Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Diana Mini White.

I am a bit confuzzled as to how I should start this entry.
Mostly because I'm filled with this heartwarming evangelical zeal..
And you're facing a 'block' of some kind in the art of expressing
that zeal, because you're a complete sucker for anything pertaining
to a camera or that moment when you first got your own camera.
And the added incentive is it's miniature and cute and I'm a sucker
fer', well, cute whether it's Hello Kitty or baby knick-knacks.
And its Like that warm feeling in your heart when you're in love (major cheese there)
BECAUSE that is exactly what the Diana Mini does to you.
You just want to cup it in your hands and smother it.

So with that said, I am flushed and so happy to be collaborating
with Lomography India, and carry onward the message of
lomography. I remember reading these lines in an article that 
'Manual cameras are romantic, digital cameras are democratic' -
and being a romantic at heart, it is such a big deal to come
back to something familiar like films or that frenzied 
anticipation of waiting for your shots to get developed.
I think it's sort of nice to slow the pace sometimes. 

So meet my Diana Mini White.
I personally love it because it's all-white.
I even took the liberty of giving her, her own name - Ella.
And I went out today to get my haircut and took these shots just after.

And honestly, I sort of about just cringed with glee when I put 
together this new pastel yellow-y top with my Diana Mini - the
contrast mainly and literally went on a swoon spree. I get loony crazy
with small itty-bitty details like that. 

I guess this is a followup on Lesly's post here, remember how we got
all excited about the little Diana yeah?? and you can read more 
about the Diana Mini there such as it's history and slate of up and
coming projects. You can also head over to http://www.lomography.com/
if you perhaps are a newbie on the whole concept or just want to
know more about it.

And I do have an exciting giveaway to host soon with regard to this..
So I suggest you keep your eyes peeled.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bare-midriffin' it.
And don't start conjuring images of a raincoat.. not just yet.
It only LOOKS like one. 
For if I was to take this baby out when it's pouring cats and dogs, sea urchins
and baby octopuses and such - I'd be drenched right down to my little toes. 
It really does justice to impersonating your average raincoat but making it
more wearable  and I love that it's a bit deceiving to the eye. In this pretty
shade of orange and A HOOD! YES! *stealth* Roomy pockets, and for when
you've concocted that layer on layer ensemble and you want to finish it off
with something?? Hint, hint. Can you tell I'm excited? I'll always love a good
mix and this is the perfect ingredient.

Current vibes include the above pastel yellow skirt. And everything 
else pastel yellow-y. I seem to have forgotten that 'gray' is my favorite
color. On a side note, my Sunday afternoon consisted of sleeping, well, 
the entire afternoon and eating cream colored mangoes in my dreams 
that had blue swirls in em' - pretty trippy. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I don't know if it's the Prada jacket that I'm never going to get over..
Or the two dudes cause I'm on a major backpackin' spree yo!
This picture should be dubbed "the situation"

I can't even begin to start on this one.
Garden party for Stella McCartney's Resort Collection.
Image source here and here

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Is it obvious enough who I'm channeling today?
Pin straight hair, that somewhat infamous barrette.
I'm going to call it The Margot Tenenbaum Series.
And I've decided on it being a regular fixture here.
Another reason in pushing the term - playing dress up.

And this is what Margot might have worn when she was seventeen.
Supposing it was a library trip to get hold of Chekhov's books?

It's actually pretty great that in the movie, all the characters wore mostly the
same outfit or there would be tiny variations here and there - like when Chas
Tenenbaum, Margot's brother switched to the black colored Adidas tracksuit at
their father's funeral. I never saw that coming and I thought it was so clever.
So I've been wondering what would Margot wear besides her usual uniform of 
that Fendi fur coat and the sky blue Lacoste tennis dress. Between the two, I'd
personally never wear the dress cause I have not yet found an affinity for the
color blue. That particular blue on her dress. Strictly clothes wise yeah? And 
I'm not sure if I would wear what I'm wearing up there. It's a bit constrained.

Please note:
1. I have the required hair length at present.
2. So point number 1 really got me excited to do this series.
3. Did take out your standard straightening tongs for a more precise copy of Margot's hair.
4. I have been collecting pretty, tacky looking barrette/hair clips.
5. I know Margot would have loved the cardigan up there.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

In a bit of a polka haze at the moment.

And keeping it wacky there below.
Could go with a punchline like....
How low can you go? Or how polka can you go?

Monday, July 2, 2012

This post sure looks like it could be titled the backpack chronicles.
I'm gonna be packing it up really nice believe you me.
It's something to get jittery and super excited when you chance upon that 
dreamy little bag you have been hankering over BUT IT'S ANOTHER THING 
when that bag is so easily acquired because all it took was going thrift-in'
and there's always the thrill of the hunt - which makes it more personal, 
special and memorable. Like that day when a bunch of us were sitting around 
this sack full of soft toy goodies squealing and guessing which character was 
which while the owner sat knitting away oblivious. AND oh yeah, s-l-a-s-h-e-d prices.
And what else?

- A genuine Prada Nylon Backpack. Still in amazing condition.
Don't forget the little guy up there.

And then there was a Comme des Garcons. Comme des F*** DOWN. Haha.
I HAD TO add that.
So maybe the title 'the backpack chronicles' wont really work now.
My grandma did say the bag would be great for grocery shopping.

No idea if this one's authentic.
Tip: When going a-thrifting and especially for bags, don't start
squealing yet when you find a certain fancy name on it. Peek 
inside and take a closer look at the lining and zipper details.
You'll definitely know if it's a copy or not. And certainly no
squealing just cause there's a fancy name.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

This post includes a series of poses.
A lucky thrift score that has to do with Lil Wayne's 'I got stripes - ADIDAS' line.
And my polka dot-ed shorties that you can vividly see through my dress.

AND fun layering.