Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Emmy fashions on the red carpet

By Tenisha Mercer

Emmy fashions were HAUTE!

Mad Men's Teyonah Parris wore Christian Siriano and slayed 'em. She knows how to wear color and wear it WELL!

Teyonah Parrris

Loved everything about the look - her twisted updo and makeup.

Kerry came - and killed it -- in Prada. Yaaasss, BA-BAY! Not a big fan of the high, low look in evening apparel, but I love how Kerry wore it with the sequined miniskirt underneath the thigh high split.

Kerry Washington

Uzo Adubo
Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Adubo wore this beautiful red gown by Christian Sirano. A stunning and absolutely beautiful look! She also got the Emmy!

Angela Bassett
I'll take whatever Angela is eating, please! She looks great in this classic navy jumpsuit with the plunging neckline. I'd like to have seen a pop of color - citrine, maybe? - to liven up the dark ensemble. At 56, Angela is simply stunning. Really like the bangs, too.

5 cardinal natural hair sins and how 2-year old Blue Ivy is "breaking" every single last one of them

By Tenisha Mercer

As soon as I saw Blue Ivy's fro at the VMAs, I knew SOMEBODY was gonna pop off at the mouth about her hair. And damnit if I wasn't right. I just knew folks on Black Twitter were prob going in on this baby...

"Bey did that, but did you see THAT baby's hair, tho?"

Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, MTV VMA'sSource: MTV

Somehow, it all goes back to hair. Can't we just be happy for the Carter family for a second before we start talking about Blue Ivy's natural hair? Must it be the topic of conversation all the damn time?

Karrueche Tran, who's gotten famous for nothing more than being Chris Brown's girlfriend .. ex-girlfriend ... ride or die while in rehab ... sidepiece post-Ri Ri, I'm not quite sure, said Blue needed her hair "combed" during an interview on 106 & Park.

A grown woman throwin' shade at a 2-year-old? Much? Honey, the Bey hive will come stinging for that ARSE!

To be fair, I have heard the very same argument spoken by tons of folks NOT so famous, natural and permed. Women on Facebook, in real life. A lot say pretty much the same thing, all with a look of shock and incredulity, as if Bey has committed the cardinal hair sins and Blue is the sacrificial lamb:

1. Bey got too much damn money to let Blue walk around with her hair looking like THAT!
2. Bey always sports a weave. Why does Blue's hair have to look like THAT?
3. Bey's momma was a hairdresser. She should know better!
4.  Why don't they braid that baby hair? Got her walking around here looking like THAT!
5.  SOMEBODY need to comb that baby hair! 

Now, here are my responses to all five.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bey Kills it at the VMAs ... and Blue Ivy steals the show!

By Tenisha Mercer

You just know that every year, there is ONE artist who turns it up at MTV's VMA Awards. Their performance is EVER-Y-THING, and we can't keep their names out of our mouths the next day.

Well, this year it was, who guessed, it - BEY. Despite all the rumors, her hubby and sis beefing in the elevator, the "they getting a divorce when the tour ends" nonstop nonsense, Bey did what she does best - perform that ass off!

Source: MTV
Might as well call the VMAs the BeyMAs. Cause chile did THAT! There was plenty of pelvic rolls and coochie popping (you know, Bey), and at one point her women-only dancers performed gyrating upside down thrusts.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fashions at the VMAs

It's that time of year again ... VMAs. Here's what sizzled on the red carpet.

Photos courtesy of Getty Images.  

 Nicki Minaj rocked a snake print mini and understated hair.

Is Solange in mourning?

 Chanel Iman killin' em.

Amber Rose looking ... half dressed, like she's ready for the pole.

Rita Ora looking sexy.

Miley looking all leathery in a two piece. I like it.

A glowing Kelly Rowland.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My thrift adventures

By Tenisha Mercer

So I joined a Facebook group, Thrifting Divas. And I had a chance to post this outfit on their Facebook page, which features thrift store outfits worn by thrifters around the country.

What do you think?

Here's the total cost breakdown:

Dress: Ann Taylor, $4.99
Bracelets: $3.93 each
Shoes: Forever 21, $5.92

Here's another one, which is partially from a thrift store, where I mixed thrift with discount stores like TJ Maxx and Ross. 

Blazer: $5.62 Goodwill
Crop top: $5.88 Walmart
Pants: $12 TJ Maxx
Heels: $12 Goodwill

Seriously, I love to thrift and I could go thrifting every day, as long as my closet allowed.

Do you like to thrift shop?

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