i'm right here

I guess I owe everyone an apology for my constant absence. I don't really have an excuse this time - I've just been lazy. And school ended. And you know what that means, right? One Direction fangirling, (THEY'RE COMING TO VANCOUVER IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS GAH) food, sleeping in, going to bed at 2:30, food, food, and shopping. 

And food.

The last time I posted on this blog was February 28th, 2013. It's July 9th. What.


I graduated elementary school. Now I go to a fine arts high school - I'm in the drama department ( same high school as Grimes WHAT ).

I have developed this unconditional and eternal admiration for one Marilyn Monroe. I did a PIP (personal interest project) on her at school, after selecting 'old movies' as my topic. I narrowed it down to Marilyn as the original topic was much too broad for a grade seven project that was to be completed in a month. Marilyn Monroe was a good excuse to begin watching her movies (I really only watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot twice). My project went well and I ended up drawing her. The eyes are kinda wonky and she looks like a combination of Taylor Swift (eugh) and Christine Baranski. 

(That is my current face, well at least half of it. I've started to wear YSL purple mascara and I am absolutely in love with it. It's different. But my eyes are natural here.)

I even named my Tumblr URL after Marilyn Monroe. (The following explanation can be found also in the About Me page on my Tumblr. I basically just reblog the prettiest pictures I can find, occasionally uploading one that I took. 

in my favourite movie some like it hot featuring the goddess marilyn monroe, jack lemmon, and tony curtis, two men (lemmon and curtis) disguise themselves as women in order to join an all-female band touring to florida. their reason? to avoid gangsters who they are in trouble with. while travelling with this band, they meet sugar, the lead singer of this girl band and also played by marilyn monroe - 
who happens to be beautiful - as well as none too bright - and attracting the attention of lemmon and curtis’ characters. what does this have to do with del coronado? well, while in florida, the band in some like it hot stays at the ‘seminole ritz hotel’, which so happens to be named the hotel del coronado in real life. aside from this nerdy story, many stars, including charlie chaplin, george harrison, barbra streisand, and oprah winfrey have all stayed that this hotel. it is also rumoured to be a haunted hotel because ofthis occurrence
and also, it was the most clever and unused url i could think off. 

I wouldn't say that my style has changed since when I first started this blog, I believe it's just developed.  Which is basically 'changed'. So. 
I'll say that it has become a little bit more into the basics. I haven't lost interest in fashion. I love designers and learning about them, as well as drooling over Juergen Teller and Petra Collins photographs. I dream to one day wear Chanel and Miu Miu and Valentino. But for now, I'm a little bit more into wearing basics, like tee shirts and jeans. My hair, still blonde, just red-less, is about down to my forearm. I'm also one of the tallest people I know. (That sounds weird, go home grammar, you're drunk) 

My music taste is just weird. I listen to Ke$ha and Nicki Minaj and then I listen to Sky Ferreira and David Bowie. My music motto - music is music. Despite the artist or background, a song is a song, and album is an album. If you like the song, you can listen to the song. It shouldn't matter who wrote or preformed the song, you like the song itself and you should be allowed to enjoy it. If you don't like the song, don't listen to it. End. Of. Story. GUESS WHAT GUYS, I CAN RAP NICKI MINAJ'S SUPER BASS AND GUESS WHAT 

(If you've never seen Fred Armisen as a girl then you've never lived)

My favourite artists include: Sky Ferreira, Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, Florence and the Machine, and Robyn. And One Direction. And Katy Perry. And Marina and the Diamonds. 
My favourite songs right now: 
Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
Off to the Races - Lana Del Rey
Crown on the Ground - Sleigh Bells
Teen Idle - Marina and the Diamonds
Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran
Power - Kanye West
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Steve Maqueen - M83
Bad Girls - M.I.A.

I also started to write for the new online magazine Outsider. I do diary entries and maybe the occasional article. 
And yes, I still write for fun! Maybe not as frequent as I was when I was a tad younger - I find that imagination gradually dies as you age, and inspiration becomes the drought it was meant to be and that you must scavenge for it. I find that as you become older and wiser, and as you keep growing your skills, the passion in this writing grows with you, years of experience being replaced with phrases and words and strings of eloquent letters. So bear with me. Quality, not quantity, as my grade seven teacher would have said. Or was it my grade six teacher? Ah, elementary school was so yesterday. 

I am thinking about starting a new Tumblr. Like this blog, but on Tumblr. I have to say that I enjoy the layout and html work way better than Blogspot, no offence. I think that this new blog could be much more updated on who I am and what I am doing. Blogspot tends to be more work for one post. This Tumblr wouldn't be only reblogged pictures of food and models - maybe the occasional Frappacino - but it would be my posts and updates. Tumblr would allow me to make a blog that visually represents me more, rather than just using a standardized and boring theme.  Thoughts? Opinions? Hello? 
Keep in mind that this blog would still be up, so people can have nostalgic episodes and or montages of past posts. I did that a few minutes ago. No judgement. 

Message me or comment what you think!

So that's about it - not a Photo Shoot of Death or shoutout post, just a plain ol' cup of 'this is how it is'.  I'm really happy that I did this. I hope you all are doing amazing and I truly appolagize for the lack of posts. If you need to contact me, here is are my current links.

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