My friend Raedawn Johnson was featured in Essence.com! Raedawn is the founder of Orglamic Beauty and a celebrity makeup artist here in NYC, we’ve collaborated a couple of times, and I’m so happy that she’s getting some shine. She’s such a great, energetic soul! Check out her great story, as well as a few tips to you aspiring makeup artists.
Here’s and excerpt:
” I was 21 years old, had just landed in New York City and was laser-focused on accomplishing one goal—becoming a well-known, well-respected TV and film actress. After five years of hearing casting directors tell me I didn’t “look ethnic enough” or my skills weren’t “good enough,” I decided I needed a plan B.” Go to Essence.com to read the rest of the Raedawn’s story.
Inspired by Bill Cunningham, I hit the streets to look at men and their manbags!
I’m feeling this new song by Frank Ocean! Although it’s nearly 10 minutes, the time flies as Frank Ocean whisks us off in a kind of sexy, dreamy, new-school R&B vibe. Continue reading
There’s been a lot a talk for a while now, about the Bob Marley documentary, Marley, Finally this spring on April 20th (fitting), the project by Academy Award-winning director, Kevin Macdonald, who did Last King of Scotland, comes out. Macdonald is known for his documentary work, so I’m excited to see what sort story/angle he’ll portray of the reggae legend. From the trailer, the project seems pretty engaging, and the beautiful shots of my homeland, Jamaica doesn’t hurt at all; it appears 4/20 is planned.
I’m going to be in an art show tomorrow, with work…ok, one piece, for sale!
If you are in the NYC area, venture across the river to Jersey City (its literally no more than 15 minutes on the PATH train) for Steam Cafe’s, Opening Art Show Reception for their celebration of Black History Month.
Steam Cafe is a new Artists Cafe/Coffee Shop in Jersey City; this is their 3rd art show.
Come out and support!
Oh and that’s not my piece above, mine is a little more risque, and not on the internet…if you come you will see why!
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012
6pm – 9pm
wine and treats
276 Newark Ave
New Jersey, NJ
Through the beauty of facebook, I stumbled upon the documentary The World According to Monsanto, it is by far one of the most disturbing things I’ve watched in awhile. In short it’s about the company Monsanto, and it’s successful quest (full of lies and manipulation) to contanimpate and control the world. What we are ingesting is being compromised for the mighty dollar, and I doubt we’ll fully understand is effects on the earth and human life for a long time. Monsanto’s power a sad state of affairs for human kind, but hey, it creating huge money stacks for its thounds of investors, that’s all that matters right?
I’m not sure if going organic, will even save us at this point, but i know, I will not being eating seedless grapes or anything else I knowingly know is a Gentically Manuplated Organism.
I truly encourage everyone to watch this.
Somewhere between my quick business trip to Barbados with Dj Dummy and returning to the cold of NYC, I got a bit of my mojo back!
As my return to NYC tweet last night stated, I’m back on my grind:
…oddly enough in the process of looking for some info and reading the January 2012 issue of Self magazine, I ran into this video featuring A-trak, Curtis Kulig, Carlos Quirarte. The video is a piece on people grinding in NYC that went with HBO’s now cancelled show, How to Make it in America (I’m sad about the cancellation, but they needed better writers, and needed to stop showing the obvious and develop the not understood).
As i digress, this is a great piece to get motivated if you lost a little bit of your mojo.