Tag Archives: STYLE

THE MIAMI BLOG OLYMPICS

30 Jan

MIAMI OLYMPICSTHE MIAMI BLOGSCENE IN 2015 IS ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE FROM JUST 2 YEARS AGO.  INSTAGRAM KILLED THE LAST FEW TUMBLRS THAT WERE STILL DOING THEIR THING.  WHEN LIZ LEFT FOR BROWARD, SHE LEFT WITH MIAMIS JOURNALISTIC SPIRIT. MUSES ARE REAL & WHEN THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE.  MIAMI ISN’T LONDON OR LA.  THOSE CITIES HAVE MASS MEDIA LISTING EVERY EVENT UNDER THE SUN.  MIAMI IS MUCH MORE EXCLUSIVEYOU HAVE TO PAY TO PLAY.DISCOTEKKA 2013BLOGGING IS A MARATHON. WE LEFT OUR SOUTH BEACH STUDIO, & RELOCATED TO THE HEART OF LITTLE HAVANA IN 2013.  IT WAS AT THAT TIME WE NOTICED THE OTHER BLOGS BEGINNING TO DIMINISH ON THEIR POST FREQUENCY, WE DECIDED TEST A TWELVE POST PER MONTH FORMAT, WHICH WE ADHERED TO FOR THE ENTIRETY OF 2014.MIAMI DEADENDSAT CENTRAL ST MARTINS  JAMES KING LECTURED ON THE VALUE OF MICROBRANDING.  SO WHEN WE GOT TO MIAMI, 924COLLECTIVE BEGAN AS ADVENTURE IN MICRO-BRANDING & INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM.  UTILIZING FREE RESOURCES:  WORDPRESS, SOUNDCLOUD, TWITTER, & STUMBLEUPON.  WE HAD A FASCINATING CONVERSATION WITH DOMINGO CASTILLO ABOUT THE DIGITAL CULTURE SHIFT, WHERE EVERYONE IS PRODUCING FREE CONTENT.  NEWS MEDIA NOW RELIES ON FOOTAGE SENT IN BY AMATEURS.  COCA COLA USED TO SPEND MILLIONS ON AN ELABORATE CAMPAIGN, NOW THEY JUST RE-POST USER SUBMITTED CONTENT ON BILLBOARDS.MIAMI REAL TALKFLASH FORWARD TO 2014 WE SAW THE ARTLURKER WRITERS PRIZE & DEBATED ENTERING A PIECE, WITH THE “REWARD” OF $50 A POST RUN.  CONSIDERING ANYTHING OVER 250 WORDS, IS MAKING LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE.  DOING A QUICK INTERNET SEARCH REVEALS 20C A WORD MINIMUM.  SO THE PRIZE IN EFFECT IS PAYING 50% LESS FOR THE EXACT SAME WORK AS IF THEY HIRED A WRITER. THE PRIZE EFFECTIVELY UNDERCUTTING THE VALUE OF THE WINNERS WRITING.NEVER X2 LAND SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION I WAS CONTACTED BY A JOURNALISM STUDENT, WHO HAD TO CREATE A MAGAZINE TO GET HER MFA.  LONG STORY SHORT, SHE DIDN’T HAVE THE SKILLS TO PUBLISH A MAGAZINE.  IN EFFECT I WAS TAKING MY MFA FINAL EXAM WITHOUT SPENDING THE $60,000 TO GET IT.  THIS WAS A PARADIGM COMING OUT OF ART SCHOOL.  TOP CREATIVE COMPANIES WOULD HEADHUNT DEMANDING A MINIMUM 6-9 MONTH UNPAID INTERNSHIP (SOMETIMES UP TO A YEAR).  UNPAID WORK VORTEX FOR PEOPLE WITH MFAS FROM THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART!?!  A FRIEND CONFESSED TO WORKING INTENSE 18 HOUR DAYS UNPAID DESIGNING MENSWEAR AT ALEXANDER MCQUEEN.  SO EXPLOITATIVE LABOR IS ALIVE AND KICKING IN THE HEART OF THE CREATIVE WORLD, ITS JUST HOW YOU PACKAGE IT. JUST ELABORATE EXERCISES IN DIMINISHING RETURNS.ALPHA GAMMA DELTA

 

THE PAGEANT WAS PULLED

27 Jan

 

MISS UNIVERSETHE PUBLIC HAS SPOKEN. THE PAGEANT WAS OFFICIALLY PULLED. FASHION MODELSCAN AN INTERNATIONAL MODELING COMPETITION BE JUDGED BY AMERICAN BASED ENTERTAINERS?  YES, FOR ZERO SUM CREDIBILITY.MISS FRANCETHANKS TO A LITTLE HOLLYWOOD PAGEANT TEA, WE WERE UP TO SPEED ON ALL THE TRICKS & HI-JINX, THANKS TO ALYSSA EDWARDS.THE DONDONALD TRUMP OWNS MISS UNIVERSE.  IF YOU LOOK AT THE STAGED “PAGEANT” AS A 3 HOUR TIMESHARE PRESENTATION TO SELL UNBUILT LUXURY CONDOS IN DORAL. IT ALL STARTS TO MAKE TOTAL SENSE.VENEZUELA LOVEMR TRUMP GETS WHAT HE WANTS.  SO WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD LIKE ANOTHER LATINA MISS UNIVERSE. HE IS GOING TO GET IT.  IT IS GREAT FOR HIS BUSINESS IN SOUTH FLORIDA, IN THE SHORT & LONG TERM.DORAL FUTURESWHEN THE ENTIRE JUDGING PANEL IS MADE UP OF US BASED ENTERTAINERS: GIANCARLO STANTON, KRISTIN CAVALLARI, LOISE ROE, DESEAN JACKSON, ROB DYRDEK, LISA VANDERPUMP, NINA GARCIA, WILLIAM LEVY, EMILIO ESTEFAN, & MANNY PACQUIAO. IT WOULDN’T BE TOO DIFFICULT TO PULL AN INTERNATIONAL PAGEANTMISS ARGENTINASO AS THE FINALISTS WERE NARROWED FROM 88 TO 10, IT WAS CLEAR THE LATINAS WERE DOMINATING THE COMPETITION, ARGENTINA, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, & VENEZUELA  REPRESENTED IN THE FINALS.MISS USAEVEN MISS USA NIA SANCHEZ IS MEXICAN/GERMAN. ANOTHER SHOCKER WAS MISS NETHERLANDS WHO WAS CAGED FOR 12 HOURS. BRINGING AWARENESS TO CHILD PROSTITUTION AS HER PLATFORM.MISS NETHERLANDSMISS JAMAICA WAS SERVING US AUDREY HEPBURN MEETS HALE BERRY REALNESS & WAS CLEARLY THE PEOPLES MISS UNIVERSE.  DAUGHTER OF OLYMPIC SWIMMERS DECLARED “I DON’T HAVE LONG TRESSES LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, BUT I AM REPRESENTING MYSELF.  WHAT I SEE BEST.  THAT IS WHAT A BEAUTY PAGEANT, BEAUTY IS OVERALL.  THERE IS NO STANDARD LOOK TO ANYBODY.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK A CERTAIN WAY TO BE IN THIS.  I FEEL LIKE I REPRESENT THAT.”MISS JAMAICAWHEN #MISS JAMAICA, KACI FENNELL WAS NAMED 4TH RUNNER UP, THE CROWD CLEARLY WASN’T HAVING IT.  NEITHER WAS TWITTER.  KUDOS TO MISS COLOMBIA OFF TO RESIDE IN TRUMP TOWERS FOR A YEAR.  THROWING A LITTLE BEAUTY PAGEANT MR TRUMP? X O X OPULL THE PAG

CHURCH OF REALNESS 2015

26 Jan

MIAMI REALNESSFROM TIME TO TIME WE REVISIT THE PAST.  BECAUSE HISTORY IS ONLY AS VALID AS THE HYPERLINK. TALKING TO AN OLD GIRLFRIEND WHO DABBLED IN WICCA IN HIGH SCHOOL, WE SENT HER A LINK TO THE LEGENDARY CRAFT EXPOSE, BY A QUEEN BY ALL MEANS.  SOMETIMES THE KNOWLEDGE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE UPDATED OR RE-PACKAGED.ALL THESE BITCHES ARE WITCHES,ALL IN THE CRAFT, ALL OF THEM. ALL THESE HOES GET IT. SHAZAMING.” THE CRAFT IS ALIVE IN 2015PALM AND TAROTWITCHES HAVE BEEN FEARED & HUNTED & WITH ANY OSTRACIZED CULTURE, IT GOES UNDERGROUND, ONLY TO BE RE-INTRODUCED & POPULARIZED AT THE CORRESPONDING TIME.  THE SLOW OCCULT CREEP ISN’T FANTASY FICTION, IT IS A REALITY. OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER CONSPIRACY THEORY? IS EVERYONE A SLAVE OF THE ILLUMINATI?MISS KOOKEE DEALS WITH THE TOPIC IN TRUE FORM,  ANALYZING TO SITUATION TO PERFECTION, BEFORE DISCARDING IT COMPLETELY.MINAJ POSSESSIONA QUEEN BREAKS DOWN THE WHOLE CORPORATE BET VIACOM STRUCTURE TO EXPLAIN HOW THE WHOLE OPERATION. THE SHOWS, THE ENTERTAINERS, THE FASHIONS, THE AWARDS, THE RECIPIENTS. THE WHOLE RITUAL. REVEALING ALL THE TRICKS OF THE TRADEWHO CONTROLS YOUR EMOTIONS, YOUR ENERGY, YOUR THOUGHT PROCESSES?  IT IS ALL A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE & HOW YOU SPIN IT. GOD VS EVILCULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS, RELIGIOUS CONSCIOUSNESS, DIGITAL CONSCIOUSNESS, SUPREME CONSCIOUSNESS. PICK ONE, PICK THEM ALL.THE INTERNET GIVES US ACCESS TO IT ALL. EVERYTHING. BOMBARDMENT. DESIGNED TO BE TOO MUCH TO EVER PROCESS. CREATING LAWS AROUND IMAGERY. REPRESENTING ANCIENT ARCHE TYPES THROUGH ART/ FASHION / MUSIC / CULTURE / OCCULTURESO MANY PLAYERS CASTING SPELLS IT MUST BE SERIOUS BUSINESSIT IS A DECEPTION WHERE MEDIA ROYALTY BECOMES REAL ROYALTYYOU HAVE TO FIND HUMOR IN THE DARKNESS. WHEN GOSSIP BECOMES TEA, & TEA IS SEEN AS GOSSIP, THE FINE ART OF SINCERITY BECOMES A VALUABLE COMMODITY.  ANYONE BRAVE ENOUGH TO DROP THEIR KNOWLEDGE ON THE FREELY ARE OUR INSPIRATIONAL HEROES XBLACK MAGIQUE

BORN RICH, FILTHY RICH X

23 Jan

RICH PRINCE“I LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE EVERYONE WANTS TO BELIEVE IS A MERITOCRACY, WE WANT TO THINK THAT EVERYONE EARNS WHAT THEY HAVE.  I GUESS IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER, KEEP TELLING YOURSELF THAT. IT DOESN’T WORK FOR ME NEMORE”JAMIE JOHNSONBORN RICH 2003JAMIE STATUS WITHIN THE ELITE GIVES HIM A RARE INSIGHTS INTO A WORLD FEW CAN COMPREHEND.  WITHIN THE FIRST FEW MINUTES OF BORN RICH WE MEET THE INNER CIRCLE.  IF YOU ARE QUICK ENOUGH, YOU CAN START TO “READ BETWEEN THE LINES” OF THE LANGUAGE OF THE HIGHLY EDUCATED.  EVERYTHING IS SUBTLY DIRECT, AND YET SO CANDIDLY BLASE IT KNOCKS YOUR SOCKS OFF.JAMIE JOHNSONFRIEND #2 IS S.I IV.  WHO SMUGGISHLY LISTS OFF A STRING OF “INFLUENTIAL MAGAZINES” THAT HIS FAMILY OWNS.  BASICALLY EVERYTHING YOUR GRANDMOTHER, MOTHER, & THE MAID EQUATE TO LUXURY, STYLE, AND AFFLUENCE, OVER THE LAST CENTURY WAS CONTROLLED BY THE NEWHOUSE FAMILY. HERE IS THE LIST: ALLURE, ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, BON APPETIT, CONDE NAST TRAVELER, GLAMOR, GOURMET, GQ, HOUSE & GARDEN, NEW YORKER, VANITY FAIR, VOGUE, WIRED, & THERE ARE PLENTY MORE.  THIS IS THE CLASSIC PYRAMID STRUCTURE OF ONE HOUSE CONTROLLING AN INDUSTRY, DICTATING THE TRENDS & STYLES (CULTURE) TO THE HOUSEHOLDS OF THE MASSES.  WELCOME TO THE REAL AMERICAEYE CONTROL YOUHIS BRAZEN REMARKS SHOW JUST HOW EASILY POPULAR OPINION CAN BE BOUGHT, SOLD, INFLUENCED AND CHANGED WITH MINIMAL EFFORT.  BECAUSE YOU OFFER THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE. ILLUSIONMAGAZINE MKCREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. IT TAKES GUTS TO CREATE AN EXPOSE OF THIS MAGNITUDE, AND THE FALLOUT MAKES ITSELF APPARENT QUITE QUICKLY AS THE FILM TRANSPIRES.  BECAUSE IT IS TABOO TO TALK ABOUT MONEY IN POLITE SOCIETY LET ALONE PUBLIC ARENA.FINANCE BLASTWHEN YOU LEARN TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES, WHAT ISN’T SAID IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT IS,  YOU CAN WATCH THESE VERY INTELLIGENT HEIRS, WORD THEIR STATEMENTS WISELY, BECAUSE THEY KNOW AFTER FILMING EVERYONE WILL BE WATCHING.CHAMPAGNE WISHESMEETING CORY FANCHETTI THE ITALIAN TEXTILE HEIR, IS AN EYE OPENER. “THERE ARE NOT MANY PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF IN MODELING I SEE.  I HAD FRIENDS THAT REALLY GOT ME INTO IT, THEY ALMOST COERCED ME INTO IT.  I KEPT HEARING TRY IT, TRY IT, WHY NOT TRY IT.  SO FINALLY I DID. LAUREN, LAUREN HUTTON WHO IS A FRIEND OF MINE, GAVE ME THE IDEA.  SOME OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY THINK ITS A STEP DOWN. BEING A WHORE, WHICH FOR A MAN I THINK IT IS.  I DID IT PURPOSEFULLY, IT’S THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM.  I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTROSPECTIVE, INTERESTED IN CULTURE & THINGS LIKE THAT & THIS IS SOMETHING ON THE SURFACE.  I AM PURPOSEFULLY DOING IT TO EXPLORE THAT SIDE.”DECADENCE 2003CODY ALSO REVEALS THE BRITANNICA 11TH EDITION PRINTED IN 1911 IN 33 VOLUMES IS THE LAST REAL ENCYCLOPEDIA.  “ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA AFTER THAT IS SHIT” MADE FOR THE MASSES. THNX BROFABULOUS TRUTHMY MOM HAD NEVER BEEN ON THE SUBWAY.  “ITS PRETTY COOL, OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD TRY THIS.”  IRONIC SINCE THE WHITNEY FORTUNE WAS MADE BY PRIVATIZING THE SUBWAYS & HELD A MONOPOLY.  “IT WAS A COMPLETE RACKET,  THEY WERE CROOKS.  BUT EVERYONE WAS A CROOK BACK THEN THAT MADE MONEY.  THE JOHNSONS WERE MAKING OPIUM OR SOMETHING (SIC).” JOSIAH HORNBLOWER, HEIR TO THE VANDERBILT & WHITNEY FORTUNES.  LEARNING THAT HIS FAMILY OWNS GRAND CENTRAL STATION, THE WHITNEY MUSEUM, AMONGST NUMEROUS NY LANDMARKS, SENT THE YOUNG HEIR INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF DEPRESSION, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, WHICH SEEMED LIKE A RIGHT OF PASSAGE INTO SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR SEVERAL RICH BOYS. A HARD KNOCK LIFEHENRY TAYLOR 2PACNOT ALL OF JAMIES FRIENDS WERE BORN RICH, CHRISTINA FLOYD,  THE DAUGHTER OF A GOLF PROTEGE SHOWS THE OTHER SIDE.  ON A TOUR OF SOUTH HAMPTON, THROWING STATEMENTS LIKE THE WASP-YEST OF THE WASPS “I BROUGHT FOUR JEWISH FRIENDS TO THE BATHING CORP. FOR LUNCH.” “THE PEOPLE AT THE CLUB MAY NOT BE THAT EXCITED IF I CAME WITH A BLACK PERSON” NO SCENE, ON SCANDAL, JUST AN EXALTATION FROM POLITE SOCIETY.  SO WHILE SOME PHILANTHROPISTS MAY DONATE MILLIONS TO MINORITIES, AND EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS, THERE ARE UNSPOKEN RULES OF LAW.BEST OF FRIENDSJUST LIKE IN COURTLY SOCIETY.  THE POWER ALWAYS STAYS IN THE FAMILY. THAT’S ANOTHER UNSPOKEN REALITY IN THE UPPER ECHELONS, SO SEEING HOW LIMITED THE OPTIONS ARE FOR AN HEIR OR HEIRESS WHO CAN HAVE ANYONE THEY DESIRE, THE TRUE PARADIGM STARTS TO SHOW ITSELF. THE FACT THAT THERE WERE “NO NEW PEOPLE” IN THEIR SOCIAL CIRCLE AFTER 10TH GRADE, MAKES THE DATING SCENE RATHER INCESTUOUS TO SAY THE LEAST. A TYPICAL SUMMER NIGHT SEES THE CLIQUE SITTING ACROSS TABLES FROM EACH OTHER AT CONSCIENCE POINT. “THE PLEASURE EXTINGUISHES ITSELF VERY QUICKLY” EXPLAINS CODYIVANKA TRUMPWHAT QUICKLY BECOMES APPARENT IS THE ORNATELY GUILDED, INVISIBLE CAGES THESE HEIRS LIVE IN.   WHERE THEY HAVE TO BE SEEN, WHO THEY CAN AND CAN’T BE SEEN WITH. WHO CAN YOU TRUST, WHO YOUR REAL FRIENDS ARE, WHO THEY ARE EXPECTED TO MARRY.  BEING BORN RICH IS SOMETHING WORTH EXPERIENCING FOR SURE.CHEERS JUDAS

COCONUT GROVE RETREAT

31 Dec

COCONUT GROVEPRIVATE RETREATCASA STALONECUBAN RELAXATION

CAPRICORN COMMOTION X

31 Dec

CAPRICORN PARTYCAPRICORN IS THE TENTH SIGN OF THE ZODIAC, BUT THE FIRST OF WHAT COULD BE CALLED THE MORE UNIVERSAL SIGNS.IT IS THE THIRD & LAST EARTH SIGN, & IS RULED BY THE FATEFUL PLANET, SATURN.  CAPRICORN SYMBOLIZES THE SERIOUS OUTLOOK OF MATURITY, BUT ALSO AN AWARENESS OF HOW THE INDIVIDUAL SPIRIT RELATES TO THE UNIVERSE.  CAPRICORN CAN BE SEEN AS AN EVOLUTIONARY STAGE BETWEEN SAGITTARIUS & AQUARIUS TRANSMUTING PHILOSOPHICAL AND FIERY ENERGIES INTO AIRY, DETACHED & ECCENTRIC ONES.JIMI GLEASONTHE RULERSHIP OF SATURN LENDS SERIOUSNESS, FEELINGS OF RESPONSIBILITY, & (IN CONTRAST TO JUPITER’S RULERSHIP OF SAGITTARIUS) A DESIRE TO LIMIT RATHER THAN EXPAND.  CAPRICORNS TEND TOWARD THE CONSERVATIVE, BUT THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS KEEP THEM FROM SEEKING THE HEIGHTS, WHICH THEY OFTEN SURMOUNT IN A PATIENT & PERSISTENT MANNER.  CAPRICORNS DO NOT PARTICULARLY CARE HOW LONG IT TAKES THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR ENDS.  THEY BELIEVE IN WORKING & REWORKING MATERIALS SLOWLY, CAREFULLY, & MASTERFULLY.  RARELY EVER GIVING UP.CAPRICORN HEROESMANY ASTROLOGERS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT CAPRICORN IS THE MOST DIFFICULT ASTROLOGICAL SIGN TO CHARACTERIZE, FINDING WIDELY VARYING TYPES BORN UNDER IT.  YET IT SEEMS THAT CAPRICORNS ALL SHARE SATURN’S SENSE OF FATALISM, WHICH GRANTS THEM AN INSTINCTIVE KNOWLEDGE OF POWER AND HOW IT WORKS, & WITH IT THE ABILITY TO GET EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT. CAPRICORN POWERCAPRICORN AMP