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.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Monthly Review- January 2009

I thought it would be interesting to do a monthly thing on my obsessions of the month. I have no clue if it will work out or not, but I'll see what I can.


Space For Rent- Who Made Who
I was actually recommended the remix by Nat, and I loved the original as much too! It's so addicting. The lyrics may be not that amazing, but the beat is just great.


Ecote Studded Slingback
I saw these a while back, and I thought they'd be a great addition to my summer wardrobe. They're very much me, and plus, they're not boots, so my feet won't be dying this summer.


Jay's Beautiful Face
Must love Jay from The City. And also, just for my integrity, I hate MTV, but I love The City.

(Oh, by the way, saw Bride Wars today. Surprisingly good! It was a really sweet movie, if you want to see it.)

p.c.: 1, 2

(2/1/09: YES!! THE STEELERS WON!! I'm exstatic right now. Amazing, just amazing.)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I dream an outfit.

What I'll wear this spring.

My birthday is on the first day of spring. 2 months and 1 week to go...

Tank: Net-A-Porter, Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Hat: Forever 21 (no longer available), Clutch: Forever 21, Boots: Oak NYC

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jason Wu, your love from me has gone up 200%.

Sorry for the delay in posts. I hate finals. But, I guess the studying paid off. I got 100% on my math final. But I'm a history person...weird.

But, anyways, I fell in love with Michelle Obama's dress. It was FANTASTIC. I knew she'd probably pick a dress from Jason Wu or Thakoon, so I was happy with the choice. I died when I saw it. She was stunning!

What did you think?

Plus, while in school pre-inauguration (I was in World History. We were obviously watching something related to the inauguration), I said something along the lines of, "Oh my gosh! Her outift is so pretty!" That phrase just prompted one of my friends to freakishly blow up at me about materialism and how she hates fashion people. It made me think, "Is fashion just materialism?" I never looked at fashion from that point of view. Has anyone else had an experience similar to this? I'm slightly freaked about my encounter, if you ask me.

Thanks for all the fantastic feedback for the last post! Each made me smile.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I should be studying, but I got tagged. I'm it.

I had no school today. Yeah, the -3 temperatures might have had something to do with it.

But, that means all my finals are pushed back a day. Now, I have to think about all 5 of my subjects, not 3! I'm upset, but I needed an extra day to study.

Anyways, I was tagged by the lovely Nat to do some surveys. She had a ton, so I might as well procrastinate and do them all.

5 things about myself:

1. I am not just a fashion freak. I love art too! I'm not really talented at art, but I can shade with pencil better than most, so I guess that's alright. But, I hope to major in art history (and journalism/liberal arts) someday because of this interest.
2. I participate in a lot of school stuff. I'm in nearly every theater-related club, I'm features editor on the school newspaper, I'm possible student director/asst. director of all school productions, and I help out a ton with my school's exchange program with Thailand. Yes, I have a LOT on my shoulders.
3. I read a ton of books about 60s era things and people. I recently requested The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test from the library, and my friend, who works at my local lib., called me while shelving books to ask me if I checked out 20+ books on hippies. The funny part was that I didn't.
4. My favorite pair of shoes are my boots. They're gorgeous, but I hate to wear them through the snow because ironically, I'm afraid they'll be ruined.
5. My favorite perfume is Coco Mademoiselle.

4th Picture in my File Folder

It's actually I screenshot I took from Facebook (I don't have Facebook anymore), and to protect my friends' identity, I won't post it. But, the next one's of Alexa Chung. (I realize that none are of me, but I have quite the mix of photos.)

Six Things That Make Me Happy

1. My mum, my sister, my baba (essentially my grandma, but I'm Russian) and my friends. It's pretty much self-explanatory that I love them dearly.
2. My music. To name off the top five: Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets, Strokes, Beatles, Velvet Underground. But lately, I've gotten into a lot of Lissy Trullie and Late of the Pier.
3. Jim Sturgess. He's too gorgeous. I go on fan sites to see if they're any new photos of him. He's actually quite fashionable too, so I love to see what he's wearing.
4. CHOCOLATE. You can say I'm a chocoholic.
5. The History Boys. It's easily my favorite movie of all time, and I love to watch it. And plus, Sam Barnett is adorable.
6. And obviously, fashion. Or style. Street style. I guess that's 3 items within one; whoops!

Ten Honest Things About Myself

1. I think about college/the future way too much. I am hoping either NYU or some art school with art history. Considering the way I hate school now, I literally want to skip a year and graduate next year.
2. I hate Miu Miu. DESPISE! I cannot stand Prada either. Something about Miuccia Prada makes me cringe.
3. One of my pet peeves about bloggers is that their fashion is not really them. It's just a rebellion against the world around them. Every post is along the lines of, "Oh, I just dress like this because I hate the kids at school, and they make fun of what I wear. I just smile whenever they do and keep wearing it." It just makes me think, why do you have a fashion blog if all you care about is being different? And if you haven't noticed this, it's probably because you're one of them.
4. My favorite accessory is my class ring. It doesn't look similar to a class ring at all (we had several choices of what we wanted), and I wear it every time I go out. It's really pretty, and I love it.
5. I have a huge fear of nails, especially when you rip up carpet and the nails are standing straight up. Weird, but I cringe whenever I think about it.
6. I have a guilty pleasure of Queer Eye. I watch it whenever it's on.
7. I am such a picky eater. It's rediculous. I remember at the beginning of the year when my friend asked what food I liked, I could listed them all, and it was a very short list.
8. I drink way too much water and orange juice.
9. I used to be a severe tomboy who never cared about fashion. That was a while ago.
10. My skin is my baby. I would never do anything to hurt it at all. I wear SPF all the time and have vowed not to smoke in order to retain my skin's healthiness.
Now, I tag Brit, Lydia, Qin, Malena, and anyone who feels like doing this. Please tell me if you did though! I would love to hear your responses!

photo credit (and if you need help translating the captions, my Spanish isn't half bad haha)

PS: 1/20/09- I won't be able to comment back until maybe Thursday. So, don't feel like you've been neglected. And wow, the Inauguration was amazing. GO OBAMA!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Finals & Other Stuff

So, my first final's on Friday, and gosh, I'm behind on studying (I basically spent the weekend studying for two tests today). I might be off here for a little bit, so please don't think I've gone to another dimension or something.

But, nothing but musical has gone on in my life. I saw the Yale Wiffenpoofs (their male a capella group) at my sister's school on Saturday, and they were awesome. Being a huge Gilmore Girls fan, I was psyched to see them. I even got to talk to them afterwards! I wish I had pictures, but it would be slightly creepy to put a group of guys dressed in tuxs on my blog. But, I googled their official site, if you're really that interested...

And thanks for all your feedback on the shoe post! I really don't think the comment box for the Jarvis Cocker one worked (say what!?), so boo Blogger.

Also, the awesome Brit published a post on her Xanga blog inspired by my shoe thing! Please check it out.

But, I'll be back probably next Thursday. So, be patient, my dears. Ta ta!

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Cool People: Jarvis Cocker

I am a HUGE fan of Jarvis Cocker. When I say I've been pining his solo album for ages, I mean it. "Fat Children" has been a favorite of mine for over a year, and "Common People" (by Pulp...which he was lead singer of) ranks in my personal top 10 favorite songs. He is, personally, quite witty, and he's such a great character off of the performing stage.

And plus, he and Camille Bidault-Waddington are just so awesome together. They're even on my English binder.

Discotheque Confusion did a post on them and their opinions on fashion just recently. I thought it was very interesting, if you want to read it here.

(I thank you all for your advice on the shoes. It's much appreciated!)

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(Hey, does the comment box work? Or is it schitzo?)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I need shoes.

Talk about me being busy! I apologize for not being to comment back a ton of people. It's called musical starting.

But, anyways, I looked at my closet floor the other day, and I realized how poor of a shoe collection I own. I need to stock up on shoes. My last shoe purchase, I believe, was a pair of Converses. Not bad, I must admit, but I need some more stylish shoes.

But, any affordable suggestions?

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PS: Thanks for all the comments everyone.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

You're the inspiration.

2009 must be different for me, even though my New Year's sucked. I think it's a time for change for me, a great opportunity. I donated half my wardrobe the other day. So, duh, this girl needs inspiration. (Oh, and speaking of the title, I hate Chicago.)

(PS: Did anyone watch The City? I hate MTV, but I watched it for a review for my school newspaper. But, wasn't Jay adorable? He reminded me of a slummy Jim Sturgess...who is mine, by the way. And Olivia Palermo using The City to climb her way to the top? I might have to tune in next week.)

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