Saturday is the official start of spring. And I couldn't be more thrilled. With it brings the ability to wear sandals, skirts, shorts, and the end of the evils of winter. Namely, Sweats and Uggs. These, are the bane of my winter existence. I cringe every time I see people doing this. Demonstrated by Paris Hilton - in the worst possible way - bright coloured sweats and coloured Uggs. There is only one way to describe this looks and it's UGLY! With the start of spring, I hope this look will be abandoned - and maybe, just maybe, next winter it will be gone for good, but one can only hope.
So I realize that some of my goals are not super ambitious, such as this one, but they are still things I want to do in the next 10 years. New York is pretty much the number one location on my places I want to visit list -- partially because it seems realistic, seeing as it's not that far away, and secondly because I simply want to go there, and always have.
Number 5: Go to at least one runway show during a fashion week
Another one thing I'd like to do in the next 10 years is attend a fashion show during one of the many fashion weeks around the world. If I could attend more than one, or go to multiple fashion weeks in multiple cities, well that would be a major bonus.
Most people that know me, know that I've always wanted to learn how to play guitar. Last year I learned how to read tabs, and as soon as I can gain access to a guitar I'm going to continue to teach myself. Even if I can just play a few songs well I'd be pretty happy.
So numero two is slightly more obvious. I want to graduate with a piece of paper that says i accomplished something. If things go according to plan I will be 23 when I finish my degree. When I graduate I plan on pursuing my career in journalism, but if I decide I want to do something different, or my desire for expensive possessions (have you seen the price tags for number 1?) then I can always go back to school and get another degree.
I said that I was going to be making a list of twenty things I want out of my twenties. This list is going to be highly diverse, some things may be entirely materialistic while others will be goal-oriented. To start though, I am going with something completely and utterly materialistic.
A lot of my friends know that I like shoes... a lot. While I do not have bins full, I feel that my shoe collection is quite lovely. My favourite pair, my red patent Cole Haan flats with a slight wedge are my present pride and joy. I acquired these with my own funds (along with a more practical black pair by the same designer) before I hit twenty. So, before I hit thirty I would like to:
Number 1: Buy a pair of really expensive but fabulous designer shoes.
I know, I'm a huge girl and kind of materialistic, but I don't care. Sometime in the next 10 years I want to invest in a pair of Manolos or Jimmy Choo's or maybe a pair of Christian Louboutin's. When (if) I have the money to do this I will find a fabulous pair. I know this is a very Carrie Bradshaw thing to want, but I love my shoes! Anyways, making this a long-term want gives me time to master the walk needed to accompany a beautiful pair of shoes. Aren't they absolutely stunning?
My recent blog obsession is Stuff Journalists Like. The most recent posting, Messy Desk, has provided some clarity in my life. While I am merely a j-school student, for years people have been telling me to clean my personal desk. I can clean my room one-hundred times over yet, my desk remains untouched always. So you can finely get off my case because it may just be a suggestion that I am in the right program at school.
That being said, I am pleased to announce that after having no power for 24 hours, things are almost back to normal in my house.
I admit that back in the day when Britney Spears released her first cd ...Baby One More Time, I was a fan. To my credit I was only 10 years old at the time. Since then, we've seen much questionable behavior from Ms. Spears, but it is undeniable that her new song "Womanizer" is catchy as hell. As my taste has evolved I don't particularly like her song (that is unless I'm drunk and dancing at the bar). So I bring you my obsession of the week, much better covers of this song.
Exhibit A: The All-American Rejects
Exhibit B: Lily Allen
This is by far my favourite cover, mainly because I have been obsessed with Allen's Alright Still, for a long time and it is holding me over until It's Not Me It's You drops on February 10.
One of my current musical obsessions is Yael Naim. Her song, New Soul, was used in the Macbook Air commercials, and handpicked by Steve Jobs himself. For those that have me on twitter you might have found my link to her cover of Britney Spears' Toxic. This is a song I did not like the original of, but have found myself hooked on her cover. An amazing thing about Yael Naim is that she was the first Israeli singer to ever have a Top 10 song in the United States. I recommend you check out her album, it's pretty fantastic.