Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ringing In The New Year...

I just wanted to do one last post in 2009, just so I can wish you all a sweet New Year! This year has been a world wind, it seems to me. Every year it seems it goes by faster and faster. I must say though, this year has been wonderful; watching Obama's inauguration on TV, the birthday party that I co-hosted with one of my best friends, spending the weekend in NYC, filling out college applications (that wasn't fun but at least I got it done! Now all I have to do is wait for the letters to arrive), creating many special moments with friends and family, and so much more! So what are some of your most memorable moments of 2009? I hope that you have an even better year in 2010; it is a new decade, so its also the time for new beginnings!
See You In The New Year,

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Luxury Of Lace

I really quiet like the combination of a
overly large pink bow and lots of lace a
and tulle. Plus this looks like its
possibly a vintage 1950's party dress which
makes it all the more special.
This is such a demure dress, coupled
with a blue ribbon it adds a flair of frailty to
it. Its so simple yet, its uniqueness is in
the details.

I love not only this dress but this photograph
as well. I think the woman's hair and pose
adds to the feeling that the dress is from
the Victorian era. Once again, It is the
details of the fine lace which makes
the dress so special!
Today I am dreaming white lace dresses! I think it would be splendid if I could wear lace dresses every day of the week. Unfortunately, I think I would get a lot of unwanted stares from people if I looked like I came straight out of the Victorian era. Part of my obsession with lace, and dresses comes from a fantastic book series I have been reading, called The Luxe. All four of the books take place during the years 1899-1900 in New York City. The plot involves the wealthiest families of New York society. Its such a wonderfully written tale, with lots of plots twists, and has many details about the outfits which the female characters wear. These are dresses which I would die to wear, if only for a night. They are so elegant and elaborate, yet, during this time it was expected that women wear fancy frocks every day! That sounds like my kind of Paradise...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Going For The Gold

If there is one thing which I am looking forward to in the new few months it is watching the Olympics. I have always been a huge fan of both the winter and summer Olympics. Watching athletes complete feats of strength and bravery never ceases to amaze me. I love the camaraderie of the sports, watching the opening and closing ceremonies, and seeing the successes of these great athletes. Since the countries of the world unite for two weeks to watch its countrymen and women compete also gives me hope that perhaps someday, this could happen all the time. So tell me, are you as excited as I am for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sherlock Holmes

So sorry that I have been absent for the last few days, I was unable to connect to the Internet since our wifi was down. At least now its working though! I've also been super busy attending a few parties and attending the cinema. On Christmas day we saw Sherlock Holmes, which quiet simply, awesome! I was rather hesitant to see the film, it didn't look like anything which I would like, boy was I wrong! I really loved the costumes in the film, it was so well done. Plus Jude Law is quiet nice looking as Mr. Watson, no?


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Got A "Q" For You!

I found this question on another blog, and it made me ponder it for awhile. Some of it was very hard for me to narrow down, but eventually I think I was able to choose all the right ones (I think....). I am rather thrilled that I don't have school for the next week or so, I am sooooo..... ready for a break! I have lots planned for the week; tomorrow I have two parties to attend, then Christmas Day my family and I are going to the movie theaters (although we haven't decided on a film yet), and lots of other activities planned too! I hope everyone has a wonderful break and holidays!

If you could choose only:
5 books
5 movies
5 bands/artists
to read/watch/listen for the rest of your life, what would they be?

  1. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (my fave of the seven)
  2. The Catcher in the Rye
  3. Pride and Prejudice
  4. Little Women
  5. I Capture The Castle


  1. Ever After
  2. A Little Princess
  3. Bend It Like Beckham
  4. Elizabethtown
  5. Pride and Prejudice (it is the one with Keira Knightly as Elizabeth)


  1. John Mayer
  2. Taylor Swift
  3. Reik
  4. Lifehouse
  5. Does all of 90's pop count? :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009


I just adore how the people of France dress. It seems that
they dress simply yet everything looks beautiful. The French
have influenced me to try and simplify my wardrobe, yet at
the same time to not loose my style. French people
just have a certain j'ne se quoi, no?
One of my favourite books is The Little Prince. It is
such a sweet story and has a beautiful message. The
book has influenced me on so many levels, it makes
me want to be a better person.

I am dying, absolutely dying to see the film 500 Days of Summer which
stars Zooey Deschanel. First off I adore Zooey Deschanel, secondly
the film looks so quirky and wonderful, and third I love the
clothes which Summer wears in the movie (Zooey's style
is pretty amazing too). Besides, I think her name is so
neat, Zooey, doesn't it have a nice ring to it?

"Influence is the most natural and necessary thing. it is one thing to replicate-
that is the most unnecessary thing. But to be influenced by something in such
a way that you are no longer the same person you were until you saw it is, well
that's what it's all about, no?"
~Subodh Gupta~

So these are just a few of the many things which I have been influenced by lately. I really love the quote which I discovered when reading Pop Magazine (the one with Tavi on the cover) since it aptly discribes my thoughts on the idea of influence.


Friday, December 18, 2009


Just a quick post today, I have to leave for school in a few minutes but before I do, I wanted to share these two images with you. I found them on the Learning To Love You More website. I think the site is so inspirational, and I love some of the activities which they got people to participate in, especially this one (they asked people to make a sign which had a message on it)!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


When you see the letter "W" what do you think of? For some people they think of a certain U.S. president, George "dub'yah" Bush (yeah, that was my lame attempt at a "southern" accent), and for other's they think of W magazine. I was perusing the W mag website today when I stumbled upon both images. In the first picture the model is wearing Chanel (can't you tell?), and I love the added detail of the baby deer. It adds to the overall sweetness of the image. Whereas photograph two has me enamoured with blue dresses. I love the first and second dresses from the left, the pale sky blue colour is fab (although, I do love all the other dresses as well). This photograph is making me seriously contemplate wearing a pale blue dress to prom. Perhaps a dress which is similar to the first dress, except it would be longer. I think it might be something totally different then what everyone else would be wearing, meaning they would have tons of glitter and cleavage, and I would be the Bella of the ball! What do you think? Which dress is your favourite one?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Girl Who Became Queen

Lately I have been seeking inspiration from the film Marie Anoinette in terms of the colours and dress styles. I just love the film, every time a see any photograph or clip from the movie I wish I was born in the French Revolution (well, maybe not, seeing as many innocent people died). I just wish I could wear the clothes of the era in real life, that would be a hoot! I love the details in the dresses, people sure don't dress like this anymore! I think if I were to be an actress (which would never happen since I am a terrible actor), I would only want to do period films just so I could wear costumes all the time!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tea Parties and Fancy Frocks

Strata Dress
This looks like the perfect dress to wear for a
more "rockn' roll" tea party, for you could
make it look super edgy if you wore
beat up boots and a leather jacket with studs
on it.
Dress To Write Home About
If I wore this frock it would make
me feel as though I was in a Jane Austen

Devonshire Dress
I can definitely picture myself wearing this
dress whether to tea party or school it would
make such a great addition to my already brimming
closet of dresses.

Briony Dress
Named after one of the characters in the film
Atonement, this puts a sweet little twist on a
30's style dress with the silver rhinestones. I think
this dress might be my favourite out of the four,
but I'm not definite.

Lately I have been dreaming of dresses and tea parties! Here are a few of my favourite dresses which would be perfect to wear for a tea party (all of them are from Part of the reason why I think I love Modcloth so much is the sweet names which they give each item they sell on the site. They name their products after characters from books and films, and people, amongst other things. I chose to stick with a light colour pallet, when picking out my top four dresses, since I always have imagined everyone wearing light coloured frocks to tea parties. Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to a have tea party for my birthday. A party where everyone dressed up and we drank tea, ate scones and fairycake, and just chatted. Doesn't that sound like a grand time? Perhaps this will be the year where I get my tea party birthday wish!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Dancer

Lula Magazine (issue 8)
If there is one thing which I miss participating in is my modern dance class. I love to leap and twirl around the dance floor but sadly I haven't set foot on the stage since I was forced to stop two years ago. For the longest time afterwords I wouldn't talk about how much I missed dancing and whenever someone brought it up, I would become upset. I still haven't given up my dancing shoes, for I hope that someday I will once again be able to dance the way I used to. Until then I shall have to settle for dancing around my house, just for my own enjoyment instead of for others. One of the most important lessons I took away from all my years of studying modern dance, is that it is important to always have fun and please yourself before you please anyone else. After all if you are not happy, then no one's happy!


Proper Treatment

I have been working on an important speech for my public speaking class for the last few days. We have to give a persuasive speech, so I chose to focus on "demanding ethical treatment of garment workers." While doing my research I stumbled upon some really awesome websites/organizations which are working to combat the unethical treatment of workers. On one of the sites I found,, they list all of the companies which associate with the organization. Several of the brands included are popular labels; think Acne, APC, Cheap Monday, Odd Molly, ect. Through my research so far, I have yet to find a really predominate U.S. based organization, except for the Fair Labor Association. I think its interesting to note that most of the websites/organizations which I found information on are European. It seems like more companies and people based in Europe care more about the treatment of garment workers then people based in the United States. I wonder why this is so? Humm.... Well now I am off to ponder this and put the finishing touches on my paper.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nothing Is More British Then Burberry

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 RTW
I love the combination of this
dress which is very flowy with the
boots, they make it more tough looking.
Right now I am loving Burberry scarves! Yesterday my father unearthed a scarf from a pile of his old winter clothes. This is rather ironic seeing as he has never been into designer labels, yet he has a Burberry scarf. He claims he bought it before I was born, and wore it only one or twice, where as my mother believes that my grandparents bought it for him in London. Who knows which version is true, all I know is I am now the proud owner of a vintage Burberry scarf! Don't you love it when you receive a pressie unexpectedly? It totally made my day.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dorm Room

I adore the pristine white colour of the room,
the furniture, and bedding with pops of colour.

A unique twist on the canopy bed, putting up lights
instead of cloth. It makes the room look like a
starry night!

This might be the coolest bed I have ever seen,
its not only circular but hanging as well!

I love the idea of putting a bed right into a
"nook and cranny," it looks so comforting.
Plus the rustic feel makes it even more

This looks like it could be easy enough to recreate in
a dorm room, just get a canopy and some adhesive
bird stickers and Voila! Instantly makes the room look
ten times more awesome!

If you can't tell by now, I am slightly obsessed with
canopy beds, I think they are so romantic and remind
me of my girlhood fantasies! I love how the walls slope
at an angel, and everything looks so simplistic yet stylish.

I am in love with this iron bed, It looks straight out
of a fairytale.

Recently I have taken an interest in home decor, studying up on bedrooms. It might be a tad to early to start thinking about such things, but I have started thinking of ways to make my dorm room in college more home-like. I don't start school until September 2010, yet, I can't help think of what my dream room would consist of. Obviously some of the rooms which I would love to have, wouldn't work in a dorm room setting but a girl can still dream, right? Maybe I can incorporate some of these room styles to my home when I'm a workn' women, since some of these ideas definitely wouldn't work in a college setting! Anywho... my break from school consist of Thanksgiving at my aunties house, eating lots of stuffing and mash potatoes, playing with Sadie (my cousin's puppy), laying around the house watching Elf, hanging out with my friend Ash, and working on college apps! I hope everyone else had a wonderful Turkey day (or tofurky day, seeing as I don't eat turkey and I'm sure lots of people don't as well).

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I love lace so therefore I love this dress. Its not your typical gaudy lace which you find on so many dresses, but its fine lace. I think I got my appreciation of lace from my uncle, he used to own a successful lace business which sold the fabrics to fashion designers. His company made the bride maids dresses which all my cousins wore at my parents wedding. It was these same brides maid dresses which my sister and I used to wear when playing dress up! The lace on the dresses were so pretty and detailed, they remind me of the frock in the above picture.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Another and Numero

Numero Magazine. I really love the dress which is on
the left, with the gold trimming. It looks like such a
pretty gown, definitely something I would wear
for prom (I want a unique dress, not what you
would think as a typical prom dress). Actually, I
would be happy to wear any of these dresses to prom!
Numero Magazine. The combination
of a bowler hat with black hearts on cheeks is

Another Magazine. I couldn't find a better image of this
issue of Another mag, so excuse the fact that its cut off
at the bottom. What really matter's is how awesome Tilda
Swinton and the dress she is wearing are! I've never been
a huge fan of how Tilda dresses, but I've been coming around
to her style after seeing the images from Another mag. Plus, I
love her as the White Witch in the Narnia films!

Another Magazine. I wish I could have
gotten a better, more close up image of the picture,
but alas, no. Anyways, I digress, the dress which the
model is wearing is freaking gorgeous, no?

Today's post is a collection of images found from two more "offbeat" or "hard to find" copies of these magazines. I hope you enjoy all the images!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I love receiving letters or packages in the mail. Yet, sadly with all this new finagled technology with a click of button people can be in contact with me. Don't get me wrong, I love technology (or else I wouldn't be blogging), but sometimes I would much rather receive a package or letter by mail then via Facebook or email. I fear that soon letter writing and paper cards (thank yous, or celebratory) will disappear. So, it is my new year's goal (yeah I know I'm starting early, so what) to write more letters, send more packages, and cards to my friends and family. Hopefully, I can spread joy to those when they least expect it. Everyone loves opening up the mailbox and finding a letter or package waiting for them, right?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

43 Things

I just discovered a really neat website called The mission of the website is for people to create "bucket lists" of their goals they want to accomplish before they die. Then check them off as they happen. I find it interesting to look at other peoples wishes, hopes and dreams for they inspire me to dream bigger then I ever have. I've started creating my list on the website, but I think I shall write them down on paper too, I do love the sensation of checking things off of a list! Looking on 43things, reminds me of the sweet movie the Bucket List about two terminally ill old men. The story is so special, it reminds me to live each day as if its my last! Though a word of warning; if you are going to watch it make sure you have a box of tissues, you will cry buckets!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Warning: *Lots of FanGirl Gushing*

Today my sister, and two of our friends caught the four o'clock showing of New Moon. I am not a huge fan of the books or the movies they have spawned yet, I was pleasantly surprised by the film. True, Robert Pattinson's acting was still pretty monotone and blah, but since he wasn't in much of the film, their wasn't much to worry about. Really, the only reason why I was excited to see the film was because of Taylor Lautner. While watching the film all I could keep on thinking about was how musclear he is! And also how uncomfortable movie theater seats are. So yah, I think I am officially a Taylor Lautner fangirl. Not a fangirl of the movie, or the books, but of the actor. okay, got it? I find the books to depict a girl who is too dependent on guys to make her happy, she's not a very good feminist and role model for young girls. But that topic is for another time, another post!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mix It Up

My computer stopped acting crazy and I am finally able to upload one of the pics I wanted to show you yesterday! This is one of Clemence Posey's images on the "scrapbook" page on Lula's website. I thought it was such a pretty watercolour/ mix-Media picture, I couldn't help but share it!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This Isn't A Glossy

I don't think I normally do posts where I write about things I want to own, but today I'm going to make an exception. I would love a copy of Lula, Issue 9, with Karen Elson on the cover. Ever since I got the issue with model, Chanel Iman, during my trip to California this summer I've been dying for a new issue to come out. Finally, it has! I love the photographs and articles in Lula, they are completely different then most things featured in American mags. While we are on the topic of Lula, I urge you to check out their new re-done website, I love the new layout. They added a section of the website called "scrapbook" which features the inspiration and photographs of many of its celebrity contributors. Clemence Posey has been featured on "scrapbook" several times, its interesting to get a peek into the lives of people who I hold to high esteem. I was in Borders a few weekends ago when I spotted a copy of Lula, but I resisted temptation seeing as I'm practically broke. After all, good things come to those who wait, right?
P.S. I was going to upload pictures but my computer just decided to go all psycho and not let me upload a thing! Ugh... sometimes technology can be fickle!


Paris Vogue
Oh so pretty! I really love the colour combination of "lemongrass green" and a dark but bright pink. The two colours look even more spectacular with the details on the dress, and the jewels. The colour "lemongrass green" reminds me of the jacket which Michelle Obama wore to the inauguration, since that's what everyone described it as! Its an interesting colour combination, one which I want to try out in an outfit soon!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


This is how I sometimes feel when I am
packing, too many suitcases and so few hands to
carry them all!
This might just be the coolest Starbucks cup ever!

I love the Nylon cover with Clemence Posey from
a few years ago. Her style is just so amazing (plus
she was awesome in Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire)

This is such good advice to live life by.

So these pictures represent everything I'm inspired by lately.

Blindly Choose Your Destiny

Have you ever seen this photograph of the earth at night?
Isn't it amazing? It gives me chills just looking at it, thinking
about how many people are in the world. Though,
I never realized how much electricity the U.S. uses,
we could turn off a lot of appliances when we are not
using them, especially at nighttime.
This picture is similar to what my sister
and I used to do. Such a pretty photograph

My sister and I would play a game when we were little. It involved the globe my grandma bought for us. We would spin the globe around and let our finger drag along on it, until it stopped spinning. Whatever country our finger landed on was where we said we would either live in or travel to someday. It might seem like a silly game, but for my sister and I, it was a way for us to pass the time by, dreaming up our grown up lives as world travelers. Sometimes I still run my finger over the globe dreaming about the places and people I might someday meet.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Vogue Girl

This looks like such a sweet cafe,
very rustic and 60's at the same time with VW.

I found all these photographs on the Vogue Girl website, I cannot read a word of Korean but I still like looking at all the pictures. Sometimes its fun not knowing what your looking at, it gives it an air of mystery!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Seven Things...

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award

2. Copy the award and put it on your blog

3. Link to the person who gave you the award

4. Tell us 7 interesting things about you

5. Nominate 7 bloggers

6. Post the link to the seven bloggers

Seven Interesting Things About Me:

1. I have a Hebrew name, Yoninah Aliza, as well as my American name. I love my Hebrew name though!

2. I have studied three different languages other then English; Hebrew, Sign Language, and French and I'm rubbish at all of them.

3. I would rather eat more "ethnic foods" then the typical "american foods" every day, like Indian, Greek, Chinese, Thai, Sushi, ect.

4. My favourite colour is grey because it seems peaceful and cozy

5. My favourite male literary hero's include Harry Potter and Laurie from Little Women... god, I love them all so much!

6. I am obsessed with magazines (as if you haven't figured this out already), I own over 155 issues!

7. When I turned the right age to get a Hogwarts letter I was upset when I didn't receive one, I think I actually cried when I found out it wasn't real!

I tag.....

1. little miss dressup

2. liberty london girl

3. nini style

4. alice in wonderland

5. e.l.

6.emily cato

I want to dedicate this post to all these fabulous ladies for inspiring me to keep on blogging even when its only me reading the post! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bows and Perfume

A nice collection of vintage looking perfume bottles,
they look so classic looking ontop of a hand mirror
and next to pearls.

The perfume which I still am lusting after, all these
years later. I swear next time I am in London, I'm
am going to buy myself a bottle. Even if it cost
a pretty penny.

This photograph includes a few of my favourite things; bows,
Lula mag, cute shoes, and lace looking socks!

If I were a composer or could play an instrument I would
wrap all my music sheets in pretty blue ribbon. But alas,
I cannot even play a note on the recorder!

I am such a bows and perfume type of girl. I love ribbons tied up into sweet little bows, they remind me of the poofy dresses I used to where when I was younger. As for Perfume, that was the first beauty product I started wearing, years before I started wearing makeup. Without a hint of perfume in the air I feel lost. When I was younger I thought that all sophisticated women wore perfume, therefore I wanted to be a sophisticated women! I bought my first bottle of perfume, called Ghost, in Harrods. Now if you have ever set foot in the Harrods beauty department you will understand what I mean, It was magical! I had never seen such a store which was so elegant. Then a few years later I went into Harrods again, this time with my Auntie. I bought Marc Jacobs Violet. It was such a huge bottle of perfume that I still have a ton left. That same visit to London we went into Penhaligon's, a British institution. Penhaligon's is a perfumery, which has been around for over hundred and thirty years. We spent a good amount of time in the shop, smelling all the wonderful scents. I still remember getting a little sample sprayed on paper, it was called Elizabethan Rose. I'm still lusting after that scent, three years on. It smelled heavenly, just what I thought a proper English Rose would would wear. I've always been a firm believer that the power of a scent can change a persons mood. So I wear my scent according to the mood I am in that day, it's constantly changing.