International Moment of Laughter Day

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am

It’s silly but that’s what the internet told me.

Want a good laugh? Take a look here, here, and here!

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Free Pizza for V-Day

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I’ve been trying to find an excuse to post this video for a few weeks now and I’ve finally found it.

“My momma’s nickname is Coupon Queen!!!”

On Valentine’s night, I put this picture on Instagram with the following comment: “Who else you know gets a large Papa Johns pizza and a Pepsi for $1.63?! Yeaaaaaa!! Valentines Day dinner with my Momma.”


I didn’t expect the reaction I received (a bunch of comments and even phone calls from a few close friends) but I decided to answer everyones question here.

I joined the Papa John’s Rewards Program about a year ago. It’s a free program that converts every $5 you spend into 1 point. When you reach 25 points, you get a free pizza. I don’t order from Papa John’s enough to have ever gotten close to 25 points, but for some reason, they keep e-mailing me codes for free pizza (this is the third one within a year). The $1.63 I had to spend was for taxes and the delivery fee.

To join the Papa Rewards Program, click here. Either you’ll get free pizza codes too, or if you’re a repeat customer, you’ll actually earn the points to get the free goods.

Happy Eating!! And for more of Alana, look below…
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Campaign Flubs

Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 10:14 am

I may have mentioned either here or on my twitter page that I moved back to Clinton Hill at the close of 2010. Since my original move in ’04, I’ve grown very attached to my neighborhood and so, like my old neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, I know it like the back of my hand.


This is why when I noticed the Bike Month ads on the train I was happy to see the one above. MY NEIGHBORHOOD! I squealed to myself when I saw it. And then…


I saw this one. That’s not Williamsburg! FRAUD! I thought to myself. This is also a photo of Fort Greene(-Clinton Hills). It’s actully the same exact block pictured in the first photo but taken from a different angle.

Why not just photograph the places that are actually named in each ad? Things like that bother me just as much as TV shows that depict gritty NY streets but are really shot in California (i.e., Friends, Seinfeld, Criminal Minds, etc.)

To see another Brooklyn campaign flub, look below…
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Congratulations Graduates!!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I want to say congratulations to all of the recent graduates in my life!

Rhonesha Byng, Depauw Univeristy; JR aka Solace of Timeless Truth, Baruch College; Emily Goldberg, Baruch College; my cousin Janese “Whoot”, Robert Lee HS in Alabama; my cousin Christian Rhodes, American University

CONGRATS GUYS!! Anyone I missed? Congrats to you, too! For those of you college grads who are back (or still in) New York, check out the Urban Fellows program. For more info, look below…
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New Look, Part 2

Monday, March 28th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Do any of you guys remember the first time I went short? Right after I graduated from Baruch, I decided to go for a new look and cut my hair short. My hairdresser Liv, formally of the Jospeh Tyler Salon worked her magic and gave me the cut which was just perfect for me… at the time.
After some more evolving, 2 apartments, and 1 job later, Liv has done it again. I’ve changed my look once more. Wanna see? Look below…
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Embody the Motto

Monday, March 21st, 2011 at 9:12 am

Have you checked out lately? If you haven’t, you should. Rhonesha of created the “Embody the Motto” campaign based around her own motto of “No one Ever Slows Her Agenda.” I, along with 5 other young ladies, am featured in that campaign.
Check out my interview…

To learn more about the campaign and how you can support, look below…
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Look @ This…

Saturday, March 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am

My FAVORITE high school teacher (and neighbor… hehe) was featured in a New York Times article earlier this week. She wasn’t the subject of the story but her guest appearance defintely grabbed my attention. The article is about a company in LIC, Queens that donates free supplies to different organizations as well as public schools. If anyone reading this works anywhere in fashion, you should probably read the article.

If you haven’t already downloaded DJ Will Gates’ latest mixtape, Lovey Dubby S#!t, Part 3, please do so now. He’s probably one of the only people that can REALLY introduce me to new artists, because otherwise, I wouldn’t normally listen.

If you’re looking for an internship, check out Harlem sneaker boutique Goliath. They’re searching for interns with knowledge of photoshop and good writing skills. If you’re interested, e-mail them at

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Look @ This…

Friday, January 21st, 2011 at 11:34 am

H&M will be joining Aeropostale Downtown Brooklyn. Happy? Maybe.

Tired of the snow? Use it to your benefit. Get 20% off all the vintage goodes at this weekend with code SNOW20!

Was working out more part of your new year’s resolution too? For all of you office workers, look what I came across online. This makes me feel a little bit better about not doing my pilates routine at night.

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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 at 12:01 am

I’m backkkkkkk!!

Happy New Year to you all! Well wishes to you in making 2011 your best year!

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Look @ This…

Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Raeana’s niece Jayani made the promo vid for Vashtie’s new Jordan Retro 2 collab. To read a little more about it, click here.

MAKE NO!SE is a lifestyle multimedia project series highlighting local creatives, such as artists, musicians, DJs, that are making noise within their respective crafts/industries. The project is supported by DC Shoes’ Life Collection. To read more about it, click here.

Fashion’s Night Out meets Fashion’s Night In. This one, I might be able to do.

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