Saturday, May 11, 2019

Lace and lingerie






Happy Friday and let's talk lingerie. In the late 1700's there was a huge uprising by the Catholic church that ladies lingerie should not have lace embellishments. However the men of the same era had lace collars on their night shirts and lace embellishment down the sides. It was considered scandalous for a woman to think of sleeping pretty. Another fact I found out was men slept in night caps and these caps we so heavily adorned that they were left in their Wil for their sons. What's your thought on this. Let's chat 🌺🌺🌺

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Women making history



Today Leora Lee salutes @ShirleyAnnChisholm. She made history on so many ways.
1. The second female to enter Congress.
2. First African-American female to enter Congress
3. First African-American to run for President.
4. The first female to decline her position in Congress as it would not help her district Brooklyn NY.
5. First female African-Americans of Caribbean descent to run for Congress and win.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Oscar Winner Ruth E Carter

Today we celebrate #OscarWinner #RuthECarter.
Ruth E Carter was born in Springfield Massachusetts in 1960. She received her degree in #CostumeDesign at #HamptonUniversity. After some 30 years in the business she was awarded an #Oscar in 2019 for her outstanding work in costume design on the movie #BlackPanther. Ms.Carter has worked with directors like #SpikeLee of #Dotherightthing and #Schooldaze. She has also work with greats like #JohnSingleton and #StevenSpeilberg.  Congratulations to you on your well deserved award.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Designer Ola Hudson

Hi bloggers LeoraLeeLingerie is closing out BlackHistoryMonth by  highlighting designer and costumer #OlaHudson. 1946 - 2009.  Designer Hudson  created costumes for the like of #SirEltonJohn, #DianaRoss, #David okie, #JanetJackson and #PointerSisters just to name a few. #Designer Hudson also had collections in store like  #NeimanMarcus and #HenriBendel. She was lo lover of retro. 40’s creations and did incorporate this genre in many of her creations. And an important side note Designer OlaHudson is the mom of singer  SaulHudson #Slash of #gunsnroses. #lingerie #entrepreneur #women #wordsofwisdom #words #inspirationquotes #inspiration #NYC #knowledgeispower #purpose #motivationalquotes #quotes #motivational #statenisland #sigrammers #themoreyouknow


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Designer Patrick Kelly was a famous American Designer who found fame in Paris France, after many limited attempts to get into the fashion industry in America. He was the first American to receive the prestigious governing body of French Ready to Wear award. In this time of #BlackFace it is noted that Kelly took the #Blackface image and used it to his advantage.  In Kelly’s short life 1954-1990 his rise was legendary another of his claim to fame was the colored buttons that became is signature style.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

REVIEW: YAPHENE NATURAL HAIR AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS


Hi guys, happy 2019.  I know its been a long time since I posted however here goes. I went on vacation in December to St. Kitts and was introduced to Yaphene Natural Hair and Beauty Products by my friend Angela Scarborough. As I have been a 'Naturlista' for some years now and have tried many natural products, I was excited to try a new product made in my home country. This product was created because of health issues in her family.
[click here to see her complete story]

I bought and used the Hydrating Hair Creme. All my previous experiences with "natural products" contained chemicals. When I use any type of hair creme, I find the simple fact that it has a certain consistency (like jello) that keeps its shape and that always seemed odd to me. Yaphene products, to me, seem to be soft in hot summer weather and cold NYC winter. I love that about the consistency. From using this product, my hair is longer and stronger; not to mention it looks shiny and feels so alive! I actually get the little whispers from random folks saying "Is that all your hair?" I am impressed with this all-natural hair product. I will be trying every item in the line and letting you know my thoughts. Yaphene now offers a line of trial sizes so you can actually purchase a few items to taste the goodness of this product.

PS. for more info click here

Friday, February 9, 2018

Designer Ann Lowe


Hi fellow bloggers, In honor of black history month we are celebrating designer #AnnLowe. Designer Lowe born in Clayton Alabama December 14 1898.  #Lowe was know as designer to the New York elite of the day. She design #JackieBouvier wedding gown to #PresidentKennedy September 12 1953. Because she was #AfricanAmerican, she was sent to the rear of the mansion when she went to deliver the gown and insisted there will be no wedding if she is not allowed through the front door. She was.. #DesignrLowe had many challenges in her carrier and kept at her craft. She had failing eye sight due to a severe case of glaucoma to which she later lost her right eye. In years to come her of fears came to pass as glaucoma started robbing her of sight in her left eye.  She kept sketching and sewing. She was told her sketches were better that some on the younger and sighted designers. She face distraction of her studio by fire, by a burst pipe and bankruptcy and the death of her only son who died in a car accident. As her skills were in designing and not money management she eventually lost her business.. #DesignerLowe died in queens New York February 25th 1981 age 81


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