Snapshot Girl Time
Just in the nick of time for the holidays. I was able to collaborate with this bomb photographer by the name of Mylo. What was so dope about this shoot was, it wasn't just me. My cousin and I got a chance to work together. What happens when you put three females together in Harlem for the afternoon? They became Charlies Angels. After the meet up at Harlem Shake we strutted our way through 126th and Malcolm X, and of course we choose the block with NO SUN. So, it went from being about 40 degrees to 25 real quick. We shot on several blocks and thank god for Mylos changing tent lol the one we had to hold down to change in the street and then took us about 20 minutes to get it back in the bag.
The funny part about this changing tent is it took our 3 heads plus youtube : how to fold up ______(insert name) of tent. And let's just say this it took more than one video for us to figure it out. So there was no sun aka freezing our asses off due to the wind. You would think being from New York I would be use to this nope, it's like I go into every season forgetting what late fall feels like. We worked up an appetite after all the harlem shaking I was doing and changing gears, we made our way to our initial meet up and grabbed lunch. Who doesn't love a good burger? We damn sure do. With all the calories we burned from laughing and walking, silence was all she wrote once our meals were brought to the table.
Quality girl time is essential. At least for me it is. How often do you have girl time? or just quality time with a best friend? Whatever it is. I find it to be necessary. Sometimes we may get so caught up in our day to day living that we can slack on certain relationships aka friendships even family. It was a bomb time having a sleepover with my cousin, feeling like we were 5 all over again, reminiscing .. playing songs that brought us back to our teenage years ... cooking for her since she was the guest *rolls eyes* (she's family not a guest), we laughed, joked and overall spoke of the things we would like to accomplish. Who would've known two cousins who fought each other like two girls in the street would be thick as thieves? We damn sure didn't. Just a day of catching up, makes all the difference when you care about someone .. always try to make an effort and let those know around you, you're there for them.
On another note we are literally 32 days from the New Year ... So I gathered a few questions to pick Ebony's brain : (I challenge you to do the same to someone close to you or even yourself, whatever works for you).
When did you fall in love with fashion? As a child I use to sneak and throw on my moms forbidden treasures and live my best life. From then everything was history.
Who influences your everyday attire? Being a Fashion major, researching runway shows and trends reports became the norm for me. I guess that kinda stuck with me over the years, allowing me to be on trend with a few tweaks. Oh and Rih of course.
If you could create something right now, what would it be? The dress I am going to wear to my wedding when me and Abel tie the knot.
What is your funniest childhood memory growing up together? So boom! Easter day we were dressed in all white dresses and outside playing when suddenly we began fighting and ruined our entire outfits with dirt. Aster our mothers caught us in action, lets just say sitting down was pretty painful.
What makes the holidays so special to you? I love the quality time I get to spend with my family. We may be a small group but that allows an even closer bond between each of us.
You never know who you're inspiring, so try this week to create 5-6 questions and send it to someone you've been thinking of, haven't spoke to in awhile, speak to on a daily, maybe don't know much about. Asking questions can stir up the inspiration, motivate, even help someone move forward in life. You never know!
Also, I must share this with ya'll the love in Harlem we received from people just walking by was so real. I appreciated that so much.
As always with lots of love and bubbly