Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fierce Protection

I practice non-violence on the regular, but the more I look at this necklace, the more have to have it!


Maybe this leads back to my younger years when my brother had a collection of pocket knives, and I wanted one too. Now's my chance! ;)

This piece of neckwear is under $50 at Erica Weiner Jewelry.  Check out the site to find other oddly cool items.

Be safe and Enjoy!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Actively Fashionable

Activewear gone chic...Humph, who woulda thought?

Actually, I've been on the HUNT for fashionable activewear, and let me tell ya...it's quite hard to find! However, I ran across a fairly new line by Fornarina, Sportgalm, and it seems to be a step outside the norm!

If you have a minute to spear, check out the Fornarina Sportglam Fashion Show. It's a bit long! The actual clothing doesn't come out until about 6 minutes in, but it is quite entertaining all the way through...

So to say the least, I am quite intrigued by this take on activewear! However, there is a DILEMMA!!

Fornarina is an European-based brand. It is sold internationally, but nowhere in my state (for retail). I found some Sportglam shoes online, and they are perfect for what I need, BUT there is only 1 size left! Not my size. Smh! Fornarina needs more vendors in my area.

Either way, I'm glad to see a brand that brings a little flair to activewear! ;)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My Natural Hair Debut

Shortly after January 2, 2009, the date of my last relaxer, I began what many women in the African-American community refer to as the natural journey!

This journey is the transition from using chemical straighteners/relaxers to revert back to the natural state of the hair, which I might add is NOT straight by any means. LOL!

Why, you may ask, would I make this decision?  Despite the obvious reason of "getting back to my roots, or embracing my heritage," I decided to go natural because relaxers were burning the CRAP out of my scalp every month or so that I had to get one.  I am an ingredient freak, and I just didn't feel comfortable allowing those harsh chemicals to seep and tear into my scalp as often as they did. I was also digging the curly style of natural black hair, and I wanted to enjoy the options that our hair provides (curly, straight, wavy, braided, etc.).

My hair is now fully natural (no relaxed ends) and I have the opportunity to wear it natural, but I have yet to do so. I'm just not sure it's for me, and I haven't taken the time to experiment with different styles.
This is me on an average day; hair blown out and flat ironed.

I was in the process of washing my hair the other day, and decided to stop and do a mini (homemade) photo shoot!! Time to show off my natural locks...online if nowhere else!

Feeling like Cleopatra Jones... ; )

Ethnic Diva...!

Just after taking these photos, I got out the ole' blow dryer and flat iron, and got down to business.  Soon, very soon, I will be ready to rock the natural doo, I just have to get use to it...

Whatcha think?
Yay or Nay? 

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Fashion Bares it all...

Flipping through the pages of fashions magazines, these days, should require parental advisory...


... (O_o) ...

So, it seems fashion (or clothing rather) is becoming less & LESS relevant in fashion magazines. Of course, sex sells, but I'm sure that in the tail end of the current "recession," designers and retailers can find more than bare nipples for fashion magazines to sell. 

I do realize that many fashion magazine spreads are about creating/portraying a particular look, theme or mood, and I suppose some looks are better achieved through the addition of partial nudity. However, when I see pictures like the one below... it gets to be a bit much (for me).

Call me prudish, but if I can decipher which bikini design the model chose, I begin to feel like I'm looking at Playboy, not V magazine. I mean this girl had a 25 page spread, and her nipples were featured in most.

In short: I think nipples have become the next best accessory in fashion. Hope you have yours ready for next season! LOL

Who did it FABulously?? --->> Heidi Klum in Allure Magazine, April 2010
I really like this spread. Sort of super woman-ish.