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“How we shape our environment determines how we feel; how we feel changes everything.

I believe that colours have the power to heal people. I want to touch people inside, and make them feel a spark in a world that is so overwhelming, and bombarded with chaos.  I want to enlighten everyone I meet, and help them understand the world a little bit better.”-Daliea
Born in December 6, 1990, Daliea, is now a Toronto based Canadian Artist who passionately expresses herself through painting in the fashion of contemporary surrealism. Her paintings demonstrate power of authority, freedom from the self, and Rebellion.  They frequently  contain strategic miscalculations that capture both the subtleness and boldness of the painted concept.  Her creativity  is “out of the box,”  yet still sophisticated. Her art is nothing less than  monstrous, hypnotizing,  and majestic. Surrealism and conceptuality merge together to present familiar iconic images through her unique perspectives.

At the age of 6, Daliea attended a private school that her mother managed where she studied Art, Piano, and English as a second language.  She was very art driven , and her journey exposed her to different cultures, ethnicities, tastes and musical inspirations which dramatically influenced her artistic pallet.

She was listening to influential musicians such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Vivaldi, and Yanni by the age of 8. As she grew up, she continued to practice sketching and drawing, then finally, picking up the paint brush at the age of 17, where she fell in love with oil painting on canvas, her preferred medium today. Her first painting was done at the age of 17. Today at 24 years old, she has created over 20 masterpieces.

“Surrealism chose me. It picked me as it’s messenger because it fits me perfectly. In a way , it is also a reflection of my personality. Surreal art can invite you to escape into another world, but also allow you to notice familiarities that comfort you. It will give you a twisted yet intriguing outlook on something you thought you would never see in a different way.

It is Art at its finest because it is limitless. My imagination allows me to delve into my subconscious and create something that has  never existed before. When I see a canvas , the possibilities are endless! I love to paint larger than life paintings because they create a breathtaking environment, and I want others to feel the emotion of the painting up close and personal.”- Daliea



Natalie Cole


Natalie Cole has transitioned at the age of 65 the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, who carved out her own success with R&B hits like “Our Love” and “This Will Be” before triumphantly intertwining their legacies to make his “Unforgettable” their signature hit through technological wizardry.

Cole died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from ongoing health issues, her family said in a statement.

“Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived … with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever,” read the statement from her son Robert Yancy and sisters Timolin and Casey Cole.

“I had to hold back the tears. I know how hard she fought,” said Aretha Franklin in a statement. “She fought for so long. She was one of the greatest singers of our time.”

Other celebrities honored Cole on social media. In a tweet, actress Marlee Matlin called Cole a lovely songbird and a great actress, writing “she is now singing in heaven.” Patti LaBelle tweeted, “She will be truly missed but her light will shine forever!”

Natalie Cole hepatitis that forced her to undergo a kidney transplant in May 2009. Cole’s older sister, Carol “Cookie” Cole, died the day she received the transplant. Their brother, Nat Kelly Cole, died in 1995.

Natalie Cole was inspired by her dad at an early age and auditioned to sing with him when she was just 11 years old. She was 15 when he died of lung cancer, in 1965.

She began as an R&B singer but later gravitated toward the smooth pop and jazz standards that her father loved.

Cole’s greatest success came with her 1991 album, “Unforgettable … With Love,” which paid tribute to her father with reworked versions of some of his best-known songs, including “That Sunday That Summer,” ”Too Young” and “Mona Lisa.”

The album sold some 14 million copies and won six Grammys, including album of the year as well record and song of the year for the title track duet.

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole Grammy Winner

While making the album, Cole told The Associated Press in 1991, she had to “throw out every R&B lick that I had ever learned and every pop trick I had ever learned. With him, the music was in the background and the voice was in the front.”

“I didn’t shed really any real tears until the album was over,” Cole said. “Then I cried a whole lot. When we started the project it was a way of reconnecting with my dad. Then when we did the last song, I had to say goodbye again.”

She was also nominated for an Emmy award in 1992 for a televised performance of her father’s songs.

“That was really my thank you,” she told People magazine in 2006. “I owed that to him.”

Another father-daughter duet, “When I Fall in Love,” won a 1996 Grammy for best pop collaboration with vocals, and a follow-up album, “Still Unforgettable,” won for best traditional pop vocal album of 2008.

Natalie Cole grew up in Los Angeles’ posh Hancock Park neighborhood, where her parents had settled in 1948 despite animosity from some white residents about having the black singer as a neighbor. When told by residents who said they didn’t want “undesirable people” in the area, the singer said, “Neither do I, and if I see (any), I’ll be the first to complain.”

Cole received chemotherapy to treat the hepatitis and “within four months, I had kidney failure,” she told CNN’s Larry King in 2009. She needed dialysis three times a week until she received a donor kidney on May 18, 2009. The organ procurement agency One Legacy facilitated the donation from a family that had requested that their donor’s organ go to Cole if it was a match.

Cole toured through much of her illness, often receiving dialysis at hospitals around the globe.

“I think that I am a walking testimony to you can have scars,” she told People magazine. “You can go through turbulent times and still have victory in your life.

Natalie Cole Unforgettable

Natalie Cole Unforgettable







Allen Cooley

Allen Cooley
Allen Cooley photos are nothing short of a superb piece of art. Allen Cooley is a leading photographer specializing in fabulous editorial spreads and star-studded entertainment pics.
Based in Atlanta, GA specializing in Entertainment and Beauty photography, Allen Cooley has had the pleasure of shooting top talent like Magic Johnson, Taraji P Henson, Morris Chestnut, Kevin Hart, and Toni Braxton to name a few.
Allen Cooley s done extensive work both as a photographer and creative director for beauty brands in the hair and cosmetic space.  He’s consistently run his full service studio while maintaining an Adjunct Professorship at The Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta Campus), where he also received his Master of Fine Arts Degree. He steadily travels between California, his birthplace, and NY/NJ, where he was raised, making a strong effort to widen the scope of his brand and his creative eye.
His clients include BET, Scripps Network, Aspire Network, Interscope, Dr. Miracles, Design Essentials, Helen Of Troy, FlyJane, Poetic Justice Jeans, Lamik Cosmetics, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Jet Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Hype Hair Magazine, Complex, Life & Style Weekly, BET’s The Game.
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If there’s a go-to man when it comes to photography, then Allen Cooley is it.
Book Allen Cooley Photography online:   or follow his amazing work on Instagram: @AllenCooley

Corie Jones


Big and bold is Corie Jones signature style with 7 years under his belt, starting from humble  being raised in Long Beach, Ca were Corie credits his mother for his strong foundation and veteran hair stylist Deron Cole as his mentor in the art of healthy hair care, weaving, and styling. he started as a assistant for Cole. Corie excelled and did a exceptional job learning healthy hair care techniques as well as installation of  hair extensions, cut and color and big bold style.

Corie Jones hard work paid off big Corie Jones is the owner and lead stylist of Urban Village Hair Salon in Belflower, CA, He is a healthy hair expert, who seeks to deliver an exceptional hair experience for every one of his clients. His list of client just to name a few include Black Chyna, Tiny, he has also been seen on Kim Kimble’s La Hair.
And that he seems to deliver time and time again. Focusing on weaves, thermal styling, color, cutting, his posts on Instagram garner endless likes and gushing remarks.
Just last week, he turned a client’s hair a bright bold red and posted a snap to instagram, writing: 2bad2bc New Install Alert ….. Deep Side Part with Custom Color 28″ Long & Silky !!! Get the Look Today #HairbyCj at@urbanvillagehairstudio !! #bellflowerhair#Longbeachhair #iehair #CarsonHair#LAHair #inglewoodhair #culvercityhair#UVHS.” which was met with comments such as: mixxd_chicx1#thatcolortho ???? I want that.”
Black Chyna

Black Chyna




 In another post, which received over 300 likes, Corie wrote: “2bad2bc  Let It Go Ladies !!!!! Get Rid of that Dead/Broken Hair Off & Get Your Hair Back Healthy It’s Simple ! Weave or Not I take Care of your Natural Hair!”
“Beautiful” was the response he yielded.
 Corie tend to your locks, he’ll ensure that you have beautiful natural hair without breaking your budget. Follow him on Instagram: @2bad2bc
Corie Jones

Corie Jones, Healthy Hair Care

Samantha Nandez

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Kobe Bryant


Kobe Bryant to retire after 2015-16: ‘This season is all I have left to give’

Bryant has finally confirmed what had been widely assumed: the 2015-16 season will be the final act of his legendary NBA career. “This season is all I have left to give,” the Los Angeles Lakers legend wrote in a poem addressed to the game of basketball on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday. “My heart can take the pounding,”  Kobe Bryant wrote in the poem, entitled “Dear Basketball.” “My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye. And that’s OK. I’m ready to let you go.” to retire after 2015-16: ‘This season is all I have left to give’

Kobe Bryant Retires 2016

Kobe Bryant Retires 2016

Kobe Bryant has finally confirmed what had been widely assumed: the 2015-16 season will be the final act of his legendary NBA career. “This season is all I have left to give,” the Los Angeles Lakers legend wrote in a poem addressed to the game of basketball on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday. “My heart can take the pounding,” Bryant wrote in the poem, entitled “Dear Basketball.” “My mind can handle the grind. But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye. And that’s OK. I’m ready to let you go.”

Ismael Prata


Linh Phan

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Linh Phan owner of Bescene Studios in DC, MD, & VA the DMV area. Linh Phan has managed to raise the bar for salon professional color, cut & style, All 3 locations are are equipped with an arsenal of talent providing each individual client a unique salon finish “Bescene is the place to Bescene”  A Client wrote: “Linh Phan has an eye for creativity, passion for customer service, heart for customer satisfaction, and hands for hair magic. another Client wrote: Phan and his crew of stylists are amazing artists.

Linh Phan understand the meaning of team work, makes dream work, a recent collaboration with Celebrity Custom Hair Designer Toyko Stylez & Project Coordinator: Christopher Aaron, Photographer: Kataya Tsyganova, Make-Up Artist: Kevin Wade, and Fashion Stylist: Bryon Javar is testament to Phan team work spirit.

Phan and colleagues are all Artist In the Spotlight check out each artist page and follow there amazing gifts @bescene or check out there website:


Kendall Jenner

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Kendall Jenner is a fashion model and is a part of an emerging fashion movement which has been dubbed “Social Media Modelling” by Harper’s Bazaar and “the Instagirl era” by Vogue.

After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photo shoots, Kendall Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014, walking the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks.


Kendall Jenner walks the Runway…

Kendall Jenner is known for posting selfies and career updates to her followers on social media  @kendalljenner or check out her website:

Jennifer Lopez


Jennifer Lopez, mother, actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer, and currently the main character on a new NBC TV series Shades of Blue where Jennifer Lopez plays the role of , a single-mother Harlee Santos FBI agent, who is forced to work in the FBI’s anti-corruption task force, who is dealing with her own financial problems.  

NBC TV series Shades of Blue

NBC TV series Shades of Blue

Beyond entertainment, Jennifer Lopez enjoys a highly successful business career, consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company,  and a charitable foundation among other business interests. check Jennifer Lopez out on Instagram @jlo or her website: