Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Daily Wisdom: Life Isn't About...

So true! While I believe that deep internal reflection is a necessary part of self-growth; I think the key to developing as an individual is to experiment, take risks and make mistakes, and to be sure to try (almost) everything at least once!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Kara Walker at the Camden Arts Centre

The full title of the exhibition is, "We at Camden Arts Centre are Exceedingly Proud to Present an Exhibition of Capable Artworks by the Notable Hand of Celebrated American, Kara Elizabeth Walker, Negress."

I first saw this exhibition a couple of weeks ago and although I had a rough idea of what to expect as it was personally recommended, I still found the works to be intriguing; believe me they definitely provided the 'shock' factor. Not only did I find that Kara addressed these particular themes of race in a clever and innovative way, but her choice of medium added to the viewers experience and approach to the artwork in addition to the topic at hand.

I would highly recommend going to visit this exhibition: it's free and is on until the 5th January 2014. Watch the video below for an insight into Kara's inspirations and methodology.


Monday, 25 November 2013

Rihanna 2013 American Music Awards Doobie Hairstyle

If you don't know by now this a Rihanna friendly blog so I'm not even going to speak on any of the other red carpet looks for the night!

I saw the first photo of her at about 2am GMT and screamed, "YAAAASSSS HUNTYYYY!" Not only was Miss Robyn working werking that Jean Paul Gautier ensemble, but she was seated at the American Music Awards with her wrapped in a doobie!

As a black woman I was both amused and elated that Rihanna had managed to make every (relaxed/straightened/weaved) black woman's night time hairstyle a fashion statement! Already there are women who wear their doobie/flexi-rods/rollers out in public whilst running errands etc, but now Rihanna has opened the floodgates I would not be surprised if we start to see these same women actually start sporting them at events!

See her full look and performance below.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Trophy Scaves: Controversial Art

"I wear white women for status and power."
-Nate Hill, founder of Trophy Scarves

I first came across this image on Twitter and thought "WTF?!" There was no context, no information on its origin: just this photograph of a man with a white women draped over his shoulders like a scarf.

The image was posted by Nate Hill on Instagram three weeks ago: no explanation, no caption, just the hash tag 'trophy scarves' leaving the viewer completely open to interpret the images as they see fit. I drew the conclusion that the aim was to highlight not only the objectification of women, but to also challenge certain depictions of race which deem white women as status symbols.

See below for what Nate had to say regarding the piece in an interview with Vice Magazine:

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Christian Louboutin Spring 2014 Collection: My Top Three Picks

It's been a while since I've done a fashion post so I thought I'd share my top three picks from the Christian Louboutin Spring 2014 collection. I'm a huge fan of the classic Pigalle heel, and could quite happily repurchase this shoe in multiple skins and colours so I'm delighted to see several single-sole pointed styles in the collection! I'm also happy to see gladiator styles (yet again) as they are another summer staple of I just have to sit tight and wait for spring to arrive!

How fabulous does the python skin look in this shade of blue?
Pigalle 120 Python in Neptune

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Find What You Love And Run With It: Talia Sanhewe at TEDxBreda

"So many of us disqualify ourselves from the race because of what's in our minds..."   

This morning I discovered the following video which I felt needed to be shared; Talia Sanhewe discusses the importance of discovering your purpose in life and then pursuing it with all your heart. Not only is her story heart-warming and inspirational, but it's a reminder of something which we perhaps all know, but often forget when making career/life choices. Last but not least it's worth watching because she is an excellent public speaker: something which I definitely aspire to be one day...

Friday, 15 November 2013

Haché: Gourmet Burgers (a local gem)

Continuing on with my current theme of burger restaurants it's about time that I mentioned Haché, a restaurant which I had passed many times without ever trying simply because I just wasn't a fan of burgers, however after the rave reviews and personal recommendations I decided to give it try.


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Fitspiration: Bad Gyal Rih Rih!

It's no secret that Rihanna is my ultimate girl crush; I've loved her since the 'Pon De Replay' days and I love her even more for religiously playing mas at cropover! Her body has always been amazing, but her latest set of bikini photos have inspired me to hit the gym (at some point lol) and get right for carnival!

Um can we have a moment of silence for Rihanna's thighs please...damn!

Source: Global Grind

Saturday, 9 November 2013

My latest obsession...

It's no secret that I love food (in fact don't be surprised if this blog slowly morphs into a food blog) but I've found a new obsession: burgers!

I was never a big fan of them, my attitude was more 'take it or leave it'/only if I'm in McDonalds, but after a recent visit to Haché they're my new thing. 

I'll post a review shortly but for now  here's a photo of the Leon Chicken Burger - another great discovery which is absolutely delicious and great value!