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(photo courtesy of african lookbook)
jason wu, look 17, pf13 (photo credit: style.com)
when my roomie adriana and i flipped through the pictures of jason wu’s pre-fall collection, we kept commenting on how everything was “so adriana” - old hollywood with a darker twist, yet simultaneously had feminine silhouettes.
i always associated shiny black leather with jackets - a little too rocker/biker for my taste. recently, i’ve been fascinated by the idea of leather dresses. this dress is edgy but feminine enough with the chiffon halter and pleats in the skirt to be added to my list of favorite dresses.
prabal gurung for target, look 1 (photo credit: elle.com)
i first fell in love with prabal gurung’s work when i saw the radiant purple and floral prints in his spring 2012 collection. i’m intoxicated with the flirty patterns and bright sulfur color in his just-released lookbook for his target collection. the stages-of-love theme is adorable, but i’m most impressed by the way prabal was able to incorporate his signature style, such as his kaleidoscope and mirror floral prints, into this collection and make it look straight off the runway.
i used to think brunch was a strange concept, because i like having three meals a day. but when the opportunity to host a potluck brunch for my home church’s college small group came about, i decided to give it a try. it turned out to be quite a spread with broccoli quiche (used my mom’s delicious recipe!) plus fresh bagels, croissants, and fruit. winter break reunion success!
originally, i wasn’t going to do new year’s resolutions, because i always forget about them. but i am a goal-oriented person, and today, i had a sudden urge to do so. just for the fun of it, i took a look at my 2012 resolutions, and surprisingly, i am able to check off every single item from the list. so here’s my 2013 resolutions:
Holiday Gift Guide
Get inspired by some of our favorite artists (like Matisse), and shop the season’s most artistic gifts (like these Louboutin shoes!).
need a last minute christmas gift? check out these fashionable items inspired by art. my personal favorite is the wood clutch by rafe new york that reflects the back-to-nature quality of ana mendieta’s imagen de yagul.
mercy, choreographer: amanda stibel, “mercy” by duffy
(photo credit: alyson goulden)
gimme gimme morchesis was a very memorable show as it was my second (and last) show as a board member. with a britney spears theme and up-beat and creative choreography, it was our best show to date (in my opinion). i had a blast dancing in a jazz piece. but the most special part was opening the show with “gimme more” with the board members. i will miss working with the orchyboard, but i can testify that being a board member was one of my favorite experiences of college.
my grandmother’s abstract art. the origin of my love for visuals.
photo credit: cody min
pablo picasso, head of a woman, right profile (marie-thérèse), 1934 [guggenheim.org]
one of the highlights of my fall break was going to the guggenheim with grace for the picasso black and white exhibition. it was my first time going to this museum, and i was in awe of the architecture of the building - the exterior and the use of ramps with little alcoves is a work of art itself.
i’ve become a big picasso fan since taking 20th century art, so i loved this retrospective of his art. it was very unique in that the curators strictly picked out only works that were done in black and white. i don’t think i’ve ever seen a show curated solely on color. its location in the all-white museum was genius.
i’m used to picasso’s hard, angular images, so i was taken aback by his softer images, such as this portrait of his lover marie-therese walter.
grace also pointed out the maids of honor (las meninas, after velasquez), in which she had seen some of the forty-four versions in barcelona. i got very excited, because i’m obsessed with the complex original painting by velasquez. i had no idea that picasso created a painting after velasquez, let alone forty-four of them!