favorite costume design

Marie Antoinette - Milena Canonero (2006 Oscar winner)

Bright Star - Janet Patterson (2009 Oscar nominee)

My Fair Lady - Cecil Beaton (1965 Oscar winner)

Harry Potter films - Jany Temime 

The King's Speech Jenny Beavan (2010 Oscar winner)

The Devil Wears Prada - Patricia Field (2006 Oscar nominee)

Alice in Wonderland - Colleen Atwood (2011 Oscar winner)

 Lord of the Rings - Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor (2001 Oscar nominee, 2003 Oscar winner)

Wes Anderson films - varied, but Wes is very involved with the "look" of each character, particularly in Fantastic Mr. Fox

Funny Face - Edith Head & Hubert de Givenchy (1958 Oscar nominee)

As a lover of lists, I complied a list of my favorite movies costume design-wise.  Much to my pleasure, I found out that most have been given Oscar nods!  I feel so much more legitimate in my plans now.  

Also, as much as I love to read, I LOVE not feeling guilty about re-reading Harry Potter instead of trying to get myself to enjoy Jane Austen or "classics" this summer.  I am so happy I am following my heart and not going into English half-heartedly.  There are other fabulous people who are truly meant for it!

BTW, summer is totally awesome already and it hasn't even been a week.  xoxo

smile like you mean it

The thing I will miss most about high school is Yearbook.  Actually, I don't think I will miss anything other than Yearbook.  This past Tuesday, the last day of Yearbook, was one of the most emotional days of my life!  I was verging on tears all throughout fourth and fifth hour as I worked on my EIC handbook.  To get ready for Glee, I put on the "Journey to Regionals" soundtrack and when "Don't Stop Believin'" came on, I almost lost it completely.  Not to mention "Over the Rainbow" and "To Sir With Love" came on... Geeze Louise.  "To Sir With Love"!!!!  They sang that song to Mr. Shuester.  Ah!  I was a wreck.  It wasn't until fifth hour that I finally broke into tears.  Epic hugging ensued.
After yearbook, I cried even more!  I am such a cry baby, you guys.  I was on the verge of tears all sixth hour as I finished converting layouts to send somewhere.  To torture myself even further, I still had my Glee music on, so I tried my hardest to keep it together during "My Life Would Suck Without You".  You being Mrs. Wrather, the editors, and the staffers.  When Mrs. Wrather and I said our (first) goodbyes, I lost it again.  I am so excited to move to Portland, but leaving behind Yearbook has been one of the toughest things I've ever done.
The night before graduation, I went to Kate's graduation party to eat all of Raquel's deliciously adorable cake pops.  Nom nom!

I feel like I have to clarify that the yearbook above has a plastic cover on it that says (in large sharpie print) where signers can not sign in the yearbook. Gotta love Tabz!

Crycrycrycry.  I felt so lame feeling so sad about leaving high school, but I literally had to keep myself together on the way from the yearbook room to my car.  When I got in the car, Glee made it worse AGAIN by playing "Pure Imagination"... GAH!

On my way to Sprouts for lunch (after a failed attempt to nap), it finally dawned on me:  I am going to Portland.  I am going to be freaking awesome in Portland!!!!  I haven't cried since.

The one thing I was worried about (you know how when you're nervous you tend to focus on the stupid little things?) was when I would switch the side of my tassel.  In complete Kaylie fashion, I was so calm about graduating that I forgot to even switch it.

My adorable family is adorable.

Phoebe is my baking buddy and Ken is my Glee buddy.  They are both going to Ivies.  They're just cool like that.

Three of my favorite sophomores/juniors.  Thanks Azlynn, for finally switching the side of my tassel!

I couldn't find Erin on the field at graduation, so we took a super classy photo in the theatre before Hangover 2.

After the movie, an impromptu dance party in the desert, I-Hop, and a party stop-by, we headed up to Falcon Hill Park to watch the sunrise.  I was pretty exhausted by this part, but I made it up and watch the sunrise with some of my besties.  I thought I would be sad at this point, but nope.

I have conquered Mesa.  Time to conquer Portland!

For my grad party, I wanted it to be as least serious as possible.  In the past I may have tried to make something like this "grown up" and classy, but no.  I said, BRING ON THE SLUSHIE MACHINE.  BRING ON THE COTTON CANDY MACHINE.  BRING ON THE CUPCAKES.

My parents rented a slushie machine, my mom made cupcakes, and my uncle used his free cotton candy rental.  IT WAS AWESOME.

Life is so good.

gleek out

 Ms. Pillsbury & Mr. Shuester
 Ms. Pillsbury & Blaine
 Sam & Sue
 Rachel & Blaine
 Sam & Puck
 The Mr. Shues
 Jordan (as himself) & Mike
 Sue & Rachel
 Sue & Brittany
The Kurt to my Blaine

The first half of Glee finale felt like a dream.  Literally, I felt like everything that happened was really unrealistic, even for Glee.  It was still a whole lot of fun though!  I can't complain when I get to see Kurt and Rachel so blissfully happy singing at the Gershwin Theatre (the Wicked set was so awesome...  Also, I am officially personally insulted I have never seen Wicked).  That was precious.  One of my favorite parts:  When Kurt wakes Rachel up to have breakfast at Tiffany's and tells her that him and Blaine plan to move to NYC for college too.  OMGLEE.  LET THIS HAPPEN.

Nationals was a let down, but it wasn't like I expected them to win.  What I did expect was something CRAZY to happen.  The Finchel kiss was pretty crazy, but not as crazy as it could have been.  Also, what ever happened to Quinn's mischievous "You'll see"??!  What was Quinn’s scheme?  Did she put Finn up to have him and Rachel to sing a duet that he wrote so they would make out and ruin their chance at Top 10?  (Most awkward thing of my life, by the way.)  Did she want to get a haircut but needed it to look like someone else’s idea?  WHAT IS UP.

What really did it for me was the last ten minutes.  KLAINE.  SAMCEDES.  "I LOVE YOU" "I LOVE YOU TOO."  sklfjas;lkjd;LKJ;slakjf;lskdjf;sdlkf  I am a muddle of giddiness and love.  Also, Brittany is outsmarting 75% of the cast at this point.  Love her.

Any thoughts, fellow gleeks?

P.S.  I found my Warbler tie at Goodwill for fifty cents, I think it was...  I literally went to Goodwill to look for a blue and red tie for my Blaine costume AND THEY HAD ONE.  It was a magical moment.

apparently facebook knows what's on my mind at all times...

Darren Criss, college, and adorable DIY weddings.

Can't argue with this, because I may have driven to the Neighborhood WalMart Friday after school to pick up the latest issue of GQ because Darren Criss is featured in one of the spreads...(IN WEDDING ATTIRE, NO LESS!)  Also, I am acting freakishly excited about college to the point that I am willingly taking my online placement exams already.  (The verdict is in--I am not as bad at French as I thought and I am just as bad at math as I thought.)

Yep, Facebook knows what's up.

thursday thrills

As if you need another excuse to crave cupcakes.  Love these girls!

Just watch this dog.  Trust me.  (Thanks, Dahlya.)

Who doesn't love to channel their inner French girl

You know how I am about weddings.  Check out this adorable retro wedding wear.

Pretty disappointed with Adele for saying this.  Still love her voice though.  (Thanks, Mrs. Wrather.)

It's a dream come true!  Zooey Deschanel got her own show

I just had a splendid idea.  If any of you have a suggestion for a Thursday thrill, feel free to email, tumblr, or tweet me (see "contact" on the right) and I might use it (and credit you, of course).  Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!  xoxo