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Monday, February 25, 2013

BLACK MUSICIAN, BLACK HISTORY

Thank you Stevie Wonder for powering through everything that was against you and showing us for years how to have hope and perseverance.


I appreciate you.
My son appreciates you.

Truly historic.




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Saturday, February 23, 2013

DIY SIDE TABLE MAKEOVER

before
This is an afternoon "guilt free style" project that will cost you $15 to 30$ depending on your choice of materials. Please enjoy the video tutorial, it's 13 mins long, the project took about 2 hrs including drying time.






after


Imported 'ferro' gold paper from Thailand, Poly brush , and Mod Podge 
496558



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Thursday, February 21, 2013

BLACK MODEL, BLACK HISTORY


Renauld White became the first black male to grace the cover of GQ's November issue in 1979. 
He made waves with his demands of equal representation in the industry and landed several high profile contracts because of it.
DONNA KARAN, YVES ST. LAURENT, ARMANI, VALENTINO, RALPH LAUREN.
 Exactly 20 years later, Richard Leacock flew into California with a modelling Visa and a dream. Thanks for your revolutionary moves Mr. White. 
We salute you.


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Sunday, February 17, 2013

BLACK HISTORY, BLACK MODEL

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It was July 27th 1961 and Madamoiselle magazine's annual 
college issue had just hit the stands. There were make up and fashion tips. 
There were ads and photo spreads. There   were white models and black models
....wait, pump the brakes. 
There were white models and Willette Murphy. 
A 22 year old UCLA economics major snuck up on consumers and elegantly
 did her thing. It was a FIRST. Because Willette bravely 
walked her walk 52 years ago, my friend Tina and I were able to recreate
the shoot on a busy, sunny morning and not have any onlookers bat an eye. 
Thanks Ms. Murphy, we salute you.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

LOOK FOR LESS

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

PRABAL GURUNG FOR TARGET

Prabal Gurung For Target® Short-Sleeve Dress in First Date Print About a week ago, a friend mentioned that she was going to brave the early morning lineup to grab some Prabal Gurung loot at the local Target and asked if I was interested.  We oohed and aaahed over her IPHONE as she walked me through the lookbook.  As our discussion evolved into a full critique of all design houses that have collaborated with chain stores in the past ten years, we both decided that Gurung's line was going to be worth it. 
Prabal Gurung For Target® Skirt in Meet the Parents Print Quick InformationPrabal Gurung For Target® Short-Sleeve Dress -Calypso Coral Quick InformationPrabal Gurung For Target® Drop Waist Dress in First Date Print Quick InformationPrabal Gurung For Target® Peplum Top in Floral Crush Print Quick InformationCut to...Me sleeping in until 8am the one morning I can, then lazily making my way to Target at about 2 in the afternoon. Quelle surprise! New rolling racks with fresh merchandise! With my son lending an honest eye, I picked my faves and tried them on.

Here is my review, the peplum top is gorgeous and the black trim grounds the sweetness of the floral. The black and white full skirt is cute, well constructed, and right on trend. The drop waisted floral felt good against my skin, but the cut is NOT for curvy girls. Finally, the black and floral dress as well as the coral/pool version were BEAUTIFUL! 
They fit well, and I felt pretty. 
It's worth going on line to at least check it out at $39.99 it's "guilt free style" at its best.
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IF KIM WAS A...

SHIMMERY ACCENT PILLOW


This look on Kim (if nothing else) is inspiring. In a world full of "P.O.C"'s**, I find comfort in the reliability of neutrals and metallics. If you do too, check out this "guilt free style" option in the form of 
this decadent accent from Z GALLERIE for $69.95. I know it's an investment for a pillow, but trust me, a gold sequined romper costs much more and probably is an investment that only 1% of us should ever make.

**pops of color

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