“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 […]

What I Wore To BlogHer 13 Day 1

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Bellas, I’m still basking in the afterglow and the glory that was my very first BlogHer conference. I was so honored and proud and excited to participate, and the experience didn’t disappoint at all. I’d say this was one of the top three conference experiences I’ve ever had. The response has been nothing short of […]

AFROS the Book Giveaway on Afrobella.com!

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Perfectly spherical or haphazardly freeform, TWA or big enough to block out the sun. Coily, curly, kinky, zig-zaggy, fabulous and beautiful natural hair is EVERYWHERE. When that Simon Doonan piece about afros being a trend came out, it only made me laugh. Afros never ever really went away, and now they’re more popular than ever! […]

BlogHer 13! I Am SO EXCITED! Come See Me Speak & Party With Me!

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I’ve participated in many conferences but shockingly enough, this will be my FIRST ever official BlogHer! I’ve been to events around the conference before, both in NYC and in Chicago. But this year for the first time, the biggest and most influential conference for women who blog will be in my city, and I’m part […]

Inside My BET Awards Weekend 2013 Experience With Cadillac!

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This past week just whizzed by me in a total blur. I’m now playing catch up from all the fun I had. I can blame it all on the fabulous weekend I enjoyed in Los Angeles. Thanks to my friends at GM and Cadillac, I returned to the BET Awards for the second year in […]