WOOOHOOO!!!

…to be continued

Omg guys, I think I’m in love. All from Tiffany and co.

Tiffany and Co. Heart Link bracelet $195
Multi-heart bracelet. Sterling silver. 7.25″ long. $195

Tiffany and Co. Elsa Peretti Open Heart pendant $150
Elsa Peretti Open Heart Pendant, small. Sterling Silver. $150

Tiffany and Co. Geometric Heart Earrings $195
Geometric Heart Earrings. $195

Tiffany and Co. Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Pendant $275
Paloma Picasso Loving Heart pendant. Pendant with a pink sapphire in sterling silver. $275

*sighs lovingly*

Come on now girls, altogether…*siiiiiighhhhhhhhhhhh* <–while staring with doe eyes lovingly at computer screen.

Yesterday was the last day of classes for us year 12’s FOREVER!!! *sniffs*

Fourteen years of schooling -if I include kindergarten. Wow, 14, that’s like, MY WHOLE LIFE!! I can’t believe how fast it’s flown by. I still remember my first day of high school, year 7 where everyone stuck with their own primary school friends and didn’t mix becuase everyone was at a shy and gawky stage of their lives. And then year 10. When I transferred to my current school. Shit guys, I’ve been at my current school for only three years but it feels like 10 years. I love you all so much and don’t want to leave!! 😦

Well, before I start babbling on and crying over my laptop, I have to say how awesome it’s been knowing each and everyone of you guys. Even though I probably didn’t get to know some of you as well as I would’ve liked to, I STILL LOVE YOU!! =D haha

Anyway, as I was saying, yesterday was the last day of classes for us, and we also had ayear 12 concert which was TOTALLY random and unplanned. But thank GOD it turned out quite well! Even though there were a few awkward bits here and there -mostly due to my hosting when I didn’t think before I spoke (woops, sorry =]) but yeah! It was fun! Oh, and before I forgot, it was free dress day and everyone looked awesome!

I’ll post a few photo’s from yesterday and the past few days of this week. And if I can at a later date, I’ll include some clips of the concert.

Oh, and check out the reception where we’re going to have out formal. It’s called Merrimu Receptions. CAN’T WAIT! *squeaks*

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.

Audrey Hepburn

I love Audrey Hepburn.

Another reason to add to my list of “Why I love Audrey Hepburn” is this quote I found:

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” ~Audrey Hepburn

I swear to God, I live by this quote…

*sighs* I love Audrey Hepburn 😛

[I like this one too: A day without laughter is a day not worth living.] -so true 🙂

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?

The search continues. Here’s another batch of photo’s from some store on Lygon Street. Can’t remember the name of the store, but yeah, here goes:

TRUESE- front1 TRUESE- side TRUESE- back TRUESE- side2

It’s$289.95. Yup, don’t think it’s worth it, but yeahhhh…*sighs*

Oh, and I forgot to upload the other GASP dress pictures:

GASP- front2 GASP- side3

Yeahh…SUGGESTIONS?! COMMENTS?? PLEASE?! I’m so lost and confused lol, I have until the 23rd of THIS MONTH to buy a dress. =S Every store that I went into, the sales lady would ask me, “Oh, so what’s the occasion?” I would reply, “school formal”, then their reply would be, “wow, lovely, when is it?”, my answer…”umm, the 23rd….” Their shocked reply “Of what?? THIS MONTH?!” Me, “um, yeahhhh..”

……

My poor feet. My poor, poor feet. I don’t know how all you everyday-stiletto-wearing-chiquitas do it, but my feet are dead. Just one day of running, yes running, in heels around and around a suburb filming for a school concert, has given me blisters and feet that are refusing to get into any form of footwear. Be it thongs, or my super comfy moccasins. And to make things worse, the whole day today, I trotted around in my fire engine red Steve Maddens, which we all know, look good, but kill your feet if you attempt to walk in them for more than 2 hours. Yes whine whine whine, lol.

ANYWAY, moving on, I went formal dress shopping today on Chapel Street (South Yarra, Melbourne, Aussie-land -for all you international folk =P) and then later on, went to Melbourne Central. We (Mat and I) went into about 10,000 stores and I tried on about 50 dresses. The poor guy was probably so bored haha, at least he learnt something from this “experience”. As we were walking through Myer (massive department store -meaning that I was frantically looking left, right and center for dresses) he said to me, “Girls have it so hard.” Actually, this was our convo, well, what I remember of it:

Him: “Girls have it so hard.”
Me -looking at him questioningly: “Uh, why? What makes you say that?”
Him: “Well, just watching you shop today, it’s like…”
Me: “haha yeah?”
Him: “Well, I never knew that girls had it so hard, like, to find clothes and stuff.”
Me: “Haha well, now you know that when we complain that we ‘couldn’t find anything’, we actually mean it, and we’re not just whining.”
Him: “Yeah, well, for guys, it’s so much easier. (Referring to formal wear ie. suits) We all look the same anyway. But for girls, you guys actually have to find a dress that fits you, looks nice, (gesturing to body parts as he speaks) fits your, you know, boobs and doesn’t make your (inverted commas with fingers) ‘bum look big’ and the colour also has to suit you too.”
Me: ” Ha, you ain’t seen nothing yet hun (continues flipping through the racks of clothes).”

Yup, I think one more ‘typical-male-who-never-goes-shopping-unless-his-sister-or-mother-buys-him-something’ has been enlightened on the way females shop. Shopping is an inexact science. 😛

Well, at Pilgrim, I tried on this gorgeous satin with lace detailing boob tube dress that ties at the back. I tried it on in mocha and canary yellow. The fabric is so nice! I liked it and Mat seemed to like it too. They were$249.95 each. I’ll upload photos of them tomorrow, because I really can’t be bothered going to get my camera right now.

Heidi Strapless Dress in Mocha

PILGRIM -heidi strapless dress champagne frontFront PILGRIM -heidi strapless dress champagne back BackPILGRIM -heidi strapless dress champagne side Side PILGRIM -heidi strapless dress yellow side PILGRIM -heidi strapless dress yellow front PILGRIM -heidi strapless dress yellow back
Then at GASP, I tried on this totally hot yet still formal appropriate purple dress. It’s $400. My mum would kill me LoL. Especially since it’s kind of well, exposing on the breasts side of things. At first, when I tried it on, I felt kind of self-conscious cos never mind the fact that I don’t have boobs, but I like, never wear things like this. But talk about WOW, the dress totally made it look like I had coconuts for a chest, talk about cleavage galore haha. Also helped that Mat was really, and I mean, really, enthusiastic about this dress too. I wonder why. LoL. The fabric was about this kind of purple, and it had a satin underlay with chiffon on top. (These photos are really bad because I wasn’t allowed to take a photo but I did anyway, in the REALLY badly lit change room with no flash).

GASP- side GASP- back

And the last dress that I have my eye on is by SEDUCE. It’s so cute! And gorgeous! I want it! Helps that it’s only $179.95 😀

Luxed Up Strapless Dress

SEDUCE SEDUCE- side SEDUCE- front SEDUCE- back1 .SEDUCE- side2

How nice is it? I know it’s a bit “leggy” but with heels, it almost makes me look like I have legs up to my armpits! (Yeah I know, keep dreaming). It’s really really figure flattering too. In real life, the fabric kind of shimmers. I think you can sort of tell by the picture. But I didn’t take a photo of it either! Shit, I’ll take one tomorrow. I think I might get this one, I’ve kind of fallen in love with it, so has Mat. When we were heading back home, I asked him, “so which one did you like the best?” He was like, “the purple one and the last one you tried on.” Ha, I wonder why. And you know what else also suprised me? Whilst we were in Alannah Hill (where I tried on another dress but he wasn’t entirely too keen on it and neither was I), he said to me, “You know what colours suit you? Yellow, that purple and blues.” I was gobsmacked. Shocked beyond belief to a point where I actually laughed. Here was the self confessed shopping hater giving me advice as to what looks good on me, and I don’t even know that! Well, I’m proud to say that I’ve converted yet another male into the joys of shopping. 😛

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*