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Hello everyone! I know I said I would have this post up by Wednesday, but better late than never! Last Friday, Cassie Tatum and I got to go to the KMAC Couture fashion show and it was OMG fun. I got to do her model's makeup and make sure everything went smoothly. I have talked about Cassie a few times in some of my posts, but she is my very best friend and photographer. Not only does she help me with my blog, but she designs her own dresses. It is really cool having such a good friend who is also interested in fashion. She has been working so hard on completing her 'Flower Power' dress. It was made from moss, fabric flowers and a variation of paper butterflies and birds. So cool, right! Her dress had a long moss cape, super cute high low skirt, and crop top with lace accents. It was honestly stunning, and I'm not just saying that because we are friends. I had too many pictures I wanted to post, so I decided to upload an entire album. From getting ready, to after the show you can follow our each and every moment from the night. I hope you're not bombarded with photos...Haha. The dresses were amazing. They were made from unconventional items such as flowers, trash, metal, keys, dried oranges, etc. It was such a creative show. I was really happy that I got to help my gal pal out at such an awesome event. If anyone has any questions about the dresses or the show feel free to comment below! Already preparing myself for next years show... Have a fabulous Saturday y'all!
P.S. Not sure if I've told you guys yet but I am officially going to my all time favorite city (NYC... le duh) this summer for a fashion program, woohoo! Any suggestions on where to go?
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Hello, hello, hello, hello!! It's been a long time since I've posted an actual fashion related post... SORRY Y'ALL! I've been trying to mix things up, so I hope everyone liked my 'travel' posts. While the traveling was fun, it is nice to get back into my fashion swing of things. For the past few months, Cassie Tatum (my best friend, photographer, and favorite fashion friend) has worked so hard on an amazing dress that she designed for the KMAC Fashion Show here in Louisville, KY. And because we are fashion buddies I got to go to the fashion show and help out with her models makeup. So fun, right? Anyways, I will have a post up by Wednesday in FULL DETAIL of the show and everything we did to get ready. The theme for the fashion show was all white. I got this dress on Wednesday, and let me tell you, it is hard trying to find the perfect outfit when it has to be so specific!! At the mall my mom and I went to literally every store... It was a long shopping trip, but I am so excited that I got this outfit. Super cute. This is actually a crop top and a skirt, which is nice because the separate pieces can be styled in other ways. I paired this not-a-dress dress with my pointy toed nude heels. Since this skirt is so long, I felt that I needed to elongate my legs and the nude shoe does just that. If you were to pair this with flats or something that cuts across your foot it would make your legs look shorter and stubbier (and no one wants that). The nude pump gives the illusion that your legs are longer than they actually are, win win win!! For my makeup I wanted something that would really pop because I had no color anywhere else. Of course I am going to wear a bright red lip (that color rocks doesn't it? In love with it!!). I went a little crazy with my eye makeup. I have never worn bright colors on my eyes, I usually try to stick with more natural colors (golds, browns, etc.). However, I actually really like how this turned out! I put green under my eyes and then swept it up into a cat eye. Hmmm... maybe I will do a makeup tutorial on my Youtube for this look... Thoughts??
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Hello friends! A week has past since this actually happened, but I couldn't just not post about my last days in Germany (and some of the best!). I was just so busy while in Germany, and now I'm even busier now that I'm home. School, bleh. Tests, bleh. Not being able to eat chocolate everyday, bleh. Responsibilities, BLEH). I lied, I have managed to find time to eat all the chocolate I brought home... Can I add that I brought home about 15 lbs of Milka? LOL NO SHAME... it wasn't all for me, does that make it ok? Anyways, hopefully I can remember all of my favorite details about the day. So on this day we took the train to Munich. Andie and I passed the hour and a half ride by me beating her at Phase 10. Sorry I'm a pro at card games, Andie!! Haha. Munich is such a beautiful city. It is so old and cute. One day, Andie will come visit me in NYC (in my pent house, of course) and I will come visit her in Munich... le duh. Once in Munich we got on the subway, then off it by that big pretty church (in the picture above ((I forgot what it is called, oops)). It was really cool because we were just in time to hear the church's clock. T'was nice, haha. Then we did some shopping. We bought shoes, shoes, shoes, and um... oh yeah, SHOES! A girls best friend, right? Birkenstocks galore, like they were everywhere. Naturally I bought three pairs. What's a fashion blogger to do when the latest trend is staring her right in the eyes?? Then we ate some yummy food. A.K.A more apple strudel. I kept getting my 'udels' and my 'itzels' confused, FOR EXAMPLE- once I asked for schnitzel with ice cream... I don't think that would taste very good!! Then we did more shopping at a cute little market that sold fruits, veggies, gingerbread, and pretty flowers. Heaven? Yes. We also went to the Bavaria. It is a huge statue you can go into and over look the city. Andie said it is comparable to the Statue of Liberty. The view was so pretty. After we hit a few more shops before our way back to the train station. I can honestly say that we shopped till we dropped. We were asleep so fast that night!
Hello friends! Sorry I'm just now posting- the past 24 hours have been crazy. Anyways yesterday we went to the castle Herrenchiemsee. It was beautiful! It was modeled after Versailles as a tribute to King Louis. The German king who actually owned this castle only stayed in part of it for a total of 10 days. This castle was never finished due to the fact that the king ran out of money. 70 rooms were left uncompleted, and those rooms actually were some of my favorite! The plain brick walls... I'm a sucker for bricks. There was a dining table made after an old German folk tale (the table would magically set itself). The table was built on an elevator and when the king would eat there, the servants would have to lower the table, set it, then raise it back up... "magic." Where is my 'table set your self?' That would make Thanksgiving 100000X easier. Haha. Then later we got all gussied up into our fancy clothes and pretty makeup and drove to Munich. That night we saw the ballet Romeo and Juliet. It was amazing. It made me want to dance, then I would remember that me trying to dance is the ugliest, most ungraceful thing ever... LOL I'll just stick to watching. I wish I could have taken more pictures but you weren't allowed to inside the castle or during the ballet. Sorry y'all!
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Each day I wake up and still cannot believe that I am actually in Germany! It is incredibly beautiful here. We started this fabulous Sunday by having a traditional Easter breakfast including: the chocolate Easter Lamb, lots of yummy bread, and so much ham (in love)!! We then searched the garden for all the goodies that the Easter Bunny brought us. Chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate, I'd say it sounds like the bunny knows me quite well, haha! Then, we took a boat to Konigssee. From the pictures, you can tell that it is gorgeous. It was snowing a little, but that didn't matter because the mountains were so perfect. After, we drove up a tiny winy winding road to Obersalzberg. This is where Hitler lived and made many of his political plans. It was really fascinating to learn more about Hitler and some of Germany's history. I never realized how much people loved Hitler before he started the camps. I always knew that he was well respected, but a video we watched talked about how people would take stones and rocks that he had walked on because he had touched them. He was almost treated like a god. Andie said that it is something you wish you could forget, but it is a good thing to learn about so that it never happens again. We saw the bomb shelter that was under the mountain. It was huge! It was honestly like a maze, we couldn't get out! Once we were home we went to a pub in Traunstein. I, once again, had wiener schnitzel... and it was equally as good. Yummy! After dinner Andie and I decided not to eat any more chocolate, but of course I couldn't just sit there with my Milka Easter chocolate staring me right in the face; I had a mere 6 pieces. Diet? What's that?
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Sorry y'all, I don't know where to find the Mozart outfit :( -Oh wait, you wanted to hear about my clothes? Hahah, OK I guess.
<Shirt: Anthropologie (old)> <Jeans: True Religion> <Shoes: Nordstrom or Vonmaur (Old)> <Purse: Madewell (lovelovelove)>
I hope my excessive posting isn't bothering you, I just really want to share my trip with y'all! So today we went to Salzburg, Austria. This was my second time going, and it was equally, if not more, great. We woke up this morning and ate a fabulous- pretzel filled- breakfast.... Pretzels? Don't mind if I do, haha. Afterwards we hopped on a train and started our journey to Salzburg. I love the German country; it is just so beautiful with all the old houses, ugh love! We then took the bus to the city center where two girls dressed as Easter bunnies were handing out chocolates. Haha, chocolate- they know the way to my heart. Once in the center of Salzburg we did a little, more like a lot, of shopping. However, I'm not complaining, I'm a girl that LOVES to shop. I think Andie will agree haha. We went to Zara, a store called Mango, and so many more shops I can't even remember. We then sat down to eat apple strudel. OMG can you say yummy?? Then we did a little more shopping, some chocolate eating, more shopping, more eating (and repeat). We also got a wiener schnitzel. It was my first time having one and now I'm wondering when I can have it again! Delicious! Andie told me that I didn't truly visit Austria if I didn't have an apple strudel and a wiener schnitzel, check and check! We got to visit the home of Mozart. It was crazy just thinking that he actually lived there! We got to visit a store called Christmas in Salzburg. If you are going to Salzburg this is a must! It was incredible. Christmas and Easter eggs each decorated by hand. I wanted to buy the whole store! I have absolutely no idea how I am going to get the eggs home without breaking, but if theres a will theres a way! Haha. I told Andie that I wanted Birkenstocks and I'm pretty sure she thought I was insane haha. They kind of look like grandma shoes but I love them! A must for this spring/summer, especially when I am in NYC, right? Anyways, I found them at this cute little store. This store also sold Campomaggi, and I just about died when I saw that. NOTE TO TRAVELERS: I'm not sure if it is like this everywhere, but I got my Birks for $77 (about 66 Euros I think). That is awesome because in the USA they are over $100! So, if you are coming to Europe and want a pair, be on the look out. I also saw those goofy shoes (in the picture above), lol please never wear those, they were so weird! We then took the train home and has a movie night! What's better than Milka chocolate and Clueless? (the answer is nothing).
Goodbye my friends! I am off to bed, talk to you tomorrow!
Now I know this isn't my average 'this is what I'm wearing' post, but I thought I'd mix things up and share my trip to Germany! Throughout the next week I will be posting daily updates of my trip. I started my long, long, long long, longgg journey by flying to Munich, Germany. I sat next to a college boy on the plane who probably thought I was 25; but alas no, I am just a wee 16 year old, haha. Going through customs the CUTEST German boy was working the counter... glad I didn't get in line for the automatic check, amirite?? My friend Andie and her family greeted me at the airport along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. S'cute! Afterwards we drove back to her house through the winding roads of Germany. Everything here is literally so adorable!! Later we died Easter eggs (as shown above). We only cracked one egg... ok maybe 3. Then, I accidentally took a nap... oops! I was just so sleepy (and that's why now I am up in the middle of the night writing this ;) ). While I was snoring away, Andie and her mom made an Easter Lamb. Funny story: when Andie was telling me about the Easter lamb I thought she meant like an actual lamb, like the meat. We LOLED when I realized that it was cake and not meat, haha. Then lastly we went to a traditional Bavarian pub from the 1500's. Since today is the Friday before Easter we weren't aloud to eat meat. So naturally, bring on the carbs!! Pretzels, potatoes, breads, oh my! This pub had just about any form of potato you could imagine. What kind did I get? All, of course! Also- the cheese was omg good. Tomorrow we are headed to Salzburg. WhooHoo!!
Ta-ta for now, Emma
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My name is Emma Engilman. The goal of my blog is to encourage self confidence and stray away from societies definition of "beauty." I refuse to retouch my appearance in Photoshop, so enjoy my flaws because they make me-- me!