July 28, 2010

The future in high res

This is genius! It just comes to show you that publication isn't dead, just enhanced. I've wanted to go into publication after spending the best three years of my life with my high school's yearbook. It was something I loved and truly enjoyed -- and still look back on today. I even majored in Journalism and English in college back in New York, one of the biggest publication locations.

This is not only brilliant in the sense of keeping an industry alive, but also thriving new ones such as the retail, software, technology, and manufacturing industries. As soon as Vogue, Nylon, W, Elle, Harpers, In Touch, and all of my other favorite magazines jump on the bandwagon you can bet I'll be in line at the Apple store getting my new iPad!

One con, though, this directly affects the printing industry drastically. The silver lining is that we'll be saving trees! Right?

For anyone who already has an iPad, if you guys try out the Net-a-Porter app, please let me know how you like it.

July 27, 2010

The Monster Ball

"I can't pay my rent, but I'm fucking gorgeous!"
Semi Precious Weapons, who opened at the Monster Ball
Nothin' wrong with being just a little bit vain
We need a little pretty cuz this country's insane
So go ahead and label me whatever you like

As many of you may know, The Monster Ball came to town and you can bet your sweet ass this monster was there. I went to the second show in Houston with three other friends, including Avan 'Memoirs of a Gaysian'. She was amazing -- a great performer, inspirational, comical, and has more endurance than a normal person should have. I don't want to spoil much because I filmed some great footage that I hope to be putting together in sometime soon. The tour isn't ending soon. So get your hands on some tickets to upcoming shows if you haven't already!

P.S. if you're going to I definitely recommend dressing up and NOT waiting until last minute, *ahem* the day before, to look for an outfit.. I ended up just packing essentials from my closet and putting something together once I got to Houston.

Since it was Gaga, I decided to wear a tamed smokey eye and added some edge to it with bottom lashes. I just grabbed some of my friend Moni's old lashes and stuck them on the bottom. Whatdoyathink?

Here are some less serious pictures of us in the car on the way to the venue and in the parking lot. I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but I lost my point and shoot camera months ago, and you can't bring in SLRs into the venue -- hence the lack of photographs.

L to R: Avan + Me, Moni + Michelle, Moni + Me

Head to toe:
DIY cross t-shirt
F21 fringe vest
Miley Cyrus black denim
Vintage jewelry
Vintage boots

July 26, 2010

Blur the lines of transition

I was feeling like I needed to dress a little less crazy recently, partly due to the heat here in Texas. It's scourching hot! So I opted for something subtle, yet still me. I originally had a plain gray vest, but quickly switched to the black fringe vest when I saw it laying around in Rose's gameroom.
Recently, I've made a lot of positive changes in my life -- for the better. This song totally keeps me going and relates very well to my current state of mind. Ironically, I heard it at the gym and had the lightbulb moment. The gym is one of my few positive changes! :)
Patti LaBelle - New Attitude

Head to toe:
Abercrombie red stripped shirt
Vintage bowtie
F21 fringe vest
G-Star Raw denim
Urban Outfitters shoes

July 24, 2010

The Pretty Reckless - Make Me Wanna Die


Today has been one exhausting day. It started off with an 8:30 AM wake up call only after a two and half hour night's sleep to go work with my sister for a few hours, followed by a long overdue hair appointment. It felt really nice to catch up with Tiffany, the owner of Studio TiLee, and trim my lion's mane. Vanity can be therapeutic, if you look you you'll feel good -- for the moment at least.

Afterwards, I met with my cousin, Phillip, at Korea House for his Birthday lunch and had some delicious bul gal bi -- broke my diet, for sure, and you can forget about portion control! I had to treat myself to something, it was a special occasion AND the weekend. I ended up finishing and leaving early back home, which is relatively far from Austin, to avoid the hideous traffic that comes with Friday afternoons. Upon arriving to my second home, Phillip's house, I completely embraced my food coma and pass out -- leaving my friend bored out of his mind. Sorry!

Two hours later, I wake up from the noise of party goers and friends of the Birthday boy and realized I had 30 minutes to wake up, get ready and drive 20 minutes to the Cheesecake Factory for Diya's Birthday dinner with Rose and Laura. After hauling my behind I arrived 20 minutes late. Luckily, they were waiting for a table still. Dinner was also bad for my diet, fun and filled with the company of new interesting people -- fellow bloggers and fashion enthusiasts! It was great meeting you Anslee, Joyce, Esosa, and Tamanna.

By the time dessert came around, it was about 10:30 PM and I was beat.

Even though today was full of leisure activities, I felt the toll of a full gruelling day of running around. Upon coming home on a Friday night, all I wanted to do was watch a movie until I fell asleep or stay up and talk. I wanted to just take a breath. Realizing that I had no one to do that with really upset me. Normally, I enjoy the company of myself just fine, but there was something about tonight that made me particularly miss the company of someone I cared about. I guess it doesn't help that I saw my ex, or what you could count as an ex, walking on my way to get my haircut. Even though it was short and we had our differences, at times I miss him and it upset me how we ended..

I want to be able to chase both my dreams and love. I don't see why we have to choose as long we we're moving forward in positive directions and balance the two. Call me a dreamer, but I want it all -- and someday, I will have it all. Until then, goodnight all.

Photos will be posted once I can find them and my hands on some. I didn't take any photos today, unfortunately.
Also, I'm not worried about my weight as much as this post makes it out to be. I'm just on a diet and workout plan to get fit. I'm on a mission to get a six-pack. That's all.

July 20, 2010


Remember a few posts back when I was a dresser for the Worldwide Maniac fashion show? I finally got a hold of some behind the scenes pictures of me, the dressers and Richie Rich! Enjoy.

Kaidon, Julie, Mary, Richie, me, Jessica, and Stephanie

Dressers at the Worldwide Maniac fashion show

When I met Richie Rich. He was totally chill and looked a lot different in real life then he does in pictures. Overall super nice, mellow guy -- although I didn't speak to him much. P.S. he rubbed glitter on just about everyone, hence the glitter on my cheek.

July 12, 2010

Happy 21st Birthday Chi!
I know you had fun -- cause we all sure did!

The Fame

Can I hire paparazzis to take pictures of me when I'm feeling cute?
Over the weekend, mxrosie and I went out for some drinks to celebrate her freedom from first session of summer school. I can't believe by the end of this year she'll be graduating! So proud! It's been such a long overdue journey.

In all honesty, I'd rather have my privacy.

"You're our biggest fans, you'll follow us until we love you."


L to R -- Me, Tony, Rose, Sam, and Eric
I had such an amazing time this past weekend. Especially Friday night. I started by day by finishing off the week at the gym, because I knew my caloric intake this weekend would be plentiful, then met Sam at happy hour with Rose, Eric and Tony. (picture above) Happy hour was great, it was my first time at this new 'best kept secret'. They had friendly bartenders who made strong, delicious drinks with even better finger foods to accompany your buzz. From the night on, we went to Halcyon for more drinks and smores. After stuffing our faces, we finally decided to hit the dance floor at Rain. From then on is a blur.

Head to toe:
Diesel shirt
Urban Outfitters tie
Vintage vest
BDG denim
Zara shoes
Urban Outfitters studded belt