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KRAVE Her: Rihanna to cover US Vogue


Rihanna has been red-hot lately…and not just because of her crimson tresses. Breaking and setting new records worldwide, the starlet as about to set a new record as one of the few black women to grace the cover of American Vogue!

Thats right! She recently tweeted about wrapping up a shoot with the uber talented Annie Leibovitz for the fashion bible. We cannot WAIT to see! No matter if you hate it or love it, Little Miss Sunshine is doing her thing. What’s her name? RIHANNA!

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVE Her: Nicki Minaj – Birth of a Star


Nicki Minaj is really on a roll. The hottest femme fatale in the hip hop game right NOW covers V Magazine…looking quite NORMAL for Mizz Nicki! Look out for the mag when it hits newstands.

 
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Posted by on January 10, 2011 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVE Her: Joan Smalls, Estee Lauder’s new Global Spokesmodel for 2011


KRAVE would like to congratulation Joan Smalls on being named the new global spokeswoman for Estee Lauder, a truly magnificent accomplishment for the Puerto Rican stunner and women of color.

 

From BlackBook.com “According to Estée Lauder Senior Vice President and creative director Aerin Lauder, selecting Smalls to represent the brand was an obvious choice: “She’s confident, happy, elegant, well-spoken, and grown-up—and it really comes through in her pictures. When we pick someone to represent the brand, it’s about her personality, too. It’s not just the face. You find yourself not being intimidated by her beauty, but drawn in by her warmth,” Lauder tells Vogue. Smalls will join the ranks of other global spokesmodels Constance Jablonski, Liu Wen, Carolyn Murphy, Hilary Rhoda, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Elizabeth Hurley, and has already filmed the first television commercial for her new gig.”

 

Many continued blessings and success for Joan. She’s representing Puerto Rican women and all women of color on a global scale! Do your thing mamita!


 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVE Her: Beyonce x L’Oreal New Lipstick Ad


You’ve to give it to “Queen Bee”. She continues to rack up campaigns and money-making deals. Her new L’Oreal lipstick ad was recently printed in the December issue of People Magazine. The photos are below.

 

Beyoncé for L'Oreal

 

Beyoncé for L'Oreal

Congratulations Mrs. Knowles-Carter!

 

-Kenny Hibbler, Creative Director

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVE Her: Kerry Washington covers “LA Times”


Kerry Washington, LA Times

The beauty of a black woman…personified by Kerry Washington.

The alluring actress covers the December issue of the LA Times in an artistic and futuristically styled spread by photographer Ruben Afanador.  This is definitely a new look for Ms. Washington but also one we DEFINITELY love! Check out some more photos from the spread below.

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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Janet Immortalized: Barbie creates a limited Ed Janet Jackson doll


 

Miss Jackson is now amongst the elite group of entertainers to be immortalize by Mattel in the latest Barbie celebrity charity auction.  The masterpiece is currently set at a bid of $1,300 and can be bid on here.

The Barbie, designed by Jackeline Gonzalez, dons the daring and memorable ensemble Jackson wore at the American Idol special.

Stunning. We’re hoping that Mattel produces more of these collector’s gems at a more reasonable price for the general public. And Janet Jackson, you’re looking might fine in high polymer plastic. 🙂

You can find out more about the Project Angel Food here:

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVE Talent: Olivia Nezey, Interior Designer


As part of KRAVE Magazine’s initiative to provide opportunity and garner exposure for much deserving individuals and groups, periodically we will be featuring various talents on the blog site as well as in the magazine. With that being said we would like for you to meet the very talented and beautiful Olivia Nezey.

Olivia or Liv as most of her friends call her is one of Georgia’s finest interior designers. She is a Louisiana native with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Before taking on the venture of establishing Liv BY Design Interiors, Inc. she served as an Interior Designer for one of Atlanta’s most distinguished interior design firms.

Throughout Olivia’s career she has achieved such accomplishments as becoming a nationally published interior designer as well as receiving an American Society of Interior Designer’s Design Excellence Award. She can also be seen on the nationally televised program Wealthy Manor in which she guides viewers through the most beautiful of homes.

Here is an insight into the interior design world of Olivia Nezey. If you’d like to see more of her work or would like to contact Liv By Design for a consultation, click here: http://livbydesigninteriors.com/index.php

How did you get started in your profession as an interior designer?

I was always an artistic person and knew that I would be doing something that involved the use of creativity. When I was in high school there was an interior design show that would come on after school let out which featured Christopher Lowell. I would race home to watch him and from there my interest was piqued. I enrolled in my first interior design class at the Art Institute of Houston, while in high school, and it taught me the technical side of interior design which intrigued me even more.

What are some of your inspirations?

Now that’s a tough question because inspiration can be drawn from so many places. Some of the sources of inspiration for me are life, nature, and fashion. I often take walks in the back yard by the lake and can be inspired by the simplest things of nature such as a flower.

What would be your dream interior design job or goal?

Well, my goal was to own my own company and a little over a year ago I have succeeded in doing so. I also am interested in production design which involves doing interior designing on movie sets.

My overall, ultimate goal is basically to create beautiful spaces and change lives. As a future endeavor I would like to have a division of Liv by Design Interiors that does charitable work.

Who are some of your favorite interior designers?

Sheila Bridges would be my biggest inspiration. She is one of the most well-known African-American interior designers in America. It’s always great to see another African-American female in the industry accomplishing great things.

Are there any tips for those in the industry?

“Go for it!” Most of the time people are hesitant to follow their dreams based on fear. They just need to set a sight and go for it! Work on establishing contacts and networks in the industry and start to collect inspirational photos. Tear out spaces you like and that will help you to develop your own style. Find out everything you can about the industry and seek various internships.

What’s next for Olivia?

I am currently hosting a TV show called Wealthy Manor which is nationally broadcasted and featured on the Resort & Residence Network; I act as a guide through the most elegant of homes.  More TV hosting and production will be my focus. I am also working on a television series where we take blogs and use them as maps to the city and/or show ways that you can draw inspiration from them; basically using blogs as a tour guide for design in the city.

Liv By Design Projects

Small Space Living

Small Space Living

Small Space Living

World Traveler - Living Room

World Traveler - Study

World Traveler - Dining Room

-Nina, Fashion Team

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

KRAVEHer: Vanessa Williams Ebony Cover


Vanessa Williams, EBONY Magazine

WOW!

Vanessa Williams is covering the holiday issue of EBONY Magazine, dressed only in a fur trimmed coat and bow heels. She looks STUNNING to be the 47 year old mother of four.

Be sure to check out the upcoming issue.

-Kenny, Creative Director

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVEHer: Beyonce “I Am…” tour exclusive clip


Courtesy of Columbia Records

True…we are fans of Beyoncé, the little girl from Houston who grew up into a worldwide supernova of talent, but in addition to showcasing her masterful performances and upcoming DVD, there’s another reason we’re posting this.

Shaun Walker.

Shaun Walker, Photo: Maya Guez

Shaun will be featured in the upcoming KRAVE Fit magazine, talking about his experience dancing with Beyoncé, his new music career and just exactly WHO IS SHAUN WALKER. So stay tuned for that!

Shaun can be seen in the clip below dancing with the black hat on. He toured with Beyoncé and has also appeared in videos, movies and more BUT…you’ll just have to stay tuned for the rest!

We’re super excited about the upcoming DVD release from the “I Am…” tour but definitely saluting Shaun for doing his thing. Check him out on his website, MyShaunWalker.com.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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KRAVEHer: Rihanna at the EMA’s in Halfpenny London x Moross


Rihanna @ EMA's, RihannaDaily.com

What can I say? I absolutely love it!

 
Rihanna rocks this Halfpenny London dress with painted Moross flowers, paired with biker boots and a blinged out tiara? That’s what we call bold but it works for the Barbadian beauty!

Rihanna @ EMA's

 
What do you think? We’d love to see your comments.
 
-Kenny
 
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Posted by on November 8, 2010 in KRAVE Her

 

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