Friday, April 23, 2010

Clean and Unfinished..

I just ordered this ring off of UO and i am very excited to get it!!

Lately i've been finding myself more amused with the unfinished architectual diy look vs the high gloss high fashion look :) after seeing this gorgeous ring on by bleachblack. I did some research for this brand and I find myself adored with it :) i love the look, i've been searching for the perfect branch tree ring. and this one totally takes the cake..

The above image is the concept that which derived from a vintage mother's wedding ring.. which was found at their blog...

Yet on their site i found a bunch of other gorgeous pieces by other artists :) in which i automatically fell in love with..

Along with these gorgeous pieces of artwork, i came across some other cute items, from, along with an interesting statement.

Dick Weed Nail Art at for $12.95

Reblogged from Bleachblack blog

Sunday, April 18, 2010

so i know i said that I wasn't that big on designing apparel for others, but as far as branding for Iratik, that is something i can most definitely do :)

I'm actually getting more inspired to do some other pieces... but more on the sway towards feminine looks that my IRATIK ladies can wear :) are you looking forward to it? I am... just took up a job with a very inspiring young woman, same age as me... ;) who has most definitely set a good bar.. and I have yet to do the same... hoping she will inspire and motivate me to do my thing and really brand myself.. I am hoping for the best, and i'm pretty sure God is right by my side on this..

so yaaay and stay tuned for stuff as far as hats, accessories, jewelry, shirts and etc...


Best Kept Secret

Thanks to one of my besties.. i found something that'll amuse me daily and I am open to more and more sites that keep my mind intrigued and my humor humored :)

My second look at post secret and the things there are awesome.. i haven't yet read up on exactly how you get your stuff up but I will most definitely make it a point to get something up there :)

here are a few of the ones that caught my eye ;)

amusing cause I wonder.. lol. ohhhh i wonder! does this secret yet hold truth?!

interesting and yet some part of it feels partly true... alot of times you're surrounded by all these people in church who love God and you share their love of God, but alot of times there is some doubt.. and that's when you get uncomfortable and wonder... yet I pray this all changes.. and i shall not lose faith..

lol i found this most amusing cause of the combination of finishing one's laundry with orgasm, it's just soooo random lol

and i loved this one cause the ending part was sooo unexpected ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

All We Need is Time

Nihon Jin Goodies :) Hello Kitty Easter Edition, Sesame Seed Crackers, and Hello Panda Chocolate Biscuits.

Dinner at Dennys Value Meals

My $8 Dinner at Denny's
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Vegetable Pilaf Rice and Green Beans :) yum.

My baby's $6 Burger :)

The night before...

Homemade DIY salad :) , Garlic Bread and 4 Cheese Pasta. yum.

The tights I got at Wet Seal for $0.25 :) yay!

The 300 Piece Minnie Mouse Puzzle we put together on our stay at home date night quality time..

So much stuff has been going on in such a short time. I feel like even more of the burden of an emotional wreckage i've become... all the thoughts, all the things. But on the plus side i talked with my gf's today.. it's been awhile since we've seen eachother with the weight of school work, work and everything else emotional on their shoulders... it's been a long time..

so we linked onto oovoo and videochatted :)

So with other things in mind.. I had another interview on Monday with an inspiring business woman. My age and with a local business incorporating Art, Music and a life style of fashion that will blow your mind :) iKandy is an awesome way to go. The interview went totally well and I'm just glad to know that I'm such a great candidate.. unlike some other places that just don't seem interested enough.. I got a heads up from 2 of my references that the job finally gave them calls and I got responses such as "don't worry i told them you walk on water!" :) from my most recent hehe.. which really made me feel confident.. hehe.

But yeah.. i have been waiting on their call considering they got the reference check yesterday... they have until tomorrow to call.. i really wanna work two jobs just cause they both have a lot of great pros, but if i had to pick despite the fact that one could possibly be better... the other just weighs in better benefits for my NOW factor. with a great gateway to the art community as well as design and anything else hawaii... I want to pick that.. let along take any other health issues into consideration... so i guess i will be giving her a call or text tomorrow.

In the mean time, this will include the past few day's goodies :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

2nd Call

Sooooo.... I immediately got a call back for a 2nd interview :) pray for me. I'm hoping I get it. Yay.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hulu Inspiration

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Ok, so anyone that knows me.. knows that I barely used to watch TV at all! Lol and technically I still don't. My sleep schedule is totally off and different and I have no clue to what channels are what and what time certain shows come on.. lol.. so with the Discovery of HULU i swear that I have been watching TV sooo much lol by technicality hehe.. but of course catered to my IRATIK schedule lol. So yeah... but yeah set aside from all the great shows I watch on Hulu to catch up with for my fashion fixes such as Launch My Line, Project Runway and Shear Genius and Tabatha's Salon Take Over, One show that really gets me thinking is "Being Erica" i forget where it plays on, I believe it's SOAPnet? lol I have no clue. I love this show. It's a new series that is very dramatic, humorous, romantic and just the kind of show I love to watch to get me inspired.

In short, 'Being Erica' is a show based on the main character "Being Erica" played by Erin Karpluk, who in my opinion does a great job :). SO basically what happens in the show is that character, Erica Strange is given opportunities to relive her past and possibly change certain aspects of her future. I mean who wouldn't want to do that? I'm sure if anyone had the opportunity to change something in the past that withheld something form occurring in the future, you would definitely do it, would you not? In my opinion Erica's character is ooh so courageous, because although there are many things we'd like to relive and change in our lives, like the bad things and the happy moments, there are also a lot of scary crazy moments that she has to relive as well, which in certain aspects she can in NO WAY change, and instead relive all the hurt and pain and result in a discovering a life lesson which then ultimately in the end of all this 'therapy' changes her for the better.

If you were given the opportunity.. would you take it? Not that in the show she has much of a choice lol.

with that said.. there were also alot of other tv shows that I had only started watching because of hulu :)

01. The Forgotten
02. Fringe
03. Kyle XY
04. HOUSE m.d.
05. CSI
06. Desperate Housewives
07. Glee
08. Being Erica
09. Lost
10. Stand Off
11. Castle
12. Bones
13. Ugly Betty
14. Eastwick (which unfortunately got cancelled!!!)
15. Greek
16. Mercy
17. Cougar Town
18. White Collar
19. Psych
20. Heroes
21. Scrubs
22. Dollhouse
23. Launch My Line
24. Project Runway
25. Shear Genius
26. Tabatha's Salon Take Over

lol those are in no particular order!

Nothing Sweeter

So the last two days have been an emotional roller coaster for me. what with already being a woman, you know what comes with that every month, unfortunately lol. you know I told a girlfriend that 'with all the pain that we have, we should be getting paid. ' Blah, so with all the emotional turmoil the last three months, in additional to a friend who only visits once a month... I've been all over the place.. with regular breakdowns every now and then =p but yeah, but finally it's the third round or so of attempts in interviewing for a day job.. and I had a group interview, 1 of 2 group interviews I have ever had in my life, MIND YOU! Why they have group interviews.. eeeh. I heard to see how we connect.. lol. But yeah turns out, it's a 2 part interview if they like you :)

Anywhoo the interview went pretty well. The night before I was a mess, frustrated with the nervousness of an interview that came suddenly lol. and the fact that it was a group interview.. but as it turned out it wasn't that bad, with a group of 6 i believe... I felt pretty confident. I swear possibly if it weren't for one of the other girls that was being interviewed, I'm not sure if I would've broke my nerve to feel confident hehe. I kept thinking, 'get noticed', 'stay in there', 'smile', 'always have something to say' and fortunately I feel my personal stylings didn't go un-noticed :) with a few normal interview questions in getting to know eachother, alot of the other questions had to do with discovering our style and if we could sell.

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Q: Who's Celebrity Style do you like the most?

A: I love Rihanna for her edgy more high end styles and I love Zooey Deschanel for her Modern Vintage flair.

Another style question asked, but I believe not to me, was...

Q: Describe to me your style.

And one for the whole group was..

Sell me the outfit you're wearing...

Gah fortunately I was prepared and dressed, especially with something I could easiliy sell :)

My outfit consisted of

01) Zebra Flutter/Ruffle Chiffon Print Romantic Top Layered with a
02) Casual Black Plunging V Neck Knee High Dress
03) Vintage Faux Leather Fuschia Waist Belt
04) Forever21 Leaflet Black Tights
05) Bamboo Studded T Straps
06) Layering Necklaces DIY
07) Miscellaneous Rhinestone Pave Cocktail Rings

The selling points I had mentioned about my outfit gravitated towards the style factors of what's currently in.

Outfit being a more edgy Zooey Dechanel outfit Vintage Modern Business Casual style with a bit of edge.

-Selling how tights are Hauteee now, along with textures and transparencies..
-Layering is in (creating versatility) Ruffle top underneath a plunging V neck top, showing just enough print and detail to calm the chaos
-The Ruffles of the top are romantic and vintage style reminiscent, along with the tie in with animal prints: zebra.
-T-strap studded flats.. (anything studded is in), tstraps and taupe neutral tones are in

Didn't really get into accessory details, but i'm sure it was alright :)

Anywhoo the interview felt like it went well. so it's just another week to wait for a call. but in the mean time.. i really wanted to get a foot in the door considering knowing there's a great position i'd love to have being somewhat of a wardobe/trend specialist, considering i'm gravitating becoming a buyer and or stylist.

so let's just pray for the best...

How I wore them casually...

And in the mean time.. I found the shoes I wore to my interview, basically on Modcloth! But with Gold studs I believe, although I gotta say, I dig my gun metal far better... opens up for more versatility..

I swear, there is nothing sweeter, than to discover something that you had bought for half the price somewhere else.. and to be sold one of the most chic and mod vintage places ever for twice the price :)

Featuring my latest flat find, I signed on to check up on Modcloth's New Arrivals and there they were.. I swear they're my shoe but with Gold Toned Studs instead of the Gun Metal that I have.. labeled.. "Twinkle Toes T-Straps" for $27.99

In the mean time, you can check out my blog to see how i wore them in my most recent posts :)

A Bump in Cosmetics Interest

Gaaah so lately in my addition to my latest rush in fashion addiction.. my newest addiction is Konad nail plates :), nail polish, and lipsticks.. gaaaah I have yet to get these viva glam by mac lipsticks... I'm in dire need of a natural color.

I know I'm late with the mac and make up game.. but lipstick has been a new yay :) it's just a new accessory that pumps up any of my outfits and makes it pop..gaaah $14 a pop. hehe

Viva glam by Cyndia Lauper, Lady Gaga, Liberty of London in Petals and Peacocks and Blooming Lovely... and more colors... not to mention the one i've already tested out in previous blogs on, Mac's Matte Russian Red

gah can't wait to get a job again and provide and treat myself even more ;}

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Forever21 Secretive Christianity

I somehow stumbled upon this interesting article upon a many fashion blogs as I had read somewhere on an ebay auction listing for the Forever21 cross connector ring, that the ring was well known and very popular on fashion blogs everywhere.. so i decided to take a look and research.. and I stumbled upon this interesting article...

I honestly don't have a certain opinion right now.. but i just thought it was an interesting blog to stumble upon. and some food for thought.. some real bashing i tell you...
Christina Aguilera's BIONIC album
Due to Release June 8th

Soooo.. I heard Christina's new single release previewing her most recent album to release on June 8th, 2010. Honestly... I realize that alot of artists are putting out a similar song.. and I understand that the music style is really changing up... i mean Gaga totally changed up the scene... and most songs are all about what's catchy, rather than content.. and sadly.. i'm hoping for so much better things than the single that's release.. however we all know that the single release of a new album usually represents either one of the best songs on the album, or merely the most catchy that will undoubtedly get the audience's attention.. however, personally I hate the content, but yes it's a little catchy, but not as catchy as britney's '3' single for her album..

I've been waiting for a really long time to hear something good from Christina.. everyone's saying she needs to make a big come back with how Gaga took over the pop/fashion scene.. and with Christina's soulful voice.. I really hope her album holds much better content then that of the first single.. cause I'm really missing her throwback albums such as 'Stripped' and 'Back to Basics' which were ultimately awesome.. and her previous release of 'Keeps getting better' was merely a compilation.. but the hit 'Keeps Getting better' was actually good :)

But let's hope for better things :) But on the plus side, i really love the Album Artwork for Bionic.. it's really got potential and a lot of conceptual ideas that really pull you forward and make you curious to what's inside... but i'm hoping that the sound isnt' too technoish or house, cause Christina is awesome with more soul of course.

Anywhoo.. check out her site for more info on the release.. and take a listen here to her newest single "Not Myself Tonight" for those of you who haven't heard it just yet..

visit for more details..

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Island Style

Sooo today was the last day... got up early and saw off our mama... she's lucky, back to Cali... You know strangely.. for my age you wouldn't believe that the last time I've traveled by airplane or anywhere to anywhere was when i was in the 6th grade! You believe that?! 12 years ago approximately!! Gah, the airports seem soo frustrated... riddled with sooo many new rules, options, technology... not to mention it's busy and all the precautions due to the past.. :/ blah. It's ridiculous... and crazy.. makes me wonder how i'd be if i flew.. i don't even know how i'd be.. if i'm any good flying... do i freak out?! am i calm?! lol.. i hear they don't even always feed you anymore?! i remember always looking forward to the food that they served, but now it's optional and even if you have to pay! gaaaah and the additional prices for more carryons or whateves... it's ridiculous..

You know honestly i have no clue what i'd do if i had to up and leave hawaii... cause i have a million things Id tell you! I'd have to go to the swap meet and sell anything and everything possible! i wouldn't know what do at all! :/ but yeah...

Mother left... and already it sucks.. i loved having her around. She has been so good to us... despite the fact that she's not necessarily fit to financially provide for us.. she has provided so much in support and love... and you can't get that kind of love easily... trust me.. anywhoo. we dropped her off and then went out to eat.. cause there was no time before hand..

So we ended up going to a new place, with what was supposed to be Nico's? an under $10 plate lunch style plate.. ended up being a more upscale... fresh fish market type of restaurant with great ambiance, food and decor.. love it! :D it was nice too bad all three of our plates came out to be like 40 something... but it was most definitely all worth it :D i love finding great new places to eat. and the outside environment was refreshing, cause it has most definitely been awhile..