Thursday, September 29, 2011

:::New Music:::From T.IM.E feat. Joy Jones::: Pow!



Voila, a nice little diddy! I collaborated with LA based producer Theimagination and emcee E Reece to write the first single off of their new EP "The T.IM.E Is Now" due out Oct. 11. I hope you all enjoy this track, called "the breakthrough" and that one of you can relate to it! Muah!


for free download and more info:
bandcamp
T.iM.E site:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

:::Heal:::Med School 1st Week:::














































my first week of medical school is done :) i know the weeks that lie ahead will test the stuff that i am made of, but i am so excited as well. i am also blessed to be supported by so many incredible people, most of all my loving husband. i feel as if i am in the midst of a most beautiful dream and i hope to never awaken from it :)


:::Watch:::MOTIVATION:::


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

:::Aretha Franklin::: nuff said!

:::Liz Taylor:::


yeah yeah...i know that the real Cleopatra was not a white woman, but this pic is great! plus, i love the colors :)

Monday, July 25, 2011

:::Etsuko Ichikawa:::Artist:::


what an incredibly beautiful and sensual artistic technique! this video had me mesmerized. enjoy.

:::Simply Gorgeous:::



Sunday, July 17, 2011

:::Listen:::Imany:::

Imany_video

i just came across this singer on the blog fly and the video alone got me. it looks like an interpretation of the film Black Orpheus, which I loved! she is a beautiful singer and i might have to look into her new project, The Shape of a Broken Heart. i hope you all enjoy it.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

:::FASHION:::If you see me walking down the street...POW!

I am about to get all of these outfits made! They are the best!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

:::change:::





i'll admit it. as much as i love new experiences, i am not the best at transitions. i tend to get a little anxious with all the what if's and it is easy to get attached to one's surroundings. facing packing up boxes this week is rough! yeah, i know we are only moving an hour away but it is more like saying goodbye to an era in one's life. i am hoping that i can focus on all the beautiful possibilities and that the transition is smooth :) have a loverly day!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

:::See:::Stanley Chow:::



this morning, as I was going through my morning blogs. i came across this gorgeous illustration by Stanley Chow of the eternal Nina Simone (whom i adore). this piece are art is a modern take on a timeless beauty! thank you Soul Culture for sharing! :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

:::Dance:::Lil Buck & Yo-Yo Ma



this must be one of the most beautiful collaborations i have ever seen! Yo-Yo Ma is amazing in his own right, not just because he has a fresh name, but because his work is fabulous! now, Lil Buck is a name i am just hearing, but will not soon forget. his choreography to this classical piece was so moving and incredible, it left me speechless. in any case lovers and dreamers, enjoy :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

:::Listen:::The Honey Trees:::


i can't stop playing this song. it is like the perfect lullaby and their voices just warm my heart. enjoy. :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

:::CELEBRATE:::CINCO DE MAYO!:::




VIVA LA REVOLUCION! FELIZ CINCO DE MAYO! POW! POW!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

:::VIVA::: Carmen and Geoffrey!




i just finished watching a most inspirational film about the life and art of two most incredible human beings. Geoffrey Holder (Trinidad, stand up! Pow) and Carmen de Lavallade (Westside! Pow). this movie is about a beautiful union of two creative souls who came together and added to each others existence and contributed jointly to the world at large through dance, music, film, literature...you name it, they did it and i love it. the film about their lives and love "Carmen and Geoffrey" is currently running on Netflix and is also available on Amazon! enjoy and be inspired!




Tuesday, May 3, 2011

:::listen:::Fatima:::

i've been hearing about Fatima for some time now and have enjoyed everything that i have heard from her. this track "innervision" is from her "follow you" ep. i like that the song is soulful and the video is a little quirky. well done sis! enjoy.

:::Gaze:::Frida Kahlo:::

Just when i thought i had seen every Frida photo in existence! Pow!



Thursday, April 28, 2011

:::watch:::Kehinde Wiley::Isreal



i recently saw kehinde wiley speak at LACMA (la county museum of art) and i am so excited to see his new exhibit! robert & tilton, here i come! Viva Kehinde!



Monday, April 11, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

:::love:::





i saw this on dont think twice, its alright and i just had to repost! enjoy.
theyoungandwreckless:One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s Secret Service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner. Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant,” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”

Sunday, March 6, 2011

:::See:::viva zuri jean:::


















my "niece", the fabulous miss zuri jean, turned 1 this week! for her birthday, she rocked the hoodie that i made for her (and might i say, she rocked it rather well)! i'm gonna be so sad when she can't wear this anymore, but it makes me so happy to see that it makes her happy! VIVA ZURI! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

:::watch:::Art as a movement:::TED prize winner JR


















TED never ceases to amaze me with their ability to constantly broaden my horizons to what is possible in life. I recently watched this year's seminars on hulu and was really impressed. However, the work of TED prize winner, JR, from France, changed my view of what is possible in art and encouraged me to continue to think and dream big. I hope you are inspired as well.

to see his work, click here: HERE

to see his TED talk, click here: HERE

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

:::think:::brain universe














the world within is so fascinating to me and fills me with endless wonder! push your boundaries today and everyday!

Monday, February 7, 2011

:::see:::gold cake::yummo























yeah yeah yeah...i'm watching what i'm eating and exercising daily, but this cake is gorgeous. supposedly it is a gold buttercream with a spicy cinnamon filling...uh, yum! anyhow, i just thought i would share once i saw it on this site. enjoy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

:::watch:::Iris Apfel on Style

i never grow tired of seeing and hearing the fabulous IRIS! Muah!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

:::watch:::Lauryn...nuff said!























that was then...



this is now!


LOVE :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday, January 2, 2011

:::where in the world is JOY JONES? :::


this journey had me eating crepes & croissants, shooting music videos, making
new friends and just about ready to never go home. where am i?


oooh lala! your guessed it! Paris! when i think of Paris my mind conjures up
images of josephine baker, james baldwin, jazz supper clubs and streets
brewing with eclectic artists and creative minds. the Paris i discovered on
my my trip added much more depth to my perspective.






i had such a lovely time when we were last there and i hope that 2011
allows me to come back.

VIVRE LA FRANCE!


:::Marvin Gaye::: Smooth


happy new year love bugs! this year is all about creativity and what better way to start it off but to reminisce on the music and magic on Marvin Gaye. it takes incredible courage to create a sound that nobody has heard before and to stand behind it. i appreciate that so much about Marvin. in addition, his composition skills were phenomenal. here is some footage of him jammin out in the studio. be inspired! :)