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."
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.

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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)

Something I continue to learn and witness from others on a daily basis.

Something I continue to learn and witness from others on a daily basis.

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diosasalnatural:

Diosas al Natural / Natural Goddesses from Puerto Rico

Photo by: Joaquin M & Kali Blocker

Joaquin & Kali have some great photography content. Can’t wait to reconnect with them. A salute to the natural haired sisters and queens.

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filmrevues:

Do the Right Thing (1989) - dir. Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing is a beautifully crafted film about racism, pacifism, activism, and pride. It’s an unforgettable affair with one-of-a-kind characters, terrific performances, and honesty. Spike Lee is Spike Lee because of this film. Hell, every time I see this one it gets better and better. From the opening credits during Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” right on to the conflicting postgraphs from Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

If documentarians were as capable of showing both sides of humanity as Lee does here, no one would watch anything else. The script is flawless. Lee’s direction is flawless. Danny Aiello, Giancarlo Esposito, John Turturro and Ossie Davis are flawless. Do the Right Thing is not only a great example of filmmaking, but its also a great example of the relevancy of art, in any medium whatsoever.

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spiritualinspiration:

I don’t know how Jesus could stand up under its weight. He had my sin, your sin, our sin. He allowed it to be placed upon him so that we would not have to bear the consequences of it all. But in that sacrifice, as horrible as it was, we find ourselves healed — cured of the most awful disease a person can have, a sin-sick soul. He was pierced, crushed, and punished for our sins. In their place, he has left us his transforming peace and a place to belong.

spiritualinspiration:

I don’t know how Jesus could stand up under its weight. He had my sin, your sin, our sin. He allowed it to be placed upon him so that we would not have to bear the consequences of it all. But in that sacrifice, as horrible as it was, we find ourselves healed — cured of the most awful disease a person can have, a sin-sick soul. He was pierced, crushed, and punished for our sins. In their place, he has left us his transforming peace and a place to belong.

(Source: adam4d, via spiritualinspiration)

hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth:

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr.

hueyfreemanonlyspeaksthetruth:

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." - Martin Luther King Jr.

(via solvisions)

Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential.

—Quincy Jones (via uzowuru)

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