This page is made in collaboration with Batch presents Arno Fall Collection
What i'm wearing: Jacket & Sweater - Forever 21, Jeans - H&M, Shoes - Guess
Second Hand News (feat. Batch presents Arno)
Tomorrow is October 3rd. That means we can wear pink... Although I am not wearing pink at the moment, nor am I planing on it, lol. I just felt like starting this entry off with a sly Mean Girls reference. I guess Lyndsay Lohan must be on my mind... don't ask me why, lol. My email's have been filling up with upcoming projects for me and i'm trying to squeeze in everything at a certain time. Halloween is this month and all I want to do is wear fall colors, do fall activities, watch fall movies, read fall stories. I'm basically a walking meme. I spent all weekend eating pizza and had to do some sort of detox over the last 24 hours because my body literally felt horrible. It is a good thing I did a little cleansing because I had to go to an event in the city to celebrate the launch of Arno's fall collection at a store called Batch. Courtney wasn't able to go with me because my poor sister is still out of it post dental surgery. So I asked Dash if she would be willing to come into the city with me and and check out what the event was about.
Dash has been living under a rock since April and i'm getting my sissy back into the world. She needs to see the light of day, even if it is dark as hell due to the seasonal changes. Sticking with the fall theme this event had a tarrot card reader and Dash is very much into that world, so I was able to talk her into going with me for a night out. I take the train literally everywhere. Since we were kids Dash has always been shook by public transportation and a large fear of heights. I'm glad I was able to take her on her first bart ride. Now she sees what I go through daily. She was a little nervous but we made it to the event, so it was a success. Anyways, it's a beautiful fall night in SF. The weather is perfect, the sun is setting, and we are greeted with wine and good vibes as we walk into Batch. I'm mesmerized by this bedding set that is blue and looks like it belongs in a high class log cabin. I've always wanted to stay in a log cabin. Note to self, add that to bucket list.... Okay back to our night... The event is celebrating Arno's mens collection but there was many options for woman as well. Cause duh, equality... I love going to these kind of events because everyone is in their own zone and i'm learning just by watching the actions of each influencer. I'm a huge gelato fan. Courtney and I always grab ice cream when we can in between our shoots. Batch was kind of enough to give us some of SF's famous gelato from local staple Colleta. After checking out the shoes, some home staples, clothing, and drinking more wine, we jetted out for a late night walk in SF. I'm more comfortable going out at night now. I used to be so scared to step outside but Steven changed my opinion on that over the summer. Dash doesn't live in this part of the bay and doesn't come in often. Poor sissy was going through life for the last few months and just wanted to be left out. She was socially not involved that she didn't even know i'm a master guide here around town now. Dash and I grew up together. She's always been my adopted sister and family sticks together. That's why I always take my family to events with me. I keep my closest loved ones close to me as I venture into this so called social influencer world. Everyday i'm learning what it means to be a social influencer. This event that I went to was the most low key one so far. It was interesting seeing people I see on the internet be so stripped down and human. We tend to build more on our persona as social influencers when we put out content for the world to see and judge. That is why I keep my family closer to me than most influencers do. I live in 3 worlds. The world of music, the social influencing world and the world of my loved ones. If taking my family on a field trip into one of those worlds will help them get out of the house more often, then that is what I will do. I lived in a tower for years. We all know that. I don't want that for anyone, especially people I love, like Dash. It's more fun being apart of the 2nd hand news than reading about it the next day... no offense guys, lol.
I leave the city for a week after Sunday. My mom's 61st birthday is Thursday and we always have a party. It's basically a family holiday every single year for us. I have to make a stop in Napa to pick up some things for her but after that I am in the outter bay for a whole week. So i'll be seeing Dash and others that I love during that week. I'm looking forward to spending more quality time with the family I get to go home to. It's starting to hit me, I won't always get to go home to them. Sooner rather than later i'll be the one reading the 2nd hand news. So for as long as I can, i'm gonna have them be apart of my world first hand until I have to venture on this journey alone, once again.
Photographer: Dashia Robinson & Dom Baza
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