Feb 20, 2009

Savvy Home Decor: Plush Living Pillows

I love the way decorative pillows can add a little pizazz or a splash of color to a bed or a sofa. Plush Living Pillows are beautifully designed to take either room to a new level of style. Pillows are made out of 100% silk,measure 18 x 18 and retail for $64.00.

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Domestic Violence: How to get Help!!!

Yesterday I published a picture of Rhianna's battered face and my heart really went out to her. But then I thought, what about all the other women who become victims of domestic violence everyday. I have never been a victim of domestic violence but my mother was. And she made up in her mind that she would not remain in a situation with someone who could one day harm her or me and my two sisters. I do realize that at times when celebrities go through certain things that's when people want to talk about it and it becomes that "watercooler" conversation. But what about the women who live this life everyday, and don't have the money to leave their abuser, or a lawyer to defend them or access to the best hospitals to treat their injury's.

Here are the statistics of Domestic Violence according to the American Institute on Domestic Violence.

*85-95% of all domestic violence victims are female.

*Over 500,00 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year.

*5.3 million women are abused each year.

*1,232 women are killed each year by an intimate partner.

*Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.

*Women are more likely to be attacked by someone they know rather than by a stranger

Every women who is a victim of abuse should have a "Safety Plan" according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

If you are still in the relationship:

* Think of a safe place to go if an argument occurs - avoid rooms with no exits (bathroom), or rooms with weapons (kitchen).
* Think about and make a list of safe people to contact.
* Keep change with you at all times.
* Memorize all important numbers.
* Establish a "code word" or "sign" so that family, friends, teachers or co-workers know when to call for help.
* Think about what you will say to your partner if he\she becomes violent.

If you or a woman you may know is a victim call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

You can also find valuable information on all the sites listed.

Savvy Sistahs: Essence honors Black women in Hollywood

Essence had their 2nd annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills and everyone from Halle Berry to Taraji P. Henson was there. I think this is a wonderful way to honor and encourage African American women in this difficult industry.


Feb 19, 2009

Celebrity Inspiration: Monica, I want that Top!

Singer Monica attended the Alexandre Herchcovitch Fall show during Mercedez-Benz Fashion week and I can say she looked stylish siting on the front row. But what really stood out to me was that cute ruffled Nanette Lapore "Waterfall" top with black trim for $245.00. And of course the yellow belt and gloves added an splash of color to complete whole look.

If you want Monica's Top, click the link!

Feb 17, 2009

Savvy Hairstyle: Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson is starting to become a true chameleon when it comes to her hairstyles, and I love it. At the Grammy Awards (February 8th) she wore her hair pulled back in a sophisticated bun. And just a week later for the NAACP Image Awards she's sporting a sassy shoulder length layered hairstyle. (She also wore this same style for Clive Davis' Pre- Grammy party on February 7). But I love the versatility and how her hairstyles fit the occasion and her mood.

Savvy Shoes: Steve Madden "Revenu" Pump

I'm really a fan of studs and I like the way these golden studs decorate these Steve Madden "Revenu"pumps. This peep-toe platform shoe is made out of suede and has a 4 1/4" heel.
This shoe can be yours for $129.95

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Designer Dessert: Pink Cake Box

High Heel Fashionista <br />Birthday Cake

Wedding Cake

Wedding cake with nature <br />inspired theme

40th Brown and Pink Cake

Pregnant Lady Baby Shower Cake

Ladies what do you think about these sweet treats! The "Pink Cake Box" takes luxury to a new level with these beautiful designer cakes. They have a variety of cakes for all occasions, including weddings, baby showers and birthdays. The more I look at these photos the more I realize that these are definitely the kind of cakes a Savvy Fashionista would have designed for her.

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