"No one commands a magazine cover like Michelle Obama." See my review of the August 2014 Essence magazine cover, featuring Michelle Obama photographed by Kwaku Alston.

"Obama has mastered the art of creating iconic magazine cover images. There’s not another person in politics who conveys such a sense of power, style, grace, beauty, intelligence and sex appeal, except of course, her husband Barack. While Barack Obama, as with other Presidents, has aged considerably with the job, Michelle looks even better and more energetic than she did in 2008. I would go so far as to say that I don’t see any celebrities of any kind who have been able to create such a powerful set of cover images in such a short period of time."

Jill magazine is the most legendary and coveted 1980s fashion magazine among designers, stylists, and photographers. Published in Paris for only 11 issues from 1983-85, it was directed by fashion editor Babeth Dijan, who is now editor-in-chief of Numero.

See and read more about Jill magazine here.

"No one commands a magazine cover like Michelle Obama." See my review of the August 2014 Essence magazine cover, featuring Michelle Obama photographed by Kwaku Alston.

"Obama has mastered the art of creating iconic magazine cover images. There’s not another person in politics who conveys such a sense of power, style, grace, beauty, intelligence and sex appeal, except of course, her husband Barack. While Barack Obama, as with other Presidents, has aged considerably with the job, Michelle looks even better and more energetic than she did in 2008. I would go so far as to say that I don’t see any celebrities of any kind who have been able to create such a powerful set of cover images in such a short period of time."

Charm: The magazine for women who work (1940s-50s)

Sam and Dave concert poster

Sam and Dave concert poster

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July 6th, 1483: Richard III becomes King of England.

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July 6th, 1483: Richard III becomes King of England.

Jill magazine, mid-1980s.
Only 11 issues were published between 1983-85. Under the direction of fashion editor Babeth Dijan, the Paris-centric magazine is now legendary among fashion designers, stylists, and photographers, and copies trade for relatively large amounts, if you can find them.
See more Jill covers from 1983-85 here.

Jill magazine, mid-1980s.

Only 11 issues were published between 1983-85. Under the direction of fashion editor Babeth Dijan, the Paris-centric magazine is now legendary among fashion designers, stylists, and photographers, and copies trade for relatively large amounts, if you can find them.

See more Jill covers from 1983-85 here.

In Fashion, September 1988. 
On the cover: Alec Baldwin and Jill Goodacre.

In Fashion, September 1988.

On the cover: Alec Baldwin and Jill Goodacre.

Taxi, August 1989

Taxi, August 1989

What I’m Reading
My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain, by Aaron Dixon

What I’m Reading

My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain, by Aaron Dixon