Valentine’s Day Love Advice From This (Old) Married Lady

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  OK so I’m not OLD. I’m 33 (almost 34 as my husband is quick to point out). 33 isn’t old, but we’ve been happily married for 11 years this year. That’s a long time, especially in this day and age. We got married a few short weeks after graduating from college – I remember studying for finals while […]

Whitney Houston, Beauty Icon

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  Do you remember where you were, when you found out? I do. I was standing backstage at Texture On The Runway, such a fabulous New York Fashion Week event. I was waiting to be interviewed by Corynne Corbett for Essence, when Dickey of Hair Rules came backstage and said five words I won’t ever […]

What’s It Like Being a Fashion Week Makeup Veteran? MAC Senior Artist Fatima Thomas Tells All

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Fashion Week kicks off today in New York, and I’ll be happily watching via the internet, on my couch. Most of my blogger friends will be in New York, looking fabulous while working hard, attending glamorous events, crowding into backstage spaces to see the hottest looks first, and sharing that information ASAP. Many of my […]

Moments of Black Beauty History – Grace Jones Island Life Cover Photo

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The woman is in her 60’s and still nobody does it better. The one and only Grace Jones has aged like only the most high quality wine. Today, let’s look back to one of the images that made her an icon. The album cover for Island Life. Grace is GORGEOUS. Sinewy. Sleek. Her skin is […]

Moments in Black Beauty History – Our Makeup History

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This month, I will feature snapshots of black beauty history. Expect to see images, products, tastemakers, artists, models, and films that have shaped our world in terms of fashion and beauty today. Most casual students of black history know about historical hair product impresarios and entrepreneurs – women like Madame C.J Walker, Annie Malone and […]

28 Moments in Black History. Roxanna Floyd’s Impact

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Before the advent of prominent beauty blogs, back when it was possible for makeup loving consumers to remain blissfully unaware of the celebrity artists behind the scenes, creating the iconic looks others would emulate – there was Roxanna Floyd, working tirelessly behind the scenes and paving the way for a new generation of makeup artists of […]

28 Moments in Black Beauty History. Josephine Baker’s ZouZou

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Today is Februrary 1, the official beginning of Black History Month. Every day this month, I will feature a snapshot of black beauty history. Expect to see images, products, tastemakers, artists, models, and films that have shaped the world of fashion and beauty today.  I can still remember like it was yesterday. I may have […]