Is life different for women who are darker than most?
That’s the question that Bill Duke asks as he directs and produces and amazing documentary, Dark Girls, that explores our attitudes about skin in the Black American culture. The film is set to be released in the Fall/Winter 2011.
I applaud films that make us think and question why something is the way it is. Sometimes that saying “it is the way is” doesn’t have to be the norm. Similiar to Chris Rock’s Good Hair this film takes a deep look into how Black Americans view each other. Searching for solutions surrounding our own racist behaviors. In the trailer below, Bill Duke takes the testimonies of several dark skinned women who recall their experiences as a young child. Continue reading →
Hey guys, I wanted to do a quick XOXO post to you all. I deeply appreciate your love and support. It amazes me tremendously that people really give a ish about what I have to say. Even more I am amazed that people trust my opinion on fashion and beauty.
I started blogging just to share my love for fashion and beauty and it quickly turned into a lifestyle blog as I do love my life in general. But as my blog grows I realize I won’t be relevant by merely just copying and pasting information – yes I am guilty of this too. As I focus more on my content I fell in love with writing (again) and I realize I want to do more than just blog for my own personal reasons. I’ve reached out to a few other media outlets and I am happy to say I will be freelancing a lot more. Continue reading →
I seriously laughed out loud and instantly wanted to chime in after reading a post by Beautifully Invisible from a couple weeks ago entitled ‘The 10 things that drive me crazy about your blog.’ I thought it was amazingly witty and quite humorous. But more importantly – absolutely freaking true! Sure every “professional blogger” has posted a how to of some sort, but there’s no exact science about how to blog or how to blog without pissing off one of your readers.
So as a sometimes pissed-off-blog-reader here’s my list of 5 super-uber annoying things about your blog (in no particular order). All five equally annoy the ish out of me!
I’ve totally been slipping on my Friend Friday posts but this week I got super excited when I noticed the questions were about influences and inspiration. For me blogging only happens when I am inspired so I seek inspiration daily. Whether it’s from another blogger, a magazine, a walk in the park – I crave inspiration like some sort of drug. I have to have it! Read our Q&A and be sure to chime in at the end of this post. Continue reading →
My love for black cinema definitely started with Sanaa Lathan. The gorgeous Yale School of Drama alum has starred in some of my favorite movies providing the soundtrack to my life. The Best Man, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, and so many more. Of course I was thrilled when I saw her on the cover of UPTOWN Magazine and even more excited to hear she was back on the scene. Continue reading →
From actresses, editors, designers, supermodels, musicians (except Lady Gaga, hmm!?), and socialites, the who’s who of the entertainment industry attended the annual Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art (or what we fashionistas call the Met Gala). Some of my favorite designs were spotted on the red carpet. Marchesa, Chanel, McQueen, Valentino, Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, Jason Wu, and more. What’s a girl to do with soooo many fab designers. Gawk and dream!
For those fashion obsessed like myself check, out a few of my favorites (and my WTF’s) and who they wore. Continue reading →