Sophisticated Exuberance

On a journey to inspire and aspire before I expire. Join me as I make my way in the world.

Photographer: Kolin Mendez Photography.

Music, Lifestyle & Culture Enthusiast.


"It does not matter how slow you go, so long as you do not stop. - Wisdom of Confucius

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

blackfashion:

Solange Knowles photographed by Seiji Fujimori for The Ground Magazine’s fourth issue styled by Nick Nelson.

Hair : Chuck Amos for Oribe at Jump management
Make-up : Munemi Imai at Magnet Agency
Set Design : Davis Davis

(via theartofthegentleman)

Weekend Recap, Part II. Shouts to @willardhill on the release of his new single, “Requiem For A Queen” that was celebrated this past Saturday as part of the ART + RHYMES + DRINKS series. Salute to @djceo @missquandiva and @hoagallery for a great event!

Weekend Recap, Part II. Shouts to @willardhill on the release of his new single, “Requiem For A Queen” that was celebrated this past Saturday as part of the ART + RHYMES + DRINKS series. Salute to @djceo @missquandiva and @hoagallery for a great event!

Weekend Recap, Part I. Salute to my brother Mr. Jeff Dess on the Spring 2014 Edition of his House of Haiku series: #DeconstructingRatchet. Great show and great energy, a unique show for all to see! Support the book #DeconstructingRatchet and keep an ear out for the next performance coming to a stage or venue near you!

#kolinmendez #weekendrecap #eventlife #newyorkcity #mrjeffdess #houseofhaiku #deconstructingratchet #arts #poetry #haiku #lifestyle

Weekend Recap, Part I. Salute to my brother Mr. Jeff Dess on the Spring 2014 Edition of his House of Haiku series: #DeconstructingRatchet. Great show and great energy, a unique show for all to see! Support the book #DeconstructingRatchet and keep an ear out for the next performance coming to a stage or venue near you!

#kolinmendez #weekendrecap #eventlife #newyorkcity #mrjeffdess #houseofhaiku #deconstructingratchet #arts #poetry #haiku #lifestyle

periodicult:

Lisa Bonet, photographed by Francesco Scavullo for Harper’s Bazaar, September 1986. Clothing by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Immaculate and Revered Beauty.

periodicult:

Lisa Bonet, photographed by Francesco Scavullo for Harper’s Bazaar, September 1986. Clothing by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Immaculate and Revered Beauty.

(via the-thoughts-of-jaz)

spiritualinspiration:

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57, NLT.
This coming weekend, we celebrate Easter, the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So much happened at Calvary’s cross over two thousand years ago; but ultimately, Jesus overcame sin and death so that we could have abundant life. Because of Jesus, we have victory over anything that would try to hold us back!
No matter what bondage, fear, stronghold, sin or addiction has held you captive in the past, when you receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you receive His power—His burden-moving, yoke-destroying anointing. Nothing can hold you back any longer because when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed! (See John 8:36)
It all begins by believing and receiving this promise by faith. Today, thank God that you are free and have victory through Jesus Christ!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:Father, thank You for giving me victory! Thank You for Your Word which is life and healing water to my soul. I choose to set my heart and thoughts on You, knowing that You are empowering me to overcome in every area of my life n Jesus’ name! Amen.

spiritualinspiration:

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57, NLT.

This coming weekend, we celebrate Easter, the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. So much happened at Calvary’s cross over two thousand years ago; but ultimately, Jesus overcame sin and death so that we could have abundant life. Because of Jesus, we have victory over anything that would try to hold us back!

No matter what bondage, fear, stronghold, sin or addiction has held you captive in the past, when you receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you receive His power—His burden-moving, yoke-destroying anointing. Nothing can hold you back any longer because when the Son sets you free, you are free indeed! (See John 8:36)

It all begins by believing and receiving this promise by faith. Today, thank God that you are free and have victory through Jesus Christ!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, thank You for giving me victory! Thank You for Your Word which is life and healing water to my soul. I choose to set my heart and thoughts on You, knowing that You are empowering me to overcome in every area of my life n Jesus’ name! Amen.

Wintry conditions in the springtime makes you wonder what the summer will truly feel like.

#kolinmendez #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #architecture #spring #summer #winter #weather

Wintry conditions in the springtime makes you wonder what the summer will truly feel like.

#kolinmendez #kmendezphotos #newyorkcity #architecture #spring #summer #winter #weather

Returning to Seton Hall this evening to rock with the African Students Association as they present their 4th Annual Fashion Show: “L’Afrique, C’est Chic!”! Looking forward to the show! (at The Lounge - Seton Hall University)

Returning to Seton Hall this evening to rock with the African Students Association as they present their 4th Annual Fashion Show: “L’Afrique, C’est Chic!”! Looking forward to the show! (at The Lounge - Seton Hall University)