Thursday, July 30, 2009
Here's rapper Ice-T's wife Coco's advice on how to keep a man......
How do I keep a man? Well, I can only speak from experience because I'm not a doctor, just a woman that knows what she wants. To lay out my history with Ice, we have been married for 8 years and still going strong. We met in California on a movie set and have been inseparable ever since. Now we live in NY and at the moment we don't have any kids together. Everybody says relationships get boring, but it doesn't have to be that way, its entirely up to the both of you. As for me, I totally remember the feeling when I first fell in love with Ice.
The conversations, the kissing, the touching, the joking, the politeness, the feeling of always wanting to be near each other. Take that reminiscing and apply it to where your relationship is now. It is important to rekindle the moments.
I always like our "Date Nights". Always set aside a day out of each week and do something fun together and then end the night in love making or just plain HOT SEX! Ice and I also like Sundays, that's our "Movie Night" where I get cute for him and he appreciates the effort (men do notice..they're just not always verbal).
Ice and I work all day together on the set of his show "Law and Order", because I have an office there. But as soon as we get home, I'll change into a skimpy outfit like booty shorts and heels because it changes the mood from being business oriented. LADIES & GENTLEMEN...the most IMPORTANT advice I can give is to make sure you listen to one another!!!!! TALK A LOT!! I think the reason that Ice and I have made it in the celebrity world for so long is because we constantly communicate. Remember, relationships will always have those bad moments and it won't be rosy all the time. You have to be strong for one another and don't chicken out when you come to a bump in the road.
It may seem a little old fashioned but here are some pointers that you can do to cater to your man:
- Make him a cold drink
- Cook him his favorite food
- Give him a body rub
- Dress in his favorite outfit or item
- Draw him a bath
- Watch all his favorite shows for a night
- Play video games with him
- And finally, kiss or lick his feet. Hehe- LOL. - very optional
Until my next thought....
That licking his feet thing better be optional!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Original mama of fashion, the legendary Coco Chanel said.....
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
A woman has the age she deserves.
A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future.
As long as you know men are like children, you know everything!
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress.
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence, but of those who have already taken possession of their future.
Elegance is refusal.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
I love Coco Chanel's attitude!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is what Beyonce's quirky, intelligent sister had to say to those making noise cos she took her lace front wig off and cut her hair;
listen. if. i. wanted. to. make. a. statement. i. would. have. twitpic’d. photo shoot. ect. i. was. simply. taking. my. son. to. school. stupid. paps. took. pic. ive. had. my. hair. cut. like. this. for. two. weeks. i. was. NOT. inspired. by anyone. but. my. self. i. have. done. this. twice. in. my. life. i. was 16. i was 18. did. not care about your opinion. then. dont. care. now. dont. need. your. attention. or. your. co-sign. dont. want. a. edge. up. or a perm. because. im not trying. to make this “a style” or a statement. i. just. wanted. to. be. free. from. the. bondage. that. black. women sometimes. put. on. themselves. with. hair. this. phase. of. my. life. i. want to spend . the time. the energy. and the money. on something else. not in the hair salon. im. not. mad. at . all of you. that have made your opinions known. and have sent negative. energy. my way. i expected this of you. you. have. the right to have. an opinion. so. do. i.
Go Solo! Tell it!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Seun Kuti is Fela's son whom I've talked about before. He makes contemporary afrobeat.
Ayetoro is an amazing jazz pianist that I collaborate with and he's also a filmaker. We're supposed to be working on a film together in Ghana.
Shank is a dope ragga inspired Nigerian artist. He sang "Julie." Everyone here knows him!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Is it really true that extremely skinny size 0 models look best in clothes? I'm not convinced. Who is selling us these lies? Men that don't like women, i bet. Give me a size 4 girl with some curves instead. This is an African label. Check out smouldering Afro-Brazilian Adriana Lima below.
It’s time to embrace our bodies, curves, flaws, and all. When it comes to fashion, there is no ideal shape. All body types have their own unique attributes, and with style and clothing, knowing how to dress for your body type will let you have fun with your wardrobe so that you can flatter your body shape and bring out your best features.
Whether you’re looking for appropriate clothing for special occasions, workwear, or casual clothes and outdoor clothing, a wide range of options will allow you to find the best clothes when dressing for your body type.
Round or Apple-Shaped
If you have a round or apple-shaped body type you will tend to have heavier breasts, narrower hips, and slimmer legs.
- Show off your legs! Wear an A-line skirt to add emphasis to your waistline
- With tops, choose turtlenecks, boatnecks, or shirts with collars. Knits and woven stretch fabrics are best for your body type
- The best jeans for your body type are ones with front and back pockets. These will help disguise a rounder middle area while defining your curves. But avoid pants with pleats, and choose a flatter front instead
Try to avoid tops with puffy sleeves, or overly baggy clothing. Slim skirts and tight clothes should also be avoided, since they will only emphasize a slimmer lower body half and create the illusion of imbalance.
The Pear Shape
Dressing pear shaped women involves balancing a slender neck, narrow shoulders, and a small bust with a shapely waist, generous hips, and full thighs. Your best assets are your waistline, delicate upper body, shoulders and arms, so try to accentuate these features when dressing for your body type.
- Look for strapless or sleeveless dresses to play up the arms and shoulders. Or look for empire waistlines and dresses that begin to flare at the hips
- Choose flowing fabrics, especially when it comes to pants, and remember that straight skirts are ideal for your body shape
- Wear semi-fitted tops with square or cowl necklines to broaden narrow shoulders
Avoid tops that are too loose or too tight and make you seem out of proportion. When looking for a blazer or jacket, make sure the bottom does not meet the widest part of your hips. Lastly, avoid straight dresses that tend to tighten at the hips; this will only accentuate them.
The Straight Body
The straight body type features an upper and lower body half that are equal in width. If you gained a few pounds, they would most likely be equally distributed throughout the body, instead of going straight to your curves.
- Choose tops with necklines that fall below the collarbone to elongate the upper body and neck
- Look for a longer suit jacket that will help lengthen the torso
- Skirts and pants with details can broaden the lower half of the body, while shirts with pockets on the bustline will emphasize the area
Try to avoid belts or pleated fabrics at the waistline. These can make the area look thick instead of narrowing the waist.
For women with lots of curves, shapely legs, and a defined waist, accentuate an hourglass figure by wearing belts or choosing tops and bottoms with defined waistlines.
Petite women should avoid a cropped pant, and choose ones with a long and straight cut that will cover shoes to lengthen the legs.
Remember that these rules are not written in stone, but can provide you with some helpful tips on how to dress different body types. The best rule to stick to is finding what flatters not only your body shape and size, but your style too. While darker colors tend to be the most slimming, a fun accessory can add life to any outfit, regardless of your body type.