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Posts Tagged ‘Beautiful’

Lupita’s Beauty…

In Weekend Chronicles on March 2, 2014 at 12:58 pm

 

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Oscar Nominee Lupita Nyong’o has taken Hollywood by storm and in my opinion by complete surprise.  Lupita is either gracing a magazine cover, complete with beautiful layouts, adorning gorgeous designer dresses.  She is winning every award, and deservedly so.  This Yale educated, beautiful and talented actress, is doing for black women, what Alek Wek did back in the early 90’s.  It is beautiful to see a beautiful, chocolate hued woman representing me in Hollywood.  It’s beautiful to see a woman whose hair is as short as mine, representing all black women who have chosen not to go the weave or wig route.

There is nothing wrong if you choose to wear weaves or wigs, but those of us with cropped, short or baldies tend to be shunned and not seen as beautiful.  Luckily I’ve always been very confident, therefore my short hair {sometimes baldie, depending on my mood} does not dictate who I am, though it is part of who I am as a woman.  I’ve just listened to Lupita’s graceful and moving speech on black beauty at the annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood event; for me it was extremely soul-stirring, moving and timely, I felt her speech deep down inside my soul.

Thank you Lupita, for your grace, your elegance and your extraordinary talent.  Thank you for sharing your own personal journey with your skin tone, and letting the world know, that you don’t have to be a light-skinned black woman, with a long flowing weave {or naturally long hair} to make it in this world.

Let’s wish Lupita the very best of luck at tonight’s Academy Awards Ceremony, she deserves every accolade.

Listen to Lupita’s Essence speech here

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A Week To Be A Gorgeous Succulent…

In Daily Musings on November 1, 2013 at 10:07 am

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Hello Darlings!  It has been one doozy of a week, to say the very least!  I captured the above photo with my iPad, because to me it signifies strength.  It’s actually part of a dazzling floral arrangement, but for some reason, this Succulent seemed to stand out more than the beautiful flowers surrounding it.  As you know the Succulent is a very hearty shrub, which usually retains water in arid climates or conditions.  Succulents can withstand the most extreme circumstances, and will still look beautiful, long after the other flowers surrounding it have withered and died.

This was a week to truly becoming a beautiful and robust succulent; meaning, no matter what comes your way, you stand strong and look gorgeous doing it.

Have yourselves a very fabulous and chic weekend!

And remember Darlings…

Breath

Blissful Blessings

Sending You A “Love” Monday…

In Daily Musings on November 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

Love yourself today and every day. Only you can love you the way you’re supposed to be loved.  Don’t wait for someone else to show you how special you are.  I hope to inspire you today and everyday to…  Love you!

Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly

Have yourself a beautiful Monday!

Leave Adele Alone…

In Daily Musings on February 10, 2012 at 1:28 pm

I know I said I had a deadline, but this came across one of my news feeds and I  just had to ask…

Why is everyone so pressed regarding Adele’s weight? Is it because she is not the so-called perfect size 0-4? I think she looks beautiful and she knows how to dress herself and look fantastic as well as fabulous.  If she’s happy with how she looks then what’s the problem?  I love this quote from her in an interview with People Magazine “I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that“.  Here’s another quote from her which will be in this weeks issue of People “I haven’t felt insecure about my figure.  I wasn’t brought up like that”. My question is… Why does she have to explain herself? I don’t see anyone questioning Giselle about her size (the Brazilian model, married to Tom Brady for those of you who don’t know whom I’m referring to).

 I’ve been reading for some time, how she has a beautiful voice, beautiful face, but she needs to lose weight.  Doesn’t that sound like a back-handed compliment to you?? It does to me.  I’ve read some nasty comments on Twitter and other social media sites, from people who I feel have their own personal body issues to deal with.  As far as I’m concerned she’s beautiful, talented, confident, successful, nominated for a Grammy (or Grammies) and… Getting Paid!!! So leave her alone.  Just yesterday Karl Largerfeld gave his 2 cents, saying she had a pretty face, but she’s a “little too fat”! only to have to turn around less than 24 hours later and apologize and tell the world he’s a huge fan. He now says his comment was taken out of context.  Like I said before, leave her alone!  Adele has no desire to be a size zero, so again I say… LEAVE HER ALONE! Love you Adele!

Watch Adele live at the Grammys on Sunday February 12th.  BTW: Click on Adele’s name above (in orange) to see a trailer of her live at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Remember, women are beautiful in all shapes and sizes, it’s all about how you carry yourself, how you feel about yourself, it’s about CONFIDENCE!!! Work it!

     

A quick capture of Adele  having a little fun! it’s on a repetitive loop, but it’s cute anyway.  http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz07ksWVri1qfqf4lo5_r2_250.gif