Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Miss USA 2015 at Miss Universe *national costume sneak peek*

This summer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Olivia Jordan ( previous Miss Oklahoma ) was crowned Miss USA 2015. For those of you who do not know, this title is considered one of the most prestigious titles in the pageant industry.

On December 20, 2015  in Las Vegas, Nevada Olivia will compete against accomplished and beautiful women from around the world for the Miss Universe Title. During the pageant the contestants/ladies get to wear national costumes that represent their home nation and we have just been graced with a sneak peek of our very own Miss USA's costume 

This fierce red white and blue ensemble was designed by Adam Selman and resembles a Victoria Secret Fashion Show costume and I can't get enough of it. Those wings will definitely triumph over her competitors and make her stand out. 

I extremely excited to watch the pageant and to room Miss USA on to victory. Make sure you be sure to check out the pageant This Sunday December 20, 2015 on FOX 7/6c

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
Lela Victoria

Monday, October 12, 2015

Attending the 20th Anniversary of The Million Man March

20 years ago Minster Louis Farrakhan challenged black men nation wide to show up and support a movement in DC. On October 16, 1995 the original Million Man Marchwas held with the intention of grasping the attention of politicians and to directly bring to their attention the issues, dilemmas, and unfortunate events that Black people were being faced with within America. 
20 years later minorities in America are still faced with injustice and having to figure out how to handle and overcome the obstacles thrown our ways. These injustices are not only popular in the black community but also within the Native American Community and Latino Community as well.

 Unfortunately many news stations  chose not to cover the March. I saw a snippet of the events late morning on CNN, but overall coverage was almost nonexistent. I was highly disappointed to see that stations such as BET, TVOne, and Centric chose not to cover the event. I know these stations are not necessarily owned by Blacks but I know for a fact that black people work for the companies and could possible play a role in what could possibly be covered. It was disheartening not to see much coverage from television stations that represent our own community. Honestly it hurt more than anything because this was an opportunity to show how great and how powerful our community really is yet many voices went unheard 

Personally to me it gives off the vibe that the only time our events are worthy enough to be covered by all news outlets would be when emotion is at an all time high and negative actions are occurring. It seems to me that positivity and the unity of many different ethnic groups means nothing to our nation. 

I want to know when was the last time close to a million people were able to come together in our nation's capital and hold a peaceful rally. 

Being there at the Million Man March was overwhelming. I was filled with joy and pride over the fact that my people were able to unite with the intent to obtain justice for those who deserved it. It truly was amazing and brought tears to my eyes. African Americans from all over the country united on the national mall with one intent in their mind and a need for justice in their hearts. All age groups were represented from 70+ to children under the age of 5. 

It was truly an honor to be in the presence of such amazing people 

And to know that we can gather as a nation with the Intent of making our voices be heard. Check out some of the pictures I personally took at the march. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Beyoncé covers The September issue of VOGUE 2015

The month of September brings about many things. It has been seen on many occasions as the start of new beginnings. This is around the time school goes back into session, the seasons change and people tend to see it as an opportunity for a fresh start. Within the fashion magazine industry September is consider to be a big month for sales and the issue is seen to particular be thicker. For Vogue the September issue is their most important issue and Beyonce Giselle Knowles Carter graces this year's cover which makes her Vogue's IT girl/woman of the year 

The September issue is entitled Forces of Fashion and places great emphasis on high fashion couture clothing that catches the eye of any fashion guru. The photographer who had the honor of capturing Beyonce in her element of regal and grace was Mario Testino He did such a fabulous job at capturing Queen Bey. He also was the photographer in one Beyonce's previous vogue shoots.

Here's a preview of the cover story by Margo Jefferson:
What do we want from the glamorous, powerful women we call divas or icons or cultural forces? We want them to want—and in our names get—everything they possibly can. Success in work and love. Sexual pleasure. Money and power. We want them to embody multiple fantasies. We want them to make us believe that exciting realities are just around the corner.
It used to be that the great pop stars with fashion and style gave us small variations on one grand theme. Tina Turner: minidresses and honey tresses. Janis Joplin: boas, bangles, and bell-bottoms. Cher: spangled striptease getups with mythic Third World touches. Nowadays fashion isn’t about the grand theme, it’s about juxtaposition, and it’s filled with allusions to movie and art history; to music and dance styles; to iconographies of race and ethnicity, religion and gender. Madonna opened the door to this collage approach. Today we see it in the wigs, masks, and sculpted costumes of Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, the restless dazzle of Rihanna’s couture choices. And, of course, in the music, dance, decor, and looks of the ultimate streamed collage: Beyoncé.

Congratulations to Beyonce on scoring the September cover of Vogue and what makes this slayage  even more fabulous is the fact that September is Beyonce's birthday month

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria 

Thursday, August 6, 2015


BET recently dropped some big news on its viewers and that is the return of their infamous show "UNCUT". I honestly can not think about my childhood without reminiscing about the BET UNCUT days. BET uncut was considered to be forbidden territory for young people back in the day. That definitely didn't stop us from staying up late to catch the raunchy videos. The show aired from 2001-2006 and was the center of much controversy. 

The show was known for showing video's such a Nelly's "Tip Drill" and Mystikal "Shake It Fast" basically the depictions of a female derrière is the main attraction. It's reported that videos such as Nicki Minaj's Anaconda will be shown on the the new UNCUT. 

UNCUT is set to return on Tuesday 11 August 2015 at a much earlier time than in its past history. I personally think they are going to have to adjust the time and push it to after midnight. 

Many viewers are ecstatic about the return of the show 

Although there are many who are excited there are just as many who are not here for the raunchy over sexified music videos 

My question is WHY is it being brought back. What makes the show so worthy of being revived. Is there a need for UNCUT and what is gained by bringing this show back when we have the Internet at our fingertips to watch what we want. 

I'm interested in seeing the outcome of the revival and will definitely be tuning in. I'm grown now so why not watch it.. I might learn a thing or two about twerking. I seriously need to step my game up. 

What do you all think about the return of BET's UNCUT 

                          Remember to always be 
                          Fierce and Fabulous 
                          Lela Victoria

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fly High Bobbi Kristina

At the age of 19 Bobbi Kristina lost the one person  that meant the world to her, her beloved mother Whitney Houston and now 3 years later at the age of 22 we say good bye to Bobbi Kristina as well. Bobbi Kristina spent her last days resting at the the "PeachTree Christian Hospice" and on July 26, 2015 she passed away.

The relationship that Whitney and Bobbi Kristina had with one another was unbreakable. The month's following the death of her mother were extremely  tough and challenging for Bobbi Kristina. On January 31, 2015 Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bath tub the same way her mother was basically found. No one knows what happened to her but speculations are being made towards her boyfriend Nick Gordon. Bobbi Kristina was put into a medically induced coma where it was determined that she had irreversible brain damage.

I need everyone to send special prayers to Mrs. Cissy Houston. This woman has to be strong for her family but after losing her only daughter and her granddaughter I know she has to be hurting. The fact that she outlived her daughter and granddaughter is not how the natural flow of live goes.

I'm sad that Bobbi Kristina lost her life at such a young age but I know she's in the arms of the person she loved the most, her beautiful mother. Bobbi Kristina your presence will be missed FLY HIGH .... We Will Always Love You

Below is one of my favorite moments of Whitney with Bobbi Kristina. I love when Whitney sings to her daughter, the moment is always so magical.

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
Lela Victoria