8 Amazing Moments From My BlogHer 13 Weekend

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The past two weeks sped by me in a blur of activity. It was all events and fun and concerts and house guests and running around doing stuff! And now I’m finally coming down off the cloud, settling back into life’s little routines, and able to decompress enough to share my complete, ginormous recap on […]

BlogHer 13! I Am SO EXCITED! Come See Me Speak & Party With Me!

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I’ve participated in many conferences but shockingly enough, this will be my FIRST ever official BlogHer! I’ve been to events around the conference before, both in NYC and in Chicago. But this year for the first time, the biggest and most influential conference for women who blog will be in my city, and I’m part […]

Watch Me WERQUE In the #WCSoiree Chicagonista Fashion Show Today!

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I wish that there was a time machine. Or that the Time Phone that was invented in that one South Park episode was somehow real. I wish there was someway for me to tell my 15-year-old self about all the stuff that I was getting up to this week, because she absolutely would freak out […]

An Elegy For Eloquii – The Frustrating State Of Plus Size Fashion

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In case you haven’t been paying attention to the fashion news, The Limited’s plus size fashion line Eloquii, will be no more by the end of summer. Right now, the discounts are ridiculously steep. We’re talking 70% and 80% off the original prices, for those willing to dig through the remnants of dresses, tops and […]

Thank You, Miu Miu and Ava DuVernay

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  The need for more diversity in fashion is so frequently glaring and so very frequently written about. Sometimes it seems like things are deliberately destined to never change. And every now and then there’s a shining breakthrough, that you hope heralds a new day in fashion and beauty and fills your heart with optimism […]

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 […]

Bellas! My Second Vogue Black Post is Up

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And this time I wrote all about body scrubs for gorgeous skin. I gave a long overdue shout out to one of my besties in the beauty blogosphere, Julia of All About the Pretty. I’ll tell ya, I touched her arm when we were at Fashion Week in September…her skin is like silk and velvet […]