28 March 2009

Boo! Neglect!


I've been bad to this here blog, that's for sure. I've been very good to my other blog, Every Last Cookie. It's pretty unfair how I discriminate, but this one isn't really calling me anymore. Maybe I was just on hiatus. I should get back into this one more, and post more photos, and just say what's on my mind or what's up. It's nice to have a place to just share any random bit of imagery or inspiration, or what have you, and not be confined by a theme, like my other blog is. On the other hand, it's easier to post in the other blog because most posts are quite formulaic.

Anyways, over spring break I went to Death Valley, and I'd like to share some pictures.

Lone Pine Livin

More Lone Pine Signage

Other than going to Death Valley, life has been pretty much the same. The school year is winding down, which blows my mind, because it seems like just a few weeks ago that I was completely losing my mind about the thought of moving to New York City and leaving behind my entire childhood growing up in California. It was such a weird transitional phase, this whole first year of college. I feel that I have changed significantly in some regards, but I don't know exactly what they are. I can't quite tell where I have progressed artistically, yet, but I think it happened, albeit perhaps surreptitiously.

Artist's Pallette, Death Valley

Death Valley, Emptier

I'm a very private person, which seems strange to say, especially via blogging. But it's true, regarding certain things, but I've tried to be more open this year. I think it's working, but maybe I'm still the same. I can't analyze myself very well.

Desert Plants

At the John Wayne Suite, Days Inn

Anyways, this has been a quite sporadic, random post. I don't really have anything much to say, except that I've been baking lots of cookies, and now I am going to poach some pears I think. And it's SPRING--OH MY!!! Anyways, if you want to see more Death Valley photos, don't hesitate to visit my Flickr!

I will post again soon, to be sure!

18 March 2009

New Cat

Isabelle 2
Isabelle 3
Isabelle 4
Isabelle 1
New cat new cat new cat new cat new cat!
Her name is Isabelle.

14 March 2009

Food Improvement

Pain Perdu at Bistro de la Gare

It happens almost the moment I land in Los Angeles: my diet improves. And by diet, I in no ways mean an eating regime in which I lose weight. I am strictly referring to the quality of food which enters my mouth. Gone are the lousy dining hall "entrees," gone are the plates of pasta with canned tomato sauce. It's all tasty home cookin' and nice restaurant meals while I'm back at home.


This morning, my dad and I went out for breakfast at Bistro de la Gare, and I got the Pain Perdu. It was real good, but admittedly, nothing to write home about (and yes, I realize that expression doesn't really work in this situation, since I'm already at home...). But, point is: the atmosphere was fancy and the food was prepared pretty-like and I loved it. Oh, and fresh OJ was a nice change from the crap that the machines at the dining halls spew out.

Bistro de la Gare

And the weather's pretty sweet too...

09 March 2009

Spring Break

California, I'm on my way!

04 March 2009

Fashion Week: Fall 2009 Favorites

Ello. So, I'm not posting my sculpture project just yet because I don't feel like it, for some reason. Instead, I am going to share with you some of my favorite looks from Fashion Week thus far. So without further ado...

A lot of these looks sort of missed the mark for me, but these two really stood out. I love the colors--I'm really into the whole large expanse of neutral with a bit of bright color hidden away thing they've got going on--and the structure of these dresses is so fabulous. The low v-neck is really sexy, and the proportions of the dress (the length in particular) is just right. It's revealing and conservative at the same time. Maybe that's just because the models have no boobies.

Ah, yes, very nice. The colors are right up my alley, and although the layering is a little much in my opinion, I really dig the long looping headscarves that they're playing around with. Also, the turbans. Yes. Love it. The first look (above) really harks back to Lacoste's Spring 09 collection (at least a portion of it), which I in fact posted about previously on my blog. Anyways, the scarves really inspired me, knitting-wise, and I think I'm going to knit some oversized, cashmere (I wish) loop scarf as soon as I finish what I'm already working on. And speaking of Lacoste...

Well, I have to admit, I always underestimate Lacoste. It's probably due to the fact that I tend to associate them solely with their polo shirts, etc. But I think their runway collection this season was pretty cute. Admittedly, I didn't really get the whole solid mustard and sky blue looks, but there were definitely a few nice, wearable outfits among the bunch. I picked these two because I would definitely wear them, or at least elements of them. The aviator style hat is just too precious and I love that all white outfit, with all its layering and buttons and cuteness.

Burberry Prorsum
I didn't like a lot of looks in this collection, but I had to include these two! I just love that scarf and dress combo in the first look; the fullness of the scarf paired with the tight waist and full skirt of the dress is just so flattering and reminds me of Italy in some vague way. I really want to like the hat, but something about it doesn't completely win me over. Maybe it's the model's hair, I dunno. Anyways, I just really like that look as a whole, even the hat...I guess. And the velvet suit, well. Who can resist such a beautiful oceany blue, especially in a rich velvet? And to make it into an entire suit? So sharp! The lapel and bow-tie area are particularly adorable.

3.1 Phillip Lim
Okay, Phillip Lim. Hmm. I find him pretty tricky, because I always think that I love his stuff, but every season I tend to be a little underwhelmed, so to speak. This look, however, really appeals to me. Maybe its the color combination (actually, definitely the color combination), but I also just love its simplicity and sophistication. I dunno, I just like it. The coat is just right, and the cream color with the plum tights...satisfaction! And the model is really cute too. She reminds me of a lot of the little doodles I make of strange looking little ladies, which might be an insult to her, I don't know.

Okay, that's it for now. I definitely haven't checked out every designer by any means, but from the few that I did, these were my favorites. I'd love to hear your opinions, personal favorites, what have you. Have a lovely week!

03 March 2009

Quick Post: In the Mood for Love

I realize my posts as of late have been short and lame, but this is important! I implore you to see this movie, In the Mood for Love by Wong Kar-Wai. I am writing a paper on it for my English class, but I had watched several scenes of it in my photography class. Needless to say, the cinematography is phenomenal, and overall I simply love this movie. It is so subtle, so sexy, so fleeting, and just stunning. Watch it!

Next I have to see 2046, another Wong Kar-Wai film related to this one. I've watched unofficial trailers for it on YouTube and I am so excited for it!!

Bigger, better post tomorrow! Most recent sculpture project to be unveiled! Until then...