Whether she is hitting the Victoria’s Secret runway sporting her angel wings or flying high as a model turned bird in a Kanye West music video, there is no denying that the talented super model Selita Ebanks has class, style and sophistication that we all envy.
She is our look of the day sporting a simple, well structured dress, got-to-have clutch and silver pumps that screams beauty all over.
What do you think about this look?read more
Winter months = haute shoes and styles to keep your feet looking nice and cool. Booties are the greatest addition to give your favorite casual or classy outfit a punch. Dress up your 2011 style with some of our favorite bootie trends this season.
Check out these haute black and gold booties from the Alexander McQeen Collection. They’ll run you a pretty penny but so worth the gold, cap-toe and gold buckles. You tell us, haute or not?
Animal prints are showing up every where in many of some of this season’s top designers collection’s. Get junglistic with animal printed booties like these from Tory Burch’s latest collection.
Ok, we broke the mold with these and featured these haute animal-printed “shooties” but they are still our fave’s for this winter weather. Christian Louboutin takes the cake with a high platform and rich texture. Be honest, are these haute or not? Forget the runway! We’d rock these to any gallery opening or cocktail party with our favorite LBD.
What are your favorite shoe trends for the spring 2011 season?read more
Can you believe that it is the end of 2010? Where did the time go? There is still so much more style and beauty to indulge in. What are you looking forward to in 2011? How will your life, style and beauty affect the world?
Popular fashion blogger and model Syreeta Lockett describes her wishes for 2011 as…
“Other wishes include the execution of my vision, to be grounded in love, to be in love with someone worthy, favor for my family (especially my mom), positive friendships and more like-minded people to come into my life, to be able to teach my readers how to get theres, to let my light shine bright and never ever dim, to positively effect people’s lives, and to be your muse.”
Send us your New Year’s resolutions!read more
Get your rear in gear by working off that holiday weight (yes, I said it!). Our favorite celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins offers great tips to get your health and fitness back on track to help you conquer 2011 with a hot body.
She is the founder and president of The Hollywood Trainer and author of The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan: 21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit and creator of the highly successful Bikini Bootcamp, part of her internationally successful Hollywood Trainer DVD Collection, created to inspire and motivate men and women to live a healthy life. Her notable clientele include Tia Mowry, Kelly Rowland, and Queen Latifah.
- Do 20-60 minutes of Cardiovascular exercises (power walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics class, kickboxing, boxing, swimming, etc.) at least 4-6 times per week. This will help you boost your metabolism and burn calories.
- Try to do your cardio first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to boost your metabolism.
- Hydrate with approximately 5 liters of water per day
- Don’t eat carbohydrates (sugar, fruit, juices, cereal, starches) during the first two hours following cardio.
- Drink at least 1-2 liters of water after cardio
- Do Muscular Strength/Endurance work (Yoga, sculpting, weight training) at least 2-3 times per week to boost metabolism, sculpt and define muscles.
- Do Flexibility work (Yoga, pilates, stretching) at least 2 times per week to lengthen and define muscles and increase range of motion in your joints.
- Eliminate complex carbohydrates (starches, rice, pasta, bread, etc.) from your evening meal.
- Eat 6-7 small meals per day to increase metabolism
- Follow the guidelines of a healthy nutrition plan.
What are your fitness and beauty goals for 2011?read more
Kiara Ellozy and Jodie Patterson are friends and sisters-in-law who co-own high-end boutique/salon Georgia in New York City’s popular Soho neighborhood.
From deluxe to dime store, Georgia has everything the selective woman needs for healthy and beautiful maintenance of her hair, body & soul. Georgia is the ultimate boudoir for the modern woman. No longer will you have to feel exhausted before feeling beautiful.
The store carries Davines, Jane Carter Hair Solution,Tocca (in love with all their candles), Mane & Tail, Mizani and many more.
The next time you visit NYC, check out Georgia for great gifts or book an appointment in their salon!read more
Great style, hair and makeup are never complete without a great set of jewels. Fortunately we can be fly and sophisticated on a budget. One of my favorite jewelry lines was hatched by Justine Simmons, Reverend Run of Run DMC’s wife, who wanted to bring class, sophistication and a little bit of fun to every day jewelry.
Some of my favorite pieces are from her “Brown Sugar” collection but also include a host of colorful, daring jewelry. Best of all, fashionistas of all budgets can indulge in this line. Everything is sold exclusively on HSN and below $100 bucks!!!!!
Check out some of my favorite picks….read more
Fall fashion week was filled with African-inspired prints and designs from some of the world’s top international designers. As we gear up for Fashion Week in February we hope to see more African couture hit the runways in trend-setting style. Check out some of our favorite designers from Fall Fashion Week.read more
Spend this Christmas Eve giving your skin a healthy with a good old-fashioned home facial. Reach into your cupboards for easy to create beauty remedies that will leave your skin tight, refreshed and supple.
Cleanse – Cleanse your skin of debris and pollutants with a mild facial cleanser and wash away with a warm face cloth
Tone – Reach into your fridge for nature’s best toner…. Egg whites! Apply a thin layer as a mask to help tighten and moisturize the skin. Remove with luke warm water.
Exfoliate – Mix brown sugar and olive oil to give your skin a nice scrub. But be gentle!!!!! Wash away with delicate movements.
Moisturize – Your skin will be smooth as silk after your brown sugar and olive oil treatment but remember to apply your non-chemical sunscreen for added sun protection!
Now you have a healthy skin makeover just in time for Christmas!read more
A cute party dress and haute hair can only be set for the New Year’s with a fly polish to complete the look. This season’s go-to color is Purple in all shades!
We love Vamp by Acquarella, a completely water-based, non-toxic polished that your fingers will enjoy. Made without Formaldehyde, Phthalates, Toluene or other petrochemical solvents! What’s best about this polish, $18, is there is no base-coat or top-coat necessary.read more
Laila Ali retired her boxing gloves for dancing shoes and a lifestyle brand of natural hair and skin care for women of color. The line features a range of all-natural, professional-grade hair and skin care products.
The line, Laila Ali Derm Essentials (skin care) and Laila Ali Professional (hair care), claims that when used regularly, the products are specially formulated to deeply moisturize and support restructuring from the inside out.
We can’t wait to get our hands on this line. Kudos to Laila for stepping in to her new venture and showing beauty to the world!
Will you try the new product lines?read more