Glee star Amber Riley in a LaQuan Smith dress graces the ESSENCE March “Black Women in Hollywood issue”, with photoshoot by Derek Blanks (love him). Yes we are a little late on posting this. For whatever reason Amber’s shoot with Essence didn’t get alot of press. It makes me sad because it was absolutely HOTNESS! And she’s such a strong positive role model for the up and coming curvy girls. The Glee star counts fellow vocal powerhouse Chaka Khan as her idol and Celebrity Makeup Artist Saisha Beecham gave her the look!