Fashion Icon – Michael Jackson

You may or may not know that yesterday, August 29th, Michael Jackson would have been 54 years old. It’s already been 3 years since his passing, but his legacy is one,  in my opinion, that will never be forgotten. Michael was an icon not just in the music world but in other areas as well, such as fashion. When you picture Michael, there are certain things that are synonymous with him and his image. He had a signature style and when you see similar things today in fashion, you instantly think of him. Which is why, for generations to come, he’ll be remembered for more than just his music. What things am I talking about?

Red Jacket With Zips

“Got to go thriller Mike Jackson on these n*ggas all I need is a f**king red jackets with some zippers,” this is a line from Drake’s single Over. Possibly due to the success of his thriller video, the red jacket that he wore in it took on its own persona. Whatever it was though, he owned this look.

Rihanna

Military Jackets

Like a true icon, most of what you do will be copied and recreated by others and this is certainly the case with the military styled jackets that he wore so often. Even his peers (other celebrities) copy his style.

Rihanna

The White Socks

Another signature look that he wore was the white socks. Not a look that everyone could pull off and one that most of us should leave alone but he did it so well.

Leighton Meester

One  Glove

Again this is a look that only a celebrity could pull off. I once heard a story of a relative of mine trying do this look, I’m not sure how that went down. Only Michael could do this and look so stylish and of course Beyonce.

Beyonce

Whether it be the moon walk, his dance moves or his hair, (I personally liked the curly look on him) everyone will remember him for something different. However, fashion icon is certainly a title  he deserves.

Tell us what you remember most about Michael?

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50 Years Of Independence

This Friday 31st 2012, Trinidad and Tobago will celebrate 50 years of independence. The country first achieved independence on this date back in 1962 from the British. Some of our parents and grand parents may remember what it was like being part of the colony but for the younger generation, myself included, it’s a memory we will never have. To those who were around when we became an independent state, this 50th anniversary may seem like such a short period. Just think of all the memorable events they have been so fortunate to witness.

When you take a look at the bigger picture Trinidad and Tobago is nothing more than a spec on the map. Population 1.3 million and change we measure just over 5 thousand square km in combined size. What we lack in numbers and size though, we certainly make up for in grandeur. I’m honestly never shocked when one of our nationals or as a country we achieve something extra ordinary.  To be a Trini is certainly something special, well at least I think so.

Beaches in Trinidad and Tobago

Carnival

The Greatest Show on Earth

Keshorn Walcott

 (Gold medalist, 2012 Olympic javelin throw)

Anya Ayoung-Chee

(Project Runway season 9 winner)

Brian Lara

(Too many achievements to mention)

This Friday’s events will include the military parade and the independence day parade, which will be held in the capital city of Port of Spain. For many it will be a day of rest and relaxation either at the beach or at home with family or even recuperation after the House of Marley concert that takes place Thursday night. What are your plan for this Friday? What is or was your proudest moment as a Trini?

Here is hoping everyone has a safe and happy independence. 🙂

Rihanna on Oprah’s Next Chapter

Did you guys happen to peep Rihanna last night on Oprah’s Next Chapter? I sure did, I had been excited about watching that interview for weeks. The interview took place on location in Barbados, which as we all know is where Rihanna’s from. Oprah always conducts interesting interviews and this one with little miss sunshine did not disappoint. Only difference was it seemed more personal, as though they were just friends hanging out and there just happened to be cameras recording.

Oprah touched on most of the things that I hoped for including issues surrounding the incident with her ex boyfriend, Chris Brown. They discussed what she learned from her late grand mother, how she became comfortable in her own sexual skin, her current relationship with Chris Brown, and her love for him, among other things. It was interesting to see another side of Ri Ri, apart from the artist and performer. She seemed very at ease, real and most important, honest.

After the actual interview, Rihanna drove, Oprah around her old neighborhood and took her to the house she grew up in. Then Rihanna surprised her mom with keys to a brand new home on the island.

If you just happened to miss the interview, be sure to check your local listing  as it will most likely be re-airing soon.

BET 2012 Awards Fashion Highlights

Did you watch the BET 2012 awards? I know I did. The show was filled with many memorable moments. Some of my favs included: Kevin Hart’s acceptance speech for best actor,( he’s so funny) and Jay-Z interrupting Kanye with the “excuse me imma let you finish” line, which was equally funny.

The fashion aspect of the show certainly did not disappoint. There were of course some O_O moments but I’ll let you be the judge of that. Here are some of the fashion highlights in case you missed it:

Taraji P Henson

Beyonce

Selita Ebanks

Willow and Jaden Smith

Nicki Minaj

LeToya Luckett

Megan Good

Lala

Kerry Washington

Tatyana Ali

Porscha Coleman

Michelle Williams

Wendy Raquel Robinson

Melanie Fiona

So what do you think? Any favorites? Let us know 🙂

Fashion Icon – Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker, who turned 47 today (March 25), happens to be one of my favorite style icons. I fell in love with SJP mainly because of her character Carrie Bradshaw, in “Sex and the City.” Carrie has a shopping addiction that  I’m sure most women can identify with and she is a shoe fanatic who spends hundreds of dollars on her foot wear. She always look fabulous and her outfits never cease to amaze me. I wish so much that I could raid Carrie’s closet, don’t you?

 

A while back she teamed up with Steve & Barry’s to sell her “Bitten” line, “women should be able to wear great clothes and not lie in bed at night feeling guilty about how much money they’ve spent,” said SJP. I guess she understands that not everyone would be able to afford the high end designer brands that she can. In reality SJP is like Carrie Bradshaw times ten, she has a very unique sense of fashion that can be daring at times but  she always makes a memorable statement. Here are some of my favorite SJP looks.

Totally glamorous isn’t she!?

Movie Fink – This Means War

This weekend, I went to see “This Means War” and let me just start off by saying that I loved it. It wasn’t what I was expecting it to be, which was more along the lines of a romantic comedy. It was more of an action comedy with an excellent amount of romance.

The movie carries two plots, the main plot being a match between two CIA agents, FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) who are as close as brothers, to win the heart of Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). The sub-plot involves that of a terrorist that is in pursuit of revenge after his brother is killed.

After they both try sabotaging each other’s dates in an attempt to come out on top, their friendship comes into question. Lauren, who has no idea these two guys even Know each other, has to make a decision on who she will continue to date. Will she even choose one of them after she finds out they are friends? Hmm… I won’t spoil the ending for those of you who haven’t seen it.

The movie also stars Chelsea Handler as Trish, Lauren’s BFF, if you love Chelsea, you’ll love her even more in this movie. “This Means War” is totally hilarious, the audience in the theatre (not to mention me) was laughing out loud all the time.

Nevertheless, I’d definitely recommend this movie to anyone who wants the funny or would prefer something other than the traditional romantic comedy.

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