Join Me at the Boutique Larrieux & Monif C Trunk Show!

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  The first time I put on one of Monif C’s Marilyn convertible dresses, I was lucky. I visited Monif’s boutique in New York City and found myself faced with a veritable rainbow of dresses. The first one I tried on, was teal. And as you can see, it was love at first tie. Monif’s […]

Behold, the Afrobella Avon E-Boutique!

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Hello, Avon shoppers! Have you seen me on the site yet? Here I am!      One of the coolest things about being an Avon ambassador is the international reach of the brand. Avon is everywhere! I’ve gotten such sweet messages from all kinds of people from around the world, many of them Avon salespeople, […]

The Ryder Cup. Golf, Glam and the American Express Experience

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Bellas, I am not a sports person. I’ve had to admit it to myself through the years. In fact when I was little, my tennis instructor straight up told my parents that “Patrice is more of an academic.” He was so right. I did tennis lessons and I actually did a few golf lessons when […]

Cocktails and Couture–The HOTTEST Party of NYFW

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  I’ve been in this beauty blogging game for six years, and in that time I’ve connected with SO many amazing women. Through our relationships online, we’ve forged lifelong bonds. And every year – twice a year if I’m lucky – all of us come together and have what feels like an epic high school […]

Curl Couture! Fashion’s Night Out FUN with Beautiful Textures

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Fashion’s Night Out can be too much and too crazy – especially in New York. But it’s still one of my favorite parts of fashion week. I love that it’s made fashion an EVENT. I love that it’s made fashion a democracy. Now it’s up to you how to celebrate – if you’re into makeup, […]

Inside Afropunk 2012

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I absolutely love living in Chicago, but if I had to choose somewhere to relocate…my next pick would be Brooklyn. Forget the fact that New York is expensive, stressful and I could swing a cat and hit a Trini I grew up with there – Brooklyn has a life, an energy and a flavor like […]

RIP, Helen Gurley Brown

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As crazy as this may sound, Cosmopolitan was one of the first magazines I remember reading. I knew I was far too young to be reading that stuff, but I couldn’t stay away. Those primary colored covers featuring super glamorous women — especially in the Eighties when supermodels seemed like a breed apart. I was […]