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We are all worms, but I believe I am a glow-worm. -Winston Churchill

Protect Good Gerald.

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So, now that I have a nice camera in my care, I need some good protection to keep him safe, dont I? I have an old camcorder case that is pretty large and does nicely! Although its a bit old and nothing special.. I do have a nice little lens case that zips nice and cozy around the old Canon lens. But now I almost just want one of those old Kodak leather bags just to have! I found a few pictures online via Google and Stylehive.

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See below (left), this is what Im talking about. This is an old Leather Kodak colorburst camera holder. The camera that goes inside looks similar to a Polaroid.

Heres another from Style Hive:

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This one is just vintage in general, and its so cute! This is the one place (leather bags in general) where grandma-tan works. NOT on my new Honda Civic.

But whether sporty or vintage, Ive got to get a new and updated one soon! Any suggestions [other than Murphy’s Camera Shop]?

Heres another Colorbust that is similar to the one above.

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This one is via Etsy!

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Rodarte vs. Temperlay

I’ve got to say, when it comes to avant garde I go crazy over Rodarte and Temperlay. I’ve already shared with you my affections for the Rodarte style via Bullett magazine and Saoirse Ronan, but let me tell you its become a bit of an obsession.  I am determined to skim past Rodarte for Target because truthfully they cannot expect that to satisfy my craving. Oh but before I do tell you, I must share yet snother set of beautiful pictures of Miss Ronan below..

and she definitely has that look does she not? She looks like a doll. Do tell me, am I the only one who saw her grow up in a day? It seems it was only yesterday she was a young tween at the premiere for Atonement! But now? She even looks young in her latest film, but looking at her outside that glass box or ‘fourth wall‘ sort of state, she is her own person. Which only makes her characters that much more impressive. She has that ability to be transformed. Something I do believe the true and deserving actor/actress would have. Oh but my opinions of Hollywood is for another day and all that wasted impressionism and symbolic character funding, but please do remind me to post on that topic later.

My words are not enough to explain the aspirations to be this sort of person. Yes i will tell you now I am my own ametuer-local-hobbying actress of some sort and i absaloutely love it. I have dreams- like all the rest of you- and I could like and die but I will say this over and over again- if there was the choice I would not just be one of the many but look at these examples above and see how the mind can work- ah sometimes I can hardly stand to see all this. Jealousy wells up inside of me. Now I cant say Im good because, well for

Favorite contant piece of Rodarte

many reasons but you know this is just not the place- not the time and all that hoopla. [My favorite piece of Rodarte is to the right here- and please do not get me wrong I am not obsessed with Ronan. She is lovely and passionate about her wonderful career but all we humans have out marks of territory. She did just so happen to be the one wearing my favorite piece it did indeed have nothing to do with her. Oh bless her heart.]

And ah, you see, it takes no time at all to turn yet another post of mine, intending other topics, into another mural of wishful talent and of my wanton. Okay but back to the topic of Rodarte and more so this time around, Temperlay! Temperlay.. well how do I put this?

 

Temperlay is a marvelous bound of workmanship, but nonetheless it is not nearly as captivating to my eye and particular style as Rodarte is. Though, they have amazing taste in color, and I compliment them on their shape in detail, It is not my favorite. They have their moments- oh boy they have their moments! of capturing my eye for their unique taste- but they also have their slow times of boring ventures and their pieces sometimes tend to well look like everyone else’s designs. But like I said, and below where I’ve posted in my opinion some of their best work you can see, they have their moments of craftsmanship and fashion genius just like Rodarte.

And I do think it is most important to see that they are therefore capable of creating works like these.

 

 

 

 

I really think below they went a little far, sort of copy-catting Louis Vuiton this year but oh well their models are working for it.

And so ends this fashion show, so have a sunny sunday, crossing our fingers for some snow here in Louisville.

Cheeks

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Reverb Update!

 

There are always economic disadvantages in the obstacle course on our victorious parade through fashion paradise I call online shopping, but despite such, Id like to draw your attention to a few irresistible I picked out from Shop Style and Far Fetch. (Cheaper prices= Pixie Market [by slight])

Rodarte- Optic Woord Peplum Dress

This Rodarte Optic Wood Peplum is a favorite. I first spotted it in Bullett Magazine, worn by my favorite Irish actress, Saoirse Ronan.  The actress has been spotted in Rodarte many times prior, and I cant help but imagine she favors the brand.  This dress is such a beautiful design, I envy Ronan!

Ronan in Bullett

I couldnt help but notice the color choices contrary Ronan’s skin tone and hair. It compliments her whole figure very nicely and in the magazine (click above to see more) we see this peplum top paired with some high waisted trousers (another nice vice).

 

 

 

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Detail Skirt

Oh and this next one! How I love Yves Saint Laurent! Their play with style and boutique makes me lick my lips! and something about the tie in the middle of this particular piece brings it all together and sends time back to stop in the 40s yet splash a little grandmother delima inside the wear. I love the style of the peplum folds and the creasing in them as well. You can see why I might think Im in love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this small preview

Cheeks

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Irresistible Complex

There are some things in life that will never cease to surprise me. Björk is one person I will always be fascinated with undeniably. Her style and music opens the mind of the creator and prepares him/her for their work. She has a legendary and quite envying history of work. She sang in the Radio City Music Hall back in 2001 and has been nominated and has won several different acting awards! What a full rounded career and even though her appearance in everyday society has seemed under many layers and quite scarce, I think she is a more profitable part of that previous generation that still sticks around to influence the newer artists to come.  She has a sweet disposition that she was able to flexibly bend into her different on stage additions of her person. She appears to be open minded and colorfully inventive.

But I have to say after all that and out from behind everything, even in her own creativity, she is just the cutest little thing! She is a beautiful woman and have such a unique face. Not a forgettable face [or name!] thats for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

Its hard to say she isn’t easily affecting the creative minds of today from a slightly older body, because I myself feel inspired just viewing pictures and listening to her hits. I think there is proof everywhere of rare minds like th

ese but we easily dismiss them as freaks or a little too out there for us. Really i despise this attitude toward society’s beauties because these sorts of people are the ones we have to treasure. They are the inventive mass of today and tomorrow and someday it will be yesterday. She is one of those that creates the backdrop for our new invincibilities we obtained from learning from people like her. I for one do not expect everyone to agree with my opinions. I disagree largely with her point of views and some quotes she has been known for but we all are going to have to disagree or maybe even agree to disagree sometime or another. But what I think should be asked, is despite these disagreements we can overcome personality to see the real lessons we can learn from the given examples we have right now.

See we are not all corrupt. And might I say she is not only the vision of creative genius but she also results in many visions of fashion asperation in my opinion. I cant be her. I cannot get inside her head; but what I appear to be looking at sometimes transforms itself into what might be more celebratory after a while.

If you follow me in even the slightest, I think you might agree with me, Björk used her own unique stance and backdrops [as we should now] and created something of her own that still influences icons today. I think many people compare Nicki Minaj to to something of a legend with Lady GaGa but I disagree completely.

Yes this might be a little biased because I do not favor Minaj’s work but, like I said, we all have our tastes and I will get to that girl later- but what my words are trying to acomplish here is the fact that , despite her slightly later age and her more prior work compared to that of GaGa and Minaj, I believe the Top 10 List on iTunes, and lovers of the unique and interesting, today, have overlooked Björk completely! Am I right?

And I will say it again: despite the discrepancy and nostalgia in my tone of hand, I think we have begged for more of what we already received back in the 70s! We start seeing musical/fashion Sherlocks of this age and think its revolutionary! When in clarity we can overlook someone who was way ahead of her time, and still is!

Might I say Madonna and Björk started this whole rampage of the strange and odd appearing uniform? But who has all the credit? Not this little princess of presence, which is something she has of ample amount.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheeks

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Featured:

→Featured Content This Week!←

Featured Artist (photographer) : Tim Barber [also featured on BOOOOOOOM]

Featured Designer : Fred Perry

Also Including : Updates on Books being made into movies [so read the books now!]

First order of business? Our featured Photographer whom I stole from BOOOOOOOM! He has a gifted eye, and amazing skills for an artsman [term Im trying to use more often and spread all around- note: artswoman is also appropriate for the ladies.]

His first picture, look at it closely now, Is my favorite- and Its really something is it not? I love artists who play with smoke. I admire their creative thought process- because when my creative process leads me there [to smoke] which may be often, its a scary set of tracks but as you can imagine justs make the personality of the picture boost ten fold.

found on BOOOOOOM.com

My favorite from Tim Barber

And so I wont let your anticipation waste any longer.. heres the rest:

 

I really like the idea you see off to the side here in the second picture below. Ive always wanted to put tall candles in bottles and let the wax sink down in it and pour over the sides! (I smell a DIY coming up…)

Tim Barber has a website of his own which features fashion, portrait, and personal photography of his. I really admire its style and his own completeness in his work content on the website. He is a true yet not yet found out, master at his work. His work is also featured on Tiny Vices along with other creative men and women’s work, which I highly recommend taking some time to visit (link attached to name).

And next on the list of updates is one of my favorite designers! Fred Perry! He has his own website linked onto his name there, and Its by far one of the more user friendly and still very attractive set ups I have seen in a long time. To see the pictures Im about to show you, just go onto the website (linked here as well) then go to Laurel Wreath Collection → Women’s → Richard Nicoll.

* and also to just warn you, this is probably the most latest picture of my obsession. Its beautiful, no? I want a snood very badly! Like the one by Opening Ceremony, green, and furry, Mary Kate Olsen wore to the Metropolitan Opera. (If your actually interested in what Im talking about see picture at very end of post).

 

 

 

 

 

Oh and just to give you a little [and to spoil you, filthy and rotten  both] I wanted to show you this sweet pic from the website advertising their children’s collection. Love it. Anywho. This collection is adorable and the model that is looking so stylish is

And for those of you who have a minimalist sort of job at Starbucks, you can pick up some slightly more affordable Fred Perry wear in the women’s section.

Fred Perry Amy Winehouse Collection

Or the Amy Winehouse collection in the Women’s tab for only a tab more mula! One of my favorites for sure.

And now for that picture…

Yves Saint Laurent

The Twins in Yves Saint Laurent and to the left- the snood I want so badly.

 

Tata.

Cheeks

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TVs Today

Ive been watching so many movies lately that I’ve yet to post some of my favorite shows I bubble over about all the time. One that I bought today at Half Priced Books (Second Season) is Smallville.

Clark Kent

Smallville

Its become one of my favorites ever since iTunes, at the beginning of season 10 this year, sprang a free deal on the Pilot! After watching it, I was immediately interested. Amazing attraction, this show has, at its classic like quality and spearing relation to the classic comic book hero.

So as you know Im officially on Season two and not all is well in Smallville… but I have no doubt Clark will straighten things out. But I will leave the rest to either your imagination or your time you will hopefully spend finding your enjoyment in this show.

Another show that I’ve really dug my heels into is Fringe- the so called drama-scifi show of the year. Its quite the journey, let me tell you, and I highly recommend it. I just finished Season 1 and man Im craving season two! But I have to take one show at a time, although Its hard not to constantly spend my seemingly never ending day watching both. Again this whole love for

Lovely show...

Fringe started with the adaption of another season and so iTunes released the free Pilot. I snatched it up, faintly interested at the time, but now I must admit its grown into my dreams and day dreaming. Olivia Dunham, FBI agent, on the root of strange happenings all across America (and the world?). With rebellious and full of character, Peter Bishop babysitting his Einstein-like-father, Walter Bishop- the trio explore their own ‘Fringe’ division of the FBI headed up by Broyles.

Lovely show...

The thing I really like about this show, is the dynamic. The characters make the cituations hilarious yet nerving at the same time. I jump out of my chair from itching skin sometimes and yet looking down the road (yes, I let Wikipedia cheat me out of my future relationship with the show…) I cant imagine how they are going to get to where they are now (season 4). JJ Abrams is themastermind for sure, I believe it completely. (Speaking of which Super 8 is another topic for another day..  because I could go on forver!!!)

Have fun!

Sci-fi Favorite

(Left --> right) Peter, Olivia, Walter

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Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree…

Merry Christmas everyone! Its now officially the Holidays and Im getting really excited. Ive commenced a countdown with every whiteboard I come in contact with and its been a huge relief. Waiting all year can be a buzz. Well today I attended Sojourn‘s East Campus Women’s Gift Exchange and it was lovely.  The food and snacks were yummy and the gifts were so fun! People there are so creative and Im glad to see the East Campus growing like crazy! Sojourn’s idea of a Christmas Gift exchange is so genius! They have everyone bring 6 of the same item and everyone is assigned a color. The color groups take turns going in and selecting one item each round for a total of 6 rounds- so everyone ends up with 6 different gifts! Its an awesome and fun time and I enjoyed it for the second year now!

I received a  little potted plant, A mug paired with Black Christmas Tea by Celestial Seasonings Teas and homemade sugar cubes (I’ll post the recipe attached to the gift in the following post!), A little reindeer decorated glass dish, An awesome handmade bracelet (its legit, I swear), A BPA free water bottle chock full of chocolate and white mittens & finally some reindeer embroidered cozy socks! It was an enjoyable afternoon with some lovely women.

On my way home I stopped at Half Priced Books! I purchased the Second Season of Smallville, a Theatrical resource gude, and several plays for only 1$ each! I will keep you updated on my reads:

 

Speaking of which I will do so now! Recently I saw the theatrical trailer advertising the movie Sarah’s Key. And I was interested so I purchased the book! Its good so far and the topic covers an emotionally unstable subject relating to the movie and book Sophie’s Choice. I will tell you how It comes, but in the meantime check out the trailer for Sarah’s Key!

Also, Liam Neeson is coming out with a new movie soon (yay!) called The Grey. Check it out here.

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Today and Tomorrow.. (Especially when Today is Turkey Day!)

So I must, must, must be done apologizing by now for posting so darn late in the evening and never posting well… at all! Its quite a bad habit I’ve attempted to break only a few times and as you can see each time was a large bombing least of all..

But since Im up so late I might as well admit now that Im probably not meant to get much sleep at night at all! [Happy Thanksgiving by the way]

So a few movies Ive been watching lately…

Mentionable?: Twilight [newest one out in theaters] and that would be Breaking Dawn Part 1 (so Ive been told…)

I went to see it in the Cinema with my friend Annie (Shes quite a cutie- see below red head)

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and of course I was curtious and said I was very excited (which I actually was- for the record..) but did lie perhaps in the fact that I did say I quite enjoyed it (it really was very.. interesting). The only thing I think I might have received from the whole ordeal (it was $5 Tuesdays.) was the acting which was quite worthy of an applause. They were very genuine I would have believed the whole story.. If I hadn’t already seen a bit more attractive side of Robert Pattison in Water For Elephants (2 Thumbs up). So that by far does indeed end my little Rabbit Trail. NOW onto the more notable movies of my week.

THE BEACH. (Cant you just hear Rowan Atkinson from Mr. Bean’s Holiday saying that over and over in your head? I can.)

Anywho, I think It applicable to say that The Beach [Leonardo Dicaprio, Daniel York, Virginie Ledoyen, and Tilda Swinton)] was %100 on that good movie track, and does indeed receive 5 stars every watch in my book! Great way of speaking; the communication via Leo was amazing and It made me want to cry, write and think all at the same time; so I did. Captions! (VIA IMDB) Oh the 2000’s- how much I dont miss you is seen all too often.
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And moving right along…
TWO documentary-reenactment-but-fairly-good-movies did I watch this week! And I am proud to say so!
First: Downfall via Netflix- which I purchased a subscription with recently and I highly recommend!
This one was fairly good and I really enjoyed the clear amount of effort put into the whole thing. Mind you, It is a foreign film so side effects may include dreaming in German afterwards.
The plot line was clear and tear jerking. One of those that makes you really question reality. Although most of the movies I watch nowadays are.. (pictures via Picassa/Google)
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IIt truly is worthy of all those awards its winning. Truly a beautiful film based on Hitlers last 12 days on earth.
Second: The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) 
Truly a definite tear jerker, it stopped my heart but kept it beating. The sweet girl, bless her heart. Watch the thing then go on and research pictures of each of the people online and just sit there in awe. This is definitely one Id recommend. Its the most simple, innocent films Ive ever seen that made a crater sized impact on my heart as Anne Frank always does. It is all too real- and not to make the whole thing into a drama because as you can imagine the genuine reverence I have for the story, but to see it through modern eyes, this film does a lovely job of portraying this dynamic.
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Comparison Worthy? I think yes.
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Image Sweet boy, in the movie, he was..
And last but certainly not least, and most recent at that was
The Edge of Love- Keira Knightly & Cilian Murphy!
Im not going to spoil the ending as I want to so badly, but I must say, you are not disappointed. Because halfway through I was so tempted to turn the darn thing off! It was a brilliant show I say! but really it comes a point in some films where I say: Lovely picture, sweet mother, but please have some decency and have some mercy for the people watching!
But finally in the end… well It works out Ill have you know. And I have some lovely screenshots for you!! Absolute best!
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Out of Probability Rates:

Out of evolution we claim the genesis to our manifests.

So for the longest trend of time, I fancied myself with the engrossing love for all nooks and crannies I could find. Now it was not simply a phase, but it is a liking and an extent of my foremost personality trait: solitude. And although this admiration for the ability of organizing and storing things in small and kept spaces, it did not define me. I would, in fact, purposely escape, at the notice of, the gathering and talkative clad grouped individuals as they came together; whether the occasion was to eat, cherish each other, or simply fool around. It was not the fact that they may have been folds themselves, but in a different light it quite bothers me that they can then take that opportunity and transform their time, counterclockwise, into a risk of accountability.
I love being accountable. I love taking the account of, whatever the person may request me to do so, and I so longed for someone to come along side of myself and request my permission to engage in a companionship so long that it then requires each of the other’s accountability to the other-like loyalty.
Is that then wrong? Because I am the quickest of trickers to my own conscience. I can lie to myself and I can thieve myself and rob myself of that chip of reluctancy that may have led me to change actions or my motive of actions. Am I wrong?
It is wrong to lie. But with permission? Did I grant myself permission, I wonder?
But in whatever I do, instead, I want to say now that I do not lie to myself and I do try to tell the truth to myself first and foremost so that I can in turn tell others the truth of what I prior told myself.

But I may lie to myself and lie to you simultaneously, we both could agree. But if we agree I can tell myself the truth while lying to you-is it consistent or possible together to tell the truth to you while lying to myself? If that is untrue, [in truth] who is anyone to say that they are better than that common man? Because conclusively, my outward appearance would discourse you into falling under your own subjugated judgement.
That then may cause its own dispute and in our conjoined uproar-you in the kitchen disputing against my home-made leftovers against my argument against your wanting take out, and our brother in the corner disentangling himself from his own controversial book he is finishing-we can all see that in that moment it would be quite easily said, to give any valentine you’re only word of annoyance. And in such a case as the one described, he or she may see that differently. Unfair distress, I would tend to tell you, because that would be very misleading.
But so many cannot help their listener-whether they be divine or a fool (in a relationship that would be your fault by far, do not let my argument give you an excuse), with a word near embarrassment. Because look!: I will put myself in your shoes and I can see in your own eyes that very well may embarrass you; As it would surely embarrass me! So admit it!: Do not continue to lie to yourself and then to me! I do not want to listen to your lies, but if that is the case, I can only hope you would tell your own self the truth prior.
But then at the rebuttal, I cannot help my listener. It is my fault [remember]?
So for a solution (an antidote) think of the opposite of reality and perhaps your own genesis will suggest you thought of that turn-table first!
In example: Your irises grinded between their outward abandonment and your own eyelids. See, now I am the ultimate creator. (Or I can so tell myself, whether your opinion favors my own disillusion that can be accepted as a lie. And my opinion? In truth: If you are to lie to yourself, lie then to your friend. But if you are to want others to want you too, do tell them the truth! And like we did agree before, you cannot tell your friend the truth until you first have told truth to yourself. You cannot lie to yourself and tell your neighbor the truth! Remember our agreement prior; And now you say ‘I have been lying to myself all along?’, well then do not be surprised at your friend’s tea (to which you were not invited) the phrase may come forward with confidence and much saliva: ‘Their life is a lie!’

Well, topic is conducted in conversation too long sometimes, so I will close this case and leave it for another day, and another time.

Thanks bloggers,

Cheeks

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