Aug 07

When I sat down recently to interview New York-based starlet Cameron Hill, it was difficult to reconcile this outspoken young woman with the playful former elementary school classmate I had once known. Gone were the ribbons and pigtails, and in their place was an obvious confidence and unforced sex appeal, which is ironic, since she pointedly denied seeing herself as sexy. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVEN’T HEARD OF MS. HILL…. ….You must be living under a rock. Just ask any New Yorker about the “Pum Pum Song” and they’ll tell you all about Cameron Hill. With a lyrically raunchy first offering on her EP and the Reverbnation Songwriting Competition win under her belt, Cameron Hill is set to follow in the footsteps of other successful Caribbean artistes such as Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. A MUSICAL AWAKENING With a background in gymnastics, swimming, and water… [Read more]

Jun 30

Recently, I sat watching one of Tyler Perry’s older plays on DVD with a girlfriend of mine. This particular play starred two brothers who, by general female standards, would be considered “hot.” One of them was actor Christian Keyes; the other, actor/model Ryan Gentles. Almost every time a particular scene in the play involved Christian Keyes, my girlfriend would bite her lips and say to me “Ooooo girl, he is fine! He can get it!” Even my Mom, who was visiting for the weekend, passed by the TV, took a look at him and said “Now that’s a handsome young man!” As my Mom and friend fawned over Mr. Keyes, my thoughts drifted off in another direction, and pretty soon I wasn’t paying attention to the play any more. I began to think about my preferences when it came to a man’s physical appearance, and… [Read more]

Jun 23

Maybe I’m odd, but I can honestly say I have never looked at another woman and wanted to copy or steal her look. Sure, I see women from time to time and give them a mental thumbs-up for on-point fashion sense, but I’ve never wanted to take a picture so I can transform myself into a carbon copy of any of those women.  When I express this to my female relatives and friends, they tend to look at me with slightly raised eyebrows. They think I’m not telling the truth. I hear things like “Come on, Dani…you mean to tell me you’ve never ripped off someone’s look?” And because of this cliché response that I get from them, I’ve come to realize that it is a common and prevalent thing for women to imitate each other’s appearance/style. Despite it being a common occurrence, I still… [Read more]