Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Pick-me up Post

Alright, let's face it, not everyday is a bucket of sunshine and rainbows. It's not always the perfect day...there will be room for sad times. And that's just a fact. But what if you had a way to turn it around? What if you had an online guide to give yourself an instant boost of? Well this is it...the pick-me up post!
WARNING: This pick-me up post has a 50/50 percent change of success. It will either help you feel better or not. Though I have complete confidence that you will find at least one thing to give you a little happiness. This is the WEEKLY BLOGETTE's attempt to spread a little happiness in the form of a post:
Listen to this:
OK GO "Here it goes again"
Madonna "Music"
Blink 182 "All the small things"
These songs should get you up, moving, and having fun in no time!
Mission: Survive the Bop It Extreme. Goal: Have hours of endless fun. Enough said.

If you're bummed but still have some energy left, you could always put yourself to good use. Boxing can really work when you're upset about something...just let those emotions OUT! Or if you're striving for something that lasts longer take up a class! Think boxing, dance, even the gym! I read something about exercise and how it really can make you feel happy. I think it has to do with realeasing endorphins. And how can you not be happy with exercise, you'll be pushing your limits while making yourself look even better! A second option is baking, and not just for can bake for other people too? It will definitely give them something to smile about, which in turn will help you feel better about yourself.

I usually do not come across a book that can make me laugh. A book that can have humor that sticks with me. But I did come across a couple. The first is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which I think is in some ways pretty sensational. I love how Huck is on this whole journey of self-discovery while pulling off some pretty crazy shenanigans along the way. (One of those shenanigans includes dressing up as a girl and failing miserably). The second book is one that I looked into...and it seems like a really good read. And yeah it really is a survival guide for fighting against zombies. Useful?No. Entertaining?Oh yes! Catching up on reruns of your favorite show. Fresh Prince is a favorite of mine...I just love the moments Will and Carlton have classic! Oh and remember theses words: "Its not unusual to be loved by anyone.Its not unusual to have fun with anyone." Baradadaaaaaaaaaa!

Magazines are my greatest fad and weakness. But depending on the magazine, you can find brilliantly written articles, wonderful fashion editorials, and so on. This is the cover of British Vogue Magazine by the way...and it fits very well with the post because it offers a "fashion pick-me up"! Then there's Men's vogue on top, I read a bit of the article on Will Smith. I have yet to finish but I'm definitely intrigued!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Let’s lay down the law on this post and this blog. (And I’m sorry that the new post has been much delayed). Anyway, I just wanted to say that the topics I cover and whatever it is that I talk about on this blog are things that I am passionate about. The Weekly Blogette is based on my thoughts, my feelings…my perspective.

The perfect title for my post especially because lately my English class demands a student to look deeper into his or her thoughts and write down brilliant things on paper. (Still trying to master the “brilliant”part). I currently have to write about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and give my opinion of it...but enough of that, let's get to the post shall we?

Feathers...a trend that is not overused. Which makes me like it all the more. It has transcended from Fall 2007 (the first three pics) to Spring 2008 (the last three pics). If you look carefully this trend is sprinkled ever so carefully in particular collections like Fall 2007 Nina Ricci and Spring 2008 Roberto Cavalli. I think that feathers can be difficult to incorporate in a collection, you cannot add to much or else the outfit can appear as a costume. Put just enough, and you add some allure and elegance to the outfit. Also the appearance of feathers are soft and rather graceful...what I love about them is that they can put so much meaning into a garment. Delicacy, that is the meaning.
Brief fashion comment/rec.: Autumn/winter 2007-08 Paul and Joe: voluminous and innovative with bright eye popping colors. It’s grown up but not old…the construction is clean . If you do not know already the construction of a garment fascinates me which is why I love the atumn/winter collection. Actually, just check out it always has good music - the way the whole site is set up is great and animated. The song selction gives a smooth transition from the pictures to their clothes on the website.

Random pick: Something that everyone has to try...the Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino.

I think that if there is one item that every girl should have it would be a charm bracelet. Or at least a bracelet with intersting little trinkets dangling on it.

Hmmm...Travis. (That's the name of the band.) Who I have discovered recently, which is rather sad since this band has been around for a while. I definitely definitely recommend their music! And if you want an idea on their "sound" Travis is reminiscent of Keane (another band). So, if you do have the time, you should look into this band, my favorite song by Travis is "closer", oh and "selfish jean" also deserves an honorable mention.

"Lars and the real girl" was an interesting movie-watching experience. This movie has two sides, and you can either see one or both of those sides. On the one side, this movie would basically be the life and death of a lovedoll. On the other side, it would be the story and healing of a man who has suffered emotionally and has kept those feelings inside of him. That person happens to be Lars, who has dealt with the death of both his mother and father-becoming an introverted individual. But that changes when he brings in "Bianca" the lovedoll, into the lives of his brother and sister-in-law. Lars begins to express himself through Bianca, and with the help of a doctor, starts to let go of his anguish. What really amazed me was that the town that Lars lives in is filled with people who do nothing but support him. Their support allows him to be ultimately healed.
I AM LEGEND: movie comment....

I just saw this movie today so I'll give my opinion of it while its fresh in my mind. I thought that Will Smith acted brilliantly, as usual. Intense emotions were delivered, especially in the flashbacks Will's character had of his wife and daughter during the city's evacuation. I also found the movie relatable to the world today. At one point, Will's character says "God didn't do this...we did". So, digest that for a second...what do you think of? My thoughts are global warming, war/destruction, etc. Things that we as human beings are responsible for, I'm not saying that you are at fault specifically. I'll be perfectly honest, I'm not perfect in protecting the environment or anything like that. I just think that things that happen in our world do not happen on their own, without us doing anything. So all in all this movie was good and very interesting.

(A good read that has a similar theme to I AM LEGEND would be: the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.)
Well that's all for now, I have yet to post the featurette on designer photos and a very famous Twiggy...which will hopefully be soon. And I will be publishing weekly now that I am on break from school. So, if you are craving for more drop by the Weekly Blogette on Thursday to fill up your fashion appetite, bye for now!

Friday, November 9, 2007


Alright so I have had a great day! Ready to dig into my 3 day weekend and this new post. Its definitely ABOUT TIME, I know I know. So I'm gonna deliver! Ready, set, read!
Okay so I'm kicking this off with an amazing story, because well its so unbelievable. Its about a girl and a whats so special right? Well this guy saw a girl on a subway, didn't talk to her but wanted to. When she left the subway, her image remained in his mind. So what does he do? Regret?Forget? No, he makes a website with the single goal of finding this girl-did I mention that this was in New York recently? And how many people are in New York. Well, to make a long story short he finds her. I am just in complete awe of this story. So I suggest you check it out for yourself. The story but most importantly the clip on how it all happened. Here's the link: (and on the left upper side you'll see the link to watch the clip).

Remember I said I'd reveal what GG or Gossip Girl's style I love? Well its Blair's. Her style is versatile and very proper at times so to speak. I don't watch the show (just the first episode) but judging by these pictures, Blair seems like someone who can happy one moment then lonely the next. Maybe even someone who wants to devour you in her wrath. Either way her style is something to be admired. It can be professional, chic, or schoolgirl with her own unique touch.

Did you love that picture that was ever so reminiscent of Breakfast at Tiffanys? Hope you did!

I love this picture from "Enchanted", for some reason I think it might even represent something universal. Here's a princess or girl from another world going into a world she doesn't know about. Don't you ever feel out of place? Afraid to arise to the occassion. Scared to face a new situation. Have any experiences to relate to this, talk to me!Share! Anyway thats all for now gotta go do a little housework and whatnot see ya.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Futuristic and Fairytale Collide

Its good to be back...again. Thanks readers for all your awesome comments, they mean so much! Alright now for an update, last week was my birthday (Friday) followed by a wicked awesome party (Saturday). It was practically perfect! I had two rooms reserved next to these Asian Gardens, subway and mexican food for my friends and family, and a fab audio system to play mixed CDs I had someone do for me. The theme was Marie Antoinette inspired. I had my friends wear bright colored dresses/ outfits, colorful balloons at my party, and it was next to a Garden, which at some point is where my friends and I went leaving my party (for like 5 minutes). Haaaaah... it was so fun! I will forever remember it!
Anyway, here's my post. Hope you like, I try to be as creative as I can i my posts. In this postfuturistic-techno and fairytale are mushed together in aspects of fashion,music, and film.

Pretty Woman....basically your modern-day fairytale don't you think? I saw the PG version of it on television the other night and loved it! Classic! And these ensembles are tres elegante and classy.
Nina Ricci Ad
credit goes to:

Midnight Poison by Christian Dior: "A New Cinderella is born."

It seemed that for Fall 2007, there was this fairytale trend. I don't just mean, which does happen to fall under that description. But if you look at Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Rodarte, etc. Even for Spring 2008 John Galliano's dresses are fairytale-esque. If you're not quite sure let me give you a picture of what I think the "fairytale" trend is. To me its flowy, etheral dresses, that kind of open up or are eye popping when a person walks. Like the furth pic down for example, that dress opens up beautifully on the runway! Also, when I think fairytale I think of a princess in well a fairytale, one who sometimes tends to be the damsel in distress. Which is why I added the picture above. She looks like she'd be saying "I'm ready to be saved." Music that I think goes along with this trend is Emmy Rossum's "Slow Down" , she sings:
"save me
somebody take my hand and lead me
slow me down
don't let love pass me by
just show me how
cause I'm ready to fall".

credit goes to:

Emmy's video of "Slow Down" even has her in a coouple of flowy dresses. You should see the video, and not just for the pretty dresses, Emmy has a really nice voice. You can see it on:

This movie looks interesting, original, and A-mazing! I mean the guys behind this movie are the guys that did Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, etc. You should definitely see the trailer on . When I saw this robot I couldn't help but npotice how cute he was. I mean really how can you resist a robot with those sad puppy-dog eyes?

Elie Saab Fall 2007 couture

Oh yes! Dolce and Gabbana! These looks are from Fall 2007. The metallic sheen, the materials, and construction of the dresses scream futuristic! I could imagine this collection with Kylie Minogue's "Love at First Sight". The video has a techno edge and people that dance with robotic moves. If you want to see it its on

In closing I fell upon ELLE magazine's new blog. Which happens to be mind-blowing! Its on As if the magazine itself wasn't great enough ELLE now has a great blog to match. I love it so much I took a picture from it (the credit still goes to ELLE of course).I don't see celebrities wear this color very much (on the dress Mrs. Victoria Beckham), but I tuly love it. So simple yet so vibrant!

Well readers thats all for now. Next week I'll reveal which character's style from Gossip Girl I am head over heels for, pictures that you probably have never seen of designers, their clothes, and models/celebs (Twiggy, Christy Turlington,etc.). 'Til then hope this post has been satisfying and thanks for passing by!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hello hello readers!I missed this blog, my post was a bit delayed but I posted right? Well get ready for this jam packed post. You just might love it! So sit back relax and enjoy the post.
Personal update:my b-day is in less than 2 weeks. It has really hit hit me yet, but I'm slowly getting more and more excited.
Suggested music and video of the week.....Go to Youtube and look up "For the Benefit of Mr.Kite", it is hilarious and oh so cool! Also, a must buy is the Across the Universe soundtrack music from the motion picture. These are Beatles songs sung in fresh new voices. You can check out to listen to the music. But if you want to buy this music purchase the deluxe, not the regular soundtrack with 16 songs. It is truly a heart felt and rockin' soundtrack.

Fashion updates!You're thrilled right! Well, the October Issue of ELLE is honored by having Reese Witherspoon as the cover girl. She looks beautiful btw, really!What amazing face structure and eyes, she is an American beauty. Not to mention a talented award winning actress. Her kids and family must be so proud. I am so ecstatic that ELLE had someone on the cover who was just a pretty face but a role model. So thats that! (Oh the photoshoot is nice too.) In later news, ahem, small structured bags are deemed "in" style thanks to Marc Jacobs. He is a designer who I truly admire, I thought his story as a designer was fascinating. And as a matter of fact there's a great little article at this site:,0,3105559.story . It is well written-I was glued to this article so please read it. I also thought you readers should know that is a really wonderful site to look at for GUYS AND GIRLS. The clothing is rather pricey, but the pictures of the outfits and everything is just presented so well. So when looking for a whole look (styling, color combinations,etc.) go to thst site!

I know there are some disappointed fashionistas out there. Olympus Fashion Week did not deliver as to everyone’s expectations including myself. (Except for Marc Jacobs, I mean when does he not?) Not to mention FASHION ROCKS, which was a dud, where was the fashion by the way? A little mention here and there, sure there were some well dressed celebs and designer appearances, but come on! FASHION ROCKS was made into a musical event-horrible shock compared to the one from one or two years ago. Either way there were some designers who impressed in NY fashion week. Badgley Mischka showed various looks ranging from smart, clever, edgy and feminine. No it was not the perfect collection, but it did serve as a good one. Here is my favorite design out of the whole collection, and it happens to be a swimsuit.

Bill Blass…rephrase that the GREAT Bill Blass! His line oozes confidence-honestly, I instantly woke up when I saw this collection. Even the simplest of dresses were impeccable and had attitude! If you look at this collection it’s basically just dresses, but I truly think that that kind of focus is what made his line so inspiring.Wondering why I have no favorite….well the whole collection blew me away! I have no favorite. You will have to check it out yourself.

Here's a little Luella thrown into the mix. Her aesthetic is always youthful! It definitely supports GEEK CHIC.But I prefer calling it smart and chic.
In the words of Kayne from Project Runway Season3 :”gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous”…or at least I think it was hmm…huh….anywho!It was modern it was beautiful-I’m surprised that LELA ROSE doesn’t get enough praise! There was even a little sporty flair in some of the clothes, which were brilliantly designed. By far my favorite collection.
Nicole Millers’s collection was crisp, clean-cut, and well put together. The prints on their own were amazing! I personally was not a fan of the hats-the dent down the middle bugged me. Yet all in all this was quite an impressive collection.

Jenni Kayne…I truly think she doesn’t fail to impress. Her collection was to the point and absolutely adorable. Oh and guess what Danielle from America’s Next Top Model was one of the models! I really admired the shades and fabrics incorporated in this collection.

Here are the top 5 Fall Picks. First is an Uggs bag-who doesn't love Uggs? Uggs has certainly broadenes its horizons with more shoes and bags and such. Second is the pencil skirt. If there's anything I've learned from WHAT NOT TO WEAR, is that every woman could use a well fitting skirt.Better yet a pencil skirt! Which means I will have to purchase one one of these days. Third is Uggs...again. I promise I'm not obsessed, I just thought I'd share my findings. I believe its leather, a milk-chocolate if you will...with a wooden heel. Next is a Peter Som dress I spotted on I would probably layer with this dress. My idea of the total look:the dress,skinny jeans, a tee under the dress, my hair with the little poof in the front (my bangs pinned back), a purple ankle boot, and pearl stud earrings. Last is Sunsilk, I just started using it and I've never felt my hair softer. Its right up there with John Frieda (Brilliant Brunette smells divine!).