+ The Spectacular Now

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Spectacular Now is a coming-of-age story about two high school kids named Sutter and Aimee. No it's not one of those cliche teen movies but rather a raw depiction of two teens crossing into adulthood and dealing with the realities of life.

Last summer I had the opportunity to be part of this film as an art department assistant. (Even got my name in the creds I'm totally legit now).  I got to help out here and there on various sets. My biggest contribution were the stars in a big prom scene which I handmade.

I don't think people realize how many people are involved in this storytelling process we call filmmaking. It's a beautiful thing to be able to tell a story and is an experience I will never forget.

Everyone should go see this...because it's a beautiful film with a talented cast and amazing crew! 


+ O Canada!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

For Labor Day Weekend my parents decided to drive to Rochester, NY to visit my sister. I honestly thought the 13-14 hour drive would be hell but it wasn't too bad. The route we took was very scenic with a lasting view of mountains and trees.

My mom had never been to Niagara Falls so we decided to go take a day trip to Canada. It's truly breathtaking in person and the boat ride on the Maid of Mist was wonderful. There was this moment on the boat when we were surrounded by the raging falls. We were immersed by the waterfall as if it were going to take us down under.


+ Tallulah Falls

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In hopes of getting a good dose of Vitamin D, I decided to take a day trip this past weekend to Tallulah Gorge in North Georgia with some friends. The hike was about 3.5 miles and over 300 steps. Those steps only re-confirmed what I already knew-- I'm so out of shape. With a lot of sweat and maybe a tear or two, I was able to finish the hike with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. The best part was lunch with a breathtaking view overlooking the gorge. 


+ Gazing Fashion

Sunday, June 23, 2013

fashion + technology = (no)where (now)here

I came across this on The Creators Project's blog and have to say this is one of the coolest things I've seen. In the video below you'll see two models wearing dresses by designer Ying Gao. These dresses are made of "photoluminescent thread and embedded with eye-tracking technology" or in simpler terms they move--activated by the human gaze. The movements of the dresses are like jellyfish colonies drifting in the sea.

"Inspired by Paul Virilio's essay Esthétique de la disparition (The Aesthetic of Disappearance), the dresses were created by designer Ying Gao and are part of a new series (No)where (Now)here which explores the idea of absence."

+Flower Power

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Earth laughs in flowers.
                                          - Ralph Waldo Emerson

+ Uncertainty

Monday, March 25, 2013

A feeling of uncertainty.

I'll be graduating from college this year like many of my friends and peers. We'll go through a stage of doubt, anxiety, depression, or excitement about what's to come ahead. We'll be applying to plethora of jobs hoping to get at least one response or an interview.

I don't know how to describe what I feel. I have my fears about the future, but also knowing that I have other options makes me somewhat optimistic. 

This feeling of uncertainty has been the most certain thing in my life right now at this very moment. 


+ Mara Hoffman

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Even though my style doesn't incorporate bright colors or any cool patterns (mostly because I don't think I can get away with it) I've come to love Mara Hoffman's use of colors and patterns in her Fall 2013 collection. I wish I could rock those pants from the 2nd look.

pics found here

Marina and the Diamonds

+ "At Least I Think I Do"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'll tell myself I'm going to stick with my blog and then two days into it I get busy with work and school or simply lazy, but this time (hopefully) it's going to be different.

I'm in the process of finding myself and discovering what I want to do and where I want to go. I look back on my short life and have so many regrets or ask myself a lot of whys? Why didn't I do this? Why didn't I do that? But I'm done with that. I just want to live a full-filled life of love, adventure, passion, and happiness, and I know I can get there. It's just going to take some time and effort.

In the mean time, I'm going to dance to this....

 How to be a Heartbreaker - Marina and the Diamonds