Wednesday, March 13, 2013

There's more to life than you think

Hopefully the week's been going well for all you lovely people out there. Mine? Packed with assignments, work, projects, fashion shows, and events. Someone pause time for a bit please. Anyways, here's an outfit that leans a little more on the masculine side. The scarf was pretty much sort of like a table cloth. I got it from Goodwill for about $3.99. Fashion steal? I'd say yes!

 My hair had been screaming "cut me" for the past 3 months. The ends are split, and it feels like dry grass. Literally. Since it's already so damaged, why not just go all the way to the extreme? So there I did it. I brushed on a tiny amount of bleach (approx. 1 inch) with the Nutrisse intense bleach, and went over with Manic Panic's Virgin snow. I figured if I'm ever going to do something funky with my hair, might as well do it now before I graduate haha. Gonna get a haircut on Saturday, any suggestions on style? Can't wait to cut off all the dead and colored parts!

Western Canada Fashion Week starts next week March 21st - 28th! I will hopefully be refashioning an outfit using some clothing from Goodwill for the opening on March 21st (with Eco-Style). Oh, and Eco-style will also be doing a fashion show at the University of Alberta (Sub stage) using all clothing from Goodwill. Don't know what to wear for business interviews and such? Then come out to the show!

Lastly, here's a little something for you readers:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." -Matthew 11:28-29

Life can be tough and challenging at times, but look deeper and keep searching. There's more to life than you think=)

Shoes: Steve Madden
Jacket and Shorts: Forever 21
Tights: From my mom
Blue blouse: From Asia
Scarf: Thrifted from Goodwill

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I used to feel my luck was bled from me at seventeen

I didn't even notice until the blood started dripping from my left hand that I had brushed ever so faintly against my spiked litas. I am less squeamish with blood nowadays so I cleaned up all good. Just a couple years ago, I would start losing strength in my hands, and some knee-bucklnig action would have been involved. But taking this picture was slightly messy...okay enough of that imagery.

I went with a friend to watch some Chinese cultural show where I was promised by my teacher of extraordinariness of epic proportions, and that this celebrated group never comes to Edmonton (once in a lifetime opportunity) so I should go etc. He hyped it so much, we went and...was thoroughly disappointed. Probably because none of the actual performers had their own equipment (everything rented out locally last minute due to containers still being in Winnipeg). I guess the show had to keep going to save face...but there was this contortionist though, always a highlight in my opnion.

Some completely irrelevant music: 1, 2, 3

P.s. No idea where my hat came from, showed up as a package from china with my name on it Lol 

oak+fort blazer/cardigan
alternative apparel tank
unif axl pants
report duke boot

Monday, March 11, 2013

In the midst of her dream

The creative side of me had been itching for the past couple of weeks. How else do I express my creativity other than through paint, a pen, and a piece of paper, or crafts? Creative makeup and photography it is. I finally had a bit of time last week to walk through Sephora (my first time in months), and oh my gosh. I was legit so inspired with all the colours, that the first thing I did was text Doris and ask her when she would be free to be my canvas again. Lucky for me, she was free this Sunday afternoon. After countless times of saying “oopsies,” and after going through a million cotton swabs and half a bottle of makeup remover (jk), this was how my artwork came out as. Scroll down for images.

I had quite a few pieces of temporary tattoos left back from a few years ago, and I finally decided to put them into use. Dramatic eyes, bold red lips, red nails, and temporary tattoos. All in one package!

Also, here’s something I’d like to share with all you lovely people out there:

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34

Model: Doris
Creative directing, concept, makeup, hair, editing, photography: Carmen

Products used:
- skin79 super+ beblesh balm bb cream triple function
- urban decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in perversion
- kanebo kate gel eyeliner in bk-1
- estee lauder soft smudge eye pencil in black
- lorac unzipped palette
- yves rocher sexy pulp lash plumping mascara
- etude house moistfull collagen essence-in primer
- make up forever 12 flash color palette (red, coral, & black)
- nail confetti, false eyelashes, chanel-inspired tattoos from ebay
- nyx black eye shadow
- tony moly baby doll pot concealer in #1
- dior diorskin rose diamond
- anna sui lip rouge
- disney cinderella lipstick in lady tremaine
- too faced sweet indulgence palette's exclusive bronzer
- guerlain wulong pressed powder

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With a splash of mint

I figured I haven't posted in a while, so here it is! For the longest time, mint green had always been my favorite color. There's just something really refreshing and pure about that color, and it never fails to make me fall in love with it over and over again. So I've been rummaging through my closet in search for some colors that are more suited for Spring, since it's getting a bit warmer here in Canada. And so there I've found it. Hanging delicately in my messy closet is a light, leopard print scarf in mint! Pair it up with a white flowy blouse, and there you have it. An ensemble that's refreshing to the eye.

Oh yeah, so for the past few weeks I've literally been drowning with the massive amount of things to do in life. My eye bags were pretty much as big as golf balls. There's one thing that kept me going, and I'm going to share that with all you beautiful people out there:

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength." -Phillipians 4:13

Keep smiling, everyone! You are beautiful just the way you are =)

Bag: Gifted
Bracelets from ebay
Blouse and tank from Asia
Spiked Litas in Mint from Solestruck

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