Archive for ‘L♥VE IT’

December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays Everyone!!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday!
May the New Year bring you,
L♥VE, PEACE, JOY, & HAPPINESS!

hh-cgd

Christina Aguilera – My Kind of Christmas

December 24, 2008

L♥VE IT: Rihanna Wallpaper

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December 23, 2008

Gracing Pages: Teyana Taylor graces Black Beat

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These pictures are fabulous!! I am loving every outfit in this shoot.

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December 17, 2008

Gracing Pages: Jessica Biel Covers GQ UK

Jessica Biel will be gracing the pages of GQ UK Magazine for their January 2009 issue, and in her interview she will discuss, why she’s much more than Justin Timberlake’s arm candy.



For more on the interview check GQ UK Magazine on newstands now.

[Pictures: fashionising.com]

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December 13, 2008

Sexy Saturday: Khloe Kardashian Naked for PETA


Khloe Kardashian

She’s the tough love, no bull, baby sis to Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, and she’s entertaining on the show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians“.

Khloe is the newest “celeb”, to star in the PETA anti-fur campaign.
And she’s looking pretty good.

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December 13, 2008

Sweet Tooth: Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookie

Here’s a twist on the recipe. The key to making these cookies taste delicious is to load them up with the peppermint bark. This dough also freezes really well. So, as I mention in the head notes below, make a big batch, cook half of them and shape the other half into dough balls. Freeze them on a cookie sheet until hard and keep them in a freezer-proof plastic bag – ready to bake anytime.

Using the right kind of peppermint bark is important. In my opinion thick is better than thin. You can get good (thick) peppermint bark on the cheap at Trader Joes ($9/lb). You can also easily make your own bark

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Nearly a pound of peppermint bark goes into these cookies, not quite, but close. “This is a large batch of cookies, bake off half of them, form the rest of the dough into cookie-sized balls, and place them in freezer bag for later use if you wish”.

3 cups whole wheat pastry flour (or unbleached all-purpose flour)
1 cup non-alkalized cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
3/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups peppermint bark, roughly chopped
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375F degrees. Position the racks in the middle of the oven, and line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpats.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, then beat in the sugar until it is the consistency of a thick frosting. beat in the eggs one at a time, incorporating each fully before adding the next and scraping down the sides of the bowl a few times. Stir in the vanilla until evenly incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in 3 increments, stirring between each addition. At this point you should have a moist uniform dough. Stir in the peppermint bark, and optional chocolate chips by hand, mixing only until evenly distributed. Reserve a bit of the bark to sprinkle on top of the cookies after you have dropped them onto the baking sheets.

Drop a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie onto the prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart and bake for about 10 – 14 minutes, until very fragrant. Cool on wire racks.

Makes 2 to 3 dozen medium-large cookies.

Recipe for Peppermint Bark:

Ingredients

* 12 oz. of high-quality white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
* 5 regular sized candy canes, crushed up
* 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract

Method

1 Break up peppermint candy into little pieces. Melt the chocolate according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once melted, add the peppermint extract and stir.

2 Pour the melted chocolate out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and spread out with a spatula or wooden spoon. Sprinkle the peppermint candy chunks on to the chocolate and gently press them in with yours hands.

3 Place in the freezer for 5 minutes or until hardened. Break into pieces and serve or store in the fridge in an airtight container.

For More Recipes like these check out 101Cookbooks.com

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December 11, 2008

Gracing Pages: Jennifer Aniston Covers GQ


Jennifer Aniston is not afraid to show her body, or her feelings for her ex Brad Pitt, in the January 2009 issue of GQ.

Jennifer Aniston is not shy.

Wearing nothing but a necktie in the January issue of GQ magazine, she not only bares her soul about the current state of her relationship with ex-husband Brad Pitt, she bares just about every inch of her body, before she turns the big 4-0.

Below are more photos of Jennifer Aniston.


[Tie, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Swimsuits (on men) by Parke & Ronen.]


[Hat by Paul Stuart. Shirt by Calvin Klein Collection. Briefs by Calvin Klein Underwear.]


[Pants by Dolce & Gabbana.]


[Hat by Paul Stuart. Shirt by Calvin Klein Collection. Briefs by Calvin Klein Underwear.]


[Tie, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers.]

[Photos Taken By: Michael Thompson]

The January issue of GQ hits newsstands December 23.  For more on the interview check out GQ Magazine.

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December 11, 2008

Model Moment: Hilary Rhoda

You may not recognize the name, but you surely recognize the face. Hilary Rhoda has been burning up the modeling scene with a series of appearances in one high-profile advertisement after another. She’s also worked runways around the world and popped up on the pages of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, W and Vogue.















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December 10, 2008

Look Like A Star: Kim Kardashian’s Rockstar Look

Kim Kardashian Rocks A New Look

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Rocking a loose fitting black blazer, grey v-neck tee, skinny jeans, and black knee high boots, Kim was looking like a ROCKSTAR. I’m feeling her new look. I appreciate the fact that Kim is giving me a new look to experiment with. Are you feeling it too?

For the complete look check out the images below. I broke it down from the blazer to the watch. Makeup and hair not included.

H81 Acadia 3Q Blazer – $13.99 @ Forever21.com

V-Neck Tee – $4.80 @ Forever21.com

Black Suede Pointed Toe Lace Up Low Heel Boots – $9.99 @ Amiclubwear.com

Basic Skinny Source Of Wisdom – $34.99 @ Mandee.com

Jersey Knit Eternity Scarf – Price: $12.00 @ Mandee.com

Double Chain Necklace – $6.80 @ Forever21.com

Metal Mod Watch – $15.80 @ Forever21.com

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December 10, 2008

Model Moment: Eva Marcille “Eva The Diva”

The Reinvention of a Top Model: Eva Marcille aka “Eva The Diva”

Divalicious

Dubbed “Eva the Diva” at an early age by her family, this self-assured model-actress was destined for stardom. As a child, Eva Marcille always managed to be the center of attention, she says, and it’s no surprise with her sculpted looks and fun charm. The former winner of “America’s Top Model” opens up about her leap from runways to daytime TV.

Beauty & Brains

Eva attended Atlanta’s Clark Atlanta University, where she majored in speech communications with an emphasis in theatre and minor in criminal justice. The California native had been granted early admission into Vanderbilt Law School when she was selected to be a part of the third cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.”

“I never dreamed winning “Top Model.” My best friend wanted to try out, so I went along to support her,” says Eva. The brown-skin beauty beat fellow contestant Yaya Da Costa. Although Eva was a giant on the runway, she is the shortest winner of “Top Model,” proving her presence both on and off camera is larger than life.

From Pigford to Marcille

Using her power of persuasion, Eva has flawlessly made a career name change from Pigford to Marcille (Marcille is her middle name) a nonissue. When asked why she switched it up just a year ago, she simply says, “I am focusing on acting, and in the modeling industry I am known by Pigford. When I went to castings, my name was immediately associated with modeling. I had to help myself and my career, and now when I go to castings Marcille has no preconceived notions.”

Team Tyra

“I am a part of the ‘Top Model’ fraternity. I speak to Tyra every so often. I saw her at the Emmys, because I was there for the show (‘Young & the Restless’) and was so excited to see her win. At the end of the day, I owe her for the opportunity,” says Eva. Although “America’s Next Top Model” made her famous, Eva has been modeling and acting since her freshman year in college.

Art Imitating Life

“The Young & the Restless” star ironically plays a character named “Tyra” on the show, which Eva claims has no association with Tyra Banks. “Maria Bell, the head writer and executive producer on the show, actually names characters based on the real-life names of her friends and family. A personal friend of hers has a daughter named Tyra and that’s where the name originated from, ” explains Eva.

Holiday Cheer

Dreaming of a white Christmas, Eva enjoys the holidays at the popular California ski destination Big Bear Lake, located in the San Bernardino Mountains. She and boyfriend Lance Gross started the tradition of heading to Big Bear one year ago, and they’re hoping to make the occasion even more special by bringing both their families along. Are these signs of 2009 wedding bells?

Island Fever

A true jet-setter, Eva plans to enjoy some sun and fun in the Caribbean this New Year’s Eve with beau Lance, who plays Calvin Payne in the TBS sitcom “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” Eva dishes that they will be vacationing with Lance’s boss, Mr. Tyler Perry himself. We love when business mixes with pleasure.

Shop Till She Drops

“I absolutely love to shop! I hit Black Friday up like you won’t believe. From Rodeo to Barneys to Saks to Neiman’s,” says Eva. The star can’t live without her designer duds. She says she is never caught without her big Louis Vuitton handbag; has so many shoes she had to inlist the help of the Container Store to manage her many stylish options; and adores clothes from Gucci and YSL. Although you see her usually decked out in glamorous get-ups, she owns more than 400 pairs of jeans. Steal Eva’s style by wearing one of her favorite denim designers. She turns to Rock & Republic and Dave Ray for that perfect fit.

Beauty on a Budget

Wonder how Eva keeps her skin looking tight and right? She swears by Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser, just $3.14, at Drugstore.com. Ponds deep cleans without drying out the skin, keeping you looking radiant and refreshed. With a work schedule that varies from day to day, Eva needs to look rested so she can be her best on the “Young & the Restless.”

Model Moment

When asked to reflect on her most memorable model moment, Eva says, “Sitting front row at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week–about four seasons ago. I stayed with Donatella (Versace) at her Lake Como mansion and it was just amazing. I went shopping at the Versace store, and when you are with Donatella, you just pick out what you want.” Oh, what a dream. We wonder how many bags of clothes she carried out the store with her? The beauty, who likes everything Italian, dishes that she loves to cook, and her favorite dish to prepare is spaghetti.

New Year, New Eva

Counting down to the new year, Eva gushes to ESSENCE.com that she is “dying for the inauguration of Barack Obama. The budding starlet also confesses she wants to live more “green” and that Eva is actually the name of a popular biodegradable fabric used to make stylish organic clothing. Going green never looked so good, with celebs like Eva demonstrating the partiality of taking a sustainable approach to life. We love the organic cotton collection launched by H&M early this year that is not only cheap, but very chic.

Game Girl

Eva loves to play video games. The California cutie keeps a pink Game Boy that she has adorned with butterflies with her at all times. Her favorite game is Mario Brothers, and even though she has conquered the game many times she enjoys playing it over and over again.

Interviewed by Qianna Smith @ Essence.com
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