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)
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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]hotmail.co.uk.

3. January Jones (Bazaar June 2009 UK)

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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!

Black Girls on…the Rise: Laura Izibor/From My Heart To Yours

Was magazining it today in Borders and saw Laura Izibor on the cover of jazz magazine, Echoes. Izibor is an Irish girl from Dublin of mixed Irish/Nigerian origin.

As you can see, she is talented. She has this retro stylistic touch to her voice that reminds me of Lina, an underrated artist for sure. I don’t get all the Joss Stone comparisons that UK people are giving. Izibor sounds nothing like Stone (thank goodness for that).

Here’s a cute interview with the 21 year old singer. Her accent is gorgeous.

This girl is going places.