RiRi In The Total Beauty Spotlight!

The Rihanna Hair Cut — Coolest Look of 2008

See why this rocker wins TotalBeauty.com’s award for best cut of the year

OK, so a lot of people will say that Victoria Beckham had the most influential hair cut of the year, and maybe she did. But we just can’t get over Rihanna’s hip and super-versatile style. She can wear it a million different ways (and does) and it always looks so cool — we just had to give it our “Hair Cut of the Year” award. Do you agree?

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Carrie Bradshaw Would Be Proud…

I’m sure she already has a pair, somewhere in Sex and The City land. Now THESE are shoes!!! Please Santa, please let these shoes be under my tree!!! (Umm, they will definitely not be under my tree!!!) A girl can dream though!

I Want Locs!!!

Yes, it’s true. I want to loc my hair! I have been thinking about it for months and months now, but haven’t officially expressed my feelings about it. But, as the days go by, I constantly check out locs of all shapes, sizes, lengths and colors. I even re-watched videos of myself in twists just to make sure that I was comfortable with the look. I want my locs to be about the size of my pinky finger!

I have had such an awesome time during my natural journey! I haven’t had a relaxer since 2005!!! There are a ton and a half of options for natural hair, and I haven’t done a tenth of them. But I just love, love, love the locked look!!! I must have it!!! I will probably procrastinate and not get them done for a few more months, since I already bought those huge tubs of Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercream andQhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream. That stuff was NOT cheap, so I will NOT loc until I use them entirely! To be on the safe side, I’ll probably keep my hair twisted more often.

Doesn’t Lauryn Hill look amazing in the picture? Billy B. was the face beater, clearly.

WWD Sneak Peek: The Obama Inauguration

Carolina Herrera

It seems like just yesterday we were lined up at the polls, now we’re booking hotel rooms for the big night!!! WWD.com compiled stunning sketches from top designers to decide what First Lady-Elect Michelle Obama and the fam will wear the night that Barry is sworn in as President! I must admit, I have a special place in my heart for Carolina Herrera‘s elegant designs. I immediately looked for her designs first! Mark my words, I WILL wear one of her designs to some gala or ball one day!!! View the entire slide show with all the sketches here at WWD.com. I wish I could narrow it down to the dress , but I just can’t choose! I’ve highlighted all of my favorites for you. I don’t know that all of these really fit Michelle’s personality and image, but geez, these are some bad dresses!!! Just breathtaking! Take a gander..which is your favorite?? So excited for January 20th!!!!

Badgley Mishcka

Monique Lhuillier

Isaac Mizrahi
Rachel Roy
Michael Kors

Marc Jacobs

Oh, you know they did a feature on what Barry should wear too!!! Here are my picks from Tim Hamilton and Kenneth Cole. Check out all of the designer sketches for Barack here at WWD.com.

“A Very Scandalous New Year” Makeup Seminar!!

It’s finally here! Just one week after the 3 year anniversary of Scandalous Beauty, I’ll be conducting a makeup seminar for all of the makeup lovers out there!!! We’ll go over foundation application, eyelashes, the infamous smoky eye, natural, easy eye shadow looks and so, so much more! For more information, check out the video below, I’ll go over the itinerary, theme, directions and the whole rundown. This is just the first event, and hopefully there will be many, many more in the future, in cities around the globe!

Date: Sunday, December 28th, 2008
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Mayorga Coffee Factory, 8040 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

View the Facebook Event Invitation Here-http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=33150504997&ref=mf#/event.php?eid=53369128000

View the Myspace Event Invitation Here-http://event.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&eventID=478234.5678