Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sag Award Beauties

In keeping with tradition.. here are my picks for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards.  These awards are dear to me because it's the award given to actors for their phenomenal work by actors who understand the tireless emotional and physical toll it takes to make that phenomenal work


Despite what some may feel.. bringing life to a character that starts as mere words on a page is no small feat..and these awards are a wonderful honor in recognition of that.

Okay now on to the important stuff.  These awards were hard for me to narrow down.  There were tons of ties for me. So many were dressed so beautifully.  Here's what and who I worked it down too.. Zoe Saldana absolutely took my number one spot!

That f**King dress was STUNNING!  

The rest were a super duper duper close 2nd. All amaze balls in their own way!

Anyhow.. what did you guys think?  I am always anxious to know if you agree or disagree with my choices.. Please let me know.. I welcome the conversation :)

Have a great day all..

SAG awards..I "Like"

Taye ;)

Monday, January 30, 2012

My Stylish Bestie..

So most of you know by now that my Bestie Mr. Courtney K. moved to the Big Apple a little over 9 months ago..(Sniff Sniff)

And as you can see he is settling in just fine...

I am super stoked to share with you that he is featured in the street style section of an awesome website called Fucking Young..  That's fuckingyoung.es  

And this is not the first time he has been photographed on the streets of NYC.


Check out his link HERE

Courtney you better hide that coat next time I'm in NYC..because it just might accidentally fall into my suitcase...

For those who want to know Courtney is wearing:
Coat: Vintage Bergdorf Goodman From Amarcord Vintage NYC
Sunnies: Elizabeth & James
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Bally

Super Stylish Friends.... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fashion Friday ✩ Still Obssessed

Today's Look
Top: Vintage
Jeans: J Brand
Heels: Zara
Bag: Mat & Nat
Iced Coffee: Peets
Lips: Nars Schiap
I think it's pretty safe to say that I am absolutely obsessed with these shoes.  Brace yourselves because you will get sick of seeing me in them!  
Okay on to today's FASHION FRIDAY..  You may notice that save for the tiny necklace around my neck I have absolutely no jewelry on.  I've been doing this more and more lately.. I toggle back and forth between days with tons of body garnish to days with absolutely nothing.  
Today I wanted the outfit to speak for itself..  I am always in awe when I see a well dressed woman walking down the street with nothing but her clothing.  I think that a lot of times myself included we think that if we throw on a bunch of chunky jewelry and super high platforms  then we are well dressed.. Not always the case.. lately you can find me out with nothing but a tank, jeans and strapy heels...And I adore it!
with all that said..
This is one of my absolute favorite tops.  I bought it at a garage sale for $10 bucks about 5 years ago and have never taken it off the hanger for fear of ruining it.  Yes I just said that I bought a top 5 years ago and have never worn it... Those days are over.. I have decided to wear it.. and I stand by my decision.
A bit posy I know.. I was in a posy mood when we shot this..don't judge..

Some of you may remember this style of J Brands from about two years ago. To this day I think they are among the best styles that J Brand has made.  They are distressed to perfection yet almost white to perfection..  for me they are boyfriend perfection.
The Heels..Yeah... you've already heard enough about them..
BTW..my babies are doing so very well.  I finally found a shampoo that keeps them super white and is all natural.  It's called TropiClean. I use the Awapuh-Whitening Shampoo and the Conditioning Papaya Mist Cologne...and they ROCK!

Have a stupendous weekend everyone!!

Just the plain old clothes... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Photo's Jason Gurvitz

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Glowy?... Aloe Gloe

So for the past month I have been indulging in a little drink called Aloe Gloe..  

Let me tell you a very short story..  

My Grandmother Mamie Hansberry has always made Aloe Vera juice a part of her diet..she is 87 and she looks 67..  has never had any significant health issues and does not take one prescription pill. 

Okay that was the sort story...

Anyhow I tell you this to say that I have attempted to drink Aloe Vera juice for years. I just can't seem to get it down and I have a HUGE tolerance for stuff that does not taste so great especially when it has serious health benefits.  In the past few year several other companies have come out with Aloe Vera juice that is flavored which helps he taste..but does not help the slime and the pulp..which for me is the worst part..

Okay one more short story.. 

When I was a little kid and would scrape my self or cut myself or fall off my bike or fall face first off a bench at school..all true stories.. my mom would cut a piece of her Aloe Vera plant slice it in two and rub the slimy in side on my wound.  I would never scar..  
Now if Aloe Vera does that to your skin..imagine what it does for your insides..

Cut to

No Pulp..No Slime.. and Just plain yummy!

Comes in tons of flavors.. I've had the White Grape and Regular Pulp Free..

 I am oh so super Glowy lately!!

Aloe Gloe.... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lust List..Nasty Gal..

 So I'd say once or twice a season I have to share my
lust lists 
with you.. Here's my Nasty Gal Lust list for Spring.


NastyGal.com....I "Like"

Taye ;)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Some Not So "Common Grains"

I know this may be hard to believe but I am not sure if I have ever actually mentioned that Japanese food is in my top two foods of all foods.  Just as French is my favorite for its rich creamy wonderfully seasoned qualities.. Japanese is my favorite for the exact opposite reason.. Japanese cuisine is simple yet wonderfully methodical, allowing you to actually taste the food you are eating without mask.

So when I was invited to try the wonderful creations of chef Sonoko Sakai for the Common Grains pop up restaurant at Bread Bar in Century City I was utterly elated.  I adore noodles..and I adore Japanese noodles even more..  The menu is simple.. Whole grain Soba noodles and dipping sauces.  A little salad...some rice and a tasty Sake selection.

It's simplicity at its best.. I had a chance to talk with Sonoko Sakai about the Common Grains program.. and it boils down to this.. Common Grains is an extraordinary program brought from the Japanese Government and Chef Sakai to bring awareness to the goodness of whole Japanese Grains..  In a nut shell...

These carbs ain't so bad!
The Common Grains will be hosting a bunch of demonstrations and workshops including the pop up Soba Noodle and Sake bar at Bread Bar Century City throughout the months of January and February.  

Here are a few that I think will be pretty cool.

Common Grains Soba Pop-Up Restaurant and Sake Bar at BREAD BAR Century City Tuesday, January 10 – Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 5-10 p.m.
COST: Menu items range from $11-16

Common Grains Soba and Rice Workshops at Tortoise General Store
Tortoise General Store located at 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 Saturday, January 21, 2012 and Sunday, January 22, 2012 and Saturday, February 18, 2012 and Sunday, February 19, 2012  
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
COST: $65 per person

Common Grains East Meets West Dinner at Cooks County  Cooks County is located at 8009 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048.  Wednesday, February 1, 2012, from 6-11 p.m.
COST: $32 per person

Simple flavors and traditional foods... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Common Grains

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fashion Friday ✩ Old Old Old...& some New

Today's Look
Tank: Courtesy of  Florette Paquerette
Snake denim: Anat B.
Denim Jacket: The Gap 1969
Coat: H&M
Heels: Zara
Bag: Forever 21
Initial Necklace: Gilt Groupe
Buckle watch: Gucci
Bracelet: Marc by Marc
If there is one thing fashion wise that I pride myself on is my ability to dig deep in the depths of my closet and mix the old with the new.  

Case in point..

The Tank.. NEW
I just need to say a few words about it because it's freaking awesome.  Just slouchy enough.. just soft enough.. and simply understated..  Get one here.
Okay back to the post...

Snake print denim..NEW
Zara Heels...NEW
Denim Jacket ...OLD
H&M Coat...OLD
Bracelet, watch, ring..OLD
Bag....  Are you getting the point??
Anyhow.. I got a couple inquires about my nails in last weeks FASHION FRIDAY.. So here is a little explanation of this weeks.  Very simple DYI.. I've been pretty obsessed with nude, taupe and buff colored nails lately.  But they can get a bit boring so I find simple embellishments like glittery polish to spice it up..

This week it's two coats of Butter  London Yummy Mummy.. wait to dry (I've made that mistake before).  Then paint diagonals of Nails Inc Chelsea Embankment 3/4th's from the corner of each nail (make sure to do the opposite corners on each hand).  Finish with a top coat..and DONE!
I've also been completely obsessed with big hair lately..  This is my attempt at it..  my hair is pretty fine..so three short clip-ins later and voila!  I know what you are thinking...It was really big when I left the house..I swear.. 

Clip-in NOTEPLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure that your clip-ins match the texture of your own hair.  If you have to straighten your own hair..buy clip-ins that you have to straighten.. no one can ever tell when I do or don't have my clip ins in because I am a a stickler about texture when I by them.

Have a fantastically exuberant weekend everyone..

Old..Old..Old.. and Some New... I "Like"

Taye ;)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An Olympic Hopeful and Some Bloggers.. Jason Richardson 2012

Last week I got a call from the awesome Claire of The Fashion Bomb Daily  saying "I'm in town and we are going to A party for Jason Richardson".   The last sentence being a serious paraphrase I believe the word swanky was somewhere in there.  Gotta love that word.. SWANKY.
Anyhow...after a quick Google session that involved the name Jason Richardson.  Gold medal winner and track star.. I said why not.. 

The crowd was awesome.. I ran into the lovely Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista,  Miss Melody Ehsani..check out her eclectic designs Here and Angel of Concrete Loop.. if you are a blogger and don't know her story..find out.   She is one to learn from!  

The drinks were great..  I would mention the food but I got a terrible case of food poisoning..like literally puking my guts up for about 15 hours straight..But since this is Stuff She Likes and I don't talk dirty I will leave it at that.

Anyhow..  Jason Richardson.. might be one of the nicest individuals I have ever met. Gracious and down to earth.  We had a snazzy little convo about how we are both self professed nerds since our school days and proud of it

We celebrated his bid for the London 2012 Olympics ..We mingled.. We laughed..and We snagged a lovely gift bag full of Nivea products.

Over all it was a great night!  Lets all root for Jason Richardson in 2012..

#jairichlondon 2012.... I "Like"
Taye ;)

Monday, January 16, 2012

The nudes and the blacks.. Golden Globes 2012

 Now I have to say that there were lots of great looks at the Golden Globes last night.  

Here's my take on them:

You know when you see a great dress at a shop and talk yourself into not getting it.. then you go home and can't sleep because you see it everywhere you look.. in the shower.. in the stack of papers on your desk.. in your plate of really amazing risotto.. in the dirty dish water.. in your sleep.. get the point yet?

..anyhow that what these 7 dresses did to me  all night.. I was pretty much haunted ..in a great way.. so I share my haunting with you..  

For me it was all about the nudes and the blacks..
No explanation needed.. The dresses speak for themselves!!

Golden Globes 2012... I "Like"
Taye ;)

Friday, January 13, 2012

FASHION FRIDAY ✩ technically it still Friday

Today's Look
Blazer: Theory
Tee: Zara
Jeans: Anat B
Booties: Rosegold
Bag:Matt & Nat
So like the title says..Technically its still Friday..  I have been down with severe food poisoning..so it is a miracle that this post is happening..  Being that it is almost Saturday I will make it short.
Black and White..  We shot this on the way back from seeing My Week with Marilyn.. which was amazing by the way!
 Gotta love the fact that there are a dozen rubber gloves scattered on the sidewalk of Sunset blvd..  Welcome to Hollywood..
 It's such a go to outfit for pretty much anything.. 
Simple accessories..
We have the same haircut :)
Have a great weekend everyone!!

Simple black and white... I "Like"

Taye ;)
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