Love You Forever, Erica.

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I didn’t sleep well last night. And when I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was lie in my bed and let tears just trickle out of my eyes. Yesterday I learned that Erica Kennedy is no longer with us. She was a best selling author of Bling and Feminista, inspiring and […]

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 […]

Working Out Like The FLOTUS — What’s On Your Playlist?

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Michelle Obama inspires me on so many levels, bellas. She inspires me in terms of her poise, her grace, her accomplishments, her style, and in the way that she makes health and fitness a priority. I’m trying to do the same in my life, and the First Lady’s workout regimen inspires me. Check out this […]

Jody Watley On Life, Music, Beauty, Billy B and Being an Icon

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When you think of Jody Watley, very specific visuals might come to mind. Sleek hair. Bangin’ brows. Hoop earrings. A matte red lip. When I visualize Jody Watley, I always envision her in an all black ensemble. And for me that’s entirely because Jody Watley was one of my earliest beauty icons. Her Eighties hits […]

RIP, Donna Summer

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When I read the headline on TMZ, my heart sank right into my stomach. The Queen of Disco, the woman who contributed so much glamour and glitter to the soundtrack of my life, Donna Summer, has died of cancer at age 63. This year has been awful, in terms of losing my childhood musical icons. […]

Billy B on Makeup, Jody Watley, Life, and Being a Legend

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When I first opened my eyes to the world of beauty and makeup and possibility that I too, might be an attractive girl in my own right….there was the makeup of Billy B to guide me. In case you don’t know, the celebrity makeup artist who today is beloved for his work on RuPaul’s Drag […]

Remembering The Genius That Was Jim Henson

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22 years ago, the world lost a genius. Jim Henson left this realm on May 16, 1990. I was a big fan of his work, from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street to Labryinth and The Dark Crystal. My brothers LOVED The Dark Crystal so much, our first dog was named Fizzgig! Recently I watched […]