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Thursday, October 27, 2011

From My Kitchen.

I tried this recipe of roasted chicken, pears, scallions and rosemary, tweaking it a bit. I added lots of garlic (a staple of nearly everything I cook in addition to olive oil) and small new potatoes. The pears really added a nice natural sweetness to the dish. The rosemary made the house smell as if it were Thanksgiving.

Read the original recipe: Here

Art and Fashion.

Thought Of The Day.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beauty. NARS Night Series

NARS 'Night Breed'

If you're feeling a flair for the dramatic on your next mani-pedi, the black with silver glitter combo 'Night Breed' is a cool option.
The polish is limited edition and comes in 4 colors from the 'Night Series' based on the popular eyeshadows of the same name.

Love it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ZARA. The Mood

Thought Of The Day.

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful." - Unknown

In My Beauty Bag. Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm

The gift bags from "The Beauty Social" sponsored by Beautylish had so many products I can't wait to try (DIOR Lip Addict 819 Havana Beige, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15, Scott Barnes Body Bling and so much more). Admittedly, as I've written before I'm a beauty and make-up fanatic, constantly trying new things from age defying treatments, hair products to beauty and cosmetics.

First up is 'Moisturizing Chubby Stick Lip Color Balm 07 Super Strawberry by Clinque'. It's more of soft rose lip stain, goes on smoothly and a nice option if not wanting to go vibrant red. I wore it yesterday.

Beauty. Nicki Minaj and OPI Nail Polish Collection

Hip-hop/Pop artist Nicki Minaj will be releasing a collection of vibrant colors via OPI January 22, 2012. I love this and look forward to adding to my polish collection.
Ironically, I just purchased some new colors from OPI, one of which from The Muppet Collection (Fresh Frog of Bel Air and Gone Gonzo).

Read More: Here

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jody Watley. Beauty Social Event

Dre Brown, Jody Watley, Afrobella
I attended beauty blogger's event "Beauty Social" as the guest of Afrobella, Dre Brown and Mr. Billy B  today in Santa Monica, California. today
Listening to the "Brown Girl's Beauty" panel was empowering and fun. My friend, Mr. Billy B. brought a refreshing down to earth Q&A with his distinct honesty and humor. I first worked with Billy B. for 'The Makeover" (beauty as well as those faux plastic surgery pics) and the video for "A Beautiful Life," where we played around with a multitude of looks.
It was so nice to meet Patrice Yursik of Afrobella at Billy's cocktail reception last night. I spotted her walking in as I talked in the entryway of Billy's garden with Belinda Carlise's adorable son Duke. I exclaimed "Afrobella, my Facebook and Twitter friend!",  before she had a chance to look up to see me.
Dre Brown blogger for Beautylish was incredibly warm and enthusiastic, I felt like she was an instant sister girlfriend. I felt very welcome and appreciated. For some reason the past couple of days reminded me of the Dr. Seuss classic tale "Oh, The Places You'll Go", a favorite of mine.

With actress, comedienne Kim Coles

Mr. Billy B. working the pink carpet.

With Patrice Yursik, Afrobella

Mr. Billy B. talking beauty, defining success and working with Lady Gaga in Q&A

Before Billy's appearance.  

For The Shoe Lover In You.

Charlotte Olympia Ostrich Wedge.

Thought Of The Day.

"I do not exist to impress the world. I exist to live my life in a way that will make me happy."
― Richard Bach (Illusions)

Jody Watley. Looking For A New Love Gets A Rap/R&B Makeover.

  Jody Watley - Looking For a New Love (Skratch Bastid's Kausing Much Damage Remix) by Skratch Bastid 

I really like this mix discovered via Soundcloud.

Jody Watley. Japan Concert Tour Highlights 2011

A montage of highlights and favorite moments from the Jody Watley summer concert tour in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan at Billboard Live. I love playing this venue so much.

The summers concerts incorporated a lot of 'waacking'; a style of dance that I started doing as a teenager. I previewed 3 new songs from my work in progress "Chameleon" project. It made sense to spotlight the dance because the new music is partially influenced by disco, funk and electro. There's a scene in the video where the stage is full of people waacking, one of which is Cleveland Moses Jr. who has lived in Osaka for decades, we used to be in a dance group called "The Outrageous Waack Dancers". We were profiled in Ebony Magazine in an issue called "The New Generation" back in 1978. Read the article: Here

'Waacking' has a growing international following of young people who have discovered and embraced the freestyle dance. While I was in Japan, my drummer Donnell Spencer Jr. who'd just returned from China presented me with video footage of some teenagers there who upon learning he worked with me filmed a special message for me and then proceeded to 'waack' to my classic video "Still A Thrill".