COLORED Series: The Yellow Edition 💛

A few months ago, I wrote a post entitled “Lady in Red”, where I talked about being intentional with my post and the power of color. Well, I decided to expound on that idea with a series I curated called, Colored. I patterned with Darrin Baldridge to execute this vision. The series currently feautures the colors purple, yellow, red, orange, blue, lime green, and it is growing. For me Colored has a double meaning; that existing of multiple colors and the symbolic representation of a person of nonwhite descent.

Please keep reading and check out the images below for the Yellow Edition 💛.

Colors are very important to me. They can define the mood of a person, they can also create a specific aura or energy in the atmosphere. Colors form an integral part of our lives. The spectacular hues have varying effects on human nature and mind. For example, most people associate the color yellow with energy or sunshine. 

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The power of colors cannot be denied, more so, as it is the soul instance of life on earth. Although sight and the human brain has helped in identifying colors and their delights, it's interesting to note what colors mean to us in totality.  We see certain colors and are triggered to feel or react in certain ways.

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As mentioned above, I try to be very intentional with everything I do. When branding myself or trying to choose an outfit that sets the tone for my day, I take color into consideration. And you should too! Hell, big companies use it draw is in, like McDonalds and their use of red and yellow. Researchers found that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone, just let that sink in.

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Now don’t get it confused, color is too dependent on personal experiences to be universally translated to specific feelings but it is still a helpful tool to use when trying to set an certain atmosphere.  For an example, I am summer baby so warmer colors always attract my attention and bring out my best moods. I love wearing yellow because it looks great on my brown skin, it is bright, captivating, and very refreshing color. I feel like the Sun personified when I wear it.

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What colors speak most to you and what colors will you allow to speak for you in 2018?

FYF

Every time I go to a music festival, I promise myself I will never go to another one-- and what do I do..... Go to another music festival. Last weekend, I went to FYF with my cousin and friends. FYF is short for FU** Yeah Fest and it is an annual three-day music festival held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena & Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California. It was founded by Sean Carlson in 2004 and is produced by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event showcases many genres of music, including rock, indie, electronic, as well as art installations and sculptures. The festival also has its own night market where people can buy food while watching the concerts. Throughout the whole park, four stages host live music. There is the Main Stage, the Lawn, the Arena, and the newest installment of the Woods. While there were hundreds of artist that performed I was most excited to see Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, and Solange.

What I wore:

Who I saw:

Missy Elliot, Solange, Frank Ocean, Kamiyah, and A Tribe Called Quest

Another Art Exhibit Post- The 14th Factory

The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch. The exhibit is located in an abandoned wharehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. For the last few months I've seen several post about the exhibit and this weekend I finally had the opportunity to attend. The exhibit gave me Kanye West MBDTF, Frank Ocean Nostalgia Ultra, and Back to the Future vibes (See pictures below to see how I came up with those references). 

The 14th Factory is a monumental, multiple-media, socially engaged art and documentary experience conceived by the Hong Kong-based British artist Simon Birch. The exhibit is located in an abandoned wharehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. For the last few months I've seen several post about the exhibit and this weekend I finally had the opportunity to attend. The exhibit gave me Kanye West MBDTF, Frank Ocean Nostalgia Ultra, and Back to the Future vibes (See pictures below to see how I came up with those references). 

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The experience challenges the current political climate by celebrating creative diversity, unity and the act of overcoming obstacles and challenges as a global society through sculptures, paintings, and video. I definitely suggest it if you are in the LA area! 

Photos by Darrin

I just needed a photographer. I had everything else lined up to begin my blog, except a photographer. Queen of the selfies, but selfies would only get me so far. I had become really good at bribing friends to snap a picture or two but I knew there wasn't anything like working with someone who already had an eye. *sigh* I needed a photographer. That's when I came across Darrin. We had worked together before but for collaborations, none of my personal work. I knew he was talented and skilled in this craft; I knew I needed him.

It was a breath of fresh air the moment we linked for my first solo project. He did an amazing job bringing my vision to life. Whether my posture was professional, sensual, playful, it didn't matter. I was giving many vibes in this particular shoot and Darrin captured every last one. See for yourself in the images below!

So, shoutout to my photographer! If you're in California and need one, I highly recommend Darrin. He can be reached via Instagram https://www.instagram.com/photosbydarrin/ or website http://www.photosbydarrin.com