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January 31, 2009

Look of The Day

Taraji @ Santa Barbara Intl Film Festival picture 1
and @ private dinner picture 2.

Sess Appeal, Latina Magazine

Sessilee Lopez in the upcoming issue of Latina Magazine.

January 30, 2009

Williams sisters wins Australian Open doubles

Serena and Venus Williams teamed to win their eighth Grand Slam doubles title Friday in the Australian Open, a day before Serena's bid for a 10th major singles crown.
The Williams sisters beat Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Japan's Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 6-3 for their third doubles championship in Australia. Continue reading here

House of Machere, Audi Joburg Fashion Week

Machere Fashion House embraces simplicity and style, through elegant design, that results in garments that are modern, but rooted; encapsulating elements of the various dimensions of African ethnicity.

Brune Le Magazine

Brune Le Magazine, I found this last night online. This publication is in France the whole website is in French but I translated some of the info on the site below.

Une vague de modernité et de dynamisme dans la presse.
Un regard neuf, positif, moderne et porteur sur le monde des femme de l'Afrique et de ses diasporas.

A wave of modernity and dynamism in the press.
A new, positive, modern and bearing look on the world of the woman of Africa and its diasporas.

Une exigence esthétique et rédactionnelle nouvelle dans ce segment.
Un contenu très étoffé qui va des conseils de beauté aux grandes questions politiques en passant par le bien-être, le shopping, la santé et la culture.
Une vision holistique et non morcelée ni caricaturale des lectrices.

A new aesthetic and editorial requirement in this segment.
A very expanded contents which goes of advice of beauty to big political questions by way of ease, shopping, health and culture.
A vision holistique and not divided up nor grotesque of the readers.

Brune Le Magazine
Editions Press Up International
8, rue Jean-Joseph Chevrel
35 450 Dourdain
Tél. : 33 - (0)2 99 39 06 34
Fax. : 33 - (0)2 99 39 06 34
Email :

Mtume- Juicy Fruit

January 29, 2009

Jazmine Sullivan: Lion, Tigers & Bears

Jazmine Sullivan - Lions, Tigers & Bears

Death to Tainted Love

Written by Rain of Havock.

1.Tainted love is love that came from hatred. (Whether it be self-hatred or hatred of others.)

2.Tainted love is love that came from the love of money.(Greed and the want for Material things)

3.Tainted love is abuse that comes under the disguise of love.(Whether it be verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual. This pain is not love)

4.Tainted love is love that came from desperation.(You can't find anyone so you settle.)

5.Tainted love is love that came from pain. (You were hurt so much by the ex that this new person who is a complete 180 of the ex has to suffer from the hurt and pain you experienced thus ruining the relationship with this one that could have been the one.)

France gripped by mass strike to protest fallout from global economic crisis

An activist dressed as French president Nicolas Sarkozy demonstrates in Paris. More than a million French public sector workers staged a massive strike, as anger at Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis erupted in a day of protest.Photo:Joel Saget/AFP

I really hope these strikes clear up by March because I'm planning on going to Paris that month with my mother for vacation.

France is being hit by a massive strike by public and private-sector workers fearful over the fallout from the global economic crisis.
Officials say the strike has shut down rail and subway lines and left millions of schoolchildren without their teachers. In Paris, commuters braved freezing temperatures and biked, walked and even took boats to work. Continue reading here

Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn,Ajuma Nasanyana, Paris Couture Fashion Week


Paris Couture & Spring Ready to Wear 2009

January 28, 2009

Michelle Obama Wax Figure

Madame Tussauds is currently working on a wax figure of Michelle Obama. The new figure will be unveiled in March at the Madame Tussauds in America’s political capital Wsshington DC.
I'm going to England in March and will be visiting the Madame Tussauds Wax muesum there, I can't wait to see her work. Madame Tussauds also created a wax figure of Barack Obama that is on display in London.

MIMI A Voice for African Woman

I had to use my camera to take photos of these great covers with beautiful African women. Now these are the magazines we need to support, magazines that represent us and display us in a healthy and positive manner.

MIMI is a lifestyle magazine that addresses topics ranging from style to politics from the perspective of the African woman. Check out their website here and blog here.

Sessilee Lopez @ Paris Couture Fashion Week

Christian Lacroix


Stephane Rolland

Source:Sessilee Lopez

January 27, 2009

Quote of The Day

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.

Lord Chesterfield

January 26, 2009

Trumpet Awards

I love all 3 dresses.

Look of the Day

Taraji P. Henson in white Herve Leroux at the 2009

Bolivians back new, pro-indigenous constitution in a nationwide referendum

Bolivian voters embraced a new constitution Sunday that promises more power for the long-suffering indigenous majority and grants President Evo Morales a shot at remaining in office through 2014. The charter passed easily in a country where many can still recall when Indians were forbidden to vote.

Its sometimes vague wording and resistance from Bolivia's mestizo and European-descended minority foreshadows more political turmoil in a nation polarized by race and class. Continue reading here

January 23, 2009

Meet New York's Next Top Model: Chanel Iman on PageSix Mag

"It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models….It’s not even just runway either… us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too!" source

I personally have worked in the fashion industry and the only way to solve this problem is for us to own modelling agencies , support designers from varies ethnic backgrounds , and develop our own industries that develop a healthy image of women.

Oluchi’s WorkOut Plan

Sweet Sasha & Marvelous Malia

Ty the maker of beanie babies recently came out with 2 new dolls called Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia. The company denies the dolls being named after President Barack Obama's daughters Sasha and Malia. They are the only African-American dolls in the 30 doll Ty Girlz collection. The dolls sell for $9.99 each.

January 22, 2009

T.O. police on manhunt for subway shooter

Toronto police have released this image of the man suspected of shooting a 19-year-old at Osgoode station.
This utterly ridiculous , I take the same train line to and from work every single day. If anyone who lives in Toronto was on the train or in Osgoode subway station at the time of the shootng please, please go to the police and help get this male arrested.
The shooting happened at around 10:45 a.m. at the Osgoode subway station in the city's downtown core. The shooting occurred as a group of people spilled out of the southbound train. Two men got into a dispute on the platform and at least three shots were fired, Ferguson said.
The fight then continued on the mezzanine level of the subway station and the suspect fled the scene. Continue reading here

Sessilee Lopez in i-D Magazine

Keyshia Cole ‘You Complete Me’

January 21, 2009

Yoruba Woman by Lamidi Olonade Fakeye

A beautifully carved figure of a Yoruba woman by Master carver Lamidi Olonade Fakeye. He was born 1928 in Ila Orangun, Nigeria. He is a fifth- generation member of the Fakeye woodcarving family of Orangun, Nigeria. His carvings, including freestanding sculptures, doors, posts and panels, commemorate Yoruba culture. He carved the doors for the Africa Room at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and his work is on display at many museums throughout the United States and Europe.

Quote of The Day

Knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

African Proverb (Guinea)

January 20, 2009

News Updates

Women may win seats, not rights, in Iraqi poll

Bank of Canada chops key interest rate to historic low to combat recession

Doctors say fatigue caused Senator Edward Kennedy's seizure at luncheon

Ontario law banning smoking in cars with children takes effect Wednesday

Michelle Obama wears a white Jason Wu gown to inaugural ball

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were serenaded by Beyoncé during their first dance at the Neighborhood Ball Tuesday night.

All eyes certainly were on Michelle Obama, who had kept her choice of a designer and dress style a secret until literally the moment she entered the dance floor.

The first lady was clad in a long white gown designed by up-and-coming designer Jason Wu. His design style combines modern lifestyle dressing and haute couture, according to his Web site.


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