Actresses Taraji P. Henson and Jennifer Lopez come through as they dominate the March issue of W Magazine. The two beauties are joined by other fashion queens, including supermodel Kate Moss, fashion queen Donatella Versace, and actress Jessica Chastain. Stylist Edward Enninful had the women slaying in all black Versace, posing in sexy power poses. Inside the issue, Taraji and Jennifer slay even more while telling us what’s on their minds.
It's here! @Donatella_Versace, @JLo, @TarajiPHenson, @JessicaChastain and #KateMoss are our March 2017 cover stars. In light of political turmoil around the world where women's and immigrants' rights are under siege, an issue celebrating powerful women and diversity could not be more timely. In exclusive interviews, these rule-breakers reflect on how they have reached the top of their fields by transcending conventional notions of femininity; they come from diverse backgrounds but share the drive to “own” who they are. Photo by @MertAlas and @MacPiggott, styled by @Edward_Enninful, creative direction by @MarcAscoli.
Taraji takes her sexiness in black to another level, when posing alone wearing a black lingerie Lanvin dress smoking a cigarette. She gives nothing but Cookie vibes when asked about her life and recent accomplishments.
“You have to see yourself inside the dream, you know? Why you gonna do something to fail? No, baby, that ain’t me! I always wanted to be one of the big dogs,” she proclaims. Taraji shows no signs of slowing down, breaking stereotypes of being a black actress in Hollywood over 40. She’s accomplished a lot, but refuses to be content, stating “Now, have they put all the zeroes on my check that I deserve? That’s the question, but not even for me because I don’t write the checks. I just keep working hard, knowing it will come.”
Jennifer also had a lot to say as she reflected on her own successful, multi-dimensional career. Sporting a gold sexy body suit for her spotlight in the magazine, the 47-year old lets it be known she doesn’t have time for the B.S.
She expresses, “I have no patience for anything that’s not real, just no bulls–t.” The singer also reflects that she’s embracing herself and her beauty now more than she’s ever done before, saying she’s loving every inch of herself with no apologies or regrets.
“I never appreciated my body or my looks when I was in my 20s. Now I’m like, Look at me! Look at you! Not in a conceited or arrogant way—I just appreciate myself in a way I didn’t when I was that age. And it’s not about perfection. I like the scars that I have.”
What do you think of Taraji and Jennifer’s looks for W Magazine?