Sunday, December 25, 2011

Girl's Club @ Bust Magazine Event

The Girl's Club was featured at the Bust Magazine Event! Our pink-tastic-girl-enthusiastic (excuse me as I go write a hit song with these lyrics with my girl band in my grandparents' garage) section displayed products that are all fully fair-trade and handmade by girls themselves! All the proceeds from the sales went directly to the Girl's Programming to raise social, economical, environmental awareness to the generation of girls to come!
Products can be purchased at La Tiendita, the Girl's Club Shop in Essex Market, or the Sweet Bake Shop-either way, all purchases will change the lives of young girls and give them the skills to dream and realize their aspirations.

 The Girl's Club Mission in which I strongly believe in!

Are YOU a Girl's Club NOVIO?!

Talent Unlimited High School attends the Bloomberg Financial Literacy Night

Talent Unlimited was invited to the Bloomberg building on 59th street and Lexington to take part in a financial Literacy Game called Ne$t Egg! High above the city, the top floor had a crystal clear view of the beautiful city I call home, New York City. The game taught me alot about investments, profits, taxes, and about the economical system we have set up in the United States. For participating, the Bloomberg building donated the board games to our school, where students can gain knowledge of being educated with money in the fun of a game.

Talent Unlimited's YAAAAAAAAAASS hand gesture <3 !!! 

Jane by Design

Introducing new hit series JANE BY DESIGN, an ultra chic show that's perfect for all the fashionistas out there! While attending the Teen Vogue event that premiered the new show a month earlier than the release date of January 3rd, I can guarantee you that this is a MUST WATCH! Can't wait til the next episode!

The actors behind JANE BY DESIGN!

The Writer behind JANE BY DESIGN!

<3 !!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Scheherazade: Talent Unlimited's Holiday Show

At Talent Unlimited's Holiday Show this past Friday, students came together to experience all the crafts of all five majors: drama, dance, instrumental, musical theater, and vocal. My personal connection to the dance piece Scheherazade was the fact that I was the Teacher's Assistant and created most of the costumes pictured below. Glue guns + jewels + sparkles + love of color = a stage full of shinning bright dancers!
It's the small details that make the BIG picture.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The girl that speaks to the moon.

And so I sit alone in an empty, Rite Aid parking lot speaking to the bright moon that hurts my eyes.
Who am I speaking to...God...A higher Nature?
Why is it that I have the impulse on a freezing night to numb my body with the air's cold breath, and the peace of me taking the moment in?

Should I question my actions, or should I let them be?
Often in art, or literature, we question what the artist was thinking, and at times we get into a even deeper meaning then the one thought about (or ironically perhaps not thought about) by the author or the artist.

Why do we as humans feel the need to constantly dissect, over think, and overload our mind with daunting rhetorical questions?

Why is it that human nature makes us ask someone a question when we have already answered it in our head as they debate out loud in front of us?
Why is it that everyone's so busy and doesn't have time to meditate and think quietly?
Is everyone ACTUALLY busy, or is everyone 'BEING BUSY' just to distract themselves away from their thoughts, and insecurities?

People don't open up to the difficulties they're experiencing and instead blockade them as if they don't exist. No matter the situation or life experience someone has, they're all common themes-happiness, frustration, low confidence, body image, doubts;etc.
We can ALL relate to each other, but it's sadly religion, culture and society that separates us, instead of unifying us based on our similarities. We are the human race.
My intensity can't be silenced. I will question rather than please.
I love being alive, this awake, this enthusiastic, this passionate, this loud...this extroverted...this aware...this observatory...this curious.
And so I remain talking to the moon, as if the bold white light is guiding my path into the future.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Teen Vogue Partayy!

What can I say...I'm in love with Teen Vogue! You can't picture the excitement and adrenaline I feel each month a new issue arrives in my mailbox. I quickly squeal and rush to the cosiest reading spot and get inspired from the glossy pages under my fingers. Over the summer, it was such an honor to get a tour of Teen Vogue personally from the editors <3 ! (HERE) The office and editors have such a vibrant, opportunistic energy and a 'ready to work' attitude. Fashion is no glitz and glamour for the most part when running a magazine! It's all about running errands, styling for photo shoots, breaking heels from running when returning dresses, re-visions and re-visions, upcoming due dates and hours in the office that produce the satisfaction all fashionistas encounter when the new issue arrives. I respect the editors and interns so HIGHLY and I truly appreciate when the fabulous editors take time our of their busy schedule to share the excitement for Teen Vogue with their readers! Much love for all the glamorous faces below! *Applauds*
Mary Kate Steinmiller, Amy Astley, Jane Keltner, and I <3 !

Shiona Turini <3 !

Andrew Bevan <3 !

Thanks for the support Teen Vogue!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Grab your pumps because it's time for the Glamour Awards 2011!

One of my favorite days of the year arrives: THE GLAMOROUS GLAMOUR AWARDS! A day when the women who have plastered teen girls' walls everywhere personally shout out their advice to the next generation of girls sitting at Carnegie Hall!
Cindi Leive states, "a woman of the year helps other women next year to make it."
"A woman visualizes her have to see it to be it. You don't have to be a president or princess to make a change."
Jessica Alba

Tory Burch states, "when you put on color you can elevate yourself to elevate the world.
"Woman are our best investment!"
Barbara Walters

Arianna Huffington states that "if you have no failures, you haven't done anything in life. Sleep your way to the top, because you'll need the rest to achieve your dreams. My thoughts are on my failures not my successes. Please never hesitate to follow your dreams because you're afraid of failure. My mother taught me that failure is not the opposite of success, but it is a stepping stone to success. There are many helpful animals like in Disney movies disguised as humans trying to help you. Tonight happened because a man wouldn't marry me. The things that go wrong will lead to the things going right!"
Anita Hill

Gloria Steinem states that "men should be saying 'we can do anything women can do.' We're like those Russian Dolls, the nine year old is still in us. Life brings you surprises after your 20s...40s...60s... and 71 but life is STILL one big surprise! You can prepare but you can't plan whatever you want instead build it into your day."
Lea Michele states "so many people told me no, and it's funny what happens when you don't listen to them. Use your voice in positive ways-stand for something or fall for everything."

Facebook Girl Esraa Abedel Fattah states, "this award doesn't represent me, but all the Egyptians after a long dictatorship. I believe in women, especially in Egyptian woman. I will see in my future a woman leader for my country."
Michael Bloomberg
Debbie Harry and Theophilus London perform!
Emma Stone

Withelma 'T' Ortiz-Macey states, "200,000 girls are in sex slavery from ages 12-14. I am only one voice, while we speak people are being trafficked. Be a voice for those that don't have one. Don't let anyone prevent your life from shinning!"
Mrs. Bush states, "for many glamour isn't about how to do your hair or makeup, but how to survive-so I thank Glamour Awards for standing out and having these awards."
Jennifer Aniston states "I appeared on Chelsea Handler because I didn't want her to talk crap about me...I'm madly in love with her!"
Chelsea Handler states, "you can do what the f*** you want to do, but you just have to go f*****g do it! I love being a friend and sister and surprisingly women because I know I'll be there for another!"

Diane Sawyer
Gabrielle Giffords' husband gave her a ring that read 'you are the closest I've been to heaven." He states at the Glamour Awards that he sees 'the woman of the year in her everyday.'
Donatella Versace

Jennifer Lopez states, "my mother taught me my work ethic, and my daughter inspires me to be a better human being."

Hippies on even the most Glamorous of nights!