You may know her as the witty, smart mouthed antagoisnt who played alongside J.Lo in the 2005 film, Monster in Law. You may also know her for her role as Leona Lansing in HBO’s award winning series, The Newsroom. You might even know as a two time Academy Award winner for her roles in Flute and Coming Home. But, 77-year old Jane Fonda is much more than just an actress. The New York native made her debut on Broadway with the play, There Was a Little Girl in the early 1960’s. Fonda followed up her Broadway debut with her first appearance on the big screen in the film Tall Story .
When Fonda wasn’t acting, she dabbled in fitness videos. In 1982, she released her first exercise video, Workout: Starring Jane Fonda. Not only was her video the highest selling video at the time, it encouraged her to make 22 more videos that sold over 17 million copies!
Fonda was very adamant on letting the world know that she was just as smart as she was talented. She used her voice to speak out about many social and political issues happening in the late 60’s to early 70’s. Fonda spoke out against the Vietnam War and fought for the equal rights of African Americans and women. “I am not a do-gooder. I am a revolutionary. A revolutionary woman,” she said in 1972. Jane Fonda still has her revolutionary spirit. In 2005, she co-founded the Women’s Media Center, a center used to promote women’s voices in media through leadership training and original content. Jane Fonda is currently working on her Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” which will be released later this year.
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Flashback to a couple of months ago where I had the honor to DJ an exclusive New Year’s Eve Party at the GoldenEye Hotel and Resort in Jamaica. I had never been to Jamaica before, and was stoked to be bringing along my darling best friend Elle Clay. Our trip was a short few days but a great and much needed get-away from frigid NYC. We had an amazing time, and I can’t wait to visit again soon!
Our warm welcome into Jamaica.
Beautiful View of the Beach
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Lucky Magazine asked me how I would define my personal style and let me style one of their looks with my own touch. Of course I chose to pair this clean striped tee with some pieces from my new Puma collaboration (out in select retailers worldwide now)! Check out the full article here.
In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m bringing back my muse posts to highlight some amazing and empowering women. First up is one of my all time favorite singers: Sade!
If Sade isn’t on your Sunday playlist, I’m judging you. Seriously, how could you not love the soulful sounds of this singer? My friends and I actually have a Sade Sunday ritual.
The Nigerian beauty , formerly known as Helen Folasade Adu, started her singing career in college as a background vocalist for the band, Pride. With a powerful voice like hers, it wasn’t long before she was discovered and signed to Epic Records. Sade released her first hit single, “Your Love is King”, in Feburary of 1984. The single was featured on her debut album , Diamond Life, which made her a huge star not only in Europe but in the U.S. The songstress even won a Grammy for “Best New Artist” in 1986.
Sade went on to release six multiplatinum studio album which include Promise, Stronger Than Pride, Love Deluxe, and more. Though Sade has remained quiet since the 2010 release of Soldier of Love, her music continues to influence R&B, Soul, and even Hip-Hop. Sade’s unique voice can be heard as samples on works such as MF DOOM’s “Kon Karne” and “Doomsday”, Curren$y’s “Famous”, and much more.