Monday, November 30, 2009

Inspiration, Why Don't You Rain On Me??

It has been raining pretty hard everyday for the last couple of days, if not super super humid. It is officially rainy season. By rainy means, hot hot hot when it's not raining and cold cold cold (plus windy) when it's raining. I love the rain, but on the other hand, it makes me sick (literally). I have been having the flu for a couple of days now. Plus, when I eat from street vendors, my stomach doesn't seem to cooperate very well. I need to blame something for that, no?
For those reasons, plus some other reason such as LAZINESS, I haven't been posting anything for a while. Oh oh, deadline's coming soon. That is also another reason why I didn't even have time to think about what to post. I am very sorry, but until this very second, I still don't know what to post. So, I'm going to leave you with only this ramblings.

*and this picture. Only because I hate a picture-less post*

This is sad, I know. But I will be back in 2 weeks, hopefully with loads of fresh new ideas :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up!?!?

For the past month, I have been looking at this shady kinda like photography everywhere. I remember about them when I'm searching for a reference or ideas or inspiration everywhere. When I open a magazine, I would find them. When I open the internet, I would find them. When I open my email, I would find them emailed to me by my friend/boss as a reference for a project we're working on. I would find them EVERYWHERE. And it's kinda freaky. And I kinda like it.

It's like finding some peaceful melody that played in your head repeatedly. Noooo, it is not a bad thing. I can assure you that, in between all of the hustle bustle of my city and it's surroundings and your job, whatever that is, YOU NEED SOLITUDE. I admit that every once in a while, I would come home to my very quiet room with no music and actually loved it. I mean no music!!?? That's kinda fucked up, no?? But sometimes, when I'm THAT tired, I did that.

Somehow looking at these pictures, it gives me that solitude, the inner peace, the calmness, and it made my brain produce good thoughts. Happy thoughts. Mellow thoughts. Ambient songs. Old Hollywood movies. Flowery gardens and its secret doors to the fantasy world where unicorns and fairies lived happily.

Have you found your fairies yet? How about unicorns? Do they whisper you anything? Do they tell you any secrets on living happily ever after? Hmm...I'll let you get back to that.

Click here and here for the sources of the photos.

Ps. Thanks to my shady friends for having a shady conversation at a shady office pantry on a shady day....

Monday, November 16, 2009

One Hell Of A Weekend = One Shitty Monday

Today is THE day. The day where I stand in front of my closet choosing, thinking and trying to find the ONE thing that I want to wear. The ONE thing that complement my mood. The ONE thing that I really really really want to wear. AND I COULDN'T FIND IT. And it sets me off to a bad mood, instantly. I need to re-do my closet. Seriously. Ugh...I don't wanna talk about clothes. I am so not in the mood talking about it. Cause I have yet no solution what so ever on how to handle this problem.
My day started with a lot of confusion and lazyness. I decided to wear a very disturbingly lousy T-shirt. A t-shirt so lousy that I actually wore to sleep. That is exactly how shitty it was, and exactly how shitty I am today. My weekend on the other hand, was a blast. It was too much of a blast, that I didn't remember much of it except for glimpse of light, sounds, and so many people. It was all a blur. BUT IT WAS FUN!! Watching The Misshapes and Franz Ferdinand are the highlight of it all. It is funny, every highlight of my days is usually music and friends. Music and friends together, is just one cocktail mix that will never get me bored, EVER.
Sooooo.....I need, need, need, to talk about music. Music that I am so crazy about. Music that calms me down. Music that gives me inspiration. Music that I listened to and never got bored. Music that keeps me company no matter what the occasion is. Music that I wake up to every morning. Music that I sang to when I'm taking a shower. Music that stole my heart the moment I listen to them, or at least worth a mock but actually sticks in your head. Music. Music. MUSIC!!

I don't know why my life is very inspired by music. Every single thing I do in every single time of my life, it usually involves music. No matter what, I'd try to listen to them. It gives me strength. And when I'm in a bad mood, music is what calms me down. I love music so much that when I left my ipod at home, I'd panic and it actually sets me off to an even worse mood. Anywhere anytime I am allowed to listen to music, then it is when anything that can play music comes in handy. Ipod, earphone, and music equals perfection. Peace and serenity is what comes after music. Sleepy is what comes after all that buzz.

And now I'm off to bed. You can guess why.........

Monday, November 9, 2009

I Think I'm Lazy.

I know it's a late post. It's not even weekend. But as the week starts, I kinda have to share my first weekend after I started working at Swank Glossy Magazine. Although my job is super fun (maybe because I haven't met something called DEADLINE yet), I am super tired. I am not used to waking up early in the morning throughout a whole week, well it's not that early, but I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON. Seriously.
So I spared no time to actually do nothing on my weekend. I don't wanna dress up, I don't wanna go out, I don't wanna do anything. NOTHING! And it seems to be the only word that was perfect to describe my 2 whole day. My best friend asked me out on Friday night, and guess what?? I fell asleep. I wanted to go after a minute or two worth of rest. But a minute or two turns out to be the whole night. Yup, I fell asleep. I wake up the next morning thinking, 'What the fuck?? THAT NEVER HAPPENS!!!'
But throughout the whole weekend, this images sprung to mind. I came across them a while ago while I was browsing the web looking for inspiration through something called blog. I have been looking for a new look for me. Something that I do every once in a while after I felt like I've wear every single thing on my closet in an every possible way. And somehow, this images lingers in my mind. Images of a couple of my favorite bloggers, with their own styles. Hm, I wonder how can I incorporate all their style in one outfit without looking too much??

The beautiful Miss Karla Deras of Karla's Closet. She is one of the reasons why I wanted to make my own blog. One of the first blog I religiously followed and obsessively click on older post until there is none. I am sorry if it sounds creepy to you, but I did that secretly, until now.

The beautiful and rebellious Miss Gala Gonzales of inside am-lul's closet. I love how her style is very manly yet she looks ubber pretty and still looks like a girl. What the hell did you call that?? Huh, I lost my words. Anyways, I love her. With her it's not just her appearance, it's the way she live her life. I think I would love to be around her and her friends. It seems like fun. You should check out her first collection, inspired by music, called the music collection at her blog. Genius. And not to mention the styling as well. As a stylist, I love her style. As a reader, I would want to have them. I WANT IT ALL!!

The very interesting and unpredictable Queen Michelle of Kingdom Of Style. I love how she suddenly surprised me with something extra ordinary, say like a metalic leggings and criss crossed leggings. Oooor, something very sexy in an unusual kind of way, like a lingerie or bustier or some kind of corset from the past. I don't know. I am babbling, but I still love her without knowing exactly how to describe why I do.

Some of stuff from Complex Geometries. Complex Geometries is a Canada based brand (if I am not mistaken) that really really catch me in the eye. I love that brand. I just love how you can use them in different ways and still looks good. I went to a store that couldn't explain exactly how it was properly used in human body. She can only say that it can be worn different ways and that it looks good, and I actually believe it. How the clothes work, that's just an amazement. I don't even want to know how they design those stuff. I bet there's a lot of complicated stuff. But that's why I'm a stylist not a designer. Ha...

Some stuff that I grab from the internet....and pictures of some people that I actually love. I don't know who they are. I just stumbled upon them in the internet and I happen to like them. I think there's something about them that is so catchy in my eye that I decided to save them and totally forgot where I got the pictures. But most likely it's from Altamira , the Sartorialist, and kingdom of style.

I wanted to start collecting stuffs and pieces like that, I wanted to start wearing them, I wanted to caress them with my arms, I wanted to have them hanging in my closet waiting to be used...I wanted them...I am lusting over them...GIVE ME ALL OF THEEEEEMMMM!!! Okay, I'm going nuts.......Wooshaaaa..............

ps. I know I said I think I'm lazy, but I ended up writing the longest post so far. I am quite proud and exhausted at the same time. I cannot open my eyes without wasting my already drained energy. Anyways, I am happy that even though the weekend was a lazy one, my week started with a loud bang and a cocktail at 5 pm. Oh, what a lovely day............................