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Candids - Collin Powell and Olu Maintain

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Former US Secretary of State, Collin Powell, attended the Africa Rising Festival in London and hit the stage (dancing!) with performer Olu Maintain. Such a funny pic and yet endearing of the former Secretary of State. It made US weekly!

New fashion line to debut soon!

Hi Guys,
I am sooo excited to announce that I am working on a fashion line and it will be launching very soon! I have been busy tying up 'loose ends' lol. The line will include jewelry, t-shirts and actual, classic fashion all designed by moi. I have always been of the creative nature and my family knows that so when I told them about it, they weren't too surprised but the response has been positive so far and I am just believing in God for the strength to keep pushing.

A little info about the label
I have a name for the label-jewelry,t-shirts and fashion but I want to wait a little bit before releasing that for some reasons. I like to have everything ready, thats just the way I do things but anyway pretty soon.
The fashion line is a collection of dresses and other pieces made from 'all-over-Africa'-n fabrics and the inspiration for my designs is really the fabrics themselves with the colors and durability that accompanies authentic African fabrics and I am very intere…

Chicago, Ghita and all things sweet!

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Happy 4th of July!..a day after. I hope you did fill up on some good food/fireworks.

Anyways I promised to return with a blog about Chicago and one of my favorite labels, Ghita by Alexis Phifer.
Chicago I went to the Windy city to see one of my best friends and shout out to her for making sure I had a wonderful time. 1 star out of 5 for her..lol.
If you have never been, you have to at some point. Wherever you are, out of the US, make it your stop on the way in; within the US, look for a cheap ticket on a weekend. What I did like about the place was the downtown scene, from the shopping street corners with designers like Coach, Armani, Louis Vuitton and more to the food....ah the food, the pizza was awesome, best ever and I am so not a pizza-eating person but they won me over! Lots to do and for that I give the city of Chicago 4 stars out of 5.
Ghita This label was launched by Alexia Phifer in 2005 and has since seen a growth in popularity and availability. I especially liked the Spring 2008…

Fab ladies at If Looks Could Kill Premiere

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Hi guys,


Sorry for the MIA. I cannot tell you how busy I have been. I went to Chicago to see my best friend and I loved it! More about that later.

Below are pics from the 'If Looks Could Kill" premiere with Keyshia Cole, Alexis Phifer and Mashonda as guests. If you don't know about the fab Bianca, go over to iflookscouldkill.com and check it out. Follow Bianca, a super fab chic like myself, as she combines fashion and espionage! Presented by Toyota and thanks to my girl Whitney Maiers over at Toyota for the pics. the uber-fab Alexis Phifer



The fabulous and sexy songstress, Keyshia Cole

Mashonda, Alexis Phifer and Keyshia Cole

Alexis Phifer

Eric Benet

Keyshia Cole belting out one of her successful singles

Rocsi from BET's 106&Park

Alexis Phifer and Mashonda model by Bianca's Toyota


I am so in love with Alexis Phifer's clothing line Ghita, look out for an upcoming post on that.

Episode 3 is up on iflookscouldkill.com, but check it out from episode one if you haven't…

Happy Mother's day!

To my sweet, beautiful mother, I love you mummy! You are always my sounding board, my support, my defense.

There is no one like my mother. She is there through the pain, the tears, the joy, the growing pains, the education, the graduation.
She is there to pray for me, put me back in line, fight for me, defend me, love me, cry with me, raise me up, humble me.

I love you momma! Your baby K.


In honor of all the mothers in the world, a throwback hit by Prince Nico-Sweet mother.



Prince Nico_Sweet Mother

And the winner is...

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This is the new cover for TIME magazine and if you have had your head buried under a stone, you may not understand whats going on here. Let me update you...You see even republicans know whats up. They know that Barack Obama is intelligent and charismactic but they have refused to accept that he is the next president of the United States of America and so they have tried to shut him down in all ways but to no avail.
Well TIME magazine has made it loud and clear, he is going to be the Democratic nominee and in my very educated and precise opinion, the next president of the USA.
For me it is a black AND African issue because no African American man has ever come this far and he is just that-African AND American. This is monumental! It really is. He cannot come this far and be turned away, we all need to finish what we started. People always saying black people are being kept down well Look up! That person there is a black man standing up for you and I! I believe with Barack Obama, the doo…

Commit to Change+p-square and more

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Two things happened this past week; what many expected would be the only truthful outcome turned out not to be and Rev. Wright kept on preaching. I am talking about the verdict on the Sean Bell case tragedy and Rev. Wright continously speaking out for America and the world to commit to change.

Sean bell was in a car the night before his wedding when 3 undercover police officers felt their lives were in danger and pumped what was believed to be 50+ bullets into the car Killing Bell. After 'the smoke settled down', Bell was dead and there were no weapons on him or in the car.

Now think about that for a second.....

Understandably, the family is devastated, they lost a son, a father, .........a fiance; few things are worse. But also at this point, we have to think about what next. Can they take it to the Supreme Court, Ask for a retrial? Surely everyone realizes this affected more than just the Bell family and it is so beyond race because 2 of the 3 policemen are black. The issue her…

Simple but fab skin and make-up

These are tips on skin care and makeup gathered from lots of different types of people, friends, myself included and you just have to find what works for you. I learnt something years ago; perfect skin equals perfect makeup but unfortunately there is no perfect skin but fortunately there are perfect solutions and there is flawless makeup. Each individual is different so naturally the skin care regimen will be different and honestly the drugstore type things are less complicated and usually work and the expensive things mess with your skin.

Let me start with types of skin, I have combination skin (note I didn’t say perfect skin but I’m pretty close!) and that is oily in some parts and dry in other areas. It is personally the hardest skin type to care for because of the obvious confusion of areas lol. But I also have sensitive skin so that has worked in my favor because I cannot use anything overly aggressive anyway so that helps with the combination/confusion. Try Aveeno gentle scrub on…
Hi everybody! I have been a little busy and I am about to let you know why and what I have been up to.

Ok so I am coming out with my very own fabulous fashion line! It kinda inspired this blog. I have been working on it for a few months now but it came to me a little while ago. I was just inspired by a lot and God put that dream in me. Since then I have been eating, sleeping and thinking this dream and I am actually now working that dream and I am so excited! My first of many collections will be out this summer (sneak peak coming soon!); it is geared towards spring/summer because usually the difference between those seasons is a sexy shawl, a cute cropped jacket or a pair of fabulously tailored pants.

The thing about dreaming is the possibility. When you believe all of a sudden that you can actually accomplish something, when you believe in yourself all of a sudden, the feeling is amazing because it’s a natural high no one can or should be able to bring you down from.

There might be setb…

Afrofab designers

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Duro Olowu
Duro Olowu is the darling of the British Fashion scene and as you will see below, he matches my loooove for prints and patterns this season. I adore this designer and his eye for fitting the body of a woman. Below are pieces from his Spring 08 ready to wear collection. Enjoy!
The blue kaftan belted dress is perfect for spring, as is the tourquoise jacket and skirt and the flower-pattern jersey dress.

These dresses above will flatter any shape because two of the most beautiful parts of a woman's body are her neck and shoulders.

Peridot and Ruby
In following the trend of spring colors and fit, we have Nigerian Designers Peridot and Ruby. With their vibrant colors and waist-flattering fit, it is definitely one of my top African designers of the season.

Fab People

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Olu Maintain is a rising Nigerian star with his debut solo album Story of my life out in stores now and his uber-succesful single, Yahooze . Olu maintains that “the single is about pleasure after pain, working from Monday to Friday and enjoying from Friday to Sunday”. He has his own label, Reloaded Records. Check out other songs off his album on his myspace. Look out for my interview with Olu Maintain coming soon!


Yahoozee_Olu Maintain

Idris Elba
This half-Ghanaian, half Sierra Leonan British Import has tons of movies under his belt and his being half Ghanain like moi means he is very talented, which he is. Lol. He is also a talented DJ, bet you didn’t know that; Look for him in the upcoming movies; The No 1 Ladies Detective
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with Jill Scott and Obsessed with Beyonce Knowles.




Ayo
This fabulous, talented lady is a soul crooner and I believe a mixture of Sade and India.Arie, although as we all know they hold their own. She is of Nigerian and Romanian birth. Ayọ (born as Joy Olasunmibo O…

Spring in....and Summer too!!

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Stylelook
As the start of Spring approaches, we, the ladies, are faced with more fun ways to look hot in 08. This spring kicks off a return to accentuating your lovely waist. With wide belts, waist-flattering skirts and dresses, we are thankfully distancing ourselves from the era of low, low, low -waist everything! That trend did nothing to beautifully emphasize the waist of a woman, rather it gave her a longer than normal torso and for some it exposed what was supposed to remain underneath. Below are runway pieces to spring into. The runway picks come from one of my favorite designers, ReemAcra. The colors are not only spring and summer perfect; the pieces are flattering on any shape because they bring the whole look together at one point which is important for a beautiful, balanced look.



I am a big fan of white and black and those are classic colors but you can add a splash/contrast of color like the green wide belt in look 1 or the purple belt in look 5 or you can go all out with pur…

Fabulous blogging

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Hi Y'all! Thank You for visiting my blog, afrofab.blogspot.com
This blog is going to showcase style tips, fab music, infotainment and more.
Let me tell you why I started this blog. First reason, I love to write, I write a lot about stuff and writing is so enlivening. I am a creative/artistic-type person so this blog should be fun. Second reason, I feel like in some way there are people out there I need to reach; looking fabulous is obvious, put your look together to suit your body and mind. Feeling fabulous is not so obvious at first, but once you feel fabulous, the whole world knows it! It may be working out, eating right or just plain, old, simple joy. Doing fabulous. Aha! That is the true test of being fabulous. It is doing something positive in someone’s life, doing something positive in your life, following your ‘get-outta-here’ dreams (someone ask Barack Obama about the possibility of ‘get-outta-here’ dreams!) and your doing-fabulous-definition inserted here { }. Third reason,…