Canadian comeback gal, musician Fefe Dobson’s a funny one! A true rock’n’roller –her music and her style rocksss! A celebrated individual, Fefe [an ex-model] has a sort of European sensibility about her -although she has in the past bowed to pressure –and been caught on occasions doing the pedestrian ‘R&B’ and ‘sugary pop’ princess thing [pictured looking pretty uncomfortable in what I can only describe as ‘Black-gal-shiny-dresses’] - 80% of the time, -Ms Dobson’s is fabulously herself –hot, young, kinetic and relevant. Oh..her music is pretty hot too -check it out at: http://www.fefedobson.com/
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
I had to think long and hard about whether to put up these photos [because who hasn’t suffered from bad hair, or the shame of your weave blowing –only to reveal hair loss or peppercorn hair]. Well Blogland has already flooded the world-wide-web with these images [and much more] –so here goes… Personally, I feel Supermodel Naomi Campbell should be left alone, –black hair is political enough [on its own without the ‘severe hair loss’ moral panic thing] -and I should know, I’m sporting natural hair right now [and it took balls to do so –even though I now feel as-free-as-a-bird]. I too had thin hair at the front and decided that –enough’s enough and threw away the hair extensions! Please note; my being natural doesn’t mean that I will never wear a wig again –it’s just that right now -natural is me. But things are different for sista Naomi, –the business that she’s in kinds-of-demands the more [perceived] softer –more Caucasian looking hair [right now]. But what Naomi does have going for her -is her beautiful face –and thus, she can shave off all the damaged hair, start again and be free-ee-eee. The only problem I perceive -would be whether her Russian boyfriend can ‘do/have/touch/love’ that type/kind of BLACK WOMEN [if you get what I mean –God help us women of colour –its not easy ooOOO].
Monday, 28 June 2010
King Alex and Barnaby Bear on the Thames Clipper leaving Embankment Pier -heading towards TATE Modern –as happy as Larry…..
London by the Thames -one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world…
King Alex and Barnaby Bear taking in London’s many fabulous landmarks…
Barnaby Bear Loves the TATE…..
King Alex, Barnaby Bear and his daddy in front of a Roy Lichtenstein
The Andy Warhol room is fabulously inspirational
King Alex and Barnaby Bear in front of a of a Kandinsky
Walking towards London Bridge Pier –we stumbled across this sea of flags….
And behold we looked up and saw a Ghana flag; could this be a sign …is Ghana about to become the first African country to win the World Cup?
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Hot musician/producer, Santi White aka Santigold is a fashion icon in the making! A walking experimentation of ‘colour-inyaface-glitzy-street-fauxfur-crazy-t-shirts-bold-pantaloons-and-some-demure-moments’ –Santigold is stunningly out there. Spontaneous [I can’t imagine Santigold planning her wardrobe advance like some –can you?] and a chameleon, -Santigold’s evolution in terms of fashion and style will make your head spin [in a good way]. She has morphed from ‘hot Ghettonista’ [the only type of ghetto fashion that works for me peps –* Nicki Minaj’s also good at this look] to an all out ‘what-is-Santi-gonna-wear-today’ fabulousness. Whether demure in an elegant dress [sitting in the front-row of a major fashion show], or dressed in bright stretchy leotards, with cap, loads of gold accessories and ‘it’ trainers, -or as a bored Miami housewife in a wonderful clash of colours - I love her regardless because the look’s all her own...........x
I went to the auction last Monday, –I’m looking for a marble top commode [not a Neapolitan inlaid tulipwood commode or anything as grand –honey I don’t have that kind of money] –with a little age to sit beside my bed. I went to my nearest auction house –Southgate Auction Rooms in North London [there’s another fabulous one in Finchley but I just didn’t have the time] and even though I didn’t see what I wanted; –fell in love over-and-over-again with all the other odds-and-ends. I’m a big fan of blue&whites and fell very hard for a group of blue&white lamp bases, some gorgeous multi coloured Murano vases, a collection of battered Anglepoise lamps and a very old Persian rug. If you are over flat-pack and MDF furniture –and can’t be doing with some of the jagger-jagger on the high street –then second-hand, car-boot sales, skips [that’s right -skips], e-bay and auctions are fabulous places to buy good solid furniture on a budget [plus it stops your interiors from having that ‘shiny’ new look –that pedestrian ‘high-street’ furniture create]. http://www.southgateauctionrooms.com/...
Monday, 21 June 2010
I’ve kept this Comptoir Des Cotonniers advert –forever, and just had to scan it.....and share it with you. I love it...