Monthly Archives: January 2011

& MY SOMEWHAT SORRY FOR 2011 GOES TO……..

Christian Louboutin’s TOUNDRA!

Last year I did a post bashing the fur boot for looking a rachet MESS! I mean the name alone sounds like something that shouldn’t be trusted within an inch of your foot! Besides, I had this thing about fur boots just being a complete NO & this was just so in your face screaming “If you want fur, I’ll give you FUR!” However, it wasn’t until September during my first visit to NY when I spotted the boot in the Bergdorf Goodman display window that I had a sudden change of heart! Toundra was paired with a simple fitted sheath dress & it looked elegant but edgy. & slowly but surely I came around to adore the fur attacked bootie.

Since its release last year, it has been spotted on celebs & street fashionistas alike but I think Ciara did the boot the most justice pairing it with a simple white tee & jeans. It was just my style & SUPER  CUTE! Sidenote: I’ve been liking Ciara’s courtside style lately but that’s for another post… So anyways, while I’m still not too keen on fur boots overall, I think the Toundra is a HOTT boot for the time being!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

photos: coolspotters.com

Olivia Wilde at the 2011 Golden Globes!

Last night I didn’t watch E!’s LIVE  red carpet for the 2011 Golden Globes. I just kept checking twitter to see every one’s comments on who was killing it & who was a #FAIL! Anyways, right away actress Olivia Wilde filled my timeline with everyone gushing over her GAWGEOUS Marescha dress! So of course I clicked on it immediately, but when I saw it the first thing I thought was: Cameron Diaz at the 2010 Oscars! To me it looked very similar to the Oscar De La Renta gown she wore but in chocolate & with added tulle. However no one else brought up the comparison, so maybe its just me….

Ms. Wilde’s still looked stunning none the less. The deep rich chocolate was beautiful against her skin. PLUS I love how she wore some killer Louboutin heels. The GLAM look just kept going even underneath the tulle!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife” 
photo source: getty images, justjared.com

PRODUCT WATCH: Evian’s Mineral Water Spray!

Ever Heard of Evian’s Mineral Water Spray? Yes its by the Evian bottled water you’re thinking of, but its a facial mist they have. I found out about it doing what else….READING A MAGAZINE! I had been looking for a face mist because my skin gets SO dry! With this harsh winter weather & the job I have flying all the time I need constant moisture & I wanted something quicker than a lotion moisturizer. I was looking for something that I could just spray on real quick & go and also leave me with that fresh, dewy look!

Well JACKPOT, THIS IS  IT!

I read the rave reviews online & decided to buy it & I’m so glad i did. It hydrates & controls oil at the same time. It’s helped reduce the oiliness I get really bad around my nose & even stopped it from peeling & looking a nasty MESS!  Plus I hear its really good with setting & refreshing your makeup. I know its just regular Evian in a spray can, but I’m telling you its like giving a thirsty face a much needed drink of water. This stuff is a MIRACLE & its so convenient I spray myself every chance I get. lol

The large spray is $15 BUT you can get the two pack travel set which is what I have for only $12. They fit in your purse, so I keep one on me at all times. It won’t break the bank so its at least worth a try. You can purchase it at your local Sephora.

Let me know what you think!  

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

HAUTE Tops Celebs Wore, THAT I WANT!

Last week Mediatakeout posted a photo of Angela Simmons on the beach wearing THEE cutest sweatshirt over her swimsuit. I just had to have it, but didn’t know where to find it. I finally got a tip from my new fave site fashionbombdaily.com that the shirt was by MINKPINK! Through much googling I found it still available through singer22.com (xs) on sale for $68 & djpremium.com (s) for $88.

Although, singer22 is cheaper & has the XS size i prefer, I’m not to keen on their sale items being FINAL sale. I don’t like for people to hold my money hostage! but all that aside, the shirt is  SUPER CUTE RIGHT?

& while we’re on the subject of HAUTEshirts….

Kelly Rowland recently did a photoshoot wearing this cream “Love Potion No. 9” sweatshirt by Wildfox Couture that I thought was really cute too! After researching I found that Taylor swift wore it first back in September. Its quite popular! It retails for $178, but I found it cheaper on blacklabelboutique.com. Enter the code: LOVE at checkout and you save an additional 20%.

I think this shirt is cute, BUT I actually prefer it in black & at a MUCH cheaper price. & since the version I want is SOLD OUT on revolveclothing.com & doesn’t meet the price point I want, unfortunately I won’t be buying this top.

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
photos: mediatakeout.com, coolspotters.com, & revolveclothing.com

Regina King & Jackee’ on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens LIVE!

Last night’s 227 reunion on my boo Anydy’s Watch What Happen’s Live featuring Regina King & Jackee’ Harry was THEE best episode HANDS DOWN! Between Regina’s answers & Jackee’ being so loud, the duo was HILARIOUS, I was crying from laughter! Andy could barely keep up. You could tell they were a little tipsy, but that was the BEST part! They kept it so REAL when asked about everything from Phaedra to dating outside your race, saying titties LIVE on the air, & even a weird moment when Chris Brown came up in subject. It was SUPER funny and I would love to hang out w/ both of them! lol

CHECK OUT THE CLIPS BELOW!

Regina was looking fabulous right? & this last clip makes me not want to miss anymore new episodes of Southland. Andy needs to make them a weekly special, give them their own show or SOMETHING! lol Don’t miss next Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live with Ideal Icon Iman and Nene Leaks!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”

RIHANNA LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE STARTED!

Remember when Rihanna first started rocking the red hair for her latest cd #LOUD? Everyone was saying “What in the world Rihanna“? But NOW it seems as though other celebs have latched on to join the campaign! If there is 1 thing that is definitely apparent, Rihanna is a trendsetter HANDS DOWN! With everything she does, people ALWAYS follow suit. So what do we think of celebs rocking their “Rihanna Red” hair ?

Are you feeling it?

There’s Melissa (Rhi’s best friend) reading this post out #LOUD to Rihanna as she laughs at the other celebrities who have joined her red hair campaign. j/k lol This photo was taken yesterday when they were shopping at Fred Segal in West Holloywood!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
photo: rihannadaily.com

RIHANNA LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE STARTED!

Remember when Rihanna first started rocking the red hair for her latest cd #LOUD? Everyone was saying “What in the world Rihanna“? But NOW it seems as though other celebs have latched on to join the campaign! If there is 1 thing that is definitely apparent, Rihanna is a trendsetter HANDS DOWN! With everything she does, people ALWAYS follow suit. So what do we think of celebs rocking their “Rihanna Red” hair ?

Are you feeling it?

There’s Melissa (Rhi’s best friend) reading this post out #LOUD to Rihanna as she laughs at the other celebrities who have joined her red hair campaign. j/k lol This photo was taken yesterday when they were shopping at Fred Segal in West Holloywood!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
photo: rihannadaily.com

SOUND OFF! I AM DEFINITELY SOLD ON MARSHA AMBROSIUS!

You know who Marsha Ambrosius is right? You don’t??? Okay Lean in…. *SLAP*! lol No seriously remember the group Floetry? She was the songstress of the duo, but I’m sure you already knew that. Anyways, now she is currently pursuing a solo career & I couldn’t be more EXCITED! She’s such a talent and has come out FULL FORCE with new music & a HAUTE new look to match! & that voice! I LOVE her voice its BEAUTIFUL!

CHECK OUT her latest video for the single “FAR AWAY”! I love this song and the story is so POWERFUL! It really makes you think..

& WAIT BEFORE YOU GO!….

I just had to share this video clip of Marsha’s cover of the late Teena Marie’s song called “Yes Indeed”! I’m telling you I had this on repeat for like an hour!!! She sounded AMAAAAAZING! What a pretty song. I really hope this makes the album too.

The girl is looking fabulous right?!As you can see I am loving me some Marsha Ambrosius and I’m so excited for her solo success! Follow her on twitter @marshaambrosius and don’t forget to get her cd “Late Nights and Early Mornings” on sale Feb. 22nd! I’m certain its going to be a very strong album,

I CAN’T WAIT!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife”
video source: youtube and worldstarhiphop.com

HAIR TREND ALERT!: Going Au Naturale!! IS IT IDEAL?

“GIRL I’M GOING NATURAL!
actress Pam Grier!
Lord only knows how many times I have heard this lately! Everyone’s going NATURAL! But these days it doesn’t necessarily mean people are rockin a Foxy Brown ‘fro!

Now chics usually refer to being natural as not using perms or other chemical based straighteners that severely damage the hair. Instead they are embracing their natural hair pattern & wearing their locs curly, wavy, or in some cases getting it pressed every now & again like my girl June!

Remember back in 2009 Chris Rock’s documentary entitled Good Hair exposed how perms, relaxers, & other chemical straighteners can be bad for your hair. However, it wasn’t until more recently that EVERYONE has gotten into the idea of rebelling against the creamy crack!

Remember Keri Russell a.k.a Felcity? She has THEE best naturally curly hair!

Its become a MAJOR trend! ALL women from ALL different ethnicities have decided to try the alternative in order to obtain healthy hair. The IT thing to do has even crossed over to the mainstream media! I read an article recently in Allure magazine about it and I knew that the natural thing hit a whole ‘nother level when Dr. Oz expressed his perm concerns during a segment on his show!

Remember poor Bianca from Top Model had to shave her hair? Ugh I cried for her!

However, despite its popularity, sometimes this transition is NOT easy! Its definitely a process! The beginning stages and hair management there after controlling frizz & worrying about humidity can be BRUTAL for some!  

For instance, since I’ve jumped on the bandwagon my hair is totally FREAKING OUT! Its become extremely dry and brittle and is starting to break off! & don’t even get me started on the tedious task of finding a stylist to care for it that meets my expectations! I’m trying not to give in but my hair is reacting just like Pookie from New Jack City” The creamy crack just keep calling Me“!

But I’m staying STRONG!!!- @ least for now. I mean look at how happy Jordin is! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. The healthy hair & styling versatility might be worth the struggle. Besides, there are so many websites, forums, & transitional blogs where people have created a natural hair care community to help each other. This thing is SERIOUS! lol

CHECK OUT: Transitioning from Relaxer to Natural! It has great tips! Have any of you guys jumped on the all Naturale trend? If so, share your hair transition experience so far!

I D.efine E.very A.spect of my L.ife