Saturday, January 31, 2009

it's PERM time...

yes, that's right. perm time...will update later with my new do...


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cute plaids

From Steven Alan.

wow i do not know how to use html.

School Conversations

Conversation 1.
Girl: "My first concert was the Spice Girls---"
Guy: "Me too!"
Girl: "In fourth grade----"
Guy: "Me too!"
Girl: "I beggged my mom to take me---"
Guy: "Me too!"

Conversation 2.
Girl: "I just want, like, a British accent. They're like, sooo elegant."

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chocolate Cake

Make one! Even if it comes out insanely and sloppy because you were too impatient to let it cool all the way!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


Chinese, that is.

The Edison

Uhhh...35cent martinis on thursdays?
Free grilled cheese and tomato soup on fridays?
Thanks Edison(bar/lounge).
Thanks economic recession.

There's also tons of other specials going on at restaurants in LA, because of the said 'Great Depression' we're going through. Campanile on La Brea has a $22 3 course meal on wednesdays, when that's usually the cost of an entree there.

Also, it's DineLA week in, well, L.A., duh. January 25 to 30, 2009 and February 1 to 6, 2009. Specially priced prix-fixe menus from popular restaurants all over LA.

There are some incredibly good bargains on that list of restaurants, so don't be afraid to get out there and stimulate the economy/support our restaurants.

Friday, January 23, 2009


By now I'm sure everyone's seen Obama's Inauguration that took place on Tuesday. What a moving speech. And the fashionista's out there were eagerly awaiting what Michelle Obama would choose to wear to the ball that night.

The beautiful one shouldered gown was designed by 26yr old Taiwan born Jason Wu.
It's inspiring to see such a young designer getting this type of recognition, and she looked amazing in that refreshing, pale yellow gown. That lemongrass color was genius. I'm pretty sure you're going to be seeing it everywhere this spring. In class we talked about the significance of yellow as a symbol of hope and spring time, the time for change has finally arrived.

Spring 2009.

You can see Jason's current and previous collections here.

Finally Friday.

Victor showed me this and it is really cute.

From notcouture.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I want this

This is so cool! By designer Lorraine Brennan.
The end.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

French Curves

The bain of my existence.

They invented computers for a reason.


Thought this article from NPR was cool. It's got the audio of two of Biggie's hits, but also includes the complete samples he used for those songs (from Mtume, Duran Duran, Herb Alpert), so you can hear the origin of some of his hooks.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

the wonders of photoshop.

"A subway poster in Berlin featuring Britney Spears, Leona Lewis and Christina Aguilera has been altered in a strange and interesting way: it has been defaced to mimic an open Photoshop window."

From Jezebel.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Made it through my first week of school. Today is friday. Work. Tomorrow, work. No school or work on monday though! Whew.

Story time:

1.) Someone pronounced "Baja Fresh" BAJAH FRESH.
2.) Someone pronounced "patron" (a customer) as PATRON (the tequila).

Sometimes I feel smarter than other people.

Most beautiful weather ever here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hell Day.

Today was a hell day. I woke up with a hangover and an 8:30am class. Got on the crowded muni ready to hurl. Just made it in time to my apparel process class, which is 3 hours long. Then 3 hour sewing lab. Then 3 hour sketching fundamentals class. Then finding a way to carry a 5 ft roll of muslin, manila sewing patterns, a tool box, and 50 lbs worth of textbooks.
School oh school.

On the plus side: the view from the school balcony.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rain Boots

These are cool. I've been wanting a pair of rain boots for no particular reason really; it's not even rainy here. In fact, it's been especially sunny, more so than it ever was in the summer or "fog"ust (August). Nevertheless, these are cool rain boots with cool lace-up detailing.
More here.

Listening to:

KQED Public Forum radio
There's a really interesting forum interview on "The Secret History of Dreaming" with author Robert Moss. Robert Moss is a native Australian who worked with the Aborigines to study dreams and their meanings and the effect of dreams on shaping major events in history. I've always been curious about what dreams are or why we have them, and although some approaches to this topic could seem incredulous, this one is actually quite interesting.

From Amazon's product description of this book:
What do the first major oil discovery in Kuwait, Mark Twain’s fiction, and Harriet Tubman’s success conducting slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad have in common? They were all experienced first in dreams. Dreaming is vital to the human story. It is essential to our survival and evolution, to creative endeavors in every field, and, quite simply, to getting us through our daily lives. Robert Moss traces the strands of dreams through archival records and well-known writings, weaving remarkable yet true accounts of historical figures influenced by their dreams. With eloquent prose, Moss describes beautiful Lucrecia de Leon, whose dreams were prized by powerful men in Madrid and then recorded during the Spanish Inquisition, as well as the fascinating dream correspondence between Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung. The Secret History of Dreaming addresses the central importance of dreams and imagination as secret engines in the history of all things human, from literature to quantum physics, from religion to psychology, from war to healing.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Making Mexican Conchas


B's recipe. These turned out really well. He might have to start an underground bakery business out of our apartment.

Friday, January 09, 2009


Yesterday was my first day of classes. I guess there's a good mix between 18 year olds straight out of college, international students, and some older work experienced peoples like me. My teachers seem cool. I've made a few friends, got my homework assignments and 50 pound text books. Back to school, finally finally.

Also, B. went crabbing yesterday with our neighbor and came back with these:

Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Fact #1: I started 'fashion' school today!

Fact #2: These are real!:

So I finished Breakfast at Tiffany's, but ended up really enjoying the other stories in the book more I think. You should read them. House of Flowers was one of my favorites.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Wet and foggy outside. Good drawing day.
I start school tomorrow...!!!

Currently reading:

It's funny because I've never seen the movie or read the story before, so I really had no idea what to expect going into it. All I could picture was that infamous image of Audrey Hepburn in black and pearls.
I kinda want to re-read "In Cold Blood" and watch Capote again too. The end.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

I want to see this

And read it.

Don't think I'm lame. I've always liked both actors. It's the Titanic duo, back again!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

happy new year!

I vow to draw more/do more creative things this year. Take better care of myself. Save money.
Back in SF already. It's rainy and cold.