Snow White and the Huntsman

Retelling of fairy tales is pretty in right now. Just this year, 2 Snow White movies were released! The first one is Mirror, Mirror starring Lily Collins and the second one is Snow White and The Huntsman starring Kristen Stewart. I’ve watched both but I must say that what really left an impression on me was Snow White and The Huntsman.

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It’s pretty much like all the fairy tales, a really beautiful girl with an evil step mother who kills her father and now she’s all locked up in a tower in their castle. The evil step mother is so evil that after the King died, everything (nature, the people in some way) died with him. But then one day the queen’s mirror revealed that only Snow White can kill her or make her immortal so she asked someone to get the girl for her but Snow White escapes and then she meets this huntsman and then they had an quite an adventure going to the other kingdom that still fights in the name of her dead father.

It may sound like another fairy tale but honestly, they have more adventures than 3 Princess movies combined.

*SPOILERS*
But before they reach the castle, the evil step mother caught up with Snow White while she was walking around the place where they were resting. She made her eat an apple that triggers a memory from her childhood and then she gets poisoned and dies. Her childhood friend kisses her but she did not wake up. She was then brought to the other kingdom where her childhood friend stays and is pretty much the only kingdom left that still fights in her father’s name. But while she was dead and lying down in one of the rooms, the huntsman kissed her and boom! She lives! And then she talks to everyone about saving the people and everyone bows before her in shocked silence. And then they charge to her evil step mother’s kingdom and then after some battle, the queen dies. And then Snow White becomes the queen and they all live happily ever after.

Notice how I didn’t say who she ends up with.

That is because she does NOT end up with anyone!!! (Although there was this huge hint that it will be the huntsman,) the story ends without saying what’s gonna happen with Snow White’s love life.

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That was one of the things that really caught my attention. It’s not everyday that you watch a fairy tale where the princess leads a whole kingdom to battle and does not end up with anyone. Their adventures where really cool too! I liked the part where they were in the Faerie’s place with the dwarfs. It was really pretty there…

The effects were not that bad too! The Dark Forest was actually scary and the costumes were great. (Although I have no idea how Snow White got those pants she was wearing, that is still a mystery to me)

(main) Characters:

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Kristen Stewart as Snow White

Kristen Stewart is one of my favourite actresses. I like her movies and her awkwardness really left a mark on me. So when it was announced that she will be Snow White, I immediately told myself that I will watch this. She looked ah-mazing as Snow White. Snow-white skin, really black hair, and really pink/red lips. She was great! (although she was pretty awkward, it was still nice.)

Chris Hemsworth as The Huntsman

He was AMAZING as the huntsman. As Thor, he has a hammer. As the Huntsman, he has an ax. When I saw the poster where he was holding an ax, I was laughing so hard cause in almost every movie he’s in, there’s a hammer or ax and idk I find it amusing. I was convinced that he was a huntsman so yes I guess he was great.

Charlize Theron as Ravenna a.k.a. The Evil Step Mother

I am in lesbians with her. Ravenna is really beautiful and cunning and wow Charlize was really good at portraying this character. She was really convincing, she looked like it too!! The Evil Step Mother was great (even if there were some parts that made me just go “WHY”)

Sam Claflin as William a.k.a. Snow White’s childhood friend

William, the son of the Duke that still fights in the name of Snow White’s dead father, is Snow White’s childhood friend who left when Ravenna took over the kingdom (no he did not leave her). They all thought Snow White was dead, but she wasn’t. So when he heard that she was alive, he did some things that in the end lead him to her. Sam Claflin was good. Yes, he did look like a prince that missed his childhood friend and probably the love of his love. He also looks fab omg.

Snow White and the Huntsman is an OK movie. I wouldn’t say it’s A++ but I would give it a B++. It was entertaining nonetheless. You should all still check it out though! 🙂

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1D Fan Party/Live Tour DVD Launch

I love love love love love One Direction and not since a few months ago, I did not know that there were a lot of Directioners here in the Philippines! So a few weeks ago, there was the 1D Yearbook launch and on that same day, people were allowed to pre-order One Direction’s Live Tour DVD. Me and my friends immediately pre-ordered our own copies and with it came a ticket to the Fan Party that was held yesterday, at the SM Sky Dome.

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It started at around 10 in the morning and ended at around 6 PM. When they first announced about the Fan Party starting at 10 and ending at 6, I was so surprised because come on, what kind of party lasts that long?? But yesterday, we didn’t even notice the time passing by. There were A LOT of Directioners. The line was so long that some had to go downstairs so that the walkway won’t get blocked!

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Sooo much prizes and merch were given away. There were games too!

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There was a 30 minute lunch break for everyone and when it started again, Kit and Vince from Pinoy Big Brother: Teens Season 4 also dropped by!

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More prizes were given away through raffle and we also played Bingo! For the first round we had to form the letter D on our card and for the next round, we had to form an L,N,H, or Z. Unfortunately we didn’t win 😦 After the games and after most of the prizes were raffled off, Kit and Vince serenaded the people there and Liam decided to do a Twitcam. Sadly the internet connection there was not that good so we weren’t able to watch him. After the serenading, they left and then we watched the Live Tour DVD of One Direction. Everyone sat down just started screaming hahaha!

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There was also a photo booth! Except this is not like any photo booth. It was more of a Marriage Booth, it comes with 1D standees in a Tux and Marriage Certificates.

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After viewing the DVD more prizes were given away!! (like standees, Harry and Zayn dolls, posters, etc.)

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There was a best-dressed thing too and a boy Directioner won!! He looked like Louis haha!

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A group of fans danced too!

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Yesterday was by far, the biggest One Direction fans gathering I’ve ever seen and I feel honoured to be there to celebrate the One Direction Live Tour DVD Release with them. The fact that I was there with my friends singing at the top of lungs made everything better and more fun. They also gave away loot bags and in there there’s a shirt, a Juan Directioner pin, a necklace, and a poster.

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And of course the DVD
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Yes yesterday was definitely a day to remember. 🙂

Playa Laiya, Batangas

Last Friday, we were supposed to go to Batangas to visit some family friends but the trip was moved to yesterday! When we left I asked my dad where we were going and where we were gonna stay and guess what?? He didn’t know. He said we’ll just see when we get there and oh my god I almost had a heart attack. But since we were on the road already, I just let it go and slept the whole time so that I’ll stay calm.

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When we got there, we had lunch at our friend’s place and then we went to the beach!! It’s called Playa Laiya and it was really nice and chill there. I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect but it exceeded whatever expectations I had.

Since I didn’t have a camera, I used my Blackberry to take photos and who knew these things are nice too?? (I guess great lighting helped and the fact that my hand was steady haha)

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That’s the entrance omg it’s really pretty

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When you go up the stairs this is what you’re gonna see, their pools + jacuzzi and the ocean.

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That’s the view from our cottage, it’s really chill and green and relaxing there.

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The waves were small but they were really pretty

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They rode the banana boat too!

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Their infinity pool

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Their two kiddie pools

and the cockblocking umbrella haha

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Their jacuzzi

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The view during sunset omg everything was so pretty and surreal

When it was dark and all, I got bored and decided to play with my phone’s camera! There were lights and I tried moving my phone while taking a photo and I got this:

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(the one on top is the light and the bottom thing is from the pool)

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I really don’t know what these are I was just playing with lights and idk I think it’s pretty

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At around 8PM and after we said our goodbyes, we left the resort and went home. We didn’t stay overnight so we drove back to Manila. I really love road trips especially at night so I enjoyed it. We got home at around 1AM so yeah fun fun fun!! 🙂

Allison Harvard and Dominique Reighard for bench/

America’s Next Top Model has been one of those shows that I always watch every week. And last year’s cycle, ANTM Cycle 17 All – Stars, is one of my favourites because well, most of my favourite models were there!!

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Allison Harvard and Dominique Reighard were two of the models that I would vote for if we can actually vote for them. And a few days ago, Bench/ announced that both of them will be part of the Bench/ family!!

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My brother’s been in love with Allison Harvard for as long as I can remember and I’ve always wanted to meet both of them or at least see them in real life so when they tweeted that they’ll come here, I immediately thought of ways to get there. Our dad told is that we’ll go to Batangas last Friday and stay there for a night just when they tweeted that they’ll be at Trinoma! When our dad called we told him about it and then he said maybe we can move the trip and go to Trinoma on that day instead.

So yes we were able to go to Trinoma and we were able to see (and somewhat) meet Domnique and Allison!!! AAAAAAHHH

The venue was in front of Bench/ and it was kind of small… There were a lot of people and it got crowded. We waited for a while and when they finally arrived everyone just started pushing and screaming and then it got a little out of hand and then the bouncers and guards started pushing us and it got messy… for a while there I was in front but then sigh, they made us leave. But before that I got some really messy photos haha (also because I used my Blackberry and it’s not the best when it comes to photos)

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That’s when I transferred because the guards made us move and this was the closest I can get haha (that’s behind the stage by the way)

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That’s when they were about to leave, I wasn’t able to take a photo of Allison cause I ran to where they’re gonna exit already

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Some of my friends won Meet & Greets and they had this! (I wasn’t able to take a photo of Dominique’s oops)

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All is well though because I was able to make Dominique sign my planner (this was when I transferred behind the stage) 🙂

THANK YOU BENCH/

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Yesterday was definitely a fun day. I was with my brother and his friends haha. We ate in Taco Bell and then we roamed around afterwards.

When we went to Powerbooks I saw this omg

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Yes that’s I Spy DIY Style and they actually have a copy!!! They said that was the last copy and only 3 or 2 copies arrived so I immediately reserved this copy.

Yesterday was definitely a day I will always remember 🙂 🙂

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Ever since I knew about tie-dyes and dip-dyes (for clothes… imagine tie-dyeing your hair omg) I’ve made it one of my life’s mission to find dyes in this country. I honestly thought I wouldn’t be able to find some but one day my friend sent me a text that says she found dyes in National Bookstore so last Saturday I went to NBS at Market! Market! and bought several packets immediately!! Now I can do tie-dye and dip-dye!! (I feel like a D.I.Y. freak now but whatever D.I.Y. is fuuunnn)

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AND I went to Fully Booked High Street and I saw this!!

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That’s a book called FUCK The World and it’s seriously very entertaining. It’s filled with random signs from different places and they changed some words to “fuck” so that the definition will change too. Here are some pages from the book:

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And coincidentally, it was “Free Comic Book Day” in Fully Booked so we got a free comic book and since I lost one of my favourite books (I know that’s weird but I seriously don’t know where my old copy went) I bought another one! (It’s The Carrie Diaries, it’s like my life plan written right there on that book haha)

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That day was pretty productive.. 🙂

Denim Bow

Bows are everywhere right now! People use them as rings, hair clips, necklaces, and whatnot. I’ve been planning to buy bows but I always forget to do so and since I have so much spare time (and materials), I thought, why not just make bows? So last night I made my very first hand-sewn denim bow.

What you need:

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Sewing materials (thread and needle), Scissors, used Denim*

*cut a square (it depends on how big you want the bow to be) and a strip around half an inch wide

What you need to do:
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Measure 1cm on all sides, Pin it, and do a running stitch

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It’s gonna look like that when you’re done sewing all sides!

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Fold it 3 time in the middle so now it looks like a bow!

(you can also fold it twice if you want)

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Wrap the half an inch strip of denim around the folds you made.

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Sew the folded strip of denim at the back of your bow. Make sure the end is there and now in front.

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Your bow will look like this when you’re done!

Now you can turn it into whatever you want it to be! 🙂

Cuffs and Collars and Pockets

Tomorrow is the Candy Style Awards and I am actually really excited. It’s been my dream to work for magazines for quite some time now and I thought, why not do something now? I thought the Candy Style Awards tomorrow will be a nice way to see how it is in that world and I immediately decided that I should give it a go.

Since that’s an event where we can celebrate fashion and all of those, I kind of panicked because I had nothing to wear. I don’t own a dress or flats or skirts or anything semi-formal so I tried to think of something. I thought an over sized t-shirt that will look like a dress on me will do and I’ll just add some designs, but unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a shirt like that. Since I only had 2 days left to think of an outfit, I looked through my dad’s closet to look for something, in there I found a long sleeved, white, button-down and with the help of my auntie, decided to customize it.

This is what the shirt looked like before I customized it:

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What I used/ What you need: 

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Newspapers, Gold/Bronze spray paint (normal paint can work too 🙂 ), Black paint, Paint brush (not the thick ones)

optional materials:

Folders or Cardboard (so that it won’t stain at the back), Masking tape or Scotch tape

What to do:

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Start on the cuffs of the shirt, I honestly think it’s easier that way.

Wrap several layers of masking tape or scotch tape around the edge of the cuffs so that the paint won’t go over the cuffs of the shirt. (You can also put a cardboard or a piece of folder in the middle so that it won’t stain inside)

Then you can start to spray-paint or paint it! Be careful and make sure it won’t go over your tape.

Make sure you put paint on both sides and then let it dry.

Then you can work on the collar. Put tape around it too so that the paint won’t go over the collar. Let it dry after you pain on it. (*I am so sorry I don’t have a photo for this, I forgot to take a photo while doing this step, this will never happen again 😦 )

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That’s how your shirt is suppose to look like after it’s dry.

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For the pocket, put a piece of folder inside the pocket (make sure it fits just right). Put tape around the pocket and then paint it gold.

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When the gold paint dries, you can now paint cheetah spots on it. It’s pretty easy, don’t worry 🙂 you can use the photo on top as your guide!

Let it dry.

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After it dries, remove all of the tape and folders and this is how the shirt will look like!! 🙂

When I finished this shirt I was so happy. Not only because I thought no one will wear the exact same thing because I made it, but also because I know that I worked hard on it. Who knew making your own clothes would be fun?

 

School Of Visual Arts

One thing you should know about me is that I focus on college too much. I am an incoming Junior in high school and ever since 6th grade, I’ve been talking about my dream schools (Brown University and New York University is on top of that list haha. Hey, a girl can dream right?)

The School of Visual Arts in New York is one of my dream schools too and when I saw that we can get a copy of SVA’s catalog delivered to us, I wasted no time and I immediately ordered one (it’s free!!) and this afternoon, it finally arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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the catalog (it’s pretty thick)

Did I mention it comes with the application forms?

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the pre-college program for high school students (I wish I can attend some classes but you need to live in the US to attend them 😦 )

some pages from the catalog:

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it also comes with stickers!!

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you can get yours here!

http://www.sva.edu/

Chain Bracelet

Since my love for Do It Yourself projects has returned, I immediately looked at my closet for anything that I can use to make something and I found my old accessories making kit. That thing’s filled with chains and threads and locks and charms, I actually forgot that it existed. When I found those, I immediately made a bracelet!

What You Need:

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Scissors, Chains (make sure the chains are cut already, cut so that it can fit your wrist), Craft Cord (or thread for cross-stitching, that works too)

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Pliers

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Locks (any type of lock will do, but I prefer these)

What You Have To Do:

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Measure 36 – 48 inches of the thread and then cut it. Fold it in half and then align the chains and then start inserting the thread through the holes of the chains, do something like a running stitch.

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When you finish one colour, put another chain beside the one you made and then using another colour of thread, insert it through the chains. (Sometimes it will be hard to insert the thread so I suggest you use a needle or a safety pin to pull the thread through the holes 🙂 )

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When you’re done with that side, do the same on the other side!

*You can use any colour for the thread, any pattern too! But for now I used the white-black-white pattern*

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When you’re done with that side, that means you’re almost there! Now all you have to do is out a lock on it.

If you did what I did, you will have 4 chains and what I did was, I put all 4 chains on each end in a metal circle. After that I put the lock on one side, and viola! You can now lock your bracelet.

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Here’s how it’s gonna look like when it’s done! 🙂