The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Afrobella Review

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This week, I was invited to a special, press only screening of one of the most highly anticipated movies of the holiday season. The Hunger Games was one of the most popular book series of the decade, and the first film of the trilogy was one of the biggest movies of 2011. I got sucked […]

What To Wear On Thanksgiving Day? Comfortable Pants. Duh.

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    I didn’t’t grow up with Thanksgiving in my life (obviously, I’m from Trinidad)! But having lived in this country for fifteen years or so, it has become a part of my life and one of my favorite celebrations. Thanksgiving is about family, nesting, togetherness, love, and delicious food. What’s not to love? And […]

Scandal! Creating an Olivia Pope Wardrobe For Plus Size Gladiators

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Scandal is one of the hottest shows on television right now, and if you’re not watching just know that you’re being excluded from passionate conversations and pertinent pop cultural information on a weekly basis. It happened to me and I had to catch up real quick to stay current. Every Thursday night, that is ALL […]

I ADORE This Fashion Illustration By Veronica-Marché Miller!

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Of all the vast number of things in this world that I wish I had the talent to do, drawing would be number two. Singing would be number one. I was an art minor in college but despite the fun I had in oil painting and ceramics classes, the clear and undeniable takeaway is that […]

“Say Yes” to Ava DuVernay And Fashion Fair!

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  How amazing is Ava DuVernay? In the dazzling span of her film career, she’s blazed a trail and changed the game. She was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, for her film Middle Of Nowhere. Her first feature film, I Will Follow was critically acclaimed […]

Iman! Gabrielle! Bethann! And…Me? My Essence Upfront Panel Experience

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  I’ve said this quite a bit when asked about what it’s like to be who I am and do what I do – my job is an ever evolving, always exciting exercise in perpetually rising to the occasion. That’s the most appropriate explanation for last Thursday’s experience. I was flown to New York City, […]

New York Fashion Week Frames Of Mind

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There were a number of reasons why I wound up missing this past season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Life intervened and I found myself in Chicago instead of strutting through the stylish crowds at Lincoln Center. Because I wasn’t there, I honestly didn’t plan any fashion week coverage. But then a friend […]