Monthly Archives: November 2009

So Schick

You might think that today, November 6th, is just an ordinary day in the year since no U.S National Holiday is tagged to it, but who knew that so many interesting things happened today  — some within the last 10 years, some decades and decades ago?

As I scrolled through “On This Day in History” lists, I found this event:

1923 – Jacob Schick was granted a patent for the electric shaver.


Since this blog is of the beauty genre, I figured this particular historical event would be relevant for posting. One probably doesn’t think much about the origin of the globally recognized brand of hygiene products, but it’s definitely interesting to think that over 70 years ago, the world of personal hygiene care was being revolutionized. An electric shaver? I can’t imagine how exciting that must have been for the average Joe’s and Jill’s when Schick began developing its line of products.

To think, we ladies love the Schick Intuition Razor (I myself have been a satisfied customer since 2002) and it all started with a vision of Mr. Jacob Schick.

Jacob Schick

Three cheers for Jacob Schick, the man behind the first electric razor and the origins of the first razors for men and women.


In other news, TGIF! I  have so much school work to do and catch up on. Being ill with a bronchitis/flu combo is never easy, especially when it drags on for a good 5-7 weeks. Add to that, being around folks who have had the Swine Flu and it’s no wonder my immune system just gave up and went out to lunch. Thank goodness I’m on the tail end of this sickness marathon. I hope you are well and enjoying lovely weather as I am here in my neck of the woods. Fall weather is glorious. If you’re like me, chilly weather and autumnal colors invites curling up beside a bright open window or daylight lit area with a blanket and sweater with a good book and something delicious to snack on. Watch the leaves float around in bursts of wind. Observe sunlight dancing on the browning foliage and tree trunks. Nature is truly beautiful.

Vita pulchra est. Life is beautiful.

Tu es pulcher. You are beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Madame Sui Generis


Presenting: Madame Sui Generis

Hello and welcome to my blog. I, Madame Sui Generis, am the owner and primary contributor to this blog. I hope that you will enjoy your stay. What I hope and plan to accomplish as Madame Sui Generis, is to fill what I feel is a void in the rapidly growing world of blogs/vlogs and streamlined internet networking sites. It is a void where I don’t think there are many fashion, beauty, style, (and general life “gurus” or folks imparting their two cents) and the like who represent the women of color/mixed ethnicity audience. I’d like to share my two cents from a 20-something mixed African American/Caucasian female in the context of home life and life on a college campus and just in every day settings. I love fashion, makeup, beauty, and inspirational reads/experiences and feel that finally I have found my sense of appropriate and unique style and beauty — and generally my niche — that I’d like to share my experiences on a day-to-day basis. I know it’s all a bit of a rough idea, but any feedback and ideas you readers have would be fantastic and greatly appreciated. 🙂

Madame Sui Generis