Thursday, February 25, 2010

Boss Lady | VA$HTIE KOLA

Lexxie has inspired me to do a Boss Lady post. LOVE the concept ! So I want to take the time to pay homage to the LOVELY, VA$HTIE KOLA. 

VA$HTIE is a SUPER creative, ambitious, woman. I think she does close to EVERYTHING. Which is why she is such a role model to me. She is a music video director (with work such as Justin Beiber-one time, Solange- T.O.N.Y, C.R.S-US Placers, ETC). She's an artist, creative director, party promoter AND she has her own clothing line (Violette). I LOVE her tom boyish, yet CLASSY style. Her style is what REALLY gets me. As well as her 'Steeze'. It's through the roof. I can see why Pharrell dated her ! Anyway, the point is, she stands for female empowerment.  An INDEPENDENT, AMBITIOUS young lady.
Check out her EXTREMELY CREATIVE website, as well as her clothing line.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The 9 Deadly Words of a Woman.

I came across this blurb that pretty much describes a womans vocabulary wen conversing with a guy & i must admitt its pretty hilarious . & some what true lol

The Definitions to Understanding a Womans Vocabularyy
  1. Fine : This is usually used to end an arguement when were right & we need you (the guy) to shut up 
  2. Five Minutes : If were getting dressed, & we tell you 5 mins that usually means half an hr or more
  3. Nothing :  This is usually means SOMETHING. and you should definetly be on the look out for it !. Arguments that begin with nothing tend to end with fine.(refer back to #1)
  4. Go Ahead : This is a dare. NOT permission DONT Do It !
  5. Loud Sigh: This either means theres an issue that she wants to discuss and wants YOU to ask "whats wrong" or she either annoyed or thinks your an idiot and wonders why shes wasting her time arguing about nothing (Refer back #3 for the meaning of nothing)
  6. Thats okay : This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can EVER make to a man. This usually means its NOT okay & wants to think long & hard about deciding how & when you will pay for your mistake.
  7. Thanks : A woman thanking you. do not question . Just say your welcome  (unless she says Thanks-alot then she is being sarcastic & she is not thanking you at all actually. DO NOT say "your welcome" That will bring on a whatever)
  8. Whatever : Plain & simple means F--- YOU !
  9. Dont Worry About It : Another dangerous statement meaning this is something that she wanted you to acknowledge or do & you havn't; so shes doing it herself. Where this will result in the guy asking "Whats wrong?" and in turn you will a get #3 .
so THERE you have it ! its pretty hilarious  & it does have some truth to it .
Take it as you see it .  

Mixtape: Hi On Campus - Papa Jae

Check this out ! New mixtape from a DOPE NYC group. With their hit single "Girlfriend Poser"

<a href="">Hi On Campus (Intro) by Papa jae</a>

Freja Beha Erichsen by Terry Richardson | Vogue Nippon

Terry Richardson is a GENIUS ! 

BEST Friend.

You can have a MILLION friends. But the individuals that have the BEST friend title are the ones that understand you and support you more than ANYONE else. At least that’s how I feel it should ALWAYS be. NEVER should you turn your back on your best friend, just because you’re tired of them complaining, OR don’t agree with their situation. Of course there will be times that you feel your friend is making a HUGE mistake. But your job as a BEST friend is to just be there to listen & help remind her of the consequences if your feel so strongly about what she is doing is wrong. NOT to just avoid her, because you’re tired of hearing her pointless complaining. And at the end of the situation, if it turns out YOU were RIGHT, you are NOT there to give her the “I told you so”. Being a BEST friend, you’re there to help her pick up the pieces and keep it moving. People are to live life and make their OWN mistakes, as well as their OWN judgments. So, if you have a best friend that you feel is making a HUGE mistake, just be there for her. But as playing a huge role as being her BEST friend, DO NOT give up on her. If my two best friends were to EVER give up on me, or NOT want to hear it anymore, I’d feel at my lowest. It would make my situation ten times worse. Because, at the end of the day, I would always feel as if I will ALWAYS have my best friends to fall back on no matter WHAT. If they weren’t there, I’d have nothing, and would just fall.

Having a BEST friend role is NOT easy. BUT once you have it, PLAY it. Do not take your role lightly. Because you now have an individual depending on you at ALL times.

QUESTION: Know Your Worth

Talk about knowing your worth but yet settle for those who don't acknowledge it. People always cry and get mad at the person who puts them through so much but never takes themselves out of that predicament. Honestly, the real person you should be mad at is yourself. Though every situation people are either blind to whats going on or they just pretend not to see it; At the end of the day no one is keeping you there but yourself. I guess its just one of those things that are easier said then is blind !


Sunday, February 21, 2010


"Love knows no reasons, love knows no lies. Love defies all reasons, love has no eyes. But love is not blind, love sees but doesn't mind."


Boss Lady | The Elite Ladies (Morgan & Mikelle)

These two young ladies are a prime example, or two young & ambitious ladies. Although they are fairly young the amount of drive & perseverance they display at such a young age is Extremely commendable.

They currently  have a blog entitled the which you can glance at & see how determined & intelligent they are. 
Morgan & Mikelle are two pretty, young, & classy. girls. That uphold themselves with the utmost RESPECT. Which is what alot of girls lack ! . 

They know where their going & have NO doubts that they're going to make it . 

L&L ; loves & supports you guys xo. :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Editorial of the Week: Vogue PARIS March | Rose Cordero by Mert & Marcus

Lipstick & Labels Approved !

Go about life as if the world is ALREADY yours. As if YOUR the ring leader, & Everyone else is in YOUR show. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


need i say MORE ?! noo okay cool !

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Generation X

You called us SLACKERS. You dismissed us as Generation X. Well move over, Were NOT what you thought.

I  saw this quote on the cover of an OLD "Time Magazine" & instantly fell in love it speaks for itself. 
For our generation the time is NOW ! we are doing the damn thingg ! SO be proud ! & not afraid to gloat. 
They didnt think we'd be a focused & determined to do it, & just tossed it as silly dreams   
BUT if you take a glance were doing it !!  Were fueled by people telling us were NOT able to do something  

Its our time ! 

Freestyle Of the Week :

Bow Wow - Turnt Up Freestyle 

BEAUTY OF THE WEEK: Kourtney Kardashian


Monday, February 15, 2010

When You Fxck Up.. Someone else Luck Up !

But I Fxcked Up, I Know I Fxcked Up, I Admit I Fxcked Up 
But Everybody Fxck Up, Now This Other Nxgga Luck Up. 

Honest answer........ GET YOURSELF TOGETHER. !  Theres only so many times someone can take the nonsense you put them through. You may really love them but you just don't care enough to keep their feelings into consideration. If its really that hard for you maybe it is best for you to stay single. But just know once you slip up someone else is running to take your place.
 ...just remember that. !


Lipstick & Labels Approved

Juicy Couture Silver Lipstick Charm

Sunday, February 14, 2010


“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her."

"Love isn't about finding the PERFECT PERSON. It's about seeing an imperfect person, PERFECTLY"

When you find someone that you LOVE, consider yourself LUCKY. SOME never do.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


(Just ONE of the projects we have been working on)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Flash Back Friday :

Cupids Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes

Like Father Like Son

This pic absolutely melts my heart to pieces !! . 
The most adorable thing in the world, 
"Anyone can be a parent but it takes a real MAN to BE a dad". 
The look in his eyes as he looks at his son is pricless.
.Like father like son; stunting like his daddy

Thursday, February 11, 2010


A small slideshow I put together, showcasing some of my personal favorite, inspirational pieces of McQueen.
R.I.P Lee McQueen from Samantha Phagu on Vimeo.
Enjoy ! xo.

Another Genius GONE. R.I.P Lee McQueen

As most of you may have heard, Lee McQueen, Founder and Designer of the well known brand Alexander McQueen committed suicide early this morning. This has been bothering me for TWO reasons. ONE: He was someone I looked to for inspiration and TWO: The way he died.

McQueen is one of the FEW designers that reminds us that fashion IS ART. People take fashion TOO serious & McQueen's designs were always so innovative & EPIC. His shows were theatrical & very technologically advanced. ! Like NO OTHER. Just as his pieces were. TRULY ONE OF A KIND. There REALLY will NEVER be another designer like McQueen. His vision was something I could NEVER understand. Like sometimes I wonder, what goes on in the mind of these genius's ! Like Michael Jackson, Kanye West, Lady Gaga. Such talented PASSIONATE people are the ones that leave so soon, or end up doing drastic things. There mind are just TOO out of this world.

Suicide has been a HUGE sensitive topic for me as well, due to the fact that I lost my uncle (My father's older brother) to that 3 years ago. It was the BIGGEST tragedy my family faced and probably my worst life experience yet. I never really spoke about it, besides my CLOSEST friends. I guess, I never really knew what to say, or how to explain it. Just seeing someone you love, or even look up to be a quitter, is the WORST thing ever. We all need to realize, that LIFE IS HARD. However, NOTHING that is worth it is easy. God throws us obstacles, to test our strength, as well as to make us stronger. He wouldn't give us these challenges if he didn't think we couldn't handle them. DON'T BE A QUITTER. That's an instant move towards FAILURE. Keep trying, That's taking steps towards success.

“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”_Marilyn vos Savant

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NYC EVENTS: The Splash Life at CLUB PURE !

THE SPLASH LIFE ENT. is a group of four ambitious young men, trying to pursue there dreams as well as help bring our generation together through positivity. They are event coordinators, that have successfully put together numerous amounts of events over the past years. Lipstick and Labels will be collaborating with them for our first networking event this summer. ! So stay tuned. We only work with the best, and with individuals from our generation that can be a great attribute to the message we are trying to portray. 

Support there movement. If your in NY go out for a GOOD time ! At Club PURE on February 25th.
To get personal with them or if you need assistance in planning an event, hit them up !
On twitter:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Same Jay Different Day

Hov at MSG doing his rendition of LL's "I Need Luv"

I dug up this video, simply because this is the epitome of an ARTIST. selling out Madison Square Garden. (Numerous Times) With hit after hits Though i love ALL of Jay's performances this one in particular is soooo Amazing & Mesmerizing !& it doesn't hurt he has the Queen of Hip-Hop & Soul holding down the stage with with him.(His career is so illustrious & his rep is not to be fxcked with). I SWEAR i can watch this man perform ALL day. He moves with such a demeanor .& calmness.You cant help but watch There will never be another HOV. so instead of downplaying how great of Musician this man is. How about we RESPECT it ! & appreciate it. We craved it, when we thought he was "retiring" so while he's in our presence lets savor the moment.
 Because there will never be another Hov. 
Shout out to those who bought the tickets to GO see this amazing man ! in March whether it'd be at
Madison Square Garden or Nassau Coliseum ENJOY ! :D 

One of the Best To Ever Do It" (c) Lexxie. 

( i could go on forever !) But ill save that for another time SO for now
enjoy the video guys !.

Boss Lady | Zoe Kravitz .

This Boss Lady portion, is kind of a theme that kind of came to me. Its pretty much to pay homage to woman of ALL ethnicities, races, careers, ages etc. Whether a celebrity or an everyday person. Respect will be payed. !! -Woman need to support each other instead of critiquing one another-So without further a due first Boss Lady Up. 

Zoe Kravitz :
(Daughter of Lenny Kravitz & Lisa Bonet) 

 Zoe is a  gorgeous woman with  style that is very eccentric. As well as inspiring to not be afraid to express yourself in any which way you feel. Don't let the "MEDIA" dictate what's acceptable in society, you should be able to where anything you want. Of coarse there will always be people judging BUT if your comfortable with yourself then nothing should matter !! She has no boundaries as far as her garments. & manages to remain classy !!
(CONFIDENCE Is the Best Accessory) !! xo.


Everyone wants to be successful. However no one does their research. ! I suggest everyone that is really serious on being an entrepreneur, to read up books & interviews on millionaires, businessmen, & CEO's. Just there stories alone are inspiring. ! My mind set is that, nearly every successful businessman / business woman, was once a normal person with dreams, just like me. ! They got to where they are with perseverance and ambition.

For example, one person I always refer to is Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson. Now I may not be a huge fan of his music, BUT I respect him a lot for his hustle. He came from south side Jamaica, Queens (where I was born & raised) to sitting on top of an empire.! All made possible with ambition & determination. He never gave up, no matter how many times he was denied. Now if that's not motivation, i dont know what is. ! Even Soulja Boy is a motivational story, YES, Soulja Boy. A lot of people may hate his music, but you HAVE to respect his hustle. He got famous off a you tube video and paved his OWN path to success. ! What makes it more motivational is that, he's our age & he's already a millionaire. All due to his AMBITION.

All these huge Entrepreneurs (Diddy, Jay-z, Oprah, Bill Gates, etc) all came in this world as regular people. They all made it, through there hunger for wanting to make it. Jay coming from Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, NY. A real rag to riches story. He had it worse then I do & made it. So what makes you think that you can't dream big !? When people ask me, where do I see myself in 10 years I always reply confident. On our Lipstick & Labels company yacht, L&L highly successful in inspiring and the start of a new culture, & surrounded by loved ones. Now the yacht thing sounds a bit far fetch for some of you right ? If it does, your most likely a person that's afraid to dream big. ! Stop holding back. ! Anything is possible. !! Even the word IMPOSSIBLE says IM POSSIBLE.

Monday, February 8, 2010

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