Afrobella Art – Andrea Pippins, Forever Fly

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In my corner of the blogosphere, there’s been one design and art blog holding it down from the beginning. Andrea Pippins, creator of Fly, has been sharing her vision of creative artwork and design inspirations since 2006. Her blog has personally introduced me to so many up and coming creative and fresh new aesthetic ideas, […]

My Simply Be Style Lookbook + A Coupon Code Just For You!

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I used to wish that my personal style could be encapsulated in just a few words. You know, like “bohemian” or “glamorous” or “edgy.” I’m a bit of a fashion floater but I know what I like, and I know what looks good on me. I know what lengths and shapes I feel most comfortable […]

Looking For a Satin Lined Knit Hat? Look No Further Than Shepiji on Etsy!

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Funny thing about Spring – you hear that the season’s begun and you go into expectation overdrive. “Soon there’ll be sunshine and flowers and happiness everywhere!” you think. And then you wake up in the morning to snowflakes outside your window and black ice on the sidewalk. Seriously. I almost busted my butt on the […]

Shoutout To My Glam Squad! What I Wore to the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

With Nicole Evans MUA and Felicia Leatherwood, AKA "The Hair Whisperer"

Getting me ready for the red carpet and my first official correspondent gig was a journey in itself. It was fun and glamorous every step of the way. For an opportunity like this, I didn’t want to leave anything to chance. I put myself in the capable hands of my glam squad, from Chicago to […]

Afrobella Art – Tanekeya Word. Artist, Afrofuturist, Feminist, Visionary.

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title: "Home Court Advantage"
medium: mixed media on watercolor paper
year: 2013

  In 2011 I tried to launch a regular series called Afrobella Art. The intent was to feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create and curate them. I started out OK but then ran into a wall of FAIL not too long after that because I was in […]

DIY – How To Master Nail Art

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I think nail art is some kind of innate skill that certain people are born to have. Where some folks are able to draw precise lines on their own fingernails, or dip their fingers into water to create a marbleized effect ala Pinterest, I seem only capable of creating a mess of my own hands. […]

What To Wear On Thanksgiving Day? Comfortable Pants. Duh.

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    I didn’t’t grow up with Thanksgiving in my life (obviously, I’m from Trinidad)! But having lived in this country for fifteen years or so, it has become a part of my life and one of my favorite celebrations. Thanksgiving is about family, nesting, togetherness, love, and delicious food. What’s not to love? And […]