Yooooooo so I’m on Youtube and what not. I got over my fear of the camera, did test runs for like 2 months and finally posted a video to my channel. It ain’t much but dammit I’m proud lol. There is so much I wanna do with my channel, but I know that it will just be too much at one time. My current vision for the channel…To let you guys know a little more about me and my thought process. That will be achieved with the segment “Behind The Blog”. I go through my archives and pick the most discussed and asked about blogs that I have written and tell you the back story.
The other thing I wanted to bring to Youtube was the “Ask VI” segment. I will continue to post it on here, but my response will be in the form of video rather than just writing it out. I also have other things brewing but I’ll discuss later. There will also be times when I record new topics and just post them on the site. I’m hella excited, but I know how critical ya’ll youtube people can be. Anywho let me know what you guys want to see and any other feedback that you may have.
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Well well well…Look who’s back. I just wanted to reintroduce myself and give you an update as to where I’ve been. For those who don’t know me, I’m “VI” the owner and editor of this here blog. For those of you who have been rocking with me for years, ya’ll know I have been gone for quiet some time. It is totally impossible to update on the goings on, but I’m just here to say I’m back with the jump off. I do want to thank ya’ll for your continuous support throughout the years. Honestly when I started this blog I never expected anyone to even read the thoughts I had in my head. I was just writing it for me, but many of you identified with what I was going through. I’ve heard that I’ve helped women in situations with their relationships, but honestly you guys helped me. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
It’s that time of year again. Candy Diaries is celebrating it’s 2 year blogiversary. In two years the blog has grown into something that I couldn’t have imagined and it’s all because of you, my loyal readers. I just want to thank everyone for riding with me this long. There were times where I debated ending the blog, but because of you guys I keep it going. I also want to say thank you to all the guest bloggers that have contributed to Candy Diaries. We also would like to thank the sponsors for allowing us the opportunity to share your products with the readers.
I’m only looking in the horizon for bigger and better things, and I hope you guys will be there to share it with me. Again, thank you!
Don’t get me wrong I LOVE high fashion as much as the next fashion band-aid (groupie), but I realized the difference between fashion and style. You could own all the designer garments known to man, but if you can not merch(merchandising) or style it up it’s as if you’ve ruined a great pair of Jeffery Campbell shoes by stepping into dog pooh! Here’s when your true fashion love kicks in.
If anyone know me you’d know that I love accessories especially bracelets. I mean my favorite scene in Casino was when Sharon Stone went to visit the vault at the bank in which her jewelry was housed. So about a year ago I met a great jewelry designer who’s piece simple and complex at the same time. The line after researching the line was simply amazing and I’d never seen anything like it. This line was Asha Patel Designs, believes history shapes us. “Where we have been and what we have done helps us grow,” says the Atlanta-based designer. The importance of the past and hope for the future serves as inspiration behind her delicate line of jewelry.
Born in London to Indian parents, Patel’s fascination with jewelry began at an early age with traditional Indian jewelry. Although she appreciated the beauty and grandeur of these pieces, her mantra became less is more, and she began to shift her design focus. The result — symbolic, pieces which reflected a fusion of eastern and western style coupled with simplicity and symbolism. If you are not familiar with this line you should definitely get to know it www.ashapateldesigns.com. The line is a favorite among celebrities Lisa Wu Hartwell, Jojo, Nicole Ari Parker and her husband Boris Kodjoe (of Undercovers) and constantly gaining popularity. And seen in many major publications People magazine, Allure, Lucky and American Salon. Simply put the line is a sweet! Giving the ability to dazzle and shine modestly. And be found in a few boutiques around the city such at Estella* Boutique. But you aren’t local take a little lookie lou at the website www.ashapateldesigns.com. It’s definitely my new Fash’s fav because with these piece your look can be cas or fab! I hope you like them as much as I love them!
Women of Brewster Place, Waiting to Exhale, The Joy Luck Club and now For Color Girls are movies that have given a voice to the women in those time. As I took my seat in the theatre I kind of had mix emotions because of some of the reviews I’d received on For Color Girls. I’d heard that it was a amazing movie that could move you to tears. And they were completely right. The movie was so many things: beautiful, enlighten, deep, complex, dark and sometimes very ugly as it takes you through many women’s reality. Then I began to think about the effect Woman of Brewster Place The Joy Luck Club and Waiting to Exhale had on many women… and how the constant theme of women sticking together rang true through out each movie. But I also questioned myself how long does the camaraderie last? You can honestly see a little of yourself in each character and understand the point of view of each women. So when I say this hopefully you understand exactly what I mean. Women are known for banding together but are also the quickest to tare us apart. For Color Girls was thought provoking, a mirror to look into and see something that you possibly don’t want to admit out loud and simply asked you to pause without judgement of the woman next to situation. Pleading with you to open your eyes and take in all that’s around you, valuing all chance meeting because nothing is by chance and everything is by design. But most of all to love yourself before you can love others. I suggest you go see the movie with a open heart, mind and allow your thoughts to be changed.