Hello Spring!!

I spotted some cherry blossoms sprouting from the trees and although the temperature in New York is still frigid, according to the calendar it is officially spring.  I am patiently waiting for the temperatures to match the seasons.  After spring comes summer and I have been eyeing the bathing suit trends for the season.  Here are a few I found.  Enjoy and comment as you see fit. Cheers!


Solange For Elle South Africa Nov 2012

Solange always manages to ooze effortless cool, appear fresh and when you look up under SOUL SISTER in your urban dictionary, there lies a picture of her.


Alud Deng Anei for Marie Claire, South Africa


Kehinde Wiley was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977. His father is Yoruba from Nigeria, and his mother is African-American. As a child, his mother supported his interest in art and enrolled him in after school art classes, and at the age of 12, he spent a short time at an art school in Russia. Wiley did not grow up with his father, and at the age of 20 he traveled to Nigeria to explore his roots and meet him. Kehinde is a NY based portrait painter and you can catch some of his work on view at the Brooklyn Museum right now


Happy International Women's Day!


Education is something that is near and dear to my heart, it's a human right.  It's bothersome to think that in this day and age, there are still places where education, especially of girls, is not a necessity.  In honor of International Women's Day, I want to take time to SALUTE 15 Years old Malala Yousafzai for being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Award 2013.  Ever since I caught news of Malala and her courageous actions, she has been a true inspiration to me.  Cheers, to girls and education, all around the world!!


Ivorian Contemporary Artist Paul Sika

27 years old Paul Sika was born in Abidjan, the capital of Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast, a country located in West Africa. Spending a considerable part of his younger years playing video games and programming calculators, he decides to study Software Engineering in order to also be able to make the electronic entertainments he loves so much. The United Kingdom and more specifically England is the land that welcomed him for his further education after obtaining a baccalaureate from Lycée Blaise Pascal, the French Lycée of Cote d’Ivoire.  In London, Paul falls in love with cinema; a love that leads him to explore his imagination together with photography. Upon graduating from Westminster University with a BSC in Software Engineering, he decides to leave the field of computers when he goes back to his native country. When flabbergasted friends and fellow countrymen would ask why he came back, when he could have stayed there and get a really good career and a nice salary or even enter the respected London College of Communication that wanted him, he answered "It had to be done". Photography is only one step towards his creative work, Paul calls his technique "Photomaking"- One frame film making. The title for the pictures below are titled "Dandelia #3" from the Dandelia series of Lilian's Appeal. 
 Paul Sika's Website