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 […]

Top Five Favorite Moments of the BET Awards

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I can’t hardly keep up with myself. The past four out of five weeks, I’ve been somewhere on a trip. I have SO much to write about for you! Expect a whole lotta catching up in the next few posts! First things first, last Sunday I was amongst the stars at The Shrine Auditorium in […]

Today is No Shame Day

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Bellas, allow me to introduce you to my friend Bassey Ikpi. She is an AMAZING woman. Super smart, super funny, brave and outspoken and fabulous and SO talented. You might remember her from Teen Summit back in the day, or Def Poetry Jam, where she set the stage ablaze with her soul stirring words. Bassey […]

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 […]

Meeting Beres Hammond

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If you don’t know the name Beres instantly – much less the man’s first and last name – this story won’t mean much to you. If you’re unfamiliar with Beres Hammond, let me put it into context. That’s like me posting about meeting Al Green, or Ronald Isley, or dare I say, Stevie Wonder. Beres […]

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 […]