What’s good in the hood? I really and truly hope all is well with you and yours especially with the New Year and all. 2013 looks fine and dandy no?! Clearly I took a break from blogging for a tad and tried to live life a bit while figuring out where I was going in life — both professionally and personally. I’m a work in progress ya’ll and I hope you can identify with me in some way. In figuring it all out, I had the opportunity pursue a little bit of interior design for a friend over the Christmas plus I won a contest held on Facebook by celebrity interior designer and reality TV star Nikki Chu (of which I’m sure I’ll still post about.) Wooohoo!!! Well, the win was that spark that lit a lil fire under my ass and gave me some encouragement to step out and just do it you know.
As with most serious decisions, there was a level of fear in pursuing what I surely had a bit of talent. So, after weeks of pondering I decided to create Gigi + Nini Designs. For now, it’s a blog that focuses on my interior design obsessions as well giving a peek into my journey/learning process of becoming a self taught accessories designer. Gigi + Nini Designs… has an awesome ring to it no? There is so much to learn, but I think I’m up for it. (Pray and wish me luck). Anyhoo, with that said, I hope that you can visit and join me on the Facebook page. It will mean a heck of a lot if you do. Also, you may notice that things are looking a bit different around there here parts. I’ve changed over to the WordPress platform and I’m working on making the blog more visually appealing and chock full of good content. So, officially, it’s back to your regularly scheduled fashion, and style obsessing program. You with me? Yes!!!!
Thus, enter the LURVE CENTRAL (pretty much like Grand Central — abuzz with activity, but here we’re just a hub of LURVE). I’ve been pretty much fallen in love with cobalt. It’s so bright and beautiful — puts a smile on my face every time I see it. Oh, and the orange and cobalt or white and cobalt togetherness, though a bit cliche, is super duper awesome-sauce. Trust!
Oh, and by the way, thank you for being that ‘down homie, lurver, friend, ride or die’ kinda dude/dudette. I see you all still passing though and giving mad love through email and the like. I see ya’ and appreciate it all. Thank you bews!!! Meh lurve yah!!!
|Keyshia Cole and Carly Cushnie (half of the designing duo of Cushnie et Ochs) rocking the blond coifs like nobody’s business.
TRUTH BE TOLD, there is much hair inspo and envy throughout this entire post. I mean all up in it. I’m quite infatuated with the bold and blond hair hue move, but I’m also extremely sure of how unsure I would look with such hair color. Misgivings aside, one thing is certain though. Keyshia Cole and Carly Cushnie are captivating in blonde!
They are simply divine!!!
|Making it work!!!
Blessed, inspired and making it work! Hope you are as well.
Took this left over material and part of le hubby’s 2010 carnival costume from Peter Elias
‘ Massai Warrior
in Tribe which he brought back for me (de man know his wife). Now, just to find the perfect leather straps and pink floro lining. #totesamaze Look out for the finished product next week. And for those who ‘play mas’, when greatness of Trinidad & Tobago carnival is done, what do you do with what’s left of your carnival costume?
Happy Thursday peeps!!! The weekend is just around the bend so don’t sweat it I’m beaver busy today, but I just wanted you to do a lil flex out action to this song by a Nigerian artist called D’Banj. This song my friends is called Oliver Twist. Please note, this song requires some waist oscillations. With that said, “Go forth and oscillate!!!”
“Creativity is the basis of self-expression. Why are some people supposedly more creative than others, and why can’t others open themselves up enough to be able to express who they are?
Creation is the birth of something, and something cannot come from nothing. When someone creates something: a painting, a poem, a photograph, the creativity comes from an idea, from a feeling, from emotion, or from a combination of ideas, feelings and emotions that are somehow ‘reborn’ from all our experiences and perspectives.
Creativity is the desire to express ourselves. To formulate these expressions, we have to draw from our reservoir of experience, dreams, desires and experimentation and mix together what was, what is, and what could be… I don’t think you can learn it, it is rather something that evolves. Your perception of everything in your life fills up this reservoir.
Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are drawn to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, they all could be creative if they had the desire to explore the way in which they are integrated in the world of their experiences. Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are willing to go…”
Color. Vibrance. Energy.
This is Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. Carnival is Trinidad and Tobago Fashion. It’s that place where imagination runs rampant. This mini documentary by Haute Caribe takes us a bit deeper into the state and influence of the Trinidad and Tobago fashion industry. It’s about has been quite the shot of inspiration really.Truth be told, I’ve watched it quite a couple of times and I’m encouraged more and more to create what I envision.
Please take a look and get a glimpse of the bits and pieces of my homeland. From that, I hope that you leave with an appreciation of our splendid melange of cultures as well as it’s influence our fashion. Let me know what you think in the comment section.
GQ‘s December 2012 issue will showcase the Men of the Year and as they rightly said, “And One Hot Woman.” Of course they are referring to the sexy Bajan bombshell Rihanna. Remember how I kinda went all stan for her and her sexiness?
Well, you can see why right. And although there is a lack of actual clothing from these first pics, I can still appreciate the chick!!!
Excuse me while I drank this gallon ‘o water then drop and give my dang self 2000 sit-ups, pull ups, dips and any other sweat and fitness inducing activity. Urgghhh
What do you think of RiRi’s new cover look?