The World We Live In…

I won’t be posting the graphic images of people crying or explosions because I just think that would be distasteful.  My goal is to just show love and thought to what happened at the Boston Marathon today.  Lives were lost and some are in critical condition fighting.  The least that we can do is show some respect, say prayers and realize that this could happen anywhere so live each day as if it’s your last.  If there is negativity in your life then get rid of it.  If there is a relationship that needs work, do your part.  And if there is a chance to be violent, walk away.  There is so much heartache in the world we live in; let’s try something different for a change.

Boston Marathon Ribbon

Made In America 2013…

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It’s back and this year I intend on being there!  Last year was epic, but check out the line-up for this year’s Labor Day weekend, Made In America Festival in Philly:

 

Drake

Beyoncé

Public Enemy

Queens of the Stone Age

Phoenix

Kendrick Lamar

A$AP Rocky

Solange

Schoolboy Q

The Gaslight Anthem

AlunaGeorge

Ab-Soul

Haim

Wiz Khalifa

Fitz And The Tantrums

Emeli Sandé

Wolfgang Gartner

Jesse Rose

Walk The Moon

 Nero

Nine Inch Nails

Feed Me

Crystal Fighters

Jay Rock

3LAU

Imagine Dragons

Calvin Harris

Florence Welch

Skrillex

Birdy Nam Nam

Redlight

Rudimental

2 Chainz

Macklemore

Ryan Lewis

TJR

 

*Updated 4/12/13

 

 

 

 

 

DANItheDreamgirl is on the Move! Check Out My Curvy Doll Photoshoot Pics!

As Kenya would say, “I’m gone with the wind faaaaabulous!”  I was invited to be one of the curvy models for Curvy Doll Boutique in Baltimore, MD and it was such an exciting opportunity to take on.  One of my goals has always been to work towards my portfolio because, let’s face it, you never know who’s watching and I always want to be prepared.  The shoot was done by Broady from Nocturnal Charm Media and he was so cool to work with!  Check out some of my pics!!!

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Are You Sacrificing Your Brand?

The word “brand” is thrown around a lot, especially if there is something at stake.  However, at times I feel like it’s such a common term that its importance gets lost in translation and not enough people treat it with care.  For me, brand recognition is major!  I see logos and names and images that are associated with huge companies like Nike, Pepsi, Sony, even Target, and I realize how much success can come when a consumer recognizes you! Keeping this in mind, how do you know if a business move will help or hurt your brand?  I haven’t started mass branding my logo yet (shirts, bags, business cards, etc.), but when I do, I’ll be careful where I attach myself.  For example, I won’t want to put my logo in the NRA monthly news letter, but I may want to buy some ad space with VIBE Magazine.   Here are a few things that I will look for:

1. Does it represent DANItheDreamgirl in the best light?

2. Will I be reaching out to my target demographic?

3.  Will I see a return on my investment (followers, hits, etc.)

What things do you keep in mind when attaching your brand to things?

*Video* “Numb” by Cassie

Source: rapgenius.com

Source: rapgenius.com

Don’t call it a comeback (like, seriously…don’t).  I love Cassie’s style, she’s obviously gorgeous, but I’m not 100% sold on this track.  I like it, but I don’t love it yet.  Let me know what you think!

*Video* Chris Brown “Fine China”

Breezy’s latest hit screams Michael Jackson!  The song is pretty catchy and the video is full of theatrics and it may or may not have a Karrueche look alike, but let’s see what you all think.  Check out “Fine China” and drop some feedback!

“Before there was RG3, the NFL had RC1…” Randall Cunningham Reflects

Source: eagleone.me

Source: eagleone.me

Back in the day, I loved me some Randall Cunningham and even got him to sign his rookie card, which I still have by the way.  The #12 was my favorite as a young Eagles fan.  Those days of watching him play are long gone now, but NFL.com got him to sit down for an interview, to reflect on his career.  He’s now a pastor of a church in Las Vegas and recently turned 50 (hello, my fellow Aries)!  Even RG3 has a connection with #12 as his dad was a huge fan!  NFL.com reports:

So take a seat, kids. Put down your phones and listen up: A few decades ago, there played a quarterback who never made it to a Super Bowl and never made it to the Hall of Fame — but whose ability as a dual-threat signal-caller foreshadowed the trends shaping today’s game. His fingerprints are everywhere.

Sure, Roger Staubach was an amazing athlete as a quarterback. Yes, Bobby Douglass set a long-standing record for a running QB, notching 968 yards on the ground in 1972. True, Steve Young had legs that merited the respect of defenders.

But Cunningham … Cunningham was different. And today’s quarterbacks know it.

“My dad loved watching Cunningham, so when I decided to play football, all we did was watch his highlights,” Robert Griffin III said Tuesday. “We’d watch how well he moved in the pocket to avoid defenders and make plays — not just with his legs, but with his arm. He was one of the first true game-changers the league saw…”

“I’m so proud to see that I went through an era when it wasn’t popular to be an African-American quarterback,” Cunningham said. “Then, to see how things have turned around. It’s not about the African-American quarterback. It’s about the quarterback who has an ability to do everything.”

Check out his full interview and video on NFL.com by clicking the link below:

NFL.com Interviews Former QB, Randall Cunningham