How two-tone hair colour can look marvellous on Afro Hair

Nailing Afro Hair Colour:

In this magazine cover below, I really like how the two-tone hair colour of Rihanna’s crown meshes. I saw a girl at Nakumatt in Nairobi with this similar look, and I love how it glossed together.

Why I like Two-Tone Hair Colour:

I think in the shoot above, it looks feminine. There is something about mixing two colours together, that does not look harsh, that makes it look womanly to me, which is something I love.

I also like that two-tone hair colour allows for an edgier hairstyle. In particular, is anyone else getting a Friar-Tuck medieval vibe of the hairstyle that Rihanna has above? I really like it.

Colours which suit two-tone the best include light brown/black. The only issue I am assuming is that you would have to add some hair pieces because dyeing parts of your hair different colours could end up hurting the hair follicles if you did it too often.

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Rihanna/Rude Boy

I wanted to do the Flintstones look for ages, Rihanna! Great looking video and this type of music fits Rihanna so beautifully. I love the hard and soft tones of the song.

Get it, Rihanna!

I’m getting lovely Nintendo-colours from this video.

R is also on the cover of i-D magazine.

Black Girls in Magazines: Rihanna in W

Wow, for a magazinephile, I know I am late with this one. For all the Rihanna fans, your magaholic blogfriend will not disappoint! Here is my favourite picture below:

[Image seen @ Concrete Loop]

One thing I like about Rihanna is her baby-face. She has the cutest face. Just so cute that it is stunning, you know? There are lots more pictures at CL, but I like the one above best also because of the jaguar-print headpiece

Post of the Moment: The Most Popular Black Caribbean Stars of Twitter

Karel McIntosh is the brain behind Caribbean Public Relations. I just discovered this blog today and it gives an insight into PR in the Caribbean. So refreshing to hear a black woman’s voice about the communications industry.

Karel created a table to show who the shakers and groovers of the Twitterverse are. No surprises for guessing that the stunner from Bim is number #1.

Karel judged who the Caribbean stars were by how many Twitter followers they had.

Check out her table at her site, but her top 5 is:

1. Rihanna [1]

2. Usain Bolt

3. Collie Buddz [2]

4. Tony Matterhorn

5. Tami Chynn

Interestingly, all of the Twitter top five are music stars. This is definitely a sign that social media + music mix. I am not big on Twitter, having tried to get into it, but I know I have to try once more and give it a go.

What do you think of this list Karel made? How would you rank the Caribbean stars of Twitter?


[1] – ‘That Rihanna reign just won’t let up’ >> sorry, I couldn’t resist. I love that line.

[2] – This bloke is fire good-looking. No joke.

Black Girls in Magazines: Rihanna in

[All pix & interview from Glamour]

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The thigh high booties are MINE!

This bish has my thigh high booties on. She did an interview with (US) in which she revealed a lot about her background and the incident.

Here are some key quotes:

On the photo of her face leaking:

It was humiliating; that is not a photo you would show to anybody. I felt completely taken advantage of. I felt like people were making it into a fun topic on the Internet, and it’s my life. I was disappointed, especially when I found out the photo was [supposedly leaked by] two women.

Really sad, and never knew about the women part. That’s awful!

On the media attention:

It has taught me so much. I felt like I went to sleep as Rihanna and woke up as Britney Spears. That was the level of media chaos that happened the next day. It was like, What, there are helicopters circling my house? There are 100 people in my cul-de-sac? What do you mean, I can’t go back home?

On the theme of Rated R:

I was involved in a lot of the writing. I put everything I’ve wanted to say for the past eight months into my music. The songs are really personal. It’s rock ‘n’ roll, but it’s really hip-hop: If Lil’ Wayne and Kings of Leon like my album, then I’ll feel good. I would not change anything about it. Even if people don’t love it, I made exactly the piece of art that I wanted to make. It’s super fearless—which is exactly how I feel right now. I am in a really good place.

This is a really interesting comment. I don’t know how Rated R will come across, but I am interested. I still stick by my original views from back in the day that Rihanna sounds best on uptempos, dancey tracks.

Predictably this is a hot topic and lots of people think it is insincere. She is releasing an album, but it is no big deal. Many artists use the media when they are promoting a product to discuss issues.

I don’t think it is a big deal that she is talking about it now. I would be more disappointed with her if she didn’t discuss it at all so at least she has opened up.

Black Hair: Rihanna’s Roman Plume Headpiece (Promo Shot)

This is a promo shot for Rihanna’s new album, Rated R. What do you guys think?


[Image from Rihanna Daily]

I have made my feelings of blonde hair on black women clear before on the blog, so I won’t go into too much depth. I don’t like blonde hair on black women at all (even my Queen Beyonce). Having said that, I like the pose and the black and white tone of the picture.

Many of Rihanna’s stans think she may sell 500K in her first week in the US. With all the domestic violence controversy, what do you think she will sell in her first week in the US? I expect her album to go top #5 in the UK at least with all the drama. I don’t know if she can sell 500K in her first week but again, controversy always sells so you never know.

I expect her to sell upwards of 350,000. I liked the old SOS style music Rihanna did, so I hope she puts more uptempos on the album. I may be buying it.

PS — Rihanna is a bad bitch but that plume headpiece is a bit over the top! Sometimes understated looks nice.

Black Girls in Magazines: Lock up your sons, Rihanna’s Vogue Italia shoot is here

I think Rihanna is malleable. She has a lovely, baby-like face which must be great to style. I have read some comments on many blogs praising Rihanna for being a great model, and whilst I agree, you have to also give bare credit to Vogue Italia for doing such a fantastic job styling her.

All pix seen here @ Rihanna Daily. There are stacks more pictures so click there to see them.

Here are my favourite shots. Tell me what you think!

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1. [Why I like this one: Suspender & hold up tights! YES to them. I also really like the hat. She looks like an Amazonian toy-soldier with that hat on]

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2. [Why I like this one: The mixture of the Roman centurion style leg shields and the aqua blue dress is arresting. Keep reading to see the most controversial picture of her wearing pasties. By the way, her body is sick but I think she has lost bare weight. She has lost a LOT of weight & booty since her 2nd album. She looks less curvy, but it would be nice to see her looking curvier] Continue reading

Black Girls in Magazines: Rihanna in Vogue Italia

One of the scans has leaked for the Vogue Italia issue. Naturally as she is a black woman, I shall be buying this issue.


[Image seen @ Concrete Loop]

This is one of the first pictures that have leaked, but according to CL, it is a cover for a supplement so there will be more pictures.

It’s like they have gone for a hybrid look of half Glamazon/half Boudicca. I really like the look of this first shot. I wonder how this ramped up Grace Jones-esque will impact the sound of her album.

Out & About #1: Is Rihanna A ‘Natural’?

This girl is bitchingly beautiful. Found this picture at Concrete Loop.

Rihanna @ A random Basketball game - aren't they boring?

Rihanna @ A random Basketball game - aren't they boring?

Does anyone know whether Rihanna’s coif is natural? And before naysayers start saying it doesn’t matter, of course it is not a big deal but I am just curious because judging by the kinks of the nape of her neck, I think her hair could be natural at the back and maybe pieces added in the front.

I am starting to like this bird now more. She looks more determined these days. I will be curious to hear her new alb. I hope she brings it.

And can when anyone comments on Rihanna or any black female celebrities, please keep your comments cerebral. I had to delete a comment today on a previous post on Chriannagate because it was really rude towards her for no reason (claiming her eyes are fake — um….no. Stop hating people!). Her eyes are not a big deal. I wish people would stop obsessing about that as if that is the only reason she is beautiful.