Have you heard? I’ve been featured in Sacramento News & Review’s Best of Sacramento 2015 roundup! It’s an absolute honor to be featured in this highly anticipated issue and it’s made even sweeter by having my mug on the cover – the glossy cover, at that. 🙂
The issue came out while I was overseas, so I was receiving notifications and images from all of my friends on social media. Man, I’ve got some awesome people in my life! Now that I’m back in town, it’s been pretty hilarious driving by the red boxes (where all of the SNR’s are distributed) and seeing my face across them. Never in all of the years that I’ve been reading SNR would I have thought I’d be featured. Sometimes I forget just how far The Lipstick Giraffe has come.
When I was in Paris, I did a lot of reflecting on where I’ve been and where I’m taking this thing. Sometimes I truly have to pinch myself so that I know this is real. Really! I’m sure to those who have been watching me over the years can believe it, but honestly, I’m just a girl who found something I enjoyed and turned every stone that was placed in front of me on my journey and crossed my fingers. The destination is still to be determined, but I’ll tell you one thing, it’ll be on my terms. 🙂 It’s been an interesting ride, one that I almost ended two years ago when I moved to San Francisco, and I’m so glad that I stuck with it. I’m so glad you stuck with it.
For my local supporters, if you take a photo with the issue, please use the hashtag #TLGxSNR on social media. I am choosing a random winner at the end of this week to get some Parisian treats. Deets are here on Instagram. If you’re not local and can’t get your hands on a copy, you can find a link to the article here, and a full-on digital version of the magazine here.
Major shout out to my hairstylist/brother/friend, TeJae Hardy at Maverique Style House for making my fro do its THANG for the shoot. The dress I am wearing in the feature article is from RIRE Boutique and is oh so comfy. Get one!
THANK YOU doesn’t even begin to say it. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have had such great support behind my little dream. Here’s to the next phase!
Thank you, Val! 🙂
I am so over the top, once again, proud of you! Keep shooting for the stars my dear
I am SO damn proud of you! This is amazing. Wish I was home and could snag a copy!
Congrats, Lady! You are deserving of it, especially the awesome cover shot! Love the natural curls and the red lips, fuego! xoxo, ganeeban
What a beautiful and talented young lady!!!