Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crucial Knockoffs!!

Yall remember these:

I've talked about these $3000 Swarovski Crystal encrusted Gianmarco Lorenzi pumps for about a year now. My spine tingles each time I see them. Now you can cop a hot knockoff. Thank me later.

One of my favorite blogs, 2bitchezdeep, put me on these $275 replicas with the same structure.They dropped the crystals and added the glitter, making these bad boys a bit more affordable for the Georgia Tech student who has experienced the new tuition increase. #badbitches go cop em please!

Angela, let me hold Fever's "Tiff" pump in black please!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monogamous Equations

"I don't think it's the nature of any man to be monogamous. Men are propelled by genetically ordained impulses over which they have no control to distribute their seed."
--Marlon Brando

See. This is why I cannot date. Men just want to have a lot of sex with no commitment, and I'm only game for half of that equation.

I'd rather make the same person eggs every morning for the rest of forever, than have to learn a new technique every week. I don't see the appeal anymore.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

No. 33 Rule of a Gentleman

By now you know I love lists. I think this tidbit is great for all people, not just gentlemen.

I wonder what type of girlfriend I will be next time around. Women like me think they know it all, and love to pipe up when they can offer a little expertise. But time and place are key in relationships of all kinds, and correction is a certain pride killer when not approached with care. This is something I'm working on as I get older.

We should never be so proud of what we know that others are too closed off to learn it as well.

Food for thought.

What Blood Diamonds?

I love Naomi Campbell. I love her Russian boyfriend. And sue me, I love her in fur, pumping gas with no shirt on for Dennis Basso's collection of $30000- $60000 coats.

Random things I could do half naked in a fur coat:
  • Deliver on a paper route by bike
  • Deliver food. Something greasy like a pizza or Chinese
  • Housework, Desperate Housewives style
  • Move out of my apartment
  • Cook spinach
  • Go to my science lab and examine rocks
  • Choose fruit at a farmer's market
  • Paint a room
  • Remove wallpaper
  • Have sex
  • Roll weed
  • Play baseball
Many of these things I wouldn't even do regularly, but a fur coat and nothing else?!? Gotta break some rules there!

“I never diet. I smoke. I drink now and then. I never work out. I work very hard, and I am worth every cent.”
--Queen Nai

Naomi is always a reminder: Whatever you do, be the baddest one doing it.

STUPIDfly :: Jimmy Choo for Ugg

I used to think of Uggs as the "lazy girl shoe." They're $200 snow boots and I never saw anyone dressed up in them. The plain ones look exactly like they sound. Ugg. Yeah I don't want to wear those.

Fine Print: Only white girls used to wear them in high school and I never understood why they were so race specific!

But then I put them on and realized it's like carrying supersoft carpet under you all day. So now I'm rethinking the Ugg strategy. And with a Jimmy Choo design to spice things up, I'm ready to cop some.

Tell me whatchu think:

I'm all about the comfy chic, but for $600 - $800, how much is comfy chic worth to you?

Monday, October 25, 2010

STUPIDdope :: Kehinde Wiley

Thanks to my wonderful job at Rolling Out, I get to see a lot of really cool stuff around Atlanta. My most recent assignment at the High Museum was amazing because it put me on a hip hop painter that I'm sure to commission a painting from in about 15 years.

Kehinde Wiley is an American-born Nigerian artist whose work I am really loving right now. As a lover of fine arts, and a High Museum season ticket holder, "the Lebron James of the art world" was a truly exciting assignment to stumble on. You can catch a few of my favorites below. For more information, check out my article here.

I wonder if he paints women, however. I wouldn't mind being the first.
Until then, I can always appreciate a strong portrait of a black man.

You can be the king, but watch the queen conquer.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

STUPIDfly :: Bury me in Bullets

I've always wanted another way to use bullets. Maybe the war baby inside of me longs to finally mix the pain with the pleasure, because I can't get enough of the bullet jewelry I've found making headlines this year. Let me put you on game.

Akawelle :: Aka --also known as; Wel'le --love

The Akawelle Necklace was designed by a Liberian teenager named Lovetta Conto for Strongheart Fellowship. You can read about her here as told to CNN's Inside Africa. All I know is I want one for graduation. Both pieces are made of one bullet shell. The same bullets that took my country to the ground can be my worn symbol of strength.

And it's pretty cute.
Throw it on a different chain and keep it forever. Conto's also made other high fashion pieces. This is my favorite.

Then there's the BulletGirl jewelry line whose pieces are absolute showstoppers.

Conto melts the bullets into metal and shapes them into different pieces, whereas BulletGirl will have you rockin' ammunition on your wrist.

BulletGirl jewelry can range anywhere from $100 to $3000, but it's a very edgy alternative to your standard Tiffany and Co. I'd get married to a princess cut set in a bullet shell if they make the band thinner, but that's just me.


Passionately yours.
If I'm fake I ain't notice cuz my money aint!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pursue Your Passion

Seems like I've been getting a lot of direction with this recently. Two artifacts have stuck in my mind most of all.

Pursue Your Passion:

Joel Osteen's Facebook Page:

“I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives”
(John 12:24, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

It’s good to be passionate about your dreams, but did you know a dream can actually become an idol? If it’s all you think about, and you’re not going to be happy unless it happens your way, that’s out of balance. The fact is, sometimes you have to release that dream back to the Father.

Sometimes we can get frustrated because we are trying to force things to happen on our timetable. Sometimes we hold on to things so tightly, but when we finally are willing to let them go, that’s when God can bring them to pass. If you’ll choose to release that frustration and not let it become the center of your attention, but instead, use that same time and energy to thank God that He’s directing your steps, you open the door for God to give you the desires of your heart.

We have to remember, God already knows what we want and what we need. He’s the One who put those desires in us. We shouldn’t be consumed by trying to make things happen. Instead, a greater act of faith is to be happy right where you are; to stay open and trust God because He has good plans in store for your future!


Father God, today I release my dreams, my desires, my “wants” like a seed falling to the ground. I know that You have a good plan for my future, and I trust You to bring it to pass in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Just thought I'd share with you. I haven't been in the writing mood recently, but I'm brimming with feelings and surely will be soon.