Feb 28, 2011

I Won Two Giveaway's Last Month!


So I have no luck sometimes BUT, there are the few times in life where God smiles on me and says "here you go!" Last month was one of those times.
I won the Simplychic brass bangle giveaway and the StylishedForever jewelry box giveaway!

Click "READ MORE" to check out the pics of my goodies 

New Video: "Where You At" - Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has me in complete awe at this point.
Her stunning transformation from plus-size diva to slim-and-trim hot mama has me completely floored.
She released her single "Where You At" recently and I love the song.
The video was directed by Anthony Mandler in her hometown of Chicago.
The single is the first off the Oscar winners next album, I Remember Me, due for release March 22nd.

Click "READ MORE" to see the video...

Feb 24, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Santana "Maria Maria"


 When this song came out, I was in absolute love with it.
I was in junior high and EVERYTHING was a big deal to me.

Happy Thursday!

~Confessor

Feb 21, 2011

Shoegasm: Christian Louboutin Daffodil Platform Heels

Beyonce Knowles was spotted fron row at the All Star Game last night wearing a SEXY pair of Christian Louboutin Daffodile Platform Heels.
I was going to do a post when I saw Beyonce rock the Daffodile 160 Watersnake Jade Pump on Grammy weekend and then on Valentine's day but... I forgot.

Click "READ MORE" to check out pics of the rest of the Louboutin shoes...

New Video: “All Of The Lights”- Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi, And More

Mr. West released his video for "All Of The Lights" this weekend.
I love this track. I think the instrumentation on it is beautiful.
When I heard there would be a video, the first thing I said was "he better not f*ck it up!"
Even though Rihanna and Kid Cudi were the only ones in the video, Charlie Wilson, Fergie, Rihanna, Elton John, John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi and more contributed to various parts of the song.
That's an impressive roster...

Click "READ MORE" to see the video...

A Night At Red Bowl With Mommy Dearest

My mom and I decided to have an impromtu girls night out on Friday. It was a BEAUTIFUL and warm winter day so we decded to take full advantage.
Our little impromtu shoot :-)

We ate at this great place in Williamsburg called Red Bowl.
The staff there was great and the food was even better!
Appetizer: Spare Rib Tips

Mom's dish: Curry rice with shrimp & chicken. Yummy!

My dish: Szcheun Fried rice

We had a great night!

~Confessor

Feb 20, 2011

A Little Sunday Encouragement: Heads In The Cloud...


“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.”- Saint Augustine
I have this obsession with clouds and sunsets.
To me they're beautiful.
There are so many negative connotations about clouds but if you sit and appreciate them, they're one of natures most precious gifts.
They are rather symbollic. I spend a lot of my time free time (which isn't much) just daydreaming.
I don't know about what but my heads are sometimes very far in the clouds.
If you ever feel like daydreaming is a bad thing, it's not. Sometimes you discover the most amazing things while you're in your own head.
I may have my head in the clouds, but I always have my feet well set on the ground.
“Revelations are found in clouds”- Serge Kahili King
 
~Confessor

Feb 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "I Just Called To Say I Love You"- Stevie Wonder

This week's Throwback Thursday song is "I Just Called To Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder.
No autotune, no fancy track in the background... just some good singing.
Got to love it. 


~Confessor

Lady Gaga In March 2011 American Vogue: The Power Issue

“Sometimes, being onstage is like having sex with my fans. They’re the only people on the planet who in an instant can make me just lose it.”- Gaga
Lady Gaga graces the cover of the Vogue magazine March 2011 issue.
With bleached eyebrows and a pink flapper wig, you already know that Gagita is going to serve you some LOVELY photos and definitte quotables.

Click "READ MORE" for pictures and article excerpts...

Feb 15, 2011

Alexander McQueen's S/S 2011 Line

Since i'm too lazy to cover NYFW as it's happening I decided that I'll do a wrap up once it's done.
I will do posts for the events I do attend though.
Don't you judge me.

Anywho, the above dress is from Alexander McQueen's S/S 2011 line. Some of the items are just amazing.

Click "READ MORE" for the rest of the line...

My Beauty Secret: African Shea Butter

Shea Butter has been exploited in many cosmetic tools for years!
It's extracted from the fruit of the karate tree, found in the savannah region of West Africa.
It's used for skin moisturizing creams, eye creams, lips balms, shampoos, soaps, sunscreens, anti aging creams, creams for stretch marks and more.
Shea Butter is used in moisturizers because it has loads of fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity.
I use Shea Butter a couple of ways.
  1. Lips
  2. Face (during winter months)
  3. All over skin
  4. Hair 
Click "READ MORE" For the many ways you can use Shea Butter... 

Feb 14, 2011

53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011: Tribute Performances

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards celebration is known for one thing... Performances!
It was no doubt that this years Grammy celebration was jam-packed with performances from artists from every genre across the board.
While I found the Grammys overall boring and lack luster, I don't think that is a testament to the coordinators, I think that it is a testament to the music being put out... but that is another convo for another time.

Here's one of my favorite performances for the night.

Aretha Franklin Tribute: Yolanda Adams, Lady Antebellum, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, and Florence

The Aretha Franklin tribute was amazing!
The performance included renditions from“Natural Woman”, “Ain’t No Way”, “Until You Come Back to Me”, “Think” to “Respect”, “Spirit in the Dark” and “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves.”
Although Christina was doing a bit much for me, Lady Antebellum did her thing. Florence was a bit shaky at first but came through at the end. Jhud looked HOT and sounded equally as epic. She started my tears and Yolanda kept them coming. Yolanda is a beast upon beasts. I love that all the women could sing on that stage together and not try to out do one another.

Mick Jagger's tribute to Solomon Burke:
How old is Mr. Jagger because his swagger is on levels I don't even know how to describe!
Mick Jagger really got into the tribute performance to Solomon Burke, who passed away last year. 
He performed Burke's “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” and killed it! He even had help from guitarist Raphael Saadig.
This performance was great simply because Mick gave me his soul on that stage. Loved it!
Coincidently, Jagger has never performed at the Grammys.
For his first time, I think he did a SMASHING job.

53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011: Fashion Favorites And Not So Favorite's


Last night were the 2011 Grammys took place. Aside from the music, it is one of the entertainment industry's biggest nights for fashion. While we'd like to believe that everyone came looking fabulous, that is a lie.
*Giggle*

Click "READ MORE" for my fav's and why's of the night....

Feb 13, 2011

Sophie Srej Covers Costume Denmark February 2011 Issue

I came across these gorgeous images of the model Sophie Srej for Costume magazine.
The "Quite White" shots were taken by photographer Mikael Schulz...
He did a great job capturing a raw and pure beauty.


LOVE IT!
These shots melt my heart.

~Confessor

A Little Sunday Encouragement: 5 Simple Rules To Happiness


I'm working diligently to learn how to live by all of these rules.

One thing I can speak on is freeing your heart from hatred.
That is a fundamental step in becoming the best you that you can be.
When you stay mad, the object of your frustration goes on with their lives.
The only thing that happens is that hate eats you up inside... It makes you bitter and angry.
Don't let this happen to you.
It will never benefit YOU.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and will enjoy their Sunday.

~Confessor

Feb 10, 2011

Time Out New York Names Kerin Rose One Of The Most Stylish New Yorkers... Oh Yeah, She's My Boss


Oh you thought your boss was bad? Well mine is BADDER!
Kerin Rose of A-Morir was named one of 32 of New York's best dressed.
If you don't know who Kerin is, she is the woman who takes your favorite artist from "cool" to "GOT DAMN! WHO DAT IS?!"
I'm not lying. She does.
She's an eyewear designer who is amazing at what she does. Her clientele ranges from Grace Jones, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rihanna, to Method Man, Snoop Dog and Will.I.Am.... and everyone in between.

Kerin, or "Boss Lady" as I like to call her, posed in some of her day to day outfits. I swear to God, she does wear these outfits daily lol. I must say, I do agree with Time Out on this!


Her personal style:
“I’d call it a finely curated blend of punk, bedouin and glam.”
Her inspirations:
“Subcultural uniforms, the art of the ensemble, the physicality of garments, and combining color and patterns.”
Her signature item:
“I’d say either my eyewear or, for the last three years, my red hair.”


Read more from her interview (and see more pics) over at Time Out New York

~Confessor

Feb 9, 2011

Glee Pays Homage To Destiny’s Child With “Bills, Bills, Bills.”



How funny is it that last weeks Throwback Thursday was Destiney's child and Glee did their rendition of "Bills, Bills, Bills" on Monday night?
I was a TAD confused since this is a song about trifling men... why they had a chorus of males sing it, I have no idea.
The cast did a pretty good job though! I was pleasantly surprised.

~Confessor

WTF Wednesday: Grandpa Pelvic Thrusts At Basketball Game



LOL! Who told grandpa this was okay? I'm curious...
And I mean honestly, if you're going to dance grandpa, where are the rest of your moves?
No dougie?
No stankey leg?
No cat daddy?
Come on now!
They could've really satisfied him and put him on the jumbotron sooner because a part of me was scared that he was moving to much!

~Confessor

Feb 8, 2011

New Music: Big Sean ft Chris Brown "My Last" PLUS "Finally Famous" Mixtape Download


Big Sean released his new mixtape "Finally Famous" recently.
I spoke about him recently here. The talented Detroit native is signed to G.O.O.D music and has been working extremely hard to solidify his spot in this ever changing rap game.

His single "My Last" featuring Chris Brown is pretty dope. The beat rocks and his flow is very smooth. Reminiscent of his boss Kanye, Sean's lyrics are not about gang banging and the streets which makes me respect his lyrical content even more.

Click "READ MORE" for the "Finally Famous" mixtape/dowload link...

Feb 7, 2011

Valentine's Day Is On It's Way. Gift Ideas For Him And Her


Valentine's Day is swiftly approachin and for all the lovebirds out there, I've compiled a few cute gifts you could get your sweetie for that special day!

Click "Read More" to see all the goodies...

Song Of The Day: "By Your Side"- Sade



This song is so calming. I'm extremely frustrated with the odd circumstances that life is throwing me right now.
But strangely, for all 4 minutes  and 26 seconds of this song,  I magically felt like life was going to be alright .

Happy Monday guys!

~Confessor

Feb 6, 2011

A Coincidental Run In With Love

I don’t normally discuss my “feelings”… Or at least I like to think so.

I am not an overly optimistic person when it comes to “Love”. I just don’t know if it exists out there for Sherine. Not in a pessimistic sense however, more like a realistic sense. I make some decisions in my life based on intuition and pure gut feelings but when it comes to matters of the heart I am, admittedly, a coward.

I have never been “hurt” by a lover or cheated on or anything like that; but I have observed the women, both old and young, around me and their situation is not good. I spend so much time being strong for them that I am weak for myself. I will not take the chance of getting hurt so it is probably partly my fault that I am single. Never the less, I am rather cynical about the subject when it has to deal with me.
So last week, I walked home from the bus stop unusually cheery.
A guy was dropping his girlfriend to the bus stop as I got off but I paid them no mind.
I think I was thinking about singing…
Any who, I heard him say “excuse me” so I stopped.
He was on the phone with his girlfriend and he wanted to find out about my boots. Gladly I told him.
She had a question so I spoke to her for a bit on where I bought it etc. In my head I thought “aww, how cute.”

I kept walking then I hear him say excuse me again:

“I have a question, would you like if your boyfriend proposes to you on Valentine’s Day? I want to propose to my girlfriend but I’m so nervous. What if she’s not ready?”

I looked to the sky.

“She would love that. Trust me.”
We went on to talk about how long they’ve been together and I gave him some pointers on how/where to propose, then we parted ways.
I walked away and had to have a quick talk with God.
“God, was that your idea of a joke? Because it wasn’t funny,” I giggled.
I am definitely not one of the ring-hungry women out there but I thought it was a bit ironic that this sweet guy who is super in love with his girlfriend asked me, the biggest relationship cynic, for proposal advice. My advice was genuine and in the moment, all I could feel was love and excitement, like I’d be there myself.
Guess I’m not as big of a cynic as I thought.
Even a doubter has her weak moments I guess.

~Confessor

A Little Sunday Encouragement: Worry Less

The picture says it all. Life is a combination of all these things.

Feel good anyway.

~Confessor

Feb 5, 2011

My Spring 2011 Bag/Purse Picks

Winter is coming to an end... well it will at some point. 
Although we've been taking a beating with snow and sleet, I've been daydreaming about Spring fashion.
I can't wait to break out my spring jacket, cute flats, and spring handbags!
Spring 2011 handbags have been making me giddy with delight.
From small shoulder bags to large totes, i've gathered some of my spring favorites.


Louis Vuitton Cuir Art Deco Trapeze Bags

Celine tote
Madewell Scholar Satchel

Chloé Billie Leather and Linen Shoulder Bag

Givenchy large tote

DKNY Leather Wallet Tote

What are your favs?

~Confessor

Feb 3, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Destiny's Child "Bug A Boo" and "Bills, Bills, Bills"

Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the original cast members of Destiny's Child
I loved this group.
Writings On The Wall still remains one of my favorite albums ever.
I tried to pick one but I couldn't decide between these two songs... so I chose both!

Bills, Bills, Bills

Bug A Boo
Lol look at Kobe in the locker room... MCI isn't even a phone company anymore!

Why was I nine singing at the top of my lungs with conviction:
"Realize I don't want youuuu! Trust me i know what you do! Oh yeah! Regret the day that I met you, cause you a bug a boo, you buggin what, you buggin who, you buggin me and dont you see it aint cool!"
Look at the outfits in these two videos. Pleather in one and jeans and cowboy hats in the other... lol so telling of the time.

These two songs & videos are definitely classics for my pre-teen years.

~Confessor
Lol what? My jam!

Feb 2, 2011

New Video: Rihanna "S&M" Creates Controversy As Usual

Rihanna released the official video for her song S&M off her LOUD album.
The track is one of my favorites on the album because it's so in your face and unapologetic.
The little feminist in me takes over when the song plays. Anytime, Anywhere!
Rihanna is sexy yet playful at the same time in the new music video, directed by Melina Matsoukas.
I'm glad she took the concept completely left field and made it NOT about sex but about her relationship to the media.
With a song and lyrics like that of S&M, it would have been VERY easy to go down the
"Raunchy-skank-a-dank-dank" road... but she didn't. 
Thank you Rih. Thank you.
Although I thank her, other people think differently. According to MTV News, The S&M video has been deemed "inappropriate" on youtube and banned in 11 countries because of it's lyrics.
BBC1 has also decided to play the track only after 7 p.m

Click "READ MORE" for the video, more pics, and more news... 

I Love A Man That Can Show Some Emotion



"Man, I don't even be crying like that!"

Rapper Big Sean cried in Toronto while getting a warm welcome.
He didn't expect so much love/ support from the crowd, and with the support of people he'd been around for years, the moment became overwhelming.

While I don't want a man that will cry every five seconds, I love a man that can shed a little tear when he's overjoyed. Especially him being a rapper, I love that he doesn't have to be so "gangster".
If you don't know who Big Sean is, he's a rapper signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music lable.
Kanye signed Sean after meeting him at a radio station.
Sean snuck in and somehow made it to the back of the station to where Kanye was and begged for a few minutes of his time. He wouldn't take no for an answer so Kanye took a listen and was impressed by him. The rest is history.

I actually got wise to Big Sean from Kanye West's "So Apalled" track. I didn't know who it was rapping but I knew I loved the tone of his voice and the way he played with words.
I looked him up and fell in like.

Check out his music!

~Confessor

Nicki Minaj "Blackenstien" And "Creep" Skits From SNL... Hilarious!

As you've probably figured out, I am a Nicki Minaj fan. Love her to pieces! She's a nut and i support the crazies of the world.
While sometimes she does drop the "creative vision" ball, she was the guest of this past weekend's SNL show and did a GREAT job!
She was on a worldwind press tour of the UK and Paris, left the Eastern hemishpere to return and jump right into SNL. If that isn't hard work, I don't know what is.

Click "READ MORE" for the skits plus a performance...

WTF Wednesday: Bad Breath

This week, WTF Wednesday is brought to you on behalf of people with bad breath.
Now I know, there are some conditions that give people bad breath.
If you have a medical issue, please jump ahead to the section titled "Stipulations".
 If you don't have a medical issue but you have bad breath and you know it, and actively try not to offend people with your breath, you too can jump ahead to the section titled "Stipulations".

Now. If you have bad breath and don't know it, how do you find out?
Click "READ MORE" to find out...

Feb 1, 2011

Taraji P. Henson Goes Naked For PETA Plus Visits Chelsea Lately

Taraji P. Henson is one of my favorite current actresses. She has done everything from the infamous Blackbuster film Baby Boy to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
She's so versitile and has an amazing spirit that no wonder PETA picked her as thier next spokesperson. Click "Read More" to see video from the PETA shoot as well as her on Chelsea Lately...

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