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.

What To Wear On Thanksgiving Day

    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 […]

Scandal! Creating an Olivia Pope Wardrobe For Plus Size Gladiators

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Scandal is one of the hottest shows on television right now, and if you’re not watching just know that you’re being excluded from passionate conversations and pertinent pop cultural information on a weekly basis. It happened to me and I had to catch up real quick to stay current. Every Thursday night, that is ALL […]

Black Girls Rock 2013! Was All About Beauty And Inspiration

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This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL!  Last night BET aired the annual Black Girls Rock! awards and I was SO thoroughly entertained and inspired. I’m so taken with Beverly Bond’s creation. Her organization goes so much further beyond glitz and glamour. It’s about reaching back and lifting up our sisters, it’s about recognizing our accomplishments […]

I ADORE This Fashion Illustration By Veronica-Marché Miller!

Afrobella illustration by VeronicaMarche Miller

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 […]