Wednesday, October 12, 2011



i'm so happy, blessed, and thankful to witness another year!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A letter of apology to my brothas Written by Tanisha Bridges

I write to you as a representative for every black woman in the world right now.
I want you to know that "I'm sorry"
I'm sorry for talking down about you & to you.
I'm sorry that we as your sistas didnt defend you when others said that you weren't nothing but pimps, hustlers & drug dealers
I'm sorry for not checking you when you got outta line
I'm gonna say sorry for some of the mothers that brought any type of male in your life that gave you a negative example of what a man should be
I'm sorry for picking the wrong man to lay down with, thats why it felt like you never had a daddy
See I realize that we take a part in the medias view of you
Going on talk shows, having discussions talking about, "all black men are dogs"
And if I'm your sista, what does that make me?
I had to check myself for a moment
We as sistas most instill greatness in you from birth on into your manhood
I promise to let the world know there are & have always been some good, strong, intelligent Black Men still on this earth
In closing I want you to know that I apologize from the bottom of my heart
Love your sista, Tanisha

Friday, September 16, 2011

just saying THANK YOU!!!

Thanks everyone so much for your support so far! You just don't know how much I appreciate you all and the feedback that I've gotten. Also, I've been blessed by hearing other people's stories after they've read my recent blog:

Life Lessons: Learning to Swim [click here]

and watched my video:

heart to heart: do YOU feel BEAUTIFUL? are you happy with your life? [click]

Just to know that what I've spoken from my heart has impacted you all lets me know I'm on the right track!

If you want to connect with me, please follow this blog if you can, there are also other links you can check out:

Verne' Couture STORE:
follow me:

now if LOOKLET can get some PLUS MODELS on board, i'd be in HEAVEN!!!

See ya around! Shout me a HOLLA! :)

oh yeah..check out my other blog [music, poetry, etc]:

i know it's alot..but THANKS AGAIN GUYS! :) It means so much to me!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The legend of the LOVE LETTER

Living in this day and age of technology and everyone going GREEN [some people just use this term to seem 'cool'], has the LOVE LETTER suffered a severe or even DEADLY blow?

Have the emails, text messages, and networking sites caused putting your heart on paper to be a thing of the past?

Who, reading this blog post right now, has thought about going to the store, getting pretty paper, colored pens and actually sit down to write something thoughtful? Find your favorite fragrance/cologne and spray the pages when your done? Or folding rose petals with the letter before placing it inside the matching envelope and seal everything up?

Or did anthrax ruin that? lol!

Have you tried it?

Have you even tried putting the envelope on their car windshield or on their pillow? Or in a shoe that they'll find as they get ready for work?

And PLEASE don't say stamps are too high incase you're not able to do the things mentioned above! We buy everything else we want to buy, and do everything else we want to do!!! Why not take out a little bit of time to do something a little extra special?! We all know gas is high as well. But so is the cost of love! I mean, you don't have to do this everyday or even every week, especially if this person lives across town or across the states for my long-distance lovers out there. Think about how this will make the other person feel.

And don't worry about your handwriting! ;) Don't let that be an excuse to keep you from doing it.

NOTE: You do not have to be in a coupled relationship to do this...think about someone that means alot to you: a relative, your best friend, maybe someone you haven't spoken to in a while like your favorite teacher or someone that helped you get out of a jam. It could be a 'Thinking about you', 'Missing you', or 'Thank you' letter. Trust me, it would do them a world of good to know that you were thinking about them enough to sit down and write. Especially the way times are these days with the stresses of life, even people leaving this place unexpectedly.

In return, they could call you or even send YOU a letter. Then you'll know how it feels to have someone think enough about you to actually take out the time to write YOU.


I've been thinking about this for a while now and even talked to my friend about this a few months back. Our original thoughts, being the romantics that we are, were to write scented love letters to a significant other. I'm now logging this into my memory bank for future use.

I will also would like to thank the LOVELY AALIYAH for putting this blog post into motion as I've been taking a trip down memory lane lately listening to alot of 'old skool' music. [Kinda feels strange calling it OLD SKOOL! It wasn't THAT long ago! Was it?!]

R.I.L. Beautiful Baby Girl

[this is an original post from my other blog]

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Verne' Couture Preview

showing some of my latest creations. some are unfinished but still beautiful nonetheless.

P.S. i HAVE to laugh out loud at my facial expression in the thumbnail..REALLY YOUTUBE?! lol

heart to heart: do YOU feel BEAUTIFUL? are you happy with your life?

This is something that's just been on my heart and somethings that i've been asking myself lately. But hopefully, it will be helpful to you..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

for the FIRST TIME in a LONG TIME..

i've actually looked in the mirror:

to build myself up, not tear myself down

to say i'm beautiful, fearfully and wonderfully made. not think God made a mistake or think there's something WRONG with me

to piece myself back together and make PEACE with me. not to figure out ways to please others...


Quick Tip. Left over makeup in Compact

a quick video showing what i've done with left over pressed powder in my makeup compact. hope it helps.

you know WHO has a BIRTHDAY coming up

Ok so NEXT MONTH is my B-DAY [OCT 12TH]! i have NO IDEA what i'm going to do! i don't even have anything planned! i wish i could've had the big ball or a throwback party like i wanted to one year, but i will another year i guess! I think as long as i'm well enough to see it, i'll be fine. even tho in the back of my mind i want to wear a or at least eat a boombox cake! smh..

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jacob and Rachel: A New Perspective

I'm sure most of us have heard/read the story of Jacob and Rachel. He worked 7 years to get her, got 'tricked' with her less attractive sister, Leah. Then worked 7 MORE YEARS to have Rachel. But THIS just breaks everything down in the best way I've ever read/heard this story. GOOD STUFF. Definitely learning from this and keeping it in my brain while I work on a better ME.

Here's the link:

Now here's MY P.O.V.

Do we get to points where we're NEVER satisfied in life? Rachel's story on this link, stood out to me the MOST because I find that I too have some issues with 'wanting MORE'. Sometimes it can be a good thing, depending on where you are in life, BUT if what you have is NEVER enough, no matter HOW God blesses you, you need work on that. The saddest part was after her saying she wanting more children or else she would DIE! She ended up DYING during childbirth and being buried ALONE. Never getting to see this child grow up and flourish. So she never got to enjoy having him. Even using her last breath to name him Ben-oni, which means “Son of my sorrow.” smh..

God help me to be more grateful for what I DO have and not worry so much about what I DON'T. Many things are in GOD's timing and somethings we'll NEVER have, we just have to learn to accept that. Also, life and death is in the power of the tongue! We always hear this motto 'GET RICH OR DIE TRYING', but if that's our only focus we'll never enjoy what we have. The real RICHES, in my opinion, are how RICH your life is [God, love, family, friends, self-awareness, freedom of expression, etc]. But MANY TIMES we are only focused on material things, FAME, and whatever else satisfies our flesh [not just speaking sexually]. If we ever get to that point, we'll still never be fully satisfied, we'll more than likely be too tired to enjoy it. On top of that, we'll miss out on the more important things and even DIE before we even get to enjoy the material goods or whatever else we've been sweating so hard to get...sooooo...

With that all being said, we have to be CONTENT with what we already have and when God blesses us with more, be thankful but PLEASE don't be an ungrateful, greedy, never satisfied MESS..HELP ME GOD!

.. sorry just had to get that off my chest!

How did it help you see yourself? [the WORD is definitely a MIRROR..thank you, JESUS!]

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Life Lessons: Learning to SWIM!

I remember when I was younger, I wanted to learn to swim. I was always fond of the water, but there was really no one to teach me. Momma had a fear of the water. She had a near death experience and almost drowned when she was 14 years old. Now here I am 12 years old and she's almost scared to death to let me go too far. Daddy was always SOMEWHERE and when he DID come around, he'd try to throw my baby brother in the pool because that's how his daddy 'taught' him and his older was a matter or 'survival' for them. SINK OR SWIM. Military stuff! ha..

This made me even MORE determined. I promised myself and my Daddy that once I learned to swim, I'd teach my brother, so the next time Daddy came around with his shenanigans, he'd have a surprise for him. Also, help Momma get over her fear.

So I set aside my fears and started heading out to the pool. I assured Momma she could trust me to watch my little brother and my surroundings. I started going almost everyday because I wanted this so bad, even conquered a few insecurities and things that were said 'to' me. Gaining the courage to wear a bathing-suit was chore for me, mainly because I was always teased about my weight. I didn't have an athletic body [and still don't], but I was healthy and full of energy. I was even told I didn't need to be in the sun too long because I was already 'dark enough'. But I was determined to push past the distractions and use the negativity to fuel my passion.

I started out slow, first playing in the water to get used to how it reacted to my movements and how my body responded in return. I watched others around me and even asked for pointers. Then I started mentally timing myself to see how long I could hold my breath before wanting to come up for air. I got over the fear of allowing myself to float, face-down and face-up. This was quite a challenge for me, and yes I got scared a few times. Especially with that feeling of my feet leaving the floor of the pool and allowing the water to hold me. Then I learned to kick my feet and move along. All while holding on to the edge of course. And when I finally let go, I was scared but I kept trying. I kept learning, gaining confidence in my ability to do this and the promise I made to myself, so I kept trying until I perfected it. Before I knew it, I was making laps around the pool, then venturing off into the deep end..SUCCESS. Alot of this was done, after trial and error, while there were very few people around. Because I didn't need anyone rough-housing with me or draw TOO MUCH attention to myself than there already was. Finally, trying my hand at diving and it didn't go over TOO WELL... so I left that to the 'pros'. But if you needed a cannon-baller on your team during SPLASH WARS..I was the ONE! lol

After I was comfortable enough to handle swimming on my own, not only did I teach my baby brother how to swim and help my Momma get over her fear of the water. She learned how to swim as well with my guidance and encouragement. I taught two or more other people how to swim as well. But there was this one person that was very difficult. No matter what I tried to do or say to get them to feel comfortable, to allow me to teach them and for them to trust me, nothing worked so we just left it alone. Swimming along and helping others as they sat on the edge. I was somewhat upset about it and felt that I'd lost somehow but I just had to give it up and think 'Maybe ONE DAY they'll learn and I'm here when they're ready'. I thought about how well I've done so far and was still willing to teach others.

My hair was pretty much DESTROYED from the chlorine and the sun and I was many shades darker but I surpassed my goal. I smiled from ear to ear and had much more energy! I had even lost a few pounds. My spirit burned even BRIGHTER than before.

As these thoughts came rushing to my mind today, I became overwhelmed by how much wisdom I had even as a child. Knowing that bettering myself was not only for MY benefit but I always thought of others. Very similar to how I am today. Even learning that I may help many, there are still SOME that can't be helped or will not allow it.

What a beautiful memory..and it's teaching me a very valuable lesson as I reminisce. I need that determination back. I didn't depend on ANYONE to help me get to my goal. I didn't need anyone's approval, only permission from who mattered and who was responsible for my well-being. All I knew is that I wanted to do it and it was going to get done!

I ignored things that were being said around me and I kept going, I kept trying and when I was successful and helping others, most of the talking ceased. Sure, some of these people were WAY BETTER and had the knowledge and the tools to be of assistance but did nothing. And when I was sharing what I learned, watching those willing to learn excel ME in their abilities, all the spectators could do was watch in amazement and secret admiration. Also, they made me want to excel what I've learned, so the teacher became the student in many cases. Not once did the on-lookers ever think to take what they've seen to help others. I can't fault them tho. Maybe they don't know how to help anyone else, maybe they don't have the patience or the heart to. Maybe it never crossed their minds.

This all goes hand-in-hand with how life is today. Allow me to share some pointers with you that I see by looking back at this experience:

*Don't let other people's fears and experiences stop you from doing what's in your heart to do [of course without being insensitive]. Once you've achieved your goals, you can help them as well if they're willing and some will be once they've seen your success.

*Don't blame who's not around nor allow their absence to hinder you from getting your feet wet [forgive if you have to. like for instance if they were SUPPOSED to be there].

*Don't allow negativity to distract your mind and eye from your goals [even if it's coming from you].

*Don't let your inexperience keep you from wanting to learn and help others with the knowledge you've gained [start over on somethings if you have to].

*Don't allow your insecurities to get the best of you. This is what you're called to do [don't make mountains out of molehills and be CONFIDENT in that gift GOD has placed in you. NO ONE can take that away!].

*Don't wait on others to step in to do what you NOW are equipped to do. You may not even be the BEST in others eyes, but if it is beneficial to others and they are better because of it, you've done YOUR part [and know what you've done for others will be rewarded, but don't make that your reason for doing things].

*Know when to ask for help, advice, pointers, etc [learn what works for you and tweak it when necessary. show your appreciation and keep it moving].

*Know that you have to dedicate time and sacrifice some things to make it work [but be safe, listen to your body, know when to take a break. that doesn't mean you QUIT].

*Be wise in watching your surroundings and know when the timing is right [somethings are best done in SECRET].

*Let your actions, achievements, and accomplishments speak for you [have the RIGHT motives and PLEASE don't be cocky. who wants to smell that?].

*Now after you've done all of this and obtained this knowledge, what are you going to do with it? [YEAH YOU!]

Let me know how and IF this is helpful to you! BE BLESSED!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

And the CUTENESS continues!

Here's the OTHER PAIR! These were just SO FUN to make and they turned out AWESOME! :) My customer LOVES them, so that made me more than happy!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

If a picture is worth a THOUSAND WORDS..

I'mma let this one speak for itself.

smh.. *walks away*

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Cutest Pair of earrings EVER! CUPPYCAKE Earrings!!

*Screams and giggles*

I honestly think these are THE CUTEST pair of earrings I've ever done! This was a collaborative effort to get this pair accomplished. The next pair I'll upload soon is just as cute! Unfortunately, the camera does this NO JUSTICE!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tribute:: Mona WHO?!


Mona Lisa frowns with envy and shamefully bows her head, humbling herself in the sight of these beautiful queens. They should be an artist's greatest inspiration. In other words, Mona ain't got NOTHIN' on them.

God started His wheel turning as He molded them from clay and the heavens must've been silent in awe. The angels gasp at the sight of their faces, each one a remarkable beauty. Inspired by the earth's color palette, each hue custom-blended by His loving hand, we are as the midnight sky or the sandy beaches. Features so distinct, only a TRUE artist can appreciate and recognize the passion, dedication, effortless skill, and craftsmanship of the MAKER.

Who says we aren't beautiful? From the crowns of our kinky or smoothe heads, to the soles of our fat or narrow feet, we ARE beautiful. Sculpted from God's imagination, an image of Himself. In all His beauty, all His glory. We are each individual, showing the diversity of His character. His greatest MASTERpieces, not to be on display in some stuffy museum, but showcased for the world to see. The sun (SON) as our spotlight and the world as our platform, we don't HAVE to demand attention when it's freely given.....because...


written by a.strayhan aka buttafly kisses. copyright 2003

To see more of my writings, please go to:

Monday, August 1, 2011


My past keeps coming back to haunt me... i had a flashback of something traumatic that happened to me when i was younger. i thought i was over it, but as this event played in my head all i could do was cry, then i began to freeze up and fear started to creep back in..

seems like everytime i try to take this step in what seems like the right direction, my past drags me back in, i feel like it happened yesterday. and i seem to be set back further than where i was. killing my progress and my esteem. what i feel about myself or thought i felt about myself seems like a lie, because it's gotten me NOWHERE no matter how hard i pushed! is this my life? or am i in some kinda twilight zone?! can i get out of this place?! is there another ME somewhere, the REAL me..and i'm just a carbon copy or a memory of my former self stuck here in some crazy 3-dimension or a MATRIX? the REAL ME must be having a BALL on an island, drinking little fruity drinks with the colorful umbrellas and getting a massage by a handsome gentleman with a gorgeous accent and smile!

on the FLIPSIDE..i'm having all of these WONDERFUL dreams about my friends, some of which have come to reality in a short amount of time. while i'm still waiting on somethings...MANY THINGS..smh..and it's going on YEARS now! maybe i only have myself to blame for that one!

i'm tried of these bad memories! they need to die! so i'm going to be a on a mission from now on! everything that comes up will get squashed and destroyed! kill or be killed!

seems like i have a fight on my hands! like the whole world is against me! but if GOD is on my side, does anything else matter?

I'm going to DIG through this site..

I found it by accident!

seems like they have a bit of EVERYTHING!

Makeup product reviews
How to mix foundations
Dupe list! ha! that sounds excited!

I'm going to go through this site and let ya all know what i find..

Incase you're wondering..

Verne' is pronounced VER-NAYE [thus the accent mark :)]

The origin..It's my middle name.

thank you! come again! lol

Oh yeah..while I'm in a 'writing' mood, I guess I'll give you the run down on how VERNE' COUTURE started.

I've always been a creative person. Even as a little girl I would make up stories, win drawing competitions, and got recognition for my writing skills. All of which I need to brush up on..shame on me, huh? I've always had a passion for music. Mom said I could sing before I could talk.

I remember my paternal grandmother showing me how to work a sewing machine at 8 or 9, also watched her sketch designs for my wardrobe, it was a blessing in disguise for me. I also remember sitting in my room with boxes full of beads and I would spend HOURS creating jewelry for friends and family in my early teens. I still have beads my maternal grandmother gave me and use them to create pieces to this very day.

I have a dream to create a PLUS SIZE clothing line. That will come, I believe it. I'm saving my sketches and ideas. For now I'm starting with jewelry and accessories and I want to thank EVERYONE for their support so far!

So how did I come up with the name VERNE' COUTURE?

I was talking with a dear friend of mine, she's always been the type of person that causes me to think on another level and in a different way. We were telling our ideas and dreams since we both love fashion. I started out saying how I wanted to create my own clothing line along with my own beauty and fragrances as well. And was trying to come up with a name. So she suggested I call it Verne'. I was quite embarrassed because I was always teased about my middle name. Remember that guy EARNEST? He did all of those crazy movies and had this homie named VERN.. He was always like 'KNOW WHAT I MEANNNNN, VERN??' And so just imagine how this irked my nerves when all the kids imitated this! ha! BUT, since my paternal granmother blessed me with that middle name, I became more comfortable with it. And now it just sticks!

Later, around 2005, new in my natural journey [natural since '03], I started again with creating. Earrings and hair accessories. I got frustrated that I didn't find anything that I liked so I started painting and that was pretty much all she wrote!

I'm planning my next step and I'll be needing a little help from you all. I'll be creating a survey/questionnaire soon to assist me with my creation process so please be on the look out!

Also, I'll be adding more to this website as far as creativity is concerned..

I'm creating new pieces right now, but PLEASE check my STORE if you haven't!


I've been back to writing a lil bit..

check my other blog out. it will be more directed towards, music, poetry, thoughts..etc

[click the link below]

i'll be back to this blog with new goodness soon! :)


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Who are you?! And where did you come from?!

And do you know where I can find more like you? I know a few people who could benefit as well! lol

I can't complain too much about there being no more good people in the world. I've met and reconnected with some AWESOME people in the past few days and months.

Not at all saying ANYONE is perfect, but for someone to have the same values and levels of respect and thinking as you. It takes you back because at times you've kinda felt like the WEIRDO when it seems like you're the only one that has a certain belief or way of thinking. I thank God for allowing these people to shine their lights on me! And for showing their hearts in one way or another.

I pray nothing but much success and happiness to you all!

Things are happening all around me..I see it, I feel it. Things are in MOTION..and I'm so happy because I see what God is doing in other people's lives and even in my own. He's setting a platform, doing some remodeling, shifting somethings around..breaking up ground..and I can't wait to see the finished product.

I really wish i could go into more detail about how I feel right now and some other things He's doing in my life right now, but I'll just stop here! lol My eyes are being opened to somethings, I'm being blown away and my faith has been elevated! I'm shaking like a LEAF right now with excitement!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Charlotte's Avenue: Choca's Faux-Hawk REVAMPED (FRO HAWK TIME)

Check it out yall too cute for words!!!

Charlotte's Avenue: Choca's Faux-Hawk REVAMPED (FRO HAWK TIME): "Hey all, So... I figured I'd revamp Choca's Faux-Hawk and jazz it up a bit for our Sunday family gathering. Choca's Twist-Out Fro Hawk..."

Monday, July 4, 2011

the GLORIOUS Twist-out

It usually takes me 30 minutes or so to un-twist my hair depending on their size..

I love the pic below. The faded red growing out is really beautifully and it shows off the twist-out pattern. Also, it looks lovely against my skin..

I DESPERATELY need to fix that choppiness in the back!

And I need to recolor my's just time! I need a CHANGE. Why not spice things up AGAIN?! :) I want to do something a little DARING!

To be continued... *evil laugh*

Sidenote: my hair does not look real in the last few pix. Many people say my hair looks like a wig or a weave and ask what brand. SOMETIMES I wonder if that's a compliment..lmbo.

Again using the trust EVOO for shine when needed.

When styling, I spray my edges with WATER [or style right out of the shower because they are soaked from not having a SHOWER CAP LARGE ENOUGH TO FIT THIS MELON AND ALL OF THIS]

Then applying my new favorite..
and brushing them down with a mixed boar/synthetic brush.. I'll get a pic of my edges next time.. OOPS!

I've even found this product to be favorable when I wear my puffs. It provides decent hold without feeling extra sticky like gel, makes my waves pop a little bit, and I can easily switch to another style without so much hassle. YAY!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Co-washed the twists..

the pictures below are after a co-wash. shrinkage and all.

my technique for a co-wash are as follows:::

i used apple cider vinegar and baking soda mixed in a large, plastic container and poured it over my hair that was already wet with water [i'll have to get the measurements next time]. i found this allows the mixture to go through better when my hair is already saturated.

i know it's kinda EWWWW..but i can see all of that dirt going down the drain. i even do this sometimes before i do my shampoos. this prevents me from using so much product.

i used a conditioner and scrubbed vigorously [not too rough, don't want to lose] scalp LOVED it! and my hair felt moisturized! then i RINSED!

i usually used a leave-in conditioner afterwards but i wanted to try MISS JESSIE's w/o any assistance or hinderance from any other product to get the FULL EFFECT.

i really liked how it defined my curls on the ends of the twists. the shrinkage wasn't TOO 'bad'..and the frizz was minimal. it had a nice smell and wasn't VERY sticky. it did make my hair slightly crunchy but not too unbearable. i only used it i want to use it a few more times before i can give it a fair judgment. after i applied it to sections of my hair, still in twists, i let it air-dry.

[sidenote: i WON an 8 oz jar along with Jill Scott's latest cd in a MISS JESSE's contest that was held recently. i was SOOO HAPPY!]

Like in the last blog post where i explained my twist method, i used the Healthy Hair Butter on my edges. this has become a staple for me and my good ole edges! haha..

when my hair needed a little bit of shine..i used my trusty EVOO..

also, i used a satin bonnet to tie it down at night. when i used styling accessories, i made sure not to pull the bands too tight to prevent hair loss..

and that was all she wrote! :)

In the MEANTIME, stay tuned to for video updates and don't forget to tell a friend! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Twists...

I know many have been asking how I achieve my mini-twists style. It took me three days to complete with, starts and stops of course, but I feel that it was well worth it.

This style is so convenient for me though they can be a hassle to remove, but I'm in the process of working on new techniques for take-down. I still dream of loc'ing from time to time though..


So here's what I did...

After my hair had been shampooed and braided for a few days, I started the twist process on DRY HAIR. This caused my hair to appear longer due to being stretched previously by the medium plaits [box braids]. Using the plaited sections as a guide, this made twisting ALOT easier for me.

[This is how they look stretched. I'll get the back next time.]

I parted the un-plaited sections into subsections using the tail END of a rat-tail comb [plastic, not metal so the scalp will not be scraped or damaged.]. Then, I pinned back the sections of hair I was not using with hair clips and large bands. I used a decent amount of Blue Magic Indian Hemp on the hair and GENTLY detangled with a WIDE TOOTH comb, then smoothed the ends with a MIXED NYLON/BOAR HAIR brush..
Since the Blue Magic I had were SAMPLE packets [can't remember where I got them because it was a good while back], I used the Castor Oil Packet. They are both light [imo..I guess as long as you don't use a WHOLE lot] and smell VERY nice. They kept my hair shiny for a good while and frizz wasn't much of a factor..
At night, I made sure to tie my hair down with a piece of rayon cloth i have [I think it came from a lining of a skirt], or a satin bonnet..though it is getting too small and a little worn. And I always use a SHOWER CAP, though it's getting a little snug as well! HA! This causes my edges to get wet, so to get that in order i use Carol's Daughter's Healthy Hair Butter. It was my mom's but she HATED the smell. Plus her hair is changing alot so she can't really Use Carol's Daughter much anymore so..YAY MORE FOR ME! lol
Lastly, when my hair begins to lose it's sheen, I use some good OLE EVOO [that stands for extra virgin olive oil in case you're wondering.]! and that's about it!

And that's about it! if I missed anything, please hit the COMMENT box! thanks. :)

In the MEANTIME, stay tuned to for video updates and don't forget to tell a friend! :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

After this message..

i'll be back soon. i'm taking a break. working on some very important things. thanks so much for your support. i wont be gone too long.

also everyone who has submitted an interview for the DIVAS AND GENTS SPOTLIGHT, you haven't been forgotten.

bless! :)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Diva Spotlight of the MONTH: The Red Glasses Sisters!

Kim and Keyondra are sisters making moves in the fashion industry with their very own label Red Glasses Sisters. The one-of-a kind designs won me over! I could also tell by their individual styles that they have a LOVE for fashion like I do, not just sell fashionable items because it seems like the thing to do at the moment. So I HAD to get them here so you all could check out these fly ladies if you havent already.

-Can you tell a little bit about yourselves?

Hi I'm Kimberly S. Lockett :), Sup everybody I'm Keyondra. We were both born and raised in Shreveport, La.

My (Keyondra) field is in Telecommunications. I graduated with my Associates Degree in the Summer of ‘09 and will be attending the Art Institute-Atlanta in the Spring of 2011 to obtain my Bachelors in Advertisement!

I (Kim) just recently graduated (Spring 2010) with my BS of Psychology! I'm going back to school to get my MA of Community Counseling w/ a Concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling! The only counseling experience that I have is the summers that I was a peer counselor for a Summer camp! I'm currently looking for social service jobs in the Atlanta area.

-What type of items do you sell?

We specialize in crystallized eyewear but we also offer non-crystallized eyewear and other accessories such as feather earrings (ChariD) and RGS handmade shoulder pads!

-What are your favorite/best selling items from your line?

Well my (
Kim) favorite pair are a unisex pair, the Frankies.

And my (Keyondra) favorite are a male pair, the Zekes.

We don't have a BEST seller because its kind of random. People have picks and chooses all across the board!

-Who are your favorite designers?

We happen to have the same favorite designers! We absolutely love Betsey Johnson and Juicy Couture. They are so chic and classic, they are our inspirations!

-What entertainers would you LOVE to see rocking your designs?

I'd (Kim) love to see the Disney Channel stars rocking RGS eyewear! lol Crazy but true... Put those babies in something and all of their fans will want them too! Namely HM (Miley Cyrus) and Demi Lovato!

And I'd (Keyondra) like to see Soulja Boy in a pair of the crystallized frames. To see him running across the stage blinging from eye to chest (crystallized medallion) would be hilarious!

-Name at least 5 things a diva should have in her wardrobe at ALL TIMES [including accessories and cosmetic products].

**Keyondra's List**
Pair of pumps! Duh lol
Skinny Jeans (Dark Denim)
Oversized bag
Great insurance (Spanx)
Anything Bath and Body Works

**Kim's Top 5**
Dang, we can only name 5?! lol
Yes, pumps (bold color)
Black power dress
Oversized bag... Agreed
Chunky bangles
Lip/Eye primer (for eye shadows and lip colors)

-Name least 5 things a diva should NEVER leave the house with.

Lip gloss / Conditioning lip balm
Sunglasses (RGS lol)
Since its winter we'll say a scarf
Communication device (iPhone!!! Anything else is bogus! lol j/k)

-Outside of the fashion world, what else are you passionate about?

I (Keyondra) am very passionate about my faith in God, which is one of the reasons why we're doing this is to reach the masses. When the world sees that you can look good, be in the family of faith, and you can live according to God's standards they'll follow after Him. They feel like in order to live the "good" life you can't be associated with Christianity. We're here to show them that they can.

I (Kim) am also very passionate about the Lord and people! I'm no tree hugger by the stretch of any imagination, but get me some people with some problems and I'll talk with them and minister to them with the love of God! I have a heart for His people and His will and I plan to keep it that way. That's another reason that RGS is so great for this time because so many people feel like they can't go on or do greater things. But we're going to be the examples and true living testimonies that through God all things are possible!

-Where do you see yourselves 5 years from now?

I (Kim) see myself being a successful psychologist, married and having at least one child! lol I also see RGS being a household brand!

I (Keyondra) will have my B.A. in Advertising, working successfully in my field, and definitely married... well, I better be! lol And RGS shall be flourished and well known in all industries!

If someone wants check out your line, how can they contact you?

Well they can always find our product on the website If they have any other needs our email address is

Where can we find you on the web?

You can find us on and Facebook Fan Page for The Red Glasses Sisters Online Boutique!

You can find me (Kim) on I also have a fashion blog I have some great changes coming up for the new year! :D

And you can find me (Keyondra) on

Thank you SO MUCH ladies for taking time out of your hectic schedules to do this interview. I’m more than honored! Blessings to the both of you, grand success, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!