The Sophisticate in Essence

Essence September 2008Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama joins wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia on the September 2008 cover of Essence Magazine. In this collector’s edition that hit newsstands just before the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Essence captured Michelle, Barack and their two daughters [Malia,10, and Sasha,7] at home. Veteran journalist Gwen Ifill catches up with the Obamas on the road, where they discuss family life, criticism of Michelle, and reaction to Barack’s controversial comments about Black men.

The Sophisticate office attire borrows from 1950’s glamour – womanly silhouettes, bold prints, and ladylike accessories – for a look that works overtime. In the feature, the model wears Alex Woo’s Siri Leaf Earring with carnelian, along with the Sweni necklace in 14kt Gold. These accessories definitely add something special to these silhouettes. Styling By Agnes Cammock

Essence Garden Party

Essence July 2008By Porsche Slocum

In this month’s edition of Essence magazine, the editors tell you to love your body and provide black women an easy summer shape-up guide for arms and thighs, belly, and how to keep those sexy curves. Plus a special feature with gorgeous Gabrielle Union. As one of Black Hollywood’s “It” girls, Gabrielle Union always puts her best stiletto forward. One glance at her flawless skin, svelte body and impeccable style and it’s evident that Union only gets better with time.

The picture-perfect actress shares her beauty and fitness secrets and admits that learning to love her body was a spiritual and physical process. “It’s definitely about getting on the path to being the person you want to be,” she said.

Throughout the years, we’ve admired her ever-evolving style and hair transformations. Whether you prefer her short and sassy or long and luxurious, Tinseltown’s girl-next-door is always a mane attraction.

In the perfect fit feature, Alex Woo’s jewelry including the Vida pendant beautifully fit these models with long dresses in every shape and size.

Essence Looks We Love

Essence August 2007In this month’s edition of Essence magazine, the editors introduce you to 60 smart, strong, and sexy brothers that represent. From the legendary Brian McNight to heartthrob Shemar Moore, it is an outstanding list topped off with your chance to win a date for you and a friend with two of the bachelors.

In the fashion feature, Alex Woo’s necklaces are revealed as one of the looks they love with Sisley’s puffy-sleeve double-breasted jacket and Brooks Brothers button-downs.

Essence – Erica Reid

Essence April 2007In this month’s beautiful edition of Essence magazine, Alex Woo’s jewerly are featured in two different sections. In the Fashion Let’s Go Shopping feature, Erica Reid, 36 is a full-time mother and wife to music label honcho L.A. Reid. Her style philosophy is “Do not imitate; do you” and she shows this by wearing timeless dresses, shirts and trousers with classic jewelry such as Alex Woo’s Little Single Note.

Mentor-teacher Folake Akinola-Pinard, 35 has her own interpretation of style. She says “I’m boho chic meets Oprah! Classic with a pinch of panache.” With vintage dresses and strappy sandals, she adds zing with Alex Woo’s gold Sienna bangles.

In the Power Moves feature, Essense asks “Who says you can’t have it both ways? High-powered and pretty that is. This spring, designers add a delicate twist to your favorites in the bottom right photo Alex Woo’s diamond star pendant is paired with Boss Black clutch and Cesare Paciotti platforms.

Essence – Style Challenge

Essence May 2006In this issue of Essence, Alex Woo’s jewelry is paired with the Style Challenge of having a “Boy shape”

Essence – The Color Purple

Essence November 2005Delight in the royal hue of the moment!

A model wearing a David Meister silk-lame dress accompanied with a purple Michael Kors wool duster sweater, completes her look with a gorgeous pair of Alex Woo Cindy earrings and a coordinating Andie ring in rose.