Category Archives: life
thanks to everyone who came out and supported THE DOMINICAN GATSBY!
*my dress is by DOMINIQUE AUXILLY!
thanks for the amazing dress DOMINIQUE aka CARRIE BLACKSHAW!
sorry, no captions…i think i have carpel tunnel in my pinky or something
the snow may have had it’s way with us on the day of OSCAR’s birth (2/25/10), but we made up for it the following day at SCHILLERS (and again on MARCH 4th, the rain date of his shindig).
anyone who has known me long, knows that OSCAR and I are two peas in a pod. if i were to ever arrive dolo, i would always be asked “where’s OSCAR?”. he’s the HAROLD to my MAUDE, the peanut butter to my jelly…the bestest friend a gal can have. although our schedules have gotten busier, no matter how long we’ve been apart – we always manage to pick up where we left off! i love he!
*RAUL and ME.
*sticky toffee pudding, my favorite!
*card by me!
*VIOLETTE BIG HEART CROPPED TEE – it’s unisex! haha.
*earrings by my homegirl GENEVIEVE JONES!
*THREE FINGER + HIGH RISE = BFF!
*RAUL, VASHTIE, OSCAR! (i’m feeling DOMINICAN in this picture)
this guy is working on some madness and when he’s done, he’s packing it up and handing it out for your listening pleasure! while in the studio, i met DEV…a super cool dude who makes music also.
THEO and I are collaborating on some very dope stuff. VIDEO and PROMOS and all that good stuff coming soon!
*DEV HYNES, SHAQUILLE O’NEAL and THEOPHILUS LONDON (circa 1982)
*DEV HYNES + THEOPHILUS LONDON
it’s NEW YORK FASHION week folks. last night i was specially invited by RACHEL ROY (after modeling in her upcoming lookbook for 2010) to attend her showing. they even sent me pieces to rock and i was in heaven!
*CURREN$Y and MOI.
*RACHEL ROY in person is like seeing a magical unicorn, she’s gorgeous and more amazing in person. we met years ago and she totally remembered who i was. she thanked me for being apart of her LOOKBOOK while i just stood there sweating up a storm because she made me so nervous!
*most important place at any event
*BRANDEE BROWN, she was also in the lookbook with me.
i was overseas when i received the painful news of JASMINA’s passing. you might remember my previous post about this little angel who was in desperate need for a bone marrow donor to save her life. despite the masses that came out to get tested for a match and then finding a match, the cancer came back and unfortunately took her life on January 27th.
this beautiful soul captured the hearts of everyone who met her as she bravely fought the disease…she will be missed…
*with her best friend ISABELLE HUURMAN.
life: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – MLK SYMPOSIUM – DAY WITH VASHTIE – PHOTOSHOOT WITH BIG SEAN BY DANTE MARSHALL (1/27/10)
finally, after months of planning and date re-arranging…i made it to ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN for a F.O.K.U.S. event. since, my team is dead serious when it comes to “keeping busy” and i’m on the same page with overall making the most of your time — i was also scheduled to shoot with the amazingly talented DANTE MARSHALL. he approached me about doing a photoshoot a while back and this day, the timing worked out perfect with a cameo by BIG SEAN.
10:30AM – Land
11:30AM – Makeup & Styling
1:00PM – Meet & Greet
2:30-3:00PM : FOKUS Radio Interview
3:00-5:30PM â€“ Photo Shoot with Dante Marshall + Big Sean
6:00PM – Screen Shot: Film as a Prominent Art Form 7-9pm
10:30pm-2:00am – 1992 Themed Party
NEXT DAY: FLIGHT TO CHICAGO then FRANKFURT, GERMANY to shoot miss CLARA!
*DANTE MARSHALL (thanks for organizing such a great shoot on short notice. we MUST do it again soon)
*radio interview with TEDDY RUCKSPIN
PHOTOSHOOT by DANTE MARSHALL + BIG SEAN + “day in the life of celebrity couple”
(behind the scenes)
*i said i didn’t want to wear anything tight, but the cardigan was a nice balance.
1992 THEMED PARTY
*me, BIG SEAN and ISIS
*the blew up and laminated all the 1992 flyers. OSCAR would have been so proud!
*a 1992 flyer i made from my DEF JAM letterhead!
*so sad you couldn’t be here LUPE!
*fake eyeslashes give me nightmares
anyways. i just want to say a MAJOR THANKS to miss ASHLEE ARDER and the crew at F.O.K.U.S. who were extremely sweet and welcoming. their organization is doing super dope things and i am very appreciative that i was asked to come and spend the day with them. at the end of it all, the “1992 Themed Party” was the cherry on top. TEDDY RUCKSPIN killed it and (without cue) the decorations were almost exact to what OSCAR and i do for our own parties – candy, quarter water and balloons. also thanks to DANTE MARSHALL + BIG SEAN + TINA J + BRITTANY + ISIS ARIAS !!!
everyone was sweet and treated me like family. i hope to visit again soon (and watch a WOLVERINES game!)
PS: shout out to all of you who came out. i met a lot of blog readers out there and a lot of INDIAN descent. it was nice to meet some of my INDIAN sistrens!
fresh off a treacherous mountain climb up MOUNT KILIMANJARO for charity, LUPE and friends met up with ELLE and I for dinner…
*food, fun and friends!
*thanks to DEAN for the complimentary grape juice…
*seared tuna salad with hard boiled eggs potatoes and beets (it’s my new thing! marinated just right – they are amazing)
*always great to see your fa-chay (face). don’t lose that pinky ring!
yes yes ya’ll, i am blogging for TANQUERAY’s new site — WERESISTSIMPLE.COM!
“The online destination will connect consumers with celebrities, rising stars and a host of personalities who live rich, bold, interesting lives. WeResistSimple.com rejects things that are bland and embraces vibrant careers, lifestyles and progressive culture”…
i’m blogging alongside some very talented folks; RICKEY KIM, MARIEL HAENN, TALIB KWELI, EDDIE CRUZ, JONATHAN MANNION and more!
although the site has launched and other people have started blogging, i’m not scheduled to start until APRIL. i’ll remind you
the evening occurred at THE SOHO HOUSE (i’m going to hustle hard this year to get a membership!)
*DJ CASSIDY – this man makes magic!
*me and WENDY from NITROLICIOUS – rocking vintage CHANEL bags. mine is so tiny only my chapstick can fit in it!
*TALIB, me and CORY SMYTH… apparently TANQUERAY is liquid laughter
*DJ WONDER the conductor…(ANNA, put out that DAMN video!)
*COLTRANE CURTIS. just try and have a conversation with this man and not burst out into giggles, he’s got jokes.
*MEL D. COLE
*HAPPY BIRTHDAY VALERIE!
elle belle. happy birthday! you’re a man now, go forth and conquer. haha. i’ve known you for a few years now and i am very proud of you. with this new decade in front of us i see you heading in the direction of your truth. i am blessed to have such a good friend like you in my life – and your lucky to have me…who else can do the “butterfly” dance and vampquisha character impersonations like me!
*GREGORY! thanks for the everflowing champagne for the birthday girl…
introducing…MY NEW RUSSIAN BLUE KITTEN VLADIMIR (aka TOOKIE WILLIAMS aka FRAIDY aka ITTY BITTY KITTY)….
after watching CATS 101 on ANIMAL PLANET (ELLE sent me the text about it) about a month ago, i watched every single episode that broke down each breed. i had no idea there were so many. all i knew was that i always wanted either a BLUE PIT or a BLUE KITTEN. i love animals…but wasn’t really thinking about adopting one.
before i knew it, i went to PETFINDER.COM and found a woman in QUEENS (she happened to be TRINIDADIAN) with a gang of kittens…
we drove to see her and visit her kitties. i fell in love with him at first sight. it was actually funny, all the other bigger kittens (he was the runt) covered him up to hide and protect him.
*he’s a cultured gentleman…
*…but DO NOT get it twisted, he will two piece you in a heartbeat!
it’s been a month now and i wanted to tell you guys earlier, but i wanted to put together an extra special video of him to introduce him to you guys!!! even in the beginning i was still a bit unsure about my choice…i’m a regular taurus and i hate change and completely dislike making commitments…but i totally love him!
ELLE nicknamed him TOOKIE WILLIAMS because he’s BLUE and she thinks he’s a CRIP. SCOTT aka YOUNG SCOOZLE calls him CATTY. i call him FRAIDY CAT because he’s so afraid of things…he’s a regular fit to the crew and i hope you guys like him.
here is some info about him:
-he’s RUSSIAN (possibly RUSSIAN JEW) and TRINIDADIAN.
-he’s a VIRGO (which means i get along great with him since i’m a TAURUS).
-he was found hustling on the streets of QUEENS, but he claims BROOKLYN.
-he likes to eat paper, watch basketball (KNICKS cat) and sleep all day.
-he currently resides in THE EAST VILLAGE, eats organic and sleeps on egyptian cotton…but is definitely STRAIGHT.
-he’s a fan of RADIOHEAD, DEEE-LITE, and BIGGIE (he’s so eclectic)
-he once sucker punched a tea cup yorkie just because…