amanda - 21 - pacific northwest - graphic design student
can often be found reading, thrifting, taking photographs, cruising on my bike, laughing, and indulging in sweets.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I am absolutely in love with this song by Sucré. I'm sure most people in the blog world have already heard of them, I'm just late to the party. Stacy has such a beautiful voice, it's seriously dreamlike. She is a stunning beauty, to boot! This song's lyrics are sooo good as well and encompasses so many feelings for me. Past and present. Ugh, and the instrumental bits! Love, love, love. Did I mention that I love this song? I don't think so...

Follow Stacy on Sucré diaries.
when we were young

Sunday, April 15, 2012

oh man

Wow, horrible. I feel like I'm always saying sorry in my blog posts nowadays. I guess that's the way of a busy college student. Blah. I need summer, I'm getting into slumps of laziness and that's just not good. Here are bits of my weekend and weekends passed :) I think once I finish my portfolio and apply for my bfa then I'll feel little less stressed. At least I hope!

also check out this small beauty sale I have going on you're so sweet sale

Friday, March 9, 2012


I just posted a few items over on my beauty blog sale site:
ch-ch-check it out :)

crazy week

So as I sit here surfing the web and catching up on shows, I thought I do a post on my crazy week. I know I haven't made a post in a bit, but I think everyone can relate to a hectic end of the quarter scenario. Anyway, like I said my week was nothing short of overwhelming and overwhelmingly satisfying. This is a bit word heavy, but you know it can't be explain otherwise.

My design class has gone full steam ahead as we reach the end of the quarter. With three projects overlapping each other, I've been nothing but busy. I think design students can relate when I say that our teachers can be a big set back as far as coming up with concepts and feedback, as they sometimes can give misleading and confusing direction. Which is what my teacher did with our most recent assignment. The assignment was to come up with a clever ad series, consisting of 2 ads from one brand. I chose Oreo, as I thought it would be relevant with their 100th anniversary and an open ended brand. But coming up with a clever concept was extremely frustrating for me. I had emailed my teacher and confronted him in class several times with no real response.

And this assignment in particular was going to be judged by 3 people outside of school and we were to "compete" for a prestigious and fictitious award made up by our teacher. So the heat was on and with the lack of any real response and mixed signals from my teacher it pushed me to my breaking point. I basically gave up and as the days passed, it soon became the day before it was due. I had no choice, but to do the concepts I had thought were my best. I created the below ads. I was the only one to use my own vector art, others opted to photoshop, but that's not really my strong suit.

As each of my classmates presented their projects, I surely thought I wasn't going to win. Mine was the only illustrated one nor did I think my ideas were truly clever. Nonetheless, I won! I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least. It was kind of validating for me. I think it shows that I can really work under pressure and that my teacher isn't always right. Also to always follow my gut and my skills. I keep rethinking that moment, though the award wasn't really real, it was nice.

Here's me holding the coveted award. A random trophy, which now has an inappropriate name which I will spare you of.

Excuse my silly face! hah! Well there you have it, my feelings were all over the place this week. I'm just glad this quarter is almost over! Thanks for reading :)

Monday, February 20, 2012


Just wanted to show off a little bit of the fictitious catalog I designed. I'm quite pleased on how it turned out. So here are a few spreads from the one assignment that kept me busy all month! So glad it's over!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What I'm currently coveting.
Top shop top - $60 / J crew Pixie Pant - $88 / Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Bel Ami - $32.50 / Chloe Perfume - $60 / Falconwright wallet - $35

Ps, please excuse my layout switch-a-roo. I just get so bored with it and always want to change it. Haha.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

valentines day

happy valentine's day!
did this little piece awhile back and thought it be perfect for valentine's day!
hope everyone spent their day with somebody they loved :)