The World Is Yours: Respecting Mother Earth Day

In the song Vibrate, music artist Andre 3000 stresses the importance of doing what you want, but understanding that there is a cause to every action. In particular, as humans we have dominion over the Earth, yet sometimes we neglect taking care of our home.

“The circumcision has already began. Desensitizing the very thing or thang that brought you into this mother fucker in the first place. And when I say, “motherfucker” I do mean “motherfucker”. Because  Mother Earth is dying and we continue to fuck her to death.”

The explicit language in the aforementioned lyrics illustrate the detrimental trajectory of Earth’s state if we continue to carelessly ignore our part in preserving our planet.

The very controversial issue of climate change, whether or not one chooses to believe it is a real thing, is Earth’s way of telling us that our behavior is greatly causing an impact on the ecosystem. Issues such as unusually warmer weather, water scarcity and stresses on the agriculture industry, are just some unavoidable impacts of our negligence. As individuals occupying the boundaries of this planet, it is our duty to recognized our impact and partake in ways in preserving our planet.

Last week, an Earth Day extravagant was held at Balboa Park with over 300 exhibitors celebrating ways to take care of our planet. At the event I discovered some cool way to reuse and recycle items in my house that I would have typically thrown away. Listed below are pictures  from the event that shows how you can play your part in saving the Earth.

Also in M.I. A new song, Rewear It, she partners with H&M to communicate recycling old and unwanted clothes.

By: Desirae Holland


Plush Rock Art Show

By: Desirae Holland

Sporting a retro-styled AC/DC t-shirt, an Aussie accent and some funky platform light-up sneakers, graphic designer and artist Emily Connell resembled a true rock star at the opening reception for her show, Plush Rock Art Show. Connell brought classic rock music to life with 3-D hand sewn sculptures of vinyl record art from iconic bands such as The Clash, AC/DC and The Cramps to name a few.

Artist Emily Connell

Connell mentioned she was inspired to create the collection of record art after creating a sculpture of her favorite band, Audit In Progress, album art work, “Hot Snake” for a friend’s birthday. With the intricate details and impeccable craftsmanship displayed in each sculpture, its hard to believe the self-taught seamstress took on average a month to create each piece.



The collection will be on display at the Fall Brewing Company for a month, where ironically Connell recreated brewery co-owner Dave Lively original album art work for the band, Rocket From The Crypt. If you are in the North Park area, grab a beer with a friend and check out the collection!

The Intersection of Fashion And Fine Art

By: Desirae Holland

The lines, curves and colors captured on a canvas can easily inspire the conceptualization of a couture gown. Art and fashion seemingly goes hand-and-hand, and as fashion pioneer Coco Chanel mentioned, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Studio Door Gallery, celebrates the union of fashion and art in their latest exhibition titled Fashion, which will run from March 5-27. The pictures below provides a glimpse of the exhibit.


10-Year-Old Fashion Designer, Bullied For Being Overweight Showcase Line During New York’s Fashion Week

By: Desirae Holland

Bullied for being plus-sized, Egypt Ufele, also known as “Ify,”decided to change the conversation about her image through fashion. The 10-year-old turned the negative soundbites about her weight into something positive by creating a plus-sized fashion line that represented her. In a recent interview with Today, the young fashion designer expresses how her line started with creating Barbie Doll clothes with a needle and thread and developed into something bigger when she discovered her grandmother’s sewing machine. Recently having the opportunity to showcase her line, Chubbiline during New York’s Fashion Week, the young designer is thrilled that the narrative about her is very different now.