14 March 2009

Melissa Sweet and Sexy

My roommate and I stopped by Shaw's grocery store after dinner at Legal Seafoods yesterday. I perused the latest Modern Bride while pushing the cart for C. I have to admit I started to miss the days when I spent hours poring over wedding magazines. I still check my favorite blogs but there is something about kicking back with a magazine and feeling informed/inspired that makes me believe that the magazine industry, even with all the new technologies of the world, can never completely disappear one day.

I saw an ad for the new Priscilla of Boston collections and there was one dress that I could not get out of my head. It's not the typical wedding gown but I love any dress with a great back. Here she is, flirty as can be, Melissa Sweet's Mari.

Made of silk shantung, this dress has an uber low cut back with the cutest bustle! What excuse could a girl like me find to where a dress like this? But with graduation right around the corner, think of how fun it would be to celebrate in this sexy yet classy outfit! Ah, I want!

12 March 2009

Audrey Highlights

I work at the Asian American Center on campus and we have subscriptions to magazines like KoreAM and Audrey. This month's issue of Audrey caught my eye. I went to check out their website and blog. I've always dreamed of working for a magazine and if you know me, know that I have stacks and stacks of them even though I never subscribe.

Here are some of my favorite things from the Audrey:

Freida Pinto of the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire graced the cover of the magazine. Her fresh face is beautiful and natural. I've heard such great things about the movie and can't wait to watch it.

Look familiar? Audrey's Dec/Jan issue featured Jamie Chung, former Real World star and now the lead of a miniseries called Samurai Girl. It's cool to see where reality stars are now... makes me want to try to get on Real World too. :P

The next find is a fanciful cuff by Judith Ripka, the Aurora. I love the combination of soft pink and golf. I've always been a fan of big, sparkly statement cuffs.

And finally, meet Daniel Henney. I've never heard of him before but looking at this photo makes me wonder how I hadn't heard of him. He's quite the hottie.

10 March 2009

A Cinderella Feeling

Lately, I've been thinking about our sorority banquet. This is probably going to my last formal for a while. During my college years, I've gone to many formals and it's always so much fun getting all dressed up, sipping champagne with your close friends and looking back on the memories you shared.

Along with trying to figure out whether or not I'll take a date (this is the first time I have to ask!), I've been looking into what I might wear to our formal. I had a few things I wanted to try. I don't usually put too much thought into these kinds of things but being my senior year, it's extra special.
  1. Perhaps a full-length dress since I've never worn one to formal before or even prom in fact.
  2. I've always wondered how I would look in a one-shoulder dress.
  3. And for a while now, I've wanted to wear a white dress but never found the right occasion.

  • David Meister - I love the modern bow on the shoulder and the deep navy color.
  • Nicole Miller - The print on this simple silhouette is so glamourous.
  • JS Boutique - Graceful and white, it comes in petite so no hemming needed.
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA - This strapless yellow gown makes looking beautiful a breeze!
These are bit more than I would typically spend for a dress but it's something to think about. I definitely want to go for a classy and sophisticated look. I had a few other dresses I liked but they were very young and flirty. The dresses I like tend to be different and unique. I don't like to wear something somebody else would. And I also think it'd be really fun to go dress shopping with my little sis, C. So I'll be looking forward to making time to do that! :)

Here is one last dress that would be my dream dress. It's a total splurge, a Donna Karan from Saks. It's not full-length but it's so chic! It's the perfect shade of off-white with a bow so whimsical. The neckline and hemline are both tres sexy. And who doesn't love a dress with pockets! This sweetly feminine dress flows around your body so that you don't have to worry about a thing. You can eat all you want and then dance the night away!

Dreamy, isn't it?

Elephant Art

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07 March 2009

Gadget Overload

I'm back! from Negril... It was a much needed getaway with the beaming Jamaican sun and the warm waters of the Caribbean but I'm glad to be in the States again. However, sadly, I return sans my camera. It was lost to the chlorine demons of our resort pool. No matter, I'm not terribly upset. Just a bit of a shame. The good news is: time for a new camera! Huzzah! I was never too pleased with the quality of images that my Sony shot. I've been thinking of Canon ever since and have my eye on this...

Canon PowerShot SD790 IS

It's a 10 megapixel which is pretty standard these days. It has a few flaws. It only has a 3x optical zoom and the video capture apparently isn't so great, especially the sound. It's not as cool as the Nikon Coolpix which has the touchscreen viewer along with other fun features like doodling on your images. I happen to love their red S60 like the one Ashton Kutcher sports in their commercials. But to me, the quality of my images is most import along with the price. At $199.99 MSRP, it's not too bad since I can probably find it somewhere for cheaper. And I like this model because it has the 3" screen in back and it's design is sleeker than other Canon point and shoots.


Since before spring break, I was looking into getting some sort of camcorder. I'm a firm believer that videos can help you relive moments in life and photos don't always give you that same feeling. I had seen a promo for the Flip and thought it was quite nifty with its USB port that flips out and makes for an easy upload. It captures up to an hour of video and is compact and easy to use. Since the Canon I'm looking at doesn't have a strong video feature, I went to take another look. This JDK design is my favorite.

Simple and a good reminder for someone like me to keep her chin up. I actually saw this on woot.com one day for $79.99 and I'm kicking myself for not getting it. At the time, I had just bought all my snowboarding gear and figured my account could use a little rest. Steph brought one on our trip to Negril that she had gotten for Christmas and I got to see it in action. Especially after not having a working camera, I really wished that I had gotten the Flip.