j'adore fabulosity

Fabulous is as Fabulous Does

Fabulous is...

Personal. Fabulousness is being unique and individual and not giving two cares about what anyone else thinks or feels about who you are. Being fab is more than just what you where or how you look. It transcends the physical and consists of completeness: not only looking great, but also feeling great and being great. Being fabulous is about swag. Crazy swag. You have it or you don't.

...As Fabulous Does

"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left" -Marilyn Monroe

Sooooooo Not Fabulous Moment of the Week

Soooo Chris Brown has finally made a statement about his assault of none other than Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty, and I just want to go on record and say I don't buy it for one second. I'm sorry but to me this seems like a feeble attempt to save a tanking career not a true, heart felt apology. And how is he in any position to tell someone that he is worthy of the title role model. I laughed out loud, from a good healthy place. HItting a woman no matter the situation is not now nor is it ever ACCEPTABLE. He can take this cue card apology back to where ever it came from. In the words of B. Scott, Bitch. Boo. Bye. Never Fab.

Love Vs. Money

This one is bound to bring controversy but I just gotta say it. So recently I've been listening to The Dream Love Vs. Money Album specifically the tracks Love Vs. Money and Love Vs. Money 2. It has really made me think about motives and the nature of relationships between men and women. For most it is a war of the worlds. There is an innate desire to be financially stable as well as to be loved. A woman who uses money as a defining criteria within a relationship is automatically given the title gold digger, and I can't say this is necessarily fair. As a woman, I want to feel as though the man I'm with can take care of me even though I don't necessarily need him to. The ability to do so if need be is the security that I know some women seek. Now please don't get it twisted. I CAN provide for myself. Ms. Independent, She got her own, and all that good stuff, BUT I still need someone that's doing the same or even better than me because if I settle for a man who isn't in pursuit of success and financial gains we don't want the same things. I'm trying to do better and better in my life and I just need someone who's doing the same and I hate to be blunt but the ambitious, hard-working, driven type of man usually ain't the broke one. I'm just sayin. Don't get me wrong...money and success should never be the grounds upon which we base a relationship, but it doesn't make you a gold digger if it's factored into the decision. Dream's song addresses another issue: the fact that love didn't exist in a relationship and someone attempts to fix the problem with money. That's a much bigger issue. But just because a woman seeks a man with financial stability does not make her a gold digger...It makes her smart.

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First Video Blog Beauty 4 Brown Girls

Check out my very first video blog "Beauty 4 Brown Girls"

Sooooooo Not Fabulous Moment of the Week

Soulja Boy on MTV Cribs that aired last Saturday, is more foolishness than I can really tolerate.
The ignorance begins when he shows his Gucci sheets and Louis Vuitton Rug and price drops on every item including all the outlandish jewelry. Why is this young man wearing my college tuition on a day to day basis?!!?!?! He is a prime example of why black people don't have anything substantial in life. I've said it before, and I will say it until we start to get it: As a people, we must do better. It is no longer an option but a necessity!

NYC in Photos

Fab times indeed!

Music Fab

This is the Jazmine Sullivan full length Cotton song with behind the scenes shots of the commerical. So organic. So real. So fab. Loves Jazmine so low key yet still fierce!

Yes Men

As individuals we have the tendency to want to surround ourselves with people who validate and confirm who we are and what we believe. As humans, there is an innate desire to be right in our thoughts and opinions, so when given the opportunity we will always choose to closely align ourselves with those who we feel will allow us to fulfill this desire. I like to call them YES MEN. Yes men (and women) are not real friends or even cool people.

These are the people that are only present in your life because you are fly, going places and doing better and better. They are riding your coattails as a feeble attempt to get some of
the shine you clearly have. They are wannabe's. They are hype men. They tell you what you want to hear just so you will keep them around. They don't have your best interest at heart. They are only there because you have something to offer them. We have so often seen the situation where powerful, influential people are surrounded by YES MEN, and the detrimental effects thereof.

Most recently, the legendary Michael Jackson. But even before that Marilyn Monroe, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and so many others. Had they been surrounded by people who where honest and genuinely cared and were not looking for their own promotion their lives might have been different. To be surrounded by those who truly love you and will speak up and work against wrong is far better than to be constantly validated by those who will lie, cheat, and deceive to get to your spot. And if that would have been so maybe would not be wearing t-shirts like these...

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Today is a sad day in the world. Michael Jackson "The King of Pop's"
memorial is beginning on CNN and millions from all over the world are
heading to the Staples Center in Los Angeles to pay final respects to the
best entertainer in the world. For me, it was hard to fathom his death,
and for a while I did not think it was real, but seeing the casket has truly
allowed my grief to set in. Check out the video from the only real tribute
during the BET Awards, Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo covering "I'll Be There"
and bringing tears to my eyes. We love you Michael. You will truly be missed!

Sooooooo Not Fabulous Moment of the Week

Frankie is back at it again. This is foolishness if I've
ever seen it, and BET has the nerve to give her a show.
Black Exploitation Television! We must do better as
a people. It is not longer an option but a necessity.

Make-Up I Love

I have some new-found makeup obsessions especially fab for the summer...and they are DIOR BLACKOUT MASCARA and THE MULTIPLE by NARS!!!!!

The Dior mascara is dark, helps curl the eyelashes, and is FIERCE.

The multiple is an all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multi-purpose makeup stick. It highlights, sculpts, and warms eyes, cheeks, lips, and body in an array of shades from sheer accents to mauve and bronze. My color is Rapa Nui. Hott!

Fashion Fab

These MICHAEL for Michael Kors Gladiators are the Business!!!!! A Nordstrom Exclusive these double platform 5 1/4" sandals are so hot and so fab for any summer look! Can't wait to grab mine!

Done Settling

Why do we take what we take in relationships? Are we settling when we put up with bullshit or are we really held captive by love? I was taught that love was 1st Corinthians: 13 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

and if that be so... why do we as men and women sit and allow bullshit to masquerade as love and ruin our lives? We let it break us down forget our worth and settle for sub par. This makes the extraordinary just average. I personally can no longer allow my light to be dulled so that wackness can shine. I'm done with the bs because I simply no longer have the strength. I know who I am: fabulous with or without you. Get with it or get lost...