celebrating inclusive beauty since 2009

Monday, August 29, 2011

michael jackson- the birthday boy

another pic of michael, the king on his throne.  wishing him a happy birthday!  miss you, mike.

besos jenna pearle*

Thursday, August 25, 2011

lost without you- aaliyah

ten years already.  i already spoke on this last year (click aaliyah) so i won't lament here again.  i'll just say her presence is definitely missed. 

besos jenna pearle*

video voyeur: rihanna rude gal edition

well, i was forced to take a break from the video voyeur feature because i no longer knew how to embed or export the videos.  now that i've figured it out, i feel so silly.  its so simple! duh, jenna.  anyway, iguess i'll double up on the videos to make up for lost time again. 
here are two faves from rihanna: rude boy and man down.  i really like rihanna and her voice when she's sticking to her west indian roots.  both of these videos have a strong island presence as well as beautiful cinematography.  and of course, ri ri looks gorge in each one.  there was a lot of hoop-lah made over man down from concerned parents.  i think her music is no longer meant for kiddies since its so explicitly sexual.  however, at least this song/video addressed an important topic kids should be aware of.  anywhoo, enjoy the lovely vids. 

   besos jenna pearle*

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

saturday love for michael jackson

reminder: this weekend (saturday), there will be a celebration for michael jackson (king of pop, as if you didn't know).  the annual spike lee production will take place in my childhood stomping ground prospect park in brooklyn, new york.  i'm sure there will be similar gatherings in places all over the country, all over the world.  if there isn't one in your radius, well, maybe you should host one ;)

besos jenna pearle*

four eye fab

when i was little, i wanted glasses SO BAD!!!  little did i know, the girls who's glasses i coveted wished they could be rid of them.  i eventually became grateful for good eyesight...but still can't help to this day eyeing those four eyes with envy. 
besos jenna pearle*

Monday, August 22, 2011


the fab fanning sisters

amber and mother rose

willow and her grannies

mama ingrid bergman and daughter isabella rosellini

ashley and mary-kate

simmons sisters

family...can't live with 'em...absolutely can't live without them!

besos jenna pearle*

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

black and white-two's company

i guess i'm in a lovey dovey kind of mood still, i suppose.  therefore, this black and white edition is all about the couple.  these are a few of my favorites:  mike and naomi (from my favorite video of mj "keep it in the closet") jay and bey (awww) and my tv couple chuck and blair (its complicated).  enjoy, babes!
besos jenna pearle*

Thursday, August 4, 2011

50 and freakin' fantastic

happy birthday, mr. president!
wishing you many, many more!

besos jenna pearle*

the link up-advance style

all pics courtesy of advancedstyle.blogspot.com
i've been contemplating making changes to passionista place to make it better for you and easier to keep up with for me.  my plan is to have specific features you can count on each week.  in other words, i'd like it streamlined like a magazine and their "in every issue" format.  one of those features is giving the spotlight to one of the numerous fabulous blogs/websites i come across on a daily basis.  i had a whole list of sites i've been meaning to share with you.  but then i recently (as in the day before yesterday) came across the blog called advancedstyle and knew it would be perfect.  advanced style is all about celebrating inclusive beauty just like we do.  they have a particular set area they showcase however: fierce, fashionable mature women!  oh, the outfits, the hair and the infinite wisdom..........sigh.  i love this blog!  below is some advice from one elder who knows her stuff:
1.”Gloves they make an outfit, if it’s the right glove it can do everything for you.”

2.”Getting a good black dress that you can fix up with different wonderful colored scarves.”

3.”Marvelous Jewelry, it doesn’t have to be real or expensive, a strand of pearls can make an outfit.”

4.”A wonderful large fiocco, a beautiful bow or boa.”

5.” The right neckline, if you have a beautiful D├ęcolletage then by all mean shows it.”

6. “I look for the brightest colors in shoes, don’t be afraid to wear them with a dark dress. A bright scarf and shoes and gloves of the same color will stand out against the black background of a dress or suit.”

7. ”The older you get the more elegance you want, you can use great color, but in an elegant way.”

8.”Don’t be afraid to be unique to be different.”

9.”Fishnet stockings, Incredible.”

10. “The real secret is being in love with life and realizing what you have.”
be sure to click the link to advanced style.  be prepared to be entertained and educated.  tell 'em the passionista sent you.

besos jenna pearle*

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

black & white-open mic

jay & ye

billie holiday

marsha hunt

besos jenna pearle*

queen of the pack

apparently, ms. fenty returned to her roots and reigned as carnival queen in her native barbados yesterday.  it looks like a great time and made me a bit nostalgic for my crazy carnival days.  hope the n.y west indian parade is a blast in a glass this labor day.  but back to rih-rih.  it seems after the LOUD tour ended, so did the loud fiery hair.  looking forward to seeing what she does next.

besos jenna pearle*

sassy tots

oh my gosh!  these two are just too friggin' adorable.  it's just too much; i can't take it.

besos jenna pearle*

Monday, August 1, 2011


hey guys!  its august...and i'm back!  well, i'm officially back anyway.  i thought i'd start things off with a gorgeous spread from elle mexico.  of course its the young inguenue selena gomez.  seeing as how i'm not her target demographic, i am not extremely familiar with her actual work.  what i do know is that she seems like a poised, humble and hardworking beauty.  last month, i was able to watch the movie "beezus and ramona" based on my childhood favorite book and she played the title role (beatrice beezus quimby).  i thought she did an amazing job and thoroughly enjoyed the show.  she appears to be a force to be reckoned with...and i'm not even going to mention whats his name.  i think that would take away from her success as an individual ( it also makes me question her choice in men but i guess we all have our faults, haha). 

besos jenna pearle*