Saturday, April 30, 2011

Vagabond Van...Eco-Friendly Fabulosity on Wheels!

Vagabond Van was born from a desire to dress in a unique way. Eclectic, colourful and one-of-a-kind, we offer clothes and accessories which are as individual as you are. Vagabond Van began as a mobile boutique, operating from a 1952 Flying Cloud Airstream caravan. The Airstream may be parked for now but the online shop is in top gear!

These one-of-a-kind earrings are made in Zimbabwe from cow horn and bone by an enterprising man called Joseph. He has invented a machine which helps him to carve and buff the horn and bone, bringing out the beauty of these natural materials and giving the earrings their polished finish. These designs are exclusive to Vagabond Van.

Fabulous, environmentally concious, eclectic threads! 

 "Our current collection hails from Africa and is infused with the creative spirit of this vibrant continent. Wherever possible, our products are made by hand. This helps to maintain, otherwise vanishing, traditional crafts and creates many more jobs, which in turn helps to keep communities self sufficient. The materials that we use are often ingeniously recycled, adding to the unique story which each piece has to tell and minimising its effect on the environment. "
Part of the Vagabond Van team is currently traveling the world, searching for new and extraordinary products. These come in all the time so keep checking the website for new stock or like their Facebook Facebook Page and be the first to know. You can follow their travels at The Vagabond Adventures.

CHEERS!!! Pottery Barn has handblown Eco-Friendly Recycled Wine Glasses!

Echoing the look of thick, beautiful glasses used in Mexico for serving margaritas and other refreshments, each piece in our Casa collection is hand blown using recycled glass.

Casa Recycled Glassware, Set of 6

$36.00 – $75.00

*Shot Glass: 2" diameter, 4" high

*Tumbler: 3.5" diameter, 6" high

*Double Old-Fashioned: 4" diameter, 5" high

*Margarita: 6" diameter, 7.5" high

*Goblet: 4" diameter, 8" high

Hand blown from recycled glass with a slight green cast.

Sets of 6.

Get yours here >>> Eco-Friendly Recycled Glass

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Randomness:: Things I'm Diggin' at the moment...


Bold funky colors, prints, and ethnic jewelry!

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Wordless Wednesday

"Earth Day 2011"

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Keyshia Cole - Take Me Away

I've been waiting forever for this video! I LOVE IT!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beyonce Teams Up With the First Lady to get Kids MOVING!

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bone, muscle and joint development, and decreases the risk of obesity. Children need 60 minutes of play with moderate to vigorous activity every day to grow up to a healthy weight.

"I am excited to be part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis. First Lady Michelle Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue directly, and I applaud the NAB Education Foundation for trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our schoolchildren," said Beyonce.

Middle School students all across the nation are scheduled to dance in unison on Tuesday, May 3, at 1:42 p.m. Eastern Time.

Let’s Move! aims to increase opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school and to create new opportunities for families to move together.

Active Families: Engage in physical activity each day : a total of 60 minutes for children, 30 minutes for adults.

Active Schools: A variety of opportunities are available for schools to add more physical activity into the school day, including additional physical education classes, before–and afterschool programs, recess, and opening school facilities for student and family recreation in the late afternoon and evening.

Active Communities: Mayors and community leaders can promote physical fitness by working to increase safe routes for kids to walk and ride to school; by revitalizing parks, playgrounds, and community centers; and by providing fun and affordable sports and fitness programs.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nicki Minaj Goes Green for the Environment!!

Nicki Minaj goes green, literally! She wears a green Frankenstein inspired updo as she performs to raise money for a good cause.
 The Harajuku Barbie was invited to attend by none other than Vogue's Anna Wintour and the successful evening earned over $1.2 million raised for environmental charities. source

Nicki Minaj was the surprise musical guest at Vogue Magazine’s Green Auction: A Bid To Save The Earth held in partnership with Runway to Green at Christie’s Auction House.... *source*

Nicki Minaj at the Green Auction: A Bid To Save The Earth held at Christie’s on Tuesday (March 29) in New York City. Read

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jill Scott has a new Video!! 'Shame' ft: Eve

Get it Jilly!!

Jill and Eve

on the set...I love this look...

"The video was shot in the Philadelphia neighborhood where Jill grew up. The location of the shoot is the Cecil B. Moore Recreation Center, where Jill spent her summers as a kid. When she heard the rec center was closing, Jill and her Blues Babe foundation paid for repairs on the center to keep it open."  Continue Reading on Essence....

Keep an eye out on Jill's album, "Light of the Sun."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring TREND ALERT:: Orange Lipstick

"Some of our favorite celebs, including Solange Knowles, have taken cue by smearing tangerine and apricot colors all over their lips. YUM! With the recent burst of spring weather, this is the perfect time to try a radiant color. Check out the gallery of perfect examples of orange lips, from pastel corals to intense neons." (BV)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry Spring/Summer Catalog is HOT! :: ~Pearls~

Vivica Fox looks fabulous on the cover of the new catalog! I love her jewelry, don't you?
 Is that a Herve Leger dress??

 (Pictured: Twisted/Hollywood)
All of the new pieces are fabulous, but what I love most are the PEARLS!!! Pearls are classic and have made a comeback in fashion trends today.

If you are interested in making a purchase, selling TLFJ, hosting a party, or earning FREE jewelry let me know! You can order online My # is (3862) this number will give you access to shop these exclusive pieces of fine jewelry. You can also browse the catalog online . Email me and I will mail you a catalog, no problem.

Violet Coils!

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Spring is in the AIR and in the HAIR!!! I saw this purple tree/bush in full bloom as I was driving home...One of the MANY reasons purple/violet will ALWAYS be my favorite color. Isn't it gorg? :) In these pics I am wearing my Wash -n- Go hairstyle! I washed, conditioned, moisturized my hair and then I was on my way. It was a warm day so my  hair dried pretty fast...I will be wearing my wild child hair in warmer months...I have major shrinkage in these pics! LOL! I love my nappies.