Thursday, July 22, 2010

C4AC, Runway Pics

Cancers 4 A Cause, Pics, cont.

From top to bottom: Michelle Williams, Lloyd, Bre Scullark, Mika Means, Wacka Flocka & April Love, Gary Guyton & Nicci Gilbert-Daniels

Social Snapshots:Cancers 4 A Cause Fashion Event

Last night Atlanta's entertainment and fashion community convened for a great cause in support of Foundation F.O.C.U.S.'s annual fundraising event. Hosted by Keri Hilson and special guest Michelle Williams, the evening boasted an open bar, light bites and live performances.

Check out the pics!

(From top to bottom: Keri Hilson, Mychael Knight, Rock Candy, Lance Gross, Bianca Golden)

photos: Raymond Hagans

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Socially Snappy: Girl Fight!

A popular childhood rhyme confidently states, "Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!" Well, many of our favorite Hollywood starlets and sweethearts try their best to do major damage with killer wordplay.

For a quick humpday laugh, I am presenting 13 of the B****iest celeb quotes from our favorite leading ladies. Enjoy!

13. Lily Allen on Cheryl Cole:
“Taking your clothes off, doing sexy dancing and marrying a rich footballer must be very gratifying, your mother must be so proud, stupid b*tch”

12. Whitney Houston on Madonna:
“She’s the high priestess of tack”

11. Sharon Osbourne on Dannii Minogue:
“She’s as dim as a bulb in a power cut… f***ing useless”

10. Sharon Osbourne on Nicole Kidman:
“Her forehead looks like a f***ing flatscreen TV”

9. Donald Trump on Rosie O’Donnell:
“A fat pig. A degenerate. Unattractive.”

8. Victoria Beckham singing to Katie Price:
“Who let the dogs out!”

7. Naomi Campbell to Tyra Banks:

“You’ll never be me. Don’t ever think you’ll be me”

6. Cheryl Cole on Lily Allen:

“Everyone wants to look like her? Chick with a dick”

5. Christina Aguilera on Lady Gaga:
“I’m not quite sure who this person is, to be honest. I don’t know if it is a man or a woman”

4. Lindsay Lohan on Keira Knightley:
“That flat-chested cardboard cut-out”

3. Joan Collins on Linda Evans:
“It’s quite off putting to have to look at that face”

2. Sharon Osbourne on Susan Boyle:

“She’s been hit with the ugly stick. You just want to say God bless and here’s a Gillette razor”

1. Etta James on Beyonce:
“I tell you that woman he had singing for him, singing my song, she gonna get her ass whupped. I can’t stand Beyonce”

source: The 13 bitchiest celeb quotes in the world ever [Celebrity Channel]

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Social Support: Cancers 4 A Cause

Super Producer Polow Da Don, known for producing chart-topping hits for A-List stars including Usher, Ludacris, Fergie, Ciara and his own musical protégé and artist, Keri Hilson along with music executive Mia A. Welsh (General Manager of Zone 4, Inc.) have teamed up with the American Cancer Society to host the 3rd Annual "Cancers 4 a Cause: Where Music Meets Fashion For A Cure."

"Cancers 4 a Cause" is an annual initiative sponsored byFoundation F.O.C.U.S., a non-profit organization designed to instill a desire for education, interpersonal skills, networking and marketability within our youth. Founded in 2009 by Polow Da Don (Zone 4, Inc. CEO) and Mia Welsh (General Manager of Zone 4, Inc.), the foundation provides assistance through a variety of programs, seminars and panels to ensure success in producing educated, humble, talented and goal-oriented young people.

The "Cancers 4 a Cause" initiative was birthed out of need to educate the community about the growing epidemic of cancer. Statistics show that by 2011, 1 out 3 individuals will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Joining Zone 4, Inc. and Foundation F.O.C.U.S. for this year’s benefit are The American Cancer Society, music publishing giant BMI and lifestyle publication Sister 2 Sister Magazine. Attendees will experience a foray of fashion including the exclusive Tracy Reese line as well as local boutiques and established Atlanta based designers. Celebrity models and familiar faces such as Bianca Goldenand Bre Scullark, from the America’s Next Top Model series, will also grace the catwalk.

In addition to fashion, there will also be musical performances throughout the course of the show. Performers will include Universal Music Recording newcomer, Mika Means as well as, legendary Destiny’s Child group member Michelle Williams.

In the spirit of philanthropy, Foundation F.O.C.U.S. will award trailblazers in the fields of fashion, music and community service. Those awardees include BMI Executive Catherine Brewton, Radio Personality Rashan Ali, Fashion DesignersTracy Reese and Laquan Smith.

The host for the evening will be Zone 4, Inc. recording artist and pop sensation Keri Hilson.

La Vida Lohan!

Lindsay Lohan is a very big conversation piece because of her *ahem* habits right now, but being that she's one of my favorite actresses (you can't deny that she is a guilty pleasure), I will only accentuate the positive. La Lohan covers the August/September issue of COMPLEX Magazine. Though she never completed an interview for the piece, the photos are still great. Check them out!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Social Summer: So Icy!

Summer is in full swing and so many things spark nostalgia. Hearing the ice cream truck ride through my neighborhood made me remember hot afternoons that were often calmed by cold, frozen treats. So, in the spirit of "cool summer moments", I thought it would be fun to post popsicle recipes that you can make at home. Also, some of these would be great with a little *ahem* help from some of your favorite "elixirs". Go for it and cool out!

Lemon-Blueberry Twist Pops
Drain one 15-ounce can of blueberries, reserving the juice. Set aside 1/3 cup of the blueberries. Puree the remaining berries and 1 tablespoon of juice in blender. Fold in the reserved berries. In a small bowl, whisk two 6-ounce cups of custard-style lemon yogurt with 1/2 cup of milk. In pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups, alternate 2 rounded tablespoons of the yogurt mixture with 1 tablespoon of blueberry mixture. Swirl with knife, cover and freeze.

Use canned blueberries instead of fresh or frozen because they are packed in juice and the flavor is concentrated. Also, canned blueberries are available all over the country, all year long.

It's also important to use thick custard-style yogurt because it contains less water and will not separate when frozen.

Raspberry Pops
Combine 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries, 1 cup raspberry juice drink, and 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup (or creme de cassis) in a blender and process until smooth. Add one or two raspberries to the pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Fold an additional cup of raspberries into the blended mixture and spoon into the molds or cups. Cover and freeze until firm.

Mandarin Orange Cream Pops
Place one 11-ounce can of mandarin orange sections (drained) in a blender and pulse to puree. Add two cups softened vanilla ice cream and 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest and pulse until well blended. Spoon the mixture into pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Cover and freeze until firm. For a lower-calorie recipe, halve the vanilla ice cream and add 1 cup of orange sherbet.

Mint-Melon Pops
Puree 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks and 1 tablespoon of orange juice in a blender. Divide the mixture between pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Freeze until the top becomes firm, 30 minutes. Rinse the blender, then puree 1-1/2 cups honeydew chunks, 1 tablespoon of thawed limeade concentrate, and 2 mint leaves. Remove the molds from freezer and top with the honeydew mixture. Cover and freeze.

General Tips
Molds - You can buy popsicle molds almost anywhere, but you can also experiment with paper cups, conical water-cooler cups, ice cube trays and even tart tins.

Sticks - Standard popsicle sticks are widely available - everywhere from arts and crafts stores to Williams-Sonoma. You can also buy skinny sticks that look more like lollipop sticks. The old-fashioned kind still works best.

Freezing - It will take about three hours for your popsicles to freeze through completely. You can push a stick into the pop after it's been in the freezer for an hour or so.

Real Simpler - Anyone who doesn't want to take the time to make popsicles can add chunks of fruit to ice cube trays with a splash of water. Drop these colorful cubes into sparkling water, teas or fruit juice for a special touch when entertaining.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scratch & Strip: V Magazine

V Magazine has joined the trend first introduced on the June cover of Wired UK. Scratch off covers! V's current "Sexy Body Issue" features covergirls Adriana Lima, Lily Donaldson, Eniko Mihalik, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly. All of the covers, except for Adriana's, have scratch-off V's that will reveal an even racier photo.

Love this!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Socially Sweet: Fashionably Frosted

I must admit that the cupcake trend was starting to get a little redundant until I came across these. I could only smile when I saw the images above and imagined all the label whores that would probably die to have the couture culinary creations at their next celebration.

Thank me later for finding these and send me photos of the all of the recreations.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Social Status: Socialites of the Week

...And we're back with your favorite post of the week. As with all of my socialite picks, this week's social status duo are so much more than just "socialites." In fact, both of them would potentially kill me at the point I deem them as such. Because there is so much that I can say in regards to the brands that each of them have made for themselves, reinforced by media outlets and celebrities around the world, I will only focus on their fun and fancy-free natures that make them people to see on the scene!

Presenting Bevy Smith and Patrick T. Cooper!

Bevy Smith is not a socialite or a celebrity, she's just Bevy! Upon my first exchange with her, via email we instantly became friends, as I had always been in awe of her professional presentation and social sass. A "Dinner with Bevy" and a host of cocktail parties, dinners and "off-record" moments later, this is one of my dearest colleagues in lifestyle and fashion. She gives it to you straight up and she knows how to get down!

Patrick T. Cooper is impressive! Fashionado, brand specialist and image architect, Cooper knows what works and what doesn't. Period. Patrick and I met while co-producing a platinum celebration for a R&B group in the late 90's and he becomes more and more fabulous as the days go by. Always positive and inspiring, Patrick is one of the most celebrated and respected professionals in the fashion industry today.

I could go on and on about these two for days, but I'll leave the research up to you. GET TO KNOW THESE TWO and if you already are familiar with the legends, check up on their latest adventures and exploits. You'll be glad you did!

Follow them on twitter - @bevysmith @PatrickTCooper

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Social Sipping: Drink Responsibly!

This just in - Bacardi has pledged to donate up to $100,000 to the USO to benefit US troops through a Facebook promotion.

Bacardi has pledged $75K to start, and you have the ability to up that to the $100K just by clicking a button. Just head to their page and get to clicking in between posting last night's party pics and posting about what you shouldn't have eatten for breakfast, and they'll take care of the rest.

In conjunction, Bacardi has also put up a "60 Second Cocktails" offer on theFacebook page as well, and it's one we think will interest our readers. They're offering a free PDF download of a 24-page booklet of entertaining and party decoration tips, as well as more cocktail and food recipes you can shake a stick at. The cocktails are designed to be made relatively quickly when you're entertaining, and the meals feature that mainstay of summer entertaining, the backyard grill.

So what are we saying exactly? That you have the opportunity, nay the responsibility, to support our troops and throw a self-congratulating party. That's right. And if anyone questions you, tell them the Social Scientist says it's OK. Oh, and while you're over in Facebooktown, feel free to follow me as well!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Viewer's Choice

I took this photo and it says and means a lot to me. Take a look at it. My lover's of art and entertainment, i'm sure, see as much as I do. I'd love to hear from you and know your thoughts on the shot. Email me at or leave a comment.

I want to hear from you.

Social Swerving: That's My Car!'s list of "The World's Most Beautiful Cars" debuted today and the open roads can expect some exquisite rubber to be burned! Take a look at the Social Science picks of the best of the best!

(From top to bottom: Alfa Romeo 8C Spider, Bentley Mulsanne, Ferrari 458 Italia, Jaguar XJ, Maserati Quattroporte)

Almost Ready: Zoe Saldana in ENVY

Zoe Saldana has been chosen as the new face of Calvin Klein Underwear's newest product launch, Calvin Klein Envy. The new line of lingerie has a more revealing silhouette and Zoe definitely has the body for it. CKU CEO states, "Zoe brings the campaign to life, and her universal appeal will enable us to continue to expand our dialogue with our consumers worldwide."

Check out the first released image. Get ready, coming Fall '10 ENVY is among us!

Oh Shoot!: Brandy goes Barbie!

160g Magazine has released images of their newest covergirl, R&B sweetheart Brandy. SHE. LOOKS. AMAZING. Seriously, this may be my all time favorite collection of images that i've seen from her. She looks like a doll and all the elements are flawless!

Hey Brandy, I wanna be down! (That may have been corny, but somebody, somewhere, thought is was funny!)

Check out for the full monty.