Beyonce Teams Up with United Nations

As if I needed another reason to adore Beyonce?! She’s teamed up with the United Nations on a global campaign, dubbed I Was Here. The campaign seeks to encourage global activism by getting 1 billion people worldwide  involved in World Humanitarian Day, held on August 19th.

Check out Beyonce’s video campaign:

She graced the United Nations with her presence on Friday to promote the campaign. What’s not to love about these images?

I applaud Beyonce for her efforts in influencing change and shining a light on oft-overlooked social issues.

For more information, go to http://www.whd-iwashere.org/.

Fashion Fave: Chartreuse

I’ve added a new word to my vocabulary! According to Wikipedia, “chartreuse is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liquers called green chartreuse.”

It’s the perfect pop of color to brighten up any outfit and mood.

I’ve finally figured out how to artfully collage images together. Hope you love my Chartreuse Love Board as much as I do!

Blogger Notes:

1. Jason Wu is two for two with this gown! His first hit gown, you ask? Michelle Obama’s inaugaural dress.

2. Just another reason I heart Pinterest.

3. Looking to add a splash of color to your home? How’s this Chartreuse Bead Print found on Etsy.

4. Impress guests with this snazzy  wedding invite by Kate Erands.

Have You Met Vashtie?

Self-described jack of all trades, Vashtie, a.k.a Va$htie,  is my most current obsession. This past June, The Trini beauty was tapped to be Target’s guest style editor.

June is all about…<br /><br /> Summer Jams with Vashtie Kola.<br /><br /> own it now: necktie top. skirt. wedges.

Her Target collaboration is just one of a countless number of her high profile gigs.

To name a few:

She was the first woman to have designed an Air Jordan.

She has  a successful clothing  line sold at http://violettenewyork.com/

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She was listed  as one of Vibe’s 31 Most Stylish People Under 31.

Staying BU$Y doing the things she loves, her life and career inspires me to no end!

For more on Vashtie, check out an episode of Vashtie TV:

Rihanna & Oprah link up in Barbados

It Girl, Rihanna is on her third, fourth, (okay, I’ve lost count!), summer vacation in her native Barbados.

The six-time  Grammy winner’s bad girl image was perfectly reflected in her ensemble du jour. The snapback hat, the red lips, the body necklace , I love it all!

Time and time again, she exudes effortless swag.

Oprah came for a visit to film an interview with the songstress for an appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter that will air on August 19th.

“Oh, you know, it’s just me and Op cruising ‘round town. Nothing to look at over here.”

If you’re like me and can hardly wait until August 19th, here’s a little dose of Rihanna to hold you over.

Congrats Solange!

Solange is the new face of Madewell, J.Crew’s younger/hipper sister store.  This is her first major contract with a fashion label and I couldn’t be happier for her!

Madewell’s Fall selection includes a variety of bold prints and textures that perfectly compliment Solange’s eclectic style. I call that a match made in style heaven!

Check out this sneak peek of their campaign video:

Fashion Inspiration: Victoria Beckham

Who would have ever thought former Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, would go on to become the fashion maven that she is? I mean, come on, let’s take a quick stroll down memory lane.

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The group’s style went from bad…

…to worse!

Fast forward, 15 years and Victoria has completely revamped her style.

In addition to her personal style, she has become a world class fashion designer.

Here’s a sample of the Fall 2012 Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection.

Source: style.com via Joana on Pinterest
 
Source: style.com via Joana on Pinterest
Source: style.com via Joana on Pinterest
Source: style.com via Joana on Pinterest

Source: style.com via Joana on Pinterest

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Victoria knows what I want, what I really, really want. Corny, I know, but it was an obvious one, forgive me!

Beauty Arsenal: Murad Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser

I’ve gotten a few requests for a product review section to be added to the blog. The first product that came to mind was Murad’s Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser. This is truly my absolute favorite beauty product.

A single pump of this foaming cleanser is all I need to bring me from drab to fab. It removes excess oil without drying out my skin, leaving me with the dewy glow I love. I see a major difference in the texture of my skin whenever I forget to use it for a few days.

I would recommend this product to any and everyone seeking a more radiant complexion. The 5.1 oz cleanser lasts a long time ( I would say about 3 months) and at only $26 it’s within everyone’s budget.

To purchase this product, click here.

Look Out Nicky Minaj!

I like to give credit where credit is due.

I came across Honey Cocaine while browsing through Youtube a few months back.

With an ever-growing fan base, this Toronto-born, Cambodian rapper is destined to be the next great female MC. Discovered by Tyga earlier this year, after posting a remake of his song, Rack City, on Youtube, she’s been the First Lady of Last Kings ever since.

Her gritty lyrics/pretty smile combo makes her an artist you won’t quickly forget and while I definitely dig her raw talent and swag appeal, my only reservation is her less than tasteful stage name.

Look out Nicky Minaj!

 

Check out my favorite Honey Cocaine H.C. bangers

Fast forward to 1:10 for H.C’s hook.