Seriously, his voice is lyrically soul like syrup mixed with a unique edge that I can’t quite describe. His sound is amazingly honest and lacks the pretentious churn that is often baked into newer, emerging, artists. His story?
Pleasure Ellis was not discovered on the streets. He was not discovered in a talent show. Pleasure Ellis was discovered through a phone call. He made that phone call. The receiver of his phone call? MC Hammer. That’s right, he contacted MC and informed him of his ability to sing at MC Hammer’s private residence. Read all about it here.
THIEF IN THE NITE Video:
I sat there thinking: Yes he has hints of MJ in him. Yes he is a talented reminder of the power of influence and appreciation. And yes, I will put this song on spin. A comfortable sense thinking MJ is “gone but NEVER forgotten”. It’s a beautiful fusion of sound and memories.
This Barbadian R&B beauty has evolved from a general pop sensation with a more innocent image to something a lot more siren worthy. She has become a style icon to the point where she’s getting payed mega bucks to sit front row center at major fashion events.
Her music, like her look, has changed accordingly. That’s what you get when you put marketing and music together. You get a product that the record label wants to market. So in other words, some artists must sacrifice their say towards creative power. Box them and ship them!
From crooning about “I wanna know boy If I could be ya shawty” and moving more towards a vixen of dominatrix in “Good Girl Gone Bad”, Rhianna has moved towards a more charged Beyonce-type of “I can take care of my damn self” type of woman: ”
Come here rude boy, boy
Can you get it up
Come here rude boy, boy
Is you big enough
Here is Rhianna over the years, Constantly evolving towards something else: What do you think about her looks over the years?
The catwalk has been freed to swell with color and majestic graces of diversity. Even though black people don’t realise this small changes, these are the “I have a dream” speeches coming true. Not only the presentation of blacks on runways but the equal appreciation of beauty in every color. It makes us relate and appreciate the dorned coutoure as a style that can be dynamically wearble regardless of race. Anyhow, although change is slow, at least it is gradual. That is fabulous.
Jourdan Dunn one of the colors paining the runway fabulous....
Arise featured these three beauties during the 2008 Africa Rising event. It was also a chance to feature couture/custom pieces by Nigerian designers: The supermodels (Naomi Campbell, Alek Wek & Liya Kebebe) were best dressed by Nigerian designers, Deola Sagoe, Fati Asibelua of MOMO Couture, Lanre DaSilva Ajayi of LDA. As I browsed through the magazine, I was overcome with glee. As a woman of African descent, I was proud to see that African fashion is booming.
This summer the movie ‘Hancock’ showed across big screens everywhere, with the highly likeable and charismatic Will Smith playing the role of this not so average alcoholic heroine.The movies talking point that got critics and film fanatics raving everywhere wasn’t the unique story line, or even the off screen intimacy between Will Smith and Charlize Theron on the red carpet, it was the sunglasses Hancock wore during the film, and in the films advertising campaigns, Dior Mist 1s!
Here are the actual shades. And you can buy them Here
It’s all about the scarf so then it must be about the neck area too. I am loving the details on the Rhi Rhi scarf. I’m intrigued by the fact that this scarf doesn’t look cliched like a Shemagh usually would. Gurl you own this style. And those of you who know me know I really like the details in an outfit.
Got to appreciate a fashionista who pays homage to detail.
Some wear it right too: These boys do have the scarf swagg going on:
The Scarf Swagging group. Well done boys.
This young lady wears her Shemagh casually and relaxed:
This one beauty chose to worn hers on her head.
Gorgeously worn. Note the details remain on the scarf not the whole body. No detail overload.