Sorry for the lack of posts but things are pretty crazy on my end. If I could find one word that could describe my life at this moment it would be chaotic. As I sit here and write this blog post on my lunch break, all I can think about is how much things have changed since last year. For starters I work two jobs. In the morning I’m the head graphic designer at a street wear boutique called EAST WEST and at night I’m a Tax Preparer at Metro Tax Solutions in Brooklyn. After working my 9 to 9 shift I head home and try to get cracking on whats next for Bluu Dreams until I pass out on my laptop. Ah yes the life of entrepreneur, all work and no sleep.
I’m not going to lie, only getting 4 hours of sleep a day will definitely take its toll on you. I cant tell you how many times I wake up saying I don’t know if I was cut out for this. However, I get my first cup of coffee and I’m right back working at my job while day dreaming about designs and themes I can accomplish.
Well some how with enough will power/Redbull/and coffee I was able to knock out a spring and summer collection. In fact I actually showed a few people of what I was coming out with and everybody agreed it was a step in the right direction. Lets just hope that all those late hours in the Bluu Dreams office aka my living room will show.
March 12, 2013
When I was growing up Michael Jordan was one of my biggest inspirations/heroes. I collected all the basketball cards, read the books, watched the games, and of course collected his sneakers. I guess as a kid I got caught in the “I want to be like Mike” hype and owned anything he made just to mimic myself after my hero.
The one thing that really inspired me about Jordan was his road to success. I found nothing more inspiring then hearing his story of how he went from being cut from his high school basketball team to being a college/nba phenom. As a kid I just thought to myself “WoW when I get older want to do something just a spectacular”
Fast forward some years later and I can proudly say the MJ drive I had when I was younger is still present with me today. The only difference between now and then is I’m applying this drive towards my small clothing brand Bluu Dreams. Just like anybody trying to strive for success I’ve hit a lot of bumps in the road but just like my hero Jordan. I learned from them, fixed where I went wrong, and continue towards my goals.
Today happens to be Jordans 50th Birthday.
And I just want to say thank you for inspiring a kid from Long Island, NY to follow his dreams.
February 18, 2013
These days it seems that everybody has one friend who wants to be rapper. In my personal opinion I blame Youtube and how easy it is to shoot a “music video” from your iphone or hd camera. As much as I’m a supporter of people going out and following their dreams, I just cant take people serious when they don’t put in the work. If I had a dollar for every artist that sent me a “I’m a rapper send me free sh*t email” I would currently be writing this post from my suite in NYC over looking times square. (Yes, i get that many emails.)
Just to set the record straight I didn’t write this post to vent, but I wrote it to give credit to someone I knew from my college career that seems to be taking the very popular hip hop artist path. When I first found out that Kadeem was giving rap the “good old college try”, I really expected it to suck. (lets be honest, majority of the people you know that do it are just terrible.) However, when I actually sat down and listened to his mixtape I was shocked on how good it was. The “What Dreams Are Made OF” mixtape actually sounded like something that belonged in my itunes. In fact I liked it so much I took time out of my busy schedule to write about it.
With that said check out my friend Kadeem aka Deemy’s Music Video – Dope.
You can also download the mixtape here
If you like what you hear make sure you spread the word
January 31, 2013
I’ve been meaning to post this event for the longest time but I’ve been extremely busy at my new graphic design job. (Its a long story and I plan to cover it in a different post.) Anyway, here are some pics from my first event at the Addicted 2 Sneakers event at the Palisades Mall.
For those who don’t know I actually spent my college career in the Rockland County/Palisades Mall Area. During the drive up to the event I started having flash backs of my college experience. I remember the good times and the bad. I recall the people I meet, lots of sleeping, eating, studying, and going to plenty of parties but don’t remember leaving them. I think the biggest impact School/Rockland County had on me was the start of Bluu Dreams.
Back when I was a senior in school it all started with a heating press and a couple of I love college tees. Fast forward a couple of years later and I’m the head graphic design of my company and a street wear boutique. (I will explain in another post I promise.) I went from selling from door to door on my college compass to selling at events, whole selling to clothing stores and shipping my clothes around the world.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no where near the bigger clothing companies like The Hundreds, 10 Deep, Johnny Cupcakes and etc…….. for now.
But like my family tells me you have to start some where.
And now that I look back Bluu Dreams and I have come along way and I’m ready to take it to the next level. What is the next level you ask? Well I really cant get to much into that but you are welcome to watch as everything unfolds.
January 24, 2013
Good News! Bluu Dreams is officially on Instagram. For the people that already know this is old news but I total forget to make a post about it. With that said, Instagram has to be the one social network I’m constantly on. If you want to stay up to date with all my movements then I would follow me ASAP. For a matter of fact, I hear I might be giving away a limited edition Bluu Dreams treasure chest but I’m pretty sure you will find out more info on Instagram. You can follow me @BluuDreams. #DiveIN http://statigr.am/bluudreams