The Perfect Fabric

June 30, 2011 at 1:02 am (Dress Diaries, General, General costuming) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Okay, okay, I admit it.

It’s this whole ‘find the perfect fabric’ that’s got my costuming panties in a bunch. I thought I found it but the print was way too small to look good so I let it sit on my ‘search results’ page, only for me to glance at it and wish that they had a larger print version. I searched and searched and came up with another canidate but alas it’s damn near $13 per yard. This is supposed to be a cheap project to hold me over until I can get to the historical nitty gritty of my Duchess costume.

So my frustrating search continues to find the perfect printed cotton voile. It’s almost as if those making voile have collaborated to make their product in only three categories: solid coloured, funky outdated 80s prints, and florals best suited for a nightie. Or maybe four categories, the fourth one being outrageously expensive but exquisite prints.

This is really typical of me. And it’s borderline shameful how many ‘sit downs’ I have to have with myself over this. I might as well just get a solid colour and call it a day instead of spending more hours than I want to in front of my computer trying to find The Perfect Fabric.

It’s gotten to the point where I’ve been sitting on my ass for just about three hours now, simply contemplating if I should make this kimono or not because nothing is really ‘popping’ out at me. But I know I’m too in love with this romantic vision I have in my head. I know that I can make it a reality with the proper lighting and scenery. It’s just the question of will anyone ever have a printed cotton voile for under $6 that I will fall in love with and happily sew up? One with a big enough print in a colour that strikes me and screams ‘Rose would be jealous!!’?

I’ve been trying to avoid ebay for my fabric needs since it’s always pricey. That and I’ve been doing really well in managing my obsession with auctions. But I need to cover my all my bases. Maybe that’s where The Perfect Fabric is lurking.

Besides the fabric issue I’ve battling with a decision to either make an Edwardian corset from the early 1900s or just wear the modern underbust I have lurking in my attic somewhere…

Decisions. Decisions.


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A Sellout Winning An Award? An Unfortunate Event @ the World Music Awards

June 18, 2010 at 1:36 am (General, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I usually don’t watch these things. Not the Grammys, the Oscars, the Tonies, none of them. And now I know why.

I don’t know how it happened. Well scratch that, I know exactly how it happened. They pinned a Trance DJ against a pop electro DJ against a Progressive DJ against a Progressive electro DJ and let a crowd that listens to Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, and Black Eyed Peas do the judging.

To say that I’m a little pissed and a little unhappy is an understatment.

And yes I understand that these votes may be based on CD sales and if that is true DJ Tiesto would have won hands down. DJ Tiesto was making music before David Guetta even decided he wanted to make music. He was the DJ that even got me into the electronic genre of music. According to DJ MAG for 7+ years in a row DJ Tiesto is the DJ King of the whole genre’s world. So how did one sell out win over a bigger sell out? I’m still reeling so I don’t even know.

Maybe it’s because DJ Tiesto hasn’t collaborated with the likes of Akon, Will I Am or Kelly Rowland, connections to such a bigger crowd than just electro and trance fans. But that doesn’t even explain why David Guetta won ‘Best Producer’ over Akon. Akon! The guy who produces Lady Gaga for cripe’s sake!  The woman who’s won ‘Best Pop Act’ and ‘Best Pop Rock Act’ thus far tonight over artists such as Justin Beiber, Madonna, and Ke$ha [no surprise there].

Am I alone in this? Am I the only one who mildly likes David Guetta but horridly dislikes the way that he just swept the rug away from some of the greatest ‘near mainstream’ DJs the electronic music genre has ever known?

Just because the guy on the radio doesn’t give them the right to say that he should the award, let alone TWO. Maybe he deserves it. Maybe I’m just being biased against all things pop. But get this. I love Lady Gaga. I am a little monster. I have an affinity for Madonna, the Black Eyed Peas, and Elton John. I will even admit to having listened to ‘Blah Blah Blah’ on repeat for ten minutes. All pop. So what does that say? Anyone?

I feel like the outrage is all mine. But someone has to be angered by this? Maybe even a little bit saddened that our music genre has started to get that decay like tooth enamel? Time to move on and listen to some Isaac James because this is definitely a ‘Darker Shade of White’. Or Erik Decks since my obsession is a ‘Wild Obsession’.


Next thing you know Benny Benassi will be at the World Music Awards. Or maybe the Dark Oscillators. Suck on that Hollywood Music Scene. I see you Paris Hilton!

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I Bought it Because of Big Eyes and Close-ups

June 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm (General) (, , , , , , , )

My New Baby: DXG Luxe Ultra-Thin HD Camcorder in Red

Thanks to my mother, and partly my dad, I’ve become a home shopping addict. But I really shouldn’t put the blame on them. Addiction shouldn’t be blamed on anyone but the user.

Now I don’t know how HSN works. I don’t know how QVC works. The bowel systems of these two mega television shopping networks are unknown to me. All I know is that if I want a good paying job I should probably apply to be a phone operator at HSN headquarters. Yes, that sounds like a good idea: work there to shop there. Another thing I know is that the presentations suck you in no matter what they’re selling: cakes, make up, clothes, cookware, jewelry etc etc. I could sit for hours in front of the TV and watch these men and women talk and talk and talk about a high quality item. In fact, the background music for this blog is a presentation of Eyetality: Total Eye Transformation: an eye cream.

On that note I bought a camcorder. It is a sweet camcorder and never in my life would I have thought I would buy one. Camcorders are for new moms and dads, taping their newborn or their toddler singing the vegetable song during their play. They are also for the people who were born a while ago. My dad, for instance, had a camcorder. It comes in a briefcase and weighs as much as my five year old sister. But this camcorder…this is the width of a dime. It has a quilted face and came in so many fashion colours I was pinned between red, black, purple, and white for five minutes. I finally picked red as seen as above.

Why? Because I was convinced with the 2GB SD card. The pretty rhinestones. The colour. The gold facings and the HD quality. It has touch screen and it will fit in my new purse. It won’t be back again and by the counter on the bottom of the screen it was going to be gone by midnight. That’s what the woman presenting assured me. The purple was already gone. I panicked and the size of her eyes only made me panic more. I needed to get it. God knows I can’t go on living my life with just a webcam to take mediocre pictures! I could take videos of college life and do dumb stuff and put it on youtube! I could hook it up to a 46″ screen -just- to witness the utter stupidity of it all. I could take cute pictures of myself, of my boyfriend, of my friends. Heck I think I’d buy a kitten or a puppy or a hamster just to capture the cuteness. It would also made a serious impression on those in the audience of the theater. They’ll look over at my super sweet and thin camcorder, sort of sounds like the opposite of a Dove commerical, and hide their clunky camcorder and ask if they could have a copy of my tape. Tape? What tape? I’ll e-mail the file to you. And don’t worry, you don’t need software.

I’m a sucker. So much of a sucker I might just get a french manicure to hold it like they showed in the close up.

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