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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.

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

21 Apr
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“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.”

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Recent Happenings: Magazine Covers, Travel and Make Up Forever

17 Nov

#PiegonToedShawty

It’s been ages since I blogged, but what’s new? Lol

Over recent months I’ve been a busy bee with work and travel, so here’s a quick look at a few recent happenings in my life…

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Hair Update

20 Jul

Update: THIS HAIR IS FAB!

Added in some extra layers in the front in particular and I’m extremely happy with it. I love the black!

Sam Fine Interview

20 Jul

I recently did an interview with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine when he was in Atlanta and he was not only FLAWLESS (the man looks like a painting…no lie), he was also very sweet and greeted me with a “Helloooo gorgeous.” Needless to say, I was in love. During our allotted time, we discussed Fashion Fair Cosmetics’ ‘Truly Treasured’ line and the stigma surrounding the black owned brand.

Check out my interview with Mr. Fine on RollingOut here

New Hair…Again

12 Jun

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Help Ladies: How Do I Style My Sneakers?

12 Jun

Perplexed.

So remember a few posts back when I said I was buying sneakers? “This is going to be my next spring trend to try; I’m officially going to buy a pair of sneakers. Cross your fingers that I actually like them, sneakers tend to make me feel like a boy. :-/”

A few weeks ago I made good on that promise and actually bought a pair, specifically the Reebok Chi-Chazes. These bad boys are uber cute and I picked them up in this vibrant melon orange and blue color. Adorable, right? Continue reading