[Musique] Stoners – Nina Sky

“You keep me higher than a spaceship… Flyin'”

I love the trippy, new visuals for Nina Sky’s song, “Stoners,” featuring Smoke DZA.

According to Dazed Magazine, Nina Sky’s Natalie said, “This video was about portraying the song’s psychedelic vibe instead of building a storyline. We wanted the viewer to feel that stoned feeling.”

Then to give further insight into the song’s creation, her sister and group member, Nicole added, “I was traveling with my wife for a DJ gig in Texas, and at the end of my set, this couple placed two mollies on my turntable for me and her. I’m not into that type of partying, but it was basically inspired by that. I get the point of taking something to enhance the moment, but to me that’s the feeling of being so deep in love that it’s intoxicating.”


 
The song samples “Break Yr Heartt” by oOoOO is the video us directed by Feebzz and Blizzedout.

“So stoned from the love we made… Hangover” ;)

[The Scene] #PowerBrunchLA

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending – and having my blog be an official media sponsor of – the lovely Ms. Dunnie O‘s #PowerBrunchLA.

Held at the beautiful, historic Majestic Halls in Downtown L.A. – this red carpet brunch brought together some of the city’s finest socialites and young professionals in an effort to provide a welcoming and curated environment for like-minded people to connect and cultivate business relationships. Unsurprisingly, I saw a lot of familiar faces (mostly from the L.A. creative scene) and also met quite a few new ones. Everything about the brunch was charming, quaint, well decorated and well put-together and I can’t wait to attend the next one!

xo, Bella


Miss Dunnie O


Tasty goodies by Smoked Fusion Catering!


With YouTube Makeup Guru, You Love Megz


Platinum Event Decor‘s lovely booth setup (and edible treats!)


With stylists and socialites, Norris and Thrash


Celebrity stylist, E Burns

[Video: Poetry + Saxophone] “The Conquer Era” / Chapter III: Perception by Brooke Jean

Perception: A way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression…

“Everyone perceives the world through their own unique experiences but how we choose to move forward comes from the strength within. Second Chances surpassed the Doorway to your destiny but will your Perception build a brighter future?”

Check out my poetic, floetic friend, Brooke Jean, and her beautiful, new poetry video. This woman and her work continues to be a constant source of artistic and encouraging inspiration… Namaste, Jean


 
Credits:
Writer, Director + Performer: Brooke Jean
Co-Directed, Filmed + Edited by: Yogi of Fly Behind The Lens
Saxophone: G – Man
Background Vocals: Amaziah
Makeup by: Stephanie Brown

Proud to be Sponsoring #PowerBrunchLA!

Bonjour mes amours!

I am pleased to announce that Love & Biscotti will be an official SPONSOR of the Summer Edition of Miss Dunnie O’s #PowerBrunchLA series powered by Cadillac!

My lovely friend and colleague, Miss Dunnie Onasanya, launched the Power Brunch LA Series in March 2014 to give young professionals the proper forum to network and stimulate strong community relationships, and I am honored to join a creative space giving people a safe haven to find like-minded people to grow proper business relationships.

Love and B PBLA3-Revise

Event Details:

Date: Sunday July 20th, 2014
Place: The Majestic Halls, 650 S Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
Admission: Advanced Tickets Required for Entry
Dress Code: Suits & Sundresses

Features:

– Complimentary Event Gift Bags Sponsored by CURLS for first 100 guests to arrive.
– UNLIMITED Bottomless Mimosas!
– Gourmet Brunch Buffet Catered by- Artistic Endeavors
– Live Event DJ
– DOOR PRIZES
– Red Carpet with Photography & Video Coverage

Check out this video from the last Power Brunch LA!

For Event Tickets visit: www.julypowerbrunchla.eventbrite.com

Enter Promo Code (POWER) before checkout to Save 20% off!

I look forward to seeing you all there! xo

#BellaSundayMeditation: “Summer Solstice: A Time for Patience”

“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of Life would be my God” – Napoleon Bonaparte.

At the beginning of the year – January 1st to be exact – I decided to focus all my energy on all the positive goals that I wanted to manifest in my Life… I won’t tell you what they are – because like a secret told, the power of manifestation and affirmation can sometimes lose its power when shared – but I made a list of everything that my heart desired and then I took it one step further by creating a vision board.


My friend, Jackie (of TGIFGuide.com) and I at a New Year’s Eve Party

The night before my friend and I had attended a New Year’s Eve party and experienced a series of random events that I can only describe as “magical.” There was a sense of electric anticipation in the air that carried over into the next day and so it seemed like a perfect time to focus on all the things that we wanted – and to take productive steps to make those dreams come true.

However, the purpose of this post is not to reminisce over a day gone past but instead to focus on the halfway mark of the year, the “Summer Solstice” (Saturday, June  21st) – which is the longest day of the year (daylight hours are at a maximum and darkness is at a minimum) and officially the first day of summer – and what it means for “intentions” set at the beginning of the year.

#BellaSundayMeditation: “Summer Solstice: A Time for Patience”

Before I get to my point, I’ll use this quote from “Celebrating the Great Mother,” a book written by Cait Johnson, to familiarize you with the Summer Solstice and why it is so important. Johnson wrote about it so eloquently that I’d rather just use her description than attempt to write my own.

Summer is a festival of [the power] that makes abundance and nourishment grow from tiny seeds. The power that brings things to fulfillment, and expands and brightens our lives, that makes good things come from seed ideas and plans. And the warmth of the sun and the long, hot days continually remind us of how good it is to find a balance between intense activity and lazy, idle hours doing nothing.

Summer teaches us patience. The fruit is green until it’s ripe and you just can’t rush it. Something of the slow, sure rhythm of the time will enter into us if we let it; no, we can’t hurry things, but if we just relax and let go, things will reach their fullness without effort or ego’s striving on our part.

And as we watch the field baking in the heat, and feel the sun’s power to burn – as well as to bless – we can feel our own gifts, our own special abilities as they ripen and swell, and know that we, too, have the power to make a difference for growth or for destruction in the world… It is a time to mark peak moments, moments of warmth and growth. It is the time to invite fire into our lives fire to burn away all that we have outgrown and all that no longer serves us; fire that makes the wild things grow in us, for which our inner selves have longed.

Like Johnson said, summer is not a time to rush or hurry. It’s a time to let all of the work that you’ve put forth, reach its potential (naturally). I know this to be a fact because lately it seems that everything I highlighted in my vision board is showing signs of manifestation.

Whenever I start to doubt my purpose (even in the slightest instance), something will come along and show me that I am still on the right path. Over and over, I continuously find that my “intentions” are still working and preparing to be “harvested.” I continue to be presented with new opportunities (which will adequately prepare me for the winter)…

To me, summer is simply a time for rest, rejuvenation and celebration. Celebrate the anticipated wins that are to be expected as we move into the latter part of the year. Don’t doubt your path. All the steps and all your hard work have not been in vain… Continue to til the “land” (i.e. your dreams and desires), but also make time to enjoy Life’s simple pleasures. You’ll soon see your “fruit.” Just wait on it. #Namaste.

[The Scene] Creativ PR (LA Fashion Week Installation)

#LatePost – Been on the run!

Small and intimate, the fashion installation presented by Creativ PR during LA Fashion Week was one of the best installations I went to all week. Hosted at the W Hotel in Hollywood, these avant-garde creations were sophisticated, bold and original. See for yourself below!


With Malaysia of VH1’s Basketball Wives, LA (right)

[The Scene] Project Ethos (LA Fashion Week)

Bonjour loves! This post is far overdue, so please excuse my extreme delay :( Sometimes being a working blogger has its perks and downfalls. The perks being that I love working in the Entertainment industry and all the chaos, excitement and professional rewards that it being, and the downside being that I don’t have much time to devote to my own blog – especially since I’m usually busy blogging and taking pictures for others…

However, without further ado, I’d like to present my coverage of Project Ethos – one of the biggest and most anticipated shows during L.A. Fashion Week! As with the year before, this year’s Project Ethos was held at the Avalon in Hollywood and featured more than a few new designers that caught my eye.

One of my favorite designers of the night was David Tupaz, who with his 1920’s-inspired “flapper-esque,” feather hats, floor-length ballgowns and shimmering fabrics, undeniably stole the show with his eye-catching designs. Perhaps not something you’d wear on normal, everyday occasions, but I could definitely see myself gracing the Governor’s Ball in one of these beauties ;) What do you think?


All of the above designs created by Project Ethos designer, David Tupaz


With my good friends, photographer and host, Phoenix White (left) and host, Spicy Mari (right)


With celebrity stylists, Norris (right) and Thrash (left)

P.S. My own outfit was designed by me from a men’s suit jacket. I had it tailored to fit me as a dress :)