Archive for February, 2007

Oprah’s Leadership Academy

February 27, 2007

I hope everyone got a chance to catch this special. I have to say, I absolutely fell in love with each and every one of those girls that she interviewed. Those girls, aged 5 and up, have gone through more in their short lives than I could even imagine. They all touched my heart and I even shed a few tears. Not crying for them and their situation, but I was just so touched at their determination to get an education and better themselves despite what their little eyes have seen.

A pair of sisters, 5 and 6, saw their father shoot their mother and then turn the gun and shoot himself. They went to visit the grave and they said something that just knocked me out. I mean, I feel like we all go through “stuff” but, really, is it that bad? I don’t think so. So one of the sisters, I can’t rememebr if it was the older or younger, but she said that they are not worried because God has a reason for everything and they know their parents are watching over them. I don’t know what it was, but my eyes watered up so fast. To see these two little girls, without their parents, who witnessed what they did to have such strong faith in God, it was all too much.

Then there was this sweetheart whose mother passed away from HIV/AIDS. Her dream is to go to school and find a cure for HIV/AIDS because her whole community is suffering from this. All of the girls showed such determination, but this girl had an air about her and such a light in her soul.

The one girl who lived with her father and grandmother because her mother left her when she was four, was so special to me. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have my grandmother. It was painfully aware that she was still so hurt by her mother leaving her. Her father works hard to provide for her and her grandmother. It was so wonderful to see a father care so much about his daughter. She was so excited to be chosen to be a part of this academy. She mentioned that she loved the mural that was painted because the “girls in it were not all skinny, because she’s not skinny.”

When Oprah announced that the girls were accepted into the school, it was beautiful! She called them all her daughters. When Oprah was interviewing the girls, one girl commented that Oprah’s hug was so “motherly” and how “nice it felt” to be hugged like that. Made me miss my mom; I’m going to call her tomorrow, we haven’t spoken in a while. I just really hope you all got to catch this special. Oprah’s invited guests believe these girls will be the future of South Africa, I agree.

I think Sidney Portier said it best, “These girls are poised, articulate and remarkable.”

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Chunkin up the deuce!

February 23, 2007

I know I’m not the only one who watched My Block: Houston, TX on MTV2! haha! I’m going to Houston, TX this weekend to get away from ass cold VA! I will do anything to get out of this cold weather! Plus, I’ve never been to Texas, so I can’t wait! What I really can’t wait for is the southern culture. No not that Southern hospitality or anything like that. I secretly love the South! I think it’s because I went to school on Florida and I was exposed to such a culture shock! But, in the end, I really enjoyed it! I mean, who wouldn’t love to see men, and women, for that matter with glittering gold, platinum and diamond grillz! haha! And cars whose rims match the interior! And I’ve never seen so many white tees! HAHAHAHAHA! So while I’m down in H-town, check out these other blogs to keep you entertained and fashionably informed over the weekend!

-My homey Fashion Kitty is trying out the new Fiber Wig mascara; have you tried it?

-Tasha over at Young, Black & Fabulous and Fresh at Crunk + Disorderly keep you entertained with the latest on what Black Hollywood and others are up to! Just TRY not to laugh out loud at work! TRY!

-Check with K Dukes and see what she is wanting, wearing and hating! Gotta love this chick!

-And be sure to read The Superficial, Perez Hilton, and Tabloid Whore to see if Britney’s ass actually stays in rehab for more than 24 hours!

Oh! And don’t forget, the OSCARS are on Sunday! I will be DVRing the red carpet, because, that’s all I really care about!

DC Fashion Week?!?! Oh, my!

February 22, 2007

Um…NY Fashion Week- national coverage & celebs, LA Fashion Week-national coverage and more celebs, Milan and Paris you know the deal. But, DC Fashion Week…I’m just confused. I am even more confused when I checked the calendar of events and there are only 5 events listed, one for each day, Monday through Friday. That does not a “Fashion Week” make! I am further perplexed when I clicked onto the designer bios page (here) and I see listed, as a designer mind you…MILLERS FURS! ummmmmm wtf!?! wow. Intrigued? no. Do I want to see the foolishness and sillyness that is DC Fashion Week? Yes. hahahaha! I am going to get some tickets for I MUST see what kind of “fashion week” this DC can pull off! My dear friend Fashion Kitty’s response was,”it looks like the worst thing ever possible” and “i am choking back laugher” at the list of desingers! haha!

Check the website here for more information! DC Fashion Week – *snicker*

My Office (cube) Space

February 21, 2007

Is not your normal cube! When they said “bring stuff in; decorate!” I did just that! Most people around me have pictures of friends and family, posters, and other personal memorabilia that is an extension of who they are. I believe that your cube should be a reflection of you; which is why my cube also has pictures and cut outs of my friends and family…Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Fendi, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, oh yeah and REGGIE BUSH! (delusional, nah ;-)) I too have the family pictures; a little frame with me and my brothers, but my cube is dedicated to none other than fashion!

My co-worker, Robby, who I wrote about a few weeks ago, always comments on my half naked pictures of Reggie Bush. Always making some reference to groupie this, groupie that! I just like the fact I can look to the left, to the left (sorry) and see pure wonderfulness!!! When a new person joins our happy bunch, we walk them around and introduce them to everyone. Well, when people get to my cube they say variations of, “and this is Bianca, the fashionista,” or “This is miss fashion’s cube!” or “This is Bianca and as you can see, she loves fashion!” One of the Directors of my group walked by once and said, “haha, Bianca, you are so funny! It’s like you have your fashion magazine surrounding you!” Yes! Indeed! That is how I wanted it to feel! I can’t wait to decorate with my Spring ‘007 favorite picks from the runway! So to that, here is what my cube looks like! (you can click on the pics to get a close up)

Here, you can see my Chanel and Gucci wall and Reggie Bush’s fine self staring back at me all the damn day long!

Here is my wall with all of the interesting shapes I fell in love with! Above that are the magnificent drawings done by R. Toledo for Nordstrom Designer, oh how I love him and his interpretations of the fashions! Also, if you look close enough, there is a photo with me and my little brothers 🙂

Here’s Reggie! That bottom pic gets me every time! Those eyes…

This is a close up of my Chanel wall. My fall wardrobe was inspired by these fabulous pieces! Lot’s of black, layered and lots of playing with proportions!


This is a collage I put together to remind myself to be fabulous at all times! Oh and that “Fake is for last night, not handbags!”

What does your office space look like?

R.Kelly

February 20, 2007

Can we all please take a moment to try and figure out WHY is it that R. Kelly has like 18 songs out right now! Why isn’t he in jail! Why hasn’t he gone to damn court for peeing on an underage girl! Yet he’s allowed to sing in Ciara’s remix to Promise!!!!!!!!!!!! AH!!!! I also heard some ultra disturbing news….HE IS MAKING A WHOLE NEW SERIES OF TRAPPED IN THE CLOSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What more, pre tell, is there left to talk about in the damn closet!!!!!!!! OMG!

Here is a list of current songs that can be heard on every damn radio station! I try and flip the stations to get away from Kells, but NO! His ass is EVERYWHERE!!!

Songs:
-Promise remix – ugh!
-Flirt with Bow Wow – I see he likes the youngins…
-Go Getter with Jeezy – this song is just TRASH! T.R.A.S.H.!
-Make it Rain remix- I won’t go there, just gross!

My brain isn’t functioning yet fully this morning, I will add more later, because I know there are more than those 4!!! If you know of more, please add!

eBay Items for sale – shameless plug ;-)

February 18, 2007

Check Check Check Check it out! 😀

I’ve got three FABULOUS things for sale on eBay right now:

M.A.C. Barbie – Auction ends tomorrow

Dior Rhinestone Sunglasses – just posted

People’s Liberation Jeans – just posted

Happy Bidding! 🙂

A Bald Britney Spears!

February 17, 2007

No not that way!!! This nutty bitch SHAVED.HER.DAMN.HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Head over to Perez Hilton for some pictures of CRAZY SPEARS!!!

YSL Tribute Pump

February 16, 2007

Simply breath taking! Um, WHERE can i get these beautimous, fabulous, shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Photo from People)

M*A*C Barbie

February 14, 2007

Did you get her?! Well, if you didn’t, check out my eBay auction! She’s limited edition and SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE!!!

bid here >> MAC Barbie Auction

my heart…

February 13, 2007

…is officially broken! According to Natasha over at YBF, that fine chocolate specimen, known to the rest of the world as, Reggie Bush is…dating…coupled…um…with……..CIARA!!!!!! AH! First my tax refund now this! There is only so much a girl can take!!! (although, they do like *cute* together, BLAH!)

(Photo source YBF)