Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ode To The Hobbit

My brother posted the official trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and I seriously cannot wait a year. If anyone achieves time travel before December 2012, let me know. I had to write a post specifically for this trailer because the book holds a dear place in my heart. Here is a quick leap into Emily's 6th grade past.

In grade six I had Mr. Soto as a teacher, and I can easily say he was the best teacher at Northridge Elementary. Not only did he hold puppet shows in his class room, taught us all about Egypt (this section really got me interested in Egyptian history), on cold recess days he would turn on his tv with an image of a fireplace and let us make hot chocolate. One of my favourite things we did as a class was read The Hobbit. All of us in our desks listening to a tape of The Hobbit. Back then I imagined this book a bit differently, but what I love is I can distinctly remember exactly how I imagined Bagend. It wasn't as luxurious as it really is, my version was just a hole in a green hill with a big tree on it. I also imagined Gandolf much younger. Besides all the fun memories what I enjoyed most was the fact that this class, and reading this book, made me really start to love reading. I know my mom and dad would read to my sister and I at night, and we'd always go to the library for book, but The Hobbit made me want to read, and imagine new worlds and be apart of different stories. So thanks J.R.R. Tolkien for writing awesome books, and Mr. Soto for incorporating such a great story into your classroom! Well now that my little story has come to an end so shall the epicness that is The Lord of The Rings, here it is!! The Hobbit Trailer!!!!!!

Ok now I want to go watch The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Extended Versions. With a ton of caffeine.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fashion Final

I had my fashion final last Monday, Math final this Monday, Psychology final Today and Biology final on Friday...But for now I feel a little relieved of stress since I have to only focus on one more test. And then I can start to worry about Christmas which, by the way, is only 7 days away! Is anyone else stressing? So with that, I wanted to share some of my fashion projects. Mainly just my two favourite ones.

Fashion Project Numero Uno: Making My Own Fabric. (This sounds a lot cooler than it actually was. I just drew out my own fabric and different % of fiber and how it was died. But I still had fun!)
Garment: High waisted stretch jersey pencil skirt, grey satin top and burgundy leather jacket with pointed lapels and matching insole in jacket.

Fabric: Maroon and mustard. 64% polyester, 27% viscose, 6% cotton.

Fashion Project El Doso: An Accessory. (This one was extra fun because I've been watching Project Accessory now that Project Runway is over, so I got a few good ideas. Anyone else watch that show? I'm loving Nina Cortes and Diego Rocha...seriously check it out.)
After numerous attempts at my original weaving idea of the rolled book pages, I decided on a simple kinda pan flute look. It turned out nice, but looks a lot better on. I ended up sewing the old book pages together and using ribbon for the rest, and the spine of the book for the details.

So there you go finals done! And the Christmas season can begin.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving, Hosted by Me

This Thanksgiving we didn't really have a place to have dinner. Ben and Meggie, Josh and my Mom were all having to move from their place so it wasn't exactly ideal to have it there. Meaghan and Mason's place was just a bit too small. So I decided to host it myself, at my smallish place. With a lot of help from my mom, It turned out wonderful! A full vegan Thanksgiving Feast! We ended up having 11 people in our apartment but it was worth having everyone there. After hours of cooking, Meaghan, my mom and I made the perfect dinner. Afterwards we all played the Gossip Girl Game, never have I ever. Ending with apple cranberry pie and vegan ice cream. It turned out perfect. I loved having everyone here and listening to Christmas music while enjoying peoples company and cooking with my sister and mom. I'm so thankful for all the people in my life.


Friday, November 18, 2011

The Hunger Games

I can't emphasize how excited I am about these movies. Like Harry Potter, I was worried about who they had cast for the movies, but I think it will turn out well. And since Harry Potter is all done I have to look forward to some book-movie event. (Twilight just sucks way too much). So here is the first official trailer. I nearly peed my pants.


Monday, November 7, 2011


Sorry for going totally MIA as of late. I know its always the usual 'I'm busy', but basically I've just had nothing good to blog about. So to keep everyone slightly updated on my somewhat boring life lately, here are some way's I've kept myself busy outside boring work/school...

Before it got chilly my mom and I made a drive up Immigration Canyon, ate lunch at Sun & Moon Cafe and then got sufficiently lost for almost an hour. But it was worth it driving to no where and listening to Norah Jones.

outside dinning
our yummy salad
my beautiful mommy
getting lost in beautiful utah

Taking walks in the rain.
Vintage finds
sidewalk chalk art
Copious amounts of coffee.

Creepy pictures outside Staples.

Halloween fun with family and friends.

Going to see Midnight in Paris at the Broadway Theaters with Colin.
absolutely loved this movie! All about Paris, the 1920's, Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, writing...who could have made a movie that literally was everything I love? Woody Allen, duh.
wall art at the theaters
taken especially for josh

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fashion Nite Out

Salt Lake City may not be the first place you think of when you hear the words 'designers' or 'fashion' but this city is breaking out and hitting the runway.

Friday the 23rd, The Gallivan Center hosted the 2nd annual Fashion Nite Out. The event helped SLC emerge into the fashion community by showcasing local designers, models, stylists and retailers. With the runway all lit up, V.I.P. section roped off and my official wrist band, Fashion Nite Out almost felt like a NYC couture fashion show. Besides attending my older sister's high school fashion shows, I haven't been to many runway events, so this would be considered my very first 'real' fashion show. After watching videos online of New York's fashion week, behind the scenes and on the runway, everything about this show made me feel like I was Emily, fashion writer. Here to attend on behalf of my prestige fashion magazine, ready to write this month’s article. My dreams felt a bit shattered after I was asked to move from the "reserved seating” comfy chairs to the lovely cement steps behind them. But once the show started I sneakily made my way to the 3rd row, since the seats hadn’t been filled. Settling myself into the comfy chairs, the DJ played and the first show began.

Runway 1: Featuring Krista Nielson, Jordan Halversen and Rachael Domingo, all styled by Aveda Institute and Landis.

Krista Nielson’s designs featured swim wear for 2011, furrs, peacock feathers and other various animal prints. Favourite piece, the peacock umbrella. Along with swim Krista also designs dresses and coats.

Jordan Halversen has a men's and women's line. The men's is classic casual with interesting printed tees. His women's collection is the eye catcher. With his layered, printed, sheer and draping style clothing, any women would look great in his designs.

Rachael Domingo's designs were beautiful. More high fashion more artistic, simply wonderful. The women's dresses were unique but wearable. It caught my eye, and the next time I need a dress, guess where I'll be going.

After the first show there was an interesting little hip hop number. I decided to relieve myself and grab another beverage.

Tempest Couture was amazing. Possibly my favourite collection. Sadly their website is under construction at the moment, but keep checking back for their designs. From their hats and wraps to their heels and boot, the leathery sheer designs reminded me a bit of All Saints.

Mary Jane's is a company in Park City. It looked the part with fur lined vests and poncho jackets. They mainly sell shoes though. I enjoyed their runway much more than their website.

Danny Nappi is actually a store I go into regularly, but haven't bought anything yet. Sadly their downtown store has recently closed but their website is up and running. Known for their jeans, Nappi also has great graphic tees, dresses, hats and underwear.

After OC Tanner I decided to leave. The whole experience just made me want to attend more runway shows. Maybe next time I'll have my name on a seat with my camera in hand ready to write an actual article for a real magazine. And maybe even get a pay check from it all. Oh I can dream can't I? The best part of all this, I had an amazing night, experiencing the fashion in my city and I got extra credit.

What I Wore:

(my sad bathroom pictures)(H&M Dress, Gap Cardigan, BD&G Flats, corner of the pics, Vintage Purse)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Kitchen Appliances

I try to eat and be as healthy as possible. Due to this healthiness, I just finished a week long juice/water cleanse and surprisingly lost 6 lbs afterwards! With the fear of gaining it all back, and wanting to stay and be healthier, I've made the decision to cut certain things out of my diet. Dairy, breads, eggs, basically I'll be doing a vegan/raw diet for the next month. Colin was getting sick of my constant stomach ache complaints after everything I would eat and so was I. It's been a whole week since I've been doing raw/vegan and he hasn't heard any 'ooo's' or 'ouches' from me. My mom has helped make this lifestyle transition a bit easier, with her lending of kitchen appliances. I got to borrow her
and food processor.
This makes life easy, I'll actually be able to make raw and vegan meals. I'm just so excited to be able to eat well again. My stomach thanks me.

Along with these great appliances, my mom lent me a stack of raw and vegan recipe books!
Hello October! You'll be full of yummy recipes and awesome health benefits.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Week In Pictures

Since I've been busy with school and work I obviously haven't had much time to blog. But, since this coming Friday will be my official last day at Sunflower (the two job thing was starting to stifle my school work, which I didn't want), and although I'm picking up more hours at Staples I will now have more time for school work, spending time with people and blogging. Along with this I am going to start a new post called "A Week In Pictures", basically its exactly how it sounds.

1)monday classes at library square. 2)loads of coconut water. 3)school day outfit. 4)copy center pals, hats made by me. 5)late night Sage's Cafe raw ice cream in bed.