So I've been doing things on the low and trying to figure out my way into the inner circle of the fashion and music industry and I've been figuring it out on my own. I just wanted to share with everyone that I actually was selected to be a part of the K-Swiss brand ambassador program!!! I've always been wearing K-Swiss since I was a young girl and I've always admired their craft and their vision that they have been trying to achieve with the brand. I am very excited that I will be helping them with ideas and also spreading the word on their shoes and the vision that they are trying to bring to the table. I can't wait to share my creative side with the K-Swiss team and with the other selected people that has been grateful to receive this opportunity. I have more news to come for you guys : especially for all the young women that have been asking to be a part of the Hifash Team! My vision for Hifash is not stopping no time soon. xoxo, A
Disclaimer: (I keep a lot of things private or sugar coated when it comes to this topic and I was pretty hesitant on talking about this but since a lot of young girls are asking me about my life and my "experience" when it comes to "relationships")
I usually don't talk about my personal life when it comes to guys and whom I'm interested in but, I've been getting questions in my DM's on Instagram about my personal life when it comes to relationships and have I ever gotten to know someone and if I ever been in a relationship. So to answer everyones questions that I've been getting, I'm going to use my favorite person in the worlds face aka Rihanna to help give visuals on certain things when it comes to myself and guys. To start off I've liked guys and I find guys cute and handsome but here is my thing; sometimes I just want to be left alone especially at this age where I'm finding myself when it comes to being young and free. I've always been someone that has envisioned myself being in a relationship but then I think about all the tragic things that could happen in relationships when feelings start to tarnish. All my friends and closest friends have been in relationships throughout middle school, high school and now college; it's interesting to see the types of stuff that they went through when it comes to being with someone. I'm always (ALWAYS) the friend that gives the best advice with certain situations and scenarios but it's funny that I can't use my own advice to good use with myself; ironic. I've talked to a few guys (emphasis on the few) but I've always been the hesitant person that doesn't enjoy what the outcome might be if things don't go as planned. I have my reasons on why I'm so guarded when it comes to talking to guys at this age because; you never know what their true intentions might be and I just don't want to go through that right now. You know, I've had my fair share of being "curved" probably once or twice throughout my life and it hasn't been fun and I just don't care to be bothered at all at this point or even entertain. So when I explain to my friends that I just want to relax on the dating scene and then I explain that I want to wait on who comes my way sometimes my friends say " You can't wait for someone to come to you; you have to put yourself out there" and this my reaction...Literally:
I thought their was somewhat truth to that statement and then guess what? I actually took that advice and went in for the kill and guess what? My time was wasted. I hate when my time is wasted (biggest pet peeve ever) when I get to know someone and then the guy always says "I'm not like other guys I swear"... (I'm only talking about the guys that have said this and don't mean it. I'm not talking about ALL GUYS so relax) and every time a guy says that their is a 50 percent chance that the guy is like the "other guys". I always want to know what peoples true intentions are when they want to talk to me and get to know me when it comes to being on that level and to be honest; I just hate giving people the time of day and then it goes into waste. I know, I know life is all about vibing with different people and seeing who comes and goes in your life and don't get me wrong I'm all about that motto but at this point in time I don't feel like being bothered right now. I probably sound harsh but I'm just being honest on how I feel about this topic when I get put into the mix with it.
Sometimes my friends try to set me up with people that are interested in me and very rarely I'm like "okay fine" or vice versa. So when they do set me up with someone and we start talking and I get to know them... things start getting weird. When I mean by weird is that... well first off I am a very intellectual thinker and I enjoy deep conversations about life, goals, dreams and also aspirations but sometimes the person they set me up with can't hold conversations which is so lame. I absolutely hate when sometimes I'm the one that has to constantly keep asking questions and being the jokester.... and I always get to the point where I'm like:
Then, if the conversation dies and then the person hits me up saying "my bad beautiful, I seen your beautiful face on snapchat and oh I was busy doing something the other day but...wyd" or if a friend of mine constantly tells me that this particular guy is interested in me and they give me their info and I send them a DM simply saying what's up and they don't answer until 3 weeks later and they tell me a bogus excuse that is totally lame my instant reaction is like:
Look! You guys I'm a tough cookie to crack when it comes to being in "lovey dovey" mode with relationships and I just don't have the time and day to deal with peoples shenanigans. OF COURSE maybe soon some guy will come my way and sweep me off my feet but until then I'm going to live my life and continue giving advice to all my friends and family that I love so dearly and focus on me and my future goals and to also HAVE FUN. Until then if someone wants to come into my life and actually get to know me for me; come right a long my way but, if your trying to come into my life to play games and have here and there conversations then:
I hope I answered everyones nonstop questions. So now you finally know my dilemma and some of the shenanigans that I've been involved in. Life goes on guys; life goes on. I hope some of you guys can relate or vice versa! These are my thoughts and things that have happened to me so relax. I laugh about it all the time so laugh with me! So to answer everyones question; have I been in a serious relationship: No, I have my whole life to figure that one out. Time will tell.xoxoxox
P.s. If someone DM's thinking I'm "throwing shade" or whatever..... I'm not lol. Just take notes and move along.
In the beginning stages of our lives we tend to not like certain things about ourselves that we can't change at all for example our hair textures, the way we smile, and even just the way we look on a daily basis. Sometimes we don't even realize that in other people's eyes we are perfect and beautiful in our own way when it comes to how we look and the way our face lights up the room when we walk in. It's interesting to see and hear the things that people like about us but in reality we don't even understand why they even like the corky things that we do as individuals. I guess it's because we're so used to seeing ourselves in our own eyes and we tend to forget the beauty of our own uniqueness. Sometimes we as humans need to hear from another persons perspective on how they view and love our imperfections and that actually helps us in a way to make ourselves feel more at peace with our flaws. I know it may sound vain to say but you know it's true. If a person calls you beautiful or handsome and you didn't think that you were before; you start to actually believe it. It's ironic that hearing someone else point out our flaws that we aren't really fond of we tend to start to slowly love our imperfections more and more and maybe it's sometimes best to hear it from someone else's mouth instead of our own thoughts. Moral of the story is; strangers can actually cure our inner demons when it comes to not loving our imperfections and even ourselves. Just remember that you are beautiful and you are handsome and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
For the past nine weeks I've been binge watching on this new show called Atlanta. I was already hooked on the show when they were just releasing promos throughout summer16 and I already knew that this show was going to be a hit. I wasn't surprised that the show has been picked up for a second season by the second episode... that's ICONIC. One of my favorite artists Donald Glover also known as Childish Gambino created/wrote/produced this show to express the inner works of Atlanta and to tell a story that people can actually relate to when it comes to working towards a dream where theirs actually struggles to go through first. Most shows and movies sugar coat what really goes down in real life situations; the show Atlanta doesn't. At all.
Donald Glover plays a character named Earnest "Earn" Marks, a broke part-time credit card salesman that has a dream of providing a better future for himself and his family. He perceives himself to be "homeless" but, he spends his restless nights at the home of his infant daughters mothers house. In the beginning of the series Earn sees an open opportunity that can possibly change his life forever when he learns that his cousin Alfred which is played by actor Brian Tyree Henry is a local rapper named "Paper Boi". He released a mixtape that started to grab the attention of Atlantas music scene and Earn sees the potential of something big happening with his cousin. So of course Earn slithers his way into his cousins life and becomes his manager but his cousin isn't really pleased on the idea of it due to the fact that they end up being in the middle of a shoot out.
There is so much more that has happened throughout this series when it comes to the witty remarks and the character development throughout each episode. I love the fact that Donald Glover has incorporated what real life is actually like into this series by talking about everything from what has been happening in the news with police brutality, stereotypes and what it's actually like to be living in a struggle that your constantly trying to fight through everyday. This show has to be my number 1 favorite show for the next tens years of my life due to how funny and addicting it is and, I can honestly say that I actually laugh out loud to this show instead of having the background laugh filter laugh for me on another show that other television series have to add in order for you to laugh at the joke that wasn't even funny in the first place; I'm just being honest. I would recommend this show to anyone that wants to laugh and also learn from this show when it comes to living in a struggle and going after your dreams once a a door of opportunity opens for you.
So for the past couple of months I have been obsessing over pieces from a store called Fashion Nova. Yes, I said it; Fashion Nova! At first I didn't understand the hype of why people were obsessing over Fashion Nova months before I started purchasing clothing from them but then, I had a change of heart. Everyone knows that my favorite store is Forever21 but.... it's looking like Fashion Nova is my new home for right now. I bought so much pieces from Fashion Nova through out Summer 16 including jackets, leggings, dresses, and also accessories. I think I'm honestly addicted to the popular online store but I'm definitely not a fan of their return policy though. That's the only thing I don't like about Fashion Nova is their return policy. THEY NEED TO CHANGE THAT ASAP.
Starlet and you guys; it's absolutely beautiful. At first I was hesitant on buying it because of the V-cut area (I don't have boobs lol) but then I realized I should be risky on trying something new because, I'm always covered up in sweaters and sweatshirts. I actually bought this dress for an event but it didn't even come in the mail on time which was so depressing. The Starlet Dress from Fashion Nova has a slight stretch to it but I would recommend getting this dress a size up from what you would usually wear from other dresses that are sitting in your closet (I bought a medium but I should've bought a large to have more length for my leg area). Overall, I absolutely adore this dress and I would recommend this to anyone that feels a little risky on wearing a V-cut dress and also wants to explore wearing something flashy when it comes to the embedded rhinestones that are on the Starlet dress. I would rate this dress a 9/10 and the return policy a 4/10 only because I honestly think the return policy is the only thing holding this company back for getting more consumers. I'm just keeping real.
I know I've been MIA for the longest but I've been reevaluating my life into a new direction when it comes to my businesses, relationships, friendships, college life and etc. So let me ask this to you guys; has anyone ever deceived you to the point where you were blindsided on who the person actually was? Don't let that person fool you when it comes to their personality, ego, and also their kindness. You see not everyone is what they seem to be or shall I say "perceived" to be due to the fact that they will potentially be caught in the act or even the lie by the person that they blindsided. It's never okay to play with peoples emotions by playing with them like their some type of toy that can be put through turmoil on a daily basis. I just want everyone to know that it's cool to meet people and get to know them but don't be fooled. Don't ever be fooled. Follow your gut or else you'll be slapped across the face with the truth that you knew all along.
Last night I witnessed a speech that was absolutely legendary, necessary, and memorable by the one and only Jesse Williams. For those of you that don't know Jesse Williams is well known for his tv show role in Grey's Anatomy by Shonda Rhymes but he is also well known for his activist role within our humanity. Sunday night, Williams received the Humanitarian Award from the BET Awards of 2016 and let me tell you; it was well deserved. I was so mesmerized by how passionate he was about black lives, the world, and just life in general. He made everyone realize and reflect that we as black people have to continue to push through all our problems and barriers that we go through on a daily basis in order to live in todays society. The system that we live in today may have told everybody that we are "free" but in reality we aren't really free due to all the fiasco that has been going on such as police brutality, mass shootings, and racially profiling young adults. Williams definitely impacted me in a way where we as young adults can not continue to let the system take control over us. I am very proud of all the achievements that Jesse Williams has achieved so far within his life and he is definitely making his mark in history as a civil rights leader this generation that will leave an imprint forever.
I've come to the realization that I have become addicted to the art of selfie taking. I know that it may look vain and sad in a way but..... I feel like I've mastered it like never before. I realized that I was addicted to taking selfies was when just recently I ordered a LuMee Self Lighting Case for my new IPhone(CHECK THEM OUT) that I will be receiving by the end of the month (I have phone problems smh) and quite honestly I'm not ashamed. I've learned to love myself and love my distinctive features that the unknown has given me. LOL I'm not the only one that enjoys taking selfies on my spare time but remember to stop taking selfies at important events that you want to remember such as; thanksgiving, christmas, concerts. Hi my name is Aliyah Jones and I am addicted to taking selfies.
Everyone wants to be successful. Am I right or am I right? People always want to take the short cut route to become successful by some how magically becoming rich off the lottery; that would be wonderful but that could be a blessing and curse. I understand that money revolves us on a daily basis but at the same time we as humans tend to drift off on whats really important; our dreams and aspirations in life. We tend to forget why we are doing the things that we do within our career goals and etc. People tend to pick a job to play it safe so they are able to have food on the table but at the same time is it really worth having a job that you don't even like. Why not take the risk and finesse your way to something extraordinary? I know some people think I'm crazy or odd when it comes to me not becoming a doctor to play it safe in this world. I like art, writing, styling clothes, videography and just creating extraordinary things that could potentially help lead me to a career that I will be happy with for the rest of my life. Sometimes you just have to stop living up to other peoples expectations on how you live your life and honestly; you will feel so much better doing what you love. So take this advice and just finesse your way to success instead of taking the easy route and quite honestly their is no easy route to a lot things. Just take the time to evaluate who you are as a person and what you want to achieve in life because, trust me you will all make it if you just finesse. That's exactly what I'm doing; finessing my way to success.
One of my favorite music artists; Chris Brown has officially taken the time to expand his clothing company Black Pyramid. I've watched him piece together this body of work way back and sadly the clothing line would be put on hold due to him going on tour and etc which is understandable. For those of you that don't know Chris Brown is an phenomenal artists when it comes to being behind the paint brush and I knew his clothing line would be as successful as himself. His clothing line has a touch of bright colors which includes pieces of his artwork incorporated within his pieces. I'm digging the Cali vibe within his urban fashion line but I understand some of pieces have a touch of Virginia love(hometown). Check out some more pieces within the Black Pyramid clothing line by yours truly C-Breezy!
I'm all about young people paving the wave for other kids to follow their dreams and Tyler The Creator is a prime example of one of those young people that doesn't let anything stop him. A couple years ago, this outspoken young boy came into the music industry with a dream and he has definitely set the bar high when it comes to doing so. He is well known for having creative ideas and expressing a crazy sense of humor towards the people that he surrounds himself with; especially his family Odd Future. Just recently this young entrepreneur created a new clothing line called Golf Wang which includes bright colored pieces that resembled pieces back from the 90's which is pretty dope in my opinion. We are so used to having darker colors incorporated in other designers work but Tyler The Creator has taken the initiative to create with his own imagination which is the key to success. He inspires me to not listen to what other people have to say when it comes to having your own idea that you feel can lead up to different opportunities. Tyler will be remember as the rapper but his creativity will forever over power the title "rapper" due to the fact that he has inspired so many young kids to never let go of your creativity what so ever.
A couple days ago he had his first fashion show for his brand Golf Wang which modeled very bright and aesthetic colors which definitely caught the audiences attention. Guest that attended the fashion were given free sneakers that Tyler created which are called Golf Le Fleur and he also debuted his new song "My Ego" which was only written for the show and it will never be played or performed again. This unique show will go down as one of my favorite fashion shows that I have seen up to date! Check out the video down below to see this Creator's vision come to life!
Over the years I used to not enjoy looking at my body, my hair, my long oval face but just recently I realized that I'm unique in my own way. I don't have to look like the Victoria Secret models that have perfect bodies for days and not starve myself. It took me a minute to realize that it's okay that I have tiger stripes on the side of my thighs because; that's what makes me a women today in America. I know everyone wants that "perfect body" but sadly is it really worth it? It took me a while to embrace my oval face (my face is very ovally and I HATED IT) but then I realized that's what makes me unique in my own way. It took me a while to love the height that God or shall as say "The Unknown" has given me throughout the years. I was always known as the tall black chick that graced the halls in elementary, middle school, and also high school. I realized it is okay that I'm taller than all the guys that aren't attracted towards tall girls due to our unique physic. They just can't handle the tall girls (that's what I would always to myself when a guy used to say they wouldn't date a tall girl).
My body is my temple. I will cherish it forever and I can proudly admit that I didn't like my body for a long time. It's sad that within the media celebrities have to look a certain way to get that perfect look within the public eye. It's sad that people in our society try to mimic what they see on social media which triggers them to act on things that they shouldn't be doing; copying that perfect body. So I would like to tell everyone all around the world (including guys); love the body that you are in because trust me your the only person that can rock it out. Your the only person that can carry your body and physical features that make you unique! Own it ladies and gents! In order to love your body you have to love yourself first.
I have been MIA for over 3 months due to trying to make it out of high school without failing any classes. I am so happy to announce that I have finally made it out of high school with a 3.0 GPA (thank the lord jesus!!!). I've been waiting for this day to finally come because high school sucks. I mean it was fun and all but I moved during my senior year which really sucked but I managed to meet some pretty awesome people. I can't wait to go to college and be broke but I'm just happy that I have a level of sanity again (just for now until life starts to hit me). I have no regrets and like I would tell anyone TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES IN HIGH SCHOOL so you can look back on all of your memories. This whole year I wanted to do so much with my website and brand and I finally have time to do them since summer is here and I actually have TIME! YASSSSSSS. Stay tuned for upcoming changes and ideas that I have within my brand Hifash Magazine and upcoming collaborations. Let the games begin!