Want Of The Week: Monif C’s Marilyn Dress

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Lemme tell you a crazy story. Do you believe in destiny? This feels more like dresstiny. Last year I was still living in Miami. We were planning a move to Chicago, and I had just quit my job. I was nervous about our future, but I had a dream that reassured me. It was in […]

Want Of The Week: Boscoe Holder’s Paintings

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File this under: I always want what I can’t afford. These days I’m all about home decor that is truly unique and noteworthy. Which means enough with the framed posters on my walls – I want art! Painted! On canvas! And of course that is crazy expensive. So I spend afternoons wishing and hoping and […]

Hello, Howard University!

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This week’s schedule of posts has gone haywire because – I’m in Washington DC today! I’ve been invited by the Ford Motor company to witness something fresh and new. The Ford Fiesta Inspired by Color casting call is taking place today from 10 am to 4 pm on the rooftop of the undergraduate library at […]

Last Minute Easter Sweetness

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The store aisles are bedecked in pastel shades and overflowing with chocolate bunnies, Peeps, and egg shaped candy. Tomorrow is Easter Sunday! If you haven’t yet had a chance to score some Easter goodies for yourself and your loved ones, you don’t need to get them the usual Cadbury cream egg. Step up your Easter […]

My First Beauty Memory

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My mother’s first beauty memory was one of observation. She remembers watching my grandfather’s sister, Auntie Ruby, as she sat at her dresser getting ready. “She would always have a huge flacon of 4711, and she would dab it behind her ears and on her neck. Being a six-year-old, sitting there and watching her was […]

Happy Birthday, Kurt. RIP

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In my angstiest, angriest teenage days, I was a big Nirvana fan. Huge. Posters on my wall, staying up at night to watch the videos on Alternative Nation. I mostly kept the obsession to myself — not everyone at my school was into rock music. My alternateen existence was mainly shared with a few classmates, […]

Inspiration Via Maya

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In the midst of achievement and success, sometimes you’ll also encounter jealousy, anger, and competitive energy from unlikely sources. That’s what I’m dealing with now, bellas. That kind of negativity can be disquieting to the spirit. On days when it gets to me, I tend to do as my mom suggests and shroud myself in […]