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.

 

 

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!

 

Summer Playlist

What You Could Be Listening To
What You Could Be Listening To

If you live in New England, summer unofficially starts on Memorial Day Weekend. That's why it's important to have the right playlist to start the weekend off perfectly.

 

It's no secret that I'm addicted to music. As I like to do, let me share what I'm listening with you! Like always I'd love to know what you are listening to.

Gucci Mane-Party Animal(Hud Mo RMX)

Lil Jon feat. Tyga-Bend Ova

Tujamo-Hey Mister

G-Buck-#Twurnt

Bassnectar feat. Rye Rye-Now

LIZ feat. Tyga- Don't Say

Electric Head-This Head I Hold

Saint feat. Dai Burger-Tamagotchi(Remix)

Mark Ronson-Record Collection(Perseus Remix)

Enjoy!

Is It Possible To Be Too Inspired?

I'm so inspired at the moment that I'm feeling to inspired. It's kind of frustrating because I can't pick a focal point. I can't focus on one simple thing, just a bunch of inspiration and can't seem to get into gear. I have too much to look forward to this summer and upcoming fall that I wish it were kind of here already so that I could be pursuing new endeavors. Ya know?!

Change is good though, so I'm welcoming it with open arms. I want to embrace it. September will roll around before I know and then it'll be time to swing into action.

TO DO LIST: 

Get learners permit again.

Learn to drive.

Pass driver’s license test.

Save. Save. Save. Save. Save. Save. Save.

Enjoy summer!

 

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine……..

Photo Credit:
Photo Credit: Amy Amerantes

One of the great things about life is being able to create, share and celebrate the triumphs! My friend/co-worker Tyler invited me to come with the other day as he was on assignment styling Rebecca Donovan. She is the author of “The Breathing Series” trilogy that has taken the nation by storm.

Tyler was invited to the soiree at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, Rhode Island. Naturally, I was first invite because I’m very awesome(just kidding) actually I’m not though.  The day started out rather dreary and didn’t seem like it would let up but by the time we put our outfits on….the sun started to shine! By the time we crossed the bridge, the sun was in full effect but at 7pm!

The Back Lawn of Blithewold in Bristol, Rhode Island
The Back Lawn of Blithewold in Bristol, Rhode Island

Unfortunately the photographer caught me in the midst of a “Squint Eye” in my picture, however my outfit looks good!

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One of the things that I really enjoyed about being able to go was the fact that this was such a big moment in her life and that everybody was there to celebrate that accomplishment. Supporting her dream, helping her dream become a reality or simply being a friend, it was a great reminder that it’s important to have people in your life that you truly care about and that care about you for those reasons. She’s very lucky to have a group of people that she truly can feel that way about.

Aside from having a really cool feminine but still punkish style and being a sweetheart, she has great taste in music. All of the music was slower tempo songs that went with the story but mixed to fast tempo house music. Wishing you nothing but continued success in your journey. Congratulations!

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Outfit: 

Shirt by Gant

Shorts by J.Crew

Shoes(even though you can’t see) by YSL

Check It Out:

Rebecca Donovan

The Breathing Series

Tyler

55 Miles From Home!!!!

Well the song is actually “25 Miles From Home” by Edwin Starr, a great song. I love it. Download it you’ll love it to! Moving on……

Stars!
Stars!

4th of July happens once a year. Every 365 days there’s a 4th of July. We celebrate the birth of our nation. America became Independent! Celebrate. Rejoice. Have yourself a cocktail during the day at 10:15am….It’s alright!

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So that’s what I did! 55 miles from Boston lies this quaint little town called Manchester. My coworker decided to have a shindig. Went to Michael’s pool party girl. I was there at 10:15!!!

It was a fun day.I tried SkinnyGirl Margarita for the first time. It was good. Very refreshing. I highly recommend if you haven’t tried it.

It was a great time with great people celebrating Twerkapendence Day! Jenna, Bianca and I tried to Twerk it in the water but apparently we aren’t Kim Kardashian donkalicious(there’s always next year though) but overall it was a great time with great friends.

How did you celebrate?

Incase you were wondering the shirt is vintage from this store in Provincetown called “Cherry”

The Women At The Pool Are So Miserable………

“I’m emotional
And I can’t let go
I am trying to hold on to you
Though it hurts me so
Gotta let you know
That the love we once shared now is through
Say goodbye to you” 

The debut song from Carl Thomas with Stacey Dash in the video. First off let me say what a gorgeous track. I didn’t really understand it then. All I really cared about was Stacey Dash in the video and it was a Bad Boy Ent. produced track. Diddy knows how to produce music. There’s a point to my story though. Sit back and hold tight……

Er'thang Marc Jacobs......and all for a whopping $68
Er’thang Marc Jacobs……and all for a whopping $68

Nobody really likes to talk about their emotions too much. It’s a lot for people to process and understand why they feel a certain way about things. Trust me I know. I’m a stuffer. I stuff all my emotions away and put them aside for a rainy day. When that rainy day happens what do I do? Girl, I put them away in a duffel bag, on top of the closet shelf and “FORGET” about them. Um…..OK….Not Healthy!!

I can’t promise you enough how much I’m going to make a point. It’s gonna take a minute to get there but I’m gonna make it. Ready?

Emotions can CONSUME you. In some way, shape or form. Don’t think it won’t happen?

So my emotions tried to consume me. Well, they were pretty close. Being forced to deal with everything that you put away for that rainy day and dealing with all at once. What did I realize? Why is this song lyric relevant?

You know she says this something that has been said on more than one occasion?
We all know it and think it

Looking for self-validation in all the wrongs ways. Looking for self-validation in all the wrong people. There are some people who truly care about you. To them you are their ROAD DAWG. But not everybody has a Beyonce/Blue Ivy relationship. It’s more like Beyonce/LaTavia. That’s ok but you have to look at it and take it for what it’s worth. You can’t push for something that isn’t there or that the other people do not want.

I went for a run after work. All jokes aside I do know how to run. I did cross-country. I used to work out. Although, I should probably invest in a pair of running shoes that are cute. In all seriousness though, I’m trying to work out and bust a sweat. I don’t care if that really hot guy with the beautiful legs, nice chest, great lips, great haircut, nice smile and tattoo of a dream-catcher on his left shoulder is checking me out or not because I’m not checking him out. We’re sweaty and gross. HELLO! If anybody can recommend a good pair of cute running shoes that would be awesome. Oh and a pair of shorts that make the “Bounce To the Ounce” look good….*Wink Wink*

RED THREAD 

Validate your own ticket
Validate your own ticket

So back to the point. Went for this run and what I was going to do was write down the numbers of people who I used to validate myself through and throw them in the Charles River in a bottle. However, not a good idea because that’s condoning pollution and littering. I don’t do that!  Deleting each number out of my phone was a relief. Relieving because I couldn’t remember half the people. I couldn’t remember the last time I talked to them. Anyways, it’s a long winding road to a new me. Self-validation through yourself is the only real validation and the only one that matters. 

For many years I looked for validation from others and in the process forgot who I was. That’s a problem. You should never ever underestimate who you are as a person, your self-worth or just who YOU are in general. DO NOT LET OTHERS TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT DO! When you realize your potential and all that you have going for you, everything that anybody said you CAN’T do is going to seem so secondary. 

Incase you wondering what I wore on this run. I had on a really cute white graphic tee. It had this intricate detailing. Grey sweatpant shorts and running shoes. However, exerting energy in a way other than TWERKING or strutting down the street, after 3.5 years is tough. However,we went from Arthur Fielding bridge all the way past Mass Ave to Kenmore. Did a little crossfit and ran back…..and walked and judged other runners…..

I told one of my good friends….well one of my best friends about all the “Growing Up Pains” and it was really nice hearing that while not feeling the same despair that I did, she knew automatically what it is what it was that I was going through. “Forget all the superficial because when your trying to date, make friends, nobody will want to be around you because they’ll see all the shallow things that you make to represent yourself. You’re a good person, you need to realize that and show people the real you.” 

I actually appreciate that moment that I shared with her. I always looked up to her in a lot of ways because of her confidence. A true leader in every sense of the word. I admire that in her and all that she’s gone through to come out as a good upstanding friend. Thank you for your words. Thank you to everyone for their words.

Glad to know that I have people who truly care and know the real me……..

Dre

d(._.)b What Are You Listening To? d(._.)b

Pop That Ass 'Til It Hurts
Pop That Ass ‘Til It Hurts

Music is such a beautiful form of expressing oneself. Whether you appreciate it by listening to it or your able to create the sound of music. There’s something amazing about the art of it. I have such a deep appreciation for music. I can’t get enough of it. No matter how much I try. If I could listen to music 24/7, 365 days of the year for the rest of my life I would. Sorry, I would. I love what each person in the world has to say but imagine if we listened to our own soundtracks through our daily lives how peaceful it would be. Again, I think that everyone should have a collection of music that runs the gamut.

There’s no need to limit what your listen to because it doesn’t fit into the genre you like the most.  I listen to almost everything except for Bluegrass. Not my thing, I’ve tried but something about it reminds me of Madisonville, Texas or West Virginia. Not knocking cause I got some roots in Madisonville but if I don’t have to listen to sounds from that area I’m good. I want something that is representative of my personality too. Fun, dramatic, humour, and to show of my sensual side….ya know?!

Do I need to really ask?
Do I need to really ask?

I truly would like to know what some of your favorite songs are at the moment. I am always mentally updating my favorite songs and compiling a list of what I think I should be listening to based on the season and my mood. Thank God for Spotify, Last.fm, Pandora and Songza. NOTE:When I say Pandora I mean when Pandora originally started and it was truly innovative. Now they just play the songs and that’s annoying.

Help me expand my music this summer
Help me expand my music this summer

Before I go and tell you what is making me happy. I want to state that Tyga‘s Hotel California and Kendrick Lamar‘s album are amazing. Both are talented and I truly love their albums. I never like the full album from an artist and they come close. Ready.Set. Go. 

Currently Listening To(Artist & Song):

Duke Dumont feat A.M.E.—- Need U 100%

Pryda(Eric Prydz)—–Shadows

Najee—Cruise Control

Arto Lindsay—Kamo(Dark Stripe)

Iggy Azaela—-My World

Kelly Rowland—Kisses Down Low

Flosstradamus—Assquake

GTA—-Booty Bounce(Original Mix)

Hulk—-That’s Doable

Aleem—-Get Loose

Tyga—–It Neva Rains In Southern California

Bassnectar feat Angel Haze—-Freestyle

Lunice—-And She Said(a really nice rendition of DeBarge‘s “Love Me In a Special Way”)

Hudson Mohawke—–All Your Love

Reginia Belle——Baby Come To Me

Stevie Wonder—-Golden Lady

Mark Ronson and the Business feat Pharell, Wiley & Simon LeBon—–Record Collection(Perseus Remix) this is the greatest summer song.

 

Kris Van Assche Spring Summer 2013

KVA happens to be just one of my favorite designers out there for men at the moment. Having an extensive background working as Heidi Silmaine’s assistant at YSL and Dior, KVA broke out in 2005’s Paris Fashion Week and has developed his line into a distinctive elegant yet nonchalant approach for menswear.

This show definitely gave me some new ideas on the approach to the “White Tee”. A very basic, yet sexy look for anybody, some of the looks are bit out there for the everyday wearer. However, I find that if you are careful to detail and knowing when to mix things together, you can pull anything off!