So over the weekend my friends and i attended D.C’s Warehouse Loft. A big event that had alot of supporter. Well, since we all were attending the event my friends wore handmade earrings that i had made, representing for a gal out here..lol. Well as we were standing in line just so happens that the lady ahead of us was intrested in the Ankh earring that was wore by my son. As the lady asked about them..i offered my card to her since she was intrested (duh). CUT TO THE POINT»»»»»>her friend she was with is apart of a known magazine called Tomboyz. HOT RIGHT!!! And we exchanged info !!!Cool how “you never kno who u would meet in a line.” Networking is a big part of having your own line as an artist and trust when i say more is ahead. P.S I WILL B KEEPING IN CONTACT!
So i must say im very very very excitied! Today i had my first buyer..and guess what item they purchased???? I AM AFRICA earring @ $45. Even though i had made them for an event, i sure didnt mind selling them to my good ol friend Kelow. She is such a supporter! Even for her friends that are doing things to make it..i must say support is needed now n days.
Even though many ppl wanted to purchase those particular earrings, she was the first. Im shock i actually sold them too, usually i stare at all my jewelry i make in amazed..lol. Well i did say once i received my business cards i will start selling my Original items. Its so unprofessional to just hand out your number..so i had to wait for the cards and now since i have them. MY ITEMS ARE ON THE MARKET!!!
So not to long ago i had a photo shoot for my portfolio book of my styling. Well i have many more shoots ahead. I have an eye for putting clothes together and making whatever it is look good on that person no matter what. I enjoy it and love it as well, i shall say it is a passion of mines to play dress up on people. Come on now..im a girl I LOVE CLOTHES. im the girl that goes shoppin and picks out the UGLIEST item and make it work. IDK how i do it but hey i make it happen..lol.
Well for this shoot i use a model name Casandra O. she was such a wonderful model, but the look i have is a look that i feel is edgy and glamorous at the same time. Not actually pen pointing it on a specific lok but an Original look. I have an edgy eye for clothing n pieces so i had a vision and i made it work and she helped. :o) Vintage pieces were a major part of the outfit..who said cheap prices arent good quality.
Vintage Red Body Suit. Vintage Trench Coat. Badu Wrap. Gold base jewelry. Madden boots. Urban stockings
Remember the song from Monica-Dont take it Personal….well plz dont, Ugh so much on my mind and so much to do..i gotta make three dope ass earrings b4 a specific date. Well dont get me wrong it will be done but got damit i just am cramped with so much shit. Wat am i to do… last night i enjoyed myself needing a break from the humans..i swear my son knows how to make me laugh..lol she said, “god does certain things for a reason.” I just need to relax i guess n let him do his work.
So today i kinda noticed something that i already knew about me…I’m an actual artist. Not one to fake say i am to fit in, but i actually have a bizness in jewelry as well in styling. A painter when it comes to a paint brush and scraps of magazines. A creative mind like no other and to think beyond any other. Im a true definition of an ARTIST expressing my feelings n thoughts. Allowing the world to see my hidden secrets trapped in my mind. i am AZIZA
So lately i have been making big moves..i for now said FUCK MODELING..im so over it now..ill do a lil side work but i rather progress with my Aziza Original Collection and styling. In that last two weeks had two photos hoots..one for my line and the other for my styling book. Dreams dont come true if u wait on it..they only come true when u go after them, and i REFUSE to let all my talent to go to waste. So in the mean time ive been promoting my line as well my styling..not too forget the crew me and my luvs have. Now instead of styling as one i collaborated with my son and together we but our styles as one. Her glamourous and my edginess.. TRUST IM MAKING MOVES. I thank him above for the guides bcuz it took time but im on it now. New York photo shoot soon too. Coming Soon!
“SORRY! I been M.I.A..School has been kicking my ass and work plus my jewelry collection but Im BACK PROMISE. So many things are happening and a whole new Blog look is taking over.”—Sincerely Yours Original
So i dont kno if i had mentioned but on Valentines day i had gotten a bike for me and my friend. Whom she is the reason why i have one now..when it was a snowy blizzard as we went to the thrift store and to hear her mention she had wanted a bike o so badly and i shall get one to. As we picked out which rusty flat tire broken bike we wanted, i had a vision! The bikes were vintage bike that were horrible..YUCKy!!! But as an artist i knew i could do something with it. So to sum things up (bcuz i can talk for dayz) i decided i would give it a make over! the PERFECT thing to do!
So this is a BEFORE look at what i had gotten myself into. HORRIBLE and UGLY nothing that said AZIZA ORIGINAL on it. So i put in the elbow grease and work. Having limited time to have this bike completed by the summer time o enjoy. I worked like a slave, day and night…but not having all the time i wanted. But putting in the effort. (Imma keep my secrets to what you have to do in order to create such beauty) but my friend was shocked to see the finished results..lol (she’s my proof to my accomplishment) lol.
TAH DAH!! Meet MRS. PINK ORIGINAL… i always wanted a pink bike but never could find one that described me in full…well i finally created her. Nothing is better than your own creation and art work. Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL..she takes after me in many ways..lol well all that hard work actually paid off to a bike so BEAUTIFUL. My boo..it took time but i wouldn’t have traded the greasy hand, almost broken nail, and cramped arms for anything in the world for what i have here. THE END