"said it once before but it bears repeating now"

Let's be honest; I haven't been the world's best blogger thus far. Granted, trying to do something with fashion while not having a photographer as I have been isn't too easy. So what I've decided to do is try this once again under much much better circumstances.

I got to thinking after this shoot with my good friend Kirk of Live Art Media and with many other incredibly talented friends in the past, why only collaborate with one person on a regular basis as so many fashion bloggers do? There is an abundance of promising local photographers, designers, and artists that have so much to offer and deserve a global audience. And that is why I have decided to dedicate this blog to promote and showcase not only my taste in fashion, but the many beautiful and talented people I have the pleasure of working with on a daily basis.

So for my New Year's Resolution (to match my New Year's outfit pictured above) I promise to all of my current, and hopefully future, readers to show you a taste of the elegance and edge I see in my everyday life, my eye for which is my true talent in this world. 

Ladies and gentlemen, let's get this started.


"the sound of gunfire, off in the distance, I'm getting used to it now"

My last post I left you having just come out of surgery to reconstruct my left 5th metatarsal, an injury that left me lame for several months and cost me my job. You know when you go back and read something you'd written in a bad mood and it feels so angsty and stupid? Well on this second read, that post still didn't. What I wrote may seem dramatic, but I feel like it's necessary to tell you all that it was not exaggerated in the least. In all honesty, 2010 was probably the worst year I've ever had. But that is all the more reason why 2011 is has to be one of the best. Not because I'm all of a sudden going to have the luck of the Irish on my side, but because things can't possibly be worse than the were this last year, The only way it can go is up.

Nothing has really changed with the new year, I don't expect to win the lottery or discover rich relatives, I just know that I need to find more time apart from all this. Spend time with the things that I love, like this blog, my friends, and the Rocky Horror show I did in October (pics coming soon). Shit may still happen to me, I'm never really expecting that to totally change, just the past year has given me, if nothing else, the confidence that whatever it is, I can handle it.

My point is, I hear the gunfire off in the distance, I'm getting used to it now.


"so give me your hand and let jump out the window"

I am living in Shin lyrics. This year so far has been the oddest mess of surprisingly messy, yet handleable tragedies, and it's not even may.

So far I have been kicked out, fired, dumped, blackmailed, ignored, and slandered, all while being homeless, losing my best friend, and waiting on baited breath for the financial aid that councilors frantically pushed me to the head of the line for once hearing my full story.

well it finally came, I got a new job and was apartment hunting when I break my foot. forcing me to drop all save one of my classes, move back in with my parents, and possibly quit my new job, albeit temporarily.

Oddly enough, thinking this all over once again, I've felt no different. All of this is just like the rest, no frustration, no fear, just near numbness. There was a brief moment of exhaustion when blackmailed, almost losing my new job before I started it, but other than that, I feel normal,

like this isn't damaging.

I feel inhuman. I shattered my foot and didn't shed a tear. That is much more worrying than anything else.