Apr 29, 2013

OOTD: Black, Leather, With A Pop Of Pink (Rihanna Inspired)

A friend and I went to Ruby Foo's, for dinner, in Times Square on Friday. I knew that we'd be doing lots of laughing, so I wanted to look cute but low-key. Who does that look better that Rihanna herself; she was my style muse for the night.

After some awesome food and drinks, we decided to hang out in the crowd of people that often packs 42nd street. While walking around, we saw a singing Korean choir, Batman, Spiderman, Woody/Buzz Lightyear, and some street art.

Sometimes, I forget how awesome my city can be.

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Apr 16, 2013

Bye Bye GFC, Hello Bloglovin

This is a short post; I just got the word that Google Friend Connect is going bye bye (late, I know). How sad! Please feel free to switch over to Bloglovin. I've had one for ages but never saw the point since I had GFC. Now, I guess I have to use it!
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Are there any other platforms any of you Bloggers will start to use?


Apr 10, 2013

March Madness: Enerjiee On BET and Ok! Magazine

I know it's well into April, but if you have not "Liked" the Enerjiee Facebook page, I wanted to share two exciting things that happened to my eyewear line, Enerjiee.
First, BET's annual fashion presentation, Rip The Runway aired and I saw the mint Monroe's on a runway for the first time. Bonus? It's also on the Rip The Runway model homepage and look page!

The Oya frames made onto the pages of OK! Magazine in late March/early April. Right under Miley "Twerk Team" Cyrus and Giuseppe Zanotti; that was a surreal moment. Feel free to pick up a copy if it's still available!

What do you all think?


Apr 7, 2013

Sunday Inspiration: No Victory Without Struggle

Sunday Inspiration has been gone for a minute but i'm bringing it back for a second.

I graduated college almost 2 years ago and have yet to land a permanent job. I did all the right things; I interned at various places to build a nice resume, won my college thesis competition, and graduated cum laude. If you asked me in June of 2011 if I'd be here today, I would laugh without a care in the world. Fast-forward 7 internships, a temp gig, 1 year, 10 months, and 3 days later and... I'm not laughing.

Now, along the way, there have been many people who have offered me "advice".

  • "Why don't you just get a city job?"
  • "Just take anything until you find what you're looking for!"
  • "You know it's a recession, stop being picky!"
  • "Have you applied [insert something completely out of my field here]?"

At first I would get upset with people. I mean, how can you give me such terrible advice?!
Then, I reasoned  these people were giving me the suggestions they deemed best for my life. So instead of being mad, while they talked, I would daydream about unicorns. No, seriously, I would.

After a while, you get to a point where you ask yourself, "What the hell did I do wrong? Is everyone else right? Did I go to college to apply for a city job?" It can really take a toll on you.

Fortunately for me, I have always been a big dreamer and have never been afraid to go after whatever my "it" may be. Coming from a family of immigrants and being first-generation American, the juxtaposition between the two cultures can really teach you the meaning of perseverance.

I saw the above picture when I was deciding to start Enerjiee. I questioned myself because who really starts their own business with virtually no capital, no safety net, and no idea if it will work. After I read the quote, I knew I was on the right path. Nothing great has ever come without struggle. I believe in purpose and timing. If it isn't your purpose and it isn't the right timing, no matter what you do, you will not force the hand of the universe.

We all have our paths to walk, mine happens to be filled with struggle in the beginning. As difficult as it may be, I will not be aligned with mediocrity. I will devote myself to the idea of being GREAT. I will fight for it, I will cry over it, but I will not forget it's my dream. I'll make it happen and I want all of you to do the same. There is no victory without struggle.

What's your dream? How have you/will you make it happen?


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