Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Current 2014

So, as some of you know I attended Raw:natural born artist / Current 2014 showcase last Thursday at The Hippodrome right here in RVA. It was a great event, I got a chance to meet some super dope artist, listened to some live entertainment (which was very eccentric to say the least), enjoyed a few cocktails and got a chance to catch up with a good friend of mine who was also in attendance! I know you all get sick of me saying this but I cant stress enough how important it is to support local events like this, by attending you not only support the artist but the venue as well, which we definitely need to see more of in Richmond! I truly was blown away by some of the pieces that were showcased during Current 2014, most of the artist were from RVA, they were young and full of creativity which was easily displayed through their pieces. I talked to several artist who blew me away when they informed me that they had only been painting for a few years! One of my favorite artist of the evening was Addie Rawr of Art and Ambition, her pieces caught my eye the second I walked into the venue! Her paintings were so colorful, bright, and full of life as you can see from the pics I captured below which truly do her pieces no justice! Hoping they bring Current back to Richmond next year and the event continues to grow!



Paintings by: Addie Rawr of Art and Ambition


Dopeness!


Instagram: @AddieRawrrr


Instagram: @blockzart


Paintings by: Brandon Mabry of BlockzsArt




So mad I forgot the name of this artist, I remember she was from Chicago, but cant think of her name, but her paintings were amazing!!






RAW:natural born artist











Wednesday, November 19, 2014

RAW:natural born artists

RAW:natural born artist Current 2014 showcase is coming to Richmond. I cant wait to attend this event tomorrow night at The Hipp, the event will be hosted by local Comedian Micah White, and will feature artwork from local artist such as Malik Banks, Addie Rawr, Blockzart and so many others. Fashion Designers, Make- Up Artist, and photographers will also be featuring their work. If you're a lover of art in any form, come out and support our local RVA artist. If you're not already familiar with RAW, they're an independent international art organization that hand selects artist to showcase their craft whether it be through visual arts, film, fashion, music, photography, hair and make-up along with other artistic avenues. I'm so excited that Current 2014 will be making a stop in my city, if you don't live in Richmond make sure to check out rawartist.org for more tour dates they will be stopping in ATL, Perth, London, NY and lots of other cities, please make sure you support this movement if they happen to stop in your city. Cant wait to see some of my RVA art lovers tomorrow night!


Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door.

The Hippodrome
528 North 2nd Street
Richmond VA
Showcase is from 7pm-11pm


Friday, November 14, 2014

Shrimp Kabobs

I want to make sure I start sharing some of my Pescatarian dishes with you guys, just so you can get a glimpse into the variety of delicious meals that are out there, if you're currently or considering transitioning into a Pescatarian diet. I know over the past few years its popularity has really been on the rise with so many people starting to eat healthy, and becoming aware of the foods they put in their bodies, and since I've been one for so long I decided I might as well start incorporating a bit of my diet regimen into the blog. So a few nights ago, I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to eat for dinner I typically eat lots of salmon, and pasta throughout the week but had a taste for something different. Of course my babe being the great chef that he is, threw shrimp kabobs out there immediately I was thinking great choice, its something that I never really think to make especially during the cooler months when I don't have access to a grill. Of course I have my little George Foreman, but I hate the way that thing cooks food, I could never get it to cook anything evenly. Anyway we used one red, green, and yellow pepper, along with a red onion and about a half of pound of medium sized shrimp, sliced up all the veggies and placed everything on the skewers. We both love Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce, so of course we poured a dash on top, and stuck them in the oven on 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. They were delish I made a little wild rice to go with it, it turned out to be a great healthy meal. I'm a huge fan of colorful foods and my plate was full of color that night with the variety of veggies we used. We ended up making more shrimp kabobs a few days later and cut up some fresh pineapple slices to add into the mix, this is a meal that doesn't take longer than 30 minutes to make with minimal clean-up, perfect for busy week days and healthy! #cleaneating #pescatarian





Healthy, colorful, delicious meal all in one!






Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Pescatarian Diet: You are what you eat!

Many moons ago I decided to stop eating meat, it truly was a combination of things including the horrible stomach pains I would get after consuming certain meats, the knowledge I gained from taking a Health and Nutrition class, the in depth look Food INC gave me as too what process most animals go through before making it to the dinner table. No one thing is to attribute with the decision for me to stop eating meat, my diet now consist of veggies, fruits, and various types of seafood. The saying you are what you eat couldn't be more fitting, after ridding my diet of toxic low vibration foods I began to feel more energized, my hair starting growing like a weed, stomach cramping and pain after eating stopped, and that heavy feeling most of us know as the "itis" is none existent. When you tell people you don't eat meat, one of two things comes to mind the first is they think you don't eat anything, the second is they think you don't eat good, or that you're always hungry, neither of which is true. The Pescatarian diet leaves you open to a wide variety of meals/ recipes I mean who wouldn't want to eat salmon, lobster, and shrimp all week, honestly I feel bad for folks who don't eat like that on a regular basis. I wouldn't know what to do without my weekly dosage of Omega 3 that I get from my salmon dishes, or all the protein my body gets from the different variations of seafood I consume throughout the week. Now I wont lie this diet is not cheap but well worth it, if you spend money on anything it might as well be on the food you put in your body. I've seen people wear the most expensive clothes but yet eat the cheapest unhealthiest food out there, when it should really be the other way around, don't cheat your body, besides you only get one. There's so many bonuses to the Pescatarian diet one being that  hair is made of protein so of course following a Pescatarian diet will help to ensure that your hair and nails get what they need to continue to grow and be healthy. Also, lets not forget all the Omega 3 fats that are found in oily fish like salmon, Omega 3 provides oils that keep your hair and scalp hydrated. Cutting meat out of my diet was the best thing I could've done for my body, I don't miss it at all, even if you have no intentions of becoming a Pescatarian I challenge  you to reduce your meat intake throughout the week, incorporate more seafood and veggies and after a few weeks your body will feel different, it takes time to rid all the toxins out of your body but believe me you will begin to feel more energized and "light" in  a sense. Everyone seems to be on a healthy kick lately, I mean seriously I cant even scroll through my IG timeline without seeing  #cleaneating,  #teamhealthy, or some other hashtag in reference to healthy living. Which is great I just hope its not a fad, and that people are really taking the necessary steps to live a healthy lifestyle and not just doing it for the gram!




Be good to your body, we only get one. You can eat healthy without depriving yourself of tasty food!






Thursday, October 23, 2014

RVA Fashion Week: Fall Fashion Weekend

To all my RVA folks, RVA Fashion Week is hosting its Fall Fashion Weekend this Friday and Saturday at Haxall Point! Things kick off  Friday night at 7pm with an Art and Jewelry Showcase featuring pieces from local artist/ designers. Saturday nights Designer Fashion Show begins at 8pm and will feature Fall Collections from 6 local designers. I cant stress this enough but please come out and support all of our local artist and designers here in RVA, Friday nights showcase is free people! So you dont have to spend a dime, come out support and network, its truly a great way to start your weekend!




I'll most likely be in attendance at Friday nights show, if you see me please come chat with me for a few! I love meeting my readers, I'm sure I'll be walking around enjoying a cocktail or two, hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weekend Looks!

Yassss layering season is here, although Summer is my favorite season, I cant help but love the Fall/ Winter due to the fact that I love layering my clothing. Summer clothes are cute and simple but I really feel like you can create amazing looks during the colder months when layering, boots, and accessories come into play. As you all know a few weekends ago I attended VA Fashion Week, and wanted to share my looks with you. After 12 years of owning my Guess by Marciano bustier I finally got a chance to wear it, and I'm absolutely in love with it, why am I just now wearing this piece! I wore it under my Forever 21 blazer and over the knee Colin Stuart boots that I ordered from Victoria Secret a few years ago. My favorite Moto Jacket and black Fedora were also in rotation that weekend, here are a few pics of my looks! Ladies what are your favorite winter accessories I must say mine is hats, but I also have a new found addiction to leather gloves!



Forever 21 Blazer, Guess by Marciano Bustier, H&M Black Skinny Jeans, H&M White Belt


Love this Bustier!!


Layers!


Wearing my ASOS Black Turtleneck dress, its a go to when I'm clueless as to what I'm going to wear! I'm a firm believer that every woman should own at least one Little Black Dress!




Happy Layering Ladies!













Friday, October 17, 2014

Alexander Wang for H&M

November 6th cant get here soon enough, I've been waiting on this collaboration since the Spring when I first got wind that the legendary Alexander Wang would be creating a line for H&M, he's one of my favorite designers, I've always been a huge fan of Wang and this line doesn't disappoint. The scuba inspired highly textured collection is perfect for the Fall, I love the muted color pallet that Wang chose to go with consisting primarily of white, black, and various shades of gray. The simplicity of this collection is what I truly love, the line features leggings, crop tops, and sweatshirts, essentials every women should have in her closet. Yall already know I will be on online at midnight filling my shopping cart on November 6th, reminder is already set in my phone! The sweatshirt and two-piece crop top and legging set are a must for my fall wardrobe! 




Love this set!!






Pure Dopeness!