Alicia Keys covers the June 2019 issue of Essence magazine photographed by J.D. Barnes and styled by fashion director Marielle Bobo.
“I think we have to come to an understanding that it’s okay to state what you need and state your piece and be clear, because if you don’t know what you need and you’re not able to say it, you’ll never get it. That’s been a deep, beautiful process for me…I just have always been able to be what I believe is just cool, man, because everything doesn’t have to be so damn dramatic all the time either. Things can just be cool. So I’m blessed for that…”
“I want to keep growing. I want to keep exploring the crevices and the places I haven’t yet. You’ve got to try things and see what they’re going to bring you, and one of the things I talk to my son a lot about is really like if the energy is not right, go away. Just because it’s someone you love or just because it’s someone you’re supposed to be cool with, like, if it’s not an inviting energy for you, don’t be there.”
First Cover: Lanvin Dress | Louise Olsen Gold Earrings
Second Cover: Roland Mouret Velero Lamé Tie-Neck Maxi Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection | Durag by CheyenneKimora Earrings | Bleecker and Prince Ring | WWAKE Opal Ring
Image: The Row Dress from the Spring 2019 Collection | Katkim Ear Pin | Saskia Diez Pear Earcuff | Ring, Alicia’s Own
[Photo Credit: J.D. Barnes/Essence Magazine, vogue.com, Courtesy of The Row]