Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday brotha!

Happy Birthday to one of my best buds in the world Riordan Woods. I wish you were not all the way in LA so we could celebrate together! But I thought I would post one of your many favorite songs. I have been dancing to this all day in your honor :)

remember when I took this photo of our Harlem adventure? Such good times!

Friday, June 24, 2011

shawty in the tank!

I am pretty obsessed with STREETFSN right now. Its a great street fashion blog and the boys the boys!! These photos make Europe look like the land of the beautiful, fashionable, and fabulous people. I want to go there and just people watch all day long...sigh

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Photos by Arvolyn Hill 
I have been to the circus twice in my life. When I was young with my mom and last week. Of the two times I have been I am always shocked that they still exist. Mostly because everything about them feels very vintage from the performers, costumes, and the animals. Especially this circus which showed in a small town it had a classic Americana feel. It was hard to see all the animals performing, even though they probably don't know a life other than the circus. After being in South Africa and seeing animals like elephants on safari who had a majestic presence. The elephants at the circus looked very tired and worn out (I found out they were 40 years old elephants!). One of my favorite of the day is the last one of them holding on to one another. This also goes for the children who were performers, though they looked like they were having a great time I couldn't imagine being a circus performer at 7. The most interesting and difficult thing I witnessed was the tiger in the box for photos. As though the tiger was a giant stuffed animal. I am not trying to bash this particular circus because I think this is the way the circus has always been, and many times way worse. But I just want to point out some things that I felt were interesting as subtext for the photos.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

stuck in my brain

I love browsing through tumblr, blogs, and just randomly on my computer seeing photos that I find inspiring. I will sometimes have 10 different tabs open just because I don't want to lose a photo. I started putting ones that I really like in a folder and thought I would share them on my blog on this rainy day. So I guess here is my attempt to be like tumblr. Enjoy :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

This weekend I...

Took photos at a abandon barn.

Ate yummy tamales at a Farmers market.

saw some awesome old school cars

made friends with a Peruvian Painter

and a dog.

Went to Sadie's 1st birthday party.

Went to Winfred Rembert's art opening that had a pig roast, free drinks, and live gospel music!

SO much fun I am exhausted though :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Awkward Black girl

I discovered The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl before I graduated thanks to Colorlines and I am now obsessed. I love this show because it simply is realistic and relatable. Also I have been waiting for a show where a black woman is the main character and she can be beautiful dark skinned woman with short hair, and doesn't have to follow the medias constructions of beauty...breath. Also this show is hilarious and fun to watch, definitely watch all the episodes. I love the awkward element, because we are all awkward and this show just made me realize how awkward I am.. though I already knew that kinda. And hopefully soon a show like this can be on prime television, because its nothing short than the truth.