Catching Up With Patra! The Queen Of The Pack is BACK

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Picture this. 1994. A young Afrobella is living in Trinidad, still in high school, and watching videos on BET and MTV every day. One day the video for Patra’s Romantic Call comes on the television. “My property is my property!” declares a stunningly beautiful black woman with thick braids sprouting from her head like a […]

Igigi in New Orleans

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New Orleans is like no other city in the world. Steamy, sultry, decadent and delicious, you can feel the history of the city everywhere. It’s in the architecture, the streetcars, the famous food items everyone’s clamoring for. It’s a magical city. Right after Essence Festival weekend, we found some time to escape, explore, and do […]

My Personal Highlights of the Essence Music Festival Weekend

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I promise you that this is my last Essence Music Festival recap for 2012. It was SUCH a big experience, I had to break it into three blog posts!  Like I told you, I had Nothing But FUN! There were SO many epic moments at EMF, photographer Chuck Olu-Alabi took more than 1500 photos. I […]

Nothing But Natural Beauty at the Essence Music Festival!

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I went to New Orleans with two missions in mind. #1 – to thoroughly soak up and enjoy the splendor of my first ever Essence Music Festival! And #2 – to capture the many stunning natural hairstyles I was bound to encounter during three amazing days of culture and music! Together with Chuck Olu-Alabi (AKA […]

Nothing But FUN at the Essence Music Festival!

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  For years I’d heard that the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans was an event to be saved for and anticipated eagerly. The legend of this annual celebration of live music and African American culture is huge. Every year it attracts many of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. Women (and a few […]

What I Wore During BET Awards Weekend in Los Angeles!

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Trips to Los Angeles always throw off my sleep schedule. When I got home from LA I said “yay! I’m going to write all these blog posts and get stuff done!” And then I took an epic five hour nap. It was almost 2 am when I started this post and I’m so sluggish today. […]

My Style Icon — Iris Apfel, A Fabulous and Rare Bird

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Recently I read two articles about The Death of Colorblocking (dun dun dunnnnn). The first was a blog post asking the question, Is Anyone Sick of Colour Blocking Yet? (conclusion, not just yet). The second was a Wall Street Journal article titled Just One Color, which pretty much declares the color blocking trend to be […]