Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Procrastination; we all do it. It's a habit that everyone does and we just can't stop it. But, what exactly is procrastination?

Well, procrastination is basically when you are putting less important jobs in front of the more important ones that you just can't be bothered to do. e.g. You need to study for that history exam coming up in 2 days but instead you log on to msn and chat to your friends but seriously, we live in the 21st century and we just don't have enough time to do everything we need & want to so sometimes we have to block out some wants. For example, if someone you have Art Club after school on Monday and that finishes at 5, then once you get home you spend an hour finishing your home work and another hour working on that Geography assignment then its 7 o'clock and you have to have dinner but then you realise that you forgot to do your English homework and you would get a detention if u didn't do it but right now you would usually go on myspace and msn and talk to friends but think about, do you really need to go on myspace? Will it be the end of the world if you didn't? If the answer is 'no' then I recommend you finish that homework.

How can we stop this? Well, for starters, you can do what I said in the last paragraph about asking yourself some questions like that and talking to yourself positively instead of negatively like "I will finish this" or "I will do this", think of "I will"s instead of "I won't"s, this will also get you in a better mood. Try to work out on a sheet of paper what is more important and what should be kept for later, this will not only remind you of what you need to do but will also keep you more organised. Also, you can start setting goals that you would like to reach and the feeling of happiness and proudness will thrust upon you once you achieve those goals but you could also just reward yourself. Another good idea is to remove anything that will distract you like your computer, iPod, mobile phone or TV.

Remember, you eventually have to do those important tasks so why spend 3 hours on the internet and then having to work to 3am to get that English essay finished when you could finish that essay first and then having all that spare time to do whatever you please. Also, you will feel a lot clearer because you have no other tasks to do & you will be free to do as you please and this also removes the feel of guilt.

I hope this advice helps you procrastinator's out there. Well I better go and finish my Language homework. Bye!

Amy ♥

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

May Yves Saint Laurent R.I.P.

YSL OMG I LOVE THEM AND YET IM SAD.... Yves Saint Laurent died a couple of days ago. He was a french fashion designer who was considered one of the greatest figures in French fashion in the 20th century, he was a inspiration to every one as a designer and as a fashion image. The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its Sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready to wear reputable.
The son of an insurance company president, Yves Saint Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria. He inherited his fashion sense from his mother. He studied first at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, but felt frustrated by the syllabus so left after a few months. Saint Laurent left home at the age of 17 to work for the French designer Christian Dior. Following Dior's death in 1957, Yves, at the age of 21, was put in charge of the effort of saving the Dior house from financial ruin.
Shortly after this success, he was conscripted to serve in the French Army during the Algerian War of independence. After 20 days, the stress of being hazed by fellow soldiers led the fragile Saint Laurent to be institutionalized in a French mental hospital, where he underwent psychiatric treatment, including electroshock therapy, for a nervous breakdown.
In 1962, in the wake of his nervous breakdown, Saint Laurent was released from Dior and he and his lover, Pierre Bergé started his own fashion house with funding from Atlanta millionaire J. Mack Robinson. The couple split romantically in 1976 but remained business partners. During the 1960s and 1970s, the firm popularized fashion trends such as the beatnik look, safari jackets for men and women, tight pants and tall, thigh-high boots, including the creation of arguably the most famous classic tuxedo suit for women in 1966, Le Smoking suit. He also started mainstreaming the idea of wearing silhouettes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s. He was the first, in 1966, to popularize ready-to-wear in an attempt to democratize fashion, with Rive Gauche and the boutique of the same name. He was also the first designer to use black models in his runway shows.
Among his muses were Loulou de la Falaise, the daughter of a French marquis and an Anglo-Irish fashion model; Betty Catroux, the half-Brazilian daughter of an American diplomat and wife of a French decorator; Talitha Pol-Getty, who died of drug overdose in 1971; Catherine Deneuve, the French actress; Nicole Dorier, a top model of the House between 1978 and 1983 when she became one of the master's assistants dedicated to organizing his runway shows and then the "memory" of his house when it became a museum, the Guinean-born Senegalese supermodel Katoucha Niane, the daughter of writer Djibril Tamsir Niane; and supermodel Laetitia Casta, who was the bride in his shows from 1997 until 2002.
In 1983, he became the first living fashion designer to be honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a solo exhibition.
In 2001, he was awarded the rank of Commander of the Légion d'Honneur by French president Jacques Chirac.
Saint Laurent retired in 2002 and became increasingly reclusive.
He also created a foundation with Pierre Bergé in Paris to trace the history of the house of YSL, complete with 15,000 objects and 5,000 pieces of clothing.
He died on June 1, 2008 from the effects of brain cancer, at his residence in Paris. A few days before he died, Saint Laurent and Bergé were joined in a same-sex civil union known as a "civil pact of solidarity" in France, according to The New York Times.
Amy ♥

Gabriella Cilmi

Gariella Cilmi is a newcomer to the music business and has already become very popular! With her hit single 'Sweet About Me' this 16year old Melbourne gal has shooted to the top of the charts! But don't forget her album 'Lessons to be Learned'. With the voice cords of some say Amy Winehouse, Gabriella is still a good girl and is still trying to live her life as a normal teenager despite the reports of some people suggesting that she will turn out like Amy but I think that the sound of her voice has almost no effect on her personality and how she will turn out in the future.
Gabriella is currently living in London, England and is loving her life. She says that her passions are music, her friends and family and chocolate. She has told Channel 7 reporter, James Toban, that she has a favourite cafe with the best hot chocolate in the entire world. She says that the hot chocolate there is amazing and very rich. Whenever she gets a chance she will be endulging herself in the rich aromas of hot chocolate.

Hot Pink is the new black!

Hot Pink is sooooooooo the new black! Celebrities and designers are having their outfits styled with something that is pink! I mean, look at Versace at the Milan Fashion Week and those dresses with pink, then Miranda Kerr holding a hot pink clutch or Agnes Deyn with the hot pink jacket!
It's not only the models wearing hot pink, the celebrities have taken on this trend as well! Look at Mischa Barton and her pink shoes or Anne Hathaway with her pink sunglasses! Everyone is taking advantage of this trend, why don't you join it as well before it's too late!

Welcome to Amy's Blog!

Welcome to Amy's very own blog! Since there are plenty of other Amys in the world, well, this is on of those Amy's blog. Here everyone any anyone can read my blog. It will feature my opinions with fashion, beauty, music & other stuff also stuff happening in my life. Thank-you.