December 18, 2014

More Soft Ghetto

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rinny soft ghetto DIY marquee installation

"Do I have to write it on your bedroom wall, you fool?"

I'd been contemplating making this marquee for at least 3 months now. Initially I wanted a neon light installation that simply said "Fuck" to hang above my bed but I had no skill in working with neon tubes and wasn't about to spend hundreds of dollars to commission someone to make it.

My SOFT GHETTO marquee was a labor of love. (Emphasis on labor) It took me about 3 days to make and I'm pretty sure I fucked up any chance of getting my deposit back from my landlord. But it looks nice doe.

I'm working on curating pieces for my T.A.F project. It encompasses some contextual theories of soft ghetto and that's all I can say for now.

As for music...I don't know maybe Ta-Ku?



December 10, 2014

Suzy Screw

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Was on the fence about these Jeffrey Campbell Mulder boots and they hurt like all hell but I've grown to love them plus they make my legs look long(er) I'm like 5'8 so I don't know why I need 6 inch heels most of the time. Being 6'4 is cool, ya'll. Also wearing heels makes it look like I put in effort when all I want to do is rock power wash tees and cut-offs on most days.

MACxNastyGal lipstick

So I kind of had to get all of the MACxNastyGal lipsticks because they're matte. So far I've only rocked Runner but they all are nice shades.

Listening to...



Note: this video wastes a lot of food which disturbs me cause I like spaghetti and want to eat it a lot. Reminds me of the time I saw Azealia Banks crush a perfectly good hot dog but I think it had something to do with symbolically destroying patriarchy so it's cool.



I be on my black girl shit.
November 3, 2014

Bring It On Halloween!

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By now, you should've figured out that Halloween is something I take pretty seriously. I've actually been planning this costume for a little over a year but couldn't get it made in time. (Yes, that means the Goodburger costume was 2nd choice to this.)

Bring It On! was such an important movie for me growing up. Since I did cheerleading for a good chunk of my grade school career, it was quoted like bible verses amongst everyone on every single  squad I've ever been on.

So I had a East Compton Clovers cheer uniform custom-made for the occasion. I originally was trying to buy the official wardrobe from the film but had a hard time tracking it down.

I really loved Natina Reed's (RIP) character "Jenelope" even though everyone kept calling me "Isis"/Gabrielle Union.

"You've been touched by an angel, girl!"

Just wanted to rep for the cool black girls that do cool things that often go overlooked. The Toros stealing the East Compton Clovers cheer routines is a prime example of cultural appropriation at its finest.

"Tried to steal our bit, but you look like shit when we're the ones who were down with it!"

Go Clovers! Go Clovers! Go Go Go Clovers!

Sidenote: I have no clue how I can top this for next year but we'll see.


Dance break cause the soundtrack was essentially the shit!:


August 6, 2014

Black Beauty



I could've totally taken these with my DSLR but...y'know. Life. Please get to know my horsey tee. It's the love of my life. It keeps me warm at night. It was only $1. It is essentially...bae.

Also, I need these Jeffrey Campbell syndicate boots in my life so I can continually clunk around town.


Just going to stalk teh intanetz until I find a pair in my size that isn't $200. Anyway, why is the month of August filled with so many shows. Black Kids reunited and they're playing L.A. This is huge. That was THE definitive band of my college career. Of course I listened to other stuff, mainly a lot of Abandoned Pools and MGMT because I was that girl. Le Sigh, Partie Traumatic was so ahead of its time. 


August 1, 2014

Trip to SF Part 2


 Still got that cheerleader form, ya'll.




Okay, now I'm just rushing to get these photos up before I forget about them. The only thing that really bugged me about SF was the weather. I was kind of foolish to think that it would equate to that of Los Angeles. It was overcast and cold about 95% of the time...it's July. For a Texas girl, this makes no sense to me. I digress. Went to the Amoeba on Haight and got the Lemonade Diver album for $1 so I was pretty geeked about that despite the fact that I could find absolutely NO Gregg Araki films in that store! And it was much smaller than my precious Hollywood location.

Also got to see the Full House...house and randomly confused the theme song with that of Family Matters because they're basically the same indistinguishable song by some raspy voiced fellow in the early 90s. Theme songs were super weird back then. Don't even get me started on Frasier's "tossed salad and scrambled eggs." What was that even about?

We hit up Lands End and some lookout point near the Castro that I was too scared to drive up to because...fuck heights.

Food places we hit up were Super Duper, Parkway Drive-in (Oakland), Tony's Pizza (best pizza I've had all year) and Roam Burger...I might be missing something but it was a long weekend. Bai.