Aug 24, 2014

2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé



     It's that time again, the 2014 Video Music Awards, starring....Beyoncé lol. No, really, isn't that one of THE main reasons why we all chime in? And of course some big, unexpected surprise the VMA's is well known for every year. This year will be extra special because not only will Beyoncé perform (She hasn't showed up nor performed in 2 years.) but she will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Van Guard Award. Other artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears, Red Hot Chili Peppers & Justin Timberlake have received the award. WOW. Long overdue, right?
     Im so excited to see her performance as well as her acceptance speech. (Hmmm, I wonder if they'll do a video montage of all her great accomplishments before she walks up & accepts.) Although I'll be at work, I can't wait to run home to my computer, hop on YouTube (You know someones gonna post a video up.) and watch how everything went down. So I've decided to do a post on all of her VMA moments from arriving at the red carpet to performing. I truly hope you enjoy as much as I did posting this. It was so much fun going back through the years and compiling these images.
     The huge superstar that she is, it's a big deal to us fans that were with her from the start of those humble days with Destiny's Child in Houston, TX. Its funny, but growing up, I had a hard time connecting with Michael Jackson, not because I didn't like his music but because I didn't really grow up during the pinnacle of his career. Beyonce is different. Not to compare by any means but she is my "Michael Jackson" if you will; or the female version lol. No disrespect to the late Michael. I hope you enjoy:

2003







Remember when she performed "Baby Boy" coming down from the ceiling and it turned into "Crazy In Love" with Jay-Z? She had us all TURNED UP! It was her very first VMA performance and such a classic one!


2004


2005


This was such a refreshing moment when she arrived with Kelly & Michelle of Destiny's Child. This was during the comeback of the group with thDestiny Fulfilled album. Such good memories.

2006







Remember when she went KRAZY and performed "Ring The Alarm" coming from the ceiling again in this beautiful trench coat and broke out with a SICK dance?



2007




2009




Remember when she performed "Single Ladies" during the I am...Sasha Fierce era?


2011



 Last but certainly not least, remember when she surprised us all with a particular LOVE ON TOP and announced she was pregnant with a little girl we all know now as Blue Ivy? Its always an event when Beyoncé arrives and I can't wait to see what she'll be wearing this year! 



Jul 25, 2014

The City of Vernon









When I saw this water tower shortly after discovering there was a city named Vernon, California, I saw for it to be the PERFECT opportunity for a shoot. I mean, c'mon. When is the last time you saw a water tower with your name on it, reading "the city of whatever"? The city of Vernon is maybe 2 miles South of the greater Los Angeles area. Its full of factories and seems very industrial, so I located a few spots for the shoot. I decided to go with this abstract shirt from Zara, along with some simple navy blue trousers. I topped it off with this navy blue fedora hat and Lacoste shoes to compete the ensemble. I know, I know. I need to accessorize more often. (Side Note) I don't have all my things from back home yet ;)

Shirt: Zara
Trousers: Dickies
Hat: D.T.L.A
Shoes:Lacoste
Blazer: Hause of love

Photography: Rashad Gardner

Jul 11, 2014

In the LAnd of opportunity










     It's almost approaching the 6 month mark of me being in L.A and I must say its been quite an experience. I have come a long way in this city in a very short amount of time, I must say. Until I relocated here, I've never had a roommate. I've always been an independent person but I'm glad I made the decision. I am definitely learning from other people and how they operate.
     See, before I moved here, I was kinda in my own little world. You know, just doing me. I was so focussed and steered in a particular direction that I almost never made room to meet new people. I guess it was because I was focusing on the next chapter of my life and where I wanted to be. Naturally of course, being on my own, I'm so use to being in control of 100% of everything and this experience is teaching me that I must let up and rely and trust on someone else. Something that is quite difficult for me but I am getting better at it.
     I've made a lot of sacrifices to be here and I'm going to ride the ride until it literally is not ridable anymore. This city has so much to offer me and I have so much to offer it. I can't wait to finally be in my zone and taking full advantage of the opportunities out there. Of course, no one ever said it would be easy, but I am thankful for the continuing journey. I've learned so much in these last few months, met a lot of people and I look forward to the learning more in the good ol' L.A.

Shirt: Local Honey
Slacks: Dockers
Shoes: Lacoste 

Jul 7, 2014

Saint Laurent SS15












Last year when I blogged about Saint Laurent, I absolutely fell in love with the 80's punk rock and roll feel it had about the collection. This year, that same feeling came across me she nI stumbled across the collection and I must say I truly enjoy textures, patterns, colors, and the overall soul behind the collection. It offers a mixture of hippie, bike boy, Spanish, punk, rock all in one and I certainly couldn't get enough of it! Hope you've enjoyed as much as I have.

Kris Van Assche SS15