Sunday, May 29, 2011

little white honest lies.

Hello! :) I hope you are all having a great weekend so far. I'm still trying to gather all my prom pictures so that might take awhile sorry. :/ So I decided to put an outfit post to fill up space. 

The title of this post is from the title of my friend, Anum's, blog. So tomorrow is Memorial Day, which for some fashion followers is the day when you can start wearing white, especially white denim. Well, here is my spin on it. I think this rule only applies to some places in the US, where it is colder right before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The rule came around the 1950s and 1960s but it was only applied to white dress shoes and pumps for they could not survive the rain and winters. Somehow, it came across to clothing too. But in my mind, since I live in California, it doesn't really matter. Just wear it when the weather seems right. I actually wore this outfit back in April and the weather was lovely. 

I had actually bought these pants my freshman year, but since I had gained weight I hadn't been able to wear them since. They were stuffed to the back in my closet in hopes I could wear them again. I took them out again a couple months ago and put them back on and they fit! Perfectly, maybe even a little bit loose. It made me feel really great.

Anyway, I was inspired by an ad to wear this colour scheme. I'm not quite sure which one it was. 
Shirt and white denim pants from American Eagle, Franco Sarto wedges, necklace and bag from my mum, vintage belt, and Betsey Johnson sunglasses.

So don't be afraid to wear your white denim!

Love, Jenae.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Academy of Sciences: Water.

This is the second part of my Academy of Sciences post. What was cool about our Senior Ball is that we got to hang around the aquarium. It's like another version of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. So pretty. My favorite is the seahorses that look like seaweed, and of course the jellyfish. There is also a really cool tunnel where you can see the rain forest above.

Prom post tomorrow? I think so. :)

Love, Jenae.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Academy Of Sciences: Land.

I've been completely been M.I.A. for the past week haven't I? Senior Week and Senior Ball ate me up. I was so busy. Anyway, I will have a special Senior Ball post later in the week when I have hopefully collected all the pictures. :)

For now, I took a trip to the Academy of Sciences over Spring Break (I know, so long ago). So I have separated it into two posts and it will basically give you a background idea of where my Senior Ball was at.

That's all for now. So much more to come. I am also working on an interview from my lovely friend Angelic, at The Chic That Happened but before I do that I need to get my blog back in shape and find time to sit down and write it out. My friend Danielle just started out with her blog too at Confessions of a Fashionista.

Well, I hope you're having a good week so far. I still need to catch up on homework and sleep. Till then. 

Love, Jenae.

Monday, May 16, 2011

It all started with a dress...

Finally! A post dedicated to my mini-collection from my Fashion Design class at the Academy of Art. Let me just sate now that the Fashion Design class was about creating a concept and putting it into a collection. There was no dress making, nor will I ever make couture dresses. If I did make a single dress that would be called Fashion Construction.

Now, the whole collection started with a simple drawing of a dress that I drew during English months before the design class (pardon the white-out). 

I think I when I was drawing this dress, I had Oscar Del La Renta in mind. This dress had a softness and hardness to it at the same time. I love black and white also. So I started on my collection backwards, and my whole collection is based off the idea of this dress, though the dress was not even in the final collection. Funny how that works isn't it?

So after the first day of class we already started researching more inspiration. I needed something more to work off of. That's when we took a trip to the amazing library the AAU has. I looked through books on trees and I found this one amazing book. I scanned the pictures that I loved the most. When I got home, I posted them on the doors outside my room and stared at them for while, studying the bark, textures, lines, branches, shapes. I loved the darkness and eeriness of the trees, yet the dreaminess as well. 

Posted next to the scanned photos was film I took down at the pond by my house. The film was expired and it created the colour palette for my collection as you will see below.

At the next class, we brought all of our inspiration in and started drawing directly from it on tracing paper.

In the following classes we drew a lot of bodies for practice, then many sketches and ideas of what we envisioned in our collections. We decided our customers, silhouettes, styles, shapes, season, and colours. During this time I was inspired by the shapes of Jil Saunder, and the chicness of Jason Wu.

After that we created a mood board, which showed off our inspiration for our collection. I tore pages from the most recent issue of 180 and set that ad my background. I glued on some of my film, traced trees, and bark and a branch from the birch tree in my backyard. I also incorporated quotes from the tree book. It had our colour palette and fabric swatches as well.

At last, my collection. I don't think there is anything else to say. 

 Siofra was a really wonderful teacher; she was so cute, knowledgeable, and had great ideas. I'm really quite sad that this class is now over and that I can't take any more Pre-College classes there anymore. If you have the chance this summer, I really suggest you take a class or two if you want to go into the arts. These classes have changed my life in the past year. You will meet wonderful people who share the same interests as you and you will learn so much.

I hope you enjoyed this.

Love, Jenae.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Hello darlings! Just thought I'd let you know what's going on in my life real quick. I realized that I'm actually pretty busy today but I just thought you might enjoy my new Betsey Johnson earrings I got at Nordstrom Rack yesterday. Since my mum and I are members there we got to go to a private sale which was really, really lovely. I also had gotten some jewelry and shoes for my prom dress as well as a graduation dress and shoes. 

It's so weird, I'll be done in a month. Cliche thought? Oh well. I tried again with my driving stuff but was not successful. I'll have to keep trying. I also sign up for my college classes. A lot of them are full so right now I'm only signed up for a Sociology and English class. Sociology should be cool, I've always wanted to be like Sweets on the show Bones.

Well, I have to go back to my paper and projects. If I'm lucky I'll be able to put up my collection tomorrow, so much delaying, I know. I hope you all are having a good Sunday.

Love, Jenae.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I mean it, every word of it.

byCORPUS jacket, vintage shirt, Bullhead jeans, and vintage oxfords.

I wore this a while ago. Busy weekend. Preparation for prom. Projects. Senior week. It's crazy. I'm hoping to finally have a post about my collection from AAU tomorrow. Till then.

Love, Jenae.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day.

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day! I just wanted to share with you what I did for my mum this year. 

My birthday and graduation is next month and I had told my parents I only wanted two things; a tea set and a trip. Luckily, the weekend before, one of my neighbors was having a garage sale. My mum and I stopped by and we saw that they had tea sets. We it wasn't really a set, more of a collection. Each piece was different with different patterns and colours. I loved each one and we bought it all for a mere $40. So that's when I got the idea to make my mum a tea party for Mother's Day.

 First I made an invitation to a tea party that was specially made for her.  I set everything out on the table. I made almost all the food. On the three tier tray: I made my own creation of crackers, ham cheese, with a cream cheese and asparagus mix. On the second tier: toast with Nutella, a strawberry, and a mint leaf. On the third: cucumber sandwiches. I made a strawberry spinach salad. For desert I made chocolate pudding in teacups and a fruit-jello. We sipped the family's favorite tea which happens to be Ginger Peach tea from The Republic of Tea. I made a fancy hot chocolate for my picky siblings. 

I also made my family dress up for this occasion. Like my 8th grade promotion dress? Note: This will be the only time you will see pictures of me and my family. 

Hope you all had a good weekend! I pretty much had a nice relaxing weekend to myself. I should be getting my dress today which I am extremely excited about.

Love, Jenae.