Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"i knew that to keep in touch would do me deep in dutch"

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

It is officially cold at Kent State University.  The picture you see is only half of the layers I actually wore outside.  On top of the chilly temp., it was raining.  Perfect recipe to contract the flu or something worse (oink).  Although it was rather nasty outside, I am very happy to see the temperature dropping.  I love weather 50 and below.  Most people enjoy the hot, summer sun, but I am the opposite.  I enjoy wearing lots of layers and still looking stylish.  I avoid the Human Marshmallow wardrobe at all costs!

What I'm wearing:
-Black Dance Tights:  they are thicker than "panty hose" to allow more comfort in the cold and they don't snag as easily

-Vertan Italia Boots:  my all-time favorite piece in the fall/winter; most comfortable boots ever and I have worn them for 3 years now; they hold up well-----however, I am finally getting a new pair of black boots (over-the-knee!)

-Basic LBD:  I got this one from Forever 21; simple, easy, comfy, inexpensive

-Electric Blue Shrug:  This is from Express, although I purchased it at a discount store for $3.99.  It is a great piece to spice up my dark fall look

-Huge Purple Scarf:  Yay, birthday presents!  Urban Outfitters--super warm, worth the price

-Hat:  Yes, I tucked all of my hair into it; Mainly because my hair wasn't cooperating and to protect it from the rain;  Target has wonderful hats.

-As for the accessories (belt & necklace).....I have had these for a long time and I am taking a wild guess at which stores I bought them from;  Necklace:  New York & Co.        Belt:  Metroplace

1. Topshop
2. Urban Outfitters
3. Gabriel Brother's
4. Exstaza
5. Ebay
As of now, Topshop is my favorite.  I am digging the Haunted House themes they have coming out and I can't get enough of the Inside-Out Blog.

Friday, September 25, 2009

i'm a big kid now

Friday, September 25, 2009

I can't even tell you how glad I am to finally be eighteen.  Being seventeen truly has its disadvantages because all of your 18 year-old + friends can go on and do things without you.  Not only that, I could not apply for the jobs I really wanted.  I am now old enough to intern, work at Disneyland, sign my own papers, go to college parties, salsa dance with friends and much more.  I have a feeling being twenty is going to be a lot like seventeen.  Well, in that case, I can't wait to be twenty-TWO.

peace, love, and max and erma's cookies (thirteen more hours and counting)


The new TV series, "The Beautiful Life", produced by Ashton Kutcher, is being cancelled!  With losing nearly 60 percent of the audience after ANTM, the second episode only had 1 million viewers.  I am incredibly bummed out.  I have nothing more to say.  *Weeps*

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the beautiful life

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I am in love with this show!  I always look forward to Wednesday nights for my back-to-back tv shows--ANTM (petite!) and The Beautiful Life.  Not only do I have a huge crush on Ben Hollingsworth, Sara Paxton's love interest, but I have am very intrigued  by runway models.  It takes place in the one and only NYC and it tells a story about the underground lives of the up and coming models.  It gives us another perspective of the not-always-so-glamorous life of a model.  Did I mention my huge crush on Ben Hollingsworth (Chris)?  YIKES.  Where do these men come from?  Why can't I meet them?

"The Beautiful Life" Wednesdays at 9 on the CW

" i want something that i want, something that i tell myself i need."

My "Winter-in-the-Snow-Belt" Survival List:

over-the-knee boot

biker jacket

warm and snug beanie

paisley tights to wear with skirt and warm sweaters

long black leggings = ESSENTIAL

Michael Kors parka for the frigid cold days

huge warm scarf


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jimmy Choo + Elton John

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
GOOD NEWS!  Jimmy Choo and Elton John are teaming up for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.  A new line of shoes, handbags, and other leather goodies will be sold to help the Simelela Center in South Africa.  Twenty-five percent of the sales will go to the Simelela Rape Center in Cape Town, South Africa.  

Take a look:

Prices range from $95 to over $1000.  What do you think?  Love the huge tote! 

numbers vs. words

"Numbers are definite, words are not." - My friend Timmy

So Timmy and I were having a discussion about words and numbers.  As always, I think way too much into things and it brought me into a huge rant about how I love words (not trying to offend the number people).  I love how words can be manipulated.  They can be interpreted in any way which can make them abstract at times.  I realize after this discussion, definite situations scare me.  Now, I'm really stretching this numbers VS. words topic, but I must say this: If there is only one way to go about doing something, only one way, no other way will cut it, then that is that.  BUT, what if I don't like that particular way?  What if I had my own way in mind.  Then, I'm toast.  I want to have a say.  I don't want to have it mapped out for me.  I want to be part of the process in solving the problem.  I don't like there being only one way to get to the gold.  There must be other paths, other decisions that can be made to create a new way to get to the point.  I need choices.

Monday, September 21, 2009

gonna quit my job and move to New York, 'cause somebody told me that's where the dreamers go

Monday, September 21, 2009
I've been kind of emotional this week.  I'm reflecting and I'm not liking all of the memories that are coming back.  I need some alone time but there isn't anywhere I can really just be alone.  That's the problem with college.  Sometimes I need to be secluded in a small place where I can just think, ponder, question, write, sing.....and not worry about bothering people.

I really liked my outfit today.

I don't have a topic this time.  I just feel like telling you my current state-of-mind since I can't seem to focus on anything else.  I really miss my dog, Mischa.  She is the best creature in my life.  Words can not even fathom how deeply I care for her.

For those of you who visited my blog to see some fashion, well here, I scoped this out on my mac during my Fashion Fundamentals class....shhh.

Proenza Schouler's Spring 2010 RTW---

Time for dinner!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

horror girls

Saturday, September 19, 2009
"Horror Girls" has been featured at Topshop and is a spin off of Hammer House of Horror.  This line includes 80's inspired denim jackets, slashed pants, and an overall grunge look.  I particularly am drawn to the old victorian and Gothic style with the velvet and feminine black lace, cob-webbed lace, chiffon ruffles and other delicate fabrics.  The bags are slouchy and covered in zippers, metal, and studs--pure rocker-look (my favorite kind of bag).  This is a collection you want to keep an eye out for.

this one is my favorite

Gotta get ahold of that Vampire shirt

i'm young and i'm easily bored hey hey

Say what you will, but I think Taylor Momsen has such a cool look.  I love her fashion on Gossip Girl as well as her street style.  I do agree that she doesn't dress/act her age, but this is the 21st century and this generation wants to grow up fast thanks to the media.  With that aside, I'm strictly focusing on Momsen's style.  Also, gotta love GG stylist Eric Daman.  You're the bomb.

Stevie Nix ?

Still on the hunt for a leather-like biker jacket

Shirt as seen on TopShop.com
"Horror Girls" collection

And this is for Eric Daman:

I totally have those same boots.

love him!

Momsen's band is called "The Pretty Reckless" if you want to check it out.  Sounds like a twist between Blondie and Courtney Love.

black black black

Yeah so....black is one of my favorites colors which is not a shock. I picked out some looks by Christopher Kane that I am fond of. I just wish I had places to where half the stuff I love, let alone, the cash. I need to be in New York and I need to be 21. Don't you just wish you could pause your life at your favorite age? Well, I'd like to be about 23 or 24 for the rest of my life. Psssst.....you can find some of these items on ebay for cheaper.

i'm a college girl in a college world

I am not going to gain the freshman fifteen. I refuse. But, the choices we have as college students is so limiting. Why can't they just make it on whole wheat bread? Everyone knows it is better for you. To stay healthy, I stay away from the starchy white carbs as much as I can. For breakfast I eat a little yogurt, a lot of fruit, scrambled eggs, and maybe one piece of whole wheat toast. I make sure to drink orange juice every morning to get my Vit-C to prevent the swinnnnnne and other sicknesses. For lunch I usually pick up a spinach salad with low fat Italian (sour....) and more fruit. Dinner is always up in the air. I try to get grilled chicken. No matter what, though, I need to exercise. It is hard to find time with classes and projects but since I've been doing those 8-minute workouts, it has made me feel 1000 x better. I love walking around campus (I have no choice, really). I have been using my 5 pound arm weights (hah) and my ankle weights......hopefully I can tone and firm up within the next month or so. Oh, but don't worry....I haven't completely forgotten my love for chocolate chip cookies. My roomie and I just bought some dough yesterday. :D

Thursday, September 17, 2009

c'mon gang

Thursday, September 17, 2009
I just did some intense 8-minute workouts and boy, did I feel the burn! These workouts are short, intense, and convenient. These are the perfect exercises to do, especially if you are a college student. If you have some time in between a class, pull up youtube and do the workout. You don't need much space. Trust me. Plus, who doesn't like cheesy 90's workouts with buff men in spandex? Do it.

Click the link if the videos aren't working.

music is what feelings sound like

My Fiona Apple album just arrived in the mail and I can’t stop listening to it. Her music has such a unique style to it. Almost every song has an eerie chord thrown in there that creates such a beautifully dissonant sound. I wanted to know more about her; why her music sounds the way it does. After research, I discovered something that shocked me yet now it all makes sense. “After joking to a friend at the age of 11 that she was going to kill her sister and herself, Apple's parents placed her in therapy. The following year, she was raped on her way home from school.” Wow. She, like many other musicians, has been affected by something so traumatic that it is life-altering. I can feel her pain through her dramatic piano compositions and her sincere lyrics. Honestly, the piano is the very instrument that makes me cry, smile, just feel more than any other instrument. I don’t need an entire band to be inspired. All it takes is a piano, a beautiful voice, and honest-to-God lyrics. If you haven’t heard her music yet, I highly recommend the album “Extraordinary Machine” and "When the Pawn...". If you want to hear the song written about her rape, listen to “Sullen Girl” which is on her "Tidal" album.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

barbie girl

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I just recently joined the Fashion Student Organization (FSO). In October we are participating in a Barbie-themed runway show--submitting designs, helping with hair and makeup, and even getting the chance to walk the runway. Since there were no height restrictions, I decided to try the modeling. I figured, hey, I'll probably never get to do this any other time, so what the heck. I am super excited to wear the designs and to just try something I have always wanted to try.

Here is an example of what we will be doing :

The outfits in this show are spectacular and so inventive. I love the glamour and how they captured the classic Barbie look plus a little added spice.

forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

Here's a link to see the shows and new spring lines:
I put a star next to my favorites this season.

Alexander Wang* (love the skirts)
Donna Karan
BCBG Max Azria* (enough said)
Herve Leger by Max Azria* (seksi)
Jason Wu
Luca Luca* (very lovely & feminine)
Marc Jacobs
Rag & Bone
Richard Chai* (super cool)

Update: It's been a while....

Hello bloggers.

It's been about a year since I've written in here. I want to bring this blog back to life! I am currently studying a Fashion Design degree and so far, it is one of the best decisions I have made. I'm still going to blog about beauty products and fashion but I am going to step it up a notch and give you more information about the top designers, budding designers, who to keep up with, and other interesting things you may want to know. Fashion Week will definitely be a big topic. I'm not only limiting this blog to fashion-related topics. I may include musicians and books--that sort of thing. I'm going to try to balance Fashion Awakening and all of my school work the best I can so keep checking back!

Thanks guys,

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