This will be a title less blog. Simply because I couldn't think of one. Who said they need titles anyway? Now back to the matter at hand. I wanted to show you guys how I decided to wear this top I bought at the Uhuru Flea Maret for $2:
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!
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.
Oma Vintage, located on 3rd street in Philadelphia, sells the most amazing vintage pieces. I walked by it a couple times before I actually deciding to go into the store. As I expected, I fell in love with a beautifully made vest. Ada, the founder, will soon be taking a hiatus. But don't worry, she has an online store on etsy.com.
Not to worry all you men out there, Oma Vintage has something for you too! She sells mens clothing as well.
This shop is definitely worth checking out if you're in the area.
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!
"My Mother and grandmother inspired me. I borrowed their clothes. I loved the 70's style and the free spirit." This can be seen in many of her earring designs. The earrings range from rainbow colored to metallic.
The inspiration for her brand name was Bubblicious gum. With every online order, customers receive a piece of Bubblicious gum. How cute is that? The prices range from $15 to $60. She has something for everyone, no matter your style.
So if you're looking to spice up any wardrobe or add some glam to your natural hair? This is the perfect accessories for you! You can find her jewelry line at: Featherlicious247
As hot as it was outside, I managed to make my way to the Uhuru Flea Market at Clark Park in Philadelphia. It takes place every month. So if you missed this month, you can always check it out next month. I'm glad I did! I found some great pieces, all for under $20. It was a cool experience because I had never been to a flea market. Here's what I found!
Vintage Shades: $5
Mary Tylor Moore Dress: $2!!!
I had to have it!
This is my California Girls Tank: $1
I had no idea what the term Uhuru meant. After a little research, uhuru means freedom.
At the Global Fusion Festival, I met a couple of people that stood out to me. 1. because their craft was very colorful and vibrant and 2. because they were both women,making a name for themselves. When I see strong women on the prowl for success, I like to acknowledge that and put them on a pedestal. If not us, then who? 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. AMANDA DIVA 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. Native Bag It can be found at her website: Diva Works of Art
Had an amazing time at the Global Fusion Festival. If you were not in attendance, you missed some great performers. One of my favorites was Marsha Ambrosius. One of the members from Floetry. She sounded amazing! She has a new song out that she performed called "I Hope She Cheats". The beat is hot. Definitely good music.
So thanks to Kiitan & Mr. Roper, I've decided to embark on a new adventure to seriously go thrift shopping. I've been times before, but never wanted to go through the many treasures they have to offer. Today was the day, the day I would conqueur and walk out with amazing finds. And so I did. Here are some of the things I found...Seiko watch. 1.90
Mrs. Hollywood 2.90
Nice clips on.
Smooth Like Butter 2.90 Need I say more???
Nautical Skirt 4.90
Love this Skirt. Feels like I should be on Gilligan's Island.
Charlotte Dress 6.90
This dress looks amazing on!! It reminds me of Charlotte from Sex & the City.
I also found many Ralph Lauren button downs. Who knew???
Check back to see how I put the look together. They are all amazing pieces. Excited to see what I have yet to discover.
It's been a while since a post. Well, this 4th of July weekend was a blast. Full of family & friends, food, drinks, a little bit of merengue, and salsa.
The highlight I must say was the shopping and hanging with the girls. Took a little trip to Atlantic City on the train, which was kind of interesting. It was a close call on our way back. Had to run for the train since the next train didn't come for the next 4 hours. I guess that was my exercise for the day!
Lots of sales and lots of fun. I was forced to go by my best Jasmine. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm a home body. But I'm glad I decided to go. Met up with an old friend from high school. Good talk and good laughs. Started the day with shopping and ended the night with drinks on the beach. I would recommend the Beach Bar in AC. Shout out to Tony! Thanks for all the fabulous drinks. We will definitely be back.
But all in all, I had an amazing weekend! Looking forward to what the rest of the summer holds...