Archive for April, 2012

As with any tragedy or devastating event, the important thing for people affected directly or indirectly is to never forget. I admit when I came to Alabama last August I felt a bit detached from what happened on April 27, 2011. It’s hard to understand suffering and people’s pain when you’ve never experienced it for yourself. I sympathized with people when they talked about it, but it never hit home for me.

Photo courtesy of The Birmingham News

Driving from my apartment to campus or on McFarland Boulevard, I could sense what had happened, but I had nothing to compare it to. (more…)

The annual spring Tribeca Film Festival is underway, and it wouldn’t be complete without recapping all of the great looks from the red carpet and the Vanity Fair party. Who made your best dressed list? Here are my favorites:

Model Jessica White looked stunning at the Vanity Fair Tribeca Film Festival party in this nude Abed Mahfouz Grecian-like gown and Jeffrey Rackover jewelry. I love the cut of this dress, the sequined bodice, high slit, and draped skirt. Rather than pairing the gown with nude pumps, Jessica injected a bit of color with red sandals. She looks amazing! (more…)

As I bid adieu to Tuscaloosa and all its memories, challenges, and triumphs, I thought I’d wrap up my experience here.  I can’t promise a big, beautiful shiny bow on top, but I can be honest.  Hopefully, this post will be a gift for a prospective student or someone interested in pursuing graduate studies here at the University of Alabama.

The hardest thing has been going from being the majority to the minority, as my undergraduate institution was a Historical Black College & University (HBCU).  With all that being said, it’s opened my eyes and experiences to new people that may not be African-American but that share similar interests and goals as me. (more…)

I’ve followed Huffington Post for a while, even before the AOL acquisition in 2011.  It’s my primary source for news, political updates, entertainment, and style.  So, I’m extremely excited Huffington Post will launch their new weekly digital magazine as an app for the iPad.  It couldn’t have come at a better time, honestly.  Now that Huffington Post and Politico have opened the door for online news organizations with their recent Pulitzer wins, maybe we can get past the idea of traditional or legacy media vs. new media.  We can now clump all the digital innovations and traditional print publications under one umbrella of media, or at least respect them as such. (more…)

In lieu of one of the best music festivals that happened this weekend, I thought I’d show my love for what is quickly becoming the highlight of Coachella and its great music: fashion.  I wish I could’ve been there to see Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Arctic Monkeys, and Florence and the Machine.  Hey, there’s always next year!  Below are some of my favorite celebrities and fashion bloggers in some of the best looks and trends from the desert.

              

Count on Dita Von Teese to bring old Hollywood glamour to the outdoor festival.  Both dresses were amazing!  I love the swirly print on the Moschino Cheap and Chic bubble dress and the tiered ruffle effect paired with the wedges.  The second D&G dress is a bit nautical-inspired with the collar and tie, and you can’t quite tell here, but the print is actually ship steering wheels, anchors, and life preservers.  I love that she ditched the heels and went with navy blue Keds instead. (more…)

         

The Devil Wears Prada star, Anne Hathaway, looked amazing in simple statement pieces like her beautifully draped scarf and fedora.  I love her vintage-inspired, embroidered sundress with the thin leather belt.  She finished the look with a brown men’s fedora and Oxfords in cream and red. (more…)

We, as a society, are governed by laws, rules, and the ultimate, commandments.  Blogging is no different.  I saw this recent post on MomCrunch on the “10 Commandments of Blogging,” and I thought I’d share the list with my readers.  Have ye sinned?  I know I have.

1.  Thou Shalt Be True To Thyself – For bloggers that are lucky to have advertisers or write for a certain niche, this means that your content should be geared towards the benefit of your readers and audiences, not brands. (more…)