I am not Hipster Charo.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Even though my favorite beauty blog, Primped, has declared balayage O-U-T, I just think it looks so beautiful in the summer!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
1. OPI by Sephora in Mermaid to Order 2. Today's outfit: vintage paisley silk blouse, vintage belt, Anthropologie shorts. 3. Braided with a (barely visible) green ribbon. 4. Azaleas. 5. My precious floral docs 6. Springtime trees
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I am a serious student, an athlete, an artist, and a feminist. I love learning. I memorize Shakespearian sonnets for fun, and spend my leisure time engrossed in Tolstoy or Garcia Márquez. From June to August, I am a volunteer counselor at my childhood summer camp. This is who I am. But because I am female and interested in fashion, most people (particularly those within the academic community) assume that I am somehow less scholarly than one who doesn’t express herself through clothing. I battle typecasting every day. Because I follow a seemingly superficial industry, I am often dismissed as shallow. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. I love design because it is a captivating subset of the art world. If my critics considered it, they might realize that the fashion industry is a complex, multi-billion dollar business that balances art, sociology, international trade, and human rights issues. But the transition from unawareness to understanding requires a willingness to see past the exterior. Stereotypes are born of ignorance. Those who fail to look beyond my vintage skirts and high heels make uninformed judgments and are in peril of fulfilling their own behavioral prophesies for underestimation. Succumbing to stereotypical thinking feeds complacency, allowing discriminators to be outwitted by those they undervalue. In other words, they may be working for me one day! It may be easy to conform, but I am so much happier when I like what I’m wearing – I see no point in compromising my individuality to assuage another’s misapprehensions. My scholarly successes are even sweeter when they defy the expectations of the doubtful. I am glad that stereotypes don’t define my existence – I find fulfillment by setting my own standards.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
So. hot. That dress is going to take red carpets by STORM this season. And even though I'm not exactly a leather-and-pants suits kind of girl, I still really loved just about every single look in the collection.
I especially love that last dress. I would wear it at every opportunity - the detail is mindblowing. These are clothes that truly celebrate every aspect of womanhood, and I love Prabal for that.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I'm really all over the place lately, inspiration-wise.
Photos from: Lula Scrapbook, vi.sualize, other spots that I can't remember.