The Lady in Red

I’m a very intentional person. Everything I say, do, or wear is an elaborate concept. My new obsession lately, has been aligning the meaning of certain colors with my current space in life. Color has a huge impact on our emotions, our perceptions, and our spiritual and physical well being.

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 When you understand the meaning and power a color holds you can leverage that to help you better communicate your intent and message.

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Lately, I’ve been wearing a lot of red. Beyond certain affiliations I have and my love for the color, red is a symbol for so many things. For me the color represents boldness and toes the line between class and risqué. 

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Below are some other things the color red represents: 

  • Red is an intense color that is packed with emotion ranging from passion, intense love, and to anger
  • Red is a highly visible colorbthat grabs attention and is often associated with increased confidence 
  • Red represents power and courage

What does red mean to you? 

The Lion in You

Astrology is the ancient belief that a person’s destiny can be found in the pattern of the stars and planets at the time of one’s birth. The “horoscope” is the chart that attempts to describe that destiny. While, I've never been one to constantly attribute every aspect of a person's character and life's outcome to their zodiac sign, I must admit I find astrology to be very interesting. 

However, If you are anything like me and were raised in Southern Baptist Church, you probably had a fear of researching astrology because it was perceived as witchcraft and a first class ticket to hell. On the contrary, if you are anything like me, you are probably no longer apart of institutions like that and you are now most likely free to define what spirituality looks like to you, think with an open mind, and maybe even look up your zodiac sign.  

Personally, if I have a need to understand perplexing situations in my life, I don't run to astrology first because I know that "there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets", but I do believe signs and seasons can effect and dictate certain behavior. "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years."

Welp if you haven't guessed it yet, I am a leo. Leo is the fifth zodiac sign. Leos tend to be dignified and strong, and it is this sense of power that allows us to get things done. We consider ourselves indispensable at times and this arrogance can cause us to be overbearing or autocratic. However, the thing I identify most with and enjoy most about being a leo is our creativity and boldness. Lions are symbols of strength, courage, and royalty. In a recent photo shoot with Darrin, I tried to embody that fierce spirit of a Lioness. 

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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!