Blogger Spotlight: Noir Expose’


Allow me to introduce you to Miriam, Event Planner, Hampton Alum, and BFF. As an event planner, she has helped me with my first seminar, “A Very Scandalous New Year” as well as a grand opening for Beyond Fitness by Carlos Brevard, personal trainer in Bowie, MD. (Might I add that I have watched Miriam shrink over the past few months from Carlos’ training! The man is definitely on point!) Her new blog, Noir Expose, is a must read for any woman. Her latest entry is titled “Upgrade Yourself“. The title says it all, and it is definitely a must read!!! She covers books, events, restaurants, the social scene, just up everything else in between. Gotta love it!

Miriam was also my model for the seminar. She’s pretty much sticks to eyeliner on the lower lashing, mascara and gloss. Pretty boring if you ask me. Just joking! So, this was my opportunity to do what I wanted to her face. I’d been waiting for this moment for SO long!!! Here is a shot of her eyes! She’s wearing MAC Satin Taupe on the lid, Folie in the crease, NW20 concealer as the brow highlight (I couldn’t find NW35 to save my life that day!!!) and Red Cherry WSP lashes.

Create A Scandal: Chanel Iman, Page Six


Miss Chanel Iman graced the Cover of Page Six, and did she do her thing?!? Yes! She was rightfully named after Coco Chanel, and rips the runways of all the hottest designers. Seriously, all of them. Louis, YSL, Mcqueen, and any other Fashion House that we all lust over.

When asked about the difficulties of being a Woman of Color in the industry, she responded: “It’s not just black girls. It’s ethnic girls in general: Brazilian girls, Hispanic. You really don’t see a lot of Asians either. A lot of designers think that if every girl on the runway looks exactly alike, then people will come to the shows and buy the clothes because they won’t be focusing on the models….It’s not even just runway either… us ethnic girls should be getting a lot of the covers too! I would love to be on half of the campaigns these [white] girls are booking, all looking exactly alike. It’s not right. It’s not fair.”

To get the look that Miss Chanel is rocking, try Aquadisiac eye shadow and Pretty Please lipstick by MAC Cosmetics. I was going to guess that was the shadow! (These suggestions were found in the credits of the article, linked below) Make sure you read the entire Page Six article “New York’s Next Top Model“.

Did you know that Chanel Iman has her own Youtube Channel??? It’s called ChanelImanTV!

We’ve Been Featured: Essence Magazine


Well, we’ve kind of been of been featured in Essence. On Election Day, I voted and created a video about my experience minutes after it happened. Then, a day or so later, I wrote a quick blurb on Essence.com about my experience. Low and behold, it was featured in a Special Commemorative Magazine by the editors of Essence. The book is called The Obamas: Portrait of America’s New First Family, pictured above. Inside you’ll find a host of stunning photography and essays that will make you so proud, so compelled to be the best you that you can be. I am extremely honored to be part of history, not only by having a brief excerpt in the book, but by voting for BARACK H. OBAMA!!!!

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.