Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Here is the catch- I am totally not real!

Break the Chain of Counterfeiting

Contact Information:


The International Anti Counterfeit Coalition and COACH Sponsor Counterfeit Event

NEW YORK, NY- May 14, 2007 – On May 10TH, 2007 Hunter College marketing students
organized a large, public event to educate college students on the perils of the global
counterfeiting trade and how they can make a difference. As part of Hunter’s Strategic Public
Relations course, with sponsorship from the IACC and COACH, the event was centered on a
fictional college student, “Heidi Cee,” and was part of a comprehensive anti-counterfeiting
campaign called “Break the Chain.”

Using guerilla-marketing tactic and drawing upon new technologies as well as web2.0
fundamentals, the students created an integrated marketing campaign that centered on Heidi
Cee to help communicate the issues surrounding the counterfeiting trade to the public. Posters
were placed around campus asking students to locate Heidi’s “missing COACH bag”. As the
story unfolds on the “Break the Chain” website, a woman returns a bag identical to the one Heidi
lost, in exchange for a large reward. The bag, however, turns out to be a counterfeit which
motivates Heidi to educate her peers about counterfeiting by using online tools in conjunction
with an on-campus event.

In order to generate interest in the Break the Chain even through Heidi’s plight, the students
spread information regarding Heidi and her story by a fictional blog the character kept on
Facebook and a Myspace page created in Heidi’s name. The online content provides the
background on Heidi’s story up to and after the “Break The Chain” event.

At the Break The Chain event on May 10th, oversized chains and posters carrying facts about
counterfeiting were posted around campus and give-aways with branded messaging about anti-
counterfeiting were distributed, as were printed fliers and postcards with facts regarding
counterfeiting. The students were able to gain experience in creating an integrated marketing
campaign under the supervision of industry professionals and to prepare for careers in
marketing and public communications.

For more information regarding the Hunter College students anti-counterfeit message “Break the Chain”,
visit Search: Heidi Cee

The students of Hunter College strive to educate the consumer population at Hunter College
about the counterfeit marketplace and the consequences of buying fakes. The campaign is
produced in cooperation with the IACC and is sponsored by COACH.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I finally uploaded it! Tell me what you guys think, because I personally think my friends did an amazing job <33! this was played at the Break the Chain event on campus last Thursday. We've all been busy writing term papers and/or studying, so all the media is trickling in slowly. More pics to come!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Check it out! This is a picture from the end of the event on Thursday... everyone looks awesome. Thanks again you guys!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


first off, let me start by apologizing for not being there today! my uncle had a stroke Wednesday night and we all had to drive out to jersey to be with him. Crappy timing right? Everything is ok now, hes fine... his lip was paralyzed but hes slowly regaining feeling and movement now =D

Well I wasn't about to let that get in the way of ruining my anti-counterfeiting event! The show must go on! My friends all told me it was awesome. WE had allll those posters up, and were giving away free olive garden food along with tshirts, keychains, and water bottles!.So many students flocked to our table, they tell me it was a madhouse. I realize most were probably just there for the free stuff, but I'd like to think that the fact cards my friends gave out helped to at least raise some awareness about the issue of fake goods, medicines, and mechanical parts.

Greg and Sarah tell me everyone was asking questions about our campaign. Its good to know we are educating people about a relatively little-known problem. My only regret is that I wasn't there :(

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Going over a friend's later to see if we can make a slideshow for the event... maybe some cycling pics of fake stuff versus real stuff. He knows flash so hopefully we can make something worthwhile :) hahaha how funny would it be if the Melanie girl happened to walk by tomorrow during the event? She'd probably get mobbed... muahaha dont mess with Heidi! A ton of facebook invites went out yesterday, so feel free to drop in and bring some friends! But come early if you want the free stuff.... cant vouch for how long thatll be available...

eeep! one more day.... so exciting. ttyl guys gotta run to class

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Final preparations!

So after a week of frantic rushing, im proud to say we got the space for our event! Hunter gave us the ok to host it this thursday afternoon on the 3rd floor skywalk! Now all we have to do is pimp it out hehehe. Stop by if ur walking through, there might be some surprises =x

Other than that life has been peachy. Its weird... sure i have a pile of work/finals within the next two weeks, but i dont really care. Ive already put in library time, I'll be good. Quick question: Final papers or final exams? Which do you prefer? Im going with exams.

Monday, May 7, 2007

lol syracuse kids are crazy

I just got a call from my friend Diana... she went upstate for the weekend to visit a friend at Syracuse. Anyway there was some sort of end of the semester party or sumthin, and get this:

These freaking kids were having refrigerator races. She told me they spent all day taking the doors off old fridges, hollowing them out, and painting them them. So each team has 1 member sit inside the fridge, with the other 4 behind it pushing. Lol so i say to her "Oh wow so they attached wheels to the bottoms?" and Diana goes, "no".
So apparently they were literally just pushing/dragging fridges with people in them down a hill... lol wtfff

shes gonna email me a video when she gets back home. ill post it. Ughhh i need a red bull soo bad. later!

Sunday, May 6, 2007


Most of the weekend I spent doing work for my classes. . . we're in the final stretch now so hitting the books is a must! Although, I did work an early shift at the bar last night for some extra cash and then hit up a house party at my friend Waseem's apartment - amazing place with a sick patio and he is just the best host ever, so cute too. My friends and I spent half the night out there chatting away sipping on Margaritas because of course last night was Cinco de Mayo. We also couldnt help but admire all the really cute guys, it is so great to be single sometimes but of course I miss Adam.
Anyways, my friends and I are still working on the campaign. Everything is coming along great for the event and we are working on sending another press release out as a reminder. My girlfriend Charlotte is going to come over tonight and help me make some finishing touches and of course the fact tags will be going up shortly around campus to spread awareness about the issue of counterfeiting in addition to the event. Anyways, I have to get back to work! I will continue to keep you posted, sorry I am just sooo busy!

Thursday, May 3, 2007


What a long day of work! I was able to send out the press releases today so everything is going well. I am having the gang over tonight for drinks and a movie just to relax I think were going to watch The Holiday. We all deserve a break, especially since finals are coming up! Gotta run to Blockbuster but before I forget here is the picture that we took of the fact tags, we are still working on them but just to get the idea.

Moving Along

So the gang and I are moving along smoothly on our Break the Chain campaign. We finished making the fact tags today after a very confusing trip to Home Depot, we looked like lost puppies walking into that store, although I do have to say it seems like a great place to pick up guys!! Luckily we were able to get help and be in and out pretty fast. We also reserved the event location at Hunter – 1-2:30 in the skywalk on the 3rd floor of Hunter on Thursday May 10, if your around come! We were able to get funding thanks to Coach (which is just so crazy and SOOO COOL!) and we are working on getting a large supply of give-aways such as key chains, t-shirts and more. Shari is handling all of this due to her experience which is such a big help. We will also be sending out the press releases tomorrow. I will post a picture of the Fact tags shortly. I am so beat, what a long day and I have to go to work tomorrow. Better get some rest.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

This is so crazy!

Check out this article in the NY Post the other day, my girlfriend Sarah brought me the article because she has been helping me with my campaign. I was able to find it online and thought I might share. Counterfeiting really is a biger issue than we think.

the yo-yo has gone extreme

if this doesnt floor you... then u suck =P

Ok, so we came up "Break the Chain (of countefeiting)" as the tagline. I figure the counterfeit market is like the drug market in the way that it's a huge chain: the stuff gets produced in shady factories outside the US, then gets distributed down the ladder until it finally reaches places like China Town. Well, if we can convince people not to buy fake stuff, we will be breaking the chain of demand. Without demand, the counterfeit factories in China would be shit out of luck b/c u can't produce supply when there is no demand for it. Any good?

Oh! We also came up with a way to make the event better than all those lame ones that are usually held on campus. Instead of setting up a boring table and handing out flyers, we designed these cool fact cards. We're gonna attach them to chains and hang them all over the place. Reminds me a little bit of those Truth commercials. Joey is running out to get them printed today, I'll post pics later!

Oh yeah, and food. Nothing attracts grubby college kids like free food/drinks. I know this girl that promotes for Redbull, I'm gonna call her up and see if she can provide some. But thats enough of that, I don't want to air out too much of our plan... ull just have to be there to see the rest! Ermm, I'm not sure when this is going down yet... calling the school to see when we'll be allowed to do this thing. Laterrr!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

oh the sweet smell of progress

The food just got here, so we're taking a breather. We've already designed a bunch of posters, and are still working on a cool catchy slogan that has to do with counterfeiting. Anyway, time to eat.
So I have been hung up on this lately and i decided to do a little research on counterfeit bags and discovered that

- counterfeiting is linked to criminal activity (big surprise)
- linked to child labor (where they probably slave for 2 cents per hour)
- it takes away from the economy because the guys selling the fake stuff are non-legit and never pay any taxes
- It is ripping off someones artwork! Im sure Coach pays A TON of money for designers to come up with all those pretty designs. Meanwhile, all counterfeiters have to do is come along an rip off all their creativity.
- Theres a business in counterfeiting pharmaceuticals, airplane parts, and car parts... stuff like that could kill people! Wtf would happen if I went to the car shop and they installed freakin counterfeit brakes on my car?!

U should google the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition... its where I learned most of this stuff. The have pictures that show you how to tell a real from a fake. They have a bunch of other companies that have joined the cause... lol kinda ironic, but COACH is on the list too!

It really got me thinking that I would like to get involved. I want to hold an event somewhere at Hunter. This is really the perfect opportunity to step in and make a difference. I already put up those missing posters up with the help of my girlfriends (thanks Allie and Jess!) I know this really must sound crazy but I am so angry at this point I might as well channel my energy into fighting against this garbage. How dare she give me a fake bag?! Maybe this will get the message out to Melanie – fakes are lame. So first I called a group of my girlfriends during my break to run my ideas past them and to make sure I didn’t sound like I had lost my mind. They were totally supportive and (oddly enough) wanna help out. One of them, Shari, works in PR so she knew exactly what to do. She told me that she would help me write up a press release and send the message out to the Hunter newspaper and all that other good stuff. I'm worried because if this is really going to work we need to make it happen soon because school is almost over– she said to me, “listen, gather a group or your friends and we will get this done.”

Sooooo I made the nerve racking phone call to the IACC. Once I get my heart set on something I am beyond dedicated. The woman that I spoke with at the IACC was so cool and understanding. After speaking with her for about 30 mins she said that the IACC would gladly support the campaign, she took my phone number and e-mail address and said she would call her contacts at Coach to see if they would contribute to the project. She was very optimistic that they would. She said she'd call back before the end of the day.

Anyway 5 of my friends are coming over to help me right now. We're gonna have a little brainstorming party hehe. They're gonna help me plan this all out, and in exchange I shall buy everyone Chinese food. ☺Eggrolls for all!

Whew... it feels so good to have the ball rolling on something

update on fakeness....


I don't really believe in revenge, but if I do ever run into her on campus, or anywhere else, that BIATCH is going down!

First of all, why would anyone ever purchase a fake bag. I have always thought carrying something that was counterfeit would make me feel like a POSER. I believe in authenticity, realness, and TRUTH in everything. I always laugh at the tourists that go to Chinatown to buy fake Louis Vuitton wallets and other counterfeit items.

I feel nauseous. I want to vomit in this horrible, fake fake fake bag. Do you know what fake material smells like? SHIT. Actual shit. It makes me feel like shit just sitting next to it.

Anyway, I'm still gonna continue posting up reward money for my bag. I dipped into my savings (sorry mom) for more reward money, because as I said before, this bag is invaluable to me. If I had a puppy, I would give him up for this bag. Really!

Now do you all understand the PAIN I'm going through? It's making me CRRRRRAZZZYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!


Monday, April 30, 2007

just to keep you guys entertained...

haha check out what my friend Sarah found:

This is me, the caption says it all =/

EFFING COUNTERFEIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you wont ever believe this! Today I was looking at my bag, admiring my efforts and ability to get it back when in the process I realized that something was out of place with the interior. Not only is the lining a slightly different color, but the words on the leather tag inside run together! The lettering isn't as crisp and defined as on my REAL bag. The bag is FAKE!!!! I can’t believe this! After spending about an hour crying I decided to sit down and just vent on this silly blog.

I am so upset, so heartbroken and so angry! I tried to get in touch with the girl who returned the bag to me but of course she is not going to pick up; would you if I had already given you $500??!!! I made sure to leave the nastiest message too! I also tried calling from Allie’s phone to see if she would pick up a different number but no answer. How could someone do this?? I’m crying in the process of writing this, I just cant stop. UGH, I don’t understand. I really don’t. I am not giving up on this. I am going to continue to call her, so she wont get away with this. Keep your eyes open for a girl with medium length dark hair named Melanie!

what a world...

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Someone answered my ad today !!! they had my bag and it's now back with me where it belongs! It was some girl... she said she found it in the cafeteria. I guess she must have grabbed it after I left. Kinda makes me wonder if she would have ever brought it to lost and found were it not for my hefty reward... hmmm. Oh well that doesn't matter, I'm just glad to have it back =D!!!

Thank goodness I found it... I know losing it was a complete accident, but I feel like Adam still woulda been pretty hurt if he had found out. Muahaha but he will never know! I love this thing, it compliments summer outfits so well. Anyway, its time to hit the hay.

(holy crap i STILL cant believe i got it back =D)

Saturday, April 28, 2007

screw the critics

Alright so it's set: I'm offering $500 to the person that returns my bag. I don't care if they are the ones who stole it in the first place, I just really want it back. I just got into this huge fight with Jess because she called me a baby and said I was dumb for freaking out over a bag. She said some really hurtful stuff, and basically implied that I should just get over the Adam thing and move on. I know it sounds stupid or whatever, but nobody knows how I'm feeling. It is one of the few tangible things I have to remember him by (and it's also just really cute). He was never that great with picking out gifts for people, but this bag was SUCH a priceless lovable moment:

He got all nervous because he thought I wouldnt like it, and started making up all these excuses before I opened the gift. He was like "Hey I'm not sure if you'll like this... you might think it's ugly or something, but I know you really love pink.. and uhm, fashion... so I hope you like it." I loved it, but you should have seen that hopeful look in his eye... arghhhhh i need it back! I'm gonna put those posters up ASAP

Thursday, April 26, 2007

No Luck!

So I went back to the cafeteria this morning to check and see if anyone had returned the bag but no one had. I am so heartbroken. This bag means the world to me. I am so desperate to find it I would pay so much money to get this bag back, more than even buying another one! I think I am going to put up posters offering a reward. Hopefully someone will return it.

So heartbroken . . .

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

omg this sucks ='(

So I have some really sad news...Adam had bought me this really cute Coach bag for our two year anniversary when we were still together, and I LOVE it!! Today, as I was about to leave shool I realized it was gone. I started freaking out because I couldn't believe that I lost it. I'm obsessed with that bag, and I can't believe that I could have just left it somewhere. You see, I was in the cafeteria before class studying for my stupid exam, when I realized I was late for class, so I just bolted out there…without my bag! I had my knapsack and a bunch of books to carry... and I guess I just didn't realize that I had left that one behind. I'm such a fool =(

After the exam, I was standing outside talking to my friends about how I did, when I noticed that I didn't have it on me. I ran upstairs to the cafeteria to see if it was still there, but I couldnt find it!!! I asked the staff if anyone had returned a lost bag but they said no one had. I swear I almost started crying! Had it not been for Diana and Lisa, two of my closest friends, I would have gone completely Carrie on the cafeteria and had a psycho meltdown. I just had some gym clothes in there, nothing valuable, but this bag is sooooooo important to me! It was the last gift that Adam gave to me before we broke up and he went to Iraq! I don't know what to do, but I need to find it!

This sucks soooo much. If it had been any other bag, it wouldn't be such a big deal. I am so devastateded right now. I feel as though a piece of my heart was taken with that bag, that is really how much it means to me. Im going to go back and check tomorrow. Hopefully someone has returned it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

SUCH a bad decision

Wooooow… remember Nate? That guy from media that asked me out? WTFFFFF HE BROUGHT ME TO A FOOT FETISH CLUB LAST NIGHT!! Yeah. A foot fetish club. Argh.

=/ The night started off so well too… we went to this high-end sushi place called Sushi Samba. He told me to wear red because it's apparently a secret rule about that restaurant… anyway so we met up, ate, and had a generally good time. He's really funny, and as coincidence would have it he grew up in a town 15 minutes away from where my family lives. On to the freaky part…
So we leave the restaurant and just kinda walk around aimlessly. We were supposed to go to my friend Matt's party but it got canceled. Nate mentioned one of his friends was throwing one downtown, so we decided to go. I made sure to call and tell my roommates where it was, just as a precaution. So we get there, and it seemed kind of boring. The apartment was beautiful, but it was an older crowd and there were only 11 or 12 people there. He introduced me to some friends, and I eventually started talking to a girl Samantha. We were chatting about school and our majors when she looked down at my feet and complimented my toenails. She asked me which nail salon I got them done at and I told her Allie had painted them for me this morning. Anyway, she slumped down off the couch and onto the floor to look at them closely. I thought it was a little weird but I figured she was a bit buzzed, so I didn't really mind. Point being... she tried sucking my toe while she was down there! I freaked out and almost kicked her in the face trying to get my foot away. She asked me what was wrong with me, so I look over at Nate with a "lets get the hell outta here" stare, and he just smiles at me! Then I notice that two girls are getting foot massages in the kitchen... which is when I realized what kind of party it was.
I ended up leaving by myself because Nate wanted to stay longer. UGHhh... I felt so violated... I mean I know it was just my foot, but still! WTF is wrong with him?? How could he have taken me there without mentioning anything? If he had told me beforehand I would have went for a little while just to see what one of those fetish parties was like. I could have politely stated that I was just a visitor and didn't really share their affinity for feet. Instead I got duped, and ended up looking like a spaz in front of all those people. Whatever, I don't care at this point. Sorry if I'm not into getting my toes sucked by random girls I JUST met. Wow class is going to be awkward on Monday... ><

Monday, April 23, 2007

goood times

Ugh, another week back to school and work. I had such a great time this weekend. I went out for a night on the town Thursday for Allie's 23rd Birthday with a bunch of our girlfriends. Allie has a friend that works at Bed, the club in Chelsea and as a result we were able to cut the lines and he even hooked us up with some VIP treatment. Man, its so great being a girl! After finishing off the complementary bottle of champagne, more guys came over and offered to buy us drinks. They were polite, and were not really hitting on me, but somehow I couldn't stop thinking about Adam. I feel like he should be with me at these places... anyway, we had such a great night and by the end Jess and I had to literally carry Allie who could not stop singing Madonna's Like A Virgin the entire cab ride home.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


this is awesome!

Fashion Trip

Sorry for not posting earlier but I got back from Stonybrook later than I thought I would. One word: WOW. I definitely didn't expect the fashion show to be as amazing as it was. Let me give you the quick run down... they broke it down into 5 parts: business wear, urban wear, formal wear, beach wear and lingerie... scandalous ;) Best $10 I've spent all week.

We had front row seats that were so close you could literally see the pores on the models' legs. Everyone was SO hot too! Most of the male models had solid abs *drool* A ton of the girls were unconventionally hot because not all of them were tall and thin. There were some heavy set girls and they worked it just as well as everyone else... haha "its not what u got, but how u use it!"

The outfits they put together were awesome too. I honestly expected it to be a cheesy low-budget school production, but the fashion was on point! They had button down shirts paired with high-rise pencil skirts that were belted at the waist: it looked exactly like the outfits I've been seeing in Lucky or InStyle. Urban wear was interesting... there was some serious bling action there.

The finale was lingerie, and the first model came out with a huge basket of rose petals that seductively sprinkled onto the stage. Then all of them started coming out in guy/girl pairs which was the best because one of the guys came out in a robe with his dick in a box... and when they got to the front of the catwalk his partner peeked in the box and gasped... the entire crowd went nuts. They also hired this cool Hispanic comedian to come out between each segment and keep the crowd pumped. It was SUCH a good time.

The whole thing just reminded me how much I need to buy new clothes. All the cute outfits made me realize how totally incomplete my wardrobe is. I can't wait for my check next week: ITS TIME TO GO SUMMER SHOPPING BABY WOOO HOOO

Thursday, April 19, 2007


Ok so this random cute guy from my media class sat next to me today and just introduced himself and struck up a convo. We only talked for like 10 minutes but he asked me out this coming Monday… should I go? I feel like it might be awkward and I really miss Adam but I know that he wants me to continue living my life, thats the reason we broke up. This guy seems really cool, his name is Nate. I think I am going to give it a shot.

Anways gotta run! Allie's 23rd Birthday is tonight! Were going to Bed and possibly some other places but I have to start getting ready. It is definitely going to be one crazy night. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Ahhhhh I just got a postcard from Adam!! =)
"Who's Adam," you ask?
Errr, how much time do you have?

You know the ones that get away? He's one of them.
But has he gotten away?

We were together for two years when he found out he was being sent to
Iraq. The breakup was amicable and mutual. We both didn't think I
should put my life on hold for at least a year, but was that the right
decision? I still love him. Good God I hope he never reads this.

This is what it said:

Hey love, here in Iraq playing poker and crazy eights day in and out.
I leave in four months. Don't worry for me, I'm in Al Dayy, really
far outside Baghdad. Can't wait to go to a regular dinner at a
restaurant when I get back. I'll try to call you soon.


This is so fucking hard because we were together for so long and our
breakup wasn't typical. We never got into a breakup fight. Everything was peachy with us... the only reason for our "break" is
bad timing, and I'm not sure thats a good enough reason to end such a great relationship. If I think about it too much it destroys my soul so I'm not going to... I just really miss him. Most people have that one love that gets away and in the back of your mind and in your heart you always think about them, always wonder what they are doing and wonder if they are thinking of you too. I hope he is but I know that this is for the best.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Curves will have to Wait

Last night, I watched the Miss USA 2007 pageant on TV. Can I just tell you, the bodies on those girls are RIDICULOUS! I mean, I could smell the hunger from the television set watching them strut in their bikinis.

Miss Tennessee, now Miss USA, and her bangin' body.

Yet, no matter how ridiculous or unrealistic it is to have these kinds of bodies, I am miserably tempted by the "dream body type." Yeah, so I know curves are back, or trying to come back....the truth is, nobody looks better in couture then a really skinny woman. Who's that princess that once said, "You can never be too rich or too thin". I think she was a duchess, but whatev.

UGH! The price I'm paying for fashion.

So here are my options to a perfect body:

1. The Supermodel Diet: This basically is a glam term for anorexia. It consists of a large cup of black coffee for breakfast and a pack of cigarettes for lunch and dinner. This option will be hard since I think smoking is gross. What else can I substitute for cigs? Hmmm, alcohol has calories huh? lol.

2. Exercise bulimia. Everytime I put something in my mouth, I'll keep count of the calories then jog them off on the treadmill until the amount of burned calories are reached. This would be cool, but I have knocked knees and so I look like an idiot running. Sucks!

3. COLONIC. Now this one, guys, I am seriously considering. I saw an flier on the subway advertising one for $95. I know a lot of celebs do it to get rid of the toxins in their body and it actually shrinks your stomach. It's the ultimate fat flush! Like an enema, but fancier.

For your knowledge, a colonic is when they stick a hose up your anus (OUCH!) and fill your stomach with water. Then, after you've been hosed up, they SUCK it all back, along with the shit in your body. I believe the tube is clear so you can actually SEE the junk in your trunk! OMGD! It sounds so gross, but soooooo interesting! Imagine being the nurses that do these procedures? They must really hate their job. However, if this goes well for me, they will be my ultimate heroes.


Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Hello all!

Hi! Sooo where to start? I guess I'll do a cliched "about me" post. Most of u guys already know me, so heres a little info for those bored, curious strangers out there trolling the internet:

My name is Heidi and I'm living in NYC (which totally lives up to it's reputation by the way) with my two best friends (<3 Jess and Allie). I've been going to school out here (Hunter College) for almost 4 years now, and I think I've fallen in love with the freakin' place! I mean, where else can you go out to cafes or food shop at 3AM? Not stuffy Pennsylvania thats for sure... all the stores there close by 8 or 9 pm. Don't get me wrong: I grew up in PA, I love my neighborhood and friends back home but it's just not my type of environment. I'm a night owl baby O.O

Fashion is my liiiiiiiiiiiiiiife =D You'd be surprised how much time I waste online checking out designer stuff, lol which is pretty sad because I can't even afford half of it. My job covers rent, but it sucks having to work my ass off just to buy a nice bag or pair of shoes. I wish I was born into money like Paris Hilton or something. Her fashion sense is a little over the top imo, but it must be CRAZY to just walk into Christian Dior or Coach and just buy up anything you want w/o worrying about the $9279837 bill. Haha. Thank god my parents are helping pay for tuition, otherwise I'd be a pauper. It's going to take a few years, but I've figured out how to get the best of both worlds, tell me what you guys think:

I'm an English major with the intention of going into journalism, right? BUT the starting salary for journalists usually sucks, and I need serious money for my shopping habit. Solution? Write for fashion magazines. Fashion/beauty editors get to cover shows and write about the newest stuff on the market. I'm interning for Hearst Communications right now and I see these writers and editors getting so much free stuff. A bunch of designers send in bags, clothes, and makeup with hopes that Cosmo, Marie Claire, etc will feature them. They never ask for any of the stuff back, so the employees just pick out what they like and take it home with them! I'm so jealous! A pair of strappy brown manolos came in the other day... worth $545!! Ahhhh I can't wait to finish school and start working for a magazine like VOGUE or In Style or something. It'll be great :)

Well that enough of that, time to get back to real work. Ugh I have 2 papers due on friday. funnn =/

<3, Heidi

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My First Time

Hey Guys,
This is my first post. I don't really know why I'm doing this but I figured I should. My closest friends are always telling me that I have "pent-up" emotions and I need an outlet. So here it is. I hope it works!!!