Sunday, 30 September 2012

Snapshot Sunday: Reinvention

Lately I've been feeling really down and beating myself up about many things. It's unhealthy and sad to drag yourself down into a dark place like that. Every girl goes through it at some point, some girls more often than others.
I've been through a mild form of depression, which is something I've never ever talked about to anyone.

And now I've come to realize that it all just has to stop.
So I've made the conscious decision to stop the self-pity and try to bring optimism into my life. Become selfless. Think positive things.

We've only just got this one life, you know?
Now I'm the type of girl who looks up to certain people, for inspiration, for happiness, for thr knowledge that there is someone out there I can relate to.

People like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
But I think for me, the biggest symbol for reinvention and resilience is Demi Lovato.
She's the girl who went through bulimia, cutting, bipolar disorder, exhaustion, bullying and rehab.
And she came back stronger.

I love her to bits. Her personality, her music, her beauty and the fact that she's the greatest role model a girl could have. She's so full of heart.
 She's helped me come out of that dark place.

So thank you Demi Lovato. This is for you.

 “The best advice I can give to anyone going through a rough patch is to never be afraid to ask for help.”

 “There’s no point to living life unless you make history and the best way to make history is to help others.”

 “And if there's anyone out here tonight that doesn't feel beautiful enough, or doesn't feel worthy enough... You're wrong. Because you guys are all so incredible. And if you're dealing with any of the issues that I've dealt with, don't be afraid to speak up, because someone will be there for you. And if you think, you're alone, put on my music, because I'm going to be there for you”

  “Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses, not lifestyle choices.”

  “Love is Louder than the Pressure to be Perfect”

 “I have come to realize making yourself happy is most important. Never be ashamed of how you feel. You have the right feel any emotion you want, and do what makes you happy. That's my life motto"<3”

 “One of the most scariest thing in life,is when you come to the realization that the only thing that can save you is...yourself"

xoxo vami-kat

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Drawing of the Day: Welcoming Summer

I always know summer is in full swing when the tree in my backyard becomes thick with ripe, purple mulberries :P

xoxo vami-kat

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Replay Wednesday: Thinkin' Bout You

Ahh Frank Ocean.
He's the new cult phase we're currently going through here in Botswana.
Regardless, I like this song :)

A tornado flew around my room before you came
Excuse the mess it made, it usually doesn't rain
In Southern California, much like Arizona
My eyes don't shed tears, but, boy, they bawl

When I'm thinkin' 'bout you
(Ooh, no, no, no)
I've been thinkin' 'bout you
(You know, know, know)
I've been thinkin' 'bout you
Do you think about me still?
Do ya, do ya?

Or do you not think so far ahead? (Ahead)
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout forever (Oooh, oooh)

Or do you not think so far ahead? (Ahead)
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout forever (Oooh, oooh)

No, I don't like you, I just thought you were cool
Enough to kick it
Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho
Since you think I don't love you, I just thought you were cute
That's why I kiss you
Got a fighter jet, I don't get to fly it, though

I'm lyin' down thinkin' 'bout you
(Ooh, no, no, no)
I've been thinkin' 'bout you
(You know, know, know)
I've been thinkin' 'bout you
Do you think about me still?
Do ya, do ya?

Or do you not think so far ahead? (Ahead)
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout forever (Oooh, oooh)

Or do you not think so far ahead? (Ahead)
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout forever (Oooh, oooh)

Yes, of course
I remember, how could I forget?
How you feel?
And though you were my first time
A new feel
It won't ever get old, not in my soul
Not in my spirit, keep it alive
We'll go down this road
'Til it turns from color to black and white

Or do you not think so far ahead? (Ahead)
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout forever (Oooh, oooh)

Or do you not think so far ahead? (Ahead)
'Cause I been thinkin' 'bout forever (Oooh, oooh) 

I actually like this cover better to be honest :P

xoxo vami-kat

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Snapshot Sunday: Kate Spade Spring 2013

So I gave you a taste of Kate Spade a few days ago with my sketch post, but it's time to bring you up to date - Spring 2013.

 The cardigan :P C'est belle

 Love the cute little bag. And the orange and white polka dot combo makes me think of Little House on the Prairie :P lol

 Once again, I'd like to stress upon the fact that Kate Spade makes gorgoeus cardigans. And I can't help thinking the vest would look fantaaaastic with high-waisted denim ;)

 Not the biggest fan of this but the shoes are kinda rocking :) I just don't like the shape and structure of the dress for some reason.

 Head-to-toe perfection :P I have a thing for shoulder bags at the moment and this would be perfect.

 Now there's a cheeky tee I could add to my collection. Also, those shoes are worth saving up for. The bag is bright and gorgoeus and I wish the model would put on the jacket because it looks quite cute.

 I'd buy that coat in a heartbeat. Nude colours in spring are tres underrated.

 Now there's a nice coat for my black-and-white uniformed school. Also, love the pop art bag/purse/book...? Whatever, it's cool ;) I don't like the hat though.

 Don't like the footwear at all but gosh, that feather clutch is so worth drooling over. Rest of the outfit is very soft and Louis Vuitton reminiscent. Especially adore the coat. It's like someone set white lace over a layer of strawberry ice-cream.

 It's a little too candy girl/businesswoman for me. But I do love those shoes :) I wouldn't vouch for the rest though.

 Oh gosh, just love this in all its entirety. That shade of blue is my fave colour after all. The sweater is tres chic and paired with the skirt looks quite country club pretty.

 Ugh how I love that bag. The keyring is especially awesome. The top is bleh for me but the skirt is very 1950s and along with the sunglasses, remind me of Audrey Hepburn.

Before I obsess over that perfect purse, I have to say that I'd like it if the skirt was A-line. But oh my, this whole outfit is amazing. I'd also probably save up all my money for those gorgeous shoes.

 Again, don't like the flast, pointy shoes. But the top, I would definitely buy. Not so much of a fan of the pants and the bag.

 Heels and purse are gorgoeus. The crdigan is a bit much for me but the t-shirt, Id say, is quite cool :P

 So how cute is the sunglasses-purse? I love how KP always does funky accessories. It's very refreshing from the ever-present stale leather handbags. The bag looks a little kitchen-mom to me but the tee would look super cute with jeans.

 So yes, this is a bit much. But oh gosh, how I'd kill for that bag. It's amazing. I think the yellow tee would look gorgeous with maybe a tomato red skirt to make it a little easy on the eye. Or a pair of rose pink cigarette pants would do the trick.

 I like the pattern mix but the shoes are yawn-worth and the bag looks a bit juvenile. I don't know. Also, the necklace -_- It looks like one of those DIY candy necklaces.

So the purse is amazing in its quirkiness obviously but I don't like the T-shirt. As for the skirt, it's blue with bows, so obviously I love it. The shoes are pretty bleh.

 Once again, head-to-toe gorgeousness :P I'd love to own a pair of pants like that. The jacket is fun with the bright piping and the cute colour-block bag puts the cherry on top. I love the pink-orange combo. I noticed it in the bags of this collection.

I hate the necklace. It looks like a series of gummy bears or jelly tots on a string. Otherwise the bag is cute, and the bright heels are to-die-for.

 Love the dress. C'est tres chic. The demure sandals and layered necklaces save this from Snoresville. Just goes to show the mighty strength of accessorizing the right way.

 I'm the girl for funky pendants and this one makes me think of "Call Me Maybe" lol :P When something's too matchy-matchy, a good pop of something random is refreshing which is exactly the case with this beautiful clutch.

 I like this :P It's very chic sporty girl, en Vogue. The bad is especially amazing. Just goes to show that even though colour block has faded a little, it's still there :)

 Without, the cool strappy heels, the whole thing would tank. Sorry guys, I had my fair share of pink overdose in my Barbie-oriented childhood :P

 Lol, this always makes me think of a picnic. The dress is conservatively cute. I have to say it'd be horribly Plain Jane if it wasn't for the funky collar and waist lining. Oh and the fun pink socks :P

 One of my favourites :) I'd change the bag though. A fun, colourful floral pattern is always good for spring. And the neon pop has been in trend for a while.

Best for last ;) I love bows and stripes so this was already a winner. I adore the amazing neckline. It's unique and tres belle. Also, cheeky purse (!) aside, I like how they managed to pull of polka dots with stripes, being clashing prints.

xoxo vami-kat

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Drawing of the Day: Toutes les filles sont Folles

All the girls are mad. That's what the tile means, in case you were wondering.
That was also the theme for Kate Spade's whimsical, Parisian-themed 2012 fall collection chock-full of cloche hats, bows, kitten heels, elegant gloves, quirky clutches and polka dots. So of course I had to try my hand at sketching the delectable collection. Here's one outfit; more coming soon!

First, the inspiration...

The beginnings :)

Now, filling in the empty spaces

And the final product :)

xoxo vami-kat