Last year (which was technically only 10 days ago) – I had the great pleasure of teaming up with Verizon Wireless for their #My2012Moment celebration campaign. I had the opportunity to meet and interact with many visitors from around the world – all with one goal in mind – to ring in the new year with over a million friends, family and more in what many call the crossroads of the world – Times Square.
We chatted about everything from accomplishments to milestones and everything in between that made many #My2012Moment for everyone. Some of #My2012Moment (s) definitely included: (Click here for the entire #My2012Moment list…)
- Attending the 2012 London Olympics
- My first ever Parisian escape to Paris, France
- Being Named “Best In The Blogasphere 2012” by Black Enterprise
…and even becoming the host for Verizon’s New Year’s Eve celebration video on New Year’s Eve was beyond a doubt one of my favorite moments of 2012 and it closed out the year with a bang!
Want to check out the #My2012Moment experience from Times Square? Check out the video in it’s entirety below…
What were some of your favorite moments of 2012? What are you looking forward to the most in 2013? Share below…
It’s true! This year has had truly been an amazing year of highs (and even higher highs) for DivasandDorks.com. From going to 2012 London Olympics to speaking at the National Black MBA Conference and everything in between. While looking forward to a better year than ever before – 2013, we can’t help but to look back at our favorite moments of 2012. Check out below to discover why this has been an unbelievably phenomenal for DivasandDorks.com.
Black Women in Music / Black Women in Hollywood
Thanks to Lincoln & Essence Magazine, we had the chance to rub elbows, talk tech and mingle with some of your favorite starlets, musicians and Hollywood celebrities. Kelly Rowland, Nene Leakes and more checked out the new 2014 Lincoln MKZ during Essence’s Black Women in Music, Grammy weekend in California. Just a week later, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross supported and uplifted fellow thespian sisters during the Black Women in Hollywood event during Oscar weekend in L.A.
In The Press – Essence.com, RollingOut.com, BlackEnterprise.com, TheRoot.com, Pose Magazine
This was an incredible year for DivasandDorks.com in the press. As a contributor for Essence.com, I was featured in RollingOut & Pose Magazine highlighting the business behind the blog. BlackEnterprise.com even interviewed an unconventional mentor, (my mother) to reveal the secrets behind successful mentor/mentee relationships. Before the summer was complete, TheRoot.com listed DivasandDorks.com as one of the best blogs of 2012.
Induction in Black Enterprise Magazine’s Top Of The Blogosphere’s Best
One of my favorite moments by far included kicking off this year’s Black Bloggers Month as being revealed as the first inductee in the 2012 Blogosphere’s Best for BlackEnterprise.com.
Kayaking in the Pacific Ocean
During an exciting west coast excursion with Toyota, I had the best time camping and even kayaking, (yes, I really kayaked) in the Pacific Ocean all by myself.
Diva, Dork and Actress?
This year marked a year of firsts in front the camera, as I starred in Ford’s Escape To New Orleans web series and Samsung’s SmartTV informercial series.
Panelist, Host & Keynote Speaker
“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama
This year has been filled with a lot of hard work, blessings beyond belief, and I was more than excited to share my experiences as a speaker/host/keynote speaker at the Financial (App)titude seminar, Style Bloggers of Color Conference, National Association of Black MBA, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Tom Joyner Family Reunion.
Mentorship & Inspiring Young Lives
As an active mentor for The Young Women’s Leadership Schools in NYC and host of D&D’s first “Social Girls Night” – we at Diva And Dorks believe in investing & encouraging young women to pursue their dreams, passions and more (and because of those beliefs, the Divas and Dorks Foundation was officially formed.)
Global Ambassador at the 2012 London Olympics
As Samsung’s official ‘Global Ambassador’ – I was privileged to represent Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics. I got the chance to meet Olympians, take in a few of the Olympic games and experience all the unique sights of London, England.
Last Train To Paris…
For the first time ever, I experienced a dream getaway to Paris, France from the United Kingdom (during the Olympics). The Effel Tower, The Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysée all were seen and conquered by the diva!
Divas Love To Travel & Love Their Cars!
This has been an amazing year of travel and automotive adoration on DivasandDorks.com. So much so, that our sister sites DivasOnDestinations.com and DivasDriveInHeels.com were born and slated to launch January 2013!
Here’s to a wonderful 2012 and an even better 2013!!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Mama’s Christmas Miracle
all about a little girl mama used to know, how I remember every word.
Seems like a lifetime ago, though I remember it so well,
it was a Christmas eve I’ll never forget as far as I can tell.
We were sitting at the kitchen table, it was only my mother and me,
I was dreaming of Christmas morning and all the presents under the tree.
Dad wasn’t doing that well and money was scarce that year,
Mama found a way of telling me without me shedding one tear.
who came from far away, a place where it rarely snowed.
Santa was just a dream to her, but she believed so much inside,
that Christmas was going to be special, so she knelt by her bed and she cried.
“Lord let Santa remember me if not just this one time, I promise I won’t ask for much, maybe a dolly I can call all mine.”
She closed her prayer and thanked the Lord for all that she received,
she knew that Santa would really come if only she believed.
Though her list was long and full, on it there were no toys.
Only things we take for granted, like new shoes or underpants,
hair bows for her sisters and gloves to warm her brother’s hands.
At the bottom of her list she asked if it not be to much, for a brand new baby doll she could hold and love and touch.
Then Christmas morning came and she looked beneath her tree,
Not a present to be found as far as she could see.
She didn’t give up hope as she heard a knocking sound,
When she opened up her door a great big box she found.
She said “my prayers were answered, there’s something in here for all of you.”
Her daddy got brand new boots, her mother new underpants, her sisters got beautiful hair bows, her brothers warm gloves for their hands.
Buried deep beneath the box was a brand new baby doll and a note that said Merry Christmas I love you one and all.
I’ll never forget that story because much to my surprise,
I saw the true meaning of Christmas shining in my mother’s eyes.
For those of you who are wondering, as if you didn’t know,
The little girl in Mama’s story was my mother long ago.This poem is about a childhood memory I will never forget.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the collegiate or alumni in your life? Featured right off the runway of New York Fashion Week, Stacy Igel, Founder and Creative Director of Boy Meets Girl® brings you a new apparel collection called Boy Meets Girl® University. Boy Meets Girl® is an edgy yet wearable, stylish yet casually classic young contemporary brand perfect for casual, everyday style. The line combines the look and feel of Boy Meets Girl® clothing with licensed school logos and colors. Defining your style while showing your school spirit has never been easier until now.
In addition to an already fabulous line of comfortable hoodies, tees, outerwear and accessories, Boy Meets Girl® currently delivers the most comfortable peices of everyday wear imaginable. (My absolute favorite apparel piece has to be the Boy Meets Girl® Coco hoodie! Perfect for everyday wear including running to the gym or running errands.) The line now expands with Boy Meets Girl® University featuring Clemson University, University of Virginia and Igel’s Alma Mater, University of Wisconsin- Madison. With plans to include more schools in the Boy Meets Girl® University line in the future, be on the lookout for the signature boy and girl silhouette in your school’s colors and logos very soon. For more information visit http://www.boymeetsgirluniversity.com
Available at several college campuses across the U.S. – you can find your favorite Boy Meets Girl University gear at Clemson University (Tigertown Graphics), University of Virginia (UVA Bookstores), University of Wisconsin-Madison (The University Book Store (on campus).
Have you entered Diva Days Of Christmas Holiday Giveaway yet? What are you waiting for? You could win a Boy Meets Girl® Holiday Prize pack valued at over $100!)
Looking for a way to freshen up your deep hued winter wardrobe? Not quite sure how to incorporate or layer the spring and summer trend into the colder months? Floral’s are normally associated with Spring not Winter or Fall, well no more. Now you can do Winter Florals with a few quick tips and get the most out of your entire wardrobe from Spring to Winter.
Buy or Pair With Deep Colors: Black tights, marron, oxblood, navy and emerald are great hues to pair with florals.
Add Leather: Motorcyle jackets scream Fall and toughen any look even florals.
Pair with boots: Doc Martins, Riding boots or Thigh-Highs, Fall is the season for boots. Pair them with feminine pieces like florals.
Try printed Deimn: printed jeans are very on trend, so try wearing floral printed jeans. It’s the easiest way to trend two trends in one look.
With most trends, it’s all about freedom of expression and having fun trying out something new! Not too sure that winter floral trends are right for you, try it out first with simple accessories like adding a leather jacket or boots first and let us know how it works out!
Have you ever tried dipping into the winter floral trend? What’s your favorite accessory to pull off a full winter floral look?
It’s Official! 2012 Has Been An AMAZING YEAR For Divas And Dorks, LLC!
We’re Expanding And We’re Looking For A Few Good DIVAS To Grow With Us!
We are currently shifting through applications to fill 5 – 7 freelance writing opportunities for DivasandDorks.com, DivasDriveInHeels.com (automotive site) and DivasOnDestinations.com (travel site). Prior blog/article writing experience is necessary. If you’re a fan of fashion, technology, travel and cars – this could be the perfect opportunity to work with a great team while enjoying what you already love! For more details, complete the inquiry form below & we’ll be in contact soon!
If you cannot view the form above, CLICK HERE.
Qualified Applicants Will Be Notified No Later Than Monday, November 4th 2012.
The Big Announcement is HERE! It’s been a year in the making and we have announced the lucky DivasandDorks.com iPad Winner…
CAN’T SEE THE VIDEO ABOVE? CLICK THE LINK BELOW…
So you’ve got the new iPhone 4G or simply upgraded your 3G to OS4…now load up the top apps that compliment your lifestyle. We’ve listed our top iPhone apps for Divas, Dorks, Ladies (and even you Tramps :)) I can attest that some of these apps are great, efficient and really, REALLY FUN!
SO you’ve got it all together, you love the fabulous life & you’re looking for apps that celebrate the fun, fierce & fearless YOU!
MyStyle Fashion Assistant – “We love this app, which acts as your very own stylist. It keeps track of what you have, what you wear, what you want, and it allows you to mix and match it all. It even helps you plan for trips – it’s the Ultimate Fashion Organizer!
iMakeup Artist: Everyday Looks – Want a natural looking glow or sun-kissed look? Its all here!
Ru La La – Rue La La is a members-only emporium of style featuring the most wanted brands at private sale prices.
iVanity – Use your iPhone as a handy-dandy compact mirror.
Gucci – Experience the world of GUCCI and enjoy access to exclusive features only available to app users. Be the first to know about upcoming collaborations, projects and collections through sneak peeks. Collect music mega mixes and post images to your Facebook page.
You’re efficient, technical and need apps that can effectively coordinate your day to day lifestyle…these apps will make your life easier.
Air Sharing Pro – The most powerful way to view your documents on the go. “Wish you could copy that new proposal to your iPhone & review it on the plane? Now you can.”
QuickOffice Mobile – Create, Open & Edit Microsoft Office Files. Email and view attachments, share files via email and transfer files via Wifi…its your entire office wrapped up in one app!
Pageonce Personal Finance – Monitor and review credit card transactions, bank accounts, investment portfolios and more!
Business Card Reader – Instantly lock your business contacts in your phone in one photo snap!
LinkedIn – Put your professional network at your fingertips and connect with over 70 million professionals worldwide.
To the modern-day debutants, the Miss Americas to the Miss Galaxies of the world…you’re feminine, you’re delicate and YOU’RE A LADY. Allow these apps to perpetuate everything sparkly and lovely in your life.
Send eFlowers – Send beautiful flowers as a text or email attachment just to show how much you truly care.
Pink Glass OfficeMate – For all fans, everything pink. Cutesy calculator reminds me of something girly chic…
Jillian Michael Fitness Motivation – You’ve seen Jillian Michaels help people shed hundreds of pounds on NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Losing It with Jillian – now you can get the same hard-driving encouragement for your own workouts. For Free!
Pretty Planner – A pretty in pink, girly calendar to express your feminine style.
TextOne Pink – A simple and feminine smartphone to smartphone messaging application…with all pink lettering and design it’s too cute.
You know who you are! NUFF SAID! Let’s these apps will do everything from help you find the closest bar to catching you a cab to avoid that awkward “morning after” walk of shame 😉
Sex Magic – Your ultimate guide to getting creative in the bedroom. See various techniques relating to all the different types of sex.
Perfect Date – Perfect date is the ultimate secret weapon when it comes to dating for both men and women!
Sexy Dice – The pink love game dice are BACK…but this time it’s on your phone.
Date em or Dump em – Get expert love advice from a panel of LOOOOVE Gurus…
Cab4Me – Download this app and instantly locate your area and lists local cab companies, payment methods, telephone numbers and instantly calls the cab at the press of a button.
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