Inspired by, obsessed with, in love with…Part 2

Inspired by:

>>>“It’s actually a rare and precious thing to discover what it is you love to do, and I encourage you to remain unapologetically consumed by it. Be faithful to your gift and very confident in its value.” -Jonathan Ive

>>>”People-even more than things-need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; Never throw out anyone.What are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?” >>>To laugh often; to win the respect of intelligent people, the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics, to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Obsessing over:

>>>The recently released February issue of Thread! I’m dying over the Black Swan-inspired photo shoot and behind-the-scenes video shoot, “6 Looks We Like” album cover-inspired shoot & a fabulous Hate/Love/Adore story. You can stay updated on Thread activity via Facebook & Twitter…I’m the crazy one running the social media so judge me for any weird tweets or FB posts, not the magazine overall.

>>>A few favorite spreads:

>>>Alsooo my fellow queen Aimee & I wrote an internship survival story sharing tips and tricks we learned from our internship at Marie Claire. To read the actual story and our internship tips, visit pages 149-155 in Thread.

Obsessing over:

>>>Mila Kunis on the March 2011 cover of W Magazine. Oh. my. gosh. I’m in LOVE with this photo shoot! Feathers, ruffles, sheer fabrics, that white Chanel coat, the black Marchesa lace jumpsuit..the dreamy clothes are INSANE. This issue hits new stands on Feb. 25. I love her quote from the interview: “I was never raised to think that I was pretty,” she says of her parents. “They would point out personality traits—‘Our daughter is really quirky’—versus what I look like, because inevitably, looks go, so it makes no difference.” Queen status, I think yes.

Hope your Tuesday is full of joy and excitement! This post is “Part 2″ because I posted the first “Inspired by, Obsessing over, In love with” post a few months ago featuring inspirational quotes, Thread & a favorite fashion magazine spread. Today I have the Nicki Minaj lyrics stuck in my head: “No I’m not lucky, I’m blessed, yes.” We have so much to be thankful for so take a moment today to soak up and appreciate all that life has to offer! Until next time, xo queens!