Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks Signs Book Deal:

Talk show host and former model Tyra Banks has signed a three-book deal with Delacorte Press to write a fantasy series for young people. The books will be about a girl trying to keep up with the beauty game at an elite school for supermodels. Delacorte said Tuesday that the first novel, "Modelland," comes out in the summer of 2011.

I am just so proud of Tyra! She doesn't let anyone stop her or make her feel like she can't do something. She has been in the media for being fat but that didn't stop her. During her career she has went through racism. And she dealt with personal issues as well. Tyra is an exceptional woman at heart. And this is just another chapter in her book of life!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kelly Rowland Squashes Rumors???

Kelly Rowland Squashes Beyoncé Beef Rumors:

   Kelly Rowland wants to squash rumors that she’s feuding with pal and former band mate, Beyoncé, MTV.com reports. Recent rumors of conflict began swirling when Beyoncé's new song, “Why Don’t You Love Me” came out just a few days after Rowland’s new song, “Commander.” But Kelly insists everything is fine. “I really don’t care, I love her ‘til our dying days and that’s all that counts,” she told Hip Hop Hollywood.

  Now I got this little snippet from BET.com, and I feel so bad for the other 2 women of Destiny's Child sometimes. I feel bad sometimes because they are so proud of Beyonce' and the press makes it look like they aren't! I think people who try to put these women on each other have no lives and are jealous that those women can be in this business and still love each other dearly. Of course  Kelly and Michelle have not met the success that Beyonce' has but I honestly think that as long as you are doing what you love so what if everyone doesn't listen to your damn music, thats just how it goes sometimes! So my point is that people need to back out of their friendship and thats that. Stop hating on what they have, because all 3 of them together still are the best female group of all time. They past out TLC and Diana Ross and the Supremes. So they have accomplished more than alot of people have... TOGETHER!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Raphael Saadiq & His Style

Born in Oakland, California, in 1966 as Charlie Ray Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq may have revised his name many times, but his seemingly innate sense of style has been consistent throughout his career. Even during his time in the late '80s and early '90s as one-third of the rhythm and blues group Tony! Toni! Toné!, Raphael Wiggins, as he was then known, exhibited a similarly unique style to the one he possesses today. That the soul singer has been able to maintain such a coherent and fashionable wardrobe for some 20-plus years is no small feat given the number of heinous fashion crimes generally committed in the greed and grunge eras. Saadiq credits his family and soul legends, including James Brown, as heavy influences on his style.
Because he grew up around men who knew how to dress to impress, the Grammy-nominated artist loathes referring to his style as retro, insisting that his ultra-smooth ensembles are the product of his upbringing rather than a love of vintage clothing. Indeed, Saadiq was an under-the-radar style savant long before the fashion community hailed Andre 3000's over-the-top outfits as sartorial inspiration for modern men. It appears then that the greatest lesson men can learn from the confident and gentlemanly Raphael Saadiq is that adopting and sticking to a signature look that resonates with you on a deeper level is a tried-and-true way to cultivate an inherently individual style.


Raphael Saadiq's style can perhaps best be described as alternating between Motown cool, casual street wear and properly preppy. There is a considered, even cerebral, quality to his wardrobe, but the star's penchant for luxe basics keeps his look simple and elegant rather than overdone. During a performance, the only ensemble you'll ever see this singer sport is a perfectly fitted suit. Believing that suiting up to entertain his audience enlivens his music, Saadiq's onstage look typically consists of a neutral colored trousers and blazer combo, a pressed white dress shirt, polished shoes, and a dark skinny tie. Although this uniform has helped define his character as an artist, Saadiq doesn't always play it safe, occasionally taking a chance by donning a suit in a bold color like canary yellow and adding unusual extras like a bow tie or seriously bling cuff links. The cut of his dress-up attire, however, is always on the slim side, in order to best flatter his body type.
Off duty, Saadiq frequently sports smart separates that he loves to layer, letting a dress shirt peek out from a camel-hued V-neck that is itself partly concealed by a khaki-colored blazer, for example. And when it's time to seriously chill out, this hard-working style icon chooses comfy, relaxed-fit jeans and hoodies from labels like Zoo York. In the accessories department, Saadiq is often snapped in headgear ranging from newsboy caps and fedoras to knitted skull caps. The one accessory this music magnate is never without, however, is a pair of thick, geek-chic eyeglasses. To cop his style, try these glasses from L.A. Eyeworks, teaming them with all the casual formal wear pieces in your closet.
 
Love & Peace
-Di'Anne

Saturday, June 5, 2010

REALLY?....WHAT?....HUH?

This post isn't as sweet and nice as usual. I have been gaining new fans and friends and everything right. And sometimes when things are going so good with fans you tend to forget that there are some crazy people out there. And just stupid people in general. I say all of this to tell you about my messages and questions on formspring.me/dthompsonlife. One of the messages I got was from ...I think a boy. And he is saying how he missed and liked my old videos on youtube.com/tumbua which had been deleted for some reason (i have a video on that by the way). So he goes on to say, and I quote him on this "I love the way you speak your mind on your videos, and by the way whats your bra size"! HUH? What the hell is wrong with people these days. He tried to slip that question in there because after he ask that crazy ass question he says, "How did you get started making videos?" You already know I blocked this person on twitter and other sites. The most recent message I got on the email for my fans. And this girl was like "oh my gosh I just saw your videos for the first time and they're great!" So I wrote her back and said thanks hun. For people who don't know, when I say hun it means honey. So she writes back and starts to totally flip out! She's like "OMG I didn't know I was you hun, by the way what is that cause I like it." REALLY? What the heck is wrong with you it shouldn't have made you feel any different then someone else because I call everyone hun! And how would you know if you liked being called hun if you don't know what it means! I stopped writing her crazy a** and she kept it up for a few weeks but just gave up. And this last question I got from someone on formspring.me/dthompsonlife. Someone asked me what would I be thinking of later. WHAT? Like I just don't understand people sometimes. Now I see why stars need body guards and lawyers and things like that because people are wacky as ever. I had to write this today because you should know that IF YOU OR ANYONE FOR THIS MATTER WRITES ME A STUPID QUESTION OR SOMETHING NOT APPROPIATE I WILL FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE, AND WHEN I DO YOU WILL GET BLOCKED FROM EVERYTHING I HAVE! AND IF I NEVER FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE THEN YOU WON'T EVER GET AN ANSWER TO YOU QUESTION OKAY!!! JUST ASK A QUESTION THAT MAKES SENSE OR DON'T QUESTION AT ALL. lol no but really come on guyz its crazy to just do things like that.
Peace & Love
-Di'Anne

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Amel Larrieux ???

I know some of you are like who is that person in the title or is that even a name? lol yes it is a name.
I want you guys to do some homework and read this interview with this very under estimated artist. I just finished listening to some of her music and she makes me proud to be a young soulful artist.
Just read it, its good!!! And if you can even google her, so just check out this link:

http://www.askmen.com/celebs/interview_200/213_amel_larrieux_interview.html

Peace & Love
- Di'Anne