Sunday, September 26, 2010
just creepin' on my own facebook photo albums from the past 4 years and couldn't help me reminisce about my first two years of college, which were the most collegey years out of all four. SCAD sometimes doesn't even feel like college, i like that. However, I'm glad I got the whole dorm life, college thing out of the way. These photos are of my only two dorm room ever in my life. I like looking at them.
Freshman year living in Esseff Hall on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA. It was my first experience living away from home and sharing a room with a total stranger (who became my close friend for the next two years.) I remember that bed being cozy and I had tons of little bits of my life scattered around. Post cards, pictures, posters, etc. Regular dorm room girl stuff I suppose but I don't think it was that normal. It was my first little space to decorate! I wish I still had those posters. That Rilo Kiley poster is my absolute favorite. I need to find it. It's somewhere in my closet at home.
Sophomore year I lived at a form of a Best Western hotel that let my college use two floors for housing. I lived with my best friend at Kings, Mary, and she was so fun to live with. Living in a hotel was obviously different than living in the regular dormitories that the school offered. It was like the next step to getting an apartment (SORT OF). It gave a little bit more independence and separation from all things college. We had a cool bathroom, and got to take an elevator with hotel guests & lived footsteps away from possibly the most disgusting Chinese restaurant ever established yet we ordered from then atleast once a week.
Two years there = a big blur of learning experiences, cold gray weather, boys, majoring in "mass communications", gross cafeteria food, thrift stores, Curry Donuts' iced coffees, alcohol, etc. It was an experience. I'm at the point where I like looking back on it though because it's so cool to see how life can take you all sorts of places in only a short period of time. That's pretty fucking cool and scary.
Friday, September 24, 2010
this song is so beautiful and powerful. i can't stop listening to it.
this weekend has already been eventful & it's only friday. i even got locked out of my apartment at 3am this morning & had to bust open my door with my two friends. i'm tired. i have to make a 3d model out of foam portraying a fairy tale scene by tuesday, write a paper and send out resumes for internships, clean, have some more fun..
tonight, however, i will sleep.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I got this from Design Love Fest, which is my new favorite place to go for beautiful things. It's run by a fantastic graphic designer Bri Emery. I just love the way her eye works. Go see for yourself!
Monday, September 20, 2010
I know these have been all over the web already, but I just adore these Love magazine covers. Better late than never. The colors, the styling, the choices for cover girls are all tremendously dreamy and womanly in all the right ways. Completely sexy without being raunchy or demeaning.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
kind of goin' through a bit of a 'bleh' moment lately. there are certain things that are going perfectly in my life and others that are very monotonous. all of it, however, is out of my control. i just have to feel it and look forward. life is exciting but i kind of want to just be and feel what i'm feeling. good and bad. it's like i know what i'm doing, know what i want, but also have no idea how i'm going to get it. make sense? whatever. i strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. good or bad moods. all of them last a short while and are happening for a specific reason. i always learn things when i'm in a rut.
my cozy home makes it reeeally hard to want to go out at night, that's for sure. atleast it's saving me money and liver enzymes.
oh yeah? while I was whining up there, I forgot to mention the fact that The Sartorialist & Garance Dore came to my school today & i got to hear them talk up close and personal. No big deal, right? such a dream come true. they were amazing.
in other news...i love stevie nicks and how cheesy and good this song is. like, come on. it's like if a purple fringed jacket suddenly morphed into a song, it would be this one.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
yeah, fashion week! let's not forget about her. i mean...talk about overload of clothing. i can't even keep it all on track. basically it was a 1970's throwback..in a nutshell. Not hating on that idea. At all. Can we talk about the pictures/video from Alexander Wang's after party? Google it. I'm jealous.
Favorites that come to mind are Chris Benz, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, Prabal Gurung, DVF, and my absolute favorite has to be Rodarte. Holy shit. Mind blowing. It's probably the most beautiful & perfect mess I've ever seen. I've always loved them but this collection made me love them even more. Such a hodgepodge of different elements thrown together to create this chaotic beauty.
Oh, and I was looking forward to Karen Walker's presentation but it bored me. All of it looked like something I'd lay around in ,with a messy bun on top of my head watching "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (screaming at the T.V out loud at how scripted it is, obviously) drinking iced tea in a huge "recycled" styrofoam cup that I've saved for days (it's called "i hate doing dishes" chic), on the couch with my Hello Kitty fleece blanket wrapped around me. Oh, was that a run on sentence? Sorry.... No, I'm not sorry.
i love these photos by dylan thomas. these interiors are gorgeous and I love the juxtaposition between modern furniture/design mixed with gritty, classic, vintage design & knick knacks.
sorry i have been neglecting this blog a bit. i've been trying to get things together for the Savannah Street Style blog. And by things, i mean getting my confidence together so I can approach people 100%, and get their pictures and ask them questions. I think with a week in, I'm at a 72% confidence in the whole approaching thing. That's not so bad, right? I know myself. I'll figure it out.
This quarter is exciting at times but also not. One class is going to be a challenge and out of my comfort zone (3d design), another class will just be a relaxing and refreshing time (20th century art history) and the other is exciting as haaaale (fashion aesthetics and style). I have a concept for a garment already in the works which = fun fun fun. I'm not being sarcastic. The hours and hours I put in on the two garments I made in my intro class was literally one of the most challenging and fun times EVER. So i'm ready for this one, and I feel like I'm a little more experienced now.
Tomorrow is the first Thursday night out now that school is back in session, aka: it's going to be eventful. Yes.
ps: this is fat, but does anyone else love The Great Food Truck Race on food network? i'm so into it. next week is the finale and I just need Grill Em All to win. I love them. They're so cute and who doesn't love a burger? I mean, i guess a lot of people don't love a burger, but I don't want to know them.
On a not fat note....Rachel Zoe...I've had enough. I've decided that I really can't stand her. Of course I love her taste and style, but the way she moans and groans in that voice like fashion is literally life or death? fuck off, for real. I know someone else out there in the fashion loving world agrees with me. She kind of makes me want to hate fashion, don't you agree? Luckily I don't hate it, but she pushes me to that place. Fashion is a business and business is hard, but I feel like this reality show really makes a mockery of the industry and those who are interested in it.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Okay, so this is my new project that I was referring to in the previous post. A Savannah Street Style blog! It's still very new but i'm already so excited about it. It's kind of challenging going up to strangers & asking them questions/taking their pictures, it's definitely something to get used to but it's been cool so far!
keep checking back for more updates! follow on twitter (@savstreetstyle) and follow on blogger if you'd like! pass the word around! go take a look! here!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
i'm due for a large blog post, but i'll wait. I have a project in the works that I will share with you on here as soon as it starts. But for now, go out and enjoy Saturday night! And every other night! With so much internet talk during the past couple of days, which lead to a lot of internet thinking and perusing/working/etc. it makes me want to just go out and be an IRL person.
As much as I love blogging and writing online, I never want to become someone who hides behind their computer, pretending they know everything but in real life, are complete duds. We all know those people suck. Even they know they suck. There's only so much you can do without any interaction with others, especially when it comes to a topic like fashion where it is imperative to get out & see how others take part/what they think. During the IFB conference I attended this week, I was able to hear from a lot of successful bloggers with such great advice. They were all completely different but they all had a sense of life and joy that was truly enviable and exciting.
My new 'project' will enable me to get out on the streets, meet new people, appreciate their style/personal taste, get a sense of who is living in this quaint little city with me & i will also be able to combine it with my love for blogging. I will explain this more during the week.
So with that said, I'm going to continue having fun during the last night out before my fall quarter begins. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!