Gabrielle Union dishes to moi about “Being Mary Jane”

8 Jan

Being Mary Jane

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of chatting with Ms. Gabrielle Union about her role on BET’s first scripted drama “Being Mary Jane.” The actress was in Atlanta doing promo and we sat down together at Buckhead’s [very swanky] St. Regis hotel.

Initially going into the interview I was nervous; a.) because I’m rusty especially w/ my video interviews and b.) because it’s GABRIELLE UNION. After taking a minute to get my nerves together however I was good to go.

She gave lengthy answers to my questions and sang praises to Shonda Rhimes who she says treated her royalty when she auditioned for the role of Olivia Pope on “Scandal.” She then went on to say that”Being Mary Jane’s” director Mara Brock Akil gave her the same A-1 treatment when auditioning for her program. Ultimately when Gabby was offered the role of Mary Jane Paul, she  happily accepted.

We then went on talk about the program’s dramatic (see: gross) cliffhanger and Gabby explained how even though Mary Jane Paul is technically a mistress on the program (stop gritting your teeth), she’s human and not devoid of mistakes.

A few extra deets; Gabby had the cutest white manicure with black outlined around the nail bed. Her hair was very well blended and bouncy. Renny Vasquez did a great job with her makeup; it was like a BeatFaceHoney “sweet beat” with glowing skin, nude lip and whispy lashes. After we wrapped up the interview she said (quote): “Oh you’re so gorgeous”, which I thought was a very sweet thing to say.

All in all it was a good interview and it made my day to be able to have that [very] unique experience.

After wrapping up with Gabby and hitting the tootsie roll (my victory dance) on the way to the elevator, I ran into Sam Champion formerly of “GMA” as I was leaving the hotel. He was very sweet and when I casually cooed “congratulations on your new position at the Weather Channel” (like we were old friends), he walked over, shook my hand and introduced me to his husband.  I love Sam Champion…and his husband was very hot.

That was the cherry on top that made that day extra special.

In case you were wondering this interview was pre-engagement…and pre….yeah.

Click here to check out my chat with Gabrielle Union.

Advertisements

Review: Deals and Heels Green Hoop Necklace

27 Dec

Necklace1

DealAndHeels.com Review

Happy holidays ladies and gents, I wanted to share a review with you of a jewelry and apparel store that shipped me a shiny new gift.

I recently received a necklace for review from online boutique DealsAndHeels.com. DealsAndHeels carries a promise of 100% free priority shipping and features necklaces, pants, tops, bags and high heel shoes.

I’m currently in Miami, Florida visiting family and thought the Green Hoop Necklace I received from DealsAndHeels would be a perfect accessory for the warm weather.

Continue reading

True or false? Brown girls can’t wear red lipstick

21 Apr
667_911690278621_2127639849_n

“Baby girl, you too fine for that bright lipstick!,” -said random man about my red lips

If you believe the gospel of the great poet laureate A$AP Rocky *rolls eyes* then if you’re a black woman of a non-fair complexion than a red pout is an absolute no-go. The Harlem rapper recently broke it down this way to The Coveteur;

“But for real, for me, I feel like with the red lipstick thing it all depends on the complexion. I’m just being for real. You have to be fair skinned to get away with that.”

Continue reading

Black Friday Natural Hair Deals

21 Nov

Black Friday 2012 Natural Hair Deals 

Since I’m officially a natural Nazi *rolls eyes* I’ve decided to list Black Friday deals for my fellow militant #ILoveMyselfMoreThanYouBecauseMyHairIsReallyMine girls should enjoy. As people flood to the stores like animals for the holiday shopping start, several natural hair retailers are offering awesome steals and deals. Continue reading

Christina Aguilera’s ‘American Music Awards’ Makeup

21 Nov

After scrolling through pictures for the excessively boring American Music Awards, I landed on a few shots of Christina Aguilera looking nothing short of gorgeous. The songstress arguably had the best look of the show that featured glowing skin from head to toe, a double lash, white liner on the lower lash line and this awesomely blended taupe and amethyst eye. Normally it’s taboo to match makeup to your apparel but in this case it worked—beautifully at that.

Continue reading

Spotted: Beyonce’s Knuckle Rings

18 Nov

In September while with my girlfriends at the Made In America festiva, I spotted Beyoncé and Jay-Z. It was the first time I had seen either one of them in person and for once in my life I got a little starstruck and took out my camera for a paparazzi style ambush. I got some pretty clear shots of Bey glaring looking at me while I snapped away at her talking on the phone. Jay didn’t seem to mind though and he just looked away like he didn’t notice the crazed, wide eyed blogger zoom lensing till her heart was content. After about three minutes security very politely asked me if I “had enough”, and I replied “yes” and walked away beaming…

Continue reading

Surprise: I’m natural :)

17 Nov
Danielle Canada

A Twist Out

Soooo if you know or at least read this blog than you should be fully aware that I’m a lifetime card carrying member of Team Weave. Yet and so, I’ve decided to take a break from my signature super long tresses (My hair has to be at LEAST 22 inches or I’m not happy) and rock the real authentic thing. I haven’t had a relaxer since around 2007 so I never did the big chop. Instead I just wore braids and weaves while my hair transitioned… Continue reading