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Essential Ways To Look Good By John Legend

 

INTERVIEW AND PHOTOGRAPHY: SARAH J. EDWARDS

ART DIRECTION: SALLY A. EDWARDS

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STYLING ASSISTANT: TC

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LOCATION: WEST END, LONDON

When John Legend brought us the idea of giving our readers Ten Essential Ways To Look Good, we were intrigued. John presents to Sarah J. Edwards a candid list of tips, including appropriateness, elegance and good health, proving he’s a strict and pretty good life coach.

The original story was first published in BLAG Vol. 2 Nø 6 print edition in 2006. Read an exclusive excerpt here

 

 

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“Blending. I think blending things, like blending a little elegance with a little ruggedness at the same time is good. So like, my hair is unkempt, or has an air of being a little bit unkempt, but it’s also lined up and got a contained chaos. It’s like nappy but it’s still neat in some ways. Kinda combining those two things at once is usually a good way to think about style. Not too much elegance, not too much ruggedness. A mix of it.”

 

"Being healthy. Getting a rest. Getting enough sleep at night, drinking water. You’re skin will look better, your eyes will look better."

 

“Being healthy. Getting a rest. Getting enough sleep at night, drinking water. You’re skin will look better, your eyes will look better. White guys: don’t tan too much. That’s one of my tips. ‘Cause it’s bad for your skin! It looks good for a little while, but it’s gonna wear on you, like five or ten years down the road, and it doesn’t wear well, so just be your colour and look good, you know.”

 

 

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