Sunday, July 28, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I've been pondering that age-old question...do blondes really have more fun? Did Marilyn live it up more than Audrey? Does Rosalie have less cares than Alice? Not only have I been pondering, I have been so tempted to take that step over to the..ahem...light side. Would changing my hair color change how I feel; change my perspective on life; or how others treat me?
Thankfully, websites like Instyle.com make it possible for one to take the virtual leap, before heading over to the salon, paying hundreds of dollars, then hating the outcome. It's as easy as uploading a picture of yourself making a few clicks, and voila! You can see yourself as a potential spunky blonde, a spicy ginger, or a mysterious raven-hair.
But that's just it.
Are blondes the life of the party?
Are red-heads sassy?
Are brunettes really dark and lovely?
What does our hair-story say about us?
I have naturally curly, medium-brown (I think) hair. I know that when I straighten my hair, I definitely look like a different person (no joke, its like my whole face changes) and I guess sometimes I do feel like a different person. Maybe a little more free
I have yet to trade my brunette tresses for blonde ones. But the curiosity is getting to me. I know that deep down my heart and soul and mind are what makes me me, but I can't help but wonder if transforming my hair could somehow, even in the smallest way, transform me.
I'm interested to hear your insights and experiences!
Hair Today and Gone Tomorrow,
*all photos courtesy of http://wetpaint.com
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hope y'all can try it and enjoy it as much as I do!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
|Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz|
in Oz The Great and Powerful.
Costume Designer: Gary Jones
About 20 minutes into the movie, I started to get a little worried. Maybe my expectations were too high, the beautiful graphics, the star-studded cast, the classic story...but the plot seemed to be falling a little flat (for the record, the movie picks up, and it's a hit that I highly recommend). However, this is not a movie review, this is in fact, a costume review. For I know that I can watch the worst of worst movies, but if the costumes are interesting, accurate, or intricate, the overall experience will prove satisfying for me (i.e.: Snow White and The Huntsman, thank you Charlize for wearing real beetle wings). "Oz" get's a 10/10 in costume design from this girl. I couldn't stop staring at Rachel Weisz as she simultaneously manipulated and sparkled; or doe-eyed Mila Kunis, looking wickedly chic. And don't get me started on Michelle Williams, who traded her sultry Marilyn Monroe wardrobe for angelic, glittery, and downright good gowns as she embodies the essence of Glinda.
And let's here it for the boys and James Franco looked positively debonair as he pulled rabbits out of his hats and weaseled his way behind that curtain (but "pay no attention")...
|Charlize Theron in Snow White and The Huntsman|
Costume Designer: Coleen Atwood
|Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina|
Costume Designer: Jacqueline Durran
If you caught any glimpse of the Oscars or the Golden Globes this past January and February, you already know that 2012 was a great year for costumes in movies and television, and you can anticipate seeing more of that in 2013.
|Samantha Barker as Eponine in Les Miserables|
Costume Designer: Paco Delgado
|Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby|
Costume Designer: Catherine Martin
Two words: Ruby Slippers.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I know I am usually the Saturday evening blogger, however, last night I was hit with a stomach ailment that sent me straight to bed without dessert and without blogging. So here I am, Sunday morning, still ailing, skipping church and throwing you all for a loop.
I think one finds success in writing what they know and what they love. To me, one of life's simple sweet pleasures is a nice cup of tea. Now add to that a cutesy, over-the-top, antiquey ambiance, and some of my best girlfriends dressed in florals, lace, and anything with ruffles and my tea experience becomes nothing short of a gift from Heaven.
|Photo: Danielle Cason|
|Photo: Amber Schoniwitz of SCHYNE |
Tea has many health benefits which include fighting a wide array of cancers and other diseases, hydrating your body, and assisting you in weight-loss goals. You can learn about other great benefits here:
Tea cups and tea party themes can make the most humdrum event way.too.cute. Baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties, book clubs...you name it. Its easy to find some great antique tea sets at your local thrift store and a box of tea samplers is super cheap! Bake some muffins or cupcakes and you could host a quaint little gathering for less than $20!
|Photo: Danielle Cason|
My favorite place on O'ahu to clink tea cups: The Veranda at the Kahala Resort
The tea experience I've yet to have but that is definitely on my wish list: Tea at 1024
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Emerald, C grade
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Currently what you wear no longer signifies the crowd you belong to, the music you listen to, or the fashion icons you follow. What was once old will become new again. The unwashed, unkept look of the late 80's-90's grunge has been tweaked. Greasy hair is now ironed with loose curls, rock concert t's dressed up with tailored blazers and Doc Martens spiced with painted flowers and maxi skirts.
Camoflauge now reworked into a classic wardrobe ironically no longer only sported by the homeless, the hunter or the farm worker. You island cats know what I mean. I now find that the local thrift shops know I'm coming to find these camo digs and mark up the prices ridiculously.
Distressed beat up shorts are not only for the hottie 20 somethings. Old distressed levis preferably mens for its high waisted appeal and 100% cotton distressing are worn mid to high waisted with Doc Marten's, or leather ankle boots with tights or leggings, fancy ankle socks and loose muscle t's for a vintage casual appeal. This reworked grunge look is one of my favorites.
And finally, slouch hats or baggy beanies what ever you want to call them, the raddest fashion find that actually has never gone out of style. You know that 3rd day when you need to wash your hair....Perfect. Seriously I kinda hide my semi-oily mess under a beret, slouch hat, fedora what ever. I'm being real....
I see reworked grunge fashion as comfy, loose, casual and sexy. Not over the top glam, but everyday casual. You can seriously spruce up your 12 inch rise jean shorts or your husbands old Levis straight leg jeans, grab his busted up leather belt too. Surprise yourself and give it a try.
Support Hawaii's own ART and FLEA, and myself CHIEF for FRESH CAFE'S 90'S GRUNGE PARTY.
Check out over 60 local vendors and their tribute to art, music, and GRUNGE fashion.
February 28th at FRESH CAFE 5-10 pm. 831 QUEEN STREET
See you there XOXO,