Thursday, October 1, 2009

Don't Forget: We've moved!

Please come visit me at my new home in a safer 'hood. Quarter waters for everyone!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Vacancy: We've moved

Hello, Loves! I've changed addresses and can now be found at a new (more secure) address. Please come on over and rock with me there. If you don't, I'll be really sad. The new spot is I really hope to see you there. Oh, make sure to holla at a playa on your arrival. Thanks! Hugs & Hauteness!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Ooooooo-Weee! (More intense than a normal fashion fix, these BluBlockers have me feenin')

Birthday Specs

In case you didn't know, yours truly has a birthday approaching (very rapidly, and NO I won't tell how many candles should be on the cake). I know, now you're wondering what to get me. Don't fret, pets. You know StyleScrybe is always thinkin' of ya, so most of this week's posts will be dedicated to my birthday wishlist. First up: pink BluBlockers (yeah... the ones from the infomercials). I'm not as concerned about their supposed ability to "let you see sharper, clearer and with less distortion" as I am about their funky look. Plastic aviators? Timeless! And can you GET any girlier than bubble gum pink? (read that last sentence again, and say it like Chandler from "Friends.") Yep! feel free to send these my way, and since they're only $38, you can throw in another too. Oh... um... not to be a pain, but they're limited edition, so if you could get on that before they run out, it'd be great. THANKS!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Check it Out, Yo! (Check it, Check it Out: BET Rising Icons)

I Do What I Do Like I'm Doin it for TV!

I've said plenty of bad things about BET, but with the Rising Icons series (Sponsored by Grey Goose), I think they may be onto something. I recently attended the taping of the first episode, and must admit I thoroughly enjoyed myself (despite the bruise on my finger from their making us clap emphatically for long periods of time while I was wearing a HUGE ring). First up to the mic was Hal Linton. Never heard of him before but I definitely won't forget him (cop that album when it comes out.) Dude's music had that "real music" feel... you know... like something you listen to with mom, and she says "I remember when..." And he's not bad on the eyes (even gave me a "Five Heartbeats" moment with his repeated flirtations.)

Then Ms. Chrisette Michele graced the stage. Yep, after seeing her live show, I'm giving her a permanent "Mizz" because girlie's got it goin' on. (I'm also recommending that you find a way to see her ASAP!) The voice, the stage presence, the interaction with the crowd... she could have just as easily mesmerized a smoke-filled jazz club audience of yesteryear as she did us. You know how they say someone's "been here before?" Well, let's go ahead and say that about her. (Click the Pic for more images from the day... I'm even in a few) But wait, let me not forget her gown. That thang was goddess-gorgeous! (Yes I said thang... that's how great it looked on her). Oooh and the shoes (We couldn't bring in cameras, but as soon as I find a pic, I'll share!)

Now, if we could only get somebody to slip us a shot of Grey Goose...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oops! I Did it Again! (Disappearing Acts)

Don't Call it a Comeback...

OK, you can call it a comeback, a reappearance, or whatever you want... as long as you're happy it's happening. I got lost in the sauce of life for a little while, but I'm back to the grill again, and I'm cookin' up good stuff for ya! Let's make a deal... If I fall off a little, and you decide to miss me, comment and let me know it. Kay? Thanks!

So, How was your Fourth of July? Mine was fantastic! I got to attend the Capitol Concert and fireworks show in DC this year (and on some VIP ish in the special seats!) It was really cool seeing Barry Manilow and Aretha Franklin (what was she wearing?!), but my highlights were Natasha Bedingfield, who had on a FIERCE pair of platforms (she may have been standing extra tall, but I'm the one who got a high from those shoes!) and the Sesame Street Muppets (I sang along to almost every song!) My seat wasn't close enough to the stage to get a clear pic, so I took one of the jumbotron.

Oh, and for the first time, I was all red, white & blue-tifully patriotic (because this year, I'm proud of the steps my country is taking... My President's Black...). How you like my outfit? Oh, and "Check My Footwork!" (You ain't got these!)... but you can if you hurry to Charlotte Russe (sometimes, you gotta give props to the cheapie spots). Anyway, it feels good to be back. Next post, I'll tell you why you NEED to make sure you take advantage of ANY opportunity you get to see Chrisette Michele perform live. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Mad Props: President Barack Obama

Pride, a Deeper Love...

StyleScrybe's sore today. I got spent Monday night on the floor of my cousin's office, woke up at 5:30 AM Tuesday and then walked what seemed like a million blocks in heels to stand in the freezing cold for hours. It was well worth it, though because I was present at one of the most historical events in my life (and this country's history). Yes, I was there... at the Inaugural Ceremony. I stood shivering in the huddled mass of people to see Michelle Obama hold the Bible Abraham Lincoln used at his swearing in while her husband, President Barack Hussein Obama, took the Oath of Office. We received tickets to the standing area at the last minute, and I could barely see the jumbotron through the bare branches of a tree. Still, my grandchildren will be able to tell their friends I was there. My mother, who was unable to make the trip to D.C. was able to live vicariously through me.

150 years ago, I would have been human chattel, 100 years ago I would have been considered a nigger, 50 years ago I would have called myself a negro, 25 years ago, I was Black, and yesterday I was African American. Today, I am American. No, all racial context of my life has not been erased. I am the granddaughter of a Black Panther, the descendant of slaves (and slaveholders and Native Americans). The hardships and atrocities faced by my forefathers and foremothers has not been forgotten nor vindicated. There is still a HUGE racial divide. Hegemony is still VERY MUCH in effect. And, just as any orphan would, my people still have MAJOR issues. (I often say I come from an orphaned race because much our our history, etc is so obscured.) However, President Obama's presence in the Oval Office brings to mind that line from "The Jeffersons" theme song, "We've finally got our piece of the pie!" (I really could go on and on about the significance of the day, but then you'd get bored with me and not come back)

Oh! I wouldn't be StyleScrybe if I didn't take a moment to admire Mrs. Obama's Inaugural fashion choices. She was absolutely radiant at the ceremony in her yellow-green Isabel Toledo ensemble with green J.Crew gloves and patent Jimmy Choo pumps. Later, her white Jason Wu gown was a fairy tale all its own.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Ooooooo-Weee! (More intense than a normal fashion fix, thes Via Spiga Novella boots have me feenin')

Life on the Fringe

Thus far, StyleScrybe's been anti- the whole fringe thing. Yeah, I know they're all the rage, but a woman with true style can always say "no" to a trend she doesn't like. One look at these "Novella" boots by Via Spiga have lead me to veto my decision, though (OK, maybe not a total veto, but I'm at least making an ammendment). They're pearlized leather, have a 4 inch heel and the shaft is tall enough for them to qualify as ef-me boots. The long fringe is simply a little hippie chic thrown into the mix (and since it's less voluminous than most of what's out there, I won't look like a Woodstock relic). Plus, next year, if fringes are out, you can tie them into a bow or find something else creative to do with them. Not bad for the $212.50 wants for them, right?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

For tha Low Low: H&M's Bangin B.O.G.O.

Scoop- Scoop- Be- Doop...

StyleScrybe's got the scoop on a sale you won't want to miss. (Wrote a blog about it. Like to hear it? Here it go!) I was perusing the sale rack at h&m yesterday, when I spied with my stylish eye (yeah I like that phrase so get used to it) something that I just HAD to buy. I'd been stalking this silver loose-knit sweater tank for a while, and it FINALLY had one of those red $10 tags on it! I get it to the register and the cashier asks "You don't want your somethin' free?" (Repita por favor?) I mean, I'd seen the signs, but I thought the "Buy one, get one free" was only on certain sale items. Honey... EVERYTHING in the sale section is included! I'm going for round two tomorrow. Maybe I'll see you there!

Monday, January 12, 2009

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might: Louis Vuitton Sprouse Collection

Let's pretend I won the lottery, had a visit from my fairy godparent (he or she's out there somewhere, I just know it) or found some other way into a whole lotta chedda. If said fantasy were to come true, please believe a MAJOR shopping spree would be very close to the top of my to-do list. 'Til that happens, let's play a little game of "that's my bag."

Urban Scrawl

StyleScrybe's seeking a do-over of 2009's beginning for a few folks. Seems the tides of trauma lingered a little past the ball-drop for some of my family. I'm still on "if I want it, it's mine," though, so right now I'm claiming a Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton's new Stephen Sprouse Collection. Available as of January 9th, the brightly embellished collection pays tribute to, and is inspired by the work of Stephen Sprouse, the late American fashion designer and artist known for bringing downtown cool to the uptown crowd. (He also collaborated with Marc Jacobs on his first LV collection.) The collection consists of various bags, accessories and leather goods- all bearing either neon grafitti or Sprouse's signature flowers. I'm all about the Speedy 30 in flourescent Monogram Grafitti and in Monogram Roses. However, considering they current financial climate and their pricetags of $1180 and $1310, respectively, I might have to jack somebody (B*tch run that! Run that! Ante up!) to get mine. Nah, I'm a lover, not a jacker. I'll just pray for some freelance work (I got skills! Holla at me, bay-beh). Either that or you can catch me panhandling at the train station lol.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Beautiful! I Just Want You to Know! (Kiss My Face & E.L.F)

I'll Take You to the Candy Shop...

Whatchu know 'bout me (whatchu whatchu know 'bout me!)? Well here's one thing you need to know: StyleScrybe's lip gloss is officially cool (and poppin'). Since it's winter, I'm constantly re-hydrating my pucker, so I was super psyched to find a CP-time Christmas gift baggie loaded with lip goodies in my mailbox. When I saw the deep, bronzy color of the topaz Sheer Organic Shine by Kiss My Face, I was concerned, but I'm a sucker for anything minty (can't beat shiny lips AND fresh breath in one pop), so I gave it a try. Once I realized the subtlety of the color and read on the tube that it's 100% natural (and 91% organic), I was hooked. I think Opal will be my next color (they're all named after precious jewels).

Then, the sweet side of me swooned when I spotted e.l.f.'s Candy Shop lip gloss tins. I got "Cherry Bomb" and "Frosting Fanatic" and was impressed with both. Just enough shimmer and tint with believably yummy smells and a hint of flavor.

At least this year my lips will be ready for Valentine's Day even if my love life isn't. Oh... BTW, StyleScrybe is single and VERY ready to mingle. Any leads?