Maya Angelou and Common Find Common Ground in Chicago

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I don’t often find myself starstruck, but I just might find myself speechless and in awe this coming Saturday, April 16. I’ll be covering the red carpet at the Common Ground Foundation Gala, a fundraising event celebrating women of excellence and leadership. The Intercontinental Hotel will be hosting an evening of fine food, a silent […]

RIP, Elizabeth Taylor

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Distinctively dark hair. Piercing blue-violet eyes. Diamonds and decadence. Over the top passion and romance. Loyal and lasting friendships, and outspoken activism in the fight against HIV and AIDS. However you may remember Elizabeth Taylor, it goes without saying that she was a truly remarkable and iconic woman. The 79 year old legend passed away […]

What’s Your Skincare Regimen?

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From time to time readers will ask me about my skin care regimen and I never know quite how to answer. That’s because it changes from week to week, depending on what product I’m reviewing. Sometimes the lack of consistency can be frustrating. Which is why I loved this quote from the late, great Aaliyah, […]

5 Things I Didn’t Know About Chantecaille

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Last weekend, the Nordstrom Spring Trend Show was BANANAS. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Picture a department store makeup area just packed with anxious customers to the point where you can’t even make it down an aisle. Everywhere you look, women are getting makeovers or buying makeup or watching demonstrations. Amidst the madness, I had the opportunity to meet […]

Janet Jackson was Everything.com

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I think I’m still caught up in the afterglow. For my birthday, my husband got me the best surprise ever! Amazing seats to see Janet Jackson LIVE at the historic Chicago Theater. Not only did I NOT know that we even HAD Janet Jackson tickets, but he told me the seats weren’t very good to […]

Lady Gaga Viva Glam 2 – How Do You Rock It?

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I love MAC cosmetics and I especially love their Viva Glam initiative. By pairing up daring and outspoken celebrities with the brand’s initiative of raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS, MAC has created a campaign that never fails to inform, inspire and excite. Lady Gaga is THE perfect celebrity to be the face of Viva […]

The Wise Words of Vidal Sassoon

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When I announced to my friends that I was on the line with legendary hairdressing icon Vidal Sassoon, the reaction was hilarious. On both Twitter and Facebook, friends were telling me they didn’t realize Vidal Sassoon was a real person. When I told my husband he quipped, “that’s like you telling me you interviewed Neutrogena […]