Hey, it’s me. And yes, I actually do still exist. It’s been awhile but today’s April 12th post, is all about hats.
I’ve never really been the hat person. I’ve always found that they get caught up with my hair, and their impossible to wear in general. I never have a decent place to set them down and always feel like I can’t see anything and they’re drowning my face. That’s all changed since. As I get more into style and fashion, pretty much meaning searching weheartit.com pinterest.com for hours, and reading Porter magazine , I’m starting to see that actually maybe they are better than I thought.
It all started with a pom-pom hat. I remember I had one when I was little, bright red and cozy with a huge pom-pom on the top, or whatever you want to call it. Last winter, as I saw them more and more, I began to really really really want one. And I did get one: it was the first gift I opened last Christmas. I wore it and wore it until spring came and it was getting a little too warm to wear the warmest hat you could ever imagine.
My second hat, and my last hat for that matter, is a floppy hat. I was on break last February and shopping with my mom, we went into Nordstrom’s Rack “just looking”. I went into the accessories section with my mom and started trying on hats. I found a huge black floppy hat and instantaneously fell in love. We didn’t end up getting it that day but when my dad saw a photo of me wearing it, my mom and I were back at Nordstrom’s Rack and I was praying it would still be there. It was and has become a signature hat.
Here are a few pictures of the best hat looks. Enjoy.
Just a few hours ago, the pop-idol Oscar De La Renta passed away at the age of 82. He was a great man as well as designer, designing dresses to sunglasses from the Dominican. The legendary designer was one of the most influential designers in the fashion industry. He dressed First Ladies- Hillary Clinton and Jackie Kennedy. Oscar De La Renta was one of the most talked about names in Hollywood designing dresses for Lea Michele, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Garner, Emma Watson, Oprah Winfrey, Anne Hathaway, Nicki Minaj, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, and Jessica Biel.
His last work was the wedding dress for Amal Clooney, the new wed of George Clooney.
After five decades of designing he died of cancer in October 20, 2014 at his home in Connecticut.
“The greatest thing about fashion is that it always moves forward.”
Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself
This weeks fashion spotlight is all about skinny pants.We’ve got the bright yellows from Zara, the Gap , the spotty ones from Nordstrom and various other pants from these same stores. What’s great about having summery pants is you can be wearing white shorts in the daytime and then in the evening soup into white pants without changing nothing else. I’ve gotten lots of use out of this decision of pants and can’t wait to show you them in outfits.
If you haven’t already noticed I’ve been posting a lot more lately. Partly it’s because I have more time in the summer and once you start posting it gets contagious.
I have a brilliant idea called the fashion spotlight. Each week or so I will spotlight certain items in my closet!
Here’s my first:
The spotty blue coat is from the Gap, with the yellow scarf from Zara. The tan coat is from Ralph Lauren along with a scarf from France. Below the blue fade shirt is from the Gap, the bright orange one from Zara, and the seaside turquoise shirt from Zara.
Recently for my birthday I received a Crosley record player. I love using it because of it’s classic and of course famous (Famous Friday) way. I’ve already gotten a few records but can’t wait to get more. There’s something about it that’s just… brilliant. For those of you who don’t know what that is I’m sure you’ll be reminded when you see these beautiful photographs below but first…
Life spins, like a record player
Round and round it goes
Towards its inevitable end
Cycles repeat themselves
From bad to good
And from good to bad
A delicate balance
Always coming around the bend
Here’s a short excerpt from the blog allpoetry.com under the names Record Player Of Life. To read the whole poem use this link.
There is a certain thrill as you watch the Olympics. The world is no longer about who is friends with who or enemies with who, but about the motivation and determination that enters our minds every day. For some that is winning a volleyball at school. For some it’s about beating as time. For some it’s about earning a gold metal. But’s it’s more than a promise of ice cream with friends if you win, more than a mention of your name in the local newspaper, it’s about perseverance, hope, and determination to win something bigger than yourself.
At least that’s what I think.
We forget everything in the world except for one moment, that moment. Whether you are a spectator, a coach, an athlete, you are in that moment.
As I watch them, I see the many years, many decades, many lives that have worked so hard to get to that moment, and yet, just one false move washes all of it away, gone forever. I see the few athletes in the world that were just one second away from being in the games. I see all the athletes in the world who try there best every day to succeed…
One of the things I might be when I grow up is in the film industry. The reason why is because of the Oscars, I love them so much!
Here are a few predictions according to IndieWire:
Best Picture: Gravity vs. 12 Years a Slave
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) vs. Steve McQueen
Ok, maybe I’ll wait a bit before I start telling you everything, I mean we still have got a while…but seriously I know I’m getting a little too excited about the Oscars but seriously some people were planning for Halloween a year ago…
Anyway I’m very excited for the next few months because it is always the time when they’re are so many great movies…
Here is a list of my all time favorite movies in order (Oscar winning or not):
Les Miserables was first a French historical novel written by Victor Hugo in 1862. It was considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century.
The novel was written about a man named Jean Valjean, who for many decades has been hunted by a policeman named Javert, after having agreed to take care of a factory worker Fantine’s daughter Cosette. This decision changes the way they live forever. Beginning in 1815 and finishing in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel describes the life of many throughout the French Revolution.
Les Miserables has been popularized through out numerous adaptations on stage, television, and film. The most recent being the Oscar winning film in 2012.
It won three separate Oscars including:
Supporting actress, Anne Hathway
Make Up and Hairstyling, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Sound Mixing, Andy Nelson, Mark Patterson and Simon Hayes
It also won three Golden Globes.
There were many stars in this film including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Cater, Sasha Baron Cohen, Anne Hathway, Amanda Seyrfield, Eddie Redmayne, and Samantha Barks.
Directed by Tom Hoper and written by William Nicholson and Alain Boublil has been described as absolutely outstanding and breathtaking .
I have always been interested in singing, I don’t think that that will be what I will grow up to do, but anyhow I’m interested in it.
Maybe it’s the poetry in her lyrics, maybe it’s her voice, I don’t know, but one person who inspired me is Adele. She has such a clear voice, that can give off so many different emotions and feelings. I really do admire her! Adele first picked up the microphone at age 14, but her voice seems as if it has been singing for much longer. It seems like every song from ‘Hometown Glory’ to ‘Don’t You Remember’ has inspired me more and more.
So anyway, when I first heard her, I knew there was something more to music and I wanted to be a part of it. It’s really that simple.
Thank you Adele!