Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Shala Monroque (featured in a smashing red dress) is photographed attending a cocktail party in honor of the famed Designer Valentino and the book on his life - Valentino: The Last Emperor.

Damien & Nicole Woody (far right) posed with Angela and Steve Kilcullen at The New York launch of Oceana. Oceana is a nonprofit international advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans. The event was sponsored by Tiffany & Co.

Have a great weekend everyone!

We are on the countdown to the end of the year!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What I've Heard

Portraits of Black daily life from renowned artist William H. Johnson are on loan to The White House during The Obama Administration from The Smithsonian. One of Johnson's works is featured here.

Speaking of The White House, GQ Magazine recently ranked Valerie Jarrett & Desiree Rogers among the 50 most powerful people in Washington, DC. Jarrett came in at #16 and Rogers was ranked at #40. Rogers along with other movers and shakers in Washington is featured in the current edition of Town and Country Magazine.

The Washington Post reported that Bill & Melinda Gates donated $10 Million to the National Museum of African American History and Culture this month. The museum is not slated to open until 2015.

It’s unclear whether or not Linda Johnson Rice is attempting to sell Johnson Publishing Company (which includes Ebony & Jet magazines) or if she is seeking a financial partner. She’s pretty mum about her plans but as I hear info, I’ll let you know.

Tonya Lewis Lee and the US Office of Minority Health (OMH) have produced a 30 minute documentary entitled “Crisis in the Crib” which addresses the Black infant mortality rate in the United States. The documentary was released last month and Lewis Lee is the spokesperson of the OMH’s ‘Healthy Baby Begins With You’ campaign. Lewis Lee is also featured this month in Essence Magazine.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week's flicks features some of our favorite folks looking absolutely fabulous!

Designer Tracy Reese (top) was spotted attending the CFDA's New Designers event, Super Socialite Thelma Golden (middle) attended the Whitney's Fall Gala, and Star Jones and Herb Wilson attended The Angel Ball. Ms. Golden is wearing one of her husband's designs.

All three events took place in New York City.

Good people...a confession...

Some of my spacey-ness and lack of recent focus on this blog is linked to the fact that I am anemic (along with other professional obligations).

I'm fine and in good health otherwise. But my blood work indicates that I am more anemic this year than last year.

So, I have to change my eating patterns and starting taking more iron supplements.

Send me good vibes and hang in there with me!

Things will get better soon.

And, we'll be engaged in more lengthy conversations in the upcoming months.

Have a great weekend and hit the stores early for Halloween candy!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Iman & Susan Fales-Hill

Grace Hightower-DeNiro

Deborah Roberts

This week’s flicks feature some of our favorite ladies attending the American Ballet Theatre’s annual fall gala last week in New York City. Former supermodels Veronica Webb and Iman were Honorary Chairs.

Super Socialite Susan Fales-Hill was honored by ABT with the Melville Strauss Leadership Award. The event raised more than $500,000 for ABT and its educational programming.

Good people, have a great weekend!!

Assembling Your Kitchen Cabinet

Last night while cooking up meals for this weekend (yes I cook!), I was chatting with a good Sisterfriend/Sister Link about the need to “lock arms” are we progress personally and professionally. Her professional and social profile is rising and; needless to say the “sharks” are circling to see how they can use her for their selfish advantage. So, she called for advice on how to manage this type of situation.

My BIG mantra regarding anyone who is in the rise (or desires to be on the proverbial come-up) is to make sure you have your “kitchen cabinet” in place. No…I don’t mean in the literal sense but figuratively speaking.

Your “kitchen cabinet” is your crew of close-knit friends and family who will keep your private matters private, love you unconditionally, and with whom you can feel fully transparent. They will provide guidance and advice while keeping you grounded and sane. They will cheer you on and pray for you but will tell you when you are not performing on all eight cylinders. They will praise you in public and criticize you behind closed doors. They are that special group people that you can let it all “hang out” with yet have the comfort of knowing that your conversations won’t be blasted all over YouTube.

So, as you are planning your next social, political, or professional steps think about having your "kitchen cabinet" in place first. It will make your life transitions much smoother and less stressful.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flick

WNBC anchor and reporter Demarco Morgan and Town & Country Magazine’s Alexis Clark were among the 600 attendees last week at the sold out gala benefit for Carnegie Hall. The two look absolutely smashing I think!

The event raised more than $3 million to benefit the artistic and educational programming of Carnegie Hall and was held at the famed Waldorf-Astoria.

Have a good weekend everyone!