Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 133!

Happy Carnevale!
If you didn't know, Carnevale marks the day before Lent begins. It's a huge carnival celebration that continues until Easter. A lot of countries or even cities celebrate it differently, I know in Italy they wear costumes and absolutely stunning masks. I wish I had the beautiful masks they have, but this one from last Halloween should suffice.

From what I remember from my Italian class carnevale means to either shed skin, or to say goodbye to meat. Either meaning to put meat away during Lent, fasting so you're losing your "meat", or to say goodbye to your old self, the self before Carnevale and starting new. Whatever it means I think it's a beautiful celebration.

"This mask of glass is what I choose to wear."

The little bit of random...

Disclaimer: Articles that come from websites that feature other articles about celebs with bad teeth and have gangsters of the mouth, should be considered as creditable, reputable, and all around 100% accurate in all that they say.
Disclaimer about my disclaimer: Above should be read with obvious sarcasm in mind.

A few people I know have brought this article to my attention. And while I don't want to give the author the satisfaction that it caused yet one more person to talk about it, I must. First the article will probably lower your IQ a few points after reading, but then will make you severely laugh, which I did. It's so unbelievably offensive and ludicrous that you begin to laugh and say "aw poor kid, you're just indirectly trying to get back at your ex girlfriend, aren't you?" It's quite obvious, and sad that he had to do it this way, because he didn't make the fashion student look bad, he made himself look like an ignorant, moron.
 If you don't feel like reading the nonsensical article, I get it. So in a nutshell, it's an article about dating a fashion student and how you should never. Many of the reasons revolve around their excessive use of drugs and alcohol. The girls are said to be model wannabes that party every night, dress to the nines even during casual situations, fashion obsessed, and hardly eat. It also made fashion appear to be one of the most frivolous industries out there. If only this kid knew that it's one of the BIGGEST industries out there, because we aren't dealing with just clothes buddy, no it goes beyond that. But the ignorance of this author wouldn't allow him to know this. 
 Through a great use of contradictions and fictitious first-hand experiences, the entire article speaks about the Fashion Merchandising student. I used to be a FM student, I'm now doing Visual Merchandising instead, however the article still annoys me. Mainly because it calls out three very respected schools, one being mine. FIT, Parsons, and LIM. And if he researched anything other than "party girl" on Google images, he would have known these schools aren't easy to get into and to call them "schools" makes little sense when one is a prestigious design school, one revolves around business, and one is a state university that endless high end fashion designers have come from. Also I've learned more design programs than he can name. So to say the schools lack useful technology, do you know this yourself? Yeah, I kinda doubt that.
 I could sit here and refute every fabricated statement he made, but I simply don't have the time. But I'm sure this will help, let me explain my semester of school last fall. 7 classes, 1 internship, 2 jobs, 2 hours a day commuting on the train 5 days a week, countless sleepless nights, countless out of class hours spent in the studio. Astonishing that there's an overwhelming lack of drugs and alcohol in my schedule, mostly for the fact that the stereotype this guy created of a fashion student is completely false. If he had any clue at all he'd realize he basically described the lifestyle of a b-list celebrity because last time I checked, I don't have any "ins" to fashion week, nor can I afford a pair of Louboutins.
"Closing thought:" Some suggestions about the article…References would make your entire article more creditable, so why not try using them. Not to mention I wouldn't compare someone to Wiz Khalifa, waters down the article immensely. Also keep yourself unknown, because after your last break up lead you to write such an offensive thing, I doubt you would ever get a girlfriend if someone found out you were the author behind this.
Oh and lastly…what's you're deal with puffy sleeves? Napoleon liked them…just saying ;)

"If you're like me, then you know me. Oh, you know me, yeah, you know me. You don't know me."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 132!

"Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!"
A follow up post about my display.

This photo does no justice to how blue my hands really are, I should have taken a photo of both sides. I attempted to dye plastic yesterday for my display, and no it didn't work (It has before though!). After wasting my time with that, I found a solution to getting clear plastic blue. Cellophane and crazy glue. It'll do. Now can I find a solution to get this blue off before class? lol

"She’s never quite sure what to do with her hands"

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Day 131!

Today I feel defeated...

I'm working on a four part display for a class of mine, and it's pretty intense. Not so much the designs, but getting the right supplies I need. It's been impossible.

Just to name the stores I went to today... Joann's, AC Moore, Party Fair, Michael's, Dollar World, Sally's, and The Dollar Tree and out of all those stores, I maybe bought two items I actually needed. I have a feeling I might have to rethink my design. I hate the thought of being defeated, so we'll see.

"We can't all be gods and superstars"

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 130!

If you know me, then you know I hate buying cards. They are the most impersonal expensive things ever. They are someone else's words printed down for you to sign your name to. Hand made cards are another story, they are the sweetest things. But after hitting the age of 10 hand made cards are kinda frowned upon lol. Anyways this here probably shows exactly why I hate cards so much.

That red card in the middle that says "select the year birthday"...yeah there is actually a wheel on the side that you can spin and choose from 21st birthday all the way to 100th. How ridiculous is that? It's to the point where you don't even care about the impersonal card now, as long as the birthday is correct, making it even less personal... However, I suppose you can see this as a money saver card. If you ask for the card back, every ten years you can reuse it. Hmm practical...but still impersonal.

"Your clever words mean nothing more to me than a line I heard in a movie"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 129!

Model Shots: Scout 2012. Day Two.

"Love living life from couch to couch."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 128!

Model Shots: Scout 2012

"And then your friends will say that you look good today. And in your special way, you knew before they told you."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 127!

My dog got skunked the other day. And it's been awful. Especially awful since the house has reached a stench where you want to constantly gag. I've been using my sister's bathroom to shower since the upstairs one smells the most. My sister is the only one that uses that bathroom and I can't even explain how many haircare/body care products she has in there, and it's just her that uses that shower. I mean there are at least 5 different shampoos and her hair isn't even long enough to fit in a ponytail.  To explain how much she has (and to annoy her) I'm going to do a comparison to show the extent of what she has. 

Heather has more products in the shower than the amount of...

...band shirts I own.
...teen vampire romance novels that have come out since Twilight.
...times she's ripped her cornea.
...skinheads at a Rancid show.
...foundations I've tested, hated, then gave to her.
...calories in a Crumbs cupcake.
...hipsters in Union Square.
...comebacks Britney has had.
...shoes I own.
...times Taking Back Sunday changed their second singer.
...kids who got hurt from Sky Dancers before they were recalled.
...Louis Vuitton knock offs on Canal Street.
...times she microwaves the same cup of coffee in a day.
...times Jay-Z said he was retiring.
...comma, splices, in, my, pape,rs.
...dots in the Damien Hirst Complete Spot collection.
...13 year old girls at Bamboozle.
...pop culture references in a Family Guy episode.
...high school bands that have covered Damn It by Blink 182.
...days Kim Kardashian was married (times two).
...plays of Perfect Teeth on her mp3 player
...times Star Wars has went back into theaters.
...times Ashanti says baby in the song Rock Wit U.
...shows she's been to since 2001.
...people who's status update said "mind=blown" after seeing Inception.

"Then I'll wash my hands clean of you. Clean of you."

Monday, February 6, 2012

The little bit of random...

I'm taking a contemporary art class and I have to admit, I'm not finding it interesting at all. The teacher is awesome, very knowledgable, but modern art is something I just don't get.

I took art history (twice actually because I loved it so much), so it's not that I don't like art, I do. I'm just having a hard time understanding meanings or even the point of some pieces. Yes, some of the art makes complete sense, but some of it makes me realize that all those scribble drawings I did, that my mother would plaster the fridge with, well they seem to have more substance than anything I've been viewing.

I went to a gallery today in the city, not going to say which because I don't want to be mean. But when I got there I was floored that there wan an entire gallery of this person's art and all it reminded me of was...well my current bedsheets. The same idea was repeated over and over on each piece, it was absurd. And the meaning of the art was just wow.

Basically I find some art to be purely amazing, genius, beautiful (if not visually but in meaning). And then I find some to be bogus like this...about 3 minutes and 41 seconds in.

 (Thanks for this H,e,a,t,h,e,r,)

Anyone else agree?

"It seems the artists these days are not who you think."