Friday, January 30, 2009
By: Michelle Lehman, last year's Tropfest Australia's winning short film.
I think I like it because I was that little girl who so desperately wanted the attention of my crush in second grade. And I remember chasing him around the playground once, when we were all playing tag, which is also when I got my funny shaped scar on my knee by slipping on some gravel and landing on more gravel on the wooden platform.
That boy also had a kind of blonde mullet. Don't get any ideas, boyfriend.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
- Meet the bloggers!
- More pictures!
- And other stuff we're not sure about yet!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I really loved this magazine, it brought out and encouraged my love for interior decorating and colors and patterns. I loved everything about this magazine and looked forward to it every month. In fact, my subscription was just renewed. In FACT the tote bag I carry everyday to school was a free gift with subscription. Gasp! I just wrote them an email asking for a new bag with my subscription b/c mine was falling apart....and now I know why they said "no." It all makes sense now.
Goodbye Domino....I'll always love you. Good thing I kept every issue since its very first issue.
You can read the article here.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Today some of the looks were made available online! [via Nitrolicious] Here are my picks, aka the ones I'll be stalking:
Hopefully by the time these are released (March 1), I'll have changed my mind on all but one or two pieces...otherwise, there goes one of my new year's resolutions.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
So today I bring you a blog authored by a very good friend of mine whom I adore, New Beautiful. Although not new to the blogging world, this San Francisco based blog features arts and crafts, creative ideas, and fun snapshots of the blogger's life. She is a freelance graphic designer with several of her items posted on Etsy and Zazzle, not to mention the a plethora of beautiful works to fill her growing portfolio.
Available on Etsy! I frame these prints and give them as "thinking of you" gifts. I own about 3 and have given away 2!
Please visit here, New Beautiful, to see her professional work, and feel free to contact her if in need of a freelance graphic designer.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Anyhoo, this semester I've vowed to do and not do several things. On that list is to blog more often and not to take on more tasks than I can handle. Just when I thought I was in the clear for an easy semester, several friends got engaged over the break! Now we are in for a very exciting couple of months with lots of planning to do, but the fun kind. Not the scheduling my classes kind.
Today I decided to blog about several projects that I want to one day pursue, one day when I have ample time and lots of money (never).
I've been looking at some before and after photos of refurbished furniture and I'm really just shocked by the power of the paintbrush and some fabric (and perhaps a staplegun).
Take a look at some of these babies.
dresser before (Taken from d*s)
dresser after! Amazing!
before (from Making it Lovely)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
eMedExpert Blog's 5 tips for losing belly fat. Click through for detailed explanations, but here they are, point blank.
1) Eat whole grains, not refined foods.
2) Monousaturated fats are your friends (nuts, olives, avocado).
3) Stress is not (meditate, exercise, GOOD NIGHT SLEEP --- I need that last one, badly).
4) Trans Fats are delicious, but dangerous.
- stick margarines and shortenings
- packaged foods
- bakery products (crackers, cookies, cakes)
- potato chips, corn chips, popcorn
- fried fast foods (fried chicken, fried fish, french fries, doughnuts)
- hamburgers, cheeseburgers
- DESSERTS? (waaaaahhhhhh!)
Good to know, but sounds impossible! (At least the sleeping well and no desserts part.)
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
- Shopping or spending money as a result of feeling angry, depressed, anxious or lonely
- Having arguments with others about your shopping habits
- Feeling lost without credit cards -- actually going into withdrawal without them
- Buying items on credit, rather than with cash
- Describing a rush or a feeling of euphoria with spending
- Feeling guilty, ashamed or embarrassed after a spending spree
- Lying about how much money was spent or owning up to buying something, but lying about how much it actually cost
- Thinking obsessively about money
- Spending a lot of time juggling accounts or bills to accommodate spending
But I think I already knew I had a shopping problem. It's called greed. Compulsive...maybe a little. Gluttony of pretty things, absolutely.
Friday, January 9, 2009
The big problem with these, which for some reason I always tend to forget in my excitement (did you know Shakespeare invented that word? Excitement, I mean) to get a super awesome cute sweetheart necklined dress, is that they are not custom made. These cups that should nicely accentuate your chest, whether small or large, are not tailored to your specifications. They are mass produced, and in doing so, are made in what the manufacturer/designer thinks the majority of ladies' measurements must be: teeny tiny waist and almost no boobs, medium sized waist with barely bigger boobs, and "larger" waists with a nice healthy B cup.
What about all the inbetweens?! What about the people who are smalls on top and medium/large on the bottom? Large on the top and small on the bottom? Why is this cruel joke repeated for every new garment that in one piece covers your essential lady parts??? Why are there not more mixing and matching, more choices when you buy, more real sizing?!
This is a problem that needs to be addressed.
And yes, I know tailoring would solve the issue for some people, but really, tailors can only let out so much material that the garment provides, and at some point if they take something in too much, it just isn't the same item of clothing anymore.
Anyways, I forget the point of the post, as my ranting and raving clearly took over. One more night in my gigantic and cushy bed at home, and its back to the slums of NY. And by slums, I mean, school.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Bought a pair of look-a-likes of these, and I can't wait to get that package in the mail.
And that's right, I said look-a-likes, aka knock-offs. The economy sucks and there ain't no way I can afford the real deals anymore. So unless I win the lottery or designer apparel suddenly comes within my price range, I now support "inspired by" more than ever. Which really means I'll support the poor man's version of things because, let's face it, I'm gonna be poor for a long time.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Um, fake balenciaga hobo to start the year off? No? Maybe?
Forever 21 is hilarious. And awesome.
Hope you guys are starting out 2009 by exploiting the sales and the general resolution to look better (losing weight, finding your style, learn how to become good-looking like me overnight, etc.) and getting lots of good stuff.