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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

it's not right, but it's okay...the whitney tribute

obviously, this is well after the fact.  when whitney houston passed away, i was on vacation.  and when i returned, i was...well, sad and didn't feel like discussing.  i  recognize that we must pay tribute to such a legend and now seems to be the right time.  if you were around in the eighties, you probably can't forget whitney's infectious, groundbreaking pop hits even if you tried.  hit after hit after hit.  the nineties were no different. when i was in sixth grade "i'm your baby tonight' was major.  later on in high school (the latter part of the nineties), mrs. houston reigned supreme with the movie "bodyguard" and it's phenomenal soundtrack.  i know i don't have to go into details.  i'll just mention that "i have nothing" gave me and my teenage angst life.  whitney maintained her spot on the throne with the 'waiting to exhale' movie and soundtrack contributions.  by the time i was in college, she hit us hard with the 'my love is your love' album.  at that point, i recall working in a claire's accessory store in a mall somewhere.  the radio station was always glued to KTU and KTU was devoted to whitney.  it's not right, but it's ok, heartbreak hotel, my love is your love.  once again, hit after heavenly hit.  whitney was always a golden girl.  (check her grammy stats)
i chose to include a picture of her wedding day with purpose.  she loved bobby brown.  she was herself when she was with bobby.  they were together for quite a while.  he was her choice and it seems the media has decided to make him a villain.  i don't buy it.  i won't buy it.  i have good instincts about people.  i don't claim bobby brown is an earth angel, by any means.  but, he has a good heart.  he takes a lot of unwarranted heat and complains very little.  but what is most important is that he chose her and she chose him.  and, it appears it was something special and passionate.  nothing for us to judge.  they moved on.  she's gone.  let it be.  i hope that, overall, whitney enjoyed her life.  she was certainly a blessing in mine.  rest in peace 

besos jenna pearle*

Monday, March 26, 2012

a denim do

colored denim is one of the easiest ways to liven up your closet.  get on board, ladies...AND gentlemen.

besos jenna pearle*

the iconic boss (diana)

the iconic boss,diana ross, is celebrating a birthday today.  so, lets toast this queen who reigns supreme....happy birthday, diva!!!

besos jenna pearle*

go ahead...brighten my day!

yellow is, without a doubt, the perfect remedy for the winter blah blues.  be sure to incorporate it in some way to you wardrobe this week.  go ahead....brighten my day. 

besos jenna pearle*

Sunday, March 25, 2012

everdeen, ever shining (the hunger games)

hey, y'all!!!  i'm back from my break.  so much has happened since we last met.  i'll try to touch on some of the things i find most important as we travel on.  the latest thing is, of course, THE HUNGER GAMES!!!!!  i read the first book awhile ago and finished up the addictive series before february.  needless to say, i was eager to see the movie.  happy to report,i was not disappointed.  this girl, the lovely jennifer lawrence, wasn't at all what i pictured for katniss everdeen.  i thought her face was a bit too chubby and soft for a character who seemed a bit hard and hungry.  angular would have been best (and i rarely say that as a chubby cheek chick myself).  anyway, this young lady was excellent, as was the rest of the cast.  so, on behalf of the hunger games craze, here is a pic of the new inguenue reveling in her newfound fame. 

besos jenna pearle*