Monday, September 17, 2012

What is true to you?

Last week was a crazy week, and when I am crazy I mean literally working on school from the moment I wake up tell the moment I fall into bed. It is nothing I am not used too. I have done it for quite a few semesters now. It is always just a shock to the system particularly after a month and a half with no real responsibility whatsoever.

The difference between this week and eventually this semester is that I am doing all things I LOVE. Biochemistry the class about the chemistry that makes our bodies exist, is absolutely fascinating stuff! The rate you breath all controlled by one type of reaction! Hopefully I can share more of those nerdy discovers. I am also taking Patternmaking like actually making those pieces you cut out in a pattern you buy! It is pretty sweet! I am in two other classes as well Church History (the history of the mormon church interesting stuff as well) and a Biochemistry lab where I hope to pick up skills for future laboratory tech jobs. So all good classes but just time consuming.

I also have two jobs. The first I do outreach for my schools relatively new student conference. It is a big job where I talk to a lot of faculty and ultimately try to get students involved. I feel passionately about this as it can really influence students lives. I also do computational research for a professor.

And then on top of that I am still trying to run. Ran 6 miles today Whoot Whoot! And fulfill voluntary commitments and responsibilities with my Church.

All in all I go EVERY waking moment...I am doing something I love and feel is worth while almost every moment it leaves you feeling very fulfilled at the end of the day yet so tired and I wonder how long I can keep it up and what it will take from me. As I still have a husband and family and friends.

The problem is I have SO many true deep passions for some many beautiful yet so varied things, chemistry and fashion pretty far (ok, there are a few connections points synthetic fabrics, makeup, perfume, all chemicals (be pretty cool to work in one of those points though)). Sometimes I wonder if I should focus more solely on one but I just love them all.

This quote by Garance really got me thinking "You have to do things that excite you and try to communicate that enthusiasm the best you can. You can’t please everyone… But if you look for your emotion, what is true to you deep down, the rest falls into place."

I have had moments where I have forgotten "what is true to ME deep down". But as I look over last week I realize that all of that sloper, amino acid, and pipetting madness is what is true to me. And the one thing that connects them all is that I will put everything I can into each of them. As I feel that their is no point, no life, or feeling if their is not passion, one of the deepest human feelings. 

So I hope you have a passion for something and that you have a chance to put your all into that passion, even if it turns out to be a failure. Because as my favorite Greys Anatomy Quote says "There is nothing worse than not knowing" not trying.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The First Day of Fashion Week: A Review

Today was the first day of New York Fashion week! And as school does not start until Monday I could not help following the shows as closely as I can in middle of nowhere Idaho. Today's shows were not any huge names though still very interesting. It appears there still is large focus on patterns. Creative construction of garments is also very important. Only time will tell if these trends continue. The shows of Jason Wu, Rag & Bone, and Tommy Hilfiger are tomorrow so we will see what happens. I am excited to see what Rag & Bone has in store as they are one of my favorite houses.

The BCBG Max Azria was my favorite show from today. BCBG Max Azria is founded by Maz Azria a frenchmen of jewish decent. The BCBG comes from the french phrase "Bon chic, Bon genre," meaning "good style, good attitude." BCBG started in 1989 and now encompasses 20 brands. I really liked this seasons criss crossing straps on the bodice along with the color scheme of greys, black, and white mixed with wonderful floral patterns. If you have not noticed I love black and grey and am developing a love for floral. Here are a few of my favorite looks.

Creatures of the Wild also had their show today. Creatures of the Wild is designed by art students Shane Gabier and Chris Peters there show last season was a little crazy so they toned it down this year, maybe too much though. The whole collection was based off of the 60's but came across as very peasant like. My biggest problem with the looks is that they did not seem flattering and the patterns did not feel original and modern. Below are a few of their looks the first is my favorite of the collection.

 Richard Chai was another designer to present his collection today. Richard Chai studied at Parsons School of Design. Some of you may recognize Parsons as the school Jenny Humphery attended in Gossip Girl. After school Richard worked for Armani and Marc Jacobs. He started his own company in 2004. You can see his passion for construction in this show. Here are some of my favorites!

Love the two colors




Hope you enjoyed the first looks of fashion week. I would love to hear your opinions of the looks! I hope to continue with posts throughout the fashion weeks, we will see how school goes though!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Nothing better than Vintage and the Start of Fall

There's nothing better for the fashion nerd in me than finding that perfect vintage piece, except for that slight chill in the air that signals the start of fall. That chill gives me the same sort of excitement that spring flowers give most people. To me fall is the most exciting time of the year as it signals a start of new school year, the beginning of coat and layer season, and most importantly fashion weeks. I know there are spring/summer shows but I just have an attachment to fall/winter as they were the first shows that I really fell in love with, and their just seems to be more hype about them, they seem to set more of the trends. I look forward to sharing all of my favorite looks from the shows along with some of my favorite fall looks!

It has been a crazy last week as we traveled to South Dakota to visit my husband's extended family. More on that later I am hoping to make a video of all my cross country trips this summer. But for now it is great to be home enjoying a soft bed, the start of fall, and my entire closet (including some of my favorite vintage pieces.) The outfit below is made complete by some of my favorite vintage finds.

Scarf and Pin: Vintage
Skirt: Vintage
Shoes: Vintage
Blouse: Anthropology 
Earnings: Buckle