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Bomb Life 101: Be Patient and Trust Your Journey + If One Method Doesn’t Work, Try Another

It’s been two months, but it looks like we have finally had somewhat of a breakthrough with our Instagram situation! It’s been 2 months of anxiety, stress, shifts, and transitions, but I am happy to say that we have a glimmer of hope and our situation will hopefully be resolved soon. We were doing things one way for 8 weeks, and one shift in strategy, and we’re back in the game. I’ll be honest: I felt totally discouraged. I felt…

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Fashion and Finances: I’m an Ambassador for Luxurious Credit!

Happy Sunday, Bomb Lifers! I’m excited to announce that I’m an Ambassador for Luxurious Credit! The company, started by Arnita Johnson-Hall, is all about getting your finances in order in a fabulous way! During the course of our 9 month engagement, I plan on raising my credit score, saving, paying down debt, and getting on the right track to have all I want in life! Johnson-Hall’s program begins with a Luxurious Lifestyle Planner, where you write down all your goals,…

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The Bomb Life Career 101: Don’t Turn Your Nose Up at Small Tasks; You Must be Impeccable with Small Things Before You are Entrusted with More

When I was an intern at New York magazine, my duties on day one were to open mail and pass out faxes. Was I overqualified to do these small tasks? Sure! And at the time, I resented the exercise. I have a degree from an Ivy League University! I thought. I should be writing cover stories! I harrumphed. I wasn’t happy, but I didn’t understand that many organizations want to see if you will do small tasks with enthusiasm before…

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It’s Ok to Ask; Don’t be Afraid of People: Lessons from Paris Vogue Wearing Zara Plaid and Gianvito Rossi Heels on Fleet Alley’s Rainbow Wall in Brooklyn

When I was in an intern at Paris Vogue, I was tasked with finding street style Vogue and Glamour Paris. I had to go out and ask complete strangers to take their pictures. It was there that I experienced loads of rejection and lots of ‘No’s’ to the point where hearing no doesn’t even phase me anymore. Closed mouths don’t get fed. Today, I had the goal of having a total stranger indulge me in a photo shoot by this…

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The Bomb Life 101: Lessons from My Mother About Strength

Last night, I learned that my mother had to work since she was 14 years old. No one came to her high school graduation. She decided to go to college because her friends at work told her that she was smart. She applied to a local college and studied on the New York City trains and at night to get her undergraduate degree. When she was later diagnosed with breast cancer, she continued to work while on chemo because she…

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