Monday, June 30, 2008

no me recuerdas

I forgot, but a long time ago lovely lovely Laurel tagged me...and I'm finally gonna do the proper post.  

5 things found in my bag
1. key necklace
2. celly
3. water bottle
4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 
5. vintage full length translucent plastic poncho

5 things found in my wallet
1. metrocards
2. debit card
3. driver's license 
4. monies
5. library cards

5 favorite things in my room
1. bed ohhhhhhh yes
2. my baby basil plant
3. my wardrobe- including jewelry
4. my wall decorations consisting of polaroids, a subway map, magazine pages, and heath ledger
5. my sewing kit

5 things I want to do right now 
1. travel endlessly
2. mix fashion with social, political, and environmental activism
3. spend a year living in an impoverished country
4. be in a magazine
5. meet amazing new yorkers

5 things I'm currently into
1. the glories of the internet: fashion blogs, every single episode of Heroes and Pushing Daisies for free, online shopping...
2. tapioca pearls (in or out of bubble tea..mmmm...) 
3. yoga
4. grocery shopping alone, shoe shopping alone, and wandering alone (not that I've much choice seeing as I know no one here)
5. altering my clothing

5 impressions of my preeeety laurel who tagged me
1. she is absolutely gorgeous
2. she is so genuine
3. she's got a spiffy way of dressing herself
4. she is intelligent
5. she loves easily 

Now I tag purdy babies from  fashionfillersstyle spot and the tea drinking english rose. 

love love love and goodnight!

Friday, June 27, 2008

You give me fever

Oh I am so elated! On my way home from yoga today I popped into DSW just to have a little gander, and out I came with the most beautiful, delicious, wonderful farylrobin shoes!

Without further ado, I present to you, the new loves of my life:

They were nonchalantly perched in the clearance section, modestly wearing a price tag of $75, patiently waiting for me to find them. The fact that they were in the clearance section I'm sure means the poor things were bought and then returned by some far less appreciative mortal than I. In any case they are in loving hands (or shall I say feet?) now, and will be cherished forever more.

Having never heard of farylrobin, and having fallen in love with a pair of their shoes so desperately and quickly, I was naturally quite curious about them. Upon browsing their website I must admit I am suffering a rather horribly bad bout of shoe lust. Have a look for yourself. 

Thursday, June 26, 2008

boys are pretty too

what I love about Karim Sadli's photography is the androgyny. It seems to me to be androgyny done untraditionally, not with women looking "manly", but men looking "womanly". Gorgeous. Check more of his stuff out here.

make me hunger jonas unger

Sorry for my haitus from the blogging world, I went home to visit my family and friends last week and was rather distracted. But I'm back! And as I'm at my internship this post has gotta be quick, so here are some pics I discovered today by Jonas Unger.

Friday, June 20, 2008

studying stones

I think far too often I turn to fashion as my inspiration, instead of looking at the rest of the world as a base for my personal creativity. I'm visiting home right now, and I was flipping through my little brother's Encyclopedia of Mythology I realized how beautiful and inspiring many of the illustrations are. I think if I open my eyes to art and nature and the world around me instead of tunnel visioning fashion I think I'll feel much more original and creative. Just a thought.
Gustav Klimt and Sandro Botticelli are artists that will never cease to inspire me. Perhaps they are overrated, but I don't really care as they just strike such a beautiful chord with me.
Botticelli "La Primavera"

Klimt "Fredericke Maria Beer-Monti"

Klimt "Acqua Mossa"

Botticelli "Birth of Venus"

Klimt "Danae"

remember to click on the pictures for a larger view!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

of bows and trout

These photos are by Tim Walker:

I love how her hair adds so much to each photo, as if it was a main (or mane) accessory.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Laurel is the girl!

This girl is a cutie, and gorgeous, and according to me should be the world's next top model. As of today she is ranked at 16 (eep! so excited for her!!) in V Magazine's Supreme Management Model Search 2008. You can check out her pics and model profile here, as well as vote for her. And be sure to check out her lovely blog it's her factory. Good luck Laurel, we're cheering for you!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'll come back when you call me, no need to say goodbye

Today as I was walking to work I saw a very plain looking man wearing a t-shirt that said "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", which started me thinking. I was thinking about how interesting it is that our society has so formed the idea of beauty, how it has dictated and established how "beautiful" is defined. When I think of the apex of beauty, and how I would look had I a choice, it's always in the form of a model's body: thin legs, thin arms, thin torso, with just the right measurements. The fact that I just was not born with this sort of body really, really bothers me, and it bothers me that it bothers me. The fact that I cannot see and appreciate my own unique beauty without reminding myself that I am a size eight, and not a size two, that I have an ass, that my waist is not 24 inches around and that the size of my boobs entails that I have to wear a bra is really quite devastating, when I think about it. I have a horrible self image. Now obviously not all of it is the fault of society, but honestly, I don't think society does much to counter this sort of belief. I think that is why I enjoy the fashion blogging community so much, because I feel like real girls are getting their say in the fashion world, although I also feel that most of them are real girls that are much skinnier than I...

Overall I think the point I am making is that every now and then I think the world needs a reminder that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. 

I'd love to hear your opinions/comments on the matter. Tell me of your thoughts loves.


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Look outside at the raincoats coming

I wish I had brought a raincoat with me to see Vampire Weekend this afternoon at Central Park Summer Stage. However, I decided to do the opposite of wearing a raincoat and wore a very thin, white, summery little dress. Ooops! about 1.5 minutes after I got off the subway it was raining, and about 30 minutes after I got in line my umbrella began to leak (at least I had the sense to bring an umbrella!), and then, about after an hour of waiting I was soaked through and everyone and their mothers could see my very scanty drawers. Nice. Anyway, the concert was just about the best thing in the world, perhaps because it was soaking wet, pouring down rain, and we were all dancing and singing our little hearts out. Or perhaps because I am in love with Vampire Weekend and I want to marry them all and have lots of musical babies. 

Such a good day!!! 

And here's a little Vampire for you....


Oh, and Ezra, don't waste your time with other girls, because um, you're mine. 

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tag-I'm it!

What fun! Lovely Anna of freshly baked cookies has tagged me!

The Rules:
Post the Rules, answer all of the questions, and tag six people (and let them know they've been tagged)

1. What were you doing ten years ago?
    Well, ten years ago today I was nine years, two months, and four days old. I was pretending to be a fairy, dressing up in floaty things, building fairy forts out of chairs and trees and big swaths of cloth, fighting with my brothers, writing stories, making up and existing in fantasy worlds, reading books and books and more books, running around bare footed, and creating things.

2. What are 5 things on your to-do list today?
     1. Drink more water.
     2. Think about taking a walk.
     3. Write on a sheet of paper, not on the computer.
     4. Think about seeing Vampire weekend tomorrow afternoon for free in Central Park until I am giddy with excitement.
     5. Go to bed at a decent hour.

3. What are the snacks you enjoy?
     Anyone who knows me knows I don't discriminate. I'll eat everything, and most likely enjoy it. But as of right now, I am particularly enjoying baby carrots, crepes, tofu, and chocolate, always chocolate. And yes, all of those count as snacks. Oh! and pears, plums, peaches and bananas. I love bananas.

4. Where are the places you have lived?
    Where are the places I haven't lived is more like it... Let's see... I was born in a big, cozy farmhouse in Virginia, then lived in an old green van that brought us to Vermont, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, then lived in a house shared with my parents best friends' family in Maui, then in the cozy old farmhouse again, then in a cramped apartment in Missouri, and finally in a little grey house in Portland Oregon. This, mind you, was all before the age of six. From six on I lived in Oregon, that is until I moved to New York last August. And now I am a New York City girl.  

5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire? 
    1. Regularly shop wherever the hell I want to shop
    2. Travel all over, all the time, but not like regular traveling. I would want to live wherever I went so I would go everywhere and stay for a couple of months, then pick up and move somewhere else when I felt the time had come to do so.
    3. (I'm stealing this one from freshly baked cookies) Make sure that my family and closest friends can fulfill at least one biggest dream of theirs.
   4. Have a personal trainer, get in good shape, and learn how to really relax.
   5. Pursue fashion and saving the world.

6. Who are the people you would like to know more about?
     Ed Westwick, Eugenie Dalland, people in pictures, me, my great grandmas, people that other people don't know.

I now tag: my little Kelsey, Zoƫ & Jessica, lc, the Queens, Effie, and bestie. Have fun my little cupcakes!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

It's a circus out there

More Eugenio Recuenco. I am fascinated by these.