Thursday, May 27, 2010


Fresh out of London, this pop sensation is iconic solely because of her unique voice that stretches further than that of Mariah Carey's. Thanks to her deliciously fearless wardrobe, there's no doubt she's made her mark like Lady Gaga. Not to mention, she has Robert Pattinson's hair, which we all can't complain too much about. But who are we kidding, it may just be a British craze since both are from England.

Elly Jackson, if you need a stylist for La Roux, please consider hiring me. I've never kicked the habit of playing dress up (since my outlandish appearance always seemed to confuse those from Indiana when paired with plum lipstick) so why on earth would I stop now? Moving to New York eases my mind. Why? I can wear whatever I want, other than a "I Love NY" tee, and be considered stylish. Fashion isn't something you do; it's simply how you carry yourself. So don't think that just because you are wearing an Alice & Olivia dress, Jimmy Choo's, and a Loui bag draped on your shoulder, you are a starlet. If your personality screams success and confidence, you can wear H&M, proudly, as you outshine the rest.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Poetically Pathetic

You're more than what you make yourself to be
You're holding back a side we've yet to see
You're buried six feet deep and no one cares
I'll show you how to sweep them off their feet
Forget their ways, they choose to be
Everything that's fake and insincere

Amber Pacific. I swear I don't like this band solely because my best friend lives in Seattle, Washington. Thus the significance of their band name. I'm not sure why we had to wait almost three years for the new album to come out though. At least it was worth the wait, unlike Twilight's 2nd movie, New Moon. If Eclipse seriously fails me, obscene letters will be written and threatening phone calls will be made. Can someone tell Kristen Stewart she isn't an actress?

Purdue Alumni. For all those who aren't taking a victory lap because we can't wait to get out of college, CONGRATS. We did it. However, I didn't think the moving process would be so sad. I almost wish there was a big fire I could throw all my belongings into, so I didn't have to sit and reminisce about every item. As small as my apartment is, I'm shocked but more so alarmed at the amount of unnecessary, insignificant crap I accumulated throughout the year, yet can't part with? I cracked the reality whip on myself today as I finally threw away a shot glass necklace from the Den and used-up highlighters. If I don't change my ways I will end up on the show Hoarders.

Fact: Even though leaving college means tears and heartache, think about the future. I am positive I will only be able to count on 2 hands the number of people that will even matter to me a year from now and I'm not entirely upset about that.

Fakes and flakes, exit my life.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


^ Major props to Roger from Swagtivate

Holding all sarcasm. Make way for the JLR collection that casually rocked the Miami scene April 27 & 28th. I think the picture above sums up the confidence I have in Jess LaRock: smirk of satisfaction paired with a tee that is none other than signature JLR. Let's talk facts. Besides the pre-Madonnas that walked the booths of eMerge trade show (1 out of 100), every Miami buyer had not one criticism. Not. One. But we were demanding for feedback just to make the collection the best it can be! The main question asked was how they could get a piece of the action. Not mad about that. It's quite simple if you go to and contact the designer herself. Settle down, in a few months you will be able to buy right off the website.

One thing that spews from this designer's mouth is nothing short of positive words. Imagine being the owner of a company that foresees all employees in selling, design, public relations, accounting, etc. Then imagine being Jess LaRock: she does every part of it all by herself. I would be a cursing fool if I were in her hand-sewn, sequenced Converse shoes. Having a passion and pursing it is more rewarding than money could ever provide. Finding it at the age of 24? Good lord.

Probably one of my favorite sights at the trade show was either seeing a giggle of curiosity coming from our new best friends with gold grillz and Ray Ban shades worn indoors as they viewed Rocky the Poodle with a pistol of a mouth or JLR stickers being worn on Miami buyers' hats, clutches, and over their designer labels. First trade show for JLR was a success to say the least.

If you can't convince them, confuse them. The Welcome is to entertain those who just don't understand. Lost already? Consider yourself a member of the JLR fan club. Word of advice: shop while it's new. Don't be bashing my blog a few years from now when the cheapest JLR tee on eBay won't sell for under $100. It's 2010, people. Go JLR or go home.

Ps. Lady Gaga. You know you want to drape yourself in this collection and yes, you can model for us.