Tuesday, September 30, 2008

OMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....

Intenders of the highest good time :

As we replace the negative with the positive we see that the results of having made this shift are filtering down into our daily experiences where we receive the gifts we truly desire

To you confused people ...

I was not in Europe... pay attention to the authors... I have multiple writers . DUH lol

Bonjour to Obama!

I was in Europe earlier this month and it was incredible how many people are keeping up with the U.S elections. My first encounter was in London. I entered Selfridges in search of a new piece of luggage. After swiping my Bank of America debit card, the sales representative realized I lived in the states and asked if I would like for my total to be converted into dollars. I said yes and we continued the transaction. Upon giving me my receipt, he asks, “So who are you voting for? I hope not McCain…” I laughed and he apologized for being so forward. I told him it was ok and we had a brief discussion on the candidates.

A few days after that, I found myself lost in the streets of Rome. I stopped a gentleman to ask for directions and before telling me how to get to my destination he asked where I was from. He immediately inquired who I was voting for. “McCain is no good,” said the man.

The final Obama encounter was in Paris, outside of the Cath├ędrale Notre Dame de Paris. Vendors were selling Barack Obama T’s and pins right next to Moulin Rouge post cards and French paintings. I spoke to one of the vendors and he said it’s one of his best selling souvenirs.

The Year of the Shirts: What is an electioneering law?


We’ve seen so many people wearing election shirts. It’s not just “Vote For Obama,” or “Vote for McCain,” it’s become a fashion trend. Many of the urban stores like Jimmy Jazz or Dr. Jay’s are selling these shirts and are even sold out!

In the past couple of days, however, there have been mass text messages and emails being sent out advising our friends and colleagues not to wear the shirts to the polls. The Board of Elections has indicated that a person can be turned away from the polls and asked to return after they change their shirt. It’s part of the electioneering laws. The growing concern is, how many people will actually go home, change their shirt, and return to the polls? Which is why we need to continue spreading the word.

A Huffington Post article addresses this in depth and gives some history on the law. This wasn’t such an issue in the past, but now we find ourselves in an era where politics is actually a hot topic and even a fashion statement.

Girl or Grown Woman ?

I got this email from a friend. Pretty nice. I think all women should read this. I myself am a grown woman. Except for one thing (it's in bold) . Your mouth just probably dropped cause I said this. The key to being grown is to be truthful to yourself first. I have to admit I have been working on this . I refuse to chase aimlessly now-a-days. I refuse to chase at all. I am just chillin, like I said before , if love is meant for me , it will find me. When it finds me I will know. There have been many preposterous men or shall I say boys in my life that have helped me figure out what I really want. These guys were what I thought I wanted but the truth was that they were no where near. Thanks guys, without you I would have still been like a lot of "in a relationship" girls making themselves believe that they are happy when they really aren't. For me to really give my time to a man he needs to stand out and prove to me that he is not the ordinary dude, without trying too hard. The fact that it will be within his character to treat me with respect and be honest with me would seriously draw me closer.
I read this poem and I laughed cause I do know a lot of "girls" and they just don't get how unearthly it is to act that way. I am hoping this post wakes some of them "girls" up.

Girls want to control the man in their life.
Grown women know that if he's truly hers,
he doesn't need controlling.

Girls check you for not calling them.

Grown women are too busy to
realize you hadn't.

Girls are afraid to be alone.
Grown women revel in being alone;
using it as a time for personal
growth.

Girls ignore the good guys.
Grown women ignore the bad guys.


Girls make you come home.
Grown women make you want to come home.

Girls leave their schedule wide-open
and wait for a guy to call and
make plans.
Grown women make their own plans and
nicely tells him to get fit in
where he can.

Girls worry about not being pretty
and/or good enough
for
their man.
Grown women know that they are
pretty and good enough for any man.

Girls try to monopolize all their
man's time (won't let him hanging
with his boyz or take a step without her).
Grown women realize that a lil' bit
of space makes the 'together
time'
even more special-and goes to
kick it with her own friends.

Girls think a guy crying is weak.
Grown women offer their shoulder
and a tissue.

Girls want to be spoiled
and tell their man so.

Grown women show him and make
him comfortable enough to reciprocate
without fear of losing his 'manhood'.

Girls get hurt by one man and
make all men pay for it.
Grown women know that he
was just one man.


Girls fall in love and chase
aimlessly after the object of their

affection, ignoring all 'signs'.
Grown women know that sometimes
the one you love doesn't always love you

back and they move on without bitterness.


Girls will read
this and get an attitude.
Grown women will read this and
pass it on to other grown women.

Good News !

My dog is home !!!!!! We were really happy to see eachother !

QUESTION


What would you do if you saw someone walking a NYC rat on a leash?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Meanwhile in the same Magazine...


There was an article on Palin Supporters. Some of who were Democrats and are now supporting Palin because she is a woman. Congrats to them, they have fallen victims of McCain's trap of getting republicans to vote for him . Daddy Yankee to get the Latino's to vote for him and Palin to get women to vote for him. Daddy Yankee does not even live in the United States. He was probably paid. If you vote republican , we would still have a male president. Did these girls also get paid to speak so highly of Palin?

P.S. I was sooooo not paying attention to the attractive sweet guy sitting next to me .

How could she ?


As I was heading downtown on the subway early sunday afternoon to meet with a client I sat in my seat reading an article from the NY Post Page Six Magazine with a confounded look on my face. I was so into the magazine, I did not even notice the attractive sweet looking dude reading over my arm. Kind of hard to do with my lack of concentration. I just could not believe what I was reading . It did not make any sense to me at all. So a writer at Page Six came out the closet as a Republican. Now there is nothing wrong with that . To each it's own but the things she wrote... wtf?


In creative industries where everything is projected through a spectrum of
coolness, being a rightie rubs off cred faster than a Brillo pad. "I
restrain
myself at every dinner party and work lunch—really every situation
in my life,"
a secretly Republican fashion photographer revealed to me a few
weeks ago. He
won't divulge his name because, he says, "I don't want to
damage my career."

OK Sure the fashion industry is mostly Democratic, but it is not because it is "cool" to be one, it is because we, like many other industries have experienced first hand of what these last 8 years have done to our industry. Like it's obvious that Fleming does not work on a retail/wholesale level to see these effects. I have been working for small fashion businesses for a couple of years now. Let me tell you , things have not been great for a long time . The costs of making clothing and accessories has risen, causing designers (especially independent designers) to make less pieces or charge higher wholesale prices. This causes stores to sell at an even higher retail price. A higher retail price causes consumers to think twice about their purchases, leading them to buy more items on sale than at full retail price. This means more stock is now left behind at stores. There is less room and less money for retailers to purchase more clothing leading designers with extra stock that will not sell or less profit because negotiations now have to be made. Less of a profit means cuts and this includes laying people off. If people keep getting laid off , the small fashion houses are going to start closing and now Fleming will have nothing to write about leading her without a job. When she finds herself in that situation, she will wake up and regret voting for McCain because Mc.Cain is all about fixing "Wall street" first instead of fixing "Main street".


Sunday, September 28, 2008

GRRRRRR...


I just hate waking up turning on NY1 and hearing more sad news about people killing people. Too many people crying over a lost one. What the hell is the point ? I just never understood the point of taking away another person's life. If you are reading this and you are thinking about using a taser , a gun, a knife or what ever to hurt someone I would like you to think about it first. Think about the family this person would leave behind. Put yourself in that person's shoes. Think about the consequences you will face . Put the weapon down ... thanks .

P.S. If you are feeling insecure as if life is unfair , the only person that can change that is you . Do not go out there making someone else miserable because of your misery. It's just not right and it is not what we were put on this earth to do. Learn to forgive... I'm not saying forget ... but just dust shit off and things will be better for you. and if it's all about money issues , go find a job or hustle or something ... we all have money issues right now. If you have not tuned in ... the US is in a bad economic state. so chances are you will be hurting someone that might not have anything in his pocket . How sad would that be if it were you ?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Is Pharrell really a PC?

There is Hope



So my dad just called and they can operate. Sad to know we have vets that don't really care about helping animals and their solution is euthanasia for everything. Thank goodness we have vets that actually care about saving animals. Mecca is going into the operating room . Let's hope for the best.

Now about the debates



I am going to keep this short. YAY to not focusing on what is good for Wall street and focusing more on main street. YAY to making education cheaper. YAY to eliminating the programs that do not work. NAY to McCain being a liar. NAY to McCain's sob stories. NAY to the people that believe his sob stories .

Its 3:14 am


on a Friday. I was planning on staying home to watch the debate and the Sex and City movie I purchased today. I got to see all of the debate (which I will discuss next ) and some of Sex and the City. Half way through the movie my sis and I had to head to Yonkers to take my dog to the emergency room. My dog has not been feeling to well in the past few days. She was taken to the vet earlier today, we were told she has an infected uterus. Tonight she was shaking , out of breath and whining. Kind of had me worried. We now have to wait until tomorrow morning so that we can be 100% sure of what she has. I am now here extra sleepy typing away. :Sigh: I will sleep tomorrow ...
P.S. I love my Tank Theory t-shirt. Thanks Rich !

Friday, September 26, 2008

I trooped...


to Target on the 1 train. This is what was left... not what I wanted but it will keep me entertained right after the debate on this rainy night . According to the cashier girl they will be getting more of the Target special sometime this weekend. Hmmmmm... I guess I would have to make an early morning trip .

EEEEk My Gosh WHAT WAS I THINKING?


Netflix sure has me wayyyyyyyyyyyyy to comfortable. I totally ordered the Sex and the City Movie and did not even think to pre order it to add to the collection. Went to Best Buy and it was sold out. Does anyone know if the Target in the BX still has it?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

How to organize your NYC closet


Don't front... some of us have a million pieces of clothing and shoes and no room in the closet. A disorganized closet causes me to repeat outfits and forget about the other things I have. Last weekend I took the time and re-organized my closet. It was a hot mess and I just hated to open that door, slowly but surely a pile of clothes started growing at the edge of my bed, on my ottoman, and on my chair. I would straight up pick clothing from these piles every morning. Enough was enough. I started by taking EVERYTHING out. A closet is like canvas . You start of empty and you can do alot of creative things to it. I places my shoes on the shelves . Shelves are great . You dont really need to save the shoe boxes and it will save you a lot of space. I then placed my boots on the floor of the closet( Haven't seen that floor in a minute.) I had no space for some of my shoes so I just threw them in a reusable duane reade bag. You'll be suprised how many pairs fit in that bag.
Everything I do not wear I stuffed in Plastic bins and placed them on the highest shelf. I do not believe in throwing away clothes. Well some but not all. I feel like I would wear them again or pass them down to my future daughter. You don't know how much I value vintage pieces my mom , aunts or mom's friends have passed down to me .
My hats and scarves go into one of my travel bags on the shelf right below it. I add a bin full of skirts and shorts (just in case the weather decides to get warmer again ) and right next to that another travel bag filled with handbags and totes.
Time for the rack. I start off with my jackets to the left, my sweaters, my dresses and my tops. Right under my shoes there are three bins. One with more tops, another with my sweats and hoodies, and last but not least my jeans. Wallah! Closet done.
What does your closet look like ? Send me pics to buzyindanyc@gmail.com. Need some closet advice? Hit me up also, I'll be glad to help.

I find it funny ...

When I date someone I really like and they look hot to me . Once they start acting up and they are not worth any of my time they start to look like this :

Exactly my point ...


Just finished watching the season premiere of Lipstick Jungle. Tonight's episode Nico finds out that her husband was not who she always thought he was. Ladies, how well do you know your man? I am not saying they all live double lives and shit but really , how well do you know him? Do you put your shit on hold because you are too into him ? LOL wake the fuck up ... keep doing your thing ... I am not talking about cheating , I am talking about life. A man who does not value your dreams is not even worth it. Do not settle for less . You are going to spend the rest of your life with this person to later find things out that will make you regret not following your dreams when you had the chance to. Nico spent 17 years with this man, he made her feel like shit when she admitted to cheating on him. The dude dies and she finds out he has a baby on the way with a younger woman. Ugh what a smack in the face.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TMobile G1


To buy or not to buy... that is the question. My Contract is about to expire and I am itching for a new gadget. Don't get me wrong, I heart my Blackberry but I wish it were more fun like the G1. The G1 includes the following functions:

Touch screen
One touch Google search
full QWERTY keyboard
Google maps street view
Customizable home page
3 mega-pixel cam.

Monday, September 22, 2008

I Pray...


For Travis Barker , DJ AM and for the families and souls of those who were lost.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A NYC Moment ... Journey from BK


So two of us went to visit my home girl in BK on Friday night . Going was not so bad since I was coming in from Manhattan. Going back to the BX was a different story. When you are from the BX, Brooklyn can sometimes feel like a world away and vice versa . Like I did not even know there was a G train! Ummmm... Don't Laugh, I just can't sit on the train for so long so I don't go to Brooklyn much.
We first got on the A train , and still sat down , despite the fact that it felt a little sketchy. I sit next to this guy dressed in red . The dude starts throwing up gang signs to some guy dressed in navy blue on the other side of the cart . I was taken back to the days of high school when we were not allowed to wear red or blue and were often let out early especially on Halloween . I must have been staring hard . I don't usually stare because I see everything and nothing phases me. This shit right here... had me scared lol. So the guy in red starts speaking to me. I did not put my ussual "Dont fuck with me " face and ignore him. I was scared that would have triggered something. So I told him I was Egyptian after he asked me where I was from. Then the red dude and the blue dude switched places . The Blue dude was now sitting next t me . He said "So he tells me you are from somewhere. Where are you from again?"

"EEEEEEGYYYYPTTTT" I said , Even though I was still scared it was obvious that these guys were stupid. I can't stand stupid guys.

"Oh where is that ?" UGH yes he did ask me this.

Thank goodness my home girl was smart enough to start a conversation with me and that we were on the same page.

"This dude lives at the next stop. Do you want to crash at his house ? It will be easier to go to this girl's house in the morning time instead of waking up extremely early."

"Yeah, that sounds like a plan, let's crash at this dudes house."

We got off the train and stood by the police precient the whole time while we waited for the next train.

Who sent the memo out?


The one that said it's OK to wear alllllll pink, and that it is OK to wear Chinese Slippers out in public on a chilly fall night ?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Inspirational words...

I get these emails by the intenders of the highest goods. I am happy to say since I have been following and actually reading these emails, I see things differently and I am actually a more calm person. Here are the words of the day:
If you're driving down the road and you see only beautiful flowers; and
your neighbor is driving down the same road and sees only weeds, who is right?
What you are tuned into, that's what you create for yourself.

Candace is using Carrie as much as she can...


In my opinion , Candace Bushnell is a smart money maker. First the books , then the series that had all females hooked (except the haters that want to "seem" different" ) then movie number 1, movie number two on the works and now a new book series starring Carrie Bradshaw herself. How would this series be any different from Sex and the City if Carrie is still starring in it? Easy, the books will be the prequel of Sex and the City . I tell ya' that Candace is really smart and knows what her fans want. It will be interesting to see the life of Carrie pre-manolo time.

Top Model Update

So I spied Jaslene in the Custo Barcelona show...

Beauty, Power , Knowledge, Pride, and Arrogance

This is what the peacock feather symbolizes. Those who know me know about the tattoo on my back . A very detailed peacock feather. I hate birds. The peacock is what I think , is the best looking bird on the planet. It is the only bird that I do not run from . Yes my friends, I am terrified of birds, especially those dirty pigeons. I love the fact that all inclusive destinations have these beautiful creatures walking roaming freely around the hotels. I have always been attracted to their feathers and decided to get a tattoo. I did not even think of what it stood for until someone asked me and I couldn't answer because I had no idea. After looking it up I was even more excited to get the tattoo. The meaning fit me well. I found this pic while browsing through one of my favorite blogs; The Satorialist. This dress is hot! This peacock on the dress is not the only thing making her outfit interesting . It is also the Rebecca Minkoff on her shoulder. I told you they are everywhere. LOL LOL btw I just realized that the make-up bag I have been using for about a year also has peacocks on it.

Fashion week cute outfit ...


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I am back in effect Ya'll

I was unussually tired after dinner today and just fell asleep on my parent's bed for a bit. Now I am awake and recharged and ready to give you some updates. Thursday night I attended the Custo Barcelona show at the tents . His designs were psychedelic and fun. The swimsuits were my personal favorite pieces. The show was well put together and the length was perfect enough to keep me focused. After the show I hung out with my fashion girls from college and sat right outside the exit of the tents. We met a volunteer who later presented us with a small bottle of Imperia Vodka each . (Thanks Christian! ) After a few hours of sitting at the park we decided to part .
Again, I decided to walk through the NYC streets by my lonesome, to meet some of my friends . Walking in NYC always turns into an adventure for me. On the way over I looked up at the sky and saw the lights beaming up from ground zero. I leaned on the side of a building and just stared at the light. It straight up looked like the light was beaming from heaven instead of the earth. That light represents all of those who were lost 7 years ago to many of us. To me that light also represents who I am today. 2001 marks the year I went away for school, the year Aaliyah died, the year my freshman class lost a friend because of a drunk driver. The past 7 years have marked 2 broken hearts , Loosing a 16 year cousin to gang violence , loosing my first friend in high school to domestic violence, building friendships with some of the best friends I could ever have, the path to my career, finding the courage to get on a plane to travel , all the babies that have been born and the list goes on. All these things have made me who I am , looking at that light just made me think of how much can happen in 7 years. A whole lot of good and bad. but all appreciated by me. What does that light represent to you?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Phillip Lim Spring 2009 -- Inspiration for the Uninspired.

He is probably one of the smartest most cunning designers yet. His cuts are daring, which I love. Bold geo shapes, subdued colors and sexy sophisticated silhouettes make this collection fucking awesome.

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear I WANT THIS LEATHER JACKET!
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Douglas Hannant Spring 2009 ...

Old Time Hollywood meets 5th Avenue meets Grace Kelly. Had to post, absolutely beautiful stuff....

Douglas Hannant Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear


Douglas Hannant Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

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Douglas Hannant Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear

Douglas Hannant Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear
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