Tuesday, April 26, 2011

face paint

I LOVE wearing face paint when I get a new kit I hope to rock this style. I am getting so excited for summer and all the wonderful things it entails such as swimming, music festivals, Marthas Vineyard, dresses, driving with the windows down, and being home. But this summer will be bittersweet because come September I wont be going back to school, super weird. Either way I am excited for this next chapter. Also heres some Dean's List:

Monday, April 25, 2011

Graduation Dresses

I am graduating in 3 weeks from college! I wish I could afford one or all of these Anthropology dresses for my Graduation ceremony and parties after. Also warm weather, I love and so glad you are back!

check them out and many more here!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Below are some of the many amazing photos of Maggie for my Bad Girls portfolio/headshots for her acting, enjoy!

Easter Inspirations

Happy Easter! I am jealous of all the people waking up to candy today. I am spending my Easter at school this year. Though I miss spending this day with family its been kinda fun just a handful of cool people on a empty campus. But I wanted to post some photography and film. For my digital photography class I am doing a portfolio on Bad Girls. I am trying to explore what constitutes as bad behavior for women or is that behavior actually empowering. Below is some work that I hope yo channel in my own photography. I discovered a American photographer Alex Prager through websites on Cindy Sherman. Her photos are mostly 60s portraits of women recreated since most of her work is very recent. Then also below is a video by Marc Gómez del Mora a cinematographer from Barcelona, which I found on a friends blog.
 EL GUINCHO | Bombay from MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral on Vimeo.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Some photos to recount the past couple of weeks. Also some good music below!

   Lofticries by PURITY RING

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Whose story it it anyway?: Portrayals of black women in Spike Lee and Tyler Perry films

This is the title for my presentation I am doing today for my senior seminar Pan African Studies major. I am discussing the issue of black female identity in Spike Lee and Tyler Perry movies as the leading black filmmakers in the industry. The movies I am focusing on the most are Spike Lee's Shes Gotta Have it and Tyler Perry's reoccurring character of Medea and  his adaptation of "For Colored Girls." I am super nervous my presentation which is open to the public and anyone can come. I hope this goes well. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

black brother, I love ya

I saw this a while ago but forgot to post about it. This photo is beyond amazing. Everything from the fashion, photography, and concept of the project makes it a great and inspiring work of art. Its from The Black Ivy project for more photos from this shoot click here.The project includes a bunch of collaborations such as Street Etiquette and The Brooklyn Circus. If I went to a school and the men looked like this I would be in heaven! Enjoy and share, black is beautiful :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Riordan Woods

The photos above are from my black and white film photography class freshman year spring semester 2008. The photos remind me of some kind of black power/ school daze theme.  
The photos above in color are for my digital photography class taken this past weekend. In this shoot I was trying to make it have a Harlem Renaissance theme to it. I thought it be interesting to put them together since my friend Riordan and I are now seniors. I still don't know if I like the film or the digital better, but I like how similar the two shoots are even though they are four years apart. I love taking photos of Riordan, hes the best model!

Friday, April 1, 2011


I dislocated my knee cap over my spring break dancing haha. I am now stuck wearing leggings constantly because of the brace I have to wear around me knee. I really love these new leggings from top shop definitely something I would wear on the regular.  Especially since they remind me of  the famous french icon and dancer Josephine Baker. She is well known for her infamous banana skirt that she performed in! If you have never seen her dance, youtube it! Its pretty awesome. There are so many spring outfits I want to wear but this weather just wont stop! I am still wearing my long down winter coat and its April! I just hope the weather gets better for my last month as an undergraduate!