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#DIYThursday: Celebrity Stylist, Corey Roche’s Fashion Emergency Remedies

This article was created just for Dangerous Lee. Thanks, Corey!

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Corey Roché – Celebrity Stylist: The Real

No matter your finances everyone should base their wardrobe off of staple/statement pieces. Using this method will expand your wardrobe providing you with multiple options and looks. In short, creating the illusion of a larger wardrobe.
Staple/statement pieces are (but not limited to):

  • Women; bags, shoes, jacket/blazer and accessories.
  • Men; shoes, jacket/blazer, belts and hats.
  • You can take your normal everyday jean and tank or t-shirt to the next level by adding a blazer and an after 5 shoe and go to dinner, meeting or even a date!

And if you’re accident prone don’t worry I have some remedies that will assist you along the way to keep your staple/statement pieces in tact to maintain that pristine condition:

I’m a vegan, and I incorporate that into my work [by trying] to use natural, effective remedies

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Corey styling Tamera Mowry-Housley on set of The Real.

ROCHE’S REMEDIES

  1. WATER + VODKA
    If you place these two simple agents into a spray bottle, you have an at-home dry cleaning service. It deodorizes the garments.
  2. BAKING SODA + DISTILLED WHITE VINEGAR
    These two agents assist me with the removal of a wide range of stains on most fabrics.
  3. CORNSTARCH
    Great for food grease and can be used on leather, silk or other delicate fabrics.
  4. HYDROGEN PEROXIDE
    Works well on organic stains such as wine, chocolate, grass, blood or—what I use it most for—armpit sweat.

Treatment is just as important because you do not want to push the stain further into the fabric. [For] food stains, use the edge of a dull butter knife to gently remove residual food without rubbing the stain. [For] liquid stains, be careful not to rub the stain; simply blot it with a dry cloth, then attempt stain removal.


This piece was created in collaboration with Corey Roche by Paul Fredrick. Paul Fredrick; an online menswear company specializing in customized dress shirts.

This inforgraphic includes Corey’s tips and tricks for on the go wardrobe malfunctions.

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Top Story: My Thoughts On Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy

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I applaud Angelina Jolie and any other woman for taking the necessary medical steps to live a longer and healthier life for themselves and their family. Cancer is a HUGE deal so don’t think I am making light of it, but if I hear one more person give her kudos for having her breasts removed because she’s considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, I will scream!

Her breasts being removed is much deeper than Hollywood beauty and it’s beside the point!

People are literally visualizing her breasts being hacked off, but that’s not the case. The procedure involves removing the tissue inside the breasts and replacing it with implants.

Besides, now Angelina Jolie will always have perfect, perky breasts, so her vanity is still in tact and I’m sure she got a pair that hold up better than the originals.

Of course if she decides to have more children, before having her ovaries removed (she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian Cancer), she will not be able to breastfeed; other than that the physical aspects of her decision were probably last on her list of worries.

Angelina has said that she doesn’t feel less of a woman after the procedure and she shouldn’t because breasts don’t make the woman. The woman makes the breasts!

Werk those new ta-tas, Angelina!

 

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Women's History Month Spotlight: Gloria Montgomery, PhD

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Name and Occupation:
Gloria Montgomery, PhD
Executive Director of Hollywood & Vine Recovery Center
Northridge, CA

How long have you been in business and what do you like most about the business?

I’ve been in business for over 50 years developing programs all over the country. What I like most about this is that it’s instrumental in restoring families and giving people their lives back. I’ve worked with Bob Hope and I liked bringing entertainment to people’s lives with this business. With the Hollywood & Vine recovery center, we had the opportunity to do several SoberFest Musicals and the event in November 2000 was officially granted by the Governor as SoberFest Day.

 What do you enjoy most about being a woman?

I enjoy the freedom of being a black woman in America today. I have the freedom to follow my own career. I enjoy working with all sorts of people across all stratus of society; I felt a compulsion to work in this field and I worked with Martin Luther King and I walked with him on his freedom march. I attended his mass and I did a lot of things that others maybe didn’t get to experience.

What do you hate most about being a woman?

What I hate is how women are being treated around the world. The care and treatment of women around the world is heartbreaking. It’s oppressive. In this day and age, in 2013, what is wrong with the world that we are mistreating people?

What or who influences you the most?

I am influenced by music and good books, but I am greatly influenced when I see people go through the recovery process and see them actively back in their life. That is very pleasing to see people get their life back. When I watch them develop through the recovery process that is pleasing to me.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

Even though I do a lot of work around the country and I’ve been actively working in the field of addiction and in the field of music, I’m very introverted. I appear extroverted, but I’m actually very introverted.

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Movie Review: Melancholia

Melancholia first came across my radar because of the hoopla surrounding Kirsten Dunst appearing nude in the film. I believe that was a ploy to get people interested in this under the radar film, but the plot is what interested me most. The first time I watched Melancholia the beginning slow motion sequence bored me to death, but as the movie went on I was in a trance as parts of the sequence began to make sense. I love this movie. I love the soundtrack. It’s a beautiful work of art. It’s a movie that will make you think and feel. Having said all that not everyone that sees this film will see it that way. Not just because we’re all different, but because this film is not typical or ordinary by Hollywood standards. The second time I watched it I was fully able to appreciate it without prejudice.

Melancholia is the name of a planet that has been hiding behind the sun and is now on a collision course to end life on earth. Melancholia plays a small yet volatile role in this film. Usually in films that deal with the end of the world the focus is on how everyone in the world is panacking or a plan to save the world. In this film the focus is on this family and their literal view of Melancholia as it heads towards earth.

I didn’t like Kirsten Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård as a couple in this film, but their relationship is only valid during the first half of the movie, so I was thankful when they parted. I was also thankful because their relationship seemed to be forced upon them in the first place.  I also didn’t totally understand why Kirsten Dunst’s character has an American accent and her mother, father, and sister have English accents. But, I know that these things I’ve mentioned are part of the soul of the film and not having everything spelled out is part of what makes you think when watching this film. It’s also irrevelant when you consider the fact that the end of the world is near.

I love a movie with an unhappy ending. I’m definitely gonna buy this one!

Rating: 5 Out Of 5 stars!

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Project X (1987) vs. Project X (2012)

Now Hollywood is Recycling Movie Titles

These two films are nothing alike and as far as I know have no real connection other than the fact that they share the same title.

Project X (1987) is a film centered on the Air Force using chimps for inhumane experiments. 

Project X (1987) is actually very reminiscent of what happens to the apes in the latest remake of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

I watched it a million times as a kid and HBO is currently running it again; I’m sure Project X (2012) being released today has something to do with that.

Project X (2012) is about teenagers throwing a party to make a name for themselves. The premise seems to be something that is all too true in popular media; do something stupid and receive instant fame.

In essence it seems that the humans in Project X (2012) are offering themselves up as the experiment. I have no intentions of buying a ticket to see Project X (2012), so if you see it let me know what you think.

Click the movie posters to learn more about each film:

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Movie Review: Red Tails

Red Tails is a very important film, one that almost never saw the light of day because Hollywood did not know how to market a film with an all Black cast. You market a film with all brown people the same way you would market any other action film. Hollywood is certainly not having a problem shoving a War Horse down our throats.

It still baffles me that Hollywood didn’t know what to do with Red Tails, but since Hollywood is enamered with remakes and bringing everything to the big screen in 3D, I am really not surprised. Hollywood, for the lack of a better word, sucks! To be honest, Red Tails is a film that I would not have much interest in if there was no connection to the African-American experience. I am not a fan of war films, but because the success of this film opening weekend will send a very strong message to Hollywood in terms of the power of Black films I was more than happy to see it.

It’s a very good film. I am always happy to see Black faces on the big screen because it means Black folks are working and are being represented! I’ve heard that some Black women are upset that one of the characters (Lightning) is in love with an Spanish speaking Italian woman. Well, guess what ladies, they are based in Italy. Is this really such a big deal or a big surprise??? Don’t get me wrong, I get where the frustrartion is coming from, but it is misplaced, and by holding that type of anger you miss the whole point of the film.

I appreciate that George Lucas made sure this film was made and that he took millions of dollars out of his own pocket to make it happen. Quite frankly, that is the least he could have done and I am sure that he will make it all back and then some. The only complaint I have is that there seemed to be something lacking in the sound of the film. I feel like the war scenes wern’t loud enough and the cinematography was a bit off, but it takes more than $58 million to produce a film with all the necessary bells and whistles.

George Lucas has said that if this film does well that there is a prequel and a sequel that will be much better, so please support this film so that we can see more sexy chocolate on the big screen. Eat your heart out, Hollywood!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Movie Review: Conan The Barbarian


I’m really not sure why Hollywood felt the need to remake this one because it wasn’t earth shattering or anything very special about it. Lots of killing and blood, of course, but other than that it was just OK. I thought the plot (finding scattered bone pieces) was ridiculous because they should have been destroyed in the first place. Yea, I know, it’s a movie, common sense does not always apply.

Jason Momoa is very sexy as Conan and I am very happy that there was a sex scene, but I prefer the Arnold Schwarzenegger versions with Grace Jones and James Earl Jones. The older versions had better plots and cooler characters. The new Conan seems very cold and way too blood thirsty! But hey, he is a Barbarian…

I was also very shocked to see Rose McGowan in this film. It’s a huge departure from the roles she usually plays, so good for her. I am also happy that the new Conan has some ethnic flair. Lisa Bonet is a lucky woman!

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Movie Review: Abduction

Taylor Lautner is hot! He has proven that he will have a career outside of the werewolf in the Twilight series. Taylor is the main reason I wanted to see this film, but that wasn’t enough to make this movie outstanding. It is a good film and action packed, but the acting is corny and the plot sometimes predictable. I also didn’t realize until shortly before seeing this film that it was directed by Boyz in the Hood director, John Singleton. Kudos to John for getting more mainstream gigs.

I also didn’t know that Taylor Lautner was dating his on-screen love interest, Lily Collins, in real life who also happens to be musician Phil Collins daughter (she must look like her mother!).

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In this film, Taylor Lautner, portrays a young man that discovers his image on a missing persons website. From there he learns that the people who have raised him are not his real parents. This is where I get pissed off because Taylor, who is said to have “distant” Native American heritage, very much appears to be full if not half Native American and his parents in this film are as White as they come. When we get a glimpse at his real parents in this film, they do not appear to be much more ethnic than the people who raised him.

I know it’s a Hollywood film, but I like things to make sense sometimes. Anyway ladies, if you love Taylor in Twilight you’ll also love looking at him make out on a train in Abduction.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Movie Review: Apollo 18


Apollo 18 is the latest Hollywood attempt at a truth telling documentary style film. The official description of the film reads: Decades-old found footage from NASA’s abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two (it’s actually three) American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon (Source).

Apollo 18 was just OK. There’s not much to say about it from my point of view. I knew going in that it was not real NASA footage, so I was just waiting to see the creature(s) that take out the astronauts and prevent them from returning to earth. I must say that the creatures are nothing like I expected and that was the most entertaining thing about this film. Other than that, wait to rent this one. You aren’t missing much.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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