Is Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka A 'Baby-Faced Assasin'? Allure August 2019 Skims the Surface

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Is Tennis Champ Naomi Osaka A 'Baby-Faced Assasin'? Allure August 2019 Skims the Surface

Abdul Sillah is hardly a household name in the sports world. At a time when Donald Trump is telling people of color to go back where they came from, it’s noteworthy that Sillah arrived in the United States from Sierra Leone.

AOC discovered Sillah reading Allure Magazine’s August 2019 cover story featuring rising tennis star Naomi Osaka. Lensed for Allure by Wai Lin Tse, Naomi Osaka didn’t know that she would be eliminated at July 2019 Wimbledon in her first round, losing to Yulia Putlintseva.

Unlike Serena Williams, whose powerful muscles dominate the pages of fashion shoots, Osaka’s do not. Sillah has trained both women, giving him a comparative lens into the superb two athletes.

Kendall Jenner Covers Allure Magazine March 2019 Lensed By Cass Bird

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Kendall Jenner Covers Allure Magazine March 2019 Lensed By Cass Bird

Supermodel Kendall Jenner covers the March 2019 cover of Allure Magazine, styled by Jorden Bickham, in design from Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Stella McCartney and more.. Photographed by Cass Bird, Kendall also dishes on a wide variiety of beauty products with Kelly Bales.

Kendall shares news of major progress on combatting her profound anxiety attacks, mostly induced — not by the typical model fear of falling on the runway during a fashion show — but by relentless hate on social media. Having followed this topic with Kendall, she does not exaggerate her experience.

Serena Williams Covers Allure Magazine's February Issue, Lensed By Tanya Posternak

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Serena Williams Covers Allure Magazine's February Issue, Lensed By Tanya Posternak

Super athlete Serena Williams covers the February 2019 issue of Allure Magazine, styled by Zhenya Posternak in images by Tanya Posternak./ Hair by Vernon François 

Ashley C Ford conducts the interview Serena Williams: The Power of Unapologetic Greatness. This story has been told a few too many times right about now.

Serena Williams is a powerhouse woman with a lot to say on an infinite number of subjects. Journalists need to live a bit dangerously with her, not trot out the tried and true paragraphs we’ve read 100x by now. Serena doesn’t mess around. Ask her about Colin Kaepernick. Asl her about the NFL . For example, Serena recently sat down with her friend Oscar-winning, hip-hop Renaissance man Common to talk about being black on The Undefeated. Given the title of the Allure article, I would expect something like this to be revealed, as Serena talks about watching ‘Roots’ as a child:

Yeah, we watched all that stuff just to learn about our history. You become proud, you see all the stuff your people went through so you have an opportunity. Like that poem that Maya Angelou said, that we are the hope and the dream of a slave. If you think about what the slave had to go through, and then the life that we are privileged to live — I wouldn’t want to be any other color. There’s no other race, to me, that has such a tough history for hundreds and hundreds of years, and only the strong survive, so we were the strongest and the most mentally tough, and I’m really proud to wear this color every single day of my life.

Dear Journalists. If you want to interview the great Serena Williams, up your own game. ~ Anne

Allure Acknowledges Dearth Of Asian Cover Models With Fei Fei, Fernanda & Soo Joo On June 2018 Issue

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Allure Magazine joins the movement towards a more inclusive perspective with its June 2018 issue with a focus on Asian models. In her editor’s letter and a series of tweets, Allure editor-in-chief Michelle Lee explained her personal motivations to include an all Asian cast for this month’s cover with a moment of reflection and an understanding that numbers mean more than empty words. Our decision to feature three Asian women got me thinking about when the last time was that Allure had an Asian woman on the cover, Lee explained before stating some pretty incredible facts. In 327 issues and over 28 years, there had only been two Asian women on the cover: Lucy Liu in 2000 and Olivia Munn, who’s part Chinese, in 2014. Not. good!

Photographer Sølve Sundsbø captures animated cover portraits of Fei Fei Sun, Fernanda Ly, and Soo Joo Park, styled by Beat Bollinger and all inspiring major hair envy. The top models reflected on their experiences in the industry – both good and bad – and how more steps need to be taken to diversify fashion. / Hair by Malcolm Edwards; makeup by Hiromi Ueda

Adwoa Aboah Covers Allure Magazine's April 2018 Skin Issue, Lensed By Daniel Jackson

Adwoa Aboah Covers Allure Magazine's April 2018 Skin Issue, Lensed By Daniel Jackson

Model of the moment Adwoa Aboah is styled by Beth Fenton in modern minimalism lingerie for 'Age of Adwoa'. Photographer Daniel Jackson is behind the lens for Allure Magazine's April 2018 'Skin' issue./ Hair by Esther Langham; makeup by Hannah Murray

Adwoa is interviewed by Brennan Kilbane about her nonprofit, Gurls Talk, an initiative that is the product of her own story -- one of healing, trauma, crazy success, and manic nosedives. Without a doubt, Adwoa Aboah is the star of a new era type of supermodel, a beautiful womanly color mix of brains and bravura who is in high demand as a model with beauty, heart and individuality.

As a teenager, Adwoa experimented heavily with drugs. Her addictions intensified as her career hit high-gear with her Italian Vogue cover. A few months earlier, the 'it girl' had attempted suicide.

Kilbane describes her subject as an "engaged, thoughtful, powerful woman" who makes her understand that solidarity is the antidote for the world we live in today. Adoah points to a tattoo on her wrists, a line from the poet Nayyirah Waheed’s book Nejma: “All the women. in me. are tired.” “I’m made up of many different women — my mum, sister, friends — who have all made me who I am. It reminds me that whatever I’m going through, there are lots of other women going through the same thing.”