Posted on September 1, 2015
As fun as fashion is for me in the autumn, I have to admit there’s nothing sexier than a rugged man all layered up in soft breeze. That’s why this month’s Desirable’s is dedicated to the men.
Oh, my, Oh, my… hold on..let me contain myself.
Give my man a scruffy beard, tattoos and a leather jacket with a bit of plaid shirt peeking from underneath, I’ll be yours forever. Many guys in my opinion don’t really bother to accessories, but I promise you, (for all of my male readers) it’s the details that make the outfit. Try a nice watch or even some leather bracelets. Too much for you, throw on a beanie, you’ll have women hunting you down in no time!
Posted on October 2, 2014
Today was one of those for me, and it felt absolutely amazing. But before we get into today, let;s begin with yesterday, because those are pretty important too I guess.
Yesterday, I had an interview, most of you know I have been hunting for a new job recently. Why is it that it feels like New York City has so much to offer, but jobs seem difficult to come by unless you know someone who knows another. I’ll be quite frank, I may not have the best “education” background, since I have no college experience, dropped out of High School 6 credits shy (yes, stupid me)… studied my ass off, and decided to take the GED all in one day. Passed it with flying colors. I’m smart cookie, just a little lazy when it comes to homework and paperwork.
I like to think I love to learn from life. And that my friend, I do.
I’ve been working since the age of 15, and always liked to hold my own weight. Through out those years, I have had many experiences from food handling, to retail, to a sitting behind the desk job. I have learned many things, how to handle situations, how to handle people, how to care for what doesn’t belong to you, when to speak, when not to the list goes on and on. Every single job (lord knows there have been many) as ridiculous as it may have been at the time, taught me one thing, work hard, work smarter, learn quickly.
Back to yesterday, I met with the young lady who happened to doing the first rounds of meet and greets for the applicants. I showed up, not in business attire, since I think it can be too stuffy and it looks like you’re trying too hard, but I showed up in black trousers, a silky blouse, and comfortable dark blazer with some round toe pumps. I look around and I see an applicant in washed out jeans and jordans, another with a shirt too small at the bust, a button that’s holding on for dear life. At least I look the part, or at least I look like I care. I’m speaking with the lady and I have her at ease in no time, I can tell she likes me, and before I know it I’m meeting with a Manager.
Manager asks me questions about what I would do in certain situations. I’ve done customer service for far too long. No matter where you work, everything is customer service, without clients you have no income. I know these answers like I’ve known them from the womb. He smiles and says job well done. Explains to me, that I should hear from someone in a week. I get a few hours later, come in again tomorrow (now today) at 10:30 am to meet with the Big Boss. I tried my best to reschedule this, knowing I had another interview the next day at 12pm. Midtown Manhattan all the way to Downtown Brooklyn, would I be able to make it on time?
I say yes, I’ll be there. So here we are, today.
One of my main problems I have in life, is my tardiness… I swear, I must have a disease or something, (Someone google a lateness disease quick!) I rush out the door about 10 minutes later than expected.. I promise you, I’m trying! I throw on some boots with a heel I haven’t worn in a year, and I pray I don’t regret this decision later on. I have whole day of commuting to do, last thing I need to do is walk in limping into an interview. I missed my train by about 20 seconds, but luckily for me, another was right behind it, something that barely happens on the J line. I transfer to the F, time check… I have 3 minutes to get there, 4 blocks away. I decide to not run, but play tackle football instead. That’s what I call what I do when I’m dodging slow walkers in front of me. I made it with 2 minutes to spare… Damn, I’m good!
The Big Boss loved me, I was grateful the interview went by so quick. Here I am thinking, “How am I going to make it all the way to Downtown Brooklyn on time?” and I realize I know have time to kill, but not too much so I decide to not test my luck and head underground once again. Let me tell you, trains are the easy part, finding a block while walking is the worst, and after I walked about 2 blocks in the wrong direction, I decided to go into a store, where I fell in love with the cutest leather jacket (which I regret not getting, right about now). I figured I’ll come back to it after the interview, found the place, after I thought I was super lost, still got there 10 minutes early.
I walk in, already feeling good because of the previous interview. I greet the new guy who;s going to interview and we already have a quick chuckle at the expense of my real name, almost everyone pronounces it wrong, so I’ve learned to laugh about it. “You can call me Milli’ He starts asking me the basic questions, but he only asks me 2, we’ve already hit it off and are talking as if we’ve been friends who haven’t seen each other in long time.
He gets serious, sits up and tells me, “Milli, I’m gonna be completely honest with you, we’re not hiring anymore, these are are just customary interviews, we’ve already picked our team.”
He starts to explain how the budget was only fit for 4 new people, but he wanted me on his side so bad. “I really like you!” He gets’s up with the quickness, and says.. “Wait, I have a plan! Just wait right here.” He runs out of the room, and I’m not exaggerating here people, he wasn’t walking fast, he ran out of the room and about 5 minutes later he was back, out of breath, but back, looks at me and smiles.
I look at him and laugh, I say ” I like plans, what’s going on?”
He explains to me how I would make the perfect fit for an even better and higher paying position and just spoke to the manager from the different department and I quote ” I must, must, must meet her…today!” Of course I’ll meet her, like I have a choice by now. His plan was for me to get hired as this position for now, so he can later scoop me up onto his Visual department later, when the temporary hires are gone, which was only going to last 4 weeks. (Whew, good thing I wasn’t getting that!) I meet with the Main manager, apparently she’s the big boss on the floor, sweet as can be, and tells me how much the first interviewer adored me so much. We keep on talking, and there i am, selling myself, trying to balance being braggy and humble all the same time.
She goes ” Well, I already see we are going to have a problem here!”
I smile out of curiosity, not worried one bit for some strange reason, and she says ” He better hope I don’t fall in love with you, because we’re going to be fighting for you at the end of this!”
I laugh, and I’m just thinking to myself – I am so in!
After filling out some paperwork, I head over to my previous job, to catch up with my old coworker. We made plans for dinner tomorrow, but since I was so close, why not lunch instead. We head over to a nice Mexican spot that just happened to open up around the area (where were you when I was working there!?)
We catch up on everything from her kids, to how work is going, to how jerkish boys can be, to how sweet others may be, to all the stuff we did over the summer, how my art is going, how she’s planning to move, so much so much so much… all over some grilled chicken avocado salads, which were the bomb, by the way.
I have to say, today was pretty amazing. I felt a lot of positive energy going around and I was digging it.
Now I have to make up my mind if I really want to get out bed, now that I’ve gotten so comfortable, there’s an art show going on right now I’ve had marked on my calendar for a while, but I will I still be able to make it….
ok, enough ramblinf, I know this post was like a bible passage!
See you guys soon!
Posted on June 26, 2014
Lately I’ve been catching myself feeling pretty good in front of the mirror, a feeling I’m not all to familiar with. Now that I’ve been cautious with how active my life style is, I’m trying my best to keep it moving…literally.
I have never been the type to go crazy working out, even though I want to be and have tried many times. I just never stuck with a routine. I catch myself being more physically active more than usual. Which I find amazing. Ill walk more, I’ll do a few squats while I brush my teeth, do a few jumping jacks while I head over to the computer, lunges while I walk to the living room, and not to mention all the dancing I do in front of my mirror.
It’s not a weight thing, though I do have body fat that needs to be handled. It’s the energy.
I find myself strolling down the street with a positive vibe and a natural smile. Something I would love to wish on everyone.
A little bit of happy is so therapeutic, simple and always noticed.
You’d be surprised at all the happy strangers who say hello to me now. Something while walking all grumpy never did. It’s shocking how one little action like changing the way you view things can alter your day.
With a little jump here and there I see myself having better days and I’m absolutely loving it.
Posted on May 31, 2013
My art show is not today, it has been postponed.
We apologize for the inconvenience with our shows details. Minxinx & Tanya Lavache prepared for too long to settle for having no show,
so good news is
“Blood, Sweat & Tears” will now be Thursday, June 6th 2013 from 5 pm- 10 pm.
With all who already RSVPed please RSVP again for the new date.
(as we will be emailing you as well)
We really hope you all can make it!
We are so grateful for all those who support us and our work.
We appreciate you guys and we can’t wait to meet you.
Posted on March 25, 2013
I’m not a huge of birthdays due to the fact that I feel many people just say “Happy Birthday” to be polite. That’s why my Facebook and all my other everything’s never have my birthday on them.
If you remember, I’m grateful. If you don’t it’s okay, life would go on.
I got to work and I knew off the bat that I was sharing a birthday with one of my new coworkers Dahiana.
I’ve only been here for 3 weeks and counting and everyone seems so nice and down to earth. I especially get along with all the ladies and Shanna was no exception. She is the most sweetest and most inviting woman I have yet to meet. Earlier during the week she was picking on me, telling me my birthday is coming up, and I kept telling her it’s just another day.
If anything, everyday should be everyone’s birthday. We should all be nice to each other all the time, not just on the anniversary of the day you were born.
Once I walked into work I notice a yellow post it on my keyboard with the words
I thought it was so cute and ran over to her and gave her a hug.
Ah, I fell in love and ran up to Shanna for another hug.
Hmmm… wait until I surprise her back, no birthday needed.
Posted on March 3, 2013
New Body Art: Angie
Here’s another body art shoot I did with the lovely Angie .
Long over due, I know…. I apologize, there’s a few more from this shoot, I’ll be posting up soon.
I’ve been so busy preparing for a new job that I start tomorrow.. so excited!
Wish me luck guys!
Posted on January 2, 2013
Christmas was a blow, work all day, yet getting that time and half money, oh yeah!
So for New Years Eve, I knew I had to celebrate with family, and I was excited. Family quality time has been long over due.
After work ( I got out at 8pm ) I dragged Q along with me to meet my Abuela, Uncles, cousins and Aunts. As soon as we walked in Q immediately gravitated towards my cousin Eric and it was laughs and booze from then on.
GJ looked so cute in her frilly pink skirt and as was such a flirt! She kept going to Q, touching his knee and laughing.
We started off watching a concert on TV that was being held in Dominican Republic, and of course, they are an hour ahead of us…. so we counted down to 12am to them ( 11pm to us ) and cheered. While my abuela ( grandma ) called D.R. sending her congrats.
After many beers and catching up with everyone we finally counted down to our New Year… It’s officially 2013 and we all gave each other hugs and kisses, running back and forth from room to room.
This year has given me the opportunity to grow as a person for the better. Change my living situation and even have a different outlook on life. I see myself how I was 9 months ago, and I feel like a different person.
I was living ( or should I say residing ) in a crowded small place with people I just really didn’t get along with. It’s such a horrible feeling knowing you’re just in someones way all the time. Just being a burden.
Worse when that horrible tension is coming from immediate so called blood.
I wasn’t working and focusing on my artwork full time, having gigs and building up my clientelle. Which I loved to do, but having no money made things extremely difficult. Supplies were limited and transportation was hell.
I didn’t find myself very happy at times, I was unmotivated and uninspired.
I was mostly angry all the time. I think it had a lot to do with the passing of Jasmine. The confusion of constantly asking myself why her. It especially triggered me mostly, because I too, which many don’t know… was in an abusive relationship. The last year of that two year relationship took a toll on me and was a difficult rut to get out of.
From that point on until now, I have a decent job, which I know I can do better, and will in time. I have my own place. No burdens but the bills… adult life blues. I find myself genuinely happy and grateful. I am surrounded by great people, friends who stick by me through many ups and downs and family who appreciate me for who I am. No lectures of who I need to be, or what I’m doing or what I think that may not go with their expectations of what’s right.
I’m in a great relationship, with a man who values me, not only as a woman, but as an actual human being.
I am for the first time in love, not only with him.. but with myself.
I wake up happy, grateful and feel whole. I am extremely blessed and I cant wait to see what life has in store for me next.
Because baby, I’m ready.