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
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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 Cathédrale 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, September 29, 2008
P.S. I was sooooo not paying attention to the attractive sweet guy sitting next to me .
In creative industries where everything is projected through a spectrum of
coolness, being a rightie rubs off cred faster than a Brillo pad. "I
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
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
P.S. I love my Tank Theory t-shirt. Thanks Rich !
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Need some closet advice? Hit me up also, I'll be glad to help.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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:
One touch Google search
full QWERTY keyboard
Google maps street view
Customizable home page
3 mega-pixel cam.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
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
I WANT THIS LEATHER JACKET!