5 Best Parts Of the 2013 Academy Awards Ceremony

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  Crass, contrived humor and misogyny aside – the 2013 Academy Awards did have its entertaining moments. I’ve been watching the Oscars every year since when I was little – and I’m old enough to remember being thoroughly confused by that Rob Lowe/Snow White moment in 1989. A few moments of this year’s ceremony reminded […]

Whitney Houston, Beauty Icon

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  Do you remember where you were, when you found out? I do. I was standing backstage at Texture On The Runway, such a fabulous New York Fashion Week event. I was waiting to be interviewed by Corynne Corbett for Essence, when Dickey of Hair Rules came backstage and said five words I won’t ever […]

Join Me For the Style United P&G Beauty GRAMMY Glam Twitter Party!

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Of all of the shows of awards season, I’d say the GRAMMY Awards are my favorite – and this is coming from someone who’s been on the Academy Awards red carpet! What makes the GRAMMYs my favorite? There’s something about musicians and fashion that just equals magic. I love seeing my favorite singers get all dolled […]

SAG Awards Fashion & a Public Announcement for Celebrities of Color

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Every awards show, it’s the same thing. A cavalcade of celebrities get gussied up for the event. Hair, makeup, accessories, and of course a dress to die for. Most of the time, all of those things have been provided by a brand. And most of the time, the brands then send press releases about what […]

Kerry Washington at the Golden Globes. Get The Look!

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At the 2013 Golden Globes, Scandal and Django Unchained star Kerry Washington went for a classic, sleek, restrained look – blunt bangs, slick, straight hair and a nude Miu Miu gown. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez gave the scoop on her Lancôme makeup! Photo courtesy Lancôme. For Kerry’s face, Carola used Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation in Suede […]

Honest, Funny, Awesome. Afrobella Interviews Heather Headley

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  Before I read the May/June 2012 issue of Caribbean Beat (the official in flight magazine of Trinidad’s Caribbean Airlines), I thought of Heather Headley differently. Undeniably beautiful, talented beyond words, and an accomplished singer with her own albums and Broadway legacy. She’s worldly, and incredibly talented. Heather Headley is a superstar. Before I read […]

Afrobella Film Review — Django Unchained

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Let me begin this review with something of a disclaimer – I am a Quentin Tarantino fan. I’ve seen Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, True Romance and both parts of Kill Bill, From Dusk Till Dawn and Jackie Brown and Death Proof and Ingloruious Basterds. I’ve seen them all, many of them multiple times. So […]