The Best of 2014 Bridal Fashion Week in NY

October 18, 2013
by Donna Shana

The 2013 New York International Bridal Week was held at Pier 94, during the week of October 12th and I’ve selected a few ton of my favorites to share with you. I think it’s safe to say that I adore big dresses. What’s your favorite style wedding dress?

 

Cristiano Lucci Spring 2014 Wedding Dress (both pics above)

Cristiano Lucci Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Mark Zunino Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Mark Zunino Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Pnina Tornai Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Mori Lee Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Katerina Bocci Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Katerina Bocci Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Maggie Sottero Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Rivini Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Justin Alexander Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

Austin Scarlett Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

Matthew Christopher Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Matthew Christopher Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Matthew Christopher Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Ines Di Santo Collection Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Ines Di Santo Collection Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Naeem Khan Fall/ Winter 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Naeem Khan Fall/ Winter 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Amsale Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Victor Harper Couture Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Victor Harper Couture Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Victor Harper Couture Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Simone Carvalli Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Simone Carvalli Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

Yumi Katsura Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Yumi Katsura Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

 

Yumi Katsura Fall 2014 Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige Spring 2014 Wedding Dress

 

 

 

If you are still thinking of KeKe Palmer as the little girl from Akeelah and the Bee, then you obviously haven’t seen what a beauty she has matured into.  The 20 year old, IL native is ready for the premiere of the highly anticipated VH1 TLC movie, Crazy Sexy Cool. In her interview with Rolling Out, KeKe discussed growing up and putting her career first. Check out more pics below and read the full article here.

never frustrated me to the point that I’ve wanted to lash out. I just take it one step at a time. I’ve been patient in letting people adapt to me and my growth.

On proving that she’s an adult
If anything, it makes you look even more like a kid! As an adult, you don’t have to go around saying, ‘Hey, I’m an adult!’ That would be like saying, ‘Guess what — I’m black!’ You know it already. I just [try to] constantly be a professional by asking for what I need in the right way. I feel like you have to tell people who you are, but you don’t have to be disrespectful about it. But you also don’t have to be a shrinking violet. For a long time, when I was younger, I would always act like a little kid and I would just [bow] down because I would never want to feel like I’m being disrespectful to someone. But at the same time, I was like, ‘I’m 18-years-old and I’m not a kid anymore.’ I don’t have to wait for people to do things for me. I started saying, ‘No, that’s not OK. This is what I want. This is what I need from you. Please and thank you.’ At the end of the day, you’re going to have to speak up for yourself — and I learned that after always being, for lack of a better word, crapped on.

[But] I don’t think that’s a lesson that comes from the industry, I think that’s a lesson that comes from life. I think no matter what you do as a young kid — you can [even] take it from your family. You may go off to college, you’re becoming independent and you go back home and your parents treat you like a kid again. To a certain extent, everybody has their place in their family, but you have to say, ‘Mom and Dad, I actually have things to do.’ And I think that’s a lesson that happens to everyone and everyone has to learn that place in their life.”

On balancing her personal and professional life
Sometimes my personal life takes a backseat. My job never takes a backseat. Sometimes I feel like my life is in shambles and I’ll still be doing my job. It’s unintentional.

On following her dreams
“I didn’t come from a lot. I had a lot of love and support from my family, but as far as money and that type of thing, I didn’t really have any of that.  All I did was follow my dreams. If my fans take anything from me, I hope it would be that. It’s not just me being so special — they are too. They just haven’t realized it yet.”
Read more at http://necolebitchie.com/2013/10/17/hot-mama-keke-palmer-gets-grown-sexy-in-new-rolling-out-photo-spread/#BREsjQ042XHUOQUe.99

 

 

 

Love and Hip Hop NYC: New Cast Members

October 17, 2013
by Donna Shana

 


If you haven’t heard already, Love and Hip Hop: NYC‘s new season is out with the old and in with the new. A few of the ladies including Raqi Thunda, Rashidah Ali, Jen The Pen, Lore’l and songstress Olivia. I’m going to be honest and tell you guys that I didn’t watch the latest season of NYC, but I’m going to give season 4 a chance. Meet the new ladies of the cast and let me know if you will be tuned in.

Southern belle, Tara (Taranasha) Wallace, was born and raised in a small-town of Mississippi and moved to NYC to pursue her dream of acting. She holds a degree in Dramatic Art from Jackson State University and a MFA in acting from NY’s Actors Studio Drama School. During school and after graduating, Tara pounded the NYC pavement and was heavily involved in musical and off-Broadway theater, appearing in various productions.

She is the manager and a well-known face at a hot-spot in NYC’s trendy meatpacking district, but has never lost sight of her dream of being an actress. In fact, she still continues to study and hone her craft. Tara is the long-time girlfriend of rapper, Peter Gunz. They have been together over 13 years and live with their 2 children, Jamison (5) and Kaz (2). Tara is truly the epitome of brains and beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in the Bronx and raised in Queens, NY, a talented Erica Jean has always been addicted to the theater. At a young age, she began taking dance and acting lessons. Through her school years, she continued to develop her craft, performing in many school plays. Her love and drive for the performing arts lead her to attend Howard University as a Theater Arts major. Erica Jean has done several performances in the tri-state area including: James Baldwins’, Off Broadway production of Blues for Mister Charlie. Her love of acting continues, but as a hobby.

Erica Jean’s main focus these days is raising her very energetic son, Stephen, aka “Lil,” B”, that she has with Rapper Saigon. Being a single mom at times can be taxing and tiring but that doesn’t keep Erica Jean from being upbeat and positive. Her love for her son Stephen has motivated her to advance her career. Erica Jean is now pursuing her second passion, working in the medical field. She is currently continuing her education to become a nurse.

 

 

 

Amina (formerly of “Black Buddafly”) was born and raised in Hamburg Germany, to a Senegalese father and a German mother. Together with her older sister Sophie and her twin Jazz, she began singing before she could talk. Her mother, a music lover who introduced her to the old Motown, The Jacksons, Earth Wind and Fire & Marvin Gaye, says there was always music playing in the house and she would sing with her daughters whenever she could. Her father is a hobby Jazz musician who played the guitar, sax and salsa music all day long. Aside from her being an artist, Amina is very driven and determined to become a big-time songwriter/composer. Her catalog holds more than 400 songs that she has written over the past few years. She also has learned how to engineer and produce, even teaching herself LOGIC. By spending her life surrounded by accomplished producers/writers and having the opportunity to work with major labels, Amina gained tons of experience.

 

 

Anyone whose had the pleasure of knowing singer, business woman, songwriter pianist, reality television star and Memphis native, K. Michelle since her childhood is aware that she was destined to be the woman she is today. Gymnastic, swimming and piano courses kept her inquisitive spirit busy until age nine, when the time arrived for her to begin vocal lessons with renowned children’s vocal coach Bob Westbrook (Justin Timberlake, Brittany Spears etc).

A lifelong affinity for country music (The Judds are a personal favorite), lead to Michelle earning a scholarship to Florida A&M for yodeling. With Michelle’s second and final season of L&HHA’s beginning this spring, it couldn’t be a more fitting time for the release of her debut album, Rebellious Soul.

The stars are aligning for Tennessee’s daughter, and she couldn’t be more pleased. “I’m really at a point in my life where I wanna work on myself and just be happy,” she says. “I don’t want any drama. I just want to create that music that makes you feel so so good.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronx-born Nya Lee is a vixen, a stripper and one of NYC’s hottest socialites. But there is way more to her. She’s always held a passion for writing music and rapping and wants to sign talent to her label. In her own words, “I want to become the next Diddy.”

She is currently working on her mixtape with several big names, including Red Café, French Montana and Jadakiss. Nya gained notoriety for an unfortunate event when someone cut her neck and chest at a club after an altercation. As a result, she named her record label OurCutt.

Cassie Beautifully Covers Vibe Vixen

October 16, 2013
by Donna Shana

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There is never any doubt about how beautiful Bad Boy’s leading lady Cassie is and how she werks a photo shoot. Check her out in this sexy Vibe Vixen Photo Spread. Check out the full article here

 

VIBE Vixen: There’s a level of confidence that’s so evident in the way you present yourself these days. You aren’t hesitant to talk that shit on RockaByeBaby. What caused the transformation?


Cassie:
Most of the things that have happened to me have been very organic. The first thing that I actually put out was the “All Gold, All Girls (Remix)” with Trina and Lola Monroe. That was where the sound kind of started. The first song I recorded for the actual mixtape was “Numb” and then I added Rick Ross to it. It was a vibe that I was creating and the story came to be from the attitude of the songs. Like you said, I was talking a lot of shit. I was really putting myself out there but I love the fact that I finally got the chance to do something with the attitude that I have. You hold back to a certain extent when everybody is saying, “This needs to go to a chart and that’s the only way it can be successful.” But no, you can be successful by making music that people love. We got over 2 million downloads on this mixtape that I never ever imagined at all.


 

Chile, chile, chile!!!! The Real Housewives of Atlanta are bringing it in the upcoming season. The producers really did it when they put this trailer together. Check out the explosive clips and check out Mama Joyce- I knew she had it in her!

New season premieres on Sunday, November 3!


WE tv  announced the premiere date for its newest docu-series “The LYLAS” on Friday, November 8 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT. This new hour-long series chronicles Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Bruno Mars’ four sisters: Jaime, Tahiti, Tiara and Presley as they follow their dreams to launch their own music career. They quickly face personal and professional obstacles they didn’t see coming including the untimely death of their mother and major rifts with their management team.