Lovely Links

15 05 2010
I am so very tired. These past few weeks have been hectic- getting together the school’s art show, scholarship after scholarship, senior presentations, getting ready for graduation, job hunting…. So I am off to take a nap after this, with my own cat. Enjoy the link roundup.
  • Yes, I am linking to xkcd again. Deal, because it’s amazing.
  • Are you a globetrotter? Yeah, me neither, but if we ever win the lottery, now you’ll know how to dress for whatever country you go to first.
  • Get a piece of paper, write the sentence, “She sells seashells by the seashore,” and then go here. You’ll find out all sorts of interesting things.
  • Barefoot devotees, unite!
  • I don’t think I’ve ever read anything negative about Switzerland in the news. This is possibly the best thing they’ve ever done- one more step into changing the ‘pets as property’ view our legal system holds here. I would totally be an abused animal lawyer…. 
  • I have a vague feeling I may have linked to Someone Once Told Me before, but too bad. It’s great, go (re)visit it.
  • An incredibly rare Buddhist flower bloomed in an even odder place. This flower looks as if it belongs on some blasted silvery moonscape- beautiful.

Rarely seen Buddhist Udumbara flowers, which blossom every 3,000 years, found under washing machine, Lushan Mountain, Jiangxi province, China

  • Aaaah! Monsters! In real places!!! Run!
  • Charlotte the Spider could, perhaps, use some work on her vocabulary.
  • Taking photos is fun. Having to look at photos like these is not. Be original, escape the nineties, people.
  • A-a-Achooo! Oh, god, there goes my eardrum/vertebrae/eyeball. Crap. Who knew sneezing was so dangerous?
  • This is an alphabet, but better, because it’s comprised entirely of cuddly, fluffy, adorable baby animals.
  • The eleven species that ‘win’ the Animal Kingdom Olympics.
  • Ten profound truths the author wishes she had known sooner in life.
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I Was Afraid to Look for a Picture for this Post…

11 04 2010

Dear American Apparel,

You seem to have lots of cute basic clothes (and some weird stuff…) I like basics; I enjoy owning the same featureless shirt in many different colors. Perhaps you can tell that I am a lazy dresser. However, you don’t have any stores near me. So, being a fancy-pants modern chick, I go to your website…

… And my father walks by. He stops. I look up to find him staring at the screen. We meet eyes in a moment even more awkward than Leia and Luke’s incest Star Wars kiss. My 56-year old dad thinks I am looking at porn in our kitchen.

YOU NEED TO MAKE A PG VERSION OF YOUR WEBSITE! Also, I am convinced some of those models have no bones. I mean… really, pretzel models? REALLY? No one will ever wear that gold jumpsuit with their ankles crossed behind their skull. No one. Ever.

Sincerely, Me





Strawberries, Sunsets & Sexiness

10 07 2009

First things first: Happy birthday, Tesla!!

Now, onward. I firmly believe that the colors we surround ourselves with affect our moods and our days. Restauraunts take advantage of this color psychology; they avoid blues and greens, which cause a loss of appetite, because our primitive subconscious associates them with toxins. Prisons have started using pink paint because it has a calming effect- if you’re on a sports team, try painting the locker room of your opponents pink! Not only will they be freaked out and possibly blinded, it’ll give you a subtle advantage.

Obviously there is a subjective twist to the way we individuals view color. Perhaps your favorite dress as a child was bright blue, and so to you, blue signifies comfort and happiness, whereas to someone else, it might remind them of something they are very afraid of, perhaps the ocean. My own favorite color is red, and my pacifier as a kid was bright red, along with about 50% of my clothes. Coincidence? I think not!

So today’s post is all in tribute to the massive power of the color red. It’s a very emotionally stimulating color, and as I mentioned in my Valentine’s Day post, it can actually make men think you’re more attractive (though you’re gorgeous anyway, darlin’!). It brings the eye directly to you. I warn you, though, tread carefully if you’re a wallflower; all the extra attention scarlet clothes garner may not be for you!

Red can be used in all sorts of outfits. You can go glamourous, fun and funky with a voluminous skirt and a fierce tank- don’t forget the false lashes, I advocate the usage of them whenver possible. Flashing scarlet-polished nails is also a great way to work some red into your life.

Scalet Sass

You can use red to put all eyes on you for evening, too. Pair a simple sexy red sheath with sky-high heels and smoky gems, or take the look to daytime with a snuggly cardigan and delicate sandals. Red can go any way you want; it’s a much more versatile color than you would think, but it’s certain to punch up your day, whether you’re kicking up your heels at a cocktail party or just grocery shopping.

Sexy & Sweet

Red also does great things to a super-casual outfit. You favorite old jeans will get a new twist with a funky headscarf, deep red sneakers and bag full of fringe. Try adding red accessories to an otherwise boring look and you’ll be amazed.

Casual Scarlet




Spring Has Sprung!

14 04 2009

Where I live, it’s the time of cherry blossoms, drifting birdsong and adorable blinky-lashed baby deer! Also thunderstorms and sudden rain that comes from no where, but let’s focus on the higher temperatures, which allow lots of fashions that winter weather prohibits! I recommend, in no particular order, edible pops of color, floaty layers of chiffon and scarves, gently flushed cheeks, and some flashy cute shoes. Think fresh! Airy! Breezy! Clouds scudding across a creamy blue sky! Fluffy bunnies and kittens! The aroma of abundant blooms in the wind! Rushing gurgling streams! Everything wonderfully refreshed that the season of new beginnings has to offer…

Jimmy Choo sandals, modcloth.com ring, Alexis Bittar earrings, madaboochoo.com.au dress, Forever 21 nailpolish

Beautiful cool browns and silky textures to catch the sun. Wear with mango nails , braided hair and the scent of mint on your pulse points.

Miu Miu dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim sequin vest, Zales earrings, Botkier for Target bag, H&M shoes, extasia.com bracelet, bys.com.au nail polish

Miu Miu dress, 3.1 Phillip Lim sequin vest, Zales earrings, Botkier for Target bag, H&M shoes, extasia.com bracelet, bys.com.au nail polish

Effortlessly adorable ruffles, rich raspberry feet, eye-catching glitz and glimmer shining from your nails, ears, body. Eat with cotton candy for maximum effect. Also; tailor made for redheads.

Giuseppi Zanotti sandals, vivre.com top, Wet Seal jeans, Balenciaga bag, Stephen Collins belt, bys.com.au nail polish

Giuseppi Zanotti sandals, vivre.com top, Wet Seal jeans, Balenciaga bag, Stephen Collins belt, bys.com.au nail polish

Shades of the tropics contrast nicely with crisp white. Nails gleam with golden-peachy polish and your shoes double as jewelery. Make sure to beam brightly at everyone you meet; with clothes this exuberant, you’ll be a true spring breath of fresh air.

Chloé heels, Cathy Waterman pearls, Paige Denim cloche hat, Charlotte Russe dress, ae.com socks, Nordstrom.com lashes, OPI nail polish

Chloé heels, Cathy Waterman pearls, Paige Denim cloche hat, Charlotte Russe dress, ae.com socks, Nordstrom.com lashes, OPI nail polish

Mismatched, touchable textures play off each other, and muted colors soothe the eye. Warm pink tips add interest and feathers bob coyly from the head. Perfect for a girl with a flapper-style bob; more perfect if she smokes her cigarettes from a long holder.

Make every spring day a new day. Explore new things, enjoy the burgeoning life outdoors, and don’t forget to roll with life as it comes. Spring’s unpredictable weather patterns are great reminders to do this!