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A little weekend inspiration for you wildflowers out there! Be different babes and bloom wherever you are. Take a moment to reflect on your week and enjoy the day whether it’s sunny or gloomy out there. It’s all about your state of mind.

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Hearts Like Wildflowers

I hope you are blessed with a heart
like a wildflower.

Strong enough to rise again
after being trampled upon,
tough enough to weather
the worst of the summer storms,
and able to grow and flourish
even in the most broken places.

                                                                             – Nikita Gill

 

 

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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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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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Symbolic Communication Via Our Fashion Choices

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We all know, to some extent, that what we wear says something about us. Whether we do it consciously or not is another question we must ask ourselves.

This was the topic of conversation in one of my sociology courses this afternoon and it made me think about what my fashion likes and dislikes, and those I choose to expose out there in the world for all to see, say about me.

Personally, I don’t feel that I conform to one “style” because honestly it depends on the type of mood I’m in, who I will be interacting with throughout the day, and what activities I expect to engage in. In addition, my personal experiences have taken me all over the map and so one day I may feel like dressing downs while on another day I may have to dress for the appropriate professional event. Each look embodying different aspects of our culture in different ways.

This topic of discussion provided some food for thought and so I pass it on for you to munch on since, as a fashion appreciator, it made me think of the the unspoken things we are saying about ourselves by the things we choose to wear.

Enjoy the rest of your day while creating the version of yourself you’d like to share with others. What’s makes up your steez??

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