Hey! I figured it was about time I updated; it's been a little over a month since my last post. I've been on summer break since sometime in mid-May -- while I've got twice the amount of free time I had before, I'm still trying to figure out what I can do with all that time. In fact, I have no set plans for this summer other than sticking to my goal of simply doing something productive this summer.
I have a lot to cover in this post, so pardon the mess below.
Here's a list of what's been going on since my last post:
+ I got a haircut:
+ Amidst the nightmare of finals week, I was blessed with a great opportunity: I've been featured in the Golden Gate Xpress under Fashion Forecast! Here's an excerpt of the article on summer style in San Francisco, and one of the photos from the shoot:
“It’s no secret that San Francisco weather is wildly moody, but that doesn’t mean style has to be sacrificed. There are a slew of ways to embrace the sun but still be well equipped for San Francisco’s temperamental temperatures. “I definitely have to pull out a pair of shorts when the heat wave strikes and set the leather jacket aside,” said Roanne Quiozon, a Comparative and World Literature major at SF State who interns for a college fashion website and has her own fashion and lifestyle blog. “I just make a series of simple swaps, such as switching from pants to shorts, skirts and tights to skirts without the tights, or boots to loafers.”
+ I turned 21. It's only been a little over two weeks since then, but so far, it's been a great age. There is nothing more refreshing at the end of a disgustingly 90+ degree weather day than a margarita.
+ I know I said I'd do commissions once summer began. For some reason, most of my drawing motivation flew out the window the moment summer break settled in. (It was all over the place during finals, though.) I'm working to get the drawing bug back. In the meantime, there's free shipping at my society6 store till June 8 at midnight, so check it out through this promotional link!
+ A few posts of mine at the Fashion Inspired by Art column over at College Fashion were published since my last update. Click the names of the following artists to see outfits inspired by their work: Suzuki Kiitsu, Wayne Thiebaud, Kobayashi Kiyochika, and Georgia O'Keeffe. I have one coming up next Wednesday, so be on the lookout in case I don't create a post here. If you're a cat lover like me, I think you'll enjoy it.
+ Thanks to the hot weather leaving me clueless on how to update my style (and some birthday money/gifts), here are a few cute things I've bought and have been wearing lately:
1) A bee necklace from J. Topolski. I've been wearing it literally every day since I've gotten it. I wear rings all the time, and I thought I'd try getting back into wearing necklaces on a regular basis. This special little trinket was my birthday present for myself, and it may or may not be a way for me to further express my love for my favorite TV show, and one of my favorite scenes, ever. (One year later and it still gets me.)
2) Wedges. They're my first pair. Wedges have always looked so cute on other people but for some reason, I could never picture myself wearing them...I've never even bothered to try on a single pair until these came in the mail! These are the "Bamboo Tessa Wedge" from Urbanog.com.
3) Maroon felt hat from Mars Mercantile in Berkeley (a venue I recommend, by the way -- they've got the cutest vintage dresses organized by decade). Anyway, I haven't had a hat I regularly incorporated into my outfits since this one green slouchy beanie I wore all the time in high school. Since I cut my hair, and since it's in that weird, growing out stage right now, I wanted to have something to fall back on when it refuses to cooperate. My short hair looks better with hats than my long hair did.
4) Light wash denim overalls. (Or shortalls, technically.) I was actually looking for medium wash ones as I'm not a huge fan of light wash denim in general, but these were on sale, so.
Some other bits of my life:
+ Joining the discussion at #YesAllWomen and partaking in countless angry feminist rants -- not that there are days I'm not an angry intersectional feminist. To be frank, I'm a furious one, and the fact that there are people out there that continuously misinterpret feminism and its goals gets on my nerves every day. The fact that there are people who treat these issues like they aren't important puts me in an even worse mood.
Feminism isn't just some cute trend or man-hating club, y'all. Do your homework, do your research, remember to always keep intersectionality in your feminism, and spread the word because discussing and raising awareness to these issues -- as well as unlearning all the problematic notions you've internalized and continuously checking/correcting your problematic behavior -- is really fucking important.
If you haven't visited the #YesAllWomen hashtag yet, I suggest you stop reading this messy blog post now and go read everyone's contributions. (Various trigger warnings.) If what you read there doesn't open your eyes about the blatant misogyny in our society -- the same blatant misogyny that society continues to ignore -- I honestly don't know what will.
Wake up. Please. Just because you yourself have not experienced what the women in the hashtag have, or just because you think you aren't part of the problem (being silent about sexism only further perpetuates misogyny and does nothing to help women), doesn't make misogyny any less real. It doesn't mean you are exempt from the issue and the discussion that desperately and continuously needs to be implemented into our daily lives.
+ Elementary ended its second season a few weeks ago, and even though this season was hit-or-miss (don't get me started on the last two episodes), I've felt a void in my heart ever since. I did binge watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine though, which I completely adore, and which I regret watching way too fast because that's left a void in my heart, too. (I'm watching Broad City now.)
+ Speaking of Elementary, I've done a few doodles since my last update. View them here.
+ After years of not really doing anything with nature, I went hiking at Redwood Regional Park.
...I feel like I'm more or less done with this post for now. I'll try not to have such a huge gap in-between updates again to spare you the sloppiness, and to spare myself from trying to remember everything that's happened. I might add a few more things to this entry if I remember them.
One last exciting tidbit of news: Lucy Liu tweeted me. What a bad time to have a play on my name as my Twitter title, huh? (Somewhere, the 10 year old in me is crying with happiness. And by '10 year old' I mean me, now, as a 21 year old, and every age in between. She's just my absolute favorite.)
See you soon!