Art & Culture

    Be the change

    January 22, 2017

    Yesterday’s Women’s March in LA was everything I had hoped it would be and more. The energy of the crowd was positive, uplifting and empowering. When I got home and saw the news coverage from all the world, I felt beyond honored to be part of this movement. 

    Why did I march? Because it doesn’t matter that I went to a private school, that I worked at museums and that I was born in the states. I’ve been to parts of this country that do not care about my work or contributions. I’m just brown. I grew up in a community where I was called spic and immigrant regularly. I know what it’s like to be that kid, that woman, that person who is judged by the way they look. I marched for every person who has ever been discriminated against, hurt and brutally targeted because they were born with more melanin. 

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  • Style & Beauty

    The casual life

    I typically share my more dressier looks on the blog because, well, I actually don’t have a real reason why. I guess I felt that if I was going to go out of my…

    January 18, 2017
  • LACMA and Guelagetza
    Art & Culture

    A Girls Day Out in LA

    Live in LA? Love art? Can’t get enough Mexican food? Need ideas for a girls day out? I have two suggestions for you — Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Guelagetza Restaurant. Yes,…

    January 17, 2017
  • Style & Beauty

    Not your average LBD

    I have a ton of little black dresses in my closet. I think it’s an essential. There are some staple pieces that are a must, and an LBD is one of them. From lace, satin,…

    January 12, 2017
  • Lifestyle & Food

    The teen boy and me

    Many people ask me about the bond I share with my son and how I’ve been able to have such a close relationship with him, even throughout these teen years. Well, the answer isn’t…

    January 10, 2017
  • Style & Beauty

    Word for 2017: Vivacious

    Instead of going over what I want to do in 2017, I decided to come up with a word that embodies the way I want to feel. After a year of health issues coming…

    January 4, 2017
  • Style & Beauty

    Mal de Ojo

    Receiving a “Mal de Ojo” bracelet or azabache (typically has a black bead or hand) when you’re a baby is a tradition in my family. I still have the ones my grandmother gave me…

    January 2, 2017