Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland graces the covers of OK Magazine and shows how she flips her style from casual to glamourous.

pics from

Monday, October 26, 2009

Vivienne Westwood Bags

Dear Online Friend: Well this is awkward, but I need to ask a favor.
I found these really cute Vivienne Westwood bags online. See below.
Unfortunately, $400 handbags have never been part of my fashion budget, pre-recession or other wise...
but you see, I really need one of these bags. So, could you find it in your heart to purchase one for me, please. Hey, I am including my favorite three. So, please pick the one you think best suits me and it can kind of like be a surprise! I love surprises. Thanks, you're the best.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Winter Skin Care Finds

That time of year again. Dry Skin. Ughh. When the weather started changing a few weeks ago here in Atlanta, I immediately had to step up my skin care regiment. Here are my favorites so far for fall.

If you are looking for a heavier moisturizer, Carols Daughter Shea Souffle. can't be beat. The smell is phenomenal, and it has a whipped texture, so it doesn't go on as heavy as typical shea butter.

I've been experiencing dry skin on my face-especially my t-zone, so I tried a heavier night cream. My pick was MAC's Studio Moisture Cream. Within a few days my skin felt much better and less flaky. If I'm not putting on makeup right away, I'll also put on bit in the mornings.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

On beauty

Beauty comes in all colors, shapes sizes, hair textures and such. But the thing that is important is the person inside. This is a picture of my paternal grandmother. She's a beauty, no doubt. But what I remember most about her is trips to the beach and the frequent days during the summers we spent together. This woman could fish with the best of them and cook way better than most. She gave us a lot of love. She didn't dote, but she did care a lot for all her grandkids and children. She was a very modern woman although primarily a home maker. That's beauty. Thanks grandma. Love you and miss you!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Brooklyn-based Hayden Harnett offers stylish pieces with a 20's Art Deco sensibility, peppered with a little African rhythm. If you want to see the whole collection, take a look at their site:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Have you ever heard of Blythe?

I've fallen in love with the Blythe dolls. Blythe was released in 1972, and only produced for a year. Since then, there have been several reissues and the doll has been manufactured again, mostly for adult collectors. There is a Blythe underground of artists that create clothing, accessories and customize the dolls. There's actually a Blythe convention this week in Atlanta. I love the brown Blythe dolls pictured above from You can also find more on and the Black Blythe is Beautiful flickr group here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kehinde Wiley

I've been an admirer of Kehinde Wiley's work for awhile. His paintings of young black men, mostly from Brooklyn and South Central are amazing. The Columbus Museum of Art, in their2007 exhibition of his portraits concludes. "Kehinde Wiley has gained recent acclaim for his heroic portraits which address the image and status of young African-American men in contemporary culture." His work blends historic art styles with contemporary influences and patterns and motifs borrowed from Africa, Arabic and Renaissance art. You can see more of his portraits at

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gotta Have It- Cute clutches from Urbanknit

My friend Jasi was carrying the cutest clutch in African fabric yesterday, so today I had to look for similar said . This is what I came up with. These are made by Urbanknit and are available on Etsy.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Gotta Have It- Archive Jewelry

I am going through a pendant phase-more details on that later-so I love these little black and white ones from

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pretty Girls

From the cover of Teen Vogue. Models Chanel Iman and Jourdan. Read parts of their interview on Clutch.

Urban Paper Girl Brianna McCarthy

I've beginning to meet (virtually) some of the most wonderful women through this blog. I saw Artist Brianna McCarthy's blog a few weeks and was instantly smitten with her beautiful style.
Two line bio:
25 year old, people watching, wisdom seeking West Indian who paints, draws and makes girls.

How long have you been drawing and painting?:
Privalely, for as long as I can remember. Publicly, for about 2 years.

What inpires you?:
Life, people with strong, real characters, humour, honesty, beauty and a bit of drama. The good kind though!

You've done interviews on other blogs and are a blogger yourself. How long have you been blogging, how does blogging inspire your or your work.

I've only been blogging consistently for several months. I started the blog over a year ago though. Blogging creates an audience and has influenced me in that I now find myself more able to show my work to others. It's not something I was used to doing. Blogging, once you get into what suits you, is fantastic. It's an unbelievable way to network and meet people.
In ten years you will be: Older and Wiser. Those are the only two things I can almost guarantee!
Your Sites or where we can find your work?:
I blog here: and my online portfolio is here:

Monday, October 5, 2009

All Black Everything

from Clutch

I've had hit or miss success at H&M. Sorry that's the truth, but can't wait to see the new Jimmy Choo/H&M collaboration. All the preview images I've seen have been pretty on point. Will hit the store soon to check out for myself. The little star bag is my favorite 'cause I love stars...

Friday, October 2, 2009

September Give-a-way Winner!

And the winner is Elisha! She'll be getting two sets of note cards for herself and a friend! Thanks all who entered!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Urban Interiors: Black White Yellow

Isn't this awsome? Not only have I found a new blog love, I found a new urban interior to feature here. The Blog: Black White Yellow, a very cool design blog that is my new fav. The interior is that of it's New Orlean's based author. It is a pretty snazzy pad that I first saw featured on Casa Sugar. The style is simple, complex, bright, patterned, cozy and clean at the same time. What a great design sense!

See other shots here.

Related Posts with Thumbnails