Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch.

I know I've pointed out that I'm a sap and a sucker for love, but if you didn't believe me before, you will now. During my sophomore year I decided that I wanted to get a class ring because 1) I wanted something to represent my high school years and who I am/was &2)I just love rings. Deciding on what to put on this ring took me forever, I couldn't decide because once I did, that would finalize it and there would be no turning back, as if it's the end of the world. I'm over-dramatic like that. There has NEVER been a time where someone has asked to see my ring and NOT asked about it. I'm pretty sure I've explained it about 3 million times and each time I get embarrassed doing so.
The first side says Romeo with my graduation year, facing away/outwards.
The side that faces inward towards me says &Juliet with a palette.
&engraved inside is my name.

The story behind my ring goes like this:
Freshman year I fell in love with the play by William Shakespeare, Romeo &Juliet. The way it was written and the words spoken between the two lovers and their admiration for each other just took my heart. It is the root of most love stories today. That's one reason but the next reason is more of why I decided to go with Romeo &Juliet. This ring is worn by me at all  hours of everyday. It's sort of always there to remind me that I deserve nothing less than a Romeo. Someone who has an intense passion and love for me as Romeo did for Juliet. It reminds me that true love is something so rare and special that its more than worth waiting for. There's no need to jump from guy to guy. This ring reminds me to be patient. Therefore the Romeo side faces outwards to represent that Romeo is out there in this world while Juliet faces me. I chose a ruby as the stone because: my birthstone is a diamond and diamonds are no fun, my favorite color it red, &lastly red symbolizes passion and love. Oh gosh, I'm getting embarrassed just typing this. 

Anyone could have gotten their mascot and school name on the sides but I wanted my ring to mean something more to me.


P.s. If you're wondering, the palette represents my passion for art. Whether it be visual, performance, you name it. My life is dedicated to art.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lets have a quickie.

So this post is a quick one. I don't have much time, sorry!

  • So Thankfully, I got straight A's, how? I have NO idea! I got the highest score on my AP Gov test, 121/148 which is an 81% but got an A overall, Zoology &Stats I BOMBED but managed to get A's. overall. I have no idea how I pulled that off but I'm not complaining! It's a new semester and I'm ready for these next 5 months to be done and over with.
  • I watched the Nevada State of State Address. Nevada's governor, Sandoval, is proposing a not so nice budget plan. His plan consists of taking off 5.2% off education spending of an already low budget, per student! (K-12.) It doesn't stop there, oh no, not only that he's cutting 20% spending on high education. Dandy.
  • It's hard to get back to blogging after such a long hiatus and it doesn't help that I am drowned in homework.
  • I plan on going to California to visit the Richard Nixon Library/Museum! History is the best! Knowledge!
Here are a couple pictures taken at my brothers house. He made hamburgers, good times.

My dress is from Buffalo Exchange.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday Sketch on Sunday II

I always plan on showing my sketches on Saturday but then end up being way more busier (or lazier) than I expect. Next one I am determined to make it a Saturday. Or I can just switch the day to Sunday Sketch. We'll see next week won't we now? Anyways, I apologize in advance for the lack of blog posts I will be doing, as you see this week is Midterms here in the Clark County School District and studying comes before blogging! Gasp! I know.
-Wednesday I have my AP Government test.
-Thursday I take my AP Statistics & English Literature H test.
-Finally on Friday I take my Zoology H test.
Currently I rank 16 out of a class of 475 so in order to keep my rank I must get A's! I figured if I do a lot of work and get amazing grades in High School I will have something to fall back on when I pursue my dream of an art inspired life. We'll see, one can only dream. So I leave you here with this, It might be another week until I post again!
Part 1 of 6 part (I think) series of Lady Gaga inspired designs.
First design: Lovegame
Second: Paparazzi
Third: Poker Face


Friday, January 14, 2011

Special Education

Whenever someone asks me what I plan on being I automatically say fashion designer just because it's sort of obvious. I mean, I've wanted to be one since the 8th grade when I first began drawing clothes in Seventeen magazine, but I'm not so sure anymore. Believe me, I have a love for clothing and creating. It's all I've ever wanted to do but I feel like I need to do more. My passion is helping others and doing good. What good can I do with making clothing? I don't feel like making clothes compares to the satisfaction of helping a child with autism or helping an animal back on its feet to be loved and cared for. In 2010 I met an amazing woman who taught me so much about love and faith. Allie Garcia is an angel and has definitely made a mark in this thing I call life! She opened me to a world of humility and generosity. She's a teacher for Special Education and she showed me how beautiful children with special needs are. I don't know. I have no idea what I want to be anymore. All I know is that I want to feel like I'm doing some sort of good in this world.
Sweater - Ross
Dress - Forever 21
Belt - Vintage
Boots - Rack Room Shoes
Earrings - Vintage (from my mother)
Did you check out those earrings?! Cool huh? They were given to me from my mother, she's has them since before she was with my father.
This is my papa! He is the most hostile, stubborn, blunt man I know. But he's also the cuddliest, cutest, corniest, loving man I know. So it tends to even out.


P.s. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Caleb Followill! 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dead Man's Bones

I know my blog is primarily about style and clothing but man oh man this is too great NOT to talk about. A couple years back I watched The Notebook for the first time ever, me being the love sap that I am, it easily became my favorite movie of all time (along with Pride &Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet...see a pattern?) I instantly fell in love with Ryan Gosling, but I mean who didn't? So, naturally, being the creeper that I am, I started to look up more information about him and his life. I found out that he was in a band called Dead Man's Bones. I always told myself that I would look into it but never did. It was just until a couple of days ago that I actually heard a song and boy, did I go crazy! It has an old indie sound to it and it's definitely really weird and eerie. For me to like an artist or band I have to really like the vocals. They have to be different in their own way. Ryan Gosling has a voice of his own that is FOR SURE, plus the cutie Zach Shields? Perfect.

In The Room Where You Sleep - Dead Man's Bones

another song I highly recommend is Dead Man's Bones. Enjoy!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday Sketch on Sunday

Last week my outfits were better than usual. I think I stepped up my outfit game mainly because I've been inspired by Aria. Unfortunately I didn't get to take pictures off all of them because I do have school and work to get done.
Once the weekend came I chose to keep it low key. I like my own presence. I don't know why, but lately I hate hanging out with people. Ever since October I like to do things on my own and be by myself. Is that weird? Anyways, I ended up going into my sewing room and began to unseam a sparkly dress I got at a garage sale for $3. I've decided to make a shirt out of it and buy black lace to add to it . Hopefully I can! I also watched three movies:

  • Half Nelson
  • The Duchess
  • Into The Wild
All were depressing. In Half Nelson Ryan Gosling had a drug problem, In The Duchess Kiera never got to live a happy life and Into The Wild Emile died. Why do I torture myself with such sad movies for some reason I have a love for dramatic movies.

So this sketch is a continuation of the last batch.
This was also inspired by The Killers, Hot fuss.
Both were made during my Junior year student aide class at the counseling office. Enjoy!

Au Revoir,

Thursday, January 6, 2011

We are the P-A-T-R-I-O-T-S!

The school I go to has a certain "uniform." I use the word uniform loosely mainly because they don't necessarily give us exact things to wear but rather more of a guideline. We can only wear the solid colors of red, white, navy blue and khaki to create a more focused and professional work space. Zip/Button up jackets and sweaters are allowed in any color but sweatshirts are meant to be red, white, navy blue & khaki. Oh! &so are tights but thats a little much so I don't follow that one (to be honest I have hard time following most of the dress code rules). It's really easy to blend in and look the same at my school so I attempt to add pizazz to my outfits. Yes, you read right. Pizazz!
This outfit was inspired by Aria from Pretty Little Liars. I know what you're thinking, this isn't something Aria would wear! But considering my restrictions, I think it would be haha.
Striped Sweater - Ross
Navy Blue Tank Top - Rhapsodielle
Khaki Skirt - Rhapsodielle
Brown Socks - Walmart
Black Boots - Rack Room Shoes
Studded Bag (I carry my school stuff in) - from LA
Class Ring - Jostens
Ring on middle finger - Gift from Vanessa
Ring on index - Vintage from my mother
Earrings - Vintage from my mother

Just two little mentions, first, you know on my last post the ring that wraps around my finger? I can't find it! I have another one sort of like it but it's not the same! Let's hope I missplaced it! Second, my class ring has a lot of back story to it but that's for a completely different post. Alright, I have to get off now to study for Statistics and read 3 chapters for a Government test tomorrow!

Au Revoir!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Weekly Television Drama

I'm not one to watch TV on a regular basis. My favorite tv show is The O.C. and thats not even on the air anymore. Heck, I didn't even watch it when it WAS on air! Tv never really could hold my attention enough to go back every week. The only program I watch daily are reruns of The Office. So during the summer when Pretty Little Liars started I was all into it for the first three episodes and then left for Mexico and completely forgot about it! So when I found out that there was a marathon yesterday you better believe I started watching it and now I'm obsessed! I love Aria's style (& love life haha). It's edgy with feminine elements to it and totally rocks! I'm usually afraid of color but have been inspired to explore with it! Until then this is how I looked like on the first Monday back to school.
Sorry for the horrible shots. I take my photos myself so its hard to focus and set the right aperture and shutter speed by your lonesome.
Leather Jacket - Rhapsodielle
Gray Sweater Wrap - Burlington Coat Factory
Dress - Marshalls
Socks - Walmart?
Combat Boots - Boutique in LA
Belt - Vintage
Ring - Sunset Station
Mineral Rock Necklace -swapmeet


P.S. Pride &Prejudice is my love!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Find out what you are, Face to face.

I spent my New Years alone at this little golf course here in Vegas. I first went there for NYE in the 8th grade and never left. I had two blankets in hand and my studded bag on my shoulder and off I went. I stepped on the strategically placed rocks, hopped the park gate onto the golf course and began walking in the dark to my spot. From there you can see the whole Strip and I watched the fireworks from there. It was refreshing. I got there at about 11pm and began listening to the whole album Only By The Night by Kings of Leon. I ended 2010 and began 2011 listening to the same song, my favorite song ,Cold Desert. I'm pleased to know that I'm not afraid to face life "alone." I create my own happiness.
Anywho, to ring in the new year I am posting a sketch of mine, hopefully to inspire me to start sketching again because I have been in a serious funk.
These designs were inspired by listening to The Killers, Hot Fuss. Enjoy!

Au Revoir,