07 September 2011

DD's Spotlight on Fabulous - ARISE Magazine

This post just screams fabulous, because it's all about online style magazine, ARISE.

Editor of ARISE, Helen Jennings, is obviously proud of Africa's first and foremost international style magazine, which touts African achievements and positive contributions in the worlds of fashion, music, culture and politics while providing a positive portrayal of the continent and highlighting its place in contemporary society. Jennings states that ARISE is "like no other global glossy."

Arlenis Sosa on the cover of Issue 13
 With articles and interviews on celebrities like Liya Kebede, Jay-Z, Alek Wek and Alicia Keys, it's obvious that ARISE stays abreast of what's hot. And their striking fashion spreads tell a story about what's relevant to the young and fresh. ARISE, which is a quarterly published magazine sold in over 20 countries, "targets a discerning, Afropolitan readership who share an interest in the cultural and social developments coming out of the continent. The magazine’s mix of fashion, music, sport, film, art and politics appeals to young, educated and affluent readers who demand to be the first to know about what’s hot and what’s important in Africa and around the world."

Being that variety is the spice of life, I believe that this magazine would fare extremely well in the States. Women, and men, of all backgrounds who are lovers of fashion and culture are often hungry for new inspiration and I believe that ARISE can definitely rise to meet that demand.

ARISE unveiled a fashion collective at 2009's New York Fashion Week and is scheduled to return this year to present their 2012 spring/summer showcase. Unfortunately subscriptions to ARISE are not yet available here in the U.S., so I haven't had the chance to peruse its glossy pages *sad panda*, but you can find them on Facebook and check out more here.

Model Ubah Hassan on the cover of Issue 8

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