November 24, 2011

dreaming is believing.


"Fashion has to reflect who you are, what you feel at the moment, and where you're going. It doesn't have to be bright, doesn't have to be loud. Just has to be YOU" -Pharrel Williams

People usually see my pictures and think it's easy to go through them and just pick a couple out. That would be the case if I wasn't such a perfectionist. To be honest, I took these pictures earlier today, came home, uploaded them, and was completely unhappy with every single one of them. I ended up going back to the same location just to take a few more pictures to meet my high standards. Right after I finished retaking them, I was about to leave and a homeless man in his mid 40s walked up to my sister and me. The second he opened his mouth, I knew instantly he wasn't the typical stereotype most people have embedded in their heads. We stood there for a good 30 minutes listening to his stories on how he never really sleeps long, that he had a rough life. How his rough life initially started in Somalia with Black Hawk Down. How in battle, a 14 year old sniper hit an IED near the humvee he was in. It then flipped over and caught on fire killing his two of his superiors. You could still see the huge scars on his face from shrapnel. His stories hit home heavy. Makes me really appreciate my life at this moment. Sometimes we don't realize how much we have until we see someone else's life. Hope everyone is having an amazing Thanksgiving and acknowledging what it's really about. By the way, the yellow top is really a bathing suit with a purple skirt!

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30 comments:

Pich and Roor said...

I totally agree with you about taking a moment to truly feel someone else's pain & to truly appreciate all that we have been blessed with! These colors are so great brightening up the cold weather were experiencing now. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving:)

Stacey Kay said...

You are such a fox! I totally do the same thing with my photo shoots - you are not alone (lol). These colors are fantastic on you, and thats really sweet of you to listen to the homeless man talk - I bet you really made his day.

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Naara said...

crazy how strangers touch our hearts and make us realized something we shouldve known all along. Happy thanksgiving and u look gorgeous

Diane said...

You're so gorgeous! I love the colors!!

antonia said...

omg i love it!!! beautiful colours, beautiful outfit!!!! love your airring and u look beautiful!!!

greetings from Poland :)
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Superblondeep said...

amazing dress! love colors

Isabel said...

Touching story and I think the belt really "made" the outfit :)

Have a fab weekend!

Isabel x

"I" is for Isabel

TMRK said...

Hello there,

I have to say, your blog is lovely!
Everything seems so nice!

Check out mine if you have not yet :)

Shayne Renee said...

This is such a great look! I admire your boldness :)

Tatiana said...

you are amazing and beautiful!

Vertiginoso said...

(Triple) WOow Dear Nadia this "day-to-day Beachy Glam" idea (spontaneously) sounds like a striking Ode to your "BOMBshell(icious)" potential Here !!! ps: AND your words as an enlightened invite to relativize indeed

à Bientôt, Antoine

Anna B. said...

stunning!

yup we need to appreciate more, some people have nothing and are nonetheless such troopers!

Nina said...

so gorgeous! and that quote..so true!

Charlotte Sparkle said...

Great dress, love the colours.

 Ms. Allee said...

Love the color combinations!*
Great outfit!*

xXx

SADBBLOG said...

you look amazing! and you're right, sometimes it takes hearing a story of someone else to put things in perspective! Happened to me this week as well!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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wilsonreps said...

wow! who is this model? she is head to toe GORGEOUS!

Danielle said...

Wow, that must have been a very eye-opening 30 minutes. Talking with strangers on the street can be very insightful. You look beautiful by the way.

Nina Pet said...

Nice outfits.I mean totally fabolous!
Oh poor guy!You gotta love LIFE in the now!AGREE

AB FAB Team said...

Amazing!! i am happy that i discovered your blog!! you are super cool

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kiss

J.Jehanne said...

love ya hun.... i had the same experience not too long ago it saddens me to the core

Krisbliss said...

Wow that's deep. Experiences like these always put things into perspective! You look great! Love the color combo!

-Kris

http://thekrisbliss.blogspot.com

May said...

one of my favourites colour combos of all times: purple+yellow! LOOOOOVE IT! you look amazing, as alwaaaaaaaaays!
lovee u babe! xoxo

thefaerieprincess said...

Nadiaaaaa this outfit is amaze. So "LA" and you look stellar. <3

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JustPatience said...

Very beautiful dress. I love it's colors.

Patience
www.justpatience.com

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

What a great story. I always have conversations with the homeless. People mistake the homeless as being ignorant but most are very intelligent. Homeless means you have no place to live not that you are stupid! smh I often stop and give them food and money. I think it is just a crying shame to have homelessness in AMERICA!! I am prior military so homeless vets really get my blood boiling!! Girl don't even get me started. lol At any rate, I love your color combining with this outfit. Super cute boots! Kiah

annette tang said...

god damn woman. you're fuckin wicked.

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Inez said...

Totally love the color combination.