Sunday, December 28, 2014

Oregon Trip was a Trip

So one of the things that has been on my bucket list since forever is visiting Voodoo Doughnuts in Oregon.....

I can now die happy ladies and gentlemen because I SO went there and I SO bought SO many doughnuts and got SO CHUBBS and SO happy. get the gist. :P. But I also visited Oregon to visit family and did a little sightseeing as well. I even stumbled upon Powell's Bookstore (the biggest bookstore in the world!). I was so fun! I was only there for a couple of days so now that I've got a little taste I want more. I can't wait to go again.

A doodle I drew on the way back to my homestate California. 


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tailored to You Polyvore Meetup

Nobody throws a better party than POLYVORE! This last November I went to POLYVORE's Tailored to You event. It totally lived up to it's name. With goodie bags filled with treats from brands such as Modcloth, TheRealReal, Iristocracy, Nasty Gal and Bare Minerals and cool stations to make your own tees and such I was overwhelmed with excitement. Take a look at the photos and check out the facets of fun!

I met a lifelong friend (Christine) AND Polyvore's CEO Jess Lee (left).

Head on over to Polyvore's blog to read more!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

The Lay of The Land: Cityzen by Azin

I had the neatest most random encounter with Cityzen by Azin. They are a luxury fashion and accessories brand that incorporates satellite views of cities from around the world. Make sure you check out their website. They are true examples of wearable art. 

Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding wearing a Cityzen by Aznin New York dress.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Two hearts, One Frida

Saturday July 12 was La Raza Galeria Posada's 'Bound By Love: A Tribute to Frida Khalo; in which there was a reproduction of Khalo's bedroom along with Frida inspired paintings by artist Martha Rodriguez

A replica of Khalo's bedroom with the help of Lucy Robles-Garcia and La Raza Galeria Staff

"Broken" Acrylic on Canvas 2014 by Martha Rodriguez
Along with the exquisite exhibition a three-part Frida contest took place. First went the "Friditas",followed by Diego and Frida and lastly the Frida Lookalike contest. My sister and I entered as a pair for part 3.
Friditia contestants (in which they were all winners)
Some Frida and Diego Contestants (left) Chosen winners
(Right) "Los Dos Fridas" by Frida Khalo (Left) Our contest entry for the lookalike contest
Now, believe it or not, this project took my sister and I nine hours to complete. My sister made her skirt out of an old sheet and her blouse was hand painted blue and yellow. My white ensemble was also hand painted. It took us a while to think about how to do my neck high blouse but we came up with a nifty solution. I bought a $3 white button up blouse from the Davis SPCA thrift store and simply wore in backwards! As for our hearts, the core of them are paper bags crumbled up and bound tightly by tape. The red is painted aluminum foil wrapped loosely around the paper.

Our unibrow game was excellent

Lauren and I were contestants #1 and #2 which I was thankful for. I always volunteered to go first for school presentations. I get so antsy waiting.   

We had Diego hold our backdrop. :P

We were sweating a little because the competition was pret-ty darn amazing. 

 Alas, our nine hours of dedication paid off! My sister and I were the first to ever win the Frida Khalo lookalike contest hosted by La Raza Galeria Posada!  We were grateful they appreciated that we were "two hearts, one Frida". 

One member of the press got a particularly close photograph of my unibrow. Hahha

My sister and I and the Diego/Frida contestant winners

 We ended the day by taking some photos near the amazing Frida bedroom replica. 

My sister and I with another Frida sister pair 

Our proud Mama (left)

(Middle La Raza Galeria Posada's director Martha Rodriguez)
 We are super excited for next years competition because next year Lauren and I will be competing against eachother. It's going to be an epic uni-brow battle. 

 You can read about the entire event on The Sacramento Bee's website here.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Alquimia by Mariza Sanchez

While attending UC San Diego in 2011 I completed my undergraduate honors thesis on bi-national artist Mariza Sanchez. I had gotten nominated for honors and was looking for a subject for my honors thesis. One day when I was going renew my apartment lease I saw that my landlord (Sanchez) had the most incredible abstract painting behind her. When I asked where she acquired it she informed me she painted it herself! Flash forward to 2014 and we are still lifelong friends. 

She recently invited me to do a lecture on the connection between Psychologist Carl Jung and her art at the San Diego Repertory Theater. I of course said HECK YES! Here are some photos from the show for your viewing pleasure. <3.

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