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Yesterday I raved about how FIERCE Marie Claire’s November issue with Victoria Beckham on the cover looked, but once again Marie Claire has brought the fierceness to another level: Glee’s Lea Michele. I love this girl. Never have I seen such a petite woman look so sophisticated, fierce and structured in designer upscale couture. Lea looks amazing (as usual!) on the cover of Britain’s Marie Claire and her pics inside are amazing as well.

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one word: FIERCE.

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So model Crystal Renn did a photoshoot with Terry Richardson in Vogue Paris’ October issue. I’m not too sure what direction Terry Richardson was going for with these photos but I find something a bit odd about a controversial plus-size model binging on tons of food. Seriously, what message are they really trying to send here?

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One of my favorite magazines in the whole entire world will be celebrating their 25th anniversary next month. Yes, it’s ELLE. I adore ELLE and it’s my dream to write for them one day. In anticipation of their 25th birthday U.S. ELLE will be releasing four different covers of 20-something year old celebs. Those featured are Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfriend, Gabourey Sidibe and Lauren Conrad. I adore all ladies for their respective fields but I do think the selection was a bit random if I were in charge of this list I’d have Rihanna (22), Zoe Kravitz (21), Blake Lively (23) and Emma Watson (20).¬† They each have their own distinctive styles that I think would look totally good on an ELLE cover. Check out for a slide show of the 20-something girls doing their thing.

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It’s officially the fall season, well at least in the fashion world. Labor Day marks the end of the summer season and immediate following Labor Day is Fashion Week. Fall 2010 fashion week is the first fashion week in over 15 years that isn’t being held at Bryant Park. The new home is the prestigious Lincoln Center. Also, Fashion’s Night Out (F.N.O.) was be bigger and better this year and Vogue is sponsoring a public fashion show tonight that will feature tons of popular models and designers and is expected to have thousands of attendees. Whew!!! Fashion week is here guys and it’s taking September by storm.

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Girl is sure getting some work done.

Although Lindsay Lohan has been in government custody this past summer; homegirl was definately working in the weeks prior to her jail and rehab stints because she has a slew of projects in the works. She’s starring in that new film Machete and she’s tackled on a new job: fashion journalist (oh Lindsay how I envy you). For Blackbook’s September issue, Lindsay writes a short article revealing her love of fashion and how it inspired her to create her leggings line 6126. Lindsay’s writing is actually pretty good; and perhaps she may have a back-up plan if ressurecting her acting career doesn’t pan too well. Check out the article, it’s a good read and I loved this quote she says about fashion:

“It’s all about individual style, embracing who you are, and feeling good about what you wear…”

Couldn’t agree with you more Lindsay and your legging collection is getting better every year. Do your thing girlfriend and stay on track. I know Hollywood can do weird things to you.

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Halle Berry is on the cover of U.S. Vogue’s pretigious Septemeber issue. Sporting a new bob, she chats about her break-up with her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry (GORGEOUS) while wearing incredible couture gowns from Armani, Marc Jacobs, Escada and Vera Wang. She is the first black woman to be featured on Vogue’s September issue since Naomi did back in 1989. Wow Vogue, it really took you guys 21 whole years to have another black woman on your September cover.

Being a black woman, I applaud Vogue’s attempt to add more women of color to their September issue, but I’m not too keen on having Halle Berry grace the cover. Don’t get me wrong I love Halle, but she’s not what I really call a fashion icon. So for her to be on the cover the September issue just doesn’t make sense to me. There are so many other black women who are fashion icons that could have graced the September cover (i.e. Grace Jones, Beyonc√©, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Campbell) but Halle is beautiful and she does sell magazines so perhaps Vogue has an alternative intentions on whom should be a cover girl.

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