Monday, November 25, 2013

Diva Info: New FAA Rules in December 2013


 

Our kind friends at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have decided to make holiday travel just a little less stressful. It has been announced that airlines can now allow passengers the ability to use their portable electronic devices (PEDs) during all phases of the flight. Yes, that means you headphones can stay in your ears and your iPad, Kindle, or and other tablet can stay on. However, just because it is allowed, does not mean it will happen overnight. Hopefully, the airline you chose to fly with for the holidays will allow such a luxury. Read more here.




Happy flying!
 
 
 
 
XO,
Diva

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Latest in Fashion News: Solange Knowles Named Art Director and Creative Consultant for Puma

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Photo Credit: Atlanta Black Star
 
 
You may know her as Beyoncé's funky, hipster little sister, but Solange Knowles is paving her own path to fame. Known for her vibrant style and ability to effortlessly mix prints, Solange can now put her fashion skills to work at Puma. She has been named Art Director and Creative Consultant for the brand's Women's Lifestyle Category. What does this mean? You will soon see a little of Solange's style in your new Puma sneakers.

The Latest in Celebrity News: Oprah Winfrey Awarded with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Photo Credit: Atlanta Black Star
 
 
Yesterday, multimedia mogul, Oprah Winfrey was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by none other than the President Obama. The prestigious award is given to  "people who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". (TheYBF) Celebratory congrats are in order for Ms. Winfrey.
 
 
 
 
 
Source: TheYBF
 
 
 
XO,
Diva
 
 

The Latest in Beauty News: OCC to Release Little Black Dress Stained Gloss on Black Friday 2013

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Photo Credit:OCC via Sephora
 
 
 
The electronic community are not the only ones partaking in Black Friday sales. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) is set to release a special edition lip tar for Black Friday. Entitled, Little Black Dress, the claims are:  " imparts high-impact shine and subtly defines lips with a sheer veil of black pigment. " (Sephora).   The lip tar will be available Black Friday through Cyber Monday. No need to fret if you can't get your hands on it next week, Little Black Dress will become a permanent part of the OCC collection. Get more details over at OCC's Makeup.
 
 
 
Happy Shopping!!
 
 
 
XO,
Diva
 
 
 
 

Diva Cover Stories: Angela Bassett for The Hollywood Reporter

Angela Bassett
Photo Credit: The Hollywood Reporter
 
Angela Bassett is captivating audiences in her role as Marie Laveau, a voodoo priestess, in television's American Horror Story. I personally don't watch the show. They lost me with "horror". I can't get with spooky. However, this photo makes spooky look good!
 
 
 
 
 
XO,
Diva

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Inspiration: Fabulous Fashionistas


 
Came across this video on The Fashion Bomb Daily profiling six elderly women who
refuse to let their age put an end to their love of fashion and life. I was definitely inspired by these women. Enjoy!
 
 
 
XO,
Diva

Diva Cover Stories: Kate Hudson for Harper's Bazaar Dec 2013

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Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar
 
 
Hollywood's golden girl, Kate Hudson is spreading Christmas cheer on the December 2013 cover of Harper's Bazaar. Inside she talks about only borrowing those insanely expensive red carpet gowns, and not feeling any ways about sending them back. She saves and splurges like the rest of us. you go Kate!
 
 

Holiday Event Line Up

Hello All,

The holiday season has arrived, as I'm sure you know from walking into or tripping over Christmas décor in the stores. I love to spend time with those closet to me, especially during the holiday season. So  I curated a list of events I plan to partake in during the upcoming weeks.


 The Nutcracker ballet.
 
I've never been to a professional ballet, and what better way to get my feet wet than attend The Nutcracker?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Inspiration: Hidden Treasures in Fashion Magazines

 
 
I actually read the articles in fashion magazines.  I pull a lot of inspiration from them. Above are a few quotes I (not so neatly) snipped from Glamour Magazine's  November 2013 issue. They speak to me and my current situation. I keep the clippings in a small photo album on my desk so I can always flip through them whenever I need a pick me up.
 
 
What inspires you?
 
 
 
XO,
Diva

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fashion Discussion: UGG, More Than Just Snowboots


Castille
Castille Boot $350
Also comes in Java (brown)
 
 
UGG Australia hit the fashion scene with a bang. Originally targeted towards surfers, the boots hit mainstream markets. I remember buying my first pair my senior year in high school when the company was at the height of their popularity. Next thing you know, the fashion elite expressed their disdain with the boot that had saturated the fashion community and for a few years, the comfy, sheepskin lined boot seemingly disappeared. I assume only to revamp the brand. I decided to peruse the UGG website today, mainly out of curiosity as I contemplated replacing my very loved pair.  I was happily surprised by how much the company has grown. They are not just "UGGs" anymore. They are leather and suede boots, handbags, and flats. They even have a cute "I Do" collections for those tying the knot. Take a look at some of my favorites I picked out from the site. 
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Product Review + PICS: NYC Expert Last Nail Polish

Late Night Latte
 
 
I'm not usually they type to write off a product's quality because of its price, but this nail polish is unfortunately fits that stereotype. I purchased NYC Expert Last nail polish in Late Night Latte a few months ago and have been disappointed every time I tried it. It' s one of those polishes that literally takes hours to dry. Who has hours to spare waiting for polish to try. You can do a touch test to see if it smudges, and if it doesn't that means you're good to go right? Wrong. In my spare time I tried to give it another chance...again. The polish felt dry. I even did some cleaning. It all went down hill after my shower. Take a look below.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Diva Cover Stories: Kerry Washington for Lucky Magazine

Kerry Washington on the December/January issue of Lucky magazine
 
The latest cover release of Kerry Washington for the December/January issue of Lucky Magazine has sparked a debate. From what I've read on various media sites, many say she looks like a young Naomi Campbell (is that bad?), the outfit, makeup, and hair choices just aren't working, and some even have an issue with her smiling as opposed to her usual lip pout look. I have to disagree with the majority, I like the photo. This is not typical Kerry. She's wearing a younger, and fresher looking outfit; polished, but not so buttoned up and sophisticated. Is it so wrong to veer from the usual?
 
 
 
What are your thoughts?
 



Photo Credit: Us Weekly
 
XO,
Diva

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Latest in Celebrity News: Lady Gaga Get Spaced Out

 
 
 
Just when we think we've gotten Lady Gaga figured out, she one ups us. She has recently announced she's undergone vocal training so she can perform.....IN SPACE! Lady Gaga is expected to perform in space in 2015, and if it goes according to plan, she will be the first performer to do so. Her show will be broadcast via satellite for us earthlings to see. Now, I have my reservations. First, how is she going to get clearance to fly into space. Second, space travel is funded on the tax payers money, so I'd be surprised if no protests ensue. We'll just have to wait and see.
 
 
 
 
What are you thought on Gaga performing in space?
 
 
 
 
XO,
Diva

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Foodie Files: Pizza for Adults


 
No matter how advanced my pallet has gotten since I've become an adult, pizza will always remain in my repertoire of favorites. I never get tired of it. The differences between then and now are that I tend to pair it with wine  instead of soda, and I add spinach leaves on top to curb my "no veggies on my plate" guilt. So you know how much I appreciate Pure Wow's video demonstrating five new ways to eat pizza. I already spy a few I'm going to try. Watch and enjoy!
 
 
 
Video Credit: Pure Wow
 
 
 
XO,
Diva
 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Latest in Beauty & Fashion News: Mary Kay to Sponsor Project Runway All Stars

Image Credit: Mary Kay
 
The beauty brand known for it's "door to door" selling tactics has snagged a lucrative deal. Mary Kay Cosmetics has been named the official beauty sponsor of Lifetime's Project Runway All Stars. Even though the season has already began, this is great publicity for the brand. Can't wait to see the makeup looks!
 
 
 
Story Credit: HAPPI
 
 
 
XO,
Diva
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Latest In Beauty News: NYX to Release Butter Lipstick

 
NYX Cosmetics is bringing Christmas to us early. They teased us with four new lipstick shades from their new Butter Lipstick line that will debut the beginning of December. I personally love that they gave us the colors of the season with the vibrant red and the deep plum, but threw in a baby pink and creamsicle shade. They are not colors you would equate with the winter season, but can be pulled off with neutral tones. Keep your eyes peeled for their debut!
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Credit: NYX Cosmetics Facebook
 
 
 
 
 
XO,
Diva
 

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