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 […]

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, […]

New York! Fashion Week! I’m Here, Let’s Do This

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I had so many things to blog about planned for this week. You should see the ambitious things to do list I wrote for myself on Sunday. I was going to post a celebrity interview and a skincare post and a very involved hair related Ask Afrobella…AND pack for New York Fashion Week, AND get […]

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 […]

Lollapalooza 2012–The Music, The Fashion, The Food, The FUN

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I spent this past weekend with hundreds of thousands of music fans and festival lovers, tromping through the mud at Chicago’s own Grant Park. And it’s basically taken me two full days to recover. That was me on Saturday. My tee is by Detroit’s own, indie teeshirt label WordPlay. Check them out – they’re awesome! […]