Naturalistas on the Red Carpet #OscarEdition

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2014 and took place tonight, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Everyone looked stunning per usual but I would like to point out the Naturalistas that were spotted working the carpet. These two women are never shy about rocking their hair all natural in front of and off the camera.

Did these ladies work it or what!?

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Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong’o Wins Again!

Lupita Nyong’o has signed on as the New Ambassadress of Lancôme! Her year is not only proving to be very noteworthy but also LUCRATIVE. There is no doubt in my mind that in the last few months she has had a number of beaty, fashion and dacting roles to choose from. Her elegance, grace and style have been a forced to reckoned with- setting a new standard in the beauty world.

Nyong’o released a statement by the French beauty house, “I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Ads are set to be released in September. And I can bet that this is not the last that we will see from her. Im truly excited for her and cant wait for more to come from this beauty!

 

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Excuse Me While I Rant

Just finished a debate on an Instagram post by a boutique owner – who shall remain nameless. She posted this picture:

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And proceeded to say that she was happy that she won and her hair looks great! But natural hair is not for everybody. Hmmmmm.

Now you #teamnatural came out of kinks to respond to this- Including me! And I never get into meaningless and debates on any social network but I felt the need to voice my opinion on such an ignorant comment/opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion whether it be good or bad. But to say that natural does not look good on everybody is to say that the skin color you were born with does not suit you- You were born that way!

She went on to explain that what she meant was: ‘Some people use being natural as an excuse to not keep up with their appearance. They roll out of bed and not do anything to their hair.’
Well some women with relaxed hair do the same thing also. So there’s no difference there. There are plenty of times when I roll out of bed and I do not have to do anything to my hair at all expect for take my scarf off. Yet my hair does not look unkept or messy.

There were other comments as well from people who were supportive of this post. Women were saying that ‘being natural is trend.’ I hear this a lot and I feel as though, my hair is not a trend. Trends are things that fade with time and come back again. My natural hair is here to stay. Its been with me since birth and it will be with me when I leave this earth. There is no way I would go back to a process that is damaging to my hair. I returned natural because I wanted to grow strong and healthy hair. And relaxing it every 6-8 weeks was not doing anything but damaging it.

I feel as though people have become so accustomed to how their hair is supposed to LOOK as opposed to how its supposed to BE. I do not knock anyone who has relaxed hair. Its just not for me anymore. But I do not take it too lightly if you try and knock mine either. Especially making rude and ignorant comments that have no substance.

My thing is keep the negative comments to yourself. If its not for you- Its not for you and that goes with anything. It hurts to see black women so divided on a subject where we should be banding together.

I apologize for my rant. Just had to vent.

Peace.