Thursday, April 30, 2009

Give A Little Bit...

These are TOMS shoes, perhaps you have herd of them? They are becoming quite popular shoes. I just love that for every set of shoes sold TOMS will give a pair of shoes to a child in need. Isn't that fantastic? I want a pair of TOMS sooo.... bad, a family friend has a pair and she said that they are the most comfortable shoes ever. I know I said in my last post that I am on a bit of a shopping ban but.... this is totally different for two reasons. Reason #1: My mom would probably buy them for me (I hope I am not sounding like a spoiled little child, since I often pay for many of things which I buy with my own money). Reason #2: Both my mom and I are suckers for anything which donates some of the profits made to charity and since TOMS gives a pair of shoes to a needy child every time a pair is sold... I think that it is a good cause. The only problem is that I can't seem to find any stores around here which sell them, I can't buy shoes online since I always seem to order the wrong size. I suppose I shall just have to wait until I go to NYC, if we go this summer.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

C'est la vie

Isn't this necklace gorgeous? Its from This Charming Girl, an online store. I just want this necklace soo... bad but unfortunately I am on a bit of a shopping moratorium. I need to save my money (although, that didn't stop me from buying this months Elle...). I am trying to save up for college and so I might visit my auntie in England, after graduation. I don't know if that will happen, but if it does, well, then I would like to be able to spend all my hard earned money in Topshop!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

So This Is How The World Looks Upside Down...

Taken during vacation, when I got together with some friends for a Photo shoot. I took it when I was laying down on the blanket which we had set up, looking up at the tree's and sky in my yard.

The Sky yesterday while we were driving. I took it from the open sunroof on my mom's car when we were stopped at a stoplight. I just love this photograph... fluffy, light clouds that look so beautiful.

This is one of my Photographs for my 365 days, I wish I only knew how to rotate the picture so you could see it without contorting your neck into funny shapes! I hope you can read it too... it says "I Am Blinded By You."
I went to my sister's regatta, to watch her row today. They came in third, much to my sister's annoyance... she likes to win (though to be fair... I think everyone prefers to win rather then lose anything, losing sucks!). She has another race tomorrow, so hopefully she will do better then, good luck L! I won't be able to go and watch her, unfortunately, since I have plans to get together with some friends and study for exams. Yes, I know you must be thinking, it is rather lame that we have study sessions together, but really it is much more fun studying together then by one's self. We hardly study that much anyways, we are to busy eating candy and fooling around that before we know it, we haven't reviewed a thing!

Friday, April 24, 2009


So I just found this interesting article on Yahoo news about how hip President Obama is. I thought I would show you a portion of the article which I thought was the most interesting:

"It’s so hip that school kids in Albany, N.Y., coined a term for it: “Baracking.” And it doesn’t stop there. Those in the know at Albany High greet each other by saying: “What’s up, my Obama?” and they respond to a sneeze with “Barack you.” Misbehavior is peer-corrected with the admonition, “Barack’s in the White House,” which translates, “Show some respect.”"
I find it interesting that they have used our presidents name and turned it into hip words or sayings, it just goes to show how accessible and "real" he is to everyone. So I think I shall try using "Baracking", "What's up, my Obama?" or my personal favorite... "Barack's in the White House"; it will be interesting to see what peoples reactions are. What do you think about High School Kids at Albany coining terminology which perhaps might be common Fraze's with in a few years?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Most people have herd of which is a website devoted to creating digital collages. I can spend hours just making collages of all the things which I love and are on my wish list (since I cannot spend six figures on a Chanel bag... I get my Chanel fix through making collages of all the things I would love to have!)! I have an account on Polyvore.... and I would love it if you checked it out as well. Look for me under the name The Fairytale. I will also post a link to the website on my side bar as well.

Vogue It Up

Avid readers of Vogue have probably already gotten their copy of the May 2009 issue, yet I thought I would Share with you scans from one of my favorite photo shoots from the issue. As you already know, I am madly in love with India and its culture so when I turned the page to find a whole spread featuring the Stunning Lakshmi Menon, I let out a little Squeal! On top of seeing that Vogue had featured a Indian model in their magazine, the fact that they shot in Goa (an Indian beach town) practically sent me over the moon with my happiness! I just love all the photo's from the spread, though I especially love the first, third, and fifth photos (in each one Lakshmi is wearing white dresses... I love white dresses!). Now if only American Vogue would feature Freida Pinto on the cover... that would be a dream!
I am sure that I am not the only person to notice that Vogue has featured four African Americans on their there last three covers (this month's model issue had two, then they also had Beyonce and Michelle Obama on the cover). I am sooo.... freaken' excited that they have begun to break the color barrier that can exists in the fashion world, we need more unique individuals on the covers of magazines. Though, of course the real credit should go to Italian Vogue for really breaking down the wall; with there black issue last year which featured only black models. If we could get a little more diversity in the fashion world then I think that it could bring about lots of positive changes.

Monday, April 20, 2009


So.... you might notice some changes over the next few days on this blog. Mad and I have decided to go our separate ways in the blogsphire, she discovered that blogging really wasn't for her since she never could remember to blog. But that is okay... since now I have all you to myself (that sounds quite evil doesn't it? Mawahaha....*cue evil laughter*). I loved blogging with Mad, she will be missed. You may have noticed that I have already started to change some of the things on this blog, such as the information section. I plan on changing a few more things... minor details really. Here's the picture of the day for you, taken by moi!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Project 365

Okay... so I might be quite late on this project seeing as the year is midway through, but I am hoping to try my hand at Project 365. Project 365 is a flickr group where you take at least one Photograph a day for 365 days. I don't think I would be joining the flickr group, seeing as I don't have an account, I would just be doing it for myself; so I might better my Photography skills. I might not have started during the new year but I can always make up for lost time! Perhaps if your lucky I shall show you some of the Photographs which I take. If you have any suggestions on how to do this or any advice about I will gladly take it... since I'm a bit like a fish out of water with this project. *Cross your fingers* and hope that I can do it everyday for the rest of the year!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tea Parties and Photographs

On Thursday three of my friends A, S, and K (I really should come up with proper names for them... instead of using the letter of there first name) came over to my house for a little photo shoot. I needed models for a shoot which I had to do for my photography class, I based the shoot around the photography of Eleanor Hardwick and Tim Walker but added a more fairytale edge to it. I originally begged two of my other friends to help me with the photo shoot but they chickened out, claiming that "they don't like getting there pictures taken", which is complete garbage... everyone likes getting photographed! In the end it worked out for the better not having those two friends model for me... since my other friends were more then willing and also quite photogenic as well! I really hope that my photo's turned out good... I haven't developed them yet! After we had our little shoot which took place outside in my backyard we had a little impromptu tea party. Lying on our blanket, drinking our lovely Marks and Spencer's tea (Which you simply cannot find here in the states... I had to ask for it for my birthday from my Auntie), on a blissfully spring day, we just chatted away the rest of the day. Thursday felt like the first real day of spring, it was so sunny and blue out with the feeling in the air that summer is coming soon. We made a promise to ourselves to meet once a week during summer so we might have a picnic/tea party like did the other day. I sure hope that we can keep this promise, though sometimes when summer rolls around it is very hard to keep in touch when everyone is busy with there non school lives, so understandably this is a promise which might be very hard to keep. All in all, I think that Thursday was the perfect day during a wonderful vacation from school sadly that wont last; seeing as I shall be back in school on Monday, Yuck!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chatsworth House

This is my Dearest Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire England. Its not mine per say, it belongs to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, but I wish I owned it! Chatsworth is one of my favourite places in the whole wide world... I have so many fond memories of the house and its grounds. The first time I went there I was just a wee little babe, and ever since then, almost every time I've gone to visit my auntie and uncle we always have a day at Chatsworth. From its wonderful stone water fountains to the ginormous slide, the Peacocks which roam the grounds and the inside of the house; every place holds a memory. I am wishing that I was there now.... ahh to be enjoying the English spring weather and having a picnic prepared lovingly by my auntie, that would be a dream!
P.S. The photo was taken by moi on my last trip, almost two years ago, I can't believe it has been that long ago since I was last there.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wish Jar

How adorable is this wish jar? I found it on a lovely blog, but sadly I can't seem to figure out which one it was on. If you happen to know what blog it originated from, please let me know, so I might give them credit. I think that this shall be my project for today, making my very own wish jar. It seems quite simple to make; all you have to do is fill a jar with confetti stars, then scribble hopes and dreams on little bits of paper and put it in the jar with the confetti stars. It seems so wonderfully youthful and magical... I simply must have one of my own!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Do You Believe In Fairies?

"Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe. If you believe, clap your hands!"
I was just perusing the Internet when I came upon a curious tale. Have you herd of the Cottingley Fairies? If not... be sure to check it out... its quite a remarkable story! It seems to me that it could be a scam but... I am one of those people who like to believe in fairies. The day you stop believing in wondrous things such as fairies is the day you grow old. I don't think it is possible to know of all the things that exists in our world... it would ruin the fun of using ones imagination! But on the subject of believing I think John Lennon said it best:
"I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?" ~John Lennon

Forever 21

So today my friend A and I went shopping at the mall on our second day of spring break. The first store on our list was Forever 21, aka what we call "the sparkly store," since it has the coolest sparkly floors and chandlers. We can spend hours wandering the store... you never know what you are going to find. In fact we spend most of our time looking in Forever 21. In the end we decided to come back if we had time so we could look around some more. We then meandered our way over to Old Navy since I was on a hunt to find the perfect maxi dress for summer. I found it at Old Navy, its a cobalt blue color... bright for summer but not too bright (I tried to find it online... but they didn't have it). We then headed back to Forever 21 after drifting in and out of some other stores and not buying anything. I ended up buying a grey hippyish bag from the store (its the same one which is in the picture above, just a different color). I was going to get an awesome straw hat too but when I went to pay for it I realized I was just two dollars short. So I had to tell the cashier that I only wanted the purse... how embarrassing! I think I am going through a 70's faze right now since I bought two items which could come strait from the time period. I blame it on my habit of watching too many reruns of That 70's Show... I've seriously started wishing my wardrobe consits of the outfits which Jackie wears. In fact, I swear that I saw Jackie sport a purse very, very similar to the one I just bought!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pictures Of You, Pictures Of Me...

Yesterday for my photography class, which I am taking this year in school, I got my assignment for our last major photo project. I was sooo... excited because I had been looking foreword to getting another project, anytime I have a camera in my hands I am completely and utterly happy. We have to choose a photographic career (such as editorial, fine arts, documentary ect.) and then a photographer who's work inspires us. Our assignment is too shoot pictures which are inspired by the photographer of our choice. So I have chosen to do fine arts photography with a concentration in fashion photography and my inspiration comes from the amazingly talented Tim Walker and Eleanor Hardwick. Many people have herd of Tim Walker (or at least people who spend hours reading fashion magazines in boarders do... um, like me!) but not as many people have herd of Eleanor Hardwick. She is a 15 year old girl from England who takes the most breathtakingly beautiful photographs. It almost seems unreal that a girl this young could take these photo's... she's born with such a natural talent which many people would kill for. So now my challenge is to get photo's even half as good as there's... but it is a challenge which I relish!
P.S. The first three photographs are Eleanor Hardwick's, You can find more of her work at and the last three are Tim Walker's photographs.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....................!!!!!!!!!!! Okay I must apologize so many times, I have been away from the blogsphere for way to long. I know I shouldn't have excuses for why I haven't blogged in awhile but I do. So my first excuse is that I have been sick for the last week or so with a terrible cough. My second excuse is that my computer broke and I was without Internet access for several days (let me tell ya... that was hell; i couldn't get any of my home work done!). So now I'm done with the excuses and I will just say; I'm Sorry!!!
Today I was roaming around Flickr looking for photographic inspiration when I happened upon this picture. I've always had a thing for glitter ever since I was a little girl. Once, my friends and I were doing some sort of art project involving glitter and I thought it would be funny to put it all over my face. What I didn't remember was that I had to go to dance class later that day, so I showed up to class with glitter all over my face. It might not have been my brightest idea... but it sure was fun! Now after seeing this photo its making me want to put glitter on other peoples faces (that sounds kinda creepy actually...) and take some pictures of them. I think it would look super pretty in black and white, in fact I think I shall recruit some of my friends so I can do this. My friends think I'm pretty crazy but I'm sure I can convince at least one of them that this is a good idea... we shall see!