May 26, 2010 - Leave a Response

Hello All, DopeDarlings is moving to a new home, with a new name, in conjunction with LFsC. We are now Black Blazer Mag ; ) Check out our new look, No tears please, document the legacy!!! – FerimaFaye aka Coco of LFsC

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Haute Stuff:::Butterfly Twists

February 4, 2010 - Leave a Response

Ladies, it’s 3 a.m. you just danced the night away in 5 in heels, the closest place to hail a cab is on the boulevard about 3 blocks away! Every step you take a sharp pain shoots up your leg. Shoot! And you wanted to pack flats but they didn’t fit in your clutch. Well, I’ve got GREAT news for you! I was just put onto a fabulously affordable must have called Butterfly Twists. They’re ballerina flats that fold down so you can bring them anywhere, but they have a thick sole so they won’t get rundown after two outings!

Make that After party pain fly away with Butterfly Twists. Get your pair today.

Arts and Commerce:::TooFly:::

February 3, 2010 - 2 Responses

TooFly is a notable graffiti artist who was inspired by graffiti she saw as a young girl, traveling to school each day. TooFly came to be a pioneer of the 90’s graffiti movement, using her style of blending calligraphy with illustration, to set herself apart from her male counterparts. With hard work and dedication TooFly became more than a graffiti artist, she created a brand that has grown into a world wide empire. She has ventures with RayBan, KidRobot Fatcaps, Dunny, Motug Qee, Good Wood, as well as a TooFly Clothing and Accessories line. TooFly learned how to capitalize off of her art. Which inspires me because I too want become a woman in commerce. Many graffiti artists especially females, never get a chance to take their art to the masses, and for that TooFly is a certified Dope Darling .

Another Venture that is dear to TooFly’s heart is Younity Arts which is a female art collective which was founded by TooFly and noted artist Alice Mizrachi. In an effort to inspire new generations of female graffiti artist’s these two woman created a safe haven where dope females can showcase their “Stlylez, Ideaz, and Skillz.” Check out for more info on TooFly and Younity.

Here are some TooFly Products which can be purchased on

14 Carot Gold TooFly Hoops

Natural TooFly Tee

TooFly Edition RayBans

TooFly Dunny

Afro-Couture::: Vlisco Fashions

February 3, 2010 - One Response

A while back my sister Mahogany suggested I join the FaceBook group “I WEAR AFRICAN. ” All the featured designer’s were fab, but I fell Hard for Vlisco Fashions. Vlisco has been a leader in African fashion fabrics for decades!  Catering to the colorful and lively woman of Central and West Africa, Vlisco has become a staple in designer wax fabrics.

In an effort to keep reinventing themselves Vlisco has released a clothing line which is carried in several Vlasco boutiques in Africa. “The clothing lines serve largely as a source of inspiration for consumers, who often have their clothing made by a personal tailor. With a complete line of bags, shoes and jewelery, women can clothe themselves in Vlisco from head to toe.” – Vlasco

Simply Fab! Check out these modern and sexy pieces!

Oh My Gosh! I looove these Fabrics! Get your own today from

Eau Naturale:::Can you make the cut?

February 2, 2010 - 3 Responses

Throughout my adolescence, i’ve gone natural but it was always for the wrong  reason’s like TRYING to be a Sis-tah because I got backlash for getting a relaxer or reverting back to relaxer’s because I wanted to meet the standards of beauty upheld in the media.

It’s crazy because I too was stuck trying to “please everyone” else as Mr. Mc Daniel would put it, and ended up with bald spots and stress! So, at the end of the day, get your perm, if it makes you happy, and stay natural if it makes you happy. I mean aren’t we all in the pursuit of happiness anyway?

I’ve always longed for healthy, mangable hair, because sometimes I want Braids, curls, and other times I want it straight. I thought that I could only obtain it through gettin relaxer’s. However my hair texture is thin and the harsh chemicals in relaxer’s didnt work for me. So, I ended up with dead curls, wide spaces corned-rows, and a brittle mess,  Smh.

After my balding episode, I shaved my head and started allowing my hair to grow out. As I got to a half-inch I applied a texturizer for some sassy curls and a little color for some swagg.  When I hit three inches I started getting my corned-rows accompanied by a Custom wig from “Empress of Hair” to protect my hair from harsh winter weather and to keep my head from freezing! I wash, rebraid, and treat my hair every two weeks, and am really started to see results. I CANNOT wait til’ it heats up outside and I can wear my hair in my funky braids, curls, and fresh blowouts! Sooo Hyped, Sooo Dope!

For those of you ladies who have thought about going natural here’s a little inspiration…Her name is BelleMuse and she’s been featured on, I was also in awe at herFotki album BelleMuse where you see her hair transition over 3 years. it’s nuthing short of Amazing!

Writer Spotlight:::Eva McKend for Clutch Mag Online

February 2, 2010 - One Response

My DopeDarling Eva McKend has always been a prolific writer, I’ve known this for quite some time, and now the world will know too! Check out my girl Eva Diva’s article The “It” Girl for Clutch Magazine Online! In this article she tackles the media spotlight on being a “Single Black Woman” and how we can use  this time to perpetuate a discussion on what’s really going on in the black community.

Here it Is! the-it-girl

Love Eva’s writing as much as I do?

here are two more of her articles…



KalaeALLDAY on

February 2, 2010 - Leave a Response

Shout out’s to my bestie KalaeALLDay for being featured on Entertainment for DollarVanDemos…she’s an entertainer where else would she be? OWWW!!!! check it out!

New Year New Juice

February 2, 2010 - Leave a Response

Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. folks been working on some major projects this year, and with that… im baaaaaak! I know you’ve missed ur Dope Darlings!

::EVENT ALERT:: Made Fresh Daily Art Showcase::

December 11, 2009 - Leave a Response

Listen up! My artistic lady Gianna is being featured at an art show this saturday…FREE admission to some of the dopest artist’s NYC has to offer. Here’s the info:


FINE ART You Can Actually Afford!

Saturday, December 19, 2009
6:00pm – 9:00pm
12 East 33rd Street 5th Floor



Native New Yorkers Cook up a Marvelous Array of Fresh Art that Wont leave your Pockets Bare. Urban Artist with a Flare for Poetry, Engaging Characters, Gritty Found Objects, Organic Abstraction, Live Color, and a Window into the Life of Young Artist in The Big City.

Paintings, Collage, Pottery, Photography, Sculpture and
Well Crafted Creations of All Sorts

Brought to You By:

George Stratakis
Gianna Leo Falcon
Jack C. Cruz
Michael McManus

Graffiti Installation by SKEP TDO

FREE Wine and Snacks
FREE Admission

Join Us To Help Feed New York City’s Hungry by Bringing Non-Perishable Canned Food Items to this Event which will be Donated to Charity.

Bring Home a Piece Of Original Artwork to Spice up your Apartment or as an Inspirational Gift this Holiday Season!

Exceptional Art, Affordable Prices

Thanks hope to see you there..


::Sweet Treats::MEEMZ CAKES::

December 11, 2009 - One Response

Mmm Mmm Mmm! It’s treat time people…who should I highlight today? How about my girl Michelle Montague from Meemz Cakes. Michelle started out baking her delectable treats as a way to make extra cash between occupations. Now she is expanding on her small business…(Support your local baker)

Check out her fabulous themed cakes:

Madagascar Rawr

Hip-Hop Graf

Classic Rose

Dude! I LOVE the versatility in these cakes…

Here’s a word from Michelle herself, ” My cake philosophy is that while it’s nice for desserts to look good, it’s far better for them to TASTE good. My specialty flavors are Butter, Red Velvet, Dark Chocolate, Mocha, Pina Colada, and Spice. I also make a variety of icing flavors, which are all variants of butter cream” sounds delightful Michelle.

Need her for your event email her at