Noodle(Creative Sway Day)

There is a band called the Gorillaz.

In that band there is a girl called Noodle.

Noodle, quite frankly, is the shit.

I recall visiting Italy for the first time in 2001. At that time I was around 8 years old and there was a English band called the Gorillaz sweeping through Europe with their first CD. I spent hours in in vain trying to occupy my time in the hotel room when I wasn't off seeing Italy. Suddenly I heard a interesting beat. I found its source to be the television and there I saw the scrumptious artwork of Jamie Hewlett(who remains perhaps my favorite artist to this day) in the Clint Eastwood music video. There were so many elements in it that intrigued me. The music, the visuals, the story it seemed to be telling, but most of all was the little kid. That kid was Noodle and at the time I had no freaking idea whether she was a boy or girl. Regardless I found her to be like me: small, quiet, and spunky. She is additionally a karate master so that is always a plus. I would watch it everyday countless times. After all it was so popular you couldn't escape it and it didn't hurt that it was the only entertaining thing in English either.

However, after the trip my love affair with the Gorillaz was done. I was young and at that time had a stubborn disinterest in music so I wasn't inclined to seek it out when I got back to the States. Beside the Gorillaz really weren't a hit at all in the US so they wouldn't be bombarding me with all there lovely visuals everyday like in Italy.

But the music and especially Noodle always stuck with me.

Then, one day in 2005 when I was 13 I heard a particularly familiar song come on the radio. I heard the instantly recognizable rap parts of what I later came to know was De La Soul and when I checked the info it read: Feel Good Inc by Gorillaz.

It was a heavenly song off their new album Demon Days and to my delight I found Noodle had grown in the past 4 years. She was now declared to be 14 which was close enough to my age and I was rather delighted that a fictional character I had loved was growing with me. What I loved even more was her look, her dark purple hair, and all of her outfits. I watch the music videos for Feel Good Inc, Dare, and El Manana again and again because she was in them.

Of course my love goes on today and I had a hefty dose of the 18 year old Noodle in their most recent album Plastic Beach which came out in March of 2010. My favorite Noodle scene of this album or any for that matter is her shooting planes down in the On Melancholy Hill video. I loved that scene and her outfit so much I was going to go dressed as that for this years Anime Expo. But alas, I could not go. Oh well, next year.


53 Years Together and Still Not Married

Hey guys one of my dear friends who lives with her two lesbian aunts wants to share their story. It would much appreciated if we can share this with everyone so watch it in the link and give it a ol’ thumbs up will ya? AND SPREAD IT ALL THROUGHOUT TUMBLR!





Oh yes this Sway Day is all about the Franz.

I could tell you so, so, many things about why I love them and what they do creatively for me. I could tell you I adore their theme colors of black, orange, and beige. I could tell you that the imagery in their music videos could inspire a thousand different mens fashion items.

That in a alternate universe Alex Kapranos would have been the perfect fashion model and would most certainly model for my brand, but then of course there would be no Franz Ferdinand and that's a trade off I could never desire.

I could tell you many things but I'll let the pictures fill you in for today.


Even as I left Florida~

So say hello to the new addition to the Alexander and Laika Collection. As you can see the exhaustingly bright sun of Florida has bleached my creative influences and caused me to design of beige purse that I am quite fond. Citrus, palm prints, and sun. That's the reason why I named this purse Florida.

And now for a song(not that it's at all related I just like it)

to understand what the hell he's saying heres the lyrics


Although we often wondered
It was no thing of wonder
The shit that flew from our minds
Grass stains and fresh fruit
Reminds our shoes of horse glue
On this ridiculous climb
With great tunnel vision
We built ourselves a mission
To ride out motives decide
Oh, with vague description
Of what we have been missing
So why would anyone try?

It was always worth it
That's the part I seem to hide
And the busy ant empire
Put all your clothes inside

I wasn't always cargo
I was once kind of my own

I guess I'll pack up my mind
It took so much effort
Not to make an effort
Oh, what a flawless design

It was always worth it
That's the part I seem to hide
And the busy ant empire
Put all your clothes inside

Even as I left Florida

It was always worth it
That's the part I seem to hide
And the busy ant empire
Put all your clothes inside

Even as I left Florida
Far enough, far enough
Wasn't far enough

Couldn't quite seem to escape myself
Far enough, far enough
Far from Florida
We were all drowsing in cruise control
Far enough, far enough
Wasn't far enough

I stood on my heart supports thinkin'
"Oh my God, I'll probably have to carry this whole load."
I couldn't remember if I tried
I couldn't remember if I took my brain out, threw it so directly a the goal
I couldn't remember if I...
I could have my mind erased
And still not know exactly what I don't already know

Even as I left Florida


Silliness(Creative Sway Day)

Well hello all, it's been too long.

Today my dears I shall talk to you about something that not too long ago a Vlogbrother said was a under appreciated value: silliness.

Unfortunately most dictionaries would define the word as such;


lack of good sense or judgment
However silliness is much much more. True, a silly word or action is something that can have nothing to do with what is currently being said or done but its a very necessary human expression (and one that a practice quite often). While being serious has its uses being silly is just as important. If you take life too seriously, no matter for what reason, you almost certainly wont be enjoying it. Silliness is a healing state of mind. It frees you and relives stress. Bold absurdity in the face of a world trying to hide the fact that it makes no sense is just honesty. I say this because no matter who you are, be you a brilliant scientist or the most ignorant man in the world, you still have those moments where you stop what your doing and think "The universe is just really weird."
As a example and a expression of this I give you this:


Etsy Shop

Well kiddies after moving I finally got myself together and started some hard sewing once more. This means I have finally made for Jacqueline dresses and that they are for sale for $25 on my Etsy shop. which you can find here

Now now, wouldn't you like to help a budding designer who's scrapping her way to design school? I'm practically a starving artist here! Thats why you should check out my shop and pick up a thing or two while your there, after all if you take a look you'll find my shop aint too hard on your wallet.