Afrobella in the New York Times

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Well there’s a post headline I’ve been wanting to write since I started this blog! It took me like two days to fully absorb that this HAPPENED. One of those dreams you don’t think will come true…until it DOES. That’s me, in the fashion section of NYTimes.com! With a dope photo from my QVC lookbook, […]

The Beauty Box Phenomenon

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In my younger days I hoarded every teeny test tube of perfume I could. I swiped miniature cream samples from my mom’s dresser. And if there was a sample in a magazine — as they include so often in the UK, it seems — I’d be the first one to gank it. I’ve always loved […]

My Style Icon — Iris Apfel, A Fabulous and Rare Bird

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Recently I read two articles about The Death of Colorblocking (dun dun dunnnnn). The first was a blog post asking the question, Is Anyone Sick of Colour Blocking Yet? (conclusion, not just yet). The second was a Wall Street Journal article titled Just One Color, which pretty much declares the color blocking trend to be […]

Meeting Beres Hammond

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If you don’t know the name Beres instantly – much less the man’s first and last name – this story won’t mean much to you. If you’re unfamiliar with Beres Hammond, let me put it into context. That’s like me posting about meeting Al Green, or Ronald Isley, or dare I say, Stevie Wonder. Beres […]

A Few Of Our Favorite Drugstore Makeup Wipes

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Hey bellas! It’s been a minute since makeup correspondent Sherry Blossom (@MsSherryBlossom) blessed the blog! Now she’s here to collaborate with me on a post! Sherry’s no stranger to drugstore makeup, and neither am I – any makeup lover knows that wipes are ESSENTIAL. I can’t travel without ‘em, and as a makeup artist and […]

So…What Should I Wear to the BET Awards?

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I know usually you read Afrobella for information and opinions I’m sharing, but right now I could use some collective fashion advice. Bellas, I got an exciting invitation to attend the glam events during the 12th Annual BET Awards weekend! I’ll be riding along with Cadillac, to drink in all the music and culture. This […]

Luvvie on Locs – How I Started My Locs

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I don’t write as often on natural hair as I used to, but I’m trying to get back in the swing of things – and locs are one area of natural hair in which I’ve ALWAYS been deficient. I’ve noticed that in general on natural hair blogs and mainstream sites – locs don’t get as […]