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The Letter “L” – Laughter

Laughter – When I moved to DC, I couldn’t have imagined that I would find a group of people who could be as dear to me as family. My family is tight! And because of that, I feared moving so … Continue reading

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The Letter “L”

Photos 1/2/3 LEISURE: My father has always said, “first you do what you have to do. Then you can do what you want to do.” That is probably the reason that as an adult, I schedule leisure as a “have-to-do.” … Continue reading

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Clayton v. Steinagel: The Case Against Requiring a License for Hair Braiders

Jestina Clayton sued the state of Utah recently, challenging a law requiring hair braiders to receive a cosmetology license. Clayton, a Sierra Leon native, had been braiding hair since she was a little girl, and used her skills to bring in extra cash … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I think a watch is the perfect gift for any occasion, and these watches made with rose gold are particularly sweet. Watches: Michael Kors, D&G, Juicy Couture

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I Dream in Color

This room is so dreamy…. I have been organizing my room in my new pad. The color scheme is actually similar. I will share with the world once it’s all done.

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Bellinis, Bottomless

Got a personal invitation to have brunch at the W, DC yesterday. We simply had a BLAST. We had such a wonderful time. The staff at the W are wonderful AND stylish. They took very good care of us. Ask … Continue reading

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You Should Know About: Bonanza.com

Happy New Year!!! While searching for the perfect handbag (my new Botkier Morgan), I came across Bonanza.com, an ebay-like market place that had exactly what I was looking for. What happened was, I was searching for the bag because it … Continue reading

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Out With the Old. In With the New New.

Santa got my wishlist! Seychelle booties; Ray Ban sunglasses; Michael Kors watch; J. Crew leather gloves; Rachel Roy lips ring; BCBG bangles; Roller skate charm; Patent leather brogues…what I’ll be rocking into the new year. I am definitely going to … Continue reading

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Santa Loves Iced Oatmeal Cookies!

We’re only hours away from Santa and his sleigh. What are you leaving for Santa? I think Santa might leave an extra package, or two,  if I go all out and bake these delicious iced oatmeal cookies. You can get the … Continue reading

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A Merry Little Cocktail

I love to entertain, and so when a group of friends and I decided to have a holiday party,  I was delighted to host. So far, all I’ve decided on are the signature drinks: The Peppermintini 2 Parts Vodka 1 … Continue reading

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Copyright Bill to Protect Fashion Designs

On December 1, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill introduced by Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York), called the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA, S.3728), that will give copyright protection to clothing designs, protecting them from copycats. The … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

It feels so good to be home. I love to help set the table for dinner. Happy Thanksgiving!

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I Like to Eat Dessert First.

I celebrated my 28th birthday recently with a heightened degree of the usual:   Putting Iowa on the map!

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FUUUURR-ocious Fall Outerwear

Fall in DC is tricky. It’s cold in the morning, warm throughout the day, and then chilly at night. So it’s hard to dress appropriately. But, I think I’ve figured it out…. The fur at the bottom of this blazer … Continue reading

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No More Excuses

Peek-A-Boo So, I finally got my dslr camera!!  And, it took a couple of weeks, but I also got all of the accessories I need (bag, tripod, and remote, among other things). I’m so excited to start snapping photos!! It’s … Continue reading

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This Week’s Haute Links

Michelle Obama’s Brooches Are ‘Part of Her Code’: The Cut Racism AND Sexism at the NY Post?: The Black Snob  Andre Leon Talley and Kimmora Lee Simons to judge America’s Next Top Model: Gatecrasher Lawyer’s have invented a new defense … Continue reading

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Cocktails

    These pictures are old (I had natural hair and I think I had just descovered blush), but I thought of them when I saw this picture of Rihanna wearing a fur stole. Everyone who knows me knows that … Continue reading

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Street Lights and Rompers

They say that New York is the city that never sleeps, but one night  Times Square was completely empty… After prancing around the CITY for a week, I have a lot of work to catch up on!

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When Fashion and the Law Collide: Salacious Obscenities

One visit to the American Apparel website, and it’s clear that they aren’t just selling T-shirts (that I so adore). Adolescent-looking models, with dear caught in headlights expressions, in “come hither” poses, are like, well, the retailers trademark. And nipples are … Continue reading

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Fashion is A Way of Life: Mixing Classic and Ultra-Modern Design Elements

 French designer Philippe Boulet has created an illuminated furniture collection for those looking to “light” up their life. The Poesy bed, pictured below, is an amazing example of mixing classic and ultra-modern design and is described by Boulet as being a “poem” to modern … Continue reading

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Too Cool For School: From Saddle Shoes To Oxfords

  Photos from Teen Vogue Growing up as a private school attending, uniform-wearing fashionista, I found ways to incorporate fashion into the mundane jumper/shirt and skirt combination, such as cute cardigans, funky tights, bows, etc…I wore Saddle shoes from about first … Continue reading

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No Ma’am!

  Miss J has a book coming out titled, “Follow the Model: Miss J’s Guide to Unleashing Presence, Poise and Power,” in which he (she?) tells of a story about being denied acces to a particular fashion show. When he arrived, … Continue reading

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My Fall Fasion Wish List

    Pic source Iv’e already started working on the fall wardrobe. Here’s the list: 1. Leather Jacket 2. More leggings (gotten about 3 pair since s/s list) 3. Schoolboy Blazer (J. Crew) 4. Wild pair of Nike sneakers 5. … Continue reading

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Wishing on a Star

Six years ago, Swedish-born stylist (to vogue and elle) Ulrika started the brand Rika. The style is ‘classic with a twist of rock ‘n’ roll’. The famous Rika “star bag” is sold world-wide to celebrities such as Madonna and Helena … Continue reading

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The Man Had Style

  In the words of Yves Saint Laurent, “Fashion is temporary. Style is forever.” R.I.P Michael Jackson. MJ was spotted recently sporting Balmain. See here and here. Who’s bad?

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