Friday, May 27, 2011

Frozen Yogurt and Lagerfeld

Last night I had a wild dream about... Well nothing. To spare you the abstract details I can't remember anyways, I will say that one of my favorite designers and human beings made a special appearance. Some friends and I ran into Karl Lagerfeld at a Mexican restaurant. Everyone else decided to split afterwards but me being me, I invited him out for Frozen Yogurt. On the way to the yogurt place, he imparts some really great words of wisdom to me:

"You'll be great no matter what you do." he said as he drove to get some swirly goodness.
"It will take some time, but just keep at it. You've got the right stuff."

The rest of the dream was a bizarre sequence of thought that involved a cheap retail store and a parking ticket left on the seat of my car for $200. BUT the point is this, we all have the right stuff. Every single person in the universe was given everything they need to fulfill their destiny. No matter where you want to go in life, know that you have within you the power to get there. Oh and that frozen yogurt is always a great idea. Preferably from my all-time favorite Pinkberry. I'm a big fan of original with fresh fruit and honey.

Monday, May 23, 2011

99 Problems but a Degree Ain't One

I iz oficially edumacated now!

With three years of academic rigger behind me I am done with that thing called college. Don't get me wrong I am totally appreciative to my alma mater for all their support but the real world is much more fascinating. That is to say I figured it out pretty quickly. College is a trial and error period. It's where you are supposed to make mistakes so that you get it all out of your system. But here's my thing; I don't make mistakes--at least not the kind college solicits. I believe everything happens for a reason. Good, bad, not so good, etc No matter what situations arise from our actions we are ultimately to keep living through them. I also know that no matter how many degrees I obtain or old I become I will always make mistakes, what matters most is that I remember to forgive myself every single time.

I've Got 99 Problems (but I won't list them).

So here I go. Into the concrete jungle and the industry that makes people sell their souls. Thanks for all The memories college its been interesting. But most importantly thanks to my friends for life, you all know I love you very much and though we are now apart I can't wait to see what this chapter in all of our lives bring. You are talented beyond measure and I expect nothing but great things, and even if you make mistakes know that I will always be here to pick you up, dust you off, and pat you on the butt and send you on your way. As for me, its time to live the life I have imagined in the only place I bElong. New York City. Oh, Don't fret I'll be blogging all the while.

Friday, May 13, 2011

FAQ: Who is Iconic?

By popular demand. I will now answer some of your most frequent and fun questions.

1. Who is your favorite designer brand?
YSL for sure. Then the list gets close with Moschino, Lanvin, Diane Von Furstenberg, Halston, Elie Tahari, ADAM etc...

2. Whats one thing you can't live without?
I'd say a pen and paper is pretty crucial considering all the traveling I do. You never know when inspiration visits you.

3. If your apartment burned down, what would be the first thing you save?

4. What is your favorite color?

5. How do you create those awesome collages on I.I.?
An amazing site called Polyvore.com. I highly recommend you try it out if you like shopping and designing. Great for inspiration both practical and fantasy.

6. Is that a tattoo on your left arm? Do you have any tattoos?
Nope, but it is a birthmark shaped like The Tree of Life. Functions like a tattoo in that it is a permanent accessory.

7. How do you find inspiration? That's a good question. It's not necessarily a skill so much as it is a mindset. You just have to be open to things life and always ask the age old question "How does this make me feel?" I think inspiration lies somewhere in the answer, (be it for painting, photography, new ideas, or personal style).

8. Your closet must be amazing! Do you ever sell any of the clothes? It's got what i like. To me a closet is always a work in progress. I'm very very good about keeping things organized. Everything is color coded and season separated. This way I can see everything I have and rotate everything easily. I'm also really good about getting rid of items that I don't wear or aren't fitting my style anymore. Most of it goes to Goodwill or occasionally on eBay.

9. How would you describe your style?
I suppose I would be a Hippie with a PHD. I love vintage or vintage inspired items but I also really like classic clean things. I'll experiment with a wild pattern and a pair of mary janes any day!

10. You should post more often! Why don't you? Life gets busy, but I would love to do more post for you all. Consider it a New Years Resolution.