Behind the Scenes: Issa Rae’s Sizzling ‘Essence’ Spread [Video]

Published: Wednesday 27th Mar 2019 by Rashad

With the April 12th premiere date of her new film, ‘Little,’ looming, expect to see more of the multi-talented Issa Rae a-front magazines and TV screens in its support.

After turning heads in ‘Shape’ magazine earlier this month, the 34-year-old dropped jaws by paying homage to her mother’s Louisianian heritage with a New Orleans-inspired photo shoot for Essence magazine (as we reported here).  Steered by Itaysha Jordan, the shots featured stunning fashions from the likes of designers Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Sergio Rossi, and many more.

We’ve already shown you the finished products, but look inside for the behind the scenes magic:


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  1. Are you Kidding Me? March 28, 2019

    The melanin of it all. Love the skin you’re in, please! When taken care of, oh the glow!

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