Queen Latifah acts, sings, designs and now graces the cover of the newest Essence Magazine.
In the article she chats about her struggle for curvaceous women like herself, to find stylish apparel saying, ” A lot of manufacturers don’t respect the curvaceous woman. They don’t respect our dollar of our shape.”
This issue inspired her to design her very own clothing line called the Queen Collection for sizes 2 to 24:
“It’s really something you can incorporate into your existing wardrobe. I mean these are things that are really beautiful, but they’re very wearable. [They are] stylish clothes that fit my body, and make me look good and feel good about myself. I wanted to offer basically the same things that I have the opportunity to have. “
The Queen Collection includs everything from fabulous tops, jackets, jeans, scarves and handbags that can all be purchased on the Home Shopping Network (HSN).
Latifah has earned a hefty resume making others compare her to some of the best, “People say I’m going to be the next Oprah. No. Oprah is still Oprah. I’ll be the next me. I feel like there’s always a lane for me as long as I’m true to myself.”