Famous Faces – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:24:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On My Way To Texture on the Runway! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/10/on-my-way-to-texture-on-the-runway/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/10/on-my-way-to-texture-on-the-runway/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:56:26 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14135 This week has absolutely flown by and it’s about to go into overdrive. Today is my day to pack and prepare. I’m so excited to head back to NYC, just in time for Fashion Week to begin! In case you forgot, I’ll tell you again – I’m heading to NYC to co-emcee Texture on the... read all

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Let Me Tell You Why The Ava DuVernay Barbie Means Everything http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/16/ava-duvernay-barbie/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/16/ava-duvernay-barbie/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 23:51:38 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13986 Like most little girls, I totally grew up playing with Barbie. For the most part, these were Barbies that didn’t look like me. They were Barbies with lives I couldn’t relate to, who couldn’t be more opposite than me. With my brown skin, sturdy frame and Trinidadian identity, there was nothing for me to identify... read all

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So I Met Anthony Bourdain Last Week http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/13/anthony-bourdain/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/12/13/anthony-bourdain/#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:46:33 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13969 Last week was kind of a whirlwind. I was just coming back to Chicago after a funeral. My husband was spending some extra time with his family so I was flying solo. I got back home and didn’t yet have my bearings before I had to head across town to the Ravenswood Event Center for... read all

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You Deserve – the Grandbaby Cakes Recipe Book http://www.afrobella.com/2015/10/19/grandbaby-cakes-recipe-book-review/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/10/19/grandbaby-cakes-recipe-book-review/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:11:04 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13757 In retrospect, I realize my personal, hands-on history with cake making is limited and somewhat problematic. All of my memories entail crowded kitchens and being aware of my lack of skills. Every Christmas in Trinidad, we would gather in the kitchen to make the traditional Trinidadian black cake. The cake is rich and dark with... read all

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Purses and Charms and Kerry Washington! Inside The Purple Purse Experience http://www.afrobella.com/2015/10/08/kerry-washington-purple-purse/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/10/08/kerry-washington-purple-purse/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:17:15 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13713   Allstate Foundation Purple Purse is truly remarkable for a few reasons. It’s shining a light on a cause that remains relatively unheard of despite being downright ubiquitous.  Often financial abuse is an indicator of more overt domestic violence to come. It’s a way that many abusers manage to keep victims in check. According to PurplePurse.com,... read all

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Get The Look – Angela Bassett at the Emmys 2015 http://www.afrobella.com/2015/09/23/angela-bassett-emmys-2015/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/09/23/angela-bassett-emmys-2015/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 22:41:38 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13697 The photos of Angela Bassett at the Emmys have been floating around my timeline and getting tons of social media likes, with good reason. Because Angela Bassett looks AMAZING. The word flawless gets tossed around a lot. Here, I’d say it applies. Behold. Angela Bassett is never one to half-step and she SLAYED at the... read all

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My Aunty Sintra – The Secret Life of The Most Famous Jamaica Poster Girl http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/25/sintra-bronte-afrobella-jamaica-poster-girl/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/08/25/sintra-bronte-afrobella-jamaica-poster-girl/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:43:47 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13622 It’s so funny to read the headlines when they’re about someone you know personally. So often rumors and falsehoods are presented as truth.  If you don’t know the real person and the real behind the scenes details, it can be easy to believe what you hear or what you read online. Sintra Bronte is living... read all

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My Afro Wonder Woman Poster Makes My Office Extra Awesome http://www.afrobella.com/2015/07/07/afro-wonder-woman-poster/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/07/07/afro-wonder-woman-poster/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 21:40:29 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13432 Afro Wonder Woman is EVERYTHING. Designed by Daniel Price of DEP Designs, she's the perfect addition to my home office.

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Lupita Nyong’o at Cannes 2015 – Get That Lip Look! http://www.afrobella.com/2015/05/13/lupita-at-cannes/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/05/13/lupita-at-cannes/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 00:38:25 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13283 If you haven’t yet realized that I’m an unabashed Lupita stan, now’s as good a time as any. I think she’s absolutely gorgeous, and so classy and elegant. Lupita Nyong’o came to SLAY the red carpet at Cannes, resplendent in custom Gucci chiffon. Her makeup was by Nick Barose for Lancôme, and I had to... read all

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Luther Is Love. 5 Of The Very Best By Luther Vandross http://www.afrobella.com/2015/04/21/luther-is-love-5-of-the-very-best-by-luther-vandross/ http://www.afrobella.com/2015/04/21/luther-is-love-5-of-the-very-best-by-luther-vandross/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 05:56:19 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=13190 Will there ever be another singer who can even come close to Luther Vandross – in terms of range, soul and sheer vocal ability? To his true fans and those lucky enough to have seen him perform live in his lifetime, that’s a tough question. All we can do is enjoy the music we have... read all

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