If you’re in the Metro DC area and into shopping & socializing you don’t want to miss out on the 2nd Annual Purses with Power Auction and Social! Enjoy a Girls Night Out full of purses, fun, and surprises all for a great cause – furthering the mission of the Arthritis Foundation! This year’s ultimate Girls Night […]

Can Chef James Robinson of Kitchen Cray teach “The Black Carrie Bradshaw” how to cook?  Watch and find out! To create this recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 7 oz. Salmon 3 Jumbo Shrimp 3 oz. Heavy Cream 1 Lemon 1/2 Cup Potatoes 1t Salt 1t Pepper 1 Thyme stem 1 Rosemary stem 8 […]

Imagine the benefits of thrifting, minus all the hard work!  Affordable treasure at your fingertips without the time consuming hunt?  Sounds like a plan.  Thriftanistas, you won’t want to miss the 1st Annual Fabulous Second-Hand/Vintage Clothing Pop Up Shop.  The event is FREE but you must register to attend.  Click the image below or visit […]

Jazz is more than a musical genre.  It’s a way of life.  Duke Ellington was not only a jazz pioneer but he also had a huge impact on street style.  “The Duke” was known for dressing impeccably.  His clean cut image encouraged men, especially African American men, to follow suit (pun intended).  Enjoy these photos […]

There were bursts of sunshine during the tornado watch in the DC area.   I pulled out these fun Tory Burch sunnies. The clear frames with a pop of neon orange make a statement without going overboard.  I picked up these shades for a really good price at Nordstrom Rack.

On Saturday, I had the honor of hosting the 22nd Annual Capitol Heights Day.  It was a day of community fellowship filled with live performances, health screenings, food, and children’s activities.  Mayor Kito James and his staff did an excellent job making the day a great one for Capitol Heights.  All of the performing acts […]

Music and fashion are intimately connected.  From Doo-Wop to Hip-Hop, music icons have always influenced street fashion.  Diana Ross brought  unparalleled glamor to R&B and, ultimately, the silver screen in classics like Lady Sings The Blues and Mahogany.

Just because someone knows how to put themselves together, doesn’t mean they will give you fashion advice that will work for you.  You wouldn’t let your friend cut your hair because he/she has a nice hairstyle.  You wouldn’t take medical advice from a seemingly healthy friend.  Why would you take style advice from an amatuer?  […]

The Devil wears Prada…obviously! Just kidding. I’m an angel (Don’t you see my halo?) but, I’m sure Miranda Priestly would approve of these Prada cat eye sunglasses.  Summer is here and if you’re still looking for the perfect pair of sunnies, I think these retro chic Pradas are worth the investment.  They are classic with the […]

The concept of “natural fakeness” is oxymorinic but life is full of contradictions.  Drama is good when wearing false lashes for a special event, a fashion runway or a performance.  But for everyday use, false lashes should look more natural.  Opt for individual lashes and have them installed by a certified lash specialist.  Thin, natural […]

The banana cake at Masa 14 is delightfully sinful.  The cake is served warm with dulce leche ice cream, tequila banana foster sauce, and vanilla pudding.  This is truly one of the best desserts I’ve tasted and it only costs $6.00.  

I have one of the most amazing customers a stylist could ask for. Alison Smith or “The Legislative Diva”, as I affectionately call her, trusts my professional opinion and is always game to try something new. Most importantly, she is comfortable in her own skin. She is gorgeous and has a radiant smile. I worked […]