Saturday, July 24, 2010

You can NEVER be fashionably late in San Francisco!

IT's HERE!! Essays, photos, and reports I have done in my Fashion Journalism class!

-One of the assignments my class was given was to read an article about the Academy of Art University, that talked about the Academys journey, and how it has become what it is today.  We then had to answer the question "Is the Academy portrayed in a favorable or unfavorable light?" and had to back it up. Here is what I came up with!

The Academy of Art in My Light

The article "Class Act" portrayed the Academy in a favorable light. They made it clear about how they wanted to help their students turn into well-rounded characters, so they required students to take a variety of classes that not only pertained to their major. For example, Fashion Merchandising majors also had to learn how to draw, cut, sew, and drape. The Academy is a very professional school that provides state-of-the-art equiptment that helps draw top-notch teaching talent. Many professionals are drawn to the Academy because it is a distinguished school, so therefore it isn't hard for them to hire qualified people. The Academy of Art has an open enrollment policy therefore it gives all students the opportunity to learn "Art." The Academy is appealing due to its reputation in the fashion and art industry, and assisting students with job placement is compelling to graduates. The Academy of Art helps students bring "new, fresh blood" with a West Coast flair to the shows because of experiencing fashion in a different environment. This is helpful because in order to survive in the industry you need to have creative, new ideas because it is so competitive.

-Another assignment we had to do was to go on and click on the "current briefing" section and look at something that popped out to you.

The Pros and Cons of Social Networking

 When I was on i clicked on "Current Briefing" and something that popped out to me was an article called "People love to Connect" for the June-July 2010 issue. I choose to read tis article because today social networking is a big part of our generation. I play a role in this "online revolution" so I thought it would be interesting to learn about something I am apart of. Social Networking has made it easy to discover, and stay in touch with others from the constant updates, GPS, and mobile online access. This has also brought on an explosion of dating, networking, socializing, and mingling. Although there is an upside to social networking, there is also a downside. The downside is that for many people it turns into a distraction, and later on an addiction. At schools Facebook, now a house hold name is blocked from computers, but many kids have phones with Facebook Mobile so they find a way to ger on. Because of social networking it has caused people to become so transfixed on a screen instead of the world around them.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The new "it" trend is garters! Who would ever think this sexy accessory would ever leave the bedroom?lol..I actually happen to like this new trend because it is edgy, rebellious, and is the perfect accessory to give an outfit a little sex appeal, and yet be fashion-forward.

I have a new OBSESSION for bike shorts! Lace, mesh, or spandex..they're all good to me! If you are on a bit of a budget and yet want to look fashion forward, dig through your stash of cycling clothes and pull them out! If you think that the shorts by themselves are a little boring, then take your scissors and cut holes in them to give them a "edgy, worn out" look.

From the runways to style icons, the ankle sock trend is making its mark! Wear them with anything, from  flats, to chunky heels, to stilettos! Any way you choose you ought' to look fab!

Stop hiding your Doc Martens from the 70's in the back of your closet and pull them out again! Once again this trend has resurfaced and now are being worn by all the hottest, trendiest celebs in Hollywood! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I can't get you OFF MY MIND!!

Here are some new things that I WANT, NEED, & ADORE!

Erica Anenberg rings are seriously the! I love how they go on two fingers not just one,  which make them even more fabulous! 

Wildfox Couture...It's edgy, chic, rebellious, and hot! I LOVE!

       Ashley Tisdale LOVES Wildfox!

                               from drab..
                             to fab..
Kristen Stewart has done a 360 degree turn regaurding style..thanks to a little help from her Stylist!

Monday, July 5, 2010

INSPIRATION is all around you...if you just open your eyes!

Lately I have run into some new loves..From being around people at the Academy that have similar interests as myself, I have learned from them some rad' stuff! From being up in the City everyday I have taken in its beauty, and just from looking around I have become inspired! From the people, to the streets, to the buildings..and of course the fashion! I have learned that I am SOO NOT a suburb girl, and instead a city girl at heart! From the trips to the fabric store, my classes, and the inspiring people around me I have learned that I have found the place where I belong. I feel that I have taken my determination, drive, and creativity to a different level!  Being a teen is all about discovering yourself, and what your about.. Fortunately, I have found myself and know what I want, and won't stop till I make my mark in the fashion world!
My current new FAVORITE website is! It features bloggers, fashionistas, models..etc who have their own pages. The pages feature people modeling different fashion forward wardrobes, and with that create their own photoshoots.

Another website I love is For those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area it features independent designers in the Bay Area and beyond that feature Indie inspired fashions. It tells you about what stores are selling, buying, and featuring them.