Month: August 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

The Hotness: Marc x Marc Quilted Leather Backpack

Just in time for Back to… Fall. This is the one accessory I’ve been lusting after.

The Hotness: Marc x Marc Quilted Leather Backpack

Just in time for Back to… Fall. This is the one accessory I’ve been lusting after.

#VMAS2014 Highs

Beyonce is a marketing genius.
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was like your aunt’s potato salad at the family reunion. You settle in for the dish, take a bite, and notice that there’s a little something missing. Even a dose of Beyonce couldn’t add that missing spice back.
Kuddos to Bey for her Vanguard Award. 20 years of steady hustle can’t be denied. 

Thanks to Common for encouraging us to remember the loss of our son Michael Brown.
I have to give props to Miley Cyrus for being mature and bringing the issue of homelessness to the screen.
That Saint Laurent dress is smoking hot, when the zipper works. Poor Nicki.
THE MODELS looking their best, as usual.

And my favorite look of the night, featuring Iggy Azalea.
More pics on the Facebook Page.

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#VMAS2014 Highs

Beyonce is a marketing genius.
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards was like your aunt’s potato salad at the family reunion. You settle in for the dish, take a bite, and notice that there’s a little something missing. Even a dose of Beyonce couldn’t add that missing spice back.
Kuddos to Bey for her Vanguard Award. 20 years of steady hustle can’t be denied. 

Thanks to Common for encouraging us to remember the loss of our son Michael Brown.
I have to give props to Miley Cyrus for being mature and bringing the issue of homelessness to the screen.
That Saint Laurent dress is smoking hot, when the zipper works. Poor Nicki.
THE MODELS looking their best, as usual.

And my favorite look of the night, featuring Iggy Azalea.
More pics on the Facebook Page.

#AltuzarraforTarget: 5 things I LOVE from the new Target Collection

The new target-designer collaboration with Altuzarra hits stores and the web on September 14.  here are my faves:
Belt, $30

Shirt, $35

Over the knee boot, $80

Green and Black Trench, $80

Bird embellished dress, $50
You can see the entire collection on Racked.

#AltuzarraforTarget: 5 things I LOVE from the new Target Collection

The new target-designer collaboration with Altuzarra hits stores and the web on September 14.  here are my faves:
Belt, $30

Shirt, $35

Over the knee boot, $80

Green and Black Trench, $80

Bird embellished dress, $50
You can see the entire collection on Racked.

Michael Brown and White Guilt #Ferguson

Our son, Michael Brown

The riots of Ferguson, Missouri as a result of the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown at the hands of a cop, are as disturbing as the incident itself. As a black mother, I worry for my future sons, and the sons of others whose innocent lives may be lost at the hands of an organization that is supposed to protect the greater good. Michael Brown, is our son, and I am heartened to hear of mothers across the nation speak out about this tragedy. My heart and condolences go out to the Brown family.

The National Guard is brought in to quell violence in Ferguson

What is sad (but not shocking) to me, is the noted silence among a greater part of America, specifically the white, conservative demographic, over the atrocity that has clearly been seen on videotape. It is obvious that black men are systematically selected for criminal justice, yet a part of the population continues to turn a blind eye. How does a white person answer to that inconvenient truth? One white mom spoke up:

To admit white privilege is to admit a stake, however small, in ongoing injustice. It’s to see a world different than your previous perception. Acknowledging that your own group enjoys social and economic benefits of systemic racism is frightening and uncomfortable. It leads to hard questions of conscience may of us aren’t prepared to face.

We want to claim we have progressed as a nation, but the fundamental ills have been conveniently swept under a rug as we sing a proverbial ‘Kumbaya’ in the age of political correctness. What will it take to get us all to take a honest look at ourselves and our views in a cold, unforgiving mirror?

Maybe this is the mission of a nation’s mothers.

Michael Brown and White Guilt #Ferguson

Our son, Michael Brown

The riots of Ferguson, Missouri as a result of the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown at the hands of a cop, are as disturbing as the incident itself. As a black mother, I worry for my future sons, and the sons of others whose innocent lives may be lost at the hands of an organization that is supposed to protect the greater good. Michael Brown, is our son, and I am heartened to hear of mothers across the nation speak out about this tragedy. My heart and condolences go out to the Brown family.

The National Guard is brought in to quell violence in Ferguson

What is sad (but not shocking) to me, is the noted silence among a greater part of America, specifically the white, conservative demographic, over the atrocity that has clearly been seen on videotape. It is obvious that black men are systematically selected for criminal justice, yet a part of the population continues to turn a blind eye. How does a white person answer to that inconvenient truth? One white mom spoke up:

To admit white privilege is to admit a stake, however small, in ongoing injustice. It’s to see a world different than your previous perception. Acknowledging that your own group enjoys social and economic benefits of systemic racism is frightening and uncomfortable. It leads to hard questions of conscience may of us aren’t prepared to face.

We want to claim we have progressed as a nation, but the fundamental ills have been conveniently swept under a rug as we sing a proverbial ‘Kumbaya’ in the age of political correctness. What will it take to get us all to take a honest look at ourselves and our views in a cold, unforgiving mirror?

Maybe this is the mission of a nation’s mothers.

Black Is Beautiful: Iman, Naomi, Rihanna for Balmain Fall 2014

Balmin just got an extra shot of fierceness: Legendary models Iman and Naomi Campbell pose next to CFDA Fashion Icon Rihanna for the Fall 2014 Balmain campaign.
In more style news, Rihanna continues to slay in an eskimo-themed photo shoot for W Magazine. Indulge.


Black Is Beautiful: Iman, Naomi, Rihanna for Balmain Fall 2014

Balmin just got an extra shot of fierceness: Legendary models Iman and Naomi Campbell pose next to CFDA Fashion Icon Rihanna for the Fall 2014 Balmain campaign.
In more style news, Rihanna continues to slay in an eskimo-themed photo shoot for W Magazine. Indulge.


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