Hey I Like your Afro

The other blog
April 23, 2010, 5:54 pm
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In case you haven’t noticed, I take photos for IT’S GOOD TO BE PHAM.

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Happy Birthday Anna

Karl and Anna Yesterday was Editor-of-the-year Anna Wintour’s 60th Birthday! The high-profile editrix has a lot to celebrate this year including a box office smash, groundbreaking memorable issues including a cover with the first lady, and this just in, she just recently became a presidential appointee. Wintour is one of many artisans including Sarah Jessica Parker and Ed Norton to sit on the Committee of Arts and Humanities and will focus on “arts and humanities education, cultural diplomacy, economic revitalization through the arts and humanities and special events dedicated to recognizing excellence in these areas (via).”

Although she hasn’t quite knocked off the Devil in Prada tag, Wintour has seemingly redeemed herself to the public thanks to many insider exposés including the 60 Minute special and the unforgettable documentary by RJ Cutler. It seems that the public has generally forgiven her seemingly bitchy  antics now that they know that the behavior in question comes hand in hand with a decisive and assertive vision for excellence. Thanks to the September Issue.

Events of this year has almost made Wintour a household name and you can bet that the Vogue team has a lot more in store for Wintour fans, haters and fashionistas alike.

In other Wintour news, looks like Anna’s daughter Bee has turned down the opportunity to take over the fashion dynasty laid at her lap, to be an assistant to Ricky Van Veen, editor in chief of College Humor. In the words of Stanley Tucci, “this place [Vogue], where so many people would die to work [Bee] only deigns to work.”

I want you back MJ; Vigil hosted in downtown Vancouver
June 27, 2009, 8:27 am
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MJ memorial downtown Vancouver, Photo by Mitzi Figueroa

MJ memorial downtown Vancouver, Photo by Mitzi Figueroa

I was listening to P.Y.T. on my ipod just as I was making my way past the Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver on my way home from work. There were a few candles burning for the King of Pop and people began filing onto the steps of the building as familiar tunes from Thriller album blared over loud speakers. It was small but it was beautiful.

MJ vigil. Photo by Mitzi Figueroa

MJ vigil. Photo by Mitzi Figueroa

MJ Vigil. Photo by Mitzi Figueroa

MJ Vigil. Photo by Mitzi Figueroa

JUST Dig this
June 25, 2009, 6:48 am
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June 8, 2009, 8:11 am
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Random Photo by Mitzi FigueroaI’ve decided to switch up the blogger template and make the move from Blogger to WordPress. It’s been a decision that I’ve been analyzing for months and I’ve finally made my mind to take the plunge. I know it’s incredibly annoying when people change the address to their blog but I hope you all appreciate the new and improved look. I’ve gotten tired of the Blogger template and I really love all the extra blog widgets you are offered with wordpress. Overall, wordpress offers users the chance to actually adjust the template code, a feature that is lacking with the Blogger format.

And…ok let’s face it. I have been pretty inconsistent lately with updating the site and I think that a makeover will help! So welcome to the new and improved Hey I Like Your Afro site! Comments and feedback are always welcome!

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Neon obsession explained
May 17, 2009, 1:27 am
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I’m strangely mesmerized by neon colors these days. Everything I seem to pick out, fashion wise, has been highlighter green and yellow or fuchsia pink. Thankfully, it looks like I’m not the only one who’s amping up the shock value color-wise this season.

“I don’t know if nature-inspired florals are a really urban thing. So when you think about fall color in New York — and this is really my homage to New York; it’s a very New York show — you think of neon. I love just the pop of neon with all these neutrals,” said designer Michael Kors backstage during his Fall 2009 Ready to Wear collection.(via)

Kors, along with a few other designers such as Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez, featured exciting bright options to accompany black fall staples; basic tights and boots. Even Oscar de la Renta featured a wonderful fuschia dress accented by a large sloppy black hat.

Some are tossing the trend back to an 80’s inspired fashion environment that welcome neon nail polish and even acid wash jeans. Others are passing off the neon fad as a homage to the 80’s punk fashion artist, the late Steven Sprouse, for the neon/ graffiti punk inspiration. As the public becomes more and more comfortable with eccentric fashion thanks to artists like M.I.A. and fashion houses like House of Holland, neon is making the biggest comeback into popular culture in 20 years.

Personally, I’m so glad the floral romantic period is making its way out and the black and neon combination is taking over. Kors even incorporated the bold look as “day wear,” taking the neon palate into the work place and away from the night club, a concept that was first introduced by Sprouse as “Day-Glo.”

This girl dresses better than I do
May 16, 2009, 8:50 pm
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I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been distracted and I’ll admit, a little intimidated by the new breed of fashion-conscience tween sensations like Jane Aldridge, a 16 year old blogger who has an extremely impressive wardrobe and equally impressive blog. At her age, she’s already been featured in Teen Vogue and even got a personal shout out by male fashion superstar Kanye West. Her blog, Sea of Shoes, tracks her outfits on a daily basis and features nice detailed pictures of delicate belts, shoes and accessories.

Disclaimer: She’s obsessed with floppy hats. I guess I would be too if I looked as good as she does with them.