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 […]

So You’ve Deleted Your John Mayer Songs…

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Y’know, I’m not even mad at John Mayer. I read that Playboy interview and I’d actually like to thank him. Thanks for allowing your foot-in-mouth disorder to shine so brightly, and for giving us all something to remember the next time your trite, boring music comes on the radio. I’ve had my feelings about his […]

On Being Businesslike

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I got the call last week, from a friend. It went kinda like this. “Hey girl! I heard your good news! You’re going to Milan to cover Fashion Week! That’s SO awesome!” Yes, I agree – that would be awesome. If it were at all true. Which it isn’t. I’m learning some hard and cold […]

Our Hair, Our Memories, Our History

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That photo above is from the Washington Post, from a photo gallery titled The Roots Of It. But it could easily have been me, 25 years ago. Or any one of you bellas reading this, I am sure. This weekend’s Washington Post included an absolutely lovely article on the traditions (and trials) of braiding a […]