Wednesday, June 23, 2010

whoa a rhino! dude its totally an elephant! can't you tell!?
tangling, colorful, eye catching, squeezable,flinging, countable, trade-able silly bandz are CONQUERING school hallways, and even universities! when did this trend land? and from where...
Robert Croak, a man that first promoted concerts in Toledo, turned into a kiddie loving crave monster, but it wasn't HIS idea.
nope. it was actually a trade show in CHINA.
About 3 years ago, Croak and the manager of the factory who produces the bandz, went to visit a trade show. Once Croak saw the bands, he thought that perhaps with the right equipment and technology if they were made thicker, they could be worn! Robert declared them to be "toys"

"The animal bands were hardly new.
The Japanese creators had been recognized with a national design award and had been selling them in America in a limited capacity since 2002.
The Museum of Modern Art Design Store & Japanese department store Takashimaya sold them prior to Robert's claim. New York magazine singled the animal bands out in October of that year, noting that they could be worn as bracelets.
But what Croak saw in China "wasn't Silly Bandz," he says. "We trademarked the name. We created them. We created the craze.""
the silly bandz face book pg has over 255,000 fans!
Silly bandz are far from getting extinct, although some schools have even banned them due to "dangerous flinging". Even Sarah Jessica Parker's kids have been stretching them.
A notorious story of the new fashion trend, is also a false verdict of its truth full creators.
and now a presentation of the new hit single : silly bandz (*LOVE*)

Monday, June 21, 2010

"BLACK PICASSO?"- Dolce & Gabbana pumps

New Designers ALERT (!) at London Fashion Week

Melinda Looi

Allien Gan

The Mastermind Behind Gaga

Lady Gaga’s designer – Marko Mitanovkski. Flanking him are make-up artist, Issidora    Petrovic and hair stylist Nina Butkovich-Budden

A few days ago Marko's fashion show took place in my hometown of Split, Croatia.
Serbian native designer Marko Mitanovkski is a fresh face into the world of fashion. But he's taking it like a blizzard with the world's largest client LADY GAGA. 
Some say Mitanovski is the Alexander McQueen of London blood.
During London Fashion Week, Marko surprised the crowd with exotic theatrical costumes inspired by the Renaissance, and Macbeth, one of my favorite books.
Picture 5

MARKO MITANOVSKI - a name to remember

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Review of West Side Story & Memphis

I was REALLY disappointed by w.s.s. In middle school music class, I fell in love with the music and story thanks to my music teacher Alma. While reading the book, at each scene when the song appears in the book, she would tune the w.s.s. CD. I madly wanted to see the show! Thanks to City at Peace (<3), a musical theater activism program I'm involved with, I jumped at the chance to see it for FREE (!) along with Memphis. I clenched the playbill in my hand as the opening number began. My excitement decreased as the show went on, for some reason, it just wasn't as attractive as I thought it would be. The songs and dances were beautiful, but the set design and the projection wasn't as fabulous. Projection-can you believe it, the first thing any actor should have in mind. I couldn't hear half of the text, and I was often lost.
--->I came to the conclusion, that by fact a critic shouldn't have the best seat in the house, but surprisingly the worst ( all the way in the back).This way EVERYTHING can be judged, the articulation, AND the projection.

On the other hand Memphis was exuberant!!! The storyline was cliff-hanging. The music gave me chills on the back of my neck. The catchy beats were contagious, and I felt like dancing in my chair. The set and costumes carried me on a magic carpet to America in the 50s, it was done magnificently. The show was believe able and over the top. The energy was extremely pleasing, and couldn't go about being ignored. There was never a moment I was waiting for something to happen. The actors were real, and nothing in the story seemed "blocked", but instead natural. The performance sucked me onto the stage, and I was on the verge of all my emotions throughout each scene. I came out the theater dancing and singing!

--->I was SO relieved to see that Memphis won at this year's Tony's, as the best musical of the year! Reading PxP magazine, I noticed it took 6 years (!!!) for this musical to be produced! A must see for sure.

Adrienne Bailon from the Cheetah Girls

  Adrienne came in with her makeup artist Mario, who did a tutorial class teaching us his specialty of makeup tricks. After wards the guests that appeared at this event, were given
 makeup goodies including clinique, and other brands. A cherry on the top at the end of the event.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


GUESS WHAT! nyc is the only (!)
let me try that again...
state that has regents, 3 hour tests (each) from various subjects.
on tuesday I had two tests in a day, 6 hours on tests- that should be illegal :/
while everyone else had 1 a day.. but its over!!! so my daydreaming while studying can actually come true before *drum roll*
  • Blog lovin' Blog lovin' Blog lovin' deff!
  • doing a photoshoot I've been clenching my teeth to do already
  • read off my library fines (har har)
  • ULTIMATE GOAL : ice cream deluxe!
  • girl's club camp upstate
  • and i have a fashion internship in mind ;]
  • workout- this was my new year's goal, and it didn't turn out so good, so wish me luck!
  • LOL on that last one
  • FREEEE movies and theater in the park
  • letting my hair lose... hmm maybe it might be too hot for that- a bun it is.
  • doing cartwheels on the beach && (ATTEMPTING TO DO) flips
  • not getting carsick on my next trip to six flaggs, and going on KINDA KA forever or should i say take a trip up a green track to the moon and back
  • free school metrocard til the 28th of JUNE! holla! aww man then  i have to $
  • wearing a jaw dropping gown & catching fireflies and ladybugs in the meadow
  • drawing hearts on my cheeks
  • going to all the thrift stores my heart desires 
  • blasting z100 in my room while being a rock star in my mirror
  • growing my love for underground music and free music downloads hehe