Friday, December 12, 2008

A Chance at Black Love

Sandy and Chance met during their junior year at USC. During their time in college, they ran with different crowds. Chance was a jock, with a chip on his shoulder. At 6’3” and 253 lbs, this all muscle dark-brown Adonis was a force to be reckoned with. He was headed to the NFL and nothing would stop him. With that said, he knew that he should also get a college degree. On the off chance that something happened, he wanted a back-up plan and a degree in architecture was the answer that he chose. Although he played football for the love of the sport, the women that chased him was the biggest reason that he took the physical beatings on the field. There was no woman of any nationality that could resist his looks, charm and desirability.

On the other hand, Sandy was a quiet bookworm with few friends. You normally could find this Nia Long look-a-like sitting somewhere alone studying or reading a book. Although she was one of the most beautiful women that walked the campus, she kept to herself. She didn’t have the time or the patience for idiocy. It was a miracle that their paths had ever crossed, but it was meant to be.

Sandy happened to be working at the campus library on the Saturday morning that Chance strolled in. It was not his M.O. to be in such a setting, but with finals coming up, he knew that the apartment that he shared with his buddies was not conducive to real studying. He did pride himself on being an intelligent athlete. He was looking for a book on 18th century architecture and Sandy was the only one to help him. As he approached the desk at which she was sitting, Sandy’s heart nearly jumped out of her chest. His face was flawless. He had a slight slant in his dark brown eyes that made him look exotic; lickable lips; long powerful legs and a chest so dark and hard that it must have been made of raw mahogany wood. Sandy had never seen any man so beautiful in her life. She wanted to run out of the room as he got closer and closer.

“Go away, go away”, she thought to herself.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees'

Folks were out last night to celebrate the LA premiere of The Secret Life of Bees’ held at The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. Of course you know my favorite Fashionista was looking fierce as usual. Jada should donate her old closet items to me. Chick is bad.And my girl Nia Long was out and about also. I would like to see more of Nia. I miss her style and grace.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Your Black Fashion: Andre 3000's Clothing Line

This Fall, Outkast's Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) will launch his Benjamin Bixby line which consists of 70 pieces, ranging from wide-brimmed fedora hats to pink sweatshirts, all of which he sketched himself. Benjamin hopes to see his clothes soon in stores like Barneys.


"Tearing pages out of magazines as a kid left Benjamin with a reverence for English style: He fetishizes “timeless” clothes, name-checks old-school brands like Turnbull & Asser, and calls his own style “classic spontaneity” or “rebel gentleman.” What this means, in effect, is doing a little remix. “There has to be something inventive about it,” he says. “But not so inventive that it’s a turnoff. So that some of the greats, like Beau Brummell or the Duke of Windsor, would nod and say, ‘Well done.’ Those guys killed it.” Now, that’s hip-hop."

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sanaa Lathan

Fashionista and underrated Hollywood Actress Sanaa Lathan recently did a spred for Jewel Magazine and I must say it was hot. Here are a few photos.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Milan Fashion Week

Folks hit up the Milan Fashion Week of events this week. Jo-Lo rocked this white Dolce and Gabbana dress at the D&G show.

Kelly Roland was scene at the Roberto Cavalli show with the man himself.

Rhi Rhi was in Gucci from head to toe. It was reported that she is the new spokeswoman for the brand. The Goth look is certainly her trademark.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jada on the scene Again!'s no secret that Jada P. Smith is one of my favorite fashionistas. She was seen arriving at the “The Late Show With David Letterman” yesterday to promote her new movie-- The Women coming out this weekend. She rocked a black asymmetrical dress with gold hardware---lovely!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Mrs. Smith on the Scene

Check out Mrs. Pinkett Smith at the L.A. premiere of The Women this weekend. Jada certainly is one of my favorite fashionistas indeed.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Michelle Obama...Fashionista indeed!

First Lady hopeful, Michelle Obama gave her most inspirational speech of her career last night at the opening night of the National Democratic Convention in Denver, CO. She did so wearing a turquoise retro-inspired dress designed by Maria Pinto (famous for the purple sheath dress worn by Michelle a few months back).

So....Do We Love It?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

YourBlackFashion: Great Style Runs In The Smith Family

Will Smith and his sons Trey (15) and Jaden (10) all look great at this years Teen Choice Awards. This family is famous for good looks!

YourBlackFashion: The Many Outfits of Michelle

Our "First Lady In Waiting" Michelle Obama has had some really cute outfits. She always looks classy, and her color choices are great! She goes for bold tones, though usually darker shades of each color, but it works for her, and it honestly could work for a lot of people! Here are some of my favorite Michelle Obama looks:

YourBlackFashion: Do You Like What The Stars Are Wearing?'s "Would You Wear This?" section featured some of our favorite ladies sporting the latest trends. What do you think?

Rihanna, Kim Kardashian & Katherine Heigl sport bright colored jackets.

Kerry Washington, Eve and Carrie Underwood wear fringed dresses with a 1920s feel.

These two fashion trends are being copied all over the country so you can find them for less, but such bright colors for jackets can go wrong very quickly. Be careful what you match them with-for safety (and as in the pictures) I would do black or dark wash denim. As for the dresses, make sure you don't look like a disco ball before you go out in public if you try to match these ladies. Pair the dress with some 1920s-like pin curls or a cute clutch purse for an evening out.

Monday, July 28, 2008

ATL's Finest

Here is Ciara gracing the cover of Billboard Magazine. She gives us the inside scoop on her much anticipated album Fantasy Ride.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fashion Rocks Concert features Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown & much more!

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The fifth annual Fashion Rocks concert will feature a cavalcade of music superstars, including Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Rihanna and Mariah Carey.

The event, which celebrates the relationship between music and fashion, will be held Sept. 5 at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Also performing will be Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, Keith Urban, Lil Wayne, Kid Rock and Duffy.

Proceeds from the show will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a program set up by the Entertainment Industry Foundation to help fund cancer research.

"Fashion Rocks uniquely celebrates the intersection of two of the most sexy cultural paradigms: fashion and music. This year, we have a spectacular lineup of talent and performances that will take the show to a whole new level," Richard Beckman, president of Conde Nast Media Group, said in a statement Tuesday.

Conde Nast, which produces the event, will also include its annual Fashion Rocks magazine (put together by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour) in the September edition of 16 of its titles.

Those who can't make it down to the Big Apple can catch the concert when it airs as a two-hour special on CBS Sept. 9.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fashionista MJB

MJB graces the new issue of Vegas Magazine. She is looking mighty fab I might add.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Jigga Who....Jigga What????

The Jigga Man was spoted out and about in London recently. Do we feel this fit?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ciara Signs a deal with modeling agency


R&B singer Ciara has signed with modeling agency Wilhelmina and is in talks to launch her own clothing line.

Wilhelmina will now focus on casting Ciara, who’s currently ending a print modeling run for Jay-Z's Rocawear line, in both clothing and fragrance campaigns, according to the singer.

"Modeling has always been one of my aspirations," says Ciara. "But I was
insecure about my height. I thought I was 5'7" but I just found out that I'm 5'8" so I'm really excited about that."

Ciara’s also in talks with the budget-friendly department store, Steve & Barry's, to create a reasonably priced clothing line that bridges her personal style with affordable price points. Steve & Barry's also carries Sarah Jessica Parker's Bitten line as well as the New York Knicks' Stephon Marbury's Starbury collection.

"I have a couple of cool things that I'm working on," says Ciara. "The coolest thing about Steve & Barry's is they cater to everyday people. I won't say that my line will be like theirs, I want to stay true to who I am, but most importantly it has to be affordable."

Ciara is also in the midst of prepping her third album, "Fantasy Ride," set for September via Jive. Her last album, 2006's "Evolution," has sold 1.3 million copies to-date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

Too Many Black Fashion Salons in One Area? Interesting

How many barber shops and salons are too many? For south suburban Calumet City, 57–in immediate proximity–is too many and city leaders are looking at ways to keep barbershops and hair salons from piling up on each other. But some business owners think the problem is not the number of hair care establishments, but the number of Black ones.

“It was suggested at a City Council meeting that we look at businesses that are rapidly expanding and those occupying a lot of commercial space,” said Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush. “There was no moratorium proposed for barbershops and hair salons, merely a suggestion of how to keep shops from over saturating the area.”

She added that there are a total of 57 barbershops and hair salons in Calumet City, which she does not see as a problem. But the fact that many of them are located next door or across the street from each other is a problem. Qualkinbush said there are 31 barbershops and 26 hair salons in Calumet City but did not know how many were Black-owned.

“We do not keep a record of what color business owners are here,” she said. However, a Chicago Defender analysis identified 23 Black-owned barbershops and 12 hair salons in Calumet City. According to the City Clerk’s office, the fee for a business license to open a barbershop or hair salon in Calumet City is $150. Some Black barbers and hair stylists in Calumet City think the city needs to look at zoning issues rather than a moratorium on business licenses for them.

“The problem is not too much competition but the fact that you can find two or three barbershops located in the same strip mall,” said Avery Miller, 34, a barber at George’s Barbershop, 1551 Sibley Blvd. Just three blocks away at 1086 Sibley Blvd. is Exclusive Barbershop. Paul Sanders, 30, has worked there for three years and since that time he said five barbershops have opened on Sibley Boulevard. “It seems like Sibley Boulevard is the place to be if you are a barbershop.


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Random Fashion!

Will I Am took his support for presidential hopeful, Barack Obama a step higher. Will was seen rocking the new "Yes We Can" Airforce 1s. Apparently folks around the world are starting to take part in this new trend. While I love me some Barack---I'll have to pass on the kicks.

My girl Kelly Ro had a recent photoshoot where she rocked this fab dress by London designer Kosibah. This chick's style is awesome...what a beauty! Work it Ms. Kelly.

Serena rocked a white trenched-coat this week at Wimbledon. Only Serena can keep it fresh on the court.

Some BET Awards Fun!

Check out what Kym Whitley rocked at this years BET Awards. Again....I'm pro Obama--Yes we can...but I have to say--No we can't to this one.

Mel B. looked classically fab in this bronze dress. A fashionista indeed.

Pop Fashionista Ciara was spotted out on the town....rocking a fabulously sexy gray form-fitting dress and a pair of black gladiator stilettos.

Happy 90th Birthday to Mr. Nelson Mandela

Recently in London folks hit up the Nelson Mandela’s 90th B-Day Bash. NaNa was on scene. Ummm not sure what I think of this dress.

On the other hand...I do know what I think of Jada's dress---FABULOUS!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Some Weekend Fab Fashion

Rihanna was spotted leaving her favorite lunch spot in NYC Da Silvano’s this weekend. She was rocking the new camo Louis V bag. Chick stays fly.

The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held recently. And some fab fashionistas came out. Tyra wore a gold/camel color gown with the matching gold lace-front to match. Is it just me or was it just a bit too much bronze/gold going on?

Eva Marcille was absolutely stunning. This peach & gold color gown just worked so perfectly against her skin. A true fashionista indeed.

Sherri Shepherd, the woman of the evening rocked a floor length blue gown. I'm not sure if that would have been my choice as the host on a hot summer evening--still fab though.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Black Hair, Black Fashion, Black Women

Black Hair is one of the most important parts of a black woman's existence. So, some may wonder why nearly 100% of the African American hair care market is controlled by Koreans. Perhaps black women and men can work together to ensure that the money we spend on our hair care products stays within our communities.

African Americans are among the strongest consumer groups in America, and we spend religiously on the products we need, whether they relate to black hair, black fashion or black beauty. Through time and through education, we can find ways to control markets for African American Haircare products.

A documentary on the topic is below.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Way to go Vogue Italia!

Here are some inside photos of some fab sisters gracing the July issue of Vogue Italia.

What A BOLD Move!
For the July issue of Vogue Italia---Guess what? Only African American beauties will grace the cover. This is a bold move and I love every minute of it. It's long overdue. The issue will be on European newsstands next Thursday and in the United States soon after.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Some Weekend Fashion

Who Rocked It?
Paula Patton first rocked this Gucci mini dress at the Soul Train Music Awards in March last year. Then J.Lo rocked it last week at Moscow’s MuzTV Music Awards.

The Barbados pop Diva, Rihanna hit up the Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto this weekend. As usual she brought much fabulousity to the scene. She rocked a high-waited dress which was accessorized with a white suspender belt.

Her style is so original. Black is most definitely her color.

A new company called Heelarious is targeting your daughters ages 0-6 months to wear these miniature stilettos. They should call this company Outrageous instead. People--- don't even think about it. Some fashion trends should be ignored---this is one of them! Solange Knowles celebrated her CD release last night at the HENNESSY presents dinner with Bevy and Solange Knowles---at The Harrison Restaurant in the NYC. Chick is looking pretty fab as she rocked a Uhnee dress, a Gucci bag and a pair of fly Miu Miu shoes. Get it Solange!

Gabby is featured on the new cover of Essence Magazine. She is rocking a cute bob-type pixie cut right in time for the summer. Chick has some amazing skin. A true fasionista indeed. A. Keys was spotted at the We Are Together movie premier last night looking fiercely-fab I should add. Ms. Good was spotted at the The Love Guru event recently. She rocked a printed halter gown that was sexy and sophisticated. Not sure if I'm feeling the shoe selection. I think simple black would have done it. To each his own! She is another one with flawless skin. Fab indeed!

My favorite fashion couple were seen heading in to the Celtics vs Lakers b-ball game at the Staple Center last night. Will kept it simple with a black throw-over jacket with a simple black & white Tee while Jada jazzed up a pair of mustard color jeans accompanied with gold accessories and an off-white blazer. Man....I would love to get hold of some of Jada's fashion hand-me downs!! No shame! Chick is fly.