February 7, 2017

Tattoo Collector Tag

1. Do you consider yourself a tattoo Collector?
As I consider tattoos a form of art and I'm going to continue to apply artwork to myself, yes, I do consider myself a tattoo collector. 

2. Do you have a specific tattoo that turned you into a tattoo collector?
(That's when you knew you were a collector)
I think my second tattoo, it's completely designed by me you can read my blog post on it here. This piece is really special to me and it also taught me things to keep in mind for future tattoos.

3. What tattoo did you have to travel the furthest for? Where did you go?
The shop I get majority of my tattoos done at is about an hour away from where I live.

4. Where was the closest tattoo you traveled to?
About 25 minutes from where I live.

5. What Tattoo artists has tattooed you the most?
Ig: turtlestattooz - turtleshandpoketattooz

6. Any Tattoo artist you follow that you dream of getting tattooed by?
Not really, I already have plans and rapport with artists for the tattoos I currently have planned. I am on the look out for a great animal realism artist but that tattoo is a bit far off. 

7. Name two tattoos that took the most sessions to complete.
All of my current tattoos have been done in one session.

8. A tattoo that took the longest to heal/Complete
Probably my right foot b/c I wasn't able to keep it out as much as needed and i ended up needing a small touch up.

9. Do you have any tattoo artist that has become your friend through tattooing?
Uh, yeah. We're friendly lol not like 'Hey, you guys wanna come over for dinner' but like a 'Hey, how ya been, let's chat.'

10. Do you post pictures of your tattoos or naw?
Not really, occasionally I'll post a stencil or something but I'm a little paranoid of someone trying to get my exact tattoo.

11. How do you react when someone asks to see your tattoo?
That would depend on their manners but normally just try and look w/o saying anything.

12. When will you collection be finished?
It'll be several years unfortunately, since tattoos cost and there are those things called priorities hahaha

13. Who do you tag?!
Anyone that wants to do it.

January 20, 2017

What I Eat In A Day : Celiac/Vegan #1

Strawberry Smoothie

A smoothie is always a great way to start any day and strawberry is my favorite and least be real, it's simple. I drink close to 3 cups worth, it's just frozen strawberries, water, and your choice of sweetener.(I used golden light blue agave)

Omelette Over Rice

Before going vegan I was a master omelette maker, this is kind of a lazy version, there are onions in the egg but It's pretty much just pace picante sauce in a folded over egg and I eat it over rice. (This is vegan egg if that wasn't clear)

Kimchi Tofu Stew

This isn't an authentic recipe b/c I just used what was in my house, but I've had authentic tofu stew before and this tasted pretty close though. It's kimchi, tofu, mushrooms, onions, carrot, rice, marsala wine(kinda loving it right now) tomato sauce,water. (some sauce I got from an Indian restaurant b/c I don't have Korean chili paste ) 

Mushroom Marsala Pasta

This was my second time making this recipe, I prefer less cheese so I just shredded it on top. Here is the recipe and obviously I made it celiac & vegan edible, which is fairly simple. (vegan gourmet cheese[I prefer cheddar] earth balance butter[I use soy free] & all purpose gluten free flour)

I hope you enjoyed this, I plan to do more as well as just cooking videos. If you have and recommendations or questions feel free to leave them in the comments.

January 3, 2017

HopelessAndFluffy x Tarine Wright

 Not to mince words, the end of 2016 was shit but it's a new year now! 
We decided to kick this year off right with a shoot at the botanical gardens by Tarine Wright.
Not so much a resolution but plans are being made for this year, the blog is back, we'll be vlogging again and more.

You can view more photos as well as Tarine's work on her website

August 11, 2016

Support The Arts : Concept Work

So I'm a student of the arts if nothing else and I've come to be surrounded by plenty of others which I absolutely enjoy. So before my friend Erica moved to LA to further her artistic endeavors we decided to do a little impromptu photoshoot which have now become concept photos. I'm actually thinking of doing a few different concept projects which I hope to share with you once they become reality. In the mean time here are a few photos that have inspired a concept. Photography - Tarine Wright   
Kind of like an edgy boy meets world vibe don't you think. 

June 3, 2016

Just A Chat : Aerial Fad

So I'm sure plenty of people have seen the segment on Live with Kelly where she and Anderson Cooper were being "taught" lyra. There is a good bit a chatter in the aerial community and though I'm not a teacher and still training as an aerialist I just felt the urge to talk about it just a smidge.
You can watch the video here if you haven't seen it or need a refresher.
Now the first thing I noticed was Kelly introduced Debra as a "fitness instructor" which is misleading as it's not the same thing as an aerial instructor nor does it mean you're qualified to teach aerials. Before I continue here I'm going to put the instructors response to all the outrage.
"We did have a much more beginner program planned for this morning's show. Unfortunately we were put under a lot of pressure by the production team to make the choreo much more challenging than originally planned. This caused us to skip the normal teaching steps which would include demonstrating one move at a time then assisting the student as they practice. The goal would have been to be out of the hoop much more and to spot and assist. Unfortunately, with the limited time and pressure to do more - this did not happen.

Our program is super safe and everyone works within their skill level. Instructors are actively walking around to spot and support after demoing each move in our regular classes, and unfortunately this aspect was not highlighted because the production team wanted to make it more 'interesting' for TV.

We would normally never give that progression to beginner students. We did practice the top bar section with Kelly and Anderson during the break, however I completely understand your concern.

Thank you,
A few things, there are plenty of beginner moves that would have looked challenging enough without throwing caution to the wind. If you wouldn't apply this in your normal practice then why would you apply it in this situation. She could/should have demonstrated the whole sequence first that way she would be able to spot them and guide them though the moves. As it's a TV segment my thought would be there's limited time and they're going to want to see something great even though you're working with beginners, so I would have prepared something that caters to the those limitations.
A lot of people think that any exposure is good exposure. That clearly is not the case when safety is a major concern. Not everyone has the discipline needed or understands what is needed of them to do these "Cool" things. Which is were the problem lies when you have major outlets promoting things improperly and not even with a disclaimer.
Pursuing recreational activities is fine and dandy when you're not going to break your neck just "having fun", though I don't Personally know of a reputable teacher that would allow this. 
Please make informed decisions (I laughed in my head as I typed that cliché)
Anyways, let me know what you think about the video and/or these 'dangerous' fads. (I am following this but won't be updating this post but will answer questions if I have an answer)

May 10, 2016

Support The Arts x New Toys : Moon Child Box


If you guys weren't aware Kerli has started making her "comeback" so to speak. If you don't know who she is, she's an Estonian singer that has become an independent artist. She is on pledgemusic, the pledges for 'Feral Hearts' are closed but there are new pledges for 'Blossom' which just released last week.
P.s. the lipstick is
I've always been obsessed with elves so I had to have this ear piece and it might just be my favorite thing.
Headbands aren't really my thing but this gives me serious King Trident mixed with forest vibes.
I love that there's a matching set in the jewelry and I love how they're "moon and stars" if you catch that reference.
This necklace give me crucible x craft vibes and I'm completely hear for it.
I'm apologize it took me so long to get this done, I posted an update before this so I should hopefully get back to blogging more regularly again. I'll be putting out two vlogs this week and shortly after there should be a third.
Thanks for coming and let me know about what you got from pledging or what you like from my pledge  and your thoughts on Kerli's comeback.

May 2, 2016

Over Due Update

Hey guys!! I know I've been kind of MIA for while so I thought I'd give a quick update.
So all my time has pretty much been spent working, spending time with Rico, going to my aerial classes and visiting my papa whom is hospitalized so I haven't had much time or energy to make the content I've wanted.
 So I have two vlogs that need to be edited, a bunch of fashion post to catch up on and of course my moon child box. It pains me I haven't gotten that done yet, I may have to improvise to get that done. In short I've got some catching up to do and I appreciate those of you that still wait around for posts, they will be coming I assure you.
I'm thinking I'll post looks from my lookbook and then certain looks I'll do full posts about. As I was thinking about fashion I also thought about how I need to catch up on ProjctRunwayAS and then I thought about how it's irritating when the designers say they believe in karma and let others take credit for their work. Leading to my next point of I should be getting a dress form this year so any unfinished sewing project I've started or envisioned I should be able to finish and share with you as well as any other possible endeavor. I really want Rico and I to get back to movie reviews but you know who wants to go to the movies sometimes lol so we'll see how that goes. But the point is I'll be in touch.
I will be going to the BM sample sale in NY, so I may vlog and do a haul. Also I'll be going to NECCA for a week long aerials workshop and I'm ecstatic about it, might not get to vlog much though. So if you wanna know what's been happening usually instagram will be updated or you can tweet. In the coming months I hope to get back on track so let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see
 Talk to you next time :)