Friday, March 20, 2009


I realize now that my love for TV shows and Fashion has taken up most of my blogging regimen, and not that I don't still adore those two subject matters, but I'm thinking of starting a weekly life lesson mandate. With a mind that goes a million miles a minute like my own, I've got to find somewhere to channel all that rather profound wisdom right??? Well I'm going to try and there's no better place to start but here!

Lip service Lesson #1:
Don't string all your pearls on one necklace (translation: Don't put all your eggs in one basket!) proverbial I know, I never understood why my father was always so adamant about it, until now. Whether it's your professional or private life, don't ever not have a fall back plan, variety is after all the spice of life.

Fashion: try new things, don't get caught up in the same boring routine, check out new stores, and new styles, who knows you might find something you really love.

Love: one guy isn't a good enough prospect, don't count on him to be your prince charming, because well fairy tales don't really exist, sorry. For all intensive purposes I believe in monogamy (as an end result), but what I don't believe in is only dating exclusively, and filling your mind with the thoughts of only one person when you've got your whole life ahead of you.

Career Planning: it's all good and well to have career plans, because Ambition is a wonderful thing, but there's no excuse not to have a plan B, sometimes they'll save your life.

Whatever the case may be, don't lock yourself up into an all or nothing situation, you set yourself up for disappointment 99.9% of the time.

LG Fashion Week: Carlton Brown

This week has been an absolute whirlwind adventure for me as I've been volunteering at LG Toronto Fashion Week. It's been a lot of hard work but amazing nonetheless and last night I began to understand why I had to be there so much. Carlton Brown's collection was simply phenomenal, and as I danced to the sounds of Sean Paul, while peeking through to catch a glimpse of my fellow Jamaican, I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride rush through me, heightening every sense in my body. I was tingling with excitement, there it was before my very eyes, one of Jamaica's own showing an exciting inventive, cohesive and bold menswear collection, while simultaneously promoting Jamaican music with Stacey McKenzie at his side. When such an occasion comes before me it is not only blogworthy but a moment where I am proudest of the land of my birth. We are as our national motto says "Out of Many One People" and Carlton Brown made us all very proud. Our vibrancy as a country showed through in his collection's vivid pops of colour, and those male models were gorgeous! All I can say now is "We likkle but wi talawa" (translation: we are small but mighty) and I am so thankful that I was able to witness this proud moment for Jamaicans all over the world!