24 November 2011

URBAN SERENITY'S BLACK FRIDAY OPENING


Hi, my talented friend Ashly is opening up a new online store on Black Friday(tonight) and I wanted to share a press release to you guys!

Special Black Friday release of the KNOTTED BY URBAN SERENITY COLLECTION. The complete grand opening of the store will open up in early December but this is just a taste of what is yet to come! The Black Friday bracelets are limited edition. These bracelets are macrame style made with gold pyrite turquoise beads and accented with gold stardust beads.

Everyone log on tonight and tomorrow to catch a chance to get your limited edition bracelet!

20 November 2011

Lets Talk About It:The Twilight Saga



SPOILER ALERT: STOP READING RIGHT NOW OR YOU WILL BE VERY SAD.

Yes, I like Twilight...Go ahead, judge me! But there is some confusion to men and certain women on why the masses love Twilight..I am here to break it down for you in a way I have yet to hear explained.

It's a fantasy, not just any fantasy but a fantasy with no consequences. A fantasy with so much to gain in the end without really losing anything. Here we have a plain Jane with no personality, who gets picked by the most beautiful and richest guy who happens to be immortal guy. It gives a chance to a lot of girls to believe that you don't have to be special,interesting or even beautiful to be chosen by the "perfect guy". Not to mention there is tons of hot wolves and hotter vampires who are willing to risk everything for this one girl who isn't even special. Also, because its a great distraction from the reality of the world. A place where war,violence,greed,racism,rape,murder,death,poverty and misfortune happens non-stop, it is nice to get away from how fucked we truly are(hence the title of this blog).

Bella doesn't really loose much at all.. Unlike other series like say Harry Potter where both of your parents are slaughtered and some of your friends by pure evil ; or Vampire Diaries where Elena Gilbert's adopted parents, real parents and last living guardian are all killed by the result of vampirism; or other series where you have to sacrifice family,friends,home,mind,well being just to have a good end ---Bella gets to have it all. She gets to be what everyone is searching for and have been searching for since the beginning of time: eternal youth,beauty,money and love (yes, like Ponce de Leon didn't just search the globe for the "Fountain of Youth"; or there isn't countless advertising on how to be beautiful; or how people try to do things to become rich like playing the lottery every week; or like most songs,books,movies aren't about love).

Oh sure, she started to give birth to a demon spawn who eventually killed her horrifically (like she wasn't going to have to die anyway) but even the demon spawn got be a perfect little hybrid. She doesn't loose her dad because he is okay with her being a vampire (or ignores it all together) as well as keeping her immortal family. She gets to even keep Jacob around, in a creepy way but he will still be around like she wanted. No one dies or suffers that Bella cares about, its just all falls into place. In addition, being a newborn vampire she doesn't even have a struggle with bloodlust. She just magically adapts perfectly her "vegetarian" blood diet (ughhh I didn't like that Stephenie Meyer). Newborn bloodlust isn't suppose to be easy, it should take massive training according to the preceding books(Jasper anyone?). Finally, instead of the massive war with the Volturi that is suppose to happen (and carries on for 100-200 pages) it doesn't! The Volturi backs down because once again vampires from all over the world are willing to help this one un-special girl.

So this is the reason girls/people love The Twilight Saga.. She gets everything she wants and everything works in her favor --no matter what.There is no real responsibility for her actions. I don't know about you but  I may not want to be a the main character of a book/film/tv if that meant lots of people I loved had to die. I might have to think about it. But who has to think about gaining beauty,youth,happiness and money for all eternity with no real trade offs ? Not many people.


A review of the movie:
I will say the movie was better than I thought it would be. Usually I hate the movies because they never follow the book(not since the first movie). However, I was actually pleasantly surprised it did. I think they may have skipped a few sex scenes but apparently America is more afraid of sex than graphic gore.

Likes:
1.The birth scene
was horrifying and that's great.It could have been more graphic but somehow I thought they would skip this all together so I was grateful for ANYTHING. Since in the other films they took blood scenes and made them not bloody (-_-) it was nice to see actual blood IN A VAMPIRE MOVIE.. It (almost) helped that the music was all happy and then it slid right into SAW III. I wasn't expecting it at all. It saved the movie for me, because I almost disliked the whole film until that scene.

2.Bella's transformation
was beautiful with her human life flashing before her eyes. It was nice they played her actual Lullaby Theme, instead of leaving it out. Also, I wondered why at first Bella looked so sickly (even before the baby). Once she was pregnant she looked like emancipated DEATH warmed up. SHE LOOKED HORRIBLE.There was nothing glamorous or redeeming about the way she looked! Finally, she transformed into a vampire. Bella went from looking like she escaped Michael Jackson's Thriller to her looking like she had an eternal gift card to Sephora.

3.The way they handle the Jacob pedophilia part(LOL!).
I had no idea how they were going to handle the imprinting of man to a baby but they did it. By showing Reneseme as an adult/teen as soon as he imprinted, you almost forget that she is still a baby and he's a grown ass man(or teen?). But it was also a beautiful flash forward with all the music,her voice and seeing her as an adult/teen. Surprising it was all CGI-ed versions of her. I thought those were real people, but nope all computerized.

Dislikes: 
1.I hated the background music. There was this annoying ass background music that made the movie seem like a soap opera. The music was a bit too happy. Was that in the preceding movies? Breaking Dawn is the darkest of the series so why is this so happy? I mean, we're talking about a vampire baby crushing you from the inside out. Do I really need to feel like I'm on a happy ride up an elevator?

2.The acting. I know that Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson can act. I have seen numerous films with them in it. Yet they seemed bored, uninterested or like they were just reading their lines. The seemed passive and almost un-phased that their beloved Bella was about to be sucked dry by her own fetus. This is the first time I noticed this out of all the films.

3. At some points I felt like I was watching the Power Rangers. When the wolf pack met up and we're reading each other minds I was just like DEAR GOD WHY???WHO SAID THIS WAS OKAY?? I was just waiting for Jacob to say "GO GO POWER RANGERS TO KILL BELLA-YOU CAN NOT STOP ME.. AH-HA".. It had this cartoon feel.. You know--the cartoons you can catch on a Saturday morning...Weird......

Anyways I still liked the movie (thanks to the last 30 minutes redeeming the whole thing). This is the first movie I have liked since the first one (Catherine Hardwicke, girl you had it right). I look forward to the next one.

*UPDATE: I just realized that Edward Cullen didn't sparkle in Breaking Dawn Part I. Which I guess is fine but be consistent. If he's going to sparkle in all the films and books, he or at least vampire Bella should have at least sparkled just a little.

15 November 2011

MY NEW BOOTS!

Breckelle Georgia-24 Lace Up Military Mid Calf Boot

WOOOO HOO after waiting a whole year for them to restock and then another year for them to mail it to me (sarcasm) I finally have my boots. I have been searching for the perfect combat/military boot for like 2 years now. And after 3 fail attempts with other boots I finally have them! This my first time dealing with URBANOG.com .. I saw it in a magazine and finally broke down and bought them. At first I was worried because there was NO REVIEWS on them AT ALL. I was afraid I was going to get these run down,cheap looking,tacky shoes that had been Photoshopped beyond belief  but I was wrong. They are comfy, fit well and I'm gonna keep them forever and everrrrr....  I will say one thing however, it took forever to ship. I paid $10 bucks for shipping but it took two weeks to arrive. I have gotten faster shipping from China for free. Nevertheless, I am really happy with them.

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14 November 2011

Rihanna X Talk That Talk Promo




I just can't get enough of this girl! The hair! The red lips! The clothes! So glamourous! So grunge! eeekkkkk!

13 November 2011

This Weekend

first time at a casino

11-11-11

the casino


Very colorful right? all on my new iphone ! more here

10 November 2011

November/December Inspiration Part One

do we see a theme?!

"vampire diaries" "barbie klaus" "rebekah" tyler lockwood" "elena glibert" "damon salvatore" "stefan salavatore" "bonnie bennet" "romeo and juliet" "american horror story" "violate" "violet harmon" "tate langdon" "ahs" "the crow" "eric draven" "shelley webster" "underworld:awakening" "underworld" "love" "we found love in a hopeless place" "we found love" "rihanna" “Piggy, Piggy” "Twilight" "Breaking Dawn" "Bella Swan" "Edward Cullen"

07 November 2011

6 FAVORITE "SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT" COVERS AND REMIXES


I love Nirvana and Kurt Cobain.. I have tons of remixes and covers of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as well as other songs...Here are my 6 favorite...

1.J*DaVeY

2..Sungha Jung

3.Pretty Lights vs Radiohead vs Nirvana vs NIN

4.Mighty Mike- Calvin Harris vs. Nirvana

5..Mujuice vs. Tori Amos

6.Winter Gloves

GUILTY

They found the defendant,Conrad Murray... GUILTY  for (accidentally..I guess!) killing the most famous person in the world.. 
MICHAEL JACKSON

01 November 2011

Current Obsession: EGYPT

I don't know but I'm getting a little obsession with ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology. Since Horus' comeback or should I say he never left? (I mean his eye is on the dollar bill) I have had a little obsession..However it didnt just begin. It all started in 6th grade when I saw my Social Studies book with the gorgeous gold tomb of King Tutankhamun  on the cover (in fact I kept the history book just because of it, shhhhh.. don't tell haha). We learned the most about Egypt that year and I was proud because Egypt is in Africa and may be the only still standing evidence of African royalty that is acknowledged by everyone... Even if its downgraded not to be "African" (pleaseeeee)... Anyways! I have even had dreams about being in Egyptian temples, explaining to Americans about Egyptian history(as if I was there in ancient Egypt and I'm talking about my family) and touching the walls of hieroglyphics. I have taken in interest in the stone Lapis Luzli as well.. I currently own a Lapis ring that I wear everyday. I plan on a necklace and bracelet in the future once I can afford too.Also I own a bracelet from 1970s Egypt that was my mother's a .925 silver necklace from Egypt which I bought 4 years ago and tons of hamsa jewelry (which is of Egyptian mythology, Buddhism,Islamic religions and even Christian tradition).  And oh yes the movies about Egypt! Of course we have Cleopatra (1963), we have Mummy series (1999) and Queen of the Damned (2002).  Apparently QOTD wasn't completely accurate to Anne Rice's novel however Aaliyah made a great Egyptian queen! Also everyone has seen Michael Jackson's Remember The Time (1992) video! But gosh I'm rambling..Let me just show you what I mean.


Egyptian Inspiration Photos:


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"caroline forbes" vampire diaries aaliyah scribes Delta kohl HatshepsutRosetta Stone Cairo Osiris Pharaoh Anubis Thebes


Things I want inspired by Egypt:


Lapis Scarab Necklace $288
Scarab and Isis Wing Necklace $261
Lapis Scarab Ring $215

Lapis Bracelet Goldfill Silk and Lapis Luzi 
Lapis Luzi Earrings $40
(she made a ring for me, she is so talented and nice!)

Ankh Ring 


The Music:

One of my favorite songs from Egypt is by Hamza El Din (RIP) called Mwasha...he sings as well as plays the instrument called the oud.. The song was created in 1978 and in the language of Arabic the words are:

When the gossamer nymph appears, My beloved’s beauty drives me to distraction Surrender 
When I am enraptured by a glimpse, My beloved’s beauty is a tender branch caught by the breeze Surrender Oh my destiny, my perplexity, No one can comfort me in my misery, In my lamenting and suffering for love, But for the one in the beautiful mirage 
My beloved’s beauty drives me to distraction, Surrender         
                                                    

but also I like the music that Gibbs Richard & Jonathan Davis for the QOTD musical score:

The Secret Passage

On The Beach

*well thats enough for now. I'm getting beside myself now.