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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Aftermath of ShowGirls: What Ever Happened to Nomi Malone?

***Attention: I don't feel like summarizing the plot of if you don't know the characters, go watch the film***

A few days ago, HBO blessed me with the screen presentation one of my all time favorite films, Showgirls  around one in the morning. Despite feeling exhausted, I had to pull through and watch the entire film. Every time I watch this film, I search for an explanation of why everything turned to shit in the ending. One of the many reasons this film drew my attention was the anticipation and build up that Nomi Malone, our emotionally scarred protagonist, will rise up and succeed. The first hour and thirty minutes of the film, I rooted for Nomi to nail that audition for chorus line at the Stardust hotel. You see that she had talent and that she didn't haveto gyrate and thrust against a pole at the Cheetah Strip Lounge. I had all these expectations for her and for some reason her characters failed to make me like her at times. Nomi walked away (or ran out of something, *Literally*) she didn't want to be in because of her dignity. If she didn't want to sleep with strangers in exchange for money, she didn't do it. In all fairness she wanted to be careful of how people treated her in the business, but she was also very selfish and stubborn. She didn't want to fall back into the dark past she ran so far away from. So she let others suffer, especially the people who wanted the best from her.

I wasn't expecting all to go well in the finale, but why is it that Molly was left alone in the hospital after suffering the traumatizing rape incident with Andrew Carver. Nomi got her vengeance out on the guy, which is great and all, but now Molly practically was unemployed and handicapped. Maybe she would have received some hush money in the end. I just don't see the point of her being abandoned after she rescued Nomi from being homeless and kept quiet after witnessing the whole stair case shit with Cristal. 

As for Cristal Connors, Nomi's arch enemy, I secretly wanted them to develop an actual relationship with one another. It didn't have to be sexual or anything like that. Cristal could have been a mentor to Nomi and show her how the business works. But that film was memorable because of that awkward  tension between the two characters. So I guess if the plot changed than Nomi wouldn't find the ambition to become a Show Girl. Or even get an audition Thanks to Cristal.

Going back to Nomi, according to her cases she dealt with drug abuse, dealing with the law and all types of weird twists and debauchery. I knew that Nomi was a bad ass and she wasn't very good at hiding her past. She always gave a bad reaction when people offered her coke or sex. How come no one was suspicious about her past? (DIFFERENT PLACES! is never a good answer, honey!)

I still wonder what her upbringing was like, how did she become a dancer, and what gave her the initiative to go to Vegas out of all places to dance. Wasn't she from New York? Couldn't her dancing be appreciated in a city where Broadway and musicals have such a strong career point?

It's really confusing because although Nomi's past bercame exposed, she still had a chance to continue to be the Star of the Show. The only thing is that she would have to deal with the infamy and hatred of the other Showgirls. I guess thats why people go on to write fan fictions about what could have happened. But I don't have time to write fan fiction because Im not getting paid to do that.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Plans for the Super Bowl: From the perspective of a designer who has no attention span

It's Sunday and today's the Super Bowl. Because I consider myself to be a social butterfly, I'll do anything to be out of my house and mingle with ma boos. Today we all plan on spending an evening full of class watching the big event on tv while getting turnt up and making regrettable decisions to be seen on Instagram (*Oh, the perks of being 21 are endless*).
Here's the thing, I have no idea to behave while watching any sport events on television without inquiring about every detail because I can not find anything interesting about it. Sorry about it, I'm only here for the booze and food.
Said perfectly from Goddess Kim Zolciak, I hope to know the rules of football by the end of the night without being a jackass to my friends and interrupting the game.

Most of the time, I'll be staring at the bodacious booties of most of the players and make remarks with my girlfriends because we are all perverts and when we see something we will give each other some sassy side eye.
And rumors have been going around about the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing at Half Time. I may have to fangirl internally or just scream and giggle every time the lead singer gyrates his fit torso. I hope to not embarrass my poor boyfriend from drooling over a teenage crush of mine...
And my friends will have to tolerate all of my antics until one of my friends has to put me in check.
Lets see what happens tonight :)

My Reveal for my Resort 2014 Collection Has Arrived!

So as you may know, I am a designer and doing renderings and illustrations is most preferred of the things to do (*Hopefully sewing will become less of a challenge and more of a habit*). In the Fashion world, this would be overdue, but this is at my own pace and I couldn't be more proud of my work as a designer. I have always had a special place in my heart for this color story. And for those who say that you can't design for yourself are missing out on so many possibilities. I admire my work and I know that there are some of you who will too.

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So this collection called from inspiration of the effervescent textures, shapes and cosmic colors of the deep blue sea. Because we are still suffering with the so-called winter blues, the anticipation of the warm weather is on countdown. Everyone is dreaming about the freedom of wearing less bulky clothes and celebrating the new season.

Image 1: Jumpsuits are by far the essential for comfort and style. You can never look like a regular going to the Flea Market in this outfit.  

Image 2: Nothing says vacation without the perfect beach party or candlelight supper. Elegance with ease, flowy dresses bring out the free spirit in you.

Image 3: If just your'e getting a gorgeous tan to brag about to your co workers at the end of summer, these are the combo swimsuits you must bring to any trip to get all the attention from the attractive locals.

Image 4: Clubwear. No one wants to go on vacation without having a few moments where you loose all of your inhibitions and let your freak flag wave. Lets just hope that you'll have all articles of clothing with you at the end of the night.