Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Dia de los Muertos 2008
People! It's almost Halloween!! Take these exclamation points as symbols of my pure excitement. I love Halloween with all my heart. I wish I could say that I thought of some wildly creative costume, but I simply did not have time this year, due to a large influx of this thing called "real life." So, I'm being lame and doing a store-bought pre-fab deal (It's a military kind of thing, so I'm going the whole 9 yards with WWII finger waves, red lipstick, and all that jazz), but it shall not hinder my fun! Going to some parties with friends around school and then going to West Hollywood for Carnaval! I've never been before, so I'm pretty excited to see everyone in LA all decked out. I'll try to take pictures, but I don't know if it will be wise to be carrying my camera around. We'll see.
First of all, I'd just like to take this moment to point out my long standing sadness over the lack of Heavy Metal Fashion in my life. I miss this blog dearly. No joke, you guys. There's a Heavy Metal Fashion-shaped hole in my heart.
I'll be back in no time (likely the next time I'm procrastinating my term papers)
Right now I'm writing about environmental ethics, doing an ecology lab report on a Southern California terrestrial field study, applying to work on a conservation project this spring break, writing a paper on the history of conservation in California in relation to the Gold Rush, working with the Sierra Club, keeping up with my Chemistry homework, working on my drawing for my Architecture class, working my regular student office job... the list goes ON and ON. Sorry. School always comes first, though!
Not quite a queen, but I quite like Joséphine de Beauharnais. Imagine what a nice life it must have been to sit around all day on plush furniture in gauzy gowns and have one's portrait painted. But, alas, she was married to little Napoléon Bonaparte, so I guess there's a drawback to everything. They did divorce, though - so not all was lost (the whole "no heir" issue rears its ugly head again).
She definitely rocked the royal simplicity. Not to over the top, but still with the clear implication of "I'm much more wealthy and cultured than you." (ie very French haha)
Actors Fu'ad Ait Aattou and Roxane Mesquida arrive at the premiere for the film 'Une Vieille Maitresse' at the Palais des Festivals during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2007 in Cannes, France.
AKA THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EVER. thanks for making me look like a green bean in comparison. :)
(May 25, 2007 - Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images Entertainment)
OK, feeling irreverent ahora. I don't have any interest in posting fashion week pictures. I'm "over it" if you will.
So, let's reminisce on Hey Arnold!, a little bit, shall we?
Skinny girl jeans for boys before they were trendy, bringing back grunge flannel almost immediately after grunge was over, rocking the ambiguous silhouette (is it a dress? a skirt? a tunic? no... just a long shirt). Man, was that Arnold ever a trend setter! Look at that mob of kids behind him just wishing they were as cool as him, with his droopy eyelids and dazed smile. His hair is like reverse mohawk, too. Watch out, world - pretty soon Ash Stymest is going to be rocking the Arnold hair. You just wait.