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CFDA Awards…the best…and the worst…


Being a self-declared fashionista, I am extremely disappointed in myself that I had no idea what the CFDA Awards were. After a few early morning tweets, I have discovered that CFDA stands for The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. Everytime I see those four letters now, my fashion senses start tingling. So, let’s move onto the important things, no? Well, important things meaning best (and worst) dressed of the night.

THE BEST

 

Lady Gaga in a custom Mugler gown and teal wig

This one might be a bit controversial but all I can say is it was dramatic and it served its purpose. The corset, gown, and train was very Lady Gaga but not “over-the-top-meat-dress Lady Gaga”. It was stunning, breath-taking, and the teal wig just took it from over-the-top-gorgeous to drop-dead-gorgeous.

Whitney Port in Pamella Roland

The Body Peace Advocate for Seventeen looked simply stunning in her gown and simple accessories were matched beautifully. Her natural-shaded makeup pulled everything together and the entire thing was executed perfectly.

Chanel Iman in BCBG Maz Azria

The model definitely rocked the gown in four different ways:

1) The teal hue matched her skin tone perfectly

2) The golden heels were understated enough to give the gown the attention but wasn’t too understated that you wouldn’t be able to see them at all

3) The cuts on the gown accentuate her skin and body perfectly

4) Her silver and gold accessories matches the teal perfectly

THE WORST

Karolina Kurkova

The green of the jumpsuit was great, the hood was very meh, and the shoes were downright wrong for that gown. Karolina accessorized perfectly…down to the shoes. I normally don’t criticize outfits but I instantly thought “It’s Christmas already?”

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

Once again, I’m critiquing because this really just shocked the heck out of me. I know some “hard-core” fashionistas may say “Oh, they’re geniuses!” but my mind screams, “Wow! No!” Ashley’s dress looks like it’s made for a middle school dance and her heels look like they were made for a grandma whose last wardrobe update was in 1800. And I can’t exactly say that I enjoy Mary Kate’s metallic golden jacket. Even though it’s Chanel, I can’t exactly look at it without a pair of sunglasses available. However, I must give them kudos for the handbags, they look gorgeous and it’s probably one of the only things I would wear out of their entire wardrobes.

Jessica Alba in Diane von Furstenburg

I can’t say I exactly hate what the mom-to-be’s wearing, but I can’t say I love it either. The boldly colored frock caught my attention, but I must say, it’s not one of my favorite color combinations. The hues could have been brighter and there could be a bit more orange up top but overall, I’d rate this, eh, 4/10.

And as a final note, I’m still editing and receiving pictures from my beach excursion on Saturday, so watch out for that post coming soon

xo,

Ash

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SUN(ny)DAY


Now that all my finals have been finished for school, I can finally put my attention on the more important things: preparations for graduation (or promotion…whatever you call it. Just know I’m going to high school in the fall) and blogging. Like I promised (or if I haven’t, I am now), I’m working on my blogging skills and I’m going to start posting frequently (possibly every day or so). So before I leave for the beach, I’ll post up a few pictures from yesterday.

As my friend was taking my pictures for me, she asked, “What’s your favorite designer? Rogue? Vanity Fair?”

I’m not quite sure we can be friends for much longer…

Photo credits: Denise Ho

Wearing

[prescription] sunnies, [Ann Taylor] blazer, [gifted XXI Forever] tee, [Limited edition Rampage] jeans, [Claire’s] belt, [Charlotte Russe] flats

Yes, I am reading The Series of Unfortunate Events. The sheer impossibility of that ever happening in real life is one of the reasons why I enjoy it time after time…

And of course, being the kid I am, when the sprinklers turned on, I ditched my shoes and blazer and jumped right in…

#badblogger


I’ve recently been spending more time on Twitter and Facebook (along with several sites for shopping online…) and for the millionth time, I’m apologizing for being such a horrible blogger. (one consolation: I’ll be going to the beach this Saturday, so I’ll definitely be posting up a new outfit and I’m re-introducing an old co-blogger!) But while I’m online, I’ll share with you my awesome purchases for the past wek. This entire week, I’ve been patting myself on the back for such amazing buys since I spent a little over $70 for several accessories, a few shirts, and two pairs of shoes ($30 for those shoes!) Of course, on Memorial Day, I had to shop online (sales up to 75% off and free shipping? Hell. Yeah.) I won’t bore you to death with the millions of necklaces and shirts that I bought but I’ll skip to the most interesting parts…

Shoes. From Urbanog (my go-to for shoes of any kind. Cheap. Great style. What more can an aspiring-shoe-collecting-girl-to-be ask for?)

tis all for now. ’til Saturday (maybe Sunday)

xo

Ash

Hello sunshine!


 

Wearing//Mossimo fedora, Heritage 1981 top, Claire’s belt, Aeropostale shorts, Forever 21 birdie necklace, Target owl ring [accessories inset], gifted bracelet (worn as an anklet)

Thanks to my brother for being patient and taking these pictures for me!

  

Today was one of the first days we got sunshine since Sunday and I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed my good friend. To celebrate, I compromised with the still slightly breezy weather by putting on a ¾ sleeve top with a pair of shorts and I then proceeded to prance around in my new fedora and bare feet around my front yard. In addition to that, my dad turned on the sprinkler to water our starving lawn and I pranced around in that as well (though stepping on dirt with wet feet didn’t exactly produce desirable effects…)

And now, for the first time ever, I have a question for you to answer and respond back! (albeit a rather general and unoriginal one) Which would you rather be? An intern with no pay for a prestigious magazine like Vogue or a $20/hour paid employee of some random office? Be honest! Fashion vs money…it’s a hard choice, even for me. I’d love love love to intern for Vogue or even Teen Vogue or Seventeen but I really need the dough…either way, I’m too young for either but some of you aren’t! So tell me, no-pay or pay?

再見,

Ash (in case you didn’t know, that’s Mandarin for “goodbye”. I need to learn it for high school, practice makes perfect, right?)

Strike that pose, darling


YES. I finally ordered my things from Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe…now commencing 5-10 days of impatiently waiting for my package to come. (I really, really, really hope it comes in before Mother’s Day because part of my purchases were for my dear mother) Wanna see what I ordered? WAIT TIL THEY COME. (surprises are sweeter when you wait longer…if  you’re the one who has to wait)

Anyways, off topic again. This post isn’t about what I bought online (B-O-R-I-N-G). Nope. I went back to my friend’s house today and we had a photo shoot. (believe me, it’s not as easy as you think it is…so many freaking changes) BEWARE: ginormous amounts of images (FUN FUN FUN)

One slight problem: I’ll post up the brands of the clothes we’re wearing in a separate post later, error on my side, forgot to gather the brands as we took the pictures.

CREDIT GOES TO JULIE ALVAR FOR THE PICTURES.

Oh and let me distinguish us. I’m the one with super-short hair (and mainly B&W outfits), Jen’s the one who’s wearing tank tops, and Lauren’s the one with the headphones or long-ish hair. If that’s still too confusing, check out our individuals in Photo set #1 and from left to right: Ash (me), Lauren, and Jen.

Photo set #1: Boy Bands Are So Over. It’s All About the Girls.

Photo set #2: Backyard Retro

Photo set #3: The Couch Scene

Photo set #4: “Girly” is a Very Vague Term

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