Bare-Naked Bowtie

99.9 percent of women wear bowties with a shirt, typically tuxedo style with a white button down. That .1% belongs to Princess Diana, an eternal tastemaker. The minutiae of pairing a bold suit (it’s actually a skirt, I reimagined it) with only a bowtie makes this look standout. Perfection as always Lady Di. Bowties with bold suits, yes or no? Via: Getty Images

Types Of Women

I’ve learned there are two types of women in this world, some are mermaids, others are sirens. Oftentimes people get confused, believing them to be one in the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Being able to tell the difference is crucial.

A Tale Of Two Sisters is a Netflix documentary, chronicling the sibling rivalry/mutual adoration between Jackie Onassis and Lee Radziwill. When profiling the first lady’s ascent it was made abundantly clear, without her President John F. Kennedy would not have won. While campaigning it was Jackie’s charm that stole the hearts of millions; multilingual and dressed to the nines Jackie could relate to anyone. Receiving this information caused me to further pontificate on the importance of a woman. Not in an archaic sense of sexism, as if we’re objects, but from my viewpoint to determine who I aspired to be. Even stay at home wives appreciate, or depreciate the quality of one’s life. Jackie O, like BeyoncĂ© Michelle Obama, Lady Di…was a mermaid.

Mermaids are beautiful lady creatures who manifest the divine for themselves, as well as their partners. They’re full packages that bring endless blessings no matter the role. One half of a proper power couple. Mermaids are not only alluring, but winsome: intelligent, classy, brave and outspoken.

Sirens once depicted as half bird, half woman in ancient times, have morphed into mermaid like critters. They appear gorgeous and talented, luring one in with song, but it’s all a facade. Up close they are ghastly, fating their admirers to crash. They drain energy, like light going into a black hole.

A simple way to tell the difference is to look at whether your life has gotten better, or worse with them in it. Which one are you? Which one are you partnered with? Can you think of modern day mermaids and sirens? Photo: Clara Berry Instagram

Just Might Get It

Exhausted is an understatement.

One of my goals this year is to make money off my work, to produce more work, to leave a legacy behind. I won’t last, but my art will. I was guided to stay in on New Years in order to manifest what I really wanted. Week one in 2020 and I became the creative director for a bar and lounge located in Williamsburg. A dream job, the opportunity of a lifetime.

At first I applied like everybody else, but I knew in my soul this was for me, so I took the job. I went to the location, pretended I wanted to throw an event, got the owners personal email and pitched him. I fell in love with the space, it’s gorgeous and I want it to be seen. Immediately I went to work, because this is what I love to do. I am blessed and grateful. I got what I wished for! Yipee!

However, I am bone tired. When it doesn’t feel like work you keep going. So when it comes down to completing a flier, proper alignment for the website menus, scouting photographers, updating Saint Twenty, or sleep…I will choose to get the job done. This has left me fatigued. I haven’t redone my nails (which is my favorite part of every two weeks), I literally have to run out to purchase soap and lotion, I’m a sleep deprived mess. I’m a driven visionary, with the mentality of Steve Jobs. In the end it will all be worth it. Be careful what you wish for, cause you just might get it, the old adage goes. Now I fully understand. What do you wish for? What are you willing to sacrifice to live it? For those who have dreams fulfilled, was it worth it? Photo: No But Maybe