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 […]

Your Official Music Festival Fashion and Beauty Checklist

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This weekend is going to be an EPIC one for me – it’s Lollapalooza weekend in Chicago! Every year one of my best friends (and his lovely girlfriend) comes to stay with us, and we indulge in three days of music festival fun.  Lollapalooza is big, fun, diverse, and an event to be experienced. I […]

Igigi in New Orleans

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New Orleans is like no other city in the world. Steamy, sultry, decadent and delicious, you can feel the history of the city everywhere. It’s in the architecture, the streetcars, the famous food items everyone’s clamoring for. It’s a magical city. Right after Essence Festival weekend, we found some time to escape, explore, and do […]

What I Wore During BET Awards Weekend in Los Angeles!

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Trips to Los Angeles always throw off my sleep schedule. When I got home from LA I said “yay! I’m going to write all these blog posts and get stuff done!” And then I took an epic five hour nap. It was almost 2 am when I started this post and I’m so sluggish today. […]

The Beauty Box Phenomenon

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In my younger days I hoarded every teeny test tube of perfume I could. I swiped miniature cream samples from my mom’s dresser. And if there was a sample in a magazine — as they include so often in the UK, it seems — I’d be the first one to gank it. I’ve always loved […]

My Style Icon — Iris Apfel, A Fabulous and Rare Bird

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Recently I read two articles about The Death of Colorblocking (dun dun dunnnnn). The first was a blog post asking the question, Is Anyone Sick of Colour Blocking Yet? (conclusion, not just yet). The second was a Wall Street Journal article titled Just One Color, which pretty much declares the color blocking trend to be […]