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Distraction    - an experimental poem with animated illustrations 

  Distraction ’s poetic pictoral representation of khoLi’s brain on distraction demonstrates “distraction as an immutable component in our lives that we must learn to make peace with and filter.” KhoLi. continues, “Without focus, I can easily be caught up or completely overwhelmed by content … which … if I’m honest, is what I’m suggesting America wants from its citizens, to be overwhelmed (to the point of paralysis) by the media we willingly follow on a daily basis.” 

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  About khoLi.     khoLi.  is a Ph.D. candidate and Instructor in the Literatures in English program at Rutgers University. As a    serial entrepreneur    and creative spirit    , khoLi. is the creative force behind startup brands like    Khafra Company    (an image consulting company founded in Oakland),    The Ardor Brand    (a PR/marketing firm for creative entrepreneurs and organizations),    Be Your Own Girlfriend    (an online brand promoting intentional self love) and A Room of Our Own (a Philadelphia-based women writing workshop encouraging open creative expression). She    believes that Jay Z is necessary for the revolution and that joy is a radical political position.  She shops.  A lot.  

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Distraction - an experimental poem with animated illustrations

Distraction’s poetic pictoral representation of khoLi’s brain on distraction demonstrates “distraction as an immutable component in our lives that we must learn to make peace with and filter.” KhoLi. continues, “Without focus, I can easily be caught up or completely overwhelmed by content … which … if I’m honest, is what I’m suggesting America wants from its citizens, to be overwhelmed (to the point of paralysis) by the media we willingly follow on a daily basis.”

—> View Distraction

About khoLi. khoLi. is a Ph.D. candidate and Instructor in the Literatures in English program at Rutgers University. As a serial entrepreneur and creative spirit, khoLi. is the creative force behind startup brands like Khafra Company (an image consulting company founded in Oakland), The Ardor Brand (a PR/marketing firm for creative entrepreneurs and organizations), Be Your Own Girlfriend (an online brand promoting intentional self love) and A Room of Our Own (a Philadelphia-based women writing workshop encouraging open creative expression). She believes that Jay Z is necessary for the revolution and that joy is a radical political position.  She shops.  A lot.

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We love Solange Knowles’ shoot with Harper’s Bazaar.

After the breakup she relocated to L.A. with Julez, and recorded a more adventurous second album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams. Filled with eclectic R&B, Motown, and blues influences and an equally diverse crew of collaborators including Cee-Lo Green, Pharrell Williams, and Mark Ronson, the record earned nearly unanimous critical praise, and even broke the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. Its success signaled the arrival of a new, liberated Knowles. She also revamped her wardrobe. Gone were the gaudy pink ruffles and awkward fedoras of her Solo Stardays, and in came a playful mix of bold prints and saturated colors, always accessorized with killer shoes and her now signature red lip. “You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts,” she says. “I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn’t quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work.” That epiphany took one simple thing: having a closet of her own, which she got when Julez started school in L.A. “I had to stabilize our lives and stay in one place,” she says. “It sounds silly, I know, but having space for my clothes made a huge difference. I was able to get organized, free myself of clutter, and develop a style that felt like me.”

Peep the entire interview HERE.

So, unless you’ve literally been living under a rock for the last 18 months, you’re pretty aware that Asap Rocky is on the supreme come-up. 
    
 If it’s not his music you love him for, It’s most definitely his fashion … and not just what ASAP wears … for his trill ass SENSE of fashion. 
 We can’t NOT get with a man who seems to be a literal walking encyclopedia of fashion knowledge. 
 
  “Fashion is almost like a religion, for me at least. I don’t give a fuck about what everybody else thinks. I’m like, I get it, I identify with it. And that’s just it. It’s just one of those things that I’m into. I can’t help that I know it. It’s like subconsciously …  
  The last Fashion Killa I saw? You see them every day. I’m not just talking it’s a cool trendy thing but you actually see it everyday. This is a culture, this is a lifestyle. …  
  I mean, you got to realize I come from the mentality of a scavenger shopper, meaning that I used to go to retail places and consignment places and get high end clothes for cheap, and I still do.”  
 
  Click here for his   FULL INTERVIEW   with The Coveteur.  
  Click here to see more pics … or   FIND OUT WHY WE LOVE ASAP SO MUCH  !

So, unless you’ve literally been living under a rock for the last 18 months, you’re pretty aware that Asap Rocky is on the supreme come-up.

If it’s not his music you love him for, It’s most definitely his fashion … and not just what ASAP wears … for his trill ass SENSE of fashion.

We can’t NOT get with a man who seems to be a literal walking encyclopedia of fashion knowledge.

“Fashion is almost like a religion, for me at least. I don’t give a fuck about what everybody else thinks. I’m like, I get it, I identify with it. And that’s just it. It’s just one of those things that I’m into. I can’t help that I know it. It’s like subconsciously …

The last Fashion Killa I saw? You see them every day. I’m not just talking it’s a cool trendy thing but you actually see it everyday. This is a culture, this is a lifestyle. …

I mean, you got to realize I come from the mentality of a scavenger shopper, meaning that I used to go to retail places and consignment places and get high end clothes for cheap, and I still do.”

Click here for his FULL INTERVIEW with The Coveteur.

Click here to see more pics … or FIND OUT WHY WE LOVE ASAP SO MUCH!

Erykah Badu Interviews Kendrick Lamar

BADU:How do you choose chicks from backstage?
LAMAR:How do I choose chicks from backstage?
BADU:Yeah, what is the protocol?
LAMAR:I try not to. [laughs] I’m too scared. Anybody who knows me knows that I’m probably the most scared person when it comes to that because I’m so caught up in the act of sex, of something going crazy, going out of my control. I’m too paranoid.
BADU:[laughs] So you just pass?
LAMAR:I’ve got to because I’ve seen a situation where it got totally out of hand, where something seemed so innocent, and now this person has got allegations on them. It spooked me. This was before my career really started, though—before any “Kendrick Lamar.” And that right there? It changed my whole perception about certain things. I’ll always keep that in the back of my head.
BADU:So who is your asshole-checker?
LAMAR:Who is my what?
BADU:Your asshole-checker—the person in your crew or your family who let’s you know if you’re being a asshole.
LAMAR:I have two, actually. [both laugh] But the main one is a friend of mine—a lady friend who has known me since high school. She has always been someone, since day one, who has said something whenever I’m an asshole, or also if I’m doin’ something positive—but more so when I’m out of my element.
BADU:What’s your favorite cereal?
LAMAR:Fruity Pebbles. When people ask for my rider, they think I’m crazy: Fruity Pebbles, baked chicken, bottle of Hennessy, and some Polo socks.
BADU:What do you, as a man, envy about what it means to be a woman?
LAMAR:There’s just a certain knowledge instilled in a woman. There are these things that women have that men just can’t grasp: the understanding of love; the understanding of being; having a certain type of care in your heart and knowing when to be compassionate; knowing how to be a confidante…
BADU:That’s a good perspective. Something I envy that men have is that ability to grow a goatee. I think that’d be really hot on me.

Isn’t she lovely?  
  mirnah : 
 
 Sometime over the summer Australian  Transformers  starlet  Isabel Lucas  was snapped on an unknown beach wearing this amazing swim outfit. Pairing classic Chloé scallop trimmed bloomer shorts with a vintage inspired bikini top and cashmere cardigan, Lucas looked the epitome of retro chic.

Isn’t she lovely?

mirnah:

Sometime over the summer Australian Transformers starlet Isabel Lucas was snapped on an unknown beach wearing this amazing swim outfit. Pairing classic Chloé scallop trimmed bloomer shorts with a vintage inspired bikini top and cashmere cardigan, Lucas looked the epitome of retro chic.