Sep 14, 2010

Savvy Celebrity: Gabrielle Union "The Fashion Designer"

Savvy Sistah Gabrielle Union wasn't at New York Fashion Week to just look at the fabulous runway shows and attend the hip parties, but because she'll soon be adding fashion designer to her resume. According to Black Voices, the new line will be called Love & Blessings (name not set in stone)and will cater to women of a variety of sizes. She wants to create an affordable line that she'll sell on HSN or QVC. She is a fashion maven and I'm excited that she want's to create a stylish & affordable line that all women can wear.

Savvy Events: ESSENCE Fierce and Fabulous Luncheon

Essence Magazine celebrated "40 Fierce and Fabulous" Savvy Sistahs at a luncheon in New York and I wish I could have been in the room with all these fabulous women. The event was hosted by Tracy Ross and was also attended by some wonderful young ladies from Girls Inc, a charity for girls. Savvy Sistahs like Naomi Campbell, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lynn Whitfield helped to make this luncheon a star studded event. You really have to give honor where honor is due, a lot of these women have blazed the trails and open the doors for many of us today.

Sep 13, 2010

Savvy Sistah of the Week: Myisha Croom-Turner

Myisha Croom-Turner
Last week I had the pleasure of coming in contact with a very talented jewelry designer named Myisha Croom-Turner. This Savvy Sistah is the owner of Brace Yourself Boutique where she sells her handcrafted untraditional bohemian style jewelry. She said she was inspired to start her own collection in 2000 because "I could never find what I was looking for, so I decided to start designing my own jewelry". After selling her handcrafted jewelry for years to family and friends she took a leap of faith into the marketplace in May 2007 to start selling her creations to the masses.

Since that day she has sold her jewelry in tradeshows, craft fairs and the "Sip n' Shop Girls Night Out", which she created to give women a chance to socialize while shopping and supporting other female designers and business owners. Her first event took place in 2007 and featured 30 trendy designers and the next soiree' will take place in Ontario, California on September 24th.

Questions & Accessories with Myisha

Heritage Bracelet $22.00
What did you do before you started designing your jewelry collection? How did it prepare you for what you are doing now?
 Prior to starting my jewelry design business, I was a Corrections Officer for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 11 years.
My job as an Officer really didn't prepare me for what I'm doing today...Lol!  However, working in such a negative and depressing environment for so long did force me to acknowledge my passion for jewelry design.  I absolutely knew that I could not work in that field for another 11 years because it was draining me in every way you can imagine.  In 2009 I finally stopped denying my need to pursue Brace Yourself and Sip n' Shop full time and I resigned from my corrections position, and I haven't looked back :)

Savvy Lifestyle : Cholesterol and Glucose Check!

Yesterday I had a chance to have my blood tested and I had my Cholesterol and Glucose checked.I'm happy to say that everything is fine. My mother had her blood tests a few months ago and found out her numbers were not favorable and it could have negative effects on her heart in the long run. So not only did she do a lifestyle change (exercising, less stress, better eating habits) but she also encouraged my sisters and I to get our blood tested too.

Here are a list of facts about Chloesterol according to

Sep 12, 2010

Savvy Media: Oprah's Farewell Season

We all knew it would come to an end someday! Tomorrow starts the 25th and final season of the Oprah Winfrey Show. She has been a big inspiration in my life and not just because I have a desire to be a talk show host, but because of her drive, determination and her business savvy. I'm excited about her new network (OWN) and I can't wait to see all the fabulous things that are going to take place this season. John Travolta will be her guest for the premier show, plus one of the biggest surprises in the Oprah Show history. 

Take a look at the video to see what you can expect tomorrow!

For more information: CLICK the LINK

Sep 11, 2010

Savvy HairStyle: Taraji P. Henson

Savvy Sistah Taraji P. Henson is celebrating her 40th birthday today. This Oscar-nominated actress has really come into her own over the years. Not only do I want to celebrate her birthday in this post but her Savvy Hairstyle. I absolutely love when she wears her hair this way, what do you think? Take a look at a few more looks.

Savvy Product: Organix Coconut Conditioner

I went natural a few years ago, so I'm always on the look out for products to keep my hair healthy and happy. I love coconut oil and I use it after I condition my hair to lock in moisture. We'll the other day at Wal mart I saw this "Nourishing Coconut Milk" conditioner by Organix and I had to try it. Some of the key ingredients are silk amino acids, jojoba oil, coconut oil, organic coconut milk, panthenol, egg white protein and vitamin e. My hair actually felt softer and had less tangles than it normally does. It may not be one of my staple products, but I did like the way my hair felt, so we'll see.

Ingredients:Water, cetyl alcohol, behentrimonium, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cyclomethicone, dimethicone, jojoba oil, panthenol, silk amino complex, coconut milk, egg white protein, coconut oil, vitamin e, tetrasodium EDTA, fragrance, dmdm hydantoin, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.

Available at Wal mart: 13 fl.oz for 6.99

For more information on products: click the link
Originally posted March 9,2009

Savvy Events: Jennifer Hudson Gospel Birthday Celebration

Savvy Sistah Jennifer Hudson will be celebrating her 29th birthday this year with a gospel concert in Chicago on September 12, 2010 at 7:00pm. Jennifer will be singing along with featured artist Kelly Price, Shirley Murdock and Ricky Dillard (just to name a few). Tickets are no longer on sale through Ticket Master, but can be purchased at the door.

For more information: CLICK the LINK
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