HEY EVERYONE! I'm so sorry I haven't been able to post lately. I'm actually in the process of moving so the constant, packing, tossing, and literally condensing my life in boxes has been a bit overwhelming, but most of all time consuming!! So as soon as I am more settled I'll have more time to post & I also miss you all so much!
Anyway I hope everyone is having a wonderful and safe holiday week with family, friends & those you love! Oh boy, I have fun things to share so I"ll be back very soon okay!? Love ya Flaunt Followers!
Okay first and foremost I ♥,♥,♥the imagery that was created for Res's free L.P album entitled, "Black.Girls.Rock!" which is now available...yes you read that right FREEEEEE!! Besides that the music is beautiful, amazing, and makes me want her voice really really bad. I don't want to ramble on much b/c you have to hurry and listen for yourself. I'm a big fan of Res(hence the first song you hear upon entering my blog) because...well she's just that good gosh darn it! Anyway like I said before take a look & listen for yourself right now okay!?....oh & yes, enjoy!
So cute & chic Kam! Plus she created her own non-profit to benefit the youth in her local community! To be featured for "Flaunting Since 5", submit answers to questions + childhood & current pics to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Flaunt Followers I've been extremely busy this weekend but aren't we all with the holiday week approaching! Anyway I wanted to introduce you to a dope line called, GOUGH HARDE which will be launching in 2010. This lifestyle brand is bringing it's first accessory called the "Coufie" to the streets that you can definitely swipe between you and your guy! It's not beholding to any jacket so you can also pair it with blazers, sweaters, Ts and more!
If you're in the Los Angeles area make sure to stop by to the GOUGH HARDE preview party to get a first look! The creators Dante Hughes of the San Diego Chargers and Nikko Goudeau will be present to tell you all about their "Art Inspiring Fashion" line. It's a free event with encouraged $5 dollar donations to benefit Snoop Dogg's Youth Football foundation, which is also an entry for the raffle to win tickets to a Charger game, the Robin Thicke concert + more. There will also be Monday Night Football, live art, & plenty of eye candy! ;) If you can come to event please RSVP NOW!
Check out my sister Laura and her recent blog post for T.E.E.N Diaries. My sister is studying Journalism at the University of Missouri so I encouraged her to be a TEEN Reporter. After many submissions from applicants, only 8 were chosen and she got the position! T.E.E.N Diaries is an urban-based online source that keeps high school to college girls up-to-date on current events, political issues, pop culture, fashion, beauty and more. You can also follow them on twitter at twitter.com/TEENDiariesAny-whoo make sure to check out my little sis's"Hair Diaries"post! I'm so proud of her and absolutely LOVED her post so I had to flaunt it! It's nice to see that she listens to me and is following my footsteps in the blog world! Love you Laura...muah!
Whooo-hoooo! I've reached 100 Flaunt Followers thanks to all of you! I really apprieciate every single subscriber and follower for showing me so much love and support and I can't say that enough. To return all the love I wanted to dedicate a portion of my blog to all of you! I'm naming it, "Flaunting Since 5!" Here's an example of what it'll look like:
4 FAVORITE STAPLES:
A classic blazor, super high heels, loose T & skinny jeans AS A CHILD YOU WANTED TO BE... a really famous figure skater
As I mentioned before over the long Holiday weekend I found some amazing vintage pieces for the ShopTheFlantFiles store. I also made a quick stop to my old job, Tory Burch on Robertson because I was in the area and it's been quite sometime since I dropped and said hello to my former co-workers. I happen to go during the Black Friday frenzy and completely forgot about it until I walked in! Everyone looked super busy of course because there were tons of women trying to stock up on shoes + more due to the amazing sale. Speaking of shoes I WISH I was able to stock-up myself :) Tory's collections are amazing right now and although I try to visit the site often I saw a few pairs that were new to me. Here are some of my favs I saw in-store that are freakin' amazing! Definitely stop by your local Tory Burch Flaunt Followers, or your nearest high-end dept store! It was so nice to see my old co-workers that day: Adrianna, Brooke, Shereen, Ann, Danny, GiGi, & Natasha (+ hello to Lance & Jill!).
So a while back I filmed a lip singing role for Shafiq Husayn'smusic video "Lil Girl" ft Fatima for his project "En-A-Free-Ka".Shafiq happens to be a friend of a friend so a few of my other friends were also featured! Mind you we were asked last min so I literally had to learn the entire song on the drive over & it was not easy! So now I have an even greater appreciation for real artists :) Any-whoo here's the video which features Avriel Epps with cameo appearances from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Thundercat, and Wood Harris. Everyone looks absolutely beautiful and the final edit looks amazing, shout out to Greg Ponsting! What do you think of the video & can you find me Flaunt Followers lol?! (hint: 0:24, 0:30...) Enjoy....
So here are the perks of ShopTheFlauntFiles store:
Majority of items will be under $50 (FlauntFifty)
All vintage will be in excellent or in good condition
All vintage is sold on a 1st come 1st serve basis*
You will own a one-of-a-kind item!
*The 1st week of store opening will require a password to gain access. Only subscribers of TheFlauntFiles or ShopTheFlauntFiles will be given password on opening day. Please enter your email in the subscription box on left-hand side.
Get ready for ShopTheFlauntFiles store coming soon...
I love, love, love, love, love, love, love, nOir jewelry! lol From the prices to the design, everything about this line is freakin' amazing! I've been meaning to blog about nOir (which means black in french) a long time ago as I own a few pieces bought from the boutique I used to manage,House of Petro Zillia. So I apologize for the delay if you don't know about it yet :)
nOir Jewelryis probably the best costume jewelry worth spending any money on plus some of the pieces are gold plated so you can get the most wear out of your gorgeous gems! They carry rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and many celebs have been seen flaunting them out and about. Ranging from about $50-$250 it's not too difficult to save up & eventually own one of these beauties for yourselves!
Here are a few of my favorites from their current collection which is now sold online. Honestly I would post each one because I love them so much, but I had to narrow it down. I seriously need at least 1 new piece in my life, like right now!!! Flaunt Followers what do you think.... isn't it pure love at first sight!?
Here are some of my favorite looks from last night's AMA's although there weren't many to choose from. Seeing Rihanna in her performance outfit was confirmation that yet again she can get away with just about anything! I mean really... who else could pull-off that risky outfit like she did!? Also I absolutely loved her origami inspired dress she wore on the red carpet along with Leona's and Alicia's ensembles ...these ladies know how to flaunt well for sure!
Finally the premiere of Beyonce's "Video Phone" featuring Lady Gaga aired. Most of you may have probably seen this, but if not here it is! I don't really know what to think/say just yet except that I guess I'll have to watch it a few more times to really appreciate it...maybe! What do you Flaunt Followers think of this colorful-filled, fashionable video!?
This is what I wore last night when going to see Little Dragon at Loft 7. The camera's charger went m.i.a so I had to improvise with PhotoBooth, lets just say it's way harder than it looks to take pics this way and the quality sucks! Oh well it get's the point across I guess....also still trying to fight what seems to be a cold soon! urgh!
Last night I went to see Little Dragon! I got there a little late but just in enough time to catch the last song in the set. Smirnoff sponsored the drinks but after just a few sips I realized I was on the verge of getting sick so I immediately got a glass of vitaminC on the rocks lol! Also right before leaving the event I headed to the restroom and ran into Martine of ilovemartine.blogspot.com aka :)I commented on her cropped American Apparel top and that's when I realized it was her. She was so sweet and super cute! It was an awesome event, free drinks, cool people, life-size PACman, and dope music, what more can you ask for!
urgh! running out of product this is all I have left, need more cleanser!
Have you heard or seen this product BeFine! If not let me be the first to introduce you. It's such an amazing beauty line with face cleansers, moisturizers, facial mask, lip care and more. My favorites from this line are the Warming Clay Mask with gardamom, arnica, & pomegranate, which actually gets warmer once applied. Along with the Gentle Cleanser with sugar, mint, oats & rice that has done wonders for me and removes makeup so well, plus the Lip Exfoliator with oat protein, sesame oil & pineapple which smoothes and gets rid of dead skin especially now in this weather!
What's also really great about BeFine is that each product is of natural ingredients that we find in healthy foods we eat plus it's paraben free, allergen free, and fragrance free. Some may argue that's it's a little pricey but it's so worth it and you can difinatly feel the difference! I've also used the Daily Moisturizer with SPF 15, rosemary, pomegranate & rice, the Pore Refining Scrub with coconut jojoba & citrus, the Lip Serum with chamomile and beets, and the Neck Cream with mushroom, iris flower & caffeine. Honestly if I could use this entire line forever I would... it's that good!
Stop by the site which is also really cool to browse and offers more detail on each product that you can order. Seriously try Befine for yourselves I know you Flaunt Followers will fall in love!
Monday was Glamour Magazine’s 2009 ‘Women of The Year’ Honors, which took place at Carnegie Hall in New York City. All the honorees looked fabulous flaunting their beautiful ensembles while accepting their awards. Rihanna was honored for her advocacy on domestic violence; Maya Angelou was awarded Lifetime Achievement, along with Serena Williams, Laura Ling and Euna Lee who were also honored for their achievements. Other guest included actress Kerry Washington, model Liya Kedebe, model Iman + many more! I love Iman's platform heels and Rihanna's dress is to die for!