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Angela Simmons rocks "yes" on booty pants, fashionable or raunchy?

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Message from Montie

Shamontiel is the author of two novels: "Change for a Twenty" and "Round Trip." Check her out at shamontiel.com.

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Who do you think this is wearing these pants?

There are fashion do's and fashion don'ts. Some of the "in" fashion is stuff I'm rocking already and sometimes I take notes from fashion magazines if I'm comfortable, but one thing I never could get into was pants or shorts with words on the booty. I always thought women who wore these crazy bottoms either didn't have anything back there and needed to bring attention to it or wanted to bring more attention to it.

 

But wearing these pants is like wearing shirts with the cleavage showing. (I'm guilty of that one.) I have more than a little bit of V-neck sweaters or fitted tops. But words? I saw a tweet from @entertainreal about Starcasm.net's coverage and several photos of one-half of "Daddy's Little Girls" Angela Simmons, daughter of Reverend Run (Run DMC), rocking purple spandex pants with the word "Yes" in white letters across her butt.

 

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Diamonds & Lace EventScaping presents The Makeup Bar of Chicago's official launch party

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Shamontiel is the author of two novels: "Change for a Twenty" and "Round Trip." Check her out at shamontiel.com.

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Relana, co-owner of Diamonds & Lace EventScaping

 

If you're a fan of BRAVO's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," then you probably know about Atlanta's Makeup Bar parties with women being photographed and socializing while getting makeovers. Chicagoans will get to experience these "Girls Night In" events with The Makeup Bar of Chicago's official launch party on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Makeup Bar of Chicago will be located at the Dream Boutique Lounge at 1750 N. Clark.

 

"I saw ["The Real Housewives of Atlanta"], and I loved the concept," said Relana Johnson, the Creative Director and co-owner of a Chicago wedding planning company called Diamonds & Lace EventScaping. "I saw that there were lots of inquiries about it. As an entrepreneur, I saw that this could be something fantastic to bring to Chicago instead of us being the ones that get the trend last."

 

Similar to the "The Real Housewives of Atlanta's" third episode of season one, women will get makeovers, take photographs and liquor will be served. However, The Makeup Bar of Chicago adds some unique activities to the event. Diamonds & Lace's event will include eight or nine licensed professional makeup artists, two or three photographers, a chocolate martini sampler provider and wine tasting provider, a tarot card reader, a "resident eyelash diva" and one henna hand artist. Other entertainment will include complimentary mini-makeup applications; a body art fashion show; samba, burlesque and Caribbean dance performances from Sensuality Training for Good Gyrrls; and complimentary appetizers. The Dream Boutique Lounge has a full bar and restaurant. Valet parking will also be provided.

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French Vogue allows Dutch supermodel to pose in blackface

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Shamontiel is the author of two novels: "Change for a Twenty" and "Round Trip." Check her out at shamontiel.com.

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Dutch supermodel Lara Stone in blackface

After reading The Kyles Files blog "Australian Blackface Performers Need a Gut Punch," I shook my head wondering why these guys felt the need to dress up in blackface just to reenact the Jackson 5. And I thought that after the huge issue that created that things would calm down. But low and behold, Jezebel.com reported a Dutch supermodel named Lara Stone is in blackface for a model shoot with French Vogue in the October edition.

 

As annoying as "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Kim Zolciak's song "Tardy for the Party" is, I love her, not only because the song is catchy but because she was uncomfortable with the idea of posing as a black woman (an idea posed by her very vain African-American ex-friend NeNe) during an alter-ego photo shoot this season. She got it. I wish Kim would visit these locations and talk to these women about why she was uncomfortable with the idea. I never did find out whether it was an issue of blackface or did she really just not want to do it, but I spent more time glaring at the screen wondering why NeNe wanted her to be a black woman in that alter ego shot so badly on this season of "Real Housewives of Atlanta."

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