Things I Love Thursday

Hiiii thereeeeeeee!

Just a quick Things I Love Thursday, we all know what it's about....

  1. Packing up my room. I know, it should be a sad thing but it just feels too cinematographic, I mean, boxes, raining outside, music...

  2. I love The Killers and Maria Mena. I hadn't listened to her music in a WHILE. I really loved her a couple of years ago.

  3. Très Lola I found this blog through iCiNG today and I LOVE it. Go check it out ASAP.

  4. I'm starting college on Wednesday. Eek!

  5. My room's wooden floor which I'm gonna miss so much. While laying on my belly over it with my laptop I'm realizing I never really payed that much attention to it. If you know what I mean. But I'm loving being on the floor instead of the bed.

  6. Audre Hepburn's Style Tips:

    1) For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
    2) For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
    3) For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
    4) For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
    5) For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
    6) People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
    7) Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
    8) The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
    9) The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.
    10) The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

    Found them in The Glam Guide another blog I found today. Aren't I supposed to be packing?

I guess that's it my sweets. Have a lovin' Thursday.
I have to go running some errands now.

Infinite x's & o's...
M.B. Whimsical.


When you try your best but you don't succed.

What a day! Seriously, I think The Universe is putting me on trial. But on the other hand it's been quite proving me that everything happens for a reason.

Today I've got the news that my solicitude for a scholarship/financial aid for college has been turned down. And well, I had always counted on it because it was highly likely that I'd get at least a 10% off my tuition fee every month. They said the graphic work and the essays I was requested to send were outstanding but that that my grades weren't that high, and I have a fairly good grade. I graduated with a 9.2 from High school, which I calculate would be something between a B+ and A-.

Yes, I'm quite sad indeed. I'm not pretty sure what's going to happen, my parents were always counting on it because almost always, students from other cities and who have to pay for rent etc., get at least a few percentages of financial aid. The expenses are big. And oh-how I hate this country some times.

But oh, well, just yesterday I said that if life gives you lemons make lemonade, I don't know exactly how in this situation, but I've been focusing on being positive all day long.
But I really am sad. I was and still am very excited about my career.

Now, these are a few shots of a the two collages I had to do for my scholarship. Some pictures are a little blurry, sorry about that.
(And yes the title is from Fix you by Coldplay)

I hope everything gets solved. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Infinite x's & o's...
M.B. Whimsical.

My Flickr account has been updated.


Hello there!

Hello, hello...
After over a month of absence I'm back to announce... a whole new period of absence.
I was leaving town for college tomorrow but then everything changed and I'm leaving on Monday. I start school on Wednesday.
I'm pretty excited about leaving so I was kinda upset, but hey, if life gives you lemons make lemonade, so I have more time to work on un-arranged matters.
So I have a busy week, plus, another busy, internet-less week ahead of me, alas, I don't think I'll be around here a lot. My intentions are, though, to dedicate a lot more time to blogging. I have many plans for this blog.

By now, I think it's time for you to know me...I think just a nomme de plume doesn't make a great connection with the readers.
Just so you know...
My real name is Emilia Igartua Vellatti, but you can call me Emy, Emily or Em... or by my nomme de plume.
I am mexican though my last names are the first spanish and the latter italian.
I am as you know, 18 years old an my birthday is on January the 12th.
I have just one sister, who's 9 years older than me. She's getting married to a French guy next April and moving to Paris. Lucky her, right?
Taking advantage of that I'm planning to go to Parsons Paris for 6 months during my career, and given that there's also Parsons New York, I want to go another 6 months there. And so, start my New York dream plans.
What is it with us bloggers with New York?

I have also mentioned before that I'm starting next week (gasp!) college, and I'm going into visual arts. I love art, I draw, I started painting again recently even though I don't do it much.
But my real knack, is doing collages. It sounds lame, but I'm really, really good at it. I'll post some pics later.
That's why my dream is to become a fashion magazine's creative director.

While art has been my passion during my whole life, there's another passion I discovered a few years ago while working on a homework. I love writing. And well, maybe this blog doesn't show it...but I'm not bad at it. Someday, I'm gonna write a fantasy novel, a non-fantasy novel, and write & illustrate several children's books.

I lost quite some weight due to an illness last month, and I'm not planning on regaining it anytime soon; I sometimes believe quite firmly that I was born in the wrong epoque. One of my all-time favorite movies is The Beauty and the Beast which I watched every single day when I was a child. My mom says it's my story because I read way too much when I was little and I have always dreamt of "something more than this provincial life". I wear contact lenses because I'm quite very blind. I have an obsession for fashion magazines, and I love music, so if you love music too that's a very good way to start a conversation with me. Also, recommendations are very, very welcome.

The name M.B. Whimsical stands for something. It was not picked up randomly. While I'm not giving out why M.B., I will tell you that Whimsical is one of my favorite English words because it represents a lot to me, a lot of my childhood and a lot of what I'm still am. It remembers me of how funny the world is and how some times life can be a fairytale (yes I'm cheesy, I know that).

I also think I grew up a lot this last year, and I think I will continue to this next one.
Oh and I love watching the same movies over and over again.
And did I ever mention my father looks like John Lennon? Especially when he was young and wore his hair longer.

Oh and this is me...

Nice to meet you all.
I'll try to keep this thing updated, but if not wish me luck!
Until next time.

Infinite x's & o's...
Em / M.B. Whimsical.