Honest talk which results to relationship of love.

In celebration of Mother’s Day (2012), Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones for Red Table Talk, a discussion on love, life, fame and family. In the first episode the ladies talk about what it means to be a good mother, the guilt Adrienne feels for her drug use and not being the best mother to Jada and Willow’s regrets over being famous.“My belief is that communication is the best way to create strong relationships,” Pinkett said. “Just for people to be able to sit down together and have a conversation, that’s the power of love.”

On my (Wari) own opinion as a mother this is a very beautiful and powerful insight for the third generation into having a conversation is a true honesty comments from the video.   Having this kind of conversation is very hard as different generations have difficult culture generations upbringing. Some older generations, when they were children were brought up to be seen and not heard and this has caused many hidden questions that we could never or not talk about but just to be on guard to what you can say and do without crossing the boundary line of respect.

Even when you are of age, there is still an element of things that will still not be determined for you to know of. So this third generation have broken the barrier and they can freely speak to how they feel without boundary but they need to understand that the older generation needs time to adjusts to be able to feel free into converse into anything without crossing the line of respect. This is a very emotion subject that will be of value to all if this is all done tastefully.

Red Table Talk encourages us all to take the time and have a conversation with the special women in our lives– whether it be a few minutes or a few hours. Jada hope that other families are encouraged to participate in similar dialogues with their own family members.

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In remembrance – The History of Hot Comb.

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Walter Sammons (1890 – 1973)  was a inventor for an enhanced patent for the hot comb. Walter Sammons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania received U.S. patent #1,362,823 on December 21, 1920 for an improved comb that straightened hair. According to Walter Sammons’ patent he invented a heated comb that removed kinks from the hair.

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The hot comb (also known as a straightening comb) is a metal comb that is used to straighten moderate or coarse hair to create a smoother hair texture.

The hot comb was an invention original developed in France as a way for women with coarse curly hair to achieve a fine straight look traditionally modelled by historical Egyptian women. However, it was Annie Malone who first patented this tool, while her apprentice and former worker, Madam CJ Walker widened the teeth.

The main function of the hot comb is to be heated and used directly to straighten the hair from the roots. The hot comb was very good particularly for Afro hair who hair was coarse.

There are different hot combs that have been created. The first hot comb was invented to be place directly on heat to get hot. It was placed directly on the cooker stove or on wood fires until now in 20th century it was finally replaced to be electrically heated.

It is not uncommon, especially when using a traditional hot comb, to burn scalp or damage the hair. A hot comb is often heated to over 65 degrees celsius, therefore if not careful severe burns and scarring can occur. The hot comb that you use directly on the stove or on fires are different from the ones that you electrically heated as the coating of the hot comb is different and by using this particular hot comb in the original way can singe your hair.

 

There are creams that you would use straight on the hairshafts to protect the hair when hot combing. When using the cream, the hot comb would produce smokes from the heat of the hair, the cream would seal the cream in the hair by making it shiny and healthy.

Many African American and women of other races, still uses hot combs because of forming of straightening is temporary and less damaging to the hair if done properly. Today, hot combs are still used by many African American salons and families as an alternative to chemical hair straightening.

After slavery the hot comb was a very controversial invention because many debated on whether it was beneficial or hurtful to the black community. There were some African Americans who believed that the hot comb damaged the African American community because it made the community submissive to the ‘white ideal image’ of beauty and disregarded African American culture. Others believed that efforts like hair straightening would boost their social and economic status. This mindset continued throughout the 20th century.

Changing faces of hot combs, tongs, rods in the 21st Century.

 

On their shoulder’s we stand!

Source: wikipedia.org, internet and self knowledge

Our basic right as a woman is to breastfeed, whether in public or not.

I am very confused with all this episodes and antagonism situation of women not being able to breastfeed their newborn babies in public.

Breastfeeding is best!

Let go back a bit in the late 80’s and 90” we were pursued and persuaded to breastfeed as best instead of using bottles to feed our babies.

As a young mother in both era’s, it was what we were told in advertisement campaigns that it was best for the baby and also for yourself to gain back your stomach muscle as the womb retracts back quicker due to breastfeeding.

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For me it was a happy moment to be able to breastfeed my children. My first child I could only breastfeed for 2 months and then it was bottled SMA Gold, as I could not produce enough milk for what she wanted to eat. For my second child I breastfeed longer to 8 months and then on to the bottle.  I breastfeed longer simply because he had Eczema and it was suggested that it was best to try to breastfeed for long to help with the condition and to this day he does not have Eczema and also with the added bonus when breastfeeding that it helped my stomach to get tightened quickly into giving me a flat stomach which resulted in my stomach looking like I had not recently given birth.

 

What some people do not understand is that not every babies can have a bottle, so what do you want to do, starve the babies?

 

 

You see you cannot win, let say that the baby is crying for a long period and it not his nappies but he is hungry but you have fed him before you went out, what do you do? let the baby cry? If the mother does that then she will be reported to be an unfit mother and there will be people who would be talking behind her back so no win but it ok to make her feel bad in her special day of achievement in what she has dreamed of having a healthy baby for her to be pushed into postnatal depression and not bonding with her baby because of the stress.

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This is a concern and very disturbing to hear what is going on, if I was in the position again of having a baby in these time of days, I will still be breastfeeding in public to give my baby a fighting chance of healthy antibodies in his body.

The other issue is that the mother needs to get rid of the producing milk, as her breast’s will be full, which then will result to her being embarrassed by her breast’s leaking.

So ok, the baby is hungry what do we do now carried kettle to boil water to make milk every mins of the day as we can not have milk ready and stored for too long, which will result to the baby having bad tummy and vomiting!

What is the issue, is it because it’s a sexual issue?

First and foremost breasts was given to us for enabling life and sexual pleasure was for the last result! You need to remember you would have been breast feed by your own mothers to give you a health chance of life, so please think before you react as you are disrespecting all mothers! If it’s a problem then move! You do not need to see the baby being fed even if it being covered.

You have no idea what it does to you as a mother to not be able to breastfeed as some mothers cannot even breastfeed if they tried. But it so ok to displayed breasts for all to see for pleasure but not to keep babies alive? Very confused!

You have no idea to how this make a mother feels to know that she can only breastfeed for a short period of the baby’s life for you to take that away from an enjoyment of having a baby!

As a woman and a human being this is our right! And we cannot and should not be ashamed to not have this right!

Stand your ground!

Don’t feel that you should sit in a public toilet to breastfeed. You wouldn’t eat in there, so don’t feel that your baby should.

The good news is the law is on your side and no-one has the right to be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public. In fact, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place such as a cafe, shop or public transport.

 

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Why NOT to Mimic incorrect writing!

Have you wondering why some people have problems with writing and reading!

Having these problems is not about laziness or not understanding the correct written English. it about what is going on in their head.cerebroymente

These kinds of people have so much creativity going on in their head that they are swiftly so much information along in their own mind to what they are thinking, reading and writing. The information jumps as they have thought that they have written or said that they have not notices that the other peoples have not reached further within their conversation. When this happens it create for them to sometime backtrack, which sometime results to them forgetting where and what they have said or written that they have skipped to the next chapter!

It not that they do not care about the other person not fully understanding or caring about what they are doing, it just that they are so exciting in what they are creating. Even when they have slowed down it the same information as to what the person sees in their mind is with the original thoughts.

Also the way the person writes is in their own individual languages of understanding and they may have checked it a hundred time but it how they feel and see that is why they have written that way and not because it should be predominantly correct in the English literature book! They have written to say it in their own particular style way to how their want it to get across.pen-handwriting-ftr

So please try to read between the line to what is coming across into what the person is saying instead of intimidating and mocking them in their way of writing! Nobody is perfect!

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What is Education??

Everybody’s ideas of education is different, well as long as you are learning it is all great!

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Good or bad, television is a massive source of learning, especially if you speak other languages apart from English.  It’s the vision of images with sounds for you to pronounce the wording in whatever language! It like when you where a toddler, when you were watching your parents making sounds that you copied and then gradually understand what the true meaning were as time went on.

Back in the days, television was a source of immense information and not too damaging for children (thanks to Mary Whitehouse) but today it a different source of information of damage!

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The main source of learning which was drummed into me by my father was to read a book! Books, these days is not a source of learning for the next generation, which is a shame.

Some of us may not having many elders around us to give us the true meaning of life but instead of just guessing and given wrong information, we need to encourages people in whatever level of knowledge to show their knowledge and help the next generation by getting them to invested in their chosen studies or careers as the TEACHERS of today cannot do it all on their own!

As they said education cost money so what is wrong in investing in your future! Nothing is free in life! If you do not have the expenditure then sharing and given support to each other will be a start in moving forward to your goal! So do not close the DOOR to whom who want to learn!

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Sending the ELEVATOR back down.

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There is a saying in sending the elevator back down. This saying interprets, as I am somebody.. Let the world know your name…LACE slogan.

“I believe that if you have been successful in whatever you wanted to do in your life, then it’s your contribution to facilitate a fraction of your time into sending the elevator back down to the next generation within their skills set and let them be a somebody for the world to know their name.

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I have tried on many occasions to tell people how much my experience has been shaped by those I have come across and that is what drives me now and motivates me today into helping the next generation. This is why we should continue to inspire those that follow behind us into helping the next generation into whatever their dream is.

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The truth is…all of us can send the elevator back down because it doesn’t matter what floor you’re on – in life – there’s always someone just below – just waiting for the chance to be invited into whatever floor level. We should not discriminate as to whether they are not within your class groups or have a grammatical problem.

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By you segregating that individual you will never know what the person will and can deliver within their undiscovered talent.” Wari LACE – Creative Director – Founder

What’s the point of this statement, you ask?

We at LACE would like to encourage everybody who is climbing, who have climbed the corporate ladder and the ones doing the hiring – to think of students and next generation into giving them opportunities into helping them with their skills set ambition.

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With the economy struggling like it has been, a newbie trying to make his or her way in the workforce might be like trying to get to the top of the shaad tower – a hidden door, a locked door and then lots of dizzy, spiralling stairs.

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Please send the elevator down to pick up the next generation within their undisclosed talents knowledge so that they can start their own career and then one day they will be able to send the elevator back down to the next generation in waiting to achieve their dreams and for you to be proud of your involvement into assisting the next generation into accomplish their goal.

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1st path in fashion

My first introduction to the fashion world come when I was looking for an employment as a Junior Secretary. While looking through the newspaper for a position that was suitable for me I had come across a vacancy at Zandra Rhodes studio off Goldhawk Road back in 90’s.   I decided to applied for the position and I was interviewed by Zandra herself.

Fashion of 80'sWhat a shock what I saw as I did not really know much about fashion world back then and of her! When I saw her! all that I would see was multi coloured hair colours (Cyndi Lauper, Toyah Willcox) that got me from this mature lady.

You see the fashion in the 80’s, were mostly of young people with the multi coloured hair as we had a lot of punk culture going on that it was a delight to see a very culture influential lady but sadly it was not to be for me to work for her!

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Headwraps

I am often asked why do I wear headwraps so much, here are the reasons to why I wear headwraps.

  • love the bright colours within the African Inspired designs
  • need to make an outfits to look different with the various of headwrap styles –  the finished looks of the outcome of the headwraps within the outfits.
  • it also a cultural awareness
  • enjoy experimenting on the creation that I create
  • comfortable in wearing the headwraps
  • it my umbrella
  • it my woolly hat
  • it my wig on a bad hair day

Check out some of the editorial work which Wari LACE has created.

Check out some of the headwraps that Wari LACE has done on consumers.

As you can see headwraps looks great on all ages!

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What is defining as teamwork?

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Team work is a group of individuals that gathers around for the same ideas and thoughts without malicious gains. Where a team of people who are helping each other in their chosen concept ideas of their profession and ideas so that it may reach its full potential reaches without negative thoughts of demolition of the ideas.

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One must have a team to succeed in whatever they have decided to do, one cannot do all by themselves as there is a saying no man is an island, and it takes a whole village to raise a child!.

So if you are a designer, there are many various types of teamwork that you will need for you to accomplish in your profession.

We all need to work together in whatever we want even if we do not all have the same principles or belief in what and how each organisation is runned, it’s all about you getting your design and information for the world to see for you to grow your brand. Take a look at even the top celebrity designers, whether if they have money or not they invest in their brand by showcasing and advertising their brands for all to see their new collection on a six monthly basis during fashion week and afterward to attract their client base and new clients.

The question you need to ask yourself is what are you worth and how hard are you going to work to get your dream to work!

It will not take overnight and it will take some time to refine and master and there will be gains and losses but it all a learning and business gains without you realising what is happening!.

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So take your time and look down the road and not just what is in front of your nose! If you cannot invest in your own business why should anybody else invest in you or are you expecting the other people to just in invest in you when you cannot invest in yourself. The secret is to  create a teamwork to invest in togetherness.

Negative verse Positive.

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There is a lot of communication that people do not wish to invest in each other! It does not matter what races you are from.

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Why is this the case when if you do not invest in yourself with others that you are feeling like this, is it because you may not be investing with others that you are feeling like this within yourself. If you go with no malicious intends you will see what comes back to you. If you think negative then negative will come to you but if you think positive and do goodness you will see potential of goodness and happiness will come to you that you will not know what to do with it! Maybe change your ways and see what comes back to you! Good karma brings great karma, bad karma only brings bad karma!

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Wari LACE @ Black Beauty Sensationnel Hair Award 2014 with Hype Coiffure team! It was great to be a part of Hype Coiffure finalist teams for Black Beauty Sensationnel Hair Awards 2014 to creative this masterpiece of threading! Thank you for the opportunity and showing off the beautiful of threading!

Hype Coiffure had won two awards! Southern stylist of the year (Schola Rose) and Colourist of the year (Natalie Joseph) awards!

Congratulation to Charlotte Mensah for Styling Team of the year! It was great to see so many creative and talented hairstylists at the award. Congratulation to you all! Beautiful creations on show!

So many faces long time no see! Celebrities hairstylist’s Desmond Murray and Angela Plummer. Great to see my friend Sandi from Gogglebox! Having a ball!

Check out the press coverage @ Black Beauty and Hair Magazine!

If you are a business or product company who wishes to collaborate with Wari LACE, please do not hesitate to contact me to be able to discuss further into how I can be of a service to you.

 

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