Lily Wakim

Jun 26

It’s been awhile.

Life has been a whirlwind of wonders—especially these last few months. As if God reached his hand through the clouds and into my life, I have trust in every step I take. I believe that every circumstance has potential to learn from, and that every moment is truly precious.

I am a new dog mom to not one, but two littles babies who have blessed my life in ways unimaginable. They have taught me patience and unconditional love. Through their willingness to learn, and my constant will to discipline, the three of us have grown every day. Oia and Max now jump into the car when I ask them to—it started with me picking Oia up, placing her inside, turning around to get Max, only to find she has jumped outside. This kid’s a 30 lb 6 month old Shepard Chow! It was pretty funny watching me carry him. Now he just takes a seat in my lap sometimes. My big baby.

The purpose of this post is transient. As all things are in life. Life comes, and life goes. It is a cycle, not a battle. And with the passing of my great aunt Suzy—the Khourie, our Souad… My heart is left a little more tender. My grandmother and her brother are the only two left from their siblings, and every passing has been a heartache. 

Enjoy the moments, both the good and the bad. Because this too shall pass. imageThe last time in their nearly 90 years that Suzy and my Teta Claire were together as sisters. We smoked and drank, like we were in Syria, or Boston, or wherever their heart desired. Love you Aunt Suzy. Memory Eternal. 

Feb 19

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Jan 22

You live once, then you die.

You live once then you die. It’s pretty straightforward, just like me. I speak my mind. Maybe it’s off-putting, maybe it’s scary. I have an open heart. I love genuinely. Whether it be family, school, friends, pets, strangers, or lovers. 

My heart is open. It always will be. This is how I want to live. 

"Romantic Love, chemistry, that rare symbiosis of all forms of chemistry coming together is SUCH rare gift.. Some people search their entire lives to find it and some people find it and freak out and run away. Love deserves better than that. It’s a rare gift and should be treasured as such." -Jenna Zraick.

Dec 25

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Fashion or art?
Paul Elliman’s Untitled (September Issue), 2013. 

wmagazine:

Fashion or art?

Paul Elliman’s Untitled (September Issue), 2013. 

Nov 05

Nov 03

“So what, we’re a little weird. “Different.” Go ahead, talk about us. In the end I’m proud to be who I am. Quirky, loud, ADHD, witty, smart, and sexy in my own way. I don’t need to be normal, and I don’t need to fit in. After all, who wrote the rules on life? You sure as hell didn’t. And guess what? I write my own. So to all the so called misfits out there—congrats. You’re one of the cool kids. You don’t give a damn about what the world says, and that is beautiful. Keep on keeping on, and call yourself a ROCKSTAR. Because that’s what you are.”

Oct 19

Happy Hour

After a long week of exams, we hit up happy hour at Mccormick and Schmicks. The Plaza in KC offered us a great happy hour and took us into a wild night. Let’s just say we ran into a few characters along the way. Started at the bar where Striped Sweater kept eyeing us. His girlfriend must have noticed, because after an hour long show of him holding her and making out with her, they left with her crying. We made our way for a drink at Gram and Dun and met some MILFs. We partied around the Plaza and finally went home, where the next morning provided for a wonderful hangover and a great day of non productive studying. HAPPY FRIDAY!

Love my girls

Love my girls

Mar 07

“I’m a dreamer. We’re all dreamers. In this world that’s what we’re destined to be. Why? Because at the heart of it all, deep down in the root of our soul, we know that without dreams we have nothing.”

Feb 01

I created this “poster” as an ad for Market HQ clothing. When beginning this project on monday I had no clue of what to do. I thought about advertising my Versace eyeglasses, since people are always asking me about them: “are those glasses prescription,” “what brand are they,” “are you like…..a hipster?” 
Well after a few searches for some inspiration on American Apparel’s Advertising page, I came across the fashion site Market HQ. I instantly changed gears, and here we are.
shopmarkethq.com

I created this “poster” as an ad for Market HQ clothing. When beginning this project on monday I had no clue of what to do. I thought about advertising my Versace eyeglasses, since people are always asking me about them: “are those glasses prescription,” “what brand are they,” “are you like…..a hipster?” 

Well after a few searches for some inspiration on American Apparel’s Advertising page, I came across the fashion site Market HQ. I instantly changed gears, and here we are.

shopmarkethq.com