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Celebrating New Year’s Eve In Times Square With Verizon Wireless #My2012Moment

January 9th, 2013 by Christen

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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

 

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…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!

 

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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…

 

We’re Counting Down Our Favorite Moments Of 2012 #My2012Moment

December 31st, 2012 by Christen

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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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!

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Here’s to a wonderful 2012 and an even better 2013!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

Celebrate Your 2012 In Style With Verizon Wireless #My2012Moment

December 26th, 2012 by Christen

What’s the funniest thing that happened to you in 2012? What 2012 moment are you most proud of? What 2012 moment do you wish you could relive forever? Join us this Thursday as we kick off My2012Moment and relive the events that shaped our year!

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Join DivasandDorks and Verizon Wireless

Thursday, December 27 at 8pm ET

FOR A SPECIAL TWITTER PARTY – Hosted by The Online Mom and Friends

#My2012Moment

Join @VerizonInsider @DivasandDorks @TheOnlineMom and friends this Thursday at 8pm ET as we look back at 2012 and Share Our Favorite Moments!

RSVP and join the party for a chance to win GREAT PRIZES!

(You must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for a prize.)

To RSVP: Email RSVP@theonlinemom.com subject line: My2012Moment | Spread the word and RT this link on your Twitter feed: http://tinyurl.com/y8trhhf | Join us on Tweetchat or Tweetgrid (#My2012Moment) this Thursday between 8 and 9pm ET | Tell your Twitter followers!

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Join DivasandDorks and Verizon Wireless

Monday, December 31st at 8pm ET

FOR A SPECIAL NYE PARTY IN THE HEART OF TIMES SQUARE

Tag you photos, tweets and more with #My2012Moment and you could appear on MTV’s Video Billboard in Times Square!

#My2012Moment

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‘What Were They Thinking?’ Celebrity Moments of 2012

December 19th, 2012 by Tiffany
2012 has been a year filled with outlandish relationships, fashion statements, trends, and thoughtless statements by celebrities that seemed thoughtless, leaving many of us with our mouths wide open. Celebrities from political figures, to singers, comedians, actors, gymnasts, and even to child stars have made their mark on 2012. We have compiled a list of the top 12 celebrity moments that have left you thinking ‘what the… -were they thinking?!’ Rewind with us, laugh and revisit some of the best celebrity moments as we say goodbye to 2012.

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Evelyn Lozada and Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson definitely shocked the world in August of 2012. Johnson, 34, was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after he allegedly head-butted Lozada during an argument. Lozada was treated for a “pretty good-sized” laceration to her forehead. While the situation was physically damaging to Lozada, it was detrimental to Johnson’s football career.  We bet he’ll never head-butt another soul.

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Of all the 2012 celebrity pregnancies, Snookie was by far the most surprising of them all. The high-paid reality star had a baby boy on August 26, but was once the life of the party on Jersey Shore.  The March 2012 confirmation of Polizzi’s pregnancy gave cause to speculate as to how the creative direction of her spinoff would be affected, as she would be unable to engage in the “hard-partying, booze-swilling” antics that had previously garnered high ratings for MTV. Many of us were shocked to find out this reformed party-goer would be putting down the liquor bottles for the baby bottles.

 

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Men and women were both surprised when Frank Ocean dropped the bombshell about his sexuality. Right before releasing his album Channel Orange he admitted to the world that he was bisexual. He stirred up so much of a buzz that even Beyonce wrote him a letter with handwritten words over a picture of Ocean saying, “Be fearless. Be honest. Be generous. Be brave. Be poetic. Be open. Be free. Be yourself. Be in love. Be happy. Be inspiration.” Shock to some, inspiration to many others. His Twitter response: “Don’t get it twisted, I’ll still take your girlfriend.”

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Comedian Katt Williams had a double whammy that left everyone wondering what is wrong with him?! After a high speed police chase in California, Katt went into a Target store and was caught on camera slapping an employee! He then did a tearful news interview after another altercation at a Seattle restaurant saying he was “done with stand-up comedy”.

If you missed it watch an out of it Katt Williams give his statement after the incidents.

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After the birth certificate conspiracy, Donald Trump’s Twitter rants and his again total disrespect for the president after President Barack Obama’s victorious win lands him on our 2012 ‘What Were They Thinking’ list.  Once the state of Ohio was called for President Obama and sealed the win for his re-election, Trump took to Twitter saying: “Barack Obama’s win was a disgusting injustice.” He even tried to rally his fans against an election that he called a ‘travesty’. Who other than the multi-billionaire himself could blatantly disrespect the president like this? Definitely left us wondering where is mind really was, and what reality he lives in.
Obama had the best comedic response to Trump on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, watch here.

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While some were onto Rihanna and Chris Brown early on, others were shocked by her Tweets and Instagram pictures confirming that they were officially back together. She convinced us on Oprah’s Life Chapter that she had forgiven him but moved on… we should have known better. While some were excited, many were left thinking  ‘what is she thinking?!’ I suppose next year will tell whether it will be the ‘dynamic duo’ or ‘destructive dummies’. To be continued…

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Real Housewives of Atlanta newest cast member Porsha Stewart may not be known for her own name or accomplishments, but she is definitely known for her dumb statements. Her ‘265 days a year’ statement left everyone wondering if she had any brains in that pretty head of hers. Although her point- ‘it’s not just about feeding the hungry only on Thanksgiving, it’s an everyday situation’ -was genuine, so was her stupidity with her next remark. “I mean, this is 265 days a year!” Porsha could definitely make a better name away for herself by talking less.

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 The Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj cat fight definitely tops this year’s WTF moments. The unlikely duo’s brawl seemed to come out of no where and spiraled out of control with Nicki claiming she would shoot her! Due to her discomfort and Nicki’s ‘unpredictable’ behavior Mariah then had her security increased following the incident. While producers called speculation surrounding the spat ‘inaccurate’, a spokesman for the show said: “This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we’ve ever had.” Coincidence or not? We think not, but it still makes for a shocking moment we wont forget.

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This before and after picture shows the weight-gain transformation Lady Gaga purposely underwent, launching what she called a “body revolution”. Known for her rainbow wigs, outlandish fashion, and self-empowerment-themed music Lady Gaga has always sought to make a point. The above picture went viral after hitting the internet, while she used it as an opportunity to reveal her own struggles in hopes of empowering her “little monsters”.
In case you missed it this news clip from abcNews explains her message and reasons behind it.

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Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has definitely made a name for herself this year. Landing her own reality show on TLC, she has also recently appeared on Barbara Walters‘s Most Fascinating People of 2012 list. While she has had many memorable moments  on both Toddlers and Tiaras and  spin-off Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, her guest appearance- or lack of appearance- on the Dr. Drew show lands her on our 2012 memorable moments list as she defiantly expresses her boredom on camera.

If you missed it watch her doze off on Dr. Drew here.

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Brad Pitt had everyone in a state of confusion as he rambled through the latest Chanel No. 5 perfume commercial. Sounding as if he had no script, he talked about the world turning, his luck, his fate and left everyone wondering what the commercial was about. Not even 24 hours later Saturday Night Live and several other YouTube clips surfaced mocking the commercial and Pitt’s confusing role.
Check out the controversial commercial for yourself.

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Nicki Minaj confused, shocked and even scared a few during her February performance at the 2012 Grammy’s in Los Angeles. She performed Roman Holiday sitting next to The Pope  and called the performance “The exorcism of [Nicki‘s alter ego] Roman.” Choreographed by Laurieann Gibson,  it featured religious imagery, pyrotechnics, and backup dancers dressed as monks. The performance may -or may not- have been a mock of the Illuminati conspiracies, but it definitely rubbed many the wrong way.

And that’s a wrap! Hopefully celebrities will give their statements a little more thought before putting them out into the world in 2013. Since that might be inevitable, we’re already excited to compile next year’s ‘What Were They Thinking’ moments. Until then…
Tell us your favorite ‘What Were They Thinking’ celebrity moment. What made you laugh or left your mouth wide open? Tell us below…

Discover Your New Year’s Eve Style For $100 Or Less!

December 14th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

With a little over 2 weeks left until the ball drops on 2013 its time to start scouring the racks for the perfect New Years Eve outfit!!

And with holiday spending still on your heels and your credit cards, you’ll want to be pretty conservative in your spending, but still be fabulous. That’s why we’re here to help!

 

Time Out New York shared a list of 100 party dresses under $100 and here are my New Years Eve choices from that list plus a few more!

Sit back and relax, we’ve got you covered here at Divas & Dorks there’s bound to be one you love for less than you think!

 

Rihanna’s strapless black asymmetrical dress during her performance of “Diamonds” during the Victoria Secret fashion show is perfect for a formal NYE’s event and you can have a similar look for only $78 on karmaloop.com. It’s called The Danielle from NYC Boutique.

 

Like the look but don’t want to wear all black? Try this strapless black and cream assymetricla dress also on karmaloop.com from Plastic Island for $96

H&M has two striking choices, one in bright pink with a sweetheart neck and empire waist for only $50.

 

The second dress from H&M is also $50 and features a black faux leather bodice with a layered skirt in black and white with a sheer bib and hemline.

 

Next we have a one shoulder fitted printed dress in black white indigo and teal from Marshalls, it comes in at $40.

 

Looking for a brighter print? BBDakota has a magenta, purple, black  and grey printed dress with a sheath like top with an A-line pleated skirt $89.

 

Want to be on trend this New Years Eve? How about a formal number in the color of the season, oxblood. This one shoulder cape dress from Leaves of Sass is found on LULUS.com and is only $59

 

Also if you are a little more full figured and don’t want anything too clingy this black and white dress with chiffon overlay from The Avenue is only $80

See the full list of 100 dresses here –> (http://www.timeout.com/newyork/shopping/100-party-dresses-under-100)

 

 

Do you have big plans for New Year’s Eve? Let us know what you’re wearing! Planning on going with something off our list?

Oh, How Fashion Week Has Changed…{Infographic}

September 5th, 2012 by Fashion Staff

Fashion Week has lately been evolving as technology is increasingly being adopted by designers, editors and enthusiasts alike, and it will be intriguing to watch the ever evolving tech used this Fashion Week season in New York City.  Check out the evolution of NYFW technology from the beginning until present day below…

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