Saturday, April 30, 2011


advance apologies. this will be very brief. i was caught in the ladies line to the washroom which took 500 years.
i'll start by saying that the orchestra at the beginning was beyond beautiful. i just sat and closed my eyes and allowed the music to move me. ugh. violins. 
so far i can tell you that this is one incredible opera. i mean, it's no secret that these singers have incredible voices but we still have to be able to admire their talent.
i counted the 'chills' 4 times while i was watching. i got goosebumps up my arms. 
times up.
cya after the show! :)



The first thing i notice when i see a crowd of dazzling people is....
what they're wearin'.
when it comes to the opera you can basically dress however fancy you like. 
some people are in gowns, some in skirts and blouses and some people, like alison & i, dressed the same. was this planned? absolutely not. we think it's hilarious. we never told each other what we were going to wear tonight but it just so happened that we showed up as twins. although she has lovely red locks and i have brown hair with terrible blonde streaks that need a real good touch up. 

but back to what matters...
we got our backstage tour and my oh my. a chandelier hanging from above while a lovely table set is to the side and across is a couch. i guess in the era you wouldn't call it a couch but seeing as i'm a modern 19-year old, thats the first word that comes to my mind.. no? i'm not sure of the proper name for it. so i won't make a fuss. but you get me.. right? ;)
i learned that this set is kept in New York. yes... you heard me: NY. they ship it all the way here... crazy hey? & it took them about 10 hours with 14 men to set it up. not half bad.
then we went back BACK stage and saw more of the set and alison met the love of her life: the spiral staircase. she's always wanted to see a spiral staircase backstage in a theatre... face-to-face to be specific. she loved it. 
and soon before ye know it we're back at out tables bloggin' away.
ahem... i mean...
"La Traviata will begin in ten minutes. Please take your seats."
well enjoy these photos for now.. and i'll see ya at the intermission!



we made it!
we are at the queen elizabeth theatre. 
and we got wifi! finally. technical difficulties are not so 'difficult' anymore.. hehe.
we are just about to be let out to get out backstage tour!
 t minus 1 hour before La Traviata starts!


Friday, April 29, 2011

head scarf style #3

head scarf -style numero tres.
super simple 'n easy. i didn't even need to show a 'how to'. basically you just twist the scarf and tie around your head. depending on how long your scarf is.. for me... i tied mine in a knot at the back and just tucked it behind the scarf so it was unnoticeable. 
this scarf style gives off a sorta desert-like vibe. ya na?
ps. my friend anna cut my hair.. only about an inch. could ya tell? :P
pretty scarves for sale @ V for: ▼intage 


La Traviata- you ready?

i'm going to be a blogger for the Vancouver Opera!
usually it's a my sis nik who blogs for them BUT since she's MIA in aussie land, imma be a'takin' over her spot tomorrow night.
So are you excited? Are you going? If not tomorrow i hope you make it out at some point to see LA TRAVIATA. 
so let me begin by advance-warning that i'm not a huge wiz when it comes to opera, however, i did take some opera with my past singing teacher [ann golden fisher- who was fan-freakin-tastic] but in all honesty, at the time, i wasn't much of one to go and do my research. and might i add that i very much appreciate the talent of an opera singer. my goodness. you really gotta take care of that voice...
someone who i'm sure knows much more than me about opera will be coming with me tomorrow night, my lovely friend alison. her and i both take Musical Theatre at Capilano University- our first year of three. i think that she is someone who will really appreciate this opera considering her knowledge of the genre. she comes to school with her big 'ol headphones and stacks of opera CDs.. so it's a pleasure that i get to bring her along with me :)
like most operas, it's very dramatic and packed with romance and heartbreak. so don't be afraid to pack some handy-dandy kleenex in your cluth/purse/murse... ye know. [for you opera-regulars, i'm sure you're already aware of this]
Man alive. i'm so excited to see this opera. i read a great illustrated synopsis however i didn't want to post it because i didn't want to give away the ending. [in all honesty i originally posted the link but then erased it thinking it was too much of a spoiler]. however, if you think i'm nutso and you would still like to know what's a'happenin' in La Traviata just visit their site and go to "opera live" and it'll give you the rundown. 
now i have to decide on what i'm going to wear tomorrow.
i mean WHAT ON EARTH am i going to wear TOMORROW!
sorry guys. i am a woman, and i intend to dress appropriately for this event. 
i'll whip up some sort of outfit. may take hours but it will be done. 
[big] PS. for those who won't be there tmrw evening i'll be blogging during the opera so be sure to stay tuned from 6:30-10PM tmrw evening! :)


Monday, April 25, 2011

ah, life.

 "I’m happy on my own, but let’s be honest, isn’t half of the point of the whole world the pursuit of finding someone that gives you that feeling of home?"
"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."


Sunday, April 24, 2011

A heart that hurts is a heart that works.

"We need to hurt once in awhile. How else will we learn not to make the same mistakes? 
We need to get left outside in the rain, we need to be forgotten, we need to feel alone, 
we need to learn what it feels like to love someone who has no intention of loving you
back. Because, eventually, someone who truly cares about you will come into your life.
And if it weren't for these past mistakes, you wouldn't even realize how beautiful it feels
to be loved." 


Monday, April 18, 2011

when it ends. it's over.

can you feel spring? 
i'm getting there. today was a sunshiny day, however still chillay.
today i thought about doing something [okay, not just anything]. let's pretend you know what i'm talking about: it's a decision that i should have made a long time ago but i held on and dealt with it. it's going to soon be over. & then to move on.
[not talking about a boy.]
two exams down. a couple more to go. here i cooome.


Sunday, April 17, 2011


i live undersea.......
ughhhh. im tired man.... when april is past i'm going to be sleeping like a baby from then onward. it'll be sad to leave all my wonderful MUTH friends but a break is realllyyyy needed.
went out last night for nina's bday. HAH. oh dear....
pics up soon :)


Monday, April 11, 2011


Only love is all maroon

Lapping lakes like leary loons

Leaving rope burns -- Reddish ruse

Only love is all maroon

Gluey feathers on a flume

Sky is womb and she's the moon

-bon iver


Saturday, April 9, 2011

locked on.

Well.. me hair is a'growin & it's a'growin fast, me friends.
it's strange to think that a year & a bit ago i was rockin' out with my pixie cut. 
i do miss it sometimes, however, hair is hair & it grows back [quick in my case] so a good chop to the locks is a definite possibility i'm holding onto for the future. 
i'd like to go lighter with it though, like....
i've mentioned it before, but for realz this time, i really really wan'it. 
since these photos [last 2] i'd never seen hairstyles like them before.
SO NEAT! if anyone knows how to do this, please do not hesitate to inform me on how it's done. i'd love to learn. eets so purdy.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Playing in the sun...

for those of you who also live raincouver, you must'a felt the same joy as i when i saw the sun. however, it's sadly not here to stay. i checked the forecast & it looks like, till next wed, that we are going to have more rain... ayy yiii yiiii....
then again, this is vancouver & the weather changes every 2 minutes so hopefully the forecast made a boo boo.
smooth transition...
my sis is now in lovely australia & has left a closet full of fun things.. clothing-wise.
the long [thrifted]cardigan, peasant dress, thigh-high lace tights & circle scarf [her friend lisa made!] are all hers :P
[the benefits of having a sister who shares nearly the same size as you]
&  those ugly ol boots need'a get the 'boot' soon. they are falling apart more and more everyday. it's so hard to say good-bye... they had a good run...
i just don't have anything yet to replace them with. good thing spring is in the air should be here very soon & i won't be needing to wear boots for warmth. 

[nik, if you're reading this, please don't be mad i borrowed your clothes. i promise they are in top-notch, perfect condition :) ]

HOW TO: head scarf!

Awhile ago i had posted this pic of the 'turban-like head scarf'.
i came up with this style myself randomly one day, bored. 
it's not necessarily the 'proper' way of wearing it but it's my style/ take on it & i find that it works quite nicely :)
So...i decided to expose my secret... & teach you how to do it... for those who are interested. 
it's neat cause it's a style that can be used for any season. 
the above photo i am using a thicker scarf and below is a thinner scarf.


uno: Fold the scarf in half so that it creates a ▲ shape [attach point to opposite point], then keep folding the scarf so that it ends up being a fairly thin line like so...
dos: Wrap the scarf around head so that it is evenly placed and begin to cross at the centre of forehead...
 tres: After crossing at forhead, cross once more in the same direction & tighten...
 cuatro: The tighter you wrap the scarf, the easier & nicer the scarf will stay in place. Now tuck in each end of the scarf to the side/back of the headband...
 cinco: Voila! you should now have something that looks similar to this!
SCARVES4SALE @ v for: ▼intage !!


Monday, April 4, 2011

damien rice puts me in the mood.

"And so it is
Just like you said it should be
We'll both forget the breeze
Most of the time"

"I can't take my mind...
My mind...
'Til I find somebody new" 



[my cousin steph made me this sweet-as art for my bday]
the picture is freakin far away. i'll show a close up in a later post :)
i'm getting rid of these specs.
$5. lemme know if you want.
i'm all about them thick brows now. 
i'm purposely growing out some nice, bushy eyebrows...
of course eyebrow penciling is helpful during the long process...
it's about time i head over to MAC & buy the lipsticks i've been wanting for awhile now.
this purply/pink color from covergirl is my fav, however, change is a good thing [in my case].