Cover Girl: Nicki Minaj is a Complex Cover Girl

Cover Girl: Nicki Minaj is a Complex Cover Girl

Gracing the pages of the magazine for the second time, Nicki Minaj is Complex Magazine’s 10th anniversary cover girl. What wows you these days? Everything that comes your way keeps becoming bigger, bigger, bigger. If I wasn’t doing it, I wouldn’t believe it’s possible. I remember when I was working with Jay-Z. It was like, “Oh my God. Did I really just do a song with Jay?” I worked with Mariah and it wasn’t commercially successful. But I had fun and I made a real friendship with her. It was, obviously, a life-changing moment for me. It does feel like every moment is getting bigger and bigger. Not only did I get a call to do a song with Madonna, but then I got a call to do a video with Madonna, and then—oh, by the way—you’re going to do the Super Bowl with Madonna. This is not really happening.                                   Do you have to put the excitement off to the side to keep yourself from freezing up? I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that’s a good thing because I don’t stop to smell the roses—which is not a good personal thing. I don’t stop and enjoy those moments. I’m just [snaps fingers] on to the next. Always on to the next and never in the moment. When you’re constantly exceeding your own expectations, how do you set new goals? Doing the Super Bowl with Madonna doesn’t really change Nicki Minaj’s personal goals. My goal right now is still to put...
Cover Girl: Jennifer Lopez Covers Vogue’s Shape Issue

Cover Girl: Jennifer Lopez Covers Vogue’s Shape Issue

Whether you call her J.Lo, Jenny from the block, or Jennifer Lopez, she has solidified herself as a style and fashion icon. Born in 1969 to a working class family in the Bronx, NY, this woman has branded herself as a power house. From movies, to music, to fashion, and now television as an American Idol judge (and one of the highest paid television personalities), Jennifer has put her personal stamp on it all. Now gracing the cover of Vogue for the second time, check out her spread for the Shape issue and April cover. Wearing Valentino strapless jumpsuit Cashmere tank top and Cotton & silk skirt- Michael Kors, Belt- Yves Saint Laurent, Cuff- Clara Kasavina, Shoes- Jimmy Choo patent leather heal -Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue Check out the article here Don’t be fooled by the rocks that she’s got, she’s still… well you know the rest...
Brandy & Monica- It All Belongs to Me :-)

Brandy & Monica- It All Belongs to Me :-)

Some of you may not already know this, but I am a huge Brandy and Monica fan (individual & collectively). From the first time that I heard “Baby”, I was on the Brandy bandwagon and never got off. Her voice is so smooth and unique. The only thing that I felt was missing was her style, but this 2012 Brandy is Brand-Nu and is definitely stepping up her game. When we were introduced to Monica with “Just One of Them Days”, she was the beautiful round the way girl with a bit of an attitude,  but the voice to back it up. I must admit that when I initially heard Brandy and Monica’s new single, I was a bit underwhelmed, not because of their vocals (because they killed it), but it just wasn’t doing it for me; that is until I saw the video. This video does exactly what a good music video is supposed to do. It steps up the song. It gives you an image to correspond with the song making the song stick in your head a lot longer. Granted, I did watch the video a few times, just because of the fashion, styling, and makeup, but in the process the song is now stuck in my head lol! These divas are working it in this video. From their hair to makeup, to clothing; the styling was on point. You can tell that they are taking more risks fashion wise and are becoming more comfortable with it. They had the perfect swag to pull off these looks. One of the worst things in styling is seeing...
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