Fashion & Lifestyle: Tweed Is In, Grab Some For Yourself…

Don't Ever Wear What Ambrose Is Got On
Don't Ever Wear What Ambrose Is Got On

Fashion is like fine wine, it just keeps getting better with time. There are new looks for the suit and casual wearing man. Tweed is in; I intend to share some rules about this old school hot item that has taken the young elite of today by storm.

Ladies, the holidays are coming up, the better way to treat the important men in your life is with one of these tweed trends. Looking your best is an unspoken rule which is why even in the most conservative of cultures, there is a trend.

I have been advised that I tend to ignore pious trends so I intentionally mixed it in with western trends for this issue. I hate to do this to a fellow West African but because I can, I will, please don’t wear this outfit worn by (Kanye West’s ex lover) Amber Rose, I’m not sure if she was going for the hijab look but it still reveals too much of her Cape Verdean assets.

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The Winner Of IamSassyChic.Com Pair Of Shoes & Bag Give Away Is …..

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Few weeks ago when we launched IamSassyChic.Com, we  teamed up with SerwaaBags.Com and decided to give away the above pictured items to any of the readers who will intelligently contribute via comments to the various write-ups.

We have been monitoring and reading almost all the comments on IamSassyChic.Com and after a careful scrutinization, we have decided to give the items to Maame for her support and contributions so far.

Congrats Maame ! Can you kindly email us ([email protected]) your full name, postal address and phone number so that we can send out the items to you.blank

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IamSassyChic.Com: Ended Relationships…

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It was Gloria Gaynor who first sang the song “I will Survive” about ended relationships, heart break and how the lady got over it and moved on. This article will also deal with surviving a negative experience in a relationship and the issue of moving on. This is a topic close to my heart because I have witnessed a lot of people who have found it difficult to come into a new life after such an experience. In my book, A Heart to Mend, I wrote about characters who overcame their pasts of adversity to blossom again in love.

I am your quintessential romantic but I do know that love and relationships sometimes are not forever. Some of us have suffered heartbreak. It can hurt as hell; we think our hearts are literally broken and seeping blood into our chest. We feel small, wounded, beaten and left to die. But the truth is that we get over it. It may take some time, it may take some strong words, it may take physical or mental breakdown but in the end, we will overcome. The lady in the song, we will look our heartbreakers in the face and tell them to go eat s**t. We will rave, we will cry, we will weep and mourn the dead relationship. But if we tap into the strength inside each of us, we will recognize when it is time to move on.blank

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IamSassyChic.Com : Healthy Foods Myths Revealed

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It seems to me that the experts are always changing their minds about what is healthy eating and what is not, so it’s no wonder some of us are confused! I’ve always had a thing about knowing about food and nutrition because I see it as another way of choosing the way I want to look and feel and I can do it by myself. In keeping with this interest, I always feel like what is good today is not so good on another day.

Like many other females, I know much about the off and on dieting patterns and you surely learn much along the way, you soon figure out what works and what doesn’t. FSA (Foods Standard Agency ) has outlined some important points to know about the myths surrounding those infamous diet tips!

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Weekly Discussion, The Battle Of The Sexes: Who Enjoys Sex More, Men Or Women?

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Last week, I lead a Sexuality Education Workshop in my Psychology class about the sexual lives of men & women. The outcome was very intriguing.

Has anybody realised how women scream, moan and simulate during sex? Yet when they are in labour, they throw insult at their husbands for the excruciating and throbbing pain they experience.

Again, women that are rejected by their men have a “catch phrase”, “he used and dumped me”…What do they mean by “USED” and if it is sex, does that mean only men enjoy it?

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Motivational Message Of The Week: The Mirror Relationship Between Failure And Success, Make Use Of The Former To Achieve The Latter.

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After spending months preaching and teaching on the web about Success and the simple mechanisms needed to import success into the lives of interested individuals, it took my recent experience to vividly comprehend and realize the entrenched relationship between Success & Failure.

Prior to developing special interest in Personal Development and Human Success teachings, I had always seen “Failure” as a strong antagonist to “Success” and I am certainly aware that majority of people still hold this misconception.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: The Shoes Of 2010, One For Jackie Appiah, Juliet Ibrahim, Majid Michel & Others…

Class of 2010
Class of 2010

Today, I will take a no hold bard approach to the shoes of 2010. There are hits and misses of the season, what do you guys think? Care for the Vibram Five Toe Shoe! It is ergonomic for running long distance and other sprinting exercises, though the imposing separation of toes will immediately invite insults on the streets of Ghana, it is too unique to be ignored.

No longer do we reserve the crochet booties for the babies of the family, the adults want in on its secret comfort in cold weather. If you insist on wearing these, please do so in the comfort of your home, as you can see the rest of the fashion world has not caught on to it as yet, thank goodness.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: Auxano Designs In Focus, The Earth & Joy Of Womanhood

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Floral Joy

If you don’t stand for anything, you’ll fall for anything, is an often quoted mantra of phenomenal personalities, with great pleasure we present the works of Auxano Designs.

Based in the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, Jeweller and Businesswoman Juliet Nebblett allowed this exclusive interview concerning her work. There are very few designers/artists who are able to take the real and make it palpable to the world of art.

This juxtaposition continues to be re-defined throughout the ages for instance through sculpture, tattoos, and carvings. Auxano Designs exemplifies this tradition beautifully in collections of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and hair-clips.

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Weekly Discussion, The Battle Of The Sexes: Who Spends Frivolously , Men Or Women?

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Funny how both sexes accuse each other on their spending report. It is hard to fathom when it comes to humans and their struggle for money, but the question posed here is: Who spends money more recklessly? Men say women squander their money on unnecessary items and beauty products (recession-influenced shopping habit).

Women on the other hand want to refute this long held stereotype, by saying men spend much money on high tech gadgets, travel and luxury foods, clothes, restaurants and so on. Due to the current turbulent economy, nobody wants to take the blame?

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Motivational Message Of The Week: How To Invite Success Into Your Life Using “ABC”.

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It is very easy to find yourself wildly seeking for the simplest way to pull in some sort of success into your life or into whatever goal you are chasing. Unknown to most of us, the method needed to fetch success is far simpler than we are made to believe. As I have always said, you do not need to be smart or have the IQ of Einstein to achieve the success you desire.

Achieving success demands the application of the ordinary “ABC” of life. When this is effectively applied, no matter where you are hiding under the sun, success will find you. What is this unknown “ABC” application needed to pull in success and bring to us a complete realization of our dreams?

A=Ability

Ability can be defined as “the quality of being able to perform”. This is the first ingredient needed to pull in success. I have always said and attached heavy weight to performance when it comes to success.

Taking action or having the ability to perform an act geared towards your goal is a fundamental success doctrine. You need to put in some sort of action. You must have the ability to act if you desire to be successful. The dreams you have will not materialize if you omit to act.

Idleness and omission are opposing forces to “ability”. If you really want to grab the success you deserve, you must act and act now. Get out of your comfort zone and pull in the quality of being able to perform (“A” factor). Jump out there today and pull in some action, it is needed to bring you the success you are entitled to.

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Weekly Discussion,The Battle Of The Sexes: Which Gender Cheats Most Or Is More Likely To Cheat In Relationships?

Each week, alternating with our usual “Weekly Discussion” we will be throwing out issues that will bring the voices of our male and female readers out. A “word fight” in an objective defence of whatever gender one belongs to. This week, let us have a look at relationships in the light of which gender cheats … Read more

Motivational Message Of The Week: Competing With Yourself Is The Key To Success

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Competition is an effective tool needed to keep mankind on track on the path of success. This tool as a two cutting edges and therefore can produce two opposite results depending on which edge is in use.

I like to compete in life but only with myself. Any other form of competition such as competing with your friends’ achievements, that of your siblings, neighbors or foes is an erroneous move which puts unnecessary pressure and restrains on you and your achievements.

Have a close look at your fingers and you will quickly come to a quick realization that “all your fingers are not equal”. No matter how much competition they dig into with themselves, they can never be equal, yet they all have important and unique function to perform.

Examining and scrutinizing your life in efforts to have a vivid picture of your achievements and thereby setting up goals to attain the targets you have set for yourself is what I call “competing with yourself”.

For instance, if you just wrote an examination and you attained a pass mark of 70 and looking at your “own” achievement, decide to improve on this by targeting 90 the next time, it is perfectly right and a good move. This is what competition in life should all be about, “Competing with your own achievements”.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: West African Supermodels You Must Know

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The difference between a model and a Supermodel is that they command the high fashion runways of fashion designers in Milan, Paris and New York. The money he/she commands because of their looks and reputation translate into a feature in elite print advertisements including but not limited to international magazine covers, international commercials and international billboards.

Supermodels are the cream of the crop, they sometimes get insurance on certain body parts due to it being their money-maker.  Once in a while I will feature articles on Supermodels from Africa with special attention to our region.

The one thing all these Supermodels have in common is the fact that they were discovered in western countries for instance fast rising high-fashion darlings Kelly Moreira and Salieu Jalloh were discovered in France and New York respectively.

The most powerful modelling agencies in the world represent these west African models. From these photos you can see they indeed command attention of the most famous designers in the world.

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Weekly Discussion, Let’s Get Talking: To What Extent Can You Brag About Your Woman Or Man?

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I am single and I am content with being single. I have chosen to be single for reasons which I consider necessary and important. I know a lot of single people on here share the same sentiment.

It is sometimes really annoying to have things rubbed in your face by friends and acquaintances. I spent almost my entire weekend listening to one of my friends who visited extensively bragging about her man.

It got me a little jealous and then it became annoying. Everything was “Kelvin this, Kelvin that”. I know it is good to be in a relationship but to what extent can a woman brag about her man and the vice versa?

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Fashion & Lifestyle: Going Leather Is Rocking Now!

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The fashion train starts in Paris, winds its way into Milan and makes noise in New York thus we have fierce competition even with echoes that reverberate  from UK, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Lagos and Jo’burg.

I did not agree with all the trends but when the runway speaks, it has a amazing effect to stun its critics when the streets embrace them. After tireless trending’s in the latest magazines and the visions of fashion gods, I have narrowed down a selected few as an F.Y.I.  My regards to Nederlands based Vlisco for the exclusive look at their Haute Maroquinerie choice leather items to be showcased at their boutiques in Togo, Cote d’Voire, Congo DRC and Benin.

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Motivational Message Of The Week: The Only Way Forward Is To Think Positive

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It is far unreasonable to ask mankind to continually think positive even in the midst of the various problems that engulf our everyday life. Life is tough and it has been tough since time immemorial.

No one ever said it was going to be easy anyway, and even if someone said it, there isn’t any guarantee for such a buoyant promise so do not rely on it. We have no option than to find a workable way around the tight fixed thorny walls of life within which we are placed.

Fixed to a tight corner and presented with unfavourable conditions each day, such state of affair pushes us to endlessly lament over our lives. Many of us cannot even remember a day we got up from our beds and did not think about how sad and pathetic our lives are, despite all our optimism and hard work geared towards making it better.

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Blog: Does It Really Matter?

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I am not sure if any of you have been in this situation before. Early this month, an unmarried friend of mine who has a younger sister was at the wedding of her sister and what she thought was the attention day for her lil sister became that of hers.( All eyes was on her like 2pac)

Countless well wishers of her sister including family members who greeted my friend said the same thing. I guess at this point, you know what they all said to her.

She did not look or sound jealous and neither did she ask for anyone’s pity or assurance, yet these African women all said “Do not worry, you are next, yours will come soon”.

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Weekend Laugh Out Loud: No Where Cool, Ogyakrom!

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Many years ago before I packed my packages to make my way to London, the below article was just another comic piece to me. After years of living abroad, it seems not to be much of a comic writing to me, maybe a satire. No matter how you will see it, the truth of the matter is that it carries raw elements of fact mixed with comedy.

For your weekend laugh out loud, read the article below. I do not know the author to credit him or her as this has been in circulation for years.

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Love & Relationship Tips: Controlling Anger To Spark Up Your Relationship

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Do you realize how relationship and anger now go hand in hand? It seems anger has become common and acceptable in our communities. Although it is normal and natural to be angry, it ceases to be normal if it becomes a routine or uncontrollable.

In relationships, anger, rage, fight and arguments are inevitable, but what do we achieve at the end of all these? When an individual is angry, a lot that should not be said are poured out.

Have you ever thought of working on your anger or considered an anger management class? Which ever way, try these effective working tips and see how much it will spark up your relationship:

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Motivational Message Of The Week: There Is Nothing In-between Success & Failure Called “Trying”, Stop Celebrating Mediocrity In Your Life.

Many are times when we deceive ourselves and soothe our failure with phrases like “I was just trying”, “I tried” or “I will give it a try”. Some of us have convincingly created a chimera space between “Success” and “Failure” called “Trying”. As we forge forward in life, the constant deceit of ourselves in relation … Read more

Love & Relationship Advice: My Dad “Dislikes” Me Because I No Longer Believe In Sunday Church Services

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Hello GC,

The love I have for my dad is strong because my mum died when I was still too young to remember her. He always tells me how much I resemble her, our family even agrees with him.

As I get older, my preferences are changing, there is one change that my dad does not agree with. I no longer go to church with him and the rest of the family.

My dad has begun saying that I am no longer the daughter who is like her mother all because I don’t go to church the way she did.

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Fashion & Lifestyle: Tic n’ Tall

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The dress was a Venice Dimilo inspired Versace gown that J.Lo wore to an American awards ceremony in 2007, until that day the heavy derriere saw no love in the eyes of high fashion designers.

Some will argue that it was rather Marilyn Monroe’s iconic 1950’s white halter dress in the film “Some Like It Hot” that gave rise to appreciation of curvier ladies. Whatever the truth, being womanly means money to today’s designer and the following creations prove it.

Big and Tall men however don’t seem to have a clear fashion icon, but the late R&B soul singer Luther Vandross and for lack of a better example local crooner Jewel Archer comes to mind. Thankfully, our men can look outside the comforts of Joromi to suite their large frame.

The problem areas for men tend to be in the waist area, followed by the height. Must have for men are suspenders, pin-striped suits with a V-breast cut, a pant leg that 3/4 past your actual waist to shoe length, and pockets that accommodate the size of your hands.

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Love & Relationship Advice: My Family Is Pressuring To Meet My Boyfriend & He Says No! I Am Worried…

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My name is Katherine, I have been with my boyfriend for 5months now and I am really happy with him. He is the best thing to happen to me and treats me just like a girl should be treated. When we started dating, my family wanted to meet him the moment they got to know about him.

He was honest with me and told me that we were barely dating and that he usually waited a couple of months before meeting the family, which I thought was okay because at least he had made an effort to meet my mother (plus driving 3 hours just to spend a few hours at my house). My mom liked him and said she thought he was really nice.

My oldest brother is the only one that has not yet met him. My oldest brother wants to meet him and there has been two times when I have tried to pressure my boyfriend to go and meet him which I have felt bad for trying to force him, but at the same time I feel pressured by my family to do so.

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Motivational Message Of The Week: Effective Networking, The Most Important Single Ingredient Of Success

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I have said time and again that success is a lousy, dicey and uncertain concept. You can be riding high today with success at your foot, without some little bit of luck and know how, you can easily loose all the success you have attained.

In a similar light, you can be living today without anything to your name or progress, but with just a little shake up in your attitude, direction and mode of interaction, you could find your dreams becoming a reality.

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