Sunday, July 31, 2011

the beginning of something great

so the wurd is out! erin's heading to new york city for college. you might be able to guess where that is, but i'll keep it mystery just to bug you. ;) recently i was in the city for orientation--so stoked for college by the way more than you could even comprehend; i love college, i could probably marry college. here's my bite of the big apple from me to you. ;)

i guess seattle rain followed me to the east side


the first time i was there (and the second time i guess), i saw this guy sitting there literally all day and i thought to myself, 'how does one sit at a park for 4+ hours?' and after sitting there for about an hour whilst listening to my friend's iPod (fostering my love for Foster the People), i thought i could sit there literally all day. the people of new york city are simply amazing. i feel like you don't truly know style until you people-watch in new york city...


'trends' are really non existent. every person (besides the rare exceptions) wears their personality through their clothes. whether they're super fashion savvy or just really cool or really not. and they're all proud of it! i've never seen so much confidence in someone's stride and what they wear. taking it all in was like a dream and i'm sure i'll definitely be sitting around in that park doing homework, reading or something. love that place, and i love new york. 

free shows right across the street from my dorm, i can live with that. (these ol' ladies were really cute. ^^ teehee)

i was in love with her red dress. the silhouette, the swoosh, the sway. the classic red dress.

i guess i had a thing for creeping on chic couples...


 and the biggest kiss from me to you ;-*

song of the moment - 
call it what you want - foster the people

Sunday, July 24, 2011

currently loving

A few days ago, I made another trip to the Seattle Art Museum and I laid my eyes upon the "Thermometer" by Jasper Johns and I literally pointed and suddenly said "Jasper Johns!" because the art academy I've been working at (and been having a fab time at the same time) dedicated one of its summer camp projects to Jasper Johns' number art works! So I was like 'hey I know this guy!' Haha. So cool story bro of the day!

Some background info about Mr. Jasper J:
  • He's an American contemporary artist. 
  • Was highly influenced by Pop Art.
  • is known for working with numbers, prints, flags, stenciled words.
  • was the first studio artists to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom (right from the hands of President Obama in February 2011) since Alexander Calder about 35 years ago.  
  • Obama said about him: “It has been noted that Jasper Johns’ work, playing off familiar images, has transfixed people around the world...Like great artists before him, Jasper Johns pushed the boundaries of what art could be and challenged others to test their own assumptions. He didn’t do it for fame, he didn’t do it for success—although he earned both...As [Johns] said, ‘I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure, but I decided that it didn’t matter—that would be my life,’”

"Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that."

I'm loving those colorful, consistent yet unexpected lines.

"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive."

 "I don't know how to organize thoughts. I don't know how to have thoughts."


"I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world. I don't think that's a painter's business. He just paints paintings without a conscious reason."

  "To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist."

 This was the painting, Thermometer, I saw at the Seattle Art Museum! Apparently, the thermometer in the middle protests to contemporary beliefs of warm and cool colors. Even as the temperature goes up, cool colors are still up there. So case in point, colors are whatever temperature you want them to be. Go out of bounds! What a rebel you were, Jasper.

looks like i was really excited?

 There's the man (he was pretty good lookin' back in the day)

"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion."
- Jasper Johns

song of the moment -
yellow - coldplay (I feel like it's appropriate...)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Class of Fashion: a Big Post for Big News

So it's that time of year (well... a few weeks, maybe a month off, but y'know). Summer's abound and it's time to say goodbye to a good school year. You might be looking forward to another year of high school; maybe you're lucky enough to celebrate a few more! But for here and now, Class of Fash is wrapping up for the year by looking back at some of my favorite CF style moments from May 2010 til today.  

To see all of Class of Fashion's style moments, check em out here.

MAY 2010






I really need to do this 'looking back on the years' thing more often. To be honest, I was kind of dreading this post--that's actually why it took so long--because it's such a big moment to say 'Hey, everyone who's been so devoted to CF, it's moving on, so it was so inspiring, great bye!' and you can't be awkward about goodbyes, you gotta close on a high note. 

Anyway, I'm not worried about that anymore because, as I went back to pick some favorites (which was difficult because all my CF outfits were my personal favorites from school anyway), I realized how much I loved being able to capture individual personalities through a 30 second snapshot. And I can't quite describe, but I just loved being able to devote myself to something like underrated fashion. Anyway, even after two years of doing something you love, it's true, it can feel like work, and that's how it felt, but I'm feeling the love that I felt months ago when I started this, and that leads me to good news...
Despite all this nostalgia and the end of high school (for me) and all this goodbye mushy gush, PSYCHE (but I was being honest about everything else I was feeling, etc.).  One thing if for sure, CLASS OF FASHION IS NOT OVER. It's only the beginning of something great. I mean something really. great. Take a mini drum roll with your keyboard or iPad or whatever, because Class of Fashion is expanding to college, not just in your measly Washington town (no offense), but to New York City. My fashion appreciating friends, I hope you're excited as I am. Fellow blogger, and new Class of Fashion contributor Anna O. and I are heading to college while Shawna will be staying true to CF's roots and highlighting high school fashion in Washington state (and wherever else she goes)!

To celebrate this fact, during my college orientation, I snapped some shots of fellow New York students who knew who to rock summer style with chic pastels, studded sandals, and fabulous, breezy shorts.
Dot Li, Caitlin Rowles, Sandy Shen


Now I'd like to introduce CF's new contributors with their own personal messages.


I consider myself a fashion enthusiast, and I want to be a part of Class of Fashion because I think it will be a great opportunity to gain experience inside the fashion world. I look forward to learning more from the people who practice fashion daily and express their individuality through their clothes. My passion is to become a fashion designer, and to tell a story through clothing. I believe that in order to fulfill that ambition, I must be able to connect with others and what a better way to do so then blogging!

I will bring my eagerness for clothing, accessories and personal style to Class of Fashion. I like to keep on top of the latest trends through social media, fashion blogs and magazines, and to express my unique style through my outfits and my online profiles such as LookBook and Hypeed magazine. I recently did a fashion program at FIDM in LA and I am currently involved in Nordstrom’s BP Fashion Board. I love to give style advice to family and friends, and even act as their personal shopper. Friends have told me that I influence their fashion choices, and it will be a great opportunity to elevate my skills as a member of Class of Fashion.


He-LLO beautiful readers! Anna saying hi here from Seattle, and just wanted to share that I'm uber excited to be a part of the Class of Fashion team & expansion into college! At the end of community college this past Spring, I did a couple "Campus Style" posts at my blog, Streams of Consciousness--and I got such great feedback and so much fun doing it, that I was pleased to have the opportunity to continue posting school fashion pics starting this Fall! So please keep coming back to find out when the GRAND OPENING is :)

photo from Anna's Campus Style

photo from Anna's Campus Style
So stay tuned because Class of Fashion is gon' get big. CF is moving to a separate blog (no longer part of my--Erin Kim's--blog, Unscripted) and its Grand Opening is in September! I'll definitely keep you posted so in the mean time, keep spreading the word and have an awesome, chic summer.