Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Polyvore Addiction

Okay so I've recently become addicted to polyvore...even though I don't have the outfit in real life, they usually resemble outfits that I already have, only with more pricey clothing. So I guess I'm just doing it for fun, even though they're outfits that I'd totally wear in real life if I could. =]
These are also in the order that I made them. I made ten. So this is my first outfit:











So yeah, like I said before I know these aren't so 'adventurous' fashion-wise, but they're basically things that I would pretty much wear to school or to go out. Its pretty much my style.
Hope you enjoyed.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Getting to Know Me

Okay, I mean I love blogging about celebrities and fashion but not that many people seem to be enjoying this blog so I thought what the heck, I might as well write about myself. 

Okay, so hmm I'm a brunette.  A really dark brown, it almost looks black.  thats why my mom always used to say I had "Coca Cola" hair- because it look black but when you looked in the light you could see it was actually brown.
I have olive skin in the summer, beige skin in the winter. I tan easily.
Brown eyes.
very muscular legs- I kind of wish they were thinner but hey, at least they're toned.

I love photography, but I'm afraid to put it up online because people might steal it =[
I secretly listen to classical music on the side
But I'm deeply in love with the Beatles.
I play three sports (so i guess you could say I'm athletic).
I'm really shy when I first meet people.
I'm also really akward. 
I have a boyfriend. 
I have a best friend, lets call her B.
I'm highly ticklish.
I have high ambitions school-wise. Chyeah, I'm a nerd.
I wear black-rimmed glasses, sometimes contacts.
I'm a cat person.
I feel like I'm the only one of my friends who genuinely likes orchestra, opera, ballet, and art.

My favorite shows at the moment are the Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, and Gossip Girl.
Deep down I'm afraid that someone I know in real life will find this blog and know its me.  Its not even like I put anything bad on here, but I just want to keep this blog (and the people that read it) to read it without knowing me in real life.

My favorite song at the moment is "The End has No End" by the Strokes.
I like the color green.
I used to have a cat.
People have trouble guessing what my nationality is. 
I really like blogging =]
I have a polyvore- also called "NewYorkChique".
I'm a teenvoguer.

Thats me in a nutshell.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Jessica 'Don't Call Me Latina' Alba

Okay, I was never really a fan of Jessica Alba, considering how terrible an actress she is, but I never thought that she would say all these things about how un-hispanic she is.

“I’ve got cousins galore. Mexicans just spread all their seeds. And the women just pop them out.”

“My grandfather was the only Mexican at his college, the only Hispanic person at work and the only one at the all-white country club. He tried to forget his Mexican roots, because he never wanted his kids to be made to feel different in America. He and my grandmother didn’t speak Spanish to their children. Now, as a third-generation American, I feel as if I have finally cut loose.”

“My grandfather was the only one in our family to go to college. He made a choice not to speak Spanish in the house. He didn’t want his kids to be different.”

“[Before] I always felt like such an outcast and now I feel like people are more diverse ethnically. I was always self conscience of my puffy lips and darker skin when I was a kid, because I felt like I didn’t fit in. And now its mainstream, and color isn’t as big of a deal and if anything its better.”

“My whole life, when I was growing up, not one race has ever accepted me, … So I never felt connected or attached to any race specifically. I had a very American upbringing, I feel American, and I don’t speak Spanish. So, to say that I’m a Latin actress, OK, but it’s not fitting; it would be insincere.”

“Alba is my last name and I’m proud of that. But that’s it. My grandparents were born in California, the same as my parents, and though I may be proud of my last name, I’m American. Throughout my whole life, I’ve never felt connected to one particular race or heritage, nor did I feel accepted by any. If you break it down, I’m less Latina than Cameron Diaz, whose father is Cuban. But people don’t call her Latina because she’s blonde.”

Jessica dyed her hair blonde and wore blue contacts for the movie "Fantastic Four"

-But I think that she must have regretted what she said, because in the magazine "Latina" in March (2008), she was the cover story- and she basically defended herself from the offensive comments she made earlier:

On her reluctance to walk the red carpet at Latin events: "I'll support those shows, but I can't go on the press lines and have people make me feel bad about myself. Life is too short. I can't change how I grew up, and I shouldn't have to apologize for it. I know I feel close to the Latin community, because that's what I grew up with."

On claims that she's proud to have cut loose from her Mexican roots: "I never said that. Cut loose from what? What the hell are they talking about? Why would I want to cut loose from the only family I know?"

On not learning to speak Spanish as a child: "I wish to God that my dad spoke Spanish to my brother and me, but he didn't grow up with it."

On confusing other men for her dad as a kid: "When I was little, I used to go up to black men and hold their legs, thinking it was my dad all the time. I'd wrap my arms around them, then look up and be like, 'Oh my God!'"

On being accepted for who she is in Hollywood: "I was always trying to figure out: How the hell am I going to be mainstream? How are people going to accept me? When are the going to get a clue that I am American, that this is what America looks like--people like me who are mixed, have different blood, mixed with different ethnicities? When are the people who are hiring for these jobs and writing these screenplays going to realize that?"

On what she wants her baby to look like: "I'm excited for my baby to be brown. I just have to believe the dark gene is going to survive. Cash and I are like, please!"

Hold on one second. The article is so phony, and obviously just an attempt to get some of her fans back. And "I'm so proud for my baby to be brown"?! Honestly, that sounds so ignorant. If someone said "I'm so proud my baby is going to be blond and blue eyed", people would react vehemently.

Okay, on one hand, I have to give it to her- she is allowed to choose what she wants to lable herself as. And I completely understand that she feels disconnected because she doens't speak spanish, and that her father wanted to cut his mexican roots- those were different times, when hispanics were really prejudiced against. But I think she should put up some kind of effort to feel connected, I mean, it is in her blood, and alot of hispanic people obviously looked up to her because there aren't that many hispanics that make it to hollywood. She could make an effort, or at least not deny her hispanic heritage so fervently. Overall, I'm really dissapointed in her.

So I've concluded that Jessica Alba is one of the phoniest celebrities I've ever heard of.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Linda Evangelista

I thought I'd spice the blog up a bit by posting a mini-biography on a model you've probably heard of called Linda Evangelista. I thought of her for my blog because her birthday was last week (May 10th 1965). She's Canadian. -eh? Joking =]

Anywayyy here's her story:

-At the age of 18 she decided she wanted to be a model and entered the "Miss Teen Niagra" beauty contest. She lost, but she was discovered by an agent. -Haha the same goes for American Idol, its always the losers who get famous.

-She is one of the few "true supermodels", one of five.

Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, and Christy Turlington were called "the trinity"- these were the three supermodels of the 90's, and they pushed for higher wages for models.

-Her famous qoute is:

"We don't get out of bed
for less than $10,000 a day"

-She was on more than 30 Vogue covers.

-She was called the chameleon for constantly changing her hair. She's changed her hair dramatically at least 12 times (wow, her hair stylist must be pretty happy).

More things:
-She's 5'9.5"
-She (naturally) has brown hair
-She has blue-green eyes
-She has one son (his father is unknown, but is bleieved to be a NYC architect)
-She is now 43

I hope everyone likes this post; Linda Evangelista truly is a beautiful model.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


It's getting so nice outside, and its time to take our feet out from those stuffy ballet flats and let them breathe in a very fashionable tada! And the gladiator was invented.

For those of you who don't know, gladiators are sandals with straps at the back.

Okay personally, I'm not a fan of flip flops just because after walking for a while, they kinda hurt in between my toes, and they slip off easily.  this is why I love love gladiators- with a back strap, they have alot more support and won't fall off! I wish I had discovered gladiators years ago! But anyway, gladiators usually come in black, brown, gold, some color in between, or white.  But occasionally you'll find some snazzy wild colored one. All of them are great. 

 These are some that I liked

Skinny strapped gladiators: (Left; Urban Outfitters, $29.99, also comes in black. Right; Urban Outfitters, $34.00.  Below; Miu Miu)

Slightly-above-the-ankle-strapped gladiators: (Below; Urban outfitters, $58.00.  Below that; Nordstroms, $84.95.)

High heeled gladiators: (Left; Urban Outfitters, $150.00. Right; Dior)

I find that these would be really hard to pull off, but I'll show them anyway- at the calves: (Below; Nordstrom, $99.95)

So there you go, plenty of gladiators to chose from, all which get us prepared for the warm days of summer. 
More summer hopeful posts to come. =]