Various thoughts & discoveries on my 31st birthday…

Today is my second year being a thirty something and I experienced this birthday with a greater calmness than the last. Last year I became riddled with anxiety and disappointment after feeling as if I had failed to accomplish any real substantial life goals. With another 365 under my belt, most of those goals are STILL not accomplished but i have grown to understand and accept that as long as I continue to work towards meeting them with genuine effort that is all that matters.

Today i share a birthday with Denzel Washington, Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Gayle King (Oprah’s homegirl), John Legend, Joe Manganiello (True Blood), & Miles Brown (youngest son on Blackish).

Putting a quality business together is hard as F-U-C-K…that is all.

Lose all inhibitions.

Its time to do some adult things like open myself up to a love like Tracy “Mahogany” Chambers & Brian Walker. I think I have grown too comfortable with being by myself.

As with all past years I look forward to the start of a new year…which simply symbolizes a fresh beginning, but if i can be honest, I began working on 2016 goals some time ago.

Goals on Goals on Goals.

MOHNA LYSSAA & REDLIPSTICK will be properly introduced in the 2016 year.

new friends. new energy. positive vibes.

I’m ready to move…seriously.

I want to go to Harpo’s and hear Shug Avery sing.

I love and value my Black people that are constantly made to feel inadequate even by other ethnic groups that are only one historic horror away from being treated the same as us.

Happy Birthday Beautiful and please please please continue to catwalk in love and light. Your destiny awaits you…its simply up to you on how long it takes you to get there. Just make sure you remain honest and dignified along the way.


Melissa/Mohna Lyssaa

Stylspiration: Janelle Monae

There is no denying the class, beauty and elegance of Ms. Janelle Monae. I’ve been a fan of hers since the “tightrope” days and have been spending a lot of my days lately oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over her style as she has begun to step away from the tuxes a bit, yet staying true to the primary colors of Red, white, and black. These i recognize as her signature colors the same way Lisa Raye is in a committed relationship with White.

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And let’s just take a moment to acknowledge and admire this gorgeous Goddess Braid…

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Stylspiration: Part Trois


Stylspiration at its finest. Here are various styles that caught my eye while flipping  through magazines and whatnot.20131012-211410.jpg

This necklace in the photo to the right is absolutely stunning———>>>>

The jumpsuit RiRi is rocking oh so effortlessly , Nicole Ritchie strutting in velvet , and the model is rocking a comfy sweater dress below…

And please don’t overlook the long side braid in the illustration below and in the photo to the right ——–>>>


Nicole Richie is really inspiring me these days…