Upcoming Event in Atlanta!

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I am absolutely thrilled about this play and can’t wait to take my daughter and invite my girlfriends.

Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina is a poignant and entrancing play inspired by some of the greatest black ballerinas that have ever graced the stage.

The Backdrop:

The word ‘ballerina’ traditionally invokes the image of a beautiful and radiant Caucasian woman dancing with classical grace. However, that misconception has been shattered forever thanks to ballerinas like Misty Copeland – a dancer who has made history as a member of the prestigious American Ballet Theatre and as the first African American Female Principal Dancer. Ms. Copeland, along with Lauren Anderson (Houston Ballet), Aesha Ash (New York City Ballet), and Janet Collins (Metropolitan Ballet) are known as trailblazers, who have been breaking the barriers with fortitude and grace.

The History:

The story line of Blue Butterfly is mesmerizing. On April 4, 1968, the world as we knew it was changed forever. The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. left a profound impression on thousands of individuals, and a call for change and freedom resounded from coast to coast. The central character of the play, Anya Duport (an upper-class, Caucasian and gifted ballerina) feels increasingly suffocated by her overpowering mother. She searches for her own sense of ‘change’ and ‘freedom,’ and ultimately finds herself in the arms of Samuel Christopher Jackson, a black man. Together, they create something incredibly precious – a daughter who will one day become the first African-American ballerina.

The Play:

Based on Marian L. Thomas’ acclaimed book, Blue Butterfly, the Black Ballerina will offer a memorable performance from June 17 through June 19, 2016, at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA. It is a love story that delivers a powerful and emotional story of secrets, betrayal and forgiveness. Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss – Bouldin, Blue Butterfly – The Black Ballerina is guaranteed to touch the hearts of all women – and the men who love them – everywhere. With the book already getting rave reviews, the play is anticipated to attract an unprecedented attendance.

*Picture and wording courtesy of http://www.bluebutterflytheplay.com*

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Glam Girlfriend/ Guy Friend Gift Guide 2015 #2

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Hello ( Waving ) !!!

Well we have a little over two weeks to go before Christmas! I haven’t even started to shop for gifts for family and a friend as this is the norm for me. I will say that the sales that I have noticed are really good so that’s why I am holding out….I guess. Well as promised here is the second installment of gift ideas for you and I hope this list will help in your gift selection.

You will find below the second gift list of 2015!

I have some friends that are true Tea enthusiast and love their tea and enjoy it daily. So for the tea lover in your life I found this adorable Juliet 5 Piece Teapot set perfect for two.  This set is made of clear glass as well as the 2 teacups and 2 saucers that come with the set. You can also purchase additional cups and saucers if need be. This gift retails for $38.00 on www.wayfair.com

 

 

Teapot Set

 

If you have someone who loves the beauty of a Betta fish aka Siamese fighting fish then this next gift will be great for them. I think this is the so cute for the office or to display in your home. This fish tank is made from crystal glass with painted metal finish and opening on top for feeding. This Hanging Fish Tank gift retails for $40.00 on www.opulentitems.com

 

Hanging Fish Tanks

 

I personally will be purchasing this gift for myself since I occasionally suffer from migraines. The weather here in Atlanta can be tricky and our seasonal changes can be hard on people with sinuses so this gift will ease that discomfort as well. This cap provides 100 percent all-natural aromatherapy, filled with 12 healing herbs. You have the options of using hot or cold or even a combination of hot and cold therapies. This Herbal Sinus & Migraine Cap gift retails for $40.00 on www.ahalife.com

 

Herbal sinus cap

 

Aromatherapy is all the rage right now for easing stress and tension with the art of smell. This Travel Aromatherapy Diffuser is an absolute must for the traveler in your life. You can now enjoy your favorite scented oils on vacation or in the office. It diffuses scented oil without the use of heat by using ultrasonic vapor technology-no heat or flames. This gift retails for $49.99 on www.sharperimage.com

 

Diffuser

 

And finally rounding off this list will be a great gift for the wine lover in your life. I found myself at a few summer outdoor concerts this year and of course you can’t have a picnic without wine right? I am so in love with this Picnic at Ascot London Sunset Wine Carrier and this will be added to my wish list. This gift contains two glasses, napkins and combination corkscrew perfect for a night out under the stars. This gift retails for $39.00 on www.brookstone.com

 

Wine carrier

 

Smooches

XOXOXOXO

“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different”

 


Balmain x H&M: Fashionista Shopping Frenzy!!

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” Do you speak Balmain?”

Hello Friends,

 

So show of hands how many of us were able to snatch a piece of the BalmainxH&M collection last week? If you were able to grab (literally) a piece of this collection then congratulations are in order. Just let me start off by saying that I have never and I mean never seen anything remotely even close to the stampede that I saw when the doors opened at H&M last week. I have never participated in Black Friday and if what I saw last week was an indication of what consumers go through for Black Friday then you can count me out.

 

Balmain Quote

I will say that I was lucky enough to purchase a piece from the collection that I really wanted and it felt like I had won the lottery I tell you! I was able to get the yellow braided embroidery vest which retailed for $129.00 but I see this same item is selling on EBay for $350.00. I did not partake in the fist fight of trying to get this item instore but yet opted to purchase my item online using my mobile device. I had a team of dedicated friends and coworkers that were trying online as well for me so you can say that this was a well thought out plan to score that vest.

 

Balmain-x-HM-Embroidered-Tops

In the end I was able to purchase the item and was anticipating the arrival of my sought out piece of the Balmain x H&M collection and I finally have it. The quality of this item was utterly amazing, the fabric is well made and worth every dime that I spent. I also received a garment bag to store my coveted piece from this collaboration. It was a thrill ride to say the least and has given me the courage to maybe go for something on Black Friday maybe? Nah…I will leave well enough alone that was way too stressful for my liking. Well let me take that back because if H&M collaborate with Chanel then I will start this process all over again!! If you did partake in purchasing your Balmain instore PLEASE share your experience with me below in a comment.

 my Balmain

 

 

Smooches

Xoxoxoxoxo

“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different”

 


Upcoming Event: Iris Apfel Fashion Icon Documentary Series presented by SCAD

Iris

“Fashion Really Is Women’s Liberation”

 

 

Hello!!

Thanks for stopping by to view my blog! You know that I love sharing events especially about fashion and style and this event is one that you don’t want to miss. SCAD is presenting another installment of the documentary series and this time they will highlight the fashion icon Iris Apfel. The tickets are on Eventbrite and just search for Iris and then register to receive your free tickets….by the way if you don’t know who Iris is stop what you are doing now and google her!! Hope to see you there!

 

Event Details

SCAD Show

173 14th Street NE

Atlanta, Ga 30309

Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

 

The latest film from legendary documentarian Albert Maysles (GREY GARDENS, GIMME SHELTER), IRIS pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker (who passed away on March 5) with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment.

 

Smooches

xoxoxoxoxo

“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different.”

 


Balmain Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I Love!

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Do you speak Balmain? Well can you read it because this SS16 collection told a story that didn’t need any narration. My goodness the 59 looks that were presented were breathtaking to say the least. Now we are all anticipating the collaboration of H&M with Balmain scheduled to hit stores Nov 5th, however I am willing to bet that we will not see any of the pieces that just glided down the runway in Paris in any store.

The colors of pigments chosen for this collection were Egyptian blue, white, gold and malachite green which were used throughout the designs. It was a perfect contrast and of course I have my favorite 4 looks below. The entire collection was really nice and worth doing an internet search to view all of the looks.

 

Balmain look 1 Balmain look 2 Balmain look 3 Balmain look 4

*Pictures courtesy of GPSRadar*

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Manish Arora Spring Summer 2016 Womenswear-4 Looks I love!

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Manish Arora Designer Picture

 

Hello!!! (waving) thank you for stopping by today to see what’s going on with the blog. Well as you all know there is a little huge event called Paris Fashion Week that is going on across the pond and the street style and runway fashions are fierce. There are a few things listed on my bucket list marked with a gold star and attending a show by designer Manish Arora in Paris during fashion week is way up there! I absolutely love what this man creates and yes he is very eclectic and that is what draws me in. I love color and not afraid to wear it so the more outlandish and colorful the better.

This year I see that he did not disappoint with his colorful and whimsical pieces that just made me feel well….happy! Manish created 44 looks for this collection and below you will find the 4 looks I love.

 

Manish Arora look 1 Manish Arora look 2 Manish Arora look 3 Manish Arora look 4

Smooches

XOXOXOXO

“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different.”


4 Amazing Products I Am Loving Right Now!

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Hello friends!

 

I made it back from NYFW and it was….welll….ummmm….not what I was expecting or have ever experienced on a trip to New York but none the less it was an adventure. Well I am glad to be home and trying to get back into the swing of things with my beauty regimen. I love events that have swag bags because inside of those bags are great treasures and hidden gems. This past weekend I decided to go through some of the items and I am so happy that I did because I have found 4 brands and I instantly fell in love with their products.

 

First up will be the amazing facial sheet mask from Miss Spa. My first time using this product was in New York after a long day of hustling from show to show and after about 2 makeup touch ups my skin was feeling rough and dry. I normally will pack a quick facial mask to take on trips for a refresher for my skin and on this trip I had the facial sheet mask that exfoliates and reveal smooth skin from Miss Spa. The sheet is pre treated and very moist, they are also paraben, fragrance and artificial dye free. You will place the mask on grab a glass of wine and relax for 20mins. My skin felt amazing when I took the mask off and cleansed my face. The great thing about this product is that it can be used on all skin types and you have your choice to hydrate, brighten, exfoliate and energize your face. I was able to find these products at Walmart for $1.99 and they are worth it.

Miss Spa

Next up, would be the fabulous curl boosting jelly by Curls Unleashed. Lately I have been trying products that will enhance my natural curl pattern that I have in my hair and finally my search is over. Curl boosting jelly by Curls Unleashed is a GREAT product to use on your hair if you are looking to rock your natural curls but still want to retain moisture in your hair. I simply shampooed my hair and opened a pack of curl boosting jelly and massage the product into my hair and it was like magic I tell you! The curls were defined and I still have body and movement because the product wasn’t heavy and didn’t weigh my hair down. Love this stuff! I found these packs at my local beauty supply store for $1.99 and the packs are great for traveling as well.

Curls Unleashed

Okay, are you still with me? Great because this next product is not available for retain anymore, however I was able to purchase 3 tubes on Ebay and I felt like I won the lottery! Disaronno lip gloss is the best lip gloss I have ever had and yes I am speaking of the liquor company. A year or so ago Disaronno decided to add a lip gloss to every bottle purchased of their yummy Italian liqueur flavored with herbs and fruit for a special promotion. I found a tube in a swag bag and have been on the mad hunt for more tubes which are almost impossible to find because they don’t sell them anymore. The lip gloss is light not sticky and the shine lasts for at least 4 hours without the need to reapply! I have some high brand lip gloss that shall remain nameless that can’t compete with this product at all. Unfortunately for me I can’t seem to find anymore to purchase so if you happen to come across any more tubes please let me know. I mean really let me know I am so serious!

Disaronno

Finally we arrived to the last product which I received in a swag bag while in New York fashion week and couldn’t wait to try them out. Tabooze tablet cocktail infusions are so cute and can’t wait to introduce this tiny wonder to my girlfriends. The tablet itself doesn’t contain any alcohol but on the back of the package there are clear instructions on how to make your drink. I think this is a great idea and the drink was really good to my surprise. Visit www.gettabooze.com for more details on how to make delicious drinks for your next party.

Tabooze

So there you have it I have shared all of my favorite products I am currently loving this month. If you have any products that you love to use please share with a comment below.

Smooches

xoxoxoxoxo

“Do Good. Be Dope. Stay Fly. Live Different.”