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If You’re Basic Dinner En Blanc (DEB) Is Not For You

 Baltimore’s inaugural Diner en Blanc (DEB) was held this weekend.  Close to 1600 attendees met at the Maryland Zoo for the city’s introduction to this pop-up dining  experience. Quite simply if you’re basic, this is not the event for you.   Generally speaking, there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into attending this exclusive picnic […]

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#TravelFlySolo2017 Recap

    I have been married for 15 years. During that time, I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been on vacation without my husband- once.   After marriage, the girlfriend vacations just never seem to happen anymore. When one of my good girlfriends- Ty Alexander, of Gorgeous in Grey gave notice […]

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Black Opal Brand Refresh

Black Opal Mineral Matte Foundation Founded in 1994, Black Opal was one of the first brands to address the beauty needs for women of color. Further, the brand has enjoyed several key moments including Readers Choice in Essence Magazine as well as a recipient of the best in beauty from Allure. Additionally, Black Opal continues […]

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Dark And Lovely Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Dark and Lovely wrapped up NYFW by celebrating 45 years of trendsetting hair care.  Recognized as the first company to introduce hair color for black women, the brand continues to grow. Dark and Lovely offers a range of products including: relaxers, fade resistant color and the Au Naturale line. Additionally, the brand launched Dark and Lovely […]

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Galentine’s Day: A Celebration of Best Friends

Haters will say “Galentine’s  Day” is only for the lonely. They will hold on to the belief  that only bitter, single women celebrate the *holiday*. Galentines Day Defined The Urban Dictionary defines Galentine’s Day as February 13th, the other half of valentine’s day, when you celebrate your love for your lady friends! single or no. […]

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CND at Jeremy Scott F/W 2017

Jeremy Scott partnered with the CND creative team to create looks for his Fall/ Winter 2017 collection. The team included backstage coordinator Miss Pop and CND Co-founder & Style Director Jan Arnold. A classic red nail with a decidedly modern twist was the motivation for the show. Additionally, the nails included on trend, medium-length almond […]

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#EssenceStyle Block Party 2016

New York Fashion Week offers up the best that the fashion world has to offer; beautifully cut dresses, carefully executed shows, creative makeup- but lets face it; ultimately NYFW is a trade show.   Although “we” gain entry to the shows, they’re not for us and though I appreciate all the artistry behind the shows, fashion […]

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Harlem’s Fashion Row 2016- Recap

Black excellence and black girl magic intersect perfectly at Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR); founded to acknowledge designers, tastemakers making an impact in the fashion industry. The honorees this year include:  Elaine Welteroth, Kyle Hagler, Eric Archibold and Swizz Beatz. In general, the introduction of new designers is key and this year Terese Sydonna, Lois London, Jakai Franks and Kahindo Mateene […]

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