Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PXO- Artist/Designer

PXO- my abbreviation for proximo. "Proximo" definition: Spanish for next, up and coming. A post about the next big thing. Up and coming artists, entrepreneurs, etc.

Up to the batter's plate, a dear friend of mine since my high school days, who established a brand called MUTE. No it's not the record label started back in 1978- we're not THAT old (no offense to those born on that day!). MUTE is a brand for the new generation.Want to know more, like what the heck MUTE really stands for? Read on at MUTE NYC.

Founder Anthony "Leo" Quezada, is Mr. Calm, Cool  & Collected. The pics below of him with the likes of Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes), Nicky Diamond (mastermind behind Diamond Supply Co.) and Jeff Staple (founder of the visual communications agency Staple Designs). Sweet.

"A queen's just a pawn with a bunch of fancy of moves." (Love that song).

Bow down, b*tches. (That one too)

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

To shop MUTE, email me at nels0104@gmail.com. 

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

#DearMe

If you had the chance to travel back in time and give advice to your younger self, what would you say?

Unfortunately this campaign isn't launching a super rad time traveling machine but to me, it's close enough. To me, it's also a time capsule that will allow us, when we're old and gray, to reminisce on the days when we were stressed such miniscule things.

The #DearMe Campaign started on one of the most influential platforms, YouTube, and has of course, gone viral, already the #1 topic across other social media platforms. Now, without further ado, here is what I would say, to younger me:

"Find a balance with your life. Yes it's important to plan for a good future but live in the moment. Don't forget those who love your presence and appreciate you for who you are. Don't take others words personally. Their opinions don't matter. In the words of Dr. Seuss, 'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.' Life is short; enjoy it. School is important yes, but you're young- have fun! Be nice. Be courageous. You're not one to follow the crowd but apply that not just when the rest of your friends are cutting school. SPEAK UP. Let your voice be heard. Let your ideas be heard, because you know you have great ones. Don't be afraid to be wrong; it's a lesson learned. Don't let others intimidate you; they're only human, no matter what they have done. We're only human. You're only human. Don't let your imperfections hinder you from being yourself. Show love. Love. Life is a roller coaster, with crazy twists, very high highs, and steep lows. But trust me, it's all worth it."



XoXo,

2lipsinluv

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New Post about MUTE coming soon. Stay Tuned. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

You're American Now

“Tu eres Dominicana?” Are you Dominican?
“Yes.”
“Pero naciste aqui, verdad?” But you were born here [in the US] right?
“No. Yo naci halla.”
“O no parece. Se te fue el sazon. Tu eres Americana ya.” Oh, doesn’t seem like it. The spice is gone. You’re American now.

You're American now. You're American now. 

Story of my adult life. 
If you look at my passport, yes I am American now. At 18, I became a naturalized citizen of the US. However, my blood is as Latin as can be.
 
Why do I have to fit the mold of what a certain culture is? Can’t I just be myself? Surely, I’ve been molded by both cultures. And anyone, whether they know me personally or not, can see that I’m not “the typical Dominican girl.” What is that anyway? Many like to think it’s the female with acrylic nails, pounds of makeup, unruly curls, curvaceous body and an attitude to boot. Well, we don’t ALL fit that mold. I am my own damn self. And whether I want to “act white” or succumb to the stereotype of my culture, that’s my call. I love being Dominican. I love living in America. What’s it to yuh? 
Even if how I carry myself reads gringa  or American, my attitude, my inspiration, my "spice" is most definitely Dominicana.

Trust me honey, I didn’t lose my sazon. I just know how to utilize it.
Don’t tempt me.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Blue Colors

And my heart is very, possibly overly, forgiving.

It feels everything intensely, although I’ve trained to not feel.

But that wouldn’t be fair to those that love me.

That isn’t be fair to those that I love.

I’ve come such a long way- from not caring at all, to caring too much.

I’m finding my balance. I’m finding my inner peace. My inner strength.

To succeed, to move on. To live on. To keep on.

To swim the depths of my emotional ocean and not drown in the process.

And not to drown those casually floating above. Or those swimming through.

My waves crash and burst against rocks but eventually they soften.

And all at once I become soft waves, caressing the sands of time.

Living in the moment and not letting life get the best of me.

Storms naturally happen. And many times they happen within me.

But there’s a force much more powerful than my own.

And it helps me get through the thunder, the lightning, the hail, the blizzard that encompass my heart.

Silver linings enclose my clouds and life seems to get better.

Because instead of forcing a square into the circle of life, I let Him create the puzzle to where I am destined to be the best fit.

Imagine a life without me as I imagine a life without you.

I was created to be human.

Not to be perfect.

These are my true colors, the blue colors that make up the person I am, the person I am destined to be.

XoXo,
2lipsinluv

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Great Minds

I wish I knew what I know now, in many aspects of my life. But more so when it comes to my then future, my now present.
I would have not gone to college had it not been what my parents wanted. If it were up to me, I'd get all my experience in "the real world." I'd be interning in NYC and traveling the world, gaining "real world experience."
I wouldn't have taken out loans, which I'm currently paying for now- instead of owning/saving up for a down payment.
And when I were ready to go to school, I'd go to a less expensive school and learned how to sew, how to drape.
My creativity flows. My time is limited- because of my schedule at my job. I honestly don't have the cojones to quit. I don't want to. I'm learning so much. And I have bills to pay. Lots of them.
Fashion isn't for everyone. But fashion is for every body.
It's you. It's me.
It's all of us who dare to wear floral with polka dots, leopard with plaid and of course, head to toe black.
To make it in fashion you don't have to be you and find a place that accepts you in all your glory.

Create that if you must.

I may not be where I imagined myself to be but I'm not done living yet. Heck, I've only just begun.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv



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Monday, January 26, 2015

Juno

I wish my camera could capture the way the snow glistens on the streets, like millions of tiny diamonds, illuminated by the city lights.
Or how whimsical those weightless diamonds look when the wind lifts them up and wisps them across the land, at times swirling dangerously, yet marvelously up, up, up, caressing the skyscrapers, limiting human visibility.
A beautiful yet temerarious wonder of nature.

Yes. I'm a winter baby.



XoXo,

2lipsinluv

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globes '15










2015 has come in with a bang in terms of fashion. The Golden Globes red carpet boasted amazingly dressed celebrities, from the incomparable Jennifer Lopez to the dashing couple, George Clooney and wife Amal Alamuddin who donned white elbow-length gloves.

Check out my Best Dressed of the night (not easy to choose just a few!) below:
Trend alert- Razzle, dazzle sparkle, sparkle!

Stay gorgeous!

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

All images from the Daily News