I know it says Autism, but it briefly covers other mental illnesses as well. And I don’t care if you’re a part of the Westboro church or if you think Newtown was a tragedy, but this is something that’s EXTRAORDINARILY significant to read, especially those of you who think it’s really cool to believe everything the media tells you about mental illness and autism.
Since it’s the holidays, although I can’t be sure because of the unseasonable warmth, let’s take a look at Ebenezer Scrooge. He’s not a character I’ve ever considered before, which is odd because A Christmas Carol is one of my favorite stories. So when Calvin Klein asked me to interpret a 2012 version using their collection, I jumped at the challenge.
Most will recall Scrooge as a grumpy businessman who despises the holidays, always ready with a “bah humbug” for any well-wisher, charitable soul or. Of course on Christmas Eve his ghosts catch up with him after a warning from his deceased business associate, Jacob Marley whose selfish ways earned him a wretched afterlife. The ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come show Scrooge Christmas in a new light. The ghost of Christmas yet to come, the most terrifying, gives Scrooge a preview of his grave and he finally repents his ways. Shocked and frightened, he awakes a changed man spreading the holiday spirit wherever he goes—from what little family he has left to the family of his mistreated employee, Bob Cratchit.
So the next time you’re feeling over the holidays, just remember that you probably once enjoyed them and if you remain selfish, you’ll get what’s coming to you in this life or the next. All piece from this modern take on Scrooge are from Calvin Klein and you can shop similar below. Just clickity click.
Estee Rammant in Dolce&Gabbana for Elle France, Dec 12
Raquel Zimmermann for Prada Spring Summer 2013 Women’s Campaign by Steven Meisel
The 60’s is coming back with the shift dress and the long shapeless coat. These are two great ways to make your wardrobe stylish and chic. Plus both looks can be dressed up or down.
Let’s start off on the right foot. This mission statement is not going to be just one line but more like a manifesto but that sounds like I am starting a cult and I am just trying to start a movement (huge difference about the same impact). I will not hide behind the anonymity of the internet. My name is Liza Levko for right now I am 22 (bday December 3, 1990) I am a Junior at Michigan State majoring in International Relations and History with a Specialization in Jewish Studies. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and took a gap year in Israel on USYs program Nativ. I have two very happily married parents, an ivy league educated brother, and a husky. You may have guessed it by now that I am a member of the tribe (I am Jewish). I am in a sorority and I am a normal college student. My goal in life is to mold the American voice to be representative of the middle and promote change based on that.
Now that you know my background here is the purpose of this blog to put out there what I think is my generations voice on public policy and current events. If you don’t agree great I would LOVE your input (seriously I would). I think some of the best ideas and policy comes from working together. Everyone has to compromise in life and this is the best way. If there is hate speech on this blog it will be deleted and I have no problem contacting you about it and blocking you. Tolerance is one huge thing I will be promoting along with many other topics. I truly believe American political culture is overly polarized and needs a little sprucing up by the youth. I also say if you are going to complain you must do something about it. So here is me complaining and doing something about it.
In addition to all the politics going on this blog my other love will be expressed and showed. FASHION!! I love clothes and shopping and everything that goes along with the glorious world of fashion. I have career goals which correlate to fashion goals. Fashion goals are items I hope to own by certain times and are my personal barometer of success. I will only allow myself to buy these things once I have achieved certain things. All of this will be better explained in a later post. I think a person’s confidence is directly related to what they wear and how they present them self to the world. It is a true expression of who you are and what you want to be. That is why I love it soo much. Plus politics gets too serious sometimes so you need a little cool off period to gain perspective and understanding.
Now that you know the purpose and reasoning behind this blog. Thank you for reading in the coming days there will be much activity on here and hopefully you will participate in the political or fashion discussions. Sarcasm and humor is highly recommended but I would suggest to italics it so people know. Also, my technology skills aren’t that great and this is my first blog so there will be a learning curve so please be patient with me. Thank you so much for reading and wanting to be informed and fabulous.