06 February 2010

a new manifesto

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my homage to ghost world, except my leather jacket is too big and im not as nihilistic as my idol

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Last year was pretty crazy, and it ended on a really sour note. But lately things have been lookin up! I've realized (and it only took 17 years, jesus h macy) that things are only going to be sucky if you let them be sucky. We live very short lives, and I think most of the time we spend our days just passing by and doing a routine because we're told it's safe and we should do so.

I don't want mediocrity. I want to seek out and do everything I can possibly do to make myself happy, and hopefully the people I care about happy as well. I don't want safety, I want a thrill, I want to get what I want out of life and I'm gonna get it if I have to kick and scream and work to the bone and eat beans every day of my life. I'm a workoholic and I need to do what I love constantly and so I've decided to do so. It's that simple.

My life is gonna be changing so fast in the next few months, and I'm not going to be the same person by the end of the year. I'm sure one day I'll look back on this post and want to smack myself for my teenage naiviety, but honestly, I'll wait for that to happen. I've already become a very cynical, very jaded person and I don't need to add on to that. I want to work hard and be happy with the way I am and change what I can.

So here's to change! Let us all be empowered and learn about everything ever and damn the naysayers. Who has time to waste on negativity anyway.

So, hello! I am Arabelle version 3.0 and I'm ready to be awesome.

108 comments:

Katie said...

Absolutely brilliant hair and the manifesto kind of kicks ass too. You remind me of a punk It's not like your some modern punk,though (dickhead just didn't seem appropriate in this context). It's an obvious, 1977 original punk rock look.

hazel said...

ddudududududududududududududude your hair oh my gosh i love iT LOVE IT LOVE

monica burnett said...

WOAH. THE HAIR IS SO GOOD!
You look like a hot My Little Pony.

http://monicaburnett.blogspot.com/

Isabel said...

Oh, woman! This post makes me really really happy. The combination of your epic hair and post-teen angst realizations. I remember thinking the exact same thing myself.

AFitz said...

You are already awesome! now you can just let the awesomness grow exponentially!

LuxiRare said...

you blow every other --trendy bright color hair dyer person-- out of the water! gah! this post is great!

Kevin/Tais-tois, sois beau said...

Have been fascinated by your hair since your early tweets! And now you blew my mind!
Absolutely heart your manifesto, i feel the same way!

k

DEV said...

It is GORGEOUS. Absolutely perfect, mate. x

the StReeT chanteuse said...

hey, ily!
manifesto = words to live by.
hair = purely dopefest.

the StReeT chanteuse said...

**also, right on! fuck negativityyy

Indigirl said...

the new manifesto is pretty amazing, and very inspiring, Thanks for posting it!. And the hair is freaking AMAZING!

kasmslo said...

OH LAWD

turned out 3 million x better than i expected! that is some seriously amazing shit. i can't even make out the words...? give me a second to fangirl in a corner and clear my head.

bobb said...

Your hair looks great!... and a great post:).

bobb said...

Your hair looks great!... and a great post:).

Nana said...

you look beautiful! and I agree with everything you've just said. yay! I hope you get everything you want out of life.

Dodo said...

Seeing that hair (OMG OMG!!) I really need more colours!

M said...

Seriously, this is the best version of ombre I've seen yet. Came out wonderfully! You go kick ass the rest of this year!

@chicspace (who also got her hair ombred but not at this level)

Kamicha said...

Fuck the cynics!

Cheers,
Your 37 years old reader.

BTW the hair is fab.

Sarah said...

dear lord, this is fantastic. it actually blows my mind. love x 3 million!

firefly said...

With awesome hair you can do anything. Seize the day!

indigotangerine said...

ohmigod THE HAIR! SO AWESOME. J'adore. That+your new outlook+ your crazy cool stove= mind blown
-indigo

Melissa said...

Greetings & salutations! I just started a blog and I came across yours. Very interesting, I must say. And I absolutely love your hair!

Sarah K. said...

I saw a photo of Katie Shillingford on the Style Rookie's blog that she used as inspiration for dying her hair...

http://tavi-thenewgirlintown.blogspot.com/2010/01/lets-do-this.html


It looks just like yours!
Can't wait to see you rockin' it

MarishkaRI0tkhsiram said...

good for you!I totally agree with you, though I think I'm forced to let things be a little sucky for me until I get to uni >.>

Love the look btw. The hair looks awesome!
http://mttsuihka.blogspot.com

Laura MW said...

I KINDALOVEYOUANDYOURHAIR! XD

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Landice Anderson said...

It's AMAZING. I seriously can't handle it.

KD said...

I am SO READY for some awesomeness and damn, you certainly look more than ready to deliver.

Catherine said...

LOVE.

It's compelling and it's amazing, but most of all it's you.

That's what life is about right?

Catherine

Karen said...

This is pretty much a useless comment, but anyway:
YES. yesyesyesyesyes! Your hair... is fantastic, I love the change <3

poniesonspeed said...

Wow, love the hair! The three colors go great together! I'm actually coloring my hair cotton candy pink today. May I ask, what colors did you use? (This only really applies if you did it yourself)

emily kendall said...

your hair is ama-zingggg... and i think that's a really good way of looking at life.

Winnie said...

My god, that hair is AWESOME!

Sahaira said...

Your hair looks amazing !

Purple Monkey Bandit said...

your hair is amazingly amesome! i need to see more pictures..it reminds me of of daryln hannah's hair in Blade Runner but way more colorful.

Also so true about everything you said. poop on negativity and those who take more than they give.

brooke said...

oh awesome! love the new attitude - I'm trying to be somewhat similar this year. just reaching goals and all the rest... love the hair too! the purple looks amazing. bet it feels much lighter!

xx

Jasmin said...

Lovw your photos!! Awesome outfit as well.

Megan said...

your hair is so rad!
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Taj said...

this post just hit a nerve, as I have feeling a similar way. I need to be happy in my own skin and not just trying to make everyone else happy.(If I can make everyone else happy on the way that would be cool:))

Claudia said...

meow meow meow (your hair is cool in cat speak)

Kathleen said...

I love your hair! So awesome, kind of like Enid from "Ghost World".

trina's reality said...

Very edgy. Very chic. I love it. ;]

Kaitlyn said...

Love the post, and the hair is pretty awesome too! :D

HAL said...

great post, great hair!!

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JLM[X] said...

I thought that was a beautifully and very expensive wig.
It looks great. If it was done the wrong way, it would have been an absolute disaster, but it isn't!

amazing attitude! keep it going! inspire others with it :) it made me feel a little more motivated myself.

E said...

In reading this, I felt like I was reading a diary entry (for a diary I never wrote) when I was in high school. Felt the exact same way and it's so important to hold onto that as you grow up. Things might change, but the awesomeness is still within reach. I promise.

gabby paulina said...

yaaay, awesome post! i agree completely and i'm glad you have the guts to go out and do it :)

Urooba said...

YOUR HAIR IS BLOWING MY MIND.

And truer words were never spoken.
I'm feeling sorta the same way.

Here's to the (end?) of teen angst. Hear, hear!

Shopper said...

I have never wanted colorful hair more that now. Absolutely amazing haircut.

And your manifesto make me think. I want to be so brightly when I'll be 17.

l´habitué said...

AMEN!

http://lhabitue.blogspot.com/

Ross said...

HOLY SHIT!!! that's is glorious!

Anonymous said...

Your hair looks faboosh! And your manifesto is right on- work hard, enjoy your life and make yourself and those you love happy.
Dare I say it - it's a sign of maturity when you can think of yourself and the well being of others(family) in the same sentence. All the best!

Clare said...

Your hair is amaze! Love your whole manifesto type thing :)

http://iliketweet.blogspot.com/

the golden fairy princess said...

your hair is so badass, i loveloveloveee it
xx

Alaina Rose said...

Wow! I LOVE the hair! I would be SO much more apt to die my hair if I could do that! PLEASE tell me how you did it!!! Also, I love your enthusiasm for life! I want to go get everything I want too but I also happen to be VERY lazy... >_< But go you! xD

Anonymous said...

I wish I had the same state of mind as you!

Zazie's said...

Congrats on your new positive attitude and good luck!

Kaila P. said...

RAINBOW HAIR= AMAZINGNESS!!! I can tell you right now that I am going to be coming back to your blog many times this week just the look at your hair. YOU ARE AWESOME FOR DOING THIS. :-)
-Kaila
poppielolly.blogspot.com

kimvee said...

Awww that's great that you're embracing change and doing what makes you happy! I love this post, definitely brings positive energy to me and all of the other bloggers out there hehe* You definitely pull off that new hairstyle really well, very edgy! :)

Mimi said...

you go girl. (: lovely hair, lovely smiles, lovely shades.

enjoy life!

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Emily said...

incredible! i can't wait to see the "new you" - it's going to be a wild ride, i'm sure!!

xx

The Style Rider said...

Bahaha, I love it.
Your hair is just so amazing.
for some reason I was expecting it.
Change is good, unless your going off down the wrong road, THEN I AM NOT ENCOURAGING IT.
Yeah. So I love it, and I wish my parents would let me die my hair but then again maybe I am to indecisive to do so.
P.S.
I literally am obsessed with your blog at the momento.

Emilie said...

THIS LOOKS AWESOME! I also love the cut itself...and the different shades and the way they were layered. I would never be badass enough to do this but it looks amazing. I also really appreciate your post. Obviously it was more something of internal reflection or musing, but even so, it's nice to read this sometimes even if its not really intended for 'me'. Something to keep things in perspective when things are as particularly stressful as we all know they can be. Thanks.

Lisa Grace said...

Very well said. And WOAH. Your hair looks freakin' amazing :)

AMIT said...

Stunning pictures.And really a well post from you.

lingerie today

Laura. said...

love the hair it looks great on you.. such a change!
Is it time for us all to go blue/purple?


http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

redheadfashionista said...

You have the greatest hair I've ever seen.

MissNeira said...

Awesome hair!!

Tayler said...

your hair is awesome! loooooove it :D

Soooali said...

Great manifesto and your hair is stunning!

austin homes said...

Your hair is amazing. Totally amazing.

Madeline said...

excellent hair! i am enjoying the fact that its not just one color, but several! lovely manifesto, i need to have a better outlook too.

keep it real!
xx
Maddie
Obsessee.com

Anonymous said...

I love your hair and your thoughts on life and how to make it what you want.

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Jen said...

Amazing. Fabulous. Brilliant. Awesome.
Well that's what I think anyways ;p

Jen x

http://www.fashionchuhi.blogspot.com/

iñaki said...

LOVE YOUR HAIR.

xx

Womens Leggings said...

Fabulous pics! Love the hair

Julianne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE.
AMAZING.

Sin-ger said...

Amazing hair.

carolyn said...

kickass hair! ride the high of change as long as you can

Michele said...

Really awesome hair!! Me wants!

gretchen said...

your hair is aaamazing! i'm loving the new attitude, you'll succeed in whatever you do!

Siouxsie said...

Love the hair! And the bat glasses. Welcome to the dark side.

Victoria Bitten said...

love your look!
xxx
vb

Anonymous said...

yo this hair looks cool... in the picture. Your hair was so nice before but this is great! And radical

Lo said...

omg I love it! Not only is the hair so proenza-schouler-esque, but those sunnies are gagalicious!

www.biadabella.blogspot.com

Berlin said...

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Your hair is AWESOME.

diane said...

You go girl!

Look at the 2nd pic. See how you and the oven front kind of look the same? I'm not imagining that, right? Good.

kc said...

i love the background of those pictures. what is that? some sort of awesome machine?

i like your new way of thinking :) embrace the day !


love your blog .xxo

Becca Jane said...

This hair style / colour is brilliant!

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Holly said...

This is exactly how I felt when I was still at school and so ready to leave, and I'm happy to say that though I felt shit at the time, I worked hard and now I'm 24, about to start a PhD, making zines, writing articles, and generally being happier than ever. I WISH I had been born a few years later and had access to blogs like yours to inspire me in my teenage years (or else been born a few years earlier and been old enough for Riot Grrrl!) but at least I had Ghost World and Daria to see me through... Anyway, to conclude this ramble, you are great, and it's so cool you're obviously inspiring lots of other girls to be creative, independent thinkers too. I hope and am sure that amazing things are going to happen for you in the next few years.

Anonymous said...

oh. my goodness. you are so frikkin cute. I loved the cop video that was hilarious!

style baro said...

I love more more more more the blog! Is very lovely! So cool!
I follow you now! Because I love your colour hair! hahahahaha!

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Jenna said...

your hair is craaaaazy! :p you´re very brave ahahah

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Anonymous said...

I think you'd like Atlas Shrugged, if you haven't read it yet: "Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours".

A good read. And may I say, your HAIR! It's fantastic!

Impulsive Ideation said...

Love the background in these pics.

lyris said...

the hair is awesome. plus this post is very wise. double-whammy.

bravegrrl said...

great hair!

xo
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Vint junky said...

quite possibly the best hair colour ever...

Alie said...

LOOVE IT

Alie said...

LOOVE IT

Karyn said...

hey i think your manifesto is awesome
i totally understand
we need to be happy with the way things are
and if not its up to us to change them
we can't shift it or blame it on something else
i defs just did something like this
deja vu for sure

i commend u hardcore
good luck on that Arabelle upgrade
i heard its the best version :)

StrangeAsAnjles said...

Hi!

I'm Anjle. Just started a new blog on here and meandered over here from Tavi's. Wooooonderful hair and admirable outlook on life. Not to mention your fashion sense is right up my ridiculous alley. Love it.

|A|

Joshua said...

Your hair is dope.
Your outlook is great.
And it inspires me to see/hear/read your passion for life.
Liiiiiiive!<3

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