Sunday, May 31, 2015

What's Been Up.

Long time, no see! Either that means I'm exceedingly lazy (I can attest to that), or I've been fairly busy (I can attest to that as well), but nonetheless, it's no excuse to forget to catch up!

It's been a whirlwind these past couple of weeks. And I know this is only normal for a girl who's finishing up her first year away at college (!!!) who's also cramming her plate with every snack food available.

That being said, here are some things I've been up to these past couple of weeks. First off, my dearest friend Kate came over from sunny Scottsdale to spend the weekend with me, and let's just say that we had a ball. We always do. She always manages to make me step out of my comfort zone, and I just love catching up with her. And of course all of those doughnut runs..

I've also been quite busy with school. Finals and projects are all starting to come together and so there have been lots of get togethers as well as naps ( SO MANY NAPS). Here's a look into one particular project we have coming up on Kate Spade that involved a little jaunt around town and being filmed... gotta love that!

And I'll close with the most important bit of how I've been surviving these past few weeks: coffee.

But are you really surprised?

Anyhow, thanks for bearing with me during these busy times! I'll try and keep ya updated as much as I can, yes?

A Song for Sunday- River of No Return.

I have been on a Marilyn Monroe kick recently. Maybe it's due to the fact that I've been watching lots of her films by candlelight in my pink Marilyn Monroe robe, yearning for a love to call my own...

Getting a little sappy on ya here, but that's what I've been feeling lately. I can't help it, I'm only human! And her films just make me insanely happy on the inside, forever strengthening that romantic aura in me.

Anyhow, this song in particular is one that I love to listen to in the shower (again, by candlelight). I like to sit down in the tub with the water softly shooting down and listen to this song.

It's sappy, it's sensual, but it's so beautiful and I love listening to it when I'm feeling slightly blue, or when I've yet again been hurt by a guy. Someday, someday..

"..I can hear my lover call come to me, no return, no return
I lost my love on the river and for ever my heart will yearn.."

P.S. It's also from a film that I am dying to see!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day.

We had a pretty epic day at school, in honor of Memorial Day. All of last week, new artwork was being put up as well American flags in every nook and cranny. And at lunch today, we were given quite a presentation that sent goosebumps rippling down my body and tears pop out of my eyes. 

It made me incredibly proud to be an American.

Basically, there's a veteran who's also a past FIDM student who now does involvement with this organization called Freedom's On Me. We had multiple speakers, including a woman who lost her son, and it was just all very touching and inspiring. The fact that we're able to attend a fashion school that's still so heavily involved in things other than strictly fashion is just awesome, especially a subject that deals so much with American patriotism.  

God bless America, and thank you to those who have fought to keep this country safe, and to those who are currently doing so. 

Celebration at school included a full on barbecue, complete with supermodels' favourite food- burgers!

I seriously felt so much like nurse Evelyn Johnson from Pearl Harbor..

What I wore: navy and white PINUP COUTURE 1940's dress (used), and vintage red SALVATORE FERRAGAMO shoes (used).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

If I Could Be a Millionaire for a Day..

We had a very deep self-analysis project go down in Effective Speech class today. The assignment was titled: Blueprint Into Your Soul, and consisted of three important questions.

What do you want to experience in life?

How do you want to grow?

What will you contribute?

It was a pretty emotional class, with a lot learnt. I can't go on to explain how inspiring so many people are. As the teacher so kindly puts it, we are a "destiny class." I couldn't agree more!

So tied in with this project, we had another class in which we had to pick a brand for an in depth analysis and trend prediction. Naturally, we chose Kate Spade. And thinking about Kate Spade, I thought about their quirky sayings: I've never been a millionaire, but I just know I'd be darling at it.

To combine these two classes, I asked myself the question: If I could be a millionaire for one day, what would I do?

Here are some answers I came up with, recently inspired by my Effective Speech class today.

If I could be a millionaire for a day,
 I would treat twenty-five families to a day at Disneyland.
I would buy everyone in a coffee shop coffee.
I would buy Jo Malone perfume for my mom.
I would invest some money!
I would do some splurging at Ted Baker and Kate Spade.
I would buy lunch for one hundred homeless people.
Buy a new outfit for my doll and get her a proper hair comb.
I would hide money in various spots around town for people to stumble across.

And the list goes on and on. Basically, this class has thoroughly inspired me to be more open-minded, to live out a life of acceptance and no judgment, to live life to the fullest, the most happy it could be, to experience love and travel, and to be generous and kind.

Also, I'm thinking I could be a hair model. Whaddya think?

What I wore: vintage flower cream earrings (used), vintage silk floral 1970's vest/dress (used), and black misc. flip flops. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Running Every Morning (for coffee).

For some people, it's biking. Others may fancy yoga, hiking, swimming, or jogging.

For me, however, it's running. But not your typical, throw on the Nike's and run five miles. Oh no, this is far from that. I run every morning, but for coffee.

And yes, that basically means that my two feet carry me to the java source to allow me to consume the heavenly drink, no sweat involved! Unless, your machine goes whack.

Recently, I've had some trouble with my little espresso machine and after many hours of careful examination (I take this stuff seriously), some thrown dishes, and multiple groans of aggravation, I discovered that the gasket (the little rubber circle inside where the water pours out) was broken.

And then the world ended.

Nah, I'm just kidding! I mean, at the time, it felt as if it did but all it required was a simple replacement online and the use of some of those Christmas Starbucks cards as well as multiple trips to my new favourite coffee haunt, Portola Coffee Lab.

But I think that the real reason behind this post was to share that you don't know how much you love something until it's gone. We take a lot of stuff for granted, and for me, coffee is pretty high up there. We go through our everyday lives, our everyday routines, and when something goes awry and we can no longer have that routine part of your day, you miss it.

I missed coffee, oh yes I did. And I would run thousands of miles for a cup of this stuff.

Oh and also, I cannot wait to get back to work this summer at Kaladi Brothers Coffee! 

What I wore: vintage rhinestone and pearl necklace (used), grey AERIE coffee tank (gift from sister), white CACHE leather skirt (used), and very used white KEDS.