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Under pressure

8 Oct

This has nothing to do with fashion or anything, but I wanted to show you guys this awesome video. Some of you know I used to do a lot of work with the San Francisco Homeless Services Coalition until we had to close the doors due to the economy. Anything that brings light to the growing problem of homelessness is something that I feel needs to be brought to attention.

This video is so awesome. Not only is it one of the most entertaining things you’ll watch all day, but this guy made the video for a legitimate cause- which is something we should all appreciate. This guy isn’t homeless, he is a performer who wants everyone to acknowledge the homelessness problem we have on our hands, because it’s affecting families everywhere.

Watch this. It’s so good…& Kermit is singing.

TCM Film Festival

18 Apr

Love, love, loving the new ad campaign for TCM’s Classic Film Festival. I pull a lot of inspiration from old films (as a matter of fact, I have an entire folder dedicated to school projects I have done based off of old movies), so these posters are just filling my head with ideas.

{“The Graduate” & “Sunset Boulevard”}

{“Top Hat” & “A Star Is Born”}

{“Singing In The Rain” & “Saturday Night Fever”}

{“The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” & “Casablanca”}

Source: IMP Awards

Young Hearts

13 Apr

Loving this photoshoot directed & styled by one of my favorite bloggers. Definitely reflects my own personality & style, which made me quite drawn to it. It also makes me think of some of my girlfriends back home. Beautiful.

Source: FashionLane

Back in the day

9 Apr

I’ve been looking back to my childhood & previous years as recent inspiration. I recently ran across a blog entry from A Cup of Jo that had a pictorial of stuffed animals. It got me thinking about that one toy we all had as a kid that we would be devastated if ever lost, even to this day. I have a stuffed lamb (LambyPie) that has been by my side for 23 years. She’s sitting on my bed right now, as a matter of fact. I remember, about 3 years ago, I thought I had lost her & went into a panic. I cried for a good three days. It was like loosing my child. It didn’t help that my mom found my old baby book that same night & the entry she randomly decided to read was about my first encounter with LambyPie (my very first Easter, she was waiting for me in my yellow basket). Oh, I just about wanted to kill myself. Turns out, my sweet little lamb had fallen down the side of my bed & was stuck between the wall & my dust-ruffle. Needless to say, when I found her, we (me, mom, & even though he thought it was really dumb- my brother) threw a little “thank god you’re okay/we love you” party. Hah, yeah…well…ever since then, LambyPie has been carefully placed everywhere she goes. I haven’t let her out of my sight. She’s been to Costa Rica, Mexico, Greece, Switzerland, all over the US- made pit stops in France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom….she’s very worldly. I just adore her.

Spring has sprung

2 Apr

I have a love/hate relationship with spring & summer. I love the warmer months because I’m a big outdoors person- the nicer weather makes my kayaking, hiking, & camping trips much more enjoyable. Also, I like jumping off of random objects into lakes & rivers, which I won’t do when it’s cold cos I don’t want to get pneumonia. However, I hate warmer months for a very stupid & girlie reason: my hair. I have long, curly/wavy hair which goes completely nuts in heat & humidity. Oh, it’s just pathetic. Needless to say, by the time spring & summer passes, my hair throws a celebratory party. With that said, however, I’ll take my messy hair any day if that means I get to go for a good hike & then jump out of a tree into a big river at the end of the day.

Da da da — here’s a list of my spring wants & inspirations:

Big Fish

5 Mar

One of my favorite movies (based on one of my favorite books), based (& filmed!) in my favorite state, with 4 of my favorite actors, & the only movie (aside from “Dumbo”- yes, “Dumbo”) to make me cry.

Moonriver

15 Feb