My Glam Diva of the Week
Mrs.Tenika worked the cut, outfit and shoes. Not to mention she’s my BFF. Go Girl!
Pencil Skirts and Ties, the event held at Ambassador Ballroom. I had a chance to interview some local talented artist who opened up the show. The show opened with #B.Moore whose sexy swag, style and sound crooned the ladies with seduction to his hit song “Again”. It was reminiscent of the 80-90’s Classic R&B. Next was hip hop artist #TrentonPayper. He got the crowd hyped with his infectious new dance song “The Money Dance” the crowd eagerly shouted encore so they could learn this new dance. The night flowed with more local talent until Ms HOLLYHOOD Teairra Mar’i arrived looking fashionably Fabulous as always.
Teairra Mar’i arrived with her glam team/stylist Gianni.
Teairra Mar’i wore this maroon/sheer slinky, sexy little dress with a leather shingle jacket and matching fringe boots.
TS: Who are you wearing tonight?
TM-A new designer out of Detroit called “House of Élan”
TS: How did you choose this dress, what inspired this evenings fashion?
TM: My boots. I always start with my shoes, then my stylist finished the look.
TS: You look fabulous, your makeup, hair and fashion.
TM: Thank you. I love fashion, love checking for up and coming designers.
TS: You’re our girl next door. That’s how everyone sees you. Next door to Hollywood success.
TM: I’m the epitome of HOLLYHOOD! I can be chilling having a great time, I’m your girl til somebody tries to cross me and I have to get hood on them quickly.
TS: rumor mill alert?
TS: I heard you’re reunited with your Ex- Ray J on an upcoming reality tv project?
TM: Me and Ray J go back a long way, something like 10 years.
TS: Ray J is casted for Love & Hip-Hop LA, is that where you guys will reunite?
TM: where did you hear that?
TS: Well I also heard part of the original cast was replaced with the likes of Dawn Richards, Aubrey O’Day ( both are member of Danity Kane) and Ms. Joy ( Bow-Wow baby mama), Omarion and The Game?
TM: Hmmm, sounds like an impressive cast, but I have no comment. I do have a tv project in the works and it has been an emotional ride filming it.
TS: So you’re not gonna tell us if it’s Love & Hip-Hop LA?
TM: You will just have to wait and see (she gives us that girl next door smile).
We continued to chat it up as if we were girlfriends next door catching up. Teairra Mar’i is a doll. She has brains, beauty and talent. (Acting or singing) I had to let her go, the crowd was over anxious for her to belt out her tunes we love. As she rocked the mic, danced with the crowd, I scouted the floor for more fashionable mentions.
Dora – #MichaelKors shoes
FYI: A few days after my interview I learned according to #TMz and #Bossip.com #TeairraMari was spotted out with #RayJ where an altercation occurred with her and Princess who is Ray J’s current girlfriend during the taping of #LOVEANDHIPHOPLA.
We got our confirmation and can’t wait to see our girl. (I hope Teairra Mar’i won that round) given her on-again off-again relationship with Ray J, I’m sure this will not be their last run in.
Did you know that 1.5 Billion adults are overweight? Or that 65% of the worlds population live in countries where they are more likely to die from obesity than malnutrition?
African American women are more likely than any other ethnic group to be obese or overweight. 4/5 Black women are overweight or obese. A person is considered overweight when their Body Mass Index or BMI is 25 or greater.
There’s a movement happening among African American women in the US to counter the Obesity statistics and live a more healthier lifestyle. By age 20 many Black women begin to struggle with weight issues. Black women are taking their health more seriously, eating healthier, taking classes like Zumba and hitting the gym regularly. Take the journey of my Colleague and fellow Fashion Diva Markidah Gibson in our candid discussion about her health journey, educational accomplishments and her passion for fashion.
While Markidah is still pursuing her educational goals she shared with me her journey as it continues..
Markidah didn’t begin to struggle with weight issues until her freshman year at Rutgers University -Newark. ” In the beginning I gained like 15 lbs my freshman year. My weight fluctuated up and down the few years that followed. If I didn’t work out, I’d gain weight rapidly, that’s how my body worked”. She accepted the fact that, to achieve her goals of living a healthier lifestyle meant she had to adopt a regular exercise routine. In the beginning she cut out all soda from her diet for the first four months. (Soda/Juice beverage 16-20oz can contain as much as 77g of sugar) To this day I very rarely have a soda.
I pretty much eat what I like, but to keep with being healthy, I understand the importance of eating smaller portions.
When you strive to be healthier the key I want you to remember is; believe In yourself, stick to a regular exercise routine at least three times a week, and finally -stay off the scale. Start a memory book of good before and after photos. To chronicle your health journey”.
I’m a Fashion Bargain Diva. I’m always looking for great deals, taking advantage of discounts and bargains on clothes and shoes. While I have no problem spending my money on great quality finds, but honestly, who doesn’t pass up a good sale on their favorite designer wear?! Check out some of my styles secrets; my dress could be a bargain steal for $5.00 but my shoes could run $300. What I want you to walk away with from my journey is this..My value is not in my outer beauty or how much money I spend on my clothes. The true test of beauty comes from within. Don’t let others influence or define it for you. Choose to live a healthier lifestyle for you.
I lost 68lbs total to date
I earned my BS in Criminal Justice
Also earned my MASTERS in Criminal Justice and currently pursuing my MASTERS in Business Administration
Our Glamorous Diva of the week is Robin Allure. This Beauty School Graduate and former model is the proud mother of her 1-year old son. She say’s he’s so intelligent, loves to listen to me read to him and makes me laugh all day. Robin is a Make-up artist hailing from Philadelphia, PA. She owns a #Lipstickboutique you can check out on Instagram called @Gotbeauty101. Her Beauty Blog can be followed at http://www.Makeuprobin.Blogspot.com. She sells and custom-makes her lipsticks as well. The colors are gorgeous, you will not be disappointed. Robin’s fashion style is all her own, she say’s “I’m very blunt with fashion, I dress based on my mood. My classic go-to’s faded #Guess jeans or leggings in all colors, platform shoes from #JustFab and a classic leather jacket. My make-up is more of a natural look, I do play with a little color on my lips to make them pop. This Beauty Maven is one sure Diva, hair, make-up and style that she owns. Wishing you success in the world of fashion and beauty. Email her at Majorbusiness141@gmail.com. Here’s some of her style choices:
Sample of Robin Allure’s make-up skills