Featured Artist: Naturi Naughton

My latest interview is with none other than singer/actress Naturi Naughton. She is starring in the Starz’ Network new series “Power”  premiering on June 6th. We discussed her role in “Power” as well as her inspirations, views on confidence and relationships. She was honest, relatable and refreshing and I learned a lot from this powerful and versatile woman. Make sure you watch the interview below and for more info on “Power” and other projects Naturi’s working on, make sure you follow her on Twitter (@naturinaughton) and Instagram (@naturi4real).

Also make sure you comment below and on YouTube! I love reading all of your comments even the (constructive) critiques:)

Love and live luxuriously!

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My Birthday Weekend!

Having a ball at my 28th birthday dinner!
Having a ball at my 28th birthday dinner!

Good Afternoon! I am so excited that AmoreLuxe.com is finally up and running and I wanted to launch it on my birthday because it signifies a new beginning for me. I had an epiphany minutes before midnight on my birthday after a disappointment and I told myself that I wouldn’t dwell on negative situations, attitudes and most importantly people! I always encourage women to be the best versions of themselves in all aspects of life but I wasn’t really taking my own advice…until now that is! I made a decision to make the right choices, no matter how hard they may be and be content knowing that it will all work itself out in the end. After my internal rant lol, I told myself that I would have fun and that is just what I did!

On Saturday, I headed into the city and went to my favorite hair stylist Regina Pearl (@hairgirlreginapearl on IG) and added bangs to my do’! I think it looks chic and its been a couple of years since I’ve rocked them so I wanted to switch things up!

Me with my girls at my birthday dinner
Me with my girls at my birthday dinner

After leaving the salon, I did a little shopping then headed back to get ready for my birthday dinner…I had an amazing night with a few of my favorite people as you can see from the pics! The next day, Regina, my girl Jou and myself decided to go to Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert. We headed out about 2pm and didn’t get back until early this morning (traffic was crazy!) but the concert was well worth it! My fave performances were Trey Songz,(still one of my faves!) Nicki Minaj (I liked when she performed her old material) and Jhene Aiko when she performed on the Summer Festival stage (would love to interview her for Amore Luxe!). I didn’t take pics of the show itself because I had to save my battery power on my phone but the experience itself  is one forever etched in my memory.

I am grateful for the love and support from my family, friends and supporters and I promise you that “AmoreLuxe.com” will be the go to place for all things related to the meaningful and materialistic sides of life. I feel that having a bit of both is what keeps a person balanced:) Stay tuned because we are only halfway through 2014 but I have so much still in store!

Love and live luxuriously!

The official launch of AmoreLuxe.com (and my 28th birthday!)

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It’s officially midnight!!! “The Angielala Experience” is no more. Angielala was a nickname that one of my best friends gave me (hey Felesha!) and I loved it and wanted to use it when I launched my blog and later on website  because I thought it was cute at the time Now that I’m 28 (close to 30), I wanted to create a name that better represented who I am as a person and the vision I see for the site as well as my overall brand. I came up with the name  “Amore Luxe” because of the meaning behind it. Amore means love in Italian and it also happens to be the name of my twin sister who passed when we were 5 months. I have her name tattooed on my ankle because she is my other half. Luxe is short for Luxury and I feel that the site is a representation of the “meaningful (love) and materialistic (luxury) sides of life. And I think it sounds so sophisticated lol..it’s a win win all around!

Along with the dissolution of “The Angielala Experience , I will no longer be called “Angielala” Instead, I will be going by my birth name which is Angela Cherai (accent over the e lol). AmoreLuxe.com is still a place where women from all walks of life can come and talk with each other about topics related to love, confidence, beauty and any other aspects of life that are important. I will still be sharing my experiences with you all in hopes that I am able to help other women going through similar situations. I am not aiming for perfection but instead, I choose to work to be the best version of myself  and I encourage everyone to do the same.

 

Love and live luxuriously!!!