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August 29, 2009

Candace Matthews Black Enterprise Corp Executive of the Year


The woman credited with fine-tuning Amway's global image is garnering the spotlight herself.

Candace Matthews is Black Enterprise's Corporate Executive of the Year. Matthews, 50, is the first private company executive to receive the honor.

In her two years with the family-owned, multilevel marketing giant, she is credited with updating the Ada Township-based company's brand, sales force and global message. Read full article here

Touch Of Sculpture: A Universe of Sensations






August 28, 2009

Court Queen Serena Williams Covers Hamptons Magazine




"It's easy to forgive Serena Williams for sounding a bit tired. Fresh off her third Wimbledon singles title at the time of this interview—and her fourth Wimbledon doubles championship alongside older sister Venus—the 27-year-old is laid-back and talkative despite having jumped back into her normal post-win routine."

"Serena boasts 11 Grand Slam titles and is currently ranked second in the world. But beyond tennis, she has also evolved from a teenage phenom into a visible (she and boyfriend Common are frequently seen out and about) entrepreneurial businesswoman (she spearheads her own fashion house, Aneres, and launched a collection for Mission Skincare on HSN) who’s eager to give back."

Thriller i-D Magazine





Nyakio Kamoche


"Nyakio Kamoche, a first generation American, developed NYAKIO from family beauty secrets passed down through her Kenyan heritage. NYAKIO is a bath and body line that helps to enrich, maintain, and invigorate the mind and body through skin therapy. "

August 27, 2009

And All That Jazz, Harper's Bazaar Sept 09

US Harper's Bazaar September 2009
Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Models: Arlenis Sosa and Chanel Iman
Stylist: Brana Wolf
Hair: Yannick d'Is
Makeup: Tom Pecheux

Serena Williams Wax Figure by Madame Tussauds



Williams was an active and enthusiastic participant in the creation of her wax figure, spending more than an hour with a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists, who flew to Paris to meet Serena, as she trained for the French Open. Williams and Nike generously donated a replica of the outfit she wore during the 2004 U.S. Open for her figure to don.

The outfit – one of Williams’ favorites – consists of a cropped black sleeveless top and denim skirt, accessorized by silver hoop earrings, a sparkling silver ring and black socks, sneakers and headband. source

B Marie by Briana Marie



"B. Marie is a luxury handbag and luggage collection by designer Briana Marie. She hails from Atlanta, Ga, but had a diverse upbringing living in such cities as Dallas, Kansas City, and Seattle."

Most may remember Briana Marie who was on Harlem Heights. Click here to visit her website

August 26, 2009

Behind The Lens , Rachel Roy Designing a Collection

Click here to watch Behind the Lens on Vogue Tv featuring a 3 part episode on Rachel Roy

Click here to view her Fall 2009 Look book on Flickr

Click here to view her website and shop

R.I.P Edward "Ted" Kennedy

Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died late Tuesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77. source


Beverly Johnson on How Being the First African-American Woman on the Cover of Vogue Changed Her Life

"Except for the birth of my daughter, Anansa, my Vogue cover 35 years ago is the most thrilling thing that ever happened to me. Google me and "Beverly Johnson was the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue" always describes me. I happened to be watching Jeopardy! a few years ago, and one of the questions was "Who was the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue?" One contestant answered, "Cheryl Tiegs," but never mind." read full article here

August 25, 2009

'Queen of Kilimanjaro' tiara on display at ROM

1. Queen of Kilimanjaro, a spectacular tiara featuring the world’s largest faceted tanzanite (242 carats), accented with 803 brilliant cut tsavorite garnets and 913 brilliant cut diamonds.


Today I went to the Royal Ontario Museum with my Mother and younger cousins, this was my favourite exhibition on display . "An astounding array of gems, with few rivals outside of the royal collections, from the private collection of Michael Scott, first CEO of Apple."

Pretty Young Things ,I-D Cover Sept 09 Issue


Chanel Iman, Sessilee Lopez, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa for ID Magazine September 2009.

Concha Buika, Singer



Concha Buika (born 1972 in Palma de Mallorca) is a Spanish singer. Her album Niña de Fuego is currently nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

Buika's family is originally from Equatorial Guinea. She grew up in Mallorca among gypsies -who imbued in her the traditional "cante" flamenco- as the only person of African descent in her neighborhood. Her music mixes flamenco and coplas with soul and jazz. source

August 24, 2009

Birthday Dinner @ Sassafraz in Yorkville

Me in my neighborhood

chicken harissa crusted chicken breast with Morrocan style vegetables and steamed couscous, sauce Rabat.

Boat Tour of Toronto Harbor Front





Pictures taken on August 22/09

I am going to go for sailing lessons one day because I really want to own a yacht lol yes a yacht.

Happy 25th Birthday To Me :)

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Liya Kebede in Vogue September Issue





source: My September issue of vogue and Fashion Gone Rogue

Quote of The Day


Life is lived in this moment. Let go of the past. Let go of any labels of who you are (or who someone else is) and just be present. And have fun making that present moment the highest expression of who you are. (Or not. You always have the next moment and the next and the... :)

Dan Millman

DreamGirls On Stage


When Dreamgirls first opened on Broadway in 1981, it racked up the awards and garnered the acclaim that made it the classic favorite we know and love today. Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, Dreamgirls tells the story of an up-and-coming, 1960s girl singing group and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune. Read more here

Tickets are on sale now , premieres November 7th at Apollo Theater in New York City. Click here to order and view tour schedule.


August 23, 2009

Ephren W. Taylor II youngest African-American CEO of a publicly-traded company in the USA



"Ephren W. Taylor II is the youngest African-American CEO of a publicly-traded company in the United States.Learning computer programming at the local library after school, Taylor started his first business venture at age 12, when he began making 3D videogames and selling them to his friends in school for $10 a copy. He sold over 100 copies of the game."

"Recently, Taylor was named by The Michigan Chronicle as one of 2007’s ten people making a global difference. Taylor has been described as “walking history” by popular radio show host Tom Joyner."

"Beyond his unprecedented accomplishments at an early age in business, Taylor is an author, inspirational speaker, and real estate mastermind. His first book, “Creating Success from the Inside Out”, is published by the world’s number one business publisher, Wiley and is an Amazon and CEO Read best seller. The book serves as an expose of the mindset of today’s multi-millionaires while defining success as not only attaining wealth, but how to utilize it."

source

S.Africa to give Semenya heroine's welcome



"South Africa will give track champion Caster Semenya a heroine's welcome when she comes home this week, a minister said Sunday, after athletics officials subjected her to a controversial gender test."

"Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma spoke on the telephone Sunday with the 800-metre gold medallist whose boyish looks led to the test following her impressive performance at the world championships in Berlin."

"Caster deserves our support as a nation against the onslaught being waged against her," Dlamini Zuma said in a statement."

"The gender-testing debate has sparked outrage in the 18-year-old's home country, with the ruling party and its youth and women's wings saying the test smacked of racism and sexism."


Read full article here.

Check out a great article Your Black,Your A Champion, Are You A Man? written by Lisa V (Black Women Blow The Trumpet.)

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