Miss Curve 2011 Chrisandra Wells

Meet Chrisandra:  The Miss Plus Caribbean Universe Pageant will take place in Wildey, Barbados on August 19, 2012 at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. Pageant contestants qualified to compete by being a winner of a plus size beauty pageant in their respective countries. Approximately 15 beauty queens from the Caribbean islands, Brazil and the United States. The categories of competition will be Swimsuit, Evening Gown, National Costume, Talent and Interview. I am the only contestant competing with natural hair and feel very honored to have the chance to compete. Celebrity natural hairstylist and Natural Hair Oscar recipient Thando Kafele will be styling my locs. To follow my journey please connect with me. Facebook: Miss Curve 2011 Chrisandra Wells, Facebook: Miss Plus Caribbean Universe Pageant Twitter: curvychrisandra

The Unwritten Rules: Let's Talk Hair

The Unwritten Rules: Let's Talk Hair is a hilarious video, with a comedic spin on what happens in the work environment, when people react to a persons cultural differences. I love this video, because any one that has followed this blog long enough, will know that I worked on corporate America for about 15 years. Even though I gained a lot of expereince and learned some life lessons, during my time in the corporate world, I experienced a lot of ignorance based on race, my culture and my hair. So this video speaks to me on so many levels.  I must say that I have a wildly diverse group of friends and family, so racism is not a part of my vocabulary or way of thinking. But! There are indeed some misunderstandings that come up with another culture is introduced to something that they are not accustomed too.

The video stars Aasha Davis, as well as some other talented actors. Aasha has also been on Friday Night Lights, House, Grey's Anatomy, and more.  To learn more about The Unwritten Rules: Let's Talk Hair, check out the website, Facebook page and see the video directly on youtube. Also check out the main website to see other episodes. I look forward to seeing all the videos and want to say thank you to Kim Williams, who created and wrote the web episodes, The Unwritten Rules.

Add Some Color!

I love this gorgeous photo of Gia! I lot of people think that when you have loc's or dreadlocks, that your options for style and color are limited. But this is very untrue. There are many styles you can create with your hair and color is always fun. Meet with your stylist, talk about some styles or color your interested, and find some ideas that will work with your hair type and color that will be safe for your hair. And just have fun with it!  And it always great to have photos like this one as inspiration to show you that being adventurous with your hair can be fun.
~ Photo Source

Morrocco Method Baby Care Method

Morrocco Method has great products for your baby. Their Baby Care Method line includes baby shampoos, baby washes, and baby brushes. The ingredients are raw, vegan and wild crafted. "All Morrocco Method products contain only the finest natural derived minerals and botanicals harvested from around the world. and selected for maximum potency. We have followed the principles of Old World farmers who understood that planting, harvesting and storing foods according to the lunar cycle maximizes the energetic potency of the plants. Every Morrocco Method product contains each of the 92 trace minerals. Each product is carefully designed to both detoxify and nourish. Our products have been featured in CBS News, InStyle Magazine, People Magazine, Farmers Almanac, the Los Angeles Times, and many other international publications. The Morrocco Method is unquestionably the finest, most effective program of holistic hair care available today." To learn more about Morroco Method, go to www.morroccomethod.com.

Special Edition BCA 'Neg Maron' Tee

I recently received a wonderful T-Shirt from Black Cotton Apparel called Neg Maron Haiti 1804 - 2010.  Besides the amazing graphic and being a good quality T, there is a good message behind the design -  "This Special Edition BCA 'Neg Maron' tee is a reminder of the resilience of the Haitian people. After the January 2010 earthquake, many historic important landmarks in the capital city, Port-au-Prince, were destroyed, but one crucial monument still remains 100% intact. The brilliant display of the 'Neg Maron' statue symbolizes that the Haitian spirit is forever strong and will not be broken."  To learn more about this design and others, go to Black Cotton Apparel.

Meet Aspiring Model Tonnie Adams

"I have been natural since 2005 for the purpose of freeing myself  from chemicals and to embrace my natural beauty. I love being natural and I encourage others to do the same. I'm from Chicago Illinois, I'm a fashion merchandising student. I started modeling when I was seven but decided to venture off into other fields. I hear from so many people that I should consider modeling and now am eager to give it a try. I feel beauty comes and many forms and I want to be a positive influence for all women and girls to love themselves. I can be reached at my email tmarinea@yahoo.com." - Tonnie Adams

Designer Sergio Wonder

Sergio Wonder is a New York based Fashion Designer. I friend-ed Sergio through Facebook years ago, and have since then admired his amazing style and creativity. He is multi-talented and his pictures always amaze me. "In 2007, Sergio Wonder received his degree in Fashion Marketing and Design from the American Intercontinental University of London. In 2009, after moving to NYC from his home in Miami, FL, the 24-year-old brought high hopes, superior craftsmanship, and keen ambition on becoming a Fashion Designer to the city and works tirelessly to make his dreams a wonderful reality. Though his background and experience are at home in women’s wear, Wonder has found new love in menswear, as seen in his impeccable manner of personal dress and spectacular design capabilities." - Source 
To learn more about Sergio, go to SergioJames.com