Thursday, November 19, 2009

LEGGINGS & JeGgiNgs are all the RAGE this Season!

Everyone loves a nice pair of leggings right? They are comfortable, easy to pair, and form fitting..... on ladies. But what about men? The above picture is a "supposed" glimpse of Chris Brown's new album cover for "Graffiti". In this picture, Brown sports a pair of form fitting pants. They are not skinny jeans or jeggings, jeans that are so form fitting they look like leggings. However, they are form fitting none the less. Although, skinny jeans are all the rage this season, Brown has caught much criticism for his choice of album cover wear. People beliee the pants are too tight and set a bad example of dresscode for his young fans. Below is his twitter response to his fans, or lack there of.

Brown is not the only male being criticized for a pair of "form fitting" pants. A middle school student in Mesquite, TX was given the decision to change pants or leave school. Student, Seth Chamlee, was sent to the office immediately during first period when he arrived in a pair of black skinny jeans. The reasoning behind his dismissal was as to not disrupt school. In some TX school districts the pants are ok as long as they are not inappropriate. However, in the Mesquite school distract skinny jeans are BANNED. The parents of Seth Chamlee decided their son would go home and stay home. He is now being home schooled.

This post is similar to a piece I did on a new implemented dress school at historical Morehouse College. In instances where students are reprimanded for their way of dress, there is not much one can do about the schools policies. You either follow or leave. What about non-students, people such as Brown, who choose to wear these fashions in their everyday lives but still receive criticism? What is then the distraction?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TURN it UP Tuesdays: Nicoya

Nicoya is an upcoming artist. This track has gotten some airplay and featured on a couple of mixtapes. Nicoya is a singer as well as a songwriter. She hails from Texas. This song was featured on's "Hot or Not" section. I think the track is HOT.

The song is entitled "Superman". Nicoya's lyrics reflect a woman that is looking for "Superman" and questions if he exists or wonders has she set her standards too high. Take a listen, I'm sure you will enjoy the lyrics and her vocals, especially the single ladies still on the man hunt. You will be singing along. Click the below player to hear the track.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

GiFtS that keep GiViNiG...Holiday Shop for a Cause

I know you've noticed advertisement for Holiday shopping already. Although, Thanksgiving has not arrived yet, I think it is fitting to post some Holiday Shopping ideas, especially if we are going to give DIFFERENTLY THIS YEAR. I have begun to compile some ideas to help you shop FOR A CAUSE this year. Why not give a gift that keeps on giving. Not only will you not feel as bad spending money, but the receiver of your gifts will treasure them more, knowing the meaning behind them. Giving is contagious, maybe your receiver will give with a charitable heart as well. Enjoy your holiday season and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. If you have any ideas for this post, contact me as well. HAPPY GIVING!!

$35 from the $40 purchase of this shirt is donated to an organization entitled Charity: Water. Saks Fifth Avenue has partnered with the charity to help bring water to underdeveloped countries. 1 in 6 people in the world do not have access to clean water, UNBELIEVABLE HUH? If you purchase a rubber band bracelet (Charity: Water printed on outside and Saks Fifth Ave. printed in the inside), 100% of the proceeds will go towards the CLEAN WATER CAUSE.

For Every t-shirt you buy this company will plant a tree in partner with "Trees for our Future". There are several different types of shirts on this website, however we are shopping for a cause. They have a selection of organic & sweat shop free shirts.

Solar Powered Lamps from IKEA. These lamps are available in five different colors and are eco-friendly, stylish, and affordable. No electrical connection is required, and when fully charged can provide four hours of continuous light. For each lamp sold, Ikea will be donated to children in refugee camps and remote locations that are without electricity. www.IKEA.COM

"Teddy Share" is a charity that helps feed malnourished East African children under the age of 5. The 8 inch bear (Nut) goes for $35 and the 16 inch (Plumpy) for $60. When you visit this site there is a link at the top that states "Give Back" and shows all of Rugby's initiative. In particular Rugby has some Ralph Lauren shirts that are very fashionable. For every shirt you buy on the site, 50% of the proceeds go to the Match Rugby Fund. This fund gives grants to community and education oriented programs started by young people. EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT way to GIVE BACK!

If you purchase the above tea set on St. all of its proceeds will go to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, which we all know is a wonderful organization that helps support children with cancer.

How about buying gifts for a stranger? There are some they may not be able to have as blessed a holiday season as you, when it comes to giving and getting gifts. In the city of memphis you can adopt an angel, a child from a less fortunate home. Below is a picture of ticket you recieve when you select an angel. You can pick gender and age, and can even view their wish list before selecting a angel. Tis the season to be JOLLY! Spread some cheer to those you know and those you dont. You still have some time to get in on adopting an angel the last day to have gifts donated to this fondation is December 12.

*****LIST WILL BE UPDATED FREQUENTLY! If low on funds you can always donate your TIME & any unwanted slightly used Clothing & Goods*****

Weed!?! May be Your Cure

Dealing with or ever dealt with Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder? Well a new study suggest that marijuana may help you cope. According to a recent article published in a recent issue of Journal of Neuroscience, it may prevent increased levels of stress released hormones. These hormones are released in response to traumatic occurrences. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 10 to 30 people who have experience a traumatic event. People can experience stress symptoms years after the accident even occurs.

Two types of traumatic events listed in the research were terror attack and car accident. Everyone of the new millennium has experienced the results of a terror attack and can pull up a you tube video at any time to witness a terror attack in action. Who hasn't been in a car accident? If events so frequent as a car accident can cause release of stress hormones, what other instances do you think can increase your stress? Failing grades, job loss, loss of loved one, the evening news perhaps?

The conducted study suggest further research in the use of weed to reduce stress, what do you think?

Info taking from article posted on from information provided by department of psychology at the University of Haifa.