Summer Rituals…

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Via Marshall Nash Clothing

 

Summer is on and poppin and I am loving it. Besides the Fall; Summer is runner up for my favorite season. It’s all about dressing for the temperature, having fun, and drinking in public!(kidding but not) Anyway, one of my favorite local designers Marshal Nash just dropped their summer collection which makes looking sexy and staying cool extra easy. Continue reading

Where Visions Meet Inspiration…

We have all at this point read or heard of the book “The Secret” (if not look it up!). In essence it’s about believing in what you want and putting the mental energy to visualizing that. I am a visual person so having things to visually represent or stimulate me really help with my creative side and putting things into action. So I like to create inspiration boards that I can look at in the morning to give me an internal energy boost. I also like craft supplies (haha) so this combo of creating these boards is right up my alley. The part  I enjoy most of diving into the process when making these is the actual arranging and cutting, designing etc is super therapeutic for me. I also think about themes and ideas for different boards, so different boards serve different purposes. It’s like having a Tumblr but in real life. I recommend stretching your creativity and using those old magazines to drum up your own inspiration boards.

Do vision boards help you? How do you use them? Do you find them valuable? Comment Below!

 

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Happy Belated Birthday (A) Merica….

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Happy belated girl. I was too busy sipping on my favorite cognac and hanging out with my friends to wish you a happy birthday on Friday. So here is my belated. Thank you for being the independent bad bitch land of opportunity. Where we can be whatever we want to be. I hope one day to contribute to your fabulousness in a positive way for years to come. At your old age you still look the tender age of 21. You go girl!

Trippin In Los Angeles…

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This weekend I went to LA to handle some business and have some fun with my friend Roxanne. For starters I’m not the biggest fan of LA for a place to live, but I do like to visit. I am a highly visual person so seeing things that inspire and stimulate me visually are my bag. The streets and adorable little neighborhoods with very interesting architecture always make me feel like I could live there (until I get on the freeway and that TRAFFIC!). There’s also the beach and it’s very diverse which is another plus. Anyway I arrived Saturday morning and went to Pan’s diner for breakfast. We were going to Roscoes but I didn’t feel like being cliché and so that’s where we ended up. Later we headed to Melrose so I could get “winged” at the Melody Ehsani store and also visit Supreme, Crooks, and a couple of others as well as snap some pics with MY NEW CAMERA!!!!!! (my photos on here are about to be SO POPPIN!

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Pharrell Rocks A Headdress And Everyone Cries…

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Elle magazine is by far one of my go to’s for inspiration on all front’s. I actually prefer Elle over Vogue (no shots at Vogue) I just feel like Elle suits my style better and I get a more accessible feel as a reader. Anyway, Elle decided to put Pharrell on the cover with this throwback N.E.R.D. album cover look that is underwhelming. With Pharrell being one of my style inspirations I expected more. So instead of people being mad at this late look. They are mad at the Peter Pan Indian war headdress because it is deemed “offensive”. Now I get it, truly I do, but come ON! It’s not that serious. In fashion there are very few rules, really in fact there are none. Continue reading

Slackin’ On My Mackin……

Man oh man! I am no good. The month of May has decided to be so busy that I cannot find any time to just sit and write. Between preparing for Bonnaroo in June, working my side/main hustle (also known as my day job) and coming up with new project for the site, I have been SWAMPED. I feel sad because I really enjoy blogging and just writing in general but my spirit has to be in the right place. I have also been going though major changes so that may have contributed to my slackness. But these excuses are neither here nor there and when you know better you do better. So I’ll just do better. I am working on a new editorial with a fellow stylist that I am excited about and working on getting some new tools to produce better work (hello Ipad, hello new laptop, hello camera) Which means better posts and cooler stuff for you all to read and see! So this is my apology note for being a slacker. Tis all.

 

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This Pic has little to do with the post, But I needed a pic and I like this sweatshirt.

Sorry Mr. Tisci…….

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Let me preface this by saying, I am a fan of both Nike and Givenchy. However the sum of the two left much to be desired. Glorified Air Forces are not my jam. I would have preferred an Air Max, Roshe run etc. When I initially heard about the Nike x Riccardo Tisci collaboration I was really excited. I immediately started thinking about what the collection was going to look like and how epic it was going to be. (I even posted about it HERE) Along with thinking about how much money I needed to put to the side in order to make sure I had a pair. For lack of a better description…I WAS JUICED…Then I saw the actual designs, and immediately reallocated those funds to my Asos wish list.

I totally see where Tisci was going with the designs especially based of what he delivered in his most recent Men’s collection. For me it just didn’t quite connect. I hope they give this another go, but a different design angle altogether, I know Riccardo has it in him to make me want to skip meals and buy his Nikes…..Maybe next time.

What did you think about the collection? Wowed or Nah?

(this is not a hate post, this is a real post)