Saturday, December 31, 2011

what a shock

I went to studio city and walked down that strip with wasteland, urban outs crossroads & chipotle, etc and of course i went browsing in the stores. First stop, urbans. Not by choice, it just happened to be the first store there. I walk in only to turn around and walk straight out. Why? Would you pay 499$ for a dress, which is 50% off by the way, was originally 1000$,wld u buy it and feel good about the purchase? You wouldnt feel morally bankrupt knowing that money couldve gone a LONG WAY being applied to other things, other people, other causes?
I then went in wasteland. OOOOOOooooo!!! Mama like. Ugh ok ill never say that again. Boyohboy i found so many pretty things in waste but as always they are a bit OVERpriced. Nonetheless love the place. Lastly i went in crossroads....YEEEEEI!!! haha i loooove crossroads in studio city. Its one of my favs besides the one in santa cruz. So long story short im done shopping walk towards my car and this ....strange.... guy is parked in front ofmy car. Street parking. So the man is lookin in his trunk, he looks at me, i look at him and i tried not to but i found myself doin a double take because he had penciled in eyebrows almost like he used black chalk. They were incredibly abnormal. Thick chunky black penciled in eyebrows. I was laughing inside. But not at the brows, it was the skinny penciled in french man mustache that made me laugh. I dont know if it was a joke but im leaning towards it was just his look. He said i smelled pretty, i was a bit scared, unlocking my door i noticed in his back trunk was a DEAD COYOTE. Im joking. He had nail polish bottles, said he paints using nail polish then he gave me one and as he gave me it i noticed 4 satanic symbols dangling off his necklaces. I freaked a bit took the polish and drove on home but notbefore tossin the polish out my window. No i proerly disposed of it in the trash can. But still i wanted nothing to do with it!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fred!

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I rumaged through and found this! Conffession=A tad bit delayed since this event where photo was taken occured quite some time ago but still I felt the need to add this to my journal ------------>a.k.a= blog. In the photo is Jake Weary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This was a very cool venue, interesting people, our friends band played and I met some new people too which made it an even more amazing night. I love getting to interact with a new person at least once every day, and not just by saying "hello" but by holding a conversation about anything really. It makes life, much more enjoyable. I met a guy on this night and he's an artist, had his art out on the streets, laying on the sidewalk to be exact, and as I walked past his art I stopped and began gawking at his art haha! He started talking to me and I spoke to him about my moms art and he spoke to me about his art and I could see how amazing and intelligent of a human being he is, how in love he is with his talent, and as we spoke I couldnt help but feel angry inside knowing that so many people, like him, including him, have the talent but lack the recognition. I felt sick knowing that this guy was trying to make a dollar off his art work, whether it was for drugs or a cup of coffee, he applied himself and came up with a work of art. An amazing work of art that will probably never be admired as it should, instead it'll lie on the ground as wealthy onlookers pass by tipping perhaps a dollar claiming they "have no change" while later walking into their shiny new rolls royce, and driving a block away to spend about 6 dollars on a triple grande nonfat, no foam, extra hot, sugar free vanilla latte with a stopper ontop. cant forget the stopper. (yeah im sure he had no change). Dont get me started on Starbucks, because i'll tell you why i quit. and it wont be a pretty song to sing. As I was saying, This guy seemed pretty righteous devoted to his art and such and yes perhaps there are a million reasons why his art isnt in a gallery , or why he is sitting begging for money on one of the richest streets around, or why he doesnt instead have some sort of a career where he doesnt have to be on the streets asking for money, maybe he does!! maybe he doesnt!! but perhaps I tend to be more understanding and sympathetic towards people like him versus the guy in the rolls royce walking around like a big baller  (I think thats what you call them?), flashin his dollar bills in the valet guys face. hahahah!


okay im getting off topic. But here it is, the guy said to me, "Focus your mind like a laser" he said, that might not mean much to you  now but it will one day, it'll hit you and you'll find meaning for it. He said "you're an artist, I can tell by the way you dress. not like these other girls with them mini skirts calling for attention." He said, you've got it, but you're not quite there yet. you  need to just be yourself" And since that day those words really stuck to me. Somewhat of a guideline to life. my life. Honestly! Seriously, that was great advice. He had that passed on to him by someone very impornat in a rap band and he said since then he started creating those works of art. But anyways, his words were right on to the core. No one knows me better than myself and what he said was extremely inspiring and captivating.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Long time since!

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HELLO EVERYBODY!

Funny to say, I wore these stretchy pants on a previous post, but in a completely different way, I like both! I like the coat I wore because its hand knit!! Its got big huge buttons which i love so much, and you cant see but my favorite thing on this ensemble is my ring, its an EYE!!!! I've aways wanted an eyeball ring, but not like a halloween tacky eyeball ring, more like a modern, edgy eyeball ring. And i bought the perfect one! I'll share it in the next post. Well it has been a while since I last shared an outfit post, so here it is. I notice that I love the crazy pieces i've collected over the years in my closet, and everyday  get to dress up different, I feel nows the best time of my life to play dress up, and as I walk out my front door getting read to slay dragons, dodge tornados, and fight giants(literally), I notice myself . Its as if im leave my body for a brief 15 seconds and look at myself from up above as my spirit floats in midair, and once there i realize that BOY I  look pretty good!!!......Oh come on, complementing oneself should be done more often! expecially coming from ourselves. Its a very important thing but i'll go more in depth on that some other day, anywayyyy i was saying, i notice that my outfits and hairdo and skin and nails look really good! but most days, recent days actully, quite recently better said, i've felt a bit vain photographing my outfits. I dont know, its time consuming and i dont want to waste my time in the process of blogging. I dont know if its a permanent feeling, or temporary, but i will say i love blogging, i love sharing my fashion sense, its just lately photographing has been somewhat of a hassle. Im not a busy busy person I always make time for the most important things in my life, but blogging, it seems, isnt really one of them?
dont hate me for saying that, this is probably just a phase.??............
P.S:  photos taken via my phone sorry! not canon quality

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Music, I'm yours and you are mine.


This is something I'd listen to on a long drive. OVER and OVER again. And I'd never grow tired of it. Im not one to admire songs with simple, somewhat repetitive lyrics but this is an exception. If you're a fan of acoustics give it a listen. The song is like a sip of hot tea. I want music that inspires me, calms me, comforts me, soothes my insides. Music should do all those things and more, but especially those things. When i listen to this i feel like I've just conquered a giant, it gives me the feeling of relief and joy. I took one listen and Ben Howard is instantly on my favorites list. This session in particular is just flawless. Its not always fair to compare musicians with other artists because my opinion might be different from acuality.,but I do so with the purpose of providing a reference. I say "this sounds like that" so in case you listen to "that" you'll maybe also like and listen to "this". Makes sense? With that said, Ben Howard reminds me of Damien Rice, a little bit of The Passing Lane " im yours baby, and you are mine", theres more but i'll stop there


Whatever happened to that song? I will never know but I will miss it...ohh music how i love you. "A Hand to Hold"... i love you too.

We never change


My breakfast, lunch and dinner.
My sleep.
My rest.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Im just a poor man...carry me


I made this about a year ago as a project for my photography class. Funny thing is
I took these photographs while driving. Well...I wasnt driving but someone
else was and as the tires were rolling I was rollin down the window and snappin
these shots!!! I went for a wasteful society theme but it ended up somewhat blurred...
I wanted to photograph people shopping spending being wasteful with things we dont need
and then show the other end of the spectrum the universal hunger, homelessness epidemic
found all around us. I took away alot from this project.

Friday, December 16, 2011

bits and pieces

"If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”
-Jon Krakauer

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

De-clutter

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I call it, "Very akward way to hold an umbrella". Im just stating the obvious you know. Anyway I found this photograph and it made me miss having short hair, My hair is getting longer now, the longest its ever been! I was contemplating cutting it all off, well, leaving 3 inches or so, and donating the rest to Locks of Love, EXCEPT i've come to develop three dreadlocks in my hair because i never brush it. YES YES I dont brush my hair if anything I run my fingers through my hair while in the shower but for some reason i still had three dreadlocks form naturally in my hair!!! I cant decide whether its cool or unfortunate since now i cant run my fingers through that small portion. Either way, hair is hair and it makes me remember how insignificant something is in determining who you are, however, unfortunately, it takes a big role in society and how people view you.

Anyway im still trying to donate, but now its going to take longer since i have to grow out the dreadlock portion!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Finally back on the road...

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dress:vintage, sweater: vintage, tights:Target, white collar shirt i wear way too much:F21, boots: gift, rings:gifts

I love this dress, It belonged to a beautiful older lady. You cant see them but minus the sweater on, this dress embodies an 1820s puffy sleeve effect, borderline football-player-shoulder-pads look. I'm definitely in dragon mode when i wear it because its as if im wearing dragon scales. Literally, but not really. But really the pattern on this dress is just crazy. It makes me think of dragonfly wings, dragon scales, and alligator skin. Its as if im wearing polyester alligator skin. Minus the skin, just the scales? Let us take a minute to think about that......

The sweater im very proud of because it was originally oversized a tad bit, however i tailored it to fit me just right. Its really quite exciting you know.

As 2012 approaches Let me just say i've really come to discover skirts and dresses this year more than ever. Ive been drifting apart from jeans little by little. I feel strange in a sense. Wearing skirts is quite comfortable though. This change im definitely adjusting to very quickly. Come winter however, I might need to reunite with my old flame, the jean. Until then my winter attire consists of granny sweaters, over collar shirts, over maxi dresses, over tights. It all makes sense if you think about it. My pet peeve=maxi skirts. I dont know if maxi skirts are "in" or if they've already reached their max potential but im loving maxi skirts so much that i've acquired a massively impressive collection of them In different cuts, patterns, and colors. I'll share soon

What sucks lately: The fact that my lightroom trial just expired, Which is why i havent posted photos. So sorry :( Not only that but my canon photo editor cant be uploaded on my laptop because my cd slot is broken. AYA-YAi .......

I liked this

Monday, December 5, 2011

Crunchy weather


This can possibly be the most akward appearance/performance YET. or EVER. I dont quite get this video,he's lip singing, but i mean im not sure if its a joke? or whats going on because really, its pretty weird ! None the less, i play this song in my car these days because its a song i play every year when winters coming up but hasnt quite set in yet, and so its cold out and youre wearing your sweater and scarf and your driving and the sun peaks through your window, somewhat of a magnifier effect, the warmth kisses your left cheek and its a feeling of fall/winter/summer, the best feeling when paired up with this song. Thus why i play it when i drive!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nostalgia....again


Guess who i met at work yesterday? Jakob Dylan, Bob Dylans son....MEGA exciting no? yes! Let me begin my story....First of all, i thought Bob Dylan had passed. You know, i thought he was dead! But hes not, in fact he just performed at the Grammys this year. Anyways, I heard out client was Jakob Dylan, I THOUGHT i did not know who he was, but at the moment i said, hey Dylan, as in Bob Dylan...hmmmm i wonder if they're related.....so i'm told sure enough Jakob Dylan is Bob Dylans son. So then i look him up, and hubba hubba he is VERY handsome.....so much so that his photo sparks a hint of familiarity ....He seemed familiar is what i mean. hahahaha! So hours later im speaking to Mr. Jakob it was the coolest thing, a thing a kid like me gets to talk about to my grandkids years from now when im old'n wrinkly and smell like granny perfume. hahahah!  So I get home and still theres that feeling of "his face seems awfully familiar but i dont know from wheeeeeere......"   I know hes a musician i tell myself, so then I youtube his music. AND SURE ENOUGH !!! I find ONE HEADLIGHT by the wallflowers!! I kid you not, i had a huge crush on Jakob years ago but had totally forgotten. I used to listen to this song like i used to listen to Hanson when i was in high school hahahahah!!!!!lets just say I listened to it ALOT!

oh and i've got pictures to share, my boss and work family threw me a suprise thanks-for-working-here party. hahahah!!! They're so great!!!!

like Dave Hester says,
"Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!!!"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

make it better




my trial is up, and thus postings will be a little on the congested side...hahaha i dont know if that makes sense
:D but heres a song im really listening to lately...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall

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In honor of Fall and thanksgivings day, here is a photo of my mother and father.
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Im joking, dont take me seriously,  this is NOT my mother and father. This was just a special pretty couple i came across while at work, i had to ask for their photograph because it was just too special to pass up. They were they cutest dressed couple i've seen in a while. She wore, fall inspired pants with leaves on em, a tan hat with leaves on it, orange top, white turtle neck, orange trenchcoat(which she isnt wearing in the photo), and her husband of 40 YEARS, wore a black with orange leaves shirt, black slacks, and amazing BIG black frame, clear lenses glasses(which hes not wearing in the phtograph). I asked her, "do you dress like this all the time? nice and fancy? Bold colors?" she goes, " oh no honey we're going to a thanksgivings event thats why we're coordinating" i go, yeah i was thinking to myself, she must have an amazing wardrobe!!" and she goes" oh well thats another thing dear, HA-HA-HA(very elegant laughter might i add), my wardrboe is quite exquisite" .......husband goes "oh thats one thing for sure, heh-heh heh(his laughter not so elegant might i add)"


lovely couple no doubt about it, very impressive to remain in marriage for 40 plus years...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

the other day

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what im wearing: teal hat-Elegant Attic, Striped sweater-thrifted, crazy tights/pants-bday present, white collar top-target, boots-gift, necklace-indian shop

11/11/11..... it was a great day for me , heres my outfit of the day i really liked it, its one of my favorites actually ...these crazy pants are extremely comfortable! Im doing this thing where i match up a crazy pattern with a totally opposite color/pattern...i think i did well with this outfit
im really really really tired, so im going to bed...cut'n it short for the night sorry but im really looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow haha!

highlight of the day= made and drank some carrot juice with our brand new juicer machine, yummy tasty

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Niki Minaj







So i listen to Nicki Minaj. WHILE AT work,  yes i do. This is very odd for me since im more of a "animal collective" music type of kid, as you can imagine me listening to Niki Minaj,  its a wild combination....I wont exactly say i like her because i gravitate towards different music. I dont like watching women half naked in music videos, nor do i respect music with profanity every other word and/or referring to sex every other sentence....although i will say some of her music is pretty decent (FLY),her music is catchy, and im sure shes an awesome human being, but no i dont listen to her in my own time. This song however is super catchy hahaha and i do appreciate this little kid, her enthusiasm, her energy,her memory!!(to memorize all those lyrics), her ability to rap haha!!, and her non-existant stage fright..... The Ellen Show video was absolutely adorable , Imagine Niki finding out that her music insipires little 5 years olds....i dont think thats the crowd she was goin for .... first video is the original version...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas is here my dear



For this Christmas im obsessed with Dinosaurs, literally and with the TV-show, im looking for ANYTHING dinosaurs related, so if any of you know where i can find any t-shirts or even jewelry of Dinosaurs the tv show, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! im looking for any of these in particular
1. dinosaurs socks
2. dinosaurs t-shirt
3. baby sinclair necklace
4. baby sinclair ring
5. baby sinclair figurine.... i had one at one point, a toy i got from mcdonalds as a kid but i sold it at a garage sale, years ago.....and if theres one thing i regret doing its, selling that baby sinclair happy meal toy.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Is that your final answer?

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what im wearing: gray "grampa" sweater-yard sale, shorts-thrift store, tights-target, penny loafers-moms, white classy button up-target, hat-elegant attic!, rings-gifts, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS necklace-gift!

Im absolutely positively loving this weather! i love how i get to wear ultra warm socks to sleep. i hate how i wash my special ultra warm pair of socks, and right as i finish doing the laundry the one pair of socks im anticipating to wear, isnt a PAIR anymore. All i find is one sock. And so i search and search for the other sock and i find NOTHING.Its only until a week later i find the other sock, at the bottom of the hamper stiff, squished and stinky.

I know i know that was a bit graphic, but this is reality people!
Lastly i want to give special attention to the necklace that i am wearing in this shoot because i love love LOVE IT! I got it as a gift and its one of my favorites! ROCK PAPER SCISSORS! isnt it fantastic!? honestly, come on, tell me its not amazing, no can do huh?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

where do people like us float?


So ive been on the topic of music and I said I'd be sharing my top picks with you readers, and so heres another.....Fever Ray, she is my favorite female musician, hands down. i think of her as thom yorke but female version in the sense that she is extremely talented in a way that no other musician/band is. I really admire Karin Dreijer Andersson, I feel her music is a portal to another dimension, another world. Reasons why i admire her music.....


1. Music puts you in a trance
2. Music is bizarrely magnetic, lures you in, keeps you wanting more
3. Voice reminds me of a voodoo witch (or what i think a voodoo witch would sound like)
4. Beats, rhythym, composition, lyrics are like none other
5. Karins style is phenomenal and simply perfect, does not appeal to the norm "sex sells" but is something of its own, sustainable, ever lasting, captivating, enchanting, magical....etc. Even though its a style, in a sense its not following a style...(dont know it that makes any sense)
6. If i ever get to host a fashion runway show, her music is something i'd play to showcase my collection(remix people, remix).

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeen!!!

Greetings from my cat on Halloween Night!

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Let me just say, these costumes were bought at a yard sale for like a buck each hahaha! (I dont normally spend on fancy costumes) First time in a LONG time since ive dressed up for halloweeen & it was so much fun!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Im the pocket of an old winter coat.




So remember i said i would share some of my top picks, well this is my, and let me tell you its hard to declare this title, FAVORITE BAND EVER. I've come to the realization that a favorite band must not be just one song that you fancy, not two, not five, not even an album. It must be EVERY SINGLE SONG the band has EVER, to this day of existance, made. Reasons why i favor this band so much is,


1. LYRICS are like nothing i've ever heard, altogether Perfect, Beautiful, Brilliant, and Inpiring.
2. SONGS. beats, chorus, composition, in general is right on.
3. BEAUTIFULLY FLAWED, aarons voice as you can tell isnt perfection, but thats what makes it so captivating.
4. GREAT PEOPLE, seems strange to say this since i dont know them( like, at all. im sure its not hard to believe that... hahaha!) but the people stand for great things.
5. Im gonna show off and say I SAW THEM LIVE! and it was honestly a fulfilling moment in my life.
6. Last but not least, ive got a huge crush on Aaron.

Ha!

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ANIMAL COLLECTIVE

i know the actual video is not a video , its more like a picture, period.  BUT just pay attention to the song, its one of my favorites. Music is very important in my life and i think i'll share some of my picks with you guys because one of the most exciting things to me is, discovering new music.....sooooo heres your part! tell me what song you'd recommend i check out, i'd love to hear all the different types of music you guys listen to, and i'll keep posting new picks of mine.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Curtains of florals and sun washed colors

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what i wore: floral dress-TJ maxx, tights-F21, locket-fleamarket, other necklace-elegant attic, cuff-F21, boots-gift, feather in hair-dollar store,
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So i gotta say, i felt maybe i wore floral excessively... Im still trying to decide. It just so happen to work that my locket matched my dress right on, it was quite bizarre for a minute. So something new!!...yesterday my boyfriend took me out for Pho and then afterwards we went to CVS, for some pumpkins, carving kit, aaaaaaand I CARVED MY FIRST PUMPKIN..EVER!! ive never done one for halloween and i did last night! haha it was such a cool thing very much fun, alot of skill involved as well. I chose to carve using a master level 4, pumpkin stencil. Im just saying. It was tough stuff! I'll share more and even pictures of it tomorrow, hopefully. i love halloween, its still my birthday. haha!

i have the cutest necklace with E.T. on it, i need to do a post to show you guys because it is the coolest thing! still need to share a pic of that hot air balloon necklace too.

I miss fresno around this time of the year, goin to tower district, searching up the neighborhood yardsales and stockin up on neat unsual old school stuff like lamps, paintings, schwinns, even granny clothes. We just had a garage sale my sis and i, i think you can see some of our wall art in the pic showin my boots. I was also sellin my breakfast at tiffanys, Dinosaurs(not the mama!!!) and woody woodpecker VH-esses


hahahaha .........."VH-esses"... aaaaaay. ur funny.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall is here

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what i wore: mustard granny skirt-yard sale. black long sleeve-yard sale, head scard-vintage, boots-gift, belt-G-stage, bangles-thrift store, rings- F-21/vintage/gifts, hot air balloon necklace-gift,

In celebration of fall, Halloween, smores, hot chocolate, crunchy leaves, count chocula cereal, and pumpkin pie, here is my October outfit. Im feeling nostalgic lately, i think its the weather change. Its at an akward phase too, the weather. Its like "hey im fog, im here to spice things up and hide your surroundings" but then its like, "hey im sunshine, im ....still here?" and then its like..."hey im rain...umm i'll be here....soon?" and this is when my sweater is like...." Ummm master? when do i come in??" I like how the weather report claims the day will be "IN THE MID 80'S" , but totally ends up being like the HIGH 90's. So here i am with my sweater, cept it ends up being worn around me waist. and let me tell ya, i dont like stretched out sleeves.



i actually wore my hot air balloon necklace in this shoot, you probably cant see it, so i'll re-do a close up on the jewels next time, but its a really awesome necklace you guys gotta see it close up! most certainly next time ....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Let's Begin...

Tonight i'm sharing with you my top favorite foods in the world. (to this day.) I highly recommend you try these foods if you're looking to venture out and try something new! Ive included different foods such as thai, vietnamese, indian, and japanese and thai dessert!


1. Thai Chicken Satay w/ peanut sauce & cucumber salad


2. Pineapple fried rice!!(thai)



3. Pho noodles w/ chicken & cilantro



4. lamb in spinach curry




5. mochi ice cream!!



6. Mango Sticky Rice!!(thai)