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Japan

Hello Japan

As you know I’m a huge Hello Kitty fan. While little pink post it notes and kitty pens are quite out of place in our studio, they’re very distinctly mine.

As you may also know there was an epic disaster in Japan a few weeks ago. I haven’t written about it because I honestly can’t wrap my mind around it. It’s just simply too big. What I do know is that the people of Japan still need our help.

Sanrio, home of Hello Kitty has this really neat thing happening today, that makes it fun and easy to donate to disaster relief for the Japanese people. If you buy a Hello Kitty product today until 11pm today 100% of the proceeds go to Japanese disaster relief.

Make sure though that you purchase at either an online store or a participating Sanrio boutique. I’d imagine the boutique will have the Hello Japan logo on display. Or you can look up your store here.

I personally could use this:

I wish I had this

Or this, I mean I do work mornings

I would play this every Friday night for the rest of my life

Paper Cube my ass, this is a purse guys

I'd wear this once a week

I secretly love and covet Brown Hello Kitty Items

But all joking aside, Sanrio is doing a really cool thing today, so if you’ve had your eye on something at your local boutique or online, today is the day to pick something up. Guilt free cuteness overload!


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Header contest

So I’ve decided to have a header contest for the blog here.

I’m really going to keep this website and I want a cute / cool/ hot whatever header to represent my space on the web.

Dimensions are 960 x 200. My background will either remain white or change to black depending on my mood.

Other than that, the design doors are completely open.

As for prizes, besides my undying gratitude and full credit… I honestly don’t have much to offer that’s universal, but whomever’s design I use will not only get a major plug from me, they’ll get a customized present from me, probably in the form of a tailor made mix cd. Art and everything.

 

I’ll take entries until April 15th. And then when I don’t get any, I’ll just pick some more clip art to throw  up there!

Send your designs to djstephaniebell(at)gmail(dot)com


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visuals

I think I am getting a cold and therefore not feeling the best at the moment. So today we’re going to look at pretty things together and I’m listening to one of my favorite DJ’s on my iPod while I get ready this morning.

I love tea cups

I feel like if I had a tea pot and tea cups I would make tea all of the time. I mean I do anyway but I would really get a kick out of it. Like I want one for my desk at work.

 

In my next life

In my next life I’m going to live in a Skyy Vodka advertisement. Not just because there seems like there would be unlimited vodka there, but because the Skyy ads are all stylized and gorgeous. Everything is elegant and clean and oh so chic…

 

See?
ahhh yes, my favorite

Everyone knows I love sushi and would eat it morning noon and night if I could but LOOK AT IT. Such beautiful colors and great presentation. Sushi is as much of a visual experience for me as a food. If the sushi isn’t plated correctly or isn’t popping with color, it’s just not as pleasurable for me to eat. Same thing if the place I get it isn’t decorated just so… I used to get some tasty raw fish at a place called Sushi Kokku in SLO but it always lacked the decor and of course the plating, it was a fast food joint. The experience is just as big of a part of the meal as the food.

 

map to happiness

In a world of Harajuku

Gwen Stefani (not pictured) and I may be separated at birth… nevermind she’s a gorgeous millionaire and I’m a lowly radio dj with a sore throat this AM. Gwen’s tastes and mine have always ran side by side. The Harajuku Lovers collections have blown my mind time and again because of the cute overload but also how well made some of the bags are. I’m a Betsy Johnson girl first and foremost but let’s be real the Betsyville bags do tend to break or rip if you use them as your every day purse. My Harajuku Lovers stuff has been through hell and back with nary a scratch. At most I need to throw my white one in the washer. I almost feel like Gwen remembers what being broke was like… almost.

 

Hey Baby, Hey Baby Hey

I'd sport it

 

I love tights!!

I think I’m late to the tights party. My former roommate Jen Wa the Destroyer was always my fashion consultant but since we don’t live together, I’ve had to dress myself and my go to look lately has been a shirt dress (think long sweater that could be belted or an actual baby doll dress) and some kind of wild ass tights with my big boots from Christmas. It’s an easy way to feel a little dressed up when I get out of bed at 5am and have to go to work without doing a ton of work. Plus no one else in Chico has been rocking this look (I saw a couple of gals in SLO doing it when I was down for the weekend) so it’s sort of my signature.

 

Bling bling

Via Lunaricsales

via Sugarjunkie

Costume jewelry is my favorite thing in the world. I’m not even sure anyone says “costume jewelry” anymore and I may be channeling my grandma there but whatever. Resin Jewelry has been getting more and more popular and let me tell you if you want something original Etsy is the place to get it for pretty cheap. My two favorite designers out there are India out in Ohio and Jamie in Indiana. Quality, beautiful stuff. Check them out the next time you want a treat…

Lunaricsales

Sugarjunkie

 

So cute!

I fell in love with Dev after hearing “Bass Down Low” but she’s done a ton of stuff with the IT boys of the moment, the Cataracts. Also she’s from Modesto which isn’t that far from where I live currently, so maybe I can stalk her and we can be bff’s and go shopping together. Or get kicked out of night clubs together. Whatever.

I wish I wasn't too old to rock this hair.

Dev's twitter account is @devishot

 

Haters to the left

It may be Rihanna backlash time but I don’t care. I love dis bitch right now. She’s all over everything sure, but damn if she isn’t cute. And coming back from some nasty tabloid stuff. Maybe it’s that Barbados accent or the fact that she rocked my favorite haircut better than I ever could or the song she did with Eminem that blew my mind, but I want to invite her to my tea party.

 

Rihanna wearing my hair

Come on, look at that expression, you know she's a blast to hang out with

so pretty!

 

lucky cat!

 

I understand  alot of people think Serato is the devil. But damn if their control records aren’t gorgeous.  I did get so fascinated by Serato and the whole DJ culture when I was at Wild that I ended up downloading Mixxr to see if I’m any good.

My aren’t you curious if I can laptop DJ like Lindsay Lohan?

Dream Date

Ciao Baby

Ohhh la la la

No secret I love Vespa scooters. I live somewhere that at least in the summer it makes sense to have one. They’re just so gorgeous and it turns out, I can drive one. Go figure. I love the vintage ads though….

Twiggy

the 60s in London looked fun

She's not in the B-52's

Mod Fashion makes me crazy. Because I could rock it. It’s just so sexy and fun. All that eyeliner and huge hair and pleather boots? Forget it. I’m sold, sign me up.

Dream living room

Make up

So many colors

Yes!

I love make up. I rarely wear it anymore because I work so early in the morning and it takes a lot to get me looking fly, but I love that it exists. I love the big colors and huge eyelashes and the ladies (and boys) that bother with it. So great.

Hopefully my list of visuals helped motivate you as well. As for me its vegan chikn soup time and off to work….


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someday you will be loved…

This is a happy gal

Oh San Luis Obispo…

I am leaving you again in a couple of hours. I will try not to cry. This place has been so amazingly kind to me. I saw EVERYONE that I wanted to see, even if only briefly. I spent a magical day with my best friend Tristan. I saw my other BFF Teresa. I saw my everyone. I just…

Man this place, I miss more than I miss Bakersfield. If I could just export my parents and a hand full of friends to the coast, I’d never go to Bakersfield again, unless I wanted Basque food. Because here’s the thing, SLO was my first “adult” home. I lived on my own here for the first time, I mean REALLY on my own for awhile too. No roommates, very little help, I did that for a long while here. I had my home. I had my first two “adult” (and really this is subject to opinion) relationships here. I in a sense grew up here.

Its a gorgeous time of the year here. Sure its a little cold and wet but goddamn its pretty. And green. And the ocean is still here. I mean no one put a giant pool cover on it while I was away. It’s all still here. My heart is still here.

Some day I may come back for good. Until then I will be content visiting it, it does make an excellent second home.

 

Chico bound by 1pm today…. I miss my cat.

at black sheep

 


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Dancing dancing dancing

I used to go dancing a lot when I was dating a guy who lived in LA. We went to a ton of retro clubs and goth clubs. It was silly but it was incredibly fun and a good excuse to get dressed up and have a couple of drinks and blow off some steam. I wasn’t a good dancer by any means but it always was a good time.

When I went to work for the top 40 back in 09 I couldn’t tell you the last time I’d been dancing. The only places to dance in Bakersfield were gay clubs at least the only fun places and at the coast… man forget it. Or so I thought. After I’d been at the top 40 for a couple of months, everyone finally talked me into going to our club night. Man you have never seen such a wild (no pun intended) group of people. Imagine it, 600 horny drunk people in a club on a Wednesday night doing some filthy business out on a dance floor. Yes please, I’ll take two.

As I got more into the music and of course the skill required to spin at a place like this I started going out more and shaking my thing once and awhile. Usually because my friend Michela would drag me out and make me give it a shot. I may have been corny as all hell but it was fun and I think those late club nights and the horrible next mornings (you can actually get so tired you are going to puke) are what made us all bond. We were actually a pretty tight group and it was a lot of fun.

I’ve only been dancing here twice since I’ve gotten to Chico. There are just a handful of places with DJs and it’s not exactly top on my friends here lists of things to do. Ben doesn’t mind and actually thinks I’m a good dancer but I think that’s probably because Ben is a good drinker.  Ha ha.

I’ve been thinking about taking a dance class here, at least for fun, or you know a way to blow off steam or get some excersize. I didn’t like the gym I tried and the weather is too crap lately to get any running done. May be a good time. Maybe make some friends. Who knows?

 

Like the Lady Gaga says... just dance