Who’d have guessed my life would become a SZA, Cardi B, or any other heart broken bitches album. I guess that’s how it happens with fuckboy love though. After complimenting his hat at a show, I decided to DM him. I liked guys who hung out alone at events. It showed less thirst than the other men who meandering around searching for pussy to fall in. He replied right away with the proposition of drinks and of course, I agreed. After securing the date, he followed up with a mess
Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than by watching a bunch of kickass, quirky women, kill it on stage. Not to mention, this particular show landed on International Women’s Day! So, yeah. The hype was real. Now, don’t let my statement mislead you. It wasn’t all girl bands. (Though that would’ve been sick) It was, however, mostly female singers. Which is good enough for me.
Let’s start with ING, an indie band from VA that absolutely fit
Now, we may not have had a title, I’ll give him that. But, the 6 months of talking, planning to move in together and solidifying exclusivity was close enough for me. I didn’t start this trend of disrespect and bullshit in our “relationship”, but I could sure as hell end it.
When he pulled up, I threw the charm (or whatever it’s called) at him. I knew I should have kept it, just to be extra petty, but throwing stuff always adds a nice, dramatic touch. He looked dumbfounded a
We met at work. How cliche, right? But he was charming in a way I wasn’t used to and it drew me in like an invitation to an unlit blunt. The first time I saw him was in our breakroom. He sat at a high table next to the fridge, which conveniently, was exactly where I was heading. As I leaned down to put my food in, I heard him say “Hey!” “Uhm, hey..” I stammered as I stood up. He was handsome, so I wasn’t quite sure why he was speaking to me. “He probably thinks I’m someone el
How Touche Amore ended up at The Camel is beyond me. A venue built to hold 300 people tops, was now hosting a show for one of the most relevant bands in underground hardcore.
Luckily, I was privileged enough to run into Jeremy Bolm. The man behind the mic and writer of the heart throbbing album, Stage Four. Despite being exhausted and fresh off the stage, he was awesome and agreed to an interview! For more from Touche Amore, follow them on IG at @toucheamore . Now, my inter
As summer comes to an end and fall begins, so do the old trends. Moving from bathing suites and all mesh attire to full coats, gowns, and at RVA Fashion Week, even quilts? This Fall, I was once again granted the honor of attending RVA Fashion Week, with hopes to get a glimpse of what we can expect to be “in” this fall and winter. Everything from the skyline view at the venue to the various types of vendors was stunning. But none of that compared to the amazingly talented desi
I used to pride myself on my active participation and support of the hardcore scene. Not realizing that the year I have spent covering hip hop has caused me to be de-sensitized and ill prepared for the world that is “hardcore shows”. Forgetting the basic rules like: don’t bring a bag in, don’t wear low cut tops, fake glasses will be lost or broken (most likely, while on your face), as will shoes if not double knotted, only idiots wear their hair down, and be aware of the mosh
Everyone has “that friend”. You know, the one who’s constantly busy taking over the world? Posting snaps and pictures that make you want to repost with the hashtag #goals. I now know first hand, that life is anything but simple. Rushing from photoshoot, to networking event, to interview. All while upholding the “image” associated with being an influential woman. It's not just a day job where the work stops when you walk out the door. It is a lifestyle, taking more than just i
Young love is nothing if not passionate. Having no awareness or responsibilities outside of trying to control your hormones justttt enough to not have a high school baby or get kicked out. We were no exception. We officially met in our freshman spanish class, but didn’t pay each other any mind for some years to come. Half because I was obsessed with the senior guy who sat behind me, half because dude (aka future long term bae) used spanish class to indulge in a weed induced c
The average person spends a large amount of their life wondering, is my dream worth chasing? However, this was not a concern of Maceo and his partner, Travis Payne. Jumping in head first after college with the confidence to know that they'd create the success they desire. Their journey thus far hasn't been black and white. Like other business owners, they've had to learn the art of balancing time management, marketing, and creating. The launch of their website, www.CollectWor