Hi all (2 of you……), This blog was meant to be a year experiment and that year is up. I now have a new blog, which is a bit more personal and less fashion related. I just started grad school abroad so there’s a lot going on in my life and I can’t really live it the way I used to. Feel free to check it out, but if not thank you for spending this year with me. New...
Anonymous asked: I'm 19 years old and i have hardly any friends because i'm so socially inept. :( People easily get disinterested in me and i'm too shy to approach people because i fear that i'll make a fool out of myself. I have already in the past when i've tried socialising. :( Can you give me some advice on how i should go about with this problem?
So…..yeah I’ve been out of town. More on that later, but before I left a few friends and I went to New York and happened upon the All Saints store. I went into a bit of a frenzy…….fell fast and hard for sure. I’ve always adored All Saints, but have never seen any of their stuff up close. Getting to do so was intensely satisfying. The light in the fitting room....
These Past Few Weeks
Photos of stuff I’ve enjoyed in the aforementioned time frame Really large birdhouse-type structure that took up an entire window of a Brooklyn antique store. New shoes Seeing Public Image Limited live That is Johnny fucking Rotten people! Sky, full of rays Pizza from Benny’s in Hoboken. Not a record holder for the biggest slice in the world, but it’s the size...
Shifting Sliding Swinging
Warning: rambling I’ve kept a journal religiously since the 4th grade. My old ones get crammed in my bookshelf and stored away in boxes. I want them all burned when I die. I couldn’t bear if someone actually read them and thought them to be an accurate depiction of who I am. The truth is, they’re the worst of me. I’m neurotic. Aren’t we all? Writing is what I...
I Don't Go Here
Awhile ago I infiltrated my friend’s school and pretended to be a senior in her graduating class except it’s a small school so everybody knew I was an impostor. At least I’m an impostor with good shoes. And they were nice enough to still allow me into their Senior Week events. Free People top, LA Made cardigan, UO jacket, Genetic jeans Lakeside barbeque outfit. It can be...
Saying goodbye to the apartment I lived in for 2 out of my 4 college years was pretty depressing. It’s hard to leave any place that you’ve formed so many sentimental attachments to. Plus the guys and I had some damn badass wall decor going on. Doesn’t it just scream college? Never again will I have a beer label wall. I didn’t go to my own senior week and...
Outfitting You No More
I worked my last shift at Urban Outfitters a couple days ago. It was an amazing place to work and I’m going to miss it. The kick-ass employee discount didn’t hurt either. Since I am now jobless I’ve been wearing pretty casual clothing everyday. Green Envelope shirt, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Jeffrey Campbell floral boots, DIY studded bag I really love the floral...
Gallery Fun for Everyone!
Here are some photos of the art gallery opening I went to. I was really impressed by a lot of the students’ work. I’ll shut up now and just post the pics since they really do speak for themselves. For some reason I didn’t have a shot of this from the day of. Only video footage, but this was a re-imagined peacock that had a sensor in it’s hand. If you squeezed...
This was supposed to be another post entirely about this student art gallery opening I went to. Well, I’ll get to that some other day. This post is now dedicated to my amazing friend J. J, say hi! This is J (in the Zac Posen for Target snap tape dress. She’s also wearing Emma Cook for Topshop ruffled heels). She is standing next to her absolutely astounding art installation. ...
Artistic Endeavors 1
I meant to post these a long time ago, but never got around to it. Now I’m back at my friend’s school where she and her fellow studio art majors (and some non-majors) create amazing things. College whoooo!!! This is a kick ass pong table. Overlapping album covers painted on by the artist. If I had this pong table in my possession, I would pass it down to my child upon their entry...
Taiwan: Scenery Edition
Beautiful places I saw Banyan trees! How cool is it that they link up in the air? Night view of Taipei from 89 stories up Hey Dad!
Taiwan: Animals Edition
Taiwan has a lot of strays and a lot of non-strays who roam outside at all hours. And a lot of tiny purse dogs. And some non-purse dogs. Moving right along. My cousin’s cat. He’s all white except this wishbone shaped bit of fur on his forehead. He’s also a rather clumsy cat, which was mind-boggling to me because I always thought cats were graceful by nature. This...
Taiwan: Dessert Edition
There’s going to be a bit of a fashion drought for awhile. I took so many pics in Taiwan that I want to put up here that it’ll take some time to get through all of them. So we’re up to desserts now. Animals and then scenery to follow, I think. Anyway, I think Taiwan has some of the most adorable and exquisitely made desserts of any place I’ve ever been. Even the corner...
You know what I’ve failed at lately? Being a vegetarian. These pics are pretty self-explanatory. I took a pic of it. And then I proceeded to eat it. The end. Lamb Some traditional Taiwanese dishes Squid Something or other that was delicious Full of bone marrow Empty. They even give you straws to suck it out with. Sausage. Wild hog sausage to be exact Why must...
I thought that by coming to Taiwan, I’d be taking a break from fashionable pursuits, but today definitely proved that to be false. My parents and I decided to wander around Hsinchu and partway through the day my mom complained that her shoes were uncomfortable. She wanted to get a new pair so we stepped into the first shoe store we saw. Turns out they sell Heavy Machine shoes! Heavy...
The Story of Balenciaga: Part I
I’m out of the country for family reasons so I have no way to get pictures to go with the little story I’m about to tell. Hence the “Part I”. Part II will come later in the month and include pics. A few weeks ago, a friend and I decided to stop at Woodbury Commons on our way back to Jersey from upstate New York. A brilliant or awful idea depending on who you ask. Our...
Oh Yes, YSL
This might seem weird, but YSl is one of those brands that I know exists (um….who doesn’t?), but don’t think about all that much. Until this happened. YSL, glorious YSL, ahead. Funky luxe. This dress was a great mix of funky design with really luxurious fabrics. Love the velvet trim at the bottom. Amazing quilted bar jacket. Stunning, awesome,...
Fish (Sorry, A!) and Stuff
Let’s take a trip to the pet shop! Heeeeeeelllllooooooo Don’t mind me. I is a rock…. Wow, stylish. Stripes and spots How cool looking is this fish? And this one! The note on the glass says “Please do not antagonize us! We are breeding and very emotional right now.” Teehee. You got a little something on your face….right there....
What a Lovely Week
I took last week off to visit some friends and it was definitely the best idea ever. Awesome week. Will post more amazing art soon. I got home yesterday (after 7 hours of driving and a detour to the Woodbury outlets……) and a bag was waiting for me. A bag with a story. So story time. During NYFW I managed to catch a little bit of the IFB party and happened to compliment a girl...
Where to Begin.....
It would seem that my life has taken a sudden turn. I don’t know where it’s going, but it’s definitely changing. In a good way, I think. Possibly even a great way. There haven’t been many outfit pics lately because I’ve been all blah and mopey. I also haven’t felt like looking at pictures of myself, so I haven’t taken any. A rough break-up will do...
I’m visiting a friend in New Hampshire and I’ve had the privilege of wandering around an art studio full of really cool projects-in-progress. I’m not particularly artistic, but all of this got me thinking about what inspires people. So this is an image list of some things that make me wish I could create things. Raphael Young F09 Armand Basi One jacket Fred Butler...
Have you ever gone to work in an outfit that you were completely unaware of? That happened to me yesterday. I literally walked around the office all day in a sheer shirt and lace bralette and didn’t notice. I think it’s because I don’t edit my clothing decisions if I have to get up early and I’m tired. I usually just put on the first thing that pops into my head, which...
Wrap It On Up
Too tired to write. It’s been all “Bye Fashion Week. WHOA hello market!” Markets means crazy appointments all the time. So I only have a short little spiel on the Leifsdottir presentation. They gave out tiny booklets with all the looks numbered, which was way appreciated because I arrived halfway through and had no idea how many looks I’d missed (not many because the...
The End is Nigh
Note: I realize the comments aren’t working for people without disqus accounts. I emailed them about it so hopefully they’ll fix it soon Fashion Week is finally over, but things at the office aren’t really slowing down since it’s market time now. That just means I might never get caught up on posting. I’m trying to round up all the random pics I took during NYFW....
The Night I Met Lucy Liu. And Wesfeld!
Where to begin? On Wednesday night I decided to trek out to the city, even though there was a massive blizzard and the train tracks looked like this: It was New York Fashion Week Eve! I couldn’t miss my first ever fashion week events. I just feel massively blessed to be invited anywhere at all. Thanks internship! So, I had a few presentations to go to, but I decided to stop by Showroom...
RIP Alexander McQueen
Assertiveness (A Lack Of)
Post warning: I am going to be a baby butt whiner. Be forewarned I’m not assertive enough. I’m not assertive enough on the phone with appointment bookers. I’m not assertive enough with professors who don’t get recommendations in on time. I’m not assertive enough in my personal life and I’m not even assertive enough when I’m shopping. Let’s...
Going with a simpler background because the craziness and white text started...
As fashion week gets closer and closer, things get crazier and crazier. There’s a chart out there documenting this, I’m sure of it. You know how crazy it is right now that we’re less than a week away? Leopard eating my legs crazy. That’s how crazy. If I wore this Jean-Charles de Castelbajac skirt to the office I wouldn’t get any work done though. I’d be...
Things have been really, really crazy lately. I don’t think I’ve ever been this busy in my life. I’ve been working 7 days a weeks (3 at paid job, 4 at internship), trying to finish my law school apps, and trying to not fail at this writer thing I’m working on. I also tried to go to the gym this morning. That did not happen. You know what else has not been happening?...
UO clutch, BB Dakota sequin blazer, random lace top, Topshop skirt, Zac Posen for Wolford tights, and Unique for Topshop shoes. I normally don’t start with outfit shots. Usually I have to work up to them, but I’m posting this one because I don’t really have any other pics. Plus it’s a kind of fun pic? Geez, I am lame when I write about my own clothes. Seeing myself...
Puppies in Windows
I bring you…… and and That is all. I hope everyone had a good day.
First off, thanks for all of the lovely responses to my last post. Glad you guys liked the giraffe sweatshirt as much as I did! I think I got ridiculously lucky with my current part-time job and this internship. Both places are so laid-back and everyone I work with is amazingly nice. Today was my first day interning and I actually think I’m going to gush about working for no money. It...
Fashionable Opportunities and Giraffe Joy
The story behind this picture is that I interviewed there this week for an internship…and then I turned them down. See, the ending in tears part did come true after all! What happened was that I had an interview before Marchesa and that interview went so ridiculously well that I knew I would love working with the company. I’m normally terrible at interviews because I get nervous...
Help Haiti →
Here’s a link to a bunch of sites collecting donations for Haiti courtesy of tumblr. You can also check out the Google Earth images of what’s happened here. It’s damn devastating, so feel free to help out in any way possible. Oh, and regular posting will commence shortly.
A Trip to the City
The saga with the police report continues. I went and picked one up, but it turned out to be the wrong one, which I found out after they were already closed. Did I mention that they close at 12 on Fridays? They’re open from 8:30-12 on Fridays. Their entire workday on Fridays is shorter than half of my regular work shift. Anyway hopefully I can get the right one tomorrow. On Tuesday I...
What a freakin day. I woke up at 7:30 this morning to drive my mom to work. That’s like 5 hours earlier than my normal winter break wake-up time. I think my lack of sleep impaired my judgment because I ended up going to DSW on a whim and purchasing 2 pairs of shoes. Can we say major self-control fail??? Oops… That’s not to say that I’m not proud of my purchases...
A Salute to My Friends
An extremely slick hotel photographer coerced my friend and I into a photo shoot while we were in Punta Cana. We have a problem with saying no to people. What’s not pictured is our abject embarrassment and the beach full of people staring at us. Let’s just say that this was one of the more….normal shots in the series. My family never takes vacations that aren’t full...
Excitement and Embarrassment
This Monday I took my last college final! It was almost 3 hours of writing in French and, even though I ate beforehand, halfway through the test I got incredibly hungry. My stomach kept growling really loudly and I was afraid to look up from my test in case any of my classmates were glaring at me for interrupting their test-taking. Or worse….laughing at my misfortune. I’m just glad...
Guess who rolled into town on Saturday? Ree Drummond the Pioneer Woman! I love the Pioneer Woman! My friend and I went to Chelsea Market to see her. I wanted to tell her that I loved her boots, but I forgot in the excitement of actually meeting her. Definitely got a little nervous, though I don’t know why because she was so incredibly nice. Well if she ever happens upon this post...
This Close to Catwoman
I’ve been reading Too Many Tights for awhile now and I’ve been following James and all of the crazy tights he makes, but I’ve never bought my own pair. Until now. Week after week of reading about 2-way stretch fabric and doing away with the saggy knee problem finally got to me. I caved and bought the Full Slicks while they were on sale. They’re so shiny! The...
Snow on the Brain
Over the weekend we had our first decent snowfall of the season. Here’s the view of it from my backyard. I should start a series of shots all of my backyard. The view changes constantly because Jersey is awesome like that. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when real snow hits. There’s something so stunning about pristine, white snow. Since the weather has actually...
These are Alexander McQueen Spring 2010 RTW and they’ve been in my “to post” list for awhile. I didn’t mean to do another post with shoes and I try not to obsess that much about shoes that I know I will never ever be in the presence of, but these are just so gorgeous. I love how the shoe itself looks like a platformed, yet still pretty in a soft way, ballet shoe while...