Thursday, December 1, 2011

I have crushes on Celebrities who look like my Boyfriend

There was a time when I used to get random crushes on film characters and ignore my now, ex-bfs. But these days, I've gone into full reversal mode where I crush on film characters who look like my boyfriend. He likes to think that I'm using it as an excuse to check out guys, but really, I think it's romantic because this has never happened to me before! I actually think my boyfriend is so incredibly handsome and feel super lucky! Yay!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Always keep your eyes open for signs and answers. Today I found these! If they are too small for you to read, I'll start with the Love one because it just feels so familiar and wonderful!!

"Fall in Love. Be passionate and fearless. Listen to your heart. Be thoughtful and generous. Believe in love at first sight. Holds hands. Laugh nervously. Write love letters and make homemade gifts. Get dressed up for a date. Feel butterflies in your stomache. Run away together. Stay in bed all day. Create memories you will tell your grandchildren about. Cuddle. Learn from each other. Be patient and kind with your words. Grow old together. Be spontaneous and impulsive. Kiss each other goodnight. Remember why you fell in love. THIS IS YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER."

And as for Friends:

"A friend is one that knows you as you are. Understands where you have been. Accepts what you have and allows you to grow."

This Thanksgiving

I know this is a funny picture to put up but seeing as all searches for Thanksgiving ends up with really cheesy stuff, I decided to go with the Addams family value picture of the Pilgrims and Indians Thanksgiving play. Of course, in the film Wednesday Addams is actually saying we're going to burn your village to the ground, but let's change our imaginations to the match being something like a medieval version of what we use lighters at concerts for now adays. haha!

This Thanksgiving, I would like to give thanks for my amazing amazing soul mate and husband who is there for me through my ups and downs; who's daily love letters bring me endless joy and motivation; who is so devastatingly handsome I can't help but sneak peaks at him whenever he thinks I'm not looking; who amuses me to no end with his enormous amounts of experience and cleverness; who is so talented and romantic and brings our visions to life. I love you Christian Alegria. I'm so glad your last name actually means happiness. It's such a good sign!

I'm also thankful for my incredible mother who's inner strength and genius mothering have enabled me to live such a great life, my sister who's physical strength and hilarious personality brings so much joy to everyone around her, my cousin Jennie who's kindness touches everyone she knows, my Uncle Edmond who is my external brain and technical angel, my friends who have been there for me and who open up to me when they need my help as well.

Most importantly, God who has listened and answered through my entire life, even sending me a random Indian guru to tell me my life is about growing and learning and that I am always going to be positive!

Everyone who believes in me!!

I am such a lucky lucky girl!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Best Way to Go is to Go TOGETHER

An Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in a Des Moines hospital within 70 minutes of each other last week after a car accident that also injured another couple.

"They're very old-fashioned. They believed in marriage 'til death do you part," Dennis Yeager, the son of Gordon and Norma Yeager, told

The accident that claimed Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, happened Oct. 12, when the couple left their State Center home for a drive shortly after 8 a.m. At the intersection of Highway 30 and Jessup Avenue, just west of Marshalltown, Gordon pulled "away from the stop sign and failed to yield to a westbound vehicle," according to Sgt. Joel Ehler of the Iowa State Patrol.

The driver of the other car, Charles Clapsaddle, 64, of Marshalltown, was unable to stop to avoid a collision, Ehler said.

“She is currently stable but remains in the critical care unit,” he wrote. “There will be a long road ahead for her recovery.

Clapsaddle was treated and released from Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center, but his wife, Barbara, was reportedly transferred to Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Aman who identified himself as their son, John, said in a comment published on a story on the Times-Republican website that his mother suffered internal bleeding and a broken neck.

Ehler said Yeager was facing pending action by the Iowa Department of Transportation to have his license removed, but citing privacy concerns, said he could release no additional details on what prompted that action.

The Yeagers' children told that their parents never liked being apart ever since Norma Stock married Gordon Yeager on May 26, 1939, in State Center. And they were relieved that the couple was able to spend their last moments together at the intensive care unit of the Marshalltown hospital.

"They brought them in the same room in intensive care and put them together — and they were holding hands in ICU. They were not really responsive," Dennis Yeager told

Gordon died at 3:38 p.m. surrounded by their family and holding hands with Norma.

"It was really strange, they were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn't figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going," said Dennis Yeager. "But we were like, he isn't breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that's because they were holding hands and it's going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up."

Norma died at 4:48 p.m., according to

"Neither one of them would've wanted to be without each other. I couldn't figure out how it was going to work," the Yeagers' daughter Donna Sheets told "We were very blessed, honestly, that they went this way."

The Yeager’s children said the couple complemented each other.

"Anybody come over — she was the hostess with the mostess. ... The more she did, the more she smiled," Dennis Yeager told "Dad would be the center of attention, like, 'Wheee look at me,' and mom was like 'get him away from me!' You know we even got a picture like that."

And even though they argued every now and them, "They just loved being together," he said.

"He said 'I have to stick around. I can't go until she does because I have to stay here for her and she would say the same thing,'" he said.

The couple reportedly were holding hands Tuesday at their funeral in their casket. Their family said the plan was to cremate them together and mix their ashes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Just Like the New Edition Song Says...Still In Love!!

I've just finished my first collection for London Fashion Week and a phrase I repeat quite often about my design process is: "Romantic moments become 10 million times more romantic when you're in a beautiful outfit."

And as backwards and 50's as this sounds, I really enjoy making sure I look beautiful, hot, cute, whatever mood I'm in that day, as long as it's pleasant for the love of my life when he comes home.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Learning About Love

Before I met the love of my life, I wrote a list. A four page list to be exact, and I got everything I could have ever asked for in a man. For once, I could actually say, the cheesy love songs I spent years listening to were relatable. From "Whatta Man" to "A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes" my feelings for him embodied every range of emotion ever sung about. Unfortunately, it includes songs like "If I Were A Boy". Not that he ever means to make me feel that way. But what I've learned is, when you actually love someone, you are no longer the person you once were.

I used to want to be a cyborg. Cold and unhurtable. Coming from a culture where stories are filled with jilted women who came to rely on unreliable partners. But I met the man who changed everything, and the smallest thing he does usually unintentionally or an unthoughtful sentence uttered by someone who gives you cause to wonder about faithfulness can send you into a vortex of irrational thought.

But if you don't experience the torment of these emotions, is the love as strong? There was a yahoo article written about the stages of love. The final stage was trust. Of course, you want to trust the person you love, I've never been given a reason by him not to. But when you are in love, sometimes you think, he/she is so amazing and great, why wouldn't someone else try to take him away?

Is it unrealistic to hope and expect that when someone really really truly loves you, no one else compares or enters their thoughts? That when they see someone else attractive to people who are not already in love with someone, that they just appear in the form of something that is just normal or nonthreatening to the relationship?

They say love is blind. I'd like to think that love is blinding. Blinding the eyes of the person who is in love to the advances of anyone else other than the one person they are meant to be with. I hope and pray that this is how the universe actually functions. Because love means everything to me.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Collin Firth On His Wife

'It does help to actually realize that however stunning the person, who is, you know, fluttering eyelashes at you, she doesn't do anything to match up to your wife....Maybe it's shallow of me to have a wife that's so beautiful it makes things easier. To me, she's the most beautiful woman in the world.'

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Love Can Result In Confusing Behaviour

Lara Stone - Super Model With Huge Boobs

I am a straight girl who doesn't like big why is there a half naked photo of Lara Stone here? Because the love of my life likes Black and White Photography...and her boobs...and her face...BUT NOT AS MUCH AS HE LOVES ME (right hunny?)

Sometimes when you're in love, you do horribly stupid things like constantly poking your boyfriend when you see photos of things he likes that makes you jealous but you can't help it cause you enjoy sharing things he likes with him too much. Besides, I'm not really jealous of her, just jealous of the fake face he makes about boobs to wind me up.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Only Thing Better Than Pizza Is...

My gorgeously handsome boyfriend and I live by 2 different pizza places, and have only had pizza twice so far...after all, it's important to stay in shape for each other, but both times, it's been heaven. The only thing that would make it better would be if it were heart-shaped! Wonder if the neighborhood pizza places do them that way so I can show him how much I love him even more.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Very Merry Diptyque Valentine's Day To All!

Diptyque Valentine's Day Candle Set

Today I was perusing Liberty's with my BFF Charles and came across this Diptyque candle set. Picking up one, it smelled so sweet and amazing but actually, the most amazing thing about this is that they are actually meant to be burned as a pair. One has a masculine scent (woodsy tip with Rugosa Rose, Myrrh, Peru balm, Cedar, and Sandalwood) and the other a feminine (Piaget Rose, Egyptian Basil, Blackcurrent, Violet, and Musk) one so that they intertwine and create a mixed smell. Isn't that romantic?!! I know what we're getting in our beautiful little home next!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

On A Roll!

Enough with the pictures, time for real words! Most people have seen Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love by now, and for the most part, it's a wonderful film. But what really stands out to me, are the numerous quotes she has written, that may or may not have appeared in the film.

One of my favourite quotes from the film is from Giovanni, Gilbert's Italian teacher who falls in love with her friend. On Thanksgiving Day he says:

"I am thankful for fear, because for the first time in my life, I am fearful that the person sitting next to me may be the one who wants to leave."

Though at times I find myself hating that I have to feel this way, fear for me, is an indicator. Like Giovanni, it's the first time I have felt it in a relationship and it lets me know that, this time, I love the person as much as they love me.

Weegee's Lovers Vs. Cartier Bresson

Cartier Bresson

Wee Gee

The perfect love is a combination of both. Prim, proper, cute, romantic, and sometimes, just plain uncontrollable, shoe-less, and toe-curlingly fun.

For Christian

U.S. Weekly (Get it? HAHA)

Nature + Believe In Love