August 21, 2009

little boxes

street art by Vinchen courtesy of wooster collective

hello. i'm sorry i haven't been much of a blogger. i feel like every post i've made recently has been me apologizing for sucking at blogging... but at the moment i'm packing for college and my moms trying to pack up the house too, she's moving into a new place. basically neither of us is very organized or motivated so this isn't going that well...

also, i finished Slaughter House - Five which was amazing! I truly adore Kurt Vonnegut. I think he's brilliant and can't wait to read more of his books. I've also read Cat's Cradle which was equally excellent. Both come highly recommended. Tell me if you've read any other Vonnegut and if you've enjoyed it. Hopefully I can pick up another book before Monday when me and my mom will drive 7 hours up to Boston to move me into my dorm (ah!)

August 13, 2009

graphic and graphics

i'm seriously in a very anti war mode at the moment, between reading slaughterhouse 5 and finding these amazing vintage magazines that once belonged to my grandfather. As my mom has been cleaning out our house and preparing to move to a new place she has unearthed some old editions of Avante Garde magazine. According to wikipedia Avante Garde magazine was published between 1968 and 1971, in the midsts of the cold war. It's filled with images and article that some might find obscene now, and I can only imagine their impact in the 1970's. Apparently an article written by supreme court justice William O. Douglas was used as evidence during his attempted impeachment. Yeah, that's edgy.

My favorite parts of the magazines though are the imagines of course, which art graphic and mostly done in the pop art style. Luckily there's a duplicate of one of the magazines so I'm eager to rip out the pages and decorate my dorm room which I move into a week from Monday!

these are lost of stolen pictures... and i'm sorry for not giving credit or asking permission or whatever... but i'm also lazy and don't take credit for any of these pictures, and i'm sure whoever posted them online initially didn't call up the person who copywrited (copywrote?) the mag to begin with so whatever.

August 11, 2009

do the math

DSquared2 FTW 2009 - courtesy of
How Olsen is the cup of coffee?

While I adore fashion, I also have a strong love of makeup, which is why I get a little excited whenever MAC does a collaboration with a fashion line. Serioulsy, H&M and Target are known for their designer partners? Add MAC to the list too! Dsquared2 will be putting out some lovely lippies and and other fabulous face products this October.

courtesy of butterflydiary

While I find the packaging kind of underwhelming the scuplt and shape product is definitely on my list! These products come in separates as pro-products, but are rarely combined and rarely in the normal MAC stores.

Will you be buying anything from this collection?
How do you use makeup to compliment your fashion?

August 9, 2009

will i never learn?

jacket: argentina, tank: madewell, shorts: AA, boots:

hello lovelies. i've had a busy few days, spending some time down the shore, and then spending the day visiting old friends in new york city. i adore the shore but my hubris self decided i didn't need sunscreen. bad move. i'm terribly sunburnt and i'm sure you'll be able to see the red in my pics from my city outfit. i tried my best to cover my skin from the sun by wearing my little grey jacket.

It was so great seeing my old friends! The friends I met were friends I made in fifth grade at summer camp. Now I'm going to be a freshman at college and one of the girls is going to the same university as me! We've all grown up in different places and have always made time to see each other and it was great catching up. We went shopping in SoHo, stopping at Top Shop where I bought a sweater with a panda on it, and at Uniqlo where I bought a cute purple corduroy skirt. We also picked up these adorable cupcakes (pictured above) from Baked by Melissa.

P.S. I love my followers! Seriously! I want to buy you all little cupcakes!

August 4, 2009

all points west

a shot of a few of the art instilations at APW in front of the manhattan sky line

Wow, i've been such a lazy blogger lately it's not even funny. I guess I've just been on summer break too long. Friday was one of my busiest days in a long time. Me and my friend woke up pretty early in order to train it all the way to northern New Jersey for the epic All Points West music festival. All of the acts were amazing, my favorites included Vampire Weekend, The Nationals, and of course Jay Z. I was also impressed by all of the amazing art installations and fashion although the rain kind of distracted from all of that. I was glad I chose to wear my rainboots because by the end of the day I was covered in mud and soaking wet.

July 31, 2009

hello. goodbye.

I just wanted to do a quick post before I left for All Points West. I won't be back until late saturday and I probs won't post then... so, just thought I'd give a breif update. I really wanted to wear my romper I picked up at the flea market last week but it looks like its probably going to rain all day so I decided to wear something that complimented my rain boots and rain coat a little better. Not quite as fun, but I'll just have to find another occasion to wear my romper...

July 28, 2009

fashion & festivals

Sorry for the minor hiatus. I was visiting my best friend in New York and didn't get a chance to take photos. I'll be busy this weekend too. Friday me and my friend are attending the All Points West music festival. I'm so excited! We'll be seeing groups like Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's, and and Jay-Z. In honor of summer music festivals here some street style shots from Coachella and Bonaroo (courtesy of,):



If anyone is gong to APW let me know!

edit: some people seem to be confused. these are not my pics, they are from