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 […]

Afrobella Art — Curating An Artful Eye

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In the interest of furthering the Afrobella Art series under a knowledgable and well curated eye, I’ve turned over the reins to a new monthly contributor. Bellas, meet Veronica Marshall. She is a self-described interior design junkie, obsessed with all-things home décor, antiquing, midcentury modern design, and collecting art by emerging artists. The owner of […]

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and The Help Ruled the SAG Awards

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“”The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color or women. It’s ALL of our burden. All of us… I don’t care how ordinary you may feel, all of us can inspire change. Every single one of us.” Photo via CNN.com. Those were the poignant and wise words uttered by Viola […]

Totally Loving These Tote Bags!

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Right around the holidays, the New York Times published a piece titled “A Message On Every Arm,” all about how tote bags are the new it bags and status symbols amongst those in the fashionable know. It was a super cute fashion and style piece complete with a slide show featuring the most covetable totes, […]

What Should I Wear To The Oscars – Insight From the Stylists!

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I’ve definitely been doing my own search for the perfect Oscar dress, and I’ve found some options already! But the process can be daunting, even for the most fashionable of us. For expert advice and a professional perspective, I turned to three professional stylists to get their recommendations for Oscar night. Help me choose a […]

What Should I Wear to the Oscars?

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I went to my high school graduation, and I got married almost a decade ago. In the back of my mind, the time and place for a Big Fancy Dress had come and gone. What else would I require a floor length gown of inderminate cost for? For awards shows! Trying to choose THE perfect […]