Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend.

To be honest, Thanksgiving has always been one of my least favorite holidays. I get the whole importance of recognizing all that you are grateful for, but I think that this should be done daily and often. Also, Thanksgiving is centered around a lot of food, which is never a good thing. It signifies the beginning of the season of weight-gain and of loose fitting knit sweaters and leggings.Unlike your birthday, where you have to wear a tight, hot dress, the 4th of july, where you have to parade in a patriotic-themed bikini, and Halloween, where you have to party in an almost non-existent costume, this holiday doesn't call for dieting or working out (I'm not saying I do this, because I obviously don't, but I think it is a good incentive).With turkeys, hams, mashed potatoes, pies, and countless other desserts, it calls for traditional over-eating all the way up until Christmas at the earliest. 

This year, Thanksgiving was more fun than ever before. Being the least domestic girl my age that I know, I was very proud of myself of actually making a little something something for my family's Thanksgiving dinner,with the help of my cousin, Miranda Fortich. This year, we made Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Kiss Cookies and are planning on doing this whole dessert-baking a Thanksgiving tradition.

Looks like it could be on Pinterest!

Also, another way to look forward to Thanksgiving is to have a cute outfit picked out. A cute outfit improves any situation because it makes you feel better about yourself. You don't sit on the couch feeling like a total granola, and instead, you socialize and talk to everyone because you want them to look at you... I know you do this, too. This is what Miranda and I wore to our Thanksgiving dinner:

Left (Mine): Lush tank top with crochet back, 2nd hand fringed maxi skirt found at Crossroads Trading Co., wooden Jeffrey Campbell wedges, Mom's old Dooney&Burke shoulder bag.
Right (Miranda's): 2nd hand white leather cropped jacket, Forever21 lace tank top, Hi-low wine colored skirt from a boutique on Melrose Ave., taupe patent leather Steve Madden chunky heels

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Carrie in the closet, Charlotte on the streets, Miranda in the classroom, Samantha in the sheets.

The other night my roommates and I stayed in like potatoes and sat on the couch, dumping frozen Oreos in cups of fat-free milk. To our pleasure, Sex and the City 2 was on, with our very familiar friends, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda ridiculously adventuring around Abu Dhabi, the only city I know of in the Middle East thanks to the movie itself. For me, the movie is like the offspring between the Discovery Channel and the E! Network all in one, teaching its viewers about the culture and geography of an unknown land and being as funny as Chelsea Handler with the clothes shown on the latest Best Dressed on Fashion Police.

From watching it, I realized that Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda were all living the lives I wish I could be and should be living- flirting with lots of guys, traveling the world, and dancing at the hottest clubs. And more importantly, wearing the most obnoxiously amazing clothes. Almost everything on the backs and feet of each woman (wearing Louboutins while riding camels... like what. do. you. mean.?!) is something I want in my own closet.. Yes, even Miranda's clothes! In this movie, the makers were kind enough to replace her stuffy, boring, "I like women" screaming threads for ones that actually make her seem cool enough to hangout with the other 3 completely straight, sexually attractive, and charismatic ladies in the group.

Like.. really?!

I want this.

Sexy as always.

See? Less dykey.

If I were Aiden, I'd be all on that too.
MEANT TO BE. and only Carrie could wear that.
The only reason I'd ever want to be the age of 40.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The 2011 Million Dollar Bra- The Fantasy Treasure Bra

Every year since 1996, Victoria's Secret has created "the Million Dollar Bra". This year, Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom's amazingly beautiful and hot wife and baby momma, had the pleasure of walking down the runway in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in this year's edition. This London Jewelers designed jewel-encrusted bra is adorned with over 3,400 precious gems and 142 karats of white and yellow diamonds, valuing it at 2.5 million dollars. The bra, called "the Fantasy Treasure Bra", completed the supposed "ice peacock" look that the Australian bombshell rocked. To me, it looks like something a virginal mermaid princess would wear, with the light, ocean-like colors, and the pearl details. Why am I so obsessed with bedazzled lingerie?! It's a problem.

I may be biased with my love of sea-inspired things, mermaids, and sparkly, ridiculously expensive underwear, but whatever. In my opinion, this year's million dollar bra is the best one yet. Take a look at the others from the past years:

1996: Claudia Schiffer in Million Dollar Miracle Bra ($1 mil)

1997: Tyra banks in Diamond Dream Bra ($3 mil)
1998: Daniela Pestova in Dream Angel Fantasy Bra ($5 mil)
1999: Heidi Klum in Millenium Bra ($10 mil)
2000: Gisele Bundchen in Red Hot Fantasy Bra ($15 mil)
2001: Heidi Klum in Heavenly Star Bra ($12.5 mil)
2002: Karolina Kurkova in Star of Victoria Fantasy Bra ($10 mil)
2003: Heidi Klum in Very Sexy Fantasy Bra ($11 mil)
2004: Tyra Banks in Heavenly "70" Fantasy Bra ($10 mil)
2005: Gisele Bundchen in Sexy Splendor Fantasy Bra ($12.5 mil)
2006: Karolina Kurkova in Hearts on Fire Diamond Fantasy Bra ($6.5 mil)
2007: Selita Ebanks in Holiday Fantasy Bra ($4.5 mil)
2008: Adriana Lima in Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra ($5 mil)
2009: Marisa Miller in Harlequin Fantasy Bra ($3 mil)

2010: Adriana Lima in Bombshell Fantasy Bra ($2 mil)
Whether you are contemplating on what else these millions of dollars could have gone to- like helping children in Zimbabwe or saving the polar bears in Alaska, having the urge to rub one out in the bathroom, or immediately feel insecure and inadequate as a woman, I'm sure you've had enough of these perfect, not-human beings. As for me, I'm gonna go throw up my dinner now.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I'm the Rainbow Fish, duh!

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

"A long way out in the deep blue sea there lived a fish.

Not just an ordinary fish, but the most beautiful fish in the entire ocean. His scales were every shade of blue and green and purple, with sparkling silver scales among them.

The other fish were amazed at his beauty. They called him Rainbow Fish. “Come on, Rainbow Fish,” they would call. “Come and play with us!” But the Rainbow Fish would just glide past, proud and silent, letting his scales shimmer."

 Long story short, the Rainbow Fish was the most beautiful fish in the whole ocean, with his glittery scales of blues and greens and purples and silvers and what not. He had no friends because he did not want to share his scales with the other less glamorous fish. In the end, he realizes that he should share and make friends.. which is more important than being lonely and beautiful. In my opinion, Rainbow Fish should have looked for better looking friends so he didn't have to dress down and change himself... But I guess that wouldn't make a good children's book.

For Halloween, I decided to be Rainbow Fish- the selfish, lonely one that still had all her scales. I was inspired by the crystal-encrusted bodysuits on my previous post on the Spring 2012 line of Dolce & Gabbana.

 This looks like Rainbow Fish right? No? Just me? Ok. Either way, I found it a good excuse to wear a sparkly bodysuit. Although it would have been much easier and more preferable to purchase this hot, little number, I don't think even 100 of my paychecks could pay for it. So instead, I attempted to make one. I originally wanted to rhinestone & bedazzle the whole thing, in an intricate pattern like the one here, but I don't have enough time what with work, interning, and school. I'm just such a busy girl with a cool, busy life, you know. Throwing that plan out the window, I bought high-waisted underwear, a bra that had crochet-like fabric under it, and lots & lots of glitter- blues, turquoises, purples, silvers.

And it came out like this- minus my equally glitterfied pumps (and yes, I am aware my pictures make me look like a self-obsessed camera whore) :

My version.

I even look like I'm in the ocean! ;)
At the end of the night.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012

For a while now, I have been wanting to start a new blog. With all the inspirational fashion photos and people I see daily, I need some place to document it all. I totally sucked at my travel blog while studying abroad in China... so hopefully this one gets a little more care and attention. After all, with less time traveling and going to the best clubs in one of the largest cities, I should be able to blog every once in a while. Maybe this one will actually be interesting.

My 1st post is on Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 2012 crystal-encrusted bodysuits. After joining, I was able to see these pictures from the Milan runway of this year's fashion week. I immediately fell in love and more than anything wished that my father invented post-its or poptarts, my mom was Philippine royalty, or whatever random thing gets you ridiculously rich. That way, I would be able to buy these hot, flashy pieces of perfection and parade them around in some color-complementary pumps in my mansion or for my non-existent boyfriend or wherever you wear crystal-encrusted bodysuits...