Art / Photography

DIY: Feather Hair Clip

DIY: Feather Hair Clip

This is a DIY feather hair clip via: freepeople. What you need: Two feathers of your choice, jewelry chain, 3 pieces of jewelry wire and a hair clip. (You can find fake feathers at arts and crafts stores or online.)   Step One: Wrap wire around both feathers, leaving a little room at the top.(…)

Skin: Sandra Laing

Skin: Sandra Laing

How I spend one of my many weekend nights is not out on the town but reading a good book, creating: may it be art or a DIY project or deciding what movie I will watch on Netflix. Well last night Netflix won and it was my boyfriend’s turn to select a movie so as(…)

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

“I want to be honest about the world that we live in, and sometimes my political persuasions come through in my work. Fashion can be really racist, looking at the clothes of other cultures as costumes. . . . That’s mundane and it’s old hat. Let’s break down some barriers.” —Alexander McQueen. Last weekend I(…)

Summery Refreshing Fruit Salad to Beat the Heat

Summery Refreshing Fruit Salad to Beat the Heat

Looking for something fast, different and light to eat to give you slight relief from the heat? Try this simple but delicious fruit salad from Batter Splattered that will definitely have you saying “what heat?” well ok, maybe this is a bit extreme… but it will at least have you reaching for seconds!  Spinach and Strawberry(…)

Does Your Musical Palette Unfairly Define You?

Does Your Musical Palette Unfairly Define You?

My musical palette reveals so many colors and ranges in drastic degrees from classical, indie, rap, new age, soul, world, alternative, reggae, broadway, jazz, house, blues, rock, etc but as a black woman I have been given the side eye more than a few times when I mention some of my favorites who happen to fall(…)

Paradou: French Cuisine

Paradou: French Cuisine

If you are in the New York area or planning just an impromptu dinner then you do not want to miss Paradou, a French cuisine restaurant in the heart of the meatpacking district. The restaurant is named after a beautiful small village in the region of Provence (south eastern France on the Mediterranean). Paradou boasts(…)

Music: New Young Pony Club

Music: New Young Pony Club

I have quite a diverse musical palette but I must admit that in recent years I have been a sucker for Indie, alternative, rock artists, especially bands! New Young Pony Club is a punk/new wave/rock band from London featuring lead vocalist Tahita Bulmer. Her style is influenced by the 40′s and 50s from films and(…)

Q-Tip Headlines this year’s 7th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

Q-Tip Headlines this year’s 7th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

At this year’s 7th Annual week long Brooklyn Bodega Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival which started yesterday July 11th and runs through this Saturday the 16th is working very intimately with the extraordinary Q-Tip to present “Q-Tip and Friends” and to give you just a taste, a few out of many of those friends include Ali Shaheed(…)