Merry Christmas... bah-humbhug.

Winter Wonderland - Phantom Planet


This blogger is taking a Vacay.
See you all in '09.



Balenciaga - Spring 09 RTW

Nicolas Ghesquière = Genius

To view the runway show without the interviews, click here [<--link]
To view the collection stills, click here [<--link]



new blog alert.

Sanity Wasn't That Great Anyway.
(click the pic... it's a link to the blog)



fashion find.

The term 'starving college student' has plagued us all...
but for one victim of perpetual brokeness,
he decided to do something about it...
Introducing Shulga Shoes!

If these shoes look a bit familiar to you,
that's because I blogged about them before;
or rather about my pair lol...

The artist, Chris Shulga, my boyfriend,
takes a pair of plain white vans, a bunch of Sharpies, and goes for it.
The result, a pair of custom Vans for under 30bucks...
Mind you, this doesn't purchase of the Vans.

His designs were featured in our college's Newspaper,
and they can be found on the soles of a number of our classmates.
To get your own pair, get more info, or contact the artist,
check out his site:

p.s. Check out The Collegian article that spotlights him...
[[link-->] We Crave That Now! [<--link]

p.p.s. Check out my pair!!!
[link-->] click me [<--link]



thanks are in order...

This past thursday, a friend and I went to the Richard Avedon
exhibit at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Northwest DC...
Richard Avedon was an exquisite fashion & political
photographer who's work made up this great exhibition.
Thank You Malcolm Peter for blogging about this...

(click the pic above for more info)


Also this past Thursday...
My bestfriend introduced me to Stumble Upon.
Ever wonder what it would be like to have online ADD?
Well, that's the best way I can explain Stumble Upon.
Just click the StumbleUpon logo on you toolbar,
and be blasted to some random website...
The sites you will discover are ridiculous...
So, Thanks Steven for introducing me to this!!!

[link-->] Stumble Upon for Firefox [<--link]
[link-->] Stumble Upon For Safari [<--link]

p.s. Malcolm & Steven both have blogs...



The weather outside is frightful...

...but my grades are sooo Delightful.
And since there's no place to go...
I'll just stay inside and enjoy Raven 2.0

That's right... my first semester grades were awesome!
Women's Studies ~ A-
English 4 ~ A
French 10 ~ B-
Greek Thought ~ B-
Journalism ~ A

also... after almost a week of being out of commission...
my macbook, Raven, made a full recovery...
welcome home Raven 2.0

I am one happy camper...




Tuesday means new music...

(click image to purchase album)

Folie à Deux - Fall Out Boy

p.s. All-American Rejects and Keyshia Cole have both
released their new albums today...




never stop dreaming.

“We plan our lives according to a dream
that came to us in our childhood,
and we find that life alters our plans.
And yet, at the end, from a rare height,
we also see that our dream was our fate.
It's just that providence had other ideas
as to how we would get there.
Destiny plans a different route,
or turns the dream around,
as if it were a riddle,
and fulfills the dream
in ways we couldn't have expected.”
-Ben Okri

p.s. Ben Okri was a Nigerian author who used magic realism
to convey the social and political chaos in his country, 1959.




"All men dream but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds
wake in the day to find that it was vanity;
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible."
-T.E. Lawrence



Kiss My Sass - Cobra Starship

New video released this past Sunday...
This video makes me want to loot American Apparel and go Raving.

Fangs UP!

[link-->] click here to purchase their album [<--link]



3months. 90days. 2160hours.

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
-Heather Cortez

...and to me, you are.

3months and counting.
ily Christopher Shulga.



if i had $1500...

...I would buy this
The Steiff Karl Bear...

The limited-edition bear was launched back in September (only 2 500)
at Neiman Marcus locations for $1500...

The Bear features the signature Steiff gold button in the ear and five pivoting joints.

Karl Lagerfeld is an iconic designer... and his bear his ahhmazing!

p.s. Buy it for me?
[link-->] Click Here [<--link]



to the fathers of the world.

In response to my post about daughters...
I would like to address the fathers.

Be kind to your daughters.
Take responsibility.
Protect them.
Love them.

Fathers, to your daughters, you are their world.
It's you who they look to when someone wrongs them.
It is you that they know will always defend them.
It is you that they will love unconditionally.
Never take their love for granted.

"So fathers, be good to your daughters.
Daughters will love like you do.
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers.
So mothers, be good to your daughters too."
Daughters - John Mayer

p.s. Check out this article by a father that I feel compliments this post.
"Top 10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter (So Far)"



To the daughters of the world.

I'm dedicating this post to all the women of the world.

To every woman who has ever been called a slut.
To every woman who has ever been harassed.
To every women made to come second to a man.
To every woman who has been forced to put aside their dreams for someone else.
To every woman who has been hurt by a man.
To every woman who hates herself because the world wills it.
To every woman feeling alone in this world, without a glimmer of hope in sight.
To every woman who has ever had to give up a baby because the father left.
To every woman who is struggling to support her child on her own.
To every woman who reads this... you are special.

Little girl, hold your head up high, walk with confidence...
never let anyone tell you that you aren't descended from royalty.

You are beautiful, intelligent, creative, insightful, and above all...

"You are beautiful no matter what they say.
Words can't bring you down.
'Cause you are beautiful in every single way.
Yes, words can't bring you down.
So don't you bring me down today."
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera



for the record...

...Britney's back!!!

[click the pic to order her new album]

p.s. I hope you all checked out her special on MTV this past Sunday...
just in case you missed it...
it will be available on MTV.com beginning at 8 p.m. tomorrow.



suits & ties are for squares.

"I knew from an early age that I could never do a job
where I'd have to sit in an office all day long."
-Lily Allen

i couldn't agree more.

p.s. check out Lily Allen on the cover of the new dec/jan
issue of Nylon Magazine on newsstands now.



Reading Opens Doors.

"I've traveled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books."

p.s. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.




Pulled from Post Secret:

-----Email Message-----
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 8:54 AM

My family believes I died in the Indian Ocean tsunami. I put my wallet and passport in a dead man's clothes and took his identity.



j'adore Paris.

C'est la raison pour laquelle je devrais être à Paris.
Ce que quelqu'un-moi s'il vous plaît acheter un billet d'avion?

This is why I should be in Paris.
Will someone please buy me an airline ticket?

p.s. Photos are courtesy of The Sartorialist



write out loud.

(click the pic)

There's a blog I came across thanks to my bestie Steven...
It's called The One-Minute Writer.
The idea is simple...
Read the prompt, start the timer, and begin to write.

Whoever says they have no time in the day to write
has obviously never visited this blog.

"You have 1,440 minutes a day.
Use one of them to write."

p.s. Happy Birthday to you...
Bryana Alexandria Hoover-Hankerson Batson [Black]



Champagne Supernova.

I wanna travel the world with you someday...
Go on a South African Safari...
Wine taste in Italy...
Eat Brie in Gay Paris...
Scuba Dive in the Coral Reef...
Experience the hills of Holland...
Ski in the Alps...
Sit front row of a NYC Fashion Week Show...
Do mission work in Brazil...
Drink tea with The Queen...
Explore the Pyramids of Egypt...
Chinese New Years in Hong Kong...
I wanna do all this and more...
All the while having you at my side...



bloggers supporting bloggers.

The director of our college's Women's Resource Center
has done many amazing things in her young life...
to just name a few, she's a published author, started a non-profit,
and has a blog which is quite interesting.
This is me, a student, who adores her, sharing the amazingness
that is Sharon Sobotta with you all...
and if you read this Sharon, YOU ROCK! lol.

neways... her website, and accompanying blog, is called Intercultural Encounters...
and no its not a missed connections type of site, it means what it says...
Her encountering different people from all walks of life...

okay, i'm going to just let you all check it out for yourselves...
because its currently 11a and I didn't go to bed till 5.30a...
and I'm deathly tired... haha.


p.s. I case you're wondering, here's the link to her book...


the L word.

"Some of the greater things in life are unseen
that's why you close your eyes when you kiss, cry, or dream..."



19 years ago...

The world was blessed by your birth.
Happy Birthday Christopher Shulga.



a haiku.

Dreams reveal to us,
Our soul's innermost desires.
So follow your dreams.



and survey says... [revisted]

my spring09 semester schedule... i'm quite proud of it... =]

8a - 9a ~ Finite Mathematics
9.10a - 10.10 ~ English 5
6p - 8p ~ Astronomy Lab

8a - 9.30a ~ Into to Astronomy
7.00p - 8.30p ~ Roman, Early Christian, Medieval Thought [Seminar]*

8a - 9a ~ Finite Mathematics
9.10a - 10.10 ~ English 5
6p - 8p ~ Astronomy Lab

8a - 9.30a ~ Into to Astronomy
7.00p - 8.30p ~ Roman, Early Christian, Medieval Thought [Seminar]*

8a - 9a ~ Finite Mathematics
9.10a - 10.10 ~ English 5
6p - 8p ~ Astronomy Lab

* Seminar is essentially us reading something, writing about it outside of class, and discussing it in a round table setting during class.

p.s. I'm taking Women In Madness for January term... Je suis très excité!!!

p.p.s. we got a sofa in our room... pics will be up soon... =]



guess what has just hit the states...

(click the pic)

TopMan has recently launched it's online store!!!
For those asking, "What's TopMan? Sounds Dirty..."
Think of it this way... H&M but better... much better.
It's all the rage in the UK... they have a women's counterpart, TopShop [<--link]
The best part, prices are pretty much the same as the UK store...
None of that, inflated pricing because of currency differences.

Happy Shopping.



we are STILL not the enemy.

Keelia & Candice

If you guys remember, I posted news of this photo blog which showcases gay and lesbian couples, with the intention of encouraging voters to vote against discriminatory ballot arguments. In case you don't remember... me and my bf Chris were featured on it... here's the link >> click here

I was featured on the site, and above is my friend Keelia and her gf Candice... the site hasn't received very many submissions since the elections, and it would be a very sad thing to see this blog cancelled... so I urge you to share this with everyone you know, and keep in mind, submissions aren't exclusive to couples... anyone can subit a photo...

[link-->] We Are Not The Enemy [<--link]



i'm just in a beyoncé sorta mood...

Gwen Verdon - Mexican Breakfast Fosse
[This is where she got the idea for Single Ladies]

Monique & Yours Truly dancing to Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)



beyond say.

"There's definitely a dangerous feeling when you're in love--
it's giving your heart to someone else and knowing that they have control over your feelings.
I know for me, who always tries to be so tough, that's the dangerous thing.”
-Beyoncé Knowles

p.s. We can all now pre-order B's new album on itunes... =]
[link-->] I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Edition) [<--link]



fashion find...

Check out this cool website... Colette.
It's a french company that features AMAZING apparel...
think, Urban Outfitters, except less Glorified Thrift Store, and more Barney's CoOp.
I found these amazing boots in there online store...
Lewis Leather x Comme Des Garçons
The site also has a blog and a news section... however i haven't had the time to check them out yet... but i urge you guys to... =]


happy shopping.



Coming Nov13...

Collection Available In:
New York
H&M Fifth Avenue at 51st Street
H&M Penn Station
H&M 34th Street at 6th Avenue
H&M Lexington at 59th Street

H&M North Michigan Avenue
Los Angeles
H&M Sunset Boulevard
H&M Beverly Center

San Francisco
H&M Powell Street

[link-->] Preview the limited edition collection. [<--link]

Happy Shopping.



so its been 2 months...

"A wonderful place to be. The birds are singing. The dreams that are sent to me.
Everyone's waving. But there's no noises. The smell of your skin.
The glittering lights of hell. I'm missing sin."
Lovely 2 C U - Goldfrapp

it's been an amazing 2 months babe... you continue to amaze me every single day.




"I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night.
If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs."
-Andy Warhol



The Sassy Back Tour
Cobra Starship
Forever The Sickest Kids, Hit The Lights, Sing It Loud

(click the images to enlarge them... and to see the rest)