These days can seem exceptionally repetitive, lingering and longer lasting during quarantine, if you let it. Off the back, its most certain that everyone’s situation is different from the next yet, it also involves individual’s perspective too. Im a true believer when it comes to focusing on the function of your abilities – If you can control the mind, the body will follow. Which brings me write about One Sound Body.
Health is wealth as their moto is it’s “One Life. One Body.” A sense of comfort with who you are – your identity. What’s important to you – your values.
What you put first – your priorities. What you ultimately want to to do – your goals.
People go and reach out to One Sound Body when they want to look, feel, and/or perform better. OSB becomes a crucial part of their client’s social support system while empowering people’s potential for growth and change. They take a wide angle to look at your “deep health” which includes physical, mental, emotional, existential, relational-social, and environmental. Owner/coach Stephen has quoted “Great coaching isn’t just about providing the most current scientific knowledge about health, fitness, nutrition, and behavior. It’s about inspiring and helping people take action. Real change comes from consistently choosing different actions, not just what we think or know. They will teach you how to put knowledge into practice.”
Every moment is a fresh beginning. As this whole pandemic is occurring remember, be healthy, take care, love & kind to yourself full circle. These berserk times are a tiny fraction compared to what lies within us.
SWEATER: ONE SOUND BODY
STUD EARRINGS: LOCAL BEAUTY STORE
Have you ever wanted to go back into time or felt you were born in the wrong generation?
This is an oldie but a goodie. Main eras that I am downright gratified by, dipping into on a regular are the 50’s-60’s, 90’s, including bits and pieces of the 80’s and Victorian era. As the 1990’s plays a significant portion of my everyday, I perpetually been enthralled with the rawness of development, creativity, style, fashion and music. Emerging diverse grounds while evolving, I feel fortunate to hold recollection of all surroundings, the ambience and my community building as a young kid from Queens, New York.
Granted, I grew up in a household which consist of listening to Rock -n-Roll, alternative, disco, rockabilly, hip hop and r&b, I indulge in styling/mix-matching and combining eras. One thing is, I do not allow myself to fall under any restrictions nor full commitments to dispense a particular image. I am a chameleon and my moto is “Style is what you want it to be”
TURTLENECK: BARNEY'S NYC
JACKET & BOOKBAGE: VINTAGE TOMMY HILFIGER (THIRFTED)
JEWELRY: LOCAL BEAUTY STORE
Lots of life must have lived in this jacket antecedent to it finding me, I envisage the long haul drudgery of looped woven stitches to it’s finalization and distribution. My mind wonders trickling across thrift clothing and self perception. For example, If you wear a white coat that you believe belongs to a doctor, your ability to pay attention increases sharply. But if you wear the same white coat believing it belongs to a painter, your attention span may differ. I love the idea of trying to figure out why when we put on certain clothes, the affects of our mood & basic abilities shift. This is my perception & aesthetic w/ this jacket, some worn pieces say a lot without saying anything at all.
I bought my ostentatious bomber jacket from Resale Folds, one of my favorite treasured thrift shops to shop – ask for Lucia & Jesse. They both own & restock all items w/ detailed vision alongside infectious personalities you will not be able to stir away from, genuinely prodigious human beings. This magnum opus is a beautiful vibrant vintage handmade Guatemalan textile patchwork style bomber jacket. Its a unisex multicolored stripes and pattern weave background, cotton batwing long sleeve w/ a front zipper, stand up collar, ribbed knit cuffs, two inset pockets, rib knit elastic waist band, boxy shoulder fit and some neon love.
I made usage of comparable color scheme scarf I owned which is actually a knot-wrap for gift wrapping from Lush. For the past years, this has been my “go to” buying most of these wraps turning them into head scarfs. I gelled my front hair, throwing the rest of it in a rivet messy half ponytail as coupling my curls hanging out whimsically.
I wore light weight beige thermal underneath, standard blue jeans adjacent to Converse Chuck Taylor multi-colored sequin sneakers with upper a reflective patch and a cushioned insole. Kept the jewelry light wearing only my gold hoop earrings, cat eyeliner, mauve nude lipstick from MAC Cosmetics (I can’t remember the shade) zing green eyeshadow from Jane Cosmestics in the inner tear dot for that pop of radiance & highlight. Closing out the outfit, I clinched a large pin across the collar to keep that up-right effect w/out having to “pop my collar” consistently – worked like a charm!
GUATEMALAN TEXTILE BOMBER: RESALE FOLDS
HEAD SCARF: LUSH
EARRINGS: LOCAL BEAUTY STORE
LIPSTICK: MAC COSMETICS
Im bringing in two pieces from last summer I haven’t put to use until recently besides my jewelry, jacket & boots. H&M’s launched a collaboration with designer Richard Allan’s son to paying homage in celebration of his father’s legacy & iconic scarf designer to revive the spirit of Swinging Sixties. The new collection reawakens contemporary of abstract, avant design in high octane colors which delivers a wide range of stylish dresses, blouses, skirts, shirts, trousers and of course scarves.
For this post as my main picture displays, it appears I’m wearing a one piece suit. However, its two separate items for the collection of top and bottom. As mentioned in previous posts, Im all about prints & patterns prominently if they clash. Ok so, there were amounts of ways I could have put together this look including a belt to snatch it all together but I didn’t want to counterbalance any accessories I may adjudicate. I also gave thought about wearing a scarf because why not? That’ll bring the alimentation of this collection. Granting all this, I felt better doing things my way which developed into a feisty, catty, bold lipstick, rest bitch face across the room look with that Cleopatra/Gotti bling to compliment lol.
The turtle neck is a fitted long sleeve top in soft patterned modal jersey and same replica of leggings in thick material avoiding any peak show w/ slight sheen and contrast print pattern with high waisted, elasticized waistband for a good hug around your curves and decorative flatlock seams. My leather jacket and boots are thrifted as well as my vintage jewelry from non other than Paradox Thrift Shop. All items there are to die for, ask for Jessie J – love her! Now that the outfit is at the pinnacle stage, I dolled up my hair to emulate to that “Sixties” greaser vibe, bold red lip wearing Lady Danger from MAC Cosmetics, some light eyeshadow and extending my cat eye baby!
TOP & BOTTOM: H&M X RICHARD ALLAN (CLICK HERE)
LEATHER JACKET: THIRFTED
JEWELRY: PARADOX THRIFT SHOP (CLICK HERE)
LIPSTICK: MAC COSMETICS - LADY DANGER (CLICK HERE)
Im writing this post from a place of confusion and intramural emotions. I gotta give myself an entirety mind, body & soul reset while keeping my eye on the prize and rolling w/ the punches amongst a shitty situation because fuck it – the show must go on. Im taking deep gasps and exhales reminding myself when you feel lost and tangled, distinguish each sound. And when there is none, let the rhythm of your own breath bring you back to state of peace & presence.
With that being said, moving on – – I am an admirer of patterned stripes anything as it furthermore grabs my attention. For a bit, I have been eyeballing a sweatshirt online by Nike throw on and go crewneck w/ dropped shoulders, stripped design, Nike swoosh logo and relaxed fit for a slouchy silhouette. At first, I wasn’t so quick to buying the sweater being too pricey for my liking. I figured, if its meant to be I’ll catch it on sale which eventually I did for 50% off few weeks later.
I instantly knew the crewneck would work well w/ my classic high top Chuck Taylors from Converse that features a vintage inspired wale wide corduroy fabric and topped w/ the iconic All Star patch and insole for maximum comfort. I mingled in wearing thrifted light washed jeans w/ my tan-ish brown corduroy fanny pack with zippered front pockets and a top closure, grosgrain waist belt strap, and a release buckle closure which I picked up from Forever21 on a whim during the fall. Although, both corduroy items both have different shades of brown, it still all mixes well. To finish off the look, I threw my hair up in faux bangs w/ a sheer white thrifted head scarf to channel my inner love for the 50’s & 60’s era as mixing it w/ modern times. Added some blue eye shadow, my signature cat eye, lip gloss & gold hoop earrings.
FANNY PACK: FOREVER21 (CLICK HERE)
HEAD SCARF: THIFTED
EARRINGS: LOCAL BEAUTY STORE
“Creativity Can’t Be Quarantined”
Hey guys, I hope you are all safe & healthy. With the state and chaos w/ Covid-19, Ive been indecisive on pushing back the relaunch of my blog, as I have – easing into the shift of humanity worldwide yet not being desensitized among current events. I do deem a jovial place for artists to be exactly that artists, create content and expand which these days shine to do so for uplifting. Veritably, Ive had some hard knocks with the consistency. However, here I am with a greater ambition and appetite to continue this odyssey as equivalent to the very beginning from when I first started blogging. In conclusion, progressing forward w/ new material featuring various looks, mix-matching eras, colors, contrast & patterns together pieces at a time in hopes my website can bring some light & comfort during these asperous times.
For all my readers who have been around since day one, the current, very new ones and those who may have even stumble across my site, welcome & welcome back!
Synchronically combing black on black top & hat w/ a splash contrasting zebra and camouflage print, I spurred up this look. The dominant pick of clothing stemmed from the Champion Heavyweight Mock Neck long sleeve with branded detailing and rib-knit trim in a men size medium I purchased last fall in urban outfitters (linked above). Wearing a thrifted soft-knit black beret accessorizing using two pins which one of the pins I bought from Midtown Comics and the other is a “Ranchero Pin” from La Sirena NYC. I fused in my skinny ripped camo jeans from Forever 21.
My tan snatched belt was thrifted ages ago adding some warmth against the darker colors. My kicks are zebra print converse which is no longer stocked on the website but I’ll link HERE the exact replica featured under “Chuck 70 Archive” still available online with a higher chunk on the heel and different finish as this one applies a leather-ish feel and the sneakers Im wearing are fabric like and flat heeled. I straightened my hair wearing it sleeked down and whipped on a foresty green lipstick in the shade “Raunchy” from Coloured Raine cosmetics.
TURTLE NECK: Champion Heavyweight Mock Neck
CAMO JEANS: Forever 21
SNEAKERS: CONVERSE - SIMILAR PAIR HERE
PINS: Midtown Comics & La Sirena
LIPSTICK: Coloured Raine
I just adore this outfit, reverencing straightforward it was a must have at first sight type deal for me. Although, theres an avalanche of ways I could/can style this outfit, with its image and central colors I appointed to designate the approach of a playful structure while still sustaining an adolescent appearance. The atmospheric climate conditions was on point as I voice to convey the importance on this being how it affects how to clothe, bundle up, swathe & array yourself before stepping outdoors, am I right?
I wore a dreamy Lazy Oaf Boilersuit I caught on sale half off. You reign in this dope snug sky blue peached cotton fabric long sleeve jumpsuit that has a pointed collar, front button closures with a twinin’ waist belt. The cut is loose fitted smoothly straight down to a tapered leg cut, pockets at the hips and all over custom cloud print.
I snatched my hair into a bun adding a coral, fuchsia, salmon, blush flush rose scrunchy. The jewelry was kept mildly delicate to not veneer the suit. Ok so ..I did leave my house w/ shoes on my feet (as will see on the last picture below) but I had show the ostentation of these sky blue ankle socks that have an all over heart and ruffle deetz that look cute AF as it enclosed & completes my provisions.
Boilersuit/Jumpsuit - Lazy Oaf
Socks - Addicted to Love
Scrunchy - F21
Shoes - L - Train Vintage
Jewelry - Local Boutique