Monday, 29 August 2011


"Success is the best revenge." -French proverb 

MontRose is a new fashion label with designs created in ankara, fusing popularized African material with everyday styles.  It was started by best friends Daniele Folivi and Yemi Sofidiya in Spring 2011. 

Photographer: Edot Biney Photography
Make-up: Chioma Jeremiah Uwandu and Chris I.

Photographer: Omar Rafik

The designers, below

To find out more about and purchase from MontRose, visit their Facebook page.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Blue Crush II

"Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends whom we choose." - Tehyi Hsieh

Blue peplum minidress
My friend at her graduation party
The fro...the brows...the pose = Diva!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Attention, Attention!

"The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong"." -Sydney J. Harris
Everything about this outfit- from head to toe- is a YES!!!
Love this woman. 

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Clean Lines

"Go often to the house of thy friend, for weeds soon choke up the unused path." -Scandinavian proverb

Love the simplicity and sharpness of this outfit.

This young lady will be off to college in a couple of days. Check out her blog to read about the advice college graduates have for incoming college freshmen, as well as many other topics.
Have a great day, everyone. xx

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Pray for Rain

"If everyone is a product of this society, who will say the things that need to be said, and do the things that need to be done, without compromise? Truth will never start out popular in a world more concerned with marketability than righteousness. It will initially suffer ridicule and even violence- yet ultimately it is undeniable. All of humanity is living in a dream world, but suffering real consequences." -Lauryn Hill

Living in the United States, we tend not to appreciate little things, such as rain.  For several years, countries in East Africa have been living through devastating conditions of dry climates resulting in fatal famines. the lack of rain  has made it impossible for farmers to grow and produce crops, therefore causing a lack of food.

Somalian and Kenyan citizens have been battling to survive the famines in their countries.  Families travel by foot, walking for days- if not months- to get relief in refuge camps. Several families voyage from one end of the country to the next, losing not only family members on their sojourn, but children who are malnourished, shrinking to just skin and bones.  As of August  4, it has been approximated that 29,000 children under the age of 5 have died in the wake of the famine; 3.7 million people are currently affected according to the United Nations. This adversity is worsened by the militants who are torturing and controlling the citizens, adding more to their burdens.

I implore you to please read and educate yourself about this devastation, and, if not specifically for the citizens of East Africa, pray for rain.

Read more here at the New York Times
View pictures here
***Please be advised that some of these photos are graphic.***

Monday, 8 August 2011

::Drum Roll Please:: And the winner is...

"I want women to really look like women from today. It's not from the past and not from the future because I don't know what happens in the future. It is the women of today (who) I think is a seductive woman." - Carolina Herrera

Congratulations on winning the clutch, Ama. Please email me at by Thursday, August 11 at 9AM to claim your prize.

If you did not win the clutch, no worries. Check back to see what I will be giving away next.  If you would like a clutch personally made, please email me at the above email address.

Have a great week everyone. 

Monday, 1 August 2011

Giveaway...Win It!

"Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how." -Author Unknown
Happy August, everyone! This year is just sprinting on by.

As you read the title of the post, I am giving this clutch I made away to one of you lovely readers just as an appreciation of you being a constant follower of Beese's Pieces.

(Just in case you can't see it clearly in this picture, look at the one below.)
The catch, you ask? ...Of course there's one.
  1. You must follow the blog with the Follow tab (for the Friend Connect) at the very top, left corner of the page (otherwise, how will I know how to give YOU the clutch? =).  I recommend using a name similar to your given name/email address so you're easily identifiable. [If you use the follow by email or BlogLovin' features I cannot see this, so you must use the Follow at the top of the screen to be entered for the contest.]
  2. You have the next 168 hours/ 7 days/ 1 week to enter for your chance to win it.
  3. I will select a winner using the random selection generator,, next Monday, August 8, at 9AM Eastern Standard Time.  The winner will then have 72hours to claim her- or his- prize by emailing me at
  4. This contest is open to readers with U.S. mailing addresses. 
  5. No purchase necessary.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at the above email address.

Good luck, everyone. Have a fabulous day.

Note: Family and [close] friends- i.e., I see or speak to you daily- are not eligible to enter this contest. (=