Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sliding Stars

It was a really great time out yesterday; we went down to LA for the first time in months and swung by Buffalo Exchange on the way over. We went to Downtown Disney as well (it's kind of obligatory) where we nommed on beignets and fought through crowds of high school kids on group trips. Nothing against it, it looks like a cool trip, but I can't help but feel frustrated getting through a flock of kids in matching shirts standing near the restrooms.
Day three of the song challenge: a song that makes you happy! 

Lovelovelove Marina and the Diamonds! My room mate introduced her to me, and I've been hooked ever since. The song's great, but I honestly think my favorite part is the music video. :3

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Word for Word

Dress: Kimchi (Buffalo Exchange)
Belt: F21

Dress+belt...that's pretty much my summer uniform. Trying to get around to wearing shorts and tees more often, but I've gotten used to being kinda fancy all the time. Nothing wrong with either, of course. XD

So, day two of the music challenge is "your least favorite song". It took a while (because there are few songs I really dislike), but I finally found the one:

For some reason, this song ALWAYS turn up on my professor's Pandora playlists, and it drives me nuts. I must have heard this song 6 times in Graphic Design class alone. :|

Friday, May 20, 2011

Cruel Summer

Dress: Modcloth
Cardigan: Target
Belt: F21

It's sooooo much colder here than in Florida! The days are overcast, there's mist and rain and's kind of a bummer. In any case, at least I get to break out my sweaters and tights again.

In any case, I'm really happy to have more time to work on personal art and that kind of thing...even though, ironically, all I feel like doing is watching cable. I'm getting things done, but a lot slower than I thought I would.

Anyway I saw this challenge posted on Kelinda's blog (from Mind Sticker), and it sounded like loads of fun! It's a 30 Day Music Challenge, starting with your favorite song:

When I was a kid, ALL I listened to was KISS. They're still my favorite band, and they were my first concert as well! I used to really like the intro to this song in particular (it's kind of rare to hear it; usually they use it as an intro to "She"). :D

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Slacker!'s been a month since my last post. o.o
Things were just as busy as I thought they'd be wrapping up the end of the year, and even though I've been home for about two weeks I just haven't gotten around to posting. Ah, well, I'm posting now (finally).

We went out to Solvang a few days ago and had a great time out; Solvang's this little town with a heavy Dutch/German feel. Lots of cute houses, German-style bakeries and great boutiques. We had ebelskivers (tiny German doughnuts covered in jam and powdered sugar) and coffee and had a look around, so it was a great afternoon. :D

I also started up a seperate blog for art!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Almost There

Sooo...been doing a lot of packing recently for my move back home over the summer break. Sometimes I just wish I could stay here until the next semester starts up again instead of looking into storage units and flights back to CA. I miss my family loads, but still, I'm completely worn down from everything that's happened recently and wish there was an honest-to-goodness break.
Since my outfits lately have been essentially tees with shorts (it stops the bf complaining about wearing "granny dresses and cardigans" anyhow XD), here's some sketchy stuff I've been working on.

These are some watercolor 3-minute gestures we did in class (the model was awesome):

Rough sketch for my sis:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Marchin' On

 (this is one of my favorite necklaces friends never get the reference at first)
Tank, Sweater: Target
Skirt: Modcloth
Necklace: Disney Couture

Aaaaaand the flu is gone! Just in time for the teachers to start bugging us with final projects and essays (at least I'm ready :P). Yesterday was Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's, so a gaggle of my friends and I partook of the free-ness. It's so weird to go someplace without your wallet, but it was pretty cool too. I got Half-Baked, which I'd never had before (shocking, right??), then we walked over to the beach. A few of us jumped in, but I'm a wimp and I hate having wet clothes. And the skirt was new. XD

Speaking of the's going to be a new favorite. I'm in the process of weeding out a lot of my black clothing (soooo much), and I realized I have no colored skirts whatsoever. So, this seemed pretty cheerful, and I really like the buttons (and pockets!). I'm thinking it's comfy enough to wear on the plane ride home to CA next month, you guys do that? Plan out traveling outfits? I have three flights to get there, but I'm not seeing my family for the first time in months wearing a t-shirt and jeans. XD

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dream on Repeat

Dress: F21
Belt: Target
Shoes: Poetic License

Sooo....this last week has been pretty strange. I've been hit up with just about every kind of flu and cold symptom (included the dreaded sore throat) and have spent most of my "spare time" (I did have to miss a class or two) laying around watching Twilight Zone. It felt like I was in some sort of time bubble, and now it doesn't feel like Friday at all. o.o
In any case, I'm doing a lot better. I have lingering traces of a sore throat, but I'm hoping to have that knocked out with lemon tea and cough drops.
(Anyone have any at-home remedies...? I read somewhere that a dill pickle worked?)

Completely off-topic: I love these shoes! I never really considered myself a "shoe" person until I saw some Poetic License pairs. They're so OTT and lovely that they just called to me...this pair is more tame, definitely, but I can't wait to wear them out more when I have my sea-legs back.

Ohhh, this project was due way-back, but I'm pretty happy with it and thought I should post some more recent art:
It's the mock-concert poster for my Graphic Design class (I picked Rasputina). No grades back yet, but I have my fingers crossed!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

That Velvet Sun

I hate that thing my jaw swerves to the side when I take pics. :P

Romper: Buffalo Exchange
Sweater, belt, shorts: Target
Shoes: Faith

So, not sure if it's too noticable, but I redesigned the blog a little! I'm a lot happier with it now. :D

We're in the middle of a tornado warning in my county, so I'm holed up in my dorm right now waiting for the wind and rain to let up. We had a hurricane warning at the beginning of the semester and it blew over pretty quick (no pun intended), so I'm not too worried. Right now, I'm just mad that the storm is making the internet run slow....
We just had a big test in my art history class last night, so my roomie and I plan on chilling out tonight and watching Tangled. I loooove that movie; saw it in theaters twice (but I think I saw Up three of four times) and bought it yesterday. I really want to dress up as Rapunzel for Halloween sometime. :3

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Holy Smokes

Yep, still here. I can't believe I thought things would be dying down around this time last week. :o

On the upside, got an "A" on my last illustration (for reasons completely unknown to me...), which is pretty cool for me because last year the same teacher gave me a B as my highest grade. It just feels like a pretty measurable amount of success to me, so I'm basking while I can. :D

Bridesmaid business is driving me up the wall as well; my sister and I are the Best Man and Maid of Honor (respectively) in my older sister's wedding. It's actually sort of ironic, because all of us are generally pretty laid back until it really counts, in which case we go into panic mode. Anyhow, my olde sister's color scheme is...brown and green. Nothing against it, but finding cute, inexpensive-ish brown or green dresses is such a task in itself. But, based on the bride's love of vintage-styled dresses, I think I found the perfect one!

Pretty, right?? So, it just needs to go through...three levels of approval in the wedding heirarchy. But first, a nap.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I love....Colleen Atwood

Ha, all my outfits have been pretty lame lately. Haven't been feeling too fab, and there's really no point fancying-up for three hours of oil painting every other day, right? So, here's my first attempt at a "feature"...or at least a fill-in. :'D

You've probably guessed that I'm into art, and that I like, combining these two interests into one fantastic celebrity is...Colleen Atwood!

She has such an amazing sense of design, and a taste for theatrics which I find completely inspiring. Whenever there's a movie featuring her beautiful designs, I can't keep myself away from the theater.
She's worked on everything from Memoirs of a Geisha to Sweeney Todd to Little Women, and I feel her designs lend such an air of uniqueness to a movie which few other costume designers can match.

Design for Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd)

Sleepy Hollow

Memoirs of a Geisha

Monday, March 21, 2011

Night Sky

Dress: Ryu via Midcloth
Sweater: F21
Socks: Betsey Johnson
Boots: Spotted Moth
Wowww...I really haven't made a post in a while. I promised myself that I'd post on Friday, but things just got crazy busy and I'm just getting around to it now. :P
I submitted some of my illustrations with decent grades to the "Best of" show...didn't get in , but I really wasn't expecting to. After walking through the submission room, there was no way my pitiful drawings would get put up alongside of the glorious art from the upperclassmen. Ah, well, figured I'd at least give it a shot, then try again next year.

This is one of the dresses I got from the Cabin Fever sale Modcloth had a few months ago. I'm enamored with Ryu dresses (so much lace!), so to see it at such a great price really made my day. It's really comfy as well...even if it is a bit too dark for a Florida summer. :/

Here's what I've been up to art-wise:

It's a sketch for a music poster we're working on in my Graphic Design class (Melora Creager from Rasputina). The actualy poster is in a different direction entirely now, but I kind of like this one and thought I'd post it anyhow.
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Room service

Our fantastic room at the Port Orleans. :)

 Towel art! I wouldn't let my dad or sister touch them until I could take pics.
See? I do play video games. At times. 

Here's a few pictures from my Spring Break! We stayed at my favorite hotel and stuffed our faces with beignets and coffee every morning, then pretty much shopped and played video games for the rest of the time. 
I obviously didn't get a lot of work done (like I know I should've...), but it's just so nice to have time off with your family. Even though the Spring semester ends in less than two months for me, I'm still feeling a bit homesick...just for my family, definitely not for the dank coast of California (nothing against CA, it's just that where my family is happens to be the oft spoken-of "place where the sun doesn't shine"). In ny case, they plan on joining me over here and taking on 9 months of beautiful summer weather, which is completely awesome. Until then, though, I get to enjoy it by myself. :/

Sunday, March 13, 2011

You're So Sweetly

Dress: Lush
Belt: Target
Jacket: F21

Eeek! A post?? 
So, yeah, break ends today and we're back to classes tomorrow. However, I had a great time with my family at Disneyworld and Busch Gardens (pictures soon!). It was weird having the dorm to myself last night; everything seemed so quiet after being with my dad and sister all week. We're pretty loud and we laugh a lot, so the silence was a little strange.
This is just what I wore today to go grab some groceries...the denim jacket seemed like a good idea before I left since it was breezy, but it being Florida, the sun came out suddenly and it got ridiculous. Ah, well, I'm sure I'll get to use the jacket soon anyhow. :/

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Black and White

Blouse, Skirt: H&M
Belt: Modcloth (from the Floral Designer Dress)

Spring break is nearly in full swing; my family arrives in a few hours and I get to stop lazing around the dorm waiting. I think I've gotten quite a bit done with all the free time away from classes, but not nearly as much as I want to. That seems to be a common theme with breaks, especially when I start trying to plan out big ol' projects. Nope, they never get done (or started).
 Still, though, it's nice having free time, even if I'm insanely bored most of the time. At least I cleaned the room....? I guess that counts for something.