Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's Chic-Onomics Revised

So the Outnet's a great idea and all but I'm still not sure Net-A-Porter is getting the idea of what chic-onomics really is. I may buy one or two things on the site, but I've got a little gem, that's even better. Their stock is nowhere near as high, but neither are their prices. They have giveaways, and you'll find labels like Michael Kors, Valentino, Rebecca Minkoff, YSL, Just Cavalli, and Vera Wang to name a few, the secret is that it's pretty much invitation only! So you want to get in on the good stuff? Find an Escada Gown for around 83% off its retail price? Here's my invitation link:, register now and open yourself up to a whole new kind of chic-onomics! They'll send you email updates letting you know what's going on sale, or what's up for giveaways and when. They just added a return policy so you've got 14 days to return it for store credit if you don't absolutely love whatever it is you buy. Happy Spending!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lip service # 5

Which is worse being a person that takes every risk possible or a person that risks nothing? The skill I have yet to learn is which risks are worth it and which aren't, so instead I risk nothing. I think as long as I don't risk anything I'll never have to be vulnerable, turns out that's the biggest risk of all. The trick to mastering life is to get the right combination of risk and caution. But who are we all kidding in this life we're all just trying to survive.

Lip Service #5: Sometimes the hardest thing in life to know is which bridge to burn and which to cross.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lip Service #4

Ever get the feeling that when you rebel against something you create a war with yourself? Like you're an alien in your own body? I've come to the conclusion that maybe sometimes no matter how hard you try to avoid doing something, the fact that you're avoiding it puts you right where you weren't trying to be. Social constructions tend to put you in that predicament. Sometimes you just want to prove something isn't true so badly and instead of proving that you end up fitting the mold. That need to define yourself, to have control over who you are and what you'll be, in the end proves that we have no control, we're products of our social environments no matter what we do. I guess I believe in destiny, that whats meant to be will be, no matter what you do, and how many times you get in your own way. This weeks Lip Service is simple:

Lip Service #4: Sometimes the path you take to avoid your destiny, is the path that leads you to it.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's Chic-Onomics

So I woke up this morning and up popped a message from the heavens (also known as gmail) letting me know that Net-A-Porter's new sister site launched today. After browsing the site I still get the distinct feeling that the title Chic-Onomics doesn't exactly fit, the clothes are definitely cheaper than Net-A-Porter, but I'd still probably be breaking my little piggy bank to purchase anything in their beautiful stock. With stock at up to 80% off its original price you will get a good deal, the site features Designers like Diane Von Furstenburg, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Zac Posen, Bottega Venetta, Vera Wang and so many more. I'll pick my favourites later, but I no doubt will only be able afford one at a time.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


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Lip Service #3

I've been accused of being random many times of late, it's true I am, but the question that I pose after being told this so frequently is "what's wrong with being random?" Variety after all is the spice of life, there's nothing great about being boring and monotonous. My mind wavers and changes as seconds go by, and my thoughts contradict each other and result in daily changes to my character, without it I don't think I'd survive.

Lip Service #3: There's nothing incredible or even bearable about being the same from day to day, constant reinvention, the breaking down and building up, that is the way we regenerate.

Think about it. What makes Madonna amazing?? How do designers survive in the fashion industry?? and when did Rihanna's career really take off?? If you want to enjoy life, rather than be content, reinvention, and regeneration are key. Good style doesn't come from having the same thing in your closet as seasons go by, Oscar Wilde once said that "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every 6 months." Though I don't think he actually meant that it's 'ugly', I believe wholly that if it didn't change with the seasons I'd die from the boredom.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lip Service #2

It seems I've hit a stride of good luck in life, everything's going my way, (except for the relationship stuff) but I'm inclined to believe it's going the way my subconscious wants it to. I don't believe that I'm carrying around a super good luck charm so I'm more willing to believe in this week's Lip Service.

Lip Service Lesson #2: Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. (Little Black Book) Except for matters concerning love.

So it's not like everything good that ever happens to you is due to some preparation, but the really good things are usually things you prep endlessly for. I think I've hit a stride of balance when it comes to Work, School, Career Planning and Fashion. For the most part I've planned everything out, and it's working out just as I had hoped. I've blended my style into the perfect cross between Audrey Hepburn Classic and Island Flavour. I've got an internship for the summer and my summer job too, grades are for the first time in a while better than I even expected, and my career plans are off the ground running. But I'm convinced that love has nothing to do with luck, your love life isn't the result of serious planning, but it does need the opportunity to grow. You can't plan something you can't control, and if you're controlling your love life, I suggest you take a step back and free yourself. =D

PS: Little Black Book = Good Movie; a more honest take on the dating world than most of us ever see in the movies