Category Archives: Cafe’ Photo

A camera is an instrument, a tool, a magic wand. I have always been the photographer in the family, but in the past few years I have discovered the endless possibilities of angles, lighting, modeling, and photoshop. Here you will find a variety of art, ranging from my personal pieces to inspiration I snagged from google. Enjoy.

Janelle Monáe is a CoverGirl

Janelle Monáe, a very innovative and futuristic artist who is refreshing the entertainment industry, is the new face for CoverGirl.  I was very excited to hear about this because I am a big fan of hers and I admire CoverGirl’s initiative to showcase unique independent women.  I admit I am not a cosmetics junkie, but I do believe it can accentuate natural beauty…when used appropriately.  Congratulations Janelle!


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April Spot

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February Spot

February usually has two connotations – the Month of Love and Black History Month.  I have two images that I think fit both themes quite nicely.  Enjoy.



This happened on TAM airlines.

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man.

Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.

“What’s the problem, mam?” the hostess asked her.

“Can’t you see?” ,the lady said, “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t sit here next to him. You have to change my seat.”

“Please, calm down, mam,” said the hostess. “Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seats in this class. But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.  However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sitting next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.”

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I Got The Feeling – Cosby Style

One of my friends posted this on facebook and I just had to share it.  This video definitely brightened my day.

Happy Sunday.

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January Spot

This year I am going to share a quote or phrase every month to inspire you, make you laugh, or cause you to think.  Hopefully I can keep this up.





“Never tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” -unknown

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NYT Style Magazine feature Esperanza Spalding, Les Nubians, & Corinne Bailey Rae

The New York Times Style Magazine “Women’s Fall Issue 2011” has a beautiful photograph spread on Esperanza Spalding, Les Nubians, and Corinne Bailey Rae.  Esperanza graces the cover of the magazine.  The article does not reveal anything new about her, but it does shed some light on the direction of the upcoming album and tour.  I think all of their photos are absolutely beautiful.  The black & white effect gives an elegant yet edgy feeling to all of the photos.

There are also some nice fashion trend tips in the magazine you might want to check out.  I will probably incorporate some of them in my Autumn Collection.

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StudioLove – Nick Ashford

I would have loved to dance with him in the 70s.

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