Here are a couple of shots from the video shoot I recently wrapped up! FYI, I’m really excited about new upcoming opportunities! ( I can’t wait to share). I did this post because I always get my make up done and never get a chance to capture the moment from my perspective. This look was for a video hosting segment, and I really like how natural and fresh my makeup looks, and especially how it complements my high bun. I’ve been rocking this high bun look all summer, it’s fresh and honestly it really keeps the hair out of my face. These photos will help you recreate the look and I made a list of the products that Quiyba (The Hair/ Makeup Artist) used below. Also, check out the Skrillex & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – Make It Bun Dem After Hours (EP). This EP is an amazing combination of electronic dance and reggae music! I love that Damian Marley is continuing to work with artists from around the world, this sound adds so much more flavor to his already dope tracks! Damian Marley is one of my favorite Reggae artists and Skrillex is currently holding it down when it comes to electronic music …I Love the EP. You can purchase it on BeatPort.
CLINIQUE Moisture Surge Moisturizer. CLINIQUE Foundation Perfectly Real Makeup #46 & #47 mixed. CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder (oil-free)- Stay nutmeg. URBAN DECAY Primer & Eyeshadow: Naked Pallet (Naked & Buck). CLINIQUE Eyeshadow Finish: Stay- Matte powder – Stay Sienna. INGLOT Eyeliner: gel matte-#77. CLINIQUE Lash Doubling Mascara (black). CLINIQUE Line Smoothing Concealer- deep honey & deep mixed. MAC powder blush matte – Raizin. MAC powder blush frost – Format. CLINIQUE Vitamin C Lip Smoothie – Blackberry Nirvana
This baroque inspired military hat designed by Rodrigo Otazu is perfection. I get a lot of my music and style influence from Baroque art and music, which means I seriously do spend a lot of time analyzing a lot of the patterns and sounds during that time. The Baroque era was filled with over the top patterns, colors and gold! These are three things that I live for when it comes to my style. I’m loving the lace on this hat with the gold chain, it gives me the Russian model spy vibe! Also, I think the color is everything! This light pink / orange color makes this military hat a lot more fun. FYI I am 100% open to gifts and donations for my birthday on September 18, please feel free to message me if you plan on mailing me this hat directly, checks are also accepted … I’m just letting you all know in advance just in case you want to start saving up for my gift! Also check out one of my favorite artists Common’s newest track ‘No Sell Out’ produced by No ID … I’m loving the vibe and it goes with the military hat. I’m glad Common is coming out with new music again, he is one of my favorite rappers ( Chi town stand up) Check it out below and get the free download!
I recently did the video look book for Tokyo based brand Deflostar shot by AmberCloudFilms. The video look book features three of Deflostar’s newest bandanas in gray, red and black. The bandanas reminded me of my 90′s throwback days when I would rock a bandana with hoops and super gelled curly hair (baby hairs included). Since I was asked to bring my style to these bandanas, I wanted to add a little bit of elegance with the long black gown and edge it up with a street look and large hoops. We shot the video at the Rivington Hotel and around the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the story behind the shoot is an urban NYC girl with a twist … she’s classy but street. The song featured in the video is by the Black Keys ‘Psychotic Girl ‘ I think it really added to the entire feel of the shoot and the grungy vibe of the L.E.S. Stay tuned for more collaborations with me and Deflostar Japan.
So I recently performed my newest single “Visa” at the Polish Reggae Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! That was my third show, and the first time that I performed ‘Visa’ all by itself … It was a great performance, and I loved the Polish crowd! For this show, I really wanted to add to showcase the personality of the song by adding a animal circus element to my style. I’ve been working with a stylist, Jay ( Yes, it’s just Jay with no last name)… He hooked me up with this amazing cat suit that fit like a glove, which was custom made my Marco Hall, and he also gave me this jewelry! In the track ‘ Visa’ you will hear a roaring lion and a lot of animal sounds that I recorded behind the track… It was really important for me to have these animals represented in the jewelry for the show, especially because I’m a jewelry fanatic! Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for anything gold and sparkly! So stylist Jay got these pieces from his personal collection, I took a picture of each piece and posted above. Since the jewelry didn’t come from one store, I did a little research for some similar pieces that fit the theme of the look. A couple of people asked me where I got the jewelry and so I found these three similar items: The Blu Bijoux Jaws of The Jaguar Ring, The Juicy Couture Zebra Bracelet & Chevron Crystal Bangle Set. I will be posting the video from the show as soon as I get it, and in the mean time I will sit and ponder when I will be able to whip out this black catsuit again…
Check out this new Marina & The Diamonds track ‘Primadonna’ … It’s an electro-pop mash up produced by Benny Benassi. The official release date is April 16th, but i’ve been listening to it on Spotify & Soundcloud. I love this track, it’s very girly and def. a great song for the Spring and Summer. Marina & The Diamonds is dope, I’ve been listening to her for a while… I first discovered her music while I was in Japan, they kept playing ‘Mowgli’sRoad‘ on MTV, and since it was one of the few songs in English on that channel, I was def. enjoying it! Check out her newest single below & let me know what you think. I also put together my four primadonna inspired items:
Thierry Lasry Sunglasses, Molami Headphones, Dior Poison Perfume, YSL Lipstick, Rachel Roy Earrings.