Tuesday, August 17, 2010

To my surprise

I have had mixed feelings about the appeal of Tyra's Next Top Model series, but Cycle 13 featuring petite models (5'7" and under) blew me away. Commercially, it appealed to the majority of petite women and girls who fantasized of entering the high fashion industry. I was most inspired by the Hapa theme in episode 9 because by fusing different ethnicity into fashion and makeup, Tyra reminded me how history stays with us and culture continues to stir us.

This episode demonstrated that there are opportunities to express creativity as well to communicate different people's voices. A model is most alive because of this concept by conveying strength. Nicole Fox, as a Japanese/Malagasy in the photograph below, stands powerful and elegant without the common cold stare editorials models have. Love it!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Next stop: festivity in Venice

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The end of summer is closing in...

The realization that it is now August 15th makes me feel a bit bittersweet knowing that summer is ending and a new school year beginning. Last night, I wrote down a breakdown of my hours to which I concluded I need to push myself and waste no time if I can hope to see daylight at the beach. With these expectations, I am going to use the remaining summer days well and finish my drawings. I will post results soon as I am done.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


A girl seeks inspiration on a walk to the neighborhood park with a journal in her bag.

Friday, August 13, 2010

A perfect afternoon...

Vogue Italia featuring Natalia Vodonovia in this ruffle dress creates the overall soft tone of this photo. I think the outfit combination is oddly delightful, because the men-style hat hints at the possibility of a sprite child's play of mix-match fun from her mom's closet. Against the background of dilapidated and rusted furniture and artifacts, Natalia's relaxed posture as she reads is reminiscent of a girl returning to her past and putting on an old forgotten hat for some comforts of quiet solitude.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bag of the Day

Today has started wonderfully. I am proud of my newly created set on Polyvore and came to realize how much I love cream and pink colors. I used a nude Neely Mulberry bag in the set and now I wish I could own one...