What’s It Like Being a Fashion Week Makeup Veteran? MAC Senior Artist Fatima Thomas Tells All

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Fashion Week kicks off today in New York, and I’ll be happily watching via the internet, on my couch. Most of my blogger friends will be in New York, looking fabulous while working hard, attending glamorous events, crowding into backstage spaces to see the hottest looks first, and sharing that information ASAP. Many of my […]

The Coolest Looks From New York Fashion Week – Nail Edition

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“How long is NYFW? I am so sick of seeing it in my timeline!” A dear friend (who isn’t into fashion) asked me that this week, and I LOLed. As the name indicates, Mercedes Benz NYFW lasts a week. Thurday September 8 to Thursday September 15. And yes, it seems like FOREVER, if you’re following […]

The Hottest Manicure Trends at NYFW

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While I was in NYC, my eyes were definitely on the fashion and the fabulous makeup trends on display for New York Fashion Week. But it’s only since I’ve been back home and able to check out the tiny, magical details that will go beyond the runway, into spas and salons around the country. Backstage […]

On My Way to NYC!

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I really didn’t plan on being in New York for Fashion Week in February. Last September’s NYFW left me spent, stressed, and a little poorer for the experience (literally). I said to myself, self, you won’t be going back to New York and entering the NYFW vortex until September 2011. But then an e mail […]

NYFW Look of the Day – Last Day in Lace

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I was due to leave New York on Monday afternoon, but boy oh boy I didn’t account for the dramatics of the day. First things first – you know that Afrobella is typically a positive blog. I try not to trash something unless I’ve had an absolutely abhorrent experience. And this is why, when I […]

NYFW Look of the Day – The Nine West Blogger Breakfast

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Yes, it was exactly what it sounds like. Breakfast pastries, delicious juices and nectars. Bloggers in town for New York Fashion Week, clad in their photographic best. Mixing and mingling, trying on and giggling, admiring Nine West’s amazing shoes for Fall. We had SUCH a FABULOUS time. And this is what I wore! Striped black […]

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Here I Come!

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I took a little blogcation and wow! What a difference a week made! Before last week, I was feeling stressed out and stagnant. Today I’m still stressed out… but feeling great! Why? Because my application to cover events at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York was APPROVED, and I’m totally going to the tents for the […]