"I like people who have a sense of individuality. I love expression and anything awkward and imperfect, because that’s natural and that’s real."
Marc Jacobs
Wednesday with 85 notes / reblog
[Rihanna in New York City, 06.12.2012]
As lost as I think this little lady is, I can’t help but love her. When she was looking for love in that hopeless place, I don’t think she ever left…
Tuesday with 9 notes / reblog
My aunt was taking a personality test and asked me, "Jovel, would you rather be around people that are [practical and sensible] or [creative and imaginative]?"
I don’t think I’ve ever answered a question so quickly or easily… If you know anything about me, you know what my answer was.
Monday with 24 notes / reblog

[Emma Stone’s Acceptance Speech for the first-ever MTV Trailblazer Award][2012 MTV Movie Awards][June 3, 2012, Los Angeles, California] 
“So, I looked up the actual definition of trailblazer, and it means ‘someone who blazes a trail to be followed by others.’ And that’s an honor that you’re associated with a concept like that, but the only thing I can hope that something like this award inspires is originality. Because the trailblazers that I’ve looked up to and been inspired by are people like Gilda Radnor and Bill Murray and John Candy; andCharlie Chaplin, and the Beatles, and J.D. Salinger; and Lorne Michaels, who reminds me of the importance of comedy; and Cameron Crowe, whose work consistently reminds me why I want to be an actor.
“Those people are my creative trailblazers, but I’m not following any of their paths. What’s incredible about them is they make me want to be more myself, because they’re all originals. And I hope that you’ll find your trailblazers — and trust me, I do not need to be one of them, I probably shouldn’t be — but that you’ll continue to harness your own originality and what makes you unique. Because I know that when you’re a teenager, and even sometimes when you’re an adult, what sets you apart can feel like a burden. And it’s not; a lot of the time, it’s what makes you great.”


[Shoutout to [skinnyboy] for sharing this.]
Vocabulary Lesson - June.01.2012

The eyes speak so much louder than the mouth sometimes: LOOK!

look |loŏk|

-noun
an act of directing one’s gaze in order to see someone or something let me get a closer look.
• an expression of a feeling or thought by such an act Brenton gave me a funny look.
• a scrutiny or examination the government should be taking a look at the amount of grant the council receives.

A person can say so much with the way that they look at you; the way that they glance from top to bottom; the way that they examine you. Since the first winter break of my college career (back in 2008), my style, outlook on life, and overall presence have completely transformed. While I’m proud of the young man that I’ve become, sometimes I look at the way that my family looks at me and it bothers me. Coming from a very traditional Caribbean household, there’s an expectation to become a [normal] guy: the average, successful, working professional that dates a normal girl and lives a normal life (in all other respects).

In high school, I had a great time being that all-American black boy, but college moved me in a different direction; one that I’ve come to love. Sadly, other people can’t understand, much less appreciate it. From a young age, my sister pushed me to get thick skin and I’ve had no other choice but to do that each time I come home, yet while I’ve started to get over it, I can’t say that I’m completely immune to the question of what people think when they do that lean and look (leaning forward and "inconspicuously" looking me up and down).

I get that not everyone agrees with the liberal lifestyle where everyone can be themselves and just live their lives. That’s their right I suppose. To be honest, it’s really just the feeling that [you’re less loved or less accepted because you choose to live your life your own way and not conform] that bothers me. I’ve realized recently that sometimes you have to make a choice between appeasing the people that have been a part of your life forever and really being true to the person that you’re trying to become.

Tonight at my cousin’s graduation, after catching a few of those "inconspicuous" looks, I realized that the latter choice is the right choice for me. I’m still learning to make that choice when it comes to my immediate family, but as for some of the family friends and extended family, I’m starting to care less and less. I guess it’s a step-by-step process. It gets easier in time. Well, I hope so.


[Life as a black sheep… brings some uncomfortable looks every now and then.]

Friday with 6 notes / reblog
[Pardon the language] in this picture, but… Willy Cartier is definitely one of my favorite male models.
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the current."
David Sable, Global CEO of Y&R (My old boss; well, my boss’ boss’ boss!)
Tuesday with 64 notes / reblog
These would be awesome wedding rings (I mean, if you’re open enough to being different and don’t need diamonds & 24 karats). Let me have your fingerprints, your being, your individuality on my body at all times. I think the idea of these would be much more meaningful. But then again, you guys know I like being different. It’s not for everyone, right?
Tuesday with 96 notes / reblog
[Isabel Marant Sneakers]
Get the right ones, wear ‘em the right way…. Who says they’re only for women?
Wednesday with 3,840 notes / reblog
[I appreciate other guys that dress like this.] #f**kconservatism
Monday with 40 notes / reblog
Always be sure to add a little [edge]… >;p
Wednesday with 7 notes / reblog
To all the people that like talking… [Pick a side and then shut up.]
And you already know which side you’re on…
Friday with 1,873 notes / reblog
#fuckconservatism