The Champ

11705168_870240389723314_8983209188150778187_n

gty_480522458_74459088

Serena Williams fresh from her sixth Wimbledon win Saturday morning, 21-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams slayed when she arrived at the 2015 Wimbledon Champions’ Dinner in London this evening.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Serena-Williams-2
The current number one women’s tennis player in the world looked absolutely stunning in a  floor-length gown with embellishments.

Dashiki Lovin’

Screenshot_2015-06-28-23-19-37-1

da·shi·ki

dəˈSHēkē/

noun

a loose, brightly colored shirt or tunic, originally from West Africa.

The Dashiki was made popular in the western parts of the world by Oba (Yoruba word for king) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi, who was born Walter Eugene in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1928. He became interested in African Studies at the age of 16, and travelled to Haiti at the age of 20 in order to be exposed to African religion from indigenous Africans. Soon after, he returned to the U.S. and began a small scale manufacturing business which included African attire, most notably dashikis

IMG_20150626_190331IMG_20150626_173410


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Over the years Ive fallen in love with African inspired pieces. I think designers are really stepping up their game, when it comes to putting a modern touch to traditional African/ethnic clothing. I think Boxing Kittenwas one of the first designers to really bring ethnic inspired clothing to the mainstream. With celebrity clientele like Solange Knowles, Fergie, Beyonce & Chris Brown  just to mention a few.

I really admire the bright colors and bold prints that ethnic fabrics have. Easily transforming a regular outfit to something catchy, unforgettable and unique.

Im always eyeing and purchasing cultured pieces. The pop of color will do wonders to any ensemble. I have a trip to Houston coming up in a few weeks, i cant wait to style my pink dashiki and rock it with style and pride.

Make sure your following me on fb for pictures 😀😀😀

Screenshot_2015-06-25-21-33-08-111312793_851699364867305_2151768978250095947_o

Screenshot_2015-06-26-19-36-21-1IMG_20150514_235854

B.E.T Awards 2015 : My Fashion Favorites

Screenshot_2015-06-28-19-29-43-1

Naturi Naughton

rs_634x1024-150628160335-634.AngelaSImmons-jmd-062815-1

Angela Simmons

rs_634x1024-150628164736-634.JMonae-jmd-062815

Janelle Monae

rs_634x1024-150628170313-634.Kendrick-Lamar-BET-Awrads.jl_.062815

Kendrick Lamar

11666141_1724649957779395_1681003968256317155_n

Monica

11143381_10155859592425372_6390110539787159228_n

Monica and Keyshia Cole

rs_634x1024-150628174641-634.EvaMarcelle-jmd-062815

Eva Marcelle

10405335_1724986567745734_7728656379813173838_n

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson received the first-ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the 2015 BET Awards, and on hand to tribute the legendary entertainer were Tinashe, Jason Derulo and Ciara. Everyone did good but Ciara came for blood!

11709226_892358937486176_8826548039886526922_n

Favorite moment of the night was the Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Reunion took stage. Puffy , Faith Evans , The Lox , 112 and The Queen Bee Lil Kim had me so hyped when they hit the stage it took me back to my jr. High and high school days. Lil Kim’s entrance made the performance GRAND…her energy lit the stage on fire.

Lipstick Must Haves

As y’all can tell I’m obsessed with shades of nude and vampire lippies. Never was a big lipstick fan but over the years I’ve found my itch ( vamp lippie) . this list had more vamp lippies but that’s what I adore. I’ll buy all of them not even noticing or caring , if I have a color similar or the identical twin to the shade. I know I’m not the only one lol comment below you lipstick obsession shade

Screenshot_2015-06-03-23-15-46-1

https://www.colouredraine.com/suede.html


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Screenshot_2015-06-03-23-22-38-1

https://www.colouredraine.com/soul.html

Screenshot_2015-06-03-22-54-38-1

http://www.pnkdigger.com/product/bankhead-shawty

Screenshot_2015-06-03-21-45-06-1

Make Up Artist – Alex Bond alexandrabutlermua@yahoo.com
http://www.pnkdigger.com/product/magic-city

Screenshot_2015-06-03-23-59-02-1

Transylvania

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3020045#

Screenshot_2015-06-03-23-49-46-1

https://shop.riteaid.com/wet-n-wild-lipstick-vamp-it-up-919b-0-11-oz-3-3-g-0429063

Screenshot_2015-05-18-19-17-15-1

http://www.PrettyZombieCosmetics.com/product/3-witches-liquid-lipstick

Screenshot_2015-06-03-23-56-58-1-1

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/milani-color-statement-lipstick/ID=prod6178634-product

Summer Lookbook 2015

Summer : is the hottest of the four temperate, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice.

This is the time year when shorts get shorter , heels get higher , and every weekend its a BBQ with a family and friends to enjoy the gorgeous weather. Below I’ve listed some of my favorite looks so you can be dressed to the gawds and turning heads this summer.


(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

10406421_675370739210281_1666670292563466244_n

Similar skirt
https://www.etsy.com/listing/207871833/adult-royal-blue-tutu-adult-tulle-skirt?ref=market

Basic White shirt
http://guide.alibaba.com/shop/ladies-new-ribbed-strap-vest-top-womens-stretch-sleeveless-cami-t-shirt-tee-white-m-l_2599138.html

11109506_839145219499498_2304207456408451095_n

Romper :
http://www.romwe.com/Floral-Backless-Slim-Jumpsuit-p-94916-cat-685.html?SASSource=shareasale&utm_source=shareasale.com&utm_medium=affiliate&affiliateID=773082

Screenshot_2015-05-30-09-58-23-1

Jacket :
http://m.jollychic.com/p/stylish-detachable-lap-long-sleeve-ladies-cropped-blazer-g36718.html?utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=%7Bkeyword%7D&utm_content=JacketsCoats_045243010FS_White_L&utm_campaign=GoogleshoppingRLSA_USA&gclid=

Bottoms:
http://m.jcpenney.com/worthington-modern-fit-trouser-pants/prod.jump?ppId=pp5005070244&catId=cat100250095&deptId=dept20000013&N=1003790005&N=1003790005&pageSize=72&extDim=true&topDim

10923296_1640274862883572_3748049501437229191_n

Top:
http://www.shopkosmios.com/collections/tops-1/products/sneak-peak-top

Sandals:
http://www.shopkosmios.com/collections/shoes/products/bolder-than-ever-gladiator-shoes

Screenshot_2015-05-30-09-59-33-1

Maxi Dress :
http://karmacoutureboutique.com/product/infinite-maxi-in-canary-yellow/

11181566_908197869264722_3027906071303009926_n

Similar Tops
http://www.shopkosmios.com/collections/tops-1/products/give-em-the-ropes-ribbed-top-black

MARIA ESCOTÉ Skirt $826.00

Screenshot_2015-05-30-10-07-55-1

Dress:
http://www.labellaboutique.biz/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=Floral-Dress

10449539_875072462577263_2976623689243675034_n

Similar Grey Dress
http://m.lulus.com/products/220002
http://m.lulus.com/products/222234

Celine Bag
http://www.portero.com/celine-black-leather-phantom-shopper-with-black-hardware

Similar Chanel C earrings
http://www.ccier.com/products/New-Collection-Chanel-Gold-and-Black-CC-Logo-Stud-Earrings.html

Make Up and Skincare Haul ( May 2015 )

Skincare :

Face moisturizer

Screenshot_2015-05-23-17-49-15-1
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer
http://m.target.com/p/sheamoisture-african-black-soap-problem-skin-moisturizer-2-oz/-/A-14529256

Skin Moisturizer

Screenshot_2015-05-23-00-39-37-1

African Shea Butter

Make Up :

Screenshot_2015-05-23-01-05-43-1Screenshot_2015-05-23-01-04-52-1

MAC NC 50 ( for my summer complexion )
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/1231/Products/Face/Foundation/Studio-Fix-Fluid-SPF-15/index.tmpl

Screenshot_2015-05-23-00-41-10-1Screenshot_2015-05-23-00-40-28-1

Shea Moisture CC cream ( half way thru my work day my FACE is super oily/shiny )
http://m.target.com/p/sheamoisture-cc-cream/-/A-15373631

Screenshot_2015-05-23-00-42-13-1

Shea Moisture Primer
http://m.target.com/p/sheamoisture-silicon-free-primer-1-7-oz/-/A-14894961

image
Pnkdigger Magic City
http://www.pnkdigger.com/product/magic-city

image
Pnkdigger Bankhead Shawty
http://www.pnkdigger.com/product/bankhead-shawty

STOP Racist Police Terror

It’s better to die fighting than to continue living in the illusion of freedom in modern slavery!

Screenshot_2015-04-30-19-09-09-111161356_366121550250330_1417788814444797577_n11206938_892708310788588_100862813641414709_n

As a blogger i want to be me and write about things that are me. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t write about things that are heavy on my heart as well as things I love. This Freddie Gray and countless others death by the hand of the people who are suppose to protect and serve us …  is really bothering me. It seems like we’re living in 1940 instead of 2015 cause nothing has changed. All a cop can say is that he felt threatened and its OK for them to get away with murder. Sadly , the other person is dead and can’t tell their side of the story . Whatever happen to shoot to injure but now all they are doing is shooting to kill. The Justice system have failed us!!!!

10418912_892708370788582_5390856438524744213_n11182247_892133167512769_4869587122293123363_n

Through it all, let’s remember why there is unrest and why there is protest. This is because Freddie Gray died after being arrested for no discernible reason. This is because a man’s spine was nearly severed and his voicebox was crushed. He asked for medical attention, didn’t get it and then died as a result of those spinal injuries. This is happening because Freddie Gray’s horrific death is part of an awful national pattern of behavior that needs to stop!

Screenshot_2015-04-30-19-11-46-1
BEFORE

11164047_889105647815521_8288612102445269375_n
after

Why Baltimore is Burning by Kevin Powell via Huffington Post: “…every single time one of these scenarios occurs, we are handed the same movie script: Person of color is shot and killed by local police. Local police immediately try to explain what happened, while placing most of the blame, without full investigation, on the person shot. Police officer or officers who fired shots are placed on paid “administrative leave.” Media finds any and everything they can to denigrate the character of the dead person, to somehow justify why she or he is dead. Marches, protests, rallies, speeches. Local police show up in military-styled “riot gear.” Tensions escalate. Folks are arrested, people are agitated or provoked; all hell breaks loose. The attention has shifted from the police killing an innocent person to the violence of “thugs,” “gangstas,” “looters.” The community is told to be nonviolent and peaceful, but no one ever tells the police they should also be nonviolent and peaceful. Whites in power and “respectable Black voices” call for calm, but these are the same folks who never talk about the horrific conditions in America’s ghettoes that make any ‘hood a time bomb just waiting for a match to ignite the fury born of oppression, marginalization, containment, and invisibility. These are the same people who’ve been spent little to no time with the poor.”

11053533_892180300841389_3567239842715747399_n
Rapper Wale visits Baltimore high schools to speak to students about the ‪#‎BalitmoreUprising‬.

11188386_893181294074623_2641627064035605785_n
Here’s a video of some of his remarks: http://www.complex.com/music/2015/04/wale-visited-baltimore-high-school-following-protests

RIP Freddie Gray
RIP  Al Jarreau Cross
and countless others 😞

UPDATE

‪#‎FreddieGray‬ death deemed a homicide. He asked for help twice and received no help from Baltimore police. Charges filed, this is only the first step. We must stay informed and up todate.

11154854_1673348072909584_5649059678954453333_o-111162035_894116060647813_7506764347351586231_o11182256_894243303968422_8636495258339935641_n

This is the first step! Ill just hold off on my excitement until they are officially convicted