When my super ambitious friend, Jehan, told me that she was working on a docudrama, Legally Fabulous, following attorneys with alternative passions and pursuits, I smiled because she’s always pushing the envelope with her dreams of being a TV producer and that’s what I love about her. But when she asked me to be apart of it…I hesitated. “You want me to be on a reality show?” NOT HAP.PEN.ING. As much as, I have so many goals and pursuits and want to make my mark on the world, I’m a pretty private person. I like to let my accomplishments speak for themselves. I’m very particular about the message I present to people, especially being a child of God and knowing that I represent a higher calling not just my own ambitions. But after Jehan educated me on the differences between reality tv and a docudrama, mainly the former is scripted and the latter follows people as life happens (sans ratchetness), I was on board.
I would have to say that the process was pretty fun. I had to get used to a camera being in my face while I was working and scheduling my time so they could film, but it was good practice (I secretly want to be a talk show host one day). I was among incredibly talented cast members who are also about making a mark on this world, which was encouraging and inspiring. Jehan, Mariessa, Chelsey and Myself are all bona fide attorneys with unique gifts and aspirations.
The character I portray is an attorney at a crossroads. I have been battling with career satisfaction for a while now and decided to start transitioning out of the practice law. The pilot shows clips of me working with Taylor & Hov, the event planning and design team I work for as a Creative Assistant. The pilot is split into 3 episodes and can be viewed on Legallyfab.com #legallyfab starting February 1st @ 7:30pm and than every Sunday at 7:30pm for the next two Sundays. The trailer is a sneak peek of what’s to come.
Like most self-proclaimed girly girls, I’m giddy for pink. But not the Candyland hot pink, or the baby nursery kind of pink and certainly not the Pepto Bismal chalky pink! I love sophisticated pinks like blushy nudes and greyish pinks. The kind of pink that displays femininity with an ounce of character and class.
I recently moved into a new apartment and painting an accent wall pink is a must on my design to-do list. I have been scouring the web to find inspiration of the right shade of pink…the right shade of feminine sophistication that compliments my personality. The right shade that makes me feel like home. Here are some of my finds.
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In the design and beauty world, Pantone colors are everything. They can be used to inspire your style, artwork, home decor, and even your beauty selections. Every year, Pantone introduces their “it” color of the year and Marsala is it. With its exotic name, it’s as visually inspiring as it sounds. This burgundy berry saturated color can inspire your next lipstick purchase, nail color purchase, paint color purchase…you name it. How would you incorporate this color into your everyday design and beauty style?
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One of the experiences I was looking forward to when I went to Nigeria was getting my hair braided. It’s not like I couldn’t get my hair braided in the States, but braiding my hair in Nigeria….was a totally different experience. It is something about the 2 to 3 women parting and twisting my hair with Expression hair all at the same time with lightening speed that makes it SO authentic to me.
However, my experience this time was a little different. While seating in the wooden chair, I could hear the one of the women complaining in Pidgin. “Hah hair be like Fulani.” “She for don straighten the hair?” I realized they were talking about my coily texture and how it was slowing them down. The complainer wondered whether I was Fulanis because of my texture and why I didn’t straighten it. If we were in the States, it would be like them saying “Her hair is like a White girl.”
But my hair isn’t like a White girl, and it’s not like a Fulani girl. It’s just simply like a Black girl. My hair texture is mainly 4a but I have some b and c strands mixed in. My hair doesn’t discriminate. Fulani’s hair textures are mostly in the 3’s and 2’s. They generally have looser curl patterns and straighter hair, which makes it easier for their hair to look silky and healthy. Me on the other hand…not so much. But I love my coily springy hair. I have learned to appreciate and love my texture, even if it’s misunderstood.
In Nigeria, most women think they have rough, dry hair (and they do because of lack of care…), so they curse their potentially 4C hair. But with proper care and maintenance their curls would be popping too.