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December 31, 2009

My Favorite Moments of 2009

Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa worked the runways of Paris, London, NYC and Milan, they all had great editorial work in 09 and I wish them continued success in 2010.

Walking the streets of Paris and taking in the beautiful culture and fashion. I enjoyed Paris so much that I went there twice this year. And I'm looking forward to going back again. I also enjoyed my trip to London, England and Belgium also.

This year I became debt free, no more student loan, no more credit cards zero all gone and I'm very happy about that and will be keeping it that way also. :)

I've recently dropped 2 dress sizes and I plan to drop about 2 more in the coming year.

Overall I just had lots of fun and I hope you did too.

My favorite movies of 09. Hangover, Avatar, Princess and The Frog, Julie & Julia, Sherlock Holmes, The September Issue, Coco Before Chanel, Law Abiding Citizen I know I'm missing many other movies from this list but I go to the movies every weekend and I honestly can't remember all lol.

Saddest moments of 09. The loss of many celebrity's this year. May they rest in peace.

My Favorite Blogs of 2009

I have many many more favorites click here to see all the blogs I follow

December 29, 2009

Lauri Lyons Digital Journalist

Lauri Lyons is the first female African American to be signed with Getty Images.

December 28, 2009

Expanding the Definitions of Beauty

Let's help Tyra Banks change the definition of beauty. Tyra's new mission called Beauty Inside and Out (B.I.O) goal is to broaden our definitions of beauty (just like my blog Beauty Is Diverse).
"It's not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box. So now, I'm asking women around the world to make a pledge to expand their definition of beauty. To put all types of beauty into the spotlight. Think outside of the box. It's time for you to celebrate and help redefine beauty. Let's rejoice and embrace "non-traditional beauty". Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you. I also ask that you spread love and positive beauty messages to others. Tell your friend, family member or even a stranger that their atypical features are flawless."
"Make a video, 30 seconds or less. Tell us your first name, where you're from, and what you're going to do to expand the definition of beauty. You can talk about accepting and celebrating yourself or your big plans to redefine beauty. You can also show us you in action doing your thing! Then, upload it on the video player and write any comments below it. Can't wait to see you! I'm going to be looking at every single one. Seriously. :)"

December 27, 2009

Quote of The Day

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."

December 26, 2009

Desert Flower

Desert Flower is a booked about the life of model Waris Dirie who fought for social reform in Somalia against female genital mutilation. The book was adapted into a movie produced by Peter & Benjamin Herrmann . Liya Kebede plays the part of Waris Dirie, the film was released fall 2009. View trailer above.

Devyne Stephens' 2009 Annual Christmas Gala

Cynthia Bailey

December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone !

Photo taken by Tiffany, City Hall Toronto ,Canada December 23rd, 2009

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays have a wonderful day everyone !!

December 24, 2009

Will & Jada Smith Interview President Obama

The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker

Last night I braved the cold weather again to watch the The Nutcracker at the Canadian Opera House. I've always wanted to see the Nutcracker on stage since it has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies. It was a beautiful production, amazing costumes, and overall a great show. My favorite part of the show was the "Land of Snow", it felt like winter wonderland coming to life.

Click here to purchase tickets {shows are selling out so buy soon}

December 22, 2009

King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario

Photo of Anubis outside of AGO taken by Tiffany
Today my friend and I braved the cold weather and went to see the King Tut exhibit taking place at the Art Gallery of Ontario in downtown Toronto. And it was just wonderful, I really wish I was allowed to take photos but due to the preservation of artifacts it's not allowed. The exhibit showcases 130 remarkable pieces from the tomb of King Tut and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history.

The exhibit is running until April 18th, 2010 so make sure you take the time and see it if you live in Toronto , or will be visiting Toronto within the next few months.

Tutankhamun (alternately spelled with Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon), Egyptian twt-ˁnḫ-ı͗mn; tVwa:t-ʕa:nəx-ʔaˡma:n (1341 BC – 1323 BC) was anEgyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled 1333 BC – 1324 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". Often the name Tutankhamun was written Amen-tut-ankh, due to scribal custom which most often placed the divine name at the beginning of the phrase in order to honor the divine being. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters. He was likely the 18th dynastyking 'Rathotis' who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years — a figure which conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter of Tutankhamun's intact tomb received worldwide press coverage and sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask remains the popular face. Read more here

December 21, 2009

R.I.P Alaina Reed Hall

Alaina Reed Hall (November 10, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American actress best known for her roles as Olivia, Gordon's younger sister, on the long-running children's television series Sesame Street, and Rose Lee Holloway on the NBC sitcom 227. Alaina Reed Hall died on December 17, 2009, aged 63, from breast cancer. source

Black Enterprise January 2010 Cover

It was only a matter of years before they blazed a path to success. These young go-getters are becoming game changers in the world of business. They are next — BE Next. Although these businessmen and women are under 35, they’ve managed to become key players in their respective industries. I caught up with the BE Next subjects on our January 2010 cover, and we talked about everything from their competitive advantage to how they turned their passion into profit.

Check out what these dynamic Gen-Yers had to say about success, business, and innovation:

Quadruplets Accepted to Yale

Suddenly the screen turned blue — Yale blue — and an image of a bulldog, the university mascot, appeared, followed by “Welcome to the Class of 2014.” Ray, 18, had been offered a spot in the next freshman class, under its early-admission program. Standing behind him, his mother, Caroline, screamed.

But that was only the beginning. Moments later, Ray’s brother, Kenny, also 18, went to the Yale site and got an identical message. He was followed by their sister Carol. Same news. Then the room fell silent. Ray, Kenny and Carol are quadruplets, and their sister Martina had applied to Yale, too. Read more here.

Angel Falls bedevils Chavez, who wants name changed

The world's tallest waterfall -- Angel Falls in southern Venezuela -- should be stripped of the name by which it is widely known in favor of its indigenous one, President Hugo Chavezsaid.

The falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were spotted by US pilotJimmy Angel in 1937, bringing international attention to what has become one of Venezuela's top tourist attractions, though it is in remote Bolivar state.

"How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane. If we do that, that would be like accepting that nobody was living here," Chavez mused on his weekly radio and television show, "Hello Mr President."

"Nobody should speak of Angel Falls any more," Chavez said. "That is ours, and was a long time before Angelever got there."

In indigenous Pemon, the falls are called Kerepakupai meru, meaning "waterfall of the deepest place."

Chavez is a fan of name changes. read more here

December 20, 2009

R.I.P Brittany Murphy

Brittany Murphy (born November 10, 1977) is an American actress and recording artist. She has starred in films such as Just Married,Clueless, Girl, Interrupted, 8 Mile, Sin City, The Dead Girl, Uptown Girls, Riding in Cars with Boys and Spun. source Brittany died of a heart attack early this morning. source

December 18, 2009

Rose Cordero & Arlenis Sosa Dominican Women of The Year

Arlenis Sosa and Rose Cordero named Dominican Women of the year by Pandora Magazine , illustrations by Elaine Lugo.

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay - Toronto

Th Olympic torch relay for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games came through Toronto last night, above are several photos from the evening.

December 17, 2009

Finding Depth in Fela’s Women

The nine women in tight outfits, elaborate hairdos and painted faces represent the 27 real-life co-wives of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who married them collectively in what he considered a personal and political gesture as he fought against Nigeria’s corrupt authoritarian regime and defended traditional African culture. Read more here at NYTimes

Project Runway Season 7

Sixteen competitors from all over the world — the cast boasts designers from the Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic, the Philippines, China and Mexico — will face off for $100,000, a spread in Marie Claire magazine and the chance to launch their own line. Returning as well, Tim Gunn will mentor the contestants alongside host (and judge) Heidi Klum and judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors.

New season starts January 14th 2010.

December 16, 2009

Zoe Saldana Covers Life Magazine


Presence Africaine Exhibition

If you happen to visit Paris over the holidays an exhibition called "Presence Africaine" is taking place until January 31 2010.

"African presence is the literary and cultural journal founded by the intellectual Senegalese Alioune Diop in 1947, also became a publisher in 1949. It has been a dissemination tool that has enabled black writers and intellectuals to assert their cultural identities and the historical context of colonial or denied "making exotic."

December 15, 2009

Madame Tussards Sean Combs Wax Figure Unveiling


I must say Madame Tussards did a great job on Sean Combs wax figure.


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