Sequined Hoodie

I am playing a lot of catch up – finishing projects I left behind. Starting projects that I meant to start years ago. One of those projects happens to be the sequined hoodie. Now I thought about making a sequined hoodie more than three years ago. I created this garment in hopes of mixing sequins … Continue Reading

Golden Lady

So way back when, in December of 2013, I attended one of the livest events of the year – Wonder-Full. Now what is Wonder-Full? It is a celebration of the eighth wonder of the world, Stevie Wonder. Every December for the past ten years, Bay Area folks congregate and get down to all of the … Continue Reading

Animal Print Pants

Whenever I go to the fabric store with the intent of getting one thing, but I always leave with a basket full of items. The same thing happens to me when I go to Target. Last month, as I went to the fabric store to buy some zippers, I bought this printed fabric. Now, I … Continue Reading

Sexual Chocolate!

Halloween came and went so quickly – so quickly that I didn’t finish my Randy Watson costume! I worked with my friend to finish the suit jacket, the final intricate piece that would bring my costume together, but it was too late. I had to prepare for my flight to Las Vegas for Halloween shenanigans. … Continue Reading

Life is Living | Oakland

Last Saturday the Life is Living annual celebration took place. This beautiful celebration of life and community started in 2008 and I have had the opportunity to experience this space since 2010. The Life is Living website provides a great explanation of their exemplary work in the community.   “LIFE is LIVING establishes a new … Continue Reading

Lost Wallets and Vinyl

Last weekend, my good friends got together to explore the Alameda Flea Market. The mission, I chose to accept it, was to explore this massive faire. My friends and I got there bright and early at 9:45am (for a Sunday morning that is pretty early since I got up around 7:00am to prep). I didn’t … Continue Reading

Halloween is Around the Corner

It is that time of year. The seasons are changing; the cool fall winds are blowing through your neighborhood, U.S.A, dancing with marigold and orange leaves in the street. But you can scratch all that, round these parts it is hot as hell. Yesterday it had to be more than 80 degrees. Sometimes folks rock … Continue Reading

Looking for Trouble

Quadron’s Avalanche is currently in heavy rotation…. Summer, summer, summertime! Looking for trouble reminds me of my college days, out and about and looking for trouble.  After all of this daydreaming and reminiscing I thought about making something light and airy and bold in color – I thought of this jumper. I think the romper … Continue Reading

On Repeat | Quadron, Quasimoto, and a Third Artist Whose Name Doesn’t Start with the Letter Q

Summertime fun in the sun with these joints. A friend introduced me to this group in late 2011. I saw them at a local music venue and was enthralled with the lead singer Coco and the man behind the music, Robin Hannibal. Together they make Quadron, a duo that makes soulful electronic treats for your eardrums. … Continue Reading

Danny Brown | The Old and Reckless Tour

Who: Danny Brown What: Sold out concert Where: The New Parish, Oakland When: May 21, 2013 Why: Sold out Danny Brown show – nuff said.