Monday, May 31, 2010

style



i really don't care about christina aguilera, not a fan, i respect her but simply don't pay much attention. however, the looks from her april 2007 nylon magazine spread have always stuck with me. the photos came out amazing, her hair looks great and i love the textures, prints and colors of the outfits they dressed her in.

i think she's back to trying to be 'shocking' and 'sexual' with her persona again (for her new album) which is annoying. why is it annoying? because i'm pretty positive that this whole 'im a free sexual woman and i don't care' attitude is programmed by the executives at whatever record label she is on and not a symbol of true feminine and sexual freedom. it's just dollar signs and boner material. girl can sing though.

other news- today i bought this @ homegoods for $5! i had to get it. i usually hate style guides/shows (What Not To Wear is the WORST show) but I love Rachel Zoe and love having little fashion/design books around at all times. Can't wait to really start reading it. For $5, i couldn't pass it up.

Friday, May 28, 2010

it's a lovely universe in us all

the selby













if you've never been to The Selby, you're missing out. especially if you love interior design but mainly if you just love looking at homes. i love looking at staged interior design magazines and photos just as much as the next person but there is something so amazing about seeing REAL people in their environment surrounded with all of their cherished items. no stylists, no props, just humans and their belongings that tell so many stories without even having to say anything.

Hello Acey

yesterday i got to skype with my niece ace for a couple of minutes. moments before, i was holding up a hello kitty blanket that she gave me for my birthday a while back, so she reciprocated by holding up a hello kitty pillow :) i love her.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

finals week

finals week is a hectic one. it's kind of like child birth (okay maybe not at all like child birth) where it is just a big chaotic mess of emotions but once it's over, the feeling is like no other. too much? was this too whiney college kid? whatever. it's a positive thing! because once noon hits tomorrow, i'll be feelin' giddy, weird, happy and relieved. and hopefully proud.

this is the third quarter for me at SCAD and i know i've said it 900 times, but my god has this been a life changing year. for millions of reasons, but largely school wise. i've never considered myself a great student, i never put in that much effort, always a C+ kind of girl. now? i will feel tears fill up my eyeballs if i receive less than a B+ on anything. I strive for A's because now I know it's possible. Maybe it just took finding the right place for me. I never felt like I was in the right place, therefor i never tried. What was the point? Now, is a different story. I want to be here & I want to do the best that I can possibly do because it is giving me so much. With each quarter, I learn more and more and more. This spring quarter alone filled my brain with so much information that has already made an impact on my life. It was hard and will get even harder, but it's so worth it.

It's May? The school year is technically over? I did it? Well, almost did it. Marketing presentation tonight went well, tomorrow I have to hand in a designer file book I made on 5 up & coming designers (more on that later), a series of 10 flats (technical drawings of garments), and a final art history exam. Then I can say "i did it".

But seriously. Last spring... I don't even know what I was taking. I think I remember 2 classes that I took at King's College. I can't believe I did that. But this...I can believe I'm doing. Finally.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

karen elson & jack white





i love them.

found in the latest issue of Vogue

Saturday, May 22, 2010

yay




my realtor let me in the new apartment for the day to take photos/measurements of everything. i felt a little overwhelmed with a new set of eyes on because now i'm looking at it in a way where i want everything to fit! where will i put a couch? how can i make it look cute without being cluttered? what size mattress do i need? how will i hide a long cable wire? i made a little list and drew out a floorplan of where I want my furniture to go, etc. which made it easier.

i signed the lease and it's mine now! moving things gradually in at the end of next week, then flying to NJ for 3 weeks and then officially moving in mid june. eeep! this all happened so fast. it hasn't sunk in. i don't think it will til everything is unpacked.

above are some 'before' photos. the tenants before me left a couple of things for me (the bed, shelf, armoire type thing, shower curtain, etc.) which was nice. i really like the bed! it's interesting and i love the carving in it. the cat seems to just roam around the little backyard and is fat & friendly. he kept climBin Up MA BoOt today though YaLL, so that's why he's posing in the picture. what an attention whore!

i love this

found this over at the sartorialist. taken around 1970, of 60's supermodel/now designer willy van rooy and her tiny son. how adorable.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

so pretty


c/o of DwellStudio's blog

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

good


i forgot about how good this song is. i used to love it when i went through my bob marley phase everyone goes through it! and usually you don't ever fully come out of it. i always enjoy listening to bob marley but there was definitely a time where that was all i'd listen to.

this song is great! im so happy i rediscovered it. alright now i need to go do something with my day but i really just want to listen to music.

music posters


i really love music posters, but I especially love the beautiful ones created by Nate Duval. I already have two by him (a Wilco one, and a Monsters of Folk one) and I started looking at his site again for some new ones. I've already decided that I'm not going to go crazy with any more wall decor for the new place since I really have collected so much this past year.

I began looking for Kandisnky prints because I've fallen in love with his work recently thanks to good ol' art history class. However, when I spotted this Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros poster on Duval's site, my heart melted. I need it. I want to put it in the new kitchen or something. It is just so bright, cheery and easy to get lost in.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010




it's honestly so hard to concentrate on much except everything that has happened from saturday-til now. i've gotta admit, it's been a little hectic with announcing that i'm leaving although letting a landlord know you're moving out by june 1st, and will still pay til august when my lease technically ends shouldn't be so unheard of. the way certain things were handled was pretty disappointing but not surprising. this place has never been totally comfortable or "homey'. It's a beautiful place and I tried to make it feel good but it just was ultimately not a good fit for me. no horror story, nothing too dramatic, just bottom line: it was time to go. it was exciting because it was a new experience but there have been negative things since day one. many positive things, of course but after awhile, it's better to move on.

for the sake of everyone else in the house, i hope the new roommate (whoever she will be) works out well, mainly for my pal jordan. she needs someone cool to take my place, although she's always welcome at my new apartment anytime she wants.

i need to just focus on the fact that a major dream has come true, and i'm so happy i didn't pass this up. there is no easy way moving out. whether i announced this two months ago, or now. it's better that I leave now than later (because that would have happened. i'm sure of it.)

That's all I have to say about that :) Moving forward. I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am. I drive past the new place probably 4 or 5 times a day. I will make my 'route' longer to wherever I am going just so I can drive past and stare. I've been making lists of everything I need to do, pack, buy, move, etc. Seems like I won't need to buy anything that new except a couple pieces of furniture and basic stuff. I will be able to decorate with all my things that I bought for my current apartment which is great and saves money.

I'll also be able to use the vintage plates that my mom & i have collected! my dream of having a little tiny old French looking apartment has come true and i feel so lucky. That's enough talkin' about it though. I just had to let it all out.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

nina ricci fall 2010







wow.

moving.


guess what? i'm moving into my very first apartment, by myself, downtown on my favorite street in all of Savannah. (photo above). I don't know how it all happened. It was very fast. My Dad is visiting me for the weekend and he's an impulse decision maker in a lot of ways and we decided it was best to jump on this great opportunity. It's an old townhouse (divided into three units, I get the middle floor. small but good.) like the one above, built in 1851, with a garden patio covered in ivy, old brass chandeliers, a small old fashioned kitchen, two (not working) fire places, and hardwood floors. cobblestone street outside, minute walking distance from everything in downtown savannah, an old bed and breakfast across the street, etc. I feel like I just went on a date with the person I want to marry or something, but instead it's an old apartment that I will be able to call my own. I feel like I'm in love.


And really, I'm not religious and this is a little sappy but I feel like my Grandmas (i consider them my guardian angelz) helped me get this. This is a place that is very old lady-ish and very me and they would get such a kick out of it. I think they guided me to this. (cheesy but shut up!)

i move in as soon as I get back from a little break in NJ from may 30th-til mid june. i'm nervous and don't know what I got myself into but i am extremely ready for this. decorating galore! also probably old cat lady galore. living alone with a cat that happens to roam the courtyard. it can be my significant other!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

happy saturday


bestfran blog



my best friend abby and i decided that we should start a blog. this will be a place where we just talk about anything we want and maintain our friendship (that will be long distance for a while) through blogging and expressing our THOUGHTS and FEELINZ'. our other best friend jessica will be a contributor occasionally also and was kind enough to PEN our first entry.

enjoy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

courtney











i'm really not even going to hide the fact that i really enjoy listening to Hole sometimes. I also get a kick out of Courtney Love. I just do! The whole story of her and Kurt and all of her outlandish antics since then. It's obviously sad but I don't think she means any harm. I've heard she's pretty good live and I doubt she gets enough credit because of how fucked up her image is. You know society never likes a woman who is a little insane. A man that acts insane? Whatever! It's fine! Courtney Love? Let's crucify her. Bleh.

Her crazy twitter and blog rants are actually not even human. The words? Nothing makes sense. It's a jumble of almost words, very burnt and tired brain cells and 40+ different pills swimming sweetly through her bloodstream. But whatever. It happens. I hope she gets better and she can rekindle her relationship with her daughter. Drugs and the death of Kurt have just really done it's damage on her and i don't think she even denies that.

I love old pictures of Courtney and Kurt & when Courtney was (most likely very much on heroin) kind of cool in her iconic grungy floral baby doll dresses.

But seriously. Hole kind of rules. Even the Celebrity Skin album.


Update: coincidentally this was posted on Jezebel the same day i wrote this. I found it interesting.