Monday, August 29, 2011

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I love music videos... So much so that I would love to make trillions and trillions of music videos...
So I decided to list of some of my favorite music videos. Enjoy!

We Used to Wait/ The Wilderness Downtown by Arcade Fire

So this first music video isn't just a video; it's a virtual personal experience. It's stunning, emotional, and also interactive. The only way you can experience it is to go here.

Take On Me by a-ha

An awesome mix of animation and live action. It's pretty mind-blowing how the glimpses of animation and live action synchronize perfectly. That's some editing talent. And hey, who doesn't love a great 80s pop song?

Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

Okay, I know I'm kinda biased when it comes to mother monster, but this is a seriously fantastic music video. From it's newly famed dance moves and outrageous outfits, "Bad Romance" makes everyone want to be a little monstah.

Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win by Beastie Boys

Remember that Nickelodeon show "Action League Now"? This is pretty much that show but in a music video form. It's so funny, and also super clever. Maybe cuz Spike Jonze directed it... hmmmmm

Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

Another completely mind-blowing music video. Plus this is one of my favorite songs ever, and one of my fave bands! This would be one seriously badass screensaver.

Muppet Show Theme Song by OK Go

Omygawd. I can't help myself. I love OK Go and the Muppets dearly and I truly loved this video. If u love either you'll love this too.

Short Skirt/Long Jacket  by Cake

Talk about market research. While it may seem like it's just about interviews with random people, this video really shows how music is ultimately subjective, like all forms of art. I also thought some of the responses and reactions were super funny.

Bytheway, I shall discuss the VMA awards in a later blog entry. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

don't you... forget about me

Hi :)
So I haven't been the greatest of bloggers.... but don't worry. I am going to be the best blogger of all time. Kind of.
I have decided to post at least one blog entry (whether it's possible or not) every single week.
Prepare for awesomeness.

Anyways, I thought I ought to tell you the upcoming fall trends. Heads up, it's all about luxury.

Okay, so the first trend to look out for this fall is fur. Lots and lots of fur. If you're not a fan of killing animals for fashion, there are plenty of fantastic fake fur pieces out on the market. Also, play with fun colored furs, like the ones in Gucci's fall ready to wear collection.
(Left: Alexander McQueen Fall Couture 2011, Right: Gucci Fall RTW 2011)

Gold jewelry is also a must for autumn. Bangles, hoops, necklaces, anything. In general, you want to make a statement with jewelry this fall/winter.

Whether it's lip color or a shade of fabric, wine is this season's "it" color. However, don't just buy an entire wardrobe in these deep red shades. Instead, try on these colored pieces to see which shade will look best on your skin tone, which also applies to wine colored lipstick.
(Left: Chanel Iman, Right: Gucci Fall RTW 2011)

Bad ass beauties rejoice, because leather is making an appearance on the runways for fall 2011. Again, if you'd rather wear fake leather, be my guest.
(Left: Danier Fall 2011, Right: Miu Miu Fall RTW 2011)

Color blocking is super hot this fashion season. The thing is it doesn't have to be a bold block pattern like a Mondrian artwork, but you can work this pattern subtly as well.
(Left: H&M Fall 2011, Right:Alberta Ferretti Fall RTW 2011)

Love em or hate em, polka dots are back in style. There are plenty of ways to play with this fun print, but remember that a little goes a long way. Unless you really like polka dots a lot. Then go for it. :)
(Left: Marc Jacobs Fall RTW 2011, Right: Moschino Fall RTW 2011)

Are diamonds really a girl's best friend? Nope, but a favorite pair of pumps just might be. These sky-high heels have graced the runway this fall, making those super tall models even taller.
(Left: Christian Louboutin Fall 2011, Right: Miu Miu Fall RTW 2011)

On that lovely note, I am ending this blog post about the major fall fashion trends of 2011. Love you all dearly! :D

Monday, August 8, 2011

i'm baaaaaaa-aaaaaaaack

Hi :)

So I've been away to an amazing art camp called CSSSA (California State Summer School of the Arts) for the past 4 weeks, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. There, I studied animation at CalArts, which has completely opened my eyes as to what I may pursue as a career. I've become a much more outgoing person, as well as a crazier artist. Here's some photos I took:

I absolutely loved the creative, insanely artistic people I was surrounded by at CSSSA. I loved meeting students in other departments, which were music, film, theater, visual arts, dance, and creative writing. This is a picture from "the sublevel" of CalArts, which is an entire floor of art-covered walls. 

I loved going to the sublevel and seeing how it was constantly being painted over by someone else. Unfortunately, I didn't paint / draw something in the sublevel, but many of my friends did. I should have :-/

mother monster :)

One of my friends painted this. I met a lot of fellow Whovians. It was magical. 

In one dorm room, a post-it Mario suddenly appeared. 

One of my super cool roommates and me. 

There were several field trips offered by CSSSA, including a trip to Disneyland. We also saw Les Miserables and went to the Getty Museum.

I'm pretty sure I was saying "oh crap" at this exact moment on the ride. (I'm wearing the pink/red shirt in the back)

At the Gettyyyyyy lookin at stuffffffff.

More Whovian amazingness.

The animation department went to Olvera Street in LA to draw everything we could. We drew tourists, street vendors, and the awesome architecture. I found this amazing Last Supper / Scarface painting for sale, but I stopped myself from buying it. I should have bought it. 


A cute lil snail.

A fellow animator drew me. :) 

Another fellow animator drew me. I like modeling. :)

Some of my artwork from one of the first life drawing classes. 

A paper puppet of a 50s gurrrrl. 

Some cut out frames from my final animation project. I put them all together and it made a super cool effect. Don't worry, I'll post a video of my final project. Eventually. 

Walkin all togetha.

We totally look like we're in an ad for Urban Outfitters.

Sunset in the background. I miss y'all dearly :)


Stress + Insanity + Love + Fun + Art = CSSSA

I hope you enjoyed these pix! Contact me for questions, comments, and other stuff. Stay beautiful! (hi lucy)