PHAT Girl Friday: Lavenders Jungle’s Sample Sale

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Happy PHAT Girl Friday!! Ladies we made it, the weekend is here! Normally on PHAT Girl Friday,  I spotlight a deserving diva but today I am doing something a little different.  I am going to share some information with you.

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Today and today only, Lavenders Jungle is having a sample sale. This is a great time for you to get your pretty little hands on signature pieces from the brands greatest collections. This is also a chance to grab my new favorite thing from the skilled designer; the high waist pencil skirt.

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Lavenders Jungle high waist pencil skirts are on sale in an array of colors for the low price of $20. This is a steal for a custom made, stretch lycra, high waist skirt with a zipper. 

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Ladies, if you know like I know you should be placing your orders now!!! I have ordered three since black Friday and my goal is to have them in every color. HAPPY SHOPPING!

OOTN(late post)……… AFRO CHIC

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I have loved African printed fabric for as long as I can remember. I am  drawn to the array of vivid colors and patterns. I can recall, as a young girl watching my Auntie Carolynn, My Mom and their friend Cel sitting around making earrings, kufi caps and other clothing out of kente cloth and other African fabric.  I would always find a way to get me a little something made, even though kids my age didn’t consider it stylish, I did and I rocked it!!!!

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Last year I became familiar with Kenya Boyd- Crawford, a designer from Los Angeles, California; who has created looks for one of my favorite vloggers, Moontastic.  She and I talked via Facebook and decided to barter services, I would make her several shirts and in return she would make me a skirt. All I provided her with was my measurements and the style of skirt I wanted.  From there, she did the rest but saying I was pleased is an understatement.

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I had been waiting on the right time to wear this skirt.  My plan was to wear it during ASU‘s Homecoming but the opportunity didn’t present itself.  However, I final got the chance to wear it while attending my Great Aunts 80th birthday party in Miami last weekend.  I received so many compliments and I must agree, I looked AMAZING!!!  Below you will find details to the entire look and links to all of the items including that of Kenya Boyd- Crawford.  Kenya can also be emailed at KustomMade415@gmail.com.

 

OUTFIT DEETS

Black T-shirt: Ashley Stewart

African print skirt: Kustom Made 415

Black wedge shoe: JcPenney

Accessories: Burlington Coat Factory

***Fuzzy photos thank to my daughter Daja!!!***

Jeffree Star + Zenni Optical = Fresh To Death

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For the past couple of week I have been watching the mailbox like Celie from “The Color Purple”  because I was waiting on two packages.  One of the packages was from Zenni Optical and the other was from Dolls Kills and honey I was eager to have them both in my possession.  Well, the wait is OVER!!!!!

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At age 13, my first pair of glasses was a pair of red government issued specks that i had a love/ hate relationship with.  I loved them because I thought they were cute and red was my favorite color but I hated them because people always compared me to talk show host Sally Jessy Rapael.  However, I have been saying for the past two years that I wanted to get another big red pair of glasses and I recently committed to buying a pair.  I ordered them from Zenni Optical because the price was great and if I didn’t like them for whatever reason, I wouldn’t be upset because I had not sent a lot of money on them. Now anyone that knows me is fully aware that I am a glasses connoisseur and I have a grand collection to prove it.  I have Calvin Klein, Vera Wang and Warby Parker glasses, just to name a few.  Although I am willing to spend the big bucks for a pair of glasses, I must admit that these are just as good.  

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A couple of weeks ago, I posted that I was in search of well known makeup artist Jeffree Star‘s Velour Liquid Lipstick, I’m Royalty.  Much to my surprise, later that night, I received an email from Jeffree stating that i could find it on the Dolls Kill website.  So of course at 1 a.m. I placed my order.  1421811176637-1

I think that it is no secret that I live for a good lipstick and this one is giving me all the life I need!!!  I have been looking high and low for the ultimate purple lippie and I think that I have found it.  If you are a makeup artist, lipstick lover or just love purple lipstick, this is a must have.  However, I can’t tell you when it will be restocked or what other sites carry it because it is sold out on Dolls Kill too.

Five ‘Sorority Sisters’ cast members expelled from Delta Sigma Theta as VH1 wipes its website clean of the show

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iamphatgirlfresh:

I knew that this was going to happen sooner or later……….. Oh WELL!

Originally posted on Radio and TV Talk:

Priyanka was a more colorful character on "Sorority Sisters." CREDIT: VH1

Priyanka Banks was a more colorful character on “Sorority Sisters” and part of Delta Sigma Theta until January 13. CREDIT: VH1

By RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com, filed January 20, 2015

Five members of Delta Sigma Theta were expelled permanently from the sorority for their participation on the reviled VH1 reality show set in Atlanta “Sorority Sisters.” (You can see the list here.)

- Lydia Mitchell and Priyanka Banks from Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

MeToya Monroe, State University of West Georgia, Carrollton

Adrene Ashford from Marietta

Shanna McCormick from Nashville

Their expulsion date of January 13 coincided with the day VH1 changed its schedule and dumped the show’s final three episodes unceremoniously this past Friday. It came a day after it was reported two others – April McRae and Joy Hammond – were suspended for 18 months from Alpha Kappa Alpha. If more than half…

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Totally Zen: Amber Rose Shows Off Hypnotizing Curves While Soaking Wet In Miami (PHOTOS)

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Honey it seems like Amber is really trying to get her life, while giving us ours. I am not mad at you Amber, WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU CURVES….. WERK!!!!!

Originally posted on Global Grind:

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 8.21.32 AMAmber Rose might be pretty quiet as far as speaking out about her personal life, but she’s definitely got our full attention anyway.

The 31-year-old model has been in Miami for the weekend, where she’s been making her party rounds with bestieBlac Chyna and getting some love from Taz Angels. Now, she’s simmering down after the whirlwind of fun – well, sort of.

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Muva took to her Instagram to show off her incredible figure once again, but this time she did it while soaking wet.

Sitting in a pose that showed off all of her curves, Amber looked completely zen as she went fully nude, with the exception of a g-string, under an overhead shower.

Amber Rose and a voluptuous friend seen relaxing at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach

She captioned the sexy photo:

I appreciate u.

Amber was also seen grabbing some grub with Love & Hip Hop Hollywood‘s Miss Nikki Baby, who matched her look in a thong bikini of…

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Five Ways To Remove Feminine Facial Hair At Home

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Beards are sexy as hell on men, but not so much on women. Not many beauty issues are more embarrassing than female facial hair, even though it is common. The growth of feminine facial hair is called hirsutism, and usually affects women from the age of 18-45 years. Whether it is dark, coarse hairs or peach fuzz, there are ways to rid yourself of facial hair ladies.

Hirsutism is a condition where unwanted, male-patterned hair growth occurs in women. Hirsutism results in excessive amounts of stiff and pigmented hair on body areas where men typically grow hair; face, chest and back. The amount of body hair you have is largely determined by your genetic makeup. Hirsutism may arise from excess male hormones called androgens, primarily testosterone. Hirsutism may also be due to a family trait.
There are many effective medical therapies most women with hirsutism. However,  many times it is as easy as a few dollars at Walmart and little extra time in the mirror.

A poll conducted by Kelton Research shows nearly 18 million American women are more stressed about facial hair than their finances. Now while I can’t make that exact connection. I can say is that, I am very paronoid about the appearance of MY facial hair. Yeah, I said it, “MY FACIAL HAIR!” I have a little milk mustache and a few random hairs under my chin all which I keep waxed at all times.  I know plenty of women my age and older who have the same issue, but some address it differently.  Some women live in fear that removing their facial hair with cause it to grow back greater. While others wage war against it by plucking, shaving, using cream or waxing constantly. 

FACIAL HAIR REMOVERS

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*Waxing is fairly quick, gets even the fine hairs, and can last weeks at a time if performed the right way. So before you go taking the warm gooey stuff near your face, this is something I suggest you allow a professional or experienced person to handle.

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Wax Strips are similar to warm wax; not as dangerous but just as effective.  This is my method of choice. 

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Creams can get messy and some have a strong odor because of the chemicals. Effects don’t last as long as waxing.

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Plucking(my second but least favorite method) allows precise removal of hair and works best on stray whiskers. If you’re allergic to certain waxing ingredients, plucking is a better way to go, and since you’re pulling the hair out from the root, it slows down re-growth. Plucking is time-consuming. It can be more painful for sensitive areas like the upper lip and the hair removal process is not as convenient for larger patches of hair.

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Facial Hair removers are easy to use and chemical-free. Regrowth is even slower than waxing. Some hair removal gadgets claim up to a 94 percent reduction in facial hair. However they range in price from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars. 

FIVE CELEBRITIES YOU MAY NOT KNOW ARE WOMEN OF DELTA SIGMA THETA .

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Some may know and some may not know but today marks the 102nd anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University and was incorporated in 1930.  The young ladies wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need. One of the the first public acts performed by the Delta founders was their involvement in the Women’s Suffrage march in Washington D.C., March 1913. However,  since that time women of Delta Sigma Theta have been major contributor to society.  Delta has amassed a membership of over hundred thousands of  esteemed and accomplished women. Many of these women are trailblazers in their industry and well-known famous faces in television, film and politics.

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Before any of you ask or assume, no I am not a Delta. However,  I have many family members and friends who are Deltas but most of all, I am a supporter of any positive sisterhood. I know that recently there has been a lot of talk and a bit of negativty surrounding sorority sisters. This is due to VH1 show Sorority Sisters and the actions and attitudes of cast members.   However, Delta Sigma Theta has a strong foundation built on sisterhood, scholarship and service.

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In celebration of these amazing women, I decided to share with you five celebrity members of Delta Sigma Theta.

SOLEDAD O’BRIAN
Broadcast Journalist for CNN and HBO

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Aretha Franklin
Singer ( Queen of Soul)

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Nikki Giovanni
Poet

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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actress

Angela Bassett
Actress

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Full Figured Fashion Week Casting Tour Kick Off

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The casting tour for Full Figured Fashion Week
officially begins today in New Orleans. Although many of us started counting down once the announcement of the return was made, this makes it official. FFFWeek®Casting Team will be on the road traveling to select cities to scout the fiercest catwalk divas. Below you will find the details of the cities and dates of upcoming castings:

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IS GABIFRESH TRYING TO BREAK THE INTERNET

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At 3:30 a.m. what was  I doing? Prowling the Internet for more sneak peeks at GabiFresh’sSwim Sexy” collection with Swimsuits 4 All. I caught a first glimpse courtesy from my girl and my daughters favorite blogger, Garnerstyle. I immediately went to Gabi’s Instagram to see what she had posted and there were two more fabulous pictures, along with the release information stating that pre-sale would start today at noon on the Swimsuits For All website. My first thought, “Gabi Fresh is about to break the damn internet!!”

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I won’t waste anymore of your time with words, just know Gabi Fresh is without question PHAT Girl Fresh and it my PHAT Girl Friday spotlight.

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To read more head over to Gabi’s website

PHAT GIRL FRESH PARTNERS WITH DIVA DAY INTERNATIONAL FOR LIFE STYLED 2015

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Large purple button with the letters DDI inside, a logo for company Diva Day InternationalThis year, P.H.A.T Girl Fresh has formed partnerships with both Dress For Success Atlanta and Diva Day International.  Both of these organizations operate (in different capacities) to assist women with living their dreams and finding their purpose.  I am proud to have established relationship with both of them for the greater good of women and girls. As both of these relationships tie in with this year’s PHAT Girl Fresh presents Life Styled theme for 2015 Queens Connected.

DIVA DAY INTERNATIONAL, founded by Ms. Nickee Mack in 1995 is a well-respected brand within the Atlanta Georgia business community. The mission of Diva Day International is to change the way the world views Beauty by Celebrating, educating and employing Industry professionals in all sizes.  While Diva Day International is open to anyone in need of grooming and education, it is their work with women that caught the attention of PHAT Girl Fresh.71429_10153681109210257_474399918_n

Ms. Nickee is a recipient of the 2014 Life Styled honor.  She is a frequent contributor to Enchanted Closet charity organization, which is geared towards preteen and teen girls, as well as an active member within the private community. Ms Nickee has hosted, produced and been a part of several high profile shows and events over the years, such as appearing on Lifetime TelevisionFFFWeek, Trumpet Awards, NYFW, VH1’s R&B Divas,11Alive News , Jacksonville Fox 5 News, Spokesperson for Outre a multi-billion dollars hair company, FSO Atlanta, Bronner Brother and the list could go on and on. This Plus model turned Hair, Beauty and Fashion Mogul chooses to change the face of the industry one step at a time, with positive, strong, determined individuals who are focused, and destined for greatness.

The choice to partner with Diva Day International was based on the fact that I have witnessed so many women living their dreams due to the direction they have received from Diva Day International. Hosting events, choreography, and show productions are just small elements that make up this wonderful company that will expand all across the globe because of its multifaceted dynamics. I find it very heartwarming that Ms. Nickee unselfishly pours into the lives of women and girls who aspire to make a mark in the industry.  She has groomed many women not only to pursue their dreams but to have confidence and self love.  Many of these women have gone on to participate in shows like Full Figured Fashion Week and model for designers like Lavender’s Jungle and Jibri.wpid-img_7344788958317.jpeg

The goal of this partnership is to create a scholarship.  This scholarship will be available to women and girls who desire to be a part of the industry and find themselves financially challenged.  While the scholarship may not cover all of the expenses, it will plant a seed or nourish a blooming flower.

To make donations to the PHAT Girl Fresh, Diva Day international scholarship, you can do so by clicking the following link,   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phat-girl-fresh-presents-life-styled-2015-tickets-15133977133