Friday, October 15, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Where are you from?
I grew up in New York City - Manhattan for most of it, Brooklyn while I was in college.
What inspires your blog?
How and why I opened a vintage boutique?
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
“What do you do when there’s nothing to do? It’s not a lot of events and it was around the time when I got my license. For me, it was like; let’s go to the Salvation Army and thrift shop,” says Davis. Davis became involved in planning her outfits for school. Like most fashionistas, Davis wished she had Cher's [from Clueless], clothing program. “I would write down all of my outfits and keep track of it. I wouldn’t wear the same accessories within two weeks of each other.” She was voted most unique dresser in high school. “It was an art form,” says Davis.
Davis also had a passion for writing. “I am going to be the future editor for The New York Times,” said Davis. At 16, she became involved in journalism through her high school and local news paper. This inspired her to major in journalism at Temple University. “I went into magazine writing with the thought of becoming a fashion editor for a magazine”
Davis landed her first job with Hearst Digital Media. “It was an amazing start in New York City,” said Davis. For Davis, the passion was not there. She realized she was not driving the passion she had for fashion.
She now has a fashion blog, web show, an online shop, and so much more. Davis has a TV show on lemondrop.com, an Aol website. She is starting to do more on air appearances. “I want to be an expert in fashion and have web series on fashion,” said Davis.
Davis is focusing more of her attention on her newest project. Road Hug, a web series, that brings light to emerging artist, designers, and food in cities that have been a well kept secret, until now. “I say emerging only because they’re emerging to the television audience.” Davis, along with business partners Darla and Julia, will be visiting different cities such as Athens, Ga., Salt Lake City, Boise, Idaho, and Denver Colo. to name a few. “Fashion, food, and music represent the three pillars of any country or society,” said Davis. In September, they will release three 22 minute pilot episodes. The ultimate goal is to pitch the show to different television networks, said Davis. “We will pitch the show to networks such as Oxygen, Bravo, We, Travel Channel, and Food Network. We are giving America the hug it deserves.”
She is not a fashion designer, but she does understand what works on women. “I want to be that positive influence in fashion. I dream of having an eco fashion friendly store. ” She wants to help women understand that they can have alternatives like vintage and organic cotton.
Buying vintage is another way of going green. “You’re helping the environment by purchasing these pieces,” says Davis. She is going traveling the east coast looking for vintage pieces. Davis's showroom will be stocked with the best vintage fashion has to offer.
“When you recognize what’s making you happy and what’s not making you happy, then you can continue on the most fulfilling path so that you can achieve your dreams,” says Davis. You must continue to connect with people who share the similar passion. The key is being yourself and being authentic, says Davis. Although, you may think a plan is already set out for you, “set your own path.”
Thursday, August 5, 2010
I saw this vest in Oma Vintage in Philadelphia, and absolutely fell in love with it. I walked by the store everyday after work debating whether or not to make the purchase. What can I say, times are rough these days. two Fortunately for me, the entire store was 50% off!! AMAZING!!! So the once $40 vest, is now $20 and in my closet! Can't wait to wear it.
This little satchel caught my eye on the way out. I couldn't beat the $7 price tag.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Well, here's how i decided to wear it. I wore it as a wear to work day look.
I want to give thanks to my photographer Dorionne/ work buddy!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
On my way to work, I happen to pass by a cute little shop. It so happens to be a Vintage clothing store. Of course, that would happen to me. Especially, when my pockets are running on empty.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Whoever said feathers were just for the birds? Definitely not Tye! Tye, founder of Featherlicious, creates an eclectic array of feather earrings. Hailing out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she began creating earrings after she was inspired by a Grecian themed party. She created her own earrings for the party and that's how it all began. "I didn't see them in stores, " said Tye. She started her earring collection two years ago. She had no experience making jewelry and learned along the way. It came natural to her because it was something she was passionate about. I must say, she is quite the fashionista!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
The first young lady you may already know. You may have seen her on the hit Nickelodeon show My Bother and Me, hosted on MTV2, Sirius Radio, and also replace a group member of Floetry and went on tour. She also has amazing art work. It's colorful and eye catching.
I met her at the Festival this past weekend. She was a cool, down to earth girl. She hosted some of the performances, so it took me a little while to get the interview. But she was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions before being called back to the stage. So I thank her for that.
Me:So what got you into the entertainment industry?
Amanda:I started when I was really young, when I was 8 years old. I was doing television for Nickelodeon and I was dancing at Disney. But then you kind of start over when you get older because you're not just a kid. When I moved to New York, I went to SUNY- Purchase and started doing poetry. I got on Def Poetry Jam and that got me to do radio, which brought me to do MTV2. Thats how I ended up in the music industry.
Me: What inspired you to branch out do music?
Amanda: First was the music. In 2006, I was really frustrated with trying to figure out my purpose. What do I want to do? I think everyone goes through that at like 24. I had met a lot of my goals and it was time for new goals but you don't know what those are going to be. I ended up doing poetry at an event and there was a band there. It was the first time I heard my poems musically. And it was the first time I found out I could rhyme on beat. It sparked a buzz and made me progress doing music. I was Q-Tip album last year and I perform with the roots all the time. I also replaced Natalie of Floetry for a summer. That gave me confidence.
Me: How did you get into painting?
Amanda: Swizz Beatz, a good friend of mine is very into art. He caught me doodling one time. He was like "I didn't know you could do this". He encouraged me to do paintings and I told him I do. I showed him my painting and he was like your bugging right now. So I started putting my work out there a little more. Twitter also helped. I'm about to do an art show in New York. The reality is, I'm an artist to the fullest.
Me: Your painting have a lot of color. Does that have anything to do with your background?
Amanda: Well I'm West Indian, so definitely. It's also about my spirit.
Then she was off running back to the stage to host.
Here is some of here art work
One of her bags I bought at the Festival.
It can be found at her website: Diva Works of Art