Monday, August 27, 2007

"I need a hero!"

Oh so my camping trip was A-mazing (yes I know thatsnot how you spell it). The staff was nice, friendly, and always made sure I was safe before doing an activity. Here are some activities I did....1)The Power Pole: you climb this 25 ft or ever so slightly more feet of a pole (no worries there are things to step on on the way up), then you a stand on the very top, get ready to leap, and jump towards this big red ball and touch it. You are harnessed the hole time, and the staff has your back like the whole time.2) Sky coaster:people pull you by a rope 40 feet into the air, then you pull a cord once ready, and brace for a yank as you free fall and swing back and forth...up until you come to a stop.3)One of my fav. activites was the climbing wall. It is pretty much self explanatory you know a wall with fake rock holds at various levels:easy, medium, and hard inside of a gym. It was my first time on one and it was a blast!
Alright here is the much awaited post. Before I start though, keep in mind what you might want me to post about. No I am not facing an inspiration block, I just want to make this blog more enjoyable for you readers!

Here are two beauties who I think have unique looks. First is Johnny Depp's better half: Vanessa Paradis. This lady is french, she acts, and I just love love love her last name! The girl below her is you guessed it a model!Who might you ask? Well her name is Darla, not sure what to think about the name. Should I go awwwwwwwwwwwwww or should I say her name in a western accent? hehehehe.

Here are a couple of shots from the Oscar de la Renta collection. These pics really spoke to me...they're absolutely divine! With the expert tailoring and whatnot this season, the average woman is being presented as a powerful figure. The clothes effervesce total chic and sleekness.

Oh and speaking of's a little something I prepared for you all....

You need to look at yourself. Take up a challenge of your own for a change. Get out of your comfort zone. Look at Betty, she was not intimidated by the people at Mode magazine. Or Nacho...he risked a lot by being a monk and trying to purdue his luchador dream. Even the mystery men (and girl) who made what seemed ordinary gifts into tools to fight evil!!! Now let's change the focus, and get back to you. Want to where a super savvy outfit that shows off your personal style...get to it. Meaning to talk to that guy/girl?Well...get to it. Yes yes I know easier said than done, but someone has to say something! I speak on behalf of myself as well, a little more confidence goes a longggggggggg way. And, for some of you you have just started the new school year, for others the school year has yet to begin. My point?Its time for a little change.
"Where have all the good men goneAnd where are all the gods?
Where’s the street-wise HerculesTo fight the rising odds?
Isn’t there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream of what I needI need a hero
I’m holding on for a hero ‘til the end of the night
He’s gotta be strongAnd he’s gotta be fastAnd he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a heroI’m holding on for a hero ‘til the morning light"
part of the "I need a Hero song" by Bonnie Taylor.
MY RESPONSE:PSHAW!BE YOUR OWN HERO!Oh and for some reason the movie "Shrek 2" comes to mind...

Saturday, August 25, 2007


I have been having some technical issues on my laptop. Aside from that I just got home from camp and have a bit lack of energy. So, I'll be making the "real" post on Monday.'Til then readers.HUGS!

Friday, August 17, 2007


I grab inspiration from designer collections and pictures I find on,, magazines, etc. Sometimes, and this has happend lately, I find myself inspired by fashion spreads rather than the person on the cover of the magazine. But as we all know inspiration can be found anywhere, not just in fashion. Sure, what I just named is where I get inspiration, but that's more of artistic inspiration. No, no, I get hardcore inspiration from people, their stories, which are at times made into film. This one way in which I get some will and determination....MOVIES!
Above pictures found magazine
Below pictures found thru: Google

A person has to go thru a lot of dramatic events (lamen's terms:bad stuff) in order to get to the good, yeah? Especially when that person is a teacher trying to make a group of unlikely students to become a family. This day in age, even middle schoolers get tried many times before becoming adults. They've just got a lot on their plate-unlike how it was say many years ago. In this movie, a teacher by the name of Ron Clark, (yes it's that actor who plays Chandler on "Friends"), changes the lives of his 7th grade class. He does this by showing them that they can do more than the standards already set by their parents. Underneath it all lays a bright group of children:smart, artistic, and gifted. This is a very moving story that will practically bring you to tears!

"Freedom Writers" serves as a movie recommend, since I have not see it yet. I will just say what I do know about it, despite not having watched it. I know that it is based on a real story. It's a movie that proves that one person, in whcih case is the teacher, can make all the difference. Lastly, it's about beating the odds and going above someone else's expectations. Keep in mind though that my friend an previous English teacher said it was very good. So, just because I can't provide my non-existing experence of it doesn't mean you shouldn't look into it.

This is the third of inspirational movies..."The Pursuit of Happyness". Will Smith and his son have a great connection not only off screen but onscreen also. Will Smith portrays Chris Gardner who went for an internship as a stock broker. Chris wants to make a better life for his son Chrsitopher (played by Jaden). This movie is based on true events-it connects to man's struggle of the day-to-day life. Not only that, but how all of us try to survive in the world we live in. Whether it be working those extra shifts or just getting food on the table. A really good movie will pull you in; make you experience every tear, struggle, and those oh so special moments. "The Pursuit of Happyness" does just that and more.

In just about every episode of "The Cosby Show", there's that special moment. It's either a profound loving moment or the down-right laughing I'm going to stop breathing moment. No matter what I think I'm always going to love this show. There are only so many shows that are wholesome and will leave a lasting impression on you. There's always something to anticipate on-brilliantly spoken lines and witty remarks. The show is realistic and there is something in it for everybody!
Do you all remember BANANAS IN PAJAMAS? I loved them so much. Yes, this is before someone decided to make a cartoon out of a yellow sponge. Spongebob may be good, but BANANA IN PAJAMAS was great!
The 1949 version of "Little Women" has a very good cast. Each little woman has something that distinguishes herself from her sister. You've got Jo the tomboy, Megg the proper beauty (not that all these girls aren't beautiful), Amy the outspoken high-class girl, and Beth the charitable. I really loved this movie, I mean its a classic, right? I have yet to read the book, but I'll get to it! I never watched the 1933 version, but for the time-being this movie was more than satisfactory. Although, I'd really like to see the 1994 version....

I recently watched this on the Sundance channel and was drawn to it. I was first drawn to it because of the story: a man is attracted to a gal who shops compulsively for clothes. And its really no joke, these woman has a serious problem, but very good taste. I mean you've got Michael Kors, Chanel, some really great shoes, the works! I was also drawn to this film because of its music. It's haunting, sombre, but rather uplifting. Which completely reflects the mood of the film itself. If anything, "Tony Takitani" a film of interst defintely worth seeing!

"Across the Universe" is a movie musical feauturing a bunch of Beatles songs. But here's the twist...they're sung by new voices! Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, and other amazing actors. Looking at the trailer, I'm reminded of Moulin Rouge. Though its only because of the lovestory, amazing color, and huge energy.ONLY. Yet thats just enough for me to see it. It comes out everywhere September 21. You can also visit and listen to the songs, see the trailer, clips, and more details on the story.

Friday, August 10, 2007

A Series of Awesome Places and Events

Well, what comes with a new header comes another blog name. This blog will be known as THE WEEKLY BLOGETTE now. I have changed the blog name but it has remained So starting tomorrow, which will be Saturday the site will become: I'm throwing out the old and embracing the new!

This picture is a Prada ad courtesy of:
Now here's the brand new post:

Chinatown in Los Angeles is a must-see in CA. The shopping is great; my purchases there were Hello Kitty slippers, chinese slip-on shoes, a silk-like shirt, and a messenger bag. All my purchases were inexpensive and extremely stylish. The food is delicious there also-2 people can eat there for like $9. I would suggest the restaurant's name but I don't remember since I have not been to Chinatown for a while. I kind of miss it though. Anyway, the restaurant I went to was near the entrance of Chinatown and across the street from a sea food place. Also, these pics range from first 1940s, second 1975, and third present-time. I love the first because its a post card from the 1940s and it looks fantastic!
Pictures found thru:Google and

I haerd about this event thru a friend. She said that a buch of people basically gather together and start making things like jewelery, clothes, you name it! I went online to investigate and I found some very talented people. First is September McGee, she is a painter and she did the second and third pic down. I just think that her use of color is brilliant and gives her pics that much vibrance. Second, is Emily Howell who makes jewelery-that is one of her creations in the pic above. Lastly, is David Linnig who is a photographer. Now, I didn't get any pics because I think you should see them for yourself. You can find his site and the sites of other talented artists by doing the following:
2) Go to the left hand side and click "Artists-Summer"
3) Explore!

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is having an Open House. At this event you can explore careers in fashion, business, graphic design, etc. So if you have the time, try to reserve a place for yourself at The campuses are located in L.A., San Francisco, Orange County, and San Diego.

This the one and only, the first, the original Johnny Rockets! It's located along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. I went there Wednesday Night for the first time. Actually it was my first time at any Johnny Rockets! Well, to get to the int I loved it! I think that JR might even have better shakes than "IN and OUT ". SHOCKER!I know. The place is surrounded with 50s pictures, mini jukeboxes, and people in those white paper hats!JR is definitely a place you can't miss!

Pictures found thru: Google

I gave you readers a list of awesome places but get ready for this rehab. Now for some it may sound scary. You definitely wouldn't want to go there but if you were a fashion criminal you would definitely have to. Yes, it is imaginary but if it existed it would be a little something like this:
First of all, time spent at rehab would depend on how many fashion rules are broken. And although some are unwritten they should be present somewhere in your mind!(Ex:no one wears platform shoes anymore, and no one ever should have.) The counsleors would be Stacy and Clinton from "What not to wear". Let's face it they know their fashion! The rehabilitation would be furnished by Ikea. Now the schedule at the rehabilitation would go as follows: *Note that the there will be one rehab for guys and another for gals.
(Monday-Friday) 8-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Fashion Therapy: one-on-one session with Tim Gunn and each rehabee. The focus of this session is reviewing past fashion choices and recognizing mistakes.

12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Freetime

1:00-2:00 Exercise (gotta stay fit ladies and gents!)

2:00-3:00 Counseling. Discussion is based on denial and fashion solutions for the future. These discussions are with Stacy and Clinton and all the rehabees.

3:00-5:00 Daily dose of fashion medicine, which includes American Vogue, Teen Vogue, and ELLE. Most imprtantly the reading would include a book entitled Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style.

5:00-7:30 Open to visitors/freetime.

8:00-10:00 Fashion movie.

11:00 Lights out!!

Pictures found thru: Google,, and from W magazine.

Well after all the fabulous places and events I have to end the note on fashion. Short hair is currently in right now, and there are plenty of people rockin' it. Although, I think Natalie Portman needs to be mentioned. Her hair has grown since, I know, but she looked great! No matter what Natalie looked confident and happy. Her hair may have been edgy a bit, but she remained glamorous in her clothes. She's an example of someone who knows how to work the hair, and she is so stylish I mean come on!