Esperanza Spalding On Fashion, The Oscars, and Radio Music Society

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She’s got beautiful hair and a stunning face, and she’s talented like nobody’s business. Esperanza Spalding has the whole package going for her. I’ve been a fan for a while now – remember this 2008 interview? Even then I knew she was going to be HUGE. So much has changed for Esperanza since then. She’s […]

Afrobella Loves Sofistafunk!

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I’ve raved on and on already, but allow me to rave some MORE about Sofistafunk The Skirt Company. I love the aesthetic – inspired by antiquity, but with a modern sensibility. Their clothing is decidedly feminine and undeniably distinctive, made in Montclair New Jersey by a small group of women with a lot of love […]

Quest for the Oscar Dress

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If you’re curvy and fabulous, you already know – fashion made to fit and flatter can be hard to find under the best of circumstances. It’s hard to find the right outfit for a job interview. It’s hard to find a super cute dress for a party or fashion show. It’s even harder to find […]

Why I Rock The Red Pump Today and Every Day

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It’s one thing to look at a charitable group from the outside and want to support them because their ambitions seem noble. It’s another to know the founders of that charitable group, to know their hearts and minds and ambitions are truly in the right place, and to support them because you’re a true believer […]

Tracee Ellis Ross Takes Natural Hair Uptown

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  Bellas! Have you seen the March cover of Uptown Magazine? Tracee Ellis Ross looks GORGEOUS. Regal. Self possessed in her beauty. I got my first glimpse at the Uptown Magazine 20th Anniversary of Boomerang party – the room was festooned with Tracee’s blown up cover shots. And Tracee was there herself, kickin it and […]

Uptown, Saturday Night – Uptown Magazine’s 20th Anniversary of Boomerang Celebration

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In Chicago I am quite the homebody. You’re unlikely to catch me clubbing – at most I’ll go with my husband to a concert, or out to dinner. I don’t get out often when I’m in my city, but when I’m out of town? It’s non stop activity. This last trip to Los Angeles was […]

The Coolest Celebrities I Met at the Essence Fifth Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

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From the very first day that I landed in Hollywood, it was like being in an alternate universe. One where I was surrounded by celebrities, and not only were they friendly…but every so often they knew who I was and expressed love for my blog. I can’t tell you how honored and humbled I was […]