Saturday, October 24, 2009
I was just thinking of all the shows I miss. There was Doug, Rocko's modern life, Daria, the dinosaurs and probably some others I can't remember.
Those were the good old days!!
Here's the theme song with the distorted characters! Man this use to be my favorite part of the show!
La-la-la-la-la....LOL I miss it!
Soo, I got a new side gig!
I am a writer for the Examiner!! Title: Charlotte Fashion Examiner!! It's not like I'm writing for Elle Magazine or even the local newspaper, however it is good industry experience for me.
I just completed my first article, and I'm so excited. A little too excited, don't know why!!
I got home from the event I was reporting on, and got right to work! I just realized I've been sitting here for hours without the TV on. That never happens. I always have TV, at least in the background. Just goes to prove that FASHION = MY PASSION. I was also really inspired because I made some great industry contacts tonight!
I really need your help in making this a successful venture! Please visit http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-27629-Charlotte-Fashion-News-Examiner~y2009m10d24-Simon-Fashion-Now-KickOff
Please leave comments, and subscribe if you can/will.
I'm sending lots of LOVE into the universe!!
Be blessed my friends!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
It is now 4:15 AM, and I am WIDE awake....AGAIN :(
I've always had issues with sleeping, but it seems pretty bad these days.
I'm under sooooo much pressure to succeed; its all I can think about. My mind pops from one idea to the next, and on to the next. Always wondering and trying to figure out how I'm gonna do this, and how I'm gonna do that. GEEZ LOUISE. I NEED SLEEP!!
And the pressure (to succeed) I speak of is coming from no one but myself. I just feel like I can't stay here. I HAVE to grow and progress. I must prove myself beyond the imagination of all those who doubt(ed) me. This life is so short, and how horrible would it be to reach the end and not have accomplished any of your DREAMS. Then sometimes I get scared that I won't succeed. That I will allow fear and/or laziness, or even lack of money, to hold me back from what I want. I guess it's true that the only thing to fear is fear itself. I mean WOW. I just gotta make something happen....MAN.
Now I gotta stress over sleep too. Does anybody have ideas about easing the mind and/or sleep remedy? Don't want to get into a cycle of taking sleeping pills. I really want to try acupuncture, but then again I feel like I should invest that money into my future... Who knows if it will work anyway. I will probably try it eventually though. Been thinking about it for a while.
Well... yea, I'm sounding like a definite 'head case' right now, but I feel a little better getting my thoughts out into the universe!
Thanks 4 reading all!! MAYBE, I'll get some sleep before work. LOL
Peace & Love
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This is classic 'old Hollywood' glamour with a modern touch.
I love that Dita embraces her porcelain-white skin. So many women torture their skin, tanning every week, and it's just not worth it. PSA: THE SUN (tanning in general) IS THE #1 CAUSE OF SKIN AGEING. Having golden brown skin today isn't worth looking 50 when you're 40. Ladies, take care of your bodies. Love yourself fully. I you are Caucasian/white, you should NOT have the same complexion as me. And YES I have seen this....Back to Dita!
I've always wanted to wear one of those 'old school,' 'organ smashing!' corsets. I LOVE the looks it gives....but I don't see how breathing is attainable!!! Yikes.
Elegant Temptress. I am living vicariously through her right now!!
Perfection! The bold color, the mix of hard and soft (military sleeves with the soft chiffon draping material) LOVE it!Re-visit: http://rareindulgence.blogspot.com/2009/07/fashion-icon-kerry-washington.html
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Didn't think I was gonna see anything new, but I was wrong.
Make up Forever has come out with some new an AMAZING color palette. Honestly, it's probably not new, but I've never seen it before.
I'm speaking of the flash color case. It's got 12 in bright and brilliant FLASH colors that can be used in a variety of ways on the eyes, lips, or cheeks (the colors are in the form of cream). I'm going through a phase right now, where I'm really into color. I sooooo want this Flash palette, but it's $100. I'm not being cheap but GEEZ LOUISE!!! I just don't think it would be smart for me to pay $100 for some color. I really don't even know if I would use all the colors.
Sephora also sells the colors separately, and they have some DOPE colors that aren't in the case. Those are $18 each. I'm thinking I'll buy the individuals until I get all the colors I like. Its tough though. I really want the palette. What to do, What to do. Welp, I've added a DONATE section! Feel free to donate to the cause. I NEED MAKE UP....FOREVER!!! LOL
I have to get those pastels in the bottom right corner. The purple, periwinkle, and aqua (blue/green) are amazing!!! Those will be the first one's I get if I don't get the palette.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Some call it torture, I call it LOVE!
I wanna walk somewhere in these babies. Where you ask? To the grocery store, maybe? Who cares, WE (me and the shoes) need a moment together!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Let me start by saying I ♥ H&M because they have affordable FASHION. It's bitter sweet though, (my relationship with H&M) I am not happy that there isn't a location in my state, however, I'm glad because I would drop too much cash their if it were so easily accessible!
Back to the point! I am so happy that Jimmy Choo is bringing more style and design to one of my favorite stores. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the line...
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
My dear, Karl Lagerfeld, took Chanel on a hayride, and this was the result....
Umm..Yeah...OK. Ordinarily Chanel does a sleek white runway with ultra-chic designs. Now I'm not saying that Chanel shows are ever ordinary, because we all know that Chanel is one of the HIGHLIGHTS of Paris fashion week.
Chelsea Handler's talk show, Chelsea lately, did a hilarious skit mocking Rachel Zoe and her assistants. Watch it!! They have Rachel's, Brad's, and Taylor's personas down to a T. It's BANANAS!!!
I LOVE both of their shows (Rachel & Chelsea)!!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Amidst listening to the boring BLAH, BLAH, BLAH of today's news, my ears perked up when I heard the word FASHION! The reporter even sounded surprised to be speaking on the subject!
The report was very interesting. Apparently, Germany's top fashion magazine, Brigitte, has planned to cease all use of professional models, and will only use 'REAL' women in the magazine's photo spreads next year. Brigitte chose to do this to separate itself from the 'rail-thin' image of beauty that we have all become accustom to seeing in every outlet of fashion. The magazine's readers have 'reportedly' been writing in to express that they are tired of seeing bones popping out of the size 0 models used in the photos....
If you've been reading my blog, you know that I don't like the phrase 'real women' because it can be discriminatory in my eyes, however, I will back NPR up in reference to this saying because Brigitte plans to use ACTUAL real women. Not necessarily 'plus size,' but the magazine plans to use it's regular readers and other prominent women in next year's photo spreads. Kudos to you: Brigitte Magazine!
SIDE NOTE: (Directed to Brigitte) PICK ME!! I want to model. ☻LOL
But seriously, if you happen to live in Germany and read the magazine regularly, you should send your picture in with a short bio. They might use you in a spread!
To all my fashionistas, the industry is changing ladies/gents. I predict a real paradigm shift in the next few years in regards to size and body image. Lots of magazines are moving towards the 'plus size' or 'real women' trend. If this trend persists, designers will follow.
Maybe sz. 8 will be the new 2! Who knows what the 2012 runways will look like. Imagine all size 8 models!!! Well let's not push it, I think couture designers would rather slit their wrists! J/K!!
*"In 2007, the U.S. Council of Fashion of Designers of America issued voluntary guidelines to curb the use of overly thin models." -NPR.com
*"Fashion officials in Madrid set a minimum body-mass index, and those in Milan tightened restrictions. Efforts gained urgency after 21-year-old Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston died of anorexia in November 2006, weighing 88 pounds (40 kilos)." -NPR.com
Louisa von Minckwitz, who owns the German-based Louisa Models agency, told The Associated Press she believed the ban on models was a marketing gag that would not last for long.
"Women want to see clothes on a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing person," von Minckwitz said.
Sounds like Brigitte has a HATER!! Understandably though. German modeling agencies will lose business.
WELL, it's gonna be some broke skinny models in Germany next year!! Or either they'll be fleeing the country!! I guess we'll be seeing the NEW Heidi Klum in America soon... LOL
Saturday, October 3, 2009
After all the time she's had, I wasn't WOWed by it. For those of you who don't watch the show, Sheree tried to produce a show about two years ago, and it was a FLOP because she had NO clue what SHE was doing! ANYWAYS, she did a little more research this time and was able to show her garments.
Like Mychael Knight said; I'm tired of these NBA wives coming out with clothing lines and having fashion shows. Its just another way for them to get attention. These ladies just don't understand that a fashion line doesn't just happen. You have to do the research and you HAVE to put in work, time, and SERIOUS effort. Sheree was the classic example of how failure can and WILL happen. I'm over it.
Smh...Here are the clothes.
The jumpsuit was the highlight...