Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm So Totally Mad For Lara Stone


I don't know about you, but I totally adore Lara Stone. I think she's so beautiful. I really love this incredibly gorgeous and stylish editorial of her in the September issue of
Vogue. These photos by Mert & Mercus have some a cool retro vibe to them. I find them to be quite stunning. What do you think?










P.S. I wanted to keep you guys updated with what's going on in my life. I went yesterday to my local community college. I am going back to school this upcoming spring semester. I will be a returning student since I went to this particular school years ago. Quite a few of the courses I once took still count and will transfer so I won't have to retake them. I do have to take the math placement test. I'm not looking forward to that. I was never good in math at all. I hate to think of how much I've forgotten now. I'm taking it in a couple of weeks. The first of November is early registration for the next semester. I did quality for financial aid so my tuition and books will be covered. I'm both scared and excited. I never thought I would be going back to college again. I do know that I've always regretted that I never finished before. I've never been able to get that great of jobs due to only having a high school diploma. I know that I need to further my education, especially with the current economic climate in this country. It's the best thing I do. I do feel weird going back at age 40. I know that many of the students are young enough to be my children. I've got the will and drive to make it work. It has to work. There aren't a lot of options otherwise. I do ask that you would continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I appreciate it. Thanks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Georgia May Jagger Rocks My World

Georgia May Jagger has quite the bloodline running through her veins. She's the daughter of rock god Mick Jagger and model Jerry Hall. This editorial of the stunning beauty is featured in the September issue of W. I hope you will enjoy these gorgeous photos by Craig McDean. So which photo is your favorite? Let me know what you think.











Monday, September 13, 2010

Elle Macpherson Is All About 60's Love

I've seen these photos of Elle Macpherson around the internet so I wanted to share them with you guys. I've had a huge crush on Elle since I can remember. She's still incredibly sexy to this day. I love the whole 60's vibe of these photos and video. These photos were shot by Sharif Hamza for issue #4 of Love magazine. The video is for their iPad app. Let me know what you think of this editorial.








P.S. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it. This has definitely been a difficult time in my life. I've been so stressed out. I'm really nervous about the future. I'm not quite sure yet what I'm going to do. I am putting in some job applications. I'm also seeking out some short term work even if I can't find anything more substantial. I'm really considering going back to college. One of the biggest regrets of my life is that I never finished college. I know that's been the main reason in my life why I've gone from one dead end job to another. It's time for a change in my life. I'm almost 40 years old. I can't keep on going on like this. I'm seriously considering going back to college to further my education. I believe that's the best thing for me to do. I'm talking with my family, friends, church, etc. about my studies as well as trying to find some work. Please continue to keep me in your thoughts and prayers. It means so much to me. Thanks. Take care. God bless you.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

I wanted to let everybody know that posts from me right now might be few and far between. I was laid off from work on Tuesday. I've got to find a job now. I'm really nervous because the job market is so tough right now. There just aren't a lot of jobs out there right now. I do ask that you keep me in your thoughts and prayers.


I did want to share this article with you. They do always say that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Please check out the link within this article. Thanks.

Learning How to Tell Cubic Zirconia from Diamond

Diamonds are relatively rare in the world. This rarity equates to higher prices and also to a limited number of stones on the market at any one time. Cubic zirconia has become the single most popular alternative to diamonds, due to the lower price of the stones and their amazing similarity to natural diamonds. However, learning how to tell cubic zirconia from diamond can put you in good stead if you're in the market for a real stone.

How do you tell if the stone you're looking at is cubic zirconia or a natural diamond? One of the first things you should look at is the facets of the stone in question. You will need a jeweler's loupe for this, or a microscope. On a true diamond, the facets will be very clean, with a knife-like edge. On a cubic zirconia, the edges of the facets will be more rounded. In addition, facets on a CZ are usually much more uniform than on a natural diamond, due to the need to conserve mass on a natural stone.

Another option in how to tell cubic zirconia from diamond is to weigh two stones of the same size and proportions. Cubic zirconia is 1.6 times heavier than diamond (greater density). Therefore, if your stone seems like a lightweight in comparison to a cubic zirconia, then you probably have a true diamond.

Yet another way in how to tell cubic zirconia from diamond is to check the flaws within the stone. Of course, you'll need a loupe or a microscope for this, as well. If you see tiny flaws and inclusions within the stone, it's pretty likely that you have a real diamond. CZs usually have no flaws at all (or very, very few). Of course, a jeweler can help you make the distinction in a short time, as well.