Era Istrefi is an Eastern European musical sensation, who won the world over with her incredibly infectious jam - "Bon Bon." (Don't tell me that just thinking about that song doesn't make your hips want to move...) I met Era at the hotel she was staying in, just before her NYC Pride performance. As she came out of her room to meet me, I immediately thought - this is the coolest person I've ever seen! In her white jeans, black bra and colorful blouse, Era is rocking flawless makeup with word "LOVE" spelled in gold under her right eye. Her braids are a color of the rainbow.
Are you anxious and restless? If yes, then you're in the right place! As someone who has always dealt with anxiety at its varying levels - I absolutely get you. ON A SOUL LEVEL. There are always two paths we can take in life - one is the path of surrender and the other one is the path of reclaiming your power. I tend to say "surrender" to the universe because it always has your back. However, there is no reason on Earth why you should surrender to your anxieties and fears. No, you are not going to accept that. You are going to reclaim your power. Take ownership of your fears. There is always a way, if there's will. This is how you're going to conquer your anxieties.
Warm weather is usually just an excuse for me to dress like a sailor because life is generally mundane as it is. Unless you’re Glen Coco. Then your life is everything but. Good for you! Can you actually believe that it’s June already? I know – me either. Can you actually believe how many times I jump from topic to topic? Me either. This time around I decided to go with a casual summer outfit idea because I’m a summer enthusiast. This has a lot of underlying context, like things with me usually do. As I’m writing this, I’m sitting at a local bakery one town over from mine, sipping on my cappuccino, even though it’s above 80 degrees Fahrenheit right now. I’m also wearing all black paired with a red lipstick. What is my life right now? Idk. I’m tired. Remind me what I’m supposed to talk about…? Oh, yeah – today’s outfit post.
“Believe in Yourself Project” is a new charity helping to replace the poor body image that afflicts many girls and women. This image is heightened by what the traditional fashion industry deems as beautiful: Women are expected to appear a certain way and live up to a manufactured and unrealistic notion of what beauty is. At the same time, strained finances can prevent many girls from keeping up with what’s trending or cool, making them feel isolated among their friends for not being able to afford clothing that is deemed as "in" socially.