Hola peeps! Tis the season for today’s muse–Samantha Berger. She’s been a Rockette for 8 years and a dancer at Metropolitan Opera since 2010. Oh and she reps us natural chicas…go! The gorgeous dancer can be seen this holiday season in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. I have always secretly wanted to be a dancer, oh well I will vicariously live through Samantha. If you live in or will be visiting NYC go here and buy your tickets now. I just may see you there!
Synthia Link, Sierra Ring, Samantha Berger and Christina Hedrick of The Rockettes from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show in 2009.
Take a peek at this video where Samantha explains the importance of strength training to stay in shape. I’m taking notes. Enjoy!
Hola! I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend. I had to share this editorial spread of Elle magazine‘s Jan 2014 cover with the gorgeous supermodel Joan Smalls. Most recently she was ranked the world’s number one model by Models.com. Wow…that is such a major accomplishment at the young age of 25!
I am happy to see magazines returning to their roots and putting models on covers instead of celebs, musicians, etc. It also makes me ecstatic that Elle chose a Puerto Rican woman especially since the fashion industry has been getting tons of backlash about overlooking women of color. Scroll down to peek at the fab pics.
Want more? Well head over to Elle.com here to read the full story. Enjoy!
Hola! Happy Friday! Today’s post—Casual Christmas is one of the holiday themed Friday Sass posts that you will see within the next few weeks. I don’t know about you but for some reason I almost always associate plaid with Christmas. It could be the colors or patterns but whatever it is I feel that it’s befitting for the season. Pair the pants with a tough leather moto jacket, sky-high Christian Louboutins and a touch of chic with a Chanel bag. I think that this look is not overly done but just right for the holidays! Do you agree?
Hola! I wanted to/needed to pause and pay homage to an icon, fighter and striver of our time—Nelson Mandela. The former South African President died today at the age of 95. He was the first black Africa to hold the presidency office in his country—wow can you believe that! Mr. Mandela leaves behind family, friends and countrymen that loved him dearly, as well as a legacy that will on forever.
If you don’t know all that this man sacrificed for the people of South Africa and worldwide then please read (don’t just see the movie) his autobiography ‘Long Walk to Freedom‘. This book was mostly written in secrecy in his jail cell where he was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. It is necessary that we share his legacy with our children so that they can pass it on to theirs.
May you rest in paradise Madiba. <3
Hola! If you haven’t heard of or seen the likes of the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o then you have clearly been living under a rock. She is definitely a rising style and fashionista who can be seen in the famed film ’12 Years a Slave’. Lupita graced the pages of DuJour.com donning fresh threads in shades of white and blue. Go here to read the full article and to get all the deets on the looks. She is simply radiant, don’t you agree?
She is wearing a Hermes bomber jacket, a Roberto Cavalli cotton and crocheted lace maxi dress by Roberto, mini ipanema drop earrings and a Roberto Coin ring.
Photography: Stephen Pan. Styling: David Vandewal. Hair: Ted Gibson at tedgibsonbeauty.com.
Makeup: Kristin Gallegos at CLM using Bobbi Brown.
Hola! If you are in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area next week then you may want to check this out with your little curly. Join in for the book launch of The Adventures of Curly Julie presented by the natural hair author J. L. Greenhill.
WHO is Curly Julie?
“Curly Julie is a little girl with curls experiencing life through the eyes of a little African American girl in America.”
The FREE event will have face painting, games, storytelling and gift bags for the children. I think that this will be a great experience for little girls and boys. Tickets are going fast so go here to rsvp now. Enjoy!