Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Reflective

This isn't really a fashion related post […again lol], yet something more personal. A post that's a bit more reflective on: this past year, where I'm at in life, where I want to be, and what I'm willing to do to get there.

I'm back home in Hawaii now and it feels sort of surreal. Surprisingly it is a rather comforting feeling in knowing that this is only my vacation. This isn't my reality anymore; it's just my temporary, expiration-dated vacation. My reality is now in San Francisco which makes me feel more at home than ever. Of course I've missed my family, friends, and especially the food, but I was always convinced I was born in the wrong state. I always felt as if I never really fit in completely. It's like I always wanted more…

It all started really reoccurring to me why I left when I accompanied my friend to a baby shower. We all went to the same high school together so there were a lot of familiar faces. The beautiful, glowing mother-to-be, and my friend, were both a grade older than me. There were also many from my grade as well since the mother-to-be's brother was my grade and everyone was friends. Everyone was there with their kids. My friend was pointing out, "That's 'so-and-so's kid," "He's 'so-and-so's kid," etc. They all looked so beautifully happy, but that wasn't the life I wanted to live, or at least not at this time in my life.

This move to San Francisco was the catalyst I needed to to get me where I want to go in life. Being back home and reminded of all the reasons of why I left only made me feel better about my decision to leave. I'll always have home, my heart just yearns for adventure first…

Home…. will always be here…



I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years eve, day and full on bomb.com of a year.

Love,
Kikue

Merry Belated Christmas Loves!

Hey lovelies! Merry Belated Christmas!

I got a brand new toy for Christmas and I can't wait to start using it for school and most importantly, for this blog. I can't wait to give you guys better quality photos and more up to date things on what's going on.



A couple of days later me and my cousin went to the Honolulu Halle to take pictures of some beautiful ornate Christmas decorations they had set up this year. He's the camera pro in the family and also has a Canon. So he was teaching me beginner tips and tricks. Here's just some of the decorations this year.













I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and I hope everyone has a fun and save New Year!


Love,
Kikue

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

New Adventures

It's been a while hasn't it? I've been away for a while, but with good reason. A lot has changed within the past year and since my last post. The motivation I last left you with was just the tip of the ice burg…

_New school [Academy of Art University]
_New major [Fashion Stylist]
_New city [San Francisco]
_New adventure [whatever the future may hold]

…it's only just begun…
& I don't see it stopping any time soon ;]


As I awkwardly pose for the first time for someone like this… 
I dedicate this blog post and these fabulous blog photos to my new blogger bestie BR0KE HELL.
Classmate | Fellow Blogger | Final Project Helper | Fellow Fashion Lover | Personal Psychic haha I could go on for days, but for real, this girl has helped me through a lot this first semester and I can't thank her enough.  




Cami | Costco [2pack]
Blazer Cardi | Old Navy
Harem Pants | H&M
Shoes | Payless
Necklace | House of Aria
Watch | Michael Kores

Love,
Kikue

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Time Flies When You're Pressing Rewind...

Which is why I've decided to press 'PLAY' on life.
I've got this new found motivation and I'm getting back to doing the things that I truly enjoy doing. I'm not sure if it's the 'New Year, New Me' fast track, or if it's just that time in my life to figure out what I want to start doing with it, but all in all, I'm thankful for it.

I've also started making youtube video's again [After 3 long years of neglection] so here's the first one after that long hiatus & hopefully the start to many more to come.



Love,
Kikue

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Am I going blind?!

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No, just sitting at home with a case of Conjunctivitis [aka Pink Eye] has me left with a sense of inadequacy. I am fully able bodied to preform tasks designated to my job, yet I am not able to go to my job. In order for me to work and work, a full-face [of makeup] is needed to be apart of my uniform. To be able to have a full face of makeup, my eye can't be swollen up like a golf ball. I feel helpless, I feel defeated, I feel frustrated, I feel…. BLAH! 

Well… Learned my lesson. [ALWAYS keep a backup stash of false lash glue in you're locker instead of using the testers even though you've alcoholed them down]

Anyways, I've been trying to upload my return to youtube debut for the past three days now. I suppose it't time to invest in a compression application for my videos. I'll post it on here when this fragile temperamental molasses of a turtle decides to be done with & uploaded. 

I shall leave you with recaps of the time we have been apart :]
 A weekend filled of love. Love Fest Hawaii 2013 that is. Filled with stages upon stages, EDM surrounding Kakaako Waterfront Park, and amazing people, over all it was a good night. Late nights, turn into early mornings as everyone interconnects and bonds over the love of the beat that flows through, not only the ears, but through your whole body down to the soul. The understanding is clear when the bass drops, nothing else matters but that moment; that moment in time where everything else becomes a blur and a group of individuals become one massive force of un-controlled bliss. 
A truly unforgettable night with unforgettable coworkers.






 

↓Got to meet the gorgeous Wendy from WendysLookBook

↓Got taken out on my birthday↓

 ↓Birth"day" turned into birthday "Week"↓
#ootn for that weekend's festivities

Love,
Kikue