Wednesday, February 25, 2015

2 Years Down

   Exactly a year ago today, the first post for How Fitting went up. I looked like this

and every post went a little something like this. To sum it all up, I was a thirteen year old with a grand total of one friend and an uncanny amount of free time. I didn't really know where I was going with this blog (not that I exactly know at the moment) but I knew that I liked fashion and Tavi Gevinson and wanted people to like me because I had an insane amount of stress and problems with kids at school (most of them being my fault because contrary to popular belief, I was pretty horrible at that point in time). After a couple of incredibly embarrassing posts, I actually attracted people who wanted to read this stupid thing I created due to boredom. My interests began to develop from music to what I actually liked in fashion, and I realized what I wanted out of this thing I spent my time on. At first, I took a more zine approach and that worked and I liked it for quite awhile (more than a year) but a few months ago, after having been dissatisfied with the quality, I went for a more laid back style of blogging. I was becoming stressed and unhappy with what I was creating and blogging became more of a burden. The whole reason why How Fitting even exists is because I was bored and wanted to have fun and I decided the moment this is no longer fun, I either change what I'm doing or end this because I'm literally a fifteen year old girl sitting in my bedroom on my laptop writing pieces like this  while shitty pop punk plays. Though my main goal is to become a journalist in fashion, I can't take myself too seriously. Anyways, instead of focusing on horrible 7th grade Ann, I'd like to just have a quick montage of what How Fitting has become over the past year and all the super awesome things that have happened.

♥I have an internship! Though you guys probably already know this from here and here, I have rarely even talked about my love for BP Fashion Board. Not only are the discounts the greatest, I love the board. Every month, we learn something new about how to run such a giant business like Nordstrom. There are so many different cogs and wheels that go into it, and I'm fascinated with these people's stories. Also, as part of the program, I have to design a line and I think what I made is pretty cute (it's called "As If!" and is a modern day take on Clueless
♥Over the past year, I've worked with multiple really cool companies (here, here, here) and have already planned a collaboration with Moooh- which completely off the record has adorable clothing. 
♥I was nominated for a Liebster award by my friend Amelia Mad earlier in the year which was super exciting and it was so sweet of her. 

These things were about the highlights along with developing in quality, having Dean Dobbs say that my post on his song, "Consent" was a great review (and retweet it)
and also gaining a bunch of new lovely friends who like to read this thing I do. I'm really excited to start off this second year of How Fitting with more stupid things and pictures of me, Samantha, and John because that's really all this blog is. 
Love you from the bottom of my heart,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

30 Reasons Why You Should Love Matthew Gray Gubler

(I found this in my drafts from about six months ago and thought it was the best thing I've ever spent time on)
As you all probably know, I have quite the obsession with actor, Matthew Gray Gubler, and here I will be simultaneously listing 30 reasons why I believe he is the best thing ever and bringing the quality of this blog down !!!
1. He is hilarious 
2. Can we talk about how adorable-y awkward he can get?
3. If you've seen any of his work, you can tell how amazing he is of an actor.
4. I absolutely can't stand horror but whenever Matthew directs any of the scarier episodes of "Criminal Minds" they're always fantastic.
5. He is on one of the only good crime shows.
6. Do I have to bring up Spencer Reid?
7. He can go from really nerdy cute to model status (which I personally don't like nearly as much).
8. He once stood outside in New York City on crutches taking pictures with fans and though he REALLY didn't need to do this, he really showed he wanted to be there and was extremely nice to his fans. 
10. His recordings of "Annabel Lee" and "The Tell Tale Heart" are so beautifully done.
11. He can be really self deprecating.
12. The fact he wears mis matching socks every day because the last time he wore matching socks he sprained his ankle is pretty awesome.
13. His mockumentary series is probably one the funniest things I have ever seen.
14. When he does that thing with his hair behind his ears.
15. OK let's not deny how gorgeous he is.
16. Can we talk about how talented he is? I mean this man is an actor, director, writer, and artist.
17. I really like how weird and "out there" his portraits are.
18. The amount of times he has changed his hair style fascinates me.
19. Matthew is just an overall interesting person. I mean his entire lifestyle is rather unique.
20. Am I the only one who thinks that the fact he lives in an old hotel in LA is the coolest thing ever?
21. He's close friends with Wes Anderson and was mentored by him in college.
22. His old modeling photos are the funniest things ever and I love how he pokes fun at them.
23. He has an appeal for anyone. 
24. Matthew's  dedication to his fans is so strong and I find that amazing.
25. His directing skills are so great like I swear to god he can make anything look good.
26. His music taste is A+.
27. It is adorable how during his liveshows he really listens to what his fans have to say and gets really engaged.
28. Can we talk about that interview he did on his first stage kiss? Because I loved how nervous he got for it showed even big actors like him can get scared over things like that.
29. His glasses though.
30. Um he's Matthew Gray Gubler.

OK this either made the quality of How Fitting go drastically up or dramatically down. It's hard to tell to be honest.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

i swim in the water that's breaking your levy

John, Sam, and I hung out last night and it was freezing cold and I wore John's coat for a little bit until I took that off and became even colder. The ground on park across from John's was frozen over so we tried our hardest to get across the ice without it breaking and everything was peaches and gravy. 

i was trusted enough to take pictures of john and sam and they turned out surprisingly cute 

(i kept comparing john to bill murray throughout the night)

feminist fatalexmr john bell

we tried to take some "action shots"

john catching me mid fall through ice