Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Make It Reign

The Make It Reign Runway and Trunk Show is happening on Saturday, April 26th in Oakland. It will be featuring Bay Area designers and for only $5, it includes one drink. See you there!


My sister is good friends with the owner of Harumi K. We have to show some support!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Photo Shoot with Dylan Douglas

Just a teaser of what Dylan Douglas was able to capture today. More to come! I haven't done a shoot in some time and really had an amazing time posing for old friends, Dylan and his girlfriend, Christina. 

Book him now! Portrait sessions starting at $100! Of course tell him I sent ya!

(C) http://www.dylandouglasphotography.com - wearing the Kahlo Bib ($228) by Stella & Dot.

Boy, times have changed. Here's a pic from older modeling days maybe circa 2001 by Photographer, Marianne Monnin on the Embarcadero of San Francisco. I have definitely gotten older but some good shots were achieved. Can't wait to post them! Stay tuned!

But seriously, book Dylan Douglas. He's great to work with and has an amazing eye with great ideas.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hell On Wheels

I was able to take my Christmas present to myself out for the first time today. I was so excited! It was a probably 15-minute ride around my sister's neighborhood in Bethel Island but was able to reach 55 mph on the long strips. The forecast called for rain but I brought my gear just in case it didn't start raining yet and I was so lucky because soon after my ride, it started to rain.

This what a happy girl looks like:

I didn't know my sis took video of me taking off but it wasn't cool whatsoever because it was the first time I've ridden it! I didn't gun it, nor did I think the foot rests were as forward as they were.  When I'm more confident on it, the videos might be worth publicly posting but for now they're just on my personal and private Facebook page. But here's a still:

Cannot wait to possibly ride tomorrow and continue my Hell On Wheels adventures. Can't wait to also ride with many friends that ride, male and those bad @ss women.

I'm a defensive driver as it is but look out for motorcyclists! It might just be me! Thanks in advance!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rest in Peace, Auntie Annie

This morning, Auntie Annie, went home to Lola & Lolo Lagade, Uncle Ben and Cousin Natalie. I love this picture because she was much loved by her nieces and nephews. Look at that smile on her face! I absolutely love Elvis because of her. She had a poster hanging in her bedroom and I joked around with her by pointing to the poster and saying that he was my boyfriend. She smiled as if saying, "Dream on!" RIP Auntie. Your smile, laugh and strength will not be forgotten. 

Encarnacion Lagade
September 5, 1934 - March 26, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

20% Off the LLB Show in Napa

This rarely ever happens...in California at least. I think the Los Lonely Boys have a good following here to have no need to offer discounted tickets. Therefore, I would highly recommend y'all take advantage of this offer. The Uptown Theatre in Napa is a great venue and you really don't need an excuse to head up to wine country. See you there! You know I already have my ticket!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Los Lonely Boys Back in San Francisco

The Los Lonely Boys put on two amazing shows. I wish I had the time to elaborate but I am so thankful Henry is feeling better after his accident last year. His brothers are right, there is no Lonely Boys without him...any of them. The thought of it just breaks my heart. Being with them, hearing their music live and being with the friends and remembering the many unforgettable memories they have brought me, says there's no doubt in my mind that I will continue this 8-9 year-long experience as long as they're the Los Lonely Boys.

Below is the set list for the evening. I loved hearing the new songs live, first at the Playspace KFOG

and then at The Independent. What an amazing day.

Blame It On Love
Give a Little More
It's Just My Heart Talkin'
Don't Walk Away
So Sensual (first time live)
Can't Slow Down
Nobody else
Crazy Dream
Man to Beat
Oye Mamacita. 
I'm a Man

Thank you for my first 'shredded' pic, Henry!!! I have been wanting one for a very long time.

Love spending time with my La Onda By the Bay family. Always a good time!

And we gotta love the family that takes care of our Boys. Thank you, Shawn & Farmer!
Shawn's all grown up

Until April. Get your tickets for Carmel and Napa!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The 10 Types Of Toxic People That Mentally Strong People Avoid

Say goodbye to those dark clouds. They're blocking out your sun. You really can't help those that don't help themselves. It's draining and exhausting.

"If your life sucks, then guess what? It’s mostly, if not entirely, your fault."
"You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice." - A Universal Paradox
Avoid the unintelligent. It's "a result of continually making bad decisions and not learning from their mistakes for their entire lives." It's like, "Really? Again?"

Thanks to a friend that posted this on Facebook. Read the below article as posted in Elite Daily.

The 10 Types Of Toxic People That Mentally Strong People Avoid

Other individuals affect us more than any other factor in the world. They are the most unpredictable, the most mysterious and the most exciting — at least, some are. There are other types of individuals, however. There are those who are more toxic than they are precious. If you want to live the best life possible, you should surround yourself with the best people possible.
More importantly, you will want to avoid all the toxic ones who will make you worse off for knowing them. Mentally strong people understand the importance and influence that human beings have on one another and use this knowledge to their advantage. The mentally strong aren’t flawless and aren’t impervious to all. With enough damage coming from enough sides, even the strongest will fall. The trick is to plan ahead and avoid those that make up the worst of the worst:

1. The Showoffs

Those who feel the need to be showy are always compensating for something and trying to prove their worth to themselves. Unfortunately for them, this is how you know they have little worth. Showing and trying to make other people envious is a waste of time, unless you’re trying to make yourself feel better about yourself at the expense of others. People that do such things are not the kind of people you want to keep around.

2. The Unintelligent

I’m not talking the kind of dumb that can’t be helped; I’m talking about the kind of dumb that is a result of an immense ego, voluntary ignorance and self-righteousness. Most of us know at least one or two people who are completely unintelligent as a result of continually making bad decisions and not learning from their mistakes for their entire lives.

3. The Leeches

Growing up, we’ve all had or been that friend who was always a bit broke and always happy to take a handout. When our friends are at a difficult point in their lives, there’s no reason not to help them out or to offer to pay for a few rounds of their drinks so they come out and have fun with the rest of the group. The problem is when the person seems comfortable in the position and is making little to no effort of improving their financial situation.

4. The Lazy

Laziness is a disease, one that is highly contagious. Lazy people make other people lazy. The more you hang around the immobile, the less you will feel the need to be mobile. The mentally strong are not impervious. Hang around lazy people too often and you’ll notice your productivity and general enjoyment of life plummeting.

5. Anyone Who Lives By The Saying, “YOLO”

Understanding that you only live once can put your life in perspective. In fact, it should put your life in perspective. Yet, the Biebers, Drakes and Mileys of the world somehow managed to get the message completely backwards. YOLO: Let’s get wasted and high, do stupid sh*t, throw up all over ourselves and possibly die while we’re at it! Yes, YOLO. The whole origin of this saying doesn’t suggest doing pointless, dumb crap. YOLO means you should spend your time doing something meaningful, with a purpose. YOLO: You have once chance; don’t screw it up.

6. The Big Talkers

Those that spend their time running their mouths spend little time doing anything else. It’s the mentally strong that don’t bother doing the talking because the work they are doing speaks for itself. The talkers, on the other hand, have nothing but the empty words they’re speaking.

7. The Constantly Depressed

Not those that have an actual chemical imbalance, but those who act like they do. We all know people who are always feeling bad for themselves, always complaining about how difficult their lives are and how unlucky they are. Bad luck is not a lifelong circumstance. If your life sucks, then guess what? It’s mostly, if not entirely, your fault. Don’t keep these folks around unless you want them to bring you down with them.

8. Those Who Stay Within Their Comfort Zones

If we wish to live a life of adventure, then those who aren’t adventurous need be avoided. All those you meet and come across in your life are partners on your journey, if only for a few seconds. Those we keep around more regularly end up steering our direction more than we realize. If you hope to leave your comfort zone regularly, then don’t hang out with those who aren’t willing to leave theirs. Their chain simply isn’t long enough to go for the ride.

9. The Non-Dreamers

Those who can’t dream don’t live. Life is about believing that things can be better — not just for you, but for everyone. What makes people human is dreaming and hoping that the change to come will be for the better. Those that don’t dream won’t allow you to dream, either, and will do their best to prove to you that your dreams are just that: dreams.

10. The Non-Believers

Worse than those who don’t dream are those who dream, but don’t believe that they can turn those dreams into reality. Those who don’t believe in themselves don’t amount to anything in life. They are the losers — those that are always there, but don’t influence the world. They live in a gloomy and depressing world where their lives are out of their hands. They go with the flow and never attempt to achieve any sort of success. Don’t rely on them to support you when you need the support, either. If they don’t believe in themselves, then they sure as hell won’t believe in you.

This is what I choose to surround myself with:

Niners playoff Game at my house & shots by my Cugino
Megan & I at Mua in Oakland, being us as usual
Oktoberfest at Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, CA. Love my girls, Megan Z. & Nikki B.
Celebrating an awesome birthday with my family. You can't beat it.
Are you ready to part with those dark clouds?