Barack Obama has the October 2008 cover gig for “Men’s Vogue” magazine. Snapped by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, Barack talked about his life since that keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention to his present lifestyle. (For those who still haven’t register to vote, do visit The Proud Black Voter Blog.)
I can tell you now, that I cannot go on a road trip with music, and unfortunately I can’t play the songs that have been apart of my past road trips for fear of the lyrical content. So that made this theme challenging for me. Anyway, I had to pick a song that I know all the words to, and that I can sing along. So here is my choice, Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, Lodi…Dodi…Ahhh….
The worst looks of the year went to Solange, Lucy Liu, Amy Winehouse, Lil’ Mama, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, and Aubrey O’ Day. All worst-dressed looks could have been saved if it wasn’t so over the top, don’t you think?
As for me I think the best overall style choice of the year is Vogue Italia.
So do you disagree or agree with the celebrity publication’s best & worst picks?
Moving right along…
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinket Smith made it a family affair at the recent premiere of “Lakeview Terrace.” The married couple supported Jada’s brother Caleb who has a role in the film. Gray suits, as Jessica’s blog Genuine-Imitation admitted, is a great style trend for the men. Yay or nay on Jada’s dress choice?
Ever love a bag so much you had to have it in every color? Well Solange Knowles had a same feeling when she was spotted with this Emporio Armani “Audrey” bowling bag. Solange, the brand’s ambassador, has this bag in red and black.
Here are some beautiful candids of Beyonce and Jay-Z at The 2008 New Yorkers for Children Gala. The event was held last night at Cipriani’s in New York. Beyonce looks beautiful, no surprise, and Jay-Z tux looks nice, as well…
House of Dereon collaborated with Senator Barack Obama’s official online store to raise money for his Presidential campaign. Check out the design created by Beyonce and Tina Knowles:
Would you wear this look for $60?
Other notable fashion designers/known folks that contributed to the project, “Runway To Change” are Diane von Furstenberg, Rachel Roy, Verg Vang, Marc Jacobs, Pharrell Williams, Tory Burch, Russell Simmons, Alexander Wang, Charles Nolan, Narciso Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, Derek Lam, Isaac Mizrahi, Proenza Schouler, Brian Reyes, Albertus Swanepoel, Juicy Couture, Maria Cornejo, Nanette Lepore, Costello Tagliapietra, and Tina Lutz & Marcia Patmos.
Change Black T-Shirt by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
Obama ’08 Black Long Sleeve T-shirt by Tracy Reese
Obama 08 Love Tote Bag by Diane von Furstenberg
Visit Barack’s official store for more goodies but in the meantime what are your thoughts on the prices and designs?
In related news…
Barack Obama partied with Hollywood celebrities Tuesday night and with the help of Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand raised an eye-popping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party. [AP/YAHOO]