Friday, February 27, 2009


And stay classy!


(Happy now, hmmm?)


Hello everyone, I'm in New Mexico! Currently at a conference...just gave my presentation today.

Access to computers is terrible! Three computers for an entire hotel, what is this...oh well. I am off to bed. Probably will not post anything until I get back to PR. In the meantime, take care, stay safe, and do right!

Friday, February 20, 2009

If we were in a relationship...

...this blog would have abandoned my arse ages ago, seriously.

How are you all? Hope everything is good and that I was sorely missed (I can dream!). I've been ridiculously busy with school, thesis, and freelance design projects. Oh, and presentation papers. Thankfully all design projects are finished. Now just to deal with those nasty little papers and thesis.

No picture now, but a to-do list to remind myself of everything to do before next week, preferrably tomorrow:

-wash clothes
-pack said clothes
-finish supernatural advertising paper
-cook for potluck (me and my mouth...)
-FIND IPOD CABLE FOR THE LOVE OF DIOR, WOMAN (seriously, I need to update my music)
-pray for magical battery replacement to fall lightly from the sky and onto my laptop (it won't)
-e-mail friends about replacement course
-find 1gb XD card that's in my room somewhere
-use graphic tablet at some point (Damian got it for me as a V-day present and I've been so busy I haven't been able to properly use it yet. Je suis horrible!)
-try on clothes for Saturday, see if I still fit in damn dress. If not, find emergency back-up plan
-start drafting itineraries
-e-mail questions for freelance design jobs! CALL SCHOOL.
-magically regain all muscle tone and lose all fluff that developed over Christmas. Unless a radioactive spider bites me, this will not happen. Shit.

I think that's it...more things will probably crop up, they always do.

Will do a better update soon, promise! Till then, I bid you adieu. Good night!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines!

Dietrich the Lovesaurus wishes you love! ;) Hope you're spending your free time with those care about: family, friends, significant other! And if not, I hope you get to do so soon. Also, remember that Valentine's isn't the only day to show the people you love that you care.

And if you're not the Valentine type, disregard this post. Or at least, dig the awesomeness of a t-rex holding a very pink heart!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fake it.

I'm in the cheap-o frame of mind lately. Don't want to buy anything expensive. But I still like certain things.

I've been craving this bag from Shop:Lush. I know it's a copy of the Chloé Edith. I know. But I can't help it. I don't want to buy the Chloé Edith. It's too expensive. Right now, I'm pretty over expensive bags.

So what to do I do? I know I shouldn't give a flying fart in space about what people think, but I'm just worried about the providence of this bag. I don't want something made in a sweatshop. I don't advocate fakes (in fact, I've had very visceral reactions against people who I know purchased fakes). And it's not the fact that it's fake, it's the question of where it came from and what it pretends to be. This one doesn't have a big fake Chloé tag on it anywhere. So perhaps it is qualified as inspired by Chloé.

Or maybe I'm just giving this damn thing too much thought. I mean, for $49.99, really...

Oh well, I'll continue thinking.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


As promised, I will tell you about my weekend. It may appear to be nothing out of this world to some, but to me it was pretty terrifying.

Then again, I have a penchant for dramatic reactions.

I did not mention it here, but I was chosen to participate in a local (local meaning everybody from the island) graphic design contest called Comando-S (Command-S), sponsored by Scion, Coca-Cola, and El Nuevo Día, the biggest of the local newspapers. Needless to say, I was dropping my contents.

The day of the competition arrived and I was so nervous that, honestly, I felt like crying. When they called our round up and my computer's Photoshop was being a pain, I was on the border of bowing out. For the record, I don't remember anything of what I said when I was asked to step up the microphone. And if anybody reading this does know, don't remind me. Let that remain forever blurred from my memory! But I figured I have to soldier on and do what I had to do.

I lost.

According to the judge I spoke, it was a difficult decision. I came in second. I admit that I forgot to add another element, which was a requirement, so that probably was one, if not the, determining factor. Obviously I was distraught, but at the same time I kept telling myself that, hey. I did something. I managed to calm myself down and keep my cool after my initial nervous episode; despite an overeager photographer clicking away. (Apparently, I'm the only female that has participated in the competition so far.)

Still, it was an important step for me. I have a nasty tendency to either quit or to soldier on until I'm beating a dead horse. And I didn't quit. I'm keeping on! I've had two more people procure my design services and am expecting another project to come up soon. Which is quite, quite good.

However, the day of the contest I needed a cheer, so I went to Charlotte Russe (which was conveniently located steps away from the competition locale) and shopped some pain away. But I will post pictures of that later. Too tired right now. (Seems that's all I say nowadays...sad.)

But I will not leave you empty-handed! I do have a work outfit picture to put up. This features a shirt that Keyla was all: please explain that to me. Because we both wear things that a lot of people would consider peculiar, but to her, this seemingly took the cake. Behold my pink shirt. When I go pink, I go burn your eyes out pink.

Shirt: Salvation Army, .50.
Skirt: Old Navy, $5.00.
Necklace: Marianne, $3.25 for set.
Shoes: Marc Jacobs, $45.00.
Bracelets: Can't tell, probably thrifted!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

This is your brain. It goes pop.

So yes, I've been out of the loop for a while and I apologize for that. My time management skills are clearly extraordinary. Freelance projects, thesis, papers, school. And this little thing I had over the weekend that I will talk about later. No biggie, just material for life lessons I guess?

Will write more when I have clearer head. Off to sleep. Will leave you pictures of recent (recent being almost two weeks ago) acquisitions.

From left, cape by I don't remember, studded skirt by Kenar, velvet blazer by Bagdley Mischka. You can't really tell, but it has quite nice detail. Better pictures later. Am trashed.

And yes, those are sheep over my face. Honestly, I looked either murderous or delusional.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


Things that I've been craving lately (they would all make lovely Valentine's presents for me!):
Giles and Brother Tiny Fly Earrings, $65.00. These are great. Totally out of left field. Damian likes them too, but he assures me that many onomatopoeic jokes about flies buzzing would happen.

The Orphan Collection Top at Common Threadz, $38.00. All proceeds of this shirt go to feeding an orphan for a month.

Forever 21 necklace, $6.80.

I need that necklace in my life seriously...Definitely look up the Common Threadz website! I have to admit, I don't feel comfortable with how they display the children ( I don't know, it kind of feels exploitative to me) and if you feel compelled help them out by buying a shirt. I know I will when I can.


Just a quick picture post before I dash off to school. Life is hectic.

These are just some little projects I'm working on, but they're still in the development stages. My face so far is the lined one though...

Anyway, off to school! Take care everyone.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Standing at the bottom, staring at the climb.

I'm sure you've noticed that outside of the Valentine's Guide, I haven't really posted anything lately. Sorry! Unfortunately, I haven't had any time. I'm buried under a design project, papers, class, and, of course, my lovely darling monster thesis. I think I may have mentioned the design project earlier, but I didn't want to go too much into it. Thankfully, I'm close to finishing it up. I guess this is my first official design job? I had to do design for Pastiche too, but...somehow this feels more real to me, more official?

Anyway. Turns out that not only was I going to design the posters, program, and promotional postcard, but also a banner that will be hung over the lobby in the main building. I am shitting my pants right now. There is no other way to say it! Exciting! Ridiculous pictures of me with googly eyes staring at the poster may follow. :)

Here's a little blurb about the conference and the poster from my department's webpage.
For some reason the picture looks a little strange...oh well. You get the gist of it, no?

Another factor in my lack of posts is the fact that my camera is being even more problematic. That and I have to buy yet another round of rechargeable batteries. Also, I'm preparing for the dreaded tour that will commence in less than three weeks. Mind you, it's not a real tour, but I will be traveling and working.

I'm just very tired and afraid, looking at all the things that I have to do in these upcoming months. The urgency of it all and the swiftness in which post-grad life is creeping up upon me is ridiculous. I've sworn myself into finishing this summer, but how will that go? What comes after? I know that I shouldn't plan that ahead, but I want something I can look forward to. A certainty of land amidst the sea of chaos that is my life right now.

Oh well. Enough poetics. Hopefully will post more. And fix camera!