March 31, 2012

candy candy

I usually spend most of my time at my public library volunteering by helping create fun programs for the users. Last month we came up with a cool activity that brings out the kid in all of us. We wanted to turn the library into a candy land paradise. All of the members of my volunteer group dedicated themselves to a different station. For my station, I wanted to plaster the walls with candy buttons and just create a room filled with pastel wonders.

I also plastered myself in pastel clothes. Going through my closet I picked out anything in soft bright colors. I really tried to incorporate all the colors of my room in my outfit. I was the most dressed up of the night (like always), since my fellow mates didn't find it appealing to dress up for the occasion. I just think dressing up makes everything just more funner.
thrifted blazer, thrifted shirt, DIY cuff bracelts
In my station, everyone decorated cookies which I vainly based off of myself. You could have either decorated me wearing my peach Dior shirt or my mint shirt. My room was so beautiful because it was just surrounded in pastels, and the smell of icing really relaxed you while you sat down and enjoyed a Victor cookie. The candy button walls were really popular because they gave the usually boring conference room a delightful makeover. 
Some of my favorite cookies of the night.
I think shopping for the event itself was the funnest part. Just looking at different candy and thinking of all the beautiful things we could do to decorate the library. My idea was to take pictures of all the stations, but I was stuck at my station most of the night conversing and passing out cookies to be decorated. I loved that night because I got to just hang out with my little fashion friends and just discuss everything and anything. Volunteering at the library really has been a joy these past few years.

March 27, 2012

may the odds be ever in your favor

If you are a usual reader of my blog, you can already guess I was completely delighted for the Hunger Games movie premiere. I was beyond ecstatic, and had been planning my outfit for a while. I knew I wanted to go as a tribute, but it was so hard looking like you were dressed up as a tribute when they wear pretty much normal clothes. I recently however came across this beautiful mesh hoodie. I had been wanting a mesh top for the longest time. I looked everywhere online. eBay always made me feel uncomfortable because all their mesh tops looked like they were made for strippers. I didn't a stripper look, I wanted more of an Alexander Wang S/S 2012 look

So while at Wasteland, I almost yelled of excitement when I saw this on the racks. It looked so similar to the Wang collection. The price tag bothered me a little, but I told myself that if I pretended that this piece was real Alexander Wang, it would be such a bargain. So that is how I came to buy my first nonslutty mesh top.
This outfit was actually my day time Hunger Games outfit, I was planning on wearing something warmer to wait in line to watch it at midnight. I wore this outfit to school which is the biggest risk I made this year, bigger than my fur coat event. I paired the top with my brother's mesh "basketball shorts". Someone actually had the audacity to say "IS VICTOR REALLY WEARING BASKETBALL SHORTS!???". I answered, "No, these are not basketball shorts when they are on my body. They become glamorous when worn by moi".  My literature teacher asked me why I was wearing fishnets, and you know she was judging me. My friend Jessica recognized that I was going for a sporty look, which is big this season anyways.
The movie really pleased me. I felt like it was as perfect as they could get for a movie. It's hard putting such a vivid and emotional plot into a movie, where you can't really understand everything from the point of view of the protagonist. I love all the visuals however. I loved the Capitol clothes, and what Katniss wore during her interview. I just can't wait for the next movie, I'm sure it will be even better than the first.
 Waiting in line outside in the cold was interesting. I came prepared with my dark leather jacket to go over my mesh hoodie. I really liked the way the hood consumed my face. I felt so mysterious, yet mystifying. I'm sure I came off as tribute while I pretended I was in the Hunger Games, camped out outside.

This is me playing in literature with my mesh veil.
This is my final installment of my pictures of the Hunger Games books (the rest are here and here). This one I actually took so long ago, but never remembered to post it. I really hope all you Hunger Games fans really enjoyed the movie. And yeah I cried when Rue died...

March 23, 2012

spur of the moment

 My friends and I are really obsessed with shopping in SF. So it was only natural that we decided to go on the Monday we had off school. Now I was trying to save money that day, so I told myself I wasn't really going to go shopping, but once you get to Haight things go downhill. Everything in Haight just looks so beautiful that you must buy it or you are crazy.

I had been wanting the British Vogue with Lana on the cover for over a month now. I told myself many times that it wasn't worth buying online because of all the crazy shipping costs. So I had really evaluated the situation, and convinced myself that I would have to pass on this issue. However it only took my friend Aimee to send me a picture of the issue at a bookstore in Haight, to convince me all over again that I wasn't a Lana fan if I didn't buy her first Vogue cover. So here I am looking guilty, but happy with my lovely Lana covered Vogue.
 My inspiration for my outfit was Chloé F/W 2012. That show was one of my favorites of Paris Fashion Week and I was just marveled by all the coats and all the colors.
Vintage coat, thrifted shirt, my favorite gold collar necklace
After Haight, I gave my friends a tour of the glamorous side of San Francisco. 
The security guard at Chanel looked at me too much when I took this picture.
Before meeting my friend Aimee we stopped by a little chapel, which wasn't so big on the inside.
Just before leaving, we sat on the steps of Union Square park. We admired the beautiful day, while a street beggar read us a poem.
This was actually taken before we went to SF, when I was walking to Karinna's house. I loved the placing of the trees with beautiful blossoms.
Chloé F/W 2012. I really love every aspect of this collection.
I made very little purchases, yet I still had a lot of fun. It's a little bit surprising that these will be some of my last trips to San Francisco with my friends. Change is coming soon in all our lives, and it's interesting seeing how the final moments are approaching. As much as I don't want to stay in California for college, I really do love California's beauty.

March 18, 2012

thoughts & problems

You know life is just a little bit scary at the moment. Amidst college denying and accepting, you tend to be a little scared for the future. For the past year I have been worrying about which of the five NYC schools I would be attending next fall. I constantly change my mind of which college I will be attending. During my secure moments, I see myself attending a big school, where I will get help enough to pay for it. Other times I see myself attending a decent school, but one that is probably still too expensive to pay for (especially if they don't offer too much aid). I've already been accepted to 3, and I'm just waiting on 2 more, which will really change all my plans that I have made before. It's totally frightening, but I'm excited to face the world and really just experience something completely different.
 My problems also consist of envy. I am really jealous of this librarian's mesh sweater. My current obsession is actually mesh. That's why it haunts my dreams and my fantasies. I really need it in my life. If she was a little bit nicer I would buy it off her, but of course she has to be the least friendly librarian. HAND OVER THE SWEATER GIRL!
 My problems also consist of the fact that my copy of Irreverent hasn't been shipped yet. I'm quite upset considering I ordered it on the day before Christmas Eve. I'm tired of calling Barnes & Noble, complaining about how they need to hurry up and send my order!!!!!!!!
And I'm still obsessed with Lana.
This was just a post of my current inspirations, and thoughts. Just things I needed to get out of my head, and leaving here for everyone to see. Spring is around the corner, and so is the end of my SENIOR YEAR.

March 13, 2012

Versailles Dreaming

Being obsessed with royalty, it is so surprise that I am in love with Marie Antoinette. I recently got these cool little shoes that make me feel like Marie Antoinette. I always think of the scene in Sofia Coppola's film where Marie Antoinette is trying on all these different shoes. This plus my current obsession with mint all came together to come up with this post.
 I really took it to myself to combine my love for pastels this season, and really put together an outfit that made me think of Marie Antoinette all day. Pastels are so soft yet so bright, just like a lot of the colors seen in the time of Marie Antoinette. I mean I wasn't in a pretty setting like Versailles since I was at my little suburban high school, but you can say I'm the Marie Antoinette of the school.
H&M crew neck shirt, mint thrifted shirt, H&M pants, vintage shoes.
 I love my shoes because they are just quite elegant, and I love the sound they make when I walk. The heel is quite heavy so I sound like Carrie Bradshaw walking down the streets of New York. I lvoe the little lion emblem, it almost reminded me of the Versace medusa though. The different leather patterns are just so fitting for the shoe, and the color is just divine. I mean I just could talk forever about these shoes, they are my favorite at the moment. I got them off eBay, and I've really found eBay as a great way to find unique finds, that are so affordable. I'm still however mad that the YSL loafers that I almost got for $20, were quadrupled in price by some other person in the last 10 seconds. I released shoe tears that night...just like my friend Karinna did for her mint Docs.
You can see my little magazine clippings covered room. I always feel like I'm in one of the shrines that Tavi make inside of bookshelves.

I also want to express the Marc Jacobs vibes going on. The collars, the colors, the loafers. You can see my inspiration is evidently this collection. I also really like the poses in the ads, because they remind me of actions I regularly do in my everyday quirky life. I mean I can just imagine what I would be thinking/saying if I was making the poses above.
  • Don't I look chic?
  • omg I'm wearing mint *tears*
  • I'm just going to take a picture of myself to remember this outfit.
  • I'm done with everyone, but myself.
  • Oh you're taking a picture?!
  • Walking to class like it's nobody's business.
  • Here I stand for autographs.
Perfect ads for a perfect collection.