Every week I’m going to highlight my favorite posts from around the blogosphere, to keep you bellas up to date on what’s happening in hair, beauty, fashion and more!


If you watched the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, you may have seen some um, questionable red carpet looks. But there were some real red carpet winners, and Glee’s Amber Riley was among them! Blaq Vixen Beauty has the breakdown. Loved her bright pink Cover Girl lip! And whoever Amber’s stylist is, she KNOWS how to dress a full figured female! Hats off to her!


I’m so so proud of my friend Charles Wade. An esteemed stylist who has put in GREAT work at Vibe and Honey magazine, he was sick of seeing tastemakers of the past complain about the lack of black fashion editors working today, without doing anything to encourage the next crop of up and coming black fashion influencers to come. Charles has taken the gloves off and gotten down to WORK. Charles started The New York Fashion Week Internship Placement Project, and has chosen ten lucky up and coming fashion industry employees to come to NYFW for this inaugural honor – those are the chosen few in the photo above! I’m going to meet them when I go to NYC next week and I’m SO excited. The NYFWIPP is seeking donations and assistance click here for details!


I’m working on a blog post in my mind about the natural hair craze, and this photo couldn’t have come along at a better time.

This is Tiffany “New York” Pollard. She’s rocking a natural look now – photo and info via NecoleBitchie.com! I think she looks amazing. Here’s hoping she likes the look and sticks with it. You don’t need a thousand dollar weave, 2 inches of makeup and cleavage up to your chin to be beautiful!

I’m still featuring beautiful natural women over at Essence.com, and my latest Natural Hair Diary is from a dear friend – Julia Coney of All About The Pretty. She’s so awesome!


While catching up on the hottest gossip from one of my favorite blogs MissJia.com, I learned that B. Scott interviewed one of my all time hair icons, Ms. Chaka Khan! The interview was inspiring, cute, funny and salacious as only B. Scott serves it up. Love it!!

OMG, did you SEE the BET Celebration of Gospel last night? I have but five words for you. Whitney Houston and Kim Burrell.

WOW. Seriously, tears were in my eyes. Is Whitney officially BACK now? I hope so!

Happy Monday bellas!


Green Afro Diva says:
January 31, 2011, 1:24 pm
That's really New York??!! she looks amazing. I hope that her inner beauty matches her outer beauty
bella says:
January 31, 2011, 1:30 pm
WELL said and I hope so too!!
Adrienne says:
January 31, 2011, 4:21 pm
New York looks WONDERFUL! She should stick with the "natural" look! It is extremely becoming on her!
S Nicole says:
January 31, 2011, 7:39 pm
I love this feature..............thanks for sharing!
sandra says:
January 31, 2011, 7:54 pm
I like this series; the idea of you going around the web and bringing us news is fantastic. Thank you so much.
NaturalE says:
January 31, 2011, 8:04 pm
Wow. I am loving Tiffany's (a.k.a. New York) new look. I know I am bias because I am a natural girl but the fact remains she looks GREAT! As for this feature on your blog I am also truly a fan. I love knowing what other blogs are out there and of course the public show of love, encouragement, and praise. Keep it up!
Nicole says:
February 1, 2011, 12:34 am
Amber looked STUNNING! Her stylist is actually a guy, Mr. Bradshaw. I follow him on Twitter. hehe. But yea, he did a great job styling her. He also styled her for the Golden Globes.
maria says:
February 1, 2011, 11:56 am
Tiffany New York looks beautiful! I hope she embraces this look going forward. The crazy fake hair just made her look crazy.
APRIL says:
February 1, 2011, 1:14 pm
Wow total 360. She looks very classy and beautiful. I love the new look.
Roz says:
February 1, 2011, 5:00 pm
Thanks for this. I hope Whitney is back is back too.
Roz says:
February 1, 2011, 5:01 pm
Sorry. Just one "is back" is all I meant to do:)
cab says:
February 2, 2011, 10:13 am
OMG!! She truly looks wonderful. I am loving the natural look on her. Keep it up New York!
AphroDynamite says:
February 2, 2011, 12:44 pm
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SoFrolushes says:
February 3, 2011, 10:08 am
New York has an amazing head of hair. To me it just emphasises the varied choices that we as Black women have. I am sure her reveal of natural hair is not just about embracing the hair on her scalp but showing she is not limited to one look. Some folk relax their hair and wear weave on top which to me makes no sense. Whereas other as Tiffany has shown, keep a healthy head of hair underneath. whatever suits her I am happy with. I hope overall her general happiness and confidence grows no matter how she wears her hair
bella says:
February 6, 2011, 11:53 am
thanks!! I plan to do it at least once a week!
bella says:
February 6, 2011, 11:55 am
thanks for letting us know!!!
Michelle says:
February 12, 2011, 1:56 pm
I love the links in this post. Tiffany Pollard looks amazing!
Valarie says:
February 15, 2011, 9:03 pm
Wow, Tiffany looks great!! I did not realize that was her. Yes, the natural beauty is what shines on her. It goes to show you that you do not have to wear a lot of makeup,hair weaves etc.,and boobies exposed to look and feel beautiful, yet sexy. You go girl!
B106 says:
February 23, 2011, 10:16 am
Tiffany looks gorgeous. Looks like she really took care of natural hair underneath the weaves and wigs. This look will definitely make people take her seriously.