Monday, April 20, 2015

Music Monday: American Oxygen by Rihanna


Originally a Tidal exclusive, Rihanna's American Oxygen is now mainstream. The video touches on social and political  events both past and present. Check it out below.




Video Credit: Vevo






XO,
Joslyn 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Diva Cover Stories: Mara Brock Akil, Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes, Ava Duvernay, And Issa Rae for Essence Magazine, May 2015

Essence is featuring some heavy hitters when it comes to scripted television and original web content. They have changed prime time television and have made history on the silver screen. Photos below.






Image Credit: Essence Magazine



XO,
Joslyn 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

What to Do This Weekend In: Atlanta, April 11-12, 2015

The City is always bustling, especially  as the weather warms up. Whether you are a lover of beauty or art, food, music or all the above.  Here are two major  events that are taking place this weekend that you may want to check out.


Beauty:  Revlon's Love is On Mobile Tour



Who doesn't  love a pop up shop? Well the Love is On at Atlantic Station this weekend. Get makeup tips from the experts and score some goods. There will be a makeup station, manicure station for polish changes, a photo booth and more! If you go, I highly suggest their Colorstay Foundation  (especially for oily skin) and pick up a few Colorburst Laquer and Matte Balms (their the bomb). Details are below.

-Dates: April 10-12, 2015
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
-Admission: Free (bring cash just in case you have to purchase some goodies)
-Lo
-Marta Access: Yes

-Website: AtlanticStation.com


Culture:  79th Atlanta Dogwood Festival 



When the dogwood trees are in full bloom that can only mean one thing: The Atlanta Dogwood Festival. The festival is in it's  79th year and kicks off the start of spring. It started yesterday, April 10, 2015 and commences on  April 12. The festival  is the go to festival  for art, music, and great food. The art here is ranked among the highest among festivals across the country. Get details below.

-Dates: April 10-12, 2015
Friday: 12-10 p.m
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Note: Artist market closes at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 
-Admission: Free, bring money (preferably  cash) for purchases  such as art and food.
-Location: Piedmont Park
-Marta Access: Yes
-Pets Allowed: No

-Website: Dogwood.org



These are just two of the events on my radar, for more check out Atlanta.net.



XO,
Joslyn 



Monday, April 6, 2015

The Latest In Technology News: WeMojis App Created to Digitally Represent People of Color and Their Culture

I stumbled across this news while on Tumblr. Howard University  graduates and brothers Ewart Brown III and Donovan Brown created an emoji app to represent  people of color.



Description:
"Wemojis is the most comprehensive  mobile app for emoticons of color and culture."

Mission:
"To provide a diverse and inclusive platform for digital  representation for people of color."

Trending: Metallic Footwear

It's  Monday and why not begin the week with one of this season's  hottest trends: metallic footwear. Admit it. I know you've I  been shoe shopping or planning on it. Well add this to your list. I curated a little inspiration board for you. Whether your style is a strappy sandal, pump, flat or sneaker, I've  got you covered.  Check out the many variations  of metallic  below.



Trending: Metallic Footwear




Pierre Hardy flat shoes
barneyswarehouse.com



Alejandro Ingelmo leather shoes
barneyswarehouse.com



Sophia Webster white shoes
net-a-porter.com


Michael michael kors shoes
$165 - farfetch.com


NIKE flat shoes
barneys.com


GUESS shoes
guess.com


Nine West flat shoes
ninewest.com


Converse shoes
$81 - office.co.uk




XO,
Joslyn 

Monday, March 30, 2015

What I Wore: Afternoon Tea Themed Bridal Shower

If you haven't read the post behind this outfit, catch up here.
 
 
When my friend told me her bridal shower would be a tea and hats were mandatory, I hit the ground running with my search. I had an idea of what I wanted to wear in mind, but finding the headpiece that was "just right" started to become a challenge. I ordered something that I thought would look similar to the one in the picture off of Amazon and received a feather clip in my mailbox. I paid fifteen bucks for a feather clip! Seriously? That was more than what it was worth. So my search continued. After searching high and low, from inexpensive to expensive, I found what I was looking for on my second trip to good ole' Burlington Coat Factory. If you are unfamiliar with the store, it is a discount store that caters to the entire family. I often forget to shop there, but I live in the south and that is one store that I know will keep church like head attire in stock at an affordable price. The fascinator is attached to a headband, which is perfect because I wanted to wear my natural hair out.

 
 
It was a three event weekend, and I took a page out of  Memsor's (Wendy Williams stylist. I live for the After Show) book and bought the same dress in different colors from Ross.. I didn't end up wearing one of them, but it sure will be put to use before the last day of summer. Get the rest the info below:
 
 
 
Fascinator: Burlington Coat Factory
Dress:  Ross
Necklace: Charming Charlie, old. This one is similar.
Shoes: Old, this pair is similar





XO,
Joslyn

Diva's Life: Weekend of Showers Pt. 2

Happy Monday Everyone!


Hope you had wonderful weekends and I am wishing you productive starts to your weeks.  This is Part 2 of the Weekend of Showers post. If you haven't read part one, catch up here. I ended the weekend with a co-ed baby shower on the lake. Check out the photos below.


The shower was Tiffany and Co themed. The entire room was decked out in black, Tiffany blue, and centerpieces were adorned with pearls.


The lake was the perfect spring backdrop!


Yours truly!
 
 
The rest of my photos came out blurry. Forgot my good camera at home! Will update when I find clear pictures.
 
 
 
 
 
XO,
 
Joslyn

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Diva's Life: Weekend of Showers Pt. 1

Spring has hit and so has the events! I had a bridal shower, bachelorette party, and baby shower to attend. Check out some of the pics below!



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beauty Discussion : Get Spring Ready with a Little A Home Beauty DIY

So spring has sprung  and many of us can't  wait  to treat our legs to some sun (whenever  it comes  out). Get spring ready with an at home body scrub. I live my these. Read this post on how to give your legs that smooth  silky feel. You'll  be doing this even into summer!





XO,

Joslyn 

Fab Cover Stories: Jussie Smollett for Urban Lux, Spring 2015 Men's Issue

Fox's hit show Empire has been generating some good publicity for some of it's leading stars. First Jussie snagged a record deal, then Grace  Gealey who plays Anika, snagged a cover, now Jussie Smollett is still heating up. He is covering  the Men's Spring  2015 issue of Urban Lux. That's  a good look for Empire!



In addition,  the Empire  soundtrack  hit number one on the Billboard charts! That's  huge! Many of today's biggest stars are on that list. They are in great  company.  Will there be Grammy nods next year? We'll  have to wait and see.




Image Credit: Urban Lux Magazine



XO,

Joslyn 




XO,
Joslyn 

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