l'homage: Sade

I'm Crying Everyone's tears.
I have already paid for all my future sins
Theres nothing anyone can say to take this away

If you were mine, If you were mine,
I wouldn't want to go to heaven
Cherish the day

I won't pretend that I intend to stop living
I won't pretend that I'm good at forgiving
But I can't hate you, although I have tried
I still really really love you, love is stronger than pride

There must have been an angel by my side
Something heavenly led me to you
Look at the sky, its the colour of love

Film School Throwback

OOOHHH..... Remember this one!!!

Such a Good Movie. Kinda low budge but great nonetheless.
One of my favorite parts was at the end when Chilli, Lauryn Hill, Nia Long, Mekhi Pfeiffer reinact a previous scene.

Luckily for me, some fool posted the entire movie, in like 8 parts of course, on YouTube.
Hooray for Piracy!!!

l'Homage: Eartha

l'Homage remembers the great Eartha Kitt.

As a little girl watching repeats of the original Batman, a sexy brown Catwoman blew my freakin' mind.

Eartha Keeping it Klassy in one of my favorite songs "Where is My Man?"

Peep Eartha as the man-eatin' cougar, Lady Eloise, in Boomerang.

Thank you Eartha Mae


Happy Holidays MOFO's!!!

Merry Christmas

Happy Kwanzaa

Happy Hanakkuah

Whatever your Holiday may be, enjoy it to the fullest!!


Go See this Film

Thats All....

Thanks Sample Sale Santa

Well y'all Sample Sale Santa came thru this holiday for your girl Snobette .
Since I simply couldn't shop for others without shopping for myself first, I hit the sample sale trail hard last week. And came out looking like a Champ!
Here is a sampling of my bag o' treats:

Proenza Schouler Lace Up Booties

Whyred Fishtail Parka

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Mesh Paneled Dress


Sophomore V-neck Tank

And not to be outdone my lovely cousin, knowing how much I love Alvin Ailey, gave me the Alvin Ailey Barbie 50th Anniversary edition.

Shes wearing the dress from "Wade in the Water" in Revelations.
......how amazing is that?!!?!
Good Lookin' Santy Claus.....


Christmas in July???




It's raining shoes!!: Bush takes cover

Seriously....this is some shit straight outta The Simpsons'.
I couldn't make this up if i tried.....

On a side note his reflexes are impeccable.



" Detroit Churches Pray for ‘God’s Bailout’ "

-headline and accompanying picture from the cover of the Sunday 's New York Times.

I dunno ....something about White Escalades and Altar Calls just don't seem quite right.

You tell me?

Peep the whole article here.

Sometimes, I like my life

So last night was the company Holiday Party.

And this was the gift that I walked away with......

The Marc Jacobs Loves Lil' Kim T-Shirt!!!

I was soo hype that I grabbed the mic from the DJ and said "BK ALL DAY, EVERYDAY!!"

There is a cute story to go with this shirt. During the summer one the associates wore it to work and I nearly ripped it off her back. The same day a customer came in with it on.....and none of them could remember where they got it.....LIARS!!

Anyway, The Good Lord saw it fit that I own this lil' gem....Thanks JC!!

A. Wang: Tryin' Stick Me for My Paper!!

This is a problem.....

This is the type of shit that makes you:

A) miss your rent......

B) blow your gift-giving budget on yourself......


C) consider a profession in the call girl industry.....

Here are some of my faves from Wang's FW08 collection:

Photos courtesy of Style.com
Please buy your Metrocard and groceries before you even attempt to "browse" this sample sale.


Wiley for The Night: Kehinde at Deitch

If you're missed out on Miami Art Basel like me, thank the Art gods that we can still get "DOWN" in NYC!!

In case you didn't know, its imperative that you stop by the Deitch galleries to check out DOWN the latest showing from NY-based artist Kehinde Wiley.
I've already gone twice, and I'm sure I'll be back again before it closes on December 20.

photo courtesy of The Fader.com

DOWN is a exhibition of large scale works by Mr. Wiley, where his Jamals-from-'round-the-way subjects become "historical paintings and sculptures of fallen warriors and figures in a state repose."

With the heavy sensual overtones present in DOWN's paintings, Wiley transforms these heroic classical milieus into thugesque-come-hither vulnerable moments.

Previous painting, not featured in DOWN

Mr. Wiley's use of everyday Joe...err Jerome Schmoes combines the schools of Neoclassicism and Realism all at once. Reminiscent of Jean-Francois Millet's Realism, Wiley disrupts the status quo by placing the marginalized at the forefront of a large canvas. In Millet's time, it was his use of Provencal peasants that received much criticism.

The Gleaners by Millet

While Wiley keeps it real, he also adopts the posture and silhouette of Neoclassical painters such as Jacques-Louis David. Namely David's Death of Marat comes to mind when I look at the figures of/in DOWN.

The Death of Marat by David

Well enough of my amateur pontificatin'....

go and see for yourselves!!

All this goodness has been brought to you by the good people at Deitch Projects

and the genius mind of Kehinde Wiley


Dear Santa.....

I been good all year.

And during these tough economic times, a sista like me ain't really askin' for much.

'Precciate it!!

The Film School Dropout: Soundtrackin'

Hey Snobbers,
so speaking of soundtracks....
I thought I'd feature some of my fave muzicall moments in some of my fave films.

First up is the Strip club scene is "Closer". Natalie Portman lets is all hang out, while Clive Owen jizzes in his pants. As the scene draws to a close the moody and heady "How Soon is Now?" by the Smiths drones on in the background.

Hable Con Ella (Talk to Her)...what can I really say about this masterpiece.
(WARNING SUPER FAN ALERT!!) I am truly in awe of Pedro Almodovar, the genius auteur of this moving and poignant film. Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso adds gravity to this scene with his rendition of the Mexican ballad "Cucurrucucu Paloma".

Never taking myself too seriously, I had to throw in the hood classic "Baby Boy"!
I actually went to see this movie in the theaters....and I've never been the same since. "Life is about Guns and Butter"...So chock-full-of great quotes dammit!
Director John Singleton throws in the Bootsy Collins jam "I'd Rather Be With You"


"Baby This is Business!"

Shayne Calore, the brain behind Hood by Air, adds singer to his list of accolade with this AMAZING song "Business". (Follow Link to Listen...duh)

By hooking up with the House of Children for this banger, Shayne has given you the soundtrack for your FW08 looks.

This track is soo hard!!!.............I'm totally gagging

I need this joint on blast next time I roll thru @ Mr. Black

(ya know, a party where people actually come to dance and don't give a shit about who is looking).

Shout out to Patent Leather Daddy for putting us on
.........and now I'm putting you on.

......You're welcome!

PS: "Are you gonna buy anything???"


L'homage: Dorothy the Pinup


PS: just ignore the " love life of a midget" thing ...completely irrelevant and random.
Focus on Dorothy and Harry!!

Pirates in 2008.....really now?!?

Ya gots to be shittin' me......
AP News Wire reported this morning that pirates (thats right ladies and gentlemen, PIRATES), attacked a US cruise ship in an attempted hijacking.

(Pause for effect)

The M/S Nautica, on a 32 day cruise from Rome to Singapore, was off the shores of Somalia when two pirate-carrying speed boats opened fire. I couldn't make this shit up people even if I tried.

Its 2008 y'all. Mofos barely 'jack cars anymore much less mutha-effing ocean liners.
Is the economy really that bad and we have to resort to Prehistoric crimes to make ends meet? Let me guess...next they're gonna start stealing livers and kidneys or some other ancient nonsense.
Thievery is never the answer....We all tryna make a dollar out of 15 cents dammit!!


Attention All Black Guurrrls......

Please stop tryin' to out "edgy" each other.....

You look ridiculous and are bringing shame to all the Black girls who are actually stylish and original!!!

Now go and say 50 Hail Grace Jones-es and beg her forgiveness.


New York Magazine comes for Sasha Fierce!

Hey Snobbers,
I know I can be a harsh critic sometimes. And I know my opinion can often times border on Hatin'. But I must give props where props are due.
Recently I read a post on New York Magazine's fashion blog The Cut where they chopped Beyonce's alter ego, Sasha Fierce.

Now while I appreciate Beyonce's chicken-head anthems and love the music she used to make, (Hello!! Paging whoever wrote her first album! SOS...Come Back ASAP), I must let her know that this whole Sasha thing has gone too far!! So while I been busy workin' hard for The Man, New York Mag's very own Amy Odell did the damn thang with this consise and honest appraisal of Beyonce's new look.

Seriously Snobbers, this is the type of critqueing and writing that make me wanna get out out of be everyday. It makes me proud to pick up a pen and assualt the English language the way do.
Check out the post below, titled "Sasha Has Gone Edgy, and We Don't Find It Fierce".

Soo effin' good...
It all started with that metal glove. Beyoncé flourishes it while she dances in her "Single Ladies" video in an otherwise pretty conventional, er, leotard. But then the red-carpet appearances and live performances started. Beyoncé couldn't let that metal glove go. She wore it on the carpet a week ago at the MTV Europe Music Awards. She kept it on for her performance, paired with a dress by Gareth Pugh. Since when does Beyoncé wear Gareth Pugh? we wondered. But that was just the beginning. She performed in the glove again at the World Music Awards, where she wore Alexander McQueen. And the other day we were perusing the art for her new album, I Am Sasha Fierce, and there she was dressed as a motorcycle again wearing the metal glove (does that thing never pinch?). Spoiled Pretty noticed that glove and motorcycle top also appear in George Michael's video for "Too Funky" directed by none other than Thierry Mugler. Gareth Pugh, Alexander McQueen, and Thierry Mugler, B? So many cutting-edge outfits and one metal glove do not a high-fashion diva make. Especially when the styling is all wrong. Beyoncé's hair and makeup more closely resemble Sarah Palin's than vampy Parisian runway chic. A half-pony and a smoky eye? Some hoop earrings with Gareth Pugh? It's almost as if she's just half-heartedly trying but doesn't want to jump in with both stiletto-clad feet. Which, alas, does not make her fierce at all. If you, Beyoncé, are Sasha Fierce, then we are Sasha confused.
-Extracted from NYMag.com
Check out Who is Sasha Fierce.com for more laughs...err news about our favorite alter ego.

O is for Orgy or Orgasm or Something Like That...

So since the recession kicked in
(Though I was broke long before that...)
nothing makes my poor little heart happier
than Balthazar's Bakery.

I know what you're thinking what does food have to do with fixing one's economic status? ...Well nothing at all actually. But nothing takes my mind off of depressing shit quite like their
sugar-laden treats.
So gratifying are these delicacies and so frequent are my boughts of depression, that I've become a regular at Balthazar's Bakery. The entire staff and I are on a first name basis, they know exactly what I order (Small Vanilla tea w/ 2 cubes of ice and a Banana Pecan doughnut, Please), and they also occaisonally look out toss an extra goody or two in my bag.

The benches outside of Heaven, I mean Balthazar. Banana Pecan Doughnut!!

God Bless Them!

So for this issue of food porn, I had to do Balthy's justice. I couldn't simply post a picture without a brief summary of this splendid love affair. Balthazar's know how to treat a lady: Give her something to sip on, shower her with sweets and make her forget all about her troubles.

And for this reason and so many more, Balthazar's gets
the Food Porn Big O for its Orgy of epicurious pleasures.


Dark and Lovely in the White House

A yes yes y'all!!!

I wonder who's gonna be their hair dresser? Maybe they'll bring in some Dominicans to hook them up with the Wash and Sets and what not?!?!

Press and curls, Line-ups and Relaxers all up in the White House!

Its a Glorious Day!!

PS: Did anybody else want to bitch slap Jesse Jackson for sobbing like a punk after popping all that hot shit about Obama?!?!

A damn shame.

I'm back Mofos!!


K is for Kettle Corn

Seriously, I have a problem. Everytime I see this gourmet kettle corn, I HAVE to buy it.

If a store sells this, I think its a sign from Up Above.

So I Carpe the Diem and buy it every time.....EVERY FRIGGIN' TIME!!



I Wants None of It !!! Joe the Plumber ain't havin it!

Apparently America's favorite plumber, Joe, is none too pleased with all of the limelight hes been receiving of recent. The Associated Press reported yesterday that Joe the Plumber aka Joe Wurzelbacher is upset with the public scrutiny and media attention that has snowballed since his meeting Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign trail.

Joe the Plumber has been unable to work and carry on with his normal life due to the reporters and cameras camped out on his front lawn. After being referenced more than 20 times in the final presidential debate, Wurzelbacher has become a key figure in the personification of "Small Town America".

Don't worry Joe, your 15 minutes will be over soon enough and then you can get back to uncloggin toilets.

In other related news, the wesites www.JoeSixpack.net and www.JoeThePlumber.com have seen record high traffic for all the wrong reasons.