Tuesday, December 20, 2011

YouTube Find of the Day

HAPPY TUESDAY LOVES... As you all know, I stay on YouTube (I LOVE IT) looking up everything from make-up tutorials, fashion ideas, old t.v. shows, and new music. Well last night I came across these two GREAT singers Ivana and Jessica's page. The only word that I have to describe them is DOPE!!! VanJess which is what they refer to themselves as are originally from Lagos, Nigeria but now reside in Rancho Cucamonga, California. They have real raw talent and I won't be surprised if I see them on 106 and Park or MTV deputing their single soon. On their YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/vanjess24) they cover artist like Beyonce, Adele, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Chris Brown and Jessi J (a artist that I knew nothing about until I heard their cover of her songs, THANKS LADIES) just to name a few. If you're a fan of good singers and good music I highly suggest you visit their page. You can also follow them on twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/vanjessmusic, on FB: http://www.facebook.com/VanJess and on Tumblr:http://vaninc.tumblr.comhttp://jessivanjess.tumblr.comhttp://vanjess.tumblr.com. Remember that we must support are own. Well until next time, thanks for getting your daily Piece of Pie XOXOXO

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Woman In You

Every woman is different, with different personalities and different senses of style. With this in mind I know how difficult it could be shopping for us. Well I came across some cheat sheets from Essence magazine. Hopefully this will give you some gift ideas for the different women in your lives regardless if she's a Glam Fashionista or a hard core Rock Diva..... Pie XOXOXO 

Where Should the Line Be Drawn With Our Children

HAPPY MONDAY LOVES... I hope you all had as wonderful of a weekend as did. As you all know I love me some Willow Smith (my daughter that I allowed Will & Jada to adopt) and today a friend sent me the link to her new video Fireball feat. Nikki Minaj but I must admit that after watching it, I am a little on the fence about how I should feel about it. I love that fact that she's doing her thing and the amount of ambition and determination she has for her to be such a young age, but she is just 11 years old. This video is totally different from her debut of Whip My Hair. In that video she seemed a lot more bubble gum and pop with a hint of attitude but with her new video/song it seems like her child like, bubble gum attitude was thrown out the window and she some how embodied Beyonce's "Sasha Fierce" alter ego. I'm trying to figure out where should we draw the line between child performer and a child on the road of being perceived as acting too grown/old for their age. I'm confused and would love your feedback. Do you all think Willow is on fast track to child stardom or loosing her child like qualities??? 
Willow Smith feat Nikki Minaj
Until next time, thanks for having your daily Piece of Pie XOXO

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Hey Loves... Today I decided to add a new element and piece to the pie, Outfit Of The Day. This portion of the blog will be dedicated to showing off some of the best outfits that I either find via the web, magazines, or through a person I happen to come across while out on The Town (BTW I rep the beautiful Emerald City, Seattle Washington).  Today while on Twitter (make sure you follow me @cutiepapya) I came across this GREAT pic:

This is a picture of model and creator of KA'OIR COSMETICS (check the lip game and the website at:  http://www.KAOIR.com), Keyshia Dior. She calls this her Versace outfit and I personally LOVE IT!!!! Keyshia is known for her creative outfits and flawless make-up and like always she did not disappoint with this look. If you would like to see more of Ms. K. Dior's looks follow her Twitter page @KeyshiaDior. Also be sure to stay tuned for more OOTD's. Well until next time thanks for having your daily Piece of Pie XOXOXO

My Christmas Wish (YEA RIGHT) List

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This is for the stylist in YOU!!!

My Gurl and Fashion Stylist, Unika on the set of a photo shoot getting these girls right and Americas Top Photographer Carlos Imani shooting perfection. For booking information on these two wonderful people visit their webpage’s at http://www.beuniqueagency.com (Unika) / http://www.TheEliteCollective.com (Carlos) or visit their Twitter pages at @1stLadyBeUnique and @carlosimani 

Hey Loves...School of Style has listed 10 reasons why being a stylist is one of the best jobs ever!
Fashion stylist, wardrobe stylist, or whatever you want to call it … It is one of the most sought after careers of the moment. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s a pretty sweet job. I mean you get to shop and hang out with beautiful people all day.
Of course, those aren’t the only reasons to consider wardrobe styling as a career. We have created a 
Top 10 List of Reasons Why Being a Stylist is the Best Job EVER! Check it out …
1.) Shopping, shopping, and more shopping! If you love to shop, then wardrobe styling is definitely the job for you. Your job is to shop. Shopping in department stores, showrooms, boutiques, costume houses … you get paid to be a shopping machine.
2.) Beautiful clothes are your new best friends: As an aspiring wardrobe stylist you probably have spent most of your life drooling over fashion magazines and clothes that cost more than your rent. As as working stylist you will get to see and touch these beauties on a regular basis. Its a dream come true.
3.) Being your own boss (sorta): Gone are the days of having one big scary boss. When you are a stylist you are working for yourself. Sure you will have clients that act as your boss, but those are on a job by job basis. Being your own boss is a beautiful thing.
4.) Your workday is always different: No Groundhog Day here! When you are a stylist everyday is different. One day you may be working on a music video, another day you might be dressing models for a music video. Everyday is a surprise in this profession.
5.) Working with the beautiful, the talented, and the famous: Who needs stylists anyway? Celebrities, musicians, and models mostly. If you are a stylist guess who you will be interacting with at work … Exactly!
6.) Traveling: This all depends on your client, of course, but stylists tend to do a bit of traveling. New York, Japan, Los Angeles, Paris … you never know where you’ll end up for a job.
7.) Wave bye, bye to your boring desk job! If being chained to a desk is your biggest nightmare, then you will be happy to find out that you don’t have to spend too much time there. A lot of your job will involve being on set or in your car.
8.) Free clothes: We won’t lie, just because you are a stylist doesn’t means its going to be raining clothes 24/7 but occasionally the fashion fairy will drop a few treats in your closet.
9.) Backstage access to cool events: When you are dressing celebs and musicians you go where they go, which means backstage access to TV shows, concerts, and other cool events.
10.) Meeting new people: Like we mentioned earlier, your workday will always be different and that means meeting different people. Every job opens up the door for meeting new directors, photographers, makeup artists, hair people, models, celebrities, other stylists, and the list goes on …

Fashion Stylist and creator of fashion blog site http://www.seattlechickshavefashion.blogspot.com/ Erica J. on set of an Elite Collection photo shoot with a model she styled. For booking visit her blog or Twitter page at:  @eweezy_0903 

If these things sound good to you and you feel you have a flare and an eye for fashion why not try a profession in the industry. Start with asking to intern for your local stylist, create a fashion blog, or get a part time job at a department store. If this is truly your calling work hard until you get the answer you want. But until then always remember that you have to be focused and motivated in order to succeed in this industry. With passion, a great outfit, and hot shoes everything can't help but to fall into place. Well until next time...Thanks for having your daily Piece of Pie XOXOXO

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hump Day Thoughts to Get Over The Humps In Life.

I fall, I rise, I make mistakes, I live, I learn, I've been hurt but I'm still alive. I am human and I'm not perfect but I'm thankful. I am committed and confident. Committed to a future that holds great possibilities for me, my family, & the world in live in. As I move confidently into my next appropriate steps, I am inspired by life and hope to be an inspiration to others. I have a vision for myself and my life. It is a vision anchored in love, propelled by integrity, and advanced by my faith. I am committed to learning how I can improve all aspects of myself, so that I will be the best me I can be.