Thursday, April 07, 2016

Gap Kids Ad

So, let’s talk about this girl power Gap ad that some people have their panties up in a bunch about.

Dear butthurt people: HAVE A DAMN SEAT, ALREADY! Everything is NOT racist! I saw the ad before I read about all of the drama.  I loved it then and still love it now!  I think it is adorable. I did notice the adorable Black girl and I noticed that she was quiet, but that’s because she’s the smallest girl in the ad! That’s what little girls do when they’re hanging out with big girls – they hang around quietly, watch with admiration, and think, “I can’t wait until I’m old enough/big enough/ strong enough to do that!” I know that’s what I did when I was a little girl!

Here is where I cackled and chortled: Business Insider published an article today that the two girls are SISTERS! Come on!  That’s what big sisters do! Little squirts are always the armrest! Always!

As a Black girl (who rocks, by the way), I know all too well that racism and sexism still exist, which is why we need programs that encourage and empower Black People. And Women. And especially Black Women. As a Black women, I was not offended by this ad at all.  I thought it was super cute and was happy to see all of the girls being strong and pretty and smart because it is possible to have it all!

Dear Gap + Ellen DeGeneres: You’re awesome, that ad is amazing, the critics are being just plain dumb! Thank you for celebrating girl power in such a great way!

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

About Last Night...NCAA Basketball Championship Edition

I was almost as excited about the NCAA Championship as I was about my outfit last night! My girls and I were long overdue for a night of fun and we were super cute for the festivities!

Shirt: Hard Rock Cafe Memphis

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind
Shoes: Prada
Belt Bag: Gucci

I am also excited to announce that you will soon be able to shop my closet! Details are on the way! 
The luxurylyst reboot will be worth the wait!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Melissa McCarthy is Complete Awesomeness...

This is why I have a blog!  I have been trying for about 30 minutes to find a website that wasn't completely messy and full of links to share these great photos of Melissa McCarthy!She has lost 50 pounds, looks gorgeous, and is showing off her new clothing line!  Way to go, girl! You look beautiful!Photos from Radio One Lebanon and Eonline 

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

China: Through the Looking Glass - Met Gala 2015

What better time to jump back into the fabulous world of fashion than to talk about the Met Gala?  As I’m sure you know, the Met Gala is a costume ball with a theme, so it is always amusing to me when people criticize the people who dress according to the theme on the red carpet.  That’s the whole point of a costume ball with a theme!

Since the theme was centered around China, red is the obvious and safe choice; then there was plenty of pretty red dresses on the carpet. I, however, want to point out and give my best dressed accolades to those who went all out and took the theme seriously!

Lots of red and dragons were expected for this red carpet, but guess who nailed it without going the safe route! Are you surprised – I’m not surprised one bit! Big Bird memes be damned! Rihanna (and that dress) made the theme come alive!  The memes and other photos poking fun at her dress were funny, though!

Next in my “Nailed it” category is Red Carpet Queen Sarah Jessica Parker!  Twitter is really giving her a hard time about her headdress, but it is absolutely in keeping with the theme of the evening.  It’s not like she wore the thing to the Oscars Red Carpet!   Yes, I said, “that thing” because it is a LOT and she is definitely “doing the most” but that is what you’re supposed to do at the Met Gala! The memes and photos poking fun at her were hilarious, too!  That’s OK, SJP, you owned that carpet as usual!

Those were my two favorite outfits.  Here are some others!  I may reserve commentary to keep from throwing any unnecessary shade!  I do not want my return from hiatus to be snarky!

Anne Hathaway in a Ralph Lauren hoodie! Love, love, love that hood!

Katy Perry got into the spirit of the evening’s theme in Moschino.

I would love to see a photo of the back of this dress, but as always, Solange does “out of the box” with great taste!

Kendall Jenner was super cute in Calvin Klein – I would totally wear that dress! I’d wear that one on the photo bomber, too!  Who is that?

There were many other really cute dresses on the red carpet last night – some were great costumes and others just great dresses. Overall, most of the attendees looked awesome on the Red Carpet. I really liked Madonna, Lady Gaga, Kerry Washington, and Cher, to name a few.  The ones that made my lyst, however, are the ones I kept going back to view several times.  I still can’t stop looking at this Calvin Klein on Kendall! I think it’s my favorite non-costume ensemble.

Until next time…