Sunday, October 5, 2008

attention: classmates

Sunday, October 5, 2008
Lost a button?
Pants or skirt too long?
Jeans are boring?
Neckline of shirt too common?
....etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.

For a reasonable price, I will be doing alterations and embellishments for anyone who goes to my school. I am a creative girl who loves to invent and
reinvent. I can do anything from shortening the hemline of a skirt to adding sequins and cool patches to a plain pair of jeans. It is all about you and your style.

If you are interested you can leave me a comment here.
You can also contact me via

Monday, September 1, 2008

the shampoo that turns heads

Monday, September 1, 2008

I can not tell you how many people I've had approach me complimenting on the scent of my hair. Even boys tell me. What is this divine product?

I use Victoria's Secret "So Sexy" Shampoo and Conditioner. It is Heaven for your nostrils. There are three types: volumizing, nourishing, or a set for normal hair. I have used all three. However, I prefer the nourishing set because it gives extra shine and bounce to your locks. No matter which set you purchase, prepare to be noticed.


When it is hot and humid in the summer time, it is just not worth trying to straighten my hair. Instead, I have been using Enzo Milano's 13 mm curling iron. I wrap my hair around it loosely to prevent tight spiral curls, then I flip my head over and shake it out. What's even better is it will last for a couple days (You don't even need to wash your hair--no one will ever know). If you want bigger curls, try the 3/4 inch or the 1 inch. This hot rod is different from most curling irons because it does not have the clamp. Before you know it, you will create a head full of beautiful, unique curls and everyone will be dying to know your secret. Highly recommended.

Monday, August 25, 2008

In SoHo, anything's possible

Monday, August 25, 2008
This is my t-shirt design for art class. If you ever get the chance to visit NYC, SoHo should be on your list of places to go. Awesome stores like Exstaza, Anna Sui, Urban Outfitters, and other designers are there. Of course there are the more high-end shops like Chanel, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton, but there are also more affordable shops (Exstaza-my favorite). If you dream of moving to NYC here's some advice I've received from others:

1. Sell your car
-I can vouch for that. There is no sense of driving in New York. It's quicker to walk. Plus, it's good for the calves.
2. Save a lot of money before you move
-You won't feel so pressured to find a job right away. You will be able to settle into your apartment.
3. Know someone
-NYC is a big city which can get overwhelming. It's always nice to have a familiar face by your side.

These pieces of advice are actually a note-to-self. I enjoy writing this blog in hopes of helping out others, but it also helps me too.

New York is the dream.

BCBG: coming to Macy's

This entry is particularly targeting Kenwood Mall goers.

I love BCBG. Period. It's name really says it all--
bon chic bon genre meaning "good style, good class". Max Azria's collection is classy, unique, and who can't help but feel absolutely stunning in one of his dresses? I often go to BCBG stores, when I have the chance, and try on the most beautiful dresses. I love the feeling of the gauzy fabrics. Anyways, the point of this is to inform you that BCBG is coming to Macy's. You may be able to use your Macy's coupons on your purchases--I'll double check on that. Either way it is a bit on the pricey side, but we all deserve a splurge every now and then, right? Save up your money. Buy yourself a sassy, cocktail dress. Wear it to homecoming, senior dinner dance, or out on a date. Either way, every girl should own a dress designed by Max Azria.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

my best kept secret

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Every now and then I drive about 25 miles to my secret destination. It is FASHION HEAVEN--filled with Von Dutch, Kitson, Urban Outfitters, Ed Hardy, Juicy Couture--but for beyond low prices. So... yesterday, I packed into my funky Jeep Cherokee with my mom and brother and we embarked on our little shopping adventure. When we arrived I almost had a fashion attack (haha cheesy). I picked up a very classy LBD. Picture Audrey Hepburn's dress in Breakfast At Tiffany's but knee length. This dress is regular $80 but the price tag was marked $9.00. However, when I brought it up to the register it was actually marked down to $2.50! Is this amazing store legal?? Yes, it is. What is it? It is a discount store that carries overstocks, defective but repairable items, and other name brands. I bought a pair of $200 Kitson jeans for $40 which were in perfect condition. This store is my best kept secret. Maybe one day I will reveal it's location. Keep checking my blog. :)

no carbs. can you handle it?

We all have insecurities. And for a lot of us, the biggest insecurity is with our bodies, right? I've had my share of breakdowns in the dressing room while trying on several pairs of jeans that just would not fit right. It's not a good feeling. Now that summer is over and school is back in session, it's time to get our bodies back in shape--back to looking awesome in those skinny jeans (although, wide-legged pants ARE making a comeback). I decided to cut out all carbs for at least a week. Just after four days of eggs in the morning, salad with chicken for lunch, and fish and broccoli for dinner, I felt slimmer. Cutting out carbs keeps you from feeling bloated. Plus, extra protein in your diet is great for taking over the fat that can potentially lead to intense cellulite. Just give it a whirl and let your body feel the benefits.

Friday, August 22, 2008

a long-lasting lift mascara that honestly works

Friday, August 22, 2008

I know what you're thinking....not another one of those. Well, this is no joke. This mascara truly works. This is coming from a part-Korean girl who, unfortunately, wasn't blessed with curvy lashes. To all of my fellow straight-lashers, here's a little secret: Start off by gently curling the lashes with, my favorite, Shu Uemura eyelash curler ($19 at Sephora). Next, swipe on Shiseido's Makeup Lasting Lift Mascara ($22). Voila. Your eyelashes are lookin' luscious, curled, thick, as if you painted on perfect lashes. This is long-lasting, so expect it to stay on if you decide to take a dive into a pool.

hello fashionistas

Hey everyone!

I'm Julia. I like chocolate and I love writing. Better yet, I like eating chocolate while writing, which I am doing as we speak. I created this blog as a creative outlet for myself. I have so many thoughts that circuit through my head and the only way out is for me to physically write it into words. So here it is--Fashion Awakening. Why the name? Well, as said before, I need creative outlets and fashion is one them. It is the way I express myself. This is also a blog about fashion; hence the first part of the title. Now Awakening....."Spring Awakening" is one of my all-time favorite musicals that I was so graciously able to see on Broadway. I have met the cast, met the composer Duncan Sheik, and I have seen the show multiple times. Check it out. And thanks for reading Fashion Awakening!

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