Wednesday, January 30, 2008

So Close, Yet So Far

Yesterday, after picking up my report card and schedule, I went to a meeting at the research library with a friend. Since we had time to kill, we decided to walk around. Then I saw them-THE TENTS at Bryant Park. The same tents that I wish to sit in watching a fashion show one day( as an editor or PR person). At that moment, I felt so close to that dream, to the runways, to FASHION.
Yet, I felt so far-like a couple of years far. It's hard to describe the feeling. I mean, I feel that way about a lot of things in NYC. There's always something going on right next to you, and yet it feels so far.
AND I saw a beautiful dress at BCBG Max Azria that was screaming, "wear me to the prom!!!".
AND they're building an Alice and Olivia store-if only there stuff wasn't so expensive.

So yea-fashion week soon!!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wear a Knit Beret

I love quotes (especially ones by Vince Lombardi), and I find myself googling "random quotes" way too often. I stumbled across this quote, "sometimes I wake up and I think I should start wearing a beret, but I don't do it. One day I'm gonna, though. You bet your ass, I will have a beret on. That's ridiculous, but it's true. I always fight with wearing a beret".-Mitch hedberg

This quote applies to my life from deciding whether today is the day I tell ---- that I like him to whether today is the day I raise my hand and participate in my math class to whether I should take a fashion risk and wear something completely out there to school. I always find myself fighting with these things, and when it comes to fashion it's always about head wear.
When scarves as belt became popular, I struggled with the idea of wearing one as a belt, and I finally did it, and it felt good, but then wearing them as head bands became popular and I struggled with that idea, and it took a while to finally wear one.
Now I'm struggling with the idea of wearing berets, and that quotes applies to me directly. I've been doing some research, and I found these as inspirations. The only problem is, I have short hair, so it's going to be hard to achieve these looks from I don't always like trends-especially trends like knit berets which I think is going to fade in months- but I think everyone should buy one. They can really spice up a simple outfit. Selma Blair's outfit is a great example. has great ideas on how to achieve her look. Check

so yea-take risks, get a knit beret.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

For a CAUSE spotlights American Eagle Outfitters and Aeropostale

While I'm not obsess with shopping, I go shopping every chance I get. It makes me happy and nothing can cure a bad grade on a calculus test than going shopping and finding that one unexpected item. When that item is for a cause, I get even happier because I know that I'm doing something to help out a cause, and I realize that there are more serious things in the world, and I shouldn't let a calculus grade ruin my life.
My shop for a cause items include: a tennis racquet, t-shirts, and bracelets.
Lately I've noticed that American Eagle is doing their part in shopping for a cause. In November of last year, they launched AE better World, which you can read all about here. They launched the scarves,which supports three different charities:Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (Fuchsia Pink), Jumpstart (Berry Red) and the Student Conservation Association (Polar Navy). I'll keep you updated on their next projects, one of which is with Declare Yourself.

When I think of American Eagle, Aeropostale automatically comes to mind. They recently partnered with Do Something and they created Teens for Jeans which aids homelessness. You basically donate your jeans and you get 20% off of a new pair. I think of it as shopping for a cause with a twist: you're giving, and you're receiving and you're shopping!!

so yea. shop for a cause!!