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October 31, 2009

Vogue Covers 1929-2009 Exhibition Display on The Champs Elysees


90 years of Vogue covers were on display on the Champs Elysees in Paris France.

October 30, 2009

Empire State of Mind Jay Z & Alicia Keys



Live performance

I miss New York City and my family in New York.

Eiffel Tower My Last Night in Paris


I'm back from my trip to Paris & Belgium. I'm a bit tired but had a great time. Enjoy the pictures and videos I will be posting over the next few days.

October 29, 2009

Quote of The Day


Don’t put yourself last in line: One thing that I’ve learned from male role models is that they don’t hesitate to invest in themselves.” Michelle Obama.

Look of the Day

Chanel Iman at the GQ Gentlemen's Ball

Michelle Obama Covers Glamour Magazine Dec 09

This year, Glamour is honoring First Lady Michelle Obama with a Special Recognition award for her commitment to mentoring young women. (She also appears on our cover--the first time in Glamour’s 70-year history that a First Lady has ever done so.) You simply cannot talk about 2009 without talking about Mrs. Obama: and no, I don’t mean her status as a style icon (richly deserved though it may be). continue reading here

October 26, 2009

Quote of The Day


Akpa le tome gake menya tsi fe vevie nyenyeo. (Ewe)
A fish is in water but does not know the importance of water. (English literal translation)
A fish is the last to acknowledge the existence of water. (English figurative translation)

The Ewe language is spoken in Southeast Ghana, Benin, parts of Southwest Nigeria and Southern Togo. The meaning of this proverb is that a fish is always in the water, but until it comes out of the water it doesn’t even recognize that the water exists. This proverb is about “taking things for granted” and similar to the saying thatfamiliarity brings discontent. This proverb is used to refer to a person who is very close to a powerful person but has lost sense of his or her greatness and starts treating him or her as if they were ordinary people, for example, the children of very rich or politically powerful people.

October 25, 2009

Ameera R. Leguex, Event Planner and Chef


Ameera R. Leguex is the founder and C.E.O. of Tastemakers Events and PR. Tastemakers Events and PR is a multi-service public relations, personal chef, and event planning boutique agency with clients in the entertainment, health & beauty, and foods specialty industry.

Ameera, a self-taught chef, has honed her culinary skills over the past 15 years. She began her career in the special events and personal chef business over 7 years ago. In 2006, Tastemakers Events and PR was officially launched and attracts clients from all over. Her culinary and event planning skills produce the most spectacular events and have become Ameera’s trademark. source

October 24, 2009

On Vacation


I will be on vacation starting from today until Saturday October 31. I'm heading back to Paris (for the 2nd time) and also stopping off in Brussels, Belgium. :) !!!

Afro Cuban All Stars at Massey Hall




AFRO CUBAN ALL STARS
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 8pm
Massey Hall | $69.50 - $39.50

The Afro Cuban All Stars return for a sizzling night of hot Cuban rhythms!

A multi-generational big band led by Juan de Marcos incorporate the full spectrum of Latin dance music, including mambo, cha cha, salsa, rumba, son montuno, timba, guajira, danzón, abakuá, and bolero.

Don't miss Afro Cuban All Stars live at Massey Hall Tuesday night!

October 23, 2009

Go See: Law Abiding Citizen

June Ambrose As a Haute Predator Queen



June Ambrose (stylist) wearing Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 Collection. I really love the fabric and the craftsmanship of these garments.

Look of The Day

Gabrielle Union at Union Rodeo Drive Walk of Style .


Mary J Blige Center for Women Opening



FFAWN created a women's center that offers a broad range of services to Yonkers women of all ages to provide them with a second chance, no matter what cards they've been dealt in life, and to help them lead confident, independent, full, and healthy lives. The Center will also provide a safe haven for women to seek services, engage in beneficial activities and programs, and fell comfortable confronting the changes in their daily lives.

Location
The Mary J. Blige Center for Women will be located just off South Broadway in southwest Yonkers, easily accessible by public transportation. source

Picture source:concreteloop

Tracy Moore Journalist




Tracy Moore (born January 6, 1975) is a [[Canadagazine CityLine on Citytv since October 2008. She previously served as news anchor on Citytv Toronto's Breakfast Television from 2005 to 2008.

Growing up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, she went to Langstaff Secondary School. According to host Kevin Frankish, "she spent much of her youth as a Baton Twirler with the Progress Yorkettes in York Region." Moore then earned a BA at McGill University and Masters at the University of Western Ontario.

Moore began her career as a videographer for CBC Television before joining Citytv. source

October 22, 2009

Zainab Sumu New L.A Boutique



"As the niece of Sierra Leone’s ex-president and the only daughter of the country’s former director of mines, in charge of minerals, diamonds, and gold, Zainab Sumu grew up exceedingly rich. Paris shopping trips, royal dinners, and round-the-clock chaperones were all part of the deal. And yet Zainab, as she likes to be called, has always felt like an outsider. During her private school years in London in the ’80s, she was one of the only African students, doffing her oxfords and blazers for Doc Martens, Chanel jackets, and blond extensions. While at college, when her family was abruptly exiled following a military coup in 1992, a particular fuchsia Thierry Mugler jacket helped her through it. And later, when she moved to New York and found a job at Comme des Garçons, the statuesque Zainab relied on an Afro and her increasingly avant-garde style to hold her own among a tight-knit Japanese team. Fashion always got her through." Continue reading here

October 21, 2009

Tom Ford’s Directorial debut, A Single Man



Oh how I miss Tom Ford designing for Gucci. This trailer looks very good though.

Michelle Obama Hula Hoops to Promote Kids' Health



"First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed elementary school students to the White House for a Healthy Kids Fair today, promoting healthy eating and exercise. "

"One of our goals was to focus on the importance of educating our kids about healthy eating," said Obama. "

"So many children in this nation are facing health problems that are entirely preventable," said Obama. "We've got our kids who are struggling with things that we have the power to control." Continue reading here

October 20, 2009

Look of The Day

Jennifer Hudson at the Whitney Museum of Art Gala

October 19, 2009

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2010

Toronto Fashion week kicked of today , I'll be posting images from the collections through out the week via my Glamtastic Diva Blog. :)

Alicia Keys "Doesn't Mean Anything"


October 18, 2009

4th Annual Black Girls Rock Awards



Now in its fourth year, the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Awards show serves as the premiere fundraising event for BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Inc., a nonprofit youth empowerment mentoring organization founded by celebrity
DJ,
Beverly Bond. source

October 16, 2009

Alicia Keys 6th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball



















The 6th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black ball took place last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
"Our Black Ball honorees are an incredible group of humanitarians who use their willpower, fame, and courage to save lives devastated by the AIDS pandemic. On October 15, 2009, KCA will have the pleasure of honoring President Bill Clinton for his immeasurable achievements through the William J. Clinton Foundation and The Clinton Global Initiative."source


Quote of The Day


"As you become more clear about who you really are, you'll be better able to decide what is best for you - the first time around." Oprah

October 15, 2009

Fiesta Latina



" Fiesta Latina brought some of the country's best Latin music performers to the White House, including: Mark Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Jose Feliciano, Pete Escovedo, Thalía, Tito "El Bambino," Aventura, Los Lobos and Sheila E., with hosts Jimmy Smits, Eva Longoria and George Lopez. " source

Tyra Banks Tops Forbes List of Primetime's Top Earning Women


Tyra Banks is the top moneymaking female on prime time TV.

Thanks to her hit show, "America's Next Top Model," Banks beat out stars likeKatherine Heigl, Eva Longoria Parker and Julia Louis-Dreyfus to make the no. 1 spot on Forbes list of top earning women on prime time.

Banks earns an estimated $30 million from "Top Model," her daytime talk show and various other TV appearances, according to Forbes.com.

Read more:

Dream Big: O's Guide to Discovering Your Best Life

If you've ever wished for a handbook that would help you achieve the goals you've been putting off until "some day"...this is the book, and some day is today. This new collection of more than 75 features from the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine gives you powerful insights and practical techniques to help you make your most important dreams come true-creating deeper connections, bolstering confidence, losing weight, gaining financial security, finding balance right in this moment, and much more. Oprah and a team of world-class writers, thinkers, leaders, and artists such as Maria Shriver, George Saunders, Eckhart Tolle, Denzel Washington, Julian Bond, Rita Wilson, and Amy Bloom share wisdom, advice, and encouragement that will help you turn obstacles into challenges and wishful thinking into reality. In each section, you'll find stories that will inspire you and action plans to set you on your path. Click here to pre-order

October 13, 2009

Monique Péan Jewelry Designer


Monique Péan was raised in Washington D.C. and has traveled the world, visiting more than 30 countries. Monique is thankful that her mother, Gail, solidly encouraged her to pursue her love of art. She credits her inspiration to the art and cultures encountered during her travels to destinations such as Haiti, Bali, Russia, Egypt, Brazil, China, Greece and more. With a Haitian father and American Jewish mother, Monique was no doubt inspired by her own heritage. Continue reading here.


October 10, 2009

October 9, 2009

Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize


President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The first African-American to win the White House, Obama was praised by the Norwegian Nobel Committee for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

The committee also said Obama has "created a new climate in international politics."

The announcement came as a surprise -- Obama's name had not been mentioned among front-runners -- and the roomful of reporters in Oslo, Norway, gasped when he was named.

In his short time in office, Obama has acted on a wide range of issues from the economy to terrorism and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. continue reading here

Links October 9th 2009








October 8, 2009

Cuban, Cuba


The
Republic of Cuba (pronounced /ˈkjuːbə/; Spanish: República de Cuba, pronounced [reˈpuβlika ðe ˈkuβa] is an island country in the Caribbean. It consists of the island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city. Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populousinsular nation in the Caribbean. Its people, culture, and customs draw from diverse sources, including the aboriginal Taíno and Ciboney peoples; the period of Spanish colonialism; the introduction of African slaves; and its proximity to the United States.

The name "Cuba" comes from the Taíno language and though the exact meaning is unclear, it may be translated either as "where fertile land is abundant" (cubao), or as "great place" (coabana). Additionally, there is the claim that native inhabitants called the island "Cubagua" in the Columbus era starting in 1542.

According to a 2001 national census which surveyed 11.2 million Cubans, 1.1 million Cubans described themselves as Black, while 2.8 million considered themselves to be "mulatto" or "mestizo". Thus a significant proportion of those living on the island affirm some African ancestry. The matter is further complicated by the fact that a fair number of people still locate their origins in specific African ethnic groups or regions, particularly Yoruba, Igbo and Congo, but also Arará, Carabalí, Mandingo, Fula, Makua, and others. read more info here

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