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Inspiration: The Legend of Billie Jean

Posted in Polyvore by Ciara on November 10, 2009
Inspiration: The Legend of Billie Jean

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“Fair is fair!”

I am a sucker for guilty pleasures and I’m sure for many the 1985 movie, The Legend of Billie Jean, falls easily into that category.  I hadn’t seen this movie since…  probably sometime in the mid-90’s and I found it on T.V. today!  I couldn’t help but love the Billie Idol hair that Helen Slater trades her Babysitter’s Club mane for and add some Pat Benatar… well, I was hooked.  Maybe it isn’t a great cinematic masterpiece but it was definitely a fun inspiration to stumble across.



Bookmark: The Teen Vogue Handbook

Posted in Bookmark by Ciara on October 13, 2009
© Ciara Pickering 2009

© Ciara Pickering 2009

This afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had a package in the manager’s office at my apartment complex and what could it be?!  My deeply anticipated copy of The Teen Vogue Handbook!!!

I must confess I am a devourer of books (and magazines) – a monster to be appeased only by print on page and the occasional glossy, gorgeous cover.  I was delighted when I got this fabulous book in the mail today and so far it is surpassing my expectations!  Not only is the layout wonderful and the colors vivid (as a graphic designer I can’t ignore these great details) but the interviews I’ve read so far with such fashion industry superstars as Marc Jacobs, Thakoon, and the lovely ladies behind Rodarte have been both amazing and inspiring.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in fashion and its seemingly impenetrable gates!  I plan to keep my nose buried in it for the next few days!