Wednesday, February 27, 2013

All I Wanna Be...

I decided I wouldn't mention school on here anymore unless something exciting happens, because all I have to say about it is negative. And I don't want any boring negative things on here. So, in the last week in a half not a lot of things have happened. I went to a dance show last week that was "meh"... Then this weekend I went shopping twice. Once with my mom and another time with S., because she was looking for a prom dress.

I was kind of window shopping with my mom, taking random pictures of myself after trying on lame clothing, but little did I know that something amazing was going to happen...

Yes that is a Jeffrey Campbell box with shoes in them and the babies are mine! I started doing salsa and I thought it would be nice having heels to dance in, but I didn't want to spend money on dance shoes that weren't going to be that useful. When I saw these cutie-pies, I immediately thought they were perfect. I will only show them to you though in another post... Aren't I mean! ;)

I thought this was an awesome ad poster for many reasons. First, it's Archie! How cool is that? Second of all, L. started drawing a lot because of Archie. You can notice the inspiration in her drawing style. This one's for you darling!

No these aren't my new shoes, but aren't these beautiful! I was going through The Bay with S. and I just had to try them. They were my size! Can you imagine! I have giant feet by the way, so it's hard to actually find suitable footwear. Not that these are suitable for anything else but posing.

I was scrolling through my aunt's blog when I found this picture. I thought she kind of reminded me of myself. Plus, she's wearing the bow she gave me. Isn't she beautiful though? I wish I could have that charm. After seeing this, I thought I might cut my bangs like that. What do you think?

Here we have a not so charming screen shot of Jennifer Lawrence in her latest movie The Silver Linings Playbook, but wait until you see THIS... (It's a pretty good movie by the way)

Oh my God! Isn't she gorgeous! I just love the dress and it's fabric and her face and the lady behind her with the camera. I think that woman is simply the best with her big smile and sport suit.... haha! But seriously, I used to not like Jennifer Lawrence and suddenly I have a girl crush on her, even though her little cheeks annoy me sometimes. :P

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Too Bad Your Chances Are Slim

I had completely forgotten I ever took these pictures. Well, I was about to post my weekly post/diary/I-should-seriously-find-a-name-for-this, but I guess I got a little surprise. I have no recollection of taking these photos therefore I have nothing to say about this except that I really like it!

I'll do my other post tomorrow. Goodnight!

Shirt: H&M 
Skirt: Vintage
Jacket: The Bay

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Do I Turn Your Grey Skies Blue?

Today I introduce to you a new concept for the blog. As I have said many times in the past, sometimes I simply feel uninspired and I were a t-shirt and pants for two weeks. This has for consequence that Small Walking Mannequin runs dry. That is why I have decided to start doing posts of the week when I don't have any outfit to present to you. This new kind of article will be filled with pictures, reviews and videos of things I have found that week. I hope you enjoy it. Tell me what you think.

This first weekly post is more like a weekend post because everything that's presented has happened during the last three days. Also, I accomplished one of my new year's resolutions three weeks back: I started dancing! Salsa to be specific. :)

Part of a mural in the entrance way of the building in which I dance.

Had fun eating out with A. and S. We had delicious falafels and churros!

The other A. grabbed my ipod while thrift shopping and took pictures of everything she saw. This is an example of her wonderful photography. Yes it's the donkey from Shrek if you were wondering. ;)

I'm broke and I still managed to get myself a dress. It was just too adorable to resist! I'll post it again later.

Finally, on Saturday evening I watched the Notebook with B. I just loved it! I couldn't of fallen in love more with the characters. It had a great plot! The actors were amazing! And did I mention that Ryan Gosling's HOOOT!!!! <3 

Have a nice week everybody!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day/A Rant About Fashion

Fashion. What is it? The dictionary says it is "a popular trend, esp. in styles of dress, ornament, or behavior", but is it really just that? If I don't dress like in a magazine, does it mean I'm unfashionable?

This concept has always been hard for me to understand. Fashion means you dress according to a popular trend. Before we continue on though, I should define the word stylish too: "Having or displaying a good sense of style".

So basically, you don't need to be stylish to be fashionable even though many fashionable things are stylish. That's were I have a hard time. I always say I like fashion and that I would love to work in the fashion industry, but I have difficulty being fashionable. I find most fashion very uninteresting; I much prefer style. I like creating new things. Fashion just keeps me away from my creativity. The problem is people are surprised and stare when they see someone that doesn't follow popular trends therefore it can be very intimidating to be innovating. I had a great self-esteem a few years back, but now I don't and I have a hard time creating things original without thinking about people judging me.

I guess fashion is the easy way out when you don't want to invent something out of the ordinary and that's the road I've been following for the last few months.

By the way, I posted two outfits because if I posted only one this would lack originality.

Outfit #1:
T-Shirt: Thrift store
Collar: DIY
Pants: Topshop

Outfit #2:
Vest: Army Supply Store
Shirt: Vintage