This Week in Magazines #1: Jada, Laura, & January

[Notes: New feature on the blog, everyone. I love magazines too much so I’ve decided to collate my thoughts in one post but Black Girls in Magazines still continues as a standalone feature]

1. Jada Pinkett-Smith (Ebony June 2009)

I saw this gorgeous image of Jada @ Monie On The Outside. I am always checking for Jada – just stunning and great attitude. Can’t wait for this issue of Ebony to come to LDN. And is it just me or has Ebony upped their game recently? I would love to write for them…one day!

2. Laura Izibor (Arise May 2009)

Scanned by me! Laura Izibor is gaining a lot of press these days. If you have any magazine scans of her, please send them to me at aulelia_2[at]

3. January Jones (Bazaar June 2009 UK)


January as Betty Draper has been one of TV’s revelations of the past few years. She has the ice maiden look locked to the floor. I got the image above from slacker chic, so check out the blog for the full scans.

There are not many black female editorials that I can find at the moment so if anyone know of any, please email me for next week.

Wild Card: Sandra Bullock is on the cover of US Bazaar. Check out the pictures here. 44 years old and stills churns out a great picture.

Stay tuned for this week’s upcoming ‘Black Girls in Magazines’ posts scanned just for you that include Shingai Shoniwa and supermodel Januel McKenzie!

The Top 15 Black Celebrity Couples…

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I am liking making list posts, so I thought I’d give this a go. Here is my list and needless to say, I am a fan of most of these couples. Read on for the commentary and let me know if I have missed anyone. The list is in order of who I like.

15. Rihanna & Chris Brown

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(My Take: The perils of young love people. We have all been there.)

14. Meagan Good & Thomas Jones


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(My take: This bloke is sexy. Seriously he is. I can’t wait for Meagan’s film The Unborn to come out later this month.)

13. Eva Pigford & Lance Gross

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(My take: I don’t know who he is, but he’s fit. Eva looks cool – she did win the first series of the US version of Top Model I think).

12. Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon

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(My take: No comment but I love Mimi at any rate.)

11. Kassy & Liya Kebede

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(My take: Liya needs no introduction. Kassy is an investment banker. Bank that people! East Africa is here!]

10. Noemie Lenoir & Claude Makelele

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(My take: They are such a gorgeous couple. Interesting how if you translate Noemie’s maiden name, it means ‘the black’ literally in French. Makelele is from Congo-Kinshasha and his name means ‘noise’ in Swahili. So random, love it.) Continue reading