June 27, 2009

In Loving Memory

My jaw dropped. My heart sank.
I could not fathom the news when hearing that Michael Jackson passed away.
And at 50 years old?
Alike many others, I've been exposed to Michael's music, style, && persona since childhood.
It's as if he's part of me in a sense.
I can recall sitting "Indian-style" before my grandmother's t.v. gawking && in awe as I watched "Moonwalker" for the 1st of many times to follow as a little girl.
My fondest memories are of my first experiences of MJ at Disneyland in his "Captain EO" 3-D show, which I HAD to see each && every time I made a trip to the "happiest place on earth."
Despite the ridicule && rumors that have surrounded him,
Michael is && will forever remain the King of Pop.
Song after song, hit after hit, Michael is THE best entertainer there is && ever was.
I can almost guarantee that you'll NEVER AGAIN see an artist who has fans emulating every inch of their style, passing out at concerts, && screaming 'til their throats&&lungs give way.
NO ONE can ever replace the bedazzled glove, white socks && black loafers,
let alone top the fame, success, fan base, && appeal that he has achieved.
&& dancing?! Pshhhh. You can forget it! lol
He's as good as it gets.
Period. Point blank.

Now all we have left is his timeless music that has left a lasting impression on us all.
For generations to come, Michael Jackson will continue to be the greatest.
"Dirty Diana" && "Liberian Girl" will still be just a smidget of the countless hits he belted out effortlessly that I'll still hold dear to my heart && ears. And of the various vids, Michael's "Thriller" && "Bad" will remain my favorites.

As much as it saddens me, I wish the entire Jackson family the best
{sending my prayers && love},
&& thank God for blessing humanity with such a dynamic individual.

.Rest in Peace Michael Jackson.

June 22, 2009

Kam AND the City

Numerous skyscrapers.
5th Ave.
Canal Street.
Endless possibilities.
New York City.

In having plenty of flashbacks from numerous episodes of
Carrie, Samantha, Miranda && Charlotte parusing throughout Manhattan,
my trip to New York was uncanningly similar to the adventures && experiences
these fab ladies have encountered.... well, minus the sex lol.
I had the most amazing time in NY with my best friend Brandi!
Meeting new people, && catching up with old friends, this trip simply enhanced my assertions that "The City" is where I belong.
Minus the bums, unnecessary honking from crazed taxi drivers, && pissy-scented subways,
I ♡ it!

After attending my brother Darion's graduation ceremony from Pasadena High && his after-party {CONGRATS D!},
I headed to Brandi's house && was wide awake! Our flight was scheduled to depart at 6:30 a.m., && after partying with my brothers and all of their friends in addition to the excitment of being in NYC again, my eyes were far from closing.

Brandi's dad dropped us off at LAX.
We arrived at the Delta terminal around 3:45 a.m. && waited in line for about 45 minutes before Delta employees finally appeared to start check-in.
After being charged a ridiculous $15 for checking in a single bag, && waiting in line after line,
we shockingly made our flight by the skin of our teeth.
Brandi k.o'd before the plane could event take off {lol},
but I managed to stay awake for a while before dozing off.

We arrived at JFK && headed to LaMonica's house,
the sorority sis of Brandi's cousin Tisha.
She stayed in Manhattan near Central Park.
We dropped off our things, grabbed a quick bite to eat at a local pizza spot
in the horrid, poring rain,
then met with our high school friend, Q.

Hangin' with Q && his friends at their spot in the Bronx,
we all decided to head down to lower Manhattan to a little hole-in-the-wall poetry club
where I had the most amazing tasting house burger {though not quite as good as my mom's}.
As the jet-lag started to kick in, we headed back to the Bronx for some shut eye.

We woke up late afternoon && headed down Fordham Rd. to catch the subway
{aka the longest walk ever! lol}
We dropped off our things at LaMonica's && headed to Times Square.
Snapping photo after photo, Brandi && I ventured up && down the street, visiting Toys 'R Us
{with the BIGGEST Barbie dream house I've ever seen in my life},
Broadway, && plenty of other hot spots.

After chit-chatting with this guy named Ty, he hooked us up with some tickets to a comedy show at The Laugh Factory for that same night.
Realizing that we hadn't eaten all day, we ate at Dallas BBQ on 42nd. {y u m !}
Then, Q && his friend met us, && from there we headed to the movies to see "The Hangover," which was the funniest movie I've seen in a long time.
Once the movie was over, we all went our separate ways &&
Brandi and I headed over to The Laugh Factory for the comedy show.
We then hopped on the subway to LaMonica's to get all dolled up for Webster Hall, which was the only club we could get into since either of us have yet to reach 21.
The club itself was quite an experience:
being hit on by countless guys, followed by some random guy that consistently tried hugging us despite the fact that he was sweating profusely, && being approached by a white-looking Brazilian guy who was quite awkward.
At first I thought he was just making friendly conversation, but once it turned into 10 straight minutes of "Are you guys here alone?", "Can I buy you ladies a drink?", && "When are you guys leaving?" I knew he was a fishy character. lol.
The night ended on a bittersweet note:: a beyond drunk man slapped Brandi on her backside, yet we met some really down-to-earth New Yorkers, Chris && CJ.
The night finally ended as we got back to LaMonica's place just as the sun was rising.

Brandi && I woke up and headed to for brunch
with LaMonica, her b.f. Lee, Brandi's cousin Tisha and her friend Cha Cha.
We all had the infamous combination of chicken && waffles,
which was beyond fulfilling to my appetite.
In an effort to work off our full stomachs, Brandi, Tisha, Cha Cha && I
headed down to Century21 for some shopping.
I've been in plenty of department stores in my day, but Century21 was quite the spot.
Talk about discounts!
Any possible brand you can think of from Prada to American Eagle, it was there,
and at a jaw dropping, affordable price.
Then we headed to Canal Street, which was quite reminiscent of my unforgettable encounters with crazy people in "The Alley" in Downtown L.A.

Afterwards, we met up with Tisha && Cha Cha's friends Tamisha && Ian for dinner
at Flor de Mayo.
It was funny to be in a Chinese restaurant that served Dominican cuisine, but the food was undoubtedly delicious!
I had a colorful dish that had steak, bright red tomatoes, cilantro,
&& potatoes served on a bed of yellow rice.
¡La comida fue increíble!

None of us wanted the night to end there so we headed down to the Amsterdam Lounge to chill.
After dancing the night away, we finally headed back to LaMonica's to catch some zzz's.

It was sadly our last day in NYC, yet we still had a few more destinations on our list that we wanted to check out before we left.
Brandi, Tisha && I headed down to 5th Avenue to see what everyone ranted && raved about.
I spotted stores from Alice + Olivia, Zara, H&M, Jimmy Choo, Versace, && Juicy Couture, just to name a few lol

After finally getting down to our last few dollars, we scurried over to Junior's to grab some cheesecake just before heading to JFK {unfortunately} to catch out plane back to L.A.

Overall, I had a lot of fun on my trip to NY.
I'm especially glad that I got to share my experience in the city with my best friend.
Although there were plenty more sites && things to do that we hadn't accomplished on our trip,
we'll have plenty to do the next time we decide to head out to New York
{which will hopefully be this August! lol}
Who knows!
Maybe after I'm finished with undergrad,
you'll spot me heading for the city lights on my own ;)

June 16, 2009



When?:: Saturday night, just getting back from my cousin Darlene's graduation shindig.

Where?:: Thee dorm. {my last night there! :) }

All-Son cardigan:: Urban Outfitters
Cream racerback nightie:: Forever 21
Feathered necklace:: Forever 21
Army green pants:: Forever 21
Cappucino pumps:: Cathy Jean

June 11, 2009

the grass IS greener on the other side

I can't do anything but smile right now! :)
I thought all hope was lost when it came to interning this summer && BEHOLD!:: you're lookin' at the new intern at Los Angeles' Chic Little Devil Style House!
My 1st day isn't until the 25th, after I come back from my NYC trip,
so I'll have a little bit of a hiatus from being busy.

I'm soooooo excited for this opportunity && can't wait to sink my teeth into another hands-on fashion experience.
June is for sure without gloom for me this month!

June 9, 2009


.s i g h.
After searching high && low for summer internships, landing positions at 3 of the top clothing lines and mags on my list, one after the other flaked on me.
It does kind of SUCK lol I must admit that.
Yet despite the fact that I re-arranged my ENTIRE summer schedule to devote my time to these internships, I'm excited to see what's in store for me next.
The possibilities are infinite!

I'll be packing for my trip with my best friend Brandi to NYC soon!
With the stress of school && everything else I have on my plate,
perhaps this was just the break I needed.

HOWEVER, the idea of having a fashion internship is still nice :)

June 7, 2009

Kamerons Kloset

With finals week getting underway starting tomorrow, I know I'll be swamped with studying for the last wave of exams for the year. So with that in mind, I decided to do a vlog on the infamous dorm room! You all may be curious as to how I'm livin', so I figured I'd give you a tour of my room before I have to pack everything up && ship out this weekend!

I don't know how, but I managed to forget to show my dresser that has drawers that are ridiculously JAM-PACKED with shirts && numerous tops,
mini-drawers crammed with scarves, tights && belts,
as well as the large container beneath my bed that's stuffed
with all of my skirts, shorts, and pants. lol.
So if you thought my closets were full of clothes, there's WAAAY more where that came from.

part deux

As promised, I'm going to give you a peek into my collection from
my blossoming line Kooley Designs that I showed in last week's
"Save Darfur Fashion Show" that was held at my school.

The majority of these photos were taken by yours truly backstage, yet I have a few random pictures from when my fierce models rocked the runway.
If I am able to get my hands on some video footage, I'll DEFINITELY add it here.
Enjoy! ;)

Natashia, wearing teal "Twisted" top with "Funky Town" skirt.

My *best friend* Brandi, wearing "Meow" dress with lime bow sash.

Mellissa, wearing teal "SexyBack" top.

from left to right: Diahann, wearing "Picnic" dress; Natasha, wearing "Read between the Lines" dress;
Emma, wearing red tube top with yellow plaid skirt; Noel, wearing "Aztek" dress.

from left to right: Naché, wearing "Paint Brush" top; Lauren, wearing teal "Pleet" top with purple plaid skirt;
Imani, wearing "Zip" top with red skirt; Taji, wearing "Lime" ruffle dress with plaid denim vest.

Derinique, wearing "No Sweat" top.

from left to right: Brittney, wearing "Land of Funk" top; Ali, wearing "Splatter" dress;
Debbie, wearing "Aqua" dress with "Hole Punched" skirt.

from left to right: Aftin, wearing "Lav" top with "Cheetah Girl" skirt; Brooklyn, wearing "Mystique" top;
Besi, wearing "Spotty Dotty" top.


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