purple.green.gold

Like I’ve said in past posts, I don’t wear bright colors. I just don’t. Black, white, grey, olive green, uhhh..that’s about it! (minus the Mara Hoffman kaleidoscope dress that I wore last April, but that was a necessary exception due to its amazingness). There is -however- one week out of the year where I put my fashion rules aside (I DO WHAT?!) and wear…hmmm, how should I put this…weird-ass colorful shit. Bright yellow boots, a purple wig, neon green spandex and (if you’re lucky) a fanny-pack…yes, me at my best. AND that special time of year is NOW! I’m not gonna give you any hints but I will inform you that this weekend’s debauchery will be very colorful. Purple, green and gold to be specific…kinda like the Spring/Summer 2011 runway shows…only a little more drunken and fat*

{Fendi}

{Proenza Schouler}

{Gucci}

{Michael Kors}

{Diane Von Furstenberg}

{Jil Sander}

*Why my weekend will be fat:

1.) I will be eating a lot of amazingly fattening foods

2.) “Gras” means “fat” in French…as in Mardi Gras…which means Fat Tuesday to those of you who aren’t very good at connecting dots. On that note, please do not refer to Mardi Gras as Fat Tuesday.

Usage: I will be very gras this weekend (unlike the above pictured runway models) due to my strict diet of fried oysters, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and frozen daiquiries.

Another note: do not use “gras” in the above manner or you will sound like a complete idiot.

Hope you enjoyed your Mardi Gras lesson!


Guess where I’m headed today?

 

{Some of my favorite Vogue Paris covers}


Inès de la Fressange

{a look inside her Paris studio}

Another french fashion obsession of mine…fashion sketches + witty french= Angéline Mélin

Oh! And Happy Mardi Gras!!! Enjoy a day of king cakes, parades, beads, booze and some Mardi Gras macaroons from my favorite New Orleans sweet shop, Sucre.  French style sweets with a New Orleans twist. Yum.


peace. love. bahamas.

hippie swimstyle

I’m going to the BAHAMAS in TWO DAYS! I know what you’re thinking…what sort of crazy girl is writing this blog…she’s been in 7 different states in the past 3 months! Seriously though, I have been living out of a suitcase for the ENTIRE summer…..mainly because I have had no real “home” since the beginning of May. I like to call it couch surfing. BUUUUT on Aug 16th, after my Bahamas trip, I will finally be in one place for a long period of time. FINALLY.

60s nassau bahamas

Don’t you love the vintage Nassau Bahamas ad I stumbled across? After finding it, I decided I would do a “vintage beach style” post. Here is some inspiration that put me in a surfer babe mood. ENJOYYY.

jackie beach

vintage poolside

vintage swimwear

favorite... what a scandal

Jean-Patchett-swim style

vintage poolside bike

hippie hat

can I be you please?

vintage beach

60s beach


i lykke you, meowww: Lykke Li and Cat Power

I’m back from NYC. AMAZING MONTH. Hollllyyy shit I wish I was still there. UGH.

Let’s not get too depressing now….

I decided to compile some songs to form the soundtrack of my trip…the second each song begins..the image of THE one and only Empire State pops in my brain…. the nightlife, concerts, movies, shopping, inside jokes…whatever!

New York Girls- Morningwood
Boys Boys Boys- Lady GaGa
Man in the Mirror- Michael Jackson
D.A.N.C.E.- Justice
Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap
December 1963- The Four Seasons
You Make My Dreams Come True- Hall and Oates
Nowhere to Run- Martha and the Vandellas
Us- Regina Spektor
Diva- Beyonce
Beat It- Michael Jackson
Day and Night- Kid Cudi
Quelqu’ un M’a Dit- Carla Bruni
What A Feeling- Irene Cara
If You Leave- OMD
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough- Michael Jackson
Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again- Cat Power
I’m Good I’m Gone- Lykke Li

(Had to include some MJ!)

Now, let’s discuss the last two…Cat Power and Lykke Li…AMAZINGLY INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN. Not only are they gorgeous, they have ridiculous style AND they can SING god dammit! Perfect people…

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Cat Power

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Lykke Li

Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall) started her singing career 17 years ago when she was 20 years old in NYC (jeezzz she does not look 37!) Her voice is freakishly similar to Bob Dylan’s (can I be this woman???)

Cat Power Flag

cat power

Lykke Li is a 23 year old Swedish singer whos music BLEEDS runway show. Her songs bring a certain “overly skinny, gamine girl drenched in designer duds” image to my mind.

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LykkeLishoes

lykkeLi

Both chickass began their US singing careers in Brooklyn…gahhh love it.

This is Cat Power with Karl! Girl is living the life….

cat with karl



The Future Perfect: Williamsburg Shopping

the future perfectFinallyyyy had a shopping day in Williamsburg today (also stopped by on July 5th but was unsuccessful…I mean it WAS the day after July 4th…what do you expect??). Anyway, hit up a few stores that I mentioned in a previous post (see “New York Living”)…OAK, Fluke (which was CLOSED), Beacon’s Closet, etc etc etc…Also stopped by this art/furniture/jewelry store called The Future Perfect. My bffffff (hehe I’m such a girl) needed to pick up something for her mom. Thank goodness because I ended up LOVING the store. Price ranges for every budget and GREAT apartment finds. I found the cutest ring by AMT….it’s an acrylic “diamond ring.” I got it in RED…and it was only 10 bucks! Gotta love cheap diamonds.

 

 

amt's diamond ring 2

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Also, I am craving some toile in my life. My mom had a toile border in the bathroom of my childhood house…a couple months ago I googled “toile pillows” and found some amazing hand stitched pillows (a funky take on the classic print). It was love at first sight….WELLLLLL…upon arriving in The Future Perfect, I was happy to find the EXACT pillows gracefully placed on the signature quilted white couch in the middle of the store. Unfortunately, they sold for about $180 per pillow, eh..no thank you. They also had these really awesome needlepoint graffiti pillows..they looked like something your really urban, break-dancing g-maw stitched you for a gift…brilliant. the FuturePerfect_06graffiti pillowtoile stitching

 

I will def need a few more Williamsburg shopping days…I need to make it back to Fluke while they are open! More to come!


New York Living

banksy-rat-nyc-425x318I’ve been to NYC several times since I was a kid to visit family. I’ve always had to follow their agenda…which was fun don’t get me wrong…but I’ve never had the chance to explore it on my own. TOMORROW, I leave for NYC. I will be staying for a month to take classes and, more importantly, experience New York like I never have before. AND I will be experiencing all of this with my best friend…and my good friends who live outside of the city will be accompanying me on my excursions as well. So, to get to the point, I apologize in advance for being slack on the posts. I’ll be busy with my fashion drawing classes, visiting family, reeking havoc, etc.  To make up for this, I’ve decided to compile some pictures of things I want to do/see and places I want to go. I’m focusing on Brooklyn because a.) I’ve NEVER explored Brooklyn EVER and b.) NYC is so huge, it’d be impossible to include it all.  If you have any suggestions, pleaseeee feel free to share!

….BROOKLYN….

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I’ve heard only good things about the vintage shops in Brooklyn. One in particular…Fluke…sounds perfect for a student budget shopper like myself. In Lucky Magazine, Rachel Comey says “Almost everything at this vintage shop is under $75.” Sounds like my kind of place! Here are some vintage shoppers in Brooklyn….vintage stylekill devil hill brooklyn

 

Kill Devil Hill is a vintage shop in Brooklyn with cheap stuff for decorating. Yay! Again…I’m searching for my new apartment. Rachel Comey describes it as “a den of industrial-revolution-era goodies.” Apparently, they have vintage bottles, buttons, lamps, etc….all will fit in perfectly with my “thrifty/shabby chic” look.

 

oak_content1OAK: words cannot describe the perfection of this store…so I will post numerous pichasss.

oak lace up rain boot

oak lunapants1_regular

 

oak stud bootsoak tshirt

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…OTHER NYC PLACES…

Movies in Bryant Park

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FINALLY. This is a restaurant I’ve been wanting to check out for AGES but never got a chance. The Spotted Pig.

the spotted pig nyc

I will post pictures after my trip and try to update as much as I can while I’m there!