Thursday, December 30, 2010

10 FOR ELEVEN































1. Unlike 2010 where I already had a lot of events planned (I.E. Best friend's Flower Girl Ball, My mom's wedding in Sedona, Graduation, Starting College), I'm entering 2011 on a completely blank slate. So first and foremost I'm looking forward to SPONTANEITY. This off year is open to interpretation and I can do with it what I please. It's just an exciting time: being young, still learning the tricks of being a college student, and being motivated to pursue new and developing opportunities. And of course I will be sharing each and every moment on this site :)

2. Well I do have ONE thing that's almost set in stone, however it's a semester long event. Come Fall 2011 I will be studying in BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA if all goes well! The cultural experiences and knowledge I'll be gaining will be unlike anything I've ever done before. I'm looking forward to living in the city, exploring various parts of South America, and growing tremendously on this trip. Don't cry for me when I'm gone in BA!!



3. DELTA LAMBDA PHI, the progressive, bi, and gay fraternity that I am a part of will be gaining a lot this coming semester. I'm thrilled and honored to be a brother and on the E-board to further our goals and truly display the characteristics of being a Lambda Man!

4. Towards the end of my first semester at the UofA I interviewed for a position at the school's marketing office for an assistant position. During this winter break I found out that I was hired and will begin to WORK. I'm excited to work with the fabulous people that work there that helped make this happen, in addition to working with my best friend.

5. STYLE. It's a daily task that takes initiative and commitment to take to the next level. 2011 officially will be charged with ideas I have on fashion and my display of them. Already inspired by various S/S collections (Prada, Duckie Brown, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and more), I'm excited to pursue looks that have thrilled me with their beauty.

Prada S/S 2011


6. I'm a picky movie person and it takes a lot for me to actually get me to the theaters unless there's something I cannot wait to see. WATER FOR ELEPHANTS with Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon will open in theaters come April. The book by Sara Gruen was impeccable and so original and I am hoping that the movie will be just the same and more. Plus, based on the preview Robert Pattinson doesn't look like a vampire!



7. Considering the hundreds of people that I've met, became friends with, and seen in just one semester of college, I am really going to continue to try to meet knew people. I want to NETWORK with all kinds of individuals in groups that are related to art history, fashion, and the medical field. All the things that I'm passionate about and considering doing in the future.

8. My mom is a pilot and has granted me the privilege of flight benefits. Unfortunately time is slowly about to take those away. After I turn 21 I will no longer have the asset of being able to fly from here to Paris for $25.00 so I NEED to TRAVEL a lot to completely take advantage of this amazing benefit that I have. Who wants to hit up New York, San Francisco, London, Italy, and Hong Kong with me? Did I mention I can get us hotel discounts too? ;)



9. Alright, I know that this will be on many peoples resolution lists, but this idea is on my looking forward to list and that is GYMING. My goal before graduation (in 2013/14) is to have a gorgeous body, but it's never to late/ to early to start.

10. You guys! THIS BLOG is so new and barely has any content. I want this blog to be different and I definitely will be treating this a lot more seriously and I hope that every posts will be more and more interesting. I want more readers to feel inspired and I want more criticism  from you.



Thank you all that read this. 2010 was seriously one of my favorite years ever and I hope that it was great for you too.

Tell me, what are you most looking forward to in 2011?

Love,
Jo du Jour


ps. Exclude the spell check on Anna Wintour's name. It's spelled correctly. <3

Monday, December 27, 2010

Color Me Army






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WWII Army Jacket from Buffalo Exchange
T-shirt is 2(x)ist
Black pants Obey
Bass boots from Goodwill

I was lacking so much inspiration until I reverted back to simplicity. Minimalism, primary colors, and an inspiration or foundation cannot fail in fashion. 

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I Love Lanvin





Just when you thought these were completely SOLD OUT in stores, guess what I stumbled upon today?  

Successful day at H&M 


And I also got this Jacket at Buffalo Exchange. I'm going to embark on a project inspired by Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 and stud up the entire collar. I'll begin tomorrow. Spending Christmas Money is the best!

I hope that your after Christmas shopping is going well also. Let me know what you find.

Love, 
Jo du Jour

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Duckie Brown Spring/Summer 2011



This collection from Duckie Brown, designer based from New York, encompasses some major key points to other collections seen during the Spring 2011 season. Here, inspiration lives off of Spring collections because in Arizona there's about a week where you can't wear shorts and the sun doesn't shine. Here's what I've seen:

In an overall context I've noticed a play on the modern slim silhouette by adding some length in tops and layering. A longer shirt paired with a shorter one on top is keeping t-shirts fresh and straying away from their average/tedious presentation.

And thanks leave it to spring to keep on bringing back horizontal stripes. However, unlike wearing clothes that makes you look like a sailor bright and contrasting stripes piled together on a piece have been familiar to spring 2011. Just look at Prada 2011 as another example. Color blocking :)

I'm also pretty much in love with the colors here. Not only do we see brights, but there are various fantastic examples of subtle and more neutral colors that are equally fashion forward.

Here are some of my favorite looks:





Friday, December 24, 2010

Oscar, the Vintage Blazer





It's Christmas Eve! Today I slaved over making tamales all day but it was really fun to be in the kitchen with all our family today. Can't wait for dinner now though :) Anyway,

This blazer is vintage Oscar de la Renta. I got it at an antique store in Mesa, Arizona for only $10!!! It's one of my absolute favorite things I own and it's perfect for Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone!!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Haircut Tomorrow FINALLY

ME: 

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Time goes by



























These two photos were taken literally almost one year a part. Last year my transition into what I thought was fashion begun and one year later here I am doing what I think is fashion. I have a new life, new friends, new aspirations. I'll always have my roots to come back to but will they be the same if I'm not?

A year in the whole picture isn't a long time, but it takes is a second to change everything. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

A little close up






















Same shoot, close up. Trying to decide which one should be my profile pic? 

I'm a Braveheart















Took a slight detour today on the way to the airport to go to one of my favorite spots to take pictures. Super pleased with the results. 

I'm so inspired by army colors right now, it's pretty much all I've been wearing. Plus, I've seen various designers head in the direction of Army-Chic (i.e. Burberry) plus, something I can always afford H&M's spring 2011 look book has plenty of muted army colors in the collection as well.

Hope you enjoy, tell me what you think.

You can even have it written on your T-shirt


In a YouTube-mix type of mood. Some of my current favorite songs, enjoy!

I've got a little girl singing on repeat my head

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friendly fires

Chill night at the hookah lounge with friends. Could I ask for more?
ps. Like my fake/wannabe Lanvin brooch? 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday's are for family

Dinner Conversations

Mom: "All of our ex's were born on the 13th! 13 is just a bad number"
Me: "I was born on the 13th."

Haha, I love family time, my mom, and meals. :)

Black accessories to die for

Black accessories via filippo fiora fashionista ssofrom the amazing blog

the three f


Bow tie: John Galliano

Bag: Burberry Prorsum

Brooch: Lanvin





It would be a dream to own these. 

About a year ago

This was on Lookbook.nu for quite sometime until I decided to delete it because it wasn't hyped like at all. Back when all that mattered were hypes... Hahaha.

But, can we just talk about how much my look has changed in only a year?