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“I’m gon’ be fine/ Divinely designed/ My heart do the beatin’ but the blood ain’t mine…”

From the very first rhyme, Georgia Anne Muldrow’s Great Blacks (of the recently released A Thoughtiverse Unmarred)  is a soulful ode to the ancestors “standing in her corner.” Sporting a radiantly fluffy afro, chunky rings and chains, and enviable giant gold hoops, the all black-clad singer-slash-rapper-slash-goddess reveals how her path was irrevocably changed by the realization of her divinity and connection to those who’d paved the way before her.

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Im back … unofficially with

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 H&M

H&M is FINALLY coming to Nashville

I can’t really express my extreme jubilation at this occurrence.  There is no date yet but they will be building a custom space in Opry Mills!!!

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I am production stage managing Cabaret for Tennessee Repertory Theatre

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If you are in the Nashville area you should come and see it and support your girl.  It runs February 16-March 9 with previews on Feb 14 & 15.  It will be extended through March 16 and may be extended further.  I would be a great Valentine’s Date Night Event and its cost friendly.

I have also started teaching part-time at my undergrad MTSU

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I am not longer blonde and am officially a red head! At first I have to admit I wasn’t feeling it, but I do love it now.  I used a Ion’s Demi Permanent in Dark Copper Blonde. Demi permanents work best when coloring lightened hair.  I used two boxes and a 10 developer.  Never use more than a 10 developer with a demi permanent.

This is a twistout that I installed on Saturday Night.  I blew out my hair last week and wanted to keep as much length as possible so I only used a small amount of Hydratherma Natural Daily Growth Lotion on each twisted section. I untwisted and fluffed this morning.

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Here’s today’s OOTD! Dress is one of my favs its gotta be close to 10 years old.  This was Isaac Mizrahi when he first started doing lines for Target.  The belt is also Target.  Leather Tassle Necklace is Asos. I have on my Steve Madden Camel Boots.

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The weather is headed past 60 today so I tossed on this F21 MexiCali Cape.

Sorry I look all crooked and disheveled but there were some quick shots done in the middle of working. Ill post a few other outtakes below.

Let me know what you all have going on in the New Year, I wanna know!!!

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So yadda yadda yadda, I haven’t been on the blog in a while. But I am officially up on Youtube.  Which I was pretty sure I’d never do but its much easier than having to sit down and type something out…I know … sad …lazy excuse.  But it is what it is. So I Vlog…

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I am honestly falling in love with Nashville all over again.  African St. Festival is this weekend along with Wine on the River which is sold out.

 

Today’s OOTD Blue Jean Queen…you can find the details o the Youtube

But I am most psyched about the fact that Carrie Mae Weems newest exhibit, Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, is also going up at The Frist Center and opens on the 21st and I can tell you how geeked I am. The Scene also has a dope article of the topic.

There’s also an interesting article at the Huffington Post with the Curator Kathryn E. Delmez of the Exhibit who works at The Frist Center. She speaks about Weems and” how From a young age, [she has] been interested in learning more about people who are different from [her] and various “hidden histories,” as Weems calls the stories not written into mainstream accounts.”

I will leave you with this really dope list of upcoming events in Nashville that I also found over at the Nashville Scene

Sept. 20:  Nfocus Al Fresco Enjoy appetizers and four courses — including family-style entrees — created by Chef Bart Pickens of Loveless Event Catering. There will also be wine, beer and cocktail pairings all served outside on the grounds of the plantation, with proceeds benefiting Mercy Children’s Clinic. 6 p.m. at Carnton Plantation

Sept. 20-22: Nashville Whiskey Festival This three-day festival starts with a VIP Tasting and Symposium and ends with the main event, an afternoon tasting as well as seminars conducted by spirit experts. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Nashville Clean Water Project. War Memorial Auditorium

Sept. 21-22: Southern Ground Music and Food Festival Oorganized by musical foodies The Zac Brown Band, Southern Ground will feature music from a variety of top country, alt-country, rock and pop acts alongside food from the band’s own cook as well as some of Nashville’s food trucks, restaurants and caterers. The Lawn at Riverfront Park

Sept. 22: The Great Food Truck Festival

The Lenox Village neighborhood is hosting a festival of food trucks in southeast Davidson County that will also include family-friendly live entertainment. A portion of the trucks’ proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. 5 p.m. at Lenox Village Square

Sept. 30: East Nashville Cocktail Crawl Sample signature cocktails at Watanabe World Cuisine, No. 308, Rumors East, Pomodoro East and enjoy access to the Tasting Room, which will focus on 1-ounce tastings of boutique spirits and liquors. VIP crawlers will also have access to a food and cocktail pairing event at The Holland House Bar & Refuge.

Oct. 9: Charlie Daniels Scholarships for Heroes Dinner

Dine on The Palm’s surf-and-turf while being entertained by Charlie himself. The dinner raises funds benefiting Sentinels of Freedom, an organization that helps injured veterans. 6:30 p.m. at The Palm

Oct. 13: Jog ‘n’ Hog Nashville’s iconic candy, Goo Goo Clusters, celebrates its 100th birthday this year with a number of events throughout the fall. As part of the celebration, the candy is hosting Jog ‘n’ Hog, in which participants jog two miles, eat Goo Goo Clusters and then jog another two miles. The event coincides with the 100th birthday of Shelby Park as well. 8:30 a.m. at Shelby Park

Oct. 13: Oktoberfest

Historic Germantown — home to some of the oldest residences in the city — invites the rest of Nashville to celebrate their German heritage at this free event that takes place throughout the neighborhood. The festival features a beer garden, authentic German food and entertainment, as well as a special play area just for the kids. 9 a.m. at Seventh Avenue and Monroe Street

Oct. 14: Battle of the Food Trucks

The food trucks step back in the ring to raise money for The Tomorrow Fund. Sample from the trucks and vote for your favorites. 3 p.m. at Greer Stadium

Oct. 14: Nashville Chili Festival

This all-ages event includes music, a chili pepper eating contest, activities for the kids and, of course, chili tastings and beer. Proceeds benefit Community Shares. Noon at Yazoo Brewing Co.

Oct. 19: Franklin Wine Festival The festival includes a number of vintner dinners and seminars, but the big event is the Grand Tasting with more than 300 wines to sample and food from more than 30 restaurants and confectioners. 7 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin

Nov. 2: Wine Down Main Street

Franklin will close off traffic as Main Street merchants host special wine, beer and food tastings. Ticket prices include entertainment and all tastings. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, Franklin and Fairview Clubhouses. 7 p.m. on Main Street in Downtown Franklin

Nov. 3: Anthony Bourdain: Guts and Glory

For one night, you can listen to Bourdain tell stories of his past culinary exploits while funding his future adventures. 8 p.m. at TPAC’s Jackson Hall

Dec. 1: 12South Winter Warmer

The season’s best craft beer tasting event will also have music and plenty of food to soak up that beer. Tickets go on sale Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. They sold out within a few hours last year, so keep that date and time handy. Benefits The Workshop/Oasis Center. 11 a.m. at Sevier Park —Lesley Lassiter

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I am officially back and haven’t forgotten about you guys.  I’ve been back in Tennessee for 2 weeks now and I am still getting myself adjusted…trying to turn off my city brain and get back into my southern girl state of mind.

In the coming months I will be working on making the AfroChic Lifestyle an original brand, and a part of this process will be me getting my creative on, and really focusing on the areas that I feel scream AfroChic.

One part of the business that I am hoping to get going first is a line of homemade hand canned goodies. So in prep I am taking a Canning Class at the Cohn Adult Learning Center in West Nashville.

A big part of my being back in my city is really and truly discovering everything Nashville has to offer.  There are so many hidden gems and resources in this city so a fun part of the process will also be rediscovering all the great things this city has to offer.

So there are more pics from my Adventures in Pickling after the Jump and my OOTD for the class as well. You know me!

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Just a quick post as I have two events today.

Dress H&M and I did a little DIY on it

Hat F21

Bow Specs Vendor Eastern Market DC

White SeaHorse Sandal Miss Trish for Target

Purse KimChi Blue via UrbanOutfitter

Strawberry Earring Divided by H&M

FYI I absolutely love this whole ensemble!

The  Old School Stawberry Candies were my Inspiration for this ‘Fit

Happy Saturday, Love!

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June 22, 2012

Today is my last day in the office, but I still have to work this weekend. The true celebration will begin on Sunday. I’m sure here is where I am supposed to say how BitterSweet this, but it’s not, my leaving DC will be bittersweet and leaving all my hard work with SunFest, but not leaving this job, the atmosphere, the people, the toxicity not gonna miss it at all.   They are throwing me a going away lunch and so I am playing along. I am still waiting for that moment when I can finally exhale and I don’t think it will be until I officially cross the Tennessee State Line!

I am loving this statement necklace that I got from H&M (shown above)

Be sure to click after the jump for the rest of today’s OOTD and details!

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No OOTD today cause the weather is set to hit 101 and I’m in a funky mood…

but here’s a couple of BCards(BespokeCards) as I work to develop my styling skills.

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BookClub Boss

Daytime Disco Queen

A Tribe Called Queen

But the teeny little super guy is helping me to Wooosaaaaaaaaa

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You know what time it is! Pretty sure the weather went from pleasant to hell overnight.  I am not complaining I would rather have heat than cold, but sheeesh can you ease me into it just a bit.  Guess not, out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Click after the jump for the details on my Toucan Ma’am OOTD 

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Tuesday’s OOTD and I’m still rockin my No Makeup Face just some mascara and gloss.  Another reason I’ll be happy to get back to Tennessee,  I had issues with my skin when I lived on the West Coast, and issues on the East Coast though not as many, and as much as I complain about the HumidSouth my hair and skin act best under those circumstances.

Click after the jump for more details on today’s ‘Fit and also a Natural Hair Quick Tip for easy texture.  I’m planning on getting back into the habit of doing more posts on natural hair, these posts just require more time and effort and will be easier for me to do once I am back home!

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I hope that everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend! I wasn’t able to be home with my family but of course I still felt the love. Sent a ComicBook Card off to my dad because well he the reason why Im such and AfroGeek anyway.  His comic book collection as a kid was borderline obsessive and well he was really into the Black Comic Heroes which was even more exciting to me, and well it still excites me today. I’m sad when I ask little Black kids about Black Comic Book characters and all I get is Storm from X-Men.

I am less than 10 days away from heading back to Tennessee and well I can’t say that I’ve packed much of anything.  I’ve put most of the items up in my apartment for sale, I’ve sold a few pieces but I need to sell much more!

I am so happy to be headed home and yet the fancy mix of emotions I am experiencing is getting on my nerves.

So this is just a round-up of my the weekends OOTD’s and whatever other little bits and piece of me I can find to throw in.

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