Come one, come all. I will be playing mad emo jams. Get ready!
Tuesday night, Nylon held their Annual Music Issue Event with an anticipated performance by Avril Lavigne. When I arrived on the scene, the sidewalk was mobbed with people trying to get in. It was an incredible sight to see. Check the re-cap!
The homie Josh Madden & Me
Nylon Editor In Chief, Marvin Scott Jarrett & Me
Everyday IS like Sunday.
Leigh Lezark, Vashtie & DJ Kiss
Me and my beautifully ruffled Chloe blouse, in the backseat of a taxicab.
My sideburns and Bing Bang Tattooed Tear Studs (only $78.00)
My Chloe Bag and Shoes. Yes, my shoes are not on my feet. “What are on my feet” you ask?…
My leopard print Vans
Delicious dranks were passed around
Red Carpet Mayhem!
Arnaud Cauchois and Me chatting it up.
The lovely Rajni Jacques & Me
Karl Justin, Daniela, Me, Charlotte and Henry
Special thanks to Daniela for taking my camera and snapping flicks for me!
Josh Madden, Me and DJ Kiss
Thanks Chloe Team! You guys rule!
BFA takes the best photos of me…take for example my birthday photos! Incroyable
Last night, was the Summer Party on The High Line…presented by Coach. It was a spectacular carnival of all the amusing elements of a real carnival…dunk the model boy, whack-a-mole, test your strength and many different contortionist performers peppered in various corners. For successfully playing a carnival game, you were given tokens that you could cash in for luxe Coach goodies! Not to mention – it was an open bar full of delicious Summer cocktails and incredible complimentary quick bites! All of these elements with the added bonus of being on the High Line Park made for a magical evening…
I have to thank Coach for inviting me, but for also putting on a FANTASTIC event (which brought out the likes of Katie Holmes and many more!). Not only was it just super fun, it was also fun for a good cause since 100% of the proceeds went to benefitting the High Line. I love it when one bird is killed with two stones (that sounds harsh, but you know what I mean)!
My hair was blowing crazily since we were right next to the water. It was like I had a personal wind machine permanently blowing in my hair, but I think I worked it. Hahaha.
This hula hooping babe was killing it!
Dunk The Male Model…I like this new edition of Carnival Games. You go Coach!
DJ Kiss and Me! She’s so lovely and incredible on the decks!
Amazing Summer cocktails anyone?
The talented Miss Bevy Smith!
So what. I can do the same move (NOT!).
#CoachCarnival was the best! I had a great time. I couldn’t stay too long since I had a ton of work to do, but I wish I had won some tokens so that I could have cashed them in for some swanky Coach gear…um, have you seen their bags and accessories? Tre Cute!!!
Haha, that unexpected pun of title made me pat myself on the back.
Anyways – let’s get to the point. Interracial couples and families are as old as the earth, I’ve done the research…ok fine, I haven’t. Maybe I’m just too liberal, because I find “Interracial Coupling and Families” to be a non-topic in the most respectful way. I mean, I don’t even use the term “interracial”- what is this, the 60′s? Most couples I know have different backgrounds. Love is Love! However, I know that in the media interracial dating/coupling/families are a non-topic in the most conservative of ways. Whether because major companies don’t care to recognize the future of the world, or that they are afraid to create waves in the advertising scene – Companies would rather cater to the status quo.
So, when I saw this commercial from Cheerios (General Mills)…I was elated! Not only is the little star of this commercial super cute you just want to bite her cheeks – but seeing this adorable “interracial family” made me happy. Some people have been angered by this commercial so much so that they took to the internet and comment section of YouTube to fire hatred, hateration and haterade. The comments in YouTube have since been disabled, but Ad Week spotted terms such as as “Nazis”, “troglodytes” and “racial genocide”.
I’d love to comment on that sort of thinking and behavior, but I don’t have time for such non-topics.
General Mills cereal brand has not been deterred and in fact, they stand by their ad.
Camille Gibson, Vice President of marketing for Cheerios, told Gawker in a statement,
“Consumers have responded positively to our new Cheerios ad. At Cheerios, we know there are many kinds of families and we celebrate them all.”
Cheerios also thanked viewers for their support via Twitter.
I haven’t eaten boxed cereal in years, but I may just buy some Cheerios just to support their positivity.
Over this past weekend, my friend of 10 years Pusha-T, had an opening party for his luxe boutique Creme in Virginia. He invited me out and I had to support. It had been almost 6 or 7 years since I had been to the Virginia Beach/Norfolk area and I missed it dearly. I’ve always had a fondness for the area…
Planning just the right outfit!
Pusha-T scooped myself and Loic from the telly and we headed over to the shop. While we were discussing food options, Pusha asked me if I was vegan and I confirmed and then he had jokes on me…”so what you eat, mushrooms?”. Hahahaha.
When we pulled up to the shop, I was blown away. It’s incredible. It’s so beautiful. If you are in the area, you must check it out!
I met some of my supporters from the VA area…
More super sweet supporters. I loved their style!
Loic and Pusha
Later, we snuck out with the ol’ gang for food at Kincaid’s…before the grand opening party.
Loic, T, Stacey, Me, Phillip & Fam-lay
Mike and Beautiful Virginia Williams (sidenote: I LOVE that her name is Virginia)
Emily B. & Me
I always forget that she is a Virginia Beach native! I loved that she was there repping!
Phillip rocking me and Dee & Ricky’s latest collaboration…the Vashtie F*** YOU PIN. Funny, because I never flip the bird.
Mike also rocking the pin. It looks great on boys!
Me, Loic and Stacey…
We stopped into Sassi’s Dessert Bar, where the DJ was going off! We may have gotten late to the party, but the music was still pumping. We had a fun time here…eating cake (not me, nothing was vegan) and a few margaritas (not me, I have a low tolerance), but I did sing and dance to Bobby Brown. See, I’m not a total nerd.
Fam-lay had some good moves!
Loic, Fam-Lay, Me and Phillip
Me and Mike were matching…
Fam-Lay and Pusha-T…just Nate and Terrence from VA.
After, we went to a club called Fuego’s and there was almost a ticket from the cops in our future – but somehow, we wiggled our way out of it. Good job, Loic!
It was a great time! I so missed the Norfolk and Virginia Beach area. It was a fun and nostalgic trip and I can’t wait to go back again.
Photos via BBC’s BLOG:
Brock & Pusha-T
Me at Animal Haven’s 3rd Annual Performance For The Animals at The Standard Hotel NYC wearing Theory by Theyskens Dress and Bag, Surface To Air Boots
When my friend Dana Veraldi, of Deer Dana, asked me to be apart of this wonderful charity event for Animal Haven – you guys know I was more than down! I’ve been a bleeding heart for animals and animal causes since I can remember. The first cat I ever owned was a kitten I rescued at the tender age of 6 after finding that the neighborhood kids were holding it hostage and torturing it. By age 7 I was donating my little chump change to Green Peace to save the dolphins. Long story short, I love animals.
A 6 year-old Vashtie & her kitty Tessa that she rescued from the rotten neighborhood kids.
My mother was adamant about not liking cats, but allowed me to keep the first one – supporting my heroic endeavors. Later, she fell in love and we ended up adopting 2 other stray cats to the dismay of my brother and sister who were allergic.
Josh Madden getting snapped by the photographers.
Curtis Kulig and Vashtie
Josh Madden and Vashtie
DJ Eli Escobar & Stretch Armstrong
Karl Justin & Me
If you’re looking to find a pet, DO NOT BUY A PET and certainly avoid buying puppies that come from Puppy Mills.
Adoption is the best choice.
Give an animal a home and you will not regret it. If not, support your local Animal Shelters by donating your money or better yet your time.
DOANTE TO ANIMAL HAVEN HERE:
This was the jam. The beat and Teedra’s voice were melodic medicine! Get into this…
I am obsessed with Leah Labelle. Her sound is electrifying and her personality is adorable! I can’t stop playing this song…and I love the video!