December 1, 2012
It's here, folks! Target and Neiman Marcus' collaboration begins today. Shop in store or online for great designer looks and gifts at a great price!
Check out the Nov. 26th post BULLSEYE below for more details! Smooches!
ALL THAT GLITTERS
NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Every girl needs a great clutch in her wardrobe. The holiday season is the perfect time
to go from the basics to ultra glam options.
Instead of going for a classic clutch, jazz it up with a contemporary,
glittery one like the Valorie by Anya Hindmarch. If you don't have £350.00 ($575.00 -oh my!) to spare then try this look-a-like from Forever 21 at just $14.90. Not a bad idea, huh?!?!?
Frugal finds, ROCK!!!!
A NATTY BOH CHRISTMAS
NOVEMBER 29, 2012
The Marriott Waterfront in Harbor East has this great holiday showcase
in the lobby and lounge of its hotel. The gingerbread houses resembled some of the brownstones on Park Ave., the choo-choo
train zoomed by to the delight of the admiring children (and adults), the christmas tree glistened and the one-eyed Natty Boh paid homage to a Baltimore landmark.
Very, very cool!
OHHH CHRISTMAS TREE...
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
*singing* It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!
New York City will be buzzing extra special-like tonight as the lighting of the christmas
tree takes place at Rockefeller Center. NBC will air the one hour musical spectacular at 8pm featuring Mariah Carey, CeeLo Green, Rod Stewart
and a plethora of other special guests.
The Norway Spruce is estimated to be 80 years old, stands almost 80 ft. tall and will make its
debut at the 80th annual Christmas In Rockefeller Center! The 80's ROCK!!! Hehehe... Enjoy,
WORLD'S GREATEST INTERNATIONAL HAIR STYLIST
NOVEMBER 27, 2012
How cool is this! My aunt, Betty , was on the back cover of French Elle in 1974. A photographer spotted her in New York City and
just had to get a photo of this extraordinary being! Just look at her! She was and still is completely fierce! The one to
the right folks...with the star on her face! You got it?!? Ha!
She traveled the world as a stylist extraordinaire dominating the hair & beauty industry.
Her unique and ground-breaking style became her signature along with the eye-catching star that adorns her left cheek. At
concerts, that she and her crew of fabulous folks attended, the artists and celebrities had to give her props as she commanded
the attention...everytime. She says that I am an extension of her imagination. Ha! I'll take that!
Thank you for showing me and the world what strength, beauty, perseverance, style and vision
look like. Love you, Auntie!
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
This is a heck of collabo! Neiman Marcus and Target
are joining forces along with 24 designers to show their continued support to the Council of
Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
December 1st marks the launch of this effort which will have a limited time offer of designer
pieces at bargain prices in stores and on line for both retailers. Carolina Herrera, Tracey Reese, Diane
Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs and a host of other designers are participating for this monumental
occasion in fashion.
Take your shopping to another level beyond this Cyber Monday
on Saturday at Neiman Marcus and Target! Happy Shopping! Smooches!
JUST LET YOUR SOOUUULLL GLOW
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
The 2012 Soul Train Awards airs tonight on Centric TV and will have performances by Tyrese, Tank, Faith Evans, New Edition and more. The awards show
will pay a tribute to the late founder of Soul Train, Don Cornelius
and will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Check it out and
MORE THAN A WOMAN
NOVEMBER 24, 2012
Toni Braxton was one of the very few artists of whom I collected
almost every album. From her 1993 self-titled debut to 2005's Libra, I've enjoyed
the entire collection. I think I only stopped getting the albums because of how times were changing with the way
we listen to music.
Not only does she have a voice to be reckoned with but, she is fearless with her style as you
can see the many mane looks of Ms. Braxton.
She and her sisters are reveling in reality star success on WE tv
with their hit show Braxton Family Values. I believe that they are even working on debuting a
talk show similar to The View. We'll just have to wait and see!
Oh...how many ways we love Toni Braxton! Hehehe... Smooches.
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
Salli Richardson-Whitfield began her acting career in 1987, but became
recognized for her role as the beauty, Lana, opposite Mario Van Peebles'
character in 1993's Posse. The next year she appeared in Keenen
Ivory Wayans' action-comedy A Low Down Dirty Shame as Angela.
She has had a steady career for over 25 years and married fellow actor
Dondre Whitfield. You all remember, "Rooobbbeeerrrt!" On The Cosby Show, Vanessa couldn't get enough of him. He's quite grown up now and they make a lovely couple.
Happy Birthday, Salli!!!
NOVEMBER 22, 2012
Enjoy the holiday, folks! Don't eat too much!
PENCIL ME IN
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
Katie Holmes looks classic in a white blouse and black pencil skirt
and, both are staples for your wardrobe.
A great pencil skirt can be dressed up with a blouse and a pair of heals or down with a pair
of rider boots, t-shirt and a cropped jacket.
Get The Look
New York & Company has a pencil skirt that won't break the bank and can be worn throughout the seasons. Check it out!
YOU GIVE UP...OR, THIRSTY FOR MORE?!?
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
"I'm living alone...I'm living alone!" Ha...good ole Kevin McCallister.
You can't go wrong with Home Alone during the holidays.
It's a classic! You'll be sure to chuckle every time with Kevin's antics as he tortures the not-so-bright Wet
Bandits who are trying to rob the houses on his block while the families are away on vacation.
Grab some popcorn and the family and enjoy. Smooches!!
TOO LEGIT TO QUIT
NOVEMBER 19, 2012
There were a few great highlights at the 2012 American Music Awards
last evening. Taylor Swift was a quick-change artist on stage, Chris Brown,
Swizz Beatz & Ludacris got the crowd pumped and several other artists had memorable performances.
But, I have to say...P!nk left the audience breathless with an
interpretive dance to her latest song "Try" and Psy was 'too
legit to quit' with "Gangnam Style" and his special guest, the Legit One himself, MC Hammer! Everyone rose to their feet to cheer on the exciting collaboration.
I recently saw the Gangnam Style video that has over 750
million views on YouTube. With all of the hype, I thought he was another overnight success due
to a made-at-home video gone viral. I feel better knowing that he has been at it since 1999 and this hit comes from
his 6th album.
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Tonight's American Music Awards will be filled with performances
by the industry's top artists. The shows line up includes appearances by Carly Rae Jepson, Chris
Brown, Usher, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera who is set to open up the show, Stevie Wonder
- performing a special tribute for Dick Clark and a host of others.
The 40th anniversary awards show airs live on ABC at 8pm. Check
out the red carpet as early as 5pm online at ABC.
NOVEMBER 17, 2012
I was searching for inspiration and found this wonderful piece of art via fashion photography.
I'm not sure who the photographer is but, I definitely know the designer. My go to for extreme
visions and works that almost always cause a stir: Alexander McQueen.
This incredibly detailed dress is from McQueen's Widows of Culloden
Autumn/Winter 2006/07 collection. Resin antlers were added to the ensemble and a £2,000 piece of embroidered work
was poked through to complete the vision. Talk about audacity.
No guts, no glory!
ROMANCING THE STONE
NOVEMBER 16, 2012
Actress Emma Stone looks tres' chic in this Burberry
Prorsum ensemble at the 2012 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. The satin peplum top and sequined
skirt is a great style to emulate for upcoming holidays.
Get The Look
Peplum styled tops are definitely a trend this season! MRM's frugal find is just $38.70
and is a great look-alike to the designer top. Check it out at ASOS
H&M has a similar sequined skirt for $24.95! Frugal Fashion is always in style!
STILL THE ONE
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
*singing* Looks like we made it. Look how far we've come my baby. We mighta took the long way.
We knew we'd get there some day.
MOM! SHANIA IS BACK! Don't worry folks. It's a thing my mom and I got going with that song.
I am just so tickled. I looooovvvvveeeed me some Shania Twain. Still
do! Songs like "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" and "That Don't Impress Me
Much" got me all worked up. Wooo...the memories.
Yesterday, Shania made quite an entrance on the Vegas strip to kick off her 2
year residence at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She arrived on horseback and had a
herd of 40 horses parade in with her. Now, if that ain't representing "country music" then, I don't know what is.
Welcome back, Shania! Kick some Vegas butt!
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
I can't be mad at Ms. Rihanna. The girl is on fire! Her latest
hit Diamonds is dominating the charts and considered to be the fastest-rising single of
The '777' tour begins today in Mexico City and ends in...where else,
New York City on the 20th. The chartered Boeing 777 will transport Rihanna, fans and press to 7 countries in 7 days for 7
concerts. Talk about making a statement!
UNAPOLOGETIC, her 7th studio album in 7 years will be released
on Nov. 19th. I think I see a pattern here. Ha! Get 'em, Rihanna.
NOVEMBER 13, 2012
The red carpets have definitely seen plenty of skin but, November seems to be the most popular
month for Hollywood's favs to go bare.
Halle Berry braved the Moscow weather and heated things
up in her signature figure-flattering style of dress. This Catherine Malandrino long sleeve, black leather
& sheer LBD was just what the doctor ordered to help fight off some of the chill at the Cloud
Yesterday, Selena Gomez was honored at Glamour's
Women of the Year Awards in NYC and glowed in a Giambattista Valli white
peplum dress with sheer and lace embellishments. Her solo appearance comes right off the heels of a highly publicized split
with longtime boyfriend Justin Bieber.
Kristen Stewart was stunning in a barely-there, satin & lace
dress by Zuhair Murad at the final premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking
Dawn Part 2 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Ladies, don't you just love a handsome man?!? Mmmm mmm mmm...
These fine gents are some of my fav faces in Hollywood. From the young to the distinguished,
these men have stolen the hearts of many women and have made some amazing strides in their careers, personal lives and philanthropic
Bravo gentlemen! Smooches!
NOVEMBER 11, 2012
Today is the 38th birthday of one of Hollywood's finest.
From his early days on the small screen as Luke Brower on Growing Pains to his unforgettable silver screen performances in films like Titanic,
The Aviator and Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio seems
to just be heating things up.
I'm looking forward to the day when he finally gets to accept that Oscar.
Happy Birthday, Leo!
DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY
NOVEMBER 10, 2012
I came across this pic of Reese Witherspoon online and just had to
Sometimes, all you need is to see someone smile or think of a wonderful memory to cheer yourself up
on a gloomy day. Can you believe that it has been 11 years since her "breakout" role as Elle Woods
in Legally Blonde?
Like, TOTALLY! Smooches!
GIRLFRIENDS...IN THE CITY
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
I'm so thankful to have such wonderful women in my life who hold the title of 'GIRLFRIEND'.
They are each a special gift. Extraordinary and wise and unique and beautiful and loving and giving and human.
We cry together and laugh together and share our dreams and our concerns and have a bond that
grows stronger with each conversation. I can't thank these women enough for all of the love and support and wisdom that
I am forever grateful for you all. Smooches. -MRM
HATS OFF TO YOU
NOVEMBER 8, 2012
Whether it's for your signature style, a bad hair day or to make a grand statement, hats are
in and aren't going anywhere!
Fadoras, baseball caps, tams, or flat caps...pick your pleasure. Add at least one to your wardrobe.
You never know when you made need it!
FOUR MORE YEARS
NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Congratulations, President Barack Obama on winning your second term
as the President of the United States!
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
In life, we will always have decisions to make. Some...will be tougher than others.
Deciding which path to take can be scary and cripple our progression. We remain stagnant.
Just know that we will always have choices. The results may not always
be what we'd hope but, the choice can still be ours. If we don't take the time
to decide for ourselves, the choice will eventually be made for us.
So, let's take a deep breath, weigh our options and choose what we feel is best!
TASTE THE RAINBOW
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
I can't say that I have any jeans of color in my wardrobe but, I just may have to get on it!
This Fall, it's been a popular gesture to add vibrant hues to clothing and accesories
instead of opting for the traditional earth tones for the season. It shouldn't be hard to find an array of shades
at your local retailers. The trend is popping up EVERYWHERE.
Try this look and let me know what you think!
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
When you want to add that extra bit of glam to your eye make up, lashes can be a great addition
to kick the look into high gear. Just be careful that you don't over do it! You may resemble the female gremlin in
Gremlins 2. Trust me...not a good look. Ha!
Try a strip lash for a temporary lash makeover. You can
do it yourself and it won't cost an arm-and-a-leg like that of individual lash applications.
Need a little help choosing the right one for you, ASK MONI (above). You know MRM has your back.
WRAP IT UP
NOVEMBER 3, 2012
Scarves are so fashionable and cozy and, there are a plethora of options to cater to any of
your style needs.
As a matter of fact, scarves are working their way up the fashion list of the top wardrobe must-haves
of all time. Folks are wearing them throughout the seasons and can be seen in them day/night and for any occasion.
Pop into your local store and try a few on for fun. You just may walk away with a new fav!
THE AMAZING JAMIE FOXX
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
As if Jamie Foxx weren't "amazing" enough, it was announced
that he very well may be the villain Electro in The
Amazing Spider-Man 2 slated for a 2014 release.
Since his early days on In Living Color, Mr. Foxx has
been exercising his talents as a comedian, actor, musician and singer and continues to hone his crafts in all genres.
Jamie can be seen in theaters on Christmas Day as the lead in Quentin Tarantino's
Django Unchained. The film has an all-star cast including Leonardo
DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson.
THE FOSTER KID
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Jodie Foster began her career at the ripe old age of three
when she was cast as a Coppertone Girl in a television commercial. Before she
headed off to college, she had already made nearly 50 film/TV appearances.
One of her most memorable roles is probably as Clarice Starling in
the film Silence of the Lambs also starring Anthony Hopkins.
He made the name Clarice infamous in film history when his character Hannibal Lecter taunted
by creepily saying her name.
Jodie will be honored at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards with the
Cecil B. DeMille Award for her contributions to the entertainment
world. At 49, she is the youngest to earn this honor since Charlton Heston in 1967.
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