Wednesday, June 12, 2024

{Personal Post} PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Roots Picnic 2024

Ran it back to the Roots Picnic again.  Philly always treats me well.  There weren't many interactive things this year compared to last, so I combined all of my shots for both days into one post.  Let's dig into the details...

Monday, June 10, 2024

Law Roach Announces Upcoming Book, "How to Build A Fashion Icon"

It's the first thing that I'm doing outside of being a stylist.

Fashion Icon Law Roach has made a name for himself with his notable styling moments for celebrity clients and distinctive judging during competition fashion television series.  His styling resume includes Celine Dion, Zendaya, Kerry Washington, Hunter Schafer, Anya Taylor-Joy and more.  Aside from being a prominent figure in the fashion industry, Law Roach has announced his upcoming book, "How to Build a Fashion Icon".  

Sha'Carri Richardson Glows as the Latest Face of OLAY

Her look and the necklace being the centerpiece promo in this ad is fire.  I love it. 
The current 'fastest woman of the world' has conquered any obstacle thrown her way and continues running upward.  Ahead of the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics, it is announced that Sha'Carri Richardson is a new Brand Ambassador for OLAY.  This is her first beauty partnership and surrounds OLAY's cleansing melts-- water activated cleansing squares that dissolve and 'melt' away sweat, makeup, excess oil, and sunscreen.  

{Trailer} "Piece By Piece", the Pharrell Williams story

...‘Man, how do I sit and listen to myself philosophize for an hour and change?’ So I never really wanted to do it, but when I was given the opportunity to do a documentary any way I wanted, and Morgan (Neville) raised his hand, it was like, ‘OK, this could be interesting.’ And it’s been nothing but magical. This guy is a masterful painter in the color of vulnerability. He’s just one of the greatest stitchers of tapestry and of eras, ever, and I’m just lucky to be one of his many, many, many subjects.
-Pharrell to Variety 

The idea that Pharrell's story should be expressed through a Lego movie fits perfect with his unique and standout personality.  I, myself, thought it was just chatter until the actual trailer released.  It's a real thing.  Focus Pictures presents "Piece by Piece"- the lego cinematic experience of Pharrell's life story featuring voice overs from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and more.  "Just be open".  Take a look at the trailer after the jump!

{Trailer} NETFLIX presents... The "Black Barbie" Documentary barbie, dressed in bvlgari
- Lil Kim
Barbie debuted in 1959.  It was in 1980, over 20 years later, that the world received the first Black Barbie doll.  From Shonda Rhimes/Shondaland Media in conjunction with Netflix, this documentary unpacks the origin and evolution of Black Barbie while highlighting the legacy of three Black women pioneers who worked at Mattel.  The impact of representation matters.  
Watch the trailer below: