Thursday, April 16, 2009

I Wish Alice Were My First Name

(But I also LOVE my name Morena. So that'll do.)
I always post fashion and philosophy on this blog. So I decided to combine them today. So first the FASHION...


(As seen on: LOOKBOOK)

So now the PHILOSOPHY segment...
Picture this image in your head: Yours truly sitting in her living room on a lovely Thursday morning with a sunflower clip in her hair. As she's consuming her pancakes with little syrup and some strawberries on top...she's watching some old speeches on television made by Natasha Richardson. (Bless her lovely, amazing soul.) So then one line from Natasha's speech REALLY stuck out to her. And if you knew Morena, you'd know exactly why she just adores this line.

Natasha Richardson said, "There's no such thing as false hope. There's only hope, and you either have it or you don't." Now isn't that just beautiful? And isn't that something you just know I'll be quoting for the rest of my life? I'm so inspired now. Oh gosh you don't even understand the impact of that quote on me. It epitomizes my whole soul and everything that I believe in. I grew up watching Natasha, and now that she's gone it's real sad for me that I never got the chance to meet her. But now I carry a little piece of her with me and try and keep her alive. Her advocacy was amazing and I only hope to follow in her footsteps.

"There's no such thing as false hope. There's only hope, and you either have it or you don't." (It was so beautiful I just had to say it again. ♥)

Have a lovely day.
With Love,
Morena

P.S. This is my 95th post. When I reach a hundred I have a surprise for all.
Thanks so much to everyone who reads. Your comments and emails really mean the world to me. I really do mean that.



49 comments:

HiFashionLvr said...

omg so cute!!

Angel D said...

CUTE!!!!

La Femme Chic said...

Work it Mo.
Hehe Your outfit is fantastic.
Remember that thing I said about us being opposites?
It's beyond true. I realized that now after reading this post.

Victoria said...

wow i really like it
and you look super pretty as always
like your song too.

Victoria C said...

That dress is really adorable, I totally love it! PS your name is gorgeous.

Raven said...

I must admit... you look quite amazing. :)

Esther said...

lovely dress. and i love the quote about hope .. yeah

Claudia said...

very cute!

Ruta said...

I love this dress, so beautiful. Where is it from?

I love your philosophy bit. Your blog always has the loveliest posts.

Enep said...

adorable dress ;)

xo

Jimena said...

ur outfit is great!
xxx

Enep said...

sure, linked ;)

Bucca said...

Lovely dress and beautiful thought!

Rhiannon said...

I love the dress, it is really cute.
I would kill the brooch thing though haha. :p

Annie said...

what a beautiful quote. wow. that's so poignant and lovely, especially coming from her.

also, love your dress!

Jennifer said...

I adore that dress!! Too cute.
Loved the Natasha quote too. I was so sad when she passed away suddenly. And it's a reminder to us all that life is precious and short. We really shouldn't take anything for granted.

Karen said...

i love your dress, it looks beautiful on you.
- Karen

casual cutie said...

cute...cute...cute...

firts : i love all of your dress, accecories, all about your fashion collection.

and two : i love your natural look. you so confedence with no makeup. i really like that.

BRAVO...

sure...your site linked on my site

Chelsea's Girl said...

Thanks for your lovely comment! Love your blog, very stylish!

<3 Chelsea'sGirl

neida said...

cute dress!
i love the necklace,

check out my blog please

http://circusposh.blogspot.com/

אדוה&לימור said...

great outfit!!!
love your style :)

agus said...

You are beautiful!
I like your outfit very much, especially the colours :-)

STYLISTAKATE said...

See look at how pretty you look in this! Just perfect!

agus said...

I added your blog to my list!

Cammila said...

That's a really great dress on you! It's cute in general, but that color compliments you so well, it's just crazy.

Cathy Voyage said...

The dress looks fab on you!

Sophia said...

eeeeks i love love love your dress. it's absolutely fabulous. :)

OMGGGG post a picture of the hat with a veil if you go get it (or even if you go back and don't get it. still take a picture!)

Karen said...

yes id love to trade links, adding you right now!

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

Just discovered your blog... very interesting to read!

C.Elizabeth

Cassiopeia said...

what a beautiful dress, and a beautiful post. thanks for the comment too.

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

feather hunter said...

your dress is adorable, i love the two tone
xxx
featherhunter.blogspot.com

...love Maegan said...

cute look!

Belle said...

Great dress. That quote is beautiful. I love that you never know what or when you will be inspired.
Belle
ps. I'm almost at 100 posts too.

sarah said...

Pretty, pretty outfit!!! Thanks for sharing the quote - very inspiring and so true. Have a happy weekend:)

Oranges And Apples said...

I like that dress very much!

Ariella said...

You look absolutely lovely!

La Couturier said...

Congrats on the 95th!

Ah, fashion & philosophy - my favorite combination! I love both equally =]

Bisous,
La C.

casual cutie said...

have a nice week end darling(now is saturday in my country). wow..i can't wait your new post...

Belle said...

Re: Thanks for linking me. I saw that you posted a couple of times but I was so busy. I finally got a chance to read your blog.

Oranges And Apples said...

Hi, thanks for your comment, I have linked to you! F

Cassiopeia said...

of course we can trasde links. i'll pop you on the list next time i'm uploading :-D

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

Smara said...

This is such a lovely blog! And i adore the outfit and quote! :)

shopgirl28 said...

Hello. I'm new to following your blog.
I like your dress. Amd that quote is great.

lamaa said...

NO, SHUTUP.
screw alice. morena is a million times better.ilove that name.

and your body is fantastic! im jealous.
you+raven= my body inspiration

Imogen said...

Perfect outfit I wish I had that dress:)Another beautiful post I love reading your blog.

Lauren said...

Wow love the colours in your dress & how dainty it looks

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Raquel said...

hey. lovely dress.
do you know morena in portuguese means "brunette" or "tanned" :D
x

Insomniac said...

That really is a very beautiful quote. I often find myself at the same thoughts: "Oh dear, I will never have the chance to meet this person, talk to them, ask a question, they're gone".
Those people who inspire us, the ones we look up to, somehow it seems that they just might have the answer to your questions, yet you cannot ask.
I am not a fan of any actor or pop singers as most teenagers these days are. I am a fan of writers and philosophers, of all those people who make me think and who inspire me with their words. Ernest Hemingway is one of my personal favorites. Some of the things he said... they leave me speechless. And they make me feel that maybe we had something in common. "All my life I've looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time. " I feel as if I am reading a description of myself here.
Thanks for your comment :)

MAGDArling said...

love the outfit;D u look gorgeous;)))
the quote is amazing too;D
xoxo