StyleWatch: SAG Style!

The “little” awards show that could brought some big style statements! Nestled between the Globes and the Oscars, the SAG awards often comes and goes with little fanfare but that did not stop the ladies from giving us a burst of color on the red carpet. Check out my favorites below!




Camila Alves rarely disappoints and this red carpet was no different. Ms. McConaughey wowed with this sweetheart design in the evening’s popular jewel tone. I am loving her hair as of late, the highlights really compliment her skin and she’s been hitting it out of the park with complimentary makeup looks!


BLF fave Dascha Polanco (no, really, she is the highest searched name on this site!) absolutely wowed in white lace. Opting for a high neckline and long sleeves, Polanco let her back do the talking in what would normally be a high-risk choice. Lace has not fared well on the red carpet but pair it with Dascha’s curves and you can never lose! And speaking of winning, Orange is The New Black continues its awards tear taking home the awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (the incomparable Uzo Aduba) and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Shut it down ladies!


And who is once again shutting down the red carpet? None other than Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab! Really, we should all just go home. This look is without flaw.


What were your favorite red carpet looks so far?


ONTNB Dascha Polanco Debuts New Haircolor at NYFW!

Orange Is the New Black” star Dascha Polanco took us all for surprise when she debuted her new grey-to-purple ombre hair color on the red carpet at Fashion Week!

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Dascha told Latina Magazine, “You know, I like to take risks and play with my hair,” when asked on the carpet. “It’s the time to do it, so why not?”, Polanco took to her Instagram to ask her fans what they thought of her new ‘do.

What do you think?

StyleWatch: On the Red Carpet

Festivals, premiers and award shows, oh my!! The ladies gave us all sorts of inspiration for our next rooftop event with their red-carpet ensembles last week. Scroll for my faves!


Laura Govan slayed this hard-to-pull-off silk jumpsuit at Russell Simmons’s All Def Comedy Jam. Sleek hair, gold sandals and minimal accessories completed the look.


Tatiana Ali paired this summer’s soft pant trend with a fitted blazer and a pop of color in her crop top and heels at the New York premiere of Comeback Dad. I just copped a pair from NY & Co and I can’t wait to see how many fun ways I can wear them!


I have no idea what red carpet this is. I just love Dascha Polanco.


And rounding out the crop of red-carpet stunners is Adrienne Bailon in a Costello Couture frock at the BET Awards! Love, love love the silhouette!

What have been your favorite looks so far this week?

GirlCrush: Orange is the New Black’s Dascha Polanco

Confession: I don’t own a TV (I know, how’s the Single Black Latina to get a man if he can’t watch his sports in the house, lol!). So había encantado to discover all sorts of new options popping up on the web- including original programming from outlets like Netflix! My newest obsession is Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”, a show centered on the real-life story of a New Yorker who trades in the city life for an orange jumpsuit when he past catches up with her. It features an awesome multi-ethnic cast (networks, take note!) including the lovely Dominicana Dascha Polanco. Although a newcomer on the Hollywood scene, she’s already doing big things! Here are five reasons why Dascha is my newest Girl Crush:


Dascha was a role-model before we even knew her name. Before the mother of three was walking the red carpet she was working full-time while finishing her nursing degree-her first audition for OITNB was in scrubs! And speaking of which…


Polanco holds a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and counts organic chemistry and forensic psychology among her favorite subjects. One of her dream-jobs was a Fragrance Chemist (it’s not too late for an Orange is the New Black perfume, hint hint!). She applies her background and work ethic into researching for her roles.


When asked what her must-have items for long set days were, she simply replied “Lip balm!” Dascha describes her off-set look as a combination of “mod vintage” and “comfort”, and looks to curve-loving designers like Carmen Marc Valvo for her red-carpet ensembles.


When asked how she met her now-fiancé at the Dominican Day Parade, Dascha jokes she just strolled right up and commented on his freckles! Um, can you throw me a couple of pick-up lines? Shadow me at happy hour? Drinks on me!



“I’m very proud to be representing Latinas and women of color, young mothers and full-figured women. I just love that we’re seeing different types of people on screen. It’s so exciting…Really; I want them to realize that everything and anything is possible with dedication. Keep on believing, keep on going.”

Dascha stars in Orange is the New Black and also can be seen in the upcoming independent film “Gimme Shelter” opposite Vanessa Hudgens. I can’t wait to see more of her and wish her the best in her upcoming projects!

How about you- any new girl-crushes? Leave your picks below!