Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Thank you Erimentha for tagging me.

"7 things unknown about me"

1. I love writing.
2. I desire a pet fish, I'll name her Sylvia.
3. I still watch Disney Princess movies
4. I think stereotypes are useless
5. I want to focus on my inner self.
6. I could probably stare at photographs all day
7. Bob Dylan is my absolute fav!

I am still in shock I got to see him live a week ago, so very talented!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I miss when you were my little secret...

...now you just seem content to be everyone else's conversation


"oh, edie"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sweet November

Chanel Iman and Jourdan Dunn for November's Teen Vogue. I just heart Jourdan so, so very much.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

josh beech seems pretty sweet

great style and he seems totally humble. and... he can sing! they just don't make 'em like this anymore, haha.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

We have finally distilled the night...

Can someone please tell me why they don’t play The Strokes on the radio? Err…probably the same reason most things in society are so skewed.

I must write about Julian Casablancas' new album. I'm so elated about it! If some random person wanders by maybe they'll say, "Hey, who's this Julian kid?" and their ears will be rocked with something that isn't about cars, chicks, super models, and bling.

I have to be honest: I think Julian is the realest deal

"Phrazes for the Young" ~ Oct 20 ~

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Selfish rock stars can be a lot like bad diets

Even though she was a fictional character, Penny Lane went through one particular situation in Cameron Crowes “Almost Famous” that can teach us all a lesson. Here’s the rundown: she falls in love with this band, and it just so happens that the lead guitarist (or bassist, I forget) finds her intriguing. She is so smitten over him, blah, blah, blah. It wouldn’t be a problem except it’s a destructive relationship: he returns home to his girlfriend and goes loops over Bob Dylan in a diner while she almost over doses in a hotel room…forgotten. It’s funny but it reminds me of myself shopping: it all seems so glamorous, dieting, the skinny thing, the fashion BUT it can be so destructive. And it’s such a waste of time. A person can fall in love with an idea of happiness while being miserable. Penny was at her best when she was appreciated and free. Tiny lesson: let it go. Try to get in a good bike ride while jamming out to your I-pod, have some yummy grapes instead of a Hershey’s every now and then, and tell all the stress (or jerk rock star, annoying diet) to suck it. Life is too short to be feeling less than you are.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Oh dear, is it really all true?

Yesterday, after spending hours doing normal girl things: homework, window shopping online, jamming to The Strokes. I found myself in the store looking at the latest Nylon magazine and thinking, “Wow, doesn't such and such look so cute.” I wasn’t envious and thought the cover girl (Anna Paquin) actually looked like an attainable image—nice body, face, etc. But I wonder how much of that is even her. As normal as even that photo looked, how much air brush sucked the real cuteness out of her.
I wonder how many young people buy magazines thinking, “If I could look like that!” too many, I’m sure. Perhaps the funniest thing is that THOSE women/men don’t even look like that. They’re all airbrushed. So yes, if you want to sell three quarters of your face for a micro chip and to become part pixel part human then perhaps you, too, can look like them. I’m not bashing magazines. I’m proud of many of them for coming into more diversity in many areas. But I think the idea of airbrushing the smithereens out of women on their covers is odd. What if you just featured women on the covers the way they actually look? Maybe their hair is a little dry, they didn’t get enough sleep, there’s a little flab here or there. But isn’t that reality? We’re not Barbie dolls. We are human.
I wish some of my favorite magazines (Nylon, Teen Vogue) would do at least 1 annual issue where they didn’t airbrush. The point isn’t to say, “Oh, wow, I’m glad I don’t look like HER.” But to see that everyone, EVERYONE, has something you can talk about. Believe it or not—it’s true! Don’t believe the hype. Don’t chase the illusion.

Kim Kardashian is a natural beauty. Besides the fact that she has about a hundred pounds of make up on, look what they did to her legs! Girls (and guys) may interpret that as an actual pair of thighs. So women and men should have thighs that look painted. No. Legs have scuffs, marks, and pores. They also gave her a smaller waist (as if she needed one)! Now imagine every other photo you see: what else are they hiding?

Another gorgeous girl made to look more like a cartoon character. They slimmed her already beautiful figure, made her complexion ridiculously glowy, and gave her hair (probably extensions that took hours enough to fix) a mind of its own. Por que?? (Why??)
So what do you guys think? Why airbrush, why create images that aren’t real?