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 […]

So…What Should I Wear to the BET Awards?

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I know usually you read Afrobella for information and opinions I’m sharing, but right now I could use some collective fashion advice. Bellas, I got an exciting invitation to attend the glam events during the 12th Annual BET Awards weekend! I’ll be riding along with Cadillac, to drink in all the music and culture. This […]

Shop My Spring Into Summer QVC Lookbook!

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The response to my first fashion lookbook was so amazing, I knew I had to keep them coming! My intent the next time around was to ramp up the experience. It’s one thing to see what someone is wearing and be inspired by the way things were put together, but I wanted to curate the […]

Amazing Grace! Grace Jones Shows Us How 64 is DONE

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This year in addition to New Year’s resolutions, I also recently made some summer resolutions. Meaning, I plan to learn to do the summertime things I’ve never mastered. Things like jumping rope and hula hooping. I even took my Hoopnotica set out of the closet, intending to attempt hooping again (thank the Lord no video […]