Fashion and Beauty

My Fave Looks from the Met Gala

  The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Each year, the Gala incorporates a theme that attendees can follow for their wardrobe looks. (just think of it as a big and expensive Halloween party for celebrities) This year’s theme was, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the […]

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Fashion and Beauty

Style Star: Cardi B

   If you haven’t been a witness to the amazing year Cardi B has had, we really need to talk about what rock you’ve been hiding under. The self-proclaimed, “regular degular shmegular” girl from the Bronx has accomplished so much in the past months. From being recognized by her idols, winning awards, getting engaged and […]

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Fashion and Beauty

Style Star: Diamond Rollins

In Florida’s capital resides a hidden gem. Soft spoken and incredibly kind- yet fierce. Diamond Rollins is a recent graduate of Florida A&M University where she studied psychology and theatre. I met Diamond in 2015 when she was participating in a pageant that I happened to be coordinating. She was so quiet that if you […]

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Fashion and Beauty

Tracee Ellis Ross’s Holiday Collection!!

When we think of Tracee Ellis Ross, we may label her- daughter of Diana Ross, actress, model, and all around cool girl, but there’s one classification that we often overlook. Fashion and Style Icon. Honestly, Tracee doesn’t get the credit that she deserves when it comes to her trendy style. Of course we praise her hair, humor, […]

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Fashion and Beauty

The Best of Diamond Ball 2017

Rihanna has done it again. Last night at her 3rd annual Diamond Ball, the singer raised almost $1 million dollars for her Clara Lionel non- profit foundation. The event has drawn heavy industry hitters throughout the past 3 years and has been a spectacle for fashion lovers. Last night, I browsed through the hashtag (#DiamondBall) […]

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Open Letters

The Melanin Comeback: Why Black Representation Matters

When I was a kid I didn’t see race.. let alone, color. Granted, that could have been due to attending an all black school from Kindergarten to 12th grade. At my Pre-K graduation I played Cinderella’s fairy Godmother (a.k.a Whitney Houston) in our stage play. I clearly remember walking onto the stage with my plastic wand […]

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Events, Fashion and Beauty

Teen Vogue Back to School Party

Yesterday I attended a back to school party sponsored by Teen Vogue. The event included a fun mingling session followed by mini seminars for Makeup, Skincare, and Fitness. Each particular topic had its own room as well as a color specific theme. These rooms were all located on different floors which made attendees feel like they were […]

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Webisodes

Freshman 15 Workout

We are ALMOST DONE! With just 2 videos left in Shaakira’s Declassified College Survival Guide, today is all about the Freshman 15. If you aren’t familiar with it, the term was developed for the amount of weight freshmen tend to gain during the first year of college. To combat that, Jon of the New You Boot Camp […]

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Webisodes

The Tea on College Majors

*inserts drumroll* Day 3! We’re halfway through Shaakira’s Declassified College Survival Guide and today is all about choosing a major. It can be a difficult decision to make but here we talk Theatre, Psychology, Business, Pharmacy, and Public Relations.  Even if these aren’t your interests, the information is useful for any area of interest you […]

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Webisodes

Back to School Lookbook

Day 2! As promised, I’m giving you the second video in Shaakira’s Declassified College Survival Guide. Today’s topic is back to school style… I’m a sucker for nice pieces but I don’t believe in breaking the bank to do so. Nothing in this video costs over $32!  I hope that you enjoy and are somehow […]

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