Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This little piggy was too broke to pay rent

I was originally inspired by Kim Possible to shoot this look. I was going to take the photos in a coffee shop and look incognito, but the place was more crowded than I expected. I ended up shooting them outside, but it worked out nicely cause of the brick walls. I particularly like this picture because of the leg line with the heel.

And it turns out, I can't balance in heels to save my life.

I think this color blue and nude accents make a nice combination. This trench has been sitting in my closet and I was so excited when I finally got to use it. Gold accessories would also work well with this outfit. I highly recommend shopping at Ross/thrift store/Good Will because you never know what you will find. I literally bought every Betsey Johnson lace bag there, and I hardly find any heels that are comfortable elsewhere.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Is that a wand in your pocket, or are you just excited to see me?

The rain adds a fabulous effect.

This look is Harry Potter inspired, and for those of you who have seen communitychannel, the title is dedicated to her. The tie and sweater is from the famous Whimsic Alley, it's a great place that captures the essence of Harry Potter in the heart of LA. Of course, lipstick is by MAC Viva Glam Cyndi

Monday, April 9, 2012

Don't Feed The Models

This shirt is not okay on multiple levels of acceptance. There are a few issues I would like to address with this post.

Firstly, why is it that pop culture and fashion think this is fashionable? Any of these shirts with questionable statements can be seen as offensive.

Like this one for instance. What made Abercrombie & Fitch designers think that they could get away with such a statement? Or did they think the statement would be small enough that no one would notice? Sure the shirt is making fun of Asian laundry services, since that's what an Asian immigrant tended to do when they came to the U.S., but "Two Wongs Can Make It White" is where the line is crossed. Yes, the joke is based off that any two Asians can make your clothes really clean, however, it's quite obvious there is a double meaning.
 What kind of child thinks that they can really get away with not doing his or her homework because they're too pretty? Honestly, designers? Who came up with this? You're putting the wrong messages and misconceptions into children's heads. Children should be encouraged with their studies and be recognized for their intellect instead their lack of.

Secondly, "Don't feed the models" should not be promoted because of anorexia and bulimia. Some of these models are malnourished, and here we are encouraging their eating behaviors. Eating disorders cause an electrolyte imbalance that deteriorate muscles, and eventually cause death. This disorder should be addressed to adolescents as soon as possible. Getting chubbier around puberty is natural, and adolescents, especially girls, "freak out" because they are gaining weight for unknown reasons, which can cause the eating disorder. Society has this misconception, that we all need to be "thin," when thin ranges on a person's height and genetic make up. People are not realistically size 0 and 2 for all body heights. On the flip side, obesity, is something we should be concerned with as well, because that can also lead to health problems. Giving your children sweets and junk food excessively at a young age will not develop a healthy life stye later in their adult years. And please, don't make the excuse that fast food is cheaper alternative than making food at home. It is possible to cook meals that are low cost and nutritious. Watch the Biggest Loser or look online for tips. I'd also recommend shopping at multiple places to buy groceries since some items are cheaper at different places.

As a society, we should be mindful of the statements we say, and the way we behave around others. Feelings may be hurt, which could lead to self-consciousness of physical form, race, and beauty. I encourage us all to be more conscientious of each other, educate one another when necessary, and try to have healthy lifestyles.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Tie-dyed Easter eggs..

I've never really been a fan of tie-dye, even though the art of it is fun, wearing it is another story. I do like the way these eggs came out. Just simple PAAM egg dye combined with vinegar and you're all set to go. I don't remember dying eggs being this intricate, but it came with a plastic container and a white cloth that helped the dye set in. At first I thought the cloth was useless, but it turned how to be very useful and created very interesting patterns. I wanted to create my own clothing with the rest of the dye, but there definitely was not enough to cover one sleeve. I think the composition of the dye with the vinegar would have turned out nicely. Too bad. Maybe I'll stock up next Easter just to have the days to try on a garment.

Has anyone else tried this? Enjoy.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Waiting for an Endless Summer...

Here's a close-up of the shirt, since it isn't visible in the photographs.
So artistically, I love all these photos, and I couldn't put them all on Lookbook, so I will share them with you here.

This look was inspired "The Endless Summer," so the focus of this piece is on the shirt. Yes, I know it's covered by my hair. It occurred to me after shooting the photos, it would have been better to move the hair. There are other versions of this tank at places like Urban Outfitters, I believe it's blue. I think yellow fits the theme of the movie better. I have not seen the actual "The Endless Summer," but I have seen "The Endless Summer II."

Still looking for the perfect wave...

What do you think of the movies?