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I made this dress orange because, frankly, I’m obsessed with orange. And speaking of orange, I am eating a really juicy and delicious tangelo (orange and tangerine hybrid, I believe).


Juicy, delicious, easy to peel, and worth the seed-spitting.

It appears to be very lovely and sunny outside my window– of course, when I step outside, it’s still freezing. Can’t wait until spring… please come quickly.


Marchesa SP_2010 (Photo credit:

On another note, I loved the majority of the fanciful and gorgeous looks from Marchesa Fall 2010, but I’m also digging the hood trend. The NYTimes provides a bit of insight with a straightforward interactive feature:


I’ve been incredibly busy with coursework but it seems like lately I have been sketching whenever I get distracted (which happens to be every ten minutes.) Also, I painted a mug the other day but I’m waiting for it to get back from the kiln! For now, here’s a replica of the illustration I drew on my mug:


Reminds me that spring is soon....

Also, why is it incredibly difficult for me to find a decent map of Paris? I just like to have a mental image of the city I’m about to explore.

Google search produced these results:


In case I need to find all the monuments?


Map of Paris on a cake... great!

But, I’m just as excited even if I can’t find a helpful map. Here is a shot I took last September in Paris, and I’m posting it only because I still can’t stop thinking about seeing everything again. So excited!


Le Seine, Sept 2008

And last, some fashion things:


Waterfall Jersey Jacket, Topshop


H&M Fashion Studio... Have you tried it? Sort of addicting...

Greek designer Mary Katrantzou creates some amazingly colorful dresses to shock us out of the cold clutches of winter. I see these dresses, and they make me want to throw a rooftop party under a watercolor sky.

Spring/Summer 2010


Spring/Summer 2010

Je veux cette!*


(dying to wear this in Paris)

So, I just planned an impromptu trip to Paris in March. I live in Cincinnati, in the middle of the US, so this trip is more than thrilling for me. Et pourquoi? Parce que je veux rendre visite á mon petite ami en Paris. (And why? Because I want to visit my boyfriend in Paris.) Devastatingly romantic, I know. In fact, I am learning French for this man. We met when he studied abroad here in the US in the Fall. Ever since then, we have been able to talk occasionally on Skype and write letters, but I really cannot wait to see him again (and so soon!)

But honestly, I don’t really have anything to wear (and sadly all my money is paying for this plane ticket… agh!) Also, the stores here in Cincinnati do not offer the clothes I adore. I love Zara, Mango, Topshop, H&M, but these stores can’t be found in the Midwest! So I am just obsessing over this outfit. I am a huge fan of stripes, black and white contrast, and heels– could this be any more perfect? I don’t think so. I could explain exactly why I am in love with every single piece, but that may get tedious. I can only hope that I will win this outfit and be able to wear it out in Paris, avec mon chouchou. It would be…. parfait. And I can’t help it… my hopes are high.

*Another incredible opportunity brought to you by the lovely Caroline B: