Family: The One Year Olds Trick or Treat

I loooove Halloween, I always have. And now that the kiddies are here, and old enough to walk a bit, it’s time to start changing some traditions. Harlie was dressed like a little witch, while Amaury was cute puppy. I broke out last year’s costume and it was still a big hit. The whole night was walked around I kept hearing ” Baby shark, doo doo, doo doo” All I want to know is “am I the only upset that there’s no Auntie Shark?”
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can see & hear the famous and super catchy theme song HERE. There are so many variations of it! (It’s also like the only thing that keeps this kids sane when they throw their temper tantrums!)
It was a nice night for all of us, and I was extremely impressed with a haunted house that was decorated not only on the outside, but the homeowners allowed strangers to walk inside and see all the madness. There was even a special room full of crazy clown, and they even had a movie being projected in the backyard. How sweet!
Until Next time,

Bengali Bride throws a Halloween Bash

This Halloween has been nothing short of amazing.

I was a little nervous my dress wasn’t going to arrive since I ordered it from ebay and took a chance. It arrived  two days before, the relief felt great. That is, until I tried it on. The bottom looked great, but I wasn’t feeling the bodice too much. I was originally going to be a queen, but since the top kept plunging, the last thing I wanted was a nip slip.

I was on the hunt for some inspiration and then it struck. . . a Bengali Bride.

Ugh, they are absolutely gorgeous, and I admire their customs and culture. I didn’t want my choice to feel like I was ridiculing their traditions. I tried to make this right and taught myself how to make a saree, painted my own henna and even made my own nose ring piece.

Getting ready for the party was a bit hectic, I left work at 4pm and had to rush home to cook and prepare everything. I arrived at the supermarket and when I went into my pocket to pay for the beers I noticed i still had my work keys. Fuck. An hour later I was back at work dropping off the keys. Great, more time wasted. I finally got home, put the ziti in the oven and started working on my “special” punch.  It was a blend of burgundy, two types of brandy and triple sec. Nice and sweet, but it’ll sneak up on you!

I didn’t have many people, but I had the right people show up. Everyone was ready to party. The lights were dim, the music was blasting and drinks were served all around.

Chris killed it as Dipsy from the Teletubbies, Siobhan was Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction, Katt was The Punisher, Kika was a cat, Kiki and Taimanee were S.W.A.T., Nedra was Rosie the Riveter, Frankie was a killer nurse, Nicole was Frida Kahlo and many more.

Check out the video from our night (coming soon) and thank you to all who attended.

See Halloween 2014 HERE & Halloween 2013 HERE

Pio Pio

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Halloween is getting closer and I’m so excited. I’ve honestly visited so many websites and gone into many Halloween shops, and yet I can’t find anything I truly want to be.

Not only are the costumes made out of horrible material, which makes them look cheap. they’re expensive! How backwards is that? Not to mention how slutty everything seems to look when it comes to the women’s department. No thank you.

(which this paragraph just reminded me of a new post I should make, but I’ll separate the two, so the next one you”ll see.)

Well, back to the topic at hand.

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Look at Q in that Frankenstein mask, haha!

Can we talk about that pose!? 

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I decided to treat my two loves, Mish and Q to dinner and we headed to Pio Pio on the West side.

After a failed attempt to head to an artshow, Q and I showed up to, which I was personally invited to might I add, and there was no notice of it being cancelled.  We showed up and there was some kind of work displayed, but honestly, there was only like 5 pieces up, in a very low ceiling basement and a crying baby in a corner.

I was not impressed, and though there was a nice soft jazz band playing live, Q was into the vibe, he said it was soul full, and felt at ease.

I could relate, but since I was already prepared to be in an “art mood vibe” I got cranky fast.4

Since that was a bust we headed for dinner. Pio Pio it was. A nice peruvian dinner. Since the wait time was about 30 minutes we decided to get some icecream across the street. I seriously only stopped bc they were playing some gangsta music and I was hype. Haha. The things that get me excited I swear. 5 The food was good and the jug of sangria was too tiny. But it was a good romantic haha dinner. Check out the art piece that was hanging up at the restaurant of the virgin mary nursing jesus. Pretty cool. And that frida kahlo piece I actually saw while we were walking back to misha’s. It was done by chalk! 6

I think im gonna start taking more random pictures. I already carry my camera with me everywhere. Time to use it.
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Mermaid Parade 2013

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Every year I make sure I mark my planner for the Mermaid Parade that’s held in Coney Island.4

The tradition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and is held annually in celebration of the beginning of the summer season.

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It’s basically Halloween in the summer with a mardi gras and aquatic feel to it.

It is soooo much fun!6

This time around I met up with my awesome best friend Misha  and took advantage of the craziness to catch a lot of pictures, and most importantly to catch up on each other’s lives.2

Misha and I have been so busy with everything that’s going on around us, and yes we still manage to take for the other. But with full time projects, jobs and boyfriends, time can get the best of us.

I missed her so much.8

Once we arrived at Coney, it was no surprise of the hectic and colorful crowd that was waiting for us. It took us forever to cross the street and actually make it to the boardwalk.

After crossing through the aquarium we finally saw water, but ended up missing the parade.

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No worries though!

The shore is where it’s all at… and after jumping in the water for a few….

ok, only like up to our knees.

We started to walk along the shore and take in the view of all the  great costumes and the awesome people rocking it 10

Some of these mermaid tales were sooooo impressive and beautiful, like the ones above and below.

Though I wish I owned of them, they would be awesome for some photo-shoots.

For this day in particular it seemed like such a hassle after watching them struggle trying to get into it.

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I kept my outfit simple, not only because of the heat and all the walking I knew I was going to be doing, but because I actually wanted to enjoy myself.12

Looking at all these great and creative costumes, I noticed you get stopped every other 5 seconds because someone wants to take a picture with you.

I wouldn’t mind it, bc I love the getting dressed up part… but I want to have some fun too!

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You can tell this girl had a lot of fun.

Hey, if I had boobs like that, I would flaunt  them too!14

This couple was too adorable!15

and the back of his shirt, talk about thinking outside of the box!16

Let me let you guys enjoy these pictures.
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I remember this guy every year, he always goes all out!18 19 2024 25 27

I bumped into my old high-school buddy Jelivet and she looks adorable as ever…

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All in all this was a good a mermaid parade and I can’t wait until the next one!
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Mermaid Parade 2012

( This post will definitely have waaaay too many pictures, feel free to click on any to make it  larger ) 

This post is way overdue, but with all the pics I have uploaded unto this piece, I sure hope it makes up for it.

Let’s start with my Mini Me sketch above.  Like?

So here we go!

Coney Island annually celebrates the Mermaid Parade and since I went last year

 ( Post here : 2011 )

 I was so eager to start my new tradition. This year I had some awesome company to join me.

Since I was in Connecticut, we all packed our bags full of colorful clothing, massive makeup, and even wigs.

After that long ride on the Metro North we headed to Jen’s mom’s house to get ready.

Imagine us in that train looking all crazy!?

Everyone is rushing everywhere, trying to look as colorful and perfect as they possibly can.

 Jen made up her face with glitter blue, making her face seem like she had scales. While I ( in rush, last minute, and not many materials ) used my fingers and a small makeup brush, drew a mermaid on Kamo’s chest, painted Seyto’s face in a rainbowish green, drew a fish on Steven’s face, an Octopus on Justen’s back and of course, did my makeup, black lipstick please!

I had Diana, Kash, Chevy and Jesus waiting for me in the beach already and I was panicking because I was supposed to be there by 12 pm tops.

I arrived at like 3 pm…..Ugh I know!

Once we got there, of course it was packed… But the sight was amazing as usual.

There was a guy walking around with a few  “Free Hugs” sign and the sweetheart that he was, gave us one!

Yeah, we definitely had fun with that one!

By the time we got there we missed the actual parade, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying everyone else’s outfits while I waited to meet up with Kash, Chevy and Jesus.

They’re costume and makeup was done beautifully, by Chevy herself!

 Ta-len-ted!

We made our way towards the boardwalk, finally, after the massive traffic…. cops were patrolling walking across the street.

The picture above was interesting as ever.

 Once we asked if we can take a picture with her, she responded with : Only if you can guess what type of fish I am.

And Seyto the wreckless and hilarious character that he is, runs up to her, hugs her and screams : A NEMO FISH!

I was cracking up!

We got the picture anyway once she laughed and explained that she’s a clown fish.

Once we made it to the shore, Kash explained that she had to leave for work.

 I wish she would have stayed longer, but I know damn well we’re gonna have a hell of a summer together.

We definitely had a blast meeting, chatting up and taking pics with so many different people, different characters….

Every other second was a constant :

 Oh, look at her!

Wait, look at him!

Omg! They look awesome!

I cannot express enough how much I fell in love with this man’s outfit. I didn’t catch his name, but I call him Mr.Amazing!

He looks great in his vintage striped swimsuit, blue mustache, not to mention his classic garter sock holders!

He was definitely my favorite of the day!

We had the only photoshoot going on ….

Justen and Kamo ( the kids ) were covered in sand.

While the guys ( Steven & Seyto ) thought they were cute and tried they’re best to get me in the water!

These drag queens went all out in their customes… I’m gonna have to do better next year!

They look stunning!

As much as I love drag queens, ( I think everyone knows this about me ) I think Jen started to have more fun than me…

Look at her strutting her stuff!

After all the craziness, not that I mind it one bit, we decided to just have some time to ourselves and actually enjoy the great weather.

I was glad when I saw Mr.T come in and join on the action.

We actually had a blast just acting retarded with each other.

I think I’m too crazy for him sometimes =]

I have to say, spending time with great people can always make your day.

This was definitely one for the books.

After the sun went down we spent most of our time looking for Seyto, because the grown man that he is, decided to get lost for three hours!

We finally found him, excuse me, Mr.T spotted his brother at the pier banging on some conga drums and singing.

hahaha.

We started to walk  the boardwalk and enjoying all the music.

We ended up in a group that looked like a mini party on the boardwalk. We started dancing salsa, freestyle, reggae and we even did the cha- cha !

Now slide to the leeeeeft—–

I tried my best to drag him to the water. He was lucky he had his phone on him, because I was ready for war!

 

On another note:

Well, I hope you guys stayed posted for what’s next to come, because I’m working on some projects I would love for you all to see.

I know I’ve been slacking on my posts lately, but that’s going to change soon.

I look at this site as my baby, I have dedicated so much time, effort. I have personalized evry single detail myself.

I swear, sometimes I forget I have readers ( though I’m very grateful for all of you ! ) that I just ramble on about feelings, my artwork, my goals, crazy drunk stories, chapters of my love life and so many more.

I hope you guys don’t go far and enjoy it all.

Until next guys,

Minxie

Photo Credits: Thanks to Jen247  for all the amazing photographs.