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| MUSIC MONDAY |

If you don’t know..NOW YOU KNOW! 

 

Another Music Monday brought to you by OrphansofWisdom and my personal music curator Terry Price. Enjoy your week + make it amazing!!

Half Pint – Greetings
A feel good to remind us that life is a beautiful thing EVEN on a Monday morning!!

 

 

G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha – Me, Myself & I
This song absolutely makes me feel good about having me, myself & I as my #rideordie. You know you feelin’ it!

 

 

Dej Loaf – Back Up feat. Big Sean
This one right here takes me back to the All Night Skate days in the Bay Area. Girl is from Detroit and she is comin’ correct. Reminds me of Foxy Brown and Lil’ Kim from back in the day… girl can spit!.

EXTRA EXTRA just for Thanksgiving week and especially for my Brasilian follwers.

Sango – Agorinha
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HAPPY HALLOWEENIE!! – 2015

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN ORPHANS!!!

A little Makeup + Filters go a long way

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#GIRLBOSS AT THE ROXIE

Tonight my friend and I hit up the Booksmith Presents Sophia Amoruso’s #Girlboss conversation with Brit Morin, Founder & CEO of Brit + Co at the Roxie Theatre in SF. In case you did not know Sophia Amoruso is the creative mind (Founder, and once CEO) behind Nasty Gal. Sophia started her multimillion dollar company here in the Bay Area from the ground up one vintage sale at time on eBay. I do not believe she knew what she was getting herself into at that point. She was simply following what felt right. 9 years later, after hardcore grinding, she is back in her old stomping grounds on a #girlbuss tour inspiring aspiring fashionistas and entrepreneurs like myself.

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The Q&A session was by far the most interesting part of the event. The audience gained a little insight into the glamorous (and not so glamorous, even “sh*tty” at times) life of the Nasty Gal #Girlboss. What does she snack on while on tour in the humongous tour bus? Turkey, cheese sticks, Kombucha, Teas’ Tea, and hardboiled eggs with the “shell removed; they come like that, from Whole Foods.” she said.

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What’s next for Nasty Gal? What isn’t I think is the better question. The sky is NOT the limit for Sophia; she has another book coming out next year which will be titled #NastyGalaxy. It will not be solely fashion focused but rather be a compilation of eye candy for those moved by visually pleasing photos and art, as well as quotes and inspirational people. And no, Beyonce will not be in it but perhaps Noble Peace prize laureate Malala will. What else? A make up line, most definitely! Also, a podcast (#girlbossradio) is set to start around the 19th of this month!

An area she will not be venturing into, (fellas you can stop holding your breath) is menswear. A #NastyGuy line is not in the works at the NastyLab and nothing for the pooches & kiddos either.

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For those of you who are interested in joining the #NastyGal crew, Sophia shared some insight regarding what she is looking for in candidates. She likes people that are eager but “not TOO eager.” She appreciates curiosity and expects questions. She is disinterested in those who try to be perfect because she feels that rarely they are being themselves. She advises candidates to have a professional online/social media presence, if you have one at all, because she does look at them!

A great cover letter is a must and do not send her cupcakes in the mail because she is not going to eat them. “I might take a picture of it though,” she admitted.

What was the Vintage Queen wearing?

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“My mom said I looked like a yodeler,” Sophia said as she called out at her mom who was sitting in the front row. “It’s vintage Valentino!” she disclosed to the audience. Brit Morin, who was the moderator for the event, was rockin’ a piece from NastyGal’s collection and the pair of ladies looked stunning! (Thanks for letting me borrow your photo Brit )

Overall, I left the event inspired and ready to take on the world because when one hears that Sophia Amoruso’s biggest fear is “the future,” you realize that people who “make it,” (like her) are people just like you and me. So go get them #girlbosses, face your fears and live YOUR dream!

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More than Meets the Eye

17180-The-Eyes-Are-Useless-When-The-Mind-Is-BlindSometimes it seems I gain a good deal of wisdom in one day. My eyes are open, words spoken to me have deeper meaning, and my heart is able to understand more; at least for a moment.

Normally, I let happenings breeze past me as an observer, but recently I have started to pick up on what I like to call clues, nudges, and I’m learning to follow my gut (at least I’d like to think so). Sometimes it’s hard to take that gut feeling for the intuition I know it is because I want to think facts through with my convoluted mind. It is difficult to accept that I am supposed to do what feels good. I convince myself it should be more complicated than that.

Well, tomorrow it’s on! I will consciously move through my day not only with open eyes but also an unburdened mind. I am convinced it is the only way to truly experience life. Lets make it a great week tomorrow ladies and gents! Stay true to your inner self and open your heart to receive what is already yours.

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A Moment of Silence

A Moment of Silence

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.” ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

It’s been a while since my last post. This past year was a difficult one. My grandmother was diagnosed with acute leukemia and ultimately passed away almost a month ago. I miss her so much but will ALWAYS keep her in my heart. I am hoping that this space serves as one of my creative outlets during this healing process. stay tuned and thank you for taking the time to check out my space.

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Major Lazer “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” feat Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green

I’m feeling this song by Major Lazer, so I’d like to share with my Orphan followers. The beat is ridiculous and the dance moves are on point. Perfect song for the summer ahead.

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Tame Impala | Fox Theatre Oakland, CA

I bought my tickets for the Tame Impala concert a few months ago after being exposed to the band by my DJ friend. I instantly loved the sounds produced by this band. Elephant, gives me flashbacks to younger days when I’d become hypnotized watching the imagery displayed on the screen while watching Disney’s Dumbo. Lines upon lines of elephants marching and dancing  to a base heavy, repetitious beat.

Watching Tame Impala play live last night was euphoric to say the least. The lighting was on point and the projectors seemed to be synced to the output of one of the guitarist thus making sound come to life. The concert ended and we all left, concert T-shirts in hand, all smiles and satisfied with our experience. The Fox Theatre delivered once again an event worth noting.

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My Spring 2013 Collection | Rare Bird

Welcome to my wonderful world of color! This collection was inspired by Frida Kahlo, my love of colors + geometric shapes. Enjoy the visual display y que Viva la Vida! Special thanks to my Lsquare and French Curve Ruler!

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Vision Quest

As promised, I share with you photos from my fashion show last week.

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“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”

— Audrey Hepburn

Words To Live By

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