Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Journey Into K-Pop By Way of Rain (Bi)

Rain for NYLON Magazine (All KPOP)

Oh, where do I start?

I can honestly say that my appreciation for K-Pop actually started when Korean actor and R&B singer Rain (Jung Ji-Hoon) starred in Ninja Assassin as Raizo.

This movie also stars Naomie Harris! - known for Miami Vice, 28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean, Street Kings, etc.
Naomie Harris
I remember when the promos for the movie came out. What attracted me was just a glimpse of the main actor, who happened to be Asian, which I thought was interesting. The majority of heroes in Hollywood films are white males.

Austin Chronicle
Movie Photo Gallery
Unfortunately, I didn't see the movie then, but about a year or so later. I don't even know how I managed to find the Blasian Narrative, but I am so glad I did, since they featured an article about Rain. I had no idea that he was the main character.

After watching the movie, I spent quite a few hours discovering more about Rain. He is pretty fascinating.  I later discovered that he created MBLAQ under his label J. Tune Camp, who are now one of my favorite music groups. Even though I don't understand what they are saying in their music, I do enjoy listening.


After MBLAQ, I started listening to Big Bang, which led me to 2NE1 and 2PM.

Big Bang
Big Bang



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Black Women Celebrities with Short Hair

Chrisette Michele (Singer- Songwriter)
Whoever says it is a requirement for women to have long hair in order to be attractive needs a wakeup call. Yes, I know we have our own preferences based on our opinions, but to deny someone because of the length of their hair is ludicrous.

I won't get into the various connotations regarding the stereotypical connotations surrounding women who have short hair in relation to their sexuality, because that's a whole other subject that's irrelevant.

This post focuses on the beauty of Black women who forego what many people believe to be a vital element in order to be beautiful in our society: long hair (mainly long straight hair).

Yet, having short tresses definitely sets you apart from a good number of women.

For instance, Amber Rose who is famous for her platinum blonde buzz cut, revamped the look of this super low cut hairstyle. What makes Amber Rose so appealing is that by her not having long hair, more emphasis is placed on her facial features and bone structure. Her short hair is her trademark. Read why she decided to go bald here.

The Urban Daily
Regina King

BV Wellness

Erykah Badu

Naturally Curly

Halle Berry
Nia Long

All Celebrity Hairstyles
Chrisette Michele
Eva Marcille
Lauryn Hill

Madame Noire
Malinda Williams
Solange Knowles

Hairstyle Again
Janet Jackson

Huffington Post

Thirsty Roots

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Beauty of Alicia Keys

Source: Concrete Loop
Glowing, gorgeous skin. Minimal makeup. Naturally radiant. Always confident.

In my opinion, these are just a few reasons of what makes Alicia Keys naturally beautiful. Her glowing skin makes her look refreshed, yet exotic- as if she just arrived from an island paradise.

She's a phenomenal singer/ songwriter, producer, and actress.

Source: StyleBistro

Source: Girls In The Beauty Department |



Source: Socialtik Mag



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