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MimiCuteLips Fall Favorites

Hey Cuties,

The weekend is here TURN UP! I’m on my way to New York City to check off one of my bucket list items. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK HERE I COME!!!! You already know New York is one of my favorite cities. See, see, see, I told you.

I have a few places I want to eat and I will share those #FatSnacks next week. Sunday marks the anniversary of September 11th so security will be extra high and memorials will be taking place. I’m going to see if I can squeeze in a visit. I haven’t been down there since they finished the new buildings. I worked not far from the Pentagon during Sept. 11th so I’m familiar with being close to the devastation that took place.

As we ease into fall I thought my schedule would slow down a bit but that isn’t a thing. So I’m rolling with it, I told the Universe I want to attend the South by South Lawn and the Celebration of Hope.

Fall is approaching and this is what I’m looking forward to, in to, waiting on and checking for…

EVENTS:

New York Fashion Week: The dope folks over at Kyboe! invited me to their show on Saturday. I can’t freaking wait, and they gifted me this hella dope watch to rock. There will be more on this for sure.

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#KYBOE

The African American Museum opens in Washington, DC on Saturday, September 24th.  They are having concerts on Saturday, Sept. 24th 6 PM – 9 PM featuring Public Enemy, The Roots & Living Colour. Another on Sunday, Sept.  25th 6 PM – 9 PM featuring Experience Unlimited (EU), Meshell Ndegeocello and a special guest.

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Photo credit: Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

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TV:

Power on STARZ Is currently eight episodes in and it continues to suck me in every single time. They killed off the girl I didn’t like and that has turned things upside down a bit. They’ve added some new characters into the mix and that keeps things fresh. The very best of this all is that the star of the show, Omari Hardwick is a total cutie.  He isn’t the only one, but he is the cutest.

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Power Star: Omari Hardwick aka Ghost

Green Leaf on OWN just wrapped up their first season and it was incredible. The show centers around a family that runs a church. It includes all of the good and the bad that comes with that. As a child that grew up in church I’m familiar with some of these things. I understand how things got to be the way they are and I know people in real life that fit these characters perfectly.  It is like a late night soap opera that stars Lynn Whitfield and she does not disappoint. The cast is mostly fresh faces and I like to see that in Hollywood. There is some man candy in this show as well, two in particular.

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The Legend, Lynn Whitfield

Queen Sugar on OWN just started this week. They are two episodes in and it is the perfect replacement for Green Leaf since they just wrapped up. This incredible show is done by non-other than Selma Director Ave Duvernay. I had a chance to meet her and the cast and listen to them talk about the show at Essence this year.

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Director Ava Duvernay & Cast of Queen Sugar

Catfish: MTV listen this show will always be good. Even in 2016 people are still falling for the banana in the tail pipe on the internet. I’ve you’ve been chatting/texting someone for years and you’ve never met you are being Catfish-ed.  If they can’t video chat in any manner they are a Catfish. If they suddenly tell you they or someone close to them has Cancer or has been in a terrible accident and then quit chatting to you, they are a Catfish. Do better people. I randomly ran into Nev & Max on the streets of New York while they were filming several years ago.

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Catfish Host: Nev & Max 2013

Wild ‘N Out on MTV is one of the funniest shows on TV. The show is based on improve and that’s what makes it so good. They get celeb guest here and they jump right in. This is Nick Cannon’s show and he features a lot of up and coming comedians. They act out funny sketches, make up songs and gets the crowd involved. I need to get Babe and I to a taping. We watch the show together and laugh like crazy.

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Photo Credit: MTV

Insecure on HBO coming out Sunday, October 3rd starring Issa Rae. If you are familiar with the The Awkward Black Girl then this is it on cable television. Click HERE to see the trailer.

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Reporter, Mom’s ‘N Charge, Issa Rae, The Style Medic, Sisters With Beauty, MimiCuteLips & Mocha, The Oracle Group

Survivor’s Remorse on STARZ is one of my favorite shows. They are on episode eight in their second season. The show is good and the cast is even better. I had a chance to chat with them while at Essence this summer. This is the first TV series produced by NBA star Lebron James.

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Cast of Survivor’s Remorse

MOVIES:

Mr. Church is coming out next week, September 16th and it looks so good. I saw the previews in the theater, but bring your tissue Cuties. This one will make you laugh and cry.  The movie stars Eddie Murphy and I think this is just what his career needed. I had forgotten how talented Eddie was and this is the perfect reminder.

Description: “Mr. Church” tells the story of a unique friendship he develops when a little girl and her dying mother need the services of a talented cook by the name of Henry Joseph Church. It starts out as a six-month arrangement but ends up lasting fifteen years. Family isn’t always defined by blood.

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Photo by Cinelou Films – © Cinelou Films

Sully came out today and I hope to go see it next week. This movie is based on real life events that took place January 15, 2009 on the Hudson in New York. I remember all of the breaking news on this story. Captain Chesley Sullenberger became a hero after and emergency landing of his plane along the water Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese. He saved the entire flights 155 crew and passengers.

This movie is Directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks. I feel like people will stand up and clap at the end.

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Photo Credit: IMDB

BOOKS: 

I’ve read some really good books this year, and I’m looking forward to reading two more. Two of my blogger inspirations and favorites have written books. I’m so proud of them, these ladies are moving and shaking on major levels. They are were I aspire to be. I’m so proud to share and support them and their amazing talents.

Awesomely Luvvie‘s book I’m Judging You: Do-Better Manual. Click HERE for book signing events.

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I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual

Gorgeous in Grey‘s book “Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died“. Click HERE for more info. Read the first chapter HERE.

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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died

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What are your fall favorites? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

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  1. Alli Smith

    I’ve always wanted to go to fashion week in NYC. I look forward to reading all about your adventures this week. I want to see Sully, too. I’m loving all of your fall favorites.

  2. Ty

    I love ALL your Fall favorites and I can not wait to read your recap on NYFW!!! Have fun!!

  3. Sarah

    These are great fall favorite choices, I love them all. I really should get a watch sometime, I need one!

    • MimiCuteLips

      Sarah I used to wear a watch all the time. Then cell phones came around and I stopped. I’ve been wearing one for about 6 months or more now.

  4. lisa

    What a great list of fall favorites! I would love to check out New York’s fashion week!!

  5. Jeanette

    Well you certainly have a great list of things to see and do. I am always terrible at coming up with ideas of stuff to do with my family. I need to check my local area and see what we have here because it looks like there’s a lot of fun things to check out out there.

  6. Nancy @ whispered inspirations

    All great fall faves! My hubby and I love watching wild n out! So funny!

  7. Jenny

    Lol thats funny, im watching catfish right now as i read this. Fashion week sounds like a blast!

  8. Bella

    Okay so am I living under a rock or something because I have only heard of one of the movies! I guess is will have to catch up with the great entertainment I am missing.

  9. Jaclyn Anne

    So much fun stuff to do and watch this Fall! Also, I love Catfish and am totally jealous that you had a chance to meet Nev! I have been a fan since the movie came out forever ago!

  10. KenyaRae

    This is a great list. I want to check out Gorgeous in Grays book. I’ve been seeing it online.

  11. Angela Harris

    Fashion week looks like a lot if fun. I want to see a couple of these movies too. Thank you for keeping us up to date.

  12. Kasi

    You always go to the best events and meet the coolest people! Jealous! I remember your picture from IG with Omari, and he is just so fine! Lol. I have a few fav shows that I turn on the TV just to see, but when they’re not on, and Catfish is on, I like tuning into that. And yes, people have no excuse to get catfished in 2016, lol! Wild’N’Out has always been a fav, and my friend Darren Brand, is on the show!

  13. Tamika Hall

    So, i dont mean to be a copy cat but most of your favorite things, are my favorite things! Lol. Thanks for the heads up about the African American Museum!!

  14. Kirstin N. Fuller (the travelin diva)

    Great roundup! I can’t wait for Sully and Mr. Church! Eddie looks like he’s finally back on top of his game. I need in on that cute little KYBOE watch. Call me! lol

  15. Stacie

    I’ve been hearing that Green Leaf is really good. I’ll have to try to watch it if the boys don’t hog the tv. Can’t wait to ready Luvie’s book too.

  16. Adeola Naomi

    I am done with fashion week this year, I just want me some of that dope watch and some AfroPunk fest!

  17. Bonnie @wemake7

    I love all of your Fall favorites. I didn’t know Tom Hanks had a new movie. I will have to see it.

  18. Tia @ financiallyfitandfab

    I try to stay away from tv as much as possible to stay productive but Power and Green leaf both pulled me in! I hope to go to DC soon to visit the new museum.

  19. Elle

    This has definitely been a summer to remember. My highlight of course was meeting Ava DuVernay. I am also looking forward to reading Issa Rae’s book and my copy of “I’m Judging You is suppose to arrive on Thursday.” Loved the pictures and the post!

  20. Bites for Foodies

    I cannot wait to see the movie Sully…it sounds fantastic! Plus, it has Tom Hanks in it AND it’s directed by Clint Eastwood, so you KNOW it HAS to be good!

  21. Joanae King

    You met Lynn! Honey YES! In interested in seeing Mr Church, too. Thanks for this!

  22. Joanna

    soooo great seeing you last weekend. I really want to see that Eddie Murphy movie and I’m too hyped for Issa Rae’s show. Great list.

  23. Tata

    I loved this list girl! I was stucka t Omari Hardwick I can’t help myself. Also totally didn’t know Eddie Murphy was back on the scene, I gotta tell my mama she loves him!

  24. Kim

    Queen Sugar is a great show! I’m jealous you were able to meet the cast. I remember Dondre from my childhood

  25. rika

    I watched the Sully movie last week! Loved the story, i think Tom Hanks did an amazing job

  26. Jasmine Watts

    These are great fall favorite choices. This fall, so much fun stuff to do and watch!

  27. Farrah Less G.

    For sure I will have a blast watching the NY fashion show, I’ve never been to this kind of event but I am not giving up. I know someday. I enjoy browsing your list favorite fall.

  28. Eloise

    Great Fall favorites! I just got to say I love Eddie Murphy, that man is hilarious! LOVE his movies! How did you get so lucky to make all this happen for yourself? I want to go and experience all these wonderful things!

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