Monday, February 20, 2012

Isn't she Pretty in Pink..

"Pretty in Pink" has always been one of my favorite movies. Although I must admit, I find both Andie and Blain unlikable. I was, however, quite fond of Iona and Duckie.

Here's my logic:
Blain acted like he was all interested in Andie. But c'mon. You don't forget about your girlfriend when you "Supposedly" invited someone else to prom. Like really. That's bullshit, Blain. You know you were only concerned about what your friends thought. And that sappy speech about how you "always believed in her"...Cut the crap.

And thought I don't believe anyone should owe anyone kindness, I do believe you could have been a little nicer to the Duckman. I admit he was immature at times but he was your best friend and also didn't want you to get hurt. Lastly,Andie, I can never forgive you for destroying Iona's beautiful prom dress and turning it into a hideous potato sack.

Now, I'm a bit biased. I'm in love with Duckie! I just adore him. His style, his humor, and he can ride his bike past my house anytime!

But this post is for Iona. She has got to be the coolest character ever! Her style is flawless! And like someone told me " She changed styles often, but deep down inside was always just Iona". Now she sported quite a few looks in the movie. You had Punk Rock Iona, 40's bombshell Iona, Platinum blonde Iona, and Miami vice Iona. But my favorite look by afar was the 60's Nostalgia prom Iona. This is when we get introduced to the pretty in pink polka dot dress.

This post is dedicated to her makeup. She wore a pastel blue frosty shadow w/ bubblegum pink lips and cheeks. Thick winged liner, and killer lashes.

Iona Inspiration!

Now for my rendition of Annie Pott's Iona Pretty in Pink look!

Here's the tutorial!

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

"I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality."
- Frida Kahlo

Growing up my parents always made sure that we were aware of our culture. And they always reminded us that we should be proud of it because it's beautiful and part of who we are. One of the things I remember more vividly was learning about Frida Kahlo! I always thought she was beautiful! She wasn't this standard beauty of what society had led us to believe should be beautiful. And that's one of the things I liked the most. I was this little chubby Latina girl in a world of skinny white girls, so for me it was comforting to see this unconventional beauty. Her art was always aesthetically pleasing to me. And I admired the vibrant colors, even paired with sorrowful imagery. I wanted to be part of that world.

So I wanted to dedicate this post to her!

This look is inspired by the beautiful Frida Kahlo, as well as a photo of Denise Bidot. The floral crown is what made me think of Frida. However, I am unable to part my hair down the middle, as Frida did so often. So I opted for the styling of Miss Bidot.

Floral crowns, braids, and punchy makeup. It's like a painting itself.

My muses:

Frida Kahlo

Denise Bidot

Here are some photos of myself, as well as a tutorial!

Here's one with more of a punchy lip. I then changed it to a lilac color.
Now with the lilac lips!

And for the tutorial:

I've got those Pawn Shop Blues...

Lana Del Rey continues to steal my heat. One of my favorite songs at the moment is "Pawn Shop Blues". I thought that it would be really neat to do a cover of this song.

I checked, and found no chords for the song. But worry not, this gal figured 'em out!
Here they are!

(I sent in a revised version, but apparently you can't submit the same song twice. BOO!) Soooo...

Add a D at the end of the second verse( I almost cried as I sold them all) to transition to the third verse. Also In that bridge(Been broken since I was born) the chords I put were G,C,D. Take out the G and just play a C there

And finally folks, me covering Lana Del Rey's "Pawn Shop Blues"

I heard that you like the bad girls. Honey, is that true?

As many(or few) of you know, I'm quite obsessed with the lovely Lana Del Rey. The sweet vibrato in her voice. She has this splendid huskiness when she sings, which I find to be very Lauren Bacall. Her lyrics are very pure, And you can't deny her beauty.

So I've been playing around with hair and makeup, and have decided on doing a tutorial. The look I've chosen is from that Video Games promo photo. I think you know which one I'm referring to. She's staring intently into the camera and gracing her beautiful head is a floral crown.

So here are some photos and a tutorial based on the look.


And my rendition of the look. I made the floral crown. I was feeling like such a crafty kitten...Meow!

I've been revoltingly unfaithful...

I feel like a terrible blog mother! I've neglected my blogspot for quite some time. Lately, I've opted for le tumblr(which I still adore). But I figured it's time to get my first baby up and running and back on track.

So I figured, to get things started, I'll just post a few photos of myself.

I mean, why not?

Also, my hair has grown out quite a bit!