Sunday, May 30, 2010

Defining Love and Being In Love(There is a difference)

Love, what a global word everyone knows what love is. Even a 2 year old can define love it may not be the same love as  a 20 year old but love is love through and through. I'm going to attempt and define the difference between love and being in love. There is no right and wrong answer just my private interpretation.

Love what a wonderful thing a self medicated drug, Love can pick a person up form the lowest of the low and take them to the highest point in there lives. But the dark side of love  can illuminate itself and pull you right back down, a broken heart is never easy to mend. I don't know if everyone has experienced being in love, but what I can say it's one of the many wonders of our society today and has been from the beginning of time. Through out history we have had our share of love stories "Romeo & Juliet" Cleopatra & Marc Antony, Christian & Isolde. Love brings two people together and connects them some how despite their flaws and despite anyone else. True love does not include anyone but the two love birds. What makes people fall in love i cannot say its different for everyone. But I'm not here to discuss how we fall in love but merely the difference between having  Love and Being in love..

Being in Love and having Love for another can be misinterpreted, couples can stay together with false pretenses confusing Love for one another and being in Love with one another. I to have fallen victim to this and cannot say I have completely pulled through but I do acknowledge the difference. Love is meant to make both people happy, an all time high, something that never gets old. Of course we all fight in relationships, I would be scared for you if you didn't, but love is when you can get past it and move for the future, when you can shake small things off and forgive your spouse. Being in love is always brand new no matter how long you have been in this relationship. Love is an excitement, butterflies in your stomach. As I've spoken about in my Pros & Cons of relationships Love does and will always become a comfort zone. Who wouldn't want to stay with a person they've been with for so long, that person knows every thing they like, certain habits they've come to accept, and it's always great to have a sex partner to feel comfortable with. But don't confuse the comfort for being in love, Love in some couples does die and that doesn't mean you cant have love for that person but if its not meant to be, it's just not meant to be, holding on to a dead relationship can only affect you negatively.

Thursday, May 13, 2010



Although these shoes are  somewhat over the top, these shoes are a small example of just how large bows have gotten in the fashion industries eyes.

Lady Gaga always seems to make interesting fashion statements . Including this awesome  Markus Klinko & Indrani photo shoot, she, already fits this Hello Kitty, big bow , colorful persona! The shoot did nothing but compliment her further.
When looking up what and where people can obtain these "Lady Gaga Hair bows I actually found quiet alot of different locations and companies who sell these in, different sizes, and colors. Ranging in prices of $7.00 all the way to $49.99  Although did not seem to find the exact company that Lady Gaga obtains hers from..

We have the  Hair bows the, Cloth bows ,the bow dresses, the bow shirts. bow shoes and bow skirts. Bows have always been one of the many women emblems of femininity

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Our First Ladys Fashion Frenzy

Designer: Jason Wu
Vogue Photographer: Annie Leibovitz

When Michelle first appeared on the scene she was approached my many top designers due to her obvious eye in fashion and her elegant, and sophisticated style.

{On top we have Marc Jacobs design created solely for Mrs. Obama, and right below we have a custom Betsy Johnson, if you have not realized by now also designed for our first lady }

             Our first lady decided to donate her fabulous, Jason Wu custom made inaugural gown to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Michelle's gown will be part of a new gallery, "A First Lady's Debut," which will showcase 11 dresses worn by first ladies. She was joined by designer Jason Wu and a group of design students.  Jason Wu seems to be a favorite for Mrs. Obama and we can see why he captures her elegance and still incorporates her fashion sense.           
     Although many designers have drawn out ideas and offered our first lady numbers of couture pieces she seems to value and favor many designs by Jason Wu.

Michelle Obama accompanied by her Husband were celebrating Cinco De Mayo in the Rose Garden of the White House. Mrs. Obama debuted a fabulous new watercolor print dress by Thakoon. In more depth this silk sleeveless dress showcases a colorful print that strings at her hips, capturing her toned body yet not revealing and staying very classy which Michelle always seems to manage. Her hoop earrings and yellow sandals compliment the fantastic, blend beautifully with her skin color and are a overall classic yet fun twist to the new additions to this old white 

            The Background on our First Lady

      When people ask First Lady Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom. But before she was a mother -- or a wife, lawyer or public servant -- she was Fraser and Marian Robinson's daughter. Michelle grew up in a brick bungalow on the South Side of Chicago. Her father was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department,  despite the fact he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis when he was young, he was a hard worker and  hardly ever missed a day of work. Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother Craig, managing a busy household filled with a endless amount of love, yet a helping dose of structure, and principles to live by.
        A pupil in Chicago public schools, Michelle went on and studied  African-American studies and sociology at Princeton University. She then graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met the man who would become the love of her life, and our 44th President.
       After a few years, Mrs. Obama decided her true calling was working with people to serve their communities and their neighbors. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago's City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service. (Wow talk about all around type of woman)
             Michelle has shown us that a hard upbringing does not mean it cannot be filled with love and success. She has blended her sophisticated yet fun loving style into graceful yet vogue appropriate! Many relate her to the Kennedy's but we say Michelle Obama is in a category all her own.

Double The Sparkle

The two finger ring has slowly been making its way up to the currently obsessed accesories for the soft or edgy.  They come in all different shapes, colors, and sizes varying from iced out snakes to beautiful thin and feminine engagement rings.

Monday, May 10, 2010

“Jealous haters make us smile, they spend their life cloning our style. Nothin’ better to do with their time, they’ll even try to copy our rhyme. Ain’t none like us, as you can see, we the best, so let it be.”

Christian Louboutin Autumn/Winter 2010

The "Bold" Shoulder

"The Bold Shoulder"

Bold shoulders have made their comeback! Last year at this time women were cutting out the padding in their blazers. Lady Gaga, Rihanna and many other celebs have put this 80's style back on the charts!

Although some take it a little more to the extreme then others, Rihanna mixes her punk rock glow with her sophisticated style, Lady Gaga takes her fashion statements to the extreme which seems to fit her persona.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My Confession to "Relationships"

Relationships are a funny thing. Each is different, you hold a new, and interesting relationship with every person, to say the least. There's always those relationships that you maintain that cool, and always those you lose it. The ones that you wish you had said something, but at the time you couldn't, and then the one where you might have just said to much. Both ways  you could potentially mess EVERYTHING up! {ugh} there is no win win with these things called "relationships"

The Fashionista, the Expertista, && the Artista

Our goal as one is to focus on relevant topics that we all can relate to in our state of lives. We all throw imput into each blog but we do specialize on certain subjects.

The Artista: Victoria is a well known artist who has just graduated Cal as an Art major. She is getting ready to continue her art extravaganza in southern California at Pasadena Art Center she focuses on comparing art and fashion. She is very well known for her screen prints, and her urban acrylic paintings. She contributes to our blog with a colorful and artistic point of view. Victoria plans for the future to start her own clothing line that incorporates art and fashion couture.

The Expertista: Michelle focuses on relationships, and is good at incorporating the truth in our daily lives. She to enjoys fashion and art, she is recognized for her excellent writing skills and realist point of view. To put it plainly she plays the role of the editor and head of brainstorming for our blogs ideas. Michelle looks to her future with endless possibilities in business, cosmetology, and in photography.

The Fashionista: Theresa Marie specializes and finds great interest in fashion and the up and coming. She also has passion from past era's and enjoys comparing today's trends with yesterdays. {Fashion is her Passion} Theresa plans to attend the Aveda Institute in Sf during the fall semester for her cosmetology license and FIDM for her degree in design.

Blazers Are the New Cardigans


Last year at this time we were wearing mustard colored cardigans. Currently we have switched over to floral and hounds tooth Blazers. Now every Vintage store I walk into I immediatley see a rack of Blazers, verses a rack of caridigans which leads me to my point Cardigans are out and Blazers are now back in. Blazers originated from the 80's and moved on into the early 90's.

The 2010 Haute Courture collection Christian Dior

CESAR @ Berkeley: Tapas, Wine, Beer & Spirits!

Their original location at 1515 Shattuck Avenue opened in May, 1998 in the heart of what has affectionately become known as the "gourmet ghetto" in north Berkeley, right next door to Chez Panisse. César combines freshly made tapas (spanish small plates) with a large and thoughtful selection of fine wines, beers and spirits. They serve a wide range of cocktails made by their expert bartenders, as well as wines-by-the-glass and sample "flights" from their list of spirits, sherries and other aperitifs, and dessert wines. César has been included in the san francisco chronicle's "best 100 restaurants of the bay area" every year since they opened.

The Sangrias at César are by far the best we have ever had! The delicious fruit forward wine punch was the perfect blend of fruit, ice, and alcohol!! 

Jill Stuart Spring 2010

A glimpse at Jill Stuart's FLIRTATIOUS, FEMININE, & FLIRTY Spring 2010 collection. 

Loving the colors to this pink and white mini tube V neck. It really showcases a the sexy features of a woman. By emphasizing the breasts and the hips. We love the bow action going on in the front.

Jill Stuart really knows how to show case a woman's body as we see with this studded white dress with the cut outs on the back. She really knows how to emphasize the woman figure using geometric cut outs and tight fitted dresses.  She is not scared to make her new line BOLD, by using studs, shoulder pads, cut outs, bows, and low V-necks.

Takashi Murakami X Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s massive Harajuku store on Omotesando in Tokyo has recently been transformed to mark this season’s participation of famous Japanese pop-artist Takashi Murakami for his Multicolor Spring Palette collection. Effectively making his style of “superflat” a well-known household style of art, the installations throughout the building include many of his iconic works and characters over the years in a bright, multi-color and ultimately visually stimulating exhibit.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wearable Masterpieces

What better way is there to expose your art than having a live walking model?  It has become relevantly popular for artists and designers in 2010 to use clothing as a fresh canvas for their work.  The range in artists contributing to the fashion industry are massive.  Urban artists such as Fafi and Insa have collaberated with high fashion companies Nike, Kid Robot, LeSportSac, Adidas, and M.A.C. cosmetics as a way of taking there art to a whole new level.  From handbags to make-up, whats to come into the fashion world through art inspired ideas is unpredictable.

INSA’s world is one where art, product, graffiti, fetishism, and desire collide.

INSA is a fine artist and designer who has established himself from a graffiti background through extensive street level work and gallery shows around the world. Throughout his career, INSA has allowed himself to explore different approaches and outlets for his artistic agenda, including designing signature collections for brands such as Kangol, Kid Robot and Oki-Ni, as well as starting his own heel company ‘
INSA HEELS’ (link to heels site). He has undertaken many private commissions for clients such as Sony and Nike and was recently invited out to Sweden as one of only two British artists to help curate and sculpt the 2008/2009 ICE hotel.

INSA’s canvases and installations are often hyper real, finely crafted creations in which sexual desire and commodity-fetishism merge and contrast. Always with a heavy sense of irony, INSA visually exaggerates the notion of objectification meets commodification with graphically depicted oversized body parts that are suspended in the controlled architectural lines of a sneaker or bold black and white graphic patterns. INSA uses these powerful patterns to play with and distort the spaces where his work is installed to entice the viewer into the ‘fantasy’; a shallow fantasy of materialistic aspiration where sexual objectification is flaunted as a symbol of wealth and success.

Born and raised in Toulouse France, Fafi's strong presence in the graffiti and fine arts scene was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. Back then, as she was painting and hustling, her sexy, funny, and sometimes aggressive girl characters made the whole world look and help kick-start a whole new graphic language; by exploring feminity through stereotypes, and using it to her advantage, she drew enormous attention and thus started to travel the world with thousands of Fafinettes in her brushes and paint cans. Europe, USA, Japan, Hong-Kong, the planet is a playground. And it's only started.

Soon enough Sony would ask her to design a six-character toy set for the Time Capsules collection, an almost natural move for her three-dimensional measures. Other successful figurines would follow, as well as numerous expositions and collaborations with Colette, Adidas, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola, M.A.C cosmetics and countless press stories in the most prestigious magazines (ie. Vogue, Elle, The Face, XLR8R, Yen etc...).

The animation world started to eyeblink her vision in Mark Ronson video featuring a Fafi-ed Lily Allen.
Her multi-faceted work was all documented in her books GIRLS ROCK (2003) and LOVE AND FAFINESS (2006), both being also successful prints in museum libraries and selected shops.
As for 2007, Fafi entered a new phase. Having become a mother and moving to Paris made her introduce a new depth to her creations. Now not only the Fafinettes are fly girls, they also run a whole universe of creatures, homes and vehicles. It's called The Carmine Vault. It's a dreamy and peculiar