Another Basquiat!

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Just wanted to give a shout-out for this ahhh-mazing and talented artist, Tokyo Bombay. He’s working on new art projects in oil and has extraordinary pieces in pencil and pen. Currently, Tokyo is exhibiting his collection in art shows and contests across the east coast and internationally. He is exceptional and electrifying, and once you view his artwork, you will be as awestruck as I was at this remarkable talent. Follow his Instagram for artwork: forest_whitakers_eye for more updates and also follow my Instagram for more impressive and mind-blowing photos.

Warped Tour 2014

Warped Tour is a huge touring music festival that travels every year across the nation including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and Canada. Sponsored by Vans, this festival is held outdoors in venues like parking lots or fields. It started in 1994 around skateboarding competitions where the music evolved from alternative, ska music to include punk, hip-hop and rock. I went to this day-long event yesterday in Columbia, MD with my best friend, Eden and her boyfriend, ran into my old friend, Zakkiyya and even met new friends. It was sizzlin’ hot! I got to see all the coolest bands–Breathe Carolina, Falling in Reverse, Motionless in White, The Maine, Cute is What We Aim For, Four Year Strong and….(drumroll)…Mayday Parade! Warped Tour was an incredible, amazing experience. I’m making this my goal to see every summer and even make an adventurous goal to travel to other Warped Tour concerts in another state or country! Let’s do this again next year!

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Makeup Apps


Oooo time for beauty talk! I love makeup and it can be overwhelming and intimidating so I wanted to share with you the makeup apps I discovered–L’Oreal Makeup Genius and The Perfect 365. You can test the makeup by applying it to your own reflection in real time. It allows you to create different styles for day and night You’ve got to try this. It’s easy and fun! Go ahead and download the app, take a picture of your fresh, flawless face without makeup and start creating a fabulous look.

Black Platforms

616a1560reThey’re back! It’s the latest popular fashion trend for footwear in NYC…black platforms with thick white chunks! They are hard to find and selling fast but I happened to spot them in LES at an interesting boutique, “Pixie Market” for $78! This boutique also carries trendy vintage and retro clothing and some in wild prints! Check them out at http://www.pixiemarket.com.

Eileen Ford

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She was the founder of Ford Modeling Agency and became a world renowned modeling agency in the United States including Elite and Wilhelmina Cooper!

She was born in NYC and raised in Long Island. In her late teen years, she became a model during the summer for Harry Conover Modeling Agency while attending Barnard College. After graduation, she met a young soldier, Jerry Ford, and eloped in San Francisco, but the newlyweds were soon separated when World War II broke out and Jerry was sent overseas. Alone and pregnant, Eileen kept busy working, gaining knowledge and experience while switching jobs many times as a photographer, fashion stylist, copywriter, and a fashion reporter for the magazine, “Tobe Report,” and continued working even after the birth of her first daughter in 1947. When Jerry returned, he had no knowledge at all about the fashion industry but supported and joined Eileen to create her own modeling agency and the rest is history. Young models were eager and wanted to work with Ford and many became supermodels–Christie Brinkley, Janice Dickinson, Cindy Crawford, Gia Carangi and Evangelista. This week, Eileen Ford passed away at the age of 92. We will never forget you and the many lives changed because of you. Rest in peace.

Weekly Outfit: Stars and Stripes

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Happy 4th of July! I put together some fun, cool fashion inspirations…we’re talking about the three color combination: Red, White and Blue outfits, fireworks, sparklers and even star-shaped decorations for that lemonade splash. So wherever you celebrate the greatness of our country, have a super fun, exciting and safe time with friends and family!

Collage of the Month: Graffiti World Part 2

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I promised you more “urban street art” and have collected new graffiti art I discovered in the Lower East Side, East Village and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. As I stated in my first post, “Collage of the Month: Graffiti World”…The artists’ talent and visualization fascinate me and I often think about what inspired and influenced them to produce such works of art. Sometimes, it seems as if their minds are an expression of speaking up, not verbally, but in street art. They appear to be fearless, confident and daring to attempt new things.

Highline

July already? The 4th is the first holiday in the summer. Time for a family BBQ and picnic, travel, swim and blockbuster movies. And in NYC, summertime attracts crowds to visit the Highline…one of the most popular parks in the Meatpacking/Chelsea area, built on a former elevated railroad track with a fantastic view of the Hudson River. The panoramic scene is magnificent. The Highline is complete with entertainment, music performers, food vendors. You must try the coconut gelato from L’Arte del Gelato or the amazing duck sandwich from Terroir at The Porch, an open-air cafe. It’s the perfect spot to watch the fireworks light up the sky and glisten on the river.