Category Archives: Candids

Christmas Card Photo Inspiration

I love a cute christmas card!

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This is too cute!

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What is inspiration without featuring the Kardashians…

Here a few more simple ones…

Christmas Cards Very Merry Christmas - Front : Tomato

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Christmas Cards Merry Modest - Front : Siren


Family Photo Inspiration…

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Wendy Williams talks Beyonce’ supposed “FAKE BUMP”

All this talk about Beyonce’ faking her pregnancy is the topic these days…I must admit I was a bit skeptical when beyonce’ revealed her pregnancy at the MTV music awards..Im like why all of sudden is she being so open. After all she was so close lipped about her relationship with Jay-Z, and when they got married (Which still to this day there are no pictures anyway) so why the  need to be so public now.

she said:

“There were so many rumors about me being pregnant every three months for the past couple of years — I thought the best way and classiest way was to just show”

 Wendy Williams decided to do a little investigating of her own for her show in a segment that she called ‘Beyoncé, Pregnancé, Conspiracé’. She carefully analyzed photos of Beyonce, reviewed the controversial tape of her folding baby bump, and brought out two of her staffers that were pregnant to do a chair test to see if the ‘baby bump fold’ was even possible.

“Now being a woman, I had my baby bump. Many of you have had baby bumps. I never remember [squatting]. Just take a look at the video. She’s either giving birth to a frisbee, or Stewie from family guy. What is that, B? I was on bed rest the whole time, I’m not exactly sure. But I can tell you, when I would get out of the bed and sit up at a kitchen table, I wouldn’t be able to sit like that. Like, I was so concerned about my back and the baby. Even at 5 months I sat like [stands up and leans back into the chair] this.

 Five reasons (conspiracies) why beyonce’ may be lying about the bump:

1) The baby is helping Beyonce’s sagging recording career. It is sagging. I mean the statistics show, but you forget all about that because you’re so focused on, ‘Oh, Beyonce’s pregnant!’

2) Beyonce’s pregnancy is a way of keeping Jay-Z’s alleged mistress away. This is what I love about this show. You can’t see everything that I can see, but people are snapping their necks in nod-ation. How ’bout this one…

3) The alleged woman over in allegedly Trinidad with the alleged 10-year-old alleged son allegedly by Jay-Z, Beyonce’s trying to keep up with her. Allegedly. And how ’bout this…

4) This is the most disgusting one. Beyonce’s going to use a surrogate so she can maintain her body. I don’t believe that one.

5) Well, here’s one that’s even more disgusting than that. They’re adopting, but they’re going to play it off like they gave birth.

You remember I was the first one to say this: it’s going to be an at home, water birth in the master bathroom, there are gonna be three people there: Beyonce, Jay-Z, and their mother Miss Tina. Watch. There will be none of those nurses. There won’t any of those witnesses at the nurses station or anything like that. Beyonce, c’mon you’re not like that are you? *heavy sigh* You know how some of these celebrities can be though. Anything for attention. Anything for attention. “

Moving along … so naturally after hearing Wendy’s reasons I wanted to learn a little more about Jay-Z’s alleged mistress (Not the one in Trinidad with the son). I found what appears to be a super disturbing gossip article suggesting that he had some chick named Cathy White on the side and that right after Beyonce’s pregnancy was announced, Ms. White died. It was also suggested that Beyonce knew about homegirl for a while, and acted like a true “baby-mova” on her several times.
Things that make you take a second look! 

Drake opens up to Elle about Rhianna & Nicki Minaj

I always said it was something cute about Nicki Minaj and Drake…

On loneliness:

“When you’re on the road and moving city to city, when someone isn’t there at the end of the night, you feel empty. The 15 or 20 seconds after a man reaches his climax is the realest moment he’ll ever have in his life. And if you happen to be with somebody that isn’t someone you want to converse with, you start feeling like, I wish I was just here watching True Blood by myself.”

On his fake Twitter marriage to Nicki Minaj:

“I don’t know if we were really pretending. I’d marry Nicki. I think Nicki would be one of the only people that would understand me at the end of all of this and be able to love me.”

On bringing girls home to mom:

“The most intense thing I’ve ever done was bring a girl to Passover dinner. [My mom] just wants me to be happy, but I’m sure she’d love it if I married a Jewish girl.”

On receiving naked pictures:

“If you send them without me asking, it’s like, You’ve done this before. But I’m away a lot. If there’s a woman I’m into, I might want to get a picture from her to handle business myself, as opposed to doing something I might regret.”

On threesomes:

“I’ve never had one. I swear. I’m a one-woman kind of guy.”

On being hurt by Rihanna:

“At the time it hurt, but she didn’t mean to. I’ll never put that on her. I was hurt because I slowly started to realize what it was. I guess I thought it was more. That was the first girl with any fame that paid me any mind. You spend days reading about this person in magazines. All of a sudden you have this number-one song and you’re at some birthday party and there she is. And you’re just some naive kid from Toronto staying in some shitty-ass hotel who got invited to this party on a whim. That’s just how it happened.”

At least he is being real about it…I think he honestly really liked Rhianna (his cute little facials when they perform together tell it all) and still is crushing…

Thanks to Complex.

Gorgeous Ladies..2 snaps!

The lovely ladies looked GORGEOUS as they stepped out for a good cause at the Africa Outreach Project.

Is it me or does Ciara ankles look a bit ashy? Maybe the flash or something lol

Gabby Union stepped out for the cause in a chic cream silk dress with belted embellishments and a sheer back:

Very Classy Miss Gabrielle!

Sanaa Lathan wearing a  green-yellow one-shoulder number by Rachel Roy (the Green Tea Marquesa Dress) and blue pumps:

I am loving this dress!!! It would be perfect for a summer wedding 2012. I also like that you can purchase it off rachel roy website for about $129 HERE


And rocked this cute blush leather mini skirt and matching sheer ruffled blouse.

5 Questions: Monica on Love & Marriage

Monica Brown does an interview with about her “New Life” with Laker Shannon Brown

ESSENCE.COM: We can just see the sparks fly between you and Shannon. How do you two keep things passionate?
That’s so easy for us, I don’t know where to start. The best lingerie I have, Vanessa Bryant gave it to me. She is the biggest fan of La Perla and she goes into those stores a lot. Every time I would open one of her gifts, Shannon was like “yeah” and he’d start clapping for that gift. Sometimes he likes when I’m just in his t-shirt or his jersey.

I think the foundation in our marriage is strong and we don’t want to leave room for anything to tear up the foundation or create cracks in the wall.



Smitten From the Start

Monica says she and Shannon fell in love instantly and after the video shoot (where they met) wrapped, they embarked on one great date that never ended



The truth needs no support. I love my husband and he loves me and I think if you sit back and you watch and you pay attention you’ll see it yourself.


Monica and Shannon Brown surprised fans in November 2010 when they announced that they’d married in a small justice of the peace ceremony with just one witness. Love just could not wait.


Love All Over Me

R&B diva Monica met future hubby Shannon, 2006 first round NBA draft pick and current Lakers player Shannon Brown, on the set of her “Love All Over Me” music video. Who could have known the casting could be so spot on.


My husband is my part of my greatest joys, so it doesnt feel like work or like I’m balancing anything. My husband and my kids absolutely come first.

Check out ESSENCE for the rest of the article..



Beyonce covers Bazaar

Beyonce covers the November 2011 issue of “HARPER’S BAZAAR” ,  For the photoshoot, she was shot by Terry Richardson and styled by Andrew Richardson.   See highlights and her second cover and more pics below:

On the alternate cover, Beyonce wears a beaded jacket, Salvatore Ferragamo; Swimsuit, $185, OMO Norma Kamali.


On her MTV VMAs pregnancy announcement and her red carpet Lanvin gown

“I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself.   I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did.  I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news.  So I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”

On her maternity wear

“All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman.  It’s been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant. Flowy fabrics are always flattering….but I still rock my stilettos.

“I’ve had so much fun with fashion over the months.  I have been pregnant through every event I’ve done, from the Billboard Awards to Glastonbury.”

 On amping up her contemporary art collection

My mother has been an art collector and always taught me the value of art. She has encouraged me to invest in art since I can remember. The first artist I was truly inspired by was Vincent van Gogh. I was 17 and began doing my own paintings. I used to copy his style. When I was 20 I visited the Sistine chapel and saw Michelangelo’s work and it was one of the most spectacular experiences of my life. I then went on a tour around Europe and visited all the places Picasso and Matisse hung out. I then visited Art Basel and was exposed to all kind of contemporary artists. It got me into art that’s more abstract. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring are two of my favorites but I appreciate so many contemporary artists. Art inspires me in so many ways. I use art as reference when I’m looking for inspiration for my performances, wardrobe or a video I might be working on. My husband and I collect all types of art from Basquiat and Warhol to Marilyn Minter.

Bazaar: You sang at President Obama’s inauguration.  What was that moment like for you?

To this day I am still overwhelmed by that experience. It would have been enough of an honor to go to Washington, D.C. and witness history. To have been asked to sing for their first dance was one of the biggest moments of my life. I had to keep telling myself, to snap out of it and sing. I look back at the performance and I still don’t know how I kept it together.

Bazaar: Have you ever seen any of the videos of babies dancing to “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”? What do you think about it being such a hit with the diaper set?

I have seen them and they are hilarious. There’s something about that song. Maybe it’s the repetition and the simplicity of the video that get the babies’ attention. I’ve heard that babies like black and white images so maybe it’s that. Whatever it is, it goes to show that music speaks to everyone.

“It was important to me that I gave myself time to focus on becoming the woman I want to be… before I became a mother,” said Beyonce, in a brown/blue/grey Fendi fur coat.

My favorite photos from the  photshoot:

“I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump.”

 Here, she wear a red rain jacket, $8,650, Yves Saint Laurent and pumps, $675, Christian Louboutin.

“I love Kate Moss. I think she has great style. And I always admire Victoria Beckham and Gisele.”


In this photo, she rocks a cropped leather jacket, $5,475, Versace; Bodysuit, $1,250, Dolce & Gabbana; Belt, $365, Stella McCartney, Cuffs, $2,050-$2,200, Chanel Paris Byzance.