March 12th, 2012
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Claire’s Life: The Fashion Bomb x Covergirl by Derek Blanks for Essence Magazine April 2012
By Claire

Pick up Essence Magazine’s April 2012 issue to see my very first Covergirl ad:

I snuck a peek at the ad in the airport as I was coming home from France, and couldn’t help but yelp (I’m sure everyone around thought I was a nut). I mean, who doesn’t want to be a Covergirl?

While Covergirl Blast FlipStick transformed my look from bookworm to Bombshell, Karen of went from sophisticated to superstar. I love how everything turned out:

Catch behind-the-scenes videos at starting this Thursday March 15th.
Reminisce on the experience with me with some personal shots in this archived post.

I still can’t believe this is real…! Thanks for always reading and for your support!
Photography by Derek Blanks. Styling by Rodney Hall and Meeka Johnson. Makeup by Saisha Beecham. Hair by Clark Vincente. Manicure by Deana Blackwell. My ‘Bombshell’ dress is by BCBG. My ‘Bookworm’ top is by DVF, cardigan by Uniqlo.

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86 Responses to “Claire’s Life: The Fashion Bomb x Covergirl by Derek Blanks for Essence Magazine April 2012”

  1. Jihan says:

    work work work work work work work wooork

  2. Ml says:

    Wow you look stunning Claire!!!! Are you wearing lenses?

  3. Congrats Claire! You look great :-)

  4. Mrs windy City says:

    yay! Fab!

  5. Kimmoy says:

    Get it Claire! That is so cool, you look great!

  6. Adrian says:

    Congrats Claire! It looks amazing.

  7. steph says:


  8. Taj says:

    Very pretty!!!

  9. candylicker says:

    I saw Claire in the Essence the other day and I was so proud – congrats.

  10. You Look Super Fab!! Congrats!!

  11. Deidra says:


  12. Nickie says:

    Beautiful! Great look Claire

  13. COTN says:

    You look gorgeous! congrats!

  14. AB says:

    Woohoo! \o/

  15. Andrea says:

    You look beautiful! Congrats!

  16. Erica says:

    You’re such an inspiration, Go Claire!

  17. T1K says:

    CONGRATS!!!!!! Love the ad!

  18. Empress says:

    Claire..epitome of beautiful black woman..<3..

  19. Chimee says:

    Congrats Claire! You really do inspire me!

  20. Bella says:

    Claire U GO GIRL

  21. p says:

    very cool. congrats claire!

  22. jme says:

    Congratulations Claire! What an amazing opportunity! God Speed!

  23. Afrikka! says:

    CUTE!!! I love that hair color sooo much more…

  24. Alicia says:

    Congrats Claire!!!! You look gorg!

  25. I could cry! I feel like a personal friend just became a cover girl!! loll congrats love!!!!!!


  26. lola says:

    Congrats Claire and you made it being yourself, dreads and all. You inspire us all Claire.

  27. Kahalia says:

    DIED when I was flipping through my issue and saw my girl-in my mind. SO PROUD!

  28. iQgraphics says:

    if that’s a mirror you are in, the image is not properly reversed. That annoys me. Also, you’ve worked hard enough to be more that a “blogger”.
    I love what you do and just like a mother hen, no body can do right by my chicks!
    Congrats for all you do and your recognition.

  29. LuvinTrey says:

    When I saw the ad I waa like ‘OMG! Go Claire!’ I LOVED that dress-please tell me who designed it!

  30. y says:

    That is AMAZING! you look FAB! Congrats!
    Hard works pays off and you deserve it :)

  31. Claire says:

    @IQgraphics Love it.
    @LuvinTrey the dress is by BCBG, get it from Saks here:
    At everyone else: THANKS!!!

  32. SimplyMe says:

    That is HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

  33. Nakia P says:

    Gorgeous :)… Picking up mag tonight!

  34. Alissa says:

    Congrats Claire! I am so happy for you.

  35. Apple says:

    Congrats!!!!!! What an awesome ad. You look amazing and so does Karen.

  36. Rob says:

    Congrats! Call me crazy, but I would have loved to the see the full “book worm” look too.

  37. soon2Bmrs says:

    Claire – you look good girl! Work!!!

  38. Yawn says:

    Perhaps Claire and Karen should have swapped outfits for the glam look. They are beautiful outfits, they just don’t seem to be flattering for either of you. Makeup is INCREDIBLE!

  39. BeBe Jones says:

    CONGRATS CLAIRE! Much deserved. Just wondering why no photoshop was done for your underarms? Other than that its an amazing accomplishment!

  40. Tifani says:

    Congrats on your CoverGirl shoot Claire, you look fab and #youreworthit lol!!!!!

  41. Ess C. says:

    You look so fierce and so fly!!! I love it!!!!

  42. Miss Understood says:

    Congratulations on all of your success, Claire! You look stunning.

  43. dyshaun says:

    You BETTA werk STUNNA!!!

  44. Amanda E. says:

    Amazing! :)

  45. binks says:

    Congrats, you look great and so does Karen!

  46. Ms. VixoN says:

    Squealing w/ You…..I saw you in the behind the scene shots w/ Karen (WDUGT) on her blog about a week ago. You two are so deserving of this, I luv you both!!

  47. Becky says:

    Claire honestly, congrats…I love your website and you deserve every success xx

  48. sun.kissed says:

    OMG! I saw this last week (it’s the same issue that one of last week’s Bombshell’s is in) and meant to comment and let you know how fab it is! Congrats, this is HUGE!

  49. Lauren says:

    Congratulations, Claire! You look amazing!

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