Better Dead Than Ordinary…

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Up watching “States of Undress” a docu-series  on the VICELAND network as they explore the beauty culture of Venezuela.

A woman whose nose has collapsed as a result of injections of an illegal substance expressed,

“Better to be dead than ordinary..”

A proverb amongst the Venezuelan.

I’m thinking of this in other ways than just the beauty standard which is the focus of the documentary.

What is the fascination with being un-ordinary?

Who ever told you ordinary was a sin?

In my humblest opinion, everyone has ordinary characteristics about them the same way they have distinctive features which we often dub as a flaw.

No harm in aspiring to do more. Be more. Evolve.

Aspiring to be Distinctive is an ordinary act and 9 times out of 10 the distinction you are aiming for is based on a trend so by default you are ordinary.

There is no sin in being ordinary.

Now…

–In another context–

“Better dead than ordinary..”

Can also be read as Living versus surviving.

Are you getting the most potential out of your being during this time on earth?

Or are you simply accepting the mediocrity of life and settling in the fine lines of barely getting by and mundane routine?

Granted not everyone actually aspires to be  an entrepreneur or a creative force for that matter but ensure what ever path you choose its what you absolutely want out of this time on this earthly dwelling.

“We’re just ordinary people…”

And there is no sin in being ordinary.

Peace.

 

 

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Stylspiration: Janelle Monae

There is no denying the class, beauty and elegance of Ms. Janelle Monae. I’ve been a fan of hers since the “tightrope” days and have been spending a lot of my days lately oooh-ing and ahhh-ing over her style as she has begun to step away from the tuxes a bit, yet staying true to the primary colors of Red, white, and black. These i recognize as her signature colors the same way Lisa Raye is in a committed relationship with White.

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And let’s just take a moment to acknowledge and admire this gorgeous Goddess Braid…

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Stylspiration: Part Trois

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Stylspiration at its finest. Here are various styles that caught my eye while flipping  through magazines and whatnot.20131012-211410.jpg

This necklace in the photo to the right is absolutely stunning———>>>>

The jumpsuit RiRi is rocking oh so effortlessly , Nicole Ritchie strutting in velvet , and the model is rocking a comfy sweater dress below…

And please don’t overlook the long side braid in the illustration below and in the photo to the right ——–>>>

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Nicole Richie is really inspiring me these days…

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