Daria Werbowy Photographed by David Sims for Vogue in May 2009
If a derivative of the blazer has been your go-to winter cover-up, it’s time to make the switch to a warmer-weather alternative. Cue spring’s new essential: the kimono wrap. Gone are the sharp edges, fixed lapels, and heavy fabrics of the boyfriend jacket. This season we’re falling for the kimono’s liquid-silk allure.
My mom has hinted that I could and should get cosmetic surgery in China, the kind that does double eyelids. It’s so prevalent in China I never thought twice of it, but ever since I’ve heard it translated to “cosmetic surgery”, I’ve been turned off by the idea…but it’s practically the same as getting contacts in America, it’s that common and ordinary. There are more aggressive surgeries, how aggressive? Doctors can insert rods into your calves to lengthen your legs by as much as an inch. Intense physical therapy to follow for months…
“Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.”—
I’m definitely drawn to the melodramatic. My non-fiction teacher called my writing too much so. But if youth will not be an adequate excuse for indulgence in grandeur, what could be?
Directions: Place an X by all the things you’ve done and remove the X from the ones you haven’t done.
Things I have done during my lifetime:
( ) Gone on a blind date (X) Skipped school ( ) Watched someone die (X) Been to Canada ( ) Been to Mexico ( ) Been to Florida ( ) Been to Hawaii (X) Been on a plane ( ) Been on a helicopter (X) Been lost ( ) Gone to Washington, DC (X) Swam in the ocean (X) Cried yourself to sleep (X) Played cops and robbers ( ) Recently colored with crayons (X) Sang Karaoke (X) Paid for a meal with coins only ( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch (X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t. (X) Made prank phone calls ( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans ( ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose & elsewhere (X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue ( ) Danced in the rain-naked ( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus ( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe ( ) Watched the sunrise with someone (X) Blown bubbles (X) Gone ice-skating ( ) Been deep sea fishing (X) Driven across the United States (X) Been in a hot air balloon ( ) Been sky diving ( ) Gone snowmobiling (X) Lived in more than one country (X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets ( ) Seen a falling star and made a wish ( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser ( ) Seen the Statue of Liberty ( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle ( ) Been on a cruise (X) Traveled by train (X) Traveled by motorcycle ( ) Been horse back riding ( ) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR (X) Been to Disneyland —- or Disney World (X) Truly believe in the power of prayer ( ) Been in a rain forest- CA Academy of Sciences FTW <3 ( ) Seen whales in the ocean (X) Been to Niagara Falls ( ) Ridden on an elephant ( ) Swam with dolphins (X) Walked on the Great Wall of China ( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf ( ) Been spinnaker flying ( ) Been water-skiing (X) Been snow-skiing ( ) Been to Westminster Abbey ( ) Been to the Louvre ( ) Swam in the Mediterranean ( ) Been to a Major League Baseball game ( ) Been to a National Hockey League game ( ) Been to a NBA Game (X) Played in the snow
1. If a girl is dancing with another guy do not attempt to steal her. It is a dog eat dog world in the club and at the moment that guy has fought and claimed his territory. Show some respect. The only time it is allowed to break this rule is if you are clubbing with a girl that is a friend and…