Category: Fave Photos of the Week

Editorials—Jada Pinkett-Smith x Shape Magazine Jan/Feb 2015


Hola peeps!  Happy New Year!  This is my first post of 2015 and what better way to start it off then with Shape Magazine. We all know what goes down at those holiday parties, dinners and events…food, drinks and more food! Well the uber fab Jada Pinkett-Smith is gracing the January/February 2015 cover and showing us that being in your forties is fab! You cannot deny that she looks hot and is definitely inspiration to all young and old.  Take a peek and share your thoughts.

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Fashion—NYFW Day 1


Hola peeps!  It’s been awhile and I’m back from a much-needed one month hiatus!  I hope all is good and that you are ready for New York Fashion Week.  Today is Day 1 and I tell you it is like the first day of school—everyone is dressed to the nines, anxious to see old friends (or foes) all while catching up on what everyone did over the summer.

I have created a perfect look for this finicky NY weather we’re having.  I love this flouncy dress with a lightweight trench thrown over it, booties and the trendy item of the moment—a backpack filled with essentials!  Take a peek and let me know your thoughts.  Oh and be sure to stay tuned here and on my social media networks for up to the minute pics of my NYFW shenanigans 🙂

 

NYFW Day 1

Fashion—Celeb Style at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival


Hola!  The most glitzy film festival of all is full swing, if you don’t know I am talking about the 67th Annual  Cannes Film Festival.  Hollywood and international stars always step it up a notch in the glamour department and I love it!  Take a peek at these pics and tell me who killed the red carpet.

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The gorgeous Adriana Lima shows off her svelte body in a Alexandre Vauthier bustier and high slit skirt.
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Sonam Kapoor looked beautiful is this black beaded gown by Elie Saab.
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This custom gown adorned with sequins and ostrich feathers by Michael Kors is one of my faves! The blush/peachy color illuminates Freida Pinto’s skin and beautiful face.

 

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Lea Seydoux looked fab in green (my fave color!) Her deep plunged Prada gown had a long embroidered train that followed.

 

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Salma Hayek looked lovely in long soft waves and a pop of fuschia. Although simple yet so sophisticated, I like this Saint Laurent gown.

So there you have it celeb style at  Cannes.   What are your thoughts?  Any faves or not?  Do tell.

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Monday’s Muse—Black History Month Tribute to Mary Jane Patterson


Hola!  I hope that you had a great weekend.  Today’s muse—Mary Jane Patterson is a less recognized pioneer in Black History.  An innovator of education, she paved the way for several black female educators.  Born on September 12, 1840 in Raleigh, NC unto a large family; her father (Henry Patterson) was a bricklayer that acquired his freedom in 1852.  At that time he packed up and moved his family to Oberlin, Ohio.  Always interested in learning Mary Jane soared in her studies and attended Oberlin College.  In 1862 she graduated and became the first African-American woman to receive her B. A. degree.

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Mary Jane Patterson, 1862 (Oberlin College Archives)

Upon graduation to moved to Philadelphia where she was a teacher’s assistant at the Institute for Colored Youth.  From 1869-1871 she taught at Preparatory High School for Colored Youth (later named Dunbar High School) in Washington, D. C.  She was promoted and became the first black principal of the school from 1871-1872.

Unfortunately for a quick year’s stint she was demoted to assistant principal to work under Richard T. Green, the first African American graduate of Harvard University.  However later she resumed her principal duties until her resignation in 1884.  Ms. Patterson also supported and participated in several clubs(Colored Women’s League of Washington D.C.) in the city as well.  She continued her humanitarian work until she died which was on September 24, 1894 at the age of 54.

The only thing that I can say is thank you Mary Jane Patterson for being an inspiration to us all.

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