After drafting the fresh and flagrant King of the South, T.I. for our September/October 2013 cover shoot, we resolved that the only place that could embellish his swag, was the ultra stylish W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Lights, Boxes of designers duds, an eager team and a very impressive fireplace (yes, we lit a fire at the top of summer just because we could) all played host to main man and the rest is now cemented in history. We’ve lifted the ropes and you’ve been granted access. Check out behind the scenes pics below.
On April 5th, Upscale hosted a private screening of the premier episode of Bravo TV’s new series starring Kandi Burruss, The Kandi Factory. The star-studded night was also an exclusive celebration of Upscale’s April Style Issue.
New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby takes us back to the household of Rev. Curtis and Charlotte Black in her latest title A House Divided (Grand Central Publishing; $24.99). In the book, which releases May 7, the Black family prepares for the coming of a new grandbaby—a baby from their unwed son. But instead of all joy and excitement, the baby's arrival means drama for the grandmothers. And to make matters worse, the reverend is struggling with a deep secret and the anonymous person who is threatening to expose him. Once again, Roby delves into the life of the “so-called” righteous and chaste and explores the dirty deeds that go on behind closed doors.