Friday, December 25, 2009

Vintage Video Of The Week: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Christmas just wouldn't be complete without Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby"!

Have A Happy and Safe Holiday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Andre Leon Talley Comes To America's Next Top Model!

I haven't watched America's Next Top Model in several years, but that may have to change. Why? According to The Cut at NY Magazine, Vogue magazine's Editor-at-Large (and friend and mentor-in-my-head) Andre Leon Talley will be the new full time judge on ANTM next season! WHOO HOO!

Between Mr. Talley and J. Alexander (aka "Miss Jay"), ANTM's next season is gonna be "must see TV"!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Beyonce Brings the "Heat" to the Fragrance Industry

(Photo: WWD)

Passion, love and fever are what Beyoncé Knowles hopes her new fragrance, Beyoncé Heat, will inspire when it launches in February 2010. “A lot of my performances have had fire involved, so we thought ‘Heat.’ Also, red is one of my favorite colors, as is gold,” Ms. Knowles tells Women's Wear Daily in an exclusive interview.

The fragrance is described as having top notes of red vanilla orchid, magnolia, neroli and blush peach, that ease into honeysuckle nectar, almond macaroon and crème de musk, with a dry down of giant sequoia milkwood, tonka bean and amber to cap off the olfactory experience.

(Photo: WWD)

The bottle design is a mix of vintage and modern, an ode to Ms. Knowles's love for antique bottles. "I wanted something with an antique yet modern feeling. Even with my wardrobe, I always try to find things that have a little bit of something vintage, yet still timeless and classic."

Beyoncé Heat eau de parfum will come in three sizes: 1 oz. for $39; 1.7 oz. for $49, and 3.4 oz. for $59, as well as a 6.8-oz. Gold Sparkling Body Lotion for $24. More fragrances are in the works according to Coty, Inc., which licenses the fragrance.

Here's a sneak preview of the commercial:

(SOURCE: Women's Wear Daily)

Vintage Photo Of The Week

Isabel Washington
Actress, Dancer, Civil Rights Activist
(May 23, 1908 - May 1, 2007)

From The History Makers:
Isabel Washington Powell was born in Savannah, Georgia, May 23, 1908, one of five children born to Hattie Washington, a dancer, and Robert T. Washington, a postal worker. At a young age, Powell was sent to a Catholic boarding school run by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Cornwell Heights, Pennsylvania. After finishing her formal education, Powell moved to New York City and followed in the footsteps of an older sister, Fredi Washington, to become a dancer and actress. Powell performed as a showgirl in the nightclubs of Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance before dancing, singing, and acting in three Broadway shows in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

In 1934, Powell married Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and assisted him in his election to the New York Council and as senior pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. In 1944, Powell helped her husband become the first African American elected to the United States Congress from the east coast. In 1945, the Powells' marriage ended in divorce. Powell went on to serve as a teacher's aide in New York's Harlem community public schools for over thirty years.

From 1945 on, Powell had a significant social and community presence on the Island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; she was noted for bringing together people of various races, ages, classes, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Powell was also recognized for promoting the political legacy of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

Powell was the mother of one son, Preston Powell. Powell passed away on May 1, 2007, just shy of her ninety-ninth birthday.
To learn more about Ms. Washington Powell, and her relationship with Adam Clayton Powell, check out her
 memoir, Adam's Belle: A Memoir of Love Without Bounds.


Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well, it has been a year since I opened up the doors to my little cyber corner. My, how times flies!

I just would like to thank all of you who have stopped by WSOIC!, and those who have sent me words of encouragement.

Thank You So Much!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Vintage Photo of the Week

Oprah Winfrey's recent decision to end her talk show in 2011, made me think of this 1989 Revlon ad.