why hello there

it’s been a really long time since i’ve posted anything substantial. for the last 5 months or so, if i’ve posted, it’s been about sample sales or what not.

i had been meaning to at the very least write a post after each semester and the summer but clearly i haven’t.

to be honest, i have very little desire to write anything but i guess i should for consistency. it’s going to be super short.

spring semester:

  • consulted for the council of fashion designers of america
  • interned at mandarin oriental hotel group
  • took some elective classes, like luxury marketing and luxury branding
  • survived aswath damodaran’s “corporate finance” course, thanks to my awesome study group
  • went to south africa

summer:

  • spent in seattle
  • interned at nordstrom hq doing product management for e-commerce
  • apparently able to find more of my kinda music in seattle
  • went to portland and vancouver for the first time
  • weddings and bachelorette parties

this fall semester:

  • not doing the cfda
  • interning at chanel
  • planning a trek to san francisco for our luxury & retail club

i am recruiting again for a full-time job after i graduate but the industry usually does as-needed, just-in-time hiring so totally expecting not to have an offer until way later. which is making it hard for me to decide whether i should actually study abroad next semester.

i really would like to go but the job situation and fomo are making it difficult.

and speaking of sample sales, there are a bunch coming up that i want to go to. and i’m too lazy to post about them, so find out on your own.

sample sale | rebecca minkoff | 07.17.13 – 07.20.13

when:
wednesday (07.17) – saturday (07.19): 11 am – 7 pm
sunday (07.20): 12 – 6 pm

where:
confederacy la
4661 hollywood boulevard
los angeles, ca 90027

rebecca minkoff, sample sale, warehouse sale, summer, pop up, pop-up

rebecca minkoff is just everywhere.  she’s having a summer pop-up sale at confederacy la starting today until sunday. time to pick up a morning after bag.

thomas bangalter does fashion

the cooler half of daft punk, thomas bangalter, directed a short film for luxury fashion brand co starring his wife elodie bouchez for their spring/summer 2012 collection.

daft punk is no stranger to directing as they released a full length film called electroma before.  they should stick to making music…not that this one was bad.

slide, slide, slippity slide

this looks so incredibly fun.  my favorite thing to do when jet skiing is speeding over wakes created from boats and flying off and falling into the water and this seems like it’d be pretty similar.  i do feel a little old since this specific clip seems to be targeting the spring breaking, “jackass”-watching college kid crowd but whatever, i want to play!

of course it looks kinda dangerous too, but that kinda adds to the fun factor i guess.

i was supposed to be writing 8 essays over this long weekend.  it’s the end of the 3rd day and i have written 0 essays. #fail

color blocking done right

i was resistant to the color blocking trend at first, but i recently embraced it whole-heartedly after i saw a dress i really liked at max mara a couple weeks ago.

i tend to be very picky about looks i want to achieve and color blocking is no different for me.  i’ve been trying to cash in on this and replicate the vibrancy of the dress, which paired orange and blue but haven’t been completely happy with anything i’ve seen or even purchased.  there are certainly other colors but i’m really digging the orange-blue and red-blue combos.

and speaking of gucci, with their jewel-toned collections…you can bet they have some amazing looks:

gorgeous right?

so what colors look good together to achieve this look?  look to the color wheel and at the concepts of complementary, analogous, and triadic colors.

and why write a long post on what that means when there are tons of articles already out there and when i can post these great videos from wendy’s lookbook (she’s so cute)?

 

 

poland: my next summer travel adventure

have any of you watched disney’s take on rapunzel, tangled?  there’s a beautiful scene/tradition of these floating candle-lit lanterns.  my colleague was telling me about how this actually happens somewhere, which made me really excited because it sounds amazing.  i was surprised that it was real though since it sounds like a fire hazard but i’ll let the officials be responsible for that…i want to play!

tangled must’ve been inspired by the midsummer’s eve kupala day celebrations that take place in poznań, poland.  i’ve actually been making a to-do list of activities/goals after i finish applying and get accepted to business school and some of my top goals include travel.  i especially want to see europe as i’ve never been there before, and this will probably be the only time i have so much spare time to spend a month or two traversing that continent (even if i have no money, i don’t care).  i definitely want to incorporate this into my europe trip.  the photos below were stolen from urban aviatrix.

doesn’t this look amazing?  who else wants to go with me?  save up!

oh. crap.

the chanel camellia-embossed zippy wallet from s/s 2011.  it’s like my woc…but patent.  damnit, why did i have to get red lambskin!

last year i went crazy and bought 2 chanel purses, 2 pairs of christian louboutin heels, 1 pair of chanel pumps, and a pair of alexander mcqueen heels at around the same time–it’s no wonder i’m broke.  but i want…