Category Archives: Fashion

Tia Mowry for PETA

I am absolutely obsessed with the Mowry twins from their blog (tiaandtameraofficial.com) to their Style Network show aptly titled “Tia & Tamera” (new season premieres Sunday, July 14, 8/7 c)!

Anyway, I saw Tia’s new ad as a spokes model for PETA and I was inspired. I work in the entertainment industry and in this business and almost everyone around me is either a vegetarian or vegan.

Veganism: /ˈviːgənɪzəm/) is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.

I have definitely been interested in applying this diet in my life. However, I am ignorant of everything it entails and I have so many questions…Is it expensive to be a vegan? Can I still eat fish at least? (probably NOT)! What if my sons and significant other don’t want to join me in this process, how could I be successful in embarking on such a journey?

 

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If I Am Not My Hair, Why Am I Trippin’ When It Sheds?

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“I am not my hair, I am not this skin. I am the soul that lives within.”

~India Arie~

I have always had a pretty decent grade of hair, not the best but also not the worst. I’ve complained about it, hated it, experimented with it, cut it, burned it out, almost everything except color it. As a teenager I got my hair done professionally twice a month, faithfully. My hair was long and healthy, people would often ask if I had a weave or a relaxer and would be in disbelief when I proudly told them “no.” Of course when I left home and started doing it myself it began to fall out. I messed my hair up so bad that at one point I had to cut it to begin its restoration process.

I fell in love with my hair again while I was pregnant. It grew back to my teenage years when my beautician had it long and healthy. I read an article on hair growth during pregnancy and learned that the hair doesn’t necessarily grow any better or faster, it just doesn’t fail out. Hair has a natural shedding process. During pregnancy your hormones or something slows down that shedding process, so hair that would normally shed doesn’t do so, which is why it appears longer and maybe thicker. The article also mentioned that your hair will resume its natural process right after delivery.

I’ve been postpartum for three months now and I think my hair is trying to get back to pre-pregnancy look. It’s done its normal shedding, but this week it seemed to shed more than usual. And when I washed it, my hair shed EXCESSIVELY! I’m talking shed enough to weave up two chicken heads. I felt like I was going bald! I wanted to keep my long pregnancy mane and grow it longer. But why was I tripping so hard? I’ve been taught that your hair doesn’t define who you are. It doesn’t make you any better than the next girl and it shouldn’t be flaunted as the only thing you have going for yourself. Yes you want your hair to look nice, but wow them with your knowledge, your poise, your confidence, your grace, and everything else that makes you not only a damn good woman but an amazing person. Just let your hair complete the package ;-).

My Mom-spirations Fashionistas 4.0

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1. Jennifer Lopez, Entertainer

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2. Kourtney Kardashian, Fashion Designer

Monica

3. Monica Brown, Singer

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4. Paula Patton, Actress

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5. Jessica Alba, Actress/ Model

Song of the Week

Q.U.E.E.N. Janelle Monae featuring Erykah Badu

My Mom-spirations Fashionistas 3.0

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1. Victoria Beckham, Fashion Designer

LaLa

2. LaLa Anthony, Radio Disc Jockey/ Television Personality

Pink

3. Pink, Musician/ Singer-Songwritter

 

Kyla Pratt

4. Kyla Pratt, Actress

 

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5. Brandy, Singer/ Actress

PHOTO of the DAY!

PHOTO of the DAY!

I saw this and fell in love!

My Mom-spirations Fashionistas 2.0

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1. Beyonce Knowles- Carter, Entertainer/ Singer

The Michael Kors Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 13, 2013 in New York City.

2. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Actress/ Business Woman

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3. Alicia Keys, Singer/ Philanthropist

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4. Taraji P. Henson, Actress

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5. Jill Scott, Poet, Actress/ Singer

Fashion Quotes

I love this Famous Fashion Quotes on Tumblr!

My Mom-spirations Fashionistas

These are my Mom-spirations.  Women who are mothers and professionals but still pull it together with vibrant pops of color and print all in their heels with baby in tow!

June Ambrose

1. June Ambrose, Celebrity Stylist

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2. Solange Knowles, Singer/ Entertainer

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3. Rachel Roy, Fashion Designer

Lauren London

4. Lauren London, Model/ Actress

6th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon held at the Beverly Hills hotel

5. Mara Brock Akil, Television Writer/ Producer