The Natural Hair Tax

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The painting you see here is called Extensions by Annie Lee. It’s available for sale here at BlackArtDepot.com. And you can learn more about this phenomenal artist at her website AnnieLeeArts.com. I’ve been on a mission to find the ideal hair salon here in Chicago — somewhere I can get my hair styled into kinky […]

Are You Rocking Red Pumps Today?

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Bellas, I can’t even really wear heels, but today on Afrobella I’m proud to represent and rock these fly Alexander McQueen red pumps online all day! Today is National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. One year ago, Karyn and Luvvie founded The Red Pump Project — an enthusiastic non profit organization which has tirelessly […]

Bellas! My Second Vogue Black Post is Up

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And this time I wrote all about body scrubs for gorgeous skin. I gave a long overdue shout out to one of my besties in the beauty blogosphere, Julia of All About the Pretty. I’ll tell ya, I touched her arm when we were at Fashion Week in September…her skin is like silk and velvet […]

Rock The Red!

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I’ve been looking everywhere online for the perfect pair of flat red boots. And I need them soon — because on Thursday, March 25th I’ll be wearing them at the Red Pump Project’s Rock The Red fashion show! If you’ve been reading my blog for the past few months, you already know I have much […]

Say Hello to Vogue Black

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I’ve hemmed and hawed about having big news and the best being yet to come…this is one of the things I’ve been talking about. I’m a contributor to Vogue Italia’s new site, Vogue Black! *cue fireworks and the chorus of Hate Me Now* And I’m not the only one! Andrea of Fly is also contributing […]

Vanity Fair: The Beauty of Low Expectations

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The current “Vanity Fair is racist!” brouhaha involving the shades-of-alabaster cover of their Young Hollywood has been covered quite well by a variety of other blogs and websites: From Jezebel: “What does “Young Hollywood” look like? According to Vanity Fair, it’s pretty, thin, female and white.” From USA Today: “Where are any women of color? […]

A Post Valentine’s Giveaway

I hope you enjoyed Valentine’s Day! We enjoyed a beautiful and romantic day here in Chicago. We spent the morning in Chinatown, attending the Chinese New Year parade. Yesterday was the first day of the Year of the Tiger, and Chinatown was densely packed with onlookers. You can see some photos from the day here […]