Monday, March 31, 2014

Welcome Spring With African Prints From Isossy

On Sunday morning, the African families around my mother's building complex gather to go to church. I love to see the young children dressed up in their beautiful African prints. I also remember how special it was as a child to dress up on Sundays, especially Easter, and head out to church. That was our time to renew our spirit, our family and our community.  

Seeing the colorful African prints in Isossy's children's clothing line reminds me that it is time to welcome in a new season. Easter is around the corner and hopefully, spring will be here sooner than later. Isossy is a UK based clothing line for young children using contemporary style inspired by African design. They are a global company offering a diverse selection online.

Visit their site to see their collection

Monday, March 10, 2014

Coming this Christmas ! Quvenzhané Wallis in Annie Remake

Annie, the comic book character comes alive again in a new remake this Christmas. Little Orphan Annie started out on the pages of the Daily News on August 5, 1924. Now after ninety years, her story is being retold for a new generation on the big screen starring Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie, Jamie Fox as Benjamin Stacks, a billionaire want to be mayor (the new generation Daddy Warbucks)  and Cameron Diaz as Miss Hanigan. Annie appeared just before the depression, a bleak time in American history and captivated the heart of millions with her cheerful optimism. From the trailer this version produced by Jay Z and Will Smith looks like a fun ride. You just know everything is going to work out fine when Annie hits the lights. Right about now I could use an upbeat story and some fantastic music.  But alas, we will have to wait for Christmas Day to get more than a peek.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o' Congratulations!

Thank you, Lupita for being an inspiration for young girls everywhere, and for addressing an issue that just won't go away. Hopefully,  a new generation will be able to celebrate the rainbow colors that we are.