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LAME! I know, condemn me. =P

Anyway, here’s the latest of the Spice phenomenon to hit our universe.

It’s the advert for Tesco’s Christmas campaign. In the ad, the Spice Girls all shop for Christmas gifts for one another at the store and then try to hide from each other as they are buying things for one another from that store. It’s kind of weird and looks really staged, but because it’s the SPICE GIRLS, I love it hahahaha 😀

It seems like every celebrity these days are getting into the fashion business. Though it makes sense, do we really want to buy something that the likes of Paris Hilton and co. have designed or endorsed? Judging by their fashion choices alone, I’d say no.
However, one American designer handbag and small leathergoods company in particular who seems to really have taken on the concept of celebrity endorsements and has now developed it as far as to have current “It” girl Hayden Panettiere design her own “it” bag is Donney & Bourke. Having already had celebrity spokespeople such as Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan to front their advertising campaigns and Emma Roberts (Julia Roberts’ niece) co-design a bag, they’ve now decided to up the anty with Miss Panettiere designing her very own ‘dream bag’ in collaboration with Peter Dooney.

Hayden and Dooney & Bourke

“I wanted to do something people haven’t seen from Dooney & Burke before, so my bag is red patent leather,” Hayden said.

The designing process began with Hayden describing to Dooney just what she envisioned: a large leather shoulder bag with puffy pleats, a buckle closure and great style. Sketches were drawn by the design team, then Dooney transformed her ideas into prototypes at Dooney & Bourke’s design studio in Florence, Italy. After a few changes from Hayden, we have the “HP” bag.

The “dream bag” will go on sale December and retail for $500. No, you wont be paying $500 for patent leather, you’ll be paying $500 for the 18k gold accents. Also it is available in black, brown, red and white.

Seems like the “Emma” from Donney & Bourke weren’t enough. Neither are the ever exclusive and forever loved classic “Kelly” and “Birkin” bags that Vicky B seems to have an endless supply of.

I want a bag to be named after me. The “Daniella” …has a nice ring to it 😀

for making you guys think I’m dead or something. Though I AM partially dead right now, and will be until the 19th November. Why? BECAUSE I HAVE EXAMS!! *sighs* So to make up for the lack of posts and whatnot, here’s a beautiful commercial that I’m in love with.

It makes me want the product soooo bad, even more than usual! Which is saying something 😛

So I stole this off Dilan, who stole it off Open Source. There, now that I’ve acknowledged my sources like any other “good internet citizen/blogger”, I’m going to get on with it and plagiarise the whole post off Open Source =P

  1. You do not make moronic “first post lol” posts. Anywhere.
  2. You have a logical email address which has something in common with your handle/name
  3. Your handle does not include numbers.
  4. You do not have a Myspace
  5. You do not blog about your pets.
  6. You do not blog about your ex-girlfriends.
  7. You do not visit, mention, hint about, dream or think about /b/.
  8. You know what HTTP, HTML, PHP, SQL RoR and Perl stand for.
  9. You know that there is no cabal.
  10. You do not use “lol”
  11. You do not post idiotic videos of yourself talking into a webcam on Youtube. Podcasts are around for a reason: we can listen to what you’re saying without having to stare at your ugly mug.
  12. Your website is XHTML 1.0 compatible.
  13. You understand CSS and why it is important
  14. You understand that “accessibility” doesn’t just mean wheelchair ramps
  15. You make useful edits to Wikipedia.
  16. You mod down tired memes on slashdot.
  17. You digg responsibly.
  18. You make sure your computer is safe from malware, lest you spill it on to the greater internet.
  19. You are skeptical.
  20. You delete spam.
  21. You do not forward chain email.
  22. You keep your preference of emacs or vi to yourself.
  23. You are not a Mac Zealot.
  24. You campaign for Net Neutrality.
  25. You resist the uncontrollable urge to vandalize the Bratz: The Movie page on Wikipedia.

Um, EXCUSE ME?! HELLO, BUT WTF?! LOL

I do not have the foggiest clue what number 3, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 and 24 are on about O_o As for the rest of the points, HA!

1. I made a moronic “first post”right here on this very blog. Hell, I even titled it “First Post”. Wow. Read it if you wish to waste time and die of boredom.
2. Silver_fairy is NOT my name.
4. I have a Myspace but alas, no Facebook, I’m afraid I’m too…how do they say it? Oh yes, “noob” to get one.
5+6.I don’t have pets or girlfriends (oh wait, I had goldfish once but they died -I’ll save that story for another post).
10. I “lol” like crazy, though I try to restrict myself on here because I know people will get annoyed after a while.
11. I don’t even post pictures of my whole body, why would I post a video of myself?
15. Same principal applies to Wikipedia. I don’t even use that site, why would I waste time editing it when I could be watching the latest fashion runway show or reading blogs?
19. Skeptical? About what? Why?
20. I don’t delete spam, WordPress deletes it for me.
21. I don’t even read the chain mail. Oh wait, I lie, I do sometimes.
25. Bratz? Are you retarded?

Oh, and I apologise, yet another non-fashion/beauty related post.

sleep

So I’m sleep deprived. Very sleep deprived, insanely sleep deprived. So imagine my feeling of recognition when reading this article from the New York News & Features section which I stumbled upon while clicking on random links. And thank God I found it too. Here’s a snapshot with my little running commentary of the article. Click link to see full article.

Snooze or Lose

Overstimulated, overscheduled kids are getting at least an hour’s less sleep than they need, a deficiency that, new research reveals, has the power to set their cognitive abilities back years. By Po Bronson

“[H]as the power to set their cognitive abilities back years.”
I was wondering why I’ve been feeling like my brain cells have just been rotting away at the speed of light. I mean, it’s not like I’m not actually bashing myself on the head everyday, five times a day for the fun of it, I still go to school, so I’m forced to learn things, but WHERE OH WHERE has all that supposedly “learnt” information gone?! Apparently, my lack of sleep has caused me to have the mental and cognitive abilities of a seventh grader, or maybe even a fourth grader. Well, there goes my upcoming exams.

“Half of all adolescents get less than seven hours of sleep on weeknights. By the time they are seniors in high school, according to studies by the University of Kentucky, they average only slightly more than 6.5 hours of sleep a night. Only 5 percent of high-school seniors average eight hours.”
You want statistics? I’ll give you my statistics. I average about 6 hours sleep per weeknight, 6.5 hours max. And on weekends, it depends, but usually, it’s the same. So do the math. 6 times 7 equals 42 hours per week I’m sleeping, whereas I should be getting 56 hours per week. I’m missing out on 14 hours a week of sleep a night. 14 times 52(weeks in a year) equals 728 hours of sleep that I am missing out on per year. Whoa, that’s a hellava lot of sleep I’m missing out on. And my brains sure aren’t thanking me for it. Not to mention my racoon eyes and my baggy bags coupled with bloodshot eyes and a pasty complexion.

“With the benefit of functional MRI scans, researchers are now starting to understand exactly how sleep loss impairs a child’s brain. Tired children can’t remember what they just learned, for instance, because neurons lose their plasticity, becoming incapable of forming the synaptic connections necessary to encode a memory.”
I’m tired 24/7. I basically fall asleep in class and while I’m in the car to and from school, I try to catch up on the zzz’s. I get to school, nod through six hours worth of mumblings and then come home to the computer and straight onto the internet I go until about 1am or 1.30am every, single, night. I try to revise and concentrate, no really, I do. Sometimes in class, all I want to do is lie down and sleep, but I can’t, so I settle for the “head on hand, leaning forward so it looks like you’re reading but really, what you’re doing is sleeping but the teacher thinks you’re reading” because if I don’t, I end up doing the whole “I’m trying my hardest to stay awake, but my eyeballs and eyelids have mind of their own and are shutting down on me” thing which is really very embarrassing. What makes it even worse is that then, once I fall into a slumber, I hear nothing. Kapisch, nada. Therefore, I learn and remember nothing. No wonder I complain that my memory is like that of Dory’s. Furthermore, “a different mechanism causes children to be inattentive in class.” Wow, no shit Sherlock. You’d think that being asleep would cause you to be inattentive in class.

“A tired brain perseverates—it gets stuck on a wrong answer and can’t come up with a more creative solution, repeatedly returning to the same answer it already knows is erroneous.”
Shit, so that’s why I feel as though all my “creative juices” have run out and I can no longer come up with anything original or inventive. I thought I’d just simply ‘lost my spark’ and had the ‘creativity stamped out of me’ by all my classes.

“The more you learned during the day, the more you need to sleep that night. “
No comment. Abit late now, exams are in 2 weeks.

“Normally secreted as a big pulse at the beginning of sleep, growth hormone is essential for the breakdown of fat.”
I’ve been trying to not exactly lose weight, but to tone up and keep in shape. What have I done instead? Gained weight. Though I really can’t blame it all on my severe lack of sleep. I do binge eat alot and stuff my face at any given oppurtunity. =P What can I say? I love my food. However, this leads onto another thing, “on average, children who sleep less are fatter than children who sleep more.” So maybe I can blame alot of it on my sleeping habits after all.

“They all showed that kids who get less than eight hours of sleep have about a 300 percent higher rate of obesity than those who get a full ten hours of sleep.”
If you say so… But it’s impossible for me to get 10 hours of sleep! Even on weekends! *sighs* …*yawns*

“Sleep is a biological imperative for every species on Earth. But humans alone try to resist its pull. Instead, we see sleep not as a physical need but a statement of character. It’s considered a sign of weakness to admit fatigue, and it’s a sign of strength to refuse to succumb to slumber. Sleep is for wusses.”
Ah, no comment.

Come on, read the article please? It’s for your own good =]

Now that it’s 10.50pm, and I haven’t even touched my homework, I know I wont, so I may as well go to sleep. Work tomorrow, great, going to be falling asleep there.

*super sized yawn* zZz time…

FINALLY! Woohoo! Got my highly stressed over formal dress. I ended up getting the blue/silver one from SEDUCE.
(See previous posts for pictures)

Now I have to go hunt around for shoes, accessories, figure out how to do my hair and makeup blah blah blah…get a tan and study for exams in the process.

I have my eye on a pair of chrome silver shoes from Shoo-Biz. They’re stilleto pointy toes that I could wear under jeans or something after the formal. ($100)

ShooBiz -silver/chrome2 ShooBiz -silver/chrome
OR these, also from ShooBiz. ($79.95)

ShooBiz -silver ShooBiz -silver2

I think I prefer the first ones because they aren’t as “shiny” as the second ones. They’re more chrome so it’d go with my dress better, but I don’t knooowww…OR there’s the ones from SEDUCE. I didn’t take a photo of them but you can sort of see them in the pictures that I took whilst wearing the blue dress.

Formal Dress

I couldn’t find any pictures of a decent silver clutch, but that bracelet is from Tiffany’s for $112. I want!!
What do you guys think? Any other suggestions?

Shit. The PRET tommorow. Oh Lord, I’m screwed. I haven’t done anything for it! You’d think I’d actually try and study for it or something…but…

Oh God, *sighs*

That’s it. My futures over before it’s even begun. GOODBYE PUBLIC RELATIONS! GOODBYE RMIT!

*dramatic sigh*

Okay, so my incompetencies with technology is shining through again today. For some stupid reason, I can’t add this link onto my blogroll. And I really want to because I think it’s hilarious and EVERYONE should read it =D

So, READ THIS! It’s just basically a really randomly funny blog that started up a couple of days ago, however, the people behind it, are actually now, quite infamous. The person this blog is named after –Damith– is a funny, average (well, depends what you define as average lol) guy who basically breathes magic. No seriously, you should see him in action, lol, he is AWESOME. If I can, I’ll try to upload a video of him doing something on here. Anyway, the other fellow goes by the name of ‘anonymous’. Weird, I know. However, this ‘anonymous’ guy has gained quite a reputation over at my school as he blogged about what was happening in and around my school and well as quite a few people. Some people may have said that he went too far, some agreed with him and went along for the ride. Nevertheless, even though there were quite a few of us who liked that blog, it was shut down by blogspot, after someone who couldn’t take a joke complained.

Ahh well, all is well now as they have collaborated and now started up a new blog site. Called Damith”s Weblog. Original name huh? Haha 😛

If you do decide to read it, please don’t take anything seriously, they’re just having some fun. Oh, it does provide as a interesting and funny procrastination source.

I was going to post this some other day, but I just can’t wait. I’ve spent the WHOLE day/night today, looking at vintage clothes, shoes, bags and jewelery. It all started when I remembered that I wanted to go on a little op-shop shopping hunt on the weekend. So I innocently googled “vintage shops”, “op-shops in Melbourne” and went on the Vogue Forum to check out what other people thought were great places to go. And now, after 5 hours of ooh-ing and ahh-ing over things that I wish I could have but can’t afford, I’ve landed on Ebay. Just randomly checking out all the vintage dresses and shoes. And ohmygod, let me tell you know, it’s a treasure trove!! I really really really wish I had an unlimited everything paid for credit card, where I could buy anything and everything I wanted without having to even bat an eyelid. Ahh, now that’d be the life. 🙂

Anywho, here’s a few things I found when during my first 5 minutes on Ebay. After that, there were too many things that I wanted to save, so I just gave up and squealed whilst staring at them for a long time.

Orange disco spring sandle Red swirly patent heels Velvet blue heels vintage purple leather pumps italian twiggy mod loafer pumps

And that was not even 5 minutes after clicking! Imagine what I would be able to find if I actually sat down and looked through everything =D …too bad I don’t have a credit card, ahh well, next year 😀

Oh, and I nearly forgot, CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME SPARKLY BELT!

glitter belt

And this too-cute dress, which is made out of T-shirt material. It’s got 80’s comic/pop art drawings on it. Kind of reminds me of pajamas for some reason lol. Just imagine wearing that in Spring/Summer by itself with cute sandals or thongs, or with a basic T-shirt/singlet underneath. And then in Autumn/Winter, wear it over a black turtleneck skivvy with black stockings. How cool would that be? It’d totally brighten up my winter/autumn wardrobe. 😀

80’s singlet pop art dress -front 80’s singlet pop art dress -back

And lucky last, look at this 70’s black dress. With gathered sleeves that puff and a flowy hem, this dress would flatter anyone and everyone. I want.

black runhed and puff dress

If only I had an unlimited, all expenses paid for credit card…….. *dreams*

Okay, so I was just talking to a friend and I was saying how I loved Mika’s album and that I’m obsessed with a couple of his songs (Happy Ending and Love Today FYI). So my friend was like, “your obsessed with everything, name one thing your not obsessed with”. And that got me thinking, what don’t I like?

This was my answer to him: (him -blue, me -pink)

me: just happen to like alot of things
him: tell me one<—1 thing urnot
me: one thing i don’t like?
stuck up snobs and beetles 😐

i also don’t like washing the plates with no gloves
ahha

hmm what else..

i don’t like people getting hurt
oh, and i don’t like it when people wear the same colour denim on denim
LOL
i alsoooo don’t like it when people be disrespectful

i don’t like alot of things actually
him: lol

me: ..i hate it when i see those commercials of poor kids and stuff
him: >_>”
fineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

me: but it’s worse in real life

him: omg, shut up already
lol

me: i don’t like the smell of gucci rush cos that gets up my nose and makes me sneeze

..uh, i don’t like kissing onion breath
him: zzz
me: you asked
him: lol

me: hahahaha
him: stop!! xd

me: lol!!! okay okay
i told you i have a lot of things i don’t like

in particular my mum =|

oh, and i have to add this in…i hate it when i fail something
…except for when i expect it
then that’s sorta okay..but not really
lol!

OH and i can’t not say this one, i absolutely HATE HATE HATE it when my msn or net stuffs up
or when my laptop stuffs up
now THAT’S what gets me aggro
LOL

actually, there’s really only 2 or 3 ways to piss me off
1. be my mum, 2. fuck my internet and laptop up, 3. hurt the people i love

yup, that’s about it 😛

But that’s the problem, that’s not really about it. There are alot more things that I don’t like. Most of which are personal family matters concerning my mother. Generally, I am a very happy person. I want everyone to be happy and I know this sounds really superficial and generic, and even vain -vain, I am not (even though I’m an attention whore :p), but I hate hate hate it when I see other people cry, are hurt, or in some way sad. Something just tugs at my heartstrings. So when I see people cry, all I want to do is cry too. Maybe it’s something to do with how I was treated growing up and now, or what I’ve witnessed and seen as a child, and what I still witness and see. Most of which your average teenager at my school wouldn’t even dream of in their nightmares. However, when I see people crying, I seriously do not know what to do. Do I go and hug them? Ask them what’s wrong? Pat them on the head?! You see, I may be an extremely emotional person, but I have no idea what to do when I see others hurt. Kind of sad really. Considering I spend a substantial amount of time when I’m at home crying/trying not to cry unsuccessfully, you’d think I would know what to do when others cry. *sighs*

What a post. So depressing.

That’s another thing. I am the total opposite of a depressed person. Well, that’s what I try to show the world anyway. I try to keep home and school life -including friends, apart. School =fun, laughter, happiness, friends, whereas home =mother, bitchyness, hurt…etc.. So to anyone and everyone who always says to me. “Daniella, your going to die smiling”, “Dani, I’ve never seen you sad or pissed off” I say to them, that’s because I’m not at home, my mother isn’t nearby and I’m surrounded at school by the people I love.

I just remembered this really good quote that I read somewhere that I try to live my life by. It would help if I remembered the actual wording of the quote and who said it though lol. Anyway, it goes something like “it doesn’t matter what you feel like inside, it’s how you present yourself to the world that counts. So go on, mop up your mascara, get out there and kick some arse!”

This is embarrassing. I can’t believe I’m actually going to post this. Good thing practically no-one reads my blog then. lol.

*deep breath…..annnnnddd CLICK!! PUBLISH!!!*

….uhh..