Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fullerton College Dia de los Muertos Celebration 2010

Thursday October 28th
The annual Fullerton College Dia de los Muertos event will be held on the quad.
The annual event is hosted by the Ethnic Studies Department, Child Development & Education Studies Department, the Cadena/Transfer Center and the Associated Students.
The event is free and open to the community.
Free parking for this event will be offered in the student parking lots.

El Carnaval de las Calaveras

El Carnaval de las Calaveras

Fullerton College Art gallery

Fullerton College and the Fullerton College Art Gallery are proud to present their annual Dia de los Muertos art exhibition, which celebrates the rich arts and culture of the holiday. while reclaiming a meaningful cultural

tradition that is so much a part of a larger segment of the Southern California community. From October 14 through November 11, the gallery will be exhibiting the artworks of seven artists with different styles of celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Here is are some photos I took of from last year featuring the artist "Robert Palacio's" it was a great show with a big turnout.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Homemade Vintage Cuban Poster's for sale

I have noticed that many readers look at my homemade vintage Cuban poster post that I did a few years ago for my birthday. Hmm I wonder, are there alot of us Americans that would love to go to Cuba?
One of my friends is going to Cuba the day after Halloween, so so jealous!
I'm dedicating this post to his trip.

Also I was wondering, would anyone be interested in purchasing a print of my version of the Cuban posters? If so leave a comment or email me.
My versions are on the left hand side.

Title: Escape to Cuba
Artist: Kerne Erickson

Title: Havana, Cuba
Artist: Donna Stackhouse

Go Big Red

If you're in the OC area please stop by Roadkill and purchase some cool fall clothing and accessories today.
30% of all proceeds go to the Fullerton High Football & Cheer Squad!
Today Only 10am-10pm

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fantastic Fall Hairstyles

Fall is all about plaids, fur, corduroy, leather, tights, boots and your hair.
I have been trying to grow my hair out again since I went crazy and pulled a Britney last winter. Well I didnt shave my head, I cut my hair pretty short. Now my dilemma is I have to wear it up at work ughh, can never win.

However, when Im not at work I want to take full advantage of looking cute because I have cute clothes and if I take a bit more time doing my hair and makeup I feel more confident and have a better day.

So without further ado I present some fantastic fall hairstyles to try this season.
Im a big Natalie Portman fan, and Im a fan of her shiny headband that shows off her beautiful face. Just curl your hair, put it in a high, loose bun and slip on a headband, easy.

Next is the ass kicking Sarah Michelle Gellar, who has always been to me, a rebellious edgy girl that has a really feminine side to her. I like her best with blonde hair and it looks great straightened with a middle part. Im sure alot of girls can pull of this look just as well.

The super cute Rachel Bilson, her hair looks like she washed it and let it just air dry into the beachy waves. Her hair looks so cool two toned, I have tried this look and it works.

The Gleeful Lea Michelle looks chic and her hair super shiny. I love those bangs, but they dont work with my face, my features are not intense enough and I feel hidden, but Im sure that someone else would look awesome with those bangs.

I dream of having Halle Barry's pixie cut. If you're thin and have a wonderful bone structure this would look really good on you, like it did on me when I was 19.

Gwen Gwen Gwen, Im so glad she is letting her hair go past her shoulders. I really like her hair this length, I think my goal is to get it this long. It works well with waves and straight hair.

Last on the list is Angelina Jolie, her hair is so long now and dark. Great combo for her! I think it really balances out her dramatic facial features and when she looks almost normal here.

What do you do with your hair during Fall?
Do you dye it darker?
Grow it out?

Thursday, October 21, 2010


This is how I feel right now, dont cross my bad side...haha not really, but really Im so underslept and overworked I feel a bit crazy this morning.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trina Turk & Jonathan Skow's 25th Wedding Anniversary

To me Trina is like the really cool Aunt I never had, she just has a life and style that I think is really passionate, creative and she seemed to work really hard to get everything she has. There aren't many celeb's/designer women that I look up to besides her and

Gwen Stefani. I understand that now they must be rich and have lots of help and all, but they weren't always privileged. It just shows that if you really want something you will find a way to get there in life.

I really enjoyed reading this post by Trina Turk and it was just really inspiring to see that she and her husband are real people and that she has seen so many cool places and grown into a famous designer alongside her husband.
Trina Turk is one of my fav designers and I loved reading her blog. She shared a few private photos in honor of her 25th wedding anniversary with husband Jonathan Skow. Together they make a great couple.


25 years ago today, Jonathan and I jumped into his silver Buick Skylark and drove from LA to Las Vegas. It was a blazing hot day there. We did a little thrift shopping, and then got married at the Justice of the Peace. The wedding cost $40. As far as we know, it's legal. In 1985, Las Vegas was still the "old" Vegas. There were no celebrity chefs or over the top new hotels. We celebrated that night with dinner at Ceasar's Palace.

Our lives have been busy since 1985. We've restored 4 houses, travelled the world for work and play, seen hundreds of films, shopped flea markets, modernism shows, vintage clothing expos, designer boutiques, auctions and estate sales, explored buildings on architectural tours, and started a clothing company that has evolved into a mini lifestyle brand. Jonathan switched careers from fashion styling to photography. Luckily, we've taken photos along the way:

First Date: Alki Beach, Seattle 1981

Love the fluffy hair! Jonathan had the foresight to take this photo with the self timer

Seattle 1983
Jonathan and me with "models" - photo shoot of my student fashion designs

Pinnacle Peak lodge, Outside of Phoenix 1988
Southwest Road Trip

First House in LA 1989

Death Valley, CA Early 1990s


Burlingame, CA 1995
One of our first BIG shipments of TT merchandise with niece Kalina and nephew Kima

Monterey Coast, CA 1996
Whale Watching

Palm Springs, CA 1999
New Year's Eve

Los Angeles, CA 2010
In our backyard.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Latest Obsessions

Call me crazy but Im obsessed with leggings and for the longest time I wouldn't wear them in fear that I had a body type that couldn't pull it off. See Im a pear shape and I have these rules in my head about what Im supposed to be wearing, screw them rules. My other obsession right now is anything grey be it striped, sweaters, tanks whatever. Im dressing kind of neutral lately and wearing alot of black which is not my usual style, but hey it works when you want to get ready fast. And I just cant get enough of the hoop earrings, they're easy to wear and all of a sudden make an outfit a bit edgier without even trying.
My other obsessions are of the foodie type. Once it started to rain here in SO-CAL I busted out the triple grande nonfat peppermint white mocha. It just sounded like the right kind of thing to make me feel warm inside. Next on my list is vitamin 5-6, which my drafting instructor told me to try. She told me it would help with my energy and anxiety since Im kinda overloaded right now. And lastly Im really into tomato bisque and grilled cheese! Usually I go to The Brownstone to get my fix, but they stop serving after 3pm so I had to go elsewhere. My replacement? The new stouffers 3 cheese and ham melt with tomato bisque, which I had tonight. I thought it was pretty good, my microwave just sucks so nothing ever comes out very hot.

So there are my new obsessions.
Is there anything that you're finding your liking that you didn't before?
Or is the colder weather making you crave different foods?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses

Lets just say...
I bought these for my family and they were all gone in 2 days...
I bought a new bag and brought it work where I may or may not sell the Pumpkin Spice Latte and everyone loved them.
I highly recommend these P.S. candies.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Halloween Costume 2010

black swan

Im begining to realize the best part of Halloween for me is the never ending hunt for the perfect DIY costume! This year Im dressing up as The Black Swan from the new Natalie Portman film coming out this December. Pretty much everything I bought was on clearance, from a thrift store or the 99 cent store.
Fore example:
The very first item I bought was the feather tube dress on clearance from Forever 21 for $19.00
Second I went to the 99cent store and bought a Tiara and black gloves with silver claws glued on for $2.00
Third I bought pleather pink bow tie booties from JC penny for $4.95
Fourth went to Buffalo exchange and picked up a feather boa as well as feather lashes for $13.00
Fifth I bought white leggings and makeup from Target for $6.99

Pretty much everything I bought can be used again for other outfits and costumes as well.

What are you dressing up as this year?