AfroPunk 2012: “I stand behind it. I GUARANTEE it”.

       Who can resist the awesomeness of the 
AfroPunk Festival?
Every year since 2008, I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy the rawness and excitement of great black artists. Whether it be great musicians, skaters, or painters, each year AfroPunk has something new to offer. At Commodore Park, wonderful people put together this “great engagement” where you’ll get to whitness BMX Rider contests, Live performances from both renowned, Independent, and basement bands, Graf artists and designers; all uniting for two whole days. 
Unfortunately last year, Brooklyn missed out on all the fun thanks to Hurricane Irene. This year, we have tons to look forward to.  Best of all, 

ITS FREE!

Click Here for more info on the AfroPunk Festival
I created a horribly made video my 2nd year of attending AfroPunk (2009).
As a treat (and potential embarrassment to myself), I’ve posted it here on MommeNYC

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This Mom DOES Instagram

     Instagram is officially the next best thing since sliced bread in the world of social network. Although most of us would deny our FIRST high school online entertainment (no, not aim.com); between the years of 2000 and 2005, Sconex was THE after-school spot. RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU HAD A SCONEX ACCOUNT?! Adding “friends” we know we’d never usually speak to, realizing in class the next day, such and such have “Sconex beef”. But, not too far ahead, we’d see Socnex fall off and MySpace and Facebook going at it for the spotlight.
After getting bored with our 159,000 MySpace buddies and annoyed by Whats Her Face’s embarrassing relationship updates, we took to Twitter. But for the BEST hashtag- #TeamIphone, the world seemed brighter. Photoshop on a phone? Who knew a trip to Starbucks could be so beautiful?! With Instagram, our lives looked that much more amazing than we knew it really was. Now, unfortunately for some of you, I am THE ULTIMATE ANDROID HATER and, Instagram has been poisoned by such misfortunes. Whatever happened to cell phone inequality?

   Either way, with Instagram in the picture, I can honestly say I look for reasons to find more beautiful, more entertainment throughout my day. It has a little bit of juice and gossip, some humor and comedy, and a lot of beauty. I try my best to update pictures daily but instead, find myself being more entertained by those I follow. 
Great Filters, Great Effects. Great Entertainment. This is what life could look like.
The Funniest Man to Follow

Celebrity stylist June Ambrose loves GAP! Follow her for great fashion @JuneAmbrose

CLEARLY I’m in need of followers… @NinaSoAwesome
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Chipmunks 2nd Birthday!

      My Zac. The love of my life. The Apple to my Sauce. The “I” to my “Phone”. You’ve gottta love this guy. Yesterday he turned TWO! Its been a pretty exhausting day. Between finding well-priced clothes off Union Square and trying not to die of dehydration in 90 degree weather, we had a lot going on. Zac made a few friends and had fun with his family.

Here are a few pics for proof!

Zac’s Super Stylish Grandmother got him these pants for 10 bucks at H&M  Zac’s Cool Red Pants

We were lucky enough to find his entire outfit at The Gap which had 40% off sale!

His new backpack (which he loves) comes from The Children’s Place who also has 20% off school gear

Zacs Plaid Gap Shirt Zac’s B’Day Boy Shirt Zac’s Red Chambray Pants Zac’s Boat Shoes

These shoes Are the cutest! I fell in love with them on ChildrensPlace.com & Zac’s Dad got em!Cute Sneakers
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A Bit About Me

        Most people know me for my sense of humor, outspokenness, high-energy, and most importantly, my son Zachary (otherwise known as Zac). From the day he was born, my life changed. It became a little more exciting. A little more interesting. Instead of using make-up or having cute shoes or a wearing a great hair cut, I have the cutest, most liveliest accessory in this guy (but I’ll address his coolness in the following issue)

       I’m a Visual Merchandiser at The Gap so, I have a lot of fun meeting new people, styling them and their families and just making things look beautiful. You’ll be able to see some of the work my Brand team and I have done. I’ve been lucky enough to work at many different stores within the East Coast, met tons of great people in the midst of it.

   There are a lot of interesting characters in my life. My VERY West Indian-American mother, my perfectly HILARIOUS older sister, a few eccentric and unusual friends you may get to know and love as well. Throughout my journal, I hope you’re able to use us as a reference for fashion from real life people. With real incomes. And real responsibilities. 🙂

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