I had the special opportunity to interview Tao Okamoto the other day for a freelance assignment. At first, when the person called me to do this the name didn’t register, but when I started to prepare for the interview I realized “DUH, TAO OKAMOTO!”
She’s the established Japanese model who you’ve probably seen gracing countless runways, covers of Vogue, editorials and ad campaigns. Many of you might know of the “bowl” hair cut she sported towards the beginning of her career.
It has officially been two months since I moved into my first ever New York apartment. I’m all unpacked and settled in now and it’s amazing to see how much has changed with just a new address; I have taken on different responsibilities and a different lifestyle. Even though I’m still a student, no longer living in a dorm is helping me transition from the mindset and life of a student to that of an adult and young professional, a reality that I am getting closer to each day. In the time that has flown by, I’ve been able to think about what I need and would like in my new home so that it really feels “my place” and more importantly, a place that prepares me for success on a daily basis.
Regardless of where you live, here is my list of apartment essentials:
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An iPhone charging dock with speakers, radio, alarm clock and (wait for it…) remote!
What better way to start the morning than knowing exactly where your phone is, having it be fully charged and on an alarm clock that isn’t on your phone? I think this would be a great alternative to having my phone beside me at all times. Having to get up to turn the alarm clock off would also probably be helpful in gaining consciousness. I’m actually surprised I haven’t gotten one yet.
I don’t know about you, but graduation is about 3 months away for me. There really is no better way to describe how job hunting has been like than with gifs, so here goes:
I realized I’m graduating. soon.
Last week was the first week/beginning of what I would consider to be…. my dream internship.
I’ve only been in the office for 5 days in total so far, but it feels like I’ve been there for a month; I’ve done and learned so much already.
After a full day of interning and attending a night class to finish off the day, I come home completely exhausted yet satisfied because I am so excited by the new things I’m learning and seeing each day.
I am usually never late to appointments/events- it’s quite rare. I’m only late if unforeseen circumstances arise or if it’s intentional. Someone once told me that “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, forget about it”. Ever since I’ve been told that in high school I have made it a point to always be at least 10-15 minutes early aka punctual. It’s a way for me to make the most of my time and to respect that of others, especially in New York.
Of course the one time I am unforgivably late, January 16 (last night), the Global CEO of Chanel is speaking at the Asia Society at what was a sold out event.
It’s easy to get caught up in the New York hustle: we all have our own things to do, places to go, people to see. Sometimes it really does seem like a jungle out there where it is every man for himself. We often put ourselves first or become selfish and we allow relationships with others to fizzle on the backburner. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown shootings (among other things), just walking around New York sometimes I can’t help but wonder “Where’s the love?”
It seems as though others are wondering the same thing, at least the street artists are!
2013. Another chance to get it right and another chance to outdo ourselves and the year before.
Yesterday was day 3 of 2013, so I took the time to think about and write down my 3 New Year’s resolutions (4 just didn’t sound right.) Once you publish something, you’re held accountable for it. Here’s to hoping these resolutions will make me a better student, entrepreneur and person.
I’ve watched the Gossip Girl season finale about 3 times now… and I’ve never been more proud to say that I have been a fan of Gossip Girl since i read the full book series in 6/7th(?) grade. It’s great to see it wasn’t butchered like so many other movie/tv adaptations. I find it quite amazing how different mediums- books or tv- transform the content.
I didn’t know what to expect for the finale… All I have to say is that as more and more of the story unfolded and it reached its end, just when I thought it couldn’t get better, a baby Bass appears! In a full three piece suit, no less.
Too much menswear amazingness in one photo.
It’s only natural we take a moment to look at the best of Bass throughout the seasons to finish off what has been an incredible series if not to appreciate Chuck Bass in all his glory.
This morning I spent hours making a homemade Korean meal for my roommate for her birthday.