Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We Made It: 2014.

i never could get myself to finish the draft post i started writing almost a year ago, and i knew it was for good reason. this time, last year, i lost a friend. he wasn't just a friend though, he was an angel on earth. a person i had the pleasure of knowing and bonding with in several lights, and still do. he was the type of being that made me feel comfortable being ME. we did theatre together, we raved together, we were neighbors. his death had a major impact on me, and the year 2014. 

2014 feels like it passed in the blink of an eye, yet sitting here in complete silence.. i'm thinking about how much has actually happened. reflecting on lessons to take away, i wanted to share for anyone who cares to listen… and if you can relate in any way, i would love to know. 

this year i started off just waking up and appreciating the fact that i woke up. music sounded richer. colors outside looked brighter. i was thankful i have a job that i looked forward to going to. a roof over my head and food to eat. i wanted to let people know they were loved and appreciated as often as i could. i wanted to spread that love because i felt i have so much of it to offer. i wanted to carry legacies that my friends who are no longer physically with us couldn't. that way they never really died. 

i loved and i lost this year. but it is said that in order to get the fullest out of life you must let yourself fall entirely and completely into every situation. when i say i loved and i lost, i am talking about friends, family and romantically. but mainly friends, because i love my friends.. they are my soul family. some may think it's easy for me to cut off communication but the truth is, it's not. i grieve, whether they know it or not because i am human at the end of the day. all i ever want is for people to be the best version of themselves because it makes me happy to be surrounded by people who are happy with who they are. this year i had to turn myself off to people i loved because i no longer had the bandwidth to deal with anyone or anything that pulled me down, even if they didn't know they did.  it hurts me to see people in pain and doing nothing to build and grow off of that. i want people to understand how powerful they are over controlling their mind, body and soul. 

i knew that i could be doing better at work, so i started making the changes i knew i could. i became consumed in being a more valuable asset to the company that has taught me so much, helped me grow into a young professional and believed in me without a college degree straight out of high school. i think one of my least favorite feelings is disappointing people. but most importantly, it's disappointing myself. when you know better, you do better and the recognition for that is a very rewarding feeling. i'm thankful for the people that have believed in me, guided me and helped me become better. thankful for the friends that understood if i couldn't talk because i needed to knock out my to-do lists or prep for meetings. 

this year i became even more appreciative of my bloodline. my bubbie, my father and my aunt taught me so much this year about what true, unconditional love is. we bonded on a roller coaster as adults, together, and i believe that our love is miraculous. by just being themselves, they reassured me of the fact that i have inhabited so much of them, and i am proud of it. i'm thankful for their honesty. i'm thankful for their stability. i'm thankful for the fact that they will never let me fall or feel alone. to my family, i love you always and in all ways. 

my father and i sat at dinner one night in the city and some of the things he said gave me the strength to overcome some end-of-the-year obstacles. he told me that we have the ability to cast who is in our lives as if we are a casting director taking auditions, looking at people and saying "you make the cut", "you don't make the cut" or "i'll come back to you". this gave me the strength i needed to end a situation that i didn't want to give up on but needed to. what my closest friends didn't know is that within the 24 hours of finalizing this decision, they all contacted me. one after the other, overlapping with love. this showed me that i was completely OK. that the universe was working in my favor as long as i looked out for myself. for them and their love, i am thankful. 

when you shut doors to situations that no longer serve you and leave room for new ones to open, but in the process invest deeply into yourself, life becomes magical. some people re-enter and new ones may enter, or you enter deeper into yourself. i truly believe my generation and the ones to come can flip the script. that's the plan..

here's to the one's who didn't make it, to the lives who were robbed.. you may not physically be here, but we will carry your legacies and find peace. 

here's to the one's who did make it. this wasn't an easy year but we are all in this together. 

happy new year. it's our time.
cheers to 2015.

photo by @jr

one love, 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rihanna in Vogue Brasil

This bitch just gives me life. Slayed.

Friday, April 25, 2014

B is for Braids- Hair By Illy

I've said it before, I'll say it til you all hear me. Life is about finding the people that enhance your life, the people that lift your spirits higher and help you live out your goals and dreams. Nothing less.

I had the chance to get in on a project for the iLLest hair stylist in NYC, Illy. This was a dope experience- going out on a Saturday to meet a group of people for a creative gathering and vibing out, all sharing the same excitement wanting to help Illy meet her vision.

Illy's fingers work magic, so hit her up and follow her on insta- @HairByIlly.
Styled by Ed Garrido @ED_CULTURED
Behind the lense: Sais @Sais9Jordanz
Make-Up by @AzizaDoesMakeUp

B is for Braids. Shouts out to UPTNY.








Monday, April 21, 2014


Protect yourself the most when you are happy. You're an easy target for the people that are not.

Perspective. It's everything, really. It's said that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. The statement couldn't be more true. A personal experience recently has inspired me to vent, and hopefully shine some light on anyone else who's experienced or experiencing anything similar.

I'm a social person, but I've learned the hard way when it comes to realizing that not everybody is your friend- some people thrive off seeing you fail, some people hang out with you because they think you can leverage them in some way, and most importantly.. misery loves company. Energy vampires.

I am on a mission. Those who are also on a mission, understand exactly what I'm saying. That being said, I have absolutely no time to deal with pettiness. I have no time to deal with people who constantly victimize themselves. I have no time for people who want to bring me down in any way. It's simply the process of elimination out of protection of my own path. Some mistake it as me being a bitch, or cold. It could all be so simple... communicate like an adult. Pick your battles wisely. And when something isn't working for you, TAKE ACTION. Change it yourself.

I wanted a platform to share some recent growing pains I've been going through. I know myself enough to know that my intentions are pure. I keep it 300 at all times. I know myself enough to know that I am a good friend, and my most common mistake is thinking that people can reciprocate what I have to offer as a human being. The texts I'm about to show you are from two different people that I hung out with in the same week. Perspective.

The other night, I woke up from a nap swarmed with texts. I received two polar opposite texts that I could swear I was meant to read in the same sitting. One person was coming at me crooked. I had just recently brushed off something ridiculous, because after a night of celebrating Passover with my Bubbie, the call I got actually made me angry. I was mad that the person who called me ruined a moment with my grandmother that I had been looking forward to with something they created to be a problem in their mind. I had to make the choice about going back to indulge in something that I, quite frankly, had no time for.

Text 1: This person clearly has too much time on their hands, or isn't happy with the choices they're making. They have crystalized into a spot in life where they have the time to fish for reasons to get mad at me, act like I am less of a person for whatever reason they can find.

This person will have their charger mailed to them. This isn't how I want to spend my time. This isn't a person that is happy. This isn't a "friend" that deserves my time. This person got me fucked up, because they aren't taking into account the type of friend that I have been for them. For whatever selfish reason- they want to bring me down. I ain't havin' that.

Text 2: From a friend that when I'm around them, I truly feel we can make a shift in modern day culture. We ramble about the power in us individually, and together as a youth. He wakes up every day and inspires whoever he can thru his own mission. It's been an incredible one to follow, and I'm proud to call this person my friend.

I had to really sit back and flip through both texts and analyze who they were coming from, and what their individual perspectives and daily routines consisted of. It genuinely amazed me to see how two very different people viewed me in two very separate ways. 

Who you spend your time with and who you give your energy to in this life is crucial. It has a domino affect on the rest of your life. Some people will try and stall you and some will stick by your side to cross that finish line. Ultimately, it's up to you. 

To those of you that actually read this.. you're dope.
Thank you for taking the time to read how the fuck I operate as a person.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blessed By Bonafied NYC

Born and grew up in LA, but New York truly raised me.
Forever blessed by Bonafied, a group of real people making moves and looking out for one another in the process. One wins, we all win. Loyalty is Royalty, and don't you ever get that fucked up.

Shouts out to Anthony from Bonafied. 



Friday, March 21, 2014

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Cover Vogue April 2014

We all thought it would never happen. What do you think? Mistake, or proof that times are changing?
Personally, not so mad at it. Now, Vogue.. that's a trill credential. Kim, you've cum a long way. ;)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

How To Never Get Laid - KRISisSKETCH

Let Kris guide the way to never getting laid.
Yooooo. That Drake shirt though.

THURSDAY HUMES brought to you by KRIS!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Guest Blogger for GiveMeMora

Check out the review of Badgley Mischka's show from MBNYFW I wrote for, and my favorite looks from the show and what I wore below.

Check out my second feature on Give Me Mora by clicking here.

My dress was by Badgley Mischka and my leather jacket by Buffalo David Bitton and lipstick is Unapologetic Matte by Revlon.


Saturday, February 15, 2014

How Guys Talk- KRISisSKETCH

Laughter is the best medicine. Aside from music, I really don't know what else is as good as a great laugh.. and there's never a bad time for one. The homie Kris has always been someone I can't be around without constantly laughing. Being the offspring of a stand-up comedian, I can't help but be excited to share his KRISisSKETCH project.

The below KRISisSKETCH is straight jokes and definitely relatable. "How Guys Talk About Relationships" had me rolling. "I'm talking seven games, every series, NBA Finals on ABC." LOL

Stay up with Kris by following on social and subscribe to his YouTube channel:
INSTAGRAM: @krisrosenberg

Enjoy How Guys Talk by the homie Kris! New sketch every Thursday.




Monday, February 3, 2014

Life Round Here Remix

James Blake is a fucking genius. This remix by Ellie and Angel Haze hits that part of the soul right bout nah. Check it out below. Thank me later.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mutha Trill, We Made It.

Social media is a blessing and a curse, but if you know how to use it wisely, it can enhance the f*$k out of your life. Excuse my language, but I genuinely feel that passionate about it. About a year ago, I found a girl that I felt like I vibed with and I didn't even know her in person. I have my family, I have my crew (albeit they're spread from coast to coast). But there was something about this girls drive that I thoroughly have enjoyed sitting back and observing. Observing turned into connecting, and connecting gave me a friend. Not only a friend though, a girl who emulates strength, talent, and inspiration. A girl who isn't trying to be anyone but herself. A girl, who similarly to me, picked up her life and moved it to chase success. She made it!

With that being said, Bia is a part of Pharell's iamOTHER ... and only going up from here. Check out her latest.. and for the record, the remix was a freestyle. BLOCKA! BLOCKA!

WE MADE IT MUTHA TRILLESA! Beautiful soul. Ooh, killem.
Follow her on IG @PrincessTrilla
Thank me lata.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Know Yourself..

Yourself is all you need to know.. #KnowYourselfie


Thanks to The Boy.