Monday, December 15, 2014

DC News Break: Titi Branch, Co-Founder of Miss Jessie's, Passed Away at 45





Our hearts our heavy this morning as we report one half of the iconic natural haircare brand, Miss Jessie's has passed. Titi Branch was 45 years old at the time of her death which was the result of an apparent suicide due to asphyxia. Her death was on December 4, 2014, but reports are only now surfacing after a tribute video which included a photo of her obituary hit the internet. Twitter screenshots from both her sister's Miko's  and  Miss Jessie's accounts seem to confirm that.

Miko and Titi opened their hair salon geared toward curly hair in 1997 and started the now famous product line in 2004. The sisters named the line in remembrance of their grandmother.  Miss Jessie's gained notoriety and is now sold at mainstream retailers such as Wal Mart, Target, and Walgreens. Titi leaves behind her sister and co-founder to head the company.




Out condolences to the Branch family during this time. The holidays can be hard for those who've recently lost loved ones. Our hearts our with you.


Story Credit: Atlanta Daily World

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Culture: Millions March NYC


This past weekend on December 13, 2014 one of the largest, if not the largest march was held in New York city to protest against racism within police departments across the country, escalated killings of African American men by police, and the non-indictments if said police officers. The count was more than 50,000 peaceful demonstrators. There were no reports of looting, arrests, or violence.  The march was organized by two African American woman along with their affiliate organizations. They are Umaara E. (@umaaralynaas, right) and @TheSynead, left).


Many notable faces joined in on the march. Celebs such as the cast of Orange is the New Black, rapper Nas, mogul Russell Simmons, and world renowned fashion blogger, Claire Sulmers of The Fashion Bomb Daily. Peep the pics below.



Image Credit:Karl Pierre

Big round of applause to the women who created a piece of history. Umaara is only nineteen years old. Nineteen! I'd love to see what she does when she's in  her twenties.  I'm in the south, so I joined the march by using my platform to spread the word. Congrats ladies, I'm proud.




XO,
Joslyn

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Diva's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For Him & Her

I'm way late with this year's holiday gift guides. Last year's got plenty of hits. I may condense them this year due to time. First up are unisex gifts. Hopefully while you're out shopping this weekend, this will help steer you in the right direction. Peep what I conjured up below.


1.  Digital Cameras

Know someone who is delving into photography, or wants to enhance their photos on their website? The Nikon Coolpix L830 digital camera is a great start. It has a 34 X zoom, 16 megapixels, and a 3 inch adjustable LCD screen, plus many more features. I just purchased this exact camera for myself on Cyber Monday. I took a few test shots and I love the quality of the photos.
Image Credit & Buying Info: Nikon.com

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Restaurant Review: The Flying Biscuit Cafe

As you can probably tell by now: I love to eat. I also love eating at places I've never been before. The Flying Biscuit Cafe has been on my list for some time, and My'Til of My'Til Style loved their grits so much, she insisted we both go and taste heaven together. Check out my review below.

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Latest In Fashion News: Tamar Braxton Debuts Tamar Collection

There are a slew of celebrities who tried their hands at fashion lines. Some have failed and others are still reveling in their success. Tamar Braxton has dipped her toe in the wading pool of celebrity fashion designers, with her namesake line, the Tamar Collection.  See some image below.

Blue Vegan Leather Top
$49

Blue Vegan Leather Pant
$59

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Diva Cover Stories: Kim Kardashian West for Elle UK, January 2015

Love it or hate it, Kim Kardashian West has never fell off. She's always on the radar. She attempted to "Break the Internet" with her Paper Magazine spread a few weeks back, now she covered up on the January 2015 cover of Elle UK. Per usual, she's back in noir et blanc. Check them out below.





Image Credit: Elle UK



XO, 
Joslyn

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Music: Chrisette Michele's Lyricists' s Opus

One of my favorite artists, Chrisette Michelle, released new music today entitled Lyricist's Opus.
Photo Credit: Rich Hipster

 As stated in the intro of My Favorite Thing That Ever Happened,  Chrisette wanted her newest body of work to be " One long piece with five movements." This is exactly what it sounds like too. All of the tracks blend seamlessly into the next without the waist of space called silence in between tracks. I played the violin growing up, so her latest project,  I can definitely appreciate. My favorite tracks so far are Art and Hennessy Shot.

Track Listing:

1. My Favorite Thing That Ever Happened
2. Art
3. Super Chris
4. Together
5. Hennessy Shot
6. Make Us One



XO,
Joslyn

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