Art

11 posts
A Guide to Living Your Best Life For the Low This Fall & Winter

The kids are back in school, the leaves are starting to change colors and pumpkin spice lattes have arrived. All of this can only mean one thing— fall is officially here! Now for some, fall may mean that your social life is beginning to die and your seasonal depression is starting to kick in, but it doesn't have to be that way. Just like summers in the city, fall is...

0 0
New Moon, Who This?: How the Eclipse Will Affect Your Sign + The Ritual You Must Try!

Astrology and new moon rituals have been some of my favorite self care practices this year! While some rituals may seem a little overwhelming for some, simple practices have become necessary to help me stay on track or manifest new goals and release what no longer serves me no purpose. Since the solar eclipse is going down Monday, August 21st, which just so happens to be during the height of...

0 3
Summer in the City: A Guide to Finessing an NYC Summer

After a long and cold winter and spring that made many wonder if global warming was going to take away our best season, it's finally here. June 21st marks the first day of the summer solstice—  which means it's time to break out the pum pum shorts, jerseys, and actually make good on all those promises to travel to Brooklyn. It's "officially" spring now so I gotta make right on...

0 3
F.U.B.U: Five Reasons Why “Brown Girls” is the New Web Series You Need to Watch

If you know me, you know I love a show that focuses on the daily struggles of being an "almost grown ass" woman. I've spent my college years dissecting each and every episode of Girlfriends, Sex and the City, and Girls and applying it to my life.  As the seasons of Girls continued not only did my distaste of Lena Dunham begin to rub off on the enjoyment of show, I realized how little...

0 0
Nailed It: Four Ways to Keep Your Nails On Point This Winter

This summer getting my nails done became one of my favorite self love regimens. Every three weeks, I would hit my favorite nail salon Vanity Projects for their $40 gel manicure special. The salon located in Chinatown is known for some of their trendy nail art and being the home to many freelance nail artists. Ummmm YASSsSsss #NYC 💪🏻😍🔥💅🏻 @spifster #VPSpifster #nailart #VanityProjectsNYC #VPOfficialIG A photo posted by Vanity Projects (@vanityprojects) on...

0 0
Events, Parties, & Everything In Between for 4th of July Weekend

The older I get and the more I realize what American holidays really represent, the less they mean to me. What was once a holiday for patriotism, fireworks, and all that good stuff has just become a long weekend with extra time for sleep and partying. So in honor of the long weekend and great weather, here's a list of the events, parties, cookouts and everything in between for 4th of...

0 0
#MarchMagic: Watch Maya Indigo’s Short Film “My First”

Now that it's Women's Month, I wanted to use #MarchMagic as a way to highlight a different woman of color every Friday who is paving her way through male dominated spaces. Meet Maya Indigo, the talented 19 year old creative who's documenting her most personal moments through short film. The DMV raised but Philly based filmmaker found her love of film during a video production class she once found intimidating. Since then she's...

0 0
Embracing My Nerdiness at the Schomburg Black Comic Book Fest

Lately, I've been noticing that the older I get; the more I embrace my nerdy side - and I love it. In an effort to get me to read more, my mom put me onto comics at a young age. I read everything from Captain Underpants books to Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks strip in the Daily News. In middle school, my friends and I would collect Pokemon cards and wake...

2 0
Magik in NYC: What I Learned at the Black Girl Magik Meet-Up

Have you ever been in a room filled with beautiful women and none of you were throwing shade? How about a room filled with strangers, who are able to open up and be vulnerable about some of the same insecurities and issues you have? How about an inspirational space where you could learn about upcoming girl bosses in the arts and media industry? Last Saturday, I kicked off the new year with...

2 0
Flux Art Fair Brings Some Color to Harlem

Last week, I got the opportunity t0 attend Harlem's first contemporary art exhibit, the Flux Art Fair. Held right on 125th street, the art fair featured hundreds of paintings,mixed media art, statues and much more.   Upon entering, my boyfriend and I were greeted by volunteers, who handed us tote bags that were filled with gifts from the fair's sponsors. The Corn Exchange Building was filled with photographers, journalists, artists, designers and...

0 0