Monday, February 24, 2014

Fab Cover Stories: Pharrell Williams for Billboard

Music mogul and trend setter,  Pharrell Williams covers Billboard in a charcaol version of his iconic Vivienne Westwood hat that caused such a stir. I like this photo, it is like giving the finger to his skeptics. 


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Trending Thursday: Seeing Gold

Roberto Cavalli F/W  '14/'15

If you have been keeping up with the fashions shows this runway season, you'd know that gold is making a comeback. From clothing, such as the bold fringed pants pictured above, to accessories. Gold is in full effect. Check out how to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe this year.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fab Photo: Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell by Jean-Paul Pietrus for Typhoom Haiyan Relief.

Spied At: Black Fashion


Diva Info: Dare 2 Aspire ATL

Image Credit: Dare 2 Aspire

The city of Atlanta has no shortage of networking events, and I bring you aanother to add to your calender. Dare 2 Aspire is a two day networking opportunity for new and established entrepreneurs across a broad spectrum of fields.  Live in or near the Atlanta area? Come check it out!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Beauty Discussion: I Went to Iman, and May Never Go Back

Photo Credit: Iman Cosmetics

I purchased the Iman Cream to Powder Foundation in Earth 6 sometime last year, and was blown away. Her products land at the higher end of the price totem pole of drugstore foundations, but with the results I received,  I don't mind. I can honestly say that until this point, no other drugstore  makeup came as close to my skin tone as Iman's compact makeup. A close second is Revlon Colorstay in Mahogany.  When I say this is a perfect match, it's a perfect match. It's so close that when I first bought it, I had to apply to one side if my face at a time to observe the coverage. It's not too red,  yellow, or orange. There's no oxidation going on, and touch ups are rare.  Check out my makeup look using the foundation below.

Currently Wearing {Nails}: Golden-1's Second Chance

Sally Hansen Hand as Nails Xtreme Wear  in Golden-1

Okay, how gorge is this polish? This is not a new shade, and I've had this polish for a few months. I wore and once, didn't love it, and it's been hiding in the back of my nail polish collection every since. However, I was due for a polish change and tried to give it another go, and fell in love with the metallic finish. It only took two coats and dried pretty fast.  Don't forget to give your beauty products a second chance before you write them off! :)


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fashion Flashback: Tyra Banks for Elle Magazine 1993

Image Credit: Elle Magazine

Many forget Tyra Banks was a hot commodity back in the day. She graced the it magazine covers and walked the runways of the top designers. Here is a Fashion Flashback shot of her 1993 Elle cover.

Girl Talk: Lupita Nyong'o Talks Hair & Makeup with Glamour Magazine

Image Credit:Glamour Magazine

Industry newbie, Lupita Nyongo'o, dished to Glamour Magazine her hair and makeup secrets. We find out why she keeps her hair low and her skin radiant and clear. Come inside to get all the deets!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nail Talk: Essie Resort Collection '14

Image Credit: Essie

The weather has me on mandatory house arrest (again), and I'm sure many of you are as well. So why not discuss something that takes your mind off this weather. Essie never disappoints with their collections. The Resort 2014 is inspired by paradise and the names makes you want to pack a bag and head towards the nearest sunny destination. Come inside to get a taste of paradise.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Upcoming Product Releases: Shea Moisture Makeup

Image Credit: Shea Moisture

Shea Moisture has the internet a buzz when this picture of their A Better Way to Beautiful Cosmetics hit the 'net. Known for their shea butter based hair and skin care lines, we can soon expect shea butter based makeup from them as well. The brand was the official hair and makeup sponsor for Korto Momolu's (remember her fron Project Runway) F/W '14 runway show during New York fashion week. Come inside to read my thoughts on the upcoming debut.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Diva's Life: Weekend in the Smokys

This past weekend, my friends and I made our way to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a weekend of cabin living and fun. This was our first time in the cabins, and the drive up the mountain was truly an experience. Never before have I been so anxious. I was on the passenger side so I was able to see the sleepiness of the cliffs, the river below,  and the fact that there were no guard rails. What made it worse was in top if all that, there were no street lights. As the saying goes: we definitely weren't in Kansas anymore.  The cabin itself, however, was beautiful! Check below for more pictures.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Diva Cover Stories: Lady Gaga for Harper's Bazaar March '14

Lady Gaga, who's been pretty quiet in the media lately,  is showing she's still out of this world in her latest spread for the March 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar. Come inside to check out more of the intergalactic pics!

Fashion & Black History: Fashion Fair Cosmetics

Today's featured brand is one that has been a staple in the black community for over four decades. Fashion Fair Cosmetics was born out of the need of color appropriate makeup for women of color. While observing models at the traveling fashion show, Ebony Fashion Fair, mix several foundations formulated for Caucasian women to get a color as close to their skin as possible, John H. Johnson and his wife decided to do something about it. Thus was the beginning of a global brand for women of color

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fashion & Black History: Ophella DeVore-Mitchell

Owner of one of the first African American modeling agencies, Ophella DeVore-Mitchell was a native of Edgefield, South Carolina. She relocated to New York City in the 1930s with her family. It was there she would enter into the Vogue School of Modeling at the age of seventeen. Ophella would model for seven years before deciding to open up her own modeling agency to aid African American in overcoming society's stereotypes and succeed in the fashion world.


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