A day not to long ago I modeled. This was for Stacy London’s book- “Truth About Style”
When I look back at this thing called life, I realize that in my 30-something years of life I’ve seen and done loads of stuff. I’m officially dubbing myself as the DIY chick who would rather figure it out than pay someone else to do.
I mean who really uses an SLR anymore. Well I do (for outfit posts and such), but just not at events. Between being pretty, looking cute and lugging around a bag full of swag (plus my heels) it’s an unwanted accessory in most cases.
So this Full Figured Fashion Week I decided to just be pretty, just look cute, and just lug my heels around. I called on Instagram to be my lens for the week–and so did most of the curvy chicks who attended. Every moment of the fabulous week seemed to be documented on what’s become our phone’s bff!
Check out the week in review according to my Instagram Feed!
The intimate discussion garnered honest perspectives from both genders surrounding hair and beauty topics. The panelists delighted guest with their witty repertoire about misconceptions of black hair. One of my favorite topics was the length of time a women waits before she starts wrapping her hair at night in a new relationship.
The overwhelming consensus was if the guy is black, he should already know the scarf comes out at night!
We were also treated to a pretty sweet swag bag filled with full size products including Shea Butter Miracle Detangling Shampoo, Olive Miracle Anti-Breakage Formula and Smooth Edges Anti-Frizzy Conditioning Gel.
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This week, I attended the book signing event of Lauren Weisberger’s latest book, Revenge Wears Prada, at POV the roof top bar at the W Hotel in Washington, DC.
The book is the sequel to the wildly popular book The Devil Wears Prada, which was made into a movie in 2006 starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
The event was attended by some of DC’s fabulous bloggers and glitterati. There was also a photo booth, a sweet treat bar by the famous Georgetown cupcakes, specialty drinks and a beauty primping station by NARS cosmetics. It was everything a fashionista needed for a night out in the nation’s capital!
It’s Thursday night and I am scurrying the Internet for something fun to read or even watch. Then I remember what I was doing this time at 8 o’clock on a Thursday night months ago. I was shamelessly tuned into ABC (not watching though) awaiting the new episode of “Scandal.”
My pre-game would last for two hours, via twitter, and would include the white wine of my choice that would be housed in a big wine glass inspired by Kerry Washington‘s character Olivia Pope. Chatting with you all about last week’s episode and of course predicting what the outcome of this week’s would be.
And look at where Shonda Rhimes has us now! Empty and alone (And I don’t even own a damn white hat)!
I’m left feening for Liv’s crisp white coats, dresses, and things, that quick yet-confused-as-fu*k dialogue, and OMGEEZY Harrison! I won’t go into details about the wet dreams Columbus Short caused, or the fact that I wrote his name down on sheets of paper over and over again as if I were 13 again.
I’m no fool, I get it. No one really expected for Shonda’s third baby to be so popular or even be that good. No one really thought that we’d root for the sidechick. Like, have you guys ever thought of this. America is rooting for the sidechick.
I mean, she’s fly and all. She’s really got most of her sh*t together. But the part that isn’t, is really fu*ked up. She’s in love with our President of the United States, who is naturally married with children. She sneaks around in woods, private restaurants, and electrical rooms just to get felt-up by her boo that’s also someone else’s boo. We should hate Olivia!
She’s professionally really good, but morally, we just shouldn’t be her cheerleaders.
But…. we are! I am! And. You know what. I am not ashamed to admit that I miss my Liv. We had just begun to really be friends, ya know! And then Shonda and ABC just snatched all that amazingness right from in front of our eyes! I DIGRESS.
I have not one single doubt that season three will be more than amazeballs but some things just should be around all year long. Like strawberries and cherries, or those warm starry nights that only happen in the summer! I DIGRESS AGAIN.
HO HUM, until next season.. (screams) I love Olivia Pope!
Check out 3 of the best Olivia scenes ever!!!
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