Thursday, October 9, 2014


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Lace up heels for fall

By Tenisha Mercer

Unless you've been stuck under the proverbial fashion rock, you've no doubt noticed the stunning comeback of lace up heels this fall. I LOVE THEM -- and they're indeed a throwback from a decade or so ago.

They look great with distressed denim jeans, pencil skirts and just about every look in between.

Here are a few of my faves to rock them for fall.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Which pink are you?

By Tenisha Mercer

It's an absolute myth to think that Black women can't wear pink lipstick. We can -- and should. It just depends on what shade of pink and the undertones. Fuschia colors look great on most dark complexions; ashy pinks are usually no-nos.

Check out this vid by lizlizlive. What kind of pink are you? I'm a MAC Girl About Town kind of pink.

Nubian Skin is now LIVE

By Tenisha Mercer

We told you about Nubian Skin's upcoming launch of nude skin toned lingerie for brown girls.

The site is now LIVE, and it includes bras, panties and hosiery. I love this site not only for the products, but because if features Black/Brown lingerie models in ways I don't think I've ever seen.

Seems like a weird statement to make in 2014, but you usually only see the obligatory one or two Black/Brown lingerie models, and this site is filled with them.

Go forth and purchase at this website.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tracee Ellis Ross in Duro Olowu for Blackish

By Tenisha Mercer

Blackish, an ABC sitcom featuring Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, is my new fave TV show.
The comedy is hilarious and totally relatable -- hey, no one ever said all Black TV families should be Good Times or even The Cosby Show, because this is neither.

I like the show because it deals with race in a 21st century kinda way. No, not the Pharrell Williams' 'new Black way," but front and center -- in a totally relatable and comical way on a very serious topic.

No, it's not race relations 101, but a big dose of humor is added in -- not too much,  just enough sarcasm to make if side stitches funny. I've never seen topics like this -- such as Anthony Anderson's character's dismay over being promoted the head of the "urban division," and his worries that his suburban lifestyle has made his kids too "soft," when his son demands to be called Andy instead of Andre and asks to have a bar mitzvah and be renamed a Jewish name, Shalom.

The show's last Wednesday premiere landed the #2 spot on Wednesday night prime time TV -- not a bad showing at all, quite good, actually for a debut; still waiting to see what tonight's numbers bring, but ABC commercials peg it as the #1 new-rated TV show. 

Ross, pictured here wearing this gorge print dress from Nigerian designer Duro Olowu and shoes by Christian Louboutin, made a number of press apperances, looking fab at each. I love Tracee's sense of style and fashion - classic and feminine while keeping it classy.

Tracee wearing Duro Olowu and Christian Louboutin

Tracee wearing Reed Krakoff and Louboutin
Tracee wearing another Doro Oluwo at The View

Tracee wearing a RAOUL dress and Kurt Geiger shoes 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Check out these stylish twins

By Tenisha Mercer

I have no style. None. Not when these little twins, "M and D," on Instagram are just dripping swag, you hear me? 

Got swag for days ... These twins are rocking it out, in Ray-Bans, fedoras and scarves, you name it.

They were recently featured on Huffington Post and let me just say that I'm impressed. Follow them on Instagram at 2yungKings. I love their locs and it's clear these two have the style game on lock.

I have no idea how old they are. But I'm taking notes.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Amal Alamuddin kills it

Mrs. George Clooney is giving me fashion life!

After a star-studded wedding in Italy to arguably one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors - who swore off marriage and had countless famous women whom he made famous -- Amal Alamuddin kills it in this post nuptials ensemble.

Love it!