Amber Rose for YRB Magazine

by Geneva S. Thomas

Model Amber Rose poses in the upcoming issue of YRB magazine and seems to be channeling a Marilyn Monroe-like look. Photographed by Mike Ruiz, these are easily Amber’s best pictures yet! Amber talks growing up poor, sexuality and how Kanye West saved her life. The south Philly chick dons an amazing set of dresses styled by Darius Baptist with intense eye makeup and red lips by Samuel Paul in this fascinating photo-homage to Monroe with an edgy spin. The model made a similar splash in February when she channeled Grace Jones.

What do you think about Amber Rose’s latest flicks? Sound off!

  • Kiki

    That wig looks more like Jean Harlow, IMO. But I love the one where she is looking over her shoulder.

  • @shaystew

    Guiltily I admit, I love it.

  • Miss Jae

    I love the clothes, but I hate the hair!

  • Drew-Shane

    I love the photos but I see no inspiration from Marilyn but the hair color. very very edgy and far from Miss Monroe. nice photos, nonetheless.

  • Alicia Edwards

    Love the photos…but not seeing Marilyn Monroe in them.

  • Patrice

    Yeah the one over the shoulder is amazing. Don’t really see Marilyn Monroe here though. Very nice still!

  • Guest

    She is beautiful… lose the wig

  • educated

    I really like this shoot, but I dont think she was planning on imitating Marilyn Monroe. When you say Marilyn Monroe it really takes away from the creativeness from the photo because people will compare it to Marilyn Monroe. I like the wig because it is something new for Amber Rose and not just a bald shoot. I give her props for branching out.

  • dendoo

    I love the photos.

    Why not say Amber Rose was channeling Amber Rose? Not everything is a throwback. Some things are a throwfoward. She’s pushing herself.

  • diannawest

    love it love her love

  • Geneva S. Thomas

    This look signals a Marylin Monroe look for me because of the wig. A loose wavy bleach blonde bob post 1950′s is arguably an aesthetic and iconographic echo of Marylin Monroe. This look juxtaposes Monroe’s 50′s glam with a more aggressive/edgy representation, which is dope! Your welcomed interpretation is up to you! Enjoy the pics! Thanks!


  • Burke

    She’s very beautiful but this shoot is whack!

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  • neosouless

    seems more “gaga” than “monroe”

  • KS_alive

    I see you Amber..Go Girl!!!
    dont mind them haters!!

  • sunshyne84

    They’re okay. She should get those paw prints removed.

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