The brilliant mind behind Love & Hip Hop shows us how style, grace, and taking names is done.


SHEEN Magazine pays homage to the universal language that is spoken all around the world-fashion. From Paris to New York, and Tokyo, fashion connects billions and is an art form that will never lose its style. Fashion is more than just clothing, it is a form of self-expression, helping us tap into who we really are. The Ultimate Beauty Guide celebrates style and the creatives whose influence surpasses their stylish attire, but also translates down to their artistic genius; impacting the world as we know it.

We just had to kick off the Style issue with Love and Hip Hop executive producer and media mogul Mona Scott Young. Our dazzling cover girl has shaped media and entertainment in such a way that leaves us all hungry for more. With her mega hit TV shows and classic style, the magnetic producer shares her story of trials and tribulations that ultimately led to triumphs.

 We never expected for the show to be this big. We knew we had very different stories to tell, and that music is a unifier – hip hop music especially. The combination of these elements came together in a beautiful way.” – Mona Scott Young

Our double-cover features SHOWTIME’s Shameless star Shanola Hampton. The stellar actress encourages a new generation to follow their dreams unapologetically.

 “I love when women empower other women, and not because it sounds good or because it makes a person seemed ‘evolved,’ but because they really want to see another woman do well.” – Shanola Hampton

From Calvin Klein ads to the runway, Olakemi Obi’s message of body positivity spreads across all of her platforms as the Beauty Spotlight. For the Foundation, Domonique Utley gives tips to a long lasting fall look, while hairstylist Annagjid “Kee” Taylor blows us away with her deeper than hair secrets. We also take you on a whimsical beauty tour, as we show some of the hottest products that give back!

Our featured Stylist Spotlight, celebrity stylist James R. Sanders shares his improbable story, how he went from poverty to conquering the styling world.  The influential designer behind the Kimberly Goldson brand stays true to herself in a candid Designer Spotlight.  Celebrated footwear designer Jessica Rich gets transparent about her success and how she stays inspired. The Style issue just wouldn’t be complete without showcasing all of the fashionable trends to expect this fall!

LightSkinKeisha already told us it’s Act Up Szn, and we’re loving it in an exclusive music spotlight. Our On the Rise star, Orange is the New Black’s Rebecca Knox, is about to take over Hollywood, while musician, actor, artist Phil Merrell proves why he is the perfect Mandate with his sexy bod. Not to mention, it’s cuffing season for the introverted chick, and we’ve even got some tips for the shy girls out there who want to get boo’d up! And if you are ready to globe trot around the world, the lovely Ashley Renne shares her coveted tips on how to travel within another culture fashionably and respectfully.

SHEEN Magazine’s September/October 2019 Style issue hits stands on Tuesday, August 27th.

📸 Photographer Nathan Pearcy

Styled by Troy Clinton @troy_clinton | Wardrobe Assistant: Jevell Felder | Hair by Kymm Gaskin | Makeup by  Laetitia Beyina Anguh|

Publicists Shant Traynham and Mimi Carpenter

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