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.
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 ! :)
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.
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!
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
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
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)
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!
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