Monday, October 19, 2009

New Black Barbies!?!

I have a dream, that one day, little white girls will be playing with little black dolls and calling them beautiful! I have a dream today. At long last, Black Barbies for everyone! Mattel recently announced that they are starting a new ethnic line of dolls called S.I.S. (So in style) that will have features that more closely resemble black women, with fuller lips and all. The three dolls, names Trichelle, Grace and Kara have little sisters and are varied in both personality and skin tone. Although I haven't seen any afro, corn-rows or braids yet, I am still excited to see the dolls. Baby steps, I guess :)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Gorgeous film of Egypt and Lebanon...*sigh*

Egypt / Lebanon Montage from Khalid Mohtaseb on Vimeo.

This is a gorgeous piece of film shot with a camera that I will wish into my hand :) It captures the beauty of Egypt and Lebanon in the most simple and beautiful sense. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

click my heels and take me there!

it is no secret that I love boutique hotels! I love the pure luxury of it all, the unique edge it brings to a travel experience. When I came across this photo on life according to celia, i thought that I would lose myself. This, ladies and gentleman, is a photo from the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York! This place is fabulous, expensive, but fabulous. and you know that I am already trying to figure out how to reproduce this light installation in my house! And now to fantasize...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Santa Barbara Triathlon!

We swam, we biked, we ran, we conquered! Along with my good friends Jasmine and Jennifer, we united to formEARTH, WYND AND FYAH! (I was the FYAH!) On August 23, 2009 we officially let Santa Barbara have it! As part of only a handful of African-American Triathletes, we proudly ran the course in record event time (for 3 black women from Los Angeles, named Joy, Jasmine and Jennnifer ! :) It was a fabulous experience and a great achievement! Thanks to all who sent your words of encouragement! I'll let you know when the next one is!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Here is my new video "OVER"! Enjoy!

This video was directed by Coodie & Chike (Of Kanye West and Mos Def cinematic fame) along with the new film talent of The Soulful Fundamentalist! This is the 2nd single from my album, GODCHILD, and I hope that you all enjoy it! Many more to come!