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2010 March

Archives for March 2010

One of my all-time favorite girl groups, SWV, recently had a photoshoot with photographer Derek Blanks (alter ego). CoCo, Taj, and LeLe show us how they still got it! Hopefully they are in the studio working on an album. They would definitely be a problem! They are the definition of real music. Take a look at SWV in some of the hottest spring looks

These ladies look phenomenal in one of springs hottest trends: Neutrals. I love how they keep it classy, yet sexy.

Coco looks great in her black Bodycon dress and multicolored platforms

Taj’s cropped leather jacket is huge for this spring. She accomplished the perfect rocker look.

Lele’s one shoulder metallic dress is perfect for girl’s night out!

As I was making my daily rounds on the web last night I came across this article on Glamour. I started working out in January but stopped because of my work and school load, but since summer is literally around the corner (Thank God, but can spring officially stay?) we need to make sure we are ready. With only 2 months to before summer hits we need to GET MOVING!

Cardio should be a part of everyone’s routine, but some may not need as much cardio as others. Most of the time when it comes to our bodies most women say “I just want to lose my stomach” lol. I’m not judging anyone because I am the same way. Once we have the cardio in order we need to work on toning. I recently started (this morning actually lol) doing about 200 crunches and 100 lunges and squats since I don’t have the time to go to the gym. I will post various exercises that can be done at home to get you beach ready in no time.

Here is the first video the “Touch and Go Squat”

Via Glamour

Shop this 4 day sample and stock sale to pick up in season spring merchandise from a selection of contemporary brands at discounts ranging from 50-80% off. Usually sold at premium stores including Barney’s, Saks, Bloomingdale’s, and others some brands that can be listed include Walter, Lewis Cho, Julie Brown, Ben Sherman, Trunk Ltd, Josh Brody, and so many more that can’t be advertised.

All sizes available for women and men and fitting rooms available. For more info about this sale please visit www.ThePrive.com.

Event Begins: 4/1/2010

Event Ends: 4/4/2010

Event Times: Thu-Sun 10:30am-7pm

Location: 75 9th Ave – Chelsea Market
(btwn. 15th & 16th Sts)
New York, NY 10011
www.ThePrive.com
Payment Type: Cash/VISA/MC/ AMEX

via TopButton

Cute and Simple! Something that you and the entire family would love.

 Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla cupcake, recipe follows
  • 2 to for 4 tablespoons White Fluff Frosting, recipe follows
  • Pink and yellow sanding sugar
  • 5 pink candied Jordan almonds
  • 1 red jujube
  • 1 piece green fruit-by-the-foot

Directions

Frost the cupcake. Top with pink sanding sugar. Place Jordan almonds on top in a flower petal pattern. Press a jujube candy in the center of the flower. Cut the fruit-by-the- foot to make the flower stem, press onto the cake.

 Vanilla Cupcakes:

  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-cup cupcake tins with paper liners. (To avoid cupcakes sticking if they overflow slightly, lightly spray the tops of the pans.) Put tins on a baking sheet. Set aside.

Process sugar and butter in a food processor until very creamy, scraping sides as needed, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the eggs and yolks, one at a time, pulsing after each addition. Add the milk, water, and vanilla and process to blend.

Whisk both flours, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients, in 3 batches to the wet, pulsing, and then scraping batter off the sides of the processor as needed after each addition. Process until the batter is very smooth and pourable like pancake batter, about 2 minutes.

Evenly pour the batter into the prepared cups, filling them 3/4 of the way full. Bake until the cakes are just firm and spring back when gently pressed, and the tops are golden, 18 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly in tin, and turn out of tin when cool enough to handle. Cool cupcakes completely on a rack before frosting.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Inactive Prep Time: 30 minutes

Ease of preparation: easy

 Fluff Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • Pinch fine salt

Whisk the milk and vanilla extract together in a small bowl.

Slowly beat the butter and sugar, in another medium bowl, with an electric mixer until incorporated. Raise the speed to high and mix until light and fluffy, about 5 to 7 minutes. (Occasionally turn the mixer off, and scrape the sides of the bowl down with a rubber spatula.) Add the fluff and salt and reduce the speed to low. Add the milk and vanilla mixture, scrape the bowl down, and mix until fully incorporated. Raise the mixer to high and beat briefly until fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Frost cupcake immediately.

Yield: 3 3/4 cups

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Say what you want about Naomi Campbell, but you cannot deny the fact that when she does her job she is ON POINT!!! Here is her latest spread for the April Issue of Vogue Russia.