Thursday, June 25, 2009

Baby Lamé

most ridiculous thing i've seen in quite some time...

American Apparel now sells shiny leggings in kids' sizes... this makes me so uncomfortable.
why can't kids just be kids? they're growing up way too fast.

i work at a summer camp and i am responsible for 8, 9, and 10 year boys and i have so many "smh" moments when around them. they peek under the little girls' skirts, they know every word to "birthday sex", and they talk to me like i'm their counterpart. i d k what the deal is.

usually i place all the blame on the parents because i've always felt they had the most influence in kids' lives but i'm now beginning to think otherwise....

its bad ass kids corrupting the angels. i have a little boy in my group who was the sweetest most kind kid on the first few days of camp but is now the spawn of devil... in attempt to make friends with the other boys. jesus, lord, god... help guide that generation in the right direction because i've seen some scary things.

anyways todays been a not so good day... i'm tired, sun burned, hungry, and MJ passed.

signing off until next time [toria malia]

Thursday, June 18, 2009

so you know i want to ri-i-i-i-ide out

As much as I hate to admit this, I am a magazine junky. And of the many magazines that I escape into for hours, Cosmopolitan, is by far one of my favorites. For any one who has yet to flip through the glossy informational pages of Cosmo, basically the magazine serves as a sex-guide for all women (and possibly a sex guide for all the smart men who want to know how to "properly" please a female). I've been reading the magazine for about 2 years now and every issue there is some mention of the male's favorite sexual position.

Rap music has brain washed some into thinking that all men prefer to "hit it from the back", but according to recent sex surveys, woman-on-top is by far the preferred way to do it (no pun intended). To my surprise, although men enjoy this position quite a bit and it is said to be quite pleasurable for females also, many couples or not-so-much couples don't engage in the woman-on-top act. Why might this be?

My take on the whole situation is that it brings discomfort to both men and women, not physically speaking of course. Woman shy away from the thought of being placed into a domineering role in the bedroom and aren't quite sure if they're "doing it right" and bringing pleasure to their man. And men shy away from the idea of laying on their backs, making themselves submissive to the female.

According to experts, all things good come out of the woman-on-top experience (when done right). Woman-on-top allows for the male to easily access the females spot (and what woman doesn't want this?). One of the biggest complaints from men concerning their bedroom experiences is that they feel "they do all the work"... with this being said, ladies' give your man the "night off" and get to working. Men and women both will walk away happy so take a chance and like Jeremiah said in his hit single Birthday Sex, "ri-i-i-ide out". And for all people who have a great deal of experience with this position, here are some "different" takes on it (via cosmo) that will hopefully spice things up:
  • thigh master: 'if you’re bored with the standard woman-on-top pose, this position is a fun, frisky way to mix things up. Your guy lies on his back, one leg outstretched and the other bent, knee pointing upward. You straddle his body sideways with your back turned slightly to his face, hold on to his knee, and lower yourself onto his penis. In this pose, your stomach is almost touching his bent knee; use it for support and leverage as you rock back and forth, and up and down'
  • the love seat: 'tell your partner to lie back, propping up his head and shoulders with a pillow, and have him spread his legs slightly. While you're facing the same direction — your back is to his face — lower yourself onto his hardened penis. Put your feet between his legs on the floor or the bed. Take your right hand and place it on his right hip bone and your left hand on the bed next to his left hip bone. Use your hands and feet to move your body up and down on his shaft'
  • row his boat: 'your partner slouches down in a comfy but sturdy chair, his legs slightly spread. You straddle his lap as you face him, your knees bent and open against his chest, your feet braced against the seat of the chair. While your guy grips your hips, thighs, or butt, you clutch the back of the chair and begin moving up and down along his shaft'
for detailed tutorials, animated pictures, and the reasons why this positions are desired, check out and search under the 'sex position of the day' section.

"shawty is a rida..."

p.s. shame on me for promoting lil wayne's nonsense

-toria malia

Sunday, June 14, 2009


...reunited and it feels so good.

Friday, June 12, 2009

7 deadly sins

so after watching this interview with pharrell williams about his sculpture in which he collaborated with takashi murakami and jacob the jeweler, i began to think about 7 things which i can not live without.

here are my lists:

important things:
  • family: the essence of my being. the people who make life worth living.
  • love: i'm a sucker for love. definitely a love, not a fighter.
  • education: i'm a nerd; i love school.
  • peace of mind: (not the song but the concept)
  • music: good stuff.
  • sunshine: tans, summer, long warm nights; love love love it.
  • simplicity/organization: neat freak, borderline OCD.
  • cardigans: anemic and always cold so i live for cardigans. i don't think i've gone a whole day without wearing one. even in the summer.
  • pound cake: ukrops pound cake or my aunt's recipe; both for the win!
  • caffeine (diet coke/ starbucks): self explanatory.
  • non reality television (hannah montana/ desperate housewives): i hate "i love ____" or "for the love of ___ " shows
  • victoria secret's pink collection: ;-)
  • flip flops: tried wearing them throughout the winter, but my mom quickly reminded me that i'm not white. lls.
  • mixtapes: keep me company during long lonely nights.
what 7 things show up on your list?

-toria malia

Monday, June 8, 2009

as told by kanye

Kanye West, being the fashionable man that he is, was asked by to name the top 10 fashion essentials for men. of course the list is full of both over the top, top-dollar items and classics that match any budget...

for pictures and direct quotes from kanye about why he choose these items, check out:

toria malia

Saturday, June 6, 2009

green with envy

once upon a time i thought of jealousy as a trait exclusive to females, but as i get older and come in contact with more and more males i've drawn the conclusion that guys do in fact display jealous ways. i will not go as far as to say that its just as wide-spread amongst males as it is with females and nor will i say that the jealously is to the same degree but, there is no doubt that it is present. i have a friend, of the xy chromosome make-up, who is quite jealous natured. i can't help but to see him in a feminine light simply because i equated jealously to females (as a result of numerous encounters both direct and indirect with jealous females) for such a long period of time. there seems to be a new epidemic in which bitch as niggas (excuse my use of this term) are running ramped. i'm well aware of the fact that generally guys are extremely competitive, but since when do guys go around talking about the next guy behind his back in a beyond manipulative way in hope of dimming his shine??? nothings worse than a guy that results to bitchassness due to his inability to compete. so the next guy can dress better than you, hoop better than you, and his girl looks better than yours, but why not step your game up and work towards obtaining that which you seek rather than knocking someone else success??? its disgusting in my opinion.

p.s. i don't condone jealousy amongst females either, but i thought i would discuss the males since it seems to be a growing trend. let me know what you think.

-toria malia


"If someone wants to copy you, they're immediately revealing themselves as a weak competitor. If a rival sets out to mimic you they're inevitably 2 or 3 months behind you and they're not the kind of dynamic, inventive personality who is likely to present a real challenge."

lately i've been trying to weed through the people in my life, discover who's real, and get rid of the counterfeits. nothing upsets me more than a carbon copy; someone who can't think for them self. take a second and stop to think about the most creative and original person you know. now stop and think about the many people you know that try to imitate that person. how wonderful would the world be if everyone was their own person? life would be all the more interesting. instead, "different" is now a trend; people strive to take and label others style, demeanor, and ways as their own. its quit sickening personally. we all have minds, unique to every single one of us, but very few of us take it upon ourselves to explore the possibilities of one's self.

furthermore, the one thing that irritates me more than a sub-par carbon copy is a person who imitates another, but claims their style, demeanor, and/or ways to be exclusively theirs. i can think of so many people who live by these unjust ways. they discover a new artist, a new clothing label, or a new spot via someone else and swear to god that they were the first person to run across this new, great discovery when in actuality they're nothing more than a Christopher Columbus. smh.

anyways, as always, i encourage all to be themselves. don't love something simply because your neighbor likes it. you might just surprise yourself with how innovative, creative, or different you own ideas are.

-toria malia

summer style.

Summer seems to be the one time of the year in which the possibilities concerning fashion are limitless. Unrestricted by the cold, bitter winter, one can fully express themselves through their clothing. The summer months are both hot and refreshing, free and structured, long and short; and the same holds true for summer fashion. The trends of the spring have leaked over into the summer and are revamped, altered, and taken to a whole new level. There is so much to be said about summer fashion and I don't want to leave anything uncovered: beach wear, accessories, shoes, fabrics, colors... all the latest, hot styles are brought to you by me.
  • The summer is all about beaches, pools, and lounging around in swim wear so it’s important that you're gear is on point. The one shoulder, new to swimwear, standouts and is sure to complement any body type. One shoulder bikinis, one pieces, and tankinis have surfaced all over and are here to stay. The one shoulder, in any color, print, or style, is sure to set you apart as the hottest beach babe this summer. Along with the one shoulder swimsuit, bondage swim wear has made its debut. Pioneered by the hype surrounding Herve Ledger's strappy bondage dresses this spring, this trend in swimwear mirrors. This sexy trend in swimwear is perfect for all divas ready to make a bold fashion statement this summer. Guys, this season go for printed beach wear. And by prints, I don't mean the tropical, Hawaiian print trunks we see every summer; this summer it’s all about stripes, plaids, and other bold geometric prints. This season's trends in swim wear are far from simple so get creative with them and explore that which hasn't been done before.
  • For the ladies, your accessories this season should resemble arts and crafts projects. Big, colorful, and gaudy should all be on your accessory check list. Marc Jacobs and Valentino mastered the art of craftiness with their summer jewelry collections. In terms of handbags, the name says it all. This season, large hand held clutches are all the rave. Functional for the summer and fashionable at the same time, large clutches will complement any outfit this summer. Retro sunglasses are in style for both men and women. Metal frame and thick framed shades are hot looks for this summer that'll have you looking like the superstar that you are. Another trend in accessories for men, that tried to make its way into the hands of men all over a few years ago, was the man bag. The key to mastering this trend is keeping it simple. Solid, neutral color bags, not too big and not too small are sure to be a good look this season for all the fashion-savvy guys. Just remember keep your accessories updated and fun and you'll be fine.
  • Sandals are always a popular staple amongst summer footwear for the ladies and this season the more flat the sandal, the better. Whether strappy or simple, completely flat sandals are the way to go. Along with being super cute, flat sandals are ultra-comfortable and perfect for summer days on the beach and summer nights out with your friends. Also, collar sandals are making their way onto the fashion scene and are a must have for ladies this summer. Instead of the typical ankle straps, these sandals have a collar which is both fun and fashionable and sure to make others look with envy. For the guys, this season's footwear is simple and classic. Four words: I'm on a boat. This season’s go-to shoe for guys is the always dependable, always stylish boat shoe. Whether the classic Sperry or the updated boat shoe by Vans, the boat shoe is perfect for this season. Along with boat shoes, Clae shoes are a must for stylish guys this summer. Simple, light weight and in all the hottest colors for the season, the Clae collections are sure to have something to match your own personal style.
  • The difference between that which is hot and that which is not lies within fabrics. Often overlooked, fabric is the one thing that can "make it" or "break it". This season, designers really stepped outside of their element and explored fabrics not commonly used for the summer months. Many designers have decided to get fancy and use silk as their staple fabric for their summer collections. Seen all throughout Matthew Williamson's capsule collection for H&M, this luxurious fabric is one that is sure to make you shine whether you're at a concert or out on a date during the upcoming long summer nights. Burlap, also known as the cloth used to make potato sacks, has been upgraded and made fashionable this season. Designers like Miu Miu and Burberry, have revamped this coarse and heavy material into something beautiful for the summer. Burlap has been used for handbags, dresses, shoes, and much more so be sure to find the look which is right for you so that you can be rocking the latest trend in fabric for the season.
  • As always, color is a big part of fashion and this season two unexpected colors have stood out on the color wheel. Seen from catwalk to catwalk, beige and orange are definitely the colors of the season and now it’s time to bring them to the streets. Beige: Some argue that it is not really a color, but this season it is making a bold statement as the hottest color on the pallet. Springing up as a color to be reckoned with in last summer's "safari" themed collections, beige has made its way into 2009's fashion full-force. On all the hottest catwalks, this faint color stood out as the most powerful and beautiful color used for this season's many designs. Known as a natural color, beige fits in with the bohemian and tribal looks of the season and therefore, is perfect. Another color of this season is the traffic stopping orange. It's red and yellow undertones complement the summer's atmosphere so nicely and that's why this earthy and summery hue should be included in your wardrobe. Burnt orange, vitamin C orange, carrot orange, and orange peel orange are all acceptable hues for this season. Both warm and happy, this color is perfect for the upcoming summer months.

Summer and fashion have a lot in common so be sure to explore the similarities amongst the two and use them to help guide you to fashion bliss.

-Toria Malia