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Hot Pants!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
"Hot Pants , hey hot pants,
 "Hot Pants smokin' that hot pants ....
"My fever keeps growin' Girl you're blowin' my mind- James Brown ,"Hot Pants".


Just last month , I was browsing through Forever 21 and Wetseal and realized that Hot Pants had somehow made a comeback. For my fellow Jamaicans Hot Pants are quite similar to what we call " B.RIDER". Hot pants came on the scene in Giuseppe De Santis' film "Bitter Rice" in 1949. These were worn by 19 year old actress Silvana Mangano , where her style was dubbed as "a Supreme embodiment of Sensuality". At that time no one could have anticipated that Hot Pants would become a craze, first for the "Hippie Generation", and later "The Punks". In 2012 , as Hot Pants entered the new year , not only did they become more stylish , but also shorter. Hot Pants came to symbolize youth at its most irrepressible, whether worn with a smart and serious blazer ( think Eva Longoria on David Letterman) or peeping through a long blouse. Check out the pictures below.

Silvana Mangara ( Middle) "Bitter Rice" ,1949



Eva Longoria , "David Letterman Show " , 2012
























Hot pants have come a loooong way , from Jodie Foster' teenage prostitute in "Taxi Driver" to Jessica Szohr in Gossip Girl 2009.


Jodie Foster "Taxi Driver", 1976



Jessica Szohr ,"Gossip Girl" , 2009





 Do you wear Hot Pants?

SAG 2012 Highlights

Monday, January 30, 2012
The Screen Actors Guild Awards (S.A.G Awards) was held last night at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A C.A and as always E! was there on the red carpet. I have posted pictures so you can see what the stars wore. I noticed that there were lots of red and this colour i will call "ash" because of its grayish purplish hue :-) . My two favorite looks were Sofia Vergara and Emma Stone. I liked Emma's dress because it was an out of this world Alexander McQueen dress and Sofia was so nice and "normal" on the red carpet and she just wore her dress with confidence.

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa



Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen



Kyra Sedgwick in Pucci



Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji



Michelle Williams In Valentino



Shailene Woodley in L'Wren Scott



Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packman



George Clooney and Stacy Keibler in Marchesa


Rose Byrne in Elie Saab

Manicure Mondays :Tuxedo Nails



Hi Guys ! Happy Monday. I was looking at Kendall' Jenners' Instagram pictures and saw her with the most sophisticated looking nails ever.These shall be dubbed as "Tuxedo Nails". This stems from "The Dandy Girl" look , ( see my post on that). Please check out this simple "how to guide" below , as well as these pictures.





  1. Use a white nail polish as the base coat to paint your nails.
  2. Use a black nail art pen to draw either a straight line at the end of your nail ( think tips) . Or, in the middle of that line, draw what seems like the top part of an inverted triangle.
  3. Using the same black Nail Art Pen, draw 3 dots in the centre of the nails ( these will be the buttons) , then draw a small bow tie.
  4. To finish off this look , you may add a clear or glittery top coat.
  5. Wear with your favorite outfit and be FIERCE:-))

I hope i have inspired at least ONE person to go out and be creative :-)

Who Is She?

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Karrueche Tran!! Chris Browns' latest girlfriend. After Brown's tumultuous break-up from Rihanna , he has been changing girlfriends the way he changes his T-Shirts..lol. However , he has been with Tran the longest. He even "faked" proposed to her ..lol . Don't worry folks , that's only a rumor . Anyway , there is not much known about Tran , only that she is Vietnamese and also a model. Check out the pictures below. She has auh mazing style.












Jaden Smith Cuts his Hair!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


BEFORE






AFTER


Isn't the resemblance uncanny? This gives a whole new meaning to "stuntin' like my daddy ...lol .P.s so sorry the pictures are blurry :-(

Red Tails Land In Jamaica



Secrets Resort , Ne-Yo Compound Island as well as Telecommunications giant Digicel Jamaica , was proud to be the sponsors of the regional preview of Red Tails in Jamaica's second Montego Bay. It is said that this is to coincide with the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival In Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny. The movie was produced by George Lucas , and has big names such as Cuba Gooding Jr, Ne-Yo,and Tristan Wilds. The premise of this movie was of the Tuskegee Airmen which was an all Black World War11 Fighter Pilot Squad , which not only combated their enemies , but also blatant racism from the U.S Air-force itself.  Believe it or not , this is actually an important area of Caribbean History because some of the Tuskegee Airmen came from the Caribbean , which includes Islands such as Barbados, Haiti, Jamaica , The Bahamas and the U.S Virgin Islands.  This movie could not have been released at a better time with Black History Month literally just around the corner. This will be a time for predominately Black societies to reflect and give thanks for the simple things we have because of the sacrifices made by our predecessors. Check out the pictures shown below.








Disclaimer : These pictures are the sole property of SKAAN Media Entertainment. I do not own the rights to any of the above pictures.


The Sing -Jay takes a Wife

Friday, January 27, 2012



Today , Jamaicans are not only buzzing about Celine Dion at the Jazz and Blues Festival , but about one of our very own local D.Js.
Jamaican Sing-jay David Constantine Brooks better known as Mavado has officially confirmed that he is in fact married to the mother of his child Monique McKenzie. Just a few days ago , there was much speculation about this matter and also a marriage certificate which was available on the Internet which included both parties signatures. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony at a Courthouse in Florida. The official Marriage certificate will be shipped to the newlyweds in just a few weeks from now.



Rihanna gets Inked ... Again!!

T.G.I.F!!! With that said .. would you believe that Rihanna got a new tattoo as well as a new look? This one would even shock your Grandma .. so hold on tight. Rihanna has gone Gangsta y'all . Check out this pic she tweeted of her latest tattoo on her knuckles which reads "Thug Life". Should we be concerned about her well being?


Is this a Hit or Miss?

Flexi Rods!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hi Guys! I was watching YouTube videos lately on how to curl hair and i saw most of the young women using "Flexi Rods". Flexi Rods are super bendable hair rods that you can use to get a number of curl or wave styles.  You can now go from straight to curly in a breeze:-) They are sold in packs of 6 and all rods are 8" long , however they go by width , depending on the length of your hair. For example, my hair would be classified as "medium-long", so i bought the 5/8 pack. Not to worry ladies , all this information is on the back of each pack. They are ideal for speed setting : let's say it's a Saturday afternoon , you have to clean the house then you have a date later on in the evening. You'd simply just put them in and clean , then in the evening you are ready to go :-) These rods also require NO pins or clips , they really just hold by themselves. Below , i have posted pictures and a video as well as a step by step guide.




  • Roll rods from tip to root on wet or dry hair. For best results , use a holding spray to make your curls last longer.
  • Make sure you wrap the hair in the direction of the way you would want it to fall , more than likely , it should be away from your face ( kinda like using a flat or curling iron)
  • Bring both ends of the rods together : Meaning , after you have rolled the hair onto the rod , make sure both ends are facing each other.
  • After a few hours , I'll say about 2 , remove rods. You can wear them as they are , or, you can either use a wide teeth comb, to undo the curls or even your fingers. These curls should last about 3 days.

TIP :THE TIGHTER YOU ROLL THE HAIR ONTO THE RODS , THE TIGHTER THE CURLS WILL BE. In the picture below , i wanted really loose curls , so i rolled them really loosely.



Here is an example of tighter curls. See pictures below. This is Curly Nikki , she is a Professional Blogger and also a Licensed Psychotherapist. 






Nikki said her curls lasted 3 days and it was because she simply just washed her hair and used the rods without using a holding spray. As you can see , on day 3 , the curls were basically flat. Oh , guys , it is important to note that with these rods , you should be really patient. The first time i did it , i didn't like the way it came out. Then i did some research and realised i did it wrong. It is therefore important to be patient , practice and do your research.

This video actually helped me to get it just right :-) Its really simple , so watch and learn. This person is actually a professional, she used a lot of products and tricks i didn't mention above. And spoiler alert!! .. the paper is for people who have uneven ends. You know sometimes you curl your hair and some parts are left out? that's what its for.



You can find these rods at any local beauty supply store. If they are not familiar with "Flexi rods" ask them for " Soft Twist Rollers".

I hope i have inspired at least ONE person to go out and be creative.

Wacky Wednesday :Clarks

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Hi Guys! I know among men, there has been an obsession with clarks . I came across this pic on Jamaica Jokes and it was just straight up wacky.



On the plus side , these are cost effective :-)))

Global Beauty

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I was watching an episode of  "Jerseylicious" on Sunday and i was actually inspired to write something about beauty because there are so many different perceptions of beauty. " Beauty is in the Eye of the beholder" . The simply means beauty differs in each person's eyes. On the episode of "Jerseylicious" , Olivia and Tracy was given an opportunity to go to the city to learn tips from world renowned hair stylist Warren Tricome'( that guy Tyra Banks always talks about) . However , this was more of an intervention to get the girls to "turn- down" their looks. After the "make under" i think they looked really auh mazing , because you could actually "see their faces". The girls however explained that In Jersey , the more make up , jewellery and hair extensions you wear , the more beautiful you are. As i said beauty differs in each territory. So i just came up with the six talked about types of beauty around the world.

INDIAN BEAUTY

In India , a woman is considered to be beautiful ONLY if she is fair skinned. Meaning the lighter she was , the better it was for her to find a husband. Apparently, finding a rich husband for young girls is a big thing. I remember watching an episode of "Tyra " where a mother used skin lightening creams to alter her daughters skin because she wanted them to "marry rich" . Would you believe that Skin Lightening creams sell more than Coca Cola in India? Sad but true.


ASIAN BEAUTY

I decided to say Asian because i wanted it to include all of Asia and not just China . So in Asia , beauty is to be fair and pale skinned . Ever wonder why Asians have to be "so pale?" , now you know .  They prefer to be as natural as possible , not using any form of sun tan lotions and tanning beds like the girls on Jerseylicious. On Tyra again ...lol, This beautiful Asian  model was on. After several years of life in New York, she decided to return to her home in Malaysia , so one day , she went to a store and asked a sales clerk for some tanning lotion , the poor sales clerk looked at her in shock ... as if to say if she was crazy or that she had just committed some form of abomination.lol



AFRICAN BEAUTY


Do you remember watching "PHAT GIRLS" with Monique ? Remember the part when they went to Africa , and everyone thought the slim girl was like sick and regarded the fat girls as queens?  First of all guys , Africa is not just one big country where all the black people are . It is a continent made up of different countries . I am making reference to the parts of Africa that is a predominately "black society".Well, in Africa, women who have a little more meat on their bones are regarded as Queens. It is even a sign of wealth. Men will literally kill each other to marry these women , and when they do , they invest in feeding them , because they see this as a sign of fertility. The more meat a woman has on her bones, the healthier her children will be.



JAMAICAN BEAUTY

Yes , this is an actual Jamaican woman , its Tina Ingram, she was in Miss Jamaica , 2007 i think ( don't quote me on this ...lol)  In Jamaica , men will flock women who have wider hips , large breasts and ample bottom ( "plenti bumpa) . I even remember this weird obsession with women buying what is known in Jamaica as "Fowl Pill". This is actually chicken food. Think of a hen .. they way the breasts are always fuller and perky and the way the bottom is always just "up in the air" and full ...lol . The bigger your ass is .. the better it is for you .lol



LATIN BEAUTY


By Latin i mean "Spanish speaking women who reside in South America or who has Spanish roots". I was watching an episode of "Hater", where this guy was saying he hates Eva Longoria because she is not a real "Latin woman" because she does not speak Spanish , she is skinny as hell , and her ass is flat ...lol. In these parts , a true beautiful Latin woman is one who speaks fluent Spanish , she is curvaceous and she has a  larger ass .. like J.lo. This is kinda similar to the Jamaican perception of beauty except for the Spanish part right?



AMERICAN BEAUTY


Simply put , Americans consider beauty as a super skinny woman with long legs and large breasts. Women spend billions of dollars on plastic surgery alone  each year, to fit into society's' perception of beauty.

As I've mentioned before "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" because beauty differed in each culture. What is considered beautiful in one culture may be frowned upon in another. "Just love yourself and you're set .. you're on the right track because you were born that way " . Most of all "Don't be a drag .. just be a Queen".