Thursday, February 04, 2010

A Cinderella Story

I just want to first thank everyone who has sent me an congratulations email or comment! Everything is just feeling so surreal! I really do feel like I'm going to wake up in the morning, log onto Chictopia, and discover who the real winners are. This truly is like a Cinderella story, minus the singing mice and creepy step-family.

So, yes I have decided to go! Since I couldn't afford the ticket before they reimburse me, Robert paid for me for now. So that took care of all financial obstacles. My parents seem to think it's fake, but they have no idea what Chictopia is, and it'd be kind of weird explaining it to them; but they're letting me go. Even up until this morning and even after my flight tickets were bought, I was still really scared about going to New York, all by myself. I had a near panic attack last night and was just one click away from canceling my flight and sending an email to Corinne to send on the award to someone else. I even wrote a post similar to this one, but eventually deleted it. But after much thought, my fears of the unknown and getting lost are slowly dissolving and turning into excitement! This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I just have to take it. It'll be even better if Robert ends up going with me (as of now, he isn't :( !).

I had a midterm today, but didn't study at all. I hadn't even gone to that class other than like once or twice, but surprisingly the midterm wasn't too bad. But I am going to start going to class and trying though. I have one more midterm to go (on Monday), but after that it's all about preparing for New York! I am so excited and grateful! I don't even know what to wear or pack. I obviously don't have money for new clothes, so I just have to make due with what I have which is...sunny California clothes. Our winter right now is like 60/70-degrees. I'm just prouncing around in t-shirts! And in New York, it's snowing. I've never really experienced snow before, so this will be so...different!

Congratulations to all the other winners! I am so excited to meet you all! Sorry for the lack of outfit posts. It's been a really crazy week, and next week will be even crazier. But I promise to take lots and lots and lots of photos during Chictopia 10!

Thank you all again! I will try to do a proper post--outfit photos and photography--tomorrow! I'm off to make my portfolio from the photos of my first wedding gig now so I can send it onto a friend to show a potential client! Life is so good right now. So good.

Until next post,


  1. Wow Jasmine, how cool is that?! It's a great adventure. You're gonna love it here, I'm sure of that. I really wanna go to the conference but too bad, I can't. Have fun! =)


    ps. i love your blog. you got great style. i'm definitely coming back! following you!

  2. this is going to be such an amazing opportunity for you and all of the other awesome bloggers! you're style is so perfectly laid back and accessible and i truly love that :)

    have a wonderful time in nyc! hopefully you did well on your midterm too!


  3. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. You've proven to yourself and everyone around you that you can surpass your wildest dreams <3 I expect updates from NYC as I'll be volunteering for the Olympics here in Vancouver!!! I can't wait to see all the photos and such... :) Sorry for my lack of activity on the world wide web, university apps are kicking my buuuttt. Too much stress = no fun :( Anyway, I BET YOU ACED THAT BAD BOY MIDTERM!

    -xo Jess
    P.S.- You need to keep in touch with me! E-mail me @ :) <3 It's my OCD email.

  4. I'm glad you're able to go! You may never get this opportunity, again, especially when you don't have to put up a whole lot of money to do it! Don't forget spending money for more clothes, though!
    I've been to New York once for a few days with my mom and even then it was a bit scary. A part of me would like to go back, though.
    Have fun. Get to the airport early. Have your phone charged and don't forget the charger and your camera needs to be with you at all times!

  5. So excited for you! It'll be such an amazing experience and adventure! Be sure to take lots of pictures and buy lots of souvenirs, and bring a coat or something heavy duty, if you have anything! It's going to be cold :( But what fun, SNOW!

  6. You deserve this! and don't be nervous we'll take good care of you, and you will have the time of your life.
    Can't wait to meet you!
    - Liz
    Tip: go to the goodwill and buy a big can find one for like 1o dollars and will be well worth it.

  7. this is so amazing, dear!! you know how much im so proud of you! 2010 is starting to be a good year!! happy happy joy joy! :D

    you better take the most awesome pictures there for readers like me! :D im excited to see how you will apply your photog skills!!!

    congrats again.. you really deserve that!! :)

  8. Congrats my darling!! U really deserve to win!! Serioiusly I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy for u!!!!! Mwah xxxx

  9. Congratulations!! This will be such an amazing experience, which you will never forget!! I hope you have a great time in New York (No need to be scared!)!! You really deserve it - your blog is oh so lovely! :)

  10. im so glad you won the first prize and not somebody else!:D you'll have lots of fun in the big apple, it's one of my favorite places in the world!let go of your fear and just enjoy the ride. you better come home with TONS OF PHOTOS!!! :D Too bad the bf can't make it, though :(

  11. awwwww jasmine this post is adorable, i'm still so insanely happy for you that you won! i can't even begin to imagine the feeling, especially since it all happened so fast. i'm glad to know everything in your life is going so well from winning this to creating your photography portfolio :D
    good luck on your midterm on monday and you better get some winter clothes because it's FREEZING over here on the east coast! it's all about the layering :P

  12. you really deserve it..

  13. Congratulations! I'm a first time visitor to your blog and have done a litle scroll through-can see why you have been chosen. Well done, so excited for you. Can't wait to see the posts from Chictopia 10!!

    Sparkles xoxo


    You'll have a blast in NY, and all these jitters just mean that you're going to have a mindblowing time.

    Love love love,

  15. you´re cute
    lucky you!

  16. Yaysdyfyasdfyasd!!!! Still can't express how exciting I am!!!

  17. I think you sooo deserved this. You participate and contribute so much to chictopia and I was so happy when I found out that you won. I would probably be the exact same as you, a little scared but mostly excited, and I guarantee my parents would also think it was some kind of scam because they don't know chictopia. I hope you have tons of fun. I'm sure you will be very much guided through New York and the airport, not be left to fend for yourself. Take lots of pictures and I trust you'll make a post about it all. :)

  18. omgosh, congrats! i'm sure u'll have a blast!:D

  19. Aww congratulations on 1st place! Be sure to bundle up over there!!

  20. Oh my goodness, congratulations! When I heard I was SO excited for you, you definitely deserve it. I bet you're going to have a lot of fun, you have to report back on absolutely everything! :)