Friday, December 31, 2010

twenty eleven

whoa, baby
I just got back from my short trip to Austin, TX. always a treat.
anyway I can't believe it's already New Years Eve!
2010 was....interesting - to put it mildly. I wouldn't account this year as my best but there were memorable moments in there, no doubt.
here's a look back:






soror times | senior yr | travels [nyc, austin] | vegas | fam times | hs friends 





may 2011 be more spectacular than the year before it
CHEERS

Monday, December 27, 2010

t'was the day after christmas...

I hope everyone had a Christmas weekend as amazing as the one I had (lol, kidding)
but really, I'm usually such a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas - what, with all the planning, prepping, shopping, stressing, etc. etc. I've never thoroughly enjoyed my Christmases in the past couple years, to be quite honest. thankfully, the 2010 (which is possibly one of the worst years I've ever lived!) Christmas celebration at home with my family was one of the best yet.


loved what Santa was able to pull off this year. from these Missoni rainboots to Beverly Hills, 90210 season 3 aka the best season on DVD, I really can't complain. 

my first pair of rainboots. aren't I lucky :p
this is me attempting to pack for Austin, TX...in mah rainboots y'all!

my dear cousin got me this amazing wallet which I will probably use until the rest of my life.

my mom and I saw San Francisco Ballet's "The Nutcracker." it's U.S. premiere was done by SFB in 1944 so it's been such a tradition I'm glad I was able to finally see it.

couldn't take pics inside but the War Memorial theatre is gorgeous, as are all venues in SF. Nutcracker is so familiar to me, I've watched way too many productions of it in my life and SFB's was nothing spectacular, though the soloists were really good. I was also really impressed by the student dancers, being that they're probably all under 12 yrs old and can dance in sync. love seeing young talent. however, the entire time I kept thinking to myself...I wonder how many of these dancers struggle to achieve perfection like in Black Swan...haha

I'm leaving for Austin in the morning so until I return to foggy San Fran....later days!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

feliz navidad, darling

a serious azn Christmas portrait of me and my best gfs from high school. 
we started our Christmas tradition after we graduated in 2006 and I'm so thankful that nearly 5 years later we can still bond and share the joy of Christmas and each others' company.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

90s looks











sources: google, tumblr

Friday, December 17, 2010

12 in 1

this is what happens when you overlay 12 issues of Vogue into one image:


australia, spain, german, india, italy, u.s.

wouldn't you say this gives a clear depiction of what's valued in each country? could be shape, beauty, colors, simplicity, complexity, etc. etc...see the rest here

Friday, December 10, 2010

crystals

spencer pratt would wet his pants for these crystal necklaces enclosed in a bullet. how gangsta is that?



via caroline's mode

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

so posh

no one else does it quite like victoria bechkam at the airport.


image via the skinny website

Monday, December 6, 2010

baby, it's cold outside


the holiday parties are approaching and I have nothing to wear!!!
that, AND there is a ton of gift shopping I need to do.
between watching dvd sets of the oc for hours upon hours and with a tivo, where will I ever find the time?


images via polyvore

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

small gift, big smile

if you didn't already know, sanrio celebrated its 50th anniversary this past week in santa monica. this store has been a part of my life since I was born practically. from plush toys, to pens, that sugarlicious bubble gum (that scent is so familiar to me), and who can forget those friendship files!? who would have known those little notebooks would cause so much drama in the classroom...
anyway, I went to the festival/expo/convention a week ago when it first opened and to be honest, I'm kind of upset I didn't go more than once! so azn of me...thankfully my friend from san francisco was in town that weekend and actually heard about the event so we headed out there with her friends for a Hello Kitty-filled day of mini games (many dollars wasted on the claw machine, btw), art, and food (we feasted on hot dogs from the dogtown food truck and had some yogurtland froyo for desert. yum.)

Monday, November 15, 2010

who da mouse?

found this pic of Liu Wen in Elle China and got totally inspired to compile a little mouse-themed collage: 

from Gaga Barbie, to Deadmau5, I really cannot get enough of the cartoon inspired look which I like to believe originated from the OG Mouse, Mickey. can't say I'm a fan of real life mice but the pretend ones are snazzy.

photos via modelcouture, glamour, independent ukbbc uk, thisisnext

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

mondo's circus

I still don't understand why Mondo Guerra's collection didn't win him the grand prize for last season's Project Runway considering that I cannot think of another designer who could create the same look, print & color combos, accessories as Mondo...whatever. over it. the least we can do is enjoy these photos from the final runway:








photos via everywhere on google images