Coffee Talk: Gabrielle Union's Plus-Size Clothing Line

You're officially halfway through the work week, and we know you need some juicy coffee talk to spice things up! Here's what we've got boiling over this morning: Gabrielle Union is the latest celeb to branch out from her 9 to 5. The actress is launching a plus-sized clothing line. We can't wait to see what it looks like. Solange was seen going to the secret Tom Ford show looking fab -- and we've got the details on how to recreate her look. President Obama is releasing a children's book, just in time for the holidays. And for your viewing pleasure, we have a video on how to put the sass back into your mornings. Here's what you had to say: Lanita commented via Facebook: "Make it cute and stylish and the line will soar. Great business move Gabby!" Alana wrote via Facebook: "I will definitely get President Obama's children's book...Who knew the President was so talented!"
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  • Gabrielle Union is the latest celebrity coming out with a clothing line. Love & Blessings by Gabrielle will feature clothes for plus-sized women. She says, “My sister is very plus-size and curvy… As with many Black women, we have a harder time finding clothes to complement our curves…” [Black Voices]
  • Solange was one of a hundred people invited to Tom Ford’s top-secret spring 2011 womenswear show. She wore a sassy little outfit that’s easy to duplicate. Take a look at how you can recreate it yourself. [The Frisky]
  • Just in time for the holidays, President Obama is releasing a children’s book called, “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.” It will highlight 13 Americans who have shaped history, from a manuscript completed before he took office. The book hits shelves November 16th. [CNN]
  • “Sesame Street” always knows how bring in the biggest names in entertainment. Will.I.Am is the latest celeb to join the lovable gang. He sang an original song, “What I Am,” and it’s worth playing for your kids. [NY Mag]
  • Oprah to the rescue, once again. She seems to be a modern day fairy godmother. This time she’s saving Australia’s tourism industry. Her mega-trip giveaway on the season premiere of her show could breathe new life into Australia’s economy. [The Celeb Cafe]
  • *2 Snaps* Ladies, you might need a refresher on how to get the sassy back in your morning routine. We’ve got just the tutorial for you. Check it out! [The Daily Wh.at]

Check out Jill Scott’s live performance of “A Long Walk” at the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival on our new Vevo channel.

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