Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Friday & Wedding Bliss To Will and Kate!

Prince William & Catherine Middleton Kiss Twice at Buckingham Palace

WHAT A FRIDAY IT HAS BEEN! Although I'm suffering from Allergies, I still managed to get up early this morning and watch the Royal Wedding go down. Around 6:30am est Prince William married the beautiful Catherine Middleton. She looked stunning in Alexander McQueen and you could just feel the LOVE in the air. After a morning filled with love, I can't wait to see what the weekend brings forth! I'm looking forward to celebrating my friend's birthday and helping my little sister with Prom/Graduation stuff amongst trying to get some R & R! Oh yeah and I hope to feel 110% better ASAP, being sick is no bueno!

Have a fabulous weekend filled with endless LOVE! After all, everyone should feel like a Princess!

*bows out gracefully*

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chic of the Week: Kerry Washington At Times 100 Gala

 The beautiful Actress Kerry Washington walked the red carpet at Time 100 Gala's in a multi-colored silk Malandrino gown, silver peep-toes and carrying a Jimmy Choo miniaudiere. She looks beautiful from head to toe!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kelly Rowland Talks Style With Elle TV




Happy Graduation to those have furthered their education in pursuit of chasing their wildest dreams! Champagne toasts you and I wish all the best in the future! With that said lets discuss the details of graduation, it is very necessary to choose the best kind of dress for your graduation day! I know plenty of people including my darling little sister who will be walking the stage in the few weeks! You MUST make sure that your wonderful day will be unforgettable, so why choose a fabulous dress that will transition from the ceremony to your graduation dinner/cook-out. I've taken some time out of my hectic schedule to send my closest friends that are graduating some dresses and give them advice on what to wear for their BIG day. So check out a few of my tips below.  

  • A suitable graduation dress that wonderfully matches with your personality is vital to give your courage and confidence. A woman must be courageous and confident, why not embrace that on this special day!
  • SAY NO to the mini-dresses! Yes you may want to exude sexiness but there's nothing like CLASS on graduation day.You want something comfortable and almost knee-length!
  • What Color Dress? You have to know what kind of dress requirement your college asks. Usually there are some rules that exist for students, such as the law college, they have special dress rules for their students. If that occurs just find a fabulous Aubrey Hepburn black dress!
  • BLACK HEELS are a must! Find a pair of classic black heels whether they are Steve Madden, Yves Saint Laurent or even Jessica Simpson. Lets aim for 3inches or higher depending on your comfort level.
  • Minimal make-up is always "just enough". Keep it fabulous with just minimal eye make-up and a neutral look. *Carry a mini make-up kit with just a lipgloss & maybe blush to keep the shine off*
  • Jewelry/Accessories should be elegant and tasteful! SAY NO to the plastic accessories from the Beauty Supply Stores or Claires. Aim for Macy's or H & M's pearl earrings and simple necklace to bring together your look.
  • "LONG HAIR DON'T CARE"....It doesn't matter your hair length or texture, just have it simple and chic. I recommend straightening it so your cap will sit perfectly on your beautiful head BUT if your natural and want to rock your lovely curls/twists/locks then use Bobbie pins to keep your cap centered!
  • Carry the pocket size Kleenex of tissues so that your make-up won't smear and you can keep those beautiful eyes under control, my bestfriend always say "Your eyes aren't beautiful until you've cried"
  • Last but not least, PERFUME! Don't forget to dab/spray on your favorite smell. Trust me you'll feel like your unstoppable!

Any questions? Email me

Event Alert: Swap Til You Drop

Black-Eyed Susie and Sew Frugal & Fashionable

Black-Eyed Susie is a local retailer specializing in Columbia Heights, DC secondhand/consignment-like clothing and accessories for men and women.

Sew Frugal & Fashionable offers introductory sewing classes which teach the basics of sewing and refashioning clothing.  Sew Frugal offers practical ideas which are simple and creative to enhance your wardrobe. Sew Frugal encourages swapping, sewing and thrift store shopping to promote frugal living. 

You can buy your tickets to the swap at

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Hump Day Deal: Saks Friends & Family Sale

Saks Friends &Family Sale -10% off Beauty & Fragrance

Saks is kicking off their Friends & Family sale tomorrow, April 26th, which will go until May 1st for online. Enjoy 20% off (15% off jewelry, 10% off beauty & fragrance) with code FRIEND2 at checkout.  
It applies in-store April 28th through May 1st.

MAC Alert: Flighty Collection for Summer 2011

Elevate your state of mind with a high-altitude collection of sensually spongy watercolour whipped mousse cream shadows in 16 hues that fly higher than gravity’s rainbow.  A new formula innovation in luminescent washes that build from sheer to medium easily.  Eye plumage is playful with four limited-edition shades of Zoom Lash Mascara certain to unleash a torrent of tweets.

via: Temptalia

Available May 5th, 2011

Event Alert: Fashion For A Cause

via: CapitolFashionista

EVENT ALERT: Kelly Cutrone Comes To Bethesda Row

via: Bethesda Row

Join us on The Front Row: three days of fashion including an appearance by Kelly Cutrone, a screening of Bill Cunningham New York, our signature Runway Event plus 30+ fashion, beauty and culinary events throughout Bethesda Row!

Thursday, May 19 at 8pm at the Bethesda Row Landmark Theater
Bill Cunningham New York film screening
Kick off The Front Row with a special screening of this year’s biggest fashion documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, tracing the fascinating life of New York Times Style photographer Bill Cunningham. Dress to be photographed.Admission is free; rsvp to

Click here for a complete list of Thursday’s Fashion Events!

Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. on Bethesda Lane
Kelly Cutrone and Front Row Runway Show
Don’t miss our signature runway event Friday at 7:30 p.m., featuring a special appearance by Kelly Cutrone, fashion PR maverick, star of TV’s Kell on Earth, The City and The Hills and the New York Times best-selling author of If You Have To Cry, Go Outside ( Meet Kelly as she signs her new book, Normal Gets You Nowhere, at 5 p.m. on Bethesda Lane. Then join us in the front row as we showcase designer looks from Bethesda Row’s boutiques, including an exclusive look at Fall 2011.
Before the show enjoy the Urban Country Runway Lounge, a fashion-themed cocktail party from Assaggi Mozzarella Bar or a Pink Palm Pre-Runway Event. After the show, stop by for hors d’oeuvres and martinis while you get your copy of Normal Gets You Nowhere signed by Kelly Cutrone at the Lebanese Taverna After Party.

Click here for a complete list of Friday’s Fashion Events!

Saturday, May 21,10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Bethesda Lane
Chic Child On The Row
Bring the kiddies to Bethesda Row. You shop, they play, enjoying Legos on the Lane. Your budding fashionista can create iconic buildings of cities from around the world: New York, London and Paris.
While journeying around the world with legos, explore Urban Country’s Russel and Mackenna children’s room on Bethesda Lane. The kids will also love story time at Barnes & Noble, a concert from Kidville’s Little Maestros and a complimentary lunch at Lebanses Taverna with a special appearance by Groovy Nate

Click here for the details of Saturday’s Kids and Fashion Events. 

Click here to find a complete list of fashionable events happening all three days.

Bethesda Central Farm Market is Open

April 10, 2011
Bethesda Central Farm Market, the successful new generation farm market located on Elm Street between Wisconsin and Woodmont Avenues in the heart of Bethesda, will run Sundays from 9am - 1pm through November 20. Special events this season will include:

• Weekly Maryland wine showcase offering samples and bottles to purchase.

This year’s lineup includes some of the best producers in the Mid-Atlantic. Farmers from the Northern Neck of Virginia to Pennsylvania will offer a selection of organic and naturally grown produce. Beef, pork, lamb, poultry and eggs will come from farms in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, while fresh flowers will be Virginia-grown. The market will also feature bread and baked goods, a vast selection of artisan cheese, freshly roasted coffee, sausage, salami, boutique olive oil from California, pickles, and prepared foods.
• Monthly Kids’ Club with activities for children.
• Strawberry Month celebration on May 15 featuring a strawberry recipe contest.
• Guest artists who create art inspired by food.

New vendors to the market include Sababa Market, which will provide freshly made falafel sandwiches; Les Caprice de Joelle, offering Belgian waffles and other treats; The Bread Oven at Quail Creek, providing specialty breads and baked goods; and Cavanna Pasta, featuring a selection of freshly made noodles and stuffed pastas.

Bethesda Central Farm Market is again partnering with Manna Food Center to help raise awareness of hunger in Montgomery County and to provide fresh food for those in need. The market also works with Bethesda Green to raise awareness of environmental issues in our community.

Let's Talk Hair: Solange, Cassie & Selita

Solange, Cassie and Selita Talk Hair With Lisa Price

Your thoughts?

Video of the Day: The Official "Move Your Body" by Beyonce


Owwww lets MOVE ladies & gents ; ) 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Style and Grace Quote of the Day!

MAC Alert: Fashion Flower Collection for Summer 2011

Bloom brightly with a stylish fusion of the floral and the fashionable in the summer color collection that evoke the cool side of the hottest season. Fashion Flower girls are free to be, each one with cultivated connection to the green house and the fashion house. Unfolding and flourishing these perennial prima donna embrace the growing tend of cheeks and eyes lightly dusted with daisy debossed beauty powder and shadows.

Their confidence steams from petal-light lashes that sprout dramatically with studio fix bold-black lashes dew lips that sparkle sweetly in Budding Beauty Lipgelee and Summer Shower, a softly sheer aqua blue lipstick. Ever him join these rare blossoms and succumb horticulturally to bouquet that’s equal parts of fleur and couture.

via: Temptalia 

Available April 28, 2011 

Gucci Loves You Bracelet Helps Japan Relief

Gucci have created a limited edition bracelet to help support the relief efforts in earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan. Featuring a white-red-white web that recalls the colors of the Japanese flag, the bracelet carries a medal with a message that reads, “Gucci loves you.” The bracelet will go on sale in Gucci stores throughout Japan tomorrow, followed by worldwide distribution in Gucci flagships stores in Europe, United States and Asia.

It will sell for $100 each, with proceeds from the sale going towards the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Gucci and its sibling brands in the PPR Luxury Group have collectively raised close to $3 million in donations for the Red Cross since Japan’s earthquake and tsumani.

Read more: Gucci Loves You Bracelet for Japan | LUXUO Luxury Blog

NO words just an IMAGE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Good Friday & Happy Earth Day!

Happy Good Friday Everyone!
Its such a great day for many reasons obviously and I'm super grateful to know that my God is so AWESOME. I'am faith-filled and fear-free. I look forward to spending Easter Weekend with my loved ones, it's truly a special weekend. Make everyday count & always remember to give THANKS!

Happy Earth Day!
 Always remember to recycle, re-use and re-invent....Take care of our stomping ground beautiful people!

* bows out gracefully*

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kim Karashian is a "DIVA" for Eygpt's Fashion Magazine

via: Celebuzz

Kim Kardashian posed front and center for DIVA Magazine! DIVA is Egypt’s leading fashion magazine. Kim looks beautiful, I'm in love with her necklace and smokey eye!
Kardashian/Jenner Family Photographer Nick Saglimbeni captured Kim on the cover of DIVA Magazine.

SHOEGASM: Jimmy Choo Elba Sandal

Jimmy Choo’s Elba Sandal are featured in the
Spring / Summer 2011 collection.
The sandals have sparkling colored jewels to enhance the design. 

Price: $1450

Worth the Splurge? 

Top Model Toccara Jones Poses for Essence Magazine

One of my favorite Top Models Diva but her name ain't Eva Toccara Jones is featured in the April 2011 issue of Essence Magazine wearing looks from Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Anna Scholz Magashoni, Qristol Frazer Designs, Miss Tina Knowles and SO much more.
She looks great and refreshed to say the least! Check her Model Swag ; )

via: BID

Photographed by the famed Wendy Hope
Hair by Bradley Irion
Make up by Kyriaki Savrani

Helena Christensen for Russia's Harpers Bazaar

via: FGR

For a Vintage model Helena Christensen looks beyond AMAZING! She was photographed by Luis Sanchis for Harper’s Bazaar Russia May 2011. What's your favorite outfit?

EVENT ALERT: "Should Could Dream"

Please join us at DREAM NIGHT
For an evening of inspiration and motivation
May 11, 2011 at Central high School Auditorium from 6PM-9PM
Come see DUANEMYKO perform
Admission is Free
Watch the Trailer (Seen below)

SHOULD COULD DREAM is a motivational monologue that inspires people to work hard, never settle, and dream big. Over the past three months SHOULD COULD DREAM has traveled to 34 middle schools and high schools in the DMV. On May 11 the unseen version will be performed. The show is free and for the entire family. I will also be releasing the audio version of my book “A Limitless Mind”  Volume 1 at DREAM NIGHT.  RSVP @

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hump Day SONG of the DAY: Motivation by Kelly Rowland

"Don't you dare slow down, go longer.....Baby I'm gonna be your Motivation"

Chic of the Week: Eva the Diva

From HEAD to TOE:
Platinum blonde hair
Killer Smile
Naven little blue dress
Sequin clutch
Suede Blue & Metallic Christian Louboutins heels

70s Glam: Olivia Palermo Starring in 'Limelight'

 Matthew Williamson dress $8,495, at Matthew Williamson New York or MatthewWilliamson; Giuseppe Zanotti heels, similar styles Giuseppe Zanotti; Alexis Bittar ring $175, AlexisBittar; Olivia’s own bracelet

 left: ADAM dress, similar styles ADAM; J. Mendel mink jacket, price upon requests at J.Mendel Boutiques or jmendel; L.A.M.B heels, $276.50, at Shopbop; A Peace Treaty ring, $110, at Shopbop Pamela Love necklace, $650, at PamelaLove
right: Chloé dress at Chloé Stores; Theory fur jacket, $1,525, at SSENSEPamela Love bangle and necklace, $650 and $550, at PamelaLove; Alexis Bittar ring, $175, at AlexisBittar

 Halston dress, $1695, at NET-A-PORTER; Ben-Amun cuff, $195, at ben-amun

 right: Yigal Azrouel tunic top, similar styles Yigal Azrouel; J. Mendel skirt, $1,990, at J.Mendel Boutiques or jmendel; Vintage chain belt, similar styles FROCKNYC
left: Chloé bodysuit, stylist own; Vintage leather jacket, similar styles FROCKNYC; J.Mendel skirt, $1,990, at J.Mendel Boutiques or JMendel; Ring, stylist own.

 Marchesa jumpsuit, price upon requests at Marchesa; Ben-Amun cuff, $370, at ben-amun or call (212)944-6480; C. Viviani stud bracelet, for similar styles, C. Viniani; Olivia's own bracelet

via: StyleCaster

Jen Kao dress and tank, $1,555 and $1,025, at 212-239-6515; Alberta Ferretti skirt, $1,395, at AlbertaFaretti