rih, i'm gonna need you to give me those glasses. now.

out and about as usual, rihanna was spotted in these sunglasses. i need to do some investigating to see who makes these and for how much. they are dope.


if i were a rich girl: balenciaga by nicholas ghesquiere.

suede cage boot, $2175

real housewives of atlanta!

i'm sure you'll be watching. tonight @ 10 (et) on bravo.


enough is enough, madonna.

so just yesterday i was looking for a body workout in preparation for my october nuptials. i think i found one but i can assure you it won't be the same as madonna's. i'm waiting for someone to come out and say "sike" and tell us this was photoshopped.

is this cute?

machine gun funk.

ak-47 wood pendant necklace by goodwood, $22, karmaloop.com


steve madden towwer.

we've seen rihanna in them. chrisette. and i think i saw ciara in them, too. cop you a similar pair at our favorite, affordable, copycat shoe store: stevemadden.com. $150. i must say, i'm kinda liking these but i'll have to see them in person.

cecil beaton says.

"be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
... cecil beaton


i like.
adidas track jacket, $60, karmaloop.com


miss wax necklace.

$22.50, karmaloop.com

blessed & highly favored.

ok, my sunday's best video is a little late. almost forgot. the clark sisters ...


chrisette michelle visits 106 & park.

i missed chrisette michelle on 106 this past week. loves this chick. and she's gonna give me those shoes, too. now.

cool it now.

i used to love some ronnie, bobby, ricky and mike ...


first wedding dance-of-the-year.

me and tye gotta step our game up after this:

feed projects.

each purchase of the feed 100 bag provides 100 school meals to hungry children in rwanda.


benefit crescent row collection.

a new collection of smell-goods in a cute bottle shaped like a cocktail shaker.



janelle monae does paper magazine.

" i try not to get too caught up in who i am,"
-janelle monae as told to paper magazine.

click here to read full story.

more hair news: solange shaves it down.

cool ish: the uniform project.

i was reading aspiring couture's blog today and she schooled me on the uniform project, something i had never heard of. i thought it was a cool concept so instead of re-explaining, check it out here.


but definitely loving michelle o's tucked do.

don't think it's actually cut. just tucked but she could definitely go for it and just cut it. can she really do any wrong? not in my book. love her.

do we like it, do we love it? ciara's short do.

ciara was in l.a. last night with her short weave.
she's a little hit or miss for me. but what do you think?

baby phat swim gear.

i'm a 1-piece kinda girl but this is kinda cute.
babyphat.com, $84


and i'm mad at t.o. for this.

i just am.
the t.o. show airs soon on vh-1. you'll have to google the details yourself because i can't bring myself to care. yes, i'm a reality show addict but this is one that i won't be watching.


if i were a rich girl: nicholas kirkwood lizard & suede bootie.

sizzling. nicholas kirkwood, $1285.
i've installed a new category: if i were a rich girl. for all the eye candy that i drool over but cannot justify or even think about purchasing.

brick & mortar by sebastian wrong & richard woods.

random. read about this in a magazine. designer, sebastian wrong and artist, richard woods on the brick & mortar series for a british furniture company called, established & sons.

you tell me: do you twitter?

yes OR no?!


koutney & khloe take miami.

amerie's twin, kourtney (tye and i swear she and amerie could pass for sisters) and khloe are headed to miami in e!'s newest unscripted series, kourtney & khloe take miami. the show will follow the sisters as they open a second store front for their clothing shop, dash.
and since i'm sucked in with these kind of unscripted tv shows, i'll be watching. it premieres on sunday, august 9.

total praise.

absolutely love richard smallwood's total praise. listen to howard university gospel choir perform it at their 2007 homecoming gospel show.


giving you the best that i got.

so last night, me and tye were sitting around, sipping our friday night cocktails and i was pulling up old anita baker songs. she had me in a straight zone. anita baker is the truth. i knew this already because her best of cd has a permanent place in my cd changer. but last night it was just re-confirmed. (is that a word? well you know what i mean). when i read the actual lyrics to the songs, especially this one, it sent chills down my spine. i love anita! come back anita!
check her out years ago on donahue ... my over 30 crowd knows about donahue ...
and i love her hair


phish food.

yeh, it may be a problem. last night, i made a sudden drive to the store for some of this <----. 7-11 didn't have it. so i went to shoppers. bingo.
i'm a fiend for my phish food. my goodness, there is a God. can anyone relate?


2 of my favorite looks from espy 09 red carpet.

did venus bring it or what?! she looks beautiful in her mara hoffman dress.

and i'm really diggin carmelo anthony's look. he's such a cutie.


keri hilson keeps it interesting.

i can dig it. you?

victoria rowell weds.

beautiful victoria rowell wed radcliffe bailey, an artist, in new hampshire. so beautiful. and i can't believe i'll be jumping the broom in less than 3 months!
google for the rest of the pictures.

auntie b rocks.

solange's son, juelz, shopping it up in beverly hills with auntie b and grandma. cute.

cute shoes, kim.

kim k. and reggie bush in south africa

she's baaaccckkk.

and her album drops on sept. 1.

you tell me: do you wear fake lashes?

yes OR no?!


loving those balmain shoulders.

balmain is hot! and i'm loving the strong-shouldered look. know of any designers who won't offend my wallet, who are following suit with this look? if so, let a chick know. i want it. like yesterday.
here are a few looks from the fall 09 line:


studs are in the forecast.

fashion forecast, that is, according to elle.com.

i'm loving this studded bag by be & d but not loving the $1490 price tag.
balmain, fall 09

roberto cavalli studded boots. (how much you want to bet rihanna or b will be rocking these on some stage this fall)
this cute studded hair comb from bottega veneta. it's $550. those must be some special studs.

remember when we used to rock: best friend necklaces.

remember best friend heart necklaces? you'd wear one half and give the other half to your best friend. we were serious, back then, about claiming our bff's, weren't we?
bestie necklace set, fredflare.com, $18

jennifer behr headbands.

be punk chic:
with this leather band with nickel spikes.

or a bit nautical:
in this corded band.
or sweet and lovely:
in this woven swarovski crystal band from the bridal collection. i like!
check out these and others over at jennifer behr's site: www.jenniferbehr.com


converse teams up with ac/dc.

converse has teamed up with several rock bands to create limited editon sneaks. angus young, ac/dc frontman, created this red pair with his face on it.

phillip lim's ode to the 60s.

yes folks. fall rtw lines are hitting the runways already: