Monday, March 29, 2010

My Lifestyle consists of..

Facebook Endorsing
Haha, no I'm kidding. I don't sit in front of my computer all day and stare at incoming updates...I swear!
So the main reason I am writing a short post today is to try a new idea.. For the most part, this blog is about personal style, fashion, and artsy-related things. But most of my life isn't about fashion(although at times I wish it was). I'm not rich. I don't have access to fashion shows or designer bags. The closest I will ever get to Prada shoes is probably in Saks' display cases and to be honest, I spent over 50% of my income(aka mom's money) on food rather than clothes. I'm not super glamorous, but I love to dress up when I can. I wear hoodies and jeans from who knows when to school every morning(I've given up wearing heels last year after going through 4 flights of stairs after the lunchtime period).
My point is, that there is a whole bunch of stuff rather than fashion in my life that I hope to include here on this blog very soon! I'm sorry if that will bore you a bit, but expect pictures of food and random blurbs soon!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Lois Lane

I took these photos a while back, perhaps two weeks ago? Or maybe three... To be honest, I've just been so caught up in everything that time is just blurring into one vast clump of numbers and dates.
I was trying to get the guy in the second shot while in a car, so I just opened the window and pointed my camera right at him. You can probably tell what's coming. He turned and looked straight at me and my car was just driving away. He had the most confused and slightly violated expression on, like I had disrupted his peaceful walk. Oopsies. I just liked the scene. Plus, being a photographer, I can't help myself but capture little moments. Don't mind me...

Anyways, that's not what I intended on blogging about today. What I meant to focus on was my leadership program in my community. This program helps me to "discover unique careers", so we go on field trips to work sites and meeting up with my mentor. I actually just got off of an informational interview, where I am the one who gets to ask the questions about what someone in a particular career field does during the day and what kind of responsibilities there are. My mentor's name is Chazy(pronounced sha-zee) and she was so nice and so cultured and full of life. She told me she was turning 60 but I would never guess so because there's this certain liveliness in her that could make anyone love her.

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As I was saying, she's an editor for two regional newspapers(that are linked), and she said she started from the ground up. Chazy had begged for a position at her local newspaper to cover weddings after college. I asked her why and when she knew she wanted to work in the media field as an editor and she told me if she said why, I would laugh. Chazy said it was because of Lois Lane in Superman(she is a reporter in the comic series and later, movie). I thought it was the cutest thing! She had this little framed picture of a scene from the movie with an autograph by the original actress. She said to me that it was the way that newspapers and the media could reach out to people and reveal stories, truths, and understanding that led her to being an editor. I never quite looked at it that way. The media really could give the common people a "voice".
After two hours of talking, I feel so inspired to get out there and blog more, live more, and get more experiences. I want more magazines, read the newspaper, take more pictures...fill my life up of different elements and then essentially tie them all together one day for that one career that I will love.
I don't know if I want to do journalism, publishing, marketing, or design. All I know is that I want to find that one thing I'm passionate about.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Fashion Week is a bit late over here

So, I've clearly been away for awhile doing important things. HA, no. Well, my school actually had its annual art club fashion show. I made a couple pieces, but to be honest, I got so sick of sewing real quick. I actually only sewed one piece. All the other pieces were either pinned, tied, or something in those terms. I admit that I can never be a designer. This show was just an attempt for me, but I guess I will try harder next year when I am a senior. I believe that some people are just "meant" to do certain things, and I am not meant to be a designer. Designers can think of these fresh ideas and make them into reality. I wish I could do that...but I'd rather just watch and enjoy the view. haha. That's my perspective, anyway.

I wish the pictures from the actual show weren't so dark.
If they were better lighted, I would post them.
Anyhow, here are some photos from the show:

I came up with the sketch for the backdrop this year. It's suppose to be "a night in Paris".
My models clapping!

My friend Heidi who looks so pretty :)
My gorgeous friend Stephanie wearing a long dress by me :)
My friends Vicky and Sharon(designers too) with me at the right.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Be Be Your Love


Hi Spring! I see you've finally decided to come after the long week of sleet and rainy days. It feels so good to be outside without feeling that cold air suffocating me everywhere I go. Now, it's like...I can breathe! That made no sense.
As you can probably tell, I've been a lazy ass ever since vacation. To be honest, all I've really been up to is "doing homework" and watch Prison Break. I was so obsessed with finishing watching the series that I couldn't focus on anything else. When I start to watch too much tv, it really hits me hard. When I get up, I get all dizzy and awkward because I've been sitting for too long and then I get "too much tv syndrome", where I'm stuck in some world where I feel that it's okay to lay around and not do any work until my study period. So yes, that's what I've been up to. Does anyone watch that show? Wentworth Miller is so good looking, haha. Okay, I'll stop now before the syndrome kicks in.
To celebrate this day of "spring", I wore some sheer tights? *gasp* What?! SHEER?! Yes, that's right. After slipping on some barely there tights, I headed to my class as usual and grabbed my usual chocolate chip cookie at Au Bon Pain. You know when you're going to grab the cookie with the wax paper, and you feel that it's obviously hard/too crisp, and then you just kind of move around and touch the other cookies to find the perfectly moist one? It's probably not a good thing to do, but who wants to purchase a unsatisfying cookie?
I just got an iTouch and I love it so much. Technology is too advanced. Now I can sit on my bed and check out blogs and talk on im without getting off my ass. It's great! Main reason why I got it.
The last two photos are of my colorsology reading based on my birthday. Apparently, my color is "pastel lilac". Interesting...I've always pictured myself as a darker shade of color. According to this, I'm partner-orientated, stylish, and funny. Haha, I've never really thought of myself as funny.

What color do you think you would be?

Wearing vintage long cardigan(that my mom claims is older than I am), Urban Outfitters tank, random self-studded jean shorts, American Apparel tights, Bakers boots, Aldo bag, Icing's scarf.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Is it time to pull out the sunglasses?

Looks like spring is coming soon and the sky is clearing up for some sunglass-worthy skies. This is a panoramic view of a boring and somewhat suck-ish beach in my town that I shot a while back, but when the sky is perfect and the view is clear...some things just don't really matter. It's like this sudden rush of tranquility that makes it seem as if nothing else really matters...the people I have to please, the work I have to finish, the stress in the near future.
At night when I have to go out to take out the trash or retrieve some mail, I look up at the stars and think about how small I am in this big universe. How I am just one person in this world, in this galaxy, in this universe that is made up of who knows what. There are so many things beyond what I am in control of and everything just seems so massive compared to me. And I think, wow, my small daily problems are nothing. I look up and they don't seem to matter anymore because at the end of the day, there are bigger and better things in this world to look forward to and to see.

Hope your first day of March has been well.
I will catch up to blogging soon!