Crazy Rich Asians, the movie

from slate.com

I have been waiting on this movie to make it’s debut since I read the first novel a few years ago and liked it! I googled the novel right as I was done and found out that they would be making a movie and ever since then it’s just been one big waiting game for me.

The movie did not disappoint me. I am the type of person that reads books and then goes to see the movies like The Twilight series. Although, I do not like any of the Harry Potter movies as they leave out way too much detail. The reason why movies tend to leave out details is because it would make them a 12 hour ordeal but I enjoyed reading Crazy Rich Asians so much that I was prepared to sit for 12 hours to watch the movie. Yes, 12 hours is an exaggeration. Read More

Let’s talk podcasts

I have been binge listening to podcasts lately. Is that a thing? Binge listening? I guess if you can binge watch a series then you can binge listen to podcasts, right? I have found some to be extremely insightful and educational and have learnt a lot within the past few days. My topics have focused mainly on sewing and fashion because that’s where my interests lie right now. Today, I’ve decided to share a few that I thought were really good with you.

Unravel Podcast – The Enslaved Body: Fashion and Language
Unravel seems to do a series that shows how fashion relates to other aspects of society and culture and thankfully, doesn’t see fashion as a superficial industry. This episode is a discussion with a thesis student who examines how fashion plays a roll in the way people dressed during the times of slavery and in the Spanish colonies. They discuss dyes, colors, economies, and so much more. It’s quite an insightful listen.

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Book Review: All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin

Emily Giffins is on my list of must read authors whenever a new book is published. To date I have enjoyed all of her novels, save for one.

All we ever wanted is, in my opinion, a very current story line  with the popularity of social media and parents who aren’t necessarily as hands on as mine were when they were raising me. The story opens following a single father. We get to see how he and his exotic wife split up and how he strives to send his Read More

on feminism and making babies…

In case you don’t know, I have a Master in Architecture (M.Arch) degree that I spent six long, sleepless years chasing. I am also the youngest of three daughters and both of my older sisters have Masters degrees as well. So, the bar was raised high before I could even start my undergrad in 2010, the same year my second sister graduated with her Masters.

Of course, during my six years worth of sleepless nights studying, there were also sleepless nights of partying. I didn’t feel like I was just going to school for the degree only, I wanted all of the college experiences.  Some times I went up to 40 hours without sleep, or slept for 22 hours straight, passed up on offers of being the body for body shots (sorry, I don’t want strange men’s mouths on me), pushed myself to finish projects and present on time, aced calc, danced on tables in bars, always booked my flights home too close to finals, and occasionally operated like all my body needed was caffeine and some sort of carbs – let’s not get into how terrible my eating habits got at some points. I graduated with a 3.8-something GPA.

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Think piece: on Caribbean designers

So from outfit posts and following along on my instagram (if you aren’t following then what are you waiting for) you will realize that I don’t just preach about buying Caribbean designers, I actually do go out and get my hands on pieces by Caribbean designers.

However, the process and the amount of hoops I’ve had to jump through to do this have made this a tedious task. Within the last year I have tried to support multiple Caribbean designers and at times it has seriously been an exercise in futility. I have reached out to designers and then Read More