Last Saturday was so beautiful. The sun was out and the weather was a pleasant 50 degrees. Twas’ still on on my Kanye West high from seeing the Yeezus Tour. I felt like getting fly and exploring NY with my good friend, Olu. She helped style me in thrift finds from my closet and we stepped out. It was such an excellent day of many I hope to experience in this metropolis.
Enjoy these shots courtesy of Olu (@justcallmeolu via IG)
- Donnie Darko
- Shutter Island
- Fight Club
- Black Swan
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Secret Window
- The Soloist
- Hide and Seek
- Temple Grandin
- American Psycho
- The Shining
- The Hitcher
- The Wicker Man
- Jacob’s Ladder
- The Sixth Sense
- Funny Games
- Falling Down
Simplicitea Series Part II
Laughing at you calenders and clocks as she awaits the moment
Moments are all She has
right now is all she’s ever had
what to do?
what to say?
in a clocks tick it will be past
once passed the moment is but a memory
there is nothing like right now
there has never been
there will never be.
Photography is about capturing a moment. Joseph and I did just that. The location for this shoot was my good friend and fellow artist’s apartment, Chrissy the Black. You can see her piece in the background of a few of these shots. At this time we were grooving to Drake’s NWTS album - Worst Behavior. We laughed as we attempted to perform the song like only Drake can- It was such a funny moment. Always be reminded that beautea is fluid, you can find it any where if you are looking. It’s simple. This is Simplicitea.
I seem to go through phases with what inspire[s] me. Over the past summer, I was intrigued by beauty. Now I seem to be inspired by other artists, more specifically musicians/singers/rappers… I’m going to start doing more work related or based off of songs that I really like.
-Joseph Kelly, Photographer
FTL Moda + Art Hearts Fashion presented the closing show at Mercedes Benz Fashion week.
…and I walked in it.
Last Wednesday a friend of mine, Calla, put me on to a casting/fitting for what she expressed as the closing show for MBFW. I had to read her text message about 4 or 5 times to really understand that I could have a shot as making one of my dreams a reality. Early Thursday morning I fought through the craziest of NY blizzards to get to the location. I showed up wet and cold and incredibly late. Opportunely, Calla had spoken about me to one of the designers and as I arrived to most of the others packing and preparing to hit the Lincoln Center, I found the lovely Giada Curti waiting for me.
Once I arrived to the Lincoln Center I met some really cool models as we all waited to get prepped for the show including Devyn Abdullah- winner of season one of The Face. Soon after I was in the make-up chair with the sweet and talented Aaron Worman. By the time I could walk over to hair prep I was pulled by designers, Gianni Tolentino, Jamal Taslaq, Nino Lettieri and Atlafamesh.
Once the show began, and I hit the runway for the first time- I felt invincible. The most beautiful rush of emotion ran through my body as I took my first steps into a new dream made reality. The most incredible peace came over me as the Universe affirmed once again that I am on the right track. I can recall the lies I was told along my career about how I could never be a successful model let alone walk in the premier fashion event of the world.
But I did.
Many researchers in history have brought evidences forward that challenge or even destroy orthodox beliefs. Such are the documented discoveries of functioning batteries and revelations such as the Ancient Egyptian (Kemet) Light bulb challenging the orthodox belief that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and Direct Current.
In September 1996 the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) aired a documentary based on the book, “Chariots of the Gods?” entitled, “Chariots of the Gods? The mystery continues”.
Within the documentary dramatic video footage was shown that revealed hieroglyphs in central Egypt that resembled a transparent glass tube with a form within it that had the likings of a serpent, obviously representing some kind of light source.
Curious if the light worked, extensive notes of the hieroglyphs were taken, and the light bulb was built to “ancient Egyptian” specifications. When powered up, it emitted light. It was indeed a light bulb and it worked, as did the ancient Egyptian’s (DC) battery which clearly registered on the volt meter when unconnected to the bulb.
Since 1867 the Department of Education has made policy with regards to what is taught in schools. How does this relate? Beliefs come from teachings and when they do not coincide with the facts, someone is living a lie and is teaching that lie to future generations.
If people were misled, it is their own fault for being naive enough to expect the truth from Government and Politicians that have steadily increased their ability to lie to the people.
Do your own research and you will find that history is a lot different then what you have been led to believe.
How do you think the following sentence relates to this post? It is dangerous to sail the seas rudderless because you are forced to go where ever the wind blows you.
Powerful. Know your history.
Yesterday I decided to get fly and catch some shots in the freshly fallen snow. I grabbed some awesome thrift finds and wanted to show em off! In fact, aside from the tights and shoes, my entire outfit is collected from the thrift store. I accomplished style with less than 20 dollars and a whole lot of flavor. The snow is cool and all but I can’t wait to share some Hot Tea this summa.