Wednesday, January 19, 2011

She Was a Young American...

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the euphoria that the middle of the week tends to bring to you 9-5ers. For me though it's like a Sunday...I'm working the next six days in a row. Today I was suppose to work really hard on my paintings for my art show...which I haven't done yet. Jon and I decided that I need a few more sketches so I have enough paintings to fill up the room that I'm going to be showing in. Fear not! I'm feeling inspired and am about to work on that as soon as I'm done updating.

I hope you all liked the photo shoot today. I had a lot of fun setting up the photos. One career option I'm considering for my future is to be a set decorator on film sets. I worked as one over the summer and it was just an instant click that it's what I'd like to do. Well that is, if being a projectionist doesn't work out. I think I'd like to be a projectionist slightly more, but either one would make me happy. Of course these career choices are in addition to starting a film company with Jon!

Sorry that I've been neglecting Vintage Wednesday lately. I plan to get back into it soon. This outfit is vintage inspired, so it kind of counts, right?

The Breakdown:


Black Turtleneck Dress: Forever 21, Thrifted
Paisley Tights: Ebay
Black Shoes: Target, Gift

White Hair Bow: Claire's
Bow ring: Target, Sale
Floral Bracelet: Gift
Black & White Bracelet: H&M
Blue and & White Bracelet: Thrifted


Monday, January 17, 2011

Super Awesome Awesomeness

Today I had a super awesome surprise arrive in my mailbox! My new t-shirt!!!

It combines two of my favorite things:

David Bowie!

+ Harry Potter!

=Awesome Tee!!!

How much more amazing can you get? I saw an ad for the t-shirt in the Dec/Jan issue of Bust Magazine and I immediately knew it had to be mine. I ordered it from On my invoice they left me a note that said thanks for being awesome. Hehe.

Oh and David Bowie has had that band aid on his cheek for a few years now. It's become a permanent part of the cover art.

Also, I have a few exciting things to share about my little ol' blog!

1) I'm the featured blogger on UK tee shirts right now! I'm very honored as it's my first time being a featured blogger. Click the link to check out their website: Uk Teeshirts

2) I've been upgraded to V.I.P status on my Chictopia page! How exciting!! I'm so flattered!

The Breakdown:


Shirt: Made with Awesome
Skirt: Heart, Moon, Star - Resale Shop
Tights: Thrifted
Studded Flats: Target

Necklace: Handmade, by my husband
Blue/White Bracelet: Thrifted
Purple Bracelet: H&M


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Oscar Predictions Anyone?

The Academy Awards are just around the corner! Anyone have any predictions for what will be nominated/what will win? I always find it difficult to remember what movies came out at the earlier part of the year, so I hope I haven't over looked anything, but for now here is my list (for some of the categories):

Best Picture:

-The King's Speech (Tom Hooper)

-Inception (Christopher Nolan)

-True Grit (Joel & Ethan Coen)

Best Foreign Language Film:

-Biutiful (Alejandro González Iñárritu)-- Haven't seen yet, but based on hype and reviews I'd say this is a strong contender.

-Micmacs (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

-I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino)

-The Concert (Radu Mihaileanu)-- Another one I haven't watched yet but I think has a good chance.

Best Documentary Feature:

-Waiting for Superman (Davis Guggenheim)

-Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy)

- Inside Job (Charles Ferguson)

Best Animated Feature:

-Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)

-How to Train Your Dragon (Dean Deblois & Chris Sanders)--On my netflix, haven't seen yet...but with a 98% on rotten tomatoes I would be shocked if this one wasn't nominated.

-The Illusionist (Sylvain Chomet)-- Haven't seen yet...but it comes out on the 28th!!!

Best Film Editing:

-Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Yes, I'm serious about this)


Best Cinematography:

-Danny Cohen (The King's Speech)

(No photo found of Danny Cohen*)

-Wally Pfister (Inception)

-Jeff Cronenweth (The Social Network)

Best Original Screenplay:

-David Seidler (The King's Speech)

-Christopher Nolan (Inception)

- Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz & John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan)

(Could not find a photo of John J. McLaughlin*)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

-Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

-Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth (Fair Game)

-Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)

-Michael Bacall, Edgar Wright, & Brian Lee O'Malley (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Again my underdog film of choice.))

Best Director:

-Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

-Danny Boyle (127 Hours) -- I haven't seen this yet, but based on reviews and write-ups I think Danny Boyle has a good chance of taking the oscar for this category.

-Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)

Best Actress:

-Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

-Annette Bening and Julianne Moore (The Kids are Alright)

-Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) -- Haven't seen this one yet either, but again based on reviews I think Nicole Kidman has a good chance.

-Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) -- Haven't seen this one yet either, but I think Michelle Williams could be the underdog that steals the show. Maybe?

Best Supporting Actress:

-Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

-Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

-Elle Fanning (Somewhere)

Best Actor:

-Colin Firth (The King's Speech)

-James Franco (127 Hours)

Best Supporting Actor:

-Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)

-Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)

Best Costume Design:

-Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte (Black Swan)

-Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland)

Best Art Direction:

-I Am Love

-Black Swan

Once they release the official list and start showing the best shorts at the Detroit Film Theatre I'll give my predictions for those categories as well. I haven't seen any of the shorts yet, so it's hard to give an opinion.

Alright, now let's see your lists!!!