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so-treu:

Viola Davis is a freaking tour de force. As she slowly peels back her wig, her eyelashes and wipes away her makeup, you can just see Annalise come undone. She doesn’t say a word, but you can feel the pain radiating off her. It gave me the chills. (x)

this scene, yo.

Empress

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global-fashions:

Ling Liu & Tan Lu - Marie Claire HK October 2014

photos Ricky Lo

styling  Anson Lau

hair Jamie Lee

makeup Karen Yiu

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Wake up Empress! Rock your crown and take your seat at the throne. This is your life and you’ve got work to do. You are meant to conquer worlds undiscovered and inspire others to do the same. Aside from your killer wardrobe being an Empress comes with responsibility. The crown seems rather heavy now doesn’t it?  #AllHailTheEmpress #trailblazer #mentors #leaders #Empowerment #MessagefromtheThrone #bosslady

Wake up Empress! Rock your crown and take your seat at the throne. This is your life and you’ve got work to do. You are meant to conquer worlds undiscovered and inspire others to do the same. Aside from your killer wardrobe being an Empress comes with responsibility. The crown seems rather heavy now doesn’t it? #AllHailTheEmpress #trailblazer #mentors #leaders #Empowerment #MessagefromtheThrone #bosslady

Checkmate. 
Bold jewelry with just a t shirt & jeans is the perfect statement piece. #checkered #wooden #metallic #jewelry #game #locs #curls #Autumn #style #fashion

Checkmate.
Bold jewelry with just a t shirt & jeans is the perfect statement piece. #checkered #wooden #metallic #jewelry #game #locs #curls #Autumn #style #fashion

Modern Muses……
Cleaning out my magazine stash and stumbled across the style section of September 2014 Essence mag. Siblings actress Sydney Poitier & director Anika Poitier.

Modern Muses……
Cleaning out my magazine stash and stumbled across the style section of September 2014 Essence mag. Siblings actress Sydney Poitier & director Anika Poitier.

Perhaps in the swift change of American society in which the meanings of one’s origin are so quickly lost, one of the chief values of living with music lies in its power to give us an orientation in time. In doing so,  it gives us the significance to all those indefinable aspects of experience which nevertheless help to make us what we are. In the swift whirl of time music is a constant,  reminding us of what we were and of that toward we aspire. Art thou troubled? Music will not only calm, it will ennoble thee. -Ralph Ellison (Excerpt from Living with Music) #MusicIsTheThreadOfLife #Jazz #LiteraryGenius

Perhaps in the swift change of American society in which the meanings of one’s origin are so quickly lost, one of the chief values of living with music lies in its power to give us an orientation in time. In doing so, it gives us the significance to all those indefinable aspects of experience which nevertheless help to make us what we are. In the swift whirl of time music is a constant, reminding us of what we were and of that toward we aspire. Art thou troubled? Music will not only calm, it will ennoble thee. -Ralph Ellison (Excerpt from Living with Music) #MusicIsTheThreadOfLife #Jazz #LiteraryGenius

signaturetheatre:

Go behind the scenes of first rehearsal for Our Lady of Kibeho! Watch Katori Hall’s speech to the cast and creative team about her artistic journey in writing the play.

signaturetheatre:

Photos from the first rehearsal of Our Lady of Kibeho. Photos by Gregory Costanzo.

A cacophony of beautiful people under one roof. Signature Theatre has been a remarkable place to work. I am utterly thrilled to see this production in previews. I passed one of the actresses today amazed by her coifed crown and she took heed to mine. As we crossed paths we exchanged compliments, pocketing them as we went along our merry way. One remarkable actor Kambi Gathesha is apart of this stellar cast whom I have worked with for The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s production of A Midsummer Nights Dream.  A few years ago I was invited by a friend to watch the play The Mountaintop featuring Angela Bassett and Samuel Jackson about Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. It is not until now that I discover that Katori Hall was not only the playwright for that production but also for Our Lady Kibeho. So funny how the world works. 

creativetime:

“Filmmaking can have just as much intention as jazz.” —Bradford Young

More stills from Bynum Cutler, on view this weekend for the last time at former PS 83 in Crown Heights.

Funk, God, Jazz and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 12 - 6pm Through October 12th

Funk: Xenobia Bailey

God: Bynum Cutler

Jazz: Otabenga Jones & Assoc.

Medicine: Simone Leigh

lustt-and-luxury:

Love this

Empress in Training…..

lustt-and-luxury:

Love this

Empress in Training…..

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Geoffrey Holder.
I remember watching him as a little girl on Annie. Statuesque and graceful. Choreographer, Dancer, Director and Costume designer for The Wiz. Thank you for blazing the trail. Rest in Power.  #dance #choreographer  #legend #theatre #film #trailblazer #DesignYourDreams

Geoffrey Holder.
I remember watching him as a little girl on Annie. Statuesque and graceful. Choreographer, Dancer, Director and Costume designer for The Wiz. Thank you for blazing the trail. Rest in Power. #dance #choreographer #legend #theatre #film #trailblazer #DesignYourDreams

Autumn’s classics: The Trenchcoat. 
Infused within the collection of work by the phenomenal artist Nick Cave. View his latest work Made by Whites for Whites @jackshainmanny. When you’re in doubt about your own ideas such artists compel you to dig deep and go for it. Exhibition open until October 11th. #FieldTrip #Inspiration #SupportTheArts #FashionForTheSpirit #FashionConscious #ArtofStyle #Culture #MustSee

Autumn’s classics: The Trenchcoat.
Infused within the collection of work by the phenomenal artist Nick Cave. View his latest work Made by Whites for Whites @jackshainmanny. When you’re in doubt about your own ideas such artists compel you to dig deep and go for it. Exhibition open until October 11th. #FieldTrip #Inspiration #SupportTheArts #FashionForTheSpirit #FashionConscious #ArtofStyle #Culture #MustSee

sirrealphoto:

ABANDON by Dex R. Jones

I waited here for you until I questioned my own presence.
Virtue chips away from patience
like paint from walls
I have become a ghost that haunts this place.
But I have made this story my home
Nary a record ever skip.
Nor a song absent from my heart.
I still smile.
I still know joy.
I find myself tickled by the thought of you.
Only now I find solace in dancing on my own
with reckless abandon.

Dancer | Model: Felicia limada
Photography by: Dexter R. Jones
© All Rights Reserved

IG: sirdexrjones

J’Adore the work of Dex R. Jones. I’ve got my eye on you!

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Guess what mood I am in? Working out the kinks on some samples. #IndieDesigner #ZipThroughTheWeekend #Entrepreneur #sunday #ColorfulFuture #MasterYourCraft

Guess what mood I am in? Working out the kinks on some samples. #IndieDesigner #ZipThroughTheWeekend #Entrepreneur #sunday #ColorfulFuture #MasterYourCraft

Fall in love with your life…….  You are the your very first child, your very first job, and your very first marriage. We start off being governed by our parents and once they pass the torch many of us stop growing. Once you understand this navigating the world is a heck of a lot easier. #SundayNotes #stylequotes #FashionForTheSpirit #Empowerment #NewChapter #HumanRevolution #Compassion #Growth #IndieDesigner #Entrepreneur #life #locs #hair

Fall in love with your life……. You are the your very first child, your very first job, and your very first marriage. We start off being governed by our parents and once they pass the torch many of us stop growing. Once you understand this navigating the world is a heck of a lot easier. #SundayNotes #stylequotes #FashionForTheSpirit #Empowerment #NewChapter #HumanRevolution #Compassion #Growth #IndieDesigner #Entrepreneur #life #locs #hair