Thursday, October 28, 2010

Come little children

Sunday is Holloween! Holloween! I know, I know, thirteen is a little old to be Trick or Treating and such, but I saw you're never too old for sugar. :D I'm dressing up as a Special, which is pretty much the super spies of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield. If you have not read these books, you need to. They are absolutely epic. Anyhow, it means that I get to wear all black, Doc Martin knock offs, ruby red lipstick, black eyeshadow, and liquid eyeliner tats. Pretty sexy. I know.

These are the five covers of the book that Scott Westerfield wrote in the Uglies trilogy. Oops, I forgot Bogus to Bubbly, but that's just a little handbook on how Scott came up with the idea for Uglies. Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras are the actual books, and Mindrain is sort of a discussion on how the book is a sort of break down of real life. I need to read that one still. :* Here is the plot intro of the first book. I won't do the summary, because that would be a total spoiler to those who haven't read them. I also need to read the Midnighters series, also be Scott Westerfield. A fellow Westerfield follower told me that they were a must-read.

The Uglies series is set at least a few centuries in the future, after current civilization was destroyed by a bacterium which de-established all petroleum products, causing widespread chaos. The survivors of this disaster established cities much smaller than those currently existing, each of which is independently governed with limited traveling. At the age of sixteen, each person undergoes an operation which boosts their immune system and reflexes while giving them well-proportioned, symmetrical faces based on an international standard, so that all pretties look nearly identical. Later operations follow to show signs of increasing age while maintaining this beauty. Before they receive the operation, children are referred to as "uglies", and are kept separate from their older friends.

Got that off of Wikipedia, just an FYI.

But yeah. And I just found out that a movie is coming out in 2011. So happy! Or, should I be bubbly and say happy-making? :) But yeah. That's the Uglies. I love them.

Anywho, inspiration post! Inspire away.

Alrighty. Credits.

Ballerina painting, black and white lift photo, pretty painting, and a delicate lace dress.

I was lazy and didn't post many inspiration pictures, even though I got a ton of pictures, because it takes wayyyy too long to credit. O.o I'm lazy. I know.

Alrighty, that's all for today!

<3 Amy

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Remember me

Bad, Amy! BAD, Amy! How could you forget to post on this blog? HOW COULD YOU??? Honestly, I just haven't been all that enthusiastic about fashion lately... But I went shopping today! :D Only got two things; A pair of Kathy Van Zeeland shoes, and a French Exchange sweater. When I wear them together I look like a pimped skate boarder. The shoes are sneakers (I was debating getting a pair of super cute heels, but they were so high, they were sorta slutty, so I decided against it) and they are a sort of gray camo print on the sides with a clear sequin overlay to give a more feminine edge. The sweater is just a forest green/charcoal gray stripe hoodie. together, about a $180 purchase. :3 I'm expensive. I really wanted to get this red cashmere sweater, because my winter wardrobe is sort of lacking right now. :P But, I figured that a 13 year old who needs to get some of their outfits drycleaned is a leeeeettle over the top, don't you?

I would post pictures, but for some reason my camera has been on some weird setting so all of my day pictures just look plain creepy.

Urg I feel like my inspiration folder is running sorta low, so unless I'm gonna start repeating pics (WHICH I'M NOT) I'll have to work on filling it back up. Anyhow, enjoy these ones.

Not very many, I know, but as I said, I'm running out of pics. Whoops. Can't find the links to the sites, so I can't post those either. I feel so out of it.

All for today.
<3 Amy

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Baby sitted for, like, 7 hours last night. So tired today, but I made almost a hundred dollars. Louis Vuitton necklace/ Christian Louboutain shoes/ Burberry bag/ Micheal Kors coat/ Alexander McQueen leggings, here I come! Sorta. Then this morning, I ended up getting into the mega frustrated with my boyfriend levels. I made another bad picture on MS Paint to express my annoyance, but it's too strange and embarrassing to post on the internet. I'm just feeling really suffocated right now. Maybe my parents are right and 13 is too young to have a boyfriend. Ah well. We'll see how things play out.

Anyhow, inspiration post today! Enjoy.

All for today.
<3 Amy <3

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's do the time warp again

Ahhh I was watching Top Hats the other day. It's a old black and white musical, which should give you a bit of an idea about when it was made. But, watching it made me realize that in most black and white movies, the actresses sort of have that same, princessy look. Flawless skin (cept for maybe a mole), long eyelashes, uber thin eyebrows, and dark lips with the sort of half straight/half curly hair.

Top: Vivien Leign. Middle: Ginger Rogers. Bottom: Audrey Hepburn.

Is it just me who sees the similarities?

I just loved this overall look, so I couldn't help making a post on it. A short post, which is sorta unusal for me, but a post all the same.

All for today! (strange ain't it) Glad I actually posted something!

<3 Amy

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dear God. Make me a bird so I can fly, far, far away from here.

Uh. I've just been sooo completely out of it this past week. My budget (and diet, for that matter) have gone the tubes within a few days, the homework is piling up, I was sick yesterday, and I am utterly fed up with everyone and everything. I was annoyed that the band kids had consortion practice all day today. I'm mad that I have to actually pack a cold lunch (which was in the said diet) for a field trip to a musical that won't even cut that much into actual school time. I'm mad that nothing in any of the Spring 2011 collections seem to have any pop, sparkle, pizazz! It's just one of those Me vs. World weeks.

That was a good movie, by the way. Saw it with some friends when it first came out. I was pleasantly surprised, considering that it was based on a comic book.

Anyhow, this isn't a movie review blog, yes? Well, I'm not exactly going to pull a Tavi and disappear for a couple weeks, leaving only a picture of a pair of unwearable shoes to fill in the gap. So, I guess the posts won't be quite as frequent, but I don't plan on disappearing entirely. But, since I don't have much runway material to work with, I believe I'll just have an inspiration post today. I AM PLANNING TO HAVE AN OUTFIT POST SOON. Just an fyi. Oh, before I forget, I've decided to actually save up some money and buy something nice for a change. Unlike me, I know. I'm down to these things, but I'm unsure of the purse because the site I'm getting it from seems a bit seedy.

Exhibet A. Dior handbag. (On sale at
Fresh Style Drops
for $345)

Exhibet B. Christian Louboutin shoes. (On sale for $525 on, originally $1,050)

Exhibet C. Burberry handbag. (on sale at
Fresh Style Drops
for $299)

Exhibet D. Alexander McQueen leggings. ($210)


Okay, only the 'inspiration.'

Yummy looking cookies
, an awesomely printed envolope, and a a creepy doll that reminds me of those troll doll things that were all the rage when I was, like... four. I remember owning one. *Shiver*

Alrighty. That's all for today. Hope you enjoyed my blog. :D
<3 Amy

Monday, October 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen

After the devastating suicide of Lee McQueen, I felt a little bitter going through these pictures. It seemed sort of... impossible for Sarah Burton (the new creative designer for the brand) to live up to the image/ standard set for McQueen. But, I feel like she did capture the essence of the line in the show. Of course, the line didn't quite meet the bar set by Fall/Winter 2010 (but then again, Lee actually designed that collection), but I was pleasantly surprised to see that Lee McQueen's style was not lost in the transition of designers. For example, here are some of the Resort 2010 looks that I liked. Yes, 2010, because this is the first season Burton was designing.

I like this jacket to the nth degree! Nice color, and the odd take of the peacoat is esquisite. The over exagerated pocket detailing is wonderful. It's almost like a shirt dress. But a coat.

Mmmm I love everything about this one. The combination of the belt, and collar/sleeve look very... Asain? Yeah. Asain. Now I know what it reminds me of! The version of As You Like It. That movie was pretty amusing to watch, but the directers did pretty well with the transition of moving the setting from Europe to colonial Japan, of all places.

I like this because of the skirt, and the fabric.

Okay, onto this season's collection.

I like how the show sorta starts out with blank canvas type pieces. Ya know, just plain white clothes. Then it moves on to the fun, bold printed items. I just love the ones with the same prints in that little collage up there. So fun!

Ahhhhh ball gowns! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Big, fluffy and elaborate! :DDDD The one with the peasant feather skirt is sooo awesome. But it's sorta sad to think how many birds were killed to make it.... :( Ah well. Art is art.

All for now!
<3 Amy

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton. One of of my favorite designers of all time. And somehow... I watched this show and sorta felt jipped. And violated. I know it's supposed to be about the clothes, and the models are gorgeous, but please. I really don't need to see your breasts hangin out there for all to see. Has anyone ever heard of a bra in the fashion industry? Or even a camisole? Anyhow, I felt sorta weirded out when I was watching the show. I mean, what's with all the sparkles? And the bright colors? Isn't Louis Vuitton more the leather skirts, perfectly coifed, sophisticated sorta line? And then I'm scrolling through the pictures. And then, I realize it. Marc Jacobs. He did the designs. That seems just wrong. Let's get someone who understands the essence of Louis Vuitton over here, and leave Marc Jacobs to work on his own line. Comprendo?

And since Blogger is being stupid and won't let me upload pictures, just click
. My favorite looks are 8, 17, 23, 26, 27, 29, 39, 43, and 47. I like the highwaisted lace-y knickers w/ fan ensamble in 8. THAT reminds me of Louis Vuitton. The other ones I like for the color and the madarin/asain influences. In 43 I love the sweater tucked underneath pants look. Very chic.

Sorta a short post (which no pictures because of STUPID BLOGGER), but I got a bunch of homework and junk that I need to do! Miu Miu, Hermes, and Chanel soon? I think yes!

<3 Amy

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Viktor and Rolf

Spring 2011 post three; Viktor and Rolf

There is a lotta repition in this show, which I actually like. I usually don't (which you discovered during my ranting about Burberry Prorsum), but in this collection I do. Weird, huh?

One of the big points in this show were the shirt dresses. As you can see, some of them in this collection are just the same pattern with different fabrics. Personally, I'm a fan of the sheer white one over black. I'm also loving the striped orange one. It's funnnnn. :)

More repitition

And my favorite part of the show! THESE FREAKING INSANE DRESSES! You are gonna need to see the bigger pictures of these dresses to fully understand what I mean.

Look at those! LOOK AT THOSE!!!! How can you NOT be astonded??? They're insane! That first one has like, five freaking cuffs on each sleeve! AND three or four collars! And at least four layers to the skirt!!!! THAT IS WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SEE CLOTHES MAKE ME HAPPY AND ARE ART!!! My obsessive love for these dresses cannot be explained in words. I will do a Tavi and write a nice long love letter to these dresses later in the week. Haha.

And when I was looking at those dresses I thought of these two things; The card people things from Alice and Wonderland (ANIMATED VERSION) and Marie Antoinette. I liked that movie, by the way. The Marie Antoinette one, not Alice and Wonderland... I especially liked the dresses and costumes and such.


See how the dresses are all awesome and poofy and fun and over exaggerated and stuff? Yeah. I like that. :D

All for today!

<3 Amy

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Double Chocolate Chunk

Hello all.

I was reading over my post on Malandrino, and realized that one of the real reasons I liked that particular show was all the chunky accessories.

Since then, I've noticed that I've really been craving chunky necklaces and bangles.

Love those necklaces. I wonder where I could get one. Or two. Or two hundred and fifty two. If it were a facebook status, I'd like it.

Book lovers rejoice! We shall sing in the streets, at one with the fashion designers, feeling as one and and at peace. Yeah. That would be my prediction.

I love the whole cocktail ring thing, but I can't wear the darn things because of my tiny toddler hands. I just look like a little kid that just went through their mother's jewlrey box... Plus I can barely bend my fingers.

I like layering up on the bangles/watches/other random crap you can put on your arms. It reminds me of when I was a PA (Program Assistant) at the Girl Scout Camp this past summer. Us PAs would have yards and yards of lacing in our pockets, just so we'd have something to do with our hands. We'd make loop bracelet after loop bracelet until our arms were covered with them. I had them up to my elbows on each arm. So I probably had around... 30. In one week. That's a lot. I got pretty quick at making them though.

It ALSO reminds me of those Io!Ion? watches. What drives me nutz is that I have the REAL THING and people just assume that I have the ones that you get at Kohl's because they came out with knock offs so quick, no one can tell the difference between the real thing and a fake. Grawr.

I was also on The Glamourai Shop today, and found myself attracted to these peices. Darn the one-of-a-kindness of them, because it means that they are expensive!!!

This one is awesome for obvious reasons. $245 at The Glamourai Shop

I just love the sort of webby- sort of Elizabeth I look. I like this. And it's puuuuuurdy. $475 at The Glamourai Shop

Not only does this one look cool, but it has a purpose! The little vial can actual hold liquid (more precisely, purfume). WANT IT. $285 at The Glamourai Shop

This little (or big) bib is excellente! Lovesies the metal flowers and chains. <3 $375 from The Glamourai Shop.

I am now debating whether to buy a new purse from this site

I need to find out if this stuff is legit or not. Because I don't want to buy me a fake. But, I was looking on the site and found a cute Burberry bag, and my friend Jess found a cute silver Louis Vuitton bag. On this site, the bags cost the same as the necklaces on The Glamourai. Time to put the thinking cap on!

All for today, loves!

<3 Amy