Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Favorite Things

My wonderful masthead has been up for about a week, and I thought I'd write up a brief explanation on what it is all about. Since The Blue Purse is pretty much a mashup of all my interests (yes people can be interested in fashion and geeky things at the same time), it was pretty much a given to just have all my favorite things in one place. Each item represents one of my obsessions, so here's a rundown:

  • Blue purse - The blue purse is actually one of my favorite bags. It's from Mango, and I love that it's kind of girly with the braided trimming and tassles, but it's also not too girly because it's blue!
  • Ninja plushie - I am a toy nerd, and I collect vinyl toys, action figures, and designer plushies. That is an Anti-Ninja of Ninjatown, one of my favorite Nintendo DS games by Shawnimals. This orange ninja's motto is "Blend in by standing out." Love!
  • Book - I always need to be reading something, be it a magazine or a book, but I usually gravitate towards YA (young adult) fiction. I only read Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell a few weeks ago but it easily made it into my top ten favorite books of all time. It reminds me of how the first blush of love feels. 
  • Gadget - That is Aishi Buru (ice blue), my Nintendo DS Lite. It's actually my second one. My first one got stolen and I felt the loss so much, I didn't buy a new one and didn't play games for a long time after that. My husband gifted me with the exact same DS Lite for my birthday last April, which was the sweetest, most thoughtful thing ever, so now I'm busy re-playing all my old games. I have this obsession with finishing everything I finished before.
  • Statement ring - Anyone who knows me knows I have a penchant for oversized, enormous, gigantor cocktail rings. That brass ring with a gray stone is one of my favorites from Mango - it's sort of like a steampunk-esque, submarine-inspired piece.
  • Nail polish - I think Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe nail lacquer is the one and only nail polish for me and nothing else can ever compare. I may wear other shades, but it will always be my one true color. I love it so much I wore it at my wedding.
  • Engagement ring - When my then-fiance-now-husband proposed to me with that sapphire and white gold ring, I thought it was perfect. It was blue on silver, with a minimalist, modern cut, and was custom-made with so much effort and love. Obviously, it is one of my absolute favorite things in the entire world. 
  • Tape - The Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is one of those albums that I hold dear, and I walked down the aisle to the song of the same name. I could have chosen an iPod or CD, but I heard this music on that tape for the first time, and it brings back memories of long summers rocking out to it in our ancestral home in Bicol.
  • Card deck - I am a Magic:The Gathering noob, and that's my orange deck box and my cards in navy blue sleeves. It's a game I might never fully understand, but I will never stop playing.
  • Chocolate bar - I'm a chocoholic. I seriously get withdrawal symptoms when I don't have chocolate for a day. The chocolate bar also best represents how I am such a foodie with a sweet tooth. Hershey's is happiness, and also the first chocolate bar I remember being addicted to.
  • Lipstick - I love clothes and makeup, and this Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Coquette embodies that love. Lipstick is also the only makeup product I can never leave home without.   
That's pretty much it -- what The Blue Purse is all about, and what I am all about as well. I feel like singing "These are a few of my favorite things..." now.

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