Hair and makeup: Stacy Smokes
Nails: Killa Nails
Photography: Prime God
Location: Beverly Hills Hotel
Stylist: Marisa Mendez
Earrings provided by: Femme Jardin
Sunglasses provided by: Babes of the Wave
It was a wonderful winter! Some of my highlights include the above brainstorming session with the legendary Jim Jones, a tour of THC Design in LA, being invited to the world premiere of the Sonic film (and getting to see Jim Carrey and James Marsden IRL!), randomly appearing on The Shade Room in a throwback 106 & Park clip from my high school days (what are the odds?! LOL!) and being able to meet some of our amazing MEIA fans in Orlando when I hosted the M Lounge on Feb. 28!
London was so, so, SO amazing – it was everything I ever dreamed my first time there would be like! So glad my mom could join me for the work/play adventure!
Thank you to my publicist Sophie and to Linda E on The Pulse, Wardah Sempa on The Beat and Willzy on Westside FM for the AMAZING interviews! Thank you to Haddon PR and Marbek for gifting me with some dope pieces, thank you to Louis Rei and Akelle of WSTRN for showing me a great time and last but not least to Denzel Curry and Guapdad 4000 for being hella cool with my mom backstage!
We also took a quick day trip to Paris and it was so fire. Check out the pics below. I’ll be back soon!
The fall wrapped up with some pretty dope shit under my belt.
Hit a few pop-ups including the Lisa Frank collab with Hotels.com and Amber Rose and AE‘s collab with Posta Boys.
Also hella enjoyed myself at Complex Con 2019 thanks to the folks over at Hennessy, and was asked to sign the copies of my first book available at Barnes & Noble in The Grove!
As a writer, Lena Waithe is truly an inspiration to me. It was SUCH an honor to talk with her at the Queen & Slim L.A. screening, hosted by the incomparable Solange Knowles. This movie is so so so so important!
Thank you to Cashmere Agency and Brianne Pins for this moment, and to the homie Sasha for snapping away! P.S. My second book coming in 2020 and maybe my third. Pen game on a million, bih.
Thanks to my supermodel cousin Stacey Janelle, I had the honor of working with famed photog Sean Murphy for French mag, Jardin des Modes. I was styled by Stacey and another amazing woman by the name of Margalette, and the photos came out incredible!
I did a ton of cool shit this summer!
I hosted a dope Cinco de Mayo party in DTLA alongside the legendary Suga Free, as well as women’s night at the Blind Dragon with DJ City.
I also was invited to some amazing pop-ups, including Stacks House LA (dedicated to financial literacy) and Netflix‘s summer programming preview.
BET Weekend with the homies was a vibe – especially at the Spotify party! – and as you can see, I reunited with the INTPL squad and it was such a moment that Complex even covered it! Pics below.