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Thursday, May 26, 2011

caribbean queen: chrishell stubbs

this bombshell is none other than chrishell stubbs. she is the babyface beauty from turks & caicos who took the modeling profession by storm.  our own caribbean queen! 

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missing mike

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beauty in black and white

pic courtesy of fyeahethnicmodels.tumblr.com


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the last of the a-ha moments...and oprah

american idol indeed

here's to you, oprah

just finished watching the very last episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show.  i actually didn't cry but i was inspired.  this is not unusual after watching oprah.  like many, i've grown up watching oprah for most of my life.  i suppose i took her and her life lessons for granted.  now i understand what a void her departure is leaving.  this is especially so now that we have such an abundance for  trash tv.  anyhow, i wish her continued success in her future endeavors.  and, i hope that she continues to feed us those important a-ha moments.  ciao oprah!

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man up

last two pics from anotherfashionbook.tumblr.com

hmmm...a whole lotta handsome.  just a little eye candy for the girls and some fashion inspiration for the fellas.  equal opportunity here at passionista place!     

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

walk it out

pic courtesy of musicmoneymayhem.tumblr.com

sometimes its not what you're wearing..........but how you strut in it!!!

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Monday, May 23, 2011

louis, louis (vuitton)

here is one of the new louis vuitton ads.  they are such experts at evoking glamour...

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playing catch up

the innovative grace jones turned 63 on
the 19th of may

biggie had a b-day too. 
he would have been 39

etta james fell extremely ill.  hope she gets well soon. this menage of pretty pics of etta comes from
the lovely naturalbelle on blogspot

randy "macho man" savage passed away last week.  here he is pictured with the glamorous ms. elizabeth
back in the (my) day.

bey killed her performance at the billboard music awards sunday night.  she received the millenium award and
acknowledged her hubby's support so adorably.  awww!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

bad boyz

bad boyz......striking a pose!


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little one

pic courtesy of keekers.tumblr.com

isn't she gawg-eous??!!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

swimsuit edition: a purple craze

love this swimsuit!  sexy but classy....and yes, that is anchal from america's next top model season something.  (p.s- i hear she is dating jim carrey now but you ain't heard that from me cuz ms. pearle ain't one to gossip)

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summer sneak peek

it would be really nice having the both of these in my life....don't you think?

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essentials: the trench

it feels like its been raining for a week straight here in new york.  i do understand that it is a necessary part of the cycle of life, but that doesn't make it suck any less.  anyhow, the silver lining on this cool, wet cloud is the need for the trench coat.  i've been seeing so many varieties out in the streets and online that have been inspiring.  of course, i picked out a few to give you some ideas.  i have two in my closet and they both are fantastic (if i do say so myself).  one is a chocolate brown with the buttons a little off center and the other is a lightweight but more traditional trench.  what kind do you have (or want)?

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Monday, May 16, 2011

bonita applebaum

i don't know who she is but i love it..........................

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she's a boss!
i would love to be this cool and possess this idgaf attitude at this age. 

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

a true dita

dita von teese
on her retro pin up girl steez!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

jill scott- return of soul

she's back!!!!!

my jilly from philly returns and with new good soul music~

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remembering mia

i'm a tad late with this, i know, but i wanted to honor the wonderful (plus sized) model mia amber davis.  sadly, she passed away very recently.  this is truly a loss because this woman was an inspiration to so many.  she will definitely be missed.....rip mia.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

morning cup of josephine

pic from the lovely naturalbelle @ hairinspiration.blogspot.com
coffee!!!  this pic is me right now (except not quite so angelic or glamorous) with my morning cup of josephine.  feels good!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

tika time-gossip girl

although i'll have to dvr gossip girl tonight (due to the game), i found this season to be so much more exciting and enticing.  besides blair and chuck, there is a new character i'm thrilled to see: the gorgeous tika sumpter.  she has brought some much needed color and class to the show (i know jessica zhor is there but they seem to leave her ethnicity a mystery and nicola f. was just blair's flunky).  every episode has tika looking even more stunning than the last.  i hope that her character can become a little more intriguing in the future.  as for chuck, he is more magnetic than ever.  hmmm...you know you love me...xoxo

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my guys

good luck to my guys tonight.  the last game proved that they are such a phenomenal team.  what a show!  in case you missed it, dwayne wade seriously injured my fave celtic rondo.  rajon rondo, reaffirming what a class act he is, came back to the court despite the scary injury that would have most done for the rest of the playoffs.  anyway, enough gushing!  i hope they do well but either way they have a fan in me. 

rondo pics from grandtheftrondo.tumblr.com

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

where i was... (naples)

hi guys!  i am feeling relaxed and refreshed thanks to my south florida vacation.  the trip was quite amazing.  ninety degree sunny weather helps ALOT.  the intention was to do next to nothing (besides lounge and party).  mission accomplished!!  fantastic food and drinks (had a marvelous mango margarita that was to die for), dancing in the street and lazy days at the beach filled my time away. plus, i had the best company.  remember last time i hit the sunshine state?  i ended up doing a whole lot of shopping.  this time, i resisted the urge.  the exception was some cheap n chic jewelry shopping at this huge accessories shop on their 5th Avenue (naples, florida).  i didn't bring my lovely laptop so i was unable to really keep up with the blogging.  i did have a few posts in the queue, of course.  but there was so much i wanted to discuss with you: the royal wedding especially.  i've decided to post on the big event, even if its a bit after the fact.  anyway, back to the regular scheduled programming of my life. 

p.s  thanks for all the comments while i was away...

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

true words

ain't that the truth, ms. blair!!!!!!

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the crimson beauty- met costume institute gala

so the met costume institute gala took place yesterday.  last year, i did a whole run down of the dresses i liked.  this year did not impress me much.  there were a few that i fancied, of course.  but i decided to narrow it down to the one that was the most stunning (in my humble opinion).  by now you have guessed its rihanna.  the currently crimson coiffed beauty donned a lace black stella mccartney with strappy louboutins.  the peek-a-boo sides and french braids give it that pizazz that makes the look so stellar.  simply put, rihanna fenty looks gorgeous!  below are a couple of runner up dresses i enjoyed:  ashley greene and diane kruger. 

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ashley greene
diane kruger