Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wish List

Dear Santa,

I do believe in you! And I made a wish list this year. Here it is....

1.) Grey Hooded Wrap
(Found at Urban Outfitters)

2.) White Vintage Floral Tights
(Found at Urban Outfitters)

3.)Brown Lace-Up Boots
(Found at Urban Outfitters)

4.)Metallic Jacquard Dress

5.) Black Studded Bag
(found at Free People)

6.)Red Knit Cardigan
(found at Urban Outfitters)

7.)Rodarte for Target Dress

(in Target stores and online December 20th, yay!)

8.)Snake Ring (i have a major ring fetish)
(found at the Silver Dragon Website)

9.) Ruffled Skirt
(Found at Modcloth)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

I am thankful for....

I love the Thanksgiving season for so many reasons.... pumpkin pie, going home to see my family, the craziest shopping day of the year, and it officially signifies the start of the Christmas season. I guess most of all, it makes me reflect on all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for. So, I thought I would compile a list of some of the things I am especially grateful for this year.

1.) Family and Friends (i love you all)

2.) Sushi

3.) My BF (seriously the sweetest guy on earth)

4.) Being young and alive!

5.) Thrift Stores (where else can you get a sweet red vintage bag and blue blazer for 10 dollars?)

6.) Day-after-thanksgiving sales

7.) Trees (they help us breathe, they are pretty, and without them we would have nothing to decorate at Christmas)
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Project Runway Finale!

Last night was the finale of Project Runway - Season 6. I got worried when I turned the t.v. on to discover that the cable was out... again. But not to worry, I got it working in just a few minutes, and I didn't miss much.

From Left: Althea's collection, Irina's collection, Carol Hannah's collection
Photo: Imaxtree

I don't necessarily disagree with the judges picking Irina as the winner. I do think, over the entire season, she was the most talented designer, however, I thought she was a bit selfish and arrogant, and I don't think any of the other contestants would disagree (Logan nicknamed her "Mean-a Irina"). I guess the fashion industry isn't too concerned about how "nice" people are, as long as they can make you look good. I certainly hope being snobby and inconsiderate aren't qualifications I need to put on my resume to get a job in the undustry.... ahhh!

Anyways, I can't wait until January.... season 7!!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Moon!

The day has finally come: New Moon comes out in theaters tonight at midnight! Sadly, I won't be able to go, but I will definitely see it before the weekend is over. I must admit I have a little bit of a crush on Robert Pattinson. I am not usually one to obsess over celebrities, but come on..... you must admit he is pretty dreamy!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shabby Apple Finalist

Let me tell you a little story. When I was a young girl, I was playing on the swing set at recess, when I noticed that a ladybug had landed in my hair. Later that day, something amazing happened. I don't remember exactly what (I think I got a new Beanie Baby, and at the time... that was a big deal), but from that day on I was thoroughly convinced that ladybugs brought good luck.

So, this week, I encountered two ladybugs. I found one on my pants, and the other crawling on the lamp right above me. I knew I was bound to have a lucky week, and I guess it came true...

The results are out for the Shabby Apple Design Competition, and I am one of the top 15 finalists! So.... I know this is shameless to publicly write a blog post asking for votes, but I would really appreciate it! All you have to do is click the link below, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post where it says "comments" and leave a comment saying "I vote for dress #4"

Just click HERE to vote! Thank you, Thank you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Playing in the Leaves

It was a lovely autumn day today, and on my walk home from school I decided to take the long route through some neighborhood streets I don't usually pass. I picked up some orange leaves that I found particularly beautiful, and marveled at how lovely this little world can be. Sometimes, I get so caught up in exams,and responsibilities, and trying to figure out where my life is going that I forget to take a breath and enjoy the moment. Today, I did just that. I took the long way home, and I rediscovered the beauty of just living.

Albert Einstein: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.”

Cardigan: Nordstrom

Skirt: H&M

Scarf: H&M

Glasses: Nordstrom

Shabby Apple Design Contest

Shabby Apple Dresses is holding a design competition for a modest spring collection dress, so I decided to enter a few of my sketches.

The Tulip Dress.
Description: I envision this in an earthy green shade of
olive, possibly in a silk/cotton blend fabric. The skirt was inspired by the spring tulip blossoms, and is all about the draped side seams. The sleeves have an over-emphasized shoulder.

The Yellow Bell Dress.
Description: I love mustard yellow, and I love A-symetrical neck lines. So I decided to pair the two, with some off-set vintage buttons, and a twist on the classic collar. The skirt has 4 flattering pleats, pointing slightly out towards the sides, and creating a slight bell shape.