Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flick

While catching up on my reading, I recently learned that White House Social Secretary & Super Socialite Desiree Rogers graced the cover of Michigan Avenue magazine this month.

And, as always she looks absolutely smashing.

There are some who want Ms. Rogers to "fall back" from her so-called "glamour girl" persona - largely because she is working in The White House during the United States' worst economic recession in recorded history.

But I'm a firm believer that one has to be who they are regardless of negative nay-sayers. Those of us who were Black Socialite watchers long before President Obama became President Obama knows that Ms. Rogers is being 100% authentic. Her clothes and fashion sense scored her magazine stories galore - and that was before she accepted her current position.

So, it is what is whether people can get with it or not.
I say kudos to her for representing us with style and class!

Anyhoo good people, have a great weekend!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flick

Yvonne Osirim and Karey Aarons look absolutely fabulous at the Museum Council of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) Sixth Annual Summer Party a few weeks ago. The hosting committee for the event is a group of young professionals between the ages of 21-45.

It is sooooooo gooooooddd to be on vac-cay good people, I have to tell you!

Enjoy your weekend and as always, we'll chat again real soon.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

On Vac-Cay!

OK everyone.

Your girl is in serious need of R&R, so folks - I'll be on vacation until September 1st.

I will reply to your emails, Facebook notes, & friend requests when I return.

I will try to post some news and Friday Fabulous Flicks while I'm away.

I'm suffering from major information overload and Type A-ish syndrome if you know what I mean. So, I gotta get off of the Internet and give up CNN to give my brain a break.

In case you're, I'm not headed up to Martha's Vineyard this year.

The deadline to apply for press credentials for The First Family's visit was August 10th and truthfully, I need a break from working.

I know some of my media and blogging chums will be there to give you play by play so keep your eyes peeled and ears to the ground.

I'm sure we'll have LOTS to discuss in September!

In the meanwhile, I hope you have an opportunity to relax this summer too.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flick

These handsome young gents participated in the 21st annual Alpha Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Beautillion in New Orleans last month. Featured in the front row: Ryan Owens, Jeremy Terry and Javier Bush. In the back row: Terrence Joseph, Terry Dunn and Caleb Bolden.

The event's theme was"Yes, We Can; Yes, We Will . . .Re-define the African American Male Image."

I know there are some proud and gushing parents out there! Thanks for sending along this great flick!

Congratulations to my Sorors of the Alpha Beta Omega Chapter for an outstanding job!

PS – I’m still waiting on my photos of your Junior Gents too (grins!)

Good people have a great weekend!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Second Year Anniversary!!

WOW!! How time flies!!

It's been a wonderful two years blogging!

Many thanks to those of you who send words of encouragement and e-prayers.

I sincerely appreciate it!

I'll continue to share the good news of Our Socialites as long as I can.

And, I promise that the coverage will continue to improve!

Thanks again for all of your support!!

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

I had a tough time choosing between these two photos, so I decided to add them both!

Our top flick features Johnson Publishing Company's CEO Linda Johnson Rice with a friend at a 'Coulture & Culture' kick off event for Women's Board of the Joffery Ballet in Chicago last month.

Sheila Parham Lebwith is featured in our second flick at the InStyle Magazine's Super Saturday 12 event in the Hamptons recently. The event was a benefit for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and Parham Lebwith was on the benefit committee. Fabulous designer Donna Karan underwrote the entire event.

Good people, enjoy your weekend and drink up some sunshine if you can!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

What I've Heard

Nasty messages are being left at the Martha’s Vineyard home of Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee. Apparently, some of the neighbors are not too thrilled about The Lees hosting The First Family during their upcoming visit to the Vineyard (people are something else aren’t they?)

Doesn’t the President DESERVE a drama-free vacation??!!

Speaking of The President, did his decision to attend a ‘Pink Ice Ball by a South Carolina chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. help him win the state as reported in the New York Times? Sorority members like to think so and we joke internally that we made history twice in 2008! This cute story is the morale booster some members needed given the recent negative press coverage of our beloved organization.

Vanity Fair Editor Amy Fine Collins had some explaining to do when White House Social Secretary & Super Socialite Desiree Rogers did not make their 2009 International Best Dressed List. Collins shared with the Washington Times that “She is not that high profile outside of New York and Washington yet.”

Hmmm…interesting pearl clutching commentary don't you think? Since Rogers was featured in Vogue Magazine long before her arrival in Washington, I think VF is going to go back to “the lab” to conjure up a better explanation than that.

Congrats to Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy who has been named Interim President of Shaw University. She is the first female to hold the post and is the former president of Johnson C. Smith University.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Italian Vogue Features Black Barbie Dolls

Italian Vogue is featuring a spread of all Black Barbie Dolls.

I assume that this is an attempt to capitalize on the wildly popular all black issues.

You remember the magazines that had many of us running around panic stricken like headless chickens trying to find stores in the US that carried Italian Vogue?

Anyhoo, take a peek and then work the phones to line up for your very own copy.

I'm sure that this magazine will be as elusive as Black Ken Dolls were for those of us of a (ahem) certain age.

In Honor of The Legendary Naomi Sims

One of the women I admire is Naomi Sims.

Her elegance, style, flair, and business sense sparked an attitude in many Black women that that we could “have it all” – beauty, business acumen, and intelligence.

I thank her for all that she endured and sacrificed to rise to such great professional heights (can you imagine told you’re too dark to work?).

And although cancer stripped away her life last week at the age of 61, her beautiful story of survival, struggle and triumph is one we should uphold as a shining example for future generations.

She rose from foster care while battling insecurities about her height and skin color to leave an indelible mark on the fashion industry and America.

She is a fashion pioneer and a legend.

She will be sorely missed.