I’m currently looking at Swarovski jewelery. So pretty, I find the Crystallized line very intriguing, probably because it’s appealing to my diy-ness. But they only ship to the US! T_T"
So yesterday I literally did nothing at home. Very disappointed in myself. Today I will finally get sewing on the skirt for Im_wired since she finally gave me measurements. And since my cutting table is finally cleared of junk I will be able to start other projects. Overuse of the word finally.
For some reason I feel an urge to tell you about the books I’ve been reading this summer. Here we are:
1984 by George Orwell- I was supposed to read this for a class novel study in senior year of high school, but our teacher never got around to it because she decided we should also read Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky). Of course I never finished Crime and Punishment being the slack that I was. Anyways, I’ve always wanted to know what 1984 is about. I always thought that I’m not one for dystopia, but I had never given it a chance. I was right.
Trimalchio by F. Scott Fitzgerald- It’s an early version of The Great Gatsby. I read Gatsby in junior year of high school. Come to think of it, I don’t think I finished reading it either, but instead got my classmates to tell me enough to pass the test. There seems to be this huge hype around Fitzgerald as a American classic author, I want to know what’s so amazing about him. Being lackadaisical through most of my high school career, I barely remember the plot at all.
All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland- People always suggest that I read Douglas Coupland. So far I’ve only been given the reason: he’s Canadian. Im-wired says I’d love it or hate it, depending on my mood. Haven’t started it yet, I’ll tell you what I think.
After Dark by Haruki Murakami- I read this last summer, and it’s one of my favourite books (I don’t read a lot). But after reading on a forum that Murakami is just ‘a garbage pop culture author’ I’ve been deterred as to whether I really like it. So I’m reading it again, my verdict so far: it’s pop culture, but at least it’s not that Shopaholic junk.
Here is what you’ve probably all been waiting for after reading through my archive of summer reads: my dress is actually my bestie’s but she didn’t like it (it was a gift). For some reason I gravitated towards it. I took it with me when we were leaving her house because I was afraid Im_wired wouldn’t have something blue to wear for out portrait photo shoot. The dress is actually gray, but I thought it was blue under bad lighting. Last Friday before Im_wired and my bestie came over I saw it in my room and realized two things:
1. I’m attracted to it because it resembles what I call an ‘art smock’ i.e it speaks to my inner painter.
2. How to wear it. You can’t tell by the pictures but it’s actually very wide. I like to take the two strings (that are attached to huge flaps that come out of the side seams) and pull them around to the front and tie a little bow to make an empire waist. Enjoy!