thursday at the gala.



It's Friday. The sixth day of the week. A morning sun tickles my dusty curtains, and a song bird is caught by melody beyond the mayflower.  A light so strong, how could I possibly not enjoy the morning?      I've plucked my doing-nothings from each day of the week. My head has been so immersed in invitations, and explorations, that I've had no time to feel unsettled.    Surely, I'm aging more and more behind in school, but what does it matter? If I'm not chained to my bed and days are filled with exploring the dirt and gold beneath my feet. Then should it matter if I am behind? I certainly think not. Life is for discovery.

When Thursday made it's glowing entrance, I awoke with intentions.  There were two invitations to the downtown Bay's cosmetics gala sitting on my dresser.  Now, as often as I express love for poetry, wits, and fabrics, I seldom, if ever, share my love for cosmetics.  Peachy blushes, glossy pouts, glittery-splashed eye shadows. It's all art to me.

Before the Gala began, me and my ma decided to search through the ocean of sales.  No more than 10 minutes after arrival, I purchased leopard leggings($22) and flower-spotted tights($11)








As the set up was complete, and the gala began, a DJ started spinning sounds, and the atmosphere was alive with women of all ages. Me and my ma used to be shy turtles, and skeptics.  We'd hide away from anyone who said "Come try this lipstick"...  For the first time, we decided to embrace our livelihood and embark on adventure. That being said, both me and my mom had our cheeks shimmered, and our lips glossed. We met a sugar-coated lady with a flower in her hair who painted my lips a similar color to that of a spring Dahlia.

We continued to mingle with cosmetic artists and consultants. One peachy girl at the mac counter introduced me as "flapper girl".. This lead to a conversation about secret belongings to the 20's, and how our way of style was born long before we became people.


After the search for color palettes, and pink-hued make up, I splashed so many different floral perfumes and allowed my fur to attach to the mist. Suddenly, my jacket was transformed into a garden.  With shut-eyes, and a breath, I was reminded of springtime and the scents of flowers tickling my nose.


Smelling like springtime, feeling like summer, my belly was growling.  Suddenly, a table of treats magically appeared. Of course, me and ma indulged. Pink tart sprinkled with a cinnamon heart, warmed cheese bun, and orange punch to coat my hunger and renew my batteries.  


We continued to adventure through cosmetic land, purchasing blushes, and creams.   I splurged on a Nars blush. It was eye-pleasing, and I was too tempted. No regrets.  Also, if your wallet spits more than $70 worth of cosmetics, you get free things at this gala.   The free things include nail polish, a photograph, and a psychic reading.   Without question,  we had our nails polished, a photograph snapped, and Amy the skeptic had a psychic reading. I'll tell you, it was unsettling at first...     The way she took my hand and elucidated my dreams.  No more a skeptic..



The gala was sprightly and chipper. Friendly faces painted the walkways, and the bright glow of shared preciousness with my mother made for a delightful day!  Tomorrow is the Coach celebration invite. There will be candy, some bubbly, and of course, coach.  I'm beaming with joy.      Also, my deepest gratitude is for Matthew. This post is for you.  Without your kindness, and generous way, the gala, and a starry-eyed Thursday wouldn't have been possible. Much love always.

Off to breakfast. Raspberry yogurt with Apple Cinnamon oatmeal.
Kisses !!



what I wore:
dress- value village $5
boots- gift from sponsor atseoul.com
faux fur- value village $15
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54 comments:

  1. Anonymous11.2.11

    You always look so stunning. Cosmetic Gala Sounds like a dream!!! I love Nars! Are you pictures in front of it? The walk way is so pretty. Downtown? I'll have to go take a peak. Happy Friday to you Amy!

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  2. Tarek11.2.11

    You look so warm and happy and pretty. Glad you had fun at the gala

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  3. So fun Amy!!! You look amazing. Are you going to do a post of al the make-up you got?? :)

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  4. Your outfit is so wonderful!

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  5. Amazing outfit dear! <3

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  6. love this sweater!

    and the make up in your eyes with that touch of gold too!

    xx

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  7. great great great outfit :D Love the headband!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been in love with yours ever since i found it on weardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  9. ohmy.. your blog is so charming. and you are so pretty!
    thanks for stopping by my little blog!

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  11. Fabulous faux fur, tantalizing taste treats, and magical money-stealing make-up. I love this! The floral dress and the physic reading are my favorite parts. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love your purple tights and adorable style!
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  13. Love this faux fur !!

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  14. Tha t first picture is such a cute outfit:D
    I love your blog
    You have adorable fashion:)

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  15. great post!i love your coat!!

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  16. your colorful tights are lovely! purple is my ultimate lately :)

    Love, Live & Wear

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  17. Anonymous11.2.11

    loooooove your style and the way you describe events. I wish I could have went to the gala! Looks fun

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  18. Love the pictures + your style :))

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  19. Life IS for discovery. So true. You look lovely.

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  20. your value village must be brimming with treasure, that coat is perfect. your makeup looked fantastic!
    xo s

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  21. Tracy12.2.11

    Wonderful tale telling of a fabulous day spent with a beautiful daughter. The experience was exactly as you described it, I could not possibly elaborate any further! Thanks Amy, this post is incredible, your company, as always, made the experience more than memorable....love mom <3 <3 <3

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  24. I love your look! So pretty, SO BEAUTIFUL! :)
    I love your coat and shoes, really!
    kisses!

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  25. Love your outfit specially the dress!

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  26. Hello!! it´s the firts time i visit your blog and i love it!! your make up and hair in these pictures are so perfect!!!
    kisses dear.

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  27. Your make-up is very pretty! i love your dress and the boots!

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  28. Aiiiimsssss, i've always wanted to take a photo at the bay! the one in your first photo! but i could never find the perfect photographer for it! UGHHHH. but urs is absolutely perfect! kudos to ur ma!!!

    PS
    totally love the turban and the make-up!!!!

    love youuuuuuu x

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  29. Oh yey! Make up gala, wish I could have found out about that one. You look so cute

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  30. I love your outfit a lot , especially the dress!! You look great!

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  31. Your post was pure loveliness. Wish I could have made it :)

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  32. You have an amazing look and style! I'm loving the fur coat and the hairband!
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  33. You look so beautiful ! :)
    PS Thank you for your lovely comment !
    xoxo,Kinga.

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  34. Beautiful post, love the black lace neckline on the back of your dress and the setting for the first few images is stunning!

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  35. How could I never notice your blog before.
    You're adorable and so is your style of writing.

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  36. Amazing dress! Also, really enjoy your blog. You are a magical writer x

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  37. Your outfit is so lovely! The dress is really pretty :) so is the sparkly eye shadow!
    xxxxxxx

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  38. Pretty girl! Looks like you had a great time, I love your outfit :)

    xo
    Danielle

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  39. Beautiful Coat and Love the makeup!!! xx

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  40. Your outfit is so beautiful...love this sweater!
    Great pictures and post!

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  41. Anonymous14.2.11

    I love your blog sooooooooo much

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  42. The coat is cool. I love it. (Thanks for your comment).

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  43. I'm in love with those shoes! And totally jealous of your hair ;-)

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  44. LOVE this little layered look!! so cute---and im so jealous of your headband action--i look horrible in headbands but always wish i could wear them, and see people like you wearing them and just wish...... love it!

    xx
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  45. that coat is beautiful, as are you. Thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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  47. love the coat!!!! and you look so great:)

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  48. hey! Gorgeous outfit, you look lovely!

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  49. really love your Ouftit (: also a cute blog!

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  50. pretty incredible hair, you look really great

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  52. Wow you look gorgeous!! It's like that dress was made for you :p Happy new year, and I'm glad to announce I'm your newest follower, your blog is awesome!

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