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August 14, 2013

Don’t Wanna Look Old?

Filed under: A Must Read,Author,Blog,For the Fashion Conscious,womens fiction — April Alisa Marquette @ 2:14 pm
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Don’t wanna look Old? If you fall into this category, if you happen to be someone who doesn’t want to look old before you get –say ninety-nine, then have I got something for you to check out. Written by Charla Krupp, the book  How Not To Look Old is chock full of fast and effortless ways to look 10 years younger, 10 pounds lighter, and 10 times better — exactly what it says on the cover. Roughly about 254 pages, this guide begins with how to age gracefully. Not.

Actually, the author speaks candidly about how aging can stick in one’s throat, like my  grandma’s dry turkey. It can be hard to swallow. The author speaks of how women can discover things that seemingly pop up overnight — like age spots, crow’s feet, chin hair, sagging bazooms, and bunions! Witch But don’t be alarmed. I’m speaking to those of us who don’t wanna look old before our time. The book’s author says we can do something about those things and others. She also states we can look great doing so.
So there I was, reading about the author’s proposed plan of attack on aging, and becoming more interested by the minute. Click here to see why…

July 25, 2013

Bra Sense

Filed under: Author,Blog,For the Fashion Conscious,For Women — April Alisa Marquette @ 1:10 pm
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lotta bras

You know, I discuss something different each time I blog … and there happens to be something that I’ve wanted to broach for a while now — shapewear. I’d like to discuss it because no lovely lady can afford to discount what she wears beneath her clothing. Sure, you’ve got your face done – your foundation. Then you’ve got the smoky eyes and glossy lips. Your hair is coiffed and your clothes are chic; however, what about your foundation garments? (My mom used to mention those. She even took my sister and I to stores just for that.) I ask because the right underthings can take your look, as well as your confidence, up quite a few notches.


If you’re a tween, a teen, or even twenty-something, you may not need to know as much about shapewear as a woman who may have lived a little longer. But you’re never too young to learn. Why? Because those sexily rounded ‘gurlz’ of yours will not always remain so. Therefore I want to discuss shapewear, brassieres — bras in particular.


Did you know that a bra can be one of the most important pieces in a woman’s shapewear arsenal? Not only does it re-shape but it can even re-size, and this is important because drooping bazooms can make one look slouchy, or old.  I don’t want you to be in the dark. bra confusionThe right bra can create an enchanting, smooth and youthful silhouette, no matter what your size or age. The right one can cause you to appear pounds thinner, but most of all, wearing the right bra can elevate a woman’s confidence. Then you can go get that job, confidently make the team, or stand before that audience and proudly address the issue at hand.


If you’ve got boob spillage, out of the sides or the top of your bra, or if you’ve got fatty bits swelling from areas like the back…then you’re due up for a new one. If your bra looks like a piece of armor – all pointy, and if it makes your gurlz resemble torpedoes which leave poke-marks in your sweaters or tees, then we need to talk.


Lady, if you need an inexpensive ‘breast-lift’ or if you now need more fullness, we’ll discuss it. If yours are larger gurlz that have decided to lie flat, I got you. We’ll cover that. I want to touch on fit, cup size, band size, underwire, color, and brassiere terms. So come on back, because there is a whole world of bra sense out there, and we ‘bout to get some!

August 11, 2010

I’m baaa-ack…

Okay, so I haven’t been at this for a little while. I must tell you the truth. I felt discouraged. I know it sounds like I’m being a punk, and maybe I am. However, my lovely friend and fellow author Ms. Quijas has encouraged me to get back in the ring. That I will do, and now that I’m thinking about it, I am eager to tell you about a few things I’ve got going on.

Alas, I can’t tell you right now. I’ve got to go and see what’s going on in my kitchen. It’s time for dinner, and I smell something cooking. I don’t want to go in there and find a mess. And, I’m hungry.  For me, right now, food takes precedence over all else.

I’ll get back with you, very soon. I promise.


February 24, 2010

Is your hair naturally curly?

Is your hair naturally curly?

Most women of ethnic origin have some type of curl, kink, or wave pattern in their hair. Thus,  you know that this type of hair needs special attention. It is why I call it  ‘special needs‘  hair.

Click here to see some of the things you can do to ensure its beauty.

February 17, 2010

Fashion Week 2010

Fashion week is a fashion industry event. It lasts approximately one whole week –give or take a day or two.  This glamorous event spills over with paparazzi, sponsors, celebrities, style industry insiders, and icons. The event allows fashion industry forecasters to let the public know what will be hot, and what will not.

To check out a bit of the goings-on click on 2010

February 9, 2010

Who Says You Need To Change the Way You Look?

Filed under: Blog,Blogging,For the Fashion Conscious,For Women,Writing — April Alisa Marquette @ 6:32 pm
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Someone is always suggesting we change, enhance, or modify something about ourselves. However, isn’t it possible that we are already fine? Click here to find out why we just might be…

'Kiss' by Ashley David

'Shine' by Ashley David

Vogue Silhouette by Emily Adams

February 5, 2010

Curvaceous Bodies And Sizing

When attempting to narrow down one’s size, a curvaceous woman can find herself frustrated. And that’s putting it mildly. Curvy bods sometimes seem to defy conventional sizing… Therefore, I would like to offer tips.

If you happen to be a curvy girl, or if you’re a real-head turner, read this:

artwork available at AllPosters.com

February 3, 2010

Dressing Your Curves

Filed under: Blogging,For the Fashion Conscious,For Women,Multi-Cultural,Writing — April Alisa Marquette @ 4:11 pm
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Check out my article for the curvaceous woman!  Dressing Your Curves

Then let me know what you think.

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