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The Ghetto Fashionista- defined The Ghetto Fashionista keeps her eyes peeled to the runway AND the hood. She is always fabulously 'dipped' in the latest fashion BUT she has a secret. She does not spend full price to look her very best. No, the ghetto fashionista is resourceful! She knows the ladies who work at Off Fifth by first name, and she is a good friend to her neighborhood Marshalls and TJ Maxx. She shops at Bluefly, carries the latest Marc Jacobs, and is generally 'in the know'. And make no mistake about it- the ghetto fashionista is NOT to be confused with Boomquisha- the neighborhood chicken head. OH NO! The ghetto fashionista is well educated, with a savings account, a healthy 401K, several degrees- you get the picture. She grew up in the hood, but the hood did not 'grow' up in her. She is refined, well dressed, with her ear acutely attuned to what is hot. She is sexy, commands attention when she walks into any room and she is me- GF

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    About Me

    • Member for 9 years 28 weeks
    • Last online 4 years 36 weeks ago

    About Me

    • Member for 9 years 28 weeks
    • Last online 4 years 36 weeks ago

    About Me

    • Member for 9 years 28 weeks
    • Last online 4 years 36 weeks ago
    February 03, 2011

    Fashionable Black History- Diana Ross, designer

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    Do you remember when you developed a love for fashion? For many girls who came of age in the late 70’s the movie Mahogany probably played a role in cultivating this first love. For the first time there was a woman on screen who liked like our mothers or aunties. She had beautiful soulful eyes and though we may have been clueless about the plot, or story line we fell in love with Billy Dee when he delivered the line “Success is nothing without someone you love to share it with”- and the clothes? Well, they took our breath away.

    As we celebrate the many accomplishments of African-Americans during Black History month, my first fashion honoree is the Boss, Ms Ross who remains a living legend and inspiration for many young girls passion for fashion; she designed many of the costumes for the movie Mahogany.

    Tagged with: culture, Fashion
    February 01, 2011

    Valentine's Day Giveaway- kate spade twirl

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    February is upon us and of course thoughts inevitably turn to love, cupid and Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate the upcoming love day then by rewarding yourself for simply being fabulous?

    Well here’s your chance to win the signature fragrance twirl from kate spade new york!

    Giveaway details:

    Simply “Like” The Ghetto Fashionista on Facebook and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a 1.7 oz bottle of twirl; Don’t worry if you’re already a fan, then you have already been entered!
    Winners will be announced on February 8th on the Fan page.

    Kate Spade New York- twirl

    Twirl combines both floral notes and a fresh scent to create a unique new fragrance that is the epitome of joie de vivre. Additional fragrance notes include: pink watermelon mingled with blackberry and red currant, enhanced with a heart of fresh flowers including orange blossom, star jasmine, tiare flower, and sweet magnolia, finished with luminous musks and a touch of french macaroon.

    Interested in purchasing twirl as a gift for your beloved? The kate spade valentine’s day set includes ($70):

    1.7 eau de toilette spray

    <p>3.4 oz body cream
    Tagged with: contests, beauty
    January 29, 2011

    Win a $2500 gift card to Bergdorf's PLUS a chance to attend NYFW!

    Have you always wanted an opportunity to attend New York Fashion Week? Well here’s your opportunity!

    Visit Polyvore and simply style an outfit for Linda Fargo, Vice President of Visual Merchandising to wear during Fashion week and the winning entry gets an opportunity to attend a show with MS. Fabulous herself;  PLUS an opportunity for you to shop with a $2500 gift card to find some fashion show drag for YOU to wear!

    Good luck!

    January 28, 2011

    Curvy Girl Swag- One Stop Plus Fall 2011 Show

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    I had the distinct pleasure off attending the premiere plus sized fashion show during the Spring 2011 New York Fashion week.

    Well this time around everyone can witness the newest, latest in hautest in trends for the curvy girl as the One Stop Plus show will be broadcasted on the net.

    Check out the video and make sure you send your RSVP to the show.

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    January 26, 2011

    My Current Obsession- Ruthie Davis shoes

    The DC metro area is being treated to blizzard like snow, temperatures that have dipped way beyond freezing and the threat of more bad weather forecasted for next week.

    In spite of the fact that February has notoriously been a bad month for winter weather the thought of warmer climes coupled with the ability to wear sundresses, opened toe shoes and sunshine keep me hopeful that spring is right around the corner.

    My current obsession for spring is Ruthie Davis shoes!! I swear these ‘pink bottom’ shoes are sexy, with just enough edge to make even the best among the good girls go bad.

    Do you love them?

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    Tagged with: shopping, shoes
    January 26, 2011

    Mo'Nique Announces 2011 Oscar Nominations

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    The list of the 2011 Oscar Nominees was announced by Bmore native Mo’Nique and I have to say she looked absolutely gorgeous!

    The complete list of nominees is below:

    Best Picture

    "Black Swan," Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers

    "The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers

    "Inception," Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

    "The Kids Are All Right," Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers

    "The King's Speech," Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers

    "127 Hours," Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers

    "The Social Network," Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán, Producers

    "Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer

    "True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers

    "Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

    Actor in a Leading Role

    Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"

    Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"

    Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"

    Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"

    James Franco in "127 Hours"

    Actor in a Supporting Role

    Christian Bale in "The Fighter"

    John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"

    Jeremy Renner in "The Town"

    Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"

    Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

    Actress in a Leading Role

    Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"

    Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"

    Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"

    Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"

    Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

    Actress in a Supporting Role

    Amy Adams in "The Fighter"

    Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"

    Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"

    Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"

    Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

    Animated Feature Film

    "How to Train Your Dragon" Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois

    "The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet

    "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

    Art Direction

    "Alice in Wonderland"

    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1"


    "The King's Speech"

    "True Grit"


    "Black Swan," Matthew Libatique

    "Inception," Wally Pfister

    "The King's Speech," Danny Cohen

    "The Social Network," Jeff Cronenweth

    "True Grit," Roger Deakins

    Costume Design

    "Alice in Wonderland," Colleen Atwood

    "I Am Love," Antonella Cannarozzi

    "The King's Speech," Jenny Beavan

    "The Tempest," Sandy Powell

    "True Grit" Mary Zophres


    "Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky

    "The Fighter," David O. Russell

    "The King's Speech," Tom Hooper

    "The Social Network," David Fincher

    "True Grit," Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

    Documentary (Feature)

    "Exit through the Gift Shop," Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz

    "Gasland," Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic

    "Inside Job," Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs

    "Restrepo," Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

    "Waste Land," Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

    Documentary (Short Subject)

    "Killing in the Name"

    "Poster Girl"

    "Strangers No More"

    "Sun Come Up"

    "The Warriors of Qiugang"

    Film Editing

    "Black Swan"

    "The Fighter"

    "The King's Speech"

    "127 Hours"

    "The Social Network"

    Foreign Language Film

    "Biutiful," Mexico

    "Dogtooth," Greece

    "In a Better World," Denmark

    "Incendies," Canada

    "Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)," Algeria


    "Barney's Version," Adrien Morot

    "The Way Back," Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng

    "The Wolfman," Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

    Music (Original Score)

    "How to Train Your Dragon," John Powell

    "Inception," Hans Zimmer

    "The King's Speech," Alexandre Desplat

    "127 Hours," A.R. Rahman

    "The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

    Music (Original Song)

    "Coming Home" from "Country Strong," Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

    "I See the Light" from "Tangled," Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater

    "If I Rise" from "127 Hours," Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong

    "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

    Short Film (Animated)

    "Day & Night," Teddy Newton

    "The Gruffalo," Jakob Schuh and Max Lang

    "Let's Pollute," Geefwee Boedoe

    "The Lost Thing," Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann

    "Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)" Bastien Dubois

    Short Film (Live Action)

    "The Confession," Tanel Toom

    "The Crush," Michael Creagh

    "God of Love," Luke Matheny

    "Na Wewe," Ivan Goldschmidt

    "Wish 143," Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

    Sound Editing

    "Inception," Richard King

    "Toy Story 3," Tom Myers and Michael Silvers

    "Tron: Legacy," Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague

    "True Grit," Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey

    "Unstoppable," Mark P. Stoeckinger

    Sound Mixing

    "Inception," Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick

    "The King's Speech," Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley

    "Salt," Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin

    "The Social Network," Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten

    "True Grit," Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

    Visual Effects

    "Alice in Wonderland," Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips

    "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi

    "Hereafter," Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell

    "Inception," Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb

    "Iron Man 2," Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

    Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

    "127 Hours," Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy

    "The Social Network," Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin

    "Toy Story 3," Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich

    "True Grit," Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

    "Winter's Bone," Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

    Writing (Original Screenplay)

    "Another Year," Written by Mike Leigh

    "The Fighter," Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson

    "Inception," Written by Christopher Nolan

    "The Kids Are All Right," Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg

    <p>"The King's Speech," Screenplay by David Seidler
    Tagged with: Baltimore, entertainment
    January 20, 2011

    My current obsession-Michael Kors Hamilton Tote

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    The Michael Kors spring collection offers up classic, timeless pieces and the handbags for spring are nothing short of iconic.

    With a distinct nod to the Hermes Birkin bag, the Hamilton tote combines both form and function. I love the inky, blue hue of this particular bag which is also available in spectator (navy and white) and tangerine.
    With a budget-friendly price point, just think of the money you will save instead of buying a Birkin!

    <p>The Hamilton Tote retails for $268 and is available at Michael Kors and Bloomingdales.
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    January 20, 2011

    Michelle Obama Dazzles in McQueen- State Dinner

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    The White House played host to China’s president last night and the event included the expected list of political power houses; fashion icon Vera Wang was also in attendance.

    Michelle Obama proved once again why she has been placed firmly on our bona fide fashionista list as she was resplendent in a silk organza gown created by the late, great Alexander McQueen.

    Not only does she dazzle in her McQueen, the color red is thought to be a sign of good luck in China so even her fashion sense is politically correct.

    <p>photo source: LA Times
    Tagged with: Michelle Obama, Fashion
    January 16, 2011

    2011 Golden Globes- Red Carpet Recap

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    The play offs leading up to the super bowl may have been a highlight for many on Sunday evening however, the real showdown happened on the Golden Globes red carpet.

    The biggest color trends for the evening were nude, emerald green and lots of black.

    Best dressed
    Olivia Wilde

    The hands down Belle of the Ball was Olivia Wilde in a chocolate brown Marchesa gown which I would gladly walk down the aisle and say “I Do” in as it was just that fabulous.

    Best Tressed
    Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez gown screamed soccer mom in fact, I wonder if she arrived in a minivan as opposed to a limo, but in the midst of all of the messy hair that ruled the red carpet, Jenny from the block was absolutely flawless on the hair and make up front. She rocks a nude lip like nobody’s business and her sleek, honey-hued pony tail was a win.

    Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock was another one of my favorites on the hair front and she was completely on trend with a blunt bang which is going to be huge for spring.

    Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman’s best accessory was probably her baby bump, but I loved her take on the retro-chic French roll.

    You’re practically nude
    Vanessa Williams
    Scarlett Johanson
    Carrie Underwood
    Jewel toned emerald
    Mila Kunis
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
    Elizabeth Moss
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Black is the new Black
    Julia Stiles
    Eva Longoria
    Halle Berry
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    Tagged with: Fashion News, Red Carpet
    January 13, 2011

    Are you a "True Beauty"? Black Opal- Model Search

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    Do you think you have what it takes to be the face of Black Opal? Then why not let your “True Beauty” shine through and enter their model search contest!

    The process for entering the contest is easy:
    From now until March 31st, just visit Black Opal’s website and follow these 4 simple steps:
    • Submit at least one photo (3 max) of yourself for the gallery
    • Complete the “TRUE BEAUTY” statement…what true beauty means to you
    • Tell voters a little bit about yourself
    • SUBMIT!

    Visit Black Opal for more details

    <p>1 Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a professional makeover session and photo shoot in New York City, a starring role in Black Opal’s worldwide marketing materials, a $20,000 scholarship reward, and a one year supply of Black Opal products!
    20 Finalists will each be awarded the chance to appear in Black Opal’s worldwide marketing materials, at the sponsor’s discretion, a $2,500 scholarship award, and complimentary Black Opal cosmetics.
    Tagged with: contest, beauty