Saturday, May 30, 2009

hmmmm... how much do I charge for something I make?

So you know I've been doing this whole Endless Noise Makeover thing, right? I want my business to be as close to perfect as possible and I want to play by the books, take my time with things so that I am not fucked over later on. I have been doing a lot of research on correct ways of doing things. One of the things I have been doing wrong is underpricing my pieces. I know there are a whole bunch of you out there , especially during the recession creating wonderful things as a side hustle or even as a full time job. I will not share everything that I found., (I have to hold on to some secrets) but here is a little something to make you search for more answers so that you too will start doing the right thing.

(supplies+labor+overhead)2= wholesale price

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sale !!!!!

Hellz Bellz Summer 09 collection

Summer's fast approaching and the heat is on as Hellz brings the sizzle with its Summer 2009 Collection, SO LOLITA. So Lolita exudes a modern day coquette... She’s unpredictable playing it up with the high fashion “Hellz Naw” jacket to the raw “Gun It” dress while maintaining an idealism of Black is NOW but Color is ALWAYS, bringing forth a vamped up innocence.

The collection offers a variety of cut and styles to complete any females wardrobe including key staple summer looks, from a range of volume bubble skirts to edgy studded vest to the graphic tees synonymous to Hellz. Taking the construction of the line to new heights, Hellz revamped silhouettes and wear ability by providing light weight nylon jackets for a stylish look in comfort.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


So I had a very productive day today besides being sick (I hope it's not swine). I woke up early and decided to work on the Endless Noise Website. Yes, I did it all on my own. I am just the type of girl the likes things my way and I hate the whole back and forth process of making sure that something comes out exactly the way I want it. I was ready for the change today, and change was made today. I even changed the look of this blog. What do you think? I still have LOTS to do for Endless Noise. and lots to do for Buzygurl. But no biggie, things will happen as they are supposed to happen.
I am looking to make this blog more interesting . I would like to hear suggestions. What am I doing right ? What am I doing wrong? We are entering the 6th month of the year and I want to make sure that at least half of my goals for 2009 are in place. So yeah , tell me how I am doing . Anonymous comments are allowed.

Casting Extras !!!!

Shoot date: This Saturday May 30th
Time: 11am-8pm.
A schedule will be provided to qualified extras
Attire: Men, Casual (dress or t-shirt, polo). Women, Casual (No red clothing). We ask that everyone bring two tops in case we catch a color dominating the shot. Dress as if you we're going to a club.Make-up: Please be camera ready from hair to face. We will only do touch ups on featured extras.Meals are provided. You'll be in the company of a good director and crew, dance again and again to a good song and network.Please send a pic, inc. contact phone number to: Ask for Mario.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Women in the Arts @ the Nuyorican poets cafe

So here is a little teeny bit of footage I got from the Women in the Arts event produced by Rory Barnes. This was actually the end of the event when I remembered I had my Flip cam in my bag. Wish i would have remembered sooner. All the performances were great !

Just finished reading :

This book seriously starts out as WTF? but somehow draws you in. Definitely gave me some inspiration .

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Estria invitational graffiti battle

This is a video clip from two weeks ago. Live graffiti and break dancing ... can't go wrong !

History was made today ...

To be honest , I had no idea that Obama was nominating the US Supreme Court Justice today. I was just watching TV and on it came. Unlike when Bush was in office, when Obama comes on TV , I drop everything I am doing and listen to his speeches because they are so impassioned. I must admit that I still get emotional.Today's speech was no different .
As Obama introduce Sonia Sotomayor, who is now the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, He focused on her story. Sotomayor was raised in housing projects located in the South Bronx by her widow mother who held two jobs to support her family. The point of his speech? "No dream is beyond reach in the US of A."


Charles hamilton... The most talked about man this weekend ...

Tuesday May 26th !

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

El Blog de hoy.

I am not a mom but I love reading Hipster Mom . Samantha is so cool, down to earth and as real as any mom can publicly get. I just found out she's pregers again from reading her blog. Ussually I would have thought "WTF?" but like I said , She's a pretty cool momma so I am actually more excited to read her entries now. Wether you are a mom or not, check her blog out. I gaurantee that you will keep going back to read more of her mommy adventures.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

South Pole Hoodie Design Contest

Enter Contest Here. Deadline July 24, 2009.

Attention Artist and Designers

Art VS Design
An international Open Call for Unique Talent

Mark Mothersbaugh, acclaimed artist and lead singer of art-rock band DEVO leads a panel of judges including Jarrett Gregory (curator at NYC's New Museum) and Donwan Harrell (founder and creative director of Akademiks clothing) in selecting the top artist or designer to be featured at a gala reception at the New Museum in June. The public also plays judge - determining the most powerful medium of the moment - in an online face-off that pits art submissions against design submissions.

Opportunities will be created for everyone who participates and we are awarding over $11,000 in prizes.

Grand Prize & Student winner will be awarded with:

* A gala reception at the New Museum
* $2009 cash grant
* International Publicity, including a feature in Filter Magazine and work shown through Gawker Artists exposing the winners art or design to hundreds of thousands of visitors across 190+ website galleries
* $500 in gear from Akademiks
* Plus the Red Bull Prize: Offering a choice of: A vintage Vespa OR a trip to London to visit the Tate Museum and the Design Museum OR a fully loaded Mac Book Pro

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This Saturday May 9th !

I've always had a thing for Graffiti. I am definitely going to check this event out. See you there ! May 9th 12pm-5pm Riverbank state park on 145th in Harlem