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Archive: November, 2011

POSTED: Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 4:09 PM

According to a segment on ABC's Good Morning America. we must credit Pippa Middleton for spawning the interest in butt pads.


Does she even really have a noticeably booty?

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POSTED: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 2:57 PM

New York Fashion designer, Adam Lippes came to King of Prussia's Gulph Mills Golf Club for the ninth annual Cancer Support Community's “In Fashion!” luncheon and fashion show. 

Lippes - one of my favorite New York Fashion Week designers -  showed off his Fall Winter Collection on cancer survivors. Can we get two cheers for the survivors?

Lippes spoke about his collection and the fact that he lost his mother to cancer.  Then,  ten models proudly walked the runway wearing snug sweaters, beautifully tailored shifts and fitted suits. 

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 10:39 AM

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 10:25 AM
photo courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer Akira Suwa

Professional Dancing With the Stars two-steppers,  Derek Hough and Anna Trebunskaya, rocked the sleek outfit, local costume designer, Amanda Wolff designed Tuesday. Wolff, an apprentice costume designer for The Walnut Street Theatre, won first place in a design contest sponsored by Macy's and Dancing With the Stars.

Read the full story here.

Concidentally, Woff sewed most of the costumes in The Walnut Street Theatre's production of Rodger & Hammerstein's The King and I. Read that full story here.

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 9:26 AM
In this Oct. 1, 2011 photo, rapper Heavy D, also known as Dwight Arrington Myers, performs during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. A representative confirmed Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 that the singer and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz died. He was 44. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

As a child of the Hip-hop generation, the passing of Heavy D has got me down. Heavy D -Dwight Arrington Myers - collapsed in his Beverly Hills home on Tuesday. He was just 44.

Dang it.

Heavy D wasn't just a rapper, he was your average  cool dude. He was probably one of the first ambassadors for accepting body image - good and bad. Known as the "Overwieght Lover," MC Heavy D made big sexy. He was after all, "Mr. Big Stuff."  He didn't rap about food like the Fat Boys, but about love "Dontcha Know?" and "Somebody to Love Me For  Me." In the emerging age of gangsta rap, Heavy simply rapped about living life the best way he could.

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POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2011, 9:47 AM
Atlanta Housewife, Cynthia Bailey is opening her own modeling school, The Bailey Agency. What do you all think? Did you watch The Housewives of Atlanta?

So in between blah blah from NeNe and Sheree - NeNe does need to get her teeth fixed -  and the fabuloisty of Phaedra, we learned Sunday night on The Housewives of Atlanta that Cynthia Bailey wants to start her own modeling agency, The Bailey Agency. 

She has brought in the help of America's Top Model celeb, Miss J. Alexander. So what do you think? I agree that too many models think they are auditioning for rap videos, but does the world really need more models? Does Cynthia have a shot? Everyone should have a chance, right? Do you watch Housewives. On another note, I think that Sheree is still the best dressed on the show. Do you have a favorite style form an Atlanta Housewife?

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POSTED: Monday, November 7, 2011, 8:54 AM
In this Oct. 15, 2011 photo released by BET, Elle Varner performs at the 6th annual Black Girls Rock! Awards in New York. The awards show will be broadcast on BET, Sunday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. EST. (AP)

Last night BET aired its second annual telecast of the  motivational, inspirational tribute to black women across the world, Black Girls Rock! I listened to the Tom Joyner Show Monday morning and Cybil talked about the irony of watching Black Girls Rock on BET and then tuning into Black Women fighting each other on The Housewives of Atlanta. (Don't you just love NeNe?)

We digress. The fashions on Black Girls Rock were pretty run of the mill. There was the  required sparkle and glitz by hostess, and bestfriend in my head, Tracee Ellis Ross and her co-host actress,  Regina King.  La La Anthony, wife of NBA player Carmelo Anthony, looked pretty smashing in her long sleeved winter white gown. We told you long sleeves are making a slow comeback for evening wear. Wait until the Academy Awards. But after perusing through the pics, we decided that performer, Elle Varner, took the tallest fashion leap. A little bit of layering, a little bit of Bohemian, a little bit of everything. What do you think? Did you watch Black Girls Rock Sunday night? What was your favorite outfit?

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POSTED: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 11:41 AM
(Photo courtesy of Glamour Magazine )

GLAMOUR magazine has named Tory Burch among Glamour’s 2011 Women of the Year. Jessica Alba will present the award to Tory Burch at a gala event on Monday Nov. 7, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Eleven winners will be honored this year, additional winners include: December cover star Jennifer Lopez, Chelsea Handler, Lea Michele and artist, Cindy Sherman, who will receive her award from Marc Jacobs.

 The full list of winners are featured in the December issue, on newsstands now, or log on to   http://www.glamour.com/woty

Tory just won't stop!

Not to mention, I really like this dress. I have one just like it. That believe it or not, I bought last year  from WalMart... LOL

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I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

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