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She’s my kind of girl, poised, professional, successful:) In the magazine world, she holds one of the most sought after position, Fashion Editor.She gets to decide every month what you’ll dream of wearing, she gets to tell a story through beautiful styling.She gets to work with talented photographers, videographers,writers, make up artists.She gets to attend beautiful fashion shows around the world, she gets to “play pretty”.When you look at her pictures, her maturity may fool you in thinking that she’s older than she looks ,she’s under 30 years old.While studying fashion she worked in retail ,learning about how to sell clothe,what style people like.Afterward she got an opportunity to work on a fashion tv series called  African Couture.Before taking on the fashion editor position at Elle Magazine she held the same position at Drum Magazine.Asanda’s professionalism & sense of fashion lead her to work with well respected fashion companies such


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Ok so there we go, I have to deal with my daughter’s hair.It’s funny i don’t know if our mothers ,grandmothers had to ask themselves that question.Nowadays we intelectualize and strategize so much about black girls hair lol so here I am wondering what I need to do about her hair.When she was a newborn baby, on  her baptism day I was a  bit  upset because we had to shave her entire head.According to Islamic Sunnah on baptism day we are to cut the hair of the baby.The way it was done hair is that they used a blade  it was scary ,Rida’s head blead a bit.When I saw the blood I teared imediatly. My goal wasn’t to make my in laws feel bad but my motherly instincts kicked in and blaaaaaa here were the tears .Women around me calmed down and soon, I was reassured.As a newborn my little


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photo via Andy Allo Facebook Andy Allo via facebook So for a while I’ve been seeing Andy’s pictures randomly at various events on Essence.com She was so strikingly beautiful so I had to find out more about turns out she’s half American (maman side) & half Cameroonian (papa side) so the African woman in me was like heyyy she’s one of us.She was born in Cameroon, she was into music at a young age, her mum taught her quite young how to play piano.12 years ago she moved to the states and it’s when she joined school choir that she realized that she was divinely gifted with a beautiful voice. When she finished high school she went to college while still doing the music thing.In 2009 she released her first album and industry word to mouth lead her music to be heard by Prince itself.They met, he enjoyed her talent


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As you may know already I’m in love with the art of photography:) I’m in the process of InchAllah buying a new camera but in the meantime I’m educating myself via video tutorials or admiring the work of other established photographers such as Thandiwe.The young woman was gifted by her father he first camera when she was 14 years old. Nine years later she has aquired tones of experiences and is a well known photography getting paid for private sessions as well as advertisement work. She describes her style as beauty photography and she considers herself lucky to always be surrounded by the magic of beauty. She is not shy to admit that she retouches her photos and to the critics she reminds them that women wear make up, isn’t that a type of magic retouch.you right sista, personally I don’t mind a bit of lighthouse & photoshop but in


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Meant to share this post a lil while ago…there it is You always learn something new on Oprah, I mean OWN TV especially with the Masterclass series.Last week via the youtube channel, in one small segment Oprah mentioned how perfect she felt Justin would be for a masterclass. I kinda got it then but I was still curious about how it would be presented ,what he would share , in what manner ect. I watched it today via the net and it was really good, he shared many secrets to his success.The first lesson I got was the importance of support from a parent, in his case his mother.As a young child , shy and not fitting with either the white and the black crowds his voice was his gift.His mother saw it , encouraged and took him to talent shows, whenever she saw an opportunity for her son, she


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Vava Angwenyi is the founder of the made in Kenya by Kenyans coffee company Vava Coffee.She started her business in 2009 of course it wasn’t easy being that she had pursued long studies in statistics and finance people expected her to pursue traditional avenues however as a strong African woman she walked her path.This summer she’s working on selling abroad her products.From looking at her various interviews besides the coffee itself what’s interesting about her venture is the social aspect.She emphasizes a lot on the social sustainability of Vava Coffee.Her business provides jobs to farmers,seamstresses,, the major part of her employees come from lower income areas, people in need of financial stability.Vava also recognizes that her product packaging, the coffee sack totes, the coffee bags are a big part of her success; her clients like and purchase them.Every time you purchase coffee attached to each bag there’s a picture of


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This is my kind of business venture:) Thanks Nicole Lenox for introducing me to their work:) Delali & Myriam are the co-founders of the digital platform  We Are Onyx which provides makeup & lifestyle products for 25 $/month. This business motto follows the one of most beauty surprise boxes where every month you get through the mail a beautifully packaged box filled with goodies. These ladies were smart in creating a product geared toward black women. Through Delali’s interview with curlunderstood.com I learned that initially she was working in the film industry on the corporate side. The idea came to her because one day she wanted to learn via youtube how to take care of her natural hair on her own.Once there she realized that she wasn’t the only one with questions.She spoke to her now business partner Myriam and her boyfriend and started the We are Onyx website with


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Addicted to tv it’s crazy how many shows I watch on a regular basis:drama series, comedies, ratchet tv, documentaries ,youtube talk shows like “the skorpion show” you name it ..I’m on it! I’ve noticed these past few years the growing number of new shows on American TV, it’s crazy how many shows and how many good shows are on tv.One of my good friend is sorta like me, she watches tones and tones of shows and sometimes she’ll be like “you don’t know such and such show, come on get on it” and I’m like no I have just too many shows lol if I add on it would be impossible. On my ratchet list you have Married 2 Medecine with the Maria and the Quad lol, you also have the Pastors of LA show with the the Deitrick lol I’m laughing just thinking of his atitude, then you have


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Hello you guyz how are you? I hope you are doing fine. I’m doing good taking care of Rida and trying to figure out all the …rest lol.I decided to pamper mysef, u know the mani the pedi and a massage, a really desired on the spot and needed massage.In our culture after giving birth it’s advised to have a massage session traditionally.For whatever reason I ended up not having it, for those who’ve experienced giving birth I don’t know if you feel like I do but I find my body different.I don’t know how to describe the sensation better but it feels just more womanly…bref so I had this maroccan lady who seems so passionate about her work take care of me.It was amazing ,the session lasted for an entire hour and it was simply divine.I’m a work out type of girl, I love running it’s my thing.I work


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You know anytime I hear about one of us meaning from Africa from the South, East , West or from the North in this case who’s doing big things I always want to share here.I’ve been researching whether she has Maroccan or Egyptian roots but I couldn’t confirm BUT hey either way both countries are in Africa.Samira has worked in the fashion industry for a while now either writing or styling now she is over at Elle giving directions to what your fav’ stars should look like either on the cover or in the pages in the mag.For example the Melissa McCarty cover that got so much attention last year was her idea.I like it ,there’s nothing wrong with it for me. This single mama of one’s personal style is clean , chic, laid back, it reads to me “hey I know fashion, I don’t need to wear everything all


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