Friday, August 17, 2012

Things I Love: Through Rose Colored Glasses

A couple weeks ago I hosted a SEE EYEWEAR giveaway on my Twitter account. I asked my followers to tell my why they deserved the glasses. And, well, when my friend Cassandra Hein posted that she needed a new pair of glasses because she currently rolls in free sunnies that she got from a bat mitzah - I not only laughed out loud when i read her response but i was glad she called her self out!
I'd been staring at those $4 frames for months now, too nice to mention them.
Good thing Cassandra is a good sport, and if anyone can pull off $4 glasses she can. But she can also rock the heck out of SEE Eyeglasses.
Cassandra and I had a fabulous time at the See Eyeglass store at the Beverly Store, the staff was a amazing as well. They picked out glasses for each of us and after trying on several pairs we both went with the first pairs the staff picked out for us.
So much fun and I am happy NOT to see Cassandra rocking these anymore ;)
much better!!
celebrating the new glasses with some Coco Breve`
Thanks so much SEE Eyewear!! we had a blast picking out new glasses!!
Now I'm one pair closer to my goal of having a basket of glasses to grab from a'la Jackie Kennedy style.
Happy Friday everyone!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Things I Love: ARTing it UP

Let's talk about blogging
and what exactly does it mean to be a blogger?
I started blogging (my first one here) because it was place to record, share and record my life and the things in that mattered to me.
and I always grew up writing in my journals (NOTEBOOKS) everyday ... oh and making 'zines.
As blogging evolved i followed the trends, like posting my outfits EVERY SINGLE DAY.
At that point putting outfits together, taking pictures of them and posting them was an escape.
I always wanted to be a model, a writer, a stylist, a socialite.
and my blog was a means to do that on the daily.
It was a fantasy of sorts.
My Blog served as a means for me to act out my dreams, when my world was anything but fairytale-like.
I used it as an escape and as my blog grew I was able to make money off it and was able validate all the time and effort I put into it.
And that's where things got fuzzy for me.
Right now I have blog posts I am obligated to write and they will get written...
but when I feel i have to write for someone else i feel as if my creative outlet is compromised.
But hey, i do have to make money, right?
I am beginning to realize that being an artist and making money off my art can be tricky thing.
Do people come to read what I write on my blog because I get to attend fabulous events and am gifted amazing things from my favorite companies?
Or do they read what I write and share because I'm honest straight forward and I do share things I love in my own ways
and when i feel excited about something?
Now that's the million dollar question.
All I know is i'm going to keep doing what i do. And I'm going to keep doing it my way.
Because my way is the only way I know how to do things and, well, it's gotten me to this amazing life that I always dreamed of.
So I'm keep on dreaming, sharing, blogging and staying true to myself.
okay now I'll be getting on those obligated posts.
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... I mean after I work on my Art ;)
What have you created lately? I'd love to know!!
leave a link
and if you haven't created anything lately GO OUT THERE AND CREATE!!
Photo Credit: LordAsh Photography
Styled Credit: Amber Lane
Unif Flannel, Posso for Volcome Skort (YUP SKORT) Urban outfitters Bra Top

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Party Time: Blast From the Past

Recently the Bollare team invited me to attend their latest client Wastland's party. The LA Canvas + Wasteland + Minkpink Wasted Daze Party was nineties teamed and was SO much  fun!! The event was nineties themed and was decorated like my middle school bedroom. My sister Andi and I hit he arts and crafts stations  and grubbed on Burger Lounge veggies burgers while the Dj's spun nineties hits. It was such a blast to indulge in my teenage loves. The only things missing was a middle school- esque crush ;)
The Tie-dye station was my a hit! So much fun I want to tie dye everything now!!
My creation:
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The thought and details of the party made it a HIT!
Thanks again Bollare, Mink Pink, Shop Wasteland and LA Canvas!! Can't wait for more fun events!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Things I Love: Dreamy Days

Today was one of those dream days I always dreamed about.
I started my day meeting with Amanda Thomas founder & designer of Luv Aj and fellow EFFEN Vodka Influencer (yeah I'm a bad influence like P!NK).
I got to check out her artista studio, chat to her about starting her own business and checking out her creations (interview post to come!).
I am so blessed to be an EFFEN Vodka influencer and to meet young motivated ladies like Amanda. I can't wait to party with her at the EFFEN Vodka event tomorrow evening.
I mean this chick started her company in high school, now that's BADICAL, she's a true inspiration.
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As if that wasn't AMAZING enough, after chilling with Amanda I headed to the Warner Brothers studio to help style a mini-series (more deets on that later). I was *KINDA* dying when i got to enter the gates.
and if a day of work consists of shopping at Madewell, Anthropoligie, and Urban Outfitters sign me up PLEASE. (BIG THANK YOU to Marcy of The Marcy Minute).
It was magical to say the least!!
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I have a busy week ahead of me but I am SO grateful for all the oppurtunities have been given!!
I truly believe if you believe in yourself and your dreams strongly enough you can make them your reality.
So go out there and DREAM, DO and celebrate!
i sure am!!

Things I Love: Chapter 30

i no longer get sad down here in LA. I have WAY too much to be HAPPY about.
and i no longer let my old life effect me, my well-being and my emotions down here, as well.
but things aren't quite where i want them ... YET!
i miss having best friends i can call whenever i need them & i miss having a person there for me at the drop of the hat whenever i need them ... and by that i mean my MOM.
i (also) always miss waking up to someone or having the sole attention of one person.
i however do not miss fighting and that was something i did A LOT in my old life.
one day i'll have that love, devotion, and ATTENTION again.
but until then i love having MoTiVaTeD friends who don't depend on each other on daily basis, and i also enjoy having my princess bed all to myself.
and each night i lie my pretty little head down on my Barbie & hot pink sheets i dream of the day that
i will be snuggling up next to someone new and will be able to reflect back on my time of solidarity, strength & umm celibacy and be proud!!
and i vow never to fight with anyone ever again and to be there for everyone i LOVE through sickness and health
... until death do us part.
picture courtesy of LordAsh Photography
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Unif Clothing Flannel, Urban Outfitters bustier
i am happy to focused, supported and am ready for a {ANOTHER} new chapter soon!! Always work towards that next chapter whatever it may be! xoxo

Monday, August 6, 2012

DiY: Mink PInk Supped UP SLASHERS

When my lovely Bollare gils asked me if Iw as interested in supping up a pari of Mink Pink Slashers I JUMPED at the opportunity. I mean I'm DIYaoholic who has been been off the wagon (or is it on the wagon...).
Here are some images of my design process but ultimately I went with a California themed/Sublime inspired pair of Slashers.
Complete with graffiti of my favorite sublime lyrics.
my art studio/bedroom/office
lot's of pinning & unpinning
So much fun!! Thank you Mink Pink, & Bollare!!
Expect more DIY's to come!! I've been art & CRAFTING it up. It's such a great way to keep my from lonely down here!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Things I Love: Teenage Dreaming

Following your destiny can be hard, and sometimes you can lose you way.
I'll be the first to admit i did.
but I'm back on track and I've never felt more ME then ever.
Case in point. Here are some images from my first Zine that I made back in the summer before eighth grade I was 13 and strangley enough, what I was doing that summer wasn't far off from what i am doing now...
Note the @ signs I used to mention Wetseal & Contempo... perhaps I saw Twitter in my future as well...
more on my take on dreams and destiny soon!
Until then, think about what you loved and enjoyed as a kid and teen. Do you still embrace those things now?
because I can tell you, i sure as heck do! I