Archive | August, 2010

MAC’s Ignorance on Femcide

13 Aug

So MAC is going to launch it’s new line in september which is already in controversies. Here’s a video discussing that

here’s a picture from the line

MAC also said they are going to donate a fair amount to the people in need of help in Juarez after the controversies but I don’t know how is that going to help. Anyways I am going to Boycott MAC and Rodarte . Its your turn to choose a side.

I Want to Be Painfully Hip

13 Aug

I basically want my hair to look this amazing. Definitely black hair, with like under panels of pink and blue.. what do you guys think?

Being Fierce (Pt. One)

12 Aug

Komal and I have discussed this post last week and I’ve been giving it thought. What make’s us fierce?  Hell, what makes me fierce? As cliche as the word seems, it still resonates. It’s not just the battle cry of Tyra Banks; it’s a word to describe the inner working of one’s self esteem. Simple enough right? Without this being the vapidness of a teen mag trying to tell girls how to feel, let me try to explain. Each of us want to describe our pathway into being comfortable with ourselves, what inspires us and what we rely on to achieve “fierce”.

Pretty much all my life I was the awkward kid. I was fat, really tall and had a glorious ‘fro. When I was a kid I never felt good about myself. I was haunted by any mirror and thought I was cursed with just utter ugliness.  I had kids throw staples in my hair and call me Chewbacca. Yeah, public school was an oasis for self worth. When I was 14 I lost a huge amount of weight. All of a sudden then I was awesome; my personality and intelligence magically mattered. Kids who once made fun of me all of a sudden wanted to be my friend. The paranoia of wanting to be thin/ keep my friends made me paranoid. I would exercise all day and sometimes starve myself in order to keep appearances. I remember one Easter I thought I ate way too many mashed potatoes, so I went to the bathroom and made myself vomit.

I still look at pictures from that point of my life and I’m in awe; I was gorgeous.  With no ego I can tell you I was beautiful. I just wish I could of felt that way then. The little girl who hated  the mirror was still there. Because I felt so awful about myself, I tried to still maintain their approval. Switching my love of Manic Panic and band t-shirts for Abercrombie and American Eagle. After awhile I became depressed. I was attracting the attention of people that didn’t truly care about me. After leaving high school I had time to reflect. All the kids I thought were my friends left me. At first I was really upset over it. It took me a year to realize I didn’t need them. During that year I learned another thing. I’m pretty.

Not just pretty in my current state. I’m pretty whenever. Be it wearing a t-shirt backwards (I do that a lot accidentally, don’t ask why.) or a maxi dress. Fierce is not just a matter of outward appearance, it’s a mental thing. It’s not something someone can automatically throw at you, you need to establish it for yourself. Fierce is an individual attitude. Once you establish what your attitude concerning self is  and figure out how you want to carry this attitude your personal style will emerge.

Are there other things that dictate wardrobe? Yes, but those points are more so in regards to items you own. Personal style has to do with the mentality you bring when those pieces are picked.  Clothing is our initial representative.  As humans we generalize and make quick assertions. Our brain does this as a way to quickly filter out things  it assumes will affect us badly. Clothing quickly sums up our personalities and what ever else we want others to see us as. Clothing also can dictate how we feel about ourselves. The confidence one can feel simply due to dressing well is amazing. Understanding What works for you and what you feel comfortable in is another part of developing an awareness of self.

Pettiness in An Article

11 Aug

So logging on to MSN tonight (I refuse to use Gmail.. I’m one of those.) I saw an article about Gabbi from YFF.  Maybe I should of gotten the idea that just from the title (MTV’s Ridiculous $100,00 Tweets), but the article  written by  Hunter Walker  is absolutely petty. The author takes great lengths to diminish anything and everything. Spelling on twitter? Really?  I’ve never seen Twitter as the beacon of anything from a literary stand point. The same goes with blogging- if  the queen’s English and a better vernacular were in order, why not read something with more clout? I think why blogs/ twitter have such a mass appeal is simply due to how approachable they are. It’s an open forum that allows people to publicly discuss opinions and items in informal jargon.  That approachability is obviously what MTV wants. An individual who can broadcast information at a rate that’s quick and something the reader can identify with. The idea of deeming her the digital  “Jesse Camp” is just absurd.  Jesse Camp epitomized 90s culture in a condensed platform. He was a caricature of what MTV considered a lead demographic at that point. Yes, Gabbi does pose as a representative of the demographic they want, but here is the difference:  she is not an extreme. She realistically represents their target audience, opposed to some clever move to cover all of their bases.

Her job description basically enables her to be the middle man between viewers/ consumers and the MTV network. Her job is to connect to the audience, make some comments about MTV and go from there. I’ve never seen Colin Quinn, Downtown Julie Brown,  Fab Five Freddie, or Carson Daily criticized for the items the author has decided to nit pick.  Even more currently, would the “reporters” during the MTV news reports be compared to Edward R. Murrow or criticized for their non news like tone? Also, to make comment about the amount of money;  she won a contest. Let’s be frank now, would you enter a contest if the prize was “A starting salary of 30 k and a really awesome parking space?’ No, no one would. That’s the beauty of contests; prizes are ostentatious and are designed to gain attention.  The prize would of been a large sum of money, regardless of the position. There’s no need to question Gabbi’s validity or how competent she is as an employee.

Has anyone else seen this?

9 Aug

http://blog.evans.co.uk/2010/07/30/evans-autumnwinter-2010-key-trends/

Just thought I’d ask. I’m getting the blue trench from the Twilight collection

Love. Boots. Amazingness

8 Aug

So I’ve been debating about a pair of boots for awhile; I love the Gray over the knee boots from Torrid, but I want more structure.  These boots from Avenue have just enough slouch, just enough structure and come in this amazing gray! The heel is tiny enough (So I can walk in it.) and the hardware doesn’t come off as cheap. I love these boots.

Under 100$

7 Aug

Few awesome, fabulous, fantastic, fantabulous , sexy etc etc looks under 100 dollars :D:D

Not Famous Tee
$25 – delias.com
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