Jada Pinkett Smith for Uptown Magazine And The Best Statement Necklaces for Summer

When I think of the women who constantly inspire me, Jada Pinkett Smith is high atop that list. She is a true rolemodel not only for women of color, but women everywhere. She is sexy, intelligent, a great businesswoman, an amazing mom, a loving wife and I could probably go on for another one hundred words.

She covers Uptown Magazine’s Summer Issue and looks nothing short of fabulous. In her spread, she rocks a series of high-fashion looks, my favorite being the above: a black blazer layered over a black bustier bodysuit, accessorized with a beaded statement necklace. She has the most amazing figure and she is definitely giving me motivation this month!

See some excerpts from her interview below.

On evolution:

“That same girl you saw in Menace is the same girl who even then was listening to metal. But nobody knew that. If you talk to the Queen Latifahs and the Tupac Shakurs, they’d say, ‘Of course!’ I’ve always been a lot of things.”

On marriage and family:

“We create together; we love on each other. We raise our kids together. We are building something together.”

On getting older and loss:

“This year I’m going to have a quiet birthday. I’ve gone through a major transition. I lost my father, I lost my father’s mother, and I lost my aunt, all within a matter of 12 months. It helped me realize, Jada, you’re going into the next phase in your life. And what old skin I had to shed in order to take on this second half, I did. And that, to me, is the celebration.”

Get Jada’s glamorous statement necklace look with my top picks for Summer.

I am definitely one for more is best and tassels are such an easy way to fit that mantra. Citrine by the Stones’ Fringe Necklace ($375) makes a powerful statement and will look good with everything from a simple knit tank to your most fabulous cocktail dress. Nest makes the most beautiful stone pieces and the brand’s Chunky Stone Necklace ($350) makes a powerful statement in sultry red. One can never go wrong with anything from Yves Saint Laurent and the Jade-Accented Snake Necklace ($2450) is absolute perfection.

Visit www.uptownmagazine.com for more information.

*Images courtesy of Coco & Creme and Uptown Magazine.

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