Playtime with MAC

It isn’t every day that I go to the mall, but when I do, sometimes the MAC squad is popped up and ready to experiment with my face. I had the opportunity to meet and chat with PJ (@forteaurora) as he turned up my brow and eyeshadow game for the day.  We were chatting about… Continue reading Playtime with MAC

LFW: Markus Lupfer Presentation SS17

A little taste of London Fashion Week whimsy for your Monday. I stumbled across this collection thanks to a blog by Anne Bernecker. Markus Lupfer’ SS17 collection/presentation sparked my interest with the array of patterns on patterns, textures, and tones. Simply, but not quite couture-ly put, this collection is so rad. This collection is a… Continue reading LFW: Markus Lupfer Presentation SS17

Vestures of Vaness: Destination – Fierce Up

Greetings from SFO; I am about to board a plane to Vegas! Woooo, Vegas baby!  My homegirl, Tyty is hosting an extravaganza featuring her beauty line, Tyra Beauty. In announcing this event, she also made a video shoutout to call all models to show up with a chance to be one of the faces of… Continue reading Vestures of Vaness: Destination – Fierce Up

Tyty is My Homegirl: In case you did not know that by now

When your fly-aways stick straight up…Photo by Troy Joseph Curtis


I mean, I have gotten a few likes from her and a major retweet that rocked my Twitterverse, so you can basically say we are on speaking terms. It is no big deal.

Some of you have read my letter to Tyra. Some of you have even read my follow-up blog post after she RT’d that letter.

The “Tyty is My Homegirl” posts are all about diversifying the definition of beauty.

Girls of all kinds can be beautiful — from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It’s not easy, though, because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box.… Think outside of the box.… Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you.

Tyra Banks

Because we should not have to settle for being called “unconventionally beautiful”.

Because there has been progress in the diversification of the fashion industry, but there is much more room to grow.

Because God made you beautiful, so you are.

So, I welcome you. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and have a chat with me. xoxo