Day 15

Day 14: 10 favorite fictional characters

1. Augustus Waters – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. CAN I HAVE MY OWN AUGUSTUS WATERS PLEASE!?
2. Hannah Baker – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
3. Susan “Stargirl” Carraway – Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
4. Pattyn – Burned by Ellen Hopkins. Seriously, everything about this book is amazing and the main character is definitely an integral part of that.
5. Professor Minerva McGonagall – Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
6. Quorra – Tron Legacy
7. Galadriel – Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
8. The Youngest Princess – Sarea In Bucate (Romanian folk tale); After telling her father she loves him like the salt in her food, she is banished from the kingdom, and the adventure unfolds.
9. Roger Sterling – Mad Men. I would bang this man to the moon and back. Just sayin’.
10. Captain Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean. I mean, who can resist that swagger?

Thank god for this challenge. It’s saving me time and giving me the opportunity to do homework and Vivography stuff. Phew.

Tra La La La La…

Day 14: 10 favorite bands/singers

1. Billy Talent, in case you didn’t know.
2. Hedley <3
3. Papa Roach
4. 3OH!3
5. Simple Plan
6. Jason Mraz
7. Gavin DeGraw
8. Maroon 5
9. Christina Aguilera
10. Shakira

And now, I must go and make posts for Vivography. BTW, new post up from yesterday, if you haven’t seen it yet!

Detroit Design Festival 2012 – Runway Detroit

Oh my god.

Okay. Tonight, on the 364th day since I participated in the Detroit Design Festival last year, I did it again. This time? This time I did fashion instead of fine art. And I showcased (without my partner in crime Alyza cause she’s got the flu) our winning collection from the Imagine show in July. And it was kinda of glorious and I had like, real models. Or as real as they get in Detroit.

The carnation dress fit her perfectly.

And it was at Detroit City Airport in the Executive Hangar. There were personal airplanes and jets all over the place, by the runway, behind it, outside of it. It was legit. And there were various hors d’oeuvres – Lushous Cupcakes of Royal Oak (alcoholic cupcakes!), Hard Luck Candy Flavored Vodka, Sander’s Fine Chocolates, Diet Coke, etc. Due to an extreme lack of information as to what was going on with our models/hair&makeup/show order, my friend Tina and I basically hung out backstage and outside. Toward crunch time we were out and about “mingling” and drinking Hard Luck Vodka.

The lemon Hard Luck tastes like limoncello.

Thankfully, one of the other designers, Angela McBride (Peace Love and Spandex) sorted us out like the event coordinators should’ve done weeks ago – last minute. She gave us models and helped us all the way until we walked off the stage after our models. If it hadn’t been for her, god knows what would’ve happened.

I didn’t stay for the afterglow – mostly because Tina had a headache and we were kinda pooped and I also didn’t drive there. However, I did take I-696 to Tina’s and back home which is kinda of ironic because last year on the way back from DDF was  the last time I took the freeway anywhere. And I didn’t die! Again!

So that’s that.

And now, Day 13: 10 celebrity crushes.

1. Tom Felton
2. Hayden Christensen
3. Jake Gyllenhaal
4. Tobey Maguire
5. Robert Downey Jr.
6. Javier Bardem
7. Ben Kowalewicz
8. Jacob Hoggard
9. Pierre Bouvier
10. Jacoby Shaddix

These Ladies Are Superb.

Day 12: 10 favorite actresses

1. Cate Blanchett. Maybe it’s because she’s played the best Elizabeth the First, but she’s just…so amazing. I love her as Galadriel and I love her in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and so much more. She’s beautiful and talented and dynamic.

2. Kate Winslet. Another beautiful and dynamic actress! Titanic is an obvious reference, but she was absolutely wonderful in The Reader. Not to mention, she’s flawlessly gorgeous. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen her naked in nearly every movie I’ve ever watched with her. I approve.

3. Bryce Dallas Howard. I have a thing for redheaded women, as you’ll see, but Bryce Dallas Howard holds a special place. I can watch The Village repeatedly and not get tired of it – I know, I hear people really disliked that movie, but I love it! I can also watch Lady in the Water repeatedly and it’s all because of her. She’s got that beautiful porcelain skin too. Ugh.

4. Miranda Richardson. I love this woman. She’s a super dynamic actress and extremely beautiful and talented and aaah. I mean, Queen Mab, the Lady of the Lake, Queen Rosalind (The Prince and Me), Rita Skeeter, etc etc? She’s spectacular! She’s also a great ginger.

5. Helena Bonhom Carter. This woman is a pure genius. I love everything about her – from her ultry quirky style to her absolutely amazing ability to full get into a role and take it to a whole other level. I mean truly, she’s something else. She deserves all the accolades.

6. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. If you’ve ever watched an Indian movie, you might’ve seen her. She’s a beautiful actress and she played Jodhaa Bai in Jodhaa Akbar – “A sixteenth century love story about a marriage of alliance that gave birth to true love between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha.” If you haven’t seen it, you should. It’s on Netflix instant.

 

7. Hilary Swank. She’s one of those modern “classic” actresses with that old world appeal. She was purely amazing (god I’ve said that word a lot) in Million Dollar Baby and Freedom Writers and I’m pretty sure there’s just more and more good shit that will be coming from her. Plus, according to a The Office episode, she has a perfectly symmetrical face that is apparently highly appealing.

8. Marion Cotillard. If I could spend a day with someone to just stare it, I might choose Marion. She’s an effortlessly beautiful lady with a beautiful accent and just ugh. She’s so pretty and so good at what she does.

9. Christina Hendricks. I love Mad Men. One of my favorite things about Mad Men is Christina Hendricks as Joan. She’s just kinda the epitome of beautiful: curvacious, ginger, and sassy. I love it!

10. Glenn Close. Truly, this woman is an amazing actress. I’ve always loved her in everything she’s done. She’s superb at her craft. Interesting fact: She’s been nominated 6 times for an Oscar and not won once.

These Guys Are Sizzling Hot

Day 11: 10 favorite actors

1. Jonathon Rhys Meyers. That. Man. I remember falling in love with him when I watched Bend It Like Beckham for the first time with his sweet ass accent. And then I died and went to heaven when I watched him in the The Tudors.

2. Henry Cavill. I love me them Tudors actors. I held a special little place for Henry Cavill right from the very first episode. He is a sexy, sexy man. I might even go and see Superman in theaters…

3. Leonardo DiCaprio. I mean, obviously. How many times have I mentioned him already? He’s SUCH A GOOD ACTOR. I just can’t get over how damn good he was in Blood Diamond. And I really wish him and Kate Winslet would’ve gotten married in real life. Also, The Man in the Iron Mask is one of my favorite movies from when he was younger.

4. Tom Hulce. Here’s the thing about Tom Hulce. After playing Mozart in Amadeus, he’s never played any other big recognizable role. But he portrayed Mozart so beautifully and so well that he will always be one of my favorite actors because that movie is so good. Although, he totally played Frankenstein’s best friend alongside Kenneth Branagh in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. THE MORE YOU KNOW.

5. Heath Ledger. I know he’s dead and all, and honestly it’s quite a shame because I think he was just peeking into major stardom. But I love him. I’ll always love him. He was phenomenal as the joker, but also did an amazing job in Brokeback Mountain, Casanova, and A Knight’s Tale to name a few.

6. Brad Pitt. Alright, I’ll admit it. I think Brad Pitt is a good actor. I finally watched Fight Club this past April when I was in Philly and I actually really liked it. I think he’s a highly dynamic actor. I love him in Troy and I beyond love him in Inglourious Basterds. The man knows how to act.

7. Paul Bettany. I used to have the biggest lady boner for this man. I first saw him in The Da Vinci Code as Silas, and then watched A Knight’s Tale and I must say he is also a very dynamic actor. Not to mention, he’s kind of gorgeous.

8. Ralph Fiennes. I’ve mentioned before that I find actors who play Nazis to be really hot. Ralph Fiennes was my first “crush” in that category. I’ve always really liked him and I appreciate this ability to morph into different kinds of characters. He is damn good at those negative roles – I mean, Voldemort.

9. Johnny Depp. I feel like this is an obvious one, but Johnny Depp is such a dynamic actor that I can’t see how anyone wouldn’t have him on their list. My favorite role of his will always be Captain Jack Sparrow. No one else could ever play that role as well as him.

10. Patrick Stewart. I don’t like any other Star Trek series aside from The Next Generation and I don’t think any other starship captain was better than Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard (except for maybe that lady captain). Also, Patrick Stewart is an amazing Shakespearian actor. A-mazing.

11. BONUS! Kenneth Branagh. When I found out Kenneth Branagh was both Gilderoy Lockhart in HP&Chamber of Secrets and Iago in Othello, my mind exploded. And then I watched him in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and I was like oh my god. Seriously you guys, this man is such an amazing and dynamic actor and he is also an excellent Shakespearian actor. He’s played in like ALL the Shakespeare plays pretty much.

Extra Eye Candy:

Eddie Redmayne

Wentworth Miller is pretty much the hottest prison inmate ever.

James Mcavoy is a SEXY BEAST (literally!) in Narnia.

Jake Gyllenhaal for far more reasons than his obvious sex appeal.

Okay, I’m done….for now.