The Iconic Sisters Prepare to Take Over the World in Music and Fashion


SHEEN Magazine brings in the holiday cheer with the spirit of GRATITUDE! So many people forget you can’t help anyone until you first help yourself. Those who sense your spirit will be encouraged to do the same. Being grateful will make you more joyful, peaceful, and motivated. The Ultimate Beauty Guide pays homage to celebrating YOU! Your aura will be sensed by all around you, so give back by giving to yourself first. The holiday season was never meant to be one filled with stress and anxiety, so whenever you feel a little overwhelmed, push it aside, and feel the gratitude in your life.

To kick off the spirit of gratitude, we couldn’t think of anyone better than the illustrious power duo, Grammy award-winning Ashanti and her sister, fashion icon in the making, Shia. These dazzling sisters are full of gratitude and style and are truly living their best lives. From their trailblazing Pretty Little Thing collaboration, to traveling the world together, the family business of Ashanti and Shia is unbreakable. They are shaking up the game in music and fashion and have no plans of slowing down. We had a chance to catch up with the inseparable sisters to discuss everything from their sisterhood and rock-solid bond, to their hopes, dreams, and aspirations.

“I am super, super humbled. I am very grateful to continue to be in a position to continuously make music that people can relate to. When I hear people say, ‘Your record did this for me and changed my life…’ those are the best feelings, and makes it all worth it.”Ashanti

“Gratitude. Being grateful, every step of the way – whether for something positive, even for something you consider negative in the moment, as it may turn into a blessing – that is what gives my life meaning.” – Shia

Our inside cover features none other than rap royalty, the baddest herself, Trina. The brassy MC dishes on how her hip-hop legacy has stood the test of time!    

“Being grateful or having gratitude means to accept all of your path – the good, the bad, highs, and lows, pain, love, but above all…yourself!” – Trina

Our featured Beauty Spotlight, Dear White People’s Nia Jervier, is manifesting gratitude in every way. Beauty guru Leslie Latrice dishes on her chocolate friendly favs, while Celebrity MUA Rebekah Aladdin proves she is just as stunning as she is talented! And we’ve got you covered with the perfect holiday hair tips that you will Fa, la, la in love with!

Our featured Stylist Spotlight, celebrity stylist Felipe G., shares his coveted style tips for the cold and festive season, while celebrity fashion designer, Angel Brinks, deck the halls with jewels and bedazzlement! The fashionable family man RonReaco Lee shares why his inspiring career is grounded in integrity, and how his swag keeps him fashionable.

The “SaxBae” herself serenades her way into the holiday season for an exclusive music spotlight, while artist, Geneva Bowers is encouraging the world, one comic at a time. Comedian Kalen Allen weighs in on why he’s grateful and grounded, and we reflect on the Plastics of Self Love – will plastic surgery be the gift you give yourself this year? As always, we encourage you to travel and contribute to the world this holiday season!

SHEEN Magazine’s November/December 2019 Gratitude issue hits stands on Tuesday, October 29th.

📸 Photographer Sailey Williams

Written by: @iameboyne
MUA :@_jenniferashley
Hairstylist: @kalief_w & @nikki_theweaveslayer
Nails for Ashanti: Sreynin & Shia: Yukie Natori
Stylists: @stylebytimb
Stylist Assistant:@jusstinx & @monsieur_parie
Creative Director & Co-Artistic Director: @liltuneshi
Earrings: @laruicci
Jumpsuits: @kendrell.white
Coat: @thefursalonnyc
Location: @theinternationalcozyinn

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