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Milk. Sugar. Ice.

Pop Up anythings are awesome but even more so when it involves icecream. Visiting New York is the pop up Museum of Icecream. This was on of the hardest to get a ticket too. dsc_3760When I first found about it and checked the site to get a ticket they weren’t for sale yet. So I checked the week it was supposed to open and it was SOLD OUT!!! Everyday, everytime for the whole summer. dsc_3788Gladly I signed up for the news letter so when they extended their stay jumped at the chance. In the process the damn website crashed on me like 8 times before I was able to snatch my ticket up. It was such a cute & tasty little museum. Right upon entering they give you icecream. Just a few steps away, you receive what I call a “sugar bubble” filled with helium. dsc_3768You can suck   in all the helium for the funny voice and eat the collapsed bubble if you want. They actually had fun facts and information about icecream, high headed from inhaling the helium I took pictures of it to read later. One of the coolest things there was the pool full of sprinkles.dsc_3781 Well not real sprinkles (that would have been unsanitary) but a pool full of soft color plastic that looked like the real thing. It was really fun to play in and you kind of sunk into it. dsc_3793Once out of the pool you were giving  a miracle berry tablet that when eaten turns all sour foods sweet. They gave use a lemon with our icecream to test it out and if definitely didn’t disappoint.dsc_3799

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Afropunk 2016 : Day 2

Going back to Afropunk with a new frame of mind made me enjoy it way more than I did the day before. I embraced all that it had to offer. I stood for a second watching the people but this time not in aww but happy  that I got the chance to witness it all. Happy at seeing all the diversity of people.dsc_4678.jpg Happy to know that everyone was welcomed with know questions asked.Still slightly  in aww by the people and their way of dress, with camera in hand I forced myself to pay attention to the music. Before taking in the first performance of the day there was a dance pretty. As the music played the people came.dsc_4656.jpg What started as a small group quickly became half of the parks field being taking up by moving bodies. Dances circles formed.People cheering on strangers and friends who stepped in the center to show their moves.dsc_4675.jpg It was all such a beautiful thing Now on the the MUSIC! Armed with camera in hand my first performance of the day was Angel Haze. She got BARS!!!  It was my first time seeing her perform and I glad I got the chance wit witness her in action. After checking out the tricycle races again I made my way to the gold stage. Somehow the day before I didn’t know it existed but I decided to stay there for the rest of the day and I was glad I did. The next artist I caught was Gallant.HE SANG HIS ASS OFF!!! I was giving me bits of 90s r&b and Prince. Anyone who  gives you bits of Prince in their on original way is a keeper. I was definitely googling him the next day for more. Once his performance  was done I slowly squeezed my way towards the front and Dj Esta began playing. Boy Oh Boy!!!  If there could have been a roof that he could hypothetically tear off, he did the damn thing. Not one soul near the gold stage wasn’t dancing.DSC_4711 Playing a mixture of 90s classics, trap remixes and all thing in between….He was unstoppable. Next up was my newly discovered fav Kelela. She gave so much soul. The group of ladies I was standing next to me knew every word the pretty much every song she sang. She has so many levels to her voice  it was amazing. Her song “Send Me Out” was stuck in head *in a good way* even after I listened to it.dsc_47241 The nights main attraction for me was The Internet. We  were all sooooooo excited to see them live.The crowd swayed together and sang together. Tyler the Creator was in the cut singing along enjoy himself too .We didn’t want it to end, so much so that the crowd started to scream  Encore! dsc_48031

Sadly it didn’t happen but we can always try right.

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Afropunk 2016: Day 1

I went into it totally wrong. Thinking this is just a typical concert/music festival my mindset wasn’t able to appreciate it for what it actually is. It’s a celebration of music. It’s a celebration of being proud of who you are. It’s a celebration of creativity. It’s a celebration of blackness.DSC_4632 There is totally no judgement. Wear what you wanna wear. Show out for your peers, express your passion & creativity through you. And let me tell you it was definitely a fashion show to be seen.So many different hair styles & colors. So many pieces of artistic jewelry and patterned outfits it was truly site to see.DSC_4659 Honestly I was so busy looking at how people were dress I barely paid to much attention to the musical acts. The acts I did get attention to pay attention to were definitely worth it.DSC_4674 The first one I caught sight of was Qassim & The Juggernaut War Party. Their style and music was completely unique.Their energy never seemed to end. It seriously looked like a party on stage that you wish were apart of.I mean technically you were but not lol. As I wander aimlessly around passing market area which had amazing finds (sadly I only had cash for food) I stumbled upon Toyota Music Renegade Lab. They had a bunch of cool activities like turning cds in to records that actually play music, making a mini music video and marble body art.DSC_4642 Continuing to wander, I found the tricycle race. It is a very entertaining thing to matching adults race each other on tricycles. DSC_4697The next performance I caught was of Trash Talk a rock band from California. Honestly I wasn’t ready for them. I had no clue what to expect but boy did I get a lot. The voice powerful, the band on point, the excitement of the crowd…Unbelievable!
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There were mosh pits left & right, people crowd suffering,and  jumping off of the stage. At point he told everybody to leave the park and they  left only to run back in a create another huge mosh pit.
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After all of that I just stayed in one spot to not only recuperate but to wait for Tyler The Creator. While awaiting  The Creator we were blessed with tunes from DJ Yaadcore of Jamica , giving use reggae and Rastafarian vibes.  Once his set was done it was time for Tyler  and once again I wasn’t ready. And not for Tyler *I’m always ready for him* but the crowd! Myself & others were pushed and pulled like a trapped school of fish from people behind use trying to get closer to the stage.
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It got so bad that security had to help people over the barricade just so they wouldn’t get squashed to death * Yes I’m being a 5% dramatic but it was real*. Once the pushing calmed down. I was able to take in all the awesomeness of the performance. Once it was done I went home lol. There were other acts performing but after what I just survived I needed to rest.

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No Ordinary Hat!

Happy Easter!!! or at least it was lol I ventured onto the streets to discover the amazing Easter Parade (very loose with the parade word). It was basically the shutting down  of  49st  to 57st on with 5th Ave to let the beauty of colorful, elegant, creative and extravagantly made hats.There were hundreds of people out dressed in their Sundays best walking in either direction taking loads pictures and gazing at this years hat master pieces. I will say it was definitely worth forcefully waking myself up outta my drunken stupor to attend. I even want to show my creative skills and make my own hat to parade with down the streets for next year.Wish me with that luck guys. You can find some more awesome creations HERE .

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Fashion Week NYC:Loom Loop

Pretty itty bitty little thing called butterflies where the main inspiration of this seasons collection by Polly Ho of Loom Loop. Butterflies printed everything from maxi dresses to leggings and even trench coats.I felt the head piece  and eye glasses worn added an extra bit of edge to it.I thought this collection was very visually stimulating.  Enjoy!

Fashion Week NYC: Kenneth Ning

It’s a Ning Thing.
I like thing that express some sort of mood and that what Kenneth Ning did for me. His collection reminded me of my past inner goth moment but with a much more fashionable approach. The coats and jackets were my favorites. The detailing with the big zippers and sliver holes gave it that end.Another winning piece was a stand alone two piece suit posted dead front and center.

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Fashion Week: Dexter Dexter Dexter

Bring in all the boys!!! Dexter Dexter Dexter was full of uniqueness. The mens collection came off to me as simple but very crisp cut, very neat, and very thoughtful. His tops consisted of dress shirt, sweaters, and long sleeve crew neck shirts with accents such as vest, scarfs and man bags. Dexter’s bottoms highlighted his top with someone models wear pants, some wearing just underwear and some wearing the noteworthy and what I call : The Man Skirt. Now I usually consider a kilt as a mans “skirt” and my insides normally scream “REAL MEN WEAR KILTS!!!” when seeing one worn. I like them…I really really like them.

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Fashion Week in NYC is in full swing! Enjoy ☺

Playstation Experience 2015

Games, games, & more games!!! This was my first PSX (this is only their second one) and it was great. Tons of people, stickers, buttons, camera and of course PS4s. The much anticipated PlayStation VR was on show with many demos on hand. I was able to get my hands on a VR demo called Job Simulator which just mimic the daily operations at a job like making coffee, throwing sugar, and ripping paper ya know the normal. It was pretty fun having the option to look around and grab thing while actually seeing your hands. The crowds roared with excitement for the remakes of Final Fantasy 7 which looked AMAZING, with new combat styles & weapons. Ratchet & Clank will also be getting a remake which will include new boss battles, weapons, as well as a movies too.

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The Street Fighter 5 special character was finally revealed who’s name is Fang. Yakuza (the game I never played but love) will have a part 5 and will be coming to PS3 & Yakuza Zero will be coming to the PS4. Sadly many games featured at PSX won’t be released till next year but luckily attendees get access to the betas of many of the games such as Kill Strain *loved it*, Dead Star, World of Tanks *Awesome*, Fat Princess and much more. YAY!!!  Now being the gamer that I am I tend to play more indie games, which is what I spent most of my time doing. One game which I originally seen at Indie Cade in NYC was EarthNight. In the game you play as either  Sydney (14yr high school girl) or Stanley  (freelance photographer) to save the earth which has been taken over by Dragons…I know right…that’s deep. Its beyond beautiful to look at and very fun to play.

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My new fave game which I’m look forward to owning is Tumblestone. Its a match 3 puzzle game *I LOVE PUZZLE GAMES*. Both multilayer & solo will be available when released and on multiple platforms as well. Klaus is about an office worker who wakes up in a basement with amnesia, imprisoned in a world of mechanics looking for a way out. He’s an adorable lil character and the gets more challenging as you move along. I think I was in the 3rd chapter and got stuck…but I love a challenge! Life Goes On: Done to Death was a unique game: Kill yourself in order to reach the goal. Well of course not just die but to kill yourself to strategically to help you get to the other side but your dead self help you in special ways.

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A tetris-ish game called Tricky Towers where you build a tower with tetris pieces up to beat your opponent in a race. I beat every stranger that challenge me lol. There Came An Echo is a voice control thriller/shooter which worked pretty well give the amount of noise in the convention center. Sadly I didn’t get to play is long as I wanted because they started their daily giveaways of which I didn’t win any. Now from SKA Studios also known for the Dishwasher games as well as Charlie Murder,will soon bless us with Salt and Sanctuary. Salt and Sanctuary is a hardcore RPG with full character customization, multiplayer interaction, hidden shortcuts, powerful bosses and of course some bad ass music as they always provide. The game has a dark undertone like most of their games which one let’s you know it’s a SKA game, secondly set it a part style wise from anything else *double bonus awesomeness* and third keep you invested to see what’s coming next.

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*Screams Aaahahaaahaaa* There so much more to talk about but I don’t want to make it longer than it is already so I’ll leave links & photos               (HERE) all over. As per usual check out my social medias: IGs: @Freespiritstuff & @ShaniseGibson and my Snapchat: Inattendance

Waitlisted or Nah?!

God bless the company 1Iota for providing fans with the opportunity to attend shows & concerts for free. So like the title says (obviously) I was waitlisted and not just for anything, but The Walking Dead Fan Premire. Magicly I was no longer on the waiting list the morning of the event (YAY!!!) and it was amazeballz times 10 plus 100. First they gave us a Walking Dead landyard with tattoos, let us watch the first episode of season 6 and brought out cast members past & present for Q&A. Of course the main cast was there (and the whole entire crew who makes the show happen: Thank You Guys!!!) but one of the best moments for me was when they brought my fav Shane, his sexy self. The cast played games,watched blooper reels and even looked at a few baby pictures (Aww so cute). Now seeing as how I have never had the chance to attend a panel for it at Comic Con this made up for everything. I can truly say that it was one for best moments of 2015 for me. I would love to tell ya all about the goods of the show but I sign a NDA so you’ll just have to watch with the rest of the world. Thanks again to 1Iota, you make my life more eventful. Don’t forget to follow my Snapchat: Inattendance for all the live action at these events

Fashion Week NYC : Son Jung Wan

Metallic Make Way

Coppers, Golds & Silvers Oh My!!! Son Jung Wan has given metallic a new life. Not to bright, not to dull, and just bold enough. This was the first show that I went to that had men walk (I have been to 4 shows before this one). The collection was made up of  shorts, skirts, dresses, & pretty tops. If only I had the money I would be beyond fab everyday in the hood (I live in Brownsville :Google it). I loved it all!!! For more fashion week coverage (yes I know Im a bit late) check out Fashion Nexus by Shannon Moody who was wonderful enough to provide me access to these amazeball shows. Enjoy it all 😀

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