The Reebok classic bug

So Last summer I found myself in a super nostalgic state of mind, and I caught the Reebok classic bug. I dropped out my Jordans in exchange for the all white Reebok classics. Which are not only super comfy, but make me feel like a proper London girl.

Of course they are not £30- £35 like they were when I was wearing them in high school but they are still really affordable. As the weather is starting to warm up I started wearing my all whites again and people everywhere were asking me where I got them.  So I thought whilst looking for some new favorites I should share some of the links to all of the Reebok classics that caught my eye and will likely take my money lol

Happy shopping

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Beyoncé  – Formation Super Bowl performance 2016 

Ok so this weekend should be renamed Beyonce weekend and should officially become a public holiday.

Yesterday she dropped formation a powerful song and video where Queen Bey shows a new side to her. That side is one of Balck activism. She owns her blackness and expresses the beauty in it. ( Pree that post for more of my thoughts on the video)

Then comes today the super bowl Aka Beyonce ft Super Bowl 

Because after all it was a Beyoncé concert with a side of football and Coldplay. The singer performed her new song, “Formation,”  absolutely slayed her portion of the halftime show, and then announced a world tour.

Coldplay opened the show with a fun — albeit fairly safe — technicolor performance featuring rainbows, flowers, and violin-playing children. There’s nothing wrong with rainbows, flowers, and violin-playing children; it’s just that they aren’t Beyoncé.

That was followed by an “Uptown Funk” interlude from Bruno Mars, and then Beyoncé manifested herself on the turf to the beats of a thumping drum line. There was fire. There were dancers with berets. There was “Formation.” Breaths were taken, and the nation was silent. And then Beyoncé smashed it the way only Beyoncé could. 

    
 After the show, a commercial ran announcing a “Formation” world tour. Beyoncé effectively turned the Super Bowl into an advertisement. Tickets go on sale February 9

You can watch Beyonce performance at the super bowl back here

http://youtu.be/-5BPfRHX1SE
You can buy tickets to beyonce tour dates here

http://m.ticketmaster.co.uk/Beyonce-tickets/artist/894191

Oh and in other news this Kid almost got to touch Beyonce bum  

 

Beyoncé wants to star as Sarah Baartman in a film she’s writing can she pull it off?

  
Beyoncé has had an onslaught of criticism anoit her decision to pen and act out the script about South African woman Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, who was placed on exhibits in Britain and France in the early 1800s because of her large buttocks and genitals, which were seen as abnormal by Europeans. She was put on display under the name Hottentot Venus, and after she died in 1815, her genitals and brain were presented for public viewing in Paris until 1974.

  
“She now wants to write a screenplay that gains her respect — and hopefully awards — from the film industry, and thinks Saartjie’s story could be her ticket,” a Hollywood insider said about Beyoncé, according to The Sun. “Winning an Academy Award would mean everything to her, and she’s a woman who is used to getting exactly what she wants.”

After starring in several other acclaimed films that garnered no awards for her, this film could be just what Beyoncé needs to become part of the elite group who have won both a Grammy and an Oscar.

I certainly think that it is a great thing that this script is being wrote if it is to bring attention to what Sarah Bartman endured however there was a lot of controversy on Twitter about Beyonce being a strong enough actress to play he role. 

   
    
   
Do you think Beyoncé could pull it off? 
 

    

Jaden Smith models for Louis Vuitton SS16 women’s collection

 Today Jaden Smith was announced as the newest face of Louis Vuitton spring summer women’s campaign. Yes I said “women’s collection”.

 In Instagram posts by the brand’s artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, shots of Smith were premiered. The shoot, snapped by photographer Bruce Weber, features the young actor/rapper in pieces from Louis Vuitton’s women’s collection, debuted at Paris Fashion Week.

The 17 year old rapper/ model who also happens to be the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkeyy has previously spoke of his fashion destiny and is now taking a daring approach to apparel by wearing a skirt for Louis Vuitton. . 

Smith’s barrier-breaking sartorial choices have been buzzed about since he was first seen rocking a dress back in April. He has since worn a dress to prom, as well as a Batman costume to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding. In an interview with GQ, Smith discussed the motivations behind his fashion choices, marking them as a form of expression.

“I’m just expressing how I feel inside, which is really no particular way because everyday it changes how I feel about the world and myself, but I like wearing super drapey things so I can feel as though I’m a super hero, but don’t have to necessarily wear super hero costumes everyday,”

Peep the photos from Jaden’s upcoming Louis Vuitton campaign below:

 

   
What are your thoughts? Is he being expressive, does he face an identity crisis because he is living in the shadows of two absolute mega talented stars, is he going to be the next Caitlyn Jenner or is he attention seeking

The 52 week money challenge

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You’ve probably heard about the 52-week money challenge that has everyone talking. The concept is simple: you start with £1 in the first week, and then every week, you’ll put away an extra pound. To put this in perspective, you’ll save £1 in the first week, £2 in the second, and £3 in week three. Keep doing this until you reach £52 in the 52nd week. Once you add up the total, you’ll find yourself £1,378 richer in a year.

 

52 week money challenge

The 52 week money challenge in pounds

 

 

Bill Cosby Charged with Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault of Andrea Constand

   
    
 I never believed Bill Cosby. I can tell you that I honestly wanted to but I just was not convinced.

It wasn’t so much the horrific stories of more than 50 alleged victims. Nor was it just because his team of over priced lawyers helped him settle numerous civil actions out of court over the years. It wasn’t event because the man who can be described as an “entertainment juggernaut” built his entire public persona on respectability politics, the notions that black people are culpable for racist attitudes that we experience. It was not even the grand irony that he admitted in sworn depositions released this summer to drugging and engaging in sex acts with a Temple University employee

For me it was more about what he didn’t say.

His refusal to publicly answer specific allegations. Instead, he chose to use his considerable resources to castigate, malign, and attempt to silence his accusers. Though his attorneys, he has issued a blanket denial that he ever engaged in sexual misconduct and he has even sued many of his accusers, including supermodel Beverly Johnson, for defamation of character.

Cosby could have admitted to knowing the women, he could have confessed to enjoying sex, engaging in infidelity and using his celebrity as a lure. “Would they have slept with me otherwise?” he could have said, “I don’t know. But what I do know, for sure, it that we were consenting adults.”

He hasn’t said anything close to that.

In fact, Cosby has avoided addressing the issue in public. He wanted us to believe that this was a private matter. He has paid attorneys and public relations experts to salvage his reputation, in hopes that his celebrity and charitable largess would save him from the firestorm of scrutiny—and from prison. The man who once reveled in the spotlight met the controversy with flashes of anger and resentment. At one point, he even challenged Black media to “stay neutral.”

Until today, he has never been forced to answer any of accusations and defend himself in an open criminal court. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania’s district attorney announced that Cosby has been charged with a single count of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, who says she was drugged and assaulted inside his home. The indictment came 17 days before the statute of limitations was set to run out.

In other words, Cosby almost got away with it.

Obama spoke briefly about it stating that “if a man drugs a woman without her knowing and then has sex with her that is rape, and that it should not be taken lightly.

Gin and Tonic Sorbet

Not much to say but yum!!

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Gin and Tonic Sorbet

Recipe:

½ cup sugar

½ Water

1 large or 2 medium lemon or limes, zest and juice

2 ½ cups tonic water

3 fl.oz. shot gin. Vodka also works!

In a saucepan, make simple syrup by gently heating ½ cup water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the lemon or  lime zest and juice.

Combine the  gin and syrup then refrigerate. Also keep the tonic water icy cold in the refigerator add this to the gin syrup in the ice cream machine as you start to process.

Follow your machine’s directions to freeze the sorbet 30-45 mins. Transfer and store in an appropriate container and freeze to allow it to continue to firm.

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Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving,

Serve in pretty little glasses garnished with more lemon or lime twists and/or rim the glass with lime sugar…

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