Empire State of Mind

Welcome to the melting pot, corners where we sellin’ rock
Afrika Bambataa shit, home of the hip-hop
Yellow cab, gypsy cab, dollar cab, holla back
For foreigners it ain’t fair, they act like they forgot how to add
8 million stories, out there in the naked
City it’s a pity, half of y’all won’t make it – Jay Z

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I certainly MADE IT ūüíĮ survived it all!

Its been 4 months since I moved back to Vegas from New York. I was truly blessed with all the opportunities I had received in New York and nothing has changed but my address. I was extremely blessed that I could still do everything I was doing there from home. There is nothing like HOME.

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Being from Vegas your SPOILED , im SPOILED! The cost of living is way cheaper , VEGAS is clean , no rats , no trains etc the list could go on and on. Vegas and New York is both money cities but they don’t compare …. they couldn’t compare. One thing I loved in New York was the culture. Seeing so many great events and festivities for my ppl was so awesome , I was overjoyed. Vegas is slowly getting culture but its no where near NY , they have parades and events for almost every thing. Them Jamaican , Haitian and Trinidad ppl know how to party. Its a very huge island base in Brooklyn where I was living.

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I will say I loved the almost 2 year experience ‚̧ everybody should experience NY in some way or another. That void is filled , its out my system and I have no regrets.I would never make it my home but a long summer vacation wouldn’t be so bad. Through it all im so thankful I had my sister by my side during this adventure. I wouldn’t have done it without her in the big city all alone

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I’ll always remember what my homeboy told me when I moved to NY. He said ” Always look up its beautiful here but when you look around shit aint sweet , dont believe the hype!”

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Fashion and Style 411 : Filthy Chic

There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister. ~Tia Mowry

Atlanta Sisters Keelia and Tamra are the stylish duo Filthy Chic.

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Question 1: So whens the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

Keelia/Tamra: We have been fashion lovers for most of our lives. Our mother and grandmother would take us on weekend shopping trips to the mall. We would literally stay all day: from the time the mall opened until the stores were closing. We enjoyed every moment and we quickly became professional shoppers and fashionistas.

Question 2: Do you have a signature STYLE?
As sisters and being very close in age, we have grown up dressing alike, but as we have gotten older we have both established our own personal style.

Keelia: My style tends to be more classic and with pops of trends. Think Grace Kelly meets Rihanna. Most of my wardrobe consists on skirts, dress and blazers. I love to pair a classic midi skirt with a trendy crop top. That is definitely my summer go to outfit.

Tamra: My style varies depending on my mood and how I am feeling at the moment. Like most women I go through periods of being super trendy but I also have times where I dress for comfort. So do I have a signature style? No not really because I feel style, like most things in life, is a journey.

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Question 3: Who is your favorite DESIGNER?
Keelia/Tamra: We dont have a particular favorite designer, but we do have stores that we frequent on a regular basis like: Ann Taylor, Zara, Urban Outfitters, and ASOS.

Question 4: Who is your current STYLE crush?
Keelia/ Tamra: We love to keep up with other fashion bloggers. Currently, we are crushing on Wendy from Wendys Look Book and Tiffany Battle from The Werk Place.

Question 5: How do you pick the ensembles you display?
Our blog outfits consists of things we actually wear each day and also styled outfits for particular occasions. Ninety-nine percent of the time we really do wear the outfits we post on the blog. Its a real life fashion journal.

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Question 6: What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?
We live in Atlanta so there are so many unique boutiques. Our favorite is Co-sign Resale Boutique off Howell Mill Rd. Every time we go we find so many designer gems.

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LOVE : My Favorite Couples of 2014

LOVE : The most spectacular,indescribable, deep euphoric feeling for someone. 

Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you’re in love, you always want to be together, and when you’re not, you’re thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete.

Rather they are high profile or super low key , which I feel is best when you in the limelight cause ppl will tire you down quicker than support you. All of these couples stand out to me , like when I see a pic of them or watch a interview with one talking about the other I can feel the love. We all know just like any relationship aint none thats perfect but what’s perfect is when you don’t give up when the road gets rough.

I love how Monica caters to Shannon! How Savannah has unconditionally been holding the crown since high school. Beyonce still works endlessly being married to a successful man that match her hustle. Karrueche in my opinion is the definition of LOYAL. Meagan is proof you never just a book by it’s cover. Chrissy rides super hard for her man Jimmy. Keri keeps her man smiling so we know she’s doing her job.

All these ladies possess a trait I would love to mimic in my future relationship. In a industry filled with ceo and management fixed relationships to gain popularity …. I feel these are real and pure.

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Meagan Good and Devon Franklin
In 2011, Good began dating DeVon Franklin, an executive for Columbia Pictures and Seventh-day Adventist preacher. They became engaged in early April 2012, and were married on June 16, 2012, at Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California. They have stated that they remained chaste prior to their marriage.

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LeBron James and Savannah James
Lebron proposed to Savannah Brinson, his high school sweetheart, on December 31, 2011 at a party celebrating New Year’s Eve and his 27th birthday.The two were married on September 14, 2013 in San Diego. Together they have two sons, LeBron James, Jr. and Bryce Maximus James, and one daughter, Zhuri James.

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Shannon and Monica Brown
In June 2010, Monica met NBA player Shannon Brown¬†when looking for someone to play the love interest in her video for “Love All Over Me”.Monica later announced her engagement to Brown via her Twitter account, posting a photo of a rose-cut diamond ring.¬†On November 22, 2010, the couple married in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home. The marriage, however, did not become a matter of public record until January 21, 2011, when Brown told the¬†Hip-Hop Non-Stop TV-Show.¬†They had a second wedding ceremony for family and friends in July 2011.In September 2013, Monica gave birth to her third child, Laiyah Shannon Brown

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Jim Jones and Chrissy Lampkin
Been together 10 years

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Keri Hilson and Serge Ibaka
Just celebrated 2 years together this pass summer

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Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonc√© is believed to have first started a relationship with Jay-Z after a collaboration on “’03 Bonnie & Clyde”, which appeared on his seventh album¬†The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse¬†(2002).¬†Beyonc√© appeared as Jay-Z’s girlfriend in the music video for the song, which would further fuel speculation of their relationship.¬†On April 4, 2008, Beyonc√© and Jay-Z were married without publicity.

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Chris Brown and Karrueche
Karrueche Tran¬†is the girlfriend and future wife of pop and Hip Hop music star Chris Brown. Who she has been dating for 5 years. Born in 1988, she is from Los Angeles, California, where she met Chris years ago. Now a household name because of her infamously popular relationship, she was originally known for modeling. Good friends with Pastry Shoes boss, Vanessa Simmons, she is not new to the Hollywood circles. It’s rumored she met Chris Brown through Vanessa.¬†

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