The Afrobella Interview – Project Runway, Season 9 Winner Anya Ayoung-Chee!

Anya Ayoung-Chee, photo by Laura Ferreira - lauraferreira.com

**Edited 10/28/2011 — Spoiler alert, ANYA AYOUNG-CHEE is the new winner of Project Runway! American viewers may be new to her, but Trinidadians around the world have already come to expect great things from Anya Ayoung-Chee. As Trinidad and Tobago’s representative in the 2008 Miss Universe pageant, she showed the world the diverse range that […]

Lancôme Genes Day = Genius

Lancome Genifique Genes Day

If you are familiar with this blog then you already know, I love the combination of beauty and charity. October is a month dedicated to breast cancer awareness, but in the midst of the pink ribbons, the folks at Lancôme are also raising funds and awareness for a different, but still very special cause. Lancôme […]

The Natural Hair Muppet is BACK!

natural hair muppet sesame street

Back in 2010, a little curly ‘froed Muppet on Sesame Street stole my heart and made the rounds of every hair blog on the internet. Who can forget that adorable natural haired Muppet who sang I Love My Hair? Back in 2010, many of us publicly expressed concern that our little Muppet sistren would be […]

Natural Hair Events, Everywhere!!

Koils By Nature Natural Is Not a Fad event

I found this photo of a hair show from the 1920′s, featuring the products of Madam CJ Walker, and it struck me. Hair shows and events are a part of our collective history, dating back further than I had assumed. Hair shows have traditionally been about sharing and displaying pride in our unique beauty. And […]

Read My Lips at the Neosporin Lip Health Twitter Party!

beautiful lips black woman

As the weather gets dryer, moisture becomes more and more of a factor — for your hair, your skin and yes, even your lips! In the interest of keeping your lips soft, smooth, and in perfect shape for wearing your most bangin’ lipstick or smooching your one and only love, I invite you to join […]

Afrobella Art — Nastassia Davis

Assimilate by Nastassia Davis

Bellas, I’d like to present a new monthly series. Afrobella Art will feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create them. First up, Nastassia Davis. Nastassia is a New Jersey based artist and photographer specializing in fine art portraiture and conceptual photography. Her fascinating self-portraits include this stunning image […]

Watch Mrs. O on Extreme Makeover – Home Edition This Sunday!

Michelle Obama Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Get your softest tissues and your most waterproof eye makeup ready for this Sunday evening, bellas. This weekend’s season premiere of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is a very special tearjerker. I know, I know. I hear you. “Um, every episode of Extreme Makeover – Home Edition is a tearjerker. What makes this one so […]