Let’s Paint the town with Poetry

So with 2016 in full swing, I got a chance to watch an amazing friend of mine grace the stage with her infectious spoken word. I was beyond proud and moved by her performance. Thank you @parlayliving for your realness on stage.

I also got a chance to check out CHOSENking (@werchosen_114) perform and bless the audience with his melodic voice. He moved the crowd with ease and had all the ladies singing along with him.

This event in particular so proudly called Paint and Poetry(@paintandpoetrynyc) created by @mojodisco brought out artists, poets, musicians, singers, you named it, Paint and Poetry definitely had it last Saturday night.

Besides the awesome talent that I was surrounded by, I couldn’t help but notice the DARING, BOLD and SIMPLISTIC pieces I saw throughout the night.

Three looks in particular truly CAPTURED my eye.

This talented poet herself kept it CASUAL and SIMPLISTIC with her leather jacket, that was contrasted by her beige fedora, white sneakers, maroon turtle neck and effortlessly tying it back with her black leather purse and black jeans that were ripped at the knees. Thanks @augustwillsun for letting me take your picture!


These last two looks reminded of how much I love vintage pieces. I loved how both incorporated DENIM into their looks in their own way making it feel AUTHENTIC but all the while MINIMAL. With @nayamacc(left) looking CONFIDENT and giving me 90’s all the way with her look, I couldn’t help but give her kudos that night. As for @callme.payton, I loved how she played with the idea of playing around with an oversized DENIM long sleeved shirt but keeping it minimal and classic with her black tube dress. MINIMALISM at its finest. Thank you both for letting me take not one but two pictures!!IMG_1798

Although I only got a chance to capture these three looks, Paint and Poetry was jam packed with so many other individuals who weren’t afraid to step outside of the box and truly own their look.

I was beyond thrilled I got a chance to check out Paint and Poetry that night. All the excitement about the new year and the amazing talents that were presented on and off stage truly inspired me and allowed me to remain hopeful about this year.

Let me know what you’re looking forward to in 2016 in the comment section!


Published by Magz

TakemetotheHeights is a blog curated by Magz, a Brooklynite with Dominican roots stemming from both mom and dad. Currently, she spends her time working with children, taking courses for her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education, all the while chasing her wild dreams of fashion design and fashion marketing. TakemetotheHeights style blog is her reflection and admiration towards fashion as she pays homage to Crown Heights. Despite the negative connotations people may paint about areas like Crown Heights, Magz saw it was best to truly capture the essence and beauty of it all.

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