Turning heads at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party …..

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J-LO wearing a Zuhair Murad Couture dress, dripping with swaworski crystals. Jenny from the block is always blinged out!

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Diane Kruger In Donna Karan Atelier. This is just perfecet for any occassion, I want it in white, orange and goldenrod.  The garment just flows- nothing like fluidity. She always effortlessly chic on and off the carpet.

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Emma Stone in Altuzarra. This was a risky choice being so close to her hair color and off the runway- but as usual she kicked ass. The Louboutins’ completed the look.

Princess Marie Chantal in Alexander McQueen (Pre-Fall 2014) www.newmyroyals.com

Princess Marie Chantal in Alexander McQueen. It’s something about this that is sweet, romantic and edgy with the cutouts strategically placed.

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Zoe Kravitz wearing Balenciaga Lattice Cut Out dress. Nude is the new black.  Ask J-Lo!

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Who wore it best?

So, here is my two cents worth, Zoe is a bit smaller in the bust, KK is glowing with her boobs all propped up. I love the regal jungle vibe Zoe is offerring. I love KK’s duster, but I feel Zoe won this round for lack of effort.

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Model Poppy Delevingne wooed me in the Emilio Pucci. It’s a bit gothic, bohemian and ethereal. It takes me back, especially with the choker.

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Jennifer Lawrence giving just a little flesh not a giant commando bomb like some-in Tom Ford. Perfection.

Speaking of giant commando bombs, here’s a looksy

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SUPERSTAR- you are!

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2015 is The Year of the Superstar as adidas’ classic model Superstar is set for a re-launch. This sneaker icon was first launched in 1969 and spread rapidly through the fashion and entertainment scene, leaving basketball on the court. It’s still worn by fashion renegades internationally! Noted as one of the most influential sneakers, ever. Ask Def Jam’s Co-Founder, Russell Simmons who still rocks his Superstars, after over 30 years.

Here’s is Hip Hop royalty RUN DMC wearing “Superstars”

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To celebrate the re-launch of the adidas superstars here are some “superstars” of the future: DJ Jessie Granqvist, musician Samuel Lundin and writer Sara Homand, styled by Nike Felldin and photographed by Viktor Flumé.

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Writer, Sara Homand

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Musician, Samuel Lunden

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DJ, Jessie Granqvist

For more background on these “Superstars” visit space-matters.com

Q: Who’s your “Superstar”?

Laurel DeWitt & Amber Rose

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Ms. Amber Rose took to the catwalk for friend and metal apparel/accessories designer Laurel DeWitt —
while being commando. I know all about that😜

Amber all cloaked out, in yet another metal-chain ensemble serving up Alien Egyptian goddess. This creation, made from gold and black metal which showed off Ms. A’s curves as she sashayed down the runway .

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DeWitt is best known for designing Amber’s 2014 MTV VMAs silver-chain dress

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Best dressed and Winners of NAACP Image Awards

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Friday, February 6th, 2015 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium it was a star studded multicultural Hollywood affair that brought out the who’s who of good ole’ black folk (plus a few others)!

Here are my favorite picks for best dressed and award winners, too.

Tracee Ellis Ross snatched up outstanding actress in a comedy series along with her co- stars Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishbourne. Can I say- black is the new WHITE in this hip hugging gown.

Kerry rocked a stunning red rosette lace Zuhair Murad gown. She was the rose amongst the red carpet. Hopefully, you saw her and Roland Martin dancing.

Angela Bassett nominated for American Horror Stories but no win. However, this look was a win, win all the way, dress by Xtreme. Her shoulder length bob was flawless. With Courtney Vance her husband by her side she is always a winner!

Gabrielle Union, also nominated but no win. She had on her best gown ever in Red Carpet history! 👏👏👏

Carmen Ejogo won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Selma. She looked like a bondage angel waiting to spank someone (me, me please).

Honorable mentions- Orange is the New Black cast members Laverne Cox, especially with her new short tresses and Uzo Aduba with her glowing skin and infectious smile (nothing like a woman with a gap in her tooth).

Ava DuVernay, Director of Selma, which by the way took home 4 Image Awards- Outstanding Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor (no picture 😤)

Welcome to the Red Carpet, Teyonah Parris, The “Survivor’s Remorse” and Dear White People star definitely made a plunge in this champagne frock.

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FLAT YOU!

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FLAT YOU!

Rupert Sanderson black flat
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Aquazzura black flat
modaoperandi.com

Valentino pointed toe flat
$980 – brownsfashion.com

Christian louboutin shoes
$680 – net-a-porter.com

Tory burch flat
$180 – farfetch.com

Blue shoes
$190 – thegrandsocial.com.au

Jon Josef black flat
simplysoles.com

Jeffrey Campbell flat
revolveclothing.com

Charlotte Russe black flat
charlotterusse.com

SHAW ARTS & FASHION MARKET

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So, my Friday was a discovery zone! I headed to Shaw to hit up DC Art Rave and check out some new vintage clothing sources.

Upon entering I was greeted with pleasantries- a warm hello, sensual scents, whimsical ambiance and loads of art to engulf. I was in blissful heaven.

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I had the pleasure of meeting a few of the vendors and speaking with them.

Ms. Bianca of BeLostandFound had funky vintage finds.

Percy wondered over to me to say “you haven’t checked out my space yet”! I simply replied, I haven’t left yet. I saved the best for last. He had prints for prints from the Mother Land his wife’s line is Cathy Designs.

K Wear Designs bad ass custom jewelry.

Bamessemger by Robbie Matthews featured handbags and wearable art.

There are a few other great artist housed there such as Glenn Richardson, Julian Oteyza and Nessar Jahanbin.

Stop pass if you dare. DC Art Rave is the place to grab unique out the box gifts for yourself and others.

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Words and Phrases I want to burn!

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So, here goes my two cents..

Sweetie – who are you talking to a child

Turned up- I can’t even say enough about this one

Obsessed- not really

Thot- we are all garden tools of some kind

Boyfriend- we want and need real men

Girlfriend- same difference- women rule the world

Gold digger- who wants a financially unstable mate? Who? That’s what I thought

Boo- The ghost have been busted, long ago

“I woke up like this” – I must admit I like it. So, forgive me a bit if you hear me say it

(Anything).com- need I say more

Winning- if you are there’s no need to say it yourself. Let others celebrate you

Ratchet- if these girls are, lets teach them to be dignified, respected and praise worthy. By any means necessary

Baller- guys stop calling other guys this

Pimp – aren’t we all in some way or another. It is one of the oldest occupations

Queen- mean it when you say it and don’t call us BITCHES behind our backs when we don’t give you the (you know what)

Gurrla – just f*#*ing sounds like “guerrilla”… I don’t know about you but, I don’t want to be referred to as such.

Dog – DMX is a classic.. Let him be

Homey- I don’t want to take you home and I don’t want to go home with you

Not a sermon just a thought of mine!
We can surely find alternative words to replace these colloquialisms.

Challenge yourself, your children and your friends to learn at least one new word a day or week to broaden their vocabulary.

Words are powerful tools which can help us empower ourselves.

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