Archive for September, 2009

Discount & Designer Sales: Are You Missing Out on the Online Discount & Designer Sales?

September 30, 2009

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Chocolate Gossip: Rihanna & Justin Timberlake a Couple?

September 30, 2009
Rihanna at the House of Hype Director’s Dinner; Justin Timberlake in Germany

Rumors are circulating that pop star Rihanna is making nice with Justin Timberlake. Timberlake has allegedly parted ways after three years with actress Jessica Biel and is on the prowl again. Well RiRi you better be careful. Rebounds are just what they are, rebounds.

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Chocolate News: Essence Atkins Finds Her ‘Match’ Online

September 30, 2009

Actress Essence Atkins (Half & Half, Delivers Us From Eva) tied the knot in Pasadena, California on September 26th.

She met her new husband, Jaime Mendez on the site The two “connected” on Valentine’s Day of 2008 and have been inseparable ever since. Their simple but elegant ceremony was held at the Ambassador Mansion & Gardens in Pasadena. They opted not to have attendants, creating a special day just for them.

The bride wore a gown by Steven Yearick and shoes by Jimmy Choo. She carried a bouquet of ivory, green, and violet roses. Essence and Jaime opted for Puerto Rican and Soul Food dishes and red velvet cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake.

Essence surprised her new hubby with a Salsa band and a DJ spun tunes for the celebration.

Guests included the actress’ buddies Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwayne Wade. Congratulations Essence!
 See the photos wedding album at Visit to find your soul mate!

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Style Profile: Malinda Williams

September 30, 2009

Malinda Williams likes to keep it simple. The petite fashionista sticks to neutrals and basic black while using romantic touches to add curves to her figure. She has a simple and chic style and knows how to play it safe and still be fabulous.

Mod chic at the Bang and Olufsen Grand Opening in Soho.
In a tiered gown at the Black Girls Rock Awards.
At the Edmont Society Affair in a bold silver belt.
Working ruffles at the MAC Makeup & V Magazine Hello Kitty Commotion.
 Proving black is solid as a rock at CIROC Vodka NAACP Awards Party
Leather diva at the DEF Jam 25th Anniversary Party.
Black & white is right for hubby D-Nice’s birthday party in NYC.
Casual and cool at DJ Cassidy’s Birthday Party.
Channeling her inner 60s mod goddess at the Ms. Typed book signing.
All wrapped up last winter in NYC.
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Designer Collections: Lanvin Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear

September 30, 2009

Lanvin brought the 1940s back with their fall 2009 collection. Timeless classics come in the form of dresses and suits with sleek silhouettes in black, deep red, and gray hues. This collection will make you want to smooth on your Hollywood red lipstick and enjoy business lunch or a cocktail and look fabulous doing it.


NARS Cosmetics looks for African American

CFB Photos: Mariah Carey at Macy’s; Releases Album & Fragrance on the Same Day

September 29, 2009
Above: Mariah Carey; the crowd outside Macy’s

Only my girl Mariah Carey could shut a whole block down!! Mrs. Nick Cannon stopped by Macy’s in NYC to promote her new fragrance, Forever.The crowds took over the street in front of the store proving that once again Miss Carey is that chick! Her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel is in stores today.

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Parties & Events: Who What Wear Book Signing Tonight in L.A.

September 29, 2009

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, drop by Live on Sunset between 6-8 PM to meet the authors of Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style for Real.

The books authors Hilary & Katherine will be on site to sign copies!

Who: Katherine Power & Hillary Kerr 
What: Who What Wear Book Signing
When: Tuesday, September 29th from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Live! On Sunset

8801 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Chocolate Gossip: A Destiny’s Child Reunion in the Works?

September 29, 2009
Kelly Rowland and Renzo Rosso, Diesel founder and designer at Dsquared. (Photo courtesy of WWD)

Will there be a Destiny’s Child reunion? Was the question posed to former group member Kelly Rowland who was sitting at the Dsquared show during Fashion Week Milan. “I heard that rumor too,” she was heard saying.

While the notion of a Destiny’s Child reunion might sound good on paper, the fact of the matter is, it may not work. The scene-stealing Beyoncé has been a constant figure since her break away from the group in 2003.While it is widely known that Kelly is a better vocalist, she hasn’t had a chance to prove it.

If Kelly and the soft-spoken Michelle Williams can get more vocal time, a reunion might not be a bad idea. It’s just too bad  they’ll have to get past papa Matthew Knowles to do it.We know how this story ends but we wish all the girls the best.

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Discount & Designer Sales: Ideeli Weekly Sales – Hype, Nine West, Technomarine & More

September 29, 2009
Ideeli Weekly Sales

Tuesday, 9/29

Phillip Block for Emma & Posh
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Wednesday, 9/30

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RTW (Knits, Sweaters)
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Nine West
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Thursday, 10/1

VaVa by Joy Han
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Friday, 10/2

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Parties & Events: amfAR’s Inagural Celebration

September 29, 2009

AmFAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) hosted their Inaugural Event at Milan Fashion Week. Among the attendees were the event co-chair Janet Jackson who looked fabulous in a cobalt Versace gown; model Chanel Iman who looked absolutely stunning in a ball length gown, Kamber (Kanye West and Amber Rose) who just can’t seem to shake the spotlight, and Germany’s Next Top Model, Sara Nuru.

 Ms. Jackson nails it in this Versace beauty.
Clarence Seedorf  & wife Luviana
Germany’s Next Top Model Sara Nuru

Chanel Iman

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