I Love This Look: Lala Celebrates her 33rd Birthday with Brunch and X-Rated Fusion Liqueur at Bagatelle LA

Lala Anthony's Makeup At Her Birthday Brunch in Yellow Dress with X-Rated Fusion

I haven’t blogged in a week. I still can’t believe that! Midterms are over, my power is back on, and life is settling back down. We had a weekend from hates, but the past is the past. Let’s talk about Lala’s uber hot birthday brunch outfit at Bagatelle LA.

I love this look for a couple of reasons. This dress hugs all of Lala’s curves, and there’s no cleavage or butt shots. It’s trendy chic without over doing it. Last night, I watched the BET awards, and women worked EXTRA hard to display all of their assets. I mean really, is nothing sacred?

Lala’s hair and makeup are subtle, perfect for work or play, and could go with any outfit. While her brows are clean and arched, they aren’t heavily traced in NC2O concealer. Her face is naturally matte, not packed with powder. The transparent pink lip brightens her up (as if the dress didn’t) but doesn’t scream “HEY! I’M A PINK LIP!” Check out the multi-colored ombre nails!

Erin’s Outfit of The Day: African Print Tube Dress

Dress: Cynthia Rowley via Gilt, Blazer: BCBG, Wedges: Steve Madden

I never really do fashion posts, because I don’t own enough clothes! I wore this to a work event, the Oyin Handmade “Your Hair is Awesome” bash. This was the ensemble I had chosen to wear for the IFB Conference earlier this week, but rain didn’t go well with this outfit. Justin, aka Metropolitan Boy, aka my stylist, told me to wear this today. I love it!

CB2, You’re Giving Me Natural Hair Inspiration

Dear CB2,

I’ve been an avid fan of your products since I stumbled upon your shop in NYC.  You’re products are all over my vision board.  In fact, I’ll be picking up some products at your new Georgetown location in a few weeks.  So, I tra-la-la’ed onto your website the other day and saw the perfection that is pictured above.  The Summer color scheme. The roof-top city image. The absolutely gorgeous brown girl with the sexy ‘fro! CB2, thank you!

Fan for life,


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