Phylicia Rashad’s portrayal of one of the strongest black women ever on TV, the Cosby Show’s beautiful and brilliant, Claire Huxtable had it all. Her style, her grace, her uncanny ability to be every woman, is exactly what every woman needs. As far as black style icons go, fictional or not, Claire Huxtable is the epitome of classic, timeless style. From a wardrobe of silk blouses and oversized earrings to a house decorated with an unimaginably tasteful eye, Claire Huxtable made it look way too easy. The loose fit of this yellow silk blouse from Reiss is the quintessential Claire Huxtable blouse. Clip-on or not, I love these big shell earrings, the epitome of accessories from the eighties right on through the nineties, I could definitely have raided Claire’s jewelry box. I remember a kettle that looked just like this in the ever frequented Huxtable kitchen, and I want one just like it, the teal metal just adds a little fun. Claire’s raspberry lips spoke infinite words of wisdom, perhaps a little of it will rub off on me with the Bobbi Brown raspberry pink lipstick. The cheekbones, the wardrobe, the infinite wisdom of Dr. Claire Huxtable makes her the sort of woman every woman should want to feel like.
 I am a confirmed member of #TeamBlackBerry so the new BlackBerry PlayBook is right up my alley. It may take a while for this new tablet to catch up to the iPad and it’s host of functionality, but I still want it. It’s smaller, lighter, and addition to the BlackBerry family that I welcome with open arms. It’s available for pre-order now, but if it doesn’t make its way to my purse soon enough I may need to get an iPad.
 This Forzieri hand made purple rose sterling silver fashion ring is an instant favorite. It’s delicate and beautiful, but it’s size makes a strong statement. I love the detailed petals, and the bright color made simple by the sterling silver band. This cocktail ring will make itself very useful this summer.
 It’s a corset, but instead of it being all stuffy with a lacey bodice this one has a tribal make up that I think it so sexy. This Mara Hoffman tribal chic bustier will look great with a pair of high waisted trousers, a pencil skirt or harem pants. I kind of wish it was a swimsuit top, because I can envision myself in this top in so many different places.
 This necklace is made of everything from pieces of a vintage chandelier to seashells. The Paradis necklace from Dannijo couldn’t look dull if it tried, the pops of color will take everything from a plain t-shirt to a shift dress up another level with its tropical indulgence. As a girl from the tropics you’d think I’d eventually get tired of all of the Caribbean oceanic pieces, but that’s one thing this girl will never get enough of.
 I’m certainly no Julia Childs but that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about cooking boeuf bourguigon in a Le Creuset dutch oven. I want the entire line of these, they’re beautiful classics that every foodie or wanna be foodie should own. Forget about Pyrex and Faberware, these dutch ovens are the creme de la creme of cookware that I covet deeply.