How to Be a Diva

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  • What is a Diva?

    A diva is a woman that knows her worth and carries herself with respect and a hint of arrogance. She is self-assured, not self-centered. She is feminine and stylish. She is confident in herself and her qualities and is not jealous of other women. She constantly strives to make her impact on the world around her.
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Hairstyles

Posted by madisonrose1 on December 27, 2008

Bold looks for the fearless woman!

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Jourdan Dunn is the colour of money

Posted by madisonrose1 on December 27, 2008

She’s British, she’s beautiful and she’s black. Hooray! At last, the industry might be waking up to its dark secret

 
Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

There’s an open secret in the beauty industry and it’s a guilty one: the industry is racist. And it seems a storm is set to break about this, exactly as it did over the size-zero campaign. You might imagine that, among fashionistas, beauty would be welcome in any form, and the more diverse, the better. But you would be wrong. These days, ethnic beauty is pretty much invisible. Last month, I took a quick snapshot of what you currently see in fashion magazines. I bought 25kg of glossies in random armfuls from a top newsagent; mainly British and American, but also several from Europe, as well as Japanese and Indian Vogue. All those kilograms added up to literally thousands of pages, and the result was conclusive. Compared to the vast numbers of white girls in them, there were hardly any ethnic models, and few of those were black. In all the editorial photoshoots and advertisements combined, there were only 163 ethnic women, and of these only 14 were black.

 

View the rest of the article at Times Online.

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Step Two- Start at the Top

Posted by madisonrose1 on December 25, 2008

Your hair, whether it be fine, straight, relaxed, natural, kinky or curly, is an asset. So take care of it like you would your material treasures. No you don’t have to have big hair to be a diva. However, we do occasionally like to rock the ridiculously long ponytail or the semi-big hair, pending that it doesn’t get out of control and slap your friends and family every time you turn left or right. There are levels of divahood. Typically drama divas love to rock lots of long, big hair, because they love attention. Nothing wrong with that. Doesn’t mean you have to.

So here are a few staples: Keep it healthy. Condition often! Wear a hairstyle appropriate for the shape of your face. Lucky for me, I have a versatile oval head, so I’ve rocked everything from short to long. Weaves and wigs are excellent for switching up your style without over processing your own hair. While you may have a signature style, we divas have to keep it fresh. At my previous job, everyone would always called me a chameleon. I changed my look with each season.

If you have short hair: don’t try to force it into a funky style that it doesn’t want to go into. Cut it into a short style. Sometimes the sexiest thing about a woman can be her long graceful neck. Accept the face you have and work with it.

If you have medium to long hair, keep those ends neat. Cut off split ends. They cannot be mended. Stay away from harsh gels and that Pump it Up crap! If you try combing that out it will rip your hair right out. If you must use it, wash it out, don’t comb it out. Try to use a mild holding spray like Motions, instead. When you move, the hair should move. Just like that.

If you wear it natural, in an afro, twists or locs, keep it moisturized and that kitchen lined up. Even if the actual style is wild. It should say, “Yes, take a second look. You will remember me!”

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Step One: Decide to be a Diva

Posted by madisonrose1 on December 25, 2008

“She sounds like a freakin’ Self-Help Book!”

Yes, I know ladies. And I sincerely apologize for being cliché. But I have to be honest. Being a diva, being whatever you want to be, begins inside. You have to decide that not only do you want to be a diva, you are a diva. The wonderful thing about being a diva is that no one can tell you a damn thing! You are smart, strong and have a spine made of steel. You’re not opposed to suggestions, maybe even constructive criticism, because one can always do better. But negativity does not bother you. You do not ingest it into your system. It cannot permeate you. Oh, this takes some getting used to. You may cringe on the inside when someone says something hurtful to you, at first. But fake it until you make it. Pretend that the negativity doesn’t bother you until you get to the point that it doesn’t. A true diva understands that most negativity comes from feelings of jealousy or inadequacy. It is a weakness and a diva sees right through these types of individuals.

It may take a while to reach this point, but once you decide that you know yourself better than anyone else, it would literally take the force of Christ himself to tear you down.

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