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I'm just a girl with a blog... I laugh uncontrollably...so much so I wake up from funny dreams laughing...my friends love that I can make them laugh, and always ask me what I'm on...my answer is milk of course :) I miss my friends like crazy! I was born and raised in Canada, T.O. to be exact :D currently living in Greece, still trying to get settled...uuummmm I can't start my day without blasting some tunes first, music puts a groove in my step and it's just how I like to start my day...I love drawing,reading, hair, makeup, and clothing...all the girly things in life...and my dream is to travel the world...i hope it comes true ~xoxo Stephi~

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

my ears want more! LANA DEL REY



I'm obsessed with and addicted to Lana Del Rey...her voice is hypnotic, and I've watched all of her interviews and she just seems surreal like she wasn't meant to be born in this era.  But she's much needed, her old Hollywood style is refreshing, she's the definition of femininity, and her lyrics touch the soul.  I have to be honest and say I've never had a favorite female artist, until now, her words are relate-able, raw, and take you away...definitely on my repeat playlist.

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die



MTV The Hive Interview with Bradley Soileau who has appeared in Lana Del Rey's videos

When Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” teaser clip dropped in early December, we became quite curious about the young man playing her boyfriend on camera. His tattoos made him seem pretty badass and tough, but that tender thumb stroke said otherwise. And it turns out the same mysterious figure plays a prominent role in the official video for “Born to Die.” Lana Del Rey’s onscreen lover is Bradley Soileau, a 25-year-old New-York-based model who has appeared in Vogue Japan, among many other fashion magazines. Soileau had never acted before landing this gig, but now he finds himself front-and-center in Del Rey’s world.
Hive tracked down Soileau and talked with him about his experiences shooting “Born to Die,” working with Del Rey and what the tattoo on his forehead actually says.
“They feel pretty fucking real to me.”
How did you hook up with Lana Del Rey?
There is this magazine called The Wild. It was an internet magazine and they had a party last night for their first print issue, and I’m in the first print issue. This photographer that shot it, is friends with Yoann, the director of the video. Yoann was like, “Yo, we are shooting this video and I need a tattooed kid,” and [this photographer] had just shot me, and he was like “Yo, I got this model and he’s a tattooed kid. Here are some pictures.” He said its gonna be shot in New York. They hit my agent up, and said “Yeah, we wanna cast him.” [But] they moved it to Paris, and had a casting for it instead. And then Lana actually saw pictures and picked me.
She picked you? The tattooed kid?
Yup.
The tattooed kid wins again. Was the whole thing was shot in Paris?
Yeah it was shot at, excuse this, I’m probably gonna butcher this … Château de Fontainblue? I don’t know, it’s a 700-year-old castle. It’s like an hour and a half away from Paris.
How long did it take?
It took three days. The part where she is in the cathedral with tigers and stuff, that was one day. I wasn’t there. The next day we started shooting the rest of it. I shot for two days, and it was like, a solid 13-14 hours each day that we shot.
There seems to be a bit of a back story to your character in the video but it seems a little unexplained. Who is this dude?
Alright, the back story. I’m her boyfriend. It’s basically like, the boyfriend, you can see the two sides of the relationship where I’m kissing her, then pointing a gun at her head. That’s what it is. It’s a relationship that is so terrible but neither of them want to leave. That’s why when she is in the car, and she wipes the glass, she’s looking mad sad, distant, thoughtful. But I’m still trying to get her attention. That’s kinda the story for it.
How did you get into character? Have you had acted before?
I was really nervous about it at first because I’ve never acted, but they kind of boosted my head up before I went out. They were like, “Yo, are you cool shooting really intimate bedroom scenes?” And I’m like, “Am I going to have fake sex with this girl?” I can’t even fathom that, I was freaking out a little bit. Everyone was really nice, it felt all good. It wasn’t anything to get into character. They were just like, “Make out with her and just be [you].” I said okay, I can do both of those things, I’ve done both in real life.
There is a lot of making out. The internet is obsessed with her lips, have you noticed this?
Yeah, I do know this. Obsessed.
Are they real? Are they good? What’s the deal?
She said they are real, I can’t say anything on that, that’s not me, you know what I’m saying? They feel pretty fucking real to me. I’ve kissed a girl with fake lips, and those aren’t fake lips in my opinion. I know everyone is so obsessed with her having plastic surgery, and if you really sit down and look at it — makeup, and more money behind her now, so the shoots are better, everything is going to look better than the stuff she did when she was Lizzy Grant. It doesn’t look good, they didn’t have a bunch of money backing it and so on and so forth. So it’s amazing what someone looks like once they are backed by money, compared to what they look like when they are broke. If you look at me in real life, and you look at me in a model picture, I look like a different person. And I’ve had no plastic surgery. People obsess about the wrong things. They should be obsessed with her voice, and her music because it’s fucking amazing. But everyone got to make something bad from something beautiful. Everyone is gonna wanna hate and say whatever it is they wanna say. So it’s like, okay. Well, whatever.
Do you have a tattoo on your chest that says “Refuse to Lose”?
Yes.
And one on your forehead?
Yeah. All the tattoos are real.
What does the one on your forehead say?
It says “War inside my head.” It’s a Suicidal Tendencies song.
You seem really tender in the opening scene with the flag and the toplessness and the caressing thumb.
That what they wanted! They wanted tender-loving stroking. That’s what I gave them.
You did give it. I feel like that could have been the hardest part to shoot.
Nah, that was easy, I just stood there and closed my eyes. They were just like, “Yo, stand here on this box” so that I was way taller than her and her head was on my chest. So yeah, close your eyes and stroke her head, and I thought, “Okay, that’s the easiest thing ever.”
But there are tons of people watching you do this?
All my friends were like, “Dude, in the car scene, you didn’t have an erection?” No! There are 50 people, big lights, and while we are in the car there is a walky-talky sitting right next to us, and Yoann is screaming “More tongue!” Shit like that. There is a lot of laughing going on.
There are tigers chilling in this video. Did you interact with them?
I wasn’t there that day. That was the day I was supposed to be there but I was having a hard time getting my passport, so, yeah … I missed that day.
They seem like pretty mellow tigers.
It’s actually one tiger.
One tiger?!
Yeah. They mirrored it.

Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans



The metaphor in this video is brilliant. It's about an abusive relationship, obsessive and destructive love that consumes you and suffocates you. Hence the reference to crocodiles. They kill their victims by dragging them into water and suffocating them. The guy in the video is that crocodile. He is bad and very dangerous for her, and she knows it, however she is almost magnetically drawn to him, even thought she knows he will destroy her.

Lana Del Rey - Video Games

Lana Del Rey - You Can Be the Boss

Lana Del Rey - Trash (Miss America) Lyrics

Friday, May 25, 2012

i want to get lost in beauty


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I crave...cotton candy skies...
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to be wherever this is...
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to escape and listen to the crashing of the waves
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to be surrounded by a hazy dream
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to plunge into the blue...
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I crave beauty all around

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

i crave...

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color & pattern
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wall to wall inspiration
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knowledge
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a loft library
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culture & character


LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU CRAVE FOR YOUR HOME
XO Stephi

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

randomness

my kittens are growing and they're so flippin cute!!!  like just yesterday they were afraid to get out of their little crate and today they were seriously jumping in and out....bunch of rascals hehe oh and this is Manolaki and Piperaki, by the way...they say "meow", they haven't learned English yet :D

and this is Boubouki and Boubouniera, aren't their little blue eyes so cute???  I wish they'd stay blue, I can't wait to see what color they're going to turn out to be...aaaa their lil faces are so adorable, obviously trying to hide how much of trouble makers they truly are :D

had to take a pic of the mountains today, this is the view from my balcony, i don't know, the sky and colors are so hauntingly beautiful, for some reason I felt like I was in Ireland...I've been planning a trip with my friend to visit Ireland and Scotland, and I've been looking up places to go, so they're definitely on my mind.  If anyone lives in Ireland or Scotland, or have been please let me know what is a must to check out!!!

My mom is going back home in two weeks, so I bought some presents for my brother...It's almost been a year since I've seen him and I miss him tons, so I got him some musical instruments cause this is his style...this is such a cute drum, i love the sound it makes when the wooden beads hit either side of the hide

what are these called?  maracas? or something i'm not sure but they make a cool sound and i like the design, I think he'll like them too :)

and this whistle makes the coolest sound, you blow through the top and you move the stick at the bottom, up and down, and it kind of sounds like a bird :D

and finally I bought him a painting! I love the colors and they'll really go well in his place.
Anyway that's all from me.  Let me know what you've been up to these days.
XO Stephi

Friday, May 4, 2012

I CHALLENGE YOU :) MAY PHOTO A DAY

A big thank you to Yy who introduced me to fatmumslim photo a day challenges!!!
I had so much fun doing the April photo challenge and seriously I can't wait to do the May challenge...it looks super fun :)
If you are doing the challenge leave your link in a comment below because I love these types of posts
XO Stephi

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

PHOTO JOURNAL CHALLENGE


Day1. Me  Day2.  Hot Pink Ape at the Fair  Day3. Package from my Brother 

Day4.  My bro and I, I really miss him :(  Day5.  My Friend's Pet Bunny  Day6.  Stuffed Peppers and Tomatoes Fresh Out of the Oven
Day7.  My friends at the Park  Day8. Some Cash, My Cell, and My I.D.  Day9. Me, young :) with my mom in Florida

Day10. mmm Icy Cold Frappe  Day11. at Tzepos for a Pita and a Coffee  Day12.  Stairs on the Streets of Veria

Day13. Olive Oil Soap with My Name  Day14.  I'm Feeling Silly...Two boubounieres, a client gave me from her daughter's baptism  Day15.  The View from My Balcony
Day16.  Flowers on My Neighbor's Peach Trees  Day17.  Something I Don't Like?...Waiting for the Water to Boil!  Day18.  My Friend's Hair After I Gave Her Hi-Lights and Lo-Lights

Day19.  This Crazy Orange Bird at a Bird Conservatory I Went to  Day20.  I Dream of Peace in a World of Sorrow  Day21.  Water & Fanta

Day22.  A Box of Extremely Yummy Akanedes  Day23.  Vegetable Stands at the Market  Day24.  I'm Grateful for Having Amazing Friends (this was a gift from one of my girl's)
Day25.  My Babies  Day26.  Coin Cafe in Veria, One of the Busiest Spots, at Night Time, That Is.  Day27.  the Streets of Naousa 

Day28. 1pm on my Watch  Day29.  Circle of Friends Down at Pier 4  Day30.  Something That Makes Me Sad?  Thinking About Home, I Miss my bro and my friends...this is a Pic of the CN Tower in Toronto when I went to a festival last year

Thursday, April 26, 2012

color my world ocean and sky

My nails for the week :)  Inspired by all the gorgeous photos of blue, I decided to go for a blue accent nail, using Beauty Line Cosmetics Nail Polish, and blue rhinestones in various sizes

Friday, April 20, 2012

my kitten had kittens


such a happy day...4 babies added to the family :)
hope everyone is havin a great day
XO stephi

Thursday, April 19, 2012

blogger appreciation award

Recently I was awarded the Blogger Appreciation Award from Yy life through a number of lenses
Thanks chick, I appreciate the love...if you haven't already checked out her blog, get on it :D
The rules of the Award:1. Thank the person who gave you the award with their blog link on your post.
2. Answer the following 4 questions.
3. Award the Blogger Appreciation Award to as many readers/commenters/supporters/followers as you’d like.
4. Let the blogger know you've just awarded them (by leaving a comment, a tweet, an email, etc.)

The questions:1. How long have you been blogging?
2. What are 1-2 reasons why you started blogging.
3. What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?
4. What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?

So my answers are as follows: -
1. 4 months
2. I moved from Canada and was feeling kind of lonely, and I was interested in making friends
3. fashion, diy, diary type blogs, photo journals
4. being more frequent, I would say, lately I've been so busy it's hard to keep up with my blog

I would like to award this blogger appreciation award to...
Flabiha from http://fablihareza.blogspot.com/ (INSIDE IN, INSIDE OUT)
Elly from  http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/  (FLYING ELEPHANTS)

these are some of my personal favorite bloggers!!!  check them out if you haven't already!!
XO Stephi

Sunday, April 15, 2012

diy to do list

polaroid picture heart
zipper mover sweater
grater earring holder
ring holder, using a bobbin rack and a photo frame

string of thoughts

THESE ARE ON MY DIY TO DO LIST!!!
let me know if you're into DIYs, if you've done any, or if there's something you wanna try
peace and love
Stephi

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

words strung together to inspire

keep calm and put your heels on, sounds like a plan to me :)don't listen to negative people they don't even know themselvesmake your own happy endingi don't know if this is teaching me to make bad situations into drunk situations but I like itthis is great!!i love how i met your mother, and barney IS awesomeso true!!ha this is great!!rules that are worth followinga life of passion is what i want, passion for everything, even the breath i'm taking, because I know i'm alivebe yourselfsome struggles are worth fightinglove this!believe in yourself and the future is yoursthink positive :)successage fearlesslymake someone's day by being kind and happy, it doesn't cost a penny :)decisions in lifefollor your dreams and don't let others bring you down cause they may not see what you so clearly canmoving on and looking forwardlove yourselftake chances!self confidence and self expressionbecause of youwords to live bystrength

I love all these inspiring quotes and sayings, if you're interested in checking out any of the sources just click my pinterest below to see the board
let me know what's your favorite quote or saying that inspires you or that you try to live by!
i hope you're having an excellent fantastic day
tons of love Stephi

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