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I'm just a girl with a huge appetite for life. I am wildly inspired & influenced by fashion & music.
College student & aspiring fashion stylist. I live for thrills & have many goals & ambitions.

Wednesday, January 26

Something Different

Yeojin Bae SS 2011

Fell in love with Yeojin Bae's lookbook for the Spring / Summer of 2011.

Instead of the usual collections with pops of bright colors that you would expect from a S/S lookbook, she chose to do something completely different. With tailored separates & dresses + the combination of metallic, sheer, & sparkly pieces, who wouldn't fall in love?

I'm so excited for NY Fashion Week, I can't wait to see what other designers have come up with!


Thursday, December 23

Wednesday, December 8

Benefit 'Confessions of a Concealaholic' Giveaway!

Want to win this concealing & brightening kit by Benefit Cosmetics?
Blogger of outside-and-in is doing a giveaway that you can enter right now!
Winner will be picked at random & this giveaway closes on January 1st, 2011.

Kit Includes
"That Gal" brightening face primer
Boi-ing industrial strength concealer in 2 shades for custom concealing
Erase Paste brightening camouflage for eyes & face in No. 2 (for medium complexions)
Lemon Aid (sheer pale yellow) color correcting eyelid primer
Eye Bright (pale pink) instant eye brightener
Concealer Brushes
Step-by-step lesson
Retail Price: $36

You can find details on how to enter here.

Hate Me Now Then Hate Me When I'm Winning

Pictures from Monday night's Bulls vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game!

     Such a good game!  Had really high expectations for it, & let me tell you I was not disappointed.  Seeing Kevin Durant in person made me really realize how huge he is..  The Bulls played really well - Boozer was on fire & Rose had so many assists ♥  Oh, & I was sitting behind the cutest little boy ever haha.  He kept holding up his sign at inappropriate times while everyone was sitting down & his dad kept kindly telling him that he should put his sign down because some people might not be able to see.  But he was so young he didn't understand, because he would look back at everyone behind him with the most innocent look on his face & then slyly hold up his sign again haha.  Then afterwards he was chosen to take a picture with the Chicago Bulls cheerleaders, it was so funny!  Overall, it was a fun night - the only thing that made me complain (aside from the bad calls that the refs made) was the fact that afterwards, my best friend & I did NOT remember where we parked at all..  We literally walked around the United Center from each parking lot to the next in the freezing cold!  We got tired of walking so then we got pulled around in a medium-sized bike carriage by the nicest man ever, seriously.  I felt so bad because he wasn't really dressed that warm for the freezing weather & we went around for what seemed like forever trying to find our car!  But surprisingly he didn't seem to mind at all, in fact he was delighted to help us out so we tipped him really well.

     Today, well technically yesterday because it's almost 2am now, I went Christmas shopping with my brother.  It was really cool to spend time with him since we hardly have the time to anymore.  Afterwards, we watched the DVD that came with the deluxe version of Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon 2 album.  I got the CD the day it released but I never had the time to watch the DVD until now & let me tell you, it has convinced me to buy tickets for his next show in Chicago - but it's too bad that tour dates have not been announced yet.  However, that doesn't stop me from being excited!!! :)

     Well, I should probably be going to sleep.. Goodnight, loves ♥


Monday, December 6

Long Roadtrips with Little Cash, Recklessness, & Total Freedom

Photography by Jason Lee Parry

     I just recently discovered this photographer & I'm so thrilled that I did because I fell in love with his aesthetic.  I love LOVE love how nature, vintage, & nudity can be seen throughout his entire portfolio.  The women that he photographs always have bold, strong, & intimidating characteristics which I absolutely adore.  I like the edginess in all his photos - he definitely knows how to capture the beauty of powerful, fierce women.

     When asked what his inspiration was, he answered: "Living in a tent in my living room & drinking whiskey for days on in, that's when the ideas really started to flow. Or any kind of fort will do. 60's & 70's playboy mags, old motorcycle films, Jim Morrison's poetry, long road trips with little cash, recklessness, total freedom to be myself, Guy Bourdin, long walks at 3am, my beautiful humble woman, activities that have no meaning, bad weather, complete confidence without cockiness, being with people who do before they think, very small towns & villages, just doing shit that's out of the ordinary." 

     I hope you guys enjoy these pictures just as much as I do!


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Sunday, December 5

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

     So I admit that I haven't been a very good blogger lately, hence my lack of posts.  My Thanksgiving was very nice, it's my #1 favorite holiday of all - I love the quality time with the family, the amazing food, & not to mention the great deals right after for Black Friday.  It was really good seeing family that I haven't seen in a while & I finally learned how to play Texas Hold 'Em, haha :) I always thought that gambling card games were confusing, but after a few rounds I was hooked!  My Black Friday shopping went very well.  I wanted to avoid the malls in the Chicago area that I knew would be hectic as hell with reckless shoppers such as Woodfield Mall, so I went to Northbrook Court & I'm so happy I did.

     Aside from that, I have been occupied with tons of schoolwork & preparing for the holiday season!  Christmas is in 20 days, can you believe it?  & we finally got inches of snow a few days ago :)  Now, I'm the type of person that HATES snow - driving in it is such a b*tch & it is way too cold now, but as of right now I'm admiring the beautiful scenery & the winter gear that comes with it.  That is, until the are holidays over, when I start wishing for the snow to melt & my Summer fever starts kicking in.

     Now, if you haven't already seen Louis Vuitton's S/S 2011 Menswear runway show by Marc Jacobs, you should definitely check it out!  The tailoring is impeccable, just like all menswear collections should be.  The reason I'm bringing this up is because of the legendary tattoo artist Scott Campbell.  If you didn't notice, many models on the runway of LV's S/S 2011 collection for men were sporting hot body art, previewing the upcoming collaboration with Louis Vuitton & Scott Campbell himself.  The highly anticipated collaboration collection will consist of ready-to-wear, scarves, & limited edition weekenders & will hit boutiques in late February.  I'm so excited! Tattoo lifestyle meets designer fashion, need I say more?

     Here is a video introducing the collaboration, revealing the life of Scott Campbell & the beginning of his mysterious journey - to where, we will only have to wait & see.