Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Amazing Spider Man 2

I really liked this movie for the following reasons:

  • Andrew Garfield

  • Emma Stone (gorgeous)
  • Emma Stone's wardrobe (equally gorgeous) 
Her stylist needs to style me. It's like, preppy with quirky twists, and I love it. Also, Peter Parker's peacoat. D'awwww.
  • it's tidbits of comic relief 
  • it's use of the Spider Man theme-song as an element of comic relief
  • decent plot line (not too predictable) 
  • fight scenes (not just action-y but artsy. You go special effects people) 
  • emotional characters (it's manly to cry and love and hope-- that's a message that seldom gets shown)
  • and for a superhero movie, it wasn't too cheesy 

    Overall, you could tell a lot of care went into the production of this movie. A lot of attention was given to details and the actors gave it their all. 

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Art Haul!

    So, grades for my Spring 2014 came in, and I surpassed my expectations! Yay! (: 
    I somehow actually fulfilled my goals to:
    a) Maintain or improve my GPA 
    b) Get at least a B in Chem (Chem is the bane of my existance!) 

    I improved my GPA (by a wee 0.01 points, but hey, that's better than nothin') and got (after many office hours and months spent struggling through homework and quizzes) that B. 

    My mom was really proud of me, and being the awesome lady she is, let me splurge on art supplies.

    By splurge, I mean spend $30
    I always feel guilty if I spend too much, so yay for shopping on a budget. 

    Thankfully, Micheal's was having some awesome random discounts which I gladly took advantage of. 

    Here's my new friend, Manny the Manikin. He used to be $9.99, but I found him on sale for $2.99.

    These Prismacolor Turquoise graphite pencils (from H to 9B) were originally $16.99, but they were on sale for $9.99.

    Some Tortillons (for blending my sketches) were on sale from $1.29 to $0.79.

    These two American painter brushes (Left: size 6, Round; Right: size 3/8, Angled) (each around $4.50) were buy one get one free! 

    This snazzy little grey-tinted, cardboard sketchbook (8 thick pages) was originally $4.99, but I found it in the clearance bin for $1.24.  I don't know what the hell I'll do with it, but the textured, grey paper could make for a cool acrylic project. 

    This Canson Watercolor sketchbook was $6.99 for 15 sheets. Pretty pricey, but the paper's really nice quality. I already started painting with it.

    I actually found this last little Canson sketchbook at a Goodwill. It was in perfect condition. It would have cost $6-$8 at Micheal's but I snagged it for $1

    I do not recommend using sketchbook paper for watercolors xD The paper gets too crinkley....

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Spring/Summer Fashion 2014

    I'm watching Ugly Betty Season 1, and I love it.

    Spring into Spring Fashions 

    Rock the Crop

    Acne Studios (Spring RTW)

    Chanel (Spring RTW)

    Black and White

    Diana von Furstenburg (Spring RTW)

    Jill Stuart (Spring RTW)

    Forever 21
    Sirma Markova - Sheinside Chiffon Blouse, Spektre Cat Eye Shape Sunglasses, Stradiviraius Sandals, Zara Bag - Double White (Sirma M.)

    Bright Colors (Icy Pastels)

    Chanel (Spring RTW)

    Chanel (Spring RTW)


    Chanel (Spring RTW)

    Chloe (Spring RTW)
    Crazy Love VestFree People
    Forever 21

    Strappy Backs
    Sparkle & Fade Chiffon Double-Layer Slip DressKimchi Blue Wild Daisy Ruffle-Top Romper
    Urban Outfitters


    Calvin Klein (Spring RTW)
    Patterned Shorts

    Topshop Unique (Spring RTW)

    Christian Dior (Spring RTW)

    (Skirt + Shorts)

    Nicollette Böhm - Starbucks Blogger Shirt, Choies Skort, Oasap Blazer - STARBUCKS BLOGGER (Nicolette B.)

    BCBG (Spring RTW)

    Derek Lam (Spring RTW)

    Tea-Length Skirts
    tea length nyfw spring 2014 trend

    BCBG (Spring RTW)

    Christian Dior (Spring RTW)

    Creatures of the Wind (Spring RTW)
    Amy Roiland - Manoush Blouse - It's good to Sea you (Amy R.)


    Hermes (Spring RTW)

    Matthew Williamson (Spring RTW)


    Eyelet Beauty CropThe Way She Moves TopFP ONE Mix Print TunicEmbroidered Cami
    Free People

    Forever 21
    American Eagle

    Flávia Desgranges van der Linden - Haes Cardigan, Haes Skirt, Chic Wish Backpack, Asos Hat - Ain’t no sunshine (Flavia D.)

    Ingredients for the festival look:

    • tribal/ India-inspired prints 
    • crochet, embroidered details 
    • flowy tops
    • cropped tops
    • high-waisted shorts (patterned, denim, lace, eyelet)
    • jewelry: bangles, stacked rings
    • easy-going hair 
    • maxi skirts, skater skirts 
    • artsy patterns and accents
    • braids
    • big sunglasses 
    • sandals
    • American Eagle 
    • Wide-brimmed hat

    The Avant Garde
    How cool is this dress? (:
    Valentino (Spring 2014- Couture)


    • Seventeen Magazine (May 2014)
    • "First Look: The New Colors For Spring 2014"
    • "Ten Most Wearable Spring 2014 Trends"
    • Free People (May 2014 Catalog) 
    • Huffington Post: "If you grew up in the 90's, you wanted to be these girls"