Famous Faces – Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Mon, 02 May 2016 13:16:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 20 Songs I Think You’ll Love If You LOVE Beyoncé’s Lemonade http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/02/songs-to-love-after-beyonce-lemonade/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/05/02/songs-to-love-after-beyonce-lemonade/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 13:16:26 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14314 It was all so different, about a week ago. Then Beyoncé dropped Lemonade and pretty much broke the internet. Let me tell you how it went down at my house. We had just had dinner. My husband was watching the Stanley Cup hockey game. We live in Chicago. His brother lives in St. Louis. This was intense.... read all

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7 Times That Prince Shaped My Life http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/24/prince-shaped-my-life/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/04/24/prince-shaped-my-life/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:06:32 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14280 My best friend Lauren texted me at 12:23 pm on April 21st. I thought that was odd, it was in the middle of the work day. I was in the middle of a hectic afternoon myself, and hadn’t been paying attention to social media for much of the morning. “OMG, please tell me it’s not... read all

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Inside Empire – Behind The Scenes With COVERGIRL and Vogue Studio! http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/30/empire-covergirl-and-vogue-studio/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/30/empire-covergirl-and-vogue-studio/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:06:39 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14247 Empire is one of those shows that frequently gets labeled as a “guilty pleasure.” For me, there is no guilt. There is only pleasure. I enjoy Empire for the glamour, the drama, the sizzling intrigue and especially the STYLE. I grew up on a diet of Dynasty, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing; and Empire gives... read all

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I’m Totally Buying the Sarah Vaughan Stamp http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/03/sarah-vaughan-stamp/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/03/03/sarah-vaughan-stamp/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:52:20 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14227 I just bought myself a sheet of Maya Angelou stamps. At the same time, I decided to get a sheet of Ray Charles stamps. Some folks might say I’ve purchased my fill of stamps for the year and surely I don’t need to buy anymore. But then I discovered (via The Root) that a Sarah... read all

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Texture on the Runway Afterglow http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/20/texture-on-the-runway-afterglow/ http://www.afrobella.com/2016/02/20/texture-on-the-runway-afterglow/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2016 13:40:44 +0000 http://www.afrobella.com/?p=14157 Bellas, I’m still basking in the afterglow. Last weekend, Texture on the Runway hit NYC. It was everything we dreamed it would be. The room was packed, the crowd was dressed to the nines, and the people behind the scenes and on the stage were a veritable who’s who of the natural hair world. It... read all

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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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