Harlem’s Fashion Row- Call For Designers

Are you an aspiring designer interested in presenting during New York Fashion Week?  Harlem’s Fashion Row is seeking designers for  the 9th annual runway presentation in NY.  I am a huge fan of  HFR and their commitment to multicultural designers.  If you are interested in submitting an application, please send email to  HFR2016@harlemsfashionrow.com . The […]

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Christian Siriano For Lane Bryant Launches Today!

Christian Siriano is the fourth designer to collaborate with plus-sized retailer Lane Bryant in a collection that launched worldwide today. The Maryland native combines a bit of old school glamour with his unique sense of whimsy to this beautifully executed collection which includes vibrant colors and gorgeous detailing.  Siriano said of the collaboration “In my […]

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When Your Stylist Suggests The Creamy Crack

I have a friend who has had just about every style under the sun: weaves, sister-Locs, braids and most recently natural hair.  During a recent salon  visit to her stylist suggested that she cut her natural hair and relax it in order to “start over.” I can’t quite explain why this particular guidance annoyed me, […]

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The Curvy Fashionista’s Brunch Series

  Plus-size. Curvy. Thick. There are so many expressions that are used to categorize the woman who is size 12 plus and Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista is here to help the plus community navigate everything from the plus size brands you must know to creating a general sense that we all need to […]

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#WCW Aja Naomi King

I have been crushing on Aja Naomi King from the moment I saw her on the Shonda Rhimes hit How To Get Away With Murder. Here’s how to re-create Kings’ Post-Oscars Vanity Fair look from celebrity stylist Larry Sims: Apply Smooth N’ Shine Instant Hair Polisher throughout the hair Using a 3/4 inch iron curl […]

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Style Item of the Week- Avon Attraction

    The holiday shopping season is in full swing and if you are anything like me you inevitably find yourself doing a bit of shopping for yourself while you’re trying to figure out the ideal gift for your loved ones. I for one fancy myself a perfumista so perfume in any form is a […]

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Holiday Staycation: Bingeworthy TV

  The holidays are upon us and perhaps you have some long overdue stay-cation plans. I for one intend to  make good use of the multiple streaming services I have available including Netflix and Amazon video all while giving new meaning to sofa surfing. Here’s my list of binge-worthy shows to make your season bright. […]

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Viola Davis- WON!

  Last night Viola Davis made history. Typically my posts after any awards show are about who wore what and how they achieved their look but today, is different because Viola won. My excitement for her win is much like any “firsts” for a woman of color. I recognize the pride in other black women […]

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