My Saturday Afternoon
02/28/2010, 10:51 PM
Filed under: My Shopping Finds

Jory and I tried our hardest to replicate the delicious jalapeno margaritas at Z Tejas in Tempe, AZ.

We decided we could knock it off with some fresh jalapeno, cucumber, simple syrup and lime juice blended with tequila…

Looks good, but the flavor was a little off.  We are already prepping for the next attempt.  This time, we are going to use 1/4 cucumber and 1 jalapeno.  Maybe straining it would help too.  Jamison said, “It tastes green… like vegetables.”  Yum, salad plus tequila in a glass… Is that diet friendly?  LOL.


Like an Earring for a Really Sexy Room…
02/28/2010, 10:44 PM
Filed under: Interior Design

 By Atlantis…

Need I say more?

Milan Fashion Week – Fall 2010 Fashion Shows #1
02/28/2010, 10:41 PM
Filed under: Fashion Shows

Dsquared – leather, fur, bodycon and killer shades?  Sign me up!!!

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Etro – loving the jewel tones blended with neutrals and prints… and more fur!  (sorry, again, PETA – I love going naked AND wearing fur.)

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Fendi – love the vintage quality of this collection

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Gianfranco Ferre – sophisticated silhouettes and some leather and fur thrown in for good measure…

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Giorgio Armani – classic “lady who lunches” gear in bold colors

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Gucci – sexy but in a grown woman way.  I am DYING for the white dress… seriously Gucci, what are you doing to me?

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Moschino – yacht wear, leather, fur, metallics AND bold color… these are a few of my favorite things!

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Prada – dying for all the great outerwear

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Versace – classic Donatella:  bold colors in sexy shapes with cutouts, leather and sky-high heels

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Models, Designers and Tastemakers: My Tribute to Black History
02/26/2010, 6:59 PM
Filed under: Holiday

So, in the spirit of Black History Month, I wanted to a do a little something.  So I decided to profile some of the most important fashion designers, models and tastemakers in the Black community:

Famous for well tailored clothing, Willi Smith’s clothing line was worth $25 million when he passed away in 1987.  I still buy it to this day…  BTW, he designed the costumes for “School Daze” (a Spike Lee joint):

And on to the models on the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s:

Beverly Johnson – scored the first cover of Glamour mag by a Black woman, now she sells lace front wigs in the back of magazines

Beverly Peele – I know you remember her… I got “Nuttin but Love” for you, baby.  (Hello – the Heavy D video!)

Veronica Webb – so fly and last seen as Tim Gunn’s model friend on “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”

And my favorite tastemakers:

Andre Leon Talley – besties with Anna Wintour, fashion models and J.Hud alike; he’s “big, beautiful and lovin’ it” (quote courtesy of my favorite bad movie, “Two Can Play That Game)

Thelma Golden – Museum curator extraordinaire, she has built a legacy at the Whitney and at the Studio Museum is Harlem.  And she is married to London-based Fashion Designer, Duro Olowu:

Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Balenciaga
02/26/2010, 5:47 PM
Filed under: Blow Your Paycheck Friday

So, I have wanted the smaller version of this bag forever:

The Giant City Bag in Apple is so my desire.  And it’s on sale at Beyond the Rack for $1299.00.  Wanna blow a LOT of paycheck?

Girl Crush Wednesday: Rosario Dawson
02/24/2010, 1:53 PM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday

I totally dig this woman – even if I’m jealous she dated the real-life Smith Jared aka Jason Lewis.  She is a true New Yorker; she loves fashion; and she is a kick-ass actress.  Did I mention she’s smoking hot?  Here is to my girl crush of the week, Rosario Dawson:

Isn’t she just gorgeous?  You don’t usually get a KILLER body and beautiful face anymore.  Rosario hit the jackpot!  Love you girl.

What They’re Rocking – Cocktail Party
02/23/2010, 3:05 PM
Filed under: What I'm Rocking

I told you I’d be doing a special “What They’re Rocking” post from the Friday cocktail party and here it is:

Wearing my Zara feather necklace I bought in the fall

Amy in a vintage dress, scored at Goodwill


Jeffrey, wearing fitted denim blazer (look for a future post on Jeffrey’s interior design and architecture firm based in Atlanta)

Andrew in fedora and striped sweater.  Aren’t his dimples the cutest thing?