Backstage, Fashion Week: Kim Ovitz by MAC

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Quietly buzzing, impeccably efficient- and all the while beautiful and elegant. Being backstage at the Milk Studio, watching lead artist Luc Bouchard bring his creative vision to life, it hit me. This is what Fashion Week is meant to be. Fashion Week doesn’t have to be about big egos, anger, pushing and shoving and manic […]

NYFW Outfit Of The Day – Fashion’s Night Out!

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Fashion’s Night Out started out absolutely awesome. I began the evening at Macy’s Herald Square location, interviewing the incredible Rachel Roy! (I promise to share, but the video I took can probably best be described as extreme close up. Like imagine just a shot of Rachel’s lips moving, LOL). There were moments of extreme awesomeness, […]

Yesterday’s NYFW Celebrity Sighting

Miss J at C Siriano

It’s J. Alexander, AKA Miss J from America’s Next Top Model! Right after the Christian Siriano show I was waiting for friends outside Lincoln Center. I’m happy to report that Miss Jay was cordial with fans and paused to take pictures (but I was a bit too shy to ask!)

My Aveda NYFW Hair Transformation

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I got to New York City yesterday afternoon and already got swept up into fashion week fabulousness! Last night’s first stop – a hair, makeup and pampering session at the Aveda Advanced Academy. First – the BEFORE picture. So many of my favorite beauty bloggers were in the house – it was like a fabulous […]

Oyin Supports Responsible Reform for Safer Cosmetics!

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Bellas – in my time here as a blogger, I haven’t featured many guest blogger posts. I blame that on my inner control freak. But every now and then we have to admit that we don’t know everything about everything – and the issues surrounding the new proposed bill called the “Safe Cosmetics Act of […]

Gorgeous Naturals, Howard University, and the Ford Fiesta

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Back in February, I had the opportunity to be part of something really special. I went to Howard University to cover a unique casting call for Ford Focus – their Inspired By Color event was SO Afrobella-tastic. I was absolutely astounded by the beauty of the aspiring models – all students at Howard with SO. […]

Afro-Inspired Art, From France With Love

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One of my favorite things to do online, is search for afro-inspired art. Many images are cliche. And every now and then, you find something genius. IMO, this is the latter. I stumbled across the button-art of Anouchka Potdevin via Apartment Therapy and HAD to look her up and share with my bellas. Anouchka Potdevin […]