HOLIDAY STYLE GUIDE

Friday, December 17, 2010 · No Comments

Ladies the Holiday “Hottness” continues. Here’s a style inspiration for those of you still wondering what to wear your company, family, or friend’s Christmas party. This time I’m giving you a taste of the Christmas Season with a traditional holiday color like red. Although, I’m giving you a traditional color, I’m doing it in an unconventional way. So instead of  a solid red dress, try a red dress with a funky print.

This red and black houndstooth dress is a fun approach to rocking red for Christmas. Since the print is busy, you want to stay simple with the accessories. Try a black pump and black jewelry to tie the whole look in. Since your being creative with the dress, have fun with the accessories too. I paired the dress with embellished shoes, earrings, and a ring. This works because the pieces are all black giving it a cohesive feel. Happy Holidays!

IMPRESS FOR LESS: SHEARLING FOR EVERY BUDGET

Friday, December 17, 2010 · No Comments

 

Shearling jackets should be in everyone’s closet by now, but if you’ve been living under a rock for these past few months let me tell you about this season’s hottest jacket …. a slightly cropped shearling jacket. The plush shearling fabric has been upgraded by top designers to make it the hot ticket item this winter. The ubber chic jacket has been referred to as the next generation leather motto jacket. The shearling jacket can sometimes come with a price tag that can blow your mind and budget. Since we believe everyone deserves to be fly, no matter how much money you may have, we’ve found some shearling jackets that can fit in every budget. Check em out when you
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HOLIDAY STYLE GUIDE

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 · No Comments

It’s the holidays, so that means parties galore. Our inbox is in overload from our readers wanting to know what to wear to their holiday engagements. Here’s a little style inspiration to get you going. We’ll continue to bring you holiday hottness throughout the season.

Just because it’s Christmas time doesn’t mean you have to get your Johnny Gill on and slip on a red dress. Ladies try another bold color dress, like fuchsia. Pair the dress with a metallic or glitter shoe to give you a festive vibe. Add sparkle accessories and  this cool grey embellished blazer to turn an ordinary party look into an extraordinary look.

REAL OR STEAL: BAKERS OR GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 · No Comments
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This may be one of the toughest REAL or STEAL’s to figure out. Which shoe is a limited edition Giuseppe shoe and which shoe can  you find at your local mall any where in the country? To find out if your guess is right
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MERRY KICKSMAS FROM AIR JORDAN

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 · No Comments
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Michael Jordan seems to be in a good mood this holiday season. He is blessing all of us with some of his most memorable retro sneakers dropping around the 2010 Christmas season. Included in the series of releases, is the most anticipated shoe of the year-the Air Jordan XI Retro “Cool Grey”. Alongside the “Cool Grey” are the Air Jordan XIII Retro in both Black/Altitude Green and White/Black-Varsity Red. Availability of all 3 of these upcoming sneakers will be very scarce, hence this Christmas will really determine rather you have been naughty or nice.
More images and info below.

Release Date: 12/11/2010
Name: Air Jordan XIII Retro
Color: Black/Altitude Green
Style: 414571-002
Retail Price: $160.00

Release Date: 12/18/2010
Name: Air Jordan XIII Retro
Color: White/Black-Varsity Red
Style: 414571-101
Retail Price: $160.00

Release Date: 12/23/2010
Name: Air Jordan XI Retro
Color: Medium Grey/White-Cool Grey
Style: 378037-001
Retail Price: $175.00

MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT: ROSA PARK’S LEGACY CONTINUES

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 · No Comments
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Fifty-Five years ago today Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery,Alabama bus to a white man. Her act of courage and display of resilience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a turning point in America’s history. I consider the boycott the foundation in which the Civil Rights Movemment  was laid. Please take time to watch this video slide show I created to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

WORLD AIDS DAY: DIGITAL LIFE SACRIFICE

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 · No Comments
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Some of your favorite celebrities are dead. Before you grab your kleenex  and  confess your love, they’re just dead to the digital world. It’s all for a great cause  though. They’re  taking part in the fight again  HIV/AIDS through singer, Alicia Keys charity, Keep A Child Alive. Celebrities like  Serena Williams and Swizz Beats are  playing  apart of the campaign. In order for these celebs to be brought back to digital  life, fans are encouraged to donate to the charity. Fans can text the first name of the celebrity they are mourning to 90999 and $10 will instantly be donated to the cause.

WORLD AIDS DAY: TAKE ACTION

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 · No Comments
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We’re taking a pause on our efforts to keep you fly and fabulous to bring your attention to something far more important then Gucci and gold. Today Ooh La La Blog is observing World AIDs Day.  This is a day to become aware of this deadly disease, but more importantly it’s a day  to take ACTION! According to the Center for America’s progress, 33.4 million people  worldwide live with HIV-AIDS. Here in the U.S.  the HIV-AIDS crisis continues to affect many Americans. More than 1 million people are estimated to be living with HIV in the United States and yet one in five of these individuals don’t know their affected. These numbers are down right ALARMING!

So I ask you guys today do you know your status? I know mine. Getting tested for HIV/AIDs is apart of my yearly exam. If you don’y know find out by getting TESTED! In order to prevent the spread of this disease we need to get tested on a regular basis. Many health departments and clinics throughout the country are providing testing free of charge or at a very low rate. We’ve included a widget on our site today to help you find  the nearest testing site in your community.

Please share your stories and thoughts with us. Lets promote healthy conversations on this disease. Your thoughts could help others. I will start first .

I first became aware of how hard hitting this disease is back in 2006 at Syracuse University. I was in the Masters program studying broadcast journalism. My partner and I wanted to work on a story that was real and could leave an impact. We decided to focus on the impact AIDs/HIV  has on black women. We talked to two women who were living with HIV and activist in the community. One of the ladies contracted the disease through her boyfriend.She didn’t find out it was him who gave her the disease until she went to a center for people living with HIV/AIDs  and saw his mother there volunteering. She called him and all he could say was I didn’t want to loose you and that was the only way I knew how to keep you. She also described  a conversation she had with her mother a week before she was diagnosed. He mother said I think they should send all of those son- of- a- bitches to an island and let them live there together. When she found out  she had HIV all she could  think of was the conversation she had with her mother. This young lady  became so sick, at one point she was on her death bed in hospice. She was told she only had a week to live and to get her affairs in order. She said ” A week to live I can’t even get my luggage together to go on a trip in a week and you want me to get my life in order.” The other lady interviewed was a bit older. She didn’t know how she contracted the disease. She said it had to come through her heavy heroin addiction or prostitution. She prostituted to keep up her Heroin habit. She says she found out she was living with AIDs after falling ill. She was so sick that she was hospitalized and the doctors came in and told her she had full blown AIDs. She said she asked the doctors, ” I thought HIV came first, how did I jump right to AIDs?”  She also admitted to infecting others with AIDs unknowingly  since she didn’t find out she had the disease until she had full blown AIDs. These two women  spoke so candidly  with us and exposed us to their daily regime of care. Their stories are forever itched in my mind. Those weeks we spent with those two women changed my perspective on the disease and my desire to help change others perspective.