I am so excited to introduce my new Style contributor, and fashionista in crime Stacie Forrest as the newest, and fab addition to the Ghetto Fashionista! Here’s a little bit about Stacie:
A lover of all things pertaining to beauty and fashion, contributing blogger Stacie Forrest offers a refreshing outlook on the world of style. Stacie is working on her own blog- Her Style for Him, a quintessential style guide for men- coming this spring!
Neutrogena believes that every fashionista deserves to have their celebrity moment; to prove just that, they are running a “Flaunt Your Inner Celebrity” contest, where one lucky consumer will be able to fly to NY for a celebrity make-over, and photo shoot!
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The dynamic duo known as Beyonce/Sasha Fierce will be coming to a city near you. I think I may want to go check her out in Vegas.
BEYONCÉ’S “I AM…” 2009 NORTH AMERICAN CONCERT DATES*
Sun/Jun-21 – New York City, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wed/Jun-24 – Washington DC – Verizon Center
Fri/Jun-26 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center**
Sat/Jun-27 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Mon/Jun-29 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Bank Atlantic Center
Wed/Jul-1 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Fri/Jul-3 – New Orleans, LA – Superdome (Essence Music Festival)
Sat/Jul-4 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center**
Sun/Jul-5 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Tue/Jul-7 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center
Thu/Jul-9 – Sacramento, CA – Arco Arena
Fri/Jul-10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Sat/Jul-11 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
Mon/Jul-13 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
Thu/Jul-16 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Fri/Jul-17 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sat/Jul-18 – Detroit, MI – Palace of Auburn Hills
Thu/Jul-23 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
Thu/Jul-30 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater, Wynn Las Vegas
Fri/Jul-31 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater, Wynn Las Vegas
Sat/Aug-1 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theater, Wynn Las Vegas
Sun/Aug-2 – Las Vegas, NV – Encore Theatre, Wynn Las Vegas
Hopefully I will be able to give you some insight into collegiate fashion upon my return.
BTW- the picture above is none other than Founders Library on the campus of Howard University- can you tell I am a proud alum??
This holiday season has me a little more reluctant to put up the Christmas tree, and engage in my usual holiday merriment. You see, one of my ‘spiritual gifts’ is mercy. That means I have compassion for those less fortunate, and I want those who ‘have’ know just what they could potentially be doing with all that they have been blessed with.
There are few days left to do Christmas shopping, and this year all of my gift-giving efforts will be focused on a family- consisting of a mother, and two teenage daughters who are homeless this holiday season.
I don’t know the circumstances of how they lost their home, nor do I care… what I DO know is but for the grace of God, there go I… I love shopping- you KNOW I do, but this season I am grateful that my finances have not been too severely impacted by this here recession, and I can give back a portion of what God has given me.
While everyone is making their new years resolutions to stop smoking, start exercising, and eat healthier, I have resolved myself to just BE. I have never seen the point of resolutions, as they are inevitably broken come March. Today the gym (which I go to regularly!) was filled with ladies and gentleman who probably solemly swore to themselves that they would begin a new exercise routine in the 08. I will be looking for them over the next few weeks.
While I was huffing and puffing to some 90’s house music in my Chizel it class, I looked at myself in the mirror, and I decided I love the reflection staring back at me. You see, I have not made any earth shattering commitments to lose 50 pounds, or floss my teeth 3 times a day; no the GF has decided to be more of my authentic self. I started by de-weaving my hair, and trust me, that was huge. However in an effort to be more of the woman that I am intended to be, I have decided to put my weave on the shelf- at least until my next beach vacation!
Mary J Blige said it best in her new song “Work That”
my new mantra for 08 will be:
Girl don’t hold back
You just be yourself”