I've been busy on Instagram! My happy little booty just got back from an awesome trip to Surigao del Sur! When I get all these photos sorted out, it'll be all over this blog. Ugh, I love the beach. I can't dance, but it makes me so jumpy!
Thank you to EnRoute Travel and Tours for arranging this trip!
Hello! Its Saturday! Shying away from the heavy barrage of emotions from last week's post, here's a quick update on whats coming to MiMi. Took a while, a thousand re-designs and a bunch of trips to suppliers. Simply cause I was so picky about the material. But hey, it's always worth it when you see your work come to life.
There's been a good amount of work this week. Can't wait to unwind at the Tapas and Craft Beer tasting tonight.(I'll try and sneak in some photos.)
PS. This blog is really reminding me to move my column writing to here. Have to get to that.
This will be one of the few times I'm going
to write about relationships. Not because I'm against them. I'm all for
flowers, romance, dates and wine (especially wine). But cause being not being
in one and writing about it, gives people the space to judge me as bitter, and
I read 2 pieces on the internet once, they
were called “ How to get married in less than a year” and “This is why you're
single” . My blood boiled at the sight of the titles. But I read them anyways…
Who ever wrote “This is why your single”
needs to discover a stronger drink and maybe a sharp hit of reality. Two of the
reasons the writer stated was “because you're picky” and “because you're a
b*tch”. Oh yes, because you're supposed to just let things come into your life
without due thought and scrutiny. Be easy, stoop down low. With those two
reasons, it should've just been called “How to lower your standards…and how low
can you go?”
Why do we teach women that marriage is the
end goal? Why is it so hard wired into our brains? That getting married and
being with someone is IT. When there are so many more things we can celebrate? More
women are climbing the corporate ladder, more women graduate from college and
Beyonce makes more money than Kanye.
Can I tell you a secret? You don’t have to
be in a relationship. You don't have to aspire to a wedding in a fat dress. (If
I wanted to wear a pretty dress, I'd go to a party. Or put one on and have a
huge glass of wine. Because I can)
I mean it. I know they force it down your
throat until you choke on it. Girls aren’t pretty unless they’re wanted. Boys
aren’t men unless they’re sleeping with
someone. People aren’t lovable until they’re dating someone. You aren't happy.
But a relationship won’t always make you
happy, and as wonderful as romance is, it isn’t the only love that exists.
There are friendships that I treasure more than I will a romantic relationship.
Friends who have insights into my soul that I can't share with anyone else. And
there are couples who swear it’s forever - and yet the friendship is the one
I have heard so often “nobody loves me” or
“it would be better if I were with…”
out of the mouths of people who are single.
And it kills me because if you ask them: what about friends and family. The
respond with: yeah they love me of course, but that's nothing. Of course it's
something! In fact it's everything! love
doesn’t diminish just because someone doesn’t want to have sex with you. In
fact, doesn’t it sort of make that love more real that they want nothing - not
even a date or a 15 second reply - out of you?
It is pretty to be in love. It’s magical,
I’m sure. But it’s also wonderful to be with a friend and chat ceaselessly for
hours. It’s also wonderful to go visit the world with nothing but a bunch of
buddies who are really excited about learning. It's beautiful to be there for a
friend who needs you.
The #relationshipgoals on the Internet
don't have to be your goals.
The problem is: we’ve made everything about
“the one”. But maybe “the one” is just you, loving yourself, having fun, and
being happy. Maybe instead of looking for our other halves, we should be
piecing ourselves together.
And to all my girls out there, do what you
want. Celebrate being you.
(Partial use of a monologue that originally appeared on The Artidote)
2 nights ago (Look at me being so up-to-date with the posts. Someone hand me the roses.) , Carlo Gaid, my friend and photographer. Who will one day, travel with me because I need great pictures (Lol.JK. maybe not). He shot me a message and asked if I wanted to hang out for a quick cup of coffee. And because I'm always up for coffee, we bought the cups and decided it was a nice night for a walk.Carlo being the photographer that he is, snapped these amazing portraits while we were chatting. We took them pretty quickly, our coffee was still warm by the time we were done.
If you must know, I take my coffee black. Like my outfits and my heart.
Everything's from MiMi. The pants are available now, the kimono and cropped top are coming very soon!.
While I am writing this, I am rocking out to Earth, Wind and Fire. Which means, I will be having a major solo dance party in my room. Do you do that? You should, its awesome for the soul.
It took me a while, but its finally here. My very own clothing line, MiMi. (Named after a nickname I wish I carried till I was older.) I was actually quite afraid to start something like this, to put myself out there, to a market this wide. But I thought, "if I was having such a hard time shopping for what I needed, other women must be too". And out of that simple problem, MiMi was born.
Funny story about these photos, I was having a dry day at home, and the clothes had just arrived. I slipped into one of our rooms and I saw that that room in particular had great lighting and a blank wall. So...in true "blogger" fashion. I do my hair and makeup, set up my tri-pod and start shooting! And viola! Here we are!
MiMi is a clothing line dedicated to the basics. Classy, sexy black and white. Tailor made to fit you.
Here is my first collection as a Fashion Entrepreneur. I'd love to know what you think. Prices and more, are available HERE