Archive for November, 2014

Bess & Sarah Take NYC

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

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Sarah and I are having a blast in NYC. Fur real.

♥ BB

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Fashion Friday: Black Friday

Friday, November 28th, 2014

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It’s Black Friday, so all black seems fitting this Fashion Friday. Snapped outside LACMA, Val did a great job with photos and my face!

Outfit Deets:
Tank: Hinge, purchased at Nordstrom
Pants: Vintage
Shoes: Pour La Victoire
Clutch: Vintage
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Cuffs: Avant Garde
Necklace: Vintage
Lipstick: NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

♥ BB

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Thankful for Those Folks, and Other Folks

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Those Folks, and all the other folks who give back.

Last Friday I attended the third annual “Folksgiving.” They served over 200 plates of food and donated beanies, socks and dog food to the less fortunate. Those Folks organize, cook and carry out the event on their own. Why? “Because we believe in doing so.”

The turnout moved me. To see so many young adults, men no less, gives me hope for our future. As their flyer said, “Without a sense of caring, there can be no community.”

But then comes along this guy

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Armand Young is so determined to make a difference, he walked from California to Ground Zero and back, to promote human kindness. Every signature on his flag staff is a promise to pay an act of kindness forward in 24 hours, in remembrance of our fallen soldiers. The goal is to get one million signatures on this piece of (now) art. With over 600,000 signatures, Armand’s flag staff is the most signed item in the world.

This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Those Folks. I’m thankful for folks like the Armand. I’m thankful for the female folks at the Downtown Women’s Center. I’m thankful for my family and friendly folks. Folks, we have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

♥ BB

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RV Vibes

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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I snapped a few photos with my friend Marcelo during his visit to town, and our friend Tiago‘s RV made for the ultimate Venice vibes.

Concert T’s, shredded Levi’s, sunnies and swimsuits… What else would you expect from Venice Beach?

Check out more of Marcelo’s work here. His lighting for photos is impeccable.

Obrigada Marcelo. Safe travels and hope to see you (and shoot!) again soon!

♥ BB

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I’m Back on Facebook

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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I’m back on Facebook. You read right. After this blog and this blog, then a four year hiatus, I’m back on the world’s largest social network.

Seconds after sending friend requests, texts poured in. It’s like I rose from the dead. “Welcome back.” “You’re on Facebook!” “Is this catfish!?”

Yes it’s me, and I’m happy to be back, but I’m not thrilled. It’s not that I’m “too good” for Facebook or don’t like seeing friends, it’s something more.

I do not like Facebook as a company. I don’t trust them with personal information. I know in the digital world everything is traceable, but Facebook takes it too far. Their facial recognition creeps me out. I hate the ad suggestions (I Googled “power drills” once, stop suggesting this shit). The idea of being data mined for Facebook’s finances makes me want to post as little as possible. Facebook, I see you watching me and I don’t like it.

Then there’s the politics of Facebook I disdain. The company not only banned gun ads, they also banned ads of gun products, like safes (side note: the Supreme Court ruled police have no legal right to protect you, hence my support of the 2A). I don’t agree with Zuckerberg’s influence on immigration reform. I find the company’s election code change coincidental. Lastly, I don’t trust any CEO who spoke at Bilderberg, especially one who suggested ending Internet anonymity.

What’s great about capitalism is, if you don’t like a company, don’t use their product or service. Unfortunately, I feel Facebook required to promote A Generation Empowered. So alas, I’m back on the “Book.”

I still disdain Facebook’s lack of customer service, event invites and technical glitches, but the ability to reconnect with family and friends overrides it. I’m happy to see everyone. So if you’re on Facebook and we’re not friends yet, find me. I’ll spam your newsfeed with national debt facts and blog links.

Oh who am I kidding? I’m only on Facebook for Tinder.

♥ BB

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