Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Haiti through my eyes : June 2009

Haiti is the country that shares an island with the Dominican Republic. It is know to be a less developed country due to the lack of many resources including money. In the United States Haiti is often depicted as a poor, poverty stricken country that has little to nothing to offer you know "70 cents a day" type commercials.

I am pleased to inform that Haiti is not that picture painted by others, it is actually very beautiful. Haiti, like any other country has it's rich folks and has it's poor folks. There are cities that are developed and offer the same lifestyle lived here in America. Such as: upscale restaurants, nightclubs, resorts on beaches, strip clubs LoL, museums, I even got to catch a ballet production while I was there!

But enough talking, I am providing pictures that have been taken with my iPhone because I forgot my camera :o/

In conclusion Haiti is a beautiful country with lots to offer, yet is still in desperate need of some reforms to improve the country.

School girls

Hair salon... they draw then paint their signs right on the building

We found a guy selling sugar canes...yessss

Enjoying the sugar cane

My dad's hood, Lascahobas

A river in the town my father grew up. Some take baths, wash their clothes here and some just come to enjoy the water like these boys.

My dad having fun in the river

I saw this girl sitting in front of a house...

This is what some of the roads look like... rocks-dirt-huge-crater-holes makes for a very bumpy ride.

Donkeys are not just at petting zoos

My dad says "Haiti is the land of entrepreneurs... you can have a business anywhere."
This guy's business is a phone and phone cards on the street, if you need to make a call, like this young lady, step right up!

A pool of natural water...


My dad talking to some kids in a near by town, giving them money for guessing his and my moms age LoL... he told them to stay in school and he will bring them something, one boy yells out that all they want is a ball to play with. (that was touching)

500 steps up the hill!!

I didn't want to do it but then I saw a man on two crutches coming down and changed my mind!

Me at step 200! This was almost the hardest thing I've ever done, 500 steps in that heat... a serious workout!

There was a little chapel at the top where people go to pray.

The view from the top was amazing.

A mud house on the beach...some people still make their houses that way over there.

We bought chickens to eat later.

This used to be a continued road until last years hurricane...

...houses destroyed.

A ballet production

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Maison Michel : Make your head spin!!

Maison Michel Accessories line has been known for prestigious headwear. Laetitia Crahay, Head of accessories and jewelery at CHANEL and Artistic Director of the Maison Michel, has designed since 2006 Ready-to-Wear hats and hair accessories. Fresh and seductive, with a strong identity, and perfectly in the spirit of the times, her creations have already become essentials.

The Fall-Winter 2009/2010 collection offers a range of classic shapes, from the melon hat to the boater and the trilby. Accessories, headbands and jewels for the hair unite feathers, lace, pearls or chains.

I truly think the pieces are amazing! Very feminine yet you can rock out with them too lol. The photography caught my attention... what do you think?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

For Michael Jackson

People have come together all of the world to pay homage to the King of Pop Michael Jackson.
As I watch the memorial live on TV, I am realizing more and more how deeply he touched the whole entire world! One man, and all through his music and his life.

You will be missed Michael but never forgotten!

Love is being shown from China, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Poland, Tokyo, Berlin, Philippines, India, Belgium and so many more places its AMAZING

At his childhood home in Indiana

In brazil

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Zara's Spring 2009

I have always been a huge fan of Zara's and you either love them or hate them!
They provide trendy exclusives every season at affordable prices for men woman and children (cool).

Not only will you enjoy looking super delicious but it will LAST I emphasize this because, although I am an equal fan of Forever 21 and H&M, their clothes do not last compared to pieces I have from Zara's. Point blank ... no argument there!

Anywhoos... take a look at some of their spring 2009 ads and go check the website!

p.s- I so need a JOB so I can go shopping!! :(

I can’t wait for the U.S. release of Coco Before Chanel, where Anne Fontaine is taking us into Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel's life before Chanel to show who she was. The film stars Audrey Tautou but doesn’t hit theaters till September 25th, but you can watch the trailer below:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm Back!

Just got back from Haiti today! I was supposed to be back as of yesterday however my flight was canceled!!!!!!!!!!

Anyways...its good to be back in the US of A and I will have more pictures within the week!