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Friday, May 30, 2008

Ashanti Ft. Robin Thicke: “Things You Make Me Do”

Ashanti graces the latest Jet magazine cover, check out her new track featuring Robin Thicke, “Things You Make Me Do.” It’s sexy! I likes, I likes!

Her CD, The Declaration drops next Tuesday, June 3rd.

Rihanna's a Good Girl Gone Bad Reloaded!

This is Rihanna’s official next single, off of her Good Girl Gone Bad re-release. Do we like it?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sex and the City Fashions

I think that every girl is excited for the opening of Sex and the City tomorrow. Not only to see what our favorite girls, Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte have been up to, but also to see what they are wearing. Patricia Field’s has some of Carrie’s attire for sale, so you too can channel your inner Bradshaw.

Check the Eiffel Tower Bag by Timmy Woods, retailing for $ 450 to $ 3,000!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Beauty Call! New Beauty Finds

Aww, summer is here and there is nothing more exciting than getting pretty for a summer night. Here are a few beauty finds for the three months of hotness, turn up the A/C and strut your hot stuff.

Carol’s Daughter Hair Balm- After being a beach bunny, drench your locks with this liquid shine- booster. For relaxed and natural hair, this hair balm also acts as an ultra-moisturizer, with the help of shea butter, cocoa butter and toasted palm kernel oil. $ 12

Tart Enbrightenment BriteSmile Lip Gloss-How cute and multifunctional is this? This magic wand whitens teeth and brightens your smile. One side is BriteSmile To Go, a mint-flavored formula that lightens teeth up to 8 shades in 8 days; the other side holds Tart’s t5 gloss in a rosy red shade with blue undertones to enhance your newfound whiteness. $26

Smell Fresh

Enough of the woodsy, vanilla scents of winter, summer is all about floral, fruits and sun. Try my favorite summer scents.

Aquolina Pink Sugar All Over Body Spritzer- An intoxicating blend of Sicilian orange with hints of raspberry, fig leaves, strawberry, vanilla and caramel. $20

Stella Sheer by Stella McCartney- Light and fresh, perfect for the summer, Stella Sheer is a summarized version of Stella. A lovely combination of peony and white fressia combined with spicy pink pepper, rose, white mush and crisp raspberry. $54

Juicy Couture Rollerball- How Cute! How Juicy! This cute little rollerball of fragrance is so portable, you will always be a juicy girl. Filled with Juicy’s signature fragrance of watermelon, mandarin, pink passion fruit and caramel. $20


Color Me Bad

Its summertime, time to bring out the bold, bright, tropic-inspired shades, check out a few of my faves.

Stila Eye shadow Palette- Shimmer and spice and everything nice. This glittery limited edition of shades from bronze, copper, to pinks and peaches. $20

M.A.C. Nail Lacquer in Phosphor- Why not match your nail polish to your mood? Feeling sunny? Try this goldish- yellow shade from M.A.C. Cosmetics. $10

New Music! Just in time for the summer!

Let’s get old school! It seems as though some of my favorite artists are going for an old school feel with their latest tracks.

Robin Thicke- Magic

Like Robin Hood, Robin Thicke stole the sounds of the 70’s and made it his own. Magic has such a groove to it; you can’t help but do a two-step when it comes on. With an infectious beat and Robin’s mellow voice, Magic is sure to be a hit at cookouts and roller-skate rinks.

Magic - Robin Thicke

Keri Hilson- Energy

Please don’t call her a Rihanna/Beyonce hybrid; Keri Hilson is in a league of her own. She is embarking on a solo career after being a successful writer in the Atlanta based songwriting group, The Clutch. After penning hits for Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson is seeking her own hits. Check out her newest single, Energy from her album, “In a Perfect World” set to be released in September.

Energy - Keri Hilson

Sloange- Sandcastle Disco

Yes, she's Beyonce’s little sister but she has a style all of her own. Solange has always been a songwriter for Destiny’s Child but her latest efforts sound nothing like what she has written or sung before. Her sophomore album, "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams,” brings funk and soul for the summer.

Sandcastle Disco (FuLL) - Solange

Ne-Yo- Trouble

What girl doesn’t wanna have a little bad side to make the brothers intrigued? Produced by JR. Rotem, this Michael Jackson inspired track has Ne-Yo crooning about a girl who is giving him hell. She’s trouble, and this track will definitely be trouble when it’s played in the club. Ne-Yo’s newest album, “Year of the Gentlemen” will be released in August.

Trouble (Prod. By J.R. Rotem) - Ne-Yo

Fly Girl of the Week: Dr. Rebecca J. Cole (1846-1922)

Sadly, as is the case with many records of the achievements of African Americans of her generation, no images have survived of Dr. Rebecca J. Cole.

Dr. Rebecca Cole, an original fly girl and the second African-American woman to receive an M.D. degree in the United States, in 1867. Dr. Rebecca Cole was born and raised in Philadelphia and she completed her secondary education at the first co-educational high school for African Americans in the city. She then enrolled at the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania near the end of the Civil War, and worked under the supervision of Dr. Ann Preston, the first woman dean of the school, after graduation, Dr. Cole went to work at Elizabeth Blackwell's New York Infirmary for Women and Children to gain clinical experience. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell assigned Dr. Cole the role of health visitor in the local community. She was responsible for dispensing practical advice to mothers living in poverty about the best ways to keep their families healthy.

Dr. Blackwell thought Dr. Cole had the ideal character for such work, and mentioned in her autobiography that she had "carried on this work with tact and care." Dr. Rebecca Cole practiced in South Carolina for a number of years, before returning to Philadelphia. In 1873, she opened a Women's Directory Center to provide medical and legal services to women and children in need. In January 1899, Dr. Cole was appointed superintendent of a home in Washington, D.C. run by the Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children. In her years of caring for families living poverty in the city of Washington, she was most appreciated for the difference she was able to make. As mentioned in one of the annual reports from the association: "Dr. Cole herself has more than fulfilled the expectations of her friends. With a clear and comprehensive view of her whole field of action, she has carried out her plans with the good sense and vigor which are a part of her character."

Source: National Library Of Medicine

Got My Drink N' My Two Step: Stoli Blueberi Julep

Summer is coming and this drink will make a delicious companion while lounging poolside.

Stoli Blueberi Julep

1.5 oz Stoli Blueberi

.5 oz Blueberry liqueur

.5 oz Simple syrup

2 oz Blueberry nectar or puree

Splash of club soda

Juice of one wedge of lime

Rim edge of a rocks glass with sugar. Pour over ice, top with mint leaf, and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


To increase awareness of Barack Obama, Howard University graduate, TV/Film writer, Brandon and his sister Spelman graduate and stylist for music artists, Lori came up with the idea to make politics cool and fashionable.

Brandon came up with the ingenious idea while watching Obama’s rally in Austin, TX, and then brainstormed with his sister who designed the Ba-Rack The Vote shirts. After making the shirts, they got one to Hill Harper of CSI NY, who loved the shirt and ordered 250 more to put in gift bags for his party after Oprah Winfrey’s “Barack Obama Fundraiser” in Montecito, CA.

Brandon and Lori believe in Obama, they believe that he’s a leader in a field of politicians and real leaders only come along once in a lifetime, so they invested their money and took a chance. The family duo wanted to create a shirt that people loved and would wear all the time, not just at rallies. The duo states that Obama supporters wear their shirts to clubs just as quickly as they wear them to class.

The shirts represent a movement that increases, Barack Obama’s awareness everyday, and in the end, it will translate onto votes. Get your shirt, wear it everywhere and vote!

Order your Barack wear here: !