I've been thinking a lot lately about how much I've changed. The phases I've gone through...the fashion trends I've attempted. At one point in high school I was really punk/a creation of Hot Topic- I have no pictures from that error unfortunately. I swear all I wore was my D.A.R.E. t-shirt, black eyeshadow, chuck taylors and pyramid belts with a black hoodie everyday! I'm not ashamed of it. It's still apart of me to this day. Atleast the D.A.R.E. shirt is. Then I turned Cheerleader and GO BIG BLUE! I find this amazing because although I was ahead of the pack then I didn't feel like I belonged. I wasn't being my true self. I don't need to rock heels every day to feel sexy. I feel just as awesome in my combat boots. I'm no longer trying to match the girls in the music videos and impress guys who wear throwback jerseys and Harlem shake til their arms fall off. See Below: Now that I've moved to California, I have the opportunity to be exactly who I've always been without seeking anyone's approval. Just as the saying goes, the cream(cool ridiculously everyday awesome mortals)always rises to the top. What do I mean by that you ask? Well the individuals that are truly there for you and love the "real you" will be there long after you've ditched the barbie doll persona and the relaxed hair or the remi weave. So I guess I want to say thanks. Thank you to my readers, youtube viewers and friends who have been with me along the way! I really appreciate you! I can't say that enough as I type this entire blog in class. Thanks for loving me when I was a scared closeted indie kid! So going a long with the theme of evolution, I'd like to hear some of your stories. Let it out guys! e-mail me pictures if you can of your changes and I'll feature it on MissRiot.com! E-mail all photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org I feel like these songs were appropriate: Beach House- "Used to Be" Memory House- "Lately"
...Shouldn't have left you without a dope beat to step to. I know a week is too long to go without posting but Rinny has school. Summer posts were frequent at least! Tanlines- "Real Life" Jonsi-"Tornado" Memory Tapes- "Stop Talking" Memory Tapes- "Green Knight" Jam these chill tunes!
That's right Ladies and Gentleman! One whole year of MissRiot.com! Thanks for riding it out with me through my hiatus and my rampant posts about colloquialisms. I love you and glad you feel the same! By the way! I did meet Chaz Bundick of Toro Y Moi at his show on Wednesday! The show was epic and the Ruby Suns also did a great set. I wish I brought my DSLR camera this time. Apparently it was okay to use them at the Echo but not the Echoplex. Two Door Cinema Club - Undercover Martyn.mp3 and because I saw Toro Y Moi in concert! 03 Imprint After.mp3 Shoutout to Twitter Follower @itstoniduhhh who got me off my butt to do a post tonight!
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ha. I bought this shirt. Last Friday, I took a trip to Long Beach to visit my good friend Jackie, who recently opened up her own boutique, Bella Mia near the beach. I stopped in, poked around, ate a taco and chatted it up with her about becoming an entrepreneur. Jackie Gonzales, Co-Owner of Bella Mia Boutique MissRiot: How did you come up with the concept for Bella Mia? Jackie Gonzales: I've always loved vintage and old-fashioned Italian Hollywood like Sophia Loren. I love the sexy, curvy, silhouette and that's what I wanted to incorporate in the store. Riot: What makes Bella Mia different from other boutiques? Jackie: Our prices are not super high. I want H&M prices but with great style. My philosophy is "Everything is under $40!" I don't spend a lot of money on fashion because it moves so fast. I like classic staple items. Riot: What is the story on how Bella Mia came about? Jackie: My mom was talking to Lolly's mom (co-owner of Bella Mia) about opening a store. Lolly and I met up 1 time and we're like "let's do this." It started like a dream and then it just happened. I feel like if it is meant to be it happens so easily. Riot: In terms of fashion, how would you classify Bella Mia? Jackie: Flowy, beachy dresses for every body type. We have a mixture of flowery prints that can be accessorized. It's a mix between beachy and classic. Riot: In 5 years, where do you see Bella Mia? Jackie: We're taking things day by day. We're still in the process of learning. If any of you guys live in Long Beach (LBC) or plan on visiting soon and want to check out Bella Mia. Here is the contact information! Bella Mia 3410 East Broadway Long Beach, CA 90803 (562)433-1771 Hours: Mon-Fri 11AM-7PM Sat 11AM-8PM Sun 11AM-6PM Follow them on Twitter @bella_mia_shop Oh and all rompers are on sale for $10!
So, I told you guys I was going to do it! MissRiot.com is definitely a blog big on the arts and now I can share all of my favorite music and playlists with you! I know some of you guys appreciate finding new music through my blog so here goes This Week's Countdown: Pictureplane- Goth Star Miniature Tigers- Cannibal Queen Ariel Pink Haunted Grafitti- Round and Round Memoryhouse- Bonfire Credits to DJ Squints for turning me on to the Miniature Tigers!
I love sharing great movies and music whenever they come across my path. I saw Alan Ball's "Towelhead" on Saturday and absolutely loved the film. I know the film title is provocative but it's based on the actual book, "Towelhead" written by Alicia Erian Alan Ball wrote the screenplay for "American Beauty" and directed my favorite HBO show, "True Blood" along with "Six Feet Under." It starts off when 13-year-old Jasira's Mom has a boyfriend who volunteers to shave her. After which her mother wrongly sides with the boyfriend and sends her daughter to live with her father in Houston. The film covers a lot of issues regarding racism, sexism and I don't want to give too much away but it's a great movie. The movie is said to be a dark comedy but It kind of just comes across as dark but it has some lighter elements to it. It's set in my hometown of Houston,Texas, although, It doesn't look anything like Houston per say. Check out the trailer for yourself.
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...I really should stop picking up weird things off the ground. Folks tell me all the time my hair is big but I always think otherwise. Maybe I'm too hard on my hair it looks much bigger than I envisioned. I don't know why I assume my hair is still in TWA mode. All in all I think I had a pretty awesome birthday. I had a get together at Birds of Hollywood with friends and somehow the night landed us at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles. I'm grateful to make it to my first birthday here in Los Angeles, CA and I was able to celebrate it with wonderful people who care. Keep faith! Currently Listening to: ...I saw them in Concert on Friday with Washed Out and they were great!