Introducing The Cover Stars of November Issue

Introducing The Cover Stars of November Issue

Issa Rae Graces Cover of ELLE's Women In Hollywood Issue

Born Jo-Issa Rae Diop, the creator/writer/producer/actress/entrepreneur rose to fame in 2011 with her YouTube series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show’s massive success earned Rae a Shorty Award for Best Web Show and a spot on Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list, and spawned her hit HBO series Insecure, which aired its fifth and final season last year. This July, when Rae was nominated for her third Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for Insecure, it was a meaningful end to that chapter of her life.

Writer: Juliana Ukiomogbe

Juliana Ukiomogbe is the Assistant Editor at ELLE. Her work has previously appeared in Interview, i-D, Teen Vogue, Nylon, and more.

Photographer: Cass Bird

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Ariana DeBose on ELLE's Women In Hollywood Issue

DeBose was born and raised in North Carolina, where she first fell in love with the stage. She landed her first professional role at age 16 in Grease (“I was the cute, and only, Black girl in the ensemble,” she notes), but her career reached meteoric heights when she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the first openly queer woman of color to win an Oscar for acting.

Writer: Tatjana Freund

Tatjana Freund is a Beauty Commerce Writer, covering makeup, skincare, and haircare products and trends. She's a fan of vodka tonics and creepy Wikipedia pages.

Photographer: Sharif Hamza

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Introducing The Cover Star of Vanity Fair's November Issue, Lizzo

Melissa Viviane Jefferson was born 34 years ago in Detroit, then moved to the Alief area of Houston when she was nine. She grew up in a household with her mother’s love for gospel music and her father listening to Elton John and Billy Joel. She was famously classically trained and may be the most notable flautist in popular music since Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson.

Writer: Lisa Robinson

From 2000-2006, she produced Vanity Fair's music portfolios. In addition to her regular "Hot Tracks" column, she has written cover stories on Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Justin Bieber, major profiles on Eminem, U2 and Serge Gainsbourg, and Oral Histories of Motown, Disco and Laurel Canyon.

Photographer: Campbell Addy

Campbell Addy is a London based photographer & filmmaker born and raised in South London. His work follows unique narratives and authentic emotions in nature, with a focus on distinctive casting and under-represented faces.

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Introducing The Cover Star of Allure's November Issue, Ciara

Ciara — 37-year-old, triple-platinum recording artist, dancer, entrepreneur, mom, and wife — is a veteran It Girl (or That Girl, as they are more frequently called today). She hails from the South. Atlanta. Or Decatur, Georgia, to be more exact. Defining the geography of Atlanta does no good when talking about the city’s reputation as a mecca of hip-hop and beauty.

Writer: Darian Symoné Harvin

Darian Symoné Harvin is a reporter and news curation editor covering beauty at the intersection of politics and pop culture. She writes the newsletter BEAUTY IRL, which is an extension of her work across various publications. Darian grew up in Buffalo, New York, and lives in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Peter Ash Lee

Peter Ash Lee is a New York-based photographer and director. Born in Seoul and raised in Toronto, his work is informed by the pursuit of a contemporary standard of beauty that champions diversity and representation.

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Pusha T Graces Cover of Rolling Stone's Grammy Preview Issue

Writer: Simon Vozick-Levinson

Simon Vozick-Levinson is Rolling Stone's Deputy Music Editor. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Billboard, Vulture and elsewhere. He lives in New York City with his family.

Photographer: Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson framed his first photograph, it was an act of fate. And when the photographer lensed a then-rising Lauryn Hill and an already-happening Notorious B.I.G., it was destiny. The force behind-the-lens of several of the most buzzed about R&B and Hip-Hop artists of the late ‘90s—Hill, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah—Johnson is a formidable creative in his own right.

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Kendrick Lamar Graces Cover of W Magazine's The Originals Issue

Much of Lamar’s decade-plus career has been about recounting his own experiences. When his striking major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012, Lamar brought listeners into his Compton, California, hometown via a day-in-the-life account that animated the kinds of people who often exist as abstractions in more privileged minds.

Writer: Briana Younger

Experienced culture writer, editor and music programmer/curator with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Skilled in journalism (reporting, writing, editing), marketing and radio copy and audio editing with an eye for identifying rising artists, pop culture trends and packaging stories.

Photographer: Renell Medrano

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Nicki Minaj Graces Cover of Interview Magazine's Fall Issue

From rap ingénue, to entrepreneur and mogul, to fashion icon, and most currently, sitting comfortable and beautiful in her new role as a full-time wife and mother, Nicki Minaj has always captivated us with her sense of playfulness, limitless imagination, and her greatest superpower—the ability to shape-shift and dream into existence whatever she wishes to be.

Writer: Jada Pinkett Smith

Photographer: Torso

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SZA Graces Cover of Complex's Latest Issue

 SZA has always been determined to be better. Born in St. Louis, she moved to Maplewood, New Jersey, a suburb about 45 minutes outside of New York City, at 10 years old. She described Maplewood as a predominantly Jewish and white community that was “quietly affluent but more lowkey.” Therefore, more often than not she was the token Black girl, which conditioned her to be competitive, but mostly with herself.

Writer: Aria Hughes

Photographer: Jacob Webster

Jacob Webster is a freelance creative director and photographer specializing in the conceptualization and fulfillment of beauty and fashion-centric photography. As a self-taught creative with over eight years of experience, Jacob prides himself on tailoring the experience to the needs of his clientele. Working at the intersection of beauty, fashion, and culture, Jacob helps millennial creatives find their voice through image and content creation.


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Dave East Graces Cover of The Quintessential Gentleman's Style Issue

East has proven that he is not afraid to go against the grain. The young kid from East Harlem has become one of a kind and steps away from what is trendy. Just like his style evolution, East’s career has evolved to Hollywood. The rapper is on his way to leading man status with roles on hit TV shows such as Being Mary Jane, The Breaks, and Wu-Tang: An American Saga, where East takes on the iconic role of rap icon Method Man.

Writer: Justin D Jenkins

Photographer: J.Monroe

Monroe is currently the CEO/Founder of Monroe Media, New York based media firm. Monroe Media has contributed to both domestic and international campaigns with accredited brands like: Hulu, Samsung, and Italian VOGUE. Partnering with commercial franchises, as well as thriving small businesses.

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Kandi Burruss Graces Cover of Rolling Out's Sister with Superpower Issue

As the season finale of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” wrapped, headlines suggesting Burruss renegotiated her contract to the tune of over 2 million dollars hit social media. Burruss insists she has no idea where the rumors originated but her contract with Bravo wasn’t up for renewal this season.

Writer: Christal Jordan

Jordan is a news personality with a segment on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta and Rolling Out (the largest AA owned publication company in the US). Jordan recently joined UC Asset as Executive Director because she believes in the company’s mission to become an integral player in the growth of Atlanta. Jordan is also an award-winning author with her latest book titled, 'How to Win When Shit Happens: 31 affirmations to build mental immunity in the midst of Chaos' available on Amazon now.

Photographer: Will Sterling

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Meghan Graces Variety's Cover

Meghan was set to be honored in the 2022 class of Variety’s Power of Women, celebrating notable achievements in entertainment and media by women throughout the year. She was to be feted for both philanthropic and creative work — including a podcast called “Archetypes,” of which she is the host — routed through Archewell, the company she shares with her husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Writer: Matt Donnelly

Photographer: Ramona Rosales

Ramona Rosales received a BFA from Art Center College of Design. Known for her candid, offbeat portraits of celebrities, her work appears regularly in numerous publications including The Hollywood Reported, Billboard Magazine, and New York Times Magazine. Her work has been exhibited in the US and Mexico. She is based in Los Angeles.

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Keke Palmer Graces Time100 Next Cover

Watching Keke evolve as a young woman has been a joy. She is the epitome of grace, poise, and honesty. To watch her grow as an artist, taking on a range of challenging roles—­including her stunning performances in Akeelah and the Bee, Pimp, and the critically acclaimed 2022 blockbuster Nope—has been inspiring to me as a fellow actor.

Writer: Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is a Grammy-­winning musician and Oscar-­nominated actor

Photographer: AB+DM

AB+DM is the American fashion photography duo made up of by Ahmad Barber and Donté Maurice. Since forming their creative bond, the fashion photography duo has created renowned images for leading fashion and lifestyle publications including Interview, CR Fashion Book, i-D, Essence and American and British editions of GQ. Together, their work gives an endearing approach to fashion and portraiture.

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SZA Graces Time100 Next Cover

SZA and I first met years ago in Minneapolis. I was a fan of her music, so when she came to town, my friends and I went to her show. We ended up taking a selfie together in the bathroom. I still send her that selfie from time to time, because we had just met and didn’t know that we would have this long relationship.

Writer: Lizzo

Lizzo is a Grammy-­winning musician

Photographer: Kanya Iwana

KANYA IWANA (b. 1994) is a multi- disciplinary artist born and raised in JAKARTA, INDONESIA. Through visual mediums such as MOTION PICTURE and PHOTOGRAPHY, she elicits a ROMANTIC AURA by her use of color and composition.

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