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Throwback (2010) - Celebrities Recreate Iconic Covers for Ebony Magazine’s 65th Anniversary

To celebrate its 65th anniversary issue and icons of the past and present, EBONY magazine asked their favorite entertainers to pose in modern-day recreations of those covers for a one-of-a-kind look back at the past.

Featuring: Regina King (as Eartha Kitt), Mary J. Blige (as Diana Ross), Nia Long (as Dorothy Dandridge), John Legend (as Duke Ellington), Lamman Rucker (as Richard Roundtree), Taraji P. Henson (as Diahann Carroll), Blair Underwood (as Sidney Poitier), Jurnee Smollett (as Lena Horne), Usher Raymond (as Sammy Davis, Jr.), and Samuel L. Jackson (as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), among others.


Black actresses in lead roles: 2014


The Supremes –  Diana Ross - Florence Ballard - Mary Wilson

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. America’s most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.  At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity, and it is said that their success made it possible for future R&B and soul musicians to find mainstream success.

Imagine Jagged Stone being the reason and a driving force behind Marinette's Career taking offp

Imagine Jagged Stone getting really tired of people just not getting his style. The clothes that are chosen for him are boring, his new Image Consultant wants to turn him into a ‘XY-wannabe’ (needless to say they didn’t last very long) and his record contract with Bob Ross Music was torn up after a final explosive argument even though he reached number one again.

The only bright spot seems to be the album cover that the cheery middle-school student, Marinette, designed for him. Everything about it was him and she even added a smelly-sticker that had the whole ‘sweat and leather’ thing Rock ‘n’ Roll was about. Also the shades she gave him were pretty sweet. So he figures he’d personally give her some back stage passes to his latest concert as a thank you and maybe to see her again because her facial expressions are hilarious. 

Marinette arrives at the Palace to pick up the tickets and she practically falls over herself thanking him for the tickets. For convenient Plot Shenanigans, her sketchbook falls out of her bag while she’s thanking him and Jagged sees just how much talent Marinette has and where her true passion lies.


Imagine one thing leading to another and Marinette finds herself commissioned for a jacket for Jagged to wear at his next concert.

She makes the jacket and Jagged adores it. He loves it so much, he has to be talked out of making Marinette his personal fashion designer by Penny, his new contractor and Fang (though it’s definitely a close call and it’s only the fact Marinette hasn’t finished high school stops him [Education is important]).

So he does the next best thing. He hires her on a semi-regular basis.

Imagine Jagged and Marinette end up meeting often to discuss styles, colours, textures and general fashion choices.

Imagine Jagged hiring Marinette to make various accessories and clothes for various publicity events. (Though he does take into account of her schooling and doesn’t overwhelm her with commissions.)

Imagine Jagged Stone and Marinette becoming good friends to the point he gives her special behind-the-scenes access to publicity events so she can be inspired and he becomes something of a mentor when dealing with fame and publicity. She talks to him about the odd boy issue (he is no help at all because he just laughs at her) and Chloe being Chloe and how she gets discouraged about her designs occasionally.

Imagine Jagged bragging about the sweet, talented student that made his accessories for an award ceremony to other celebrities and on television. (He wanted her and her family to come too but it was a school night.)

Imagine Marinette wondering where all these commissions from celebrities are coming from and why Jagged looks a bit too pleased with himself every time she brings it up.

Imagine Jagged celebrating loudly when Marinette receives several summer internships from various fashion companies after seeing her talent even though she is so young.

Imagine Marinette’s fashion career taking off through various celebrities and public figures all adoring her designs . It becomes a thing where people begin to brag about having a 'Marinette Special’.

Imagine Jagged encouraging Marinette to push her limits and use her intuition to create the best designs possible for each of her commissions. (All of her customers love her for it.)

Just Imagine that it’s all Jagged Stone’s fault Marinette’s career takes off so early.

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Vintage Icons and Sunglasses/Where to purchase Now by Marie Claire (online) Magazine (in order of least to most priced).

anonymous asked:

Hi, (*) anon here, thnkyou for your kind response. I've sent the last part of my looongg ask. The thing is, savan worked with 1d on the first 2 album. And to think on such a short time for a band with minimal experience, to push and push and push the people bts enough that they went with it, give more control musically, although clearly not gracefully. There is no doubt who's the loudest. And I love him for that. You cant help but admired their strength. I have faith for their bright future :)

My own reaction was surprise that management bothered to listen to Louis at all, that he won in the end. If he was the problematic one and “not the singer, not the star,” why didn’t they just kick him out? They got their star. They got their singer. They could’ve made some narrative– Louis couldn’t get along with the others, etc.

The problem, for management, of giving in to Louis, was that it set a precedent. It relinquished management’s absolute control.

So by giving up creative control, they had to establish dominance in some other way, by controlling image. Image control was as much a psychological tool as a financial one. You make them feel like they’re not in control of their own social life, you play with fan perception, you’re going to play with their self-esteem.

Cue “band psychologist,” Anne Marie Thompson– also head of PR. Talk about your conflicts of interests (except there was no conflict. She wasn’t ever there to protect the boys. Psychology works both ways).

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The reason Louis won in the end, in my opinion, was that he wasn’t alone. All the boys felt the same way. They wouldn’t have worked well without him. That must have been clear to management.

Management, and Savan, were clearly taken aback by this development. Hence the war we’ve seen since 2012.

What was fascinating about the interview was the skeletons it exposed. Fans are constantly being mocked for their “conspiracy” thinking about band-management disagreements. And here, in black and white, is how it went down, spelled out pretty clearly.

In case there’s any doubt about the boys needing psychological counseling, look at this interview: Try not to get distracted by Harry’s beauty. At 3:25, Liam says to Harry, you should lie down on this couch and get sorted. And Harry answers, softly, wryly, I’ve already done that.