Monday, February 21, 2011

HCB Black History Month Spotlight: Pam Grier

Pamela “Pam” Grier was born on May 26, 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is most famously known for her starring roles in ‘70’s blaxploitation films such as Foxy Brown and Coffy. Her style has always reflected her innate sensuality and sexiness. She is definitely a buxom HCB.

If you want to imitate her style go for a 70s style with earth tones, glossy lips and natural hair preferably an afro. If you want to go for a more glamorous look go with a full wig with loose curls and wispy lashes. Always opt for dewy skin; her looks never have a matte finish to them. Stick with these guidelines if you wanna be a bad mamma jamma knocking suckas and jive turkeys out everywhere you go. Pow!

Monday, February 14, 2011

HCB Spotlight: Black Love

Bill and Camille Cosby
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Here are some of my favorite Haute Chocolate couples. Feel free to add yours

Barack and Michelle Obama on their wedding day

Denzel and Pauletta Washington
Will and Jada Smith
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
A beautiful couple featured on
Angela Basset and Courtney B. Vance
Handsome Haute Chocolate couple

Friday, February 11, 2011

HCB Black History Month Spotlight: Lena Horne

HCB Black History Month Spotlight: Lena Horne

Born on June 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York this singer, dancer, actress, and activist was a classy feisty woman. She was actively involved in the civil rights movement and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Her achievements include a Tony and a Grammy lifetime achievement award.

Her style is classic and lady-like. If you want to mirror Ms. Horne’s style opt for sleek updos and well groomed full curls. Go for a rich red or berry lip and well groomed brow. Find some dresses with clean lines in colors like peach or taupe and dress them up with pearls and floral accents such as a headband or scarf. 

No matter if you're going to a red carpet premiere or spending a Saturday morning volunteering, if you want a look like Lena Horne's keep it sophisticated.

Friday, February 4, 2011

HCB Black History Month Spotlight: Josephine Baker

Born on June 3 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri Josephine Baker was truly a class act. As a charismatic singer, dancer and actress, she was a triple threat. She was involved in the civil rights movement and had a great love for children. She spent the latter part of her life in Paris and I’m sure this attributed to her timeless, classic and gorgeous style.

If you want to know about her life check out the 1991 biographical film starring another HCB Lynn Whitfield “The Josephine Baker Story”

If you want a style like hers go for wispy false lashes, smoky eyes, thin brows, and a sleek short hairstyle. Incorporate feathers, pearls, rhinestones, tassels and fur into your wardrobe for a glam Harlem Renaissance look

pearls, glossy burgandy lip, and chic hat
jeweled headpiece, feathers, and smoky eye with thin brows
famous banana skirt