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Make Anywhere Your Personal Runway!

Today’s lesson how to walk in heels

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One of the most important things a lady can do is strut into a room and have all eyes on her. A lady can be as beautiful as ever and have the whole room laughing at her instead of admiring her once she lacks confidence and the ability to walk in the heels she is wearing. I know we’ve all seen that girl walking into the room like this :

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And we wonder ” Why did she even step out of the house in heels?” , there are some of you who may be that girl struggling. Well today ends your 6 inch heel woes. After listening to these helpful tips and practice you will dominate the room strutting in your stilettos with a smile!

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Alright divas the following video points out great tips to mastering your own “Naomi Campbell Walk”, that signature walk that lets everyone you have arrived into the room. Hopefully after watching this you can A) At least get across the room without stumbling and falling or B) Master the sexy heel strut you have already established. Take a look below:

There you have it! Once you’ve got the confidence and the knowledge you will definitely turn all heads in a room once you arrive. Soak in all of this helpful information and go out into the world showing everyone you’ve got IT!

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The Slap Heard Around The World African Review

**Insert shocked emojis**

If you haven’s heard already there is a video circulating the internet of a man on a New York subway slapping a woman who attacks him senseless. The video has been accompanied with a number of memes. The situation of domestic violence is not a funny matter at all, but I love the twist “The Nne and Ike Show” took by spinning the situation into a National Geographic/ Animal Planet esque show as both parties acted out as complete animals smh. The African commentary is definitely hilarious and the video is a must watch!

Beat of the Week : Paloma Ford + Meek Mill “Let Me See”

Work Paloma Work!

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Meek Mill’s new artist Paloma Ford has followed up her hits “Menage a Trois” and ” I Don’t Know” with her new single “Let Me See”. The track is a banger with a catchy beat and awesome lyrics. Meek Mill teams up with the fashionista to bring a male’s perspective to the song. Paloma is a  great artist to keep an eye on seems like she has got some more tricks up her sleeve.

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Fashion Icon Oscar de la Renta Dies At 82

May his soul rest in peace and his creations live forever

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World renown fashion powerhouse and icon Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82 yesterday. The couturier battled with cancer for 10 years before passing. Dominican born de la Renta has worked for Lanvin, Balmain and Balenciaga in the past. He brought up his own label and made a great name for it. Many first ladies and influential women in the entertainment industry have modeled his creations. He just made major headlines after designing Amal Alamuddin’s ivory wedding gown for her wedding to George Clooney last month.  A new creative director Peter Copping was just appointed last week and he will pick up where the legendary designer left off.  As a tribute to one of the most influential designers in the business we have gathered his 10 most iconic gowns.

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Jessica Alba’s 2013 tangerine mermaid gown by de la Renta is one of her best looks to date.

 

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Amy Adams floated on the Oscar red carpet in a dove grey ball gown by de la Renta

 

 

 

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Sarah Jessica Parker  at the 2014 Met Gala in a gown designed and “signed” by de la Renta

 

 

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Cameron Diaz in ODLR for the 2010 Academy Awards

 

 

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Freida Pinto glowed in a bright orange gown by Oscar de la Renta at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

 

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Jessica Chastain hit the red carpet for the Deauville American Film Festival in a bold embroidered cocktail dress by de la Renta.

 

 

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Sandra Bullock wore a feather-trimmed gown by Oscar de la Renta back in 2004 at the Academy Awards

 

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Kerry Washington looked polished and pristine in a two-tone pastel look by ODLR at the 2013 NAACP Awards.

 

 

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Oprah at the 2010 Met Gala. This  was one of Oprah’s best red carpet looks to date and you could tell she loved the dress.

 

Oscar de la Renta was a great designer and his fashion legacy shall live on!

Style Heist: DIY Swarovski Jeweled Trenchcoat

add some pizzazz to that jacket sitting in your closet and create a new look

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Trenchcoats are great staple items during the Fall/Winter seasons. Now you can spice up your wardrobe with some Swarovski crystals and time. You want to use the best quality crystals due to the fact that trenchcoats are outerwear and will possibly endure harsh weather. Now grab the materials you will need and let your creative juices flow to create a your custom jacket.

 

Materials

  • a trench coat
  • Swarovski crystals
  • sew-on settings
  • toothpick
  • pliers
  • thread
  • needle
  • E6000

 

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Set the stones into the metal settings. Use a pair of pliers to close the prongs onto the crystals. Lay out the pattern to make sure it’s to your liking.

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Use masking or painter’s tape to mark where the crystals will be attached. Make sure the areas won’t be covered or placed in awkward areas – try the coat on to assess the placements

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Squeeze a dollop of E6000 onto a piece of cardboard. Use a toothpick to apply a tiny bit of glue around the metal setting. Be sure not to get the glue on the back of the crystal since you will eventually need to sew through the setting. The glue simply ensures that the crystals stay in place before you begin to sew.

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Use pliers and toothpicks to help adjust smaller pieces. Allow the glue to dry completely.

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Thread a needle with like-colored thread. Tie a double knot at the end and pull the needle up from the inside of the coat.

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Thread it from one hole in the setting to the opposing hole. Work in a criss cross pattern, sewing each crystal in place. This is definitely the most tedious part but just remind yourself it’s the final step!

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Add a few leftover crystals to the inside of the collar . . .

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Even add some to the back of the coat

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There you have it, a special jeweled trench coat created by you!

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OOTD : Ankara (Wax Print) Style

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This outfit was inspired by the beautiful flared ankara top that I found on Pintrest. I paired it with another ankara print pencil skirt and a fly purple turban. The yellow accessories really bring  a pop of color to the outfit. The Dolce & Gabbana floral cat eye glasses give the outfit a great splash. Take a look above.