Oakland Transitions: Weather, Clients, Fashion and THE COSBYS?!

My life in Oakland is feeling pretty much like a fairytale right now … or maybe more like a mist of things that don’t necessarily feel real … Why? – Well … for one … I have 2 new branding/marketing clients … and like … didn’t we think I was over PR and marketing?  No?  Was [...]

Date Night: First Time at Flora Restaurant & Bar, Oakland, California

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Date Night: First Time at Flora Restaurant & Bar, Oakland, California

  “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”  ― Marilyn Monroe I know that the above really sounds like an excuse for [...]

I Have a Dream … And it includes Alice and Olivia and Ralph Lauren and Haider Ackermann and …

So … I had the weirdest dream that I was standing in front of a room of people giving a speech about how the weight of the future is upon us … and that weight could only be shifted by each and every individual deciding to dress to impress his or herself.  Literally, it was [...]

Forever Young: Mis-matched Feelings + High and Low Ends

It seems my life in Oakland (or at least my life while working very slowly on a dissertation proposal) has turned into mostly food and fashion … and a bit of art … and writing … but mostly fashion. In that case, I guess my life hasn’t turned anything … I suppose it’s right on [...]

Let’s Get One Thing Straight: Women’s Menswear Inspired Fashion for the Less Than Straight-laced Lady

So … unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere … you may not have known that I recently relocated to California. The Bay Area, actually. Oakland, actually. And honestly, it’s pretty much everything I ever imagined it would be. So what I’ve only been here 9 days?   Need a recap? So … Remember [...]

What do Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rita Ora, and Denim Shirts Have to Do with Love or Fall Fashion? Find Out!

Hang around long enough and you’ll realize there’s no doubt that I love Rita Ora. And speaking  of love … yes, I’m allowed to just skip to my real point here … Yesterday I was finishing up the “3 Things They Don’t Tell You About the Fairytale” series for OliveCocoMag.Com (check the site out today, [...]

The September Issue OR “How I’ve Already Outgrown My Student Budget”

It’s standard that at the end of August, we “fashion girls” do one thing: patiently await or knock over three old ladies and their flock of grandchildren in the grocery store check-out line to get the September issue of every fashion magazine we love! Here’s one problem with that: Every September issue I read only makes [...]

Up is Where We Go From Here

Today is the first day of the beginning of my forever. OK, maybe I’m a tad dramatic … but today does mark the beginning of a lot of 1sts for me. First Saturday (since January) that I’ve been able to enjoy without the dread of going into someone’s office on Monday hanging over my head. [...]

How @FrankOcean Might Be More Deep Than You Ever Knew: Close Reading “Bad Religion”

I promise this wont be long. I’m only even writing this because you know it’s my job to keep us thinking! Don’t ask me who gave it to me -_- So anyways, I know we’re all oohing and aahing about the bravery of Frank Ocean standing as an out black man in America, singing real [...]

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Check Out My Newest “Be Your Own Girlfriend” Post on @VelvetPark!

I SAID: Sure, we can be young. We can even both be broken. But no one, absolutely no one comes with no promises and no demands. Why would you ever do that? YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD: Be a bitch. Girls like it when you have a long list of demands that even you couldn’t keep [...]