See ya Lata Summa!

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We just got back from a very relaxing trip to the Bahamas and what a way to finish the summer! We joined our sister, her husband, our niece and nephew on a four day cruise visiting the Florida Keys, Nassau, Bahamas and Cococay! First let us say how much we love cruises…it was such a relaxing time and the food flowed endlessly. We didn’t weigh ourselves but wouldn’t be surprised if we gained a pound a day.

When we thought about “vacation lewks”  and imagined the tropical backdrop, Mowgli Surf was a no-brainer.  Mowgli Surf made for the perfect pairing with the white sands, clear water and blue skies!

Check out Mowglisurf.com to find everything we are wearing and other cool items!

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We are absolutely in love With this brand and have been every since discovering it at Urban Outfitters years ago! No one does hand dyeing like Mowgli. To top it off, the company was created by twin brother team Phillip and Alex Seastrom.

They are super cool and a dream to work with! You can even get an envelop of free Mowgli Surf stickers by simply mailing a self addressed and stamped envelop to them…this is them in a nutshell!

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Our Fam: Nephew. Bro-in-Law and Niece


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 MOWGLI’S MANTRA

Be an Enemy of the Average!

Excitement, adventure, and fun are what Mowgli Surf is all about. Mowgli sets the standard for challenging and bold design for the individual. If you want to be like everybody else you have come to the wrong place.

Everything we make is made in the USA! We pride ourselves on quality and craftsmanship on all our clothing. Catch the wave!

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NYFWM: Ricardo Seco FW ’17

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MEXICAN DESIGNER RICARDO SECO PROJECTS
IMMIGRANT PRIDE ON FALL/WINTER 2017 COLLECTION –
JUNTOS/TOGETHER –DURING NYFWM OPENING NIGHT
The presentation explored the Transformative Journey of Migration and expressed
Seco’s desire to reject “those invisible walls that exclude and separate.”
More than 300 guests enjoyed the Juntos/Together collection, which according to
Seco, “is the symbology and the colors that represent Mexico and the United States,
two countries that are siblings and rivals but because of their proximity, need to
create a cooperative relationship, especially in times where certainties are
questioned.”  We love his POV.
Mexican and American models sported Seco’s vibrant and colorful garments with
printed statements like ‘Proud Immigrant’ and ‘Tear Down this Wall Make America
Great Again’.
Juntos/Together is a compilation that mixes sport, casual and garment cuts, and thus, it adapts to contemporary men and women. It consists of different textures such as leather, suede, satin, cashmere, cotton and silk. While black is obviously claimed by New York as its official sportswear color, other primary colors in the collection represent the two inspiration countries: Mexico and the United States. The collection is designed to be easy to wear and work with our existing wardrobe.
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Photos were taken by Joseph Oxley (@things.jo)

Church in China Town

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This is what we wore to church.

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  In case you didn’t know, our church has moved to Chinatown at the East Broadway stop (address below).  These are a few quick pictures after church this Sunday.  We couldn’t resist shooting. The lanterns were hung and the market back alleys were bustling with the activity merchants and shoppers alike.  Purcell Nurse (@nurse2life), the photographer,  found our impromptu shooting location hugely inspiring.  After the shoot, we had tea and sponge cake at The Swan Bakery before heading to our Queens location for evening service!

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[BRUCE] Publish Striped Sweater, URBN | Cropped Black Cargo, ZARA | Cherry Chelsea Boot, Dr. Martens

[GLEN] Graffiti Sweatshirt, Forever 21 | Silver Painted Denim, H&M Women | Mustard Hi-Top Vans, URBN

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Join us next Sunday at The Rock Church Manhattan. We are having a Soul Food Brunch Service!!

PS 2, Meyer London School, 122 Henry Street. The F train at East Broadway.

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WE ARE THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW

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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW…A LOVELY BUT SAD SONG. IT IMPLIES AN UNREACHABLE SATISFACTION.  RAINBOWS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A SOURCE OF JOY PROVIDING A SPARK OF OPTIMISM AND HOPE. THEY ARE PRETTY TO LOOK AT, GENERATE WONDER AND WE’VE MADE UP SO MANY STORIES ABOUT HOW THEY’VE COME TO BE OR ABOUT POTS OF GOLD AT THE RAINBOW’S END.  SADYLY THEY ARE FAR ABOVE IN THE SKY AND WE CAN’T APPREHEND “THE MAGIC” OF THE RAIBOW, OR CAN WE?

ONE MAN’S OBEDIENCE MOVED GOD SO MIGHTILY THAT IT GARNERED THE PHENOMENON OF THIS TECHNICOLOR BAND IN THE SKY. IT BECAME A “RIBBON IN THE SKY FOR OUR LOVE”…THE LOVE OF GOD FOR US, HIS PEOPLE.  THAT MAN WAS NOAH…AFTER THE FLOOD WATERS OF NOAH SUBSIDED AND THE ARK RESTED ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN, NOAH AND HIS FAMILY EXITED THE BOAT TO START ANEW! THE RAINBOW WAS GOD’S ASSURANCE TO NOAH THAT THEIR NEW BEGINNING WOULD BE FULL OF “RAINBOW MAGIC”. IT WAS A PROMISE OF SUCCESS AND JOY! IMAGINE SEEING A RAINBOW FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? YOU’D THINK TO YOURSELF…WOW, THIS MUST REALLY BE A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR GOD TO COMMEMORATE IT SO EXTRAVAGANTLY.

SOOOOO, THIS YEAR, WE ARE NOT STANDING BY WHILE THE SKY WEARS THE MOST DECADENT GARMENT IN ALL OF CREATION…THIS YEAR, WE BECOME THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW. WE WILL APPREHEND ITS “MAGIC”AND BELIEVE GOD FOR WHAT HE SAYS IT MEANS FOR OUR LIVES. WE ARE THE RAINBOW, WE WEAR THE RAIBOW…WE ARE GOD’S MANIFESTED PROMISE HERE ON THIS EARTH!

WHAT DREAM HAS BEEN DISTANT…YOU CAN SEE IT BUT NEVER TOUCH IT. WHAT HAS ELUDED YOU? THIS YEAR, IN 2017, WE BELIEVE THAT GOD IS DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE’S ALWAYS SAID. HE IS A GOD OF PROMISE AND IF YOU BELIEVE, THIS IS THE YEAR OF YOUR DREAMS COMING TRUE! IT’S NO LONGER OFF IN THE SKY, WE NOW WEAR IT!

ALL GETTY IMAGES WERE SNAPPED BY PHOTOGRAPHY GENIUS MATTHEW SPERZEL!

ALL OTHER PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY OUR FIREND AND BROTHER PURCELL NURSE.

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INTRODUCING, BLACK SPLATTER SMOOTH!

WE ARE HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WITH THIS BACKPACK!!!

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INDIGO+STRAW YELLOW+BLACK RHOMBUS NYLON MESH+HI SUEDE

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BROWN E.H.SUEDE SLOUCH BACK PACK  

        
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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN IN CHINA’S ZHANGYE DANXIA LANDFORM GEOLOGICAL PARK

CREATE YOUR OWN RAINBOW!

What you’ll need:

  • A glass of water (about three quarters full)
  • White paper
  • A sunny day

Instructions:

  1. Take the glass of water and paper to a part of the room with sunlight (near a window is good).
  2. Hold the glass of water (being careful not to spill it) above the paper and watch as sunlight passes through the glass of water, refracts (bends) and forms a rainbow of colors on your sheet of paper.
  3. Try holding the glass of water at different heights and angles to see if it has a different effect.

What’s happening?

While you normally see a rainbow as an arc of color in the sky, they can also form in other situations. You may have seen a rainbow in a water fountain or in the mist of a waterfall and you can even make your own such as you did in this experiment.

Rainbows form in the sky when sunlight refracts (bends) as it passes through raindrops, it acts in the same way when it passes through your glass of water. The sunlight refracts, separating it into the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

Brooklyn Xpress

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We moseyed on up to the  Skylark for a quick shoot in our super comfy but super stylish Brooklyn Xpress sweats. The elevator ride’s red light provided a cool opportunity for a quick snap. The BK Xpress piece are full of contrast zippers and hidden pockets. They offer a wide range of street wear essentials. They make the most excellently constructed bombers, joggers and hoodies. We layered up a few items to create our usual quirk and texture play. 

Check the site www.brooklynxpress.com to see all they have to offer!

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Dr. Martens Cherry Red Pascal Splatter Smooth

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 Portrait with Marilyn Monroe

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Rocking my new Vans and TMNT Docs

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Love the lighting in the Loading dock.  Toph, the photographer has such a good eye. Nothing we love more than comfort and color. These looks seem to perfectly compliment the shooting space.

VICTORY

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 Wow! We are overwhelmed AND if you put your “antennas” up for just a second, you’d agree that we have good reason to be excited AND hopefully, you’d also be filled with joy!  There’s an excitement in the air, a stirring of God’s goodness for our lives! Whatever you’ve been asking for from God, whatever your dreams are, this is the year that it’s manifesting!

We are in the year 2017!
Biblically, 17 represents complete and total victory, a victory that manifests inspite of YOU, your sin or mistakes!
In the Bible, there were great turning points that happened on the 17th day of the month, or in the 17th year of waiting.
-Rain fall that destroyed the earth in Noah’s time began on the 17th day of the month
-When the flood waters diminished Noah’s Ark rested on Mount Ararat, it was the 17th day.
-God uses Moses to split The Red Sea and the people of Israel walk across on dry land.
-The Jericho wall falls with one shout on the 17th day of the month
-Jesus resurrects on the 17th day of the month
NOW, all that’s left is for  you believe God that your turning point has come in this the Year 17!
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE!!!

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Ricardo Seco S/S 17 #NYFWM

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Here are the looks from this cool “statement” collection!

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Make the impossible, POSSIBLE!

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Ricardo Seco has quickly become one of our fashion week faves!  This is our second season attending a the Mexican designer’s presentation who happens to be the only Mexican designer featured for #nyfwm. Each time has been loads of fun. Last year, the presentation was held at The Skylight Clarkson. This year we tracked across town to the American Hotel with Slurpees in tow(It was hot)

The scene was fun…NYC rooftops are the perfect backdrop for any chic soirée. The only downside was that the pool was only for decoration. We ran into a few fashion friends, snapped a pic with Ricardo, caught up with some of the models we met last season and loved the collection. In each collection, Ricardo combines the richness of Mexican culture and tradition with its new contemporary sophistication.
Cumulatively, Ricardo has shown 10 seasons; his first being held on Feb. 16, 2012. In chronological order his entire collection includes: FLY, SHARE, ALIVE, POWER, FOREVER, DREAMS, REAL, LUCK, TIME and now for Spring/Summer 2017 - LIFE.
The collection featured a range of colors and textures including pastel pink, baby blue, lilac, flamingo feathers, print of whale shark skin, print of sand, grey and black. LIFE showcasd Spring/Summer 2017’s latest trends including oversized silhouettes, bomber jacket, moto-jackets, sequin, boxing shorts, relaxed pants, athletic inspired shorts, and sweatshirts. Seco describes the line as “street meets urban sophistication”.

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Wouldn’t be complete without a #selfie with the designer!

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Today is the last day of September and it also happens to be our birthday! It’s the BIG THREE ONE! Turning 30 was traumatic for us being that we are perpetual big kids, LOL! Turning 31 doesn’t feel like exactly as we thought; it feels better!  What does and should one feel like in your 30′s anyway?. Aliyaah says, “age ain’t nothing but a number.”  Tyra Banks says that age really has to do with a state of mind and affirms that even though she is actually 42 years old, in #TyraYears, she is 27. I can dig it! In that case, Glen and I both agree that we are 19 in #TyraYears! I’ve got to say though, in actuality, 31 feels pretty darn good!  For many reasons, September is a Special month for us. There are lots of commemorative dates.  There’s lots of emotions whirled into this 9th month of 30 days. Our mom’s birthday is on the 11th(same day as the attack at the Twin Towers)…she went on to live with Jesus…her permanent vacation was just a few years ago. We miss her a lot! When her birthday comes around, we like to remember the good times we had together but it also reminds us that we can’t hug and kiss her like we’d want. We take peace in the fact that we’ll see her again and join her in heaven with Jesus! 

This September also marks the 10 year anniversary of us coming to The Rock Church which has, well HELLOOOOO, completely ROCK’d our universe…literally! We fell in love with Jesus and discovered our God-given destiny! 10 years ago, we were swirled and whirled into a whirlwind of God’s goodness and purpose! Sooooo, now you see why September is such a Special month for us!
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Thank you Jesus for this adventure-filled life you’ve given us! There’s never a dull moment when we are chasing your dreams. We’re expecting crazy, so crazy, we don’t even know what to expect! We believe you for every impossible thing you said that we can have because, well…..YOU SAID IT!!! Help us run faster, harder and stronger than ever before! Be glorified in our lives and ministries! Have your way with this our 31st year of life!

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We are wearing @ckelgeneration in this post!

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All photos by @VisualGunner

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Welcome Fall!

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Ckel Generation Serpa and Leather Bomber

Vitaly Gold Necklace

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@ckelgeneration Bleached Aviator Hoodie

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