Tag: pretty

WIDW—Beyoncé with Curlz

Hola peeps!  Queen Bey has been out and about lately sporting a new curly ‘do (yes it is a weave but still cute).  I’m definitely digging it, especially paired with the minimal makeup—flawless!  Are you feeling it?  Do tell.

2  Beyonce Brooklyn Nets Game Torn by Ronny Kobo Mali Mosaic Crop Top, Matching Celeste Pencil Skirt, and Kenzo Net Covered Hat

2 Beyonce Brooklyn Nets Game Torn by Ronny Kobo Mali Mosaic Crop Top and Matching Celeste Pencil Skirt



Photos: Beyoncé’s Instagram


Editorials—Lupita Nyong’o for DuJour Magazine

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.


Editorials—First Lady Michelle Obama x Ladies Home Journal Dec 2013/Jan 2014

Hola!  Here is why you need to pick up the Dec 2013/Jan 2014 issue of Ladies Home Journal magazine—First Lady Michelle Obama.  I mean she just exudes elegance and grace.  Now this is a cover done right (take note LUCKY–no shade) because it is simply beautiful!

I must also add that LHJ has really step up their game in the mag world..  Last month I had the opportunity to attend their Get Social conference which was very informative.  Don’t sleep on them and go pick up the issue.  I definitely plan to.  Keep up the good work LHJ!

Photos: Alexei Hay


Beauty—Inside My Fall Make-up Bag

Hola peeps!  Happy Friday!  The season has officially changed and we won’t be seeing any warm temps until late May or early June here in NYC.  During this time we not only need to swap out our clothes but it’s a must that we change our make-up routine as well.  I will be the first to admit that I am no beauty guru, however I do know what works for me.  Here are some examples of my make-up bag essentials:

What's In Your Beauty Bag?

1. Lip balm– Don’t get caught with chapped lips on a chilly day.

2. Eyeshadow– A neutral palette is great for fall, it will allow you to play up your lips.

3. Eyeliner– Show off those almond eyes with a great liner.  I like for mine to appear bigger than they already are.

4. Coconut oil– This oil isn’t just for keeping fly-aways smooth but it can also be used to moisturize the skin. It is an all natural remedy!

5. Tweezers– You know the saying brows frame the face…make sure they are on point (please arch them according to your face shape).

6. Compact– A mirror is a must  for check-ups throughout the day.

7. Lipstick– Deep vampy pouts are all the rage this season and this one is perfect.  Pucker up!

8. Bronzer– If you want to keep your summer glow this will do the trick.  I am addicted to mine!

9. Perfume– Stay fresh all day with a spritz or two.

10.  Mascara– Let those lashes shine and lay it on thick!

There you have it, all the goodies that will get me through the season.  Did I leave out anything?  Please do tell….share!

Holiday Dressing Look #3—Relaxed

Hola peeps!  I hope all is good.  While typing this post I am watching a mini-series, packing, prepping my hair and more…can we say multi-tasking to the fullest.  Here is another holiday look—Relaxed.  I know that some want to be comfy on Christmas day as you open gifts and stuff your tummy with goodies so why not adorn yourself with one of the hottest trends of the season- military!  Here I paired a camo jacket, (my fave) a graphic tee with the perfect message and finished with cap-toe combat boots.  As Jourdan Dunn shows here keep the make-up simple and natural.  Whatever you decide to rock on Christmas I wish you many blessings…enjoy!

Relaxed Holiday

Monday’s Muse—Inna Modja

Hola!  Welcome to Monday!  Today’s muse is the gorgeous Malian-French singer/model- Inna Modja *Inna Bocoum her real name*.  Born in Bakamo, Mali of a Fulani family with seven children; she started singing at the young age of 6 in the choir.  Inna is so talented that she was easily able to adapt to singing in different music genres (heavy metal, swing, disco…) however she has since settled on pop soul.  Take a look at the pics…true beauty!

She is simply beautiful and the hair- LOVE!  Check out her video “I’m Am Smiling”…she makes us natural chicas proud.  Enjoy!


Elegance and Style—Atlantic-Pacific

Hola peeps!  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. Just a quickie here as I just wanted to spotlight one of my fave bloggers Bee of Atlantic-Pacific.  She has impeccable style and taste that she displays on her site.  Every pic is filled with enough designer goodies that will give you a full on fashion-gasm…oh my!  I love the way she is fearless in mixing and matching prints, patterns, colors, and tons of accessories.  I pulled a few of my fave outfits to share but you can always check her out here.  Enjoy!