Monday, July 9, 2012

stuff and more stuff.

my summer has been turning so dull and boring lately, i just don't know what to do with myself. here is an accurate list of how i've been occupying my time for the last week and a half:

  • eating fried chicken
  • watching it's always sunny  in philadelphia
  • talking to my dog
  • taking a shower when i have to
  • reading pippi longstocking
  • insanity
  • intentionally falling asleep on the couch in the middle of the afternoon.
anyways, i went shopping yesterday, because, well just because i feel the need to have new clothes when i leave? yeah. here are some of my most recent purchases.

if there's one thing i like about my town, it's the antique store i go to like every week called memory lanes. which is where i got that cool glittery skeleton and the date ball, hehe. it's my little secret place to be okay at and to love myself and my interests without anyone i really know. is it bad to call it mine? 

the first four pictures of clothes are from goodwill! the last few are from the rose bowl flea market in pasadena! i am so glad i finally purchased a high-waisted swimsuit<33 oh and those sunglasses are from etsy. they're a tad bit uncomfortable, but, it's okay. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

a hair history.

The very first time I EVER dyed my whole head an unnatural color. I believe this was some time over a year ago? It was supposed to be dark blue and came out horrifically wrong-- you can't really tell here, and got worse and worse as the days went on.

So once it faded out, ridiculously, I redyed it a tealish color. Which was pretty nice for a while!!!

Ugh I dyed my hair a really ugly purple last summer. It was horrible. I hated it. Don't want to talk about it.

So I quit being an entire head of unnatural hair for a while because the fading out process was very, very irritating and I went... brown and orange??? I had been wanting to go orange for a very long time and I pictured it differently sooooo, it was.. okay. This orange color was the best though. It was my first time using Directions and sadly it went too soon </3

Manic Panic Electric Banana was SUCH a cool color. I think I'd do it again, except this time I'd curse the people who called me highlighter head. Whatevs. It faded to a really nice yellow too... and this was around Halloween time! So perfect. I miss you.

I was just completely brunette for a few months after electric banana and then I turned into this. I actually think this might be one of my favorite hair color combos. Red Wine and Plum. IT FADED SO NICELY, not all hair colors fade nicely for me! I am so eternally grateful. Too bad the red was a bitch to bleach out. Wah.

The bleaching aftermath of the red/purple.

It was supposed to be sea foam green and sky blue!!!! But pastels do not want to work with me so this didn't last very long. Plus my hair looked uber dead.

Me, now. Hi.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

movies n stuff

There is a little bit more than a week left until I go "study" film and video at the California Institute of the Arts and as I've said before, I've been really trying to turn into a cool film kid by watching as many interesting-looking films as possible, aside from the ones that have been coming out of theaters that are just for mere entertainment (no offense Seth McFarlane, Ted was pretty good.). Wow, that was a whole sentence. Anyways, here are a few mini reviews of the movies I have watched so far!!!!!! Yayayayayaya.

- First of all, let me just say, I'm kind of a big sucker for films that try to warp the ideas and structures presented in the archetypal "normal" life, so I liked Dogtooth instantly. It is a bit slow, and it is not an entertaining film to see over and over again... maybe just once or twice. Because it's haunting. I remember when I first watched The Virgin Suicides and I thought, "wow that was literally a really boring movie and Kristen Dunst gets way too much credit for being hot etc etc etc," but afterwards, I started to like it more and more because of the AFTER feeling it gave me. It was haunting, it gave me the chills, it left me with this air of mystery that I was actually content with. That is almost exactly how Dogtooth made me feel. The characters were each so equally bizarre because of their forced innocence and wandering curiosity. And the way it was filmed-- plain-looking, bland, toned down-- just helped contribute to the haunting mystery this film gave off.

Eyes Wide Shut.
- Maybe it was because I hadn't seen a Stanley Kubrick film before and I wasn't used to his style, or maybe it's just because this film is far too """adult""" for me, because I ended up not liking it as much as I had hoped. I actually don't know what to say about this film yet because I think I need to watch it once more to even understand how I feel about it. Is there something I'm not getting, or?

We Need To Talk About Kevin.
- Aesthetically, this film reminded me a lot of Dogtooth because of it's saturated visuals and haunting camera angles, I guess. Tilda Swinton was amazing. John C. Reily, I couldn't take seriously. Ezra Miller was a hotty. I was really looking forward to this film. I'd been wanting to see it since it came out in theaters and every time  I went to my local DVD store it was always OUT. Gah. Anyways, I really liked this film up to the end. Yes, it was one of those films with a sort of flawed ending that ultimately ruined the whole experience of events leading up to the ending. I guess I expected more, something that went deeper into the surface and really tore apart the two characters, Kevin and Eva. It was one of the movies that meticulously delved into a chilling background, detail after detail, struggling emotion after struggling emotion, and eventually led up to something sort of mundane and rushed. Eh. Nonetheless, I still really loved the acting and music.