Monday, March 30, 2009

Discovering the City of Angels

One of my very best friends Tori and I decided on taking an adventurous journey in to the city of Los Angeles. As many fellow Californians know, LA is filled with diversity and culture-which made the adventure over the last weekend even more worthwhile. Initally, we had planned to drive down for a concert, but decided to make it into an all day event :) Here is a small glimspe of our trip to Los Angeles, CA

First Stop: The Elliott Smith Wall (Silverlake, CA)
For anyone who understands the history and significance of this wall (turned into a memorial) can only comprehend how appreciating it was for us to visit this site. The works of Elliott Smith and the tragic death of him will forever be remembered by this memorial. Although it was such a great experience, I felt sadden by the graffiti that covered the wall; the harsh unnecessary remarks of the graffiti just broke our hearts. We left it by signing the wall with our thoughts to him, just as many others have done before. He is a legend and will forever be missed.

Second Stop: Lunch at infamous restaurant, the Ivy on Roberston Blvd. Which by the way, isn't all that wonderful as people made it out to be.

Third Stop: The Shopping
We made is down Melrose and Robertson, here are a couple of the store in which we shopped at:

Last Stop: The Ophreum Theater for a SOLD OUT show for Cold War Kids!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

We Like To Party

So these are a few photographs taken at a friend's birthday party over last weekend. It was a wonderfully fun event!
March 20, 2009
Photographer: Corrie Nakamura
Host: Alexandra Hunt
Location: Yorba Linda, CA

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Through The Looking Glass

A lovely friend of mine shared a little secret with me. He had a little DIY technique for a fisheye lense for standard digital cameras. I'm excited to see what else i'm going to do with this! This photograph was a tester. Apologies for the messy room.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Attempt

Lately i've really been spending too much time on Bona Drag, and it is definitely NOT good! Everything is completely out of my price range. I've been contemplating whether or not to buy this super cute 'hug me tight' necklace, but then I decided to turn it into a DIY project!

Apparent Hannah Sider had the same idea...

I hope mine turns out as good as this one! I haven't done anything like this for awhile, let alone making a jewelry piece...but we'll see! Here's hoping :)

P.S. The lovely Jules of Candy Hearts gave me this wonderful award:

This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. Check up on these writers!The rules are: This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.
I'm tagging:
because you all actually take the time out of your day to read my blog and leave beautiful comments that make my day so worthwhile!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Transgression

In the process of reconstructing some certain aspects of my life-throwing out the bad habits and keeping the good, something just inspired me take on some real changes in my life and to candidly share with you all about my new venture. Oddly enough, I came to this realization after thinking about all of my daily fashion annoyances and how much I just put up with it. It is time to vent! For a comical relief I've decided to put a little something together to share a fraction of a bigger movement I am embarking on.

Sure we change our styles, our likes and dislikes but never have I been seeing such unusual stuff lately in our fashion world. Apart from current mishaps in fashion judgment [yes ok, I’ll speak for myself because some will just not agree with me!] I resurrected some old and current habits that really get on my nerves. Here are some fashion faux pas that resonate with me:

1. Ripped Tights: Gosh, I really do not see the purpose of this whatsoever! Call me old fashion but destroying a perfectly pair of leg wear to me is just sinful!

2. The “Fake Glasses”: We love nerds. Let’s face it, we do! The innocent studious "look" is such a big turn on for us girls (I won't disagee), but to me it seems a bit bizarre to invest into a pair of fake plastic glasses that for the most part, hold every other purpose in the world expect for impaired vision. The concept is just humorous to me.

3. The Baggy Beanie: Alright Alright, so I know people still like to rock this look but come on, i'm just over just seeing this look everywhere.

4. Wristband “Hairtie”: Whoever decided that wearing a hairtie as a jewelry component is seriously twisted! Ok, this may be less of a fashion faux pas than the rest, but I just gotta get it out there…doesn’t it bother anyone else?!

5. The Overly Teased Hair: There is no way this astronomical hair can possibly be natural. I accept the concept of people wanting to rid the flat "I need some volume in my hair" kind of look, but to the extent of giving youself a "permanent bedhead" kind of look seems just too over the top ridiculous!

I feel like such a cynic but I just had to get these thoughts out! Let me know what you think! As anyone else who blogs, I realize that I will come across others who disagree, but just to make it clear-I am in no way wanting to sound condescending or narcissistic. We are all entitled to our opinions, and I fully respect those who do make theirs apparent, regardless if I agree!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Truely, the 'She & Him'

Apparently, first off I guess i'm the only one on Earth that didn't know that Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel were engaged! Talk about being out of the loop...but anyway i'm so happy for them! They're super great together :)

I feel like I haven't blogged in ages, well seriously blogged anyway! I'm a little scared to check the blogroll on my bloglovin'-yesh there is gunna be a million updates! So that will definitely change soon considering I just got a ton of midterms out of the way!

I've been leisurely browsing the net and I came across some things on Bona Drag which has the most esquisite jewelry right now! I've decided that I am going to purchase these, but first i'd like to know what you all think!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Breathe Connie Breathe

Gosh this week has been HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE! I've been super busy studying for exams and turning in projects all week long and I still have two more days to go...

Consequently, i've been missing everyone! But I PROMISE to respond to all of my lovely comments soon, well...once this week is over.

On top of all my school work, I discovered something so sad that was just icing on top of a horrible week. My favorite and wonderful band Copeland announced their tour dates (which I have been counting down the days for!) and stated that they are NOT, I repeat...NOT going to the westcoast, but to the midwest and eastcoast!
All of this is just too much for me to bear, so i've decided that, it being a big possibility- I might just during my spring break hit their Texas show by taking a road trip with friends. It's one thing at least, to look forward during this week. I'm leaving ya'll with one of my favorite photos with me and the lead vocalist, Aaron Marsh :)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Arrival

It is here! I was delighted with my very nicely UO packaged fringe blouse that arrived at my doorstep earlier yesterday! It is just wonderful! Being an indecisive person that I am, I'm contemplating whether or not to wear it tonight. Tonight is a special night, YLFC is hosting a Fashion Show for our non-profit organization to help those who live by in local city. It has been done in the past, and has (so I've heard) had an outstanding turn out! I can not wait to see what it being modeled :) With that news, I'll be posting some photos soon from tonight's event!

Other news, yesterday was a very very interesting night. I participated in a event called 'The Amazing Surburan Race' very similar to the Amazing Race. This event turned out to be very similar to an extreme scavenger hunt, if anyone ever played can voche for me that the things we have to find is ridiculously crazy! There was one task that was so unbelievable that I just HAD to share with my fellow bloggers. The task was to crash a wedding and take a photograph with the bride, and YES we did it!! I've never felt to nervous and guilty in my entire life, but the bride was extremely sweet and opted to participate. The night was definitely one that would go in the books forever! Anyway, i'm leaving you with a photo of us at a local food place resting after a long night of scavengering:

Friday, March 6, 2009


I just wanted to take some time to specially thank those who gave me these fabulous awards over this past week! I'm so flattered that you all love my blog as much as I love visiting all you your pages :)

Thanks to tis serendipity for this award:
I'm so glad that you love it! I hope you visit here more often, I enjoy reading ALL of your lovely comments, and your postings!

Thanks to little miss fhenny for this award:

(P.S. Your blog is FABULOUS too!)

Thanks to Yamila Gonzalez for this award:
Gosh, i love this award Yamila...and it especially means a lot coming from YOU! I love hearing that it has some unique-ness, it is always such a wonderful compliment, ty!

Thanks Again! This is just a 'thank you' post, i'll be posting another regular entry soon!
In the mean time, tell me how your week is going, i'd love to hear all about it! Mine, well...i'm just glad it is the weekend!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Purchase

I came across this hilarious photograph of my friend and I earlier today, and decided I had to share it with you all :)

I felt so unproductive today, and I looked at my closet and realized that I was just getting bored with my wardrobe again...
I couldn't help myself when I went on UO online today and saw this Silence & Noise Fringe Cami, it was a steal!
I can not wait for it to come in :)

Another interesting thing to address, among my complete nothingness of today I came across this video of Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice. Anyone who is a fan has to watch this is completely random and crazy. Amongst the obvious 'funny' factor of it, Miss Lewis still gives such a great performance: