#Empire 1 x 3: Naomi Campbell as Camilla Marks in DVF Metallic Gold Mia Playsuit

Naomi Campbell as Camilla on Empire wearing a Diane Von Furstenberg Metallic Lurex Gold Mia Playsuit

In “The Devil Quotes Scripture,” Naomi Campbell guest stars as Camilla, a London-based fashion designer who embarks on a scandalous affair with Hakeem. When we first see her, she struts into Laviticus in this DVF metallic gold playsuit. Black fishnet tights sheathed her enviable gams. If you look closely, she has an Alaïa Laser-cut Leather Clutch tucked under her arm. I’ll catch the replay over at the Fox website to see if I can identify her shoes. I’ve been on a roll lately! Image: Facebook

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[#SALE] Save 20% on Destiny Jones’s Lipmatic Lip Glosses at Karmaloop

Karmaloop.com is having a huge long weekend sale in which you can save 50% off on almost everything on the site with no minimum order. They rarely have sales like this so it would almost be criminal to not take advantage of the savings! I stumbled across this YouTube video of ellebellRoyalBeauty and thought I could help:

  • Promote a fellow vlogger/blogger
  • Help you save money in the process!

First, sign up with Ebates. Search for Karmaloop coupons to see if you can get cash back on your order. Or you can just visit Karmaloop.com. The site has four of Destiny Jones’ (Nas’ daughter) Lipmatic Lip Glosses available. The original price for all of the flavors (Cotton Candy Lane, Life’s a Peach, P.L.U.M. State of Mind, and Cherry Love) is $56 (excluding shipping, handling and tax). However, you could save $28.28 with their promo code and my rep code combined. Need receipts? Check out the screenshot below:

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Her Exact Look: Michelle Obama’s #SOTU Michael Kors Grey Tweed Origami Skirt Suit

US-POLITICS-STATE OF THE UNION-OBAMAFLOTUS Michelle Obama knows the power of grey. No, seriously she does. First, as you might recall, she donned shimmering grey lavender nails (the color in question was Artistic Nail Design Soak Off Colour Gloss in Vogue) at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Michael Kors Origami Tweed Skirt Suit

And now, the mom-in-chief turned to the chic shade again for the 2015 State of the Union. This time, she dazzled in a Michael Kors Grey Tweed Origami Jacket with Foldover Collar with the matching Tweed Skirt (the zip-slit rested at the rear). Both pieces are on sale now at Neiman Marcus.

Could you imagine if FLOTUS shimmied into the room with the zipper in the front, unzipped to mid-thigh? Yes, it’s salacious but like President Obama said, “I have no more campaigns to run. I know because I won both of them.” But that’s clearly just my silly self talking.

Lordt, that would be the biggest story of 2015, and we’re not even 30 days in yet!

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#Empire 1 x 2: Grace Gealey as Anika Calhoun in Burgundy Givenchy Halter Gown

Anika in GIVENCHY Viscose-Blend Pleated Cut Out Cross Front Dress in Red

Let me start off by saying that I am mostly #teamcookie as I’m sure most of you are. I know we as viewers are supposed to “hate” head of A&R and Lucious’ girlfriend Anika Calhoun (played by Grace Gealey). But, I could not deny that she was sitting quite pretty in that brilliant ruby halter neck dress with crisscross front panels. My research revealed that some fans of the show wanted her dress. In response, I decided to answer the question and provide an alternative!

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#Empire 1 x 2: Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in Red & Black French Connection Viven Dress

Taraji P. Henson in French Connection and Kurt Geiger

I am beyond enthused right now! I needed to unwind during this unbelievably busy week so I figured I’d finally do an Empire post. Like so many of you, I envy Cookie Lyon’s closet. We’re two episodes into the inaugural season and people are constantly talking Cookie’s style. Already, she’s had about nine iconic looks which consist of animal print, fur, and statement accessories.

Costume designer Rita McGhee along with Monique Mosley, Timbaland’s wife, infused Cookie’s wardrobe with all types of glamorous, glitzy gems. Let’s get the look together!

The official Empire Facebook page shares select outfits/pieces from Cookie’s Closet each week. Recently, they featured the following ensemble in which I was able to identify ALL of the pieces Cookie wore in “The Outspoken King”:

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Her Exact Look: Claudia Jordan’s Watch What Happens Live Red Lip & Valencia Atelier Dress

Claudia and Nene Get Into ItLast night delivered! First, we had the Golden Globes, then a new episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. “Puerto Read-co” was especially juicy as newcomer Claudia Jordan and Nene traded barbs in the last scene of their Puerto Rico excursion. Christened the new Queen of Shade by Cynthia, Claudia emerged as the victoress. Yes, it’s premature (there are levels to this) but it still makes for entertaining TV. “When you were my age, you had edges,” Claudia matter-of-factly reminded Nene.

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[#BOB] Straight Muggin': Sip the Tea with These Mugs For Hot Tea Month

Kerry Washington Drinking From Mug on Boston Legal

Happy New Year! You need a new coffee mug, and that’s some of my business! My fellow visionaries have created some drinkware that is currently on my wishlist. I vowed to support black-owned businesses this year. The five companies featured in this post are all businesses I discovered while building my Pinterest database. Even if you’re not a big coffee or tea drinker, these picks are perfect for celebrating Hot Tea Month and checking out new tea boutiques nationwide.

1. [Ariel Brands] Make Art/Not War Mug

AB Make Art Not War Mug

2. [Tees in the Trap] Get Her Own Money Mug

Tees in the Trap Get Her Own Money Mug

3. [MaeBPaper] Selfie Queen Mug

Mae B Paper Selfie Queen Mug

4. [Mahogany Cheers] Black & Sexy Mug

Mahogany Cheers Black & Sexy Mug

5. [KakonaMuse] The Next Supreme

Kakona Muse The Next Supreme Mug

To reiterate, throughout 2015, I am making a conscious effort to patronize, promote and support black-owned businesses worldwide. If you would like to add a product to this post, please use the below form to contact me. Please note, emails promoting internet marketing proposals or spam will be blacklisted upon receipt. Serious feedback only, please. Thank you for helping me help our communities!