First Lady Michelle O Covers the October 2011 Issue of Essence

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of ESSENCE’s October 2011 issue with a revealing interview highlighting ESSENCE and the First Lady’s shared commitment to women and girls around the world. 

In the article, “The Leading Lady,” she reflects on what she calls the “big, bright light” of her power as First Lady -- and she shares her mission to impart her critical message to young women: that where she is now is attainable with hard work. 

She recounts her emotional trip to Africa, providing exclusive images for ESSENCE readers which document her various stops and what they meant to her personally. Click HERE for more.



Born on 8 October 1967 in Venezuela, Hannibal Laguna grew up watching the work of his parents at «Donetta Venezolana», one of the most renowned children’s fashion factories in the 80s. In 1982, he moved to Europe where he studied tailoring in Milan and chose fashion creation as his means of professional expression.

In 1987, he began his solo career opening his first prêt-à-porter point of sale. But, it was not until 1990 when he made his debut on the Pasarela Cibeles catwalk, introducing his collections into the best multi-brand boutiques in Spain and thus paving the way to the most important distinguishing marks of his track record has been his ability to combine perfectly the attainment and creation of trademark licenses with the expansion and development of his own ateliers and couture collections.

The Hannibal Laguna Brides international line for Pronovias; Hannibal Laguna Bijoux; the Communion Fashion collection for Marla Española; Hannibal Laguna Grooms for Protocolo; the Hannibal Laguna shoe and accessory collection, and the «Marie Claire 100 years» collection are perfect examples of this coexistence.

Since 1997 to the present day, he has shown his couture bridal collections at Pasarela Gaudí Novias in Barcelona. In 1998, he began his relationship with Cibeles, a collaboration which, after several years at the BCN Fashion Week, he has renewed once again with the showing of his «Too Cherry» collection at ratified with One & Only at Pasarela Cibeles (September 2007).

He has collaborated in national and international fashion projects for major firms such as L’Oreal and Palmolive and his interesting involvement in the following exhibitions is noteworthy: «Art and fashion» (Valencia, Valmontone, La Havana and Saint Petersburg); «Passion. Spanish design» (Madrid, Salamanca, Chicago and Berlin); «Behind the looking glass. Spanish fashion» (Madrid); «31 twists to a bag» (Madrid and Valencia) and «Barbie fashion icon»’ (Madrid).

Kourtney and Kim Take New York Season 2 Shoot

Kardashian sister at New York City for "Kourtney and Kim Take New York Season 2" Shoot on Tuesday (August 30).

Reality TV star sisters both looked cute and amazing, Kim Kardashian wore here Red Alexander McQueen Dress and Christian Louboutin Shoes, Kourtney wore a yellow top.

Les Pois Stella ...

On nous aura servi des raies Prada tout l'été, on nous servira des pois Stella McCartney tout l'hiver.

Quoi ? Ne me dites pas que vous ne l'avez pas remarqué ? ...les pois continuent à nous envahir...encore et encore si nous devions parler que d'une pièce emblématique qui illustrerait au mieux cette tendance, c'est sans aucun doute ces fameuses robes de Stella dont il faut causer . Elles sont sur tous les papiers glacés des magazines, impossible de les rater !!!

Un délicat mix de tulles et de pois, enveloppant de jolis corps de liane...

Jane Fonda...No Comment...

Latest Kim Kardashian Wedding Pics

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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries Italian Night Dinner Date

Kim Kardashian with her new husband Kris Humphries for first dinner at hotel in Naples, Italy on Thursday 25 August 2011.

Kim said for this honeymoon "this just a mini-honeymoon", “We want to take our big honeymoon later," says Kardashian, adding that the destination would be "definitely tropical."