I'm so excited to finally share what I've been working on for a while, which is a non-profit organization I founded earlier this year called One Day Water Project. Our organization's mission is to provide water-sanitation units to schools all over the world, providing students with unlimited access to clean, safe drinking water within their own schools - a luxury that many students in this world don't have. I've been lucky enough to travel to Trinidad & Tobago this week with the wonderfully talented and gifted film production team Triadic Productions who are working with One Day Water Project to document a video. This way, people online will be able to see how wonderful and bright each and every student we're helping truly is.
With two schools already sponsored by One Day Water Project, we're optimistic that we can turn our initiative into a worldwide movement and expand our efforts to schools around the world, not just in Trinidad. If you're interested in donating, visit our website here. A final video will be produced in about three weeks or so and posted on our site. And if you're interested in following our journey, please follow our twitter or like our Facebook page. If you support what our organization is for, tell a friend or two! I appreciate the initial support we've received from the online community and I am grateful that so many people are willing to contribute to such a great cause.
I'll keep you posted!
The one thing I love about this blistery fall weather is the never-ending combination of different layers you can wear -- just to stay warm! I'm such a fan of mixing textures, especially tweed and fur. There's a certain sophistication with a blazer that pulls an outfit together. I was lucky enough to find one with embellished studs, giving the piece a way more tough feel to any feminine outfit. A blazer/white tee/black jean combination is definitely a simple favorite to add to my fall staples.
blazer / ASOS
jeans / old navy
t-shirt / H&M
shoes / Nordstrom
bag / Hermes
sunglasses / rayban
scarf / target
Once upon a time, they all bowed down. They said the throne was mine but it was just another empty promise they whispered to get you in. I just wanted the applause, the approval of the things that made me go "oh." The city turned to ruins under my watch and they blamed it all on me. But they never understood the monarchy, they never wanted to love me. "Down with the queen," they yelled from the start. I never really had a chance.
I couldn't wait to try on the crown. Pure heroine, that's what it was. He said, "your hustle don't ever go unnoticed baby, I'm with you, I'm with it." I always wanted to believe him, but the money and the power and the thirsty hearts made us doomed from the start. Star crossed lovers entering the colosseum. May the odds be ever in your favor.
What's a god to a nonbeliever? You'll never have the people until you have the control, until all of the power is in your hands. They don't wan't your love, they just want your potential. I watched the throne and I lost the power. I guess now the only thing I can do is let them eat cake.
New York. The city never sleeps and neither do I. I fell in love with the city somewhere between Soho and Greenwich Village. Everything that people told me about it was true: there were rats on the subway lines, homeless people in the alleyways, and good vibrations that lead me to believe it's just as magical as everyone said it was.
I stayed on the edge of East Village and Soho, wedged on a little corner off of Houston Street & 2nd Ave. I ventured through Little Italy and Chinatown, eating pasta and bartering with Asian ladies for knock-off purses. New York City strikes me as the only place in the world where you can take a pilates class and buy a fake Birkin on the same block. But hey, that's the city. Every New Yorker is used to this kind of convenience. It's easy to see why anyone would hardly leave the island.
Four short days passed in the blink of an eye. Between college visits, shopping, and avoiding Times Square at all cost (except we gave in, the tourists we are, for the ultimate cliche photo-op), I felt the groove that I assume every New Yorker moves with everyday. The city's an easy place, once you get used to it. Then again, you can say that about anything.
Until next time, New York.
I've been up to some pretty big things while I've been under the radar, including registering Miss Mariss as an official domain at www.miss-mariss.com, just in time for the very special 2nd anniversary of my blog. It's an exciting step which will lead to much more dedication and time put into my site as I continue forward.
And of course, I've redesigned/revamped/renovated/cleaned-up/minimized Miss Mariss. It was time for a makeover (and some color), so here it is! Make sure to take a look at all of the new pages/buttons I added, including my photography, about me, and charity links.
So this is a huge thank you to all of my loyal readers & followers over the last two years! Blogging, for me, is hobby work and it means the world to me that there are people out there who support my endeavors. Stay tuned for some exciting posts later this week, including this year's summer video and my New York City photo diary!
"If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on."
- Steve Jobs
Posted by Marissa Ablack at 8:29 AM
Take a chill pill, you're really killing my vibe. The suburbs was never home to me, I always felt like I was a little too weird for the neighbor's comfort. Beanie on, cigarette rolled, all black everything. You can be whatever you want to in life, so you might as well be bad. Wear your sunglasses at the dinner table, gamble on a Tuesday night, torch everything and leave no evidence. Eat, sleep, hustle, repeat. Forget what you've heard, cold hearts craving mischief are still hearts, too. Where'd we learn this flow? Yeezy taught us.
Summer days at the corner store and summer nights riding around town. Trouble's on our mind but we've got smiles to make you believe otherwise. Paper plane swag, we're self-employed if you know what I mean. Black platforms, black jumpsuits, black beanies. The perfect outfit to wear between house parties and robbing banks.
Daddy's money was too easy so we reverted back to our old ways. Doesn't really mean anything around here, anyways. The best weapon you've got to use around here is your quick wit. Clever ain't wise, but smart and poor is better than dumb and rich. I'm not here for long, though. The suburbs was never home to me and earth is a little overrated. Always on to the next thing, never stopping to catch a breath.
body suit // American Apparel
skirt // Forever 21
backpack // Urban Outfitters
shoes // Urban Oufitters
beanie // ASOS
sunglasses // Target