Anyone who’s been reading this here blog for a while now knows — En Vogue were among my most significant beauty icons back when I was but a greasy-faced teenager who wanted to wear makeup and feel pretty but didn’t know how. In my day, it didn’t get better. En Vogue filled an important chronological girl group era for me — between TLC — and raised the bar for harmony and class.


So imagine how geeked I was to meet them! Yup, two weekends ago I had the privilege of meeting the Funky Divas during a stop on their Rooted in Nature beauty tour, on assignment for Black Voices.

Click here to read my original post, and click below to watch the video!

Please excuse my nerves.
I also met Angela Guy, senior VP general manager of Softsheen Carson, who told me more about Roots of Nature. I’m curious about that reconstructing deep treatment, so expect a review to come!

The girls were sweet as pie and seemed honestly interested in checking out the site. So Cindy, Terry, and Dawn might be reading this. If so — hi!! It was wonderful to meet you, and I look forward to hearing some new music from one of my favorite groups ever!

What’s your favorite En Vogue song, bellas? I’ve been listening to Free Your Mind lately, and WOW that song and the video are so progressive and ahead of its time!

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Game Well and Truly Over says:
October 5, 2009, 8:58 pm
Excellent! I love "Don't Let Go"...
carleen says:
October 5, 2009, 9:00 pm
My Lovin' Never gonna get it (for the breakdown)
gina says:
October 5, 2009, 10:47 pm
squee! I bought long gloves just so I could sing "Giving Him Something He Can Feel" around the house. Love that song, and lucky you, Afrobella, to meet these gorgeous and talented women!
J.Adia says:
October 5, 2009, 11:42 pm
How exciting! I really feel like EnVogue has been underrated. I've been listening to Born to Sing on and off since last fall. Their voices are beautiful together. Their songs are classic. The Born to Sing album cover was classic. Part of Me is my absolute favorite EnVogue song. When I first saw Sparkle a few years ago, I realized EnVogue had one or two actors from the movie in the Giving Him Something He Can Feel video. I remember practicing the moves from the video (I'm not a dancer, but I could pretend to take a glove off and fan it with the best of them.) I'm about to set my ipod alarm to Born to Sing.
Liyahs Legacy says:
October 5, 2009, 11:49 pm
I love En Vogue,you are so lucky to have met them.That's like one of my dreams!! Some of my favorite songs from them is "Lies","Runaway Love" and "Riddle"
vivian says:
October 6, 2009, 4:32 am
I love En Vogue,you are so lucky to have met them.That’s like one of my dreams!! Some of my favorite songs from them is “Lies”,”Runaway Love”
caramelhoney says:
October 6, 2009, 8:42 am
I had discovered En Vogue a few years ago and fell in love with "Don't Let Go". That's one of my favorite songs from the group, because I feel like it just holds so much strong emotion and I can relate to everything they sing about. I also love the harmonies and melodies within the vocal arrangement of the song. Those girls can sing! Just listening to it makes me wanna close my eyes and pretend my voice is just as awesome as thiers. favorite line- "Hold me tight and don't let go,donnt let go, You have the right to lose control."
SJay says:
October 6, 2009, 11:11 am
Give it Up, Turn it Loose! That was my jam.
Salakida says:
October 6, 2009, 11:16 am
En Vogue, you are so lucky!!! Cindy Herron was my idol when I was little, OMG!! Me and my friends used to dress up (well, to the best of our ability LOL)and do the routines from "Hold On' and "Never Gonna Get It", ahhh memories. It's hard to pick a favorite, right now my top two are "Don't Go" and "Don't Let Go (Love)"
Stacy says:
October 6, 2009, 4:20 pm
Don't let go. Everytime I hear that song I think about the love scene from "Set it off" with Stoney & Keith (Jada Pinkett-Smith and Blair Underwood).
Jenene says:
October 9, 2009, 3:26 pm
I saw these ladies earlier this year. Although it was a ticketed event, it was standing room only. I got on line an hour before the doors opened and the line was down the block. About another hour standing in heels before the show started. Then a 90 minutes show still standing in heels and getting shoved in the head by some silly males thinking these fabulous divas were singing to them! It was all worth it! If they come to your city, go show En Vogue some love ;)
mellowyel says:
October 11, 2009, 1:55 am
so exciting!! Definitely Don't Let Go and Free Your Mind are my absolute faves. Grew up on that stuff. Between this and Corinne Bailey Rae making a comeback, 2010 is looking like a great year for music! I have a request, though: PLEASE no electropop/house/techno, and absolutely no autotune. Both of these things encourage bad songwriting and bad singing. Sing like the divas you are! From an 80s baby who danced to Free Your Mind at her 5th birthday party :)


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