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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Classic Style. Ashford & Simpson

Beyond writing so many classic songs for themselves and so many others from Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, Marvin Gaye, and more - Ashford & Simpson always gave you fashion and complimented each other well in music, love, life and style. I discovered designer Norma Kamali from Ashford & Simpson back in the late 70s when I was in the group Shalamar, as well as Charles Jourdan shoes. Onstage, Nick had so much charisma right along with Valerie. They were truly a dynamic duo and remained stylish through the years.

I had the pleasure of being a guest on their radio show several years ago and we shared great conversation. 
Nick encouraged me to go back to singing in my 'money tone', we all had a laugh about it. Both appreciated my exploration and broadening of my music and choosing to sing more in the warmer register of my range - but I totally understood and appreciated the reminder from him.

RIP Nick Ashford. My thoughts and prayers are with Valerie Simpson, their daughters, family and friends during this difficult time.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Nature's Beauty. Almond Butter

One of my favorite snacks is green apples with peanut butter. A friend recently suggested I try almond butter - I'm hooked!

As it turns out, it's considered a healthier option to peanut butter. Almond butter is low in saturated fat (zero trans fats) and contains natural quantities of calcium, protein, fiber, magnesium, vitamin E and folic acid. All of these nutrients are great for lowering cholesterol and good for your heart.

Read More Here: Almonds and Almond Butter

Beauty. Nail Trends - What's Hot Summer / Fall 2011


Army Green


Color Blocking

Leopard 'Shatter' 

At my nail appointment this week, I opted for the army green on my toes. I intend to try sapphire next. The YSL blue looks divine.

I've done color blocking on the nails a new and modern twist on the standard french manicure. I'm digging the "Shatter" leopard nails - must try that!

Updating your nails is a nice way to spruce up your look without breaking the bank.

Photo's and more info Via Click to read more: Instyle Magazine

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