Democratic 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
By 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.