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How Beautiful….

In Daily Musings on January 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm

These ladies look!  Queens of their domain. All of them regal and proud in their finery.  A friend of mine posted this on Facebook today, and I just had to share. The question my friend asked was, “What do you see when you look at this photo?”  What I saw was how proud they are, they look noble and confident. They also look as though they’ve seen a lot.  There is also an air of total grace, a sense of togetherness and a sense of family; whether they’re related or not, they’ll stick together through thick and thin.  As I said to my friend…  “I’d love to wear one of  these dresses with a pair of 5″ heels and call it a day” Maybe with my Jeffrey Campbell Lita shoes, don’t you think? Enjoy your Tuesday afternoon.

Proud black women in their finest!

 
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Loving Carol’s Daughter…

In New Loves! on January 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

Ladies, hopefully you are pampering yourselves on a daily basis because you are well deserving.  A product I’ve been using for years is the Carol’s Daughter range of body products.  I remember visiting Carol’s Daughter when Lisa Price had a tiny store on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn (well before the gentrification).  A good friend and I used to make the trek from Long Island to Brooklyn, just to buy her products.  At the time I had locs and used to use her Loc Butter religiously.  I’m proud of Lisa in what she has achieved, from making the products in her kitchen to now being a major player in the beauty arena.  For me as a small business women, she is a good example of what you can accomplish with hard work and determination and showing me, it can be done!  My favourite body treats right now is the Goddess Flower Shea Souffle, just the name alone, makes you feel like royalty (which you are!).  This product is a rich concoction of coconut and grapeseed oils, with Vitamin E thrown in for good measure. I also like the Ecstasy Body Butter and the Sugar-Dipped Vanilla Body Cream, which are both pretty luxurious!  I promise you’ll  fall in love.  http://www.carolsdaughter.com/ 

A Daily Treat

Treat Yourself!

Rock The Red Pump…

In Daily Musings on January 30, 2012 at 2:20 pm

On March 10, the United States will recognize National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). Launched by the Office of Women’s Health, NWGHAAD is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

While great progress has been made in the area of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, women still represent 27% of all new AIDS diagnoses, with African-American women accounting for 66% of that group.

In observance of NWGHAAD, they are back with their 4th Annual Rock the Red Pump™ Campaign! he campaign’s goal is to generate conversation in blogosphere about the issue of HIV/AIDS and how it affects women. (please note text was taken from website.)

For more information go to: http://www.theredpumpproject.org/rock-the-red-pump/

I will be posting more about this campaign closer to the date.

This Morning I Heard…

In Daily Musings on January 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

About the “Obedient Wives” club in Malaysia, while listening to NPR radio this morning.  Are you serious!! This is yet another misinterpretation of a holy book. A local women’s group is preaching Polygamy and the obedience of wives to their husbands.  Apparently this is a good way to deal with the social issues blighting Malaysia and a way to help cut down on the rising divorce rate in that country.  This story was amazing and entertaining to a degree to listen to, I won’t go too much into the story here, but please take 5 minutes (actually 4:08) to listen to the story on NPR, it’s an interesting listen and will remind us of how fortunate we are in the western world to not be dictated to in this way.  We are free spirited, fabulous, and intelligent woman who are able to excercise our God given freewill.

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/30/146066783/obedient-wives-club-irks-some-muslims-in-malaysia

Happy Monday to you!

Smooches!

He’s Back!!!!….

In Daily Musings on January 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

CORRECTION – D’Angelo actually plays London next week.  After a 10 year absence, which included quite a few controversies, very unflattering photos and a whole bunch of other stuff, our guy D’Angelo made a serious comeback in Stockholm Sweden last night and gave them a truly outstanding show.  I know he’s playing in London tomorrow, where I know he’ll be accepted like a long-lost brother.  It’s been 10 long years, with only two albums to keep us company.  This is the man who paved the way for Raheem DeVaugh (love him!), because D’Angelo basically dropped off the face of the earth and the gap had to filled, which Mr. DeVaugh the R&B Rockstar filled very nicely indeed.  The interesting thing now, is will D’Angelo be able to take the crown back which he held very briefly or will they share the spotlight together?  So much time has passed and Raheem has come and taken the world by storm and become very successful in his own right.  In my opinion, there’s room for everyone. Two very talented artists’ taking center stage, only time will tell.  Read the full article posted in today’s Guardian UK. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/27/d-angelo-review I can’t wait for D’Angelo’s show to arrive Stateside. I for one will be there!

The man who stepped into the spotlight.

I Love My Star Sign…

In New Loves! on January 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm

For those of  you who know me, you know I love big statement rings. My rose quartz ring is always a conversation starter and I treasure it dearly (see pic below).  After browsing through my absolute  favourite shopping site, Etsy, I came across this fabulous Aquarius statement ring. I love being an Aquarian, we’re quirky, artistic, kind, moody, forgiving, a whole bunch of wonderful things! The quote by the sellar regarding this ring was perfect… “You know when you’re at a swinging party and some slick stud sidles up with the old school classic, ‘what’s your sign”‘ As far as I’m concerned this ring is perfect for addressing this question with a elegant flash of the hand! For those of you wanting to make your own statement, there are other sign rings, as well as other beautiful and original accessories at LarkinandLarkin at www.etsy.com

My Beautiful Rose Quartz Ring - Bracelet post coming soon!

I’m Loving Jeffrey Campbell’s…

In New Loves! on January 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Lita Shoe!  Well it looks like Lita is here for a while and not going anywhere. Lita had a grand debut  in July 2010 and even had a first birthday party last year; and she’s still going strong.  There have been so many variations of this shoe boot you don’t know where to start, suede, leather, metallic, skin print, studs, lace, patterns, fur, you name it, Lita’s rocking it. There is not a colour way or fabric Lita doesn’t come in. I will be honest,  I didn’t know how I felt about her when she first came out, I had a kind of love/hate relationship with her. Then I saw her dressed in purple suede (see pic), in pink suede,  in turquoise suede and snake-skin (should I go on?) and I was sold.  Black seems to be the hardest colour to come by and is on back order in some places.  Now, nearly 2 years later I’m trying to decide which Lita to buy first (I need at least two).  There’s a huge Lita following on Instagram  (you can also follow me there on iPhone/iPad under Maylana) or you can check her out at  www.jeffreycampbellshoes.com, Nordstrom, www.solestruck.com and www.revolveclothing.com where there are great selections.  I’m about to get my Lita on, I’ll let you know what I end up with. Smooches!

More Colours

Love This Boot!

 

Sparkly!!

 

I Love Maxwell…

In Daily Musings on January 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

No… Not that Maxwell, but Maxwell the pig in the Geico commercials.  To me that’s one of the funniest commercials in a long time.  Weeeeeeee! I fell out when I first saw it, I hope you’ll enjoy it too. To brighten your Thursday click on the links below and  have yourself a laugh.  Remember it’s the day before Friday. Stay blessed, Stay happy!

Check out the videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F_G2zp-opg&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlNOwwQQJk&feature=youtube_gdata_player

My Fragrance For 2012 Is…

In New Loves! on January 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I’ve decided upon Bvlgari Mon Jasmine Noir.  This is truly a beautiful fragrance which is already a classic for me.  This is the lighter version to the much heavier and in my opinion pungent Jasmine Noir, which reminds me too much of Opium by Yves Saint Laurent (remember that one ladies?) I’ve been a fan of Bvlgari fragrances for some time, especially the Bvlgari Rose Essentielle.  Mon Jasmine Noir has top notes of golden citron and floral lily of the valley with of course the elegant Jasmine. Sprayed lightly (very important, you don’t want everyone in the elevator to pass out) you can have yourself a daily “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” moment. Treat yourself! Available at Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Saks

A Very Elegant Fragrance

Love These…

In New Loves! on January 23, 2012 at 10:50 am

“New Loves” will be all things fashion or otherwise, loved by me, I’ll tell you where to purchase and what I think if and when I buy the item featured.  Hit the “Like” button if you like them too… Happy Monday!

Here’s the first featured item…  Designer flats you can fit in your handbag & wear all day, every day or when you need a rest from your 5″ heels.  I just discovered these gorgeous flats on Facebook, they were also featured on the Oprah Gift Finder. I love the turquoise non slip soles and the gorgeous packaging.  Starting at $155 at www.Tiek.com  Take a look at all the fabulous colours and styles (leathers and metallics).  Yes these are expensive, but as far as I’m concerned, we’re worth it!! I will be treating myself to a lilac pair or these fuschia pink ones, they’ll look gorgeous with my daily head to toe black outfits when I need them.

Fold up and put in your handbag