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Big, Bold and Beautiful: I’m Loving NeNe Leakes on Season 18 of DWTS

I don't know how you feel about NeNe Leakes, or if you even follow the reality show fodder enough to know who she is. But there is one thing that … [Read more...]

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Iffy Belly? No Waist to Speak Of? Consider the Monokini

I am one of those unfortunate women who does not have an hourglass shape. Yes; I'm slim and fit, but no amount of exercise and diet will change my … [Read more...]


Curvy Fashionista Talks Her Favorite Spring Looks

Love this girl. Totally adorable. If you haven't heard of the Curvy Fashionista, you're way past due. Curvy Fashionista is seeing: White, … [Read more...]

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Oscars Best Dressed List: Spring 2014 Preview

Your dreams are definitely valid, and everyone dreams of the Oscars. As America and the rest of the world gather around their TV sets to see what … [Read more...]


The “Brown Girl” Academy Awards…Who Took the Show?

About the most interesting part of the Oscars is the fashion. That's why I watch...otherwise I'd be watching last week's Young and the Restless. … [Read more...]


3 Off the Runway Beauty Trends for SS 2014

I don't know if you can feel it, but Spring is in the air. And hopefully like me you have already started to scour the net to find the upcoming … [Read more...]

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Spring forward and get a jump start on your spring wardrobe….

Those of us who are major fashion heads are always keeping our eyes trained forward to the next season although we may be firmly entrenched in one at … [Read more...]


BBW’s First Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

Women if you are like me, you are absolutely stumped about what to buy your beau for VDay. I personally think men are harder to shop for than women. … [Read more...]

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Beyond Black and White Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and for the romantics at heart, this is the ultimate day of love for the whole year. And apologies to the … [Read more...]

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We Want More!! Brown, Beautiful, and Killing It: Lupita Nyong’o

On my blog Lattes and Lipstick I love to do a weekly segment called Brown Beauty of the Week where I feature beautiful brown women that are garnering … [Read more...]

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Why I’m PROUD to be an ‘Uppity Negro,’ and So Should You!

    The creator of this t-shirt, Andrea Carter, called me an 'uppity negro' and I consider it one of the best compliments I've ever … [Read more...]


Kicking 2014 in the Proverbial A**: Obsessions

Happy New Year Darlings!I've been on a mini hiatus from blogging because well, frankly, I needed a break from communicating.. Now I am back with a … [Read more...]


Head-To-Toe Holiday Ready. Are You?

I recently did a photo shoot for a project that I'm dying to tell you about but can't just yet. I'm sharing (some) of them with you because it's the … [Read more...]