Sunday, October 5, 2014

There is no age limit on Sequins ( shopping with mom )

I love my mom , we have a typical mother daughter relationship ( well as typical as any one could be ) though when we go shopping together. It gets interesting to say the least I've broken down these remarks into a top 5 
1. " Oh maybe a couple more months at the gym , and you might wear that" 
2. " I think it's ugly , so I know you'd like it " 
3. " That would look good on your cousin she is tall " 
4 ." Wear earrings with that it looks you , know a bit masculine " ( camo pants that are super cute ) 
5 . " it's a bit tight in the belly , maybe next year " 

So yes she believes this is helpful , though today she said to the shop girl " these sequin shoes would have looked good on my daughter 10 years ago. She is too old now " Say what ? I quickly said no you are never to old for sequins. She debated this with me . She said maybe the holidays but really. I told her that women in my generation dress funky even with babies on our hips. Bright colors and sparkle don't stop just cause your in the later 30's . I'm not going shopping for a fancy track suit yet. We really had a great discussion about her generation and mine . She told me when you got older you chopped off your hair got more conservative in your dress. She has always dressed well but she felt like I wasn't toning it down at the appropriate age.  I honestly don't think ill ever tone it down. So what do you think , about dressing for your age ? 


Friday, October 3, 2014

Buns on the Run (Random Life Post )

My laptop has for lack of a better word died. So while I save my pennies my computer will be this iPod Touch. The laptop will let me in for brief moments so I jump on it . It's been a great month so far new temp assignment with a great team. Also I will for the first time become a god parent. I found a coffee house that isn't pretentious with good coffee. 
I've been trying to be mindful of those around me and myself. Thanks to the gym and candy detox I'm getting back into my post smoking weight clothes. I've been listening to new genres of music. I've been wearing buns every freaking day . I need a haircut like yesterday so I'm having to rock the bun . Lets look at these buns . 
Slicked back Bun

Pop knot 
Wait hair didn't look like a shaggy dog so I let it go. Well I know Im at a crossroads in my life right now. Lots of change happening some painful. Though sometimes you got to just ride the tide. Ill be back with my dark lippy choices for fall . I said the post was random. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Selfie Brush





This may be the new Topsy Tail of this generation , I was really ready to mock the selfie brush. You'd be surprised it is getting glowing reviews from reputable style magazines Though I think I'm going to need try this selfie brush out to be sure. I really like the idea of this product ( no they are not sending me one for free, I will pay for mine )  Especially since one of its features is not losing your phone in your purse. With the Holiday season slowly creeping up on us. I think it would make an excellent gift for that person who has everything. Actually for the person who "really " loves themselves. I'm conflicted yet as a blogger who has to take a lot of her own photos , Im curious .
















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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Hair Trends 2014 ( Messy Hair )




While researching this article it made me laugh a bit. One of the styles is called " Gym Sleek" I obtained this reference from Harpers Bazaar. ( I will provide the link to the article which inspired this post )    which I think a lot of us rock naturally at the gym. I'm thinking skip the shower if you work out in the morning. Go to work and proclaim you are " Gym Sleek" make sure you use copious amounts of deodorant though. ( I am attempting to be humorous please do shower)


Years ago back when I started this blog we discussed , how the exclusive fashion world pulls from us the common folk. Mothers rocking messy buns at starbucks in NYC inspired one designer to shine up the look and use it on the runway. With that being said some looks being taken from the runway and rocked for fall go from Buns to Mod. I just watched " Valley of the Dolls " the other night which got me craving a mod bob. Looks like my fashion Spidey senses were right on cue. ( Spidey Sense is a reference to the fictional comic book character Spider Man. When Spider Man has heightened spider like senses)  I've provided youtube tutorial links on each title for your learning pleasure.

Off Duty Ballerina - This is a ballerina bun. You can wear it messy or sleek its really all up to you. I a linked a youtube to the title on the basic ballerina bun. You can just let your imagination go crazy.

Gym Sleek- Basically the casually done hair you wear to the gym. You can wear a large head band or free flowing. The way it works is mixed texture where your roots are wet and other half dry.

My Little Ponytail - Yes the pony tail is in for fall. Though you can have it free flowing or mixed media pony with strings and things woven in. Go through your kids craft set see if there is anything you can use.

Mod -     Well Mod is 60's era hair such as the bee hive , mod bob , pixie . Think of the women of the band the They B-52's they are mod. Also Twiggy , Edie Sedgwick , Julie Christie

My mom wanted me to pass on a cautionary tale about "Beehives" see said to make sure you wash your hair regularly. Being a nurse she said there was an increased cases of lice due to girls keeping there beehives in too long back then. She said some women were so infested they had to shave there heads. I mean too long as being in weeks long without washing. ( I am itchy now lets move on to wavy) 

Wavy   Do the wave !  Yes wavy hair loose curls is in this fall. I have naturally curly hair so my hair won't let me do this. Though give it a whirl.

Twisters and Braids -  All summer we heard about fishtail braids. I remember them back in the late 80's pretty blonde girls name Ashley who played la Cross wore them. ( Little shout out to my friend Ashley who totally can rock fishtail braids )  Then twisting your hair is also on trend this fall. You can twist your hair in a updo or into a funky braid. In the 90's we used to twist our hair in these medusa like twists and anchor them with little tiny butterfly clips. I loved this trend it was so easy and fun.

This fall seems pretty easy to me .Do any of our older readers remember the Topsy Tail ?  They should bring it back with all this twisting going on.  I am going to get a mod bob and rock a pop knot bun all fall and winter. I was growing my hair out hoping to dye it blonde. Though I remembered what a pain it was to keep up blonde hair. So I'm just going to keep my hair chestnut brown. So what hair style trend will you rock this fall.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Movie Magic in my Backyard ( Sea of Trees - Matthew McConaughey )

Matthew McConaughey : Photo by Tracey J Whitney



Its really strange to wake up one morning , brush your teeth and see movie trucks parked down your street. In some sense of our world we aren't supposed to be phased by such things. It was no big secret that a movie was being shot here.

"The movie stars McConaughey as a man who goes to the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, the site of numerous suicides where he encounters a Japanese man (Ken Watanabe) who has lost his way. Together, the two men begin a journey of self-reflection and survival.The Sea of Trees will shoot in various locations around Massachusetts for a couple more weeks before moving to Japan."

Yet I'm never in the right place at the right time. Its always everyone else telling me about there encounters. I was a bit nervous about checking it out to be honest. What if an angry man with a walkie talkie chased me away. My friend Angela and I took the challenge we investigated the set. No way could I even anticipate how it would effect me in a positive way. Inspiring to keep going in life .

With all the social media and behind the scenes sequences. We are privy too via the dvd extra's category. Even before the movie is released some entertainment show is  creating the buzz by showing us how its all done. ( Maybe I don't want to know sometimes)


Where is the mystery ? Where is the magic ? With theater prices skyrocketing a lot of us don't even go to the movies any longer.

 I studied communications and Media in college. I even made a short film for a final exam in one of my classes shot on 8mm film called " Pimpin Aint Easy"  it was a group project.

During this time at college my mom took me too NYC to see my first broadway show. I was amazed by NBC Studios for I sort of understood what was going on. I explained 3 point lighting to my mom. Today I am fortunate to have a radio show I'm not paid for just because I love the process, music and people.


What was amazing to me maybe I might sound a little naive but the process fascinated me. So I've posted pictures of our day on the set. Honestly I had become disenchanted with the industry recently.
This experience was wonderful it was a day of learning. Also rekindling of watching a creative process in action. We meet so many nice people from around my hood. I actually meet some neighbors. Seriously it was just interesting and fun !


I didn't get the whole truck , I was trying to be slick acting like I didn't care

These are the miles of electrical cords that are used on the set. I am not exaggerating miles of cords

Deep breath as I walk in to the College court yard. I see other spectators so I relax a bit.

This is actually pretty interesting , they are setting up the scene outside for the indoors.
The director wanted more branches showing out the window. So They took branches from around the campus.
Kinda a low tech solution which makes it even more amazing. 

Placing branches for SFX 


I run to the coffee shop to meet my friend trying to look cool.
Though I have to tell you it was extremely hot and humid.




Motion Picture equipment ( I think scaffolding probably) 



Food for the Crew and Cast (  I am a geek yes , I even took pictures of this.
Though wait there is more 

and more 



So word got out that Matthew McConaughey was on the set . So we decided to stay a bit longer in the heat 

No just a security guard yet we are all ready 


A very large movie light 

The whole movie crew had cargo pants or shorts with big hats on. I don't blame them I wanted his hat 

I wonder how many movies this crane has done ?

local reporter asking the college kids questions

This was the van rumored to shuttle Mr. Mcconahey 



So by now you realize that my friend and I were there a very very long time . When all of a sudden people were running

It was the one and only Matthew Mcconaughey ( he is in the trenchcoat )  



So this is when everyone says he is going around the otherside RUN ( Hot and humid I ran like a nut ) 


After running like crazy to the other side did it pay off ?




He was in Character 


That's a wrap