Friday, August 28, 2009

Digital Girl: Jamie Foxx, Drake, Kayne West and The Dream

Fab Friday video! Jamie Foxx is a very talented man and he doesn't disappoint with this single. I like the song much more than I like the video. But they are kind of cute, all four of them trying to look cool dancing in the video.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Get the Look: Ciara shows off her amazing legs

Ms. Cici looks great in this body hugging ensemble. I like the black and white combo, but I would also try wearing a bright orange or yellow tank top under the leather jacket. And add a few bangles on both wrists. Get the look and make it your own:

Express, White pencil skirt; $45

Forever 21, Black cami; $2.50
These camis are only $2.50, get a few in different colors and layer away!

Target, Faux leather jacket; $29.99

Alloy, Anne Michelle patent pumps; $9.99
Yes, these pumps are only $9.99. Alloy is having a serious sale on shoes and most of them are $14.99 and under.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My new approach to job searching cont..

Yes, another week of searching has come upon me. I've been reading a lot of articles about landing that dream job and most of the advice falls into one category; be bold! If you really want a position at a company,boldly let me them know. Start a "Hire Me" blog, if you don't like writing then make a Youtube video explaining why they should hire you, call HR and ask to speak to the hiring manager, write a Facebook Note explaining why you're a perfect fit for the position, and I even read in Glamour this month that a woman screen printed her resume on her t-shirt. I like it; do what you have to do to get noticed. But a word of caution, don't slid from the realm of driven to annoying. Show them you're passionate, but don't call the CEO everyday leaving messages. Don't get discouraged in your search!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fall's Beauty Must Haves

Summer is slowly but surely drifting away and Fall is approaching. I am anticipating the cooler weather, drapey fashionable knits, the darker shades of the city, and most importantly: Fall's cosmetic trends. Fall 2009 Cosmetic collections are currently being released and below are my picks for the hottest shades to have in your makeup clutch. There's a bit of something good in each cosmetic collection. My theme for this time around: Fall in line for the best liner and Fall in love with a dark pout. Check out Nars fall collection below. The top haves in this collection is Brumes Eyeshadow Duo and Fast Ride lipstick. I rocked a wicked smokey eye last week and while the Fast Ride shade appears dark, it applies smooth and has a stain like finish. Eyeshadow duos are $32, Single Eyeshadow is $22, Nail Polish is $16, and Lipstick is $24

Another great fall collection is by
Sue Devitt Beauty. The beautiful Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Palette in Serengeti ($37.50) , and Magazine and Celebrity must have Eye Intensifier Pencils in Kenya and Tanzania ($22.00) and Luxury Lash Mascara in Black Widow Black Chocolate ($22) so delish. This is perfect, summer is all about the bronze but fall is about the woodsy, seductive browns. Check out this Serengeti Smokey Eye.

I absolutely adore Laura Mercier "Fresco Collection". Inspired by the nature-like colors found in Italian Fresco paintings, Laura Mercier introduces her
Fresco Collection. Eyes are soft and diffused, layered in earth toned shades of Satinee Crème Eye Colour with a pop of teal for accent. Crème Cheek Colour Pots in Sienna Sunset and Soft Apricot enhance the cheeks with a hint of creamy colour and tinted, soft-focus loose powder. Lips complete the look in rich autumnal hues with Laura's perfect artist palette, Lip Watercolours; containing a prepping lip balm and six pigment saturated stains. Welcome Fall looking ethereal, feminine, imperfectly beautiful.

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Last and certainly not least is MAC COSMETICS. Artist, Richard Phillips created the inspiration for this collection. Racy, hyper-glam images revved-up in a modern take on vintage magazine pages, transformed into a super-vixen collection of colour for eyes, lips and cheeks. Paint it bigger-than-life with style and sensuality. MAC always satisfies my love for Colour and Fall 2009 is magnificent. My faves out of their collection are the Eyeshadow Palettes and Lipstick.
Check out the video for the collection on their website:

Eyeshadow x 4 ($36) In The Gallery (purple) Photo Realism(green) Notoriety (orange)
Lipstick in Lovin It ($14)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fab Sale: District Sample Sale

Fashion meets compassion at one of DC's best sales of the season on September 16th. The District Sample Sale brings together 20 of DC's best boutiques to sell their end-of-the-season clothes at (extremely) wallet-friendly prices. Fall 2009 stores include Wink, Urban Chic, Sugar, and many more. DSS has taken place in the Spring and Fall since 2007 and is a completely volunteer run event. The best part about DSS; 100% of the proceeds benefit a different charity each sale. The Fall 2009 beneficiary is Rachael's Women's Center, a daytime shelter for homeless women in DC. RWC has a great Street Outreach program where outreach workers work to develop trusting relationships with people living on the streets. Their efforts help bring people that are usually hesitant to visit the shelter to come in for shelter, a warm meal, and several other services. Tickets start at $40, please support DSS because helping an amazing nonprofit like RWC is one of the best excuses to go shopping! If you have any questions, please contact DSS at:


Fab Event: Fashion Night Out

The global celebration of Fashion comes to NYC on September 10th. What a great way to kick-off fashion week! The city will be buzzing with millions of visitors and during FNO over 700 clothing stores and designers across all boroughs will stay open until 11pm, so people can shop, shop, shop. Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers, and New York & Co have combined their efforts to get the American consumer shopping again.

There are several ways to get involved with FNO, you can buy an official t-shirt at any of the participating retailers: 40% of the proceeds will benefit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. There will also be a city-wide clothing drive: All clothing will be donated to the NYC AIDS Fund whom will then distribute to 24 AIDS-focused charities in the city. And lastly, my favorite thing to do, volunteer! They're going to need a lot of volunteers to help with a clothing drive that big, if your interested:

Jay-Z, Rihanna, & Kayne West: Run This Town

Fab Friday videos! Run This Town is Jay-Z's second single from The Blueprint III. The beat is really great and Kayne's also comes correct on any track he makes an apperance on. We all know I love love love Rihanna and her voice is quite interesting on this one. Let's just say, no one can sing like her. But over all, the video is pretty fantastic. Love the all black everything.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Do younger men approach you?

He's a cutie, but he's also a young one

I look young, but I know I don't look like a teenager anymore. However, this doesn't seem to stop the 16 - 18 year-old group from trying to talk to me when I'm out during the day. They pretty much all say the same thing, "Hi, what's your name? Can I get your number?" I just laugh them off when they tell me they're 17 or 18 years-old. I think younger guys try to talk to us because they have no fear. They're at the age where they don't really care if women pay any attention to their wooing because they can move on to the next girl. I wonder if older men lack this fearlessness because they seem more hesitant to approach women with that "young care-free" attitude. I'm not sure if they're looking for something more serious or if they're just afraid of getting their feelings hurt. Well guys, I say you have to get over that and think back to your younger days. Just take a chance and say, "Hi, what's your name?", it just might work next time.

My new approach to job searching cont...

I'm still on the hunt for a new career path and thinking of more ways to step-up my job search. This week, I'm thinking of ways to use alumni connections. Do you pay a membership fee for your college alumni service? If you do, then make the most use of your resources during your job search. If you find a position you're really interested in, search your alumni directory to see if an alum works at the company you're interested in. Email the person before you apply for the job and ask them about the organization's culture and the type of employees they look for. I'm sure they'll be more than willing to talk to you, especially if you went to a school with lots of pride like my alma mater UNC. They might even be able to give you the hiring manager's contact information or forward your resume to the right person. Don't get discouraged in your search!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cee-Lo, Patrick Stump, Travis McCoy, Janelle Monae and Brendon Urie: Open Happiness

Its Fab Friday! If you haven't seen this Coke commercial, please watch and listen to the song. Cee-Lo and Patrick from Fall Out Boy have amazing voices, and the highly underrated Janelle Monae shines; not to mention, the video just makes you feel happy. Its probably one of the best feel good songs I've heard in a long time. Have a fabulous Friday and open up a little happiness today!


Monday, August 10, 2009

My new approach to job searching cont...

Another week of job searching began today and this week I'm thinking about more ways to put myself out there. You know, let the world know that I'm looking for a new career. One good way to showcase your talents is through freelancing. Our very own Beautylicious is a phenomenal beauty maven and makeup artist. She has done freelance work for a music video, a few MTV programs, and a wedding. She earns (side hustle) money for her work, gains exposure, and meets more people to add to her network. Not everyone has to be a stellar makeup guru to freelance, do something you do better than most people. You can try event planning, writing, wardrobe styling, or even cooking for a busy family. And promoting yourself has never been easier; between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Craigslist someone is bond to find you. The most important thing to do is document your work! Take tons of pictures and save all your sample and those doors will open soon. Don't get discouraged!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fab Read: The New Rules of Etiquette

Author Curtrise Garner has written a new book about Etiquette and she's giving young women the new rules on etiquette in all aspects of your life. The New Rules of Etiquette: A Young Woman's Guide to Style and Poise at Work, at Home, and on the Town give you everything you need to know from dining, to baby showers, and the work place. Amazon lets you flip through the first couple of pages and there's very interesting information. Check it out:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Si Se Puede: Sonia Sotomayor Confirmed

Judge Sonia Sotomayor is now Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Today, the Senate confirmed her as the first ever Latino Supreme Court Justice. President Obama has helped bring other deserving minority leader to the forefront to shine. I am truly happy to see that our young people finally have the chance to see leaders that look like them. Congrats to Justice Sotomayor!

Rihanna's look: Floral prints and leather

Rihanna has been out and about a lot lately and she's been looking great. I like this particular look because its easy to put together and the shoes are pretty fierce. Get the look for a wallet friendly price:

Forever 21; Floral dress, $22.80

Forever 21; Sunglasses, $5.80

Forever 21;
Stone cuff, $8.80

Zappos; Carlos Santana peep toe booties,$129
The rest of the rest of the items aren't expensive, so you can splurge on the shoes!


Monday, August 3, 2009

My new approach to job searching cont...

Yes, the search for employment continues! Another week, another round of hustling, web searching, emailing, and applying. Remember how I said I was trying to meet with people in person, even if they don't have a job opening posted? Well, the best thing I've learned about this is not to get discouraged if the person says they don't have any openings now, because they could have openings later. And if they say "send me you resume and keep me posted on your progress", then send them your resume no later 2 days after you meet them and a short email every 2 to 3 weeks letting them know how things are going. Building relationships is essential when job searching because sometimes its not what you know, but who you know. When employers do have openings later, you'll be one of the first people to find out.