My New York City Bucket List

So, I’ll be living in NYC this summer and I decided I can’t live in one of the greatest cities in the world without creating a comprehensive list of everything I want to do (outside of my class and future internship, of course.)

1. Get good deals to see as many Broadway shows as time allows.

2. Wait at the stagedoor of said Broadway shows (it was so fun to do it at If/Then in March!)

3. Explore Central Park and many other cute parks

4. Wake up super early to attend one of Today/ GMA’s summer concert series (my friend and I already have plans!)

5. Exploring what “random” daily events, festivals and activities are happening around the city

6. Visit my favorite store, Topshop, of course (either location will suffice)

7. Find time to visit the different Manhattan neighborhoods

8. Go to a farmers market!

9. Shopping excursions (both for trendy pieces at retail and discount prices)

10. Go to the cupcake ATM because who doesn’t love cupcakes?

11. Try something new! ( In terms of an activity, food, fashion trend, place to visit, etc)

I’m looking forward to exploring such an amazing city like a true New Yorker. Bring on summer, I’m ready! xx

Update!

Hello blog followers!

Sorry it’s been awhile: I’ve been crazy busy with newspaper work, midterm work and having my computer break on me and having to do all my homework and internship searching without it. Sad face. 

So quick catch up post on things that occurred while I was away from WordPress.

1. The Bachelor Chris Soules chose, and proposed to Whitney. I squealed upon watching that final moment of the episode.

2. I’m going to NYC this weekend for Teen Vogue’s annual Fashion University and I’m so excited to learn more about working in the magazine industry, networking and exploring the CONDE NAST office. I’m so excited!!!

3. I’m still obsessed with TGIT, Once Upon a Time and Hart of Dixie has ever. (It’s just so good/addicting!)

4. In case you might have missed it, I have a new URL and header! ( Just thought it fit my subject better.)

Well, back to class. Write more later! (I definitely plan on blogging from NYC and FashionU!)

I’m so excited!

Hi guys!

So, I have an exciting announcement to make! As of this week, I will be going to to Teen Vogue’s annual “Fashion University” program in March!

tvfu-logoIt’s described as “the only educational program where the business of fashion is taught by its stars.” As well as, “TEEN VOGUE brings designers, models, entrepreneurs, and insiders together with the future leaders of the fashion and beauty industries.”

I’m so excited to be able to learn more about journalism in the fashion industry! And it’ll be such an AH-MAZING networking opportunity before I move up to NYC for the summer!

I can’t wait to see what lays ahead when I head up to New York in a couple months! Look out for some blog posts on my experiences!

xx.

 

Let’s chat.

So, I haven’t written in awhile because of finals. But, I’m back no, don’t fret! Today, I thought I’d answer some random vlog-type questions on here.

  1. What is something you regret? Middle school, I think those years were for rough for everyone. Especially the fashion trends.
  2. What do you think of Toddlers & Tiaras? I love reality shows so I might not be the best person to answer.
  3. Have you ever met anyone famous? YES. Emma Roberts and I shot bows and arrows together while discussing books, Ed Sheeran rubbed my shoulder once, Sara Bareilles, many Gold Medal Olympians in ice skating and… that’s all I can think of right now, but I’m sure there’s more.
  4. If someone played a prank on you in the shower, and posted a video of it on the Internet without your permission, how would you feel? I’d not be happy. So, don’t even think about it.
  5. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. Uhh, it’s a magazine: it’s an ad for Dillards.
  6. What is the last film you saw? Mockingjay. Wasn’t impressed.
  7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Everywhere! I’d pull a Shailene Woodley and travel nonstop!
  8. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? Uhhh… shoes? clothes I pinned on Pinterest?
  9. Do you like to dance? YES. Solo dance parties are sometimes all you need.
  10. Are you listening to music right now? Yes. Pandora. No one needs to know what stations I listen to.
  11. What do you do most when you are bored? Blog, read, Netflix, dance it out.
  12. Are you a morning person or a night owl? MORNING. Like, I start yawning at 11 if I’m not headed for bed, truthfully.

Well, that should be enough for now. Back to studying!

Halloween Musings

As it is Halloween aka October 31, I thought I’d talk about/rant on some common themes I’ve noticed.

First, as a college student, “Halloween Weekend” is a thing, basically it’s a regular collage weekend, except everyone is dressed in costumes. I personally believe Halloween should only be celebrated that one day as intended and how I grew up. Plus, I admit how it can be fun to dress up, it’s only for a day. Why not be happy as yourself? Why do you need the extra days of costumes?

Next, another big concern are the costumes. To me, I see college students trying so hard to be a “sexy” version of a famous thing. If you want to go as a sexy person, if you want to, go for it, just don’t mask it as a “sexy version” of some pure, innocent costume. For instance, a sexy version of Minnie Mouse, Supergirl, professionals, an Ebola Nurse, and just about anything else does not go with the innocence and purity of the character. If you want to be sexy, then do it, but don’t call yourself that character. Those two do not meld well.

In fact, here’s a scene from the 2012 season 2 Pretty Little Liars Halloween episode:

Alison: Is the doctor in?                                                                                                                                                                                        Noel Kahn: Actually, I’m a gynecologist.
Alison: Ooh.
Noel: Care to make an appointment? Hot chick, Britney, hot witch, hot Indian chick – And, uh – Mary Queen of Scots.
Hanna: He doesn’t know who that is.
Aria: Does anybody?                                                                                                                                                                                       Spencer: She was born to be queen, but her cousin stole the throne, and then she was accused of treason and her family had her executed.

See? Exhibit A. Guys at least half of the time won’t even get what you are. So, either go full out ala Spencer or keep it simple.

Whatever you choose, just be yourself.

I HAVE VERY IMPORTANT NEWS.

Guess what? So, I had applied for a program with my school for this summer… and I got in!!! Guess where I’ll be?!?!?!

That’s right, NYC. I’ll be taking a class (where we get a backstage tour of the Gershwin!), wandering the city (Hello? I must go see If/Then, finally!) and wait for it: INTERNING. And as a journalism major, I’m hoping for a magazine internship!

We get to explore the city, take class (hands-on exploring) in the fields of Comm (!!), business, and theater/broadway (My inner fangirl is shrieking right now.) We will then be researching one area in the city for a big paper, and it can be ANYthing! And on top of that, interning! Which, I may admit that my Chanukah present from my parents will be the perfect addition to my NYC magazine internship wardrobe. 😉

AHHHHH!!!! I’m SO EXCITED!!

I’ll try to post a weekly (if not daily or every other day– it all depends on my schedule with interning) blog post this summer from my experience.

I’m so excited, I’ve been pinning outfits for my internship:

And COMMENT BELOW if you have any suggestions on places to visit or networking opportunities for internships! (I’ve only made it to the city once.)

After all,

**Note: these graphics are courtesy of tumblr.

New post. New thoughts.

Hi everyone. Sorry I haven’t had much time to devote to this blog recently: a journalist’s job is never done, as I’ve been crazy busy with homework, class projects and everything thing else I’ve overcommitted myself to. (But, I sort of love my life that way.)

I thought I’d just sit in ramble for today’s post. Just talk.

What’s been happening since I last posted?

  1. George Clooney is officially off-the-market and married an amazing high-profile human rights lawyer.
  2. I’ve become obsessed with “Once Upon a Time” AND “How to Get Away With Murder.” As well as, “Manhattan Love Story,” “A to Z,” “Red Band Society”  and of course, Greys and Scandal. Great shows, start watching. (I mean, #TGIT, anyone?)
  3. The whole Ebola news thing everyone should be aware of is big news.
  4. Applying to study and intern in NYC this summer and London this fall. (Dream: to intern at a publication like Seventeen. Fingers crossed!)
  5. I interviewed a major YouTube star (“HelloKaty”) and wrote a profile on that. Read it here.
  6. One Direction announced the track list for their fourth studio album, “Four.”
  7. Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars.
  8. Taylor Swift’s new pop album “1989” will be released any day now. And “Out of the Woods” may be inspired by a Mr. Harry Styles.
  9. Everyone’s been obsessing over “American Horror Story” which stars my camp alum, Emma Roberts.
  10. The Kansas City Royals will officially be playing in World Series. (GO CARDINALS!)

One thing I’ve noticed about the world: is such a huge focus on the superficial sides. And while, I love fashion and celeb gossip, I admit that’s not what matters: family, doing what you love, etc– that’s what matters, not what you wear or how popular you are, it’s how you perceive yourself and who you want to be. No one can belittle who you are or tell you who to be except for yourself. Be brave, be strong, be yourself. Because no one else for stick up for yourself other than you.

I just wish more girls, and people in general, would be able to be 100 percent themselves and not worry about how others perceive them. So, if you want to wear a certain outfit or attain for a certain career: go for it. Chase your dreams. Be a superstar. Be amazing. You are amazing. You don’t need anyone else to tell you that. Your opinion is the only one that matters.

Alright, I’m off to watch Greys, Scandal and the Cardinal game, as well as work on some essays. Thanks for reading. xx