5 Artists on the Rise

Recently I wrote about some pretty amazing artists climbing the charts. Head over to MISSBISH to learn more.

Met Gala 2017

Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts their Met Gala. The big event is an annual fundraiser to raise money for the museum’s Costume Institute in NYC. Celebrities walk the carpet up the Met’s stairs decked out in extravagant outfits while trying to follow a pre-announced theme, this year the exhibition was dedicated to a special designer (one of my favorites of all time) “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” The 74 year old Japanese designer which founded her brand in 1969, is known for her unorthodox fashion, now she is the only second living designer to be given a solo show at the Met (the first was Yves Saint Laurent in ’83). The designer pushes the envelope with every piece she sends down her runways, she refuses to abide by the rules of fashion which is one of the top reasons why she was chosen as this years honoree.  In an interview in The New York Times Rei expresses, “Doing something new doesn’t necessarily have to be beautiful in the eyes of the people who look at it.  The result of doing something new is beautiful. The fact of doing something new and people being moved by it is what’s beautiful.”

As mentioned before, celebrities are expected to show up dress according to the theme of the night. This past Monday, while some honored the designer to the T, others decided for a more subtle approach. I asked my best friend Margaret to choose her top three looks of the night and share her thoughts with us. Margaret is all things fashion and I know she lives for the Met Gala, so who better to assist me in sharing the top show stopperRihanna x CDGs of this year’s gala.

 

Rihanna crowned “Queen of the Night”: need we say more?

Not only has Rihanna  showed up honoring the theme, she isn’t afraid to take risk and show everyone how it’s done.  Her looks are always effortless!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zendaya

 

Zendaya in a Dolce & Gabbana off-the-shoulder ballgown.

Queen of the Red Carpet is what Zendaya has been labeled as of late.  Not only does she look elegant, she has proven that doing less is always more.

 

 

Michele Lemy

 

 

Michele Lemy in Comme des Garçon.

Michele had no issues sticking to the theme of the Met Gala and mixing it up with her unique style.

Be Happy

Smiling is really an easy cure to having a bad day. This past Saturday I woke up in a very blah mood but I had to get up early because my brothers were visiting me from Pennsylvania. I got ready and hey picked me up and we headed to Sweet Chick in the city. OMG I tried chicken and waffles for the very first time and it was the most amazing thing to have ever been created!!!! My brothers and I talked about everything, caught up with each other and reminisced about our crazy little antics. It turned out to be a beautiful day. I missed my brothers too much!! 

2017

Where should I start, well first things first, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I used to set New Years resolutions for myself but then I realized that I’m constantly putting short term goals for myself throughout the year anyway; so no resolution for me. This year’s goal however is to be happy.  I know that is very broad but happiness is something very difficult to achieve.  If you really think about it, it is so easy to please other people rather than please yourself and do things that truly make YOU happy.  Ever since I have moved to NYC that’s what I have been doing, pleasing others, worrying about others way too much and I forgot the number one most important person, ME.  That being said, this year I will take my time to do things that I want to do.  Vacation where I want to, choose how much work I take on in the office, speak my mind, express my feelings whenever I feel like it….etc.

January is coming to an end soon and honestly, it’s been a hell of a month already but I’ve loved the stress and it is all for a great outcome.  My puppy, King, is the most jolliest dog I have ever seen and I have a least three vacations planned for this upcoming year.  I write for an amazing female driven website called MISSBISH; it is such a wonderful feeling seeing my work being being published and viewed my people all over the world. The fact that I am able to write for an all female run company is such a big feat for me; I am all about fem-power and getting to be a part of something like this is such a “check mark” off my bucket list.

Thanks to all my friends that have pushed me and have helped me realize a few things that needed adjustment in my life…. you guys are the best!!!

Free 6lack

I remember first listening to 6lack earlier this year on the r&b station in iTunes. The song was “PRBLMS”and I think I repeated that song about six times throughout my work day. I looked him up and found “Loyal” “Bless Me” and “Ex Calling.” Right then I needed to know when the album was dropping. 

6lack’s debut album came out recently in November. Every single song is like a story. Somehow, someway, he makes each song so relatable and they seem very personal. In a recent interview he said “It’s just kind of a transition period for me. I was stuck in a deal for 4 or 5 years, and this is kind of like my coming out party.” Hence why he called the album Free 6lack. 

If you’re looking for a new artist to check out or to add to your playlist, definitely check him out. Listen in SoundCloud

Stop feeding the meter

Just a friendly reminder

T'yanna Tells

Stop letting people waste your fucking time. 

Dear, Reader

They are not worth it. They do not text you, they rarely if ever call, they do not even watch your snaps. See i did not have to say a name, and you already have somebody in your head. Cut them off. I am so over seeing people complain and cry over people who do not deserve the space in your head and heart to bother you. People who care about you make time for you. I know sounds crazy right, they tell you. That school is demanding and do not get me started on how work is drilling them. oh lord please do not get me started on how work occupies their whole life and how after they are so tired to even text. But you being the lovely person you are, you understand people are busy and time is…

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Happy (early) Birthday to ME! 

My best friend Margaret surprised me last month with a text: 

I was at work and had to run to the bathroom to practically scream!! I was finally going to see my all time favorite artists in concert. Although my bday isn’t until the 17th, she knew how obsessed I am with Majid.  10/3 couldn’t have come any faster, the whole entire day at work I was not able to focus or concentrate. All I was thinking about was being at Webster Hall screaming my lungs out with my best friend. 

It was beyond amazing, words cannot describe how happy I was. All the fans at Webster Hall made sure Majid Jordan was welcomed they way they deserved. Thank you Majid for an unforgettable night and thank you Margaret for the best birthday present ever!!! ❤️