Category: Beauty

Model Spotlight: Philomena Kwao

Philomena Kwao

Philomena Kwao is a stunning Ghanian model from London living in New York. The curvaceous model captivated me with her doe eyes, but I am floored by her powerfully graceful appearance on the runway and in print. Kwao has a degree in International Health Management, and is a vocal activist for body positivity in the media, as well as fighting for maternal rights. You can read more about her here and here.

When she’s not modeling or campaigning, she’s writing here. Check her out.

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The Hotness: Christian Louboutin Lipstick

CLoubI want this lipstick for no other reason than the fact that I adore the case.

Lipstick, $90, Saks

Let’s Talk About This Dope Ebony Magazine Cover

Ebony wanted to make a statement, and hell if they did. For their March 2016 Women’s History Month issue, they showcased a group of stunning, full-figured women, in the flyest way.

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Actress Danielle Brooks, Blogger Gabi Gregg and singers Chrisette Michelle and Jazsmine Sullivan slay in military-inspired outfits and beat-to-the-gods faces. The issue focuses on our physical and emotional issues surrounding out bodies as Black women, and celebrates the beauty found in all sizes. I’m am just all into this!

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Head over to Ebony to watch the video on the making of this shoot, and the editors’ thoughts behind this bold issue.

When You and Your Mom Are On The Same Level Of Hotness

Peep Lisa Bonet and Zoe Kravitz in this fabulous new ad for Calvin Klein Jewelry.

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Lisa is one of those moms with reverse age genes.

Lavish Beauty: JHud’s Buzz Cut

Who needs hair, when u serving face! – Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson showed off her fresh chop. It’s a bold move, considering that hair is great at hiding flaws, contouring and framing a face, and changing your demeanor. It’s such a risk, chopping it all off. I’ve done it, years ago, and the upkeep is worse than having a head full of hair. One missed appointment, and you are fully on blast, with no ponytail as a saving grace. But Ms. Hudson looks amazing!

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Youtube Vlogger Sunshine Abuwi has a great video on on getting and maintaining a fabulous buzz cut:

Lavish Beauty: Show Your Bold!

Check out Beautiful, Bold and Brown: Embracing Bright Colors

by LAVISH at Mode

Weekday Swag: Taraji Henson Covers Allure Magazine

I’m not letting no knucklehead dude come between my hard work and my money. – Taraji Henson

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I know that’s right.

Taraji P. Henson dishes on mixing business with pleasure, and the basis of her consistent work ethic in the July 2015 issue of Allure Magazine.

Lavish Beauty: Le Labo

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I only stopped in Saks today to get a new backpack. And then this happened: a quiet artisanal perfumery called Le Labo smack dab in the center corridor caught my nose and just stole my senses away. I’m very picky with my fragrances because I find many of them far too overpowering or artificial smelling. But a whiff of Tubereuse, a woodsy arrangement with hints of vetiver and neroli,  had me falling in love. I told myself that I would wear the scent for a day or two, and if I found myself daydreaming about it, then I would come out and purchase a bottle.

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Tubereuse, $240, sold out online, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Lavish Beauty: #MetGala Looks To Inspire You

Shine on, sisters.

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