With so much success around us, it is simply impossible to fail. I have decided that I want something different, so I find that I am constantly generating different thoughts. And those thoughts are prompting more thoughts which are being reflected through my actions. It’s the proverbial “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life” scenario, and I see my new life unfolding slowly right before my eyes.
Take today for example. I absolutely abhor the pairing of navy blue with black, and for years I never gave it a thought…that is, until today!!! This morning I felt an urge to wear navy blue and black, so I did. Using my favorite new necklace as the base, I paired a fitted navy blue dress with a black tailored ruffled jacket, my Soo FLYY Sincerely CoCo beads blended with a few other bracelets, black tassel earrings and my classic 5 inch platform stilettos and I headed out on my FLYY little way. The funny thing is I found myself in conversations that led to me establishing three new contacts that would be great for business. And this was all based on changing my thoughts and trying something new. Again “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life”!!!
This brings me to a few well known folks who are very successful and are great examples of what it looks like when failure is not an option…
Take Oprah for example, do you realize that she comes from humble beginnings, but is listed on the Forbes 400 list??? I mean she has built an empire, maintained her integrity, stayed true to herself and is now a billionaire.
She is featured here with Warren Buffet AND Bill Gates, of all people!!!
Next up is Jay-Z. I mean, what more can I say??? Do you realize that he contributes so much to pop-culture that Oprah interviewed him. And you know Oprah does not do rappers. Jay-Z not only secured the interview, he also managed to have “Oprah chillin in the projects. Had her out in Bed-Stuy chillin on the steps, drinking quarter waters…”
Did I mention that he’s “got Obama on the text”. I mean really, if that’s not successful, I’m not sure what is! Again, Jay-Z came into the world as Shawn Corey Carter, just a regular Joe. But he had vision. He was able to see past his beginning in order to move in a direction which formulated a very lucrative ending!
It’s not about political affiliation, but about achievement appreciation. Do you realize that Jay-Z hob knobs with the President of the whole and entire United States of America??? The President is quoted as saying “Jay knows what my life is like. We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.” Can you imagine THE PRESIDENT is that cool with you that he shortens your nickname to “Jay”!!!! I Love It!!! Really though, how real is that…
And speaking of rappers, I must mention Onika Maraj. You may know her as Nicki Minaj. She has single handedly taken the rap game by storm. She’s proven that she can not only hold her own by delivering a more than hot 16 bars, but she actually demolishes the guys’ verses with whom she appears, in the songs. She sat front row at the Oscar de la Renta show with esteemed fashion heavy weight, the legendary Anna Wintour. She has her own Giuseppe Zanotti sneaker, and most recently, she’s released a new fragrance called Pink Friday!
Early on she told you that “she gets what she desires, and it is her empire”. She just told us how to obtain our own Moment 4 Life!!!
Yesterday, I turned 35 years old, and I can definitely tell that I am in a different place than I was just two days ago. I’m thinking different thoughts. I’m recognizing existing opportunities and removing fear so that I may create new ones. I am inspired to greatness by those examples that are around me. I am surrounding myself with a circle that is already successful in the arena that I am seeking to enter. Clearly, I have just stepped onto the path that will lead me to the FLYY smell of sweet success. And yes, this definitely SLAAYS ME!
(Presidential Quote courtesy of theatlantic.com)
I’ve been on a serious Pursuit of Flyyness!!! So much so, that this week’s edition of UpOnFLYYDotCom is jam packed with every single thing that simply SLAAYS ME! It’s like every time I’d find one thing that I adored, something just as spectacular would show up…
First up, was June Ambrose, at the New York Screening of her new show “Styled by June”, which premiered last night, (Monday, March 19th), on VH1! I simply ADORE June Ambrose! She is THE Celebrity Stylist whose taste making has changed the dress of Hip Hop…FOREVER! Her style is impeccable, and believe me when I tell you: SHE IS SOO FLYY!
Here are a few pics to prove it!!!
For more on the New York Screening of her FAB new show, click the Things That SLAAY ME tab. To see the result of June’s
style FLYY work, click the flyyTunes tab and see one of her SUPA DUPA FLY client’s videos!
While viewing the photos from the “Styled By June” screening, I ran across this flick of Shawn Carter!!! I love this picture because he is definitely giving me a little: “Sinatra At The Opera…”
I also love that this photo is taken in black and white. There’s just something so utterly classic about it.
Let me know if you agree…
And if that wasn’t enough, Gap launched its brand new collaboration with Diane von Furstenburg: DVF 4 Gap Kids, on March 15th! Now this is exciting news because DVF brings a wondrously hued and glamorous patterned pallette to this year’s spring collection. I love that the pieces work well together, or with those already in your child’s closet. Click the Pint-Sized SuperModels tab to see more…
So, after that huge high octane fashion rush that I’ve listed above, I began to think of other ways that the regular person could go about getting noticed. If not for their insane fashion sense, then maybe for their immeasurable talent doing something else. I mean really, lots of everyday people are acheiving their dreams each day, and they need to get noticed NOW. And the best way to get your business or product noticed is by enlisting the services of a marketing or public relations team. Soooo, this week’s Flyy In The City tab features a full service Marketing and Public Relations agency: MPR Group, LLC.
Now after that brief stint in reality, I lifted right off into outer space, with huge anticipation of seeing Lil’ Kim on BET’s Rip the Runway, which airs on Wednesday, March 21st at 10 p.m. I was soo pleased to find a little preview of her performance!!! Click the link below to see it…
<a href=”http://s2smagazine.com/stories/2012/03/preview-rip-runway-2012#.T2fIb6qiCII.wordpress”>Preview: Rip the Runway 2012 | Welcome to S2Smagazine.com</a>.
Now speaking of PREVIEWS, we’ve had quite the little glimpse of summer, these past few days. So, I began thinking of summer bags for you to carry! Click the In The Bagg tab to see The Last Straw!!!
Ok Fellas, I didn’t forget about you. Come get All Tied Up, by clicking The FLYY Guy tab.
There are two things that absolutely SLAAYED ME, this week!!!
First up, is this picture of celebrity stylist June Ambrose at the “Styled By June” New York Screening. I love Love LOVE June Ambrose!!! She truly changed the image of rap music by introducing hip hop heavyweights to looks that departed from the familiar baggy jeans, super large tees and sneakers. She’s single-handedly crafted the personal styles of Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Kelly Ripa and Sean “Diddy” Combs. She also is the person who put Missy Elliott in that black Glad bag she wore in the I Can’t Stand the Rain video!!! (Click the flyyTunes tab to see the video!)
Be sure to check out June Ambrose on her new show: Styled By June on VH1!
Next, is the DVF for GapKids collaboration, which hit stores on March 15th. I’m so excited about this new line because I simply adore Diane von Furstenberg and her effortless chic clothing! From looking at the “yummy” little items that make up the collection, DVF’s signature glamour has added an instant upgrade to the classic aesthetic of Gap’s current design.
See a few pics below. (Click the Pint-Sized SuperModels tab to see prices and more DVF for GapKids Pieces!)
Click here to preview a video of Diane von Furstenberg’s diffusion line for the Gap!