Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been named among other stars in Time Magazine’s 2021 list of the 100 most influential people on the planet along with an ‘awkward’ photoshoot and tribute from a friend who praised them for ‘running toward the struggle’ rather than living a quiet life.
The US publication released a glossy and heavily-airbrushed cover on Harry’s 37th birthday showing the Duke of Sussex standing behind his wife with his arms on her right shoulder.
These glossy photos are accompanied by a gushing profile, branded sycophantic by critics, written by their friend and chef José Andrés, whose charity World Central Kitchen is loved by the Sussexes and supported by their Archewell foundation in India and the Caribbean.
He wrote: ”In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”
On the cover, Harry is dressed in an all black ensemble and Meghan dressed in white from head to toe on a terrace at their $14.65million mansion in Montecito, California. According to Mr Andres, the couple are ”blessed through birth and talent, and burned by fame. It would be much safer to enjoy their good fortune and stay silent. That’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are”
In another image, they are in matching grey office-style clothes next to a widow. These outfits were chosen by celebrity stylists Clare and Nina Hallwroth, who have recently dressed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, in pictures taken by Serbian Pari Dukovic. But a critic, fellow photographer tweeted: ”Terrible retouching job. They look CGI.”
Others wrote: ”This photo looks photoshopped. Also, the way they are positioned is very revealing: it’s the Meghan show and Harry is just the supporting actor.” Another said said: ”Harry looks completely awkward peering behind his wife like this.”
A critic claimed the cover photo reflected the power dynamic in the relationship, because Meghan is in front of her husband, tweeting: ”Wow, this photo speaks volumes. There is no hiding who’s in control.”
Mr Andres describes the famous incident when Harry was serving in Afghanistan for the British Army, he was forced to run to his Apache helicopter after his airbase came under fire.
He wrote: ”That same sense of urgency drives Meghan, now the Duchess of Sussex, who has long been an active humanitarian and a powerful advocate for women and girls around the world. Springing into action is not the easy choice for a young duke and duchess who have been blessed through birth and talent, and burned by fame. That’s not what Harry and Meghan do, or who they are.”
”They turn compassion into boots on the ground through their Archewell Foundation. They give voice to the voiceless through media production. Hand in hand with nonprofit partners, they take risks to help communities in need—offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the U.S., and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.”
”In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”
Fans Go Crazy Over Adele’s Cover Photos For Vogue Magazine & British Vogue
Fans are going crazy over the cover photos of Adele and we can’t blame them. Adele looks amazing!
Adele is beautifully gracing the covers of Vogue magazine and British Vogue. This come shortly after teasing her new music coming out October 15, 2021.
For the Vogue cover, photographer Alasdair Mclellan photographed Adele wearing a bright and flowing green Valentino Haute Couture gown with Cartier earrings. Steven Meisel photographed her in a canary yellow gown with her hair coiffed in waves for British Vogue.
The multi-award-winning singer, 33, shares how she discussed her split from husband Simon Konecki with their son Angelo, now 9. Adele opens up about her upcoming album, anxiety and a lot more.
Check out the cover photos below:
Vogue Magazine Credits
Photographed by @alasdairmclellan
Styled by @tonnegood
Written by @abbyaguirre
Creative direction @juancp
British Vogue Credits
Photographed by Steven Meisel
Styled by @Edward_Enninful
Hair by @GuidoPalau
Make-up by @PatMcGrathReal
Nails by @JinSoonChoi
Set design by @MaryHoward_SetDesign
Production by @Prod_ArtAndCommerce
Read her interview with Vogue here:
Issa Rae Shines Bright On The Cover of Self Magazine’s Latest Issue
American actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae is shinning bright on the cover of Self Magazine’s latest issue. She discusses about her series, Insecure, life as a newlywed, self care and much more.
Read excerpts below:
Waking up super early just makes me feel better… Waking up at four, I’m just like, ‘Not a lot of people are awake right now, at least on the West Coast,’ and that makes me feel like I have a window of time just for me. I think that’s my form of meditation because I don’t meditate.
On expanding her family
I’m extremely happy [being married], [But] I like my life, I like this selfishness, and I know that I have a window. I’ve always felt that way, that women, Black women especially—unless you’re Viola Davis or Angela Bassett—you have a window when people are going to want to continue to see you and see what you can do. Then there are so many limitations placed upon you, and that does keep me up.
I want to do as much as I can while I still can. I know it’s not the proper mentality to think that kids will slow you down, but I do feel that way.
On protecting her privacy and having a personal boundary with sharing her life with the press
There’s something nice to have a piece of me that no one knows about or no one can talk about except for the people that are part of my life. Self-care has been having a private piece that’s just for me.
I would share so much of myself, of my friend group, and it was fun because it felt like just amongst my friends. The more I started to seep out, the more I felt like people took ownership of me and my decisions and things that I did. That’s just not something that sat right with me, and I found that I don’t like to be the subject of conversations that I don’t initiate.
Read the full issue on self.com
Photography: Andy Jackson @anndyjackson
Wardrobe Styling: Jason Rembert @jasonrembert
Makeup: Joanna Simkin at The Wall Group @joannasimkin
Hair: Felicia Leatherwood @lovingyourhair
Manicure: Naomi Gonzalez-Longstaff at ABTP @nailingwithnaomi
Creative Direction: Amber Venerable @avenerable
Will Smith Discusses Marriage, Career & More Covering GQ Magazine’s November Issue
On the cover of GQ magazine’s November issue is American actor and singer Will Smith. Will Smith discusses his marriage, Emancipation, career his upcoming memoir and more in this new issue.
Speaking with journalist Wesley Lowery, the 53-year-old movie star discussed how the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement last year impacted his decision to take on Emancipation, which was inspired by the photo and life story of “Whipped Peter.”
According to GQ:
For decades, he worked tirelessly to make himself the biggest movie star on the planet. Then he hit his “fuck-it 50s” and everything changed. Now, as he prepares a raw new memoir and a pair of films tackling racial themes, Will Smith is ready to speak his truth.
Smith describes Emancipation, as “about love and the power of Black love, and that was something that I could rock with,” Smith said. “We were going to make a story about how Black love makes us invincible.”
During their interview, however, Lowery said Smith admitted that Jada was not the only one who had had extramarital affairs, alluding to her self-described “entanglement’ with August Alsina.
Check out photos from the cover shoot below.
Read the full interview here:
Photograph by Renell Medrano
Styled by Mobolaji Dawodu
Hair by Pierce Austin for iTalent Company
Skin by Judy Murdock for iTalent Company
Tailoring by Marie Stagg and Mary Hillen
Set design by Chere Theriot
Produced by 138 Productions
Location: Race + Religious, New Orleans, LA
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