Who Am I?
IF I WERE A…
MONTH, I would be…
COLOR, I would be…
Deep Burnt Orange
TIME OF DAY, I would be…
SUPERPOWER, I would be…
Able to Pause Time at Will
FLOWER, I would be…
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CAR, I would be…
Silver and Chrome Vintage VW Bug
ITEM OF CLOTHING, I would be…
My Patent Leather Neon Pink LV Stilettos
ANIMAL, I would be…
My dog, Josie
FOOD, I would be…
Sparkling Apple Cider
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The Wizard of Oz
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Solange is an R&B singer/songwriter and the younger sister of pop star Beyoncé. While her debut album Solo Star (2003) went largely overlooked, she found her voice as a writer soon after. She penned songs for Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, as well as Beyoncé’s hits “Get Me Bodied” and “Upgrade You.” Her sophomore disc Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams (2008) was a critically acclaimed mash-up of 1960’s and 1970’s sounds. As an actress, she is best known for her voice work on the animated series The Proud Family and for starring in the straight-to-DVD film Bring It On: All Or Nothing.
Steal Solange’s Big, Bad Hair
The singer shines in Oyster magazine with her natural tresses.
Now that Solange has signed with Next Models, we’ll likely see the artist showing off her slim silhouette practically everywhere. She shows off a voluminous natural style in Oyster magazine. Stealing Solo’s ‘do takes a few simple steps and some great product.
The easiest way any curly girl can achieve more height and length is to do a dry two-strand twist. After shampooing and conditioning, use Carol’s Daughter’s Chocolat Smoothing Blow Dry Cream to protect tresses and achieve a tangle-free blowout. Do permanent marker-sized twists using just a little Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Make sure to include a middle or side part while styling.
Once dry, unravel and use a blow-dryer with a flat nozzle attachment to gently stretch twists with medium heat. Quickly run the dryer along the twists. Use a wide toothpick to lift at your roots, hide parts and create big, beautiful hair. Voila!
Alicia Keys stepped out to the Producers Guild Awards with an elegant head full of waves. The artist always works her dark-haired mane to perfection, going back and forth between curly and straight tresses. Her stylist, Tippi Shorter, spoke to us about the proper way to blow out curly hair.
“Someone with natural hair… I definitely wouldn’t try to use a round brush because I know that I’m going to have to follow it up with a little heat. I would use a Boars Head paddle brush to get your hair dry,” she explained to BET.com. “The focus wouldn’t be to get it straight, but to get it dry and as smooth as I can. I would follow it with a flatiron.”
Keys’s big waves can be done in a cinch. Begin styling several hours before your event. Using a very large barrel curling iron, section medium to large pieces of hair in horizontal rows and curl each row the opposite direction. Use long, flat bobby pins to pin-curl each piece as you go. This helps to lock in your curl’s shape.
Lightly spritz each section using Shorter’s go-to hairspray, Hard Head hairspray by Bed Head.
Before heading to your glam event, remove pins and finger-comb curls. Softly brush out curls and shape your waves as you go.
I am in love with Solange. She has amazing style and has natural hair..This girl is something else…
Mixing prints isn’t for the faint of heart, but if anyone can illustrate how to work this trend with flair it’sSolange, whose knack for pulling off unconventional styles always leaves me inspired.
InStyle magazine features the fashion-forward musician in its February 2012 issue (“It’s All in the Mix,” page 193), but even more swoon-worthy than her plans to spoil her new niece Blue Ivy are the delicious prints she puts to work in the shoot. The newly-crowned Next model visually dares readers to take a risk with mixing and matching equally arresting color and print combinations styled by Haidee Findlay-Levin.
“Whether it’s eyelets, knits or florals, I always enjoy playing with texture and pattern. I like contrast,” Solange said, as demonstrated by the Dolce & Gabbana embroidered coat top and skirt she rocks in the story opener. And she shared another fashion obsession: “I’m naturally drawn to anything that looks tribal or African. For a good six months, all I wore were tailored African prints inspired by [Afrobeat pioneer] Fela Kuti.” Her go-to print choice comes to life by way of a Carven poplin dress paired with a Holst + Lee rope necklace and a floral-print turban paired with a floral top.
There are plenty of other looks to draw ideas from (and we love how she’s rocking her natural hair in the whole shoot!), plus a bonus: Solo shares her perfect Valentine’s Day playlist. Get into it all and go pick up a copy of the magazine, on newsstands now!.
Before Tremaine Aldon Neverson became a Grammy-nominated R&B heartthrob, the Petersburg, Virgina, native sold multiple mixtapes under the alias “Prince of Virgina.” Since his 2005 debut, I Gotta Make It, he has released three more studio albums, including his 2009 gold album Ready and the follow-up Passion, Pain, and Pleasure. In 2009, the singer won a BET Award for Best Male Artist. The following year, he starred in the ten-part BET docu-series My Moment.
Philadelphia born native Amber Rose made a name for herself as a model —as both as a face for Louis Vuitton print ads on at New York’s Fashion Week and walking the runway for Celestino. But this Kingmagazine favorite is probably best known with her high profile romances with rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. Rose has also appeared in music videos for Ludacris, Young Jeezy and Nicki Minaj and in 2009 announced plans to launch her own line of eyewear. Her latest adventure, a cast member on the second season of Master of the Mix.
Actor / Comedian
From hit comedy specials to starring Hollywood roles to high-profile hosting gigs, Kevin Hart has all the things any aspiring comedian might wish for. Born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Hart nurtured dreams of comedy stardom even when he was working at a Philadelphia sneaker store. After building up his confidence on local open-mic nights, he quit his day job and started pursuing his dreams at famous clubs like Caroline’s and The Comedy Store. Film roles eventually followed, including Paper Planes and Scary Movie 3. Hart executive-produced, wrote and starred in the ABC sitcom The Big House in 2004. A starring role in the movie Soul Plane and acclaimed comedy specials like Seriously Funny solidified Hart’s status as a comic to watch. But something tells us he’s just getting started. Watch Hart take over the spotlight as host of the 2011 BET Awards.
Exploding onto the pop charts at age 16 with the 2005 chart-topper “Run It,” Virginia-born Chris Brown seemed destined for superstardom from day one. His dazzling dance moves (reminiscent of Michael Jackson and Usher) and supple voice helped Brown’s self-titled debut album sellmore than 2 million copies, and earned him lucrative endorsement deals. Although he took a beating in the press after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2008, he has since bounced back. No where was this more evident than his heartfelt performance of “Man in the Mirror” during the Michael Jackson tribute at the 2010 BET Awards, where Brown fell to his knees crying. He appeared in the box-office hit Takers alongside Michael Ealy, Idris Elba, Hayden Christenson and T.I. and recently released a new album, F.A.M.E.