Tuesday, November 16, 2010

take it easy .

 "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
 -Charles R. Swindoll

"The only real success removes the emptiness
She asked me does my path lead me to happiness "
- SOB 
["You Can Take the Money"]

Saturday, November 13, 2010

crop circles.

Back to work... restaurant work that is. i hadn't worked since halloween & to be honest it was really nice to take a break from it.
but, now this means school, homework + job. 
just a few weeks left until winter break! 
ill be vacationing in palm springs for part of that time... sunnnn shine!
i would love to touch up the tan, it's been looking a little drab lately. needs a little color ;)
Sadly returned the velvet dress [didn't fit right]to the thrift store on tuesday and exchanged it for a black knitted shawl. i'm beginning to notice that i am obsessing over shawls this season.
ahh i like 'em.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

screw that.

know what?
i'm really really sick of not saying what i want to say. holding back.
and i don't mean telling some girl that her TNA sweater is ugly or that some guy's hair looks like a rat's nest.
no no. i mean, telling someone how you feel [how you FEEL].
you know.
sadly, i have the disease many face. the disease that doesn't allow you to speak feelings & has you stranded on the wrong island wondering why you just couldn't say what you wanted to.
i wouldn't say this relates to me as of now. now now, this week, or month.
but somewhere... many times in the past, i WISH I HAD SAID [THAT].
can we please just be honest with each other here?
it'll save a GREAT deal of time.


the invitation. the acceptance. the vfw show

[all] ph. natashajanelle

noticeably visible throughout the vancouver fashion show saturday evening.
i was invited to blog for vfw. saturday evening i attended with my date, nina. 
of all three designers that show cased their clothing, skin is a word that sums up a good portion of what i saw. other words that depict the style of clothing could include chic, tasteful, innocent, frumpy, edgy, playful and of course, sexy.
skin. not meant in a negative tone. in fact, i enjoyed the amount of skin revealed because it showed sexiness can still be portrayed as tasteful & not "i'm plan on standing on the corner of the street cause i'm lookin for summa humma humma..."
first designer i sadly cannot recall the name [was TBA in the program]. 
lots of frills and pretty prints. did i like it? it was cute. i can see it totally being marketable but would i wear the clothing? perhaps 40% of it. 
it could be because my style is very grandma[shawls & knit sweaters] meets black strapped boots and red lips. 
second designer i believe was Shilmel Zagvar.
lots of backless dresses & sheerness [which you know i bite my knuckles over]. yum.
a more edgy mood i got from the clothing. and after catching my eyes onto many of the dresses i found myself thinking "yes, oh yes i'd wear that number".
lastly, Maggie Coulombe [from Hawaii!]
i felt the theme of the clothing was very repetitive. i understand her though. she was getting the point across, like many and most designers do. the designer wants the theme to stay consistent throughout the show so many of the same pieces look very similar. 
i applaud her on her quirky idea of fur avec blouses. i am a fan of fur. faux far, that is. not the most original idea but either way i still like the thought. she came out at the end with the models & had such a wonderful smile on her face and her inner beauty shone right through [yes, just from her walk out on and back off the runway]. i decided right away that she was my favorite. 
i got to see the love of my life after MONTHS... amy. & i met her wonderful bf brett.
nina & i ran from the rain after the show into a random sushi restaurant. mmm nothing like hot tea after escaping the cold]. stuffed our faces and then decided we still had room for gelato [....of course we would]...
the night ended with us returning to my parked car [which i didn't pay park for over an hour & didn't get a ticket... i was overjoyed!] and bustin moves in the car seats to beats all the way home.
i'd like to replay this night again. twas fun!


Friday, November 5, 2010


Tomorrow= Saturday + nina&i + VFW
i was invited by stan, a photographer for vancouver fashion week, to come to the show tomorrow & do some blogging.
heck yes!
i wish blogging + attending a fashion show was my life every weekend...
the show is running till the 7th!
so for all you locals, if you have not yet gotten tix... grab em ASAP!
just go to vancouverfashionweek.com

ps. went to salvation army this week & snagged a fringed purply, burgundy scarf & blouse.
the blouse is... how do i describe it...
the pattern reminds me of some sort of art museum in europe. 
its neat...


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Givenchy spring '11

Take a whiff.
i instantly fell in love:
- sheer animal print!
- flowy..ness
- half braided hair
- burgundy/ dark red lips
i think i've already emphasized enough how much i adore see-thru, sheer material.
but givenchy's spring '11 collection has really put a finger on it for how i feel.
to turn hit another point, i went thrift store shopping yesterday with nina.
i conclude that second hand shopping is my new obsession... when i'm in the store & i see something i like + a price tag that says $3.99... i just melt. mind you... i plan on searching for a winter coat [my zara knit just won't do it for this chilly weather that's going to hit us].
i'll most likely look for one at zara because their winter wear is veryyyy tasteful !