Olivia Pope Swims, Scandal episode "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot"

After seeing the opening scene of the Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot episode of Scandal, I don’t think Shonda Rhimes can make Olivia Pope anymore fabulous.  Making her way effortlessly through the pool, our “fixer”, sometimes shero, and fashion muse, is swimming to work off the stress and gain some clarity.  Still she can’t escape looking absolutely gorgeous.

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So Long, Sabers!

Many of you know that since 2010 I, along with a blog partner, have championed the return of the hit television show, The Game, on a blog named Girl TD.  Well the show  moved to BET and premiered with record-breaking numbers.  But it wasn’t long before it took a turn for the worse.  The former CW hit became unrecognizable but more importantly the network (BET) cemented their well-deserved reputation and character.

With this understanding, Girl TD is no longer championing The Game.  You can read why here.

Answering Tricky Interview Questions

Now we all know the purpose of a job interview is to make sure that you are the right person for the position.  So it’s no surprise that some interviewers will throw in a tricky interview question or two.  But it seems that in today’s tough job market and no shortage of folks looking for jobs, some interviewers are playing dirty.

Case in point: a fellow job-seeker and former colleague called me up frustrated after a friend gave her a heads up that during her job interview she would be asked why she wasn’t further along in her career by now.  Now, when I said she was frustrated, that was an understatement.  She was heated! And understandably so.  Let’s be clear, this woman is no slouch.  She has progressed in her career, she just doesn’t have a corner office.

Basically, what they are asking is, “If you’re all that, why aren’t you further up the ladder, earning more money, etc?”  The purpose of an interview is not meant to insult job-seekers.  They are doing this just because they can.  If you’re ever faced with this interview question, here’s how to respond without blowing the interview or loosing your cool. … (Read More)

Mobile Phone Interview

A few weeks ago I found myself in a curious and precarious situation.  On one of the coldest days of the year, I was crossing a busy intersection in Jersey City, while talking on the phone with the wind whipping around my head, making it almost impossible to hear.  Did I mention this wasn’t just any conversation, this was a phone interview for a job?  Oh, and did I mention the person on the phone wasn’t fluent in English? … (Read More)

Beyonce Covers the Power Issue of Vogue, March 2013

The look is retro ’60′s glamour featuring Beyonce with an elegant upsweep for Vogue’s power issue and Kerry Washington’s edgy bombshell vibe for Ebony.  I’m loving the big hair, teased and smoothed out for a soft, yet regal hive ‘do (perfect for Queen B).   … (Read More)

Photo: “I think, at the end of the day, as a man, you should support the woman you’re with. If she’s got a dream, you need to help make that a reality. I’m doing the best I can to do that…” — LL Cool J, (ESSENCE, March 2013)See LL Cool J grace the new cover of ESSENCE. http://ow.ly/hpOpb

LL Cool J Covers March Issue of Essence

LL Cool J is on the cover of the March issue of Essence!  What a pleasant surprise. Following last week’s Next Chapter interview with Oprah, it was a treat to see the Grammy-winning, trail-blazing rapper and actor on the cover.  Whether you love him for his … (Read More)

Monday Mojo: Build Your Team

Beyonce & Destiny's Child Strikes A Pose; Super Bowl Half-Time Show

Last night Beyonce delivered on what was probably the most highly-anticipated Super Bowl half-time shows ever.  Like millions of others, I was glued to the television enjoying every moment.  But as I watched the performance it wasn’t just the songs, the moves, or the costumes that made me smile.  It was seeing how all of those women—the band, the dancers, members of Destiny’s Child and of course, Beyonce—came together.  I couldn’t help but think that this was girl power at its finest.   … (Read More)

Olivia Pope in Escada; Scandal

Last night we got a new episode of Scandal and of course, Olivia Pope and her gladiators put on their suits and white hats in search of who paid Huck’s ex to assassinate  President Grant.  Of course Olivia didn’t wear just any suit.   … (Read More)

Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn Talk Scandal on GMA

This morning Kerry Washington discussed all things Scandal—including fashion— live on GMA alongside co-star Tony Goldwyn (President Grant). Steamy love scenes, betrayal, fixing scandals, and high fashion.  Does it get any better?  It’s Olivia Pope’s style that has everybody talking!  Every week I, like most of you, am wondering WWOW (What Will Olivia Wear) and where can I get it? They even touched on the men’s fashion.  Which, hadn’t escaped my notice by the way.  GMA spoke with Scandal’s costume designer Lyn Paolo. I had the pleasure of interviewing Paolo during Scandal’s first season, you can read that interview here.

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Say It Loud!

It’s time to speak up and out.  Sometimes the hardest person to be honest with is yourself.  Recently I was looking over some of my goals and as I looked at the list, I knew deep down inside that the short list I saw in front of me was only half of the story.  Have you ever been hesitant to admit to yourself that you wanted something or felt a certain way.  I hope I’m not alone. … (Read More)