I dont have many post on my blog but, I can say this will be my favorite. browsing the intrernet looking at random pics I came across a classic pic from 1975 of The King of pop Micheal Jackson & the Jackson 5 meet legendary Bob Marley & The wailers in Jamaica. I came to the conclusion that its only one word to describe this photo and thats INSPIRATION.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Cali shabazz is a 22 yr old blogger, freelance stylist /picture taker from Philadephia, also owner of Chai Tea Vintage. Me a Cali met a few months ago on facebook thru a Mutual friend Curran J. of kingsruletogether.com Due to our busy schedules I had a chance to have a great conversation with Cali via email.
I found out cali is inspired by life! she finds inspiration in any and everything. From the internet down to a woman walking down the street. she says never limit herself, shes always exploring and trying to find new ways to improve herself and her company. Looking up to her grandmother. She says she was such a classy,elegant, and intelligent woman whose style that she has always admired. The way people reacted to her and how all eyes were on her when she walked in a room was simply amazing. she will carry on that legacy by being the strong woman she was but still not losing herself in someone else's shoes.
One Question i did ask Cali was, How did you come up with the Concept for C.T.V? She responded: I got the idea of starting an online boutique from my friend monica whilst on our way to NY one cooooold Saturday. I decided to sell vintage merchandise because, I have so much stuff from my grandmother and great grandmother that was passed down to me. I use to dress up in their jewelry and clothes and pretend I was this rich woman on 5th ave lol After wearing a few of their things out and about people started to compliment them. I looked into vintage stores and thought to myself "I can do this" So here I am today, so ready to launch this store.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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This past summer I was blessed by the grace of God to attend Antigua Carnival 2010. Visting Family, Friends, and enjoying fun in the sun. Attending a few shows, such as Melting Pot, Soca Monarch Competition. & the famous Jouvert Morning Sponsored by Joe Mikes Casino and Many more.
Gm, Just woke up about 9:45am from about 2hrs of sleep, running off anxiety, energy and excitement. I've been up all night thinking to myself, What exactly can I bring to the table on this blog? Well it was only right for me to be myself and give more of what the people want to know about this culture. See most Amercians havent even heard, seen, or even knew that Antigua exist. If it wasnt for a number of other family members & I representing our backround and making a statement on who we are, and what we are, most of you still wouldnt know. Now, dont get me wrong I was born and raised in the city of Philadelphia but, best believe my heart and soul is in the land of sun and sea.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
All the signs pointed towards Antigua. The island had warm, steady winds, a complex coastline of safe harbors, and a protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef.
It is a ten-day festival of colorful costumes, beauty pageants, talent shows, and especially good music. The festivities, which celebrates emancipation, are exciting and extensive, ranging from the Party Monarch and Calypso Monarch competitions of Calypsonians, the Panorama steel band competition, and the spectacular Parade of Bands to the Miss Antigua Pageant and the Caribbean Queen's Competition.