January 20, 2009- the end of an ‘error’


I was recently making my beltway commute home, and came across a bumper sticker that read- January 20, 2009- the end of an ‘error’… I found myself laughing out loud because the sticker clearly resonated with me. Well, President Barack Obama has only been in office a few short days, and I believe he is doing an amazing job. The new pres covers Vanity Fair (more proof of his rock star status) where he gives an overview of his first few days in office.

photo courtesy of Vanity Fair



Taraji P.Henson Nominated for an Oscar!!


Now the GF already told y’all that Ms. Henson was one to watch for 2009. Well girlfriend was just nominated for best supporting actress for her role as “Queenie” in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button- Congrats!!

HU will always represent…

photo courtesy of TV Guide




Michelle Obama- THE dress by Jason Wu


Fashionista’s everywhere have been waiting with bated breath to see what Michelle Obama would wear for the inaugural balls. Well the divine Mrs. O did not disappoint as she was resplendent in a one-shoulder, ivory gown designed by 26 year old Jason Wu. I have just one word for Michelle’s look last night- FABULOUS!

photo courtesy of the Baltimore Sun



The Obama Girls- Sasha and Malia




If Michelle Obama is the backbone to our new president- keeping him grounded by reminding him to pick up his socks, Malia and Sasha have to be the wind beneath his wings. These beautiful girls are so full of life, grace, and seem to have the manners that only come with good rearing. The Obama girls were absolutely gorgeous wearing coats especially designed for them by J. Crew.

The Today show reported this morning that once word got out that the coats were designed by J. Crew, the website crashed as fashionista moms attempted to purchase the inaugural coats.

The coats are not available yet, however they are sure to be a sell-out once they are in stock.

photo source




Happy Inauguration Day!


I cannot tell you how excited I am about this day! I have been in and out of DC for various inauguration events all weekend, and the level of energy, and excitement in the district is tangible.

If you are unable to witness history in person, check out live coverage of the inauguration on

CNN live

Obama photo courtesy of CNN



DC Stylebook-Inauguration Edition

As many of my readers know the GF is a MD girl and you cannot imagine the level of excitement in the DC, MD and VA area around the inauguration.

DC is such a colorful city, filled with some of the most glamorous, and chic fashionistas around.

However, if you will be part of the upcoming Obama administration there will likely be a tendency to the more conservative.

Here’s a snapshot of DC style…

As you can imagine there are a ton of parties going on in and around Chocolate City.

I personally will be attending “History” a party hosted by the Mecca Alumni Group from Howard University.

History HU Alumni event

Here are some other party options for those of you heading to DC.

HU Movemakers events

Events for Good People Bmore events


Hip Hop Inaugural Ball




Carol’s Daughter Opening Pentagon City Shop

In honor of celebrating CHANGE Carol’s Daughter will be opening its newest ‘pop-up’ shop at Pentagon City Mall.

In addition to welcoming the newest Carol’s Daughter location, Lisa Price will also be on hand to host a charity shopping event.

The shopping event will highlight charities that are close to Lisa’s heart- The Lupus Foundation of America and the Girl Scouts of America.

All proceeds will be donated to the Carol’s Daughter “What’s Your Dream” Scholarship Fund.

Carol’s Daughter invites all of their extended family to celebrate the new Washington, D.C. store, the Presidential Inauguration and Black History Month by offering one young woman the opportunity to appear on-air with Lisa Price on the Home Shopping Network and introduce a brand new product.

To enter, express in 300 words or less how President Obama and his Change campaign have inspired you to follow your dreams. Visit

Carols Daughter for contest rules. Contest ends February 28th 2009.

Who: Carol’s Daughter, the Girl Scouts of the USA and Lupus Foundation of America

What: Charity Shopping Event

When: Friday January 16th, 4pm – 9pm

Where: Carol’s Daughter, Pentagon City Mall

photo courtesy of Carol’s Daughter




Inauguration Collectibles

A new website Inauguration Collectibles
dedicated to inauguration memorabilia was just launched this week.

Several of the designers who created items for the Runway for Change pre-election t-shirts have returned with t-shirts to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.

These items are bound to sell out quickly so get them while they’re hot!

Happy Shopping!
GF
Scarf by Alexander Wang

Zac Posen

Rachel Roy

Donna Karan

all photos courtesy of inauguration collectibles.com

No One on the Corner Has Swagga Like Barack

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Without question, our next president has swagger for days. Lord knows, every woman I know pauses to take notice just to watch this man walk. Did you see him when he went to visit the White House? Lawd have mercy!

Barack is already a style icon in my book, and I am looking forward to doing more features on men’s fashion as our dashing new president takes the white house by storm.

Though a tuxedo for the inauguration has already been selected- Hart Schaffner, designers could not resist coming up with some looks for Obama.

Click here for Obama’s inauguration looks.

photo courtesy of WWD

"Michelle A Biography"


You already know I am a serious Michelle Obama stan. I seriously believe she is a friend in my head… and now I KNOW why. Michelle was born the day before me –January 17th ( several years earlier of course!) but there is definitely a bit of the GF in the next first lady. She is somewhat of an enigma- yet you know she is a loving mother and wife, she seems fiercely intelligent, and her wit is quick and tongue sharp.
I also love it the way she keeps it ‘real’. Girlfriend can rock Narcisco Rodriguez, and then turn around and head to the polls with her hair pulled back in a pony tail, with a baseball hat on. Yup, she’s most definitely a Ghetto Fashionista! In any case, if you are interested in a glimpse into THE woman behind THE man, then check out the newly released biography aptly titled Michelle: A Biography; I am definitely adding this to my reading list.

GF

photo courtesy of yahoo.com

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