RIP Lena Horne


I’ve made my feelings about Lena Horne known before, so if you read this post, you know how I feel right now. One of my life’s inspirations is gone. Lena Horne, singer, actress and iconic beauty, passed away tonight at the age of 92. Her New York Times obituary is an inspiring read for any […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas


Mother’s Day will be this Sunday, hopefully you’re well aware! Just in case you’re like so many of us and are waiting until today to hit the mall in a panic – relax. I got your back with some natural hair-related recommendations. First stop, Sephora! There are some fabulous hair gift sets there. If you’ve […]

Etta James and the PERFECT Cat’s Eye


Etta James may have had a cherubic face — but listen to that voice. And check out that cat’s eye. Etta was BAD and letting us know in her own inimitable way. Drink that in, cause they don’t make it like that anymore. I first featured that video in a Throwback Thursday in 2008, […]

Swarthy Daisy – So Cute For Summertime!


As you may know from reading this blog, I love beautiful afro-inspired anything. So it goes without saying that one of my favorite Etsy stores is Swarthy Daisy, a line of tees, tanks, and totes all bedecked with an afro-loving daisy woman. In this interview with Newly Natural, the creator explains her inspiration. “Swarthy Daisy […]

IMAN at the Met, by Sam Fine

Iman's Met Look

Sam Fine and I are besties now. I just want you to know that. In my head, anyway. I had the amazing, amazing fortune of meeting the makeup artist to the stars last weekend – EPIC post and video to come, bellas! For now, it’s all about IMAN. 55, and more stunning by the day […]

RIP, Purvis Young


His artwork is inspiring to behold. His images of city life, laden with images of pregnant women and angels, were most often painted on rough hewn pieces of plywood, old doors, whatever was available to him. Purvis Young was an artistic genius. As Jacquelyn Serwer, chief curator of the Smithsonian’s soon to be opened National […]

Chicago! Get Ready to Love Your Hair With Natural Care!


Chicago lovers of natural hair, mark your calendar!! Remember my interview with Felicia Leatherwood, natural stylist to stars like Jill Scott, and creator of the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop? Well now’s your chance to meet her yourself!! The Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop will be coming to Chicago on May […]