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BuzzFeed: 21 Beauty Icons Who Aren’t Marilyn Monroe

10 Aug

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image: Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

Hey Beauties!

Here’s a little inspiration to start off your week! Continue reading

BuzzFeed: This Modeling Agency Is Challenging The Industry’s Race And Body Image Issues

3 Aug

Lorde

Once you’ve seen one fashion magazine, you’ve basically seen them all: tall, thin white girls wearing European designers. Lorde, Inc, a new modeling agency that specifically seeks out models of color of all shapes and sizes, is here to shake things up, though.

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BuzzFeed: A Teen Mom Turned Designer Makes Sexy Bikinis To Hide Pregnancy Scars

11 Jun

A.Lekay7

Hey guys!

Meet A.Lekay, the teen mom turned designer and businesswoman who makes two piece swimsuits that hide pregnancy scars. Continue reading

That Time Solange Gave Us Big Bird Realness

27 Apr

SolangeHappy Monday, Beautiful Ones ❤

So Sunday morning, 12:50 A.M-ish, I had just finished watching Fresh Off the Boat and thought, what other high level of importance priorities shall I complete? That’s when it hit me: I HAVEN’T EVEN CHECKED SOLANGE’S INSTAGRAM TODAY! (By “today” I was referencing Saturday, the day before.)

In a frenzy, I typed s-a-i in the search before “saintrecords” popped up.

And then, THIS happened:

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(re)Fresh: 7 Fiercespirations To Follow Now

23 Apr

Hey love bugs!

Ever feel like your style needs a little something new; some added flavor or kick? I feel like this usually as the seasons change. The new weather makes me eager to also embrace new looks and experiment from my norm. That’s when I turn to other stylistas for a little fiercespiration. Style is art, and artists have to stay inspired. Noting another beauty’s style perspective can help refresh your own. Follow and borrow ideas from these seven trendsetters for a style spruce-up.

@lushandluxeblog


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Tickets: The Essence Of… Brand & Blog Launch Mixer

26 Mar

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Hey Y’all!

I’m so excited to be hosting my very first event, “The Essence Of… A Brand & Blog Launch Mixer”, in Atlanta on Saturday, April 18th from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M! I’m partnering with Erica Dias of The B Firm PR on this one and it’s super special ❤ Panelists Jae Nash of Girl Power Hour and Lana Ector of Black Girls Work Out, Too! are joining us for a conversation on relationships and career, and how self-love is the primary ingredient in both. It’s going to be enlightening but most importantly, FUN! Tiny’s Tequila is sponsoring drinks, so be sure to get your tickets and come sip, chat and network with us.

Girls and guys are welcome to come and share their perspectives on the hot topics! Details below.

What: The Essence Of… A Brand & Blog Launch Mixer

When: Saturday, April 18, 7:00-9:00 P.M.

Where: Kiwi Vintage Boutique. 448 Ralph David Abernathy, Atlanta, GA 30312

Get your tickets here!

Can’t wait to see you ❤

Love,

Essy

Style and Bosses and TV and Stuff…

5 Mar

style and stuff

Howdy, peeps!

First things first: I had on a new silver cuff in this pic that I was really excited about, but my pose compromised its visibility. Not that y’all asked, or even knew to ask, but just wanted to let y’all know anyway because I. Love. My Cuuuuff!

Now that we know that pertinent scoop, here’s the latest on my happenings. I told you guys a few posts back that I’m contributing to Black Enterprise now (hollaaaaaaa!). I cover women’s career and lifestyle content, as well as some money. Lots of bosses, style, entertainment and stuff like that.

My background was all fashion and beauty, so it’s really been fun learning and writing about the business element. Also, whereas before I would mainly interview celebs and experts on their style sense and all the surface stuff, I now get to ask them about their careers and personal journeys. So, below are a few of the links to my most recent B.E. pieces. Hope you enjoy!

Brains and Beauty: Blake Von D on Law School, Fashion & Self-Worth

Yasmine Arrington Awards ScholarCHIPS to Youth of Incarcerated Parents

Phylicia Rashad Returns to TV as Lesbian FBI Agent in ‘For Justice’

Four Ways to Make Money Blogging

Check my author page for a list of all my stories.

Also be sure to check out Black Enterprise’s new online entity, B.E. High Society! It focuses strictly on fashion entrpreneurs and the business of fashion. Super cool!

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