Thank You, Miu Miu and Ava DuVernay

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  The need for more diversity in fashion is so frequently glaring and so very frequently written about. Sometimes it seems like things are deliberately destined to never change. And every now and then there’s a shining breakthrough, that you hope heralds a new day in fashion and beauty and fills your heart with optimism […]

Moments of Black Beauty History – Grace Jones Island Life Cover Photo

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The woman is in her 60’s and still nobody does it better. The one and only Grace Jones has aged like only the most high quality wine. Today, let’s look back to one of the images that made her an icon. The album cover for Island Life. Grace is GORGEOUS. Sinewy. Sleek. Her skin is […]

SAG Awards Fashion & a Public Announcement for Celebrities of Color

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Every awards show, it’s the same thing. A cavalcade of celebrities get gussied up for the event. Hair, makeup, accessories, and of course a dress to die for. Most of the time, all of those things have been provided by a brand. And most of the time, the brands then send press releases about what […]

What I LOVE About the Microsoft Surface

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Last Tuesday in Chicago I had the honor of hosting a very special event. Microsoft debuted their new tablet device, the Microsoft Surface, and I was their official hostess for this incredible evening! A handpicked and intimate group of Chicago tech, fashion and beauty influencers was chosen to come out for this very special event. […]

All I Want For Christmas…

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It happens every holiday season. I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying gifts for everyone else, that I forget to think about myself. The other day my husband asked me, “so…what do YOU want for Christmas?” and I seriously had to stop and think for longer than you’d expect.   […]

Gifts Worth Giving – Mocha Moon Cosmetic Cases

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This holiday season I’m unveiling a new little series, dedicated to gift items that truly impress me as worth giving in terms of quality, general awesomeness, and also who they’re made by or who they benefit. Gifts Worth Giving will feature unique items made by entrepreneurs you should know about, and some items will benefit […]

My Monif C, Boutique Larrieux Trunk Show Recap. OR, 5 Observed Truths About Plus Sized Women

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  If you were one of the lucky ladies who RSVP’d and attended the fabulous trunk show I cohosted with Monif C and Boutique Larrieux in a luxurious suite at the Waldorf Astoria a few weekends ago, you already know. This was an absolutely incredible experience for plus size women in the Midwest! Oh yes, […]