On Monday I went to Whole Foods and Central Park with my boyfriend Chris.  I had a really great time just walking around and relaxing in the grass.  For the first time since school closed it feels like summer. I love central park. It doesn't matter how busy or stressful life in the city gets, the park is one place where everyone can stop, breathe, and actually enjoy the simplicities of life.  

I wore a blue racerback tank, fringe chain necklace, and grey flats (all Banana Republic) and Levi's 501 Boyfriend Jeans that I am currently obsessed with. They are the perfect summer denim and a nice break from my usual skinny jeans.

Summer is here, I hope you are enjoying it!



some of my favorite eyebrows: Arlenis Sosa, Hilary Rhoda, and Audrey Hepburn.

In many ways the eyebrow is a direct reflection of the soul. Those two masses of hair resting mysteriously above our eyes are a key part of our face, which is cemented into the memories of our friends and family. They are also an extension of the many idiosyncrasies that makes us who we are.

I didn't know the value of eyebrows when I was younger. I just saw mine as thick unruly blocks of hair that didn't match the thin and unnaturally arched brows of my middle school peers. So I waxed them, I even let my mom "shape" them with a razor.  I'd do anything to get rid of my "undesirable" brows. But now when I look back at those pictures from middle school I barely recognize myself. I can only see a girl whose generic eyebrows fail to reflect the ideas, passions, and emotions that make her an individual.

Today I celebrate my thick eyebrows. I brush and darken them with pride.  I don't try to change their shape to match someone else's ideal of beauty because my eyebrows are me. They're not perfect, but they're real, natural, and never afraid to stand out.



Hello world, I am back after an extremely long hiatus. School is over and I couldn't be more relieved. Now it's finally time to relax...well sort of. I am taking a 6 week class and will be working as a Beauty Intern at StyleCaster.com this summer. Even though I won't have too much relaxing time I am very excited to have something to do this summer instead of becoming an expert at being a lazy bum and living in sweatpants. No more hours after hours of watching TV and aimlessly browsing online. This summer will be different!

I am also making a commitment to blog regularly! (for real this time lol.)

I bought my own domain, so you can now access my blog at: thechicscribe.com.  (The old address will work as well.)

 Thank you to everyone that reads my blog and encourages me to continue to write it. I really appreciate your support. 

Tomorrow is my first day at StyleCaster, wish me luck!

Photo credit: Alla Kostromicheva by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Nippon May 2010 via Paper Mode



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This week I bought my first voice recorder of my journalistic career for my Inquiry class. The Olympus VN-6200. This digital voice recorder boasts impressive features such as voice activation, noise cancellation, USB connection, and 1 Gb of memory. It's lightweight, sleek, and sexy in black.

Here's to the many interviews to come with the intriguing, the esoteric, the unconventional, the eminent, and the inspiring people that I am bound to encounter. Let the adventures commence!



Today I came back to my NYU dorm to face a reality I have been dreading for weeks - spring semester. Normally, the idea of a new semester beginning seems less frightening in the great company of friends but in the last week my life has dragged me through an unexpected and jagged road. I will now be without two important people in my life this semester, one being my roommate.
As I glanced at the dismal blue of my roommate Annette's bare extra long twin mattress, I decided to rearrange my room to avoid the heavy feeling of being alone. My friend Brittany has recently delved into the world of feng-shui and I decided to do some research of my own before transforming my room. With the help of my friend Mallika I transformed my room from this:

(circa one year ago)

to this:

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Feng shui is all about "balancing energies of a certain space to promote health and good fortune to the people inhabiting it." The main goal of feng shui is to direct Chi (universal energy) inside the home and body.

Having proper feng shui in a dorm room is very difficult but I did my best with my space constraints. I began by moving my bed to the opposite side of the room so that it wouldn't be in line with the door and my bed wouldn't reflect in my mirror.

Bed in line with a door: If your feet point towards a door when you're lying in bed it is in line with a door. In feng shui doors have a pulling energy and a bed in lined with a door allows your energy being pulled from you at night.

Mirror Facing The bed: A bed that is reflected in a mirror depletes your personal energy.

I also switched to a higher bed and removed the majority of my clutter from under my bed to allow energy to flow freely.

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(clutter free desk)

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I created an inviting day bed with my extra bed that opens up my room and creates a peaceful area for relaxation.

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Lastly, I added some serenity to my closet (which is usually a place of stress - I never know what to wear!) by enlisting the colors green and blue. The color green brings the energy of health and vitality and the color blue brings "a refreshing energy of calm, ease, purity and freshness."

Hopefully this change will give me the positive energy I need to combat the changes in my life and my anxiety about this semester.

To learn more about feng shui visit fengshui.about.com