Can you believe the Dangerously Beautiful you know today started with a thought back in 2008? A Fair Game Media, owner of DB, was officially started January 3, 2008. It’s amazing how time flies. So for the last Flashback Friday of the year, I wanted to thank all of those that have helped us get to where we are today. Thank YOU ! First, we wouldn’t be successful without each and every fan that we have. From all the hard work of our designers, screen printers, suppliers, web team, PR, models, retailers and photographers, thanks for your support! We’re raising the bar for 2011 and promise to give you all we have!by Latrice
Archive for December, 2010
2010 has been an awesome year for myself and Dangerously Beautiful. I’m soo excited about 2011 and all that it will have to offer me. I once heard that in success 80% is hard work and the other 20% is luck. I like to feel that I work 90% but hey, I’ll take the 80. So to help with that 20%, I’ve found some “lucky” foods for your New Year’s lucky feast.
Greens and Beans. Sounds like a bad combination, but the greens represent dollar bills and the beans coins. These foods are supposed to make sure that you are blessed with the luck of money for incoming new year. I’ll take 2 plates please!
Grapes. From a tradition in Spain, you’re supposed to eat 12 grapes to represent the new year. If you have a sour or sweet grape, it’s supposed to represent how the month will be for the new year. For example, if the fourth grape is sweet, April will be a great month for you. (It should be because that’s my birthday month!)
Pork. Sorry vegetarians, but pork is considered lucky in many cultures because the rich fat content symbolizes wealth and prosperity. Also, the pig represents progress. I’m not a huge fan of pork, but you can combine pork and beans by eating a very popular southern dish called Hoppin’ John. (see below, looks yummy)
Fish. Fish is lucky for different reasons. The scales resemble money (a lot of focus on money, hmm) and fish swim in schools which invoke the idea of abundance. So if I understand this correctly, eating fish means getting an abundance of money? Sounds like plan. Grill me up a huge piece of Salmon!
Cake. Many European countries bake a round cake with a coin inside. It is believed that the person that finds the coin will be luckiest in the New Year. The round shape also represent coming full circle, which means living a full life. I don’t need an excuse to eat cake, but now I don’t have to feel as bad. I wonder if I’m lucky I get the coin because I eat the entire cake!
These traditions have been around for years and I’m not against any of them (I really don’t want any bad luck). But don’t forget to do your 80% of hard work. I’m going to stick to my 90% in case I can’t eat all of this stuff! Respect my mind, Respect my grind!by Latrice
Talk about Dangerously Beautiful. Bold and full of attitude, this nine year old shows what free skate really means. I love her skates and costume. I don’t know know she is able to whip her hair and not end up on the ice. That would have been a complete catastrophe for me. Starr completely rocked the juice box!by Latrice
A little twist on blue suede shoes. Malicious But Delicious!by Latrice
Singer Teena Marie died yesterday of natural causes in her sleep. I told my younger sister about her death and she was like “who?” Well for those of you that may not be familiar with her name, Teena Marie was a singer, songwriter, and producer. Still don’t know who she is, she was the main woman that sang with Rick James ( yes the white lady). She was the first white person to be signed to Motown and one of the few successful white performers of R&B. Many of you may know her from the hit single Fire & Desire with Rick James, but my favorite is Square Biz. Great music Lady T, check it out.by Latrice
This was one of my favorite TV shows growing up. Who’s going to see it with me?by Latrice
I LOVE this song! Not only is it good musically, We Want Peace has a great message. Often music is used for entertainment purposes, but music can do so much more. It can touch your heart, soul, and also deliver a great message. Emmanuel Jal, a Sudanese musician and former child soldier is calling on the whole wide world for Peace. I had an awesome childhood and it saddens me to think of all the children robbed of theirs every day. Stand Up!by Latrice