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My name is Heather and I am into fashion and photography. I am 17 years young and stand at 5ft 5. I live in the Sunshine state of Florida.
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Let's Start a Riot -- Lookbook
Sunday, September 5, 2010 5:04 PM

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A Girl Like Me
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:10 PM
For those who are looking at the above picture, the top one is Gwen, the bottom is her mom. Below the post you will see Gwen when she is dressed up.

A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

Description: Based on a true story. As a young boy, Eddie Araujo always felt different somehow. She started putting on her mom's makeup and wearing her mom's clothes, which her mom found odd. By the time she entered her teen years, Eddie could no longer hide the fact that she was a lot different, that she was meant to be female and not male. When she finally accepted it and with her mom's eventual support, Eddie changed her name to Gwen and started to live life as female until a tragic night changed everything.


From Me: This is an amazing, true story of how fear of what we are or the possibilities has lead to tragic things. Just because we aren't like others, doesn't mean we should be scared. I think this movie is great to show to anyone because the story isn't about a gay boy, toward transgenders, or toward anyone in particular it's toward everyone about accepting people for who they are as a person.

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Three Looks I love
Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:02 PM
I love this look because she reminds me of a pirate. Silly reason? Maybe, but I absolutely love the look. To me the reason it looks pirate-like is because of the over coat, black pants, and most of all the shirt. But none the less I love it. It makes me want to go out and buy it.. or try to buy something close to it anyway. It fits her body really well, from her figure to her fair skin and hair. All over this look is beautiful in many, many way.s


This one was one of the first that took my breath away. Such a simple photo but brought to life by the model. The clothes are all black, so it's not like it's the vivid colors that pull you in, the background is plain, so not that either. It's the pose and the expression that I find absolutely alluring. I love everything about this look and this photo from both a fashion and a photographer mind-set.

This is one of those simple looks that makes me think more. I love wearing all white, even if technically it looks "bad" but I believe it looks amazing on her, from the beads, the way here hair is and her necklace, it all pulls it together. The small hints of color in the background is what originally made me look, but then I immediately saw beyond that. Love this look.

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Envy
Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:30 PM
I really do envy those who know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. Like those who know for sure that they want to be a Doctor or a Vet or something like that.

Frankly, I have no idea what I want to do.

I keep trying to find different things that excite me and make me want to do them. Like the way photography and fashion do, but the problem with that is those aren't "stable" jobs until you build a reputation, so I need to get a job that I love, something I want to do, to fall back on as well as to support the other. Hello, Photography cost a lot.


Problem is: I'm the Jack of All Trades
I can do many things well, but one doesn't reign supreme over the other. There are many things I can do, it's just what appeals to me the most is the hardest part.

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Fashion 1900 to Now
Friday, August 20, 2010 3:48 AM
I personally have never known the huge difference between the time periods when it came to fashion. I wasn't familiar with knowing exactly what time period a look was from.  So, I found a brief description on each of the time periods and thought I'd share for those who are like me.



1900-1910
This period is frequently referred to as the Edwardian period. The trend was for women to wear clothing that created an S shape silhouette. Corsets and padding pushed the bust upright, held the waist tightly in and created a high protruding bottom. It was rather torturous for women. Women were hidden under layers of underskirts, trains, scarves, hats, and gloves. Doctors advised against wearing corsets because they were restrictive to the point of damaging the health of those who wore them but women wore them anyway.

1911-1919
World War I heralded a fashion trend which would go on to become a classic unisex fashion-the trench coat. Thomas Burberry designed the trench coat to keep soldiers dry and warm in the trenches. However, perhaps the most notable trend is women wearing pants due to war time work meaning women needed to wear more practical clothing Along with the vote, women gained confidence and independence. Short skirts appeared, and a new era began. Men's pant legs peaked at a whopping width of 24 inches, and the look that emerged was that of a dandy, complete with cane, stiff collar, bow tie, and bowler or straw hat.

The 1920's
During this decade the desired silhouette was the boyish figure. Women typically wore straight up and down dresses with dropped waists. Hemlines began to creep up calves and women were able to enjoy newfound comfort wearing slip on dresses and no waist tightening corsets. Red lips, cigarettes, bobbed hair, flapper dresses, and a giant depression at the end. Men continued to look dapper, and spectator shoes became all the rage.

The 1930's
During the 1930's there was a return to glamour with Hollywood films influencing fashion. Think elegant bias cut gowns, worn with feather boas. Chanel introduces costume jewelry that is just as attractive as the real thing. Pleats, fur, and understated elegance replaced the exuberant styles of the Roaring Twenties. Skirts lengthened. Fashion was dominated by perfection, not creativity.

The 1940's
In the first part of this decade fabric was rationed due to World War II. Therefore fashions were understated, colors were dull and styles often had a military influence. However, in 1947 Christian Dior released a thoroughly feminine look called "The New Look". This was a dress with a tight bodice and extremely full skirt, sometimes requiring as much as 25 yards of fabric. Silk, which was used for parachutes, fell out of fashion grace. Most women couldn't afford hosiery, so they painted long lines down the backs of their legs with eyeliner, to mimic the look of seamed hose.

The 1950's

The tiny waist and full skirt remained a popular look during the 1950's. Levis Strauss began selling denim jeans to workers and when Elvis wears them on stage they start to become a youth coveted look. Chanel continued to market an elegant look which saw women wearing braid trim suits, hats, gloves and pearl necklaces. With the end of the war came a return to fashion sensibility. Christian Dior made a splash with his elegant, frothy creations. Women wore hats and gloves, and shoes always matched handbags. Pencil skirts featured slits in the back, so women could walk.

The 1960's
This was the decade of music that frightened elder generations, new music, Barbie, secondhand clothes, and models that became as famous as movie stars. Fashion became a template for individual expression. Colors, prints and silhouettes went wild during the 1960's. Young women wore a wide variety of trends like; the mini skirt, pucci prints, go go boots, babydoll dresses and even wearable art style creations. Older women tried to emulate the American Presidents wife, Jacqueline Kennedy.

The 1970's
One of the key trends during the 1970's were bell bottom pants. They were worn by men and women and even extended into office attire. Miniskirts, maxi dresses and hot pants were also a big hit. The television show Charlie's Angels inspired women to get the "Farrah Fawcett flick" hairstyle. Jeans, jersey knits, patchwork, pullover sweaters, and long hair for both men and women also characterized the 70s.

The 1980's
With women entering the workforce in droves the power suit is one of the most dominant fashions. This extended into all aspects of life with women wearing shoulder pads in every style of clothing including t-shirts. Wedding dresses were inspired by Diana Princess of Wales, wedding to Prince Charles. This was also the decade of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and extravagance and extremes in style. Leggings, headbands, shoulder pads, and workout wear dominated. Men's fashion became a force all its own. Miami Vice-style (white suits, rolled sleeves, and blow-dried style) appeared.

The 1990's
During the 1990's fashion was quite minimalist. Cardigans began to replace heavily padded jackets at the office and women wore stretch leggings everywhere. Elizabeth Hurley set a trend for daring evening attire when she wore a Versace dress held together by safety pins. Grunge, Goth, and a sense of anti-style appeared. Individualism reigned. For the first time, body art emerged.

Information from Lydia M

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Hello, Credits, Disclaimers, Affies oh my.
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For Starters:
So here it goes, another blog, I am hoping to get followers or people who enjoy. Right now I am having a bit of a hard time with the following issue due to the fact I prefer the older (more customizable) blog apposed to the new standard ones. So, soon. Fixed the problem, the follow link now works. Yay.

Credits
Codes by 16thday, Blogskins forum, and google search
Altered by myself
Background from here
Chatbox from Cbox.ws

Disclaimers 
Any images on here that are not mine (will be stated where they were found if they are not mine) belong to their rightful owners and I am claiming no credit of them. Any information on here is written in the way I perceive things.  If I say I don't like something it's nothing against anyone who does. Just me stating my thoughts.

Affiliations
I would love to gain followers and affiliates, if you'd like to be an affie leave me a message with your blog/link and I will add you as long as you add me. If I am not added within a week then I will remove you from my affiliates. If you cannot add me (changing blog layout, having technical troubles, going out of town) let me know before that week period is over and I totally understand.

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