How to create your own vision board

“Remember that what you see and think about everyday has the power to form in your life..” This month has taken me through a lot...

My First Vision Board

This past weekend, was sort of a drag.. because I felt sad (hey that rhymed); life was just getting the best of me and...

Go From Vision Board To Visionary In 3 Easy Steps!

I made my first vision board in 2002. Not only did I not finish but also I wasn’t really sure what I wanted out...

Our Picks

Ode to the Beautiful Dreamers and Creatives

We're quirky, and cutesy, and witty, and we're proud of it. We make no apologies about who we are or what we love. We use our virtual spaces and faces to share loud voices and passions with the highest of frequencies....

10 Tips For Mastering the Art Of Flat-Lay Photography

If you are an Instagram Fanatic then you know Flat-lays are the IT moment. They took over the photography world since early 2015 correct me if am not wrong and this bad boys keep serving looks on Instagram and all bloggers...

Healing…

How I dealt with my pain-anxiety, and what I'm still working on. The process of healing can be a daunting one, but it's instrumental in the restoration process. I had been dealing with severe anxiety for some time now. I hate to admit...

DIY: How I created my rebirth photo shoot outfit

I recently took one month to clear my mind and heal from a few things that still had a hold on my heart. I took time to clear my mind and work on new content. While coming up with content I decided...

Fashion Icon Files: Sandra Clark from “227”

Every television show had a breakout star. Sandra Clark from the 1980's television show "227" is one of my personal favorite style icons. Played by "Sister Sister" actress, Jackee Harry, Sandra was a fashion force to be reckoned with on the iconic...

The Top 5 Problems That Actors Have

THE CREATIVE/TECHNICAL SIDE OF ACTING As an actress, there is a process when preparing to film or rehearse a scene. There are many things an actor has to be aware of, such as, the character, the environment, purpose, previous events that occurred...

Black Panther More than Just a Superhero Movie

I got lucky and won tickets to see an advance screening of Black Panther. I took my daughter with me. She’s been a Black Panther fan since she saw the character in the Captain America: Civil War movie, and the day...

The People Of Color Behind The Scenes Of Black Panther

Black Panther is a triumph on so many levels for creators in The Culture. It’s a box office smash (10th highest grossing film of all-time), a critical darling, and a cultural phenomenon that has had a global reach. We know about the tremendous actors...

Lifestyle

Living the Life…

I have a saying that I pretty much live by. It's my go-to response when people tell me that I seem to be "living...

Is It Time To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone?

Is there ever a right time to step out of your comfort zone? Have you seen the movie Eat, Pray, Love? At least heard about...

Stepping Out On Faith

Have you ever found yourself at a surprising life crossroad? Something that you never saw coming but all of a sudden its a thought...

6 Simple Ways to Help Someone Feel Better Today

Help Someone Feel Better About Themselves Back in the old days, communities, tribes, folk and families thrived on doing things together. Not only did ways...

Being traditional-minded in a hook-up culture

Some people will say yes there is a hook-up culture and some will say no. I recently read an article that said the hook-up...

My Hair Journey To Becoming Natural

Every girl, who has decided to go natural contemplated it probably numerous times, before she actually put down the relaxer, blow dryer, flat iron,...

4 Things I’ve Learned from Cross-Country Moves

My career path has taken me from my home city of Philadelphia, to rural Central Pennsylvania, to a small town in South Carolina, to...

How Journaling Changed My Life

"Journaling has become my hero. My superpower. And my healer." ~ Amani Rakeia. IT'S JUST A BOOK SIS ... WRONG. Journaling is a way for me to...

Personal Style

1970s Vintage Sartorial Matters Dress

DRESS: 1970s Vintage - Sartorial Matters BLAZER: Vintage SHOES: ASOS BAG: Inu Inu I feel like maxi dresses do a great job of making you look taller if...

Olive Green 5 Ways

This frugal fashionista is always looking for ways to do more with less. Isn't that the way of the world right now? I have...

JB x Tobi Collaboration: Olive Jumpsuit

This is another look from my collaboration with Tobi: The Anisha Olive Crepe Jumpsuit. I have a very deep love for jumpsuits. Putting on one...

Carousel

Greetings everyone! Life is like a Carousel going round and round!  Let’s not forget to have fun, and not get so busy making a living...

NALA inspired makeup look using only rimmel london products

Hello Kings and Queens! I'm super excited for lion king the movie, so excited that I decided to do a NALA inspired makeup look....

How To Maintain Relaxed Hair While Working Out | Style Domination by Dominique

Alrighty - you all asked for this video over and over again, so here it is! My top tips for maintaining your relaxed hair...

Creativity

Oprah on What Creativity Means to Her

Oprah shares what she believes about creativity. What does it mean to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Why creativity is the missing piece in the wellness puzzle

Way back when quinoa was something that no-one could pronounce – creatives knew the inherent benefit in making art. The anecdotal evidence was clear...

The According to Adrienne Toolbox: My List of Must-haves for the Newbie Creator

Since launching According to Adrienne over a year ago, I’ve often been asked about the resources and tools I use to create my content and...

Writing

Why writers love National Library Week

When DJ Khaled made the lyrical announcement that he wasn’t really checkin for “No New Friends” I happily sang along in agreeance. Deciding my...

Choosing to Be a Writer/Artist

A few years ago, I was at a church service in which I shared a piece of my writing with the congregation. After the...

Character Description No-No

There is a pancake house in my area that has the brightest sign on the street. Electric blues, yellows and pinks flash across the screen...

Pros and Cons of Publishing with a Small Press: A Publisher’s Perspective

At one time, I would have never considered querying a small press. To be honest, with everyone either self-publishing or working toward obtaining a publishing...

Ego Kills the Draft

The first draft of anything isn't necessarily your best draft. It's raw, crude, without a lot of plot form and may even be junk. You...

The Arts

Actors: How to Book Work

This video is an update of what has been going on with my acting journey. PLUS you will get tips on how to go...

Asia E. Marche: Grey’s Anatomy Monologue

Character Bio: Smart. Educated. Firm. Skillful. A female doctor who dedicates her life to the medicine. She doesn't show her emotions unless pushed over...

Asia E. Marche: Fed Up Wife Monologue

Character Bio: Successful, Controlling, Disciplined, Professional. This woman’s husband who is a politician has gotten caught in a scandal with sending nude pictures of...

Asia E. Marche: Being Mary Jane Performance

Character Bio Independent, complex, successful educated black woman

Blogging

Blogging Brings Out My Insecurities

Comme Coco is my baby. It is my little place on the internet that I can share my thoughts, outfits, inspirations and photography. It makes...

What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of Consistent Blogging

It's almost been ONE full year that I've been blogging consistently, and gosh has been a ride! A good ride lol, yet a ride....

Behind the Pretty Pictures From a Blogger’s View

Hey gorgeous people, it's still woman's history month. In collaboration with my fellow blogger babe and youtuber Sheabutter Shea. I have participated in her...

How To Start a Blog: 8 Easy Steps

Hey Beautiful I am back with another post. Something that has always been close to my heart. While am at it. I might just give...

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