Celebutantes: Angela and Vanessa Simmons Launches Pastry& Barbie So In Style Collection

20 May

Today in the blog-sphere, no matter how much talk about the world ending tomorrow (suppose to be in about in a hour and a half at the time of this posting), Angela and Vanessa Simmons put joy in everyone hearts when they launch their newest Pastry collection with Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.) dolls. The two young ladies held a launch party in L.A. wearing custom design glamorous dresses designed by Chris March of Project Runway Fame. Angela looked like a real-life futuristic Party-time Barbie doll  while big sister Vanessa emulated the more elegant-evening Barbie. According to TheYbf.com, the event will be featured on on March’s upcoming BravoTv reality show “Mad Fashion” (no air date set).

I absolutely love the Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.) which is the mastermind of Stacey McBride-Irby who introduced this line in 2009. The moment I heard of her through Wendy Williams Tv Show, I immediately brought the dolls for my  niece for Christmas that same year. Irby’s intentions was to bring a line that would serve as a role model to young African-American girls, especially with the big sister/little sister packaging. It broke my heart to see on the internet that this line was “controversial”  when complaints regarding the skin tone and hair texture of the dolls arose amongst the black community. Later, I learned that the world is filled people who will always find something wrong with everything.

Other than that, I think the Pastry and Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.) have a wonderful collaboration  due to being positive role models amongst young girls in the community and hope that African-American mothers buy these dolls for their little girls because not only are they beautiful and for playtime…they have a positive role model sitting in their doll house. That is priceless!!!

Credits goes to: TheYBF.com

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Jukebox: “Run the World (Girls)” Beyoncé

19 May

Beyoncé 's Forthcoming Album "4" is set for release June 28

Celebutante: Bruno Mars & Joan Smalls for US Vogue June 2011

19 May

The Man and His Woman

19 May

The Fall 2011 Looks of AmareSinh http://www.AmareSinh.com

You just have to love social media. If it wasn’t for my Tumblr friends posting the photo on the far left, I wouldn’t have received a Twitter response from Asian-American designer, Huy Tran, of AmareSinh, thanking me for tweeting the photo of his work. I checked out his Twitter profile, clicked the link to AmareSinh’s official website, and fell in love with his Ready-To-Wear Women’s collection. The looks were  hip, elegant, and immaculate. Originally from Philadelphia, Tran was educated at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York and worked in the fashion industry before starting his design company in 2009. “Amare” means love in Italian and “Sinh” means birth in Vietnamese. Together this special name commemorates the love, appreciation, and beauty of life. With the help and encouragement of family and friends, AmareSinh was launched in August 2010. Since then,  the collection that have showcased tailored women’s blouses, trousers and dresses, have been featured in Philadephia Fashion Week; Cincinatti Fashion Week; and Shanghai Fashion Week. Furthermore, it has created a buzz amongst other fashion blogs across the internet. Tran has taken the time to chat with B&G Society about overcoming adversity to build his brand and the future of AmareSinh in the fashion world. Continue reading

Celebutante: Beyonce for Billboard Magazine

18 May


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Tomorrow is Beyonce’s highly anticipated video premiere of “Run The World” on American Idol

Power House: Adora’s Magic

18 May

For the first time, The B&G Society has decided to implement the “Power House” ,documenting owners of successful small business ventures. For this first installment, I am profiling my own business, Adora’s Magic, that was started in February 2008. The idea of diaper cakes first came to mind when I attended a friend’s baby shower and she received it as a gift. It garnered the most attention out of all the presents. Being the creative person, I did my research on how to make them and been perfecting my craft ever since eventually graduating to making diaper wreaths and washcloth lollipop favors. Individuals who have purchased these beautiful cakes and wreaths told me that their gifts was the best ones at the baby shower. Furthermore, the receivers refused to take them apart!

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Lens Talent: The Innovator

18 May

The innovating and captivating Tasha Bleu

Experienced models turned fashion photographers often know what they are doing when they are capturing great shots. They have a unique idea of how beauty and fashion is to be portrayed. Rhode Island Tasha Bleu is a model turned self-taught fashion photographer who knows how to work the lens on her camera. She focuses on contemporary street wear culture, high fashion editorials, and industry events. Her concepts are edgy and futuristic. The styling, specifically with avant-garde, is very chic and innovative. Bleu founded her own photography company, Treu Bleu Imagery in January 2010 and has already landed work on BET’s Rip the Runway, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and Africa Week. In addition, she worked with brands around the world that includes Kayobi Clothing UK, MYOB Japan, Stevie Boi Eyewear, David David, Boy Meets Girl USA, and more. Her work has appeared in fashion on/offline magazines that includes Elle, Bleu, Hypebeast and Convention. Bleu’s photos take you into another century. You are deeply in a trance by the photo concepts that will leave you wanting an encore. As her motto goes, “to thine own self be treu”.

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