Hey curvy girls:
Queen Latifah is the May/June cover girl for Upscale magazine. The queen looks radiant on the cover in a form fitting frock. Latifah has never been one to shy away from telling it like it is. She is one of those celebrities whose business is not all out in the street (except for those stripper pictures). She has managed to have a strong career for the past 20 years. In the issue Latifah discusses her thoughts and feelings about social networking.

Here are a couple of questions from the interview:

You’ve been asked so much about your sexuality. Wouldn’t it be easier at this point to just speak on it-once-and be done with it?

I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life.

But isn’t that a part of being a celebrity, letting people into your personal life?
You know, I was looking at something the other day. A magazine with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. That’s a strong woman right there. All of these people in her business-who is she dating? Angie this. Brad that. They come up with so much stuff. That’s a tough situation to be in. My situation is small compared to that. But still, I don’t feel like I need to explain. I’m the one living it. You write about it. You go ahead and speculate. I’ll just live it.

Why she is skeptical about social media
When I meet someone I want to enjoy the moment of connecting with them. If they’re scrambling to get a picture to post on twitter, they’re losing the memory by missing the moment. Real life and social networking are not the same. I’m in a hotel room right now looking out at Central Park. The people out there are living life, playing soccer. Do I want to kick the ball? Or take a picture of it? I want to kick it

My Thoughts:I have to agree with her last statement. Today with Twitter, Facebook, and, Myspace there is a lack of connection with people. I remember back in the day when emailing was the biggest way to communicate with people. When texting came, oh, you could forget it. I hated to even pick up the phone and talk to anyone. I would say just text me. Sometimes, I do just long for that personal time with a friend or family member. I miss the face to face with people. Being able to see their expressions while they talk about their day or what’s going on in their lives. I’ve always found that whenever you email or text a person, you can never be too sure of the tone of the email or text. I have gotten into plenty of disagreements because someone misread what I wrote.

I say that to say this (lol). Every once in awhile take a moment to pick up the phone and talk or schedule a time to meet with that friend you have been rain checking for almost a month now.


All this week The Fashion Bomb has been posting throw backs of black history fashion trends (my favorite was the big gold rope chains that Run DMC used to wear) and it inspired me to represent some of the history that black plus size curvy women have made.

Photo Credit: Jordan Tesfay

Cover Girl has been influential in representing women of color. Thanks to Queen Latifah’s Cover Girl line, Jordan Tesfay was the first black plus size model to be in a nation wide campaign, for Cover Girl cosmetics.

Who is Jordan Tesfay: (According to Wikipedia and her myspace page)- Jordan is a model with Wilhelmina model agency in New York. She won a model search with MODE (Remember this magazine) magazine. She has made appearances in the straight to DVD movie, Carlitos Way, Rise to Power. She has graced the cover of Amaze magazine multiple times.

Check out her spread inside the Nordstrom 2009 Fall Winter catalog
                       Photo Credits: Runway Revolution
Stay tuned for more black stylish curvy girl moments in history

What do you think?