I fell upon this really interesting music video by Oren Lavie called “Her Morning Elegance”:

Then it got me thinking about dreams. We dream every night. Every night is a new adventure, and every morning is back to reality. I’ve been dreaming, and remembering my dreams, quite frequently lately. Simple, quiet, calm dreams sometimes buoy into the ocean of turbulent, disruptive, troubled nightmares. Most of my dreams consist of normal everyday scenarios scarred with a surreal event that I know is impossible but yet still feels real.

I wish we could control our dreams. If I could, I would only dream simple easy dreams, where everything seems right, and everything is effortless. You don’t have to think about getting in trouble, or getting hurt. You just are. Like the girl in the video.

We dream to escape what we live. I wish my subconscious knew what was right for my head, because I can’t keep dreaming of lions and tigers and bears. I wish I lived in a parallel universe of white clouds, blue sky and crisp sheets.What a naïve girl, you must think of me. But if it’s what I really want, I can dream, can’t I?

Yours truly,

Laura Marianne

“Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don’t merely dream – but create!”
– Robert Collier (1885 -1950)


So I was looking through pictures of Fashion Week and I noticed a trend. Roberto Cavalli, Prada and Alberta Ferritti, to name a few original brands, all decided to go with a certain… look:

I’m sure you want to look just like them. Well instead of spending thousands of dollars on this fleeting look, I’ve made this Do-It-Yourself plan just for you (Make sure to starve yourself at least five days before beginning this DIY):

1. Start out by getting ready for a night out on the town. Take your eyeliner and eye shadow and paint your eyes black, starting at the bags under your eyes and go all the way up to your eyebrows. Put your hair up in a bun applying cans of hairspray.

2. After having successfully applied your makeup, go on said night out on the town. While painting the town red, you must do the following:

– Make sure to drink ten times your weight in alcohol.

– Cry, making sure the eye shadow smudges all around your face.

– Start a fight, preferably a catfight.

– Makeout with someone, assuring messy knotted hair.

3. Go home and fall into bed without removing makeup or clothes. Make sure you toss and turn while sleeping.

4. Wake up to knotted, frizzy, messed up hair, bare lips, pale skin, slightly green complexion and smudged bloodshot eyes.

5. Hit Catwalk.


I crack myself up,

Laura Marianne

But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

– Herman Melville (author of Moby Dick, 1851)