Sunday, February 27, 2011


I appreciate a REBEL. A man who STANDS against the grain to make a point...

March 30, 1973


That Unfinished Oscar Speech
courtesy of The NEW YORK TIMES


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- For 200 years we have said to the Indian people who are fighting for their land, their life, their families and their right to be free: ''Lay down your arms, my friends, and then we will remain together. Only if you lay down your arms, my friends, can we then talk of peace and come to an agreement which will be good for you.''

When they laid down their arms, we murdered them. We lied to them. We cheated them out of their lands. We starved them into signing fraudulent agreements that we called treaties which we never kept. We turned them into beggars on a continent that gave life for as long as life can remember. And by any interpretation of history, however twisted, we did not do right. We were not lawful nor were we just in what we did. For them, we do not have to restore these people, we do not have to live up to some agreements, because it is given to us by virtue of our power to attack the rights of others, to take their property, to take their lives when they are trying to defend their land and liberty, and to make their virtues a crime and our own vices virtues.

But there is one thing which is beyond the reach of this perversity and that is the tremendous verdict of history. And history will surely judge us. But do we care? What kind of moral schizophrenia is it that allows us to shout at the top of our national voice for all the world to hear that we live up to our commitment when every page of history and when all the thirsty, starving, humiliating days and nights of the last 100 years in the lives of the American Indian contradict that voice?

It would seem that the respect for principle and the love of one's neighbor have become dysfunctional in this country of ours, and that all we have done, all that we have succeeded in accomplishing with our power is simply annihilating the hopes of the newborn countries in this world, as well as friends and enemies alike, that we're not humane, and that we do not live up to our agreements.

Perhaps at this moment you are saying to yourself what the hell has all this got to do with the Academy Awards? Why is this woman standing up here, ruining our evening, invading our lives with things that don't concern us, and that we don't care about? Wasting our time and money and intruding in our homes.

I think the answer to those unspoken questions is that the motion picture community has been as responsible as any for degrading the Indian and making a mockery of his character, describing his as savage, hostile and evil. It's hard enough for children to grow up in this world. When Indian children watch television, and they watch films, and when they see their race depicted as they are in films, their minds become injured in ways we can never know.

Recently there have been a few faltering steps to correct this situation, but too faltering and too few, so I, as a member in this profession, do not feel that I can as a citizen of the United States accept an award here tonight. I think awards in this country at this time are inappropriate to be received or given until the condition of the American Indian is drastically altered.

If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.

I would have been here tonight to speak to you directly, but I felt that perhaps I could be of better use if I went to Wounded Knee to help forestall in whatever way I can the establishment of a peace which would be dishonorable as long as the rivers shall run and the grass shall grow.

I would hope that those who are listening would not look upon this as a rude intrusion, but as an earnest effort to focus attention on an issue that might very well determine whether or not this country has the right to say from this point forward we believe in the inalienable rights of all people to remain free and independent on lands that have supported their life beyond living memory.

Thank you for your kindness and your courtesy to Miss Littlefeather. Thank you and good night.

This statement was written by Marlon Brando for delivery at the Academy Awards ceremony where Mr. Brando refused an Oscar. The speaker, who read only a part of it, was Shasheen Littlefeather.


 CATE BLANCHETTE IN GIVENCHY: Such an unlikely choice, but I LOVE this dress... the beading, combination of the structural shoulders and the elegant draping of the fabric from the bodice to the floor. Reminiscent of the Victorian period, I think it's beautiful without looking too costumie. It takes a REAL fashionista and visionary to rock this.

HALLE BERRY IN MARCHESA: Halle ALWAYS looks gorgeous (I mean let's be serious. It's Halle!! lol) The dress for me, is perfect EXCEPT for the tulle along the cleavage (I mean why? I'm a lover of tulle and all things voluminous... but this is overkill.) Everything else is perfect; from the tone on tone shade of her skin to the dress and its texture, to her minimalistic approach of accessories... just lovely.

 MILA KUNIS IN ELIE SAAB: The color palette here is ideal; her olive skin and dark hair with the combination of this light lavender gown makes her look like a Grecian Goddess. The draping and use of lace (in the RIGHT way) is sexy and quite elegant.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON IN DOLCE & GABBANA: This dress has a very vintage feel; beautiful silhouette that plays on the sleek, straight pencil shape in the front with a mermaid style train in the rear. Classic. And Scarlett's make-up and effortless hair was genius. However, for her body type, I would have chosen a different gown. She lacks a defined waist line and this type of dress makes her look a little too straight. She would have benefited from a gown cut at the waist to give the illusion of a waist and accentuate her shape. Still stunning!

OPRAH IN ZAC POSEN: Absolutely gorgeous! I love the combination of the satin bodice and the draped sequin floor length skirt that falls perfectly. The off the shoulder cut draws attention to her beautiful face and the a-line silhouette cinches her waist, giving her a great hour glass figure. I heart Oprah in this dress!! 

AMY ADAMS IN L'WREN SCOTT:  So, this is my favorite dress of the evening... the one that I would wear myself... great fit and simply fabulous, but I really hate how she's wearing it; the jewels, her hair? What happened here? Had she swept the hair completely back with some simple jewelry, no necklace, small earring and an oversized ring (I mean the dress is all sequence, BLING from top to bottom... what else do you want?) In this case, less is more.


Sunday, February 20, 2011


"TRIBAL" by Herring & Herring
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Came across this photoshoot the other day & wanted to share... its amazing how much culture and customary practice play such a huge roll in high fashion. This editorial is GENIOUS; the styling, make-up, hair, the models & photography, merge perfectly into an orgasmic field of colorful imagery.

Freaking HAUTE!!!!



Monday, February 14, 2011


Original Style Icon, Respected Political Human Rights Activist

"Americans need to understand the significance of having their civil liberties dismantled. It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners, it affects us ALL."  Bianca Jagger 

Now this woman?... I NEED to raid her attic. The amount of designers that dressed Bianca Jagger in the 70's/ 80's are absolutely ridiculous. A favorite of YSL, she rocked the masculine, androgynous look in such a sexy, sophisticated manner that would make her the favorite of all who were blessed to be in her presence. Her swag was so potent; manifested in the way she walked, the way she unapologetically lived her life and was comfortable in her own skin.

Mick and Bianca Jagger at their wedding, showing ample cleavage at the Catholic Church, rocking a suit

Born in Nicaragua as Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias, she met Mick Jagger at a Rolling Stones' concert in 1970 in France, where she was attending the Paris Institute of Political Studies. They were a beautiful couple; passionate and driven... stylistically UNTOUCHABLE!
They were married in 1971 and divorced in 1979 due to Mick's adulterous relationship with Jerry Hall. Bianca explains it as her marriage being over on her wedding day.

"A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it. There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.I find it disturbing that the media keeps referring to my marriage, since I got divorced in 1979. But the media never wants to let me forget."

YES!! She is beautiful. The first wife of Mick Jagger, The Socialite, the Studio 54 Queen, the party animal. But, Bianca Perez-Mora Macias Jagger is so much more... 
What makes her admirable, inspirational even, is her heart; her devotion and dedication to battling injustice in the world.
 In 1981, while stationed at a UN Refugee Camp in Honduras, she and her colleagues observed the march of approximately 40 refugees towards El Salvador by a death squad. She and those who accompanied her, followed them. Outfitted with only their cameras, Jagger and the group yelled out "you will have to kill us all". The heavily equipped men released the refugees and something has been brewing inside her ever since.

Today, Bianca Jagger is a respected and effective human rights activist, utilizing her notability as a platform to assist “the people” whenever necessary. She is a FIGHTER! Constantly speaking up for the voiceless. She is not afraid of her own shadow, but walks in her light proudly, defending her territory for the sake of justice.
She is not afraid to SPEAK UP or to be controversial.

I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral.  


Bianca making a GRAND ENTRANCE on her 30th Birthday at Studio 54

Halston, Bianca, Liza Minnelli, Michael Jackson... talk about STAR POWER!!

Bianca and good friend, Andy Warhol



Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I'm pretty sure I'm going to get HATE mail over this since I'm the only woman I know with such disdain for this Holiday. (LOL) But, seriously ya'll, Valentine's Day is for SUCKAZZZ!!
& let's not get it twisted. I'm not a Hater. I'm not even a lil bit bitter or scorned. In fact, I am an avid advocate for LOVE, LOVERS, The LOVED, The LOVELESS, The LOVING...


however... I believe that


If I was a PRETTY PRETTY princess, I'd dress like this ;-)
From the moment we are born, young girls are bombarded with the concept of pretty pretty princesses, fairy god mothers, tiaras & of course, "Prince Charming"…You know exactly who I'm talking about; he's charismatic, intelligent, polite, witty, wealthy, he dresses well, his teeth are gleaming shades of porcelain, & with a twinkle in his eye...he's just waiting to find YOU. (SMH) Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty… they all ended with happily ever after, SO-- why not you??


REALITY CHECK: Prince Charming is rough around the edges; he’s got baggage, he’s insecure. He’s a mama’s boy with an absent daddy complex. He has a hard heart, a crooked smile and pain in his eyes. But if you’re not able to recognize the glory succeeding the pain, the riches beyond the suffering… you will miss your KINGdom. You have to be able to decipher the diamond in the rough from the lumps of pieces of coal… looking past the material, superficial things to get down to the nitty gritty of a man.

Society, general marketing schemes, upbringing, friends… they all feed you from the same plate of horse manure that tells you/ sells you the idea that on Valentine’s Day, your mate “should” take you out. He “should” bring you flowers. He “should” love you… even if every other day of the year, he’s a jerk & he cheats & he abuses you. But, as long as he professes his love on Valentine’s Day… as long as you don’t have to feel lonesome & you’re able to have a story to tell the next day, it’s ALL GOOD! & God forbid you not have a mate… you’re an outcast. You’re resulting to old loves  (that clearly didn’t work out for a reason) and people you know you have no true interest in, to fulfill a temporary void (a false sense of loneliness that is externally imposed to play on ones emotions and affect the psyche).


I will straight flip the effff out if my man ever brings home $100 roses that cost $35 the day before. It’s a retailer’s paridise… women who want to be sold a dream and the men who want to screw them. LOL!… for ME- I prefer the little things… I appreciate a note on a random Tuesday, a night out on the town at the end of a hard week, Sunflowers in the middle of the winter, a pack of peanut m&m's, a gumball machince plastic ring... I don’t need roses on Valentine’s Day to prove that I am loved. I’m LOVED & I LOVE 24/7, 365 days of the every year. It's WHO I AM. I don’t aspire to be a part of the machine. I create my own reality.

today & everyday



Sunday, February 6, 2011


An Ode to Thierry Le Gouès

I LOVE this dude! Damn this ish is HAUTE!!

I have this ridiculous fascination with the human body. (Truth be told, if I had it my way, I'd just be naked- all day, errrr' day- for no reason what-so-ever! LOL!) In America, nudity is either taboo or scandalously inappropriate. No happy medium. However, Thierry Le Goues finds the balance between sensuality, creativity, and technical mastery. His work is amazing; capturing moments in time when his subjects are at their best, an artistic genius with every shot... I’m intrigued by every curve, every line, & lighting nuance.

His work reminds me of how beautifully amazing WE truly are…


wanted to share...Enjoy!