Monday, November 28, 2011

Cheg Diaries - Cup #6

Thanksgiving weekend was a complete rollercoaster! Thanksgiving itself was really nice with family and great food. But the other days...bummer mood.

I ran out of chai at home, so I had to stop and pick up a cup today, I was dying of sleepiness. Also confirmed tshirt designs and will post images when they are done. I'm really feeling the second batch being made.

Waiting is so hard! There are so many photos, magazines and even a video to come.

December is almost here and there are so many concerts I'm going to. Plus, New Year's Eve is going to be bananas!

OH! I also got my Youtube channel going. Check out the playlist of songs that I felt compliment the collection and I have my first interview ever up there!

Youtube Channell

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Sneakers

My sneakers were resurrected last night. From the depths of my sneaker bin with a pile of others that are slowly fading, they emerged to be reborn with the light and weight of metal pyramid studs.

They are at this time, six years old. Bought in 2005, my first pair of Converses and worn to my first time to Warped Tour. At that tour, I saw Offspring for the first and only time, argued with the singer from Boys Night Out because I'm a crazy fan, witnessed the end of My Chemical Romance ever being an underground band. I wore these shoes for my first photo pit experience. Senses Fail and 30 Seconds to Mars - I died. The amount of venues these shoes have walked over is too long to list.

They stayed with me through almost all of my days working at a coffee place. With mocha powder, milk, soy, coffee and matcha powder covering them regularly.

The bleach stains came from the day I helped out one of my inspirations and mentor at the time bleach jackets in her backyard.

I left mud caked on the soles until it flaked off thinking it had magic powers as it was from outside the venue of which I just saw AFI perform.

They're just sneakers and probably really gross, but when I look at them, I relieve 6 years of my life in one glance.

Cheg Diaries - Cup #5

WOW! I've been a slacker. I haven't been buying coffee like I thought I would be. Blame it on building me line and never having money for $5 chais. Doesn't matter...I have a secret weapon for getting my fix. It's called make your own!

This is a homemade eggnog chai in a groovy zebra tumbler (which my lovely friend and assistant Connie got me for my birthday)

There's been so much going on and I have to wait to get back images and and there seems that in February you will have to look out for my design on the cover of an alternative Indie magazine.

I'm also getting things ready for an Etsy shop update. All this week I'll be posting stuff at holiday sale prices. Then on December 11th, I'll be selling at the Philly Punk Rock Flea Market. It's the first time I'll be a vendor, so come say hi!

Been hanging with awesome friends old & new, listening to great music, been back in the swing of interviewing bands and sewing my life away. Does anyone else get bummed out during the holiday seasons? I always find myself reflecting on the past, present and future and it can put me in such a bad state of mind. Beauty comes from misery and we know this because it's always better tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Model Spotlight - x Ali

x Ali


Versatile, gorgeous and able to rock any look. Yup, that's model x Ali.

Her modeling seems so simple and effortless in capturing fierce images. I swear, this girl cannot take a bad photo. She also styles the majority of her shoots - perfection all around.

I've been fortunate to have worked with her quite a few times and there's still more to come. Here's the latest image and then one of my favorites she's done. Plus, a behind-the-scenes of a shoot you'll just have to wait for and believe me, it's killer.
photo - CW Images / MUA - Makeupify / red sequin dress by Sibyl Vain Clothing
photo - Kidtee Hello / hair - Melissa Mc Manus / hair piece - Blu Zombie Designs / corset & leggings - Sibyl Vain Clothing
styling by x Ali / Minxy dress by Sibyl Vain Clothing

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Cheg Diaries - Cup #4

Bought this one November 8th and's a small.

Wasn't feeling having a massive surge of caffeine.

Had gotten lunch and a shopping fix with my one good friend before heading back home to finish a dress for an event. Later when I got home after dropping off that dress, I had a photographer email me asking for it, but with a similar option in the works...I pulled an all-nighter and sent it out the next day for a pretty big shoot. Can't wait to see it and hope it came out well.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cheg Diaries - Cup #3

Last minute before closing drink. My friend and I hit up the Starbucks and the barista was stoked on my drink. She had just tried it the other day and was in love. The cup isn't marked b/c they were closing, so ejoy the lovely holiday-ness.

Spent the weekend working on a dress for the host of this event coming up. All day Sunday sewing and studding and what happened? Turned out it was really ill-fitting. Scrapped it and worked all day yesterday to have it done for drop off tonight. But it came out SO amazing...check it on the Facebook Fanpage

Oh and I've totally overdosed on King of the Hill episodes.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Model Spotlight - Miss Mischief

In trying to streamline my blog, I want to start spotlighting models once a week. It'll either be those I've worked with or just find completely captivating.

To start things, what better way than with a model who is top of the game, insanely gorgeous and recently was photographed wearing clothing of mine.


Check her out

Photo - Tiifany Ann Photography
Clothing - Sibyl Vain 'ugly dress'
Photo - Anonymous?Photography
Clothing - Sibyl Vain gold bikini with bows
Photo - Anonymous?Photography
Clothing - Sibyl Vain white leopard leotard

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Cheg Diaries - Cup #2

Second cup of Eggnog Chai of the season!

I was kinda losing energy when I walked in and the young lad behind the counter got my 'I have a difficult drink disclaimer.' He kept smiling at me - or laughing at how weird my order sounded.

There was a cute scene guy talking at the drink pick up counter to the pretty young baristas making the drinks. They were all friends and in college. Wish I was back in college.

I listened to old school My Chemical Romance and Senses Fail driving today. It made me want to drunk text later that night this one guy who I still want to know why he never official asked me out. Fool. I really liked him.

City trip was in store and my friend and I split a bottle of wine. We got crepes after a delicious dinner.

Going to NYC again tomorrow, but not before celebrating my neice's birthday!

The Cheg Diaries - Cup #1

I walked into Starbucks wanting a pumpkin spice latte and I look up at the board and see...the Holiday Drinks are here!

Eggnog Chai it was!

I commented I had a difficult drink, but now that I have it under control, it was easy to recite. The lady at the register had no problem. Then the barista at the bar looks over and was like 'So you're who orders this,' as if I am the only one who does. She had been wondering exactly what the 'Cheg' button on the register was for. I was happy to clear that up.

Bought November 3, 2011 and it was yummy.

I also finalized t-shirt designs with my photographer and printer. We are also working on new designs to sell in December (event to be confirmed)

The Cheg Diaries...Intro

WOW! OK, so I am back. Please check out my Tumblr or Facebook page for so many awesome updates

But what's with this title? With the holiday season approaching, Starbucks has their Eggnog back in stock! So happy! And you mark the cup 'Cheg' for this drink.

My one friend/co-worker turned me on to drinking eggnog chais - it's like a spice cookie. But having worked for this company for over 2 years, I had become very particular about how it was to be made. (btw, I was fired for my pink hair when new management stepped in. Bastards)

So I forsee ordering many of these to come and decided to do a 'Cheg Diary.' So whenever I buy one, I'll photo it and write a little about ordering it and thoughts of the day.

OK, so now I have two entries to write up. Hope y'all don't think I'm crazy.