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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Rita Ora On Taking Two Years To Write Her Album Courtesy Of Jay-Z

Jay-Z’s latest protégée, Rita Ora, did something most artists don’t get the luxury of doing anymore. She took two years off, after Jay signed her to Roc Nation, to live her life and find inspiration to write her debut album. Ora sat down with CBS Local to talk about finding her voice. “I got signed [...]

A Message from Jasmin S. Greene, Writer, Creator of Little Lake | NYC Fundraiser

Nearly three years ago I had a dream that left my heart palpitating long after the dream faded. Mind you, three yrs ago I was in my mid twenties, un satisfied with my career, love life, drowning in debt and just overall confused about life. In this dream i was standing in the kitchen where [...]

Bell Hooks on Genuine Love

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Bell Hooks on Genuine Love

“Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment…’ dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of the love [...]

#PiecesofPoetry: I Am Wondering ...

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#PiecesofPoetry: I Am Wondering …

I am wondering, now, in these moments that feel like days, now, in this petite minute that matters    so        much when I will stop being so sad. Wondering when light will look different more dull than blinding, less frightening, slightly, tame.   Wondering when my heart will heal. When it will [...]