Music ~ BØRNS

American indie pop musician, Garrett Borns known as BØRNS captured hearts with an amazing acoustic performance yesterday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

If you were in the neighbourhood during the afternoon, it was a cool psychedelic atmosphere at Rough Trade NYC.



Fans queued to listen to the Michigan musician sing, get autographs and meet him. At one point, it felt like you were floating on a cloud and then swaying to the lyrics.


It was in November 2014 that BØRNS released his debut single 10,000 Emerald Pools with Interscope Records. From there by January 2015, his television appearances began which led to visiting Conan O’Brien and Seth Meyers on their late night shows.

Soon enough, my favourite tune Electric Love (shown above) was playing in most retail boutiques, car commercials and blasting from headphones in international destination cities including New York, London, Paris, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Tokyo. Then last July 2015, he accompanied Charli XCX and Bleachers on their tour to gain exposure.

By August 2015, BØRNS released via social media his album Dopamine. The online presence accumulated a larger following with over 68,000 likes on Facebook, close to 46,000 followers on Twitter and nearly 55,000 Instagram fans.

Following that, he played at Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas September 2015 as well as Austin City Limits in October 2015. Even all through the December holidays and into the New Year, BØRNS was also playing in Topshop creating an enjoyable shopping experience.

Now BØRNS is set to perform this spring at Coachella 2016. Get ready to dance Cali style!



Fashion ~ Miss New York USA 2016

This weekend, I was afforded the opportunity to compete at the Miss New York USA 2016 Pageant. As a newbie and finalist, it was all too exciting. From researching information to buying an evening gown, I enjoyed every minute.

Also it opened my eyes to seeing the world a different way. I learned more about myself as an individual. I gained more self confidence. Let me tell you, it was a lot of rehearsal work, practicing dance moves and eating healthy. Once routines were in order, it was about time management and running around the stage. The audience really has no idea what happens behind the curtains.

Honestly, it takes guts to close your eyes and have someone do your hair and makeup, thank you Jacklyn Beauty. The best bit was the parade of events. I was able to wear a fun black sparkly cocktail dress and dance to a choreographed opening number. Next up, I swayed my hips in an aquamarine Venus swimsuit. Then, I felt elegant and graceful in a royal blue Sherri Hill evening gown from MissesDressy on live stream for 1,000 people. It was fun  being cheered on despite the pressure from seven judges. I was full of energy and smiles, totally reminded me of my modeling days. Lastly, I was able to meet and befriend many beautiful, inspiring and smart ladies from all walks of life. I will treasure this amazing experience always. I wish everyone a bright and successful journey into their future.