Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello there...
I'm no longer updating this blog for the time being, so hop on over to
to read and see my journey in Paris for the next 3 1/2 months as I attend 
Make Up Forever Academy!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

LOOKS. packing for paris is a daunting task. im only staying a little over three months...but i have no idea what to prepare for. going to try to keep it simple, with only the essentials, and lots of pieces that can be worn a million ways. 

LE SIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010


LEAVING. leaving with no specific or direct expectations, keeping it as organic as possible. "moving peacefully/naturally" as my new korean friends say.

when i think about the fact that i am actually leaving in two weeks my heart stops....i know i will miss the little things (like starbucks, target runs, awesome sales!!) & of course my friends and family.

keep me in your thoughts and visit often for updates ! :)
A bientot!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


BOYS. looks like fun


i'm off giving some out of towners a tour of chicago....they want to ride a boat all around the city. im sweating even thinking about it....
i have ten layers of sunscreen and foundation cause theres no way im coming back with new freckles on my face!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


SUMMER NIGHTS. my brother left for nyc yesterday and i am once again the only child in the house! (woohoo?)
this picture was taking last friday at spybar where a-trak//fools gold played.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

summer nyc

spent the first week of july in nyc visiting my brother!!

too lazy to post up pics all at once xP
took this pic in williamsburg (first time there!)
i really liked brooklyn and i hope to spend more time there the next time im there!

oh, and it was M's first time in nyc (besides going as a child) and it was fun rediscovering the city!
so tired thinking about all the walking we did....

Monday, July 12, 2010


if there is anything i learned this week, it's that laziness = many regrets. 

my childhood friend passed away from cancer this weekend. i had no clue she was that sick....she has never been the type to let others know she is in pain or suffering. 

there are so many "what if(s)...." that i can ask myself, but i'm reminded by the beautiful life my friend created: bringing joy to others through her half mooned eye smiles, her loving husband, and beautiful daughter. she used this time on earth to create a happy life for herself and her family and her love will continue through these people

we love you, we miss you, and we're happy that you are no longer suffering. our angel.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

sorbet and cherries

that's what i think of when i look at this!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Going to NYC next week. can't wait to see my brother !!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I need to stop drinking and going out (never!). I say the stupidest shit I know I'll regret when I drink!
dangerrrrrrrous. my poor friends :/ love you guys.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

all i want to do is drink and roll around. (whats new)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


long time no see!
i'm officially on break and enjoying my summer before paris!!!

ph credits: M

had a fun weekend at sturgeon bay, wi (freakin 6 hrs away!!) a couple of weeks ago!! i'll have to post my own pictures as soon as i upload them, but liked these ones that M took! it was nice to get away to a small town!!! we had a log cabin right on the "beach" (aka lake michigan) and i would love to go back when it's warmer! ate way too much beef tho!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


the old barnes and noble on diversey was turned into a runway
10 creative team

(ph: akira chicago)
 enjoyed the show from our front row seats!
I always love going to Akira shows and was excited for this one in particular (besides having done the makeup for the opening video!) because I looked  forward to seeing some of the G-Star Collection up close (we sat kinda far at their SS2010 show at nyfw). Other cltohes were supplied by paige premium denim as well as Akira house lime.
Plus, Akira throws some of the wildest parties I've ever been to! Drinks were served by Belvedere as well as mini appetizers for Phil Stefanis. The after party rocked into the wee hours of the morning and we kept our energy going by snacking on cotton candy, popcorn, and BEARD PAPA!!!!

Looking forward to the next show!

for more behind the scenes pictures visit Akira's FB page

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I've always had a thing for sparkly shoes...maybe it's because I began to wear all black outfits since I was like 9. haha. but it's probably just passed down from my mom who is THE sparkle queen. I buy her clothes from F21 all the time...I know it sounds weird and she is like 57 yrs old, but she looks good with drapy t-shirt dresses and leggings. ohhahaha. I love it.
first shoe: kimchi &blue two tone sequin flats
second: f21 sparkle loafers/stirrups?/loubotin look a likes 

Saturday, April 10, 2010

this makes me so happy!

love how happy all these colors make me!!!!!
some magical place in mexico!

Friday, April 9, 2010

why is it so cold

photos by me

I realize how crappily small these photos are and how lazy I am to upload them to flickr or something to make them bigger. haha.
how does the weather go from 70s to like 30s from one day to another. I am freezing my ass off as well as busting out the winter coats. wth!!!

makes me think of this past nyfw. the weather was gross, snowy, icy (wiped out one night, painful). ugh no outfit can look cute in that kind of weather!
had a fabu dinner at morimotos thanks to clare. don't remember the last time I ate so well like that....

(at Chictopia10 conference for my brother's line, Jcheikh, part 1 of dessert at morimotos; those lychees are to die for, cheikh, my brother's business partner at his brother's line, boudoir d'huitres, mcqueen store nyc)

Thursday, April 8, 2010


the weather is COLD AGAIN.
well i havent been outside today (bookworming it today) but it was cold yesteryday.


lovely miss G

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


i'm so lazy.
i think it's because i get scared.

boo hoo.

Monday, March 29, 2010

tooting my horn

so nothing is official yet (still figuring out paper work)
but i got accepted into makeup forever's academy in paris.
(insert shrieking, jumping up and down, zomgs)

holy cow. 
got the offer last tuesday.
the process (which is still going) took like 5mos...

i'll never be the same again!
paris here i come! hope you are ready for me!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


This just aired tonight on Real Housewives of NYC..
we went to the coco perez hilton fashion week party back in nyc (ahhh miss the warm weather and parties)
and we saw this scene on the way out. hilarious since i avidly watch all the RH shows.!!

i miss fashion week (during warm weather)!!!! the f/w 2010 shows was not as fun because it was so cold and snowy out!! yuck!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010


FINALLY. I have a picture..albeit a bad one but be thankful because these are rare moments here! haha.
this was taken on my birthday. I hate snow because I can't do much with my hairrr. So please don't judge.
This outifit is like 75% h&m...coat, bag, sunnies. Each item under $20. 
I got this coat from h&m in buy of my life at $20...I'm surprised no one picked it up before me!
The sunnies are h&m nyc as well...they reminded me of prada ss2010 and there were none left but one of the salesgirls was nice enough to snatch one off the mannequin!! woo hoo!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

stop in the name of love

what would i ever do without my family & friends?

Friday, March 5, 2010


love this blog :

(left, ADR, right, denni) lucky girl!!
denni is in paris and she has some wonderful pictures up of pfw & with vogue editors! she is such a cute girl!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

shoes and hearts

his: DC lifestyle grey suede hightops
hers: kimchi&blue silver&gold flats

i'm better today!


the sun is out! (don't know how long it'll last)
trying to be more productive today!!!!!!
can't stop daydreaming about travels...i know i was just in nyc but i really want to go back when it's warm and SHOP! really really want to go to europe soon..and i always want to go back to miami!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

no comment

hello. no picture post today, just words.

the weather is soooooo sucky. it's grey, wet, cold. when will it be spring??

doing a lot of thinking these days. LIFE CHANGING THOUGHTS. haha. no really.

what dreams do you have? i have so many that sometimes i think im not being realistic. but thats just the way i am.

some people make me laugh....not in the tickle me pink way...but more like in the wth way. some people give themselves too too much credit. need a slice of humble pie! but i guess its ok...i mean they have to make themselves feel good someway, right?

i know ive done/seen some "cool" things...but i dont go around bragging about it. i dont really tell people what i do because its awkward and most people dont really know what im talking about, so why waste their time and my energy explaining? haha i think ive always been this way. always shy to talk about myself because i know i am not all that great. you think you know me...but you really dont! :)

anyways, stay happy and i cant wait for the rest of this year to happen! happy march!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


today is my birthday! and happy 1st birthday (feb 19th...but lets just say its today,,...) to this blog!!
can't believe how fast this year went crazy...
woke up today, got my free cup of birthday starbucks (green tea frapp)
surprise lunch at fred's at barneys
dinner at big star (tacos, guac, margaritas!)
surprise (still surprised with the all the surprises since i never get surprised) 
ice cream birthday cake (oreo cookie--my fav!!) car is ruined because of the snow! (ran into a curb because of the snow....AH)

all in all, a good birthday!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


one of the models i worked with for j cheikh. sigh.

guess who's back

hey yos
i'm back from nyc!
the week went by really fast....and i'm hoping i don't fall into post vacay sadness, lol
i was able to see old friends whom i haven't seen in a such a long time. 
i ate more food this time, saw less shows.
i got this AMAZING coat for 85% off and it wasn't even really expensive to begin with.
got a pair of cool sunnies as well....they were all sold out but the nice sales girl took a pair off the mannequin and gave them to me! 
well i'm back....and now its time for lots of school work and papers and BLAH!!!!!!

OH, AND CHECK OUT's the ghetto portfolio i made

Saturday, February 13, 2010


hey yall
im here in nyc for nyfw! havent gone to any shows yet cause im spending some quality time with my bf :)
tonight my brother and his business partner are debuting their line, jcheikh at laviola gallery hosted by chictopia
 im doing the makeup!
please send us all your love and good energy!

Monday, February 8, 2010


hey yos

im super tired. spent the weekend working (did makeup for two lookbooks) and partied on top of that....hehe
im totally getting sick....and i leave for nyc in 4 days...its going to be a constant cycle of tiredness + sickness but its worth it!!!

im suuuuuuuuuuuper excited about this season of shows because we got invites to a lot of the milk shows on top of more shows we didnt go to last season and seats!!!! so no more standing!!

i hate mccafes...but im looking forward to free coffee(iced mochassss!!) at the tents as well as other goodies :)
wish me luck so i dont pass out!!


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

i made it!

my mom is back...and today is her birthday!!!


random photo in honor of my mom. i think this is what she wouldve looked like if she were parisian....but maybe with a big black capey-jacket

she has better skin (so smooth and poreless) than me and she's 56!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010


 so fucking tired.

Thursday, January 28, 2010



how is everyone doing?
it's freezing feet are freezing although i am wearing longer socks and boots.

i'm preparing for NYFW...i was lucky enough to get a press pass which means i will have access to even more shows...although i'm going to take it easy this round and party more and have fun.
i was such a drone last season and didn't get to eat as many yummy foods last time i was in nyc (i even made a long list...)
but before then i am busy, busy! i have 3 look book shoots coming up right before i leave, and possibly another photo shoot for my portfolio.
and right after i return from nyfw, i have my interview with paris...i dont want to even say the name cause im afraid i will jinx it...hehe. but wish me luck!!!!

the one year anniversary for this silly blog is coming up soon....i promise more personal style pics by then!! really!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010