Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas.

by Jamila Pierre

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run… but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.…And that, I think, was the handle—that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn't need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Yet another tribute to an absolute favorite movie, from an absolute favorite writer. This movie is just one of those cult classics that deserves the classification; it is definitely one I could watch over and over again.

SIDE NOTE: It's amazing how different one can look once you've swapped out some basic accessories.



{DISCLAIMER: Before the panties commence to knot up and bunch into places that cause an excess of emotions or misinterpretation of this post, I am in no way shape or form promoting drug use, I am just relaying my experiences and sharing my inner most self with you.}

There is so much nostalgia connected to it...just an overload of the feels and flashbacks of  experiences somewhat mirrored throughout the course of the movie, my adolescence was filled with adventure laced with a halo of hallucinogens (nothing hard or highly addictive...those were the rules). I never went overboard; I always used it as a means to expand my mind and closeness to those around me...also to free me from the confines of the world I'm tethered to. I spent many nights running around the city exploring the depths of my inner being and the deeper workings of the wold around me (alongside some of the most amazing kismet-worthy folks I'd ever met), I just wish those moments in time would've lasted longer.

Those were my teen years, I no longer dabble in world expansion of that nature or magnitude, I could never bring myself to (too scared...they don't make things like they use to). Now I just stick to books and enlightening conversation whenever and wherever I can find it.

These days I've become so recluse though, I've not come across many mind-blowing individuals (those that simulate a psychotropic and take me to another place). I've often felt like I was born in the wrong era, there's so much I wish I could've been there for...the 60's and 70's are definitely a time period I would've loved to have been a part of (as an adult of course...maybe a teen). I would even take a trip back to the 20's, although I probably wouldn't do so with nearly as much melanin as I possess currently (let's keep it funky shall we). 

As for this look I decide to go with that flow, 70"s REALNESS here we come!

I paired my favorito black jeans from Foreverz with my tried and true life boots, this here floral button front top, this absolutely fech faux leather vest that I bought many moons ago from Rainbow (don't be sleepin' on Rainbow), and a "safari type" hat (that actually fits my big ass head). 

This look is comfy, casual, and cutie as all of the F's, and it's just something I don't really have to think too much about in order to convey the look I'm going for. #WINNING.

What I'm Wearing:

  1. "Safari type" hat from JCPenny. $15 (on sale 2 for $30, Similar HERE)
  2. Floppy hat from Wetseal.com. $22.90 (Similar HERE, on sale right now for 70% off)
  3. Vest from Rainbow. $12
  4. Top from Target. $24.99(Similar HERE)
  5. Jeans from Forever21.com. $17.90
  6. Bracelet from Burlington Coat Factory. $7
  7. Boots from Charlotterusse.com. $15 (On Sale from $45 Similar HERE)

Bloggerspiration: Franceta Johnson.

by Jamila Pierre

Super infatuated with one of my fellow Queens of NO FUCKS given, Franceta Johnson. Even though that's a title I proudly rock myself, there is no doubt she holds a crown as well. 

Franceta Johnson is as straight forward as they come and her style is much of the same. Her wardrobe is comprised of mostly Grey, Black, White, some earth tones, and a touch of color from time to time. She makes being devoid of color much much more interesting than you'd expect, so when she does add her touches of color, the level it tends to be taken... 

Even on the days where she deems herself to be rocking "boredom", she makes looking effortless and put together look so, well...effortless. 

From her personality to her wardrobe essentials, I am here for it all. 

Even the way she so simply and so eloquently tells you to go F@#%! yourself if can't grasp exactly  what she is serving.

For me there's a magnetism to people who have rough edges and strong personalities, because I have a strong presence myself and though I appreciate a more lax type of person who can balance me out, I also appreciate people who can feed my fire and be as bold and strong as I.

Franceta Jonson's lack of personality subtleties, her lack of sugar coating, are qualities I can respect. If you read tone of my recent post titled "The Aries In Me", you'd know exactly how I feel about those who keep it real. I am a huge fan of NO BULLSHIT.

She's a blogger, a student, a graphic designer, and is seriously someone I wouldn't mind collaborating with on some grand/magical artwork one day down the line. 

Image from MYNT1792.com/ Francetajohnson.com

Image from MYNT1792.com/ Francetajohnson.com

In October of 2013 she announced her collaboration with MYNT1792, along with four other bloggers where they created a line of Fall outerwear for the masses. Not surprisingly her design along with two others were my fav.

So in this post I decided to do a look inspired by her sea of black and the outerwear she created for MYNT1792.

And you know it wouldn't be me if it weren't for the hot pink pumps that are evidently my life shoe. 

What I'm Wearing:

  1. Top from a store in Brooklyn. $10
  2. Neclace from the wholesale district. $7
  3. Chiffon & Leatherette moto vest from Rainbow. $12
  4. Skirt from Forever21.com. $10.80
  5. Shoes from NineWest.com. $29.99