Calling All Designers

I just received this from Henri Bendel. If you are a designer or know of a designer check out this opportunity to have your designs seen in the hopes of being discovered and landing a great gig. This “casting call” has been going on for the past 40 years and has launched a handful of designers like Anna Sui, Todd Oldham, and Collette Malouf just to name a few.


#Cool Sitings: Blogs

I originally started this post back in January of this year and was never really able to finish it. Don’t ask me why or what happened…short attention span maybe?

Anyway, today I was motivated to finish it but from a different angle. Initially I was going to only focus on black blogs (not the color silly, the people that run them!) but decided to focus on those on my blogroll and ones I virtually stumble across. So, as I always say “Sharing is Caring”; my other one is “If It’s Free It’s Me” (I actually have to credit my homegirl Sandy Nelson /The Camden Media Agency for that one) just in case you were wondering. Here, I share with you, my “Daily Roll-bys”; that’s actually what I want to name my blogroll but don’t know how to change it yet; working on it.

Street Etiquette : It’s funny when I first went to their blog I just knew they were from Europe. NOPE!!! These Bronx brothas sense of style takes you back to when things were dapper, clean, and well manicured. These aficionados of vintage wares, throw a current twist to their styles. Take a cruise on over to their site and you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. Make sure you take a look at Black Ivy a project they put together with like-minded cats; it will really blow your minds. I truly appreciate the quick history plug at the end of their post regarding the featured fashion.

Where Did You Get That? : Karen Blanchard is a stylist in New York and has a peerless sense of  fashion; in other words, she has her OWN style.

Ronda Brown Art: Gotta plug my folks.  For all lovers of art and every configuration of  it, this mystically baptized  artwork is a must see. It will definitely move you. Check out her “Mic” series of hip-hop artist she’s photographed in action and then converted into malachitesque oils.










Frolab: Afros unite! Jewell and Cognito are LA locals who are heavy contributors of musical art. What that means is, they are dope graphic designers, photographers, and promoters of the hip-hop scene but with a fresh anomalous approach… I am proud to say, I’ve been FroSpotted and have earned my Frolab badge.  Spend a day in the life with these two and you just might up your value in hip-hop culture.  Love their mentality, “Pick Fros not Fights! is their motto.

BHERC (Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center): I’ve posted about this site previously. Remember, this is the home to First Weekend Club. If you haven’t taken a trip over there yet you are doing yourself an injustice. Great resource site for those looking to get into the Hollywood scene or anyone already involved. Wonderful place to get your projects exposed and out to the public.
Ok, I know it may seem like I did focus just on black blogs/bloggers with this post but I have more to share with you. I promise, there will be more “Cool Sitings” posts coming soon. Also, leave a comment and tell me some of your favorite “Roll-bys”. Remember “Sharing is Caring”.

Wish List

Oh please, oh please, oh please!!! I know Christmas has come and gone and my birthday is close to a year away but I just had to put it out there…If you feel the urge to get me something this would be it.
I spotted these sexy numbers at She Breathes and fell in love. Everyone who knows me, knows my addiction to handbags, purses, clutches, and all of the sorts… I dare you to say these are not the biz…

Designed by accessory extraordinaire, Amalia Mattaor; these evening “dancing” bags are a girls best friend. Designed for those of us that want it all…fun, freedom, and elegance.  The problem is, I have found NO price points!? That can only mean one thing…


I was perusing my blog and realized that it was a little…sterile. A little detached from who I am. I want to approach my blog a little different this year, I feel it can be more personal, more tangible, and  A LOT more updated. I was going through my film from 2010 and snagged some of my most memorable moments of the year and wanted to share them with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them and being in the moment.  So, bear with me as I make changes here and allow me to expose to you more of what I do.

Hope to see some of you tonight at Eso Won Books for a night with the great Ms. Nikki Giovanni…

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BeCaUsE It’S FrIdaY…FrEe FrIdaY!!!

I know I’m late on this one but I just had to post it anyway! This little girl is something else! Put aside the celebrity in this equation, I can’t imagine how Jada “the mother” feels seeing  her “Baby Girl” coming into her own. This is buggin’ me out for some reason, a good kinda bug out though. If you haven’t seen it enjoy.

How’s Your Black?

My Black is Beautiful~BET~Burbank, CA


                         MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

October 12th, 13th, & 14th 2010, celebrity hosts Kim Coles (Comedian), Alesha Renee (TV Personality), and Vanessa Williams (Actress/ New Jack City “Rock-a-bye, baby”) will be talking shop from fashion, health, beauty, and much more with their studio audience and their friends. If you’re able to gather up 5 or more of your best buds or if you’re one to roll solo, BET’s “My Black is Beautiful” is looking for you to be a part of the taping experience! Send me an email to learn more on how to be a part of the studio audience and how you can get compensated too!!! Now that’s beautiful!!!!

Dungarees for All ManKind

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale~LA Convention Center~Downtown Los Angeles, CA

7 All Mankind Jeans Warehouse Sale

Starting tomorrow 7  For All Mankind Jeans will be having their denim sale. Well, actually starting Friday it will be open to the public, tomorrow is invite only. The first day of the sale, the jeans start at as low as $65 losing $10 each day until Sunday. Make sure you sign up and RsVp with The Warehouse Sale to be included in this sale and future sales. This trip is so worth it, the lines are usually around the world, so make sure you get there early. Of course you know why, because admission is F.R.E.E!! Remember if it’s free, it’s me!!