her album drops on october 5 - i'll be at best buy to cop it.
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wiki tells me that istanbul's grand bazaar is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. it opened in 1461 and crosses 58 covered streets. it holds over 1,200 shops and attracts up to 400,000 visitors daily. (mental note: i've got to work on my patience in big crowds.) they sell jewelry, leather, pottery and spices - all organized by type.
almost every article i've read warns of the bargaining at the market. i'd definitely get some tips from hubby, he's got that down pact. vendors may give you a hard time if you don't like their price. one person's advice: ask for half the asking price. if they don't bite, walk away. they will follow you. maybe that's why i didn't do so well selling at a flea market a couple years ago. my books sold like hotcakes but when it came to some of the nicer stuff - it was like selling salt to a slug. i had a pair of almost brand new shoes of tye's. i was only selling them for 12. this guy walks over and wants then for 2. heck no! he walked away and those shoes ended up in the village thrift store.
so yes, istanbul has been added to the places to go list. what exotic geographic spots are on your list?
check him out with his brothers ... 1978's blame it on the boogie ...
oh and i'd rock that star sweater:
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christie brinkley and donna karan popped up at the heat hampton's benefit this weekend in the same silver convertible dress, designed by karan. the two look like they kept a sense of humor about it:
it's no secret that i don't care for chris brown. but did he really wear this alongside that fine idris elba:
ok where do i start? i can accept the above the knee cut off shorts. i can accept the sneaks. but whose nana got jacked for her 3rd sunday plaid blazer? that is all kinds of wrong. and he needs to stop. immediately.
if you've been hanging around this blog long enough, you know i dig personal style to the utmost. but chris breezy, this is not flyy. and if he just had to rock this tailored woman's blazer (no one can tell me this was made for a man ... not even in europe), why did he leave it buttoned up. ohhhh, i get it. so we could get the full effect.
i'm looking for 1 person. just 1, to co-sign this look.
and yes. i just went in.
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truth is although i've been neglecting my blog duties, i'm super busy on some initiatives outside of the blog. i've been working, working, working and of course sliding in a little play time, too. just a little. one thing for sure, hard work does pay off.
i will very soon return to my blogger responsibilities and you'll still see a few lazy posts until i do so. to my 30 something followers and those who drop in every now and then, hang in there with me. i shall return.
of course simmons already has her hands in other ventures like the kls collection and her reality series, kimora: life in the fab lane, which she is currently shooting the 4rth season.
sounds like a great power move to make and i'd bet my next paycheck that there's so much more fabulosity to come from ms. kimora.
this video alone is full of trends that have been repeated: lopsided dos, dooky chains and bodysuits. i begged my mom for a pair of doorknocker earrings ... "come on mommmm" ... i mean, salt n pepa rocked them. mom wasn't having it so i settled for some modest ones with my name inscripted in them. i had the same red leather pirate boots that they're rocking in this video a few years ago. mine came from steve madden and i wore them out. they were my favorite.
push it was the group's first major hit in the late 80s. funny, i was a young girl when they came out and i swore they were singing, "shut up this is bullshit," instead of "ahhhh, push it." ha. check it:
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ambercrombie, whose clothes seem to be the uniform of choice for every teen-to-be and teenager (at least in my old neighborhood back home in philly), are also planning to close 60 stores throughout the country. i guess parents aren't too thrilled about throwing out 60 or 70 bucks for a flimsy shirt anymore.
make no mistake about it, times are still a little rough for most folks. unless you live in your mama's basement and pay minimal bills, it's still a little hard for most to justify spending ridiculous amounts of cash on clothes these days. still flyy, just finding less expensive options.
do you shop less, more or the same than you did 5 years ago?
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an ebay-like site aimed specifically at fashion sounds like a pretty awesome idea. and judging from the success of asos, i'm sure it'll be a hit. i wonder how the seller fees will compare. do you shop for fashion on ebay? do you think ebay sellers will ditch their current ship and jump onboard to the asos marketplace? time will tell.
i'll definitely be checking it out.
head to toe (1986)
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i still wouldn't bet the ranch that there's anything in this collection that i'd even think about wearing. #let'sbehonest.
i was in 7th grade in 1990 when he released ownlee eue (only you). this was my song.
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choose 3 booty tarot cards, upload a booty shot (come on, you know you have a couple obligatory booty shots from you and your girls in the club - joking) and let madame eva tell you which old navy jeans you should spend your $ on.
since i value each and every precious minute of my life, i will not be partaking in this particular booty exercise. however, if you feel the urge to do so ... by all means. and come back and tell us what it was like. i guess.
am i losing my social butterfly wings? because i just locked in my votes for the 2010 black weblog awards and hadn't heard of the majority of sites out there. but i'll certainly be checking them out since they are among the best of the best. slide on over and cast your votes.
who got my vote:
best blog design and best culture blog: clutch magazine
best blog network: global grind
best beauty or fashion blog: afrobella
best gossip blog: the ybf (it was a toss up between ybf and necole bitchie)
best hip hop blog: world star hip hop
best parenting or family blog: black and married with kids
best photography blog: the adventures of kesh
and of course, like many trends, the more you had the better. the drawback: they'd get wet and dirty quickly.
and if this post has suddenly made you nostalgic and you feel the urge to make one, click here to find out how.