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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, 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!!!

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Pastry Sneakers

Barbie So In Style (S.I.S.)


Power Tripping: Happy Father’s Day…For Real

21 Jun

Giving Praise on the day that’s often Under-Appreciated

I said Happy Father’s Day on my Twitter and Facebook. My Tweets consisted of me defining and ranting on what is a real father. However, I can speak on the subject matter because there was a father in my life. No matter what problems that were going on in my family…he was there for me and my sister. There are male relatives in my family who love their children. dearly but they can put much more effort into being great dads. At my first job, I was talking to one of the male co-workers in the office and I never forgot how he explained to me that he does everything he can to be good to his daughter so that she can meet a man that will treat her with respect and dignity. I can clearly understand his method but I will never comprehend a father’s duty to his son because its very different with boys. I have firsthand knowledge of what it is like for a young man not to grow up with his father seeing it through my male friends and relatives. A single mother does not have BOTH job as a mother and father…her duties are double times the load (no disrespect intended). This day is for The Real Fathers and here are my thoughts:

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