As locals, we take advantage of what’s in our city. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one that has been taken for granted. Determined to keep my creative mind challenged, I decided to visit the museum last week. What one might not consider art, is to another.
Beyonce’s music video for “I Was Here,” was filmed infront a live audience at the United Nations on August 10th. The performance was the kick off for World Humanitarian Day on August 19th. In my opinion, it’s all about the fabulous Marc Bouwer Pre-Fall 2012 gown she was wearing, also how amazing she looks post-Blue Ivy.
col zippe 5” leather & python ankle boot
Styled a shoot on August 15th with amazing local photographer, Randolph Garrett, and model Alphonso Moore. Haven’t done this in a couple years, so I was a nervous wreck. As tough as my exterior presents itself, I’m equally sensitive to criticism of my artistic vision. Started relaxing towards the end, and couldn’t stop smiling. Anxious to see the final product.
Found these overalls at the thrift on monday. I tried to sneak into the bathroom to try them on, but was stopped by an employee. Finally wrapping a towel around myself on the sales floor and creating my own “fitting room,” I was able to see what they looked like. They’re a bit oversized so they fit like a kilt almost, I’m diggin’ it.
t-shirt Katie Eary for TopMan
overall Gap (thrift)
boot Dr. Martens
Eleven years later, and Aaliyah is still remembered every January 16th and August 25th. Endless playlists of her gentle soprano, bringing back nostalgia of how good it felt when a lot of us first discovered our love for music. Reminding us this past week, Drake drops a studio track featuring unfinished vocals, produced by Noah “40” Shebib. Aaliyah rides the smooth, easy beat while consoling Drake’s, now infamous, relationship angst. “You say you got a lot on your mind, sit down lets talk about it. I hate to see you feel this way. So tell me what can I do to make it better for you, make it better for you babe.” I’ll take it. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…” never sounded so good.
This past weekend I went to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Used to visit the family, gay “friendly” beach, every Summer with my mother and siblings. The last time I had been was about 10 plus years. Felt great to spend leisure time with the ones I love. Including the new addition of my youngest brother and two year old niece. Sunbathing, body surfing, thermos of alcohol, and the “legendary taste” of Grotto Pizza and Thrashers Boardwalk Fries.