Monday, December 13, 2010

this band and this album mean too much to me. grizzly bear wins everytime.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

air jordans and i

i've owned three pairs of jordans, 8's (8th grade), 17's (5th grade), and 13's (8th grade, again). i was never any good with them, my middle school boyfriend would always be so annoyed with me because i always got them so dirty.

"those are $120 shoes Janaye" he'd alwasy say exasperatedly.

i didn't care then, they were just shoes. you wear shoes, they get dirty i thought, i was totally wrong obviously. some guy and i werre talking the other day about 17's and how rare they were,

"do you even have a picture in them?" he asked.

When i realized that I didn't and confessed to it he looked so disappointed it was almost hilarious to me. Anyways, i can't ever escape the brooklyn girl i am obviously because they're back in my life. My style tends to evolve like this but i never expected i'd resurrect my infatuation with jordans, nevertheless, i have. they are just so nostalgic, i think that's why i love them.

I can think back to when i was in 5th grade and i was the first person in school to have the 17's, everyone was frantic, and jealous, or at least that's how they seemed. they were a size too big but i didn't care, i rocked the hell out of them anyway. they were blue and white and i bought a matching light blue hoodie to go with it, i thought i was the business obviously. in eigth grade i had a sneaker fiend of a boyfriend, who insisted we had matching sneakers, he was outrageous, i got so tired of jordans because of him and i never bought any more until now.

i love the nostalgia, i love the memories, i love how brooklyn they are, i love what they mean. it may seem silly but i do.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

yes. yes. yes. so my style. classic w/ a twist. :)
halle berry is one of my style icons, i think she always looks absolutely perfect all the time and her hair is to die for, most girls my age don't rock short do's but i would never have my hair another way anymore. i think it can complement anyone and make them look instantly chic and polished if maintained. i may not be a beauty like halle but i'm gonna still rock my pixie forever and for always, because i feel like my most beautiful self with hair like this. :)

that woman and that hair, gah.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

bitches is softer than al dente, right?

"If you could you would get rid of me,
Fuck you gone do when a bitch try to go hard?
But I won't let you get to me
You should already figure I'ma go hard.
If you was as real as me
You would never let another girl sit in ya throne.
I done put the choke hold on now
They screamin, "Nicki leave me alone!"
I am, I'm Still the one to beat..."

does anyone realize how bad emma watson is? jesus.

...i'm a bad bitch no muzzle... ;)

nicki overload, mahaha.

Monday, November 22, 2010

ain't nothin like a brooklyn girl...

i miss brooklyn more and more everyday & these brooklyn girls in particular are my world and i miss them greatly. :(

save me, nicki

I drove for miles just to find you and find myself
All these screams all these voices in my head
You gave me strength gave me hope for a lifetime
I never was satisfied

This time won't you save Me; this time won't you save me
Baby I can feel myself giving up, giving up
This time won't you save me; this time won't you save me
Baby I can feel myself giving up, giving up

Giving up, giving up
Giving up

It's not your fault
I'm a bitch I'm a monster
Yes I'm a beast and I feast when I conquer
But I'm alone on my throne, all these witches
I came this way all this way just to say

This time won't you save me; this time won't you save me
Baby I can feel myself giving up, giving up
This time won't you save me; this time won't you save me
Baby I can feel myself giving up, giving up

Giving up, giving up
Giving up

I'm giving up baby
Yes (I'm giving up baby)
It seems like I've been driving for miles
Yes (I'm giving up baby)
And I can't seem to silent these voices in my head
This time won't you save me'
Come save me
This time won't you save me'
Come save me

This time won't you save me; this time won't you save me'
Baby I can feel myself giving up giving up
This time won't you save me; this time won't you save me'
Baby I can feel myself giving up giving up

This time won't you save me; this time won't you save me'
Baby I can feel myself giving up giving up
Giving up
i am glad rihanna is better, strong women rule at life, always. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

i had to come on here real quick and post this mostly b/c this album is everything, everything, everything, and more. cheers to my yeezy. :D

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

because celine would mean everything to me if i were caking like that. but i am not. so until then i will continue drooling.

zara. zara. zara. what more can i say. also, if i were fly i'd look like these ladies. yeah.

because the gap is everything to me and my style lately. that jacket feels like butter. that dress is bizerk. yeah, love it all.

Monday, November 15, 2010

why i will be growing my hair out again, maybe.
because this is exactly how i'd like to look every day of winter.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

i met a man in chicago who looked just like this, i fell in love. then i left. tis my life of sadness. mahahah. anyways, because i miss men like this... in chitown and brooklyn and jersey... and mostly because they are not to be found in texas... sigh. sigh. sigh. sigh.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

yes. yes. yes. yes. yes. i want a fly babyboo also.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

magritte (surrealism at it's best)

Ife royal head

I got a chance to see this one today on a trip to the museum, they are marvelous and intricate and beautiful in person. Ife was an ancient Nigerian city, and artists (many oftentimes women) produced sculptures made like this depicting the ancient royals using pure copper or terracotta. I especially loved this piece because of the serenity, and the beautiful face. This made my day today.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MIA - born free

exotic, crazy, controversial, slightly out of it, bold, sexy, rebel. i love you.

phenomenal woman: amel larrieux

i love this woman for a variety of reasons. first, she's absolutely talented, her voice is like an angel's, her songwriting abilities are unmatched, and the overall quality and originality of her music is boundless. second, her sense of style is absolutely incredible, she's the bohemian big sister i wish i could share closets with. sigh. AND she's stunnigly beautiful, with that hair, and those eyes, and that smile. sigh (again). however, what i love most about amel would definitely have to be the music, hands down.

i was introduced to her through groove theory the group she was in before going solo, but nothing can match her individual work. her writing style is lush, poetic, honest, raw, and completely evocative. there aren't enough musicians out there that are quite as talented as her to say the least, i wish she got more recognition than she does. she's absolutely phenonmemanal. i will love this woman until the end of time, and you should too.

kill the radio

blitz the ambassador is a hip-hop/visual artist hailing from ghana that is making moves in brooklyn and he is definitely amazing. i got to a chance to see him live this summer in brooklyn at the okay africa festival and he definitely killed along with his amazing band (trumpets, sax, strings, drums, everything). i love hip-hop, good hip-hop at least and i definitely enodrese this man, check him out.

here's his link (because myspace is still good for something) -->

ok so the internet is a scary place with way too much cool stuff to find out about, that takes up way too many hours of everyone's time but is my favorite newest guilty pleasure (though i don't feel too guilty about). honestly, everyone should check it out.

global studies

as you will notice i'm a huge fan of anything ethnically inspired.(i'm not sure if that's politically correct or not, but i don't care much, well i do, but not really) anyways, i've always found global fashion/style beautiful especially more traditional items, kimonos, sarees, dashikis, and so much more. anything indigenous and beautiful i will fall in love with, immediately.

Lakme Fashion Week

if anyone know's anything about me i'm slightly obsessed with indian culture. maybe it's because of my mom's trindian/indian background but i think indian women are some of the most beautiful women in the world. i will be posting a lot of global fashion/art but they're will always probably be a tad bit more indian inspired stuff, i'm shamelessly biased. PS - somebody buy me a saree, now.