Don’t be a Knockoff be a KNOCKOUT!– Aishia
Kimberly Snyder's Inspired Glowing Green Smoothie
This book, is a life changer! Nearly 3 years ago I stumbled on to the blog of Kimberly Snyder where I found the smoothie that has changed my life. Inspired by Kimberly’s glowing skin and youthful looks I decided to give her glowing green smoothie a shot. The recipe I started with contained things like celery, cilantro, banana, romaine lettuce, apples and pears. I know this does not sound...
The Infamous Carmel Cupcake
Besides chocolate (the finest dark chocolate that one can find) I have a major obsession for carmel. These darling delectable cupcakes are one of the most divine treats on the planet. After lots google searches and some trial and error I have come up with the most insanely tasty carmel cupcake yet. [[MORE]] Let me warn you early, if you do not have patience stay clear of this recipe. The most...
Kim Kardashian Nails It
I’m sure I am not the only one who has been slightly concerned about Kim K’s apparel choices as of late. It looks like she is experimenting quite a bit, and for whatever reason she has been coming up short. Well that was until last week.. Kim showed up to Millions of Milkshakes Kuwait in this cutting edge white number. Honestly this is one of her best numbers to date, personally I...
Good Hair with Jill Scott
This edition of Good Hair is not really about hair but how one’s beauty can shine even with so little hair. Jill Scott’s recent cover on Essence magazine in my opinion is one of the most refreshing things I’ve seen in a long time. Jill looks absolutely stunning with her warmly tinted TWA (Teeny Weenie Afro). Wearing a TWA takes a lot of confidence and a lot of makeup (until...
Scarface The Missing Link
I’m probably the only person in the entire Hip Hop community to recently watch Scarface. Wait…before y’all go in on me, I need to go in on EVERY Hip Hop artist who has created an album inspired by this film. While I found this to be one of the WORST highly recommended films I had ever seen, I found the wardrobe to be the best part of the entire film. I can’t seem to...
Glamour Girl Queries
I love helping people and I especially love helping those who are fashionably challenged. I’m here for you guys and I love nothing more than to help you to be the best most beautiful you. One of my friends wrote the following question on my Facebook wall: I read something recently that the new trend this year is lace. I’m not into trends or lace(I think it belongs in the bedroom...
Basic Beauty with Beyonce
Basic Beauty is all about taking off all of the fillers/additives and tap’n into mother nature. Mother nature has taken one hell of beating over the last 5 plus years. A lot of women are working against her instead of with her. I would love to see more women embracing their natural beauty while finding things to enhance it instead of covering it up and layering it with the things that are...
Gucci Does Groupon
So yesterday while going through my newsfeed on Facebook one of my friends posted a status update that essentially reflected a Gasp. Her: “Oh my, Gucci has a groupon? LV would never and I mean never do that!” Honestly I thought she was kidding until I opened up my Groupon app and saw the following with my own two eyes… There Gucci was being bought and purchased like a $25...
Good Hair with Rihanna
When it comes to hair, Rihanna has nearly done it all! She has been short, long, red, black, shaved, bob’d, layered and faded. Never boring Rihanna is one of the most experimental celebs in the universe when it comes to her hair. This chick inspired a movement, where women around the country went under the scissors to get their very own version of the “Rihanna” cut. Even I hoped...
Fashion's Night Out Chicago
It’s that time of year again, that time of year when beauties and fashion geeks come together for a night of schmoozing, boozing and of course shopping. According to fashionsnightout.com it “is an unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry’s economy during the recession, and put the fun back in shopping! In the...
Good Hair with K. Michelle
Any of you who watched the Atlanta edition of Love and Hip Hop knows that singer K. Michelle has had more hairstyles than Beyonce has wardrobe changes during a single concert performance. Averaging 3-5 different hair styles per episode, it’s probably safe to say that K. has broken the record for the most hairstyles in a single televised episode. We adore that K. is a risk taker and...
Glam or HAM...Dianna Ross Throwback
Celebs love recreating the looks of other iconic famous folks that have come before them. Today we have the original boss Ms. Dianna Ross. It appears that both Solange and Kim Kardashian have been inspired to recreate the look of this iconic beauty by don’n epic sized hair, monster lashes oozing with swag! So tell us, are these ladies GLAM or HAM?
I am totally obsessed with the idea of all leather EVERYTHING!! While I know that I’m destined for greatness I’m pretty sure I’m destined to wear leather this year and beyond. I have put together a few looks to inspire you to add some leather to your wardrobe. First up the leather pant, honestly I can’t wait to get a pair of these to rock with my vintage fur. The very...
My love for metallics exceeds above everything that is fashion and beauty. Over the years I have found metallics to be a fun yet bold member of the neutral family. As a matter of fact metallics are not just for special occasion but one could even find ways to sneak it into an everyday kind of setting. Below I have created 3 fun options, you may be inspired by them in their entirety or you could...
Good Hair with Taraji P. Henson
That moment when you find that perfect hairstyle, well that is just what happened to Taraji P. Henson when she cut her hair into the ever classic bob. This beauty’s bob has been been giving me life ever since! While the bob is classic and chic it also manages to deliver a cutting edge look. In my opinon ever woman in the universe should have her hair cut into a bob at least once in her...
12 Better Than Faux Handbags
There are two fakes that I absolutely can’t stand…the first one being fake people and the second is the often duplicated less than fabulous faux handbag. Just last week while out and about in the city of Chicago I bared witness to several faux handbag sightings. Bags lacking supreme craftsmanship, shoddy leather in styles never dreamed of by luxury designers. While people are out here...
Color Me Bad
I remember a time when blue, pink or red hair was something reserved for high-schoolers over-come with boredom who resorted to coloring their hair with Kool-Aid. These days extreme hair coloring is all the rage and no longer exclusive to bored high schoolers! Probably not appropriate for most conservative environments these dynamic tresses are becoming more widely accepted. The key to wearing...
Like who like you!– Karen Adams
Janelle Monae is the New Face of Cover Girl
Songstress Janelle Monae is one of the newest members to be inducted into the Cover Girl family. Janelle’s thoughts on becoming the newest Brand Ambassador for Cover Girl: I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them. Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me...
Boomerang A Fashion Classic
Just recently I watched one of my all-time favorite movies, Boomerang. Not only was this one of my favorite romantic-comedies, but I also realized how well the women in this film dressed. Honestly I never found the early 90’s to be such a chic and regal fashion period. You will have to pardon my ignorance, as I was a young teen growing up during this era who had a strong fascination with...
Good Hair With Solange Knowles
Every since Solo decided to go against the grain and chop off her long locs I have been a major fan. She went to a place where only a bold few will ever go and she has been marching to her own beat ever since. Solange has managed even as a natural beauty to be playful, experimental and even sometimes risky. Solo has shown how versatile and playful life can be even as a natural.
It looks like box braids are on the rise. I for one am happy to see the return of what I once affectionately called “jump rope braids.” It’s quite refreshing to see some celebs break free of the monotony of long, straight, silky Malibu Barbie Hair.
Good Hair With Tracee Ellis Ross
I have always been a huge ride or die proponent for big ginormous hair, so I may be a little bias when it comes to this week’s good hair nominee. Every since her days on the hit series Girlfriends I have had mild obsession thing for Tracee’s hair. It’s everything that most girls would want their hair to be big, beautiful, gorgeous and healthy! When my hair grows up I hope...
Glamour Girl Queries
So yesterday I posted about bold neck pieces and one of my Facebook friend’s wrote: I love neck pieces but I can’t pull them off. I’m conservative and wish I was not :/ So, I suggested that she should try layering smaller yet delicate necklaces together to get a bold yet conservative look. It seems that Jada Pinkett-Smith is a huge supporter of this concept, and I must add...
Does the Black Girl Standard of Beauty Need an...
As you all may know the 2012 Olympics are in full effect and lots of Americans are tuning in to support the the hometown heros/sheros. Well it seems that one of the American competitors caused such a stir not because she failed to get coveted Gold medal, but because some black folks thought she could use some “gel around her edges.” While I saw some of these comments passing through my...
Nothing adds more style and instant glamification like a bold beautiful neck piece. A gorgeous neck piece can take simple cocktail dress from “Yeah!” to “HELLZ YEAH!!!!” The key to picking the perfect neck piece is to buy things you absolutely adoreI Choose colors that will either coordinate or enhance your wardrobe. Also be sure when you go bold to be delicate with the...
Nude hue’d clothing has become an object of every fashion girls style obsession. Whether a pant, sweater or cocktail dress these 3 adoring beauties give a multitude of life to a hue formerly reserved for the GAP employees of the 1990’s.
So the internet was abuzz yesterday over Lady O’s $6,800 J. Mendel jacket and skirt that she sported to Buckingham palace this weekend. It seems this frock from J. Mendel’s upcoming 2013 resort line is a serious matter that really frustrates some Americans (mostly the media). This J. Mendel numbers comes right after an incident in which Ann Romney herself was embattled in a major...
Good Hair With Carrie Bradshaw
I love a GOOD head of hair; hair that is full of life, style and of course glamour. This weekend I had my very own Sex and the City Marathon and I couldn’t help but to get caught up in Ms. Carrie Bradshaw’s hair. While I’ve always enjoyed the fashion on Sex and the City I was always mesmerized by Carrie’s versatile head of hair. Weather straight, curly, short or pulled...
I must admit when the Jordan’s came back on the scene I wanted to cop me a pair. But funny thing, I don’t even wear sneakers. As a matter of fact I think the last pair of sneakers that I bought outside of my running/gym shoes were a pair of Shell Toe Adidas back in the latter part of the 90’s. While doing a little web browsing I came upon the Ash Wedge Sneaker. While I love me a...
Glamour Girl Queries
Yesterday after a fierce fashion chat on Facebook one of my friends revealed her fear of prints. She says “Oddly enough, I stray from them, I feel for my stature, they draw attention and add weight.” I assured her there is a print for EVERYbody and that I should be able to pull something together to inspire her. After gathering some details and going through her FB photo album here’s...
Having long legs is a novelty, it’s the one thing that people can’t...– Aishia Strickland
The Power of Prints
I must admit that j’adore me some prints. Prints are gorgeous, bold and in most cases effortless. Prints are perfect for those beauties who struggle with the art of creating looks. The proper print even has the power to make one appear slimmer. Prints have the ability to stand on their own with minimal styling. An awesome pair of shoes along with some pretty simple makeup can make for a...
There is nothing more powerful than a tube of bold and vibrant lipstick. I like so many women avoided lipstick the same way I’ve avoided anything made by Croc. Just a few years ago I decided to give lipstick a try and I must say that I haven’t looked back. I became an addict constantly searching for hues that complemented my skin and personal style best. I am especially attracted to...
Fashion Repeats with Kim Kardashian
I am always tickled when my friends say “I can’t wear that, I have already been photographed in that on Facebook”. This is usually followed by a blank stare and a quick briefing of how the outfit could be different if they would choose different shoes, shirt, accessories and even hair style. Like Kim K, when you find something you absolutely LOVE you will find a reason to wear...
It’s better to be looked over than over looked.– Karen Adams
American Apparel openly biased to everyone! Don't... →
prettyfuckinamazing: I came across this article this morning and I must say I’m thoroughly disgusted. If you’re a black girl with bad hair, or any race for the matter with tattoos, piercings, over plucked eyebrows, or bad skin don’t even think about applying to AA. SMH