Monday, April 30, 2012

Please listen:)

This is my boyfriend's second mix.  I very much enjoyed it and hope you will too!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gas Guzzlers

Tim and I have been using gas like it's water for the past few days and with prices being sky high, it was probably not a good idea.  Also, today I had the intention to get reprints of my 120 film done, but totally forgot the negatives at my house on the way to Phototrends at Pearlridge.  Oh well, another excuse to head that way in the near future.  My day consisted of returns and no new buys so my credit cards are ecstatic.  Parts of the day included P&Ws, Waikele, and Pearlridge.  I am pooped, more so because the sun was so unforgiving today.

Also, tomorrow evening is the UH Manoa Revolution Fashion Show; the last one before I graduate.  So excited!  I did not help in any way this year (besides supporting the class through fundraising purchases), but it will be my last show as a UH student. 

*Written 4/28/12

P&W omelet, strawberries and cream waffle

Batman gauges

Reminded us of thneed from The Lorax

We hate traffic!


Style Crush Royal Edition: Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton has surpassed my expectations as the future Queen of England.  Not only is she hospitable and sincere, she also seems to be taking on her title seriously.  Her visits and participation in various charitable events  are commendable and the media is taking to her quite nicely.
In honor of Prince William and Kate's 1st year wedding anniversary, here are some of my favorite outfits on the Duchess of Cambridge.  I love that her style is effortless and the fact that she shops at TK Maxx (as they call it in Europe) makes her even more likeable.  Many, like Vivienne Westwood, would beg to differ saying her sense of style is too ordinary, but I think that's what makes her so well liked.  She was just an ordinary British citizen and it's nice to know her future seat on the throne hasn't let it get to her head.  I'm sure she has advisers on these things, but nevertheless, she's cool in my book.



Saturday, April 28, 2012


 Hello hello!

Just a few photos from lunch at Mac Grill and a field trip to DFS Galleria.  Learned a lot of new information and we even got to tour the visual merchandising storage area.  Pretty cool!  Putting myself out there and attending school activities pays off:)



Friday, April 27, 2012

Facehunter (Yvan Rodic) Presentation

Written 4/26/12

Hi All!  Today I attended a presentation by Facehunter/Yvan Rodic at UH.  I knew almost nothing about him before, besides going to his blog once or twice, so I don't know what pushed me to go to this forum.  Perhaps it was the fact that I had nothing to do during that time, or that my classmates were forced to attend, but whatever it was, I am glad I went.

Rodic's presentation explained how blogging is changing the fashion world.  Well-known bloggers are becoming as famous as celebrities ie. Rumi Neely and Tavi Gevinson.  As he explained, one does not have to have model looks in order to have a successful fashion blog.  It is actually the bloggers who are attractive, but not overly-attractive, that do, because their style and looks are attainable to readers.  He also presented the term of dictature.  Centuries ago, the town we were born in and the family we were born into would dictate our destiny.  However today, this is no longer the case.  We can choose to be whatever we want to without restrictions.

His work is simple, but I think it is this simplicity that draws people to his work; analogous to his saying bloggers who are not overly attractive make it big.  I very much enjoyed this presentation and hope more influential people like him are able to make the trip to Hawaii.

 Armani ad for eyewear by Yvan Rodic:

Random bush

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yesterday's history

Random things I took pictures of in the past few days.  Eventually I would like to start posting Hawaii street wear, but am too nervous to ask people for their photos.  But I will make it happen...eventually!


Issey Miyake

I am a fan of Japanese fashion (high-fashion and women's street style), so it's so good to see Japanese designers, amongst the throngs of European and American designers, doing well in the world of high-fashion.  Designs from Yoji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake, and Comme des Garcons are a breath of fresh air and it's nice to know that these designers don't get lost amongst the crowd.  Case and point: Issey Miyake.  Miyake and his research and development team have just won an "Oscar" from the Design Museum of London, beating out Sarah Burton's wedding gown for Kate Middleton (Menkes, 2012).  His design converted a flat, dimensionless, recycled polyester garment into a 3D masterpiece (photo below).  The garment's structure reminds me of contemporary art pieces made from metal or the State of Liberty.  It is truly amazing.

Here is a link to Menkes article: 

Source: New York Times

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Style Crush: Juliet Simms

I've been following The Voice all season and am so attracted to Juliet Simms' rock and roll voice and style.  I love that she doesn't have to try; it's so natural.  Most of you probably already know her from before The Voice, but I'll just post a vid of her singing anyway because her voice gives me chicken skin!


No matter what she wears, she doesn't lose sense of her identity.  She is my style crush for the day!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pimkie Color Forecast

Stumbled upon an interesting experiment that calculates trending colors by the second!

Rainy days and Mondays

To those of you who read my previous post, thank you; it means a lot!  So today consisted of dropping off some forms for an internship I am applying for.  One that does not pay so hopefully the other two that do pay, that I applied for, take a liking to me:)  Not that the internship that doesn't pay isn't great, but I have been unemployed from two months and need the cash.  Living off of student loans is so not the business.

Presently I am learning Japanese from the Human Japanese app on the iPad.  Although it's $15 I highly recommend it.  I am only on Ch 3 but learning so much!

Anyway, hope you are enjoying your day as much as I enjoyed mine!

Ceiling at Teddy's Bigger Burgers

Suffering from a headache for the past 3 days.  It doesn't help that I have hypochondriacal (is that a word?) tendencies.

Teddys: 5 oz w/ swiss and bacon

Spotted this thrown out orange couch on Thurston Ave.  It reminded us of Nickelodeon's big orange couch

It was raining during this photo, thus the closed eyes.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Happy Monday!  I started this blog for my Apparel Product Design and Merchandising program.  I will be graduating from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Fall 2012 (finally!) and would like to start this project in hopes of using it for my exit presentation and portfolio.  We shall see how that goes.

Erratic.static.unpredictable is a mnemonic device I used in high school while trying to remember the definition for the word "erratic" for a vocab test.  It actually went "erratic. static. undependable."  But I am not undependable.  In fact, I am extremely dependable and unpredictable (in a good way!), thus the title.

This blog will consist of all things Rod (short for Rodelynn, pronounce row-del-lynn) from food, to fashion, to random photography, and everything in between.  A little about myself; I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI.  I am open to just about everything, except seafood, which I am trying to get into.  The following are photos I took on 4/21/12 of a lunch trip to Haleiwa and dinner in town. Enjoy!
My absolute favorite place to eat in Haleiwa. I usually order the turkey avocado melt, but decided for a change.

Kalua pig plate lunch: kalua pig, two scoops rice, special sauce, salad w/ papaya seed dressing

Izakaya Gazen: Toasted french bread w/ cream cheese
Peppered pork with white garlic sauce