Sunday, March 7, 2010

Saturday, the NEW weekday

One might ask oneself, "Isn't Saturday on the weekend?"
Yeah, sure, for everyone but me.  

Saturday Schedule:
 Wake up at 7:30 (a.m. sadly) and choose not to go to spin class (even thought that't my usual schedule, I decided to be unconventional).
 Fall back asleep at 7:33
 Go to Zumba with Indy at 9:30 and arrive home at 10:30
 Cook breakfast.
 Scramble to finish ALL art homework...3-4 hours 
 Leave for Ryman...freeway 1 hour (each way)
 Ryman Arts 12-530 (including travel)
 At approximately 5:20, miss exit to 55, 73, and Jamboree because the rain is pouring so incredibly hard.
 At 5:23 get off on the WRONG (unbeknownst to me) exit: Macarthur John Wayne
 Turns out to be the wrong side of John Wayne
 Still raining
 Drive until I can recognize a road
 AH redhill!
 Redhill for 7 minutes! Then Irvine Ave at 5:49
 Leave for Kami Kurisu's 16th Birthday 6:15 but first...
                        1) Straighten Hair
                        2) Put on Make-up 
                        3) Sew dress together on my back
            That last one is not as easy as it sounds. 
            Left for party at 6:45...praying the dress will stay on and planning to get the zipper fixed in the near future :)

Beside being extremely frazzled and getting my hand-me-down Prada shoes (thanks, auntie) wet, Kami's party was extremely enjoyable! Here are some pictures... :)
Oh, the joy of 50mm lenses! <3

Le Birthday Gurl!

Em modeling off her best hair :) Love the accessory necklace too!

My favorite picture! Jessica Wu is hilarious, but most of all this is unedited and the horizon looks perfecto! Yay for more artistic accidents!

Explanation for the coming pictures:
1) My little 50 mm doesn't take flash very well, so it buzzes for a couple seconds sending flashes of light everywhere. So, people are looking at the camera in somewhat annoyed/shocked faces by the time it's the actual picture. 
2) The light was too low to shoot manual lighting.
3) The flash would have worked if I had manually focused, but happy, dancing people move ever so fast.
4) Instead of having a yucky dark picture, I turned the shutter speed to about 5 and these are the results...
P.S. It's a girl's party so the pink works :)

So, one might ask oneself, "What's so great about this problematic dress?"

Well, it's one of the only ones I had, my mother was determined to fix it (at least temporarily), I wore it to my own Sweet 16, and I love the ambiguity of the color. Here are some pictures!

I'm in love with the shell fold on the right and my make-shift straps.  Jessica, do those count as DIYs? ha

The beloved Prada snake-skin (real or fake, who knows?) heels. Nail polish from August 11, 2009. I just don't have much time anymore...

Full outfit :)

Make-up of choice :) Glittery eyes...

P.S. My mother had to cut my dress off at the end of the night.
If I had fallen overboard, this Captain Jack Sparrow having to rip off Elizabeth Swan's bodice. Would have been a bit of the same situation...


  1. You are so beautiful, so talented and so creative!

  2. Thanks ! It's going to help me remember all my ideas :)

  3. Carly, I love this post! You had me at the title :)