Wish Upon A Star

I wish I may, I wish I might--Find a thief who'll steal my heart in the night.

It Ain't Over Til It's Hova

A hometown DJ, DJ Lil Raskal contacted me over facebook earlier today to let me know he was dropping his newest mixtape, It Ain't Over Til It's Hova, and let me listen to a sample. I'm as much of a Jay fan as any other, so I was interested to take a listen. This tape boasts over 100 Jay verses blended with different beats, and after hearing the sample, I was super excited to hear the rest of the tape. I am not disappointed. Download the mixtape HERE. You can also find DJ Lil Raskal DJing at different venues in Providence.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things...

This is my favorite photo from my Saturday night at Pearl. Standing by my side is Merylda. She's such a sweetheart. Not to mention I loved her jeans/leggings.
I'm wearing an HM top, Arden B skirt, Armani Exhange Belt (Thanks Kathy! LOL), Aldo Patent Leather Wedges, Bebe Leopard Necklace, and vintage gold chunky bangle and watch.


Starting TOMORROW, July 1st, I will be starting my TUMMY TOYS GIVEAWAY. I was fortunate to have a friend Emma, who works for this amazing company contact me about possibly doing a giveaway for Tummy Toys belly rings. I was super excited after speaking with her because this will be my first giveaway on BW&SAO. The Tummy Toys company has such an innovative easy to use products, which makes me even more excited for the giveaway. Tomorrow there will be a link to a live sign up sheet where you can sign up for a chance to win a $100 towards any Tummy Toys product! It doesn't get much easier than that! The contest will run from July 1st-July 22nd, for a total of three weeks. Tummy Toys are used my numerous celebrities including the sexy Adriana Lima! Go check out the website HERE! Get ready for tomorrow! & if you don't have a bellyring, this will make a great gift for someone who does!

Root, Root, Root For The Home Team

Alek Wek, Oluchi Onweagba, Gracie Carvalho, Georgie Badiel, Aminata Niaria and Nana Kieta
Photographed by Marc Baptiste
Arise Magazine #10
In celebration of the World Cup the girls are photographing representing the teams they are rooting for. I love seeing beautiful Black models, which in the fashion industry doesn't happen enough. Arise Magazine is an African Fashion and Culture magazine.

The Show Must Go On...

Ahhh I can let out a sigh of relief. Although Alexander The Great McQueen has passes on, his line is still going to live on with Sarah Burton at the helm. Featured above is McQueen's 2011 Cruise Line (Pre-Spring). Even though it's not as hmmm opulent as original McQueen, I still think Burton's samurai inspired line is still breathtaking.


Black On Black

I would only trade Goldie Hawn for this.
I know Jeezy is #AllWhiteEverything, But I'll still be stealth in murder black.

C'mon Baby, Let's Get Away

Marchesa's Resort 2011 Collection has BLOWN my mind. I love the Cleopatra, Grecian influence.

My Future's So Bright...

D&G Wayfarers

Picture This

Words to Live By...

"I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning." - Andy Warhol

"Contented with little, yet wishing for more."  - Charles Lamb

"What is true is what we think we know; the truth is what we can never know." - Jonah Gershom

"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?" -  Robert H. Schuller

Piglet: Winnie, how do you spell love?
Winnie: You don’t spell love, Piglet. You feel it. 
- Winnie the Pooh


Diamonds & Pearls

What a whirlwind weekend. I went to Monet Thursday with Donzell & Naldo, it was so nice to hang out with the Abercrombie Boys again (they might kill me for saying that, lol.) Friday was a little bit calmer since I met Drewski, Josue, and Swagner on Thayer St. There were so many people on Thayer I can't even name them. While sitting outside of Shark I had warm sake for the first time, and I must say, I LIKED IT!
I think Saturday was the highlight of my weekend. I went to Pearl for Matt & Vic's graduation party. Although it was hot as hell inside (lol) It was so nice to see everyone. I can't wait until the pictures are dropped. I did manage to meet a photographer, & asked him to take a picture with this guy who I thought was an actual police officer. I asked the security guard & he said he was just a dancer, LOL clearly the drinks had started to hit me!


Here's Pharrell modeling his latest Fall collection for the Billionaire Boys Club. Gahhh he's sexy!

Addicted To Love

Remember I said I was excited for fall ad campaigns, well Lanvin is one of the reasons why. Featured here are Mariacarla Boscono, Anja Rubik and Magdalena Frackowiak. The three were shot by the world renown Mario Testino (He's also shot a number or my idols Moss, Campbell). I love the edginess of this ad, & the girls remind me of the one's Robert Plante used to use in his videos which is probably why I love it so much. I mean, they were high fashion in the 80's!

"I like a lot of things that aren’t good for me." 
- Carrie Jones



Junya Wantanabe 2011 Spring Collection
YES Spring collections for 2011 are being shown worldwide. I absolutely LOVE Wantanabe's collection for Spring. I love the nautical inspired looks with the pops of bright spring colors. I also like the idea of cropped trousers on men. I've been seeing this style alot while out & about in Providence. Wantanabe a Japanese designer, & protegee of Rei Kawakubo (Comme des Garçons designer) has definitely found his place in the fashion world.

Business Casual

Chromeo is back, & I couldn't be happier.

Agent Provocateur

Natalia K photographed by Maria Eriksson
Poland's Viva! Moda
If you've followed BW&SAO, you know my affinity for black & white editorials/photos. Although this is a racy one, Natalia looks flawless here. Not to mention those shoes...to die for.

& I Wonder

When I had you I treated you bad and wrong my
And girl since, since you went away
Don't you know I sit around with my head hanging
And I wonder who's lovin' you?

I should have never ever ever made you cry
And girl since, since you've been gone
Don't you know I sit around with my head hanging
And I wonder who's lovin' you?

Life without love is oh, so lonely.
I don't think, I don't think I'm gonna make
All my love, all my love, yeah, belongs to you
Come on and take it, girl, come on and take
Because I-I-I, all I can do, all I can do
Since you been gone is cry
And you, you too, do you ever wonder or worry your
pretty little head
'Bout what I do?
Don't you know I sit around with my head hanging
And I wonder who's lovin' you.
I-I-I-I I wonder, yeah
I-I-I-I don't know, yeah
Who's lovin' you?
Every time I hear this song, it hurts so good. It's amazing how you can feel the hurt from a boy this young.


Last Night

Photo snapped at Monet last night. I had so much fun Donzell, Naldo, & the ladies. I missed those boys!

"Michael King of Pop"

No words can describe this man, or the impact he's had on society.