March 13, 2015
The next day we hopped on a highway 90 to see the Prada Marfa installation in Valentine, TX. It's a good 30 minutes outside of Marfa but worth the almost too serene sight. It's unfortunate that someone vandalized the installation by destroying the Prada awnings. This time I don't think it was the guy that turned it into a Toms store. I heard he had to pay beaucoup money for that shit.
Anyway we took pictures there for a bit before the "OMG! We're two black girls by ourselves in the middle of nowhere" feeling took over. Next stop El Paso. We ate at some place called Tom's which had weirdly greasy macaroni and cheese which I absolutely do not fuck with. They did have something strikingly similar to what my Canadian friends would consider poutine which was good and their music selection of TV Girl was awesome but the place "ran out of straws" so....in essence bump that.
I didn't take anymore photos after that because...life. Would I do it again? Absolutely not. I would however hang out in El Paso for a few days. That place seems real chill AF.
Oh and this happened:
February 4, 2015
So I road tripped with one of my BFFs through the state of Texas to Marfa. Finally, I was able to stay at El Cosmico trailer hotel like I'd been planning for so long.
So El Cosmico is this cute little place where you can stay in renovated vintage trailers, yurt or teepees instead of hotels. It's really awesome. We were there on movie night and got to watch Akira in the lobby. There was also popcorn and mulled wine if you're into that kind of thing. We stayed in the Vagabond trailer which I would definitely recommend because of the indoor shower and toilet. Other trailers weren't as lucky unless you stayed in the Royal Mansion.
Pros: It was a once in a lifetime experience. You can see the stars! It's like being in a planetarium. I definitely want to go back.
Cons: Everything closed really early. Like before 8PM. So we went to the only thing open- a grocery store and ate overpriced lunchables that night.
They do have a Dairy Queen... like every other town we passed on the way there.
To Be Continued.
December 18, 2014
"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
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.
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.
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
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!: