One Last Pair

“One last pair of shoes.”

Nike SB Dunks Concepts
Nike SB Dunks Concepts

The last thing I need is another pair of shoes. I don’t. It’s absurd. However, this pair of shoes is going to symbolize something meaningful. These shoes are going will be the beginning of a new chapter. I’ll actually probably never wear them because of how much they will mean to me.

I’ve often avoided situations where I thought I would fail. An easy wait to protect yourself from the pain that comes with it. I never really felt mediocre until recently. Wondering where this was coming from, I took a hard look at certain things and realized.

You never know if you’re making the right decision. It could be a decision you regret. You never know if it’s the right time. Timing isn’t always key. We all have fears that we have to conquer and it just becomes harder as you get older.

These were the last shoes I decided on purchasing for awhile
These were the last shoes I decided on purchasing for a while

Am I making the best decision? Am I going to be happy? Is it going to be hard? Is it the right time? Who the hell knows because I sure don’t. All I really know is that I’ll have regrets. Regrets eat you alive more than any other feeling.

Don’t Have Regrets.

Goodbye 2015

The best way to describe 2015 is with the quote “Everything happens for a reason.” We don’t always know what those reasons are, why they are happening and quite frankly, I don’t think we are supposed to know.

I’m so thankful for all that have believed in me this yearn and pushed me to become a better person. I’m more than ready for 2016 to begin and excited for all that will happen throughout the year. Excited for a new year to get closer to new goals and complete old goals.


London 2015

“There is nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere.” – Vivienne Westwood

I completely agree with that statement. If you haven’t been, it’s definitely a place to put on the list of places to visit. I was extremely fortunate and am forever grateful for the chance to have gone recently to London and get a taste of what this amazing city has to offer!

You could say that I’m difficult when it comes to food. Very difficult. However, being in a new country it really was exciting to try new culinary dishes that I might not try on my own. You know what? I actually enjoyed it too!

It was really difficult to get back on the plane to come back home but you honestly know where life is going to take you….so until next time London!


A Little More Color

Just another little peek at what I’m doing during the day Tuesday thru Saturday. I love having a creative group of people in my circle of friends. It really allows for great energy when collaborating on shoots.


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Just A Little Balayage

A little hair spray never hurt anybody!
A little hair spray never hurt anybody!

Here’s a sneak peek at what I do when I’m not shopping for shoes.

In my career as a hair stylist, I’ve trained with some of the best in Boston. My specialty is hair color and I absolutely love it. Finding the right hair color is dependent on many factors and achieving the perfect hue is something that requires patience and time.

In this shoot, I really wanted to showcase my work utilizing “Balayage”, the French word which means to sweep or paint on hair color. This technique mimics sun-kissed hair that  children often have from playing outside. You can go bold and daring or soft and subtle. Balayage will leave you with a softer grow out.

Here is my gorgeous model Kyssila:

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Photography: Eddie Pires Photography

Model: Kyssila

Just Another Night Out

Thom, Vanessa, Me and JP
Thom, Vanessa, Me(a black tee because my pants were bold) and JP

Boston isn’t necessarily known for their style. Not trying to be a jerk or anything but wear a sensible flat shoe to go from the office to the train. Stop with the running sneakers, socks and tights. It’s very frumpy and it kind of shows. The pockets of style are rare and even rarer is the real unique kind of trendsetting style that you see in cities like New York or Los Angeles.

While sitting at a show during Boston Fashion Week a few years ago, I actually met an extremely stylish woman. It was almost intimidating but right away we started talking about fashion. It just so happened she was a designer.

A few weeks ago, I attended her viewing party and absolutely fell in love with the pieces shown. The silhouettes were strong and structured yet with femininity. A statement without being a statement, these pieces were definitely designed with a Carrie Bradshaw type of girl in mind.

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You can find Graciela Rivas here

Photo Credit: Eddie Pires Photography

Eli Escobar: Thank You SoundCloud

Escobar Eli Escobar might have been the greatest DJ that I’ve discovered on SoundCloud recently. A veteran of the NYC nightlight scene, he released his début album “Up All Night” on June 2. This is one of the best albums I’ve heard in a while.

“Seein U” is such a great song to feel the vibe of summer. It gives you that feeling of remembering that special someone while taking you on a journey through New York.



Life Lesson: Organization

......except I still have a few things to figure out......
……except I still have a few things to figure out……

Two life lessons that I learned and I’ll be honest there’s a pretty good chance I already knew these lessons. I am not an organized person at all. I have way too many clothes. WAY TOO MANY.  I even noticed that some still had price tags from last summer!!!!

I had 3 shoe boxes of makeup and skin care products. Let’s not even get started on the shoes. I don’t even know what to do with my shoes….so I figured putting them back in their original boxes or something like that might be good. There is some emotional attachment to them that. It’s probably the reason I never donate anything and just throw it away.


Very true to how I always feel. Maybe I should start wearing just black, grey and white. Then I’d have a closet full of monochromatic colors which would then cause me to buy more shoes and in turn would undermine my efforts at becoming organized.

Any tips on how to stay organized? I mean honestly, I’m at a point in life where I’m about to say “Some people budget in their hair, I’ll budget in a cleaning person!”

Somethings I just don’t want to do!!

Into My Groove: Summer Playlist

All I Need Is My Headphones
All I Need Is My Headphones

Since I can’t jam out to music all day long like I would like to. I have to get it in little burst when I can. How I would like nothing more than to go around as a music festival junkie going from festival to festival in search of the perfect beat.

Summer Playlist

KStewart – Keeping You Up(POMO remix)

Kaytranada – Breakdance Party

Eli Escobar – Up All Night

AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It(DJ Snake Remix)

StarRo – California

Vic Mensa – Down On My Luck

Just some summer jams that are my favorites for you to enjoy!