I got the most amazing surprise this week. I was named InStyle.com’s “Reader of the Week.”Here’s the real surprise. I was actually named “Reader of the Week” on December 27th. I’m almost a month late to this fabulous news, but I have a good reason. From Thanksgiving through the New Year’s Holiday I was busy packing my life away in little brown boxes. I moved from Alabama to Rochester and really neglected everything dealing with social media and the internet. I can say being named ” Reader of the Week” was the best welcome back gift. Continue Reading »
I’m so excited to tell you guys I’m was recently named U Blush Magazine‘s “Woman of the Month”! How exciting? U Blush is a lifestyle magazine for the contemporary and professional stylista. The magazine’s founders describe a U Blush woman as bold, luxurious, unique, sophisticated, and haute. This is truly an honor and I’m extremely humbled by this experience. I’m also in great company. I share this honor with women like Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011 and actress Préity Üupala. Check out the complete interview at ublushmagazine.com
Sweeties, the other half of Ooh La La had the chance to witness the 2nd annual Ankara Fashion and Cultural show in Miami a few weeks ago (talk about jealous). We’ve waited to share this experience because we wanted to get official pics. The pictures really illustrate the greatness that took place at the FIU Kovens Conference Center. When I say AMAZING, please believe me! Continue Reading »
Whitney Houston, the pop sensation and award winning actress died Saturday. She was 48 years old. Whitney Houston earned two Emmys, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, and six Grammy awards in her life time. She sold over 170 million albums and won over 400 career awards. Whitney Houston, a true gift from GOD. Your presence and voice will truly be missed.
Darine Stern was the first black model to grace the cover of Playboy Magazine. Stern was on the cover of the October 1971 issue, its been a classic cover ever since.
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Before a Naomi Campbell there was Naomi Sims. Sims appeared on the front cover Life magazine October 1969. “Black Models Take Center Stage.”
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The December 1967 cover of Ebony Magazine ” Black Men and Natural Hair- New symbol of race pride”
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In 1968 Katiti Kironde became the first black cover girl of a major US magazine. Kironde graced the August 1968 Glamour College Issue.