Tweet With Me, Sam Fine and COVERGIRL during Our Black Girls Rock! Twitter Party!

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Every year, the Black Girls Rock! award show is one of the coolest events on television. The brilliant Beverly Bond created an unstoppable movement, intended to inspire and uplift black women and thanks to BET, the revolution is televised! Every year, Black Girls Rock! is like a who’s who of cool women of color, all […]

I ADORE This Fashion Illustration By Veronica-Marché Miller!

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Of all the vast number of things in this world that I wish I had the talent to do, drawing would be number two. Singing would be number one. I was an art minor in college but despite the fun I had in oil painting and ceramics classes, the clear and undeniable takeaway is that […]

Chicago! Join Me At The Cover FX Find Your Shade Event October 30 at Sephora!

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Chicago bellas! I’ve been a fan of Cover FX  for quite a long time — I even hosted an influencer event for them in 2012 in New York City! Back then the seed of an idea had been planted, and I’m so happy to finally see it come to fruition here in my city! I’m hosting a […]

Iman! Gabrielle! Bethann! And…Me? My Essence Upfront Panel Experience

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  I’ve said this quite a bit when asked about what it’s like to be who I am and do what I do – my job is an ever evolving, always exciting exercise in perpetually rising to the occasion. That’s the most appropriate explanation for last Thursday’s experience. I was flown to New York City, […]

Join Me As I Co-Host The Happy Black Woman Chicago Happy Hour!

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  My bellas in Chicago – you may have noticed that I don’t host many events. I also don’t go to many events. I tend to be kind of a homebody, when I’m home. But next Tuesday I’m participating in something truly special and unique – and I’d love you to come and join me! […]

7 Things I’ve Learned In 7 Years of Blogging

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Seven years ago this week, I did something whimsical. After an evening of casual brainstorming, with the encouragement and advice of my husband and a dear friend, I bought a domain name and started this blog. I didn’t go into it thinking “OMG I’m going to create a brand and quit my day job and […]

Watch Me WERQUE In the #WCSoiree Chicagonista Fashion Show Today!

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I wish that there was a time machine. Or that the Time Phone that was invented in that one South Park episode was somehow real. I wish there was someway for me to tell my 15-year-old self about all the stuff that I was getting up to this week, because she absolutely would freak out […]