Saturday, February 27, 2010

crystal renn

Baaadunk. I love her. Let's face it..would you rather lust over her or a skeleton catwalk model? hm. That's a no brainer, men out there.

I mean, the fashion industry has their size standards and as much as I know I'm not even close to being a small size, I understand (somewhat) their reasoning for having smaller size girls. Clothes simply fit smaller women much better than someone with a bit extra. It's just the science of garments. However, for editorials and things like that..there are ways around it. And I guess it wouldnt hurt for designers to make their sample sizes a bit larger so the clothes look better on people who arent a size zero. But whatever, it is what it is. I don't think anyone should be crying over the fact that they don't look like these runway models. They are there for a reason, you know? Being tiny is something that they're good at. It's not something everyone is good at that. They're human hangers, simply being used to make the outfit look the best it can be. Women should just be women and be healthy and being healthy means not looking up to 17 year old emaciated Eastern European models. Get over it.

With that said, I really love the new wave of all of these curvier girls who are 'plus sized' just because they remind me of bodies I see everyday and it is more relatable than a girl with the same measurements as my 14 year old nephew. Crystal Renn is hardly fat but it's nice to see a woman with some boobs and some ass representin' in the fashion industry and looking completely gorgeous and glowing posing for the top of the line magazines, designers and photographers.

Renn has notoriously come out stating how when she first started modeling as a teen, she fell into a deep battle with anorexia and that her modeling career was at it's best when she was at her thinnest and sickest. Now she has gained weight and has become almost the spokeswoman for 'curvy'.

Let's face it, if you see her walking down the street, you don't immediately think "WOW WHAT A FAT ASS". When I read Vogue or any other articles talking about her, it's as if they are speaking about the 450lb lady in the aisle at Walmart wearing a Snoopy tee shirt in her mechanical Jazzy while slurping on a red Ice-ee. It's just not the same thing. She is beautiful and in fact normal sized. I hate that her name and picture always has to be followed with the words 'curvy' or 'plus'. She's just a woman? I guess i'm guilty of that by writing about her being a plus sized model. I don't know. It's just the way it goes I guess. One day that may change and we can just look at everyone as people without all the titles but that's going to be a long time from now. The media is just extremely weird and terrifying, but we all know that.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I love Nicole Richie and her adorable babies. She looks like she's just having so much fun. I really like her Winter Kate line that she just released. It's beautiful.

Miuccia Prada

This post is going to be entirely dedicated to the genius of Miuccia Prada. Here are both the Prada Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear & Miu Miu's Pre-Fall 2010 collection (from back in January)

Miu Miu-

I love the use of chunky knits, fur, knee socks & school girl coats. The model terrifies me but aside from that, everything is put together so well and looks like a stepped up version of what I see girls wearing a lot. This collection presents an extremely wearable and relatable concept, but since it's Miu Miu it is of course close to perfect & not exactly what you could pick up at Macy's. However, it would be easy to imitate with a smaller budget and that is great!


I'm in LOVE with this collection. It not only aesthetically pleasing, it just looks completely comfortable. I love the thick knit tights mixed with the different textures of the garments. The geometric prints? I CAN'T. It's a dream! I love the mix of classic silhouette & the somewhat contemporary prints. Not to mention the mix of all of the different fabrics, with a bit of ruffles thrown in, and then for contrast that beautiful beaded black coat appears. I could look at this forever! But looking will get old, i just want to FEEL these outfits.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

yay bushy eyebrows

Do you ever go to get your eyebrows waxed at a cheap asian nail salon? Actually, scratch that. Do you ever go there, in general, and hear them speak in their languages and just KNOW they are laughing at you? I mean, they even did an episode on Seinfeld of this. Everyone feels that way.

Since I have pre-pubescent boy nails and never get any manicures/pedicures (i'd rather spend the 20 something dollars on something else and tell myself i'll just soak my feet in the tub or something. Frugalista!), i always spend the 8 dollars at asian nail salons to get my eyebrows waxed. It's cheap and they do such a great job. And let's face it, this happens like once every two weeks. If I didn't keep up with it, i'd become Sandy Cohen VERY fast. I accept it. I embrace it. It's me. Hear me roar, take me as I am, blah blah blah.

WELL. Every time I get them done, the tiny asian ladies who complete this adventurous task always have something to say. "WOW" or "EEEEEK This will take while." Today was nothing like I have ever experienced though. It was as if I walked into this joint covered in dirt, with leaves in my hair, walking straight out of an ad for Evolution. And let me add, I have had quite a journey being able to accept these things on my face. Teased all the time by little gel haired douchebags as soon as i hit grammar school. "WhY ArE YoUr EyeBrOWs WeIrD". Fuck off, kid!

My Mom never let me touch them because she thought it was cute that they were getting out of control. Not. Cute. I then decided to take matters into my own hands at the age of 13 and gave myself a good case of the "tough & misshaped white trash brows". Soon, they were fixed and I decided to embrace it. They weren't going anywhere. Now I kind of like them.

Back to the nail ladies. Basically, they were appalled and in fact HUMORED by my eyebrows. I could just tell. It took two of them to do it. Two? Really? Yeah. One did this TREACHEROUS task on my UNRULY facial feature while the other put her face one inch from mine, making complete eye contact with me, watching every step. Maybe she was trying to figure out how a human could have dark eyebrows? I really don't know? I felt like a freak show! But also had to control my laughter. After this was complete, they almost let a sigh of relief as if they had just climbed an incredibly dangerous snow covered mountain without food or drink for days. They weren't even that bad! Come on! I paid my 8 dollars and basically ran out of the place.

Whatever! At least I don't have tiny slutty eyebrows! Take that, nail ladies.

(photos = my favorite bushy-browed-model Hilary Rhoda.)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

i love

this Matthew Williamson rug. This room has way too much pink goin' on but i love the rug.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


reason number 90000000000 that I love Target! Liberty of London is putting out a line at Target beginning March 14th. yes! More here.

-also: Joanna Newsom's new album "Have One On Me" is so beautiful. OBVIOUSLY. But really. It's so pretty. go listen


I constantly refer to the past two years before I came to Savannah in a negative way on this blog and I think it's time that I look back with a positive view. It is really that time. As much as I feel more content and happier as a person here, in this point in time, and feel that I have grown a lot...I cannot help but look back on what I learned in PA. I learned so much about what I didnt want but I also learned so much about people. Sure, I learned what I didnt want to be around but that was everything that was going on around me, but I did meet very special people whom I really miss.

There were days there where I would walk around and not want to cry. I always refer to it as being this awful place I never want to think about, because I was constantly in a cloud of my own mental mess. I felt weird, sad, rejected, uninspired, lost. All of those things. But it was not as horrible as it could have been because I found a few really wonderful and beautiful people there.

I was lucky with my first roommate, ever in my life, freshman year. Jill was a great roommate and friend and I learned so much from her. I met a couple people here and there that I could connect with but honestly VERY few. Some I met that I wished I could have connected with more. And Mary, my best friend there & second roommate, if you're reading this, I miss you a lot. I wander around here in this city every day and wish I could come back to a room with you laying there with some powerful and great thought in your head. You always had something cool and fucking smart to say every single day and I miss that. I miss our little adventures and how we could go off on tangents and discuss whatever we wanted with each other. I miss your outfits that you'd put together and waltz around with so much quirk and confidence. I don't know, if anything I regret that I have used King's College as this "bad bad memory" instead of really focusing on how lucky I was with the people I did meet. I met some pretty great ones that I wish I could see all the time still.

College living in a small liberal arts college in North Eastern America was not for me but it was so educational, mainly social wise. I made so many mistakes and did so many dumb things that I'm glad I got out of my system there instead of here. I learned from my mistakes and don't regret them. I miss laughing so hard at dinner with our disgusting, vulgar and honest conversation topics that we named "The View" cause we'd all always go off on some rant about something or discuss graphic details of things out loud because we knew none of us would judge each other. My last year there, a couple of my friends and I would get drunk before going out and have these emotional sessions where we'd cry and tell secrets to each other (if any of you guys are reading this; do you remember this? i do.) and I miss that.

I found my place (for this time in my life or maybe for longer, who knows) but I will never forget that I had pretty wonderful people in my life for those two years where I felt misplaced. You guys never made me feel misplaced, and I thank you for that.

Monday, February 22, 2010

joan didion

"“We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind's door at 4am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.”"

a friend once told me that i dressed like joan didion. i don't know about that but i think she's pretty great. i need to read more of her writings. she is so dainty and delicate looking but don't let that fool you. that woman has a lot behind those doe-eyes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


my grandma & grandpa on their wedding day

Friday, February 19, 2010

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