award-winning Between the World and Me, is helping Vanity Fair […]

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Activism Now: British Vogue’s September Issue Stars Several Black American Heroes—and a Message of Hope

Dr. Bernice A. King, left; one of three panels of British Vogue’s September pull-out cover; activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham.Screenshot: British Vogue/Condé Nast August has only just begun, but the 2020 September issues are beginning to debut; each with its own approach to our newly socially distant, racially reawakened reality. (At this point, last September feels […]

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The Only Girl in the World: Rihanna Covers Every Issue of Harper’s Bazaar This September

Screenshot: Gray Sorrenti (Harper’s Bazaar She already told us she was a savage, but never lets us forget she’s a star. After blessing fans, followers and waitlists everywhere with the release of Fenty Skin last week, Rihanna’s got her Fenty Maison heel on our necks once again, as the cover girl for the always anticipated […]

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Oprah Magazine Pays Tribute to Breonna Taylor With Solo Cover: ‘We Can’t Be Silent.’

Screenshot: The Oprah Magazine For the past 20 years, the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine has served as a glossy, aspirational testimonial to the powers of manifestation: reading lists and reviews, career hacks, advice dispelled by all manner of gurus and girlbosses. And always, there was Oprah herself: beaming, often stately, always joyous. Until […]

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