Friday, December 31, 2010

A New Beginning.

This year has been a roller coaster. I have had some of my best and some of my worst moments. I have accomplished so much in only 365 days. Starbucks workers now know me by name and can predict my order. My friends can sense my mood. I have moved forward, and then fallen right back into the routine. I have bettered myself as a student, spending hours every evening reading and studying. I have learned to let loose and dance like no ones watching. I have explored New York City. I have pushed people I love away.

I saw the midnight premiere of Harry Potter. And I released a magazine with Maddie. I opened up this blog. I have begun researching psychology and sociology. I lettered in Varsity Swim. I've bought a pocket-sized book called Women Who Dared.

2011 will undoubtedly be an essential year for my future. In less than a year I must make the decision of what college I wish to attend. Which will be one of the biggest decisions that I have had to make in my life so far. This next year is when things start to count. My ACT scores, my GPA and class rank, my passionate love for fashion and art.

There's no looking back from this point on.

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." -Helen Keller.

Happy New Year to all!! Xoxox.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Red Cheetah.

Me and my friend Maddie spent the day running around taking photos with a bundle of 6 bright red balloons (Sue, Betty, Marissa, Dave, Willow and Harold). Hope you enjoy what we put together.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tis The Season.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Today is my 16th Christmas, and it is meeting up to everything I could have imagined. This morning I woke up to find my little brother resting on the couch saying that he has been staring at the presents with wide eyes since 3 AM. The rest of us waited until 8 AM to drag ourselves out of bed to join him.

Every year we tear down the stockings first. I dug through mine to find layers of chocolates and a few knit hats tucked up in between, along with an ornament of the Eiffel Tower hidden at the toes of the oversized sock.

Next we turn on Christmas music and gather around in the living room. My dad turns to each of us with a golden box saying that Santa must have snuck through the chimney the following evening and left them waiting for us until the morning. In that box I found Estee Lauder makeup in a shiny golden case, with a travel-sized makeup bag that has 4 different kinds of makeup brushes.

Along with this I found books, a fuzzy scarf, a cheetah print dress, gloves, and beautiful perfume bottles for me to sneak some Bath & Body Works scents into, all while pretending to own the finest vintage perfumes.

Tonight I am attending a family Christmas party at my Grandma's place. This is my first year to spend Christmas with her, and I can not wait to do so!

How is everyone spending their holidays this season?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Love.

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, leave you blind
My love, you have found peace
You were searching for release

You gave it all into the call
You took a chance and
You took the fall for us

You came thoughtfully
Loved me faithfully
You taught me honor
You did it for me

Tonight you will sleep for good
You will wait for me, my love

Now I am strong, you gave me all
You gave all you had
And now I am home

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, leave you blind
My love, look what you can do
I am mending, I'll be with you

You took my hand and added a plan
You gave me your heart
I asked you to dance with me

You loved honestly
Did what you could release
Ah, ooh

I know in peace you'll go
I hope relief is yours

Now I am strong, you gave me all
You gave all you had
And now I am home

My love, leave yourself behind
Beat inside me, I'll be with you

My love by Sia is one of the most amazing songs I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. It's been on repeat all week. Hope you enjoy. Xoxo.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Break is almost here. Only 7 tests away from a much needed time of relaxation. And I decided to make some goals of things to accomplish over break.
1. Read. Complete all of the books I checked out for school research, as well as personal books I have not yet had time for.
2. Re-watch every Christmas episode of Friends, every Star Wars episode, and every Harry Potter movie.
3. Buy tons of fuzzy sweaters. TONS. I plan on thrifting a lot over break and I need to be sure to stock up on sweaters for layering. No one likes being cold.
4. Become a Gold Member at Starbucks. I have 13 out of the 30 points needed, so I would have to be drinking a lot of coffee, but I feel like it's worth it.
5. Paint more. I rarely paint, and next semester in school I start my painting class. So, I figured it never hurts to get a head start.
6. Bake cookies. It's a tradition, need I say more.
7. Clean out my room. It's becoming a disaster in here and I really need to work on getting that under control one of these days..but I sort of like it like this.
8. Solve the Rubix Cube. I've tried before and failed, but I really would be able to say that I can complete it.
9. Make Christmas themed music videos with my friends.
10. Be happy and carefree. Tis the season to be jolly, after all.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Something about black and white photographs is so beautiful. It's classic. And lovely.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Hello everyone! I have an exciting announcement. Me and my dear friend Maddie have created our very own feminist fashion magazine that we like to call MissFits. You can find it online by clicking here. We had decided to start this magazine months ago and have finally put the finishing touches on it and released it for your eyes to see. Soon there will be a print copy available for order.

This magazine is feminist in the sense that it is a collaboration of people who refuse to conform and who are willing to take a stand. MissFits is for those who believe that tomorrow is a new day. MissFits is created because the future is female.

If you are interested in this project and would like to write an article, then please shoot us an e-mail at