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, […]

Words of Wisdom from Yvette Nicole Brown

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The first time I met Yvette Nicole Brown, I was nervous. I was at a huge Hollywood event surrounded by superstars and I felt like a fish out of water. I was standing off to the side while all kinds of instantly recognizable people passed by, and I wound up saying hello to Yvette and […]

Join Me at the Boutique Larrieux & Monif C Trunk Show!

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  The first time I put on one of Monif C’s Marilyn convertible dresses, I was lucky. I visited Monif’s boutique in New York City and found myself faced with a veritable rainbow of dresses. The first one I tried on, was teal. And as you can see, it was love at first tie. Monif’s […]

Absolutely Andy Allo — Afrobella Interviews Prince’s New Protégé

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She’s got a gorgeous face and a heavenly voice, and the kind of full, fluffy hair that inspires awe and admiration when you see her. And I can report from experience, when you meet her she is lovely, sweet, gracious and friendly. In a nutshell, Andy Allo is awesome. Who is Andy Allo? She’s a […]

Hello, Sun Times!

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A few weeks ago I participated in a special photo shoot and couldn’t breathe a word to any of my friends about it. And now the secret’s out! Did you get to see Splash, the brand new Chicago Sun-Times magazine last Sunday? Cause I’m totally in it, right in the middle of the shot! Photo […]