About Me

I am an individual stuck in a rut who loves to re-name her 21 cats in the cabin she lives in at the edge of that god-awful forest on the other side of China that no one can reach.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


For me, I've really changed in 2008.
a) I ditched hoodies. Whoo-hoo!
b) I gained a ton of great friends.
c) I've moved my blog from Xanga to Blogspot.
d) I'm just busier.

Really, I like the change, but I'm not gonna go on about that.

Gin's Style of '08:
a) Alexander Wang I've become OBSESSED with Alexander Wang. I know I sound similar to every fashionable girl out there, but there's a reason why he is so popular. I think I might have to find an AW shirt alternative at American Apparel.
b) Skinnies I don't care what trends might say; I still love my skinny jeans. I love H&M and Cheap Monday brands the best. I'm actually wearing Cheap Mondays right as we speak.
c) Studs I've always had a fetish for studs, but now, I can wear them without being ridiculed. I wish I could afford find better studded cuffs (I hate the Hot Topic ones), but I am learning to DIY them.
d) PS1 Purse My need for a PS1 purse has semi-replaced my dream for a Birkin. I mean, a PS1 is no Birkin, but it's pretty close. I love how casual it is.
e) Christian Louboutin Astraqueens My number one most needed/loved shoe right now. All my friends know this is the shoe I want. Could someone just buy them for me, please?
f) Gloves I love gloves! They work with anyone's style! I especially love the ones pictured from Rodarte. They're over $500, but I know I can create them for just $15 or along those lines.
g) Blazers I've loved blazers since the 7th grade, but I haven't found a decent one for me. Now that they're really popular, I can get them anywhere. I'm so happy.

Oh, and here were the songs I listened to way too often in '08.
1) Anything by the Last Shadow Puppets
2) Je Veux Te Voir- Yelle
3) Cross Your Fingers- Laura Marling
4) Across the Universe soundtrack
5) L'Accordeoniste- Edith Piaf
6) Who- Five O'Clock Heroes feat. Agyness Deyn
7) Great DJ- The Ting Tings
8) Kids- MGMT (best MGMT; totally beats Electric Feel's ass)
9) Guess Who Batman- Lily Allen (It's called F**k You on her new album)
10) Bye Bye Blackbird- Josephine Baker
11) Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered- Sam Barnett
12) M79- Vampire Weekend
13) This Charming Man- Smiths
14) Holland 1945- Neutral Milk Hotel
15) These Days- Nico

There is so much more, but I felt as though it'd overwhelm the post.

So, as I hope you realized, this is my last post of 2008. My friend's father is not doing so well in the hospital, and she needs her friends with her. Depending on what happens, I don't know when I'll repost.

And I just remembered; I have finals I need to pass in 2 weeks. Ew.

But happy new year everyone!

12/31/08: So, thinking makeover of site in the new year, eh? See some changes before my next post.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

To maintain my integrity...

I recieved my Teen Vogue in the mail today. (I silently "woot"-ed. I had just come back from Marley and Me. That's for another post...)

But, I open up to the music section and see this amazing band I've been gushing over for weeks upon weeks. (And yes, I'm this selfish...)

I KNEW LATE OF THE PIER BEFORE YOU! I've been spreading the joys of the "Focker" music video for weeks, and I've had "Space and the Woods" on my Myspace for ages.

So, don't think I'm a poser when they eventually (and hopefully not) become popular here in the US.

And there was Nickel Eye too. Nikolai Fraiture is awesome...

Oh, and if they're a British Cobra Starship, please warn me amist my embarassment...

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hair obsession

If you saw my hair ever, which you will hopefully soon, maybe, who knows, you will know that I have huge curly hair. Well, no afro, but it's Erin Wasson on volumizing steroids.

But, those who read Drop Knowledge Not Bombs (ah-hem-BRIT-ah-hem) know I'm so obsessive over haircuts. And I'm thinking of maybe getting one in a month or so or whatever, but I always seek advice from the fashionable crew first. Yes, that means you.

So, what about this bang? It's similar to what my hair is...?

Okay, POINTLESS POST. Respond if you'd like.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

We wish you a Merry Christmas...today...

Well, I got an early Christmas present from mi padre.

Isn't it pretty?

Well, actually, I've been pining it for a while, and I actually bought it WITH my dad. So, yeah, does it make sense now?

But, I'm really so androgynous, and this bag adds a bit of my happy flair plus adds some color to my grey/navy/black wardrobe.

(It's actually not the benign red you always see. It's really different and beautiful.)

(And it's Marc by Marc Jacobs, easily one of my favorite brands...)

Well, that's all I have to say. Christmas is in...what? 2 DAYS! Excited.

I might update on Christmas or after. Otherwise, happy Chanukah to all Jewish readers out there...

photo credit

EDIT: I got the Canon Powershot for Christmas. Actually, the exact same one I posted (the one that looks like a chocolate bar). Let me say that it looks 10x prettier in real life.
Pictures hopefully soon!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I think teachers are so uncaring of their dear students. They won't even let them get off without piling them all with crap before 2008 ends.

Yes, I am writing my paper at the last minute of forensic sculpting. So what?

But, I probably won't be able to post properly until maybe even Christmas sadly. I have tests all next week...yes, it may be a two day week, but still, look to the first sentance. AND musical auditions are on Saturday, and I may have to be there at 7! IN THE MORNING. Call this world pathetic.

But, just bidding you all well until I return.

photo credit. It's one of my favorite photo sites out there.

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Love/Hate Relationship with Dazed & Confused

So, I have a Myspace. Whoopie. No biggie. (No, you'll not be my friend. Thank you.) But, that's not random; this point will lead to something.

But, maybe 3 months ago, I saw a bulletin from the magazine Dazed & Confused about how they wanted teens for their Teenage Issue. I died, nearly contacted them...and that was before I realized the note "...who live in Great Britain." I died but in a different way this time.

So, now, the issue has come out. I feel awfully that I could not play a part in it. WAH. BUT, the pictures Hedi Slimane are GORGEOUS.

Not only to mention that the guys fall in the same category.

I am now officially jealous of anyone who currently owns this issue. It is currently creeping towards the top of my Christmas list. (I'll have to travel across town to get my hands on it) Tell me how it is if you are one of the several I envy.

Credit: Hedi Slimane Fashion Diary

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

M.O.D. = me?

So, I saw this on Le Fashion a while back, and I couldn't help but thinking how closely this relates to my style.

Considering that I've secretly been pining a PS1 bag for a while...

So, appreciate my style. *sticks out tongue and waves hands beside face*

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PS: I realize that my blog's been quite a bore. It's just over 2 weeks 'til Christmas...bear with me...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

You were my first kiss...

I am in love with Lissy Trullie. No, not in a lesbian way, but I love the music. Both Lissy Trullie and Harley Viera-Newton (yes, she's the bassist!) are so fashion forward.

"Boy Boy" is my favorite, but you can truly appreciate her and the band live.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So, Chanel and Burberry Prorsum were put up on Style.com. I died.

Considering I'm home sick for the second time this week, this pretty much makes my day.

I've always been a Burberry Prorsum fan. Christopher Bailey always delivers. He showed his usual, and I was happy.

But, Chanel pretty much killed me. Being a little Russian girl, I freaked out. I would have worn anything. The jewelry was the best thing ever. I would have even worn the head pieces.

And hello! Karl even made a short film! AH! (Go to chanel.com to watch)

Your opinions?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New Favorite Selby

So, I've been posting just of stuff I love/have fallen in love with (yes, Jim Sturgess will be on here sometime soon), and you must be getting sick of it by this point. But I have no camera. Boo me.

It's 3 weeks and 1 day until Christmas. Be patient!

But, here's the point of my post. I found this amazing Selby of an actress named Alessandra Torresani. Why does this Selby stand out from others? Well, the Hello Kitty memorabilia might play a part in my love of the it.

Click here to read more.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I only can wish...

I never really wanted to have children.

Then, I saw this picture.

How adorable.

(Credit: jakandjil)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Art History Much?

This really is a pointless post. I have nothing to write concerning fashion. Nothing's going on in my world; I'm sick, I'm studying, and I'm writing several pointless papers, including one on forensic sculpting. It's pretty gross once you look at it in depth.

But, I thought I would like to point out the new Art History game on freerice.com. If you didn't know, I love Art History, and I hope to study it in college. But, point saying is that your knowledge of art (and even fashion references) improves because of this game. I now know the difference between a painting by Camille Pissarro and Berthe Morisot, two painters which I got confused with often.

Remember when Klimt was suddenly all the rage in the fashion world about a year ago? Pretty much all his paintings are on there.

And it's Thanksgiving for God's sake. Give to those who don't really have food right now. And yes, feel guilty that you're pigging away on stuffing leftovers.

(Just kidding.)

So, I have nothing to say. Hopefully, I fulfill your somewhat need for a post.

Hope you have a nice rest of the weekend!

Friday, November 28, 2008

home sweet home

I'm too tired and sick (possible bronchitus?) to make another post.

Definitely tomorrow.
And thanks to those who actually cared to comment on my going away post.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

On The Road Again

So, I'm heading to visit family in New York.

I won't be home until Friday, so I'll get back to all your comments then.

But, thank you all so much for the support! I didn't know what type of feedback I would recieve, and I am so glad it was so positive.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

American Apparel Intervention

[5 people are sitting in a half circle with one open seat in the middle. Starting from stage left going to their right: GINNY, a normal girl with wavy brown hair, blue eyes, and pale skin; JORGE, a Hispanic scene kid overstraightened flat jet black hair; DENISE, a shy girl with short blonde bob cut and a bow headband; PASCALE, a red head with a beard, who is wearing WesC headphones and is jamming out to “Holland, 1945” loudly, and, KATE, a 14-year-old girl who tries too hard to channel Cory Kennedy.]

Enter JOAN, intervention head. She looks as though she was a former mannequin for Talbots. She walks out with tablet in hand.

JOAN: Hello everyone, my name is Joan. I will be conducting this inter-I mean "helpful discussion" today.
JOAN: You are all here today to...
JOAN: Excuse me, sir...
KATE [ripping off PASCALE's headphones]: Dude. Woah.
JOAN: Now, may we begin please?
[JOAN pauses in motion and expects response. KATE looks at the cuticles of her nailbeds.]
JOAN: Okay, so you are all here to discuss your addiction to...[Opens tablet] American Apparel?
JOAN: Now, let's go around and state your name and your addiction. This is your first step in recovery.
[Everyone but JOAN groans.]
JORGE: I mean, gosh! That's so stereotypical. If we know why we're here, why can't we just go on with this? I mean, we're already uncomfortable as it is. You know what I mean?
[The word "mean" echoes.]
JOAN: Okay, so, then Jorge, why don't you go first. How did your addiction begin?
JORGE: So, you know, I first saw American Apparel when walking down the street, and I was like, "SO AWESOME!" So, I walked in, and me, being all different and stuff, decided to buy all their Composition T-Shirts. I, like, died, you know?
KATE: I have one of those shi-
JORGE: You know, so then, I kept going back for me, and I was like, addicted, you know? And [GINNY takes out a beat-up copy of Dazed and Confused and opens in the middle and begins reading.] I like orgasm every time I walk in there! IT'S SO-
JOAN: Do you mind?
GINNY: Excuse me?
JOAN: Do you mind putting your magazine away? It's part of the recovery process to listen to those with the same problems as you.
[GINNY stares at JOAN and then puts away her magazine.]
JOAN: As you were saying... [Waves hand to indicate name]
JORGE: The name's Jorge. Anyways, so, it's just SOOO AMAZING! [giggles]
JOAN: All right, Jorge. Now, Reader, what is your story?
GINNY: It's Ginny. I just went there because there's not many places in my town to shop.
JOAN: Is that it?
GINNY: Basically.
JOAN: So, why are you here?
GINNY: My American Eagle wearing friends sent me.
JOAN: Oh, okay. [yawns and attempts to keep my eyes open] So, let's get this over with, shall we? Now, do all of you feel you need to be cured of your addiction?
JOAN: Why?
KATE [slurred lazy speech]: BecauseIfeellikeIammyselfatAmericanApparel. LikeIdon'tknowthefeeling. It'sasthoughI'malive, onheroin. Icannotbelieveit. And...Idon'tknow.
JOAN: Can you repeat, please?
KATE: BecauseIfeellikemeat-
PASCALE [slight lisp]: I don't want to be cured.
JOAN: Why don't you want to-
PASCALE: Pashcale. Because I like American Apparel. I like their Sh-lim Sh-lacks. Oh, did you all hear? The price of Sh-lim Sh-lacks went up to sh-venty four dollarsh!
GINNY: Noooo!
KATE: Why?
DENISE: That sucks.
JORGE: My life is like over.
GINNY: I was saving up for the red ones too.
KATE: Iown3ofthosesosuckit.
JOAN: CALM DOWN EVERYONE! Three deep breaths. One...two...three. Now, let's continue. Now, you [points to DENISE], why American Apparel?
DENISE: I like it.
JOAN: Well...
[As JOAN waits for a response, DENISE produces a blank stare.]
JOAN: Well, as the flyer states, you should not be wearing American Apparel now, has everyone followed this?
PASCALE: Mish, I would have to come naked if you didn't want me to wear American Apparel. It'sh all I have.
JOAN: What?
KATE: Ifyouwantmetostrip, that'sfine.
JOAN: Don't you guys have some real clothing?
[Everyone but Joan gasps.]
[Puts on 30h!3 cap and exits, stage right]
KATE [under breath]: Perv.
[PASCALE glares, puts headphones on and exits stage right]
GINNY: You must at least repect the clothing we have. If you would excuse me...
[Takes PS1 bag and exits. KATE follows]
JOAN [sighs and turns to DENISE]: Well... [points towards exit]
[DENISE gets up and scurries off]

Joan gazes around the circle and puts her head in her hands.

Black out.

End scene.

(Oh, and a small PS: Kate is not supposed to directly depict Cory Kennedy. I know Cory Kennedy probably doesn't want to strip in front of a group of awkward strangers.)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I came, I saw, I conquered

As I procrastinate a paper about guess who--yes, I metaphorically point to the title--I will express my opinion on this:

So, this outfit...
a) is awesome
b) totally me. I would seriously walk out the door in this outfit.

Is it just me or is Cory Kennedy stepping up her game a little bit? Not so sloppy?

So, your opinion?

And thanks for all your comments!! Appreciate it mucho.

Credit: Cory Kennedy's Blog

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Please Buy Me These

So, I'm horrible. No update for forever. I apologize. It was mainly fall play, which closed on Sunday with a fantastic show. Now, I'm catching up on my homework, sadly enough.

So, as I procrastinate, I'll just make something of my shopping list. Well, my DREAM shopping list.

I think of my style as half tomboy, half Brit (the McQueen clutch really puts that out there), and half of my own personality.

Okay, so, it isn't UBER CRAZY UNUSUAL in big neon letters, but it's me at least. I'm confident in what I wear and don't try to either look like a scene kid or Cory Kennedy (who I must admit is very cool, so no offense to her).

And also, you might think Wayfarers are "totally overused" or "out." If you really like them, wear them. By gosh, people! Don't follow trends! Be you.

(That was not intentionally made to sound like a school counselor.)

But, good news. Camera might be a happening thing...after Christmas. At Fall Play, I pretty much fell in love with two versions of the Canon Powershot. But, I like this one:

If you have this or another camera, tell me what you thought!!

Okay, done.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Funny how people change, isn't it?

(Also, OBAMA WON! I'm not going to make an entire post on it though. I'm far too lazy)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Hi, my name is Ginny, Gin for short, hence the name of the site. I'm sophomore in high school...total geek, fashion and theatre wise.

So, my first blog, citychicplease, had a funny name. Isn't this better? That's what I think. And I was slightly impersonal or whatever (my true apologies for that).

But, enough about bad memories. I've loved fashion since the summer after sixth grade (I used to be a HUGE tomboy). I thought it was such a cool world. A bit nostalgic looking back on it...

So, I'll eventually post pictures once I:
a) get a cellular device
b) get a camera.
(My mum does have an SLR, but I'm always so afraid I'll drop it or something).

Hope to talk to you all soon...