keeping me sane

i need a hug. just like this.

top main sources of stress these days
1) keeping my mom company & helping her through her divorce
2) taking care of my 93 year old granny...love her, but man it can be difficult
3) figuring out what i really want to do with my year off before i go back for my master's
4) living up to my family's crazy expectations...I DON'T WANT TO BE A DOCTOR
5) not receiving much support for doing what i love...I DON'T WANT TO BE A NURSE
6) being surrounded by such money-oriented individuals...I DON'T WANT TO BE A DENTIST
7) trying my best to ignore my family's pressure/high standards. my uncle just told me i was fat the other day. wthhhh.
8) putting up with the question, "so why did you need your B.S. degree if all you want to do is fashion?"
COME ON PEOPLE. it's a business just like any other.

keeping me sane
1) my mister and his undying support
2) sewing & making things with my own two hands
3) the thought that I'll be back in school in a year researching what i love
4) styling shoots for photogs, models, and make-up artists who've been contacting me
5) the amazingness that is Rachel Zoe & Brad Goreski. looove her. love him. love the show.
6) my cousin who's been playing therapist. i'm so appreciative of him letting me vent
7) the silliness of Santino & Austin (two of my fave Project Runway personalities)

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thanks in advance!


down the rabbit hole

three of my fave shots from the shoot i styled for pagey baby!
still waiting for the more casual looks that i put together...


obscene strategies


i'm finally all moved back from college. i miss my old apartment and i hate unpacking.
but...i do love finding old things in the process!!! i guess that's what keeps me going.

the photos above are of the first pairs of undies i ever made. i sewed them all entirely
by hand and out of 100% recycled fabric! they originally started out as a present for my
sister who loves my homemade gifts. unfortunately for her, they turned out too small.

lucky for me though, because the next pair that i tried making for myself turned out too
small again and ended up fitting my 4 year old cousin instead hahaha.

they're cake to make once you get the sizing right.


LANVIN for H&M?!?

Lanvin FALL 2010 Campaign

yesss please.

seriously hoping this rumor is true, but hoping even more
that some of the items actually fit me. i haven't shopped at h&m in a
while cus the size 2's weren't cutting it for my less than 5' 0" stature.
they better stock up on size 0's at my local h&m!

wait. does h&m even carry size 0's?!
i can't remember.