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Essence Magazine and Fabulous Fur Toppers!

There are those phone calls and emails I loathe receiving. It’s either a client that can’t afford my services but earnestly wants to work me down, or a last minute writing assignment in which case I have to drop everything I’m doing and make my deadline.

But then there are those phone calls that are always welcome. No matter what time of day. And those special emails that are always welcome, too. No matter what time of day.

I get them quite a bit and every time I do, I find myself experiencing a new reaction.

But, when a friend tweeted “Girl, I see you is January’s Essence issue,” I was confused. Essence had called me last month and requested a picture and some other information, but I didn’t know that picture would take up 1/3 (or 1/4???) of of a page in the Style section. Boom! What a sweet and fashionable surprise. She tweeted a picture of Pg. 28. I hopped in my car and sped to the bookstore. Nada. A 2nd bookstore. Nada. Drats. Only subscribers were getting the mag. I had to wait for it to hit newsstands and finally, it did a few days ago and I couldn’t resist but to take a picture of the cover and said page.

Queen Latifah and all her majesty graces the cover, while fashionistas get a lovely plug in the center. I think I can get used to this. I’ve seen my name in magazines, but as a writer and mostly about food. Seeing it as a feature in fashion is a whole other giddy feeling. So much, I’m framing it and plastering it everywhere in my place. That’s until others come calling—b/c yes, I’ve put that out there! All the other mags we subscribe to.

So this is from a photo shoot I did last winter with my former photog intern, Nicki. I blogged about it at that time in a post appropriately called “Faux Get Me Not.” Having the image snatched up by Essence is an honor. I never thought in a million years, any of my pics would get printed. And let me tell you, it feels goooooooooooood! It’s even fancier that my fur hat got a mention in the story–happens to be one of my faves.

Thank you Essence! You’ve tickled me so and helped start the year on a fabulous note!

Here’s to more fashion print features.


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22 thoughts on “Essence Magazine and Fabulous Fur Toppers!

  1. congrats, bren! i have that issue of essence, but i haven't read it yet. i'll definitely keep an eye out for your pic.

  2. congratulations for all the glamour and beauty around you! it looks like a great end of the year and an amazing start for a new year, new projects and success! merry christmas!

  3. Wow, congratulations! I am not surprised to see you in this magazine. You definitely have a gift in style. It's wonderful to see another Latina succeed in their goals. Go head fashionista!

  4. thank YOU all for the lovely words!! Deeply appreciated. I'm tickled, like I said… I know there are major fashion bloggers out there that get all kinds of press, so being recognized in Essence which is a huge mag and well-respected, is just too much fun!

  5. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! I get what you mean about this being different than other mentions. I've has my name in print for writing but to be mentioned/honored for another passion almost feels surreal. I will one day feel the same when I'm inside a magazine for my radio show! Crossing fingers and toes! And congrats again. You're fabulous fashionable self deserves the recognition!&

  6. Peru Delights: Thank you, lovely!<br /><br />Sujeiry: Thanks, thanks, thanks! Go make that happen!! Crossing fingers for you!<br /><br />FujiMama: You&#39;re amazing for thinking so! 🙂 <br /><br />BlitzandGlam: Thanks hun! Can&#39;t wait for you to flip through!<br /><br />Carrie: Gracias!

  7. This is sooo cool and chic!!! Now is the first and only time (so far) that I can say when I read magazine &quot;I know this person!!!!&quot;

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