Sunday, December 29, 2013

NYLON Magazine Internship :) !

Interning in the Fashion Closet of NYLON magazine is a great learning process. I gained behind the scenes knowledge of the fashion industry relating to brands, public relations, and photo shoots. I became much more detail-oriented and efficient in organizing multiple projects at once.

Replace those heels with some much needed flats because going through PILES and PILES of clothes by checking them in with photos and labels, merching, organizing many racks, checking out, and packing them up in up to 15 trunks and bags and more (ESPECIALLY when they're coming from a shoot or going to one) is no joke, and I appreciated each and every day of hard work that this AMAZING internship brought to me!!!

I'm sooo thankful for this wonderful opportunity and how it strengthened all my skills! Each month, the fruits of my labor are showcased by my name being printed in the masthead and I can't help but smile :)

My fellow great and hilarious interns :) Oh...the stories and laughs we've shared <33

My awesome boss :D

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society Induction

It makes me SOO happy to see women having a leadership position-to have a voice, to be represented, and to call the shots. When I ran for Student Body President in high school, a guy told me that a girl can't take on a leadership position. 
As the Executive Board Member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society I'm part of the statistic of women that are breaking the glass ceiling accomplishment by accomplishment ;)
Watch out society, GIRL POWER is in FULL blast <3

I'm also consciously working on breaking the stereotype of what a 'good student' looks like, aka I purposefully keep my septum piercing in my nose and my bold tights and shinny sneaker wedges while giving speeches on behalf of PTK. A successful academic girl isn't just one who studies hard and gets good grades and can be found in the back of the library. Instead, its the girl dancing first on the dance floor as much as raising her hand first in class; the girl who loves makeup as much as science; the girl coloring her hair as much as she attends her study group. I want people to join because they feel comfortable in the diversity, not in a cookie-cutter appeal behind the label of a 'good student.'

Saturday, November 30, 2013

2nd Time in NYLON's Masthead in the Demi Lovato Jan 2014 issue

The FRUITS of labor for a Nylon Mag Intern xD

2nd time in NYLON's Masthead <333 !!!
#THANKFUL Go pick up the Jan 2014 issue featuring Demi Lovato :D


Jimmy Choo cupcakes at NYLON! Mmmmm Yummy!

And...when we're not busy, we like to have some fun x)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Lower Eastside Girl's Club OPENING GALA :DD !!!

What can I say-the moment is FINALLY here!!! The opening of the Lower Eastside Girl's Club!!
The Girl's Club started in basements and with carrying materials in shopping carts, and NOW we have a 3 story building ALL to ourselves! Before there was only a boy's club in the L.E.S. and that was the inspiration behind the Girl's Club, and NOW G.C.'s has countless opportunities and resources for generations of girls to come!!
I cannot be MORE thankful for the support that I've experienced from the women of the L.E.S.G.C. to dream BIG and to be FEARLESS in all my endeavors! They have taught me sooooo much since I've stepped into that building at the age of 13, and I've found myself, and my passions and my true callings in life since then, and now being 18, I'm going to take the WORLD by storm with all my dreams!!
Just wait and see ;D
I'm soooo utterly thankful to have soooo many talented and successful women believe in me and root for me and the achievement of my goals! I'm soooo ENDLESSLY appreciative of all the ways Girl's Club has taught me and raised me-the organization is truly my SECOND FAMILY <3

As you can see, I can go onnnnnn, and onnnnn, and onnnnnn about how utterly AMAZING the Girl's Club is, and one day when I have a daughter, at age 8, she's going straight into the club, and one day when I'm successful and have fully reached my highest potential in my career, I'll STILL use my alumni status to provide mentor ship to the NEXT girls who are going to have their turn to change the world through their visions and their dreams!!! One day, this organization will completely serve as a full circle for me, as I've learned and will provide learning opportunity in the future for the Girl's Club <333
Once a Girl's Club girl, ALWAYS a Girl's Club girl :''DD

It was such a MAGICAL night chatting it up with ma homegurl Tyra at the Girl's Club Opening Gala!!! 


->peep one of her favs that she choose behind us  #BFFsFOLYFEEE <333 !!! 

I told Tyra that I interned for Seventeen and she told me "I know, Ann Shoket (editor in chief of Seventeen) and I spoke about you!" :'DD Can someone PLEASE pinch me?!


        My mom and Tyra :)

Editor in Chief of Seventeen Magazine, Ann Shoket and I chat about my days interning for her :D !! 
The fact that she and Tyra spoke about me, AMAZES ME #MINDBLOWN!!!
This CAN'T be REAL life <3333


          Simon Doonan and I! He said: "don't with your eyes....think Victoria Beckham!" Haha x)

Rosario Dawson and I <33

Rosario Dawson's mama Isabella and I :)

Mother-daughter time!!!!



              Rosario introduced me to Russell Simmons as the "girl who had the MOST fun in high school!"

My mom and Russell!