(Do people still use Livejournal? .ivebeenlurkingonmyspace)
-before the mindless AX post-
I am quitting Kenneth Cole and have an interview up in LA for a *REAL* job as a pattern-maker @ Cesar de la Parra, I shall keep my fingers crossed...
-now for the mindless AX post-
Holy gods! where has time gone!!!??? I'm frantically trying to finish this snow fairy thing and pricing an Isabella outfit...but it probably won't happen...I do however have this new Indian-princess-elephant-goddess-outfit with the crown ganked from moulin rouge =D how it relates to AX..I have not a clue...
My social life, cosplay, and going places has been extremely hard with a budgeted allowance of fifty dollars a week (after gas, food, and parking theres very little left over to try and save) but somehow I'm managing to make elephant goddess outfits and a new corsets o_O
maybe I'm growing up and anime conventions just aren't my cup of tea anymore and such..but it feels as if AX is so lackluster...
I'm resolving to clean out my friends list, clean out my AIM list and get back in the habit of treating ppl with respect and growing a little bit of humility...in addition to actually calling the ppl in my cell when I DON"T need somthing from them...
now with that load of BS over with...
snorting cake up your nose somehow makes your throat/sinuses hurt the next day...and the day after that it causes strep-throat like symptoms to show up...or maybe its flu? is it flu season? whens flu season? I feel like utter shit...
=ponders= do I wanna drive back to SD now or tomarrow morning before work? =/ decisions descisions...
do I wanna go pay the saks bill or do I wait till NEXT week when I come back up to LA with muchos $$okane$$
Beverly Hills!! this hillbilly can't take it much more...I'm going to break!!
I don't know how to spazz about the awesomeness that has been happening in the last few days w/o it comming off as brag brag brag...so here goes:
1) brand new comp 17" flat panel + assload of software 2) Ikea furniture spree next week 3) burgundy embroidered sheers, valences, rug, and other assorted random decorations 4) daddy's display of antique japanese coins 5) noritake china service for 8 (I can pay my fucking rent for a YEAR with this shit!!!! my mother is fucking insane "its not gonna get used, you might as well take it up there with you and enjoy it") 6) random J-antiques that are now officially MINE!!! >P being the oldest is awesome!!! just about anything and everything else under the sun is beccoming mine!!! new vaccum, looking at decent fridges (who the hell wants to eat out of some 2nd hand, used POS, the fact that I don't have to work whilst up in LA...
as Much as I don't get along with my mother, I love the bitch!!!
oh yeah..and since I guess I didn't make it official: I'm moving to LA, La Brea area!
the appt is so fucking sweet!!! i get the upstairs bedroom to myself which is going to become a sort of Oriental/Victorian retreat >P (lots of reds, golds, burgundys...black spiraling/florentine wrought iron work, candles, drapes up the ass, layered rugs, throw blankets, throw pillows it'll be the ultimate "lounge" the only thing that would make it ultimately PERFECT would be a burgundy velvet chaise. (GOD my room is SOO homo) (I figure if I'm going to live like a hermit upstairs when not at school, and with no job to occupy my time I might as well make it a decadent sumptuous ______ <----dwelling?
mleh...I started off on a spazz-high and now i'm in a =/ mood...god I hope my life gets better when I move .sigh
two story penthouse suite with a private rooftop balcony...not just a balcony...a full ROOFTOP! like...throwing partys up on the roof kind of rooftop balcony! omfg I want it!!!
DIECHAN CALL TOMARROW!!!! IT GROWS ON ME!!!
it's architecture style is horribly early 90's (mauve formica countertop, brass hardware/door flashings, gold acrylic wall sconces, vaulted ceilings...but fucking hell dude...I turned up my nose at it before...but i'm realizing now...you simply CAN"T get a better appt for only 1600 with VAULTED CEILINGS!!! OMFG I wish I brought the camera!!! its CLEAN (much cleaner than the jazz-era one we found which was equally awesome what with its carved oak paneling, full hardwood floors throughout, etc... and I don't think we're gonna find better in our price range in fucking beverly hills...who the hell can say they live in a penthouse suite with private rooftop in beverly hills? XDDD
I guess I'll make a new quarter school post...(inspired by jesse's post about school =D congrats too on the paul thing i guess o___o =/ ::bitter:: XDDDD)
Draping: 6 hour class of hell with a 3 hour lab afterwards...same professor as last time, who doesn't put up with my shit...which i really like!!! there is another teacher (nancy soule) whom is this incredible bundle of energy who spazzzes about EVERYTHING and has a tendancy to go off on tangents VERY often (more so than ME!!!) I sort of wish I could have her as my draping instructor as she is bouncy enough to keep me up and awake and MOVING (a feat thats proving to be DAMN hard considering I have to wake up a 5:30am to make it to a 8:30 class that keeps in the basement/annex till 6pm)
Both have their own clothing lines...and have done what seems to be alot in their fields...Soule for example if you say..mention a designers name she'll go off on a tangent about meeting so and so or working with so and so)
History of Costume: Dr. Latour...need I say MORE!!???
Prof. Practices in Fashion design: Soule...the spazztastic one...i've not brought in examples of work so I'm sure she just lumps me in with all the other morons...such is my goal this quarter...i'll show them my portfolio at the end of the quarter XDDD or maybe it'll just slowly leak out (she made a referance to mdm. bertin and M. antoinette which prompted ME to school her ass with the wealth of uselsss knowledge of french fashion/history i have managed to soak up
fash. sket. III: same nazi as last time...seeing as how I somehow managed to walk away turning in a half finished final and getting a B+ on it and Yulia (the other teacher's pet) getting a C...just goes to show that I can look forward to another A this quarter... (I sort of am jealous of Diechan...her instructor is the AUTHOR of the very same text book we use '9 heads')
goal for this quarter: 4.0!!! I landed a 3.4 last due to those two goddamn B's -_____-
anyone's opinions on Copics? I used Mike's set and fell in love with them...is there a particularily cheaper place to get them? lowest place i've seen is $280 a set...and is the original or sketch better? i'm afraid because theres 4 sets of the sketch ones (*_________* ::wants all 4::) how long do they last before drying out?
stopped by job placement after romanica flagged me down to tell me about 2 upcomming shows, one doing seamstress work for some wedding show, and another doing asstastic freelance piece-work job doing cutting for a costumer...need to make phone calls tomarrow =OOO
sooooo yeah...been working on what started out as a Snow Faerie, then could have been: "Titania QUEEN of the Fae!!!" but now is turning slowly into a 'Swan' (ala Swan Lake) that...or a vegas showgirl @_______@ (I ponder...when is too much TOOO much?)
::EDIT:: YES Roseil we know the boobs are crooked...they're pinned on stocking covered bra cups =D removable for "ease" >=B
at anyrate...I started about a week ago with the Toile which went together surprisingly quickly (bought fabrics, made up the toile on sunday. Cut the fashion fabric and sew'ed it all up on monday, ordered Feathers on Tuesday waited for them to arrive, and then did everything else last night ending up with:
No its not finished, yes it gets 3x more feathers and fluff... I won't bore you all with construction details...I'm just very pleased with how its turning out (my goal is to make somthing that can be shaken, crawled around in, thrown in the washing machine, and still come out picture perfect; NO fussing over fluff, arranging, preening, and "No no no hold on!!! ::goes to fluff and arrange model before pixxxors::" <---anal retentive XP
needs MUCH MUCH MUCH more...it must be to the point of "GOOD GOD!!!!!"
I think the bee is more iconic and recognizable... but the Cross has that sexxxy vampire-ness behind it...
due to issues, no New Years, which is a decent sized disappointment to me...on the plus side...at least I didn't order a hundred bucks worth of sushi...my sister's b/f is gone ::eats confetti::...tonight sucks everyone's out having fun, but whatev...things could be worse...
2004 was an interesting year...some good...some bad(?) naw...not so much bad methinks...just..."interesting" I suppose awkward sums it up better.
at any rate...heres to the end of the old and bring on the new!!! this shold provide to be a new and interesting beginging in my life this 2005...
i think i'm gonna pray tonight...havn't done it in years...no better time than now?
okay wtf...fate seems to *like* throwing annoyingly untimely career opportunities in my general direction...
This time (when me-n-jenny were at Micheal Levine's) it was some lady took down my info who does Toyota commercials...shady yes because she's union and is *supposed* to hire union...but hell...if you favor me over someone who demands $500 down payment in addition to hourly wage for their services sign me up!!!
one of these days I'm just gonna reach out and take one of these opportunitys!!! just ya'll wait!! one day!!!~
speaking of crap: portfolio needs new binder and an update and I need a 11x17" portfolio now too
::tangent:: I lose earring backings like you wouldn't belive...I just dropped one so I start crawling around looking for it and I find TWO...SCORE!!!
starting my snow fairy and isabella...
I go back to school next week...man that was a short ALMOST 2 week break...=/ and I relaxed a full NO time!! thank you working!!! I throughly enjoyed waking up at 6am even when not in school (still its better than waking up at 4 to make it to 8am classes)
Mira, ;_; I wish I coul dhae seen you! I have more presenets for you in my trunk...they seem to convene there, I think they're talking and plotting to kill me
OH! and driving at 3am in the weird rain of tuesday night doing 15mph on the 405 is AWESOME!!! nothing like fearing for your life while going slower than a kid in a wheechair!!!! awesome pixxxors of the awesome rain when Jenny posts em (on sat? =P)
*Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
*Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
*Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
*Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
*Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. and then run a dustcloth over the tables.
*Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a life too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
*Prepare the children. take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small), comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimise all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all the noise of the washer, dryer, or vacum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
*Be happy to see him.
*Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
*Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - Remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
*Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
*Your goal" Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
*Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
*Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
*Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
*Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
*Don't ask questions about his actions or question his judgement or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always excercise his will with fairness and truthfullness. You have no right to question him.
I am once again pondering attempting a better attempt at another Kabuki outfit...
has been a much lusted after dream to make...but I dunno if I can stand the insanity of FORCING it to work IRL...=/
then there is the Father:
and son: Lions
I dunno tho...=/ I think about it..and i'm all gung ho...then I start digging out drafting materials and the ambition fades and i'm all...naw..its too much work..too much money..it won't come out right...it'll be hot and annoying to wear...and it'll be a failed attempt..and not even bother...=/
on top of that..I need to be focusing less on costumes/cosplay crap and more on REAL fashion stuff...=/// BLARGUMS!!!
1)stay in SD on tuesday (only day off till I go back to school next week) and scan in the vintage photos that I never got around to scanning and editing and printing making late xmas presies for aunts etc. at grandmother's then go hit up mitsuwa for groceries and place order for new year's foods...
cons- spending money on $60+ sushi platter and groceries
2) Up to Santa Monica/Hollywood/Fabric District with Daitenshi for awesome day of awesomeness we always plan for but never take action to go do...
;_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________;I just hope and pray that someone jacks the bid up to higher than 200 to make it less appealing otherwise i'm gonna wretch for days about missing it for only 150