Thursday, February 28, 2008

please stop

Right now, I'm reading I, Pierre Rivére, Having Slaughtered My Mother, My Sister and My Brother, edited by Michel Foucault. It's interesting, but a bit slow. Can't waste any MORE time on a blog entry, sorrrry.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

the popular way



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Oxford American Dictionary

bling-bling |ˈbli NG • ˌbli NG|
noun, informal
expensive, ostentatious clothing and jewelry, or the wearing of them:
behind the bling-bling: are diamonds worth it?

ORIGIN 1990s: perhaps imitative of light reflecting off jewelry, or of jewelry clashing together.

never never love love love

I really like my outfit today:
And since I'm obviously not going anywhere (except maybe the Library) I had to make use of my cute get up somehow.


...ugh BOOKS. (I look real happy, right?!)
Now, back to more Foucault's Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison!!!!!!!!!!
Bye Blogheads!

Monday, February 25, 2008

but the sun is not everlasting, girls

The 2008 Oscars were a joy. I noticed a large chunk of the actresses there were dressed in red dresses. So here I go, my take on the night, best and worst dressed.
BEST DRESSED: Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz looked stellar in her Christian Dior gown. The folds and pleats on that garment are absolutely amazing! While she may not be the best actress, or ever nominated for an Oscar, she still takes my vote for best dressed. If only she did something about her hair... It was a hard choice between Cameron Diaz and Heidi Klum.
Newcomer Marion Cotillard's speech for best actress was simply precious. Her french accent, her beautiful face, her reaction -- all totally genuine, or at least seemed to be. Either she's a cute girl, or a really, really good actress. She looked fabulous in her custom-made Jean Paul Gaultier gown. I really believe she won over the entire viewing audience as well as the audience present for the ceremony. She has stepped into the public eye now that she has won an Oscar. I know I certainly will be looking out for her.
This was my second favorite gown of the night. Heidi Klum glowed in her Haute Couture by John Galliano gown. It is being given away in a contest on the coca cola website, and I totally entered. Heidi always looks amazing. She never ceases to amaze me, except when she sings.
BO-RING: Ellen Page

Don't get me wrong, I love Ellen Page, but this dress? Come on. It's boring! I expected more from this spunky up-and-comer.
HOT GRANDMA: Helen Mirren

Last year's best actress, Helen Mirren, is 63 and looking AMAZING. Her dress is elegant and she looks beautiful. I love the Swarovski crystal sleeves. It's amazing, though I wouldn't call the sleeves my favorite accessory of the night.
Simple but Chic: Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman's custom Balenciaga dress was so-so, but her 1,399-carat diamond necklace by L'Wren Scott really caught my eye. It has the vintage appeal, though it is so fancy. I don't think it's tacky, though I totally see how someone could. I thought her hair looked great as well. I really want that necklace. I wonder how much it cost. 1,399-carats...damn.

Robert Boyle accepted the lifetime achievement award at the Oscars tonight. Robert Boyle also happens to be the grandpa of one of my first boyfriends, Nick. He's best known for designing all the sets for Alfred Hitchcock. I saw Nick in the Oscars, that was funny. I loved Robert Boyle's scarf. It was an item of clothing nobody else had anything remotely similar to. He spoke beautifully, and I think he deserved the award after working the movie business for who knows how many years. For 98, that man looks BOMB!
Other people who looked caught my eye: Jennifer Garner, Viggo Mortenson, Javier Bardem, Amy Adams, Miley Cyrus, Penelope Cruz.

Overall, I'd call this a year to remember.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Spice up YOUR life

On Friday, I saw the Spice Girls. The only word to describe the show was EPIC.
and!!!! all the spice babies were there! it was so cute - they were all sitting in the front row with airport headphones on !
I wore these shoes:
People freaked out. Some idiot called my outfit a fashion faux pas. But come on, I was at the Spice Girls. I coulda stomped her ass back to her connecticut country club with my faux pas. Their outfits, all Roberto Cavalli, were AMAZING. I was mesmerized the entire performance. I teared up during "Mama" when Victoria Beckham got on her knees and was singing to her sons in the front row. They were waving at her. It was precious. Our seats had the perfect view of the entire stage. Then, after the show, I bought a shirt on the street for five bucks. Pretty sweet. Here are some photos I found on the internet from their 2008 tour:

As you can see, Geri Halliwell brought back her infamous union jack dress, Roberto Cavalli style. When she came on wearing that, I was so happy. Ginger Spice was always my favorite. I remember crying when she quit in 1998(?) and then that summer I met her at a cd signing. I started crying again. The spice girls were a very big part of my life. They were my favorite music, my best friends, my heroes, my fashion icons, my life. Seriously, the show brought back the best days of my life!
(I had that Polaroid)
When I was in 5th grade at The Oaks School in Hollywood, I ditched school to go to a construciton site nearby on Hollywood & Ivar to steal this poster:
Really, they were my life. The police caught me. Didn't let me keep the poster. I didn't get arrested. They also didn't call my school. (Sorry you had to find out this way, mom. :D:D) A few months later, my aunt gave me the poster. I just bought all five of them on the internet. They're going up in my apartment here at school.

To honor the fab 5, I have posted two of their best music videos:

Say You'll Be There

Spice Up Your Life!

And a stellar performance at the 1997 VMAS.

This article was written about the show I was at.
What an amazing night. I wanna go back. Hasta Mañana - Always be miiiiine. (Viva Forever, duh.) 
Fuck, I still wanna be a Spice Girl!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

15 step-up up up

Today, good friend lil' Cory Kennedy turned 18. Shocker, right? Yes, she is finally legal.

To celebrate her birthday, I will reminisce on when we went to the beach with diet sparks in hand, on October 4, 2005. That day I didn't have to go to internship with Mark, so Cory and I met up. Here we go Mario [party 8] voice!:

Now back to no-life-but-school-work-all-the-time-insanity-insomnia-read-work-read-write.
Don't you ever trust my mercy.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

let it play

This just might be my favorite photo from trip to Japan.
Tokyo, Japan
May 2006

This morning, at 8am, there was a fire drill. It was not funny AT ALL.
I have so much work to do and I'm still catching up on sleep. Yesterday was so warm, today is so gross & cold.

Yesterday I wasted a lot of time and found a lot of really old pictures from Mark's website. I took some, he took others. Here's a few:

Nylon shoot at Boppy's house. It was so hot that day. The popsicles were definitely the best part of that day. Summer 2006.

I went to Japan as one of my senior projects to graduate high school. I photographed the street culture throughout Japan. Also at the time, I happened to be interning for Mark, so my photos were put up. I wanna go back to Tokyo. May 2006. 

Outside Spider Club & the El Rey, Late 2005/Early 2006
Cool Kids was the new street crew Stryder, Cory and I made up that night. 
That was a good one.

Some random night with Lucien, Mark, and Cory going party hopping around the west side. God, we did that a lot. May 2006.

Paid Dues Festival with Mark, Cory & Brick. We were backstage for most of the night. Got to meet Aesop Rock, Brother Ali, The Grouch, Living Legends, and so many more people. It was ridiculous, but so much fun. March 2006.

And last, but certainly not least, my birthday at the beach! June 21, 2006:

Oh, nostalgia. More later.
On another note, little miss Cory Kennedy is turning 18 on Thursday. CRAZY. She was definitely 15 in most of those photos.
Preview for THURSDAY:

And looky what Noa took:

Break was so fun.

SPICE GIRLS ON FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!