March 2005


Essence Communications Partners

  • 1500 Broadway, Suite 600
  • New York, NY



Monthly except February with a combined issues June/July and December/January

$19.97 per year/$24.97 Canada per year

abc Suede xyz , a new fashion magazine targeting women of color, has exploded onto the scene with a high-energy bang. Powered by psychedelic graphics, frenetic bulletin-board style layouts, and bling-bling from front to back, abc Suede xyz abc Magazine xyz takes “urban” to a whole new level.

What kind of style can be found in abc Suede xyz ? Big luxury looks like Manolo Blahniks, Gucci handbags and the latest in Louis Vuitton’s ultra-luxe jewelry line get their due, as do up and coming designers. You won’t find the typical splurge/steal fashion layout or a complete outfit for a hundred dollars. abc Suede xyz believes in fashion with a capitol F. The writers also takes special care to address products that are unique to multi-racial women, and has make-up and hair care sections designed to address a range of issues.

But the abc Suede xyz woman isn’t just a pretty face; she needs to feed her intellectual side as well. Articles offer up profiles of inspiring multi-racial women, and essays on social and political events. Stop by the Library for a look at this sensational acquisition; you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewer: Sophie Lalazarian, FIDM Library Staff Member, O.C.