Erykah Badu was charged with a $500 dollar fine on April 1 (fools day) for indecent exposure in the making of her video "Window Seat". The video was shot raw with no crew and of course no permits for public exposure. Erykah choose a prime Dallas historical location to make a bold statement and to my interpretation televise the revolution. This video captures Erykah walking down the streets on Dallas removing her close until only her bare human body is showing. As soon as the last piece of clothing is removed she is shot in the head falling near the same grassy knoll where President Kennedy was shot in 1963. Letters soon come puring out her head as if they where blood to spell out "Groupthink". You then hear Erykahs voice say "They who play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they don't understand .They move in packs, ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel more comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow. They are us. This is what we have become, afraid to respect individual." The video was taken down on all sites except Kanye West Blog. If you have yet to see it please check it out. My question to you is do you think that Dallas Police/ Our government fined her for "Indecent Exposure" or because she is dropping knowledge onto our people with disregard to what punishment they may give her? I see people walking down Skid Row everyday half naked, with rotten black feet, missing teeth and sometimes even pissing on the street like a dog. I see cop cars drive by them and just wait for them to die. So why aren't they fined? Is it because they have no knowledge to give us? Is because they don't have money to even give them? Or is it because they are exactly where they what us to be relying on our government to "save us". They have no hopes, no expectations other then waiting in line to receive soup, bread and occasionally some clothes. Erykah tweeted "They are not trying to lock me up for nudity, They want me cause I am awake." Be awake people! Do your research, learn about what is hidden from you, respect your brothers and sisters, help them, Live Life and Be Conscious!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Long time no speak Lovers. In the past couple of weeks I have been freelancing my but off, working on my new handbag collection with Lorielle, Working on a feed the homeless in Downtown LA event, Planning a summer vacay to my homeland of Puerto Rico and last but not least....PILLOW FIGHHHTTTIIINNNGGGGG!!!!!! Saturday was National Pillow Fight Day and hundreds of people showed up in Downtown LA's Pershing Square for a major feathery quit invigorating beat down! The biggest challenge of the event was deciding if I should Shoot or Fight. The irony of the who debate was quit funny but at the end of the day I decided to capture the moment and keep it forever with a couple of shots to the head.
Clearly he is Reliving his childhood!
The man in the middle had padding on. Let's just say anyone with a pillow took it as a challenge!
A little girls dream land
Even cuz It showed up for the Pillow Fight!
Feathers got stuck in every ones hair .....
Including mine! I washed my hair twice and still had feathers randomly falling out. lol
Friday, March 5, 2010
Words can not explain how Happy I am because of this release today. I would like to Thank GOD for creating Tim Burton and Tim Burton for being such an amazing artist/director and inspiration to all! Let me just tell you guys that I am going to this Tea Party all decked out in Betsey Johnson with my mad hater hat! IMAX is not ready for LaDon.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
OK so you know how every now and then you feel so strongly about a topic that you just have to air it out. Well this is my moment.............
I'm a huge Hip Hop fan and as a Hip Hop fan I have had to go through A LOT of transitions and attempts to accept this new direction money has made our new age "MC's" go in. I refuse to accept the fact that Lauryn Hill will not one day come back to the game and miraculously heal it. I also can not accept Soulja Boy and him changing his name officially to Soulja Boy Tell 'Em. Now I have accepted everyone jacking "LIL" from Lil Kim (who should be getting royalties for that!) but now I am fed up and convinced that these new "MC's" have lost alllllllll their creativity. Allow me to introduce you to Waka Floka. REALLY????!!!!!???? WAKA FLOKA. Is that a new dish at Mr.Chang's? I'm confused. Oh no wait don't get too excited it gets worse. Just check out his amazing biography on Wikipedia Waka Flocka Fame and tell me what you think. I'm disgusted. Back to real ART!
Woof that felt better!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Well Hello! This post is dedicated to one pair of shoes that I NEED in my life and I'm just trying to justify the whopping price of $475. I mean what is a fashionista to do without these. I honestly feel like I will have a better career and be a more recognized designer if I had these. Its like how when Biggie had his Versace shades on they made the world automatically demand respect. That's how I feel about these. They would be a staple in my collection FOREVER. Think I have to do it! OuchI am ADDICTED, OBSESSED and NEED these in my life. SERIOUSLY!
Could not do a Black and White post without him. Check out his site its amazing!!!!Tim Burton
My Lovebot. Just made him!
Had to do it! HeHeeeeeeeeeClassic!
Need this for the shoes!!!!!!! Betsey Johnson Fall 2010
Me when im 60 minus the blonde hair!! Love you Betsey
Jeremy Scott Fall 2010
I'm loving the black and white post so this will be another regular post now. xoxo
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wud up world! I am so excited to share my latest collaboration with you. I teamed up with The Billionaire PA to bring his 365 quotes to life! The first design was "GOD'S on my team, Who's on yours?" This project means a lot to me because I am finally able to spread the power of GOD through the talent he blessed me with. The t-shirts are GREAT quality and come in various colors for $25. If you would like to support this positive movement you can purchase your t-shirts and view more pics at The Billionaire PA on Facebook. Oh and send me some pics of your rocking it so I can post them! Now can I get an AMEN!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
So I walk in from work today and my dog lyric (the slower one in the family) decided to lick my painting and smudge all the black. I took it as a challenge and just decided to go crazy with it! So here is where we are at now. Should be really interesting to see where this goes.
Dope wall piece by Artist Above http://www.goabove.com/
Dope wall piece by Artist Above http://www.goabove.com/
Babe and I first pic caught on our 3 date at the Lamar and Dauley release party in 2007. Would you believe this pic made it on all kinds of blogs and we didn't even know someone took a pics of us. Just imagine when she becomes a rock star! lol
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
I have always found a huge connection between me and my birth date/time Valentines Day at 2:14pm. Not only am I connected with it because it was the day I was born but the Love coming out of this day has always been apart of me. I always felt like I was the human cupid. From loving to love, to bringing people together to love, to spreading love through art. There is nothing I enjoy more than Love. So I am spreading Love all week....GET INTO IT!
I started working on this fun heart piece tonight and everyday this week I plan to add more to it and continue updating you guys! Well up until Babe and I go on our romantic getaway to Big Bear Mountain for a weekend of Cabin Love and snowboarding. I have the best girlfriend ever by the way!
Love this film because it just goes to show that when your in Love with someone and I mean true love nothing can stop you from loving that person. Not to say that I think you should stay with someone who blinds you.... but no one can judge your relationship but GOD. Every time I go through something with my girlfriend I learn from it, grow from it and in the end Love her even more. Regardless of what we go through I know we can get through it, I know she is all I want and need as my life partner! So follow your heart, open your eyes and GOD will lead you.
Here is a preview of this super cute glitter heart graphic I did for one of the main clothing lines I currently design for, Signorelli. OMGeezy can I just tell you that ALL the stuff I did for them for 2010 is super cute! Eat it up kiddies.
Monday, January 25, 2010
What a weekend! I finally made it to Runyon Canyon this weekend and had an amazing time. Out of all my pics these three just really stood out to me. If you take the time to study each picture you will see why they call Los Angeles The City of Angels.
"City of Angels""Helping Hands"
I love how my view is snow tops mean while I am in a tank top! I can only give thanks.