Music has played a huge role in my life ever since I could remember. I was super young and I remember my father strumming his acoustic guitar playing some song he came up with. My mother would wake me up every morning with a little tune she made up; my brothers and I have a unique taste in music with a wide range of genres and we have our parents to thank.
For me, music is an escape. If I’m having a crappy day where my anxiety is on 100, I turn to music to help me get through my day; if I’m having a great ass day full of accomplishments and productivity, I turn to music to keep my hyped attitude going. I wanted to share my current playlist with you; this one’s for those days that you just want to listen to something relaxing and chill. Hit the link below and enjoy!!
vol 1 | chill edition
This week was a very exciting week for me with my writing. Two features went live on MISSBISH that I was so passionate about. R&B singer/songwriter Kiana Ledé’s latest EP Selfless is a journey of emotions both raw and real. Catch her interview here.
Abby Jasmine has always been interested in pursuing a musical career, as a matter of fact, she recorded her first song at the age of 7! The Staten Island native is currently working on her EP, soon to be released. Read all about her here.
May was dedicated to Mental Health Awareness and I chose to share my story. I have the lovely opportunity to write for MISSBISH, a female-driven editorial platform, that allowed me to write a piece about how I cope with my PTSD and anxiety. Only a few people know that I suffer from this but I felt that it was time to share and appropriate for Mental Health Awareness month. Music helps me through the hard times so it was only right to create a playlist of what songs, currently, help me to relax in hopes to help anyone else. You can click here to read the entire story and listen to my playlist.
This past week was New York Fashion Week and I had the amazing opportunity to attend a couple of shows. The first show was VFILES: Be Heard. Make Noise powered by adidas Originals. It was a huge party, filled with poppin music, dope dancers, live performances and live photoshoot onstage. Besides the issue of the insane entrance to the show, the show was all about urban fashion.
The next show I attended was on the other side of the fashion spectrum, SEL ARLENE. The designer Sel, is a young woman who has a knack for all things sexy yet chic. Every piece that went down the runway, I would say “I need that in my closet.” Check out my latest video here to get the visuals to both shows!
Yesterday, 10/21, I had the pleasure of attending a special event dedicated to the amazing Gunner Stahl. Rap’s popular photographer is known for his portraits of famous rappers and artists such as Kehlani, Gucci Mane, Lil Yachty and much more. In last night’s event, Stahl not only showcased his dope shots but also released his merch in collaboration with PUMA. The collection included a super stylish pink beanie, pink dad cap and white fitted. This first fall/winter collection is dedicated to his mother who passed from breast cancer, so it was only right to use the pink. Check out the photos below!
A special thanks to Anai, Nikki and PUMA for having Margaret and I there!