Conversations: Misa Hylton

Misa Hylton

Every now and then you’re blessed to  meet someone who just loves life.  They’re eager to share their knowledge and their passion is undeniable.   Misa Hylton is one of those people.  When she speaks of building her career as a stylist, her online boutique, Madison Star Couture, and her children, she lights up the room.  The self-taught stylist took some time out of her hectic schedule to answer a few questions about style, work and going after your dreams.

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Tatyana Ali, Honored At Black Girls Rock!, NYC 2011

Last night Black Girls Rock! aired on BET, honoring a cadre of women who have excelled in careers ranging from film to activism. Among them was Tatyana Ali-all grown up and absolutely stunning.  Celebrity makeup artist, Lucky Smyler, explains how to get the look he created for Ali on this special night.

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So just a few weeks ago, the highly anticipated television show, Reed Between The Lines, made its debut.  I must say I was a fan, not only because of the Cosby-esque vibe, Malcolm Jamal Warner, or seeing Joan on T.V. again (kinda).  From the first episode, I was equally captivated by what Dr. Carla Reed (Ross) was wearing.

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Antwon Jackson, Hair Stylist

You may not know his name.  You may not recognize his face.  But  chances are, you have seen his work.  Meet Antwon Jackson, the hair stylist for talk show host Wendy Williams.  When I met Jackson it wasn’t his amazing job that captivated me.  It was his passion for what he does, the humility in his voice, and ultimately his story.

It wasn’t long ago that Jackson was working his dream job as a hair stylist in North Carolina.  Still, he wanted to take his dream to the next level.  Finally, the chance to meet and work with celebrity hair stylist, Oscar James, presented itself.  Jackson was ready only to have Murphy’s law intervene.  He booked the wrong flight, then drove all night to get to his meeting on time only to have the photo shoot cancelled-twice.   Still, Jackson refused to let his dream be deferred.  The Emmy Award-winning stylist took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss reaching for your dreams and perfecting your style.

Mojo Monday: Go For It!

Sessilee Lopez For Suno F/W

Recently, when reviewing some of my pictures for various events I had someone say, “Oh my God, you wore that?”  I had to glance at the images again.  It was right there in living color for both of our eyes to see. Yes, I wore that. After a bit of teasing, I had to remind them how fantastic an opportunity it was.  Let’s just say, they weren’t impressed. … (Read More)

Naturally Fab Blogalicious!

Denise, Blogalicious ’11

I’ll be the first to admit that ever since embracing my natural curls, I’ve been a one-hit wonder!  That is, I try new products, but not new styles.  I’ve never done a twist out, a lock, a pompadour, or even a puff!  So I’m always intrigued when I see other women with their hair in various stages of curls or twists.   Whether it’s big curls or a T.W.A. (teeny weeny afro) I can’t help but admire.  So I snapped a few pics of a few Blogalicious ’11 attendees who were representing for the curly crew.

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Conversations: Paula Patton

Recently, I had the opportunity for a quick one-on-one with actress Paula Patton. The star was at the Blogalicious Conference in the D.C. area on behalf of CoverGirl. In case you hadn’t heard, Patton is the most recent spokesperson for the CoverGirl Queen Collection. Trust me, she is even more gorgeous in person. Wearing a custom mix of the CoverGirl lip colors, Ruby Slipper and Into The Red, the actress took a moment to answer a few questions. … (Read More)

Beyonce, Harper's Bazaar (11/11)

The shoot must go on! Beyonce poses for the November 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, proving that she is a Rainy Day Diva- literally! Even when it rains…shine! … (Read More)

FAB Blogalicious!

Glam Girl Go

This past weekend bloggers from all around the country came together in Washington D.C. for the annual Blogalicous Weekend. It’s a gathering of women (and some guys) who are truly making it happen in the blogosphere and beyond. The weekend was full of creativity, sharing, learning and yes, FAB (Fashion and Beauty)!

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My Diana Ross Moment!

Diana Ross, "I'm Coming Out"

This weekend I had the experience of a lifetime.  I had the joy of seeing Diana Ross perform live.  The legendary songstress performed at the Gaylord National Hotel just outside of D.C.  Let me tell you, Ms. Ross is still The Boss!  The show began with her hit, I’m Coming Out.  Her voice was as beautiful as her presence was glamorous.  I’m beaming just thinking about it.  (More Pics Below) … (Read More)