Shoe Dazzle

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So while browsing Korto Momolu's blog today I came across this AMAZING site called "Shoe Dazzle". The way it works is you take a quiz so the experts at "Shoe Dazzle" can recognize your personal style. You are then able to search all of the shoes, bags, and jewelry that were picked to fit your style and taste. Lastly, they create an entire showroom exclusively for you.

Umm...that's pretty cutting edge if you ask me. I guess that's why Team Korto had them as one of their sponsors at Fashion Week. To start dazzling click here.

Beauty: Bluffa Jo Cosmetics

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Bluffa Jo Cosmetics is the brainchild of Maisie Dunbar, a Liberian native who currently resides in the State of Maryland, USA. The cosmetic line prides its self on mineral pigments which is a natural alternative to chemical make up, and does not contain any dyes, oils, talc, alcohol or fragrance. Bluffa Jo Cosmetics has been featured in Harpers Bazarr, Vogue, and Essence Magazines as well as New York Fashion Week. They also carry a skin care line. Purchases can be made at Bluffa Jo Cosmetics.com or at Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge located in Silver Spring, MD. They also have an "Online Happy Hour" every Monday from
6pm-8pm which is pretty cool.

Can you believe I lived in Silver Spring for 20 years and didn't hear about this until moving to Liberia last year? Who am I? P.S. Don't you just love the name? Its a LIB thing...Check them out!



Event: Colours of Sickle Cell

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Celebrity Fashion Designer Korto Momolu and Radio and Television Personalities Guy Lambert(WPGC), Renee Nash(WHUR),April Watts(Magic95.9) and Anji Corley (HSN) will be hosting a Benefit Fashion Show with the aim of building awareness and educating the local community about Sickle Cell Disease while showcasing designs from local fashion designers. The creator of Colours of Sickle Cell is Jamairais Malone, who was born and raised in Washington, DC. She has modeled for designers, such as Project Runway Alumnus Korto Momolu and Christian Siriano, and was also featured on BET’s Rip the Runway.

Colours of Sickle Cell will be held on November 21, 2011 at Riot Comedy Act, 801 E. Street, NW Washington, DC. The show will start at 7pm and commence at 10pm. For more information and ticket purchase click here.

 


Zutin: Marazetti

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I came across this collection WAY before I started blogging at my favorite fashion blog Fashion Bomb Daily, but I had to make sure to share now because it's truly awesome. Marazetti was started by Liberian International Model, Fanta Kamara and her pal Patience McWilliams. The creators pride themselves on simple, sophisticated, exotic and uniquely distinct concepts while creating Western shapes out of African fabrics and materials. The collection also includes handbags and oversized clutches that can also be seen in the pics below. Click Marazetti to learn more.






Nyna Touch: Portrait 25

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While browsing Facebook the other day I happened come along a post advertising Liberian Music Artist Nyna Touch's digital album "Portrait 25". After listening to three of the free tracks I instantly knew that I had to cop. The Atlanta, GA based songtress' voice can only be described at velvety smooth, and as her website describes "[she] specializes in putting words & emotions together." If eclectic music is your thing then you def need to get yourself a copy for only $5 BUCKS!

If you are in the Atlanta area she is scheduled to perform at M Bar on 11.11.11. If anyone gets a chance to go PLEASE leave comments I would love to know how it went. For more info on Nyna Touch and album purchase click here.

Zutin: Thelma's Vanity Vintage

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My long time pal Michela Wariebi is not only talented in the makeup department, but has also recently revealed her knack for showcasing unique vintage finds as a Vintage Dealer . This Maryland State based, LIB Bombshell is the owner of the amazing e-commerce vintage store Thelma's Vanity Vintage. The project began in January of 2011, and is set up in a way where you can shop online as well as be given the chance to shop privately with her. When asked about her inspiration she replied, "I was inspired to open because I love vintage, love the thrill of trying to find it, and I just can't keep it all for myself!"

The pics below are of some items that I FELL IN LOVE WITH while visiting the site. For more hand-selected unique pieces check it out for yourself!












Sweet Liberia: Beautiful Buchanan

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Some friends and I took a trip to Buchanan a little while back, and I just had to do a post about this little slice of paradise. Buchanan is the third largest city in Liberia, and is the capitol of Grand Bassa County. It took us about two hours driving from Monrovia, Liberia's capitol city, to get to this lovely destination. The beaches are out of this world, and they have the best spread of coconut trees I have seen in the country by far. We stayed a the best little guest house and had a fabulous time.The last pic is of some friends having a ball at Buchanan's Black and White Night Club.