Monday, March 17, 2008

The City of New York

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I've been in New York. Well, I'm still in New York, actually, and I'll be here till the 21st doing New York stuff.
Things I have done in NY include:
-Shop (flea markets, Goodwill, Macy's)
-Eat (Chinese food, Japanese food, home-made food)
-Walk around (don't ask me where, I don't even know where I am right now)
-Take pictures (of all the happy little people with green faces and 'kiss me I'm Irish' shirts)
-Get sick (fucking Chinese food)

Since I'm feeling a little under the weather, I cut my shopping short today and came back to the apartment my mom and I are staying at. I don't know, I'm not feeling so great about the prospect of living in New York anymore. Maybe I'm just feeling pessimistic because I'm sick, but all I could think about today was how everybody here was such a stereotype and how New York is great, but the problem is that everyone here is so New York. Like, I feel like its all such a facade and that everyone from New York is so obsessed with the fact that they're from New York that they forget that the rest of the world exists. DO I want to have to live somewhere where I'm thinking about how everyone is always putting on a show all the time? That and it's really fucking cold.
I don't know though, I bet New York really is the fantastic place full of interesting people that I've always heard about but I'm so bored with it because I'm with my mom and she makes it feel like work when we go out and do stuff.

Well here's some pictures that resemble some of the stuff I bought at the flea markets because I feel some sort of need to at least pretend to end this on a high note. I really just want to go home.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I suppose this will be more of a music post than anything else, due partially to the recent influx of music to my library thanks to Soren (and my new iPod music-stealing software, woohoo). The sad news is that I've given up on my bittorrent, I don't know what the deal is, but it takes an album like 2 months to download, if ever. Frustration.

Go check out Chief on myspace: it's my cousin's band, and they're pretty damn good (my favorite song is Mighty Proud). They're a funny-lookinng bunch too, so that makes it all a bit better.

(the one in the front with the mad hair is my cousin)

And here, we'll end with a little Ogden Nash.

This is my dream,
It is my own dream,
I dreamt it.
I dreamt that my hair was kempt.
Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Mint Royale

Really sweet video of the sweetest dancing rubbish robot :) Danny, hope you like this one.

Heres the link if you can't see it:

Dashing Lashes

Allow me to begin to express my utter bewilderment and wonder of these gorgeous false eyelashes. When I see these pictures, they are so much more than that. They're a statement, a persona (your gateway to your alter-ego). It's kind of hard to tell from the picture, but that isn't make up below here eyes, its the light shining through the plastic eyelashes and casting an orange glow on her cheeks. It looks like magic.
The make-up artist who designs these, Kakuyasi Uchiide, was interviewed by PingMag, and both parties had interesting statements to make about this new fad.

Such a small accessory like feather lashes seem to give a woman’s face a kind of creature-like aura - transform her into a bird…

Of course! The feather lashes would make you change dramatically. Our lash collection can be applied to any situation - from natural to dramatic.

Interesting what that might also imply about our perception of beauty - are we drawn to an image of beauty that resembles us of archaic nature, possibly?

I like more the idea that cosmetics or make-up is an art of daily life. And there are many things we get impressed of in everyday life - everything surrounding me can be inspiration.

Flick yer bean for Agyness Deyn.

Pic of Agyness Deyn with Henry Holland, wearing Henry Holland. Got this off of Cory Kennedy's old blogspot.

Is it just me or does Henry Holland look like a younger, gayer Sean Penn?

I am in love with those House of Holland t-shirts, they're funky cool. Target has something of a knock-off of them, with their Frankie Says Relax shirts (my sister has one).

Right now I'm in US History, and my teachers is totally hammering this group that just did an hour long presentation on the 1920's. I'm getting really nervous because I'm in the next group, presenting the 1930's. I'll post some picture of 1930's fashion in that light.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

It's not fashion but...

Aren't these the most amazing hookah's you've ever seen in your entire life? Man, they just look like candy... I want to lick one of them :)

The most beautiful bathing suit.

This is the most beautiful, intricate, amazing swimsuit. Everything about it - the boyshort bottom, the low underarm, the mind-blowing knot design - is perfection.

I've had this picture sitting around for a while, just chilling on my Toshiba, but since I rarely use my PC anymore because I finally bought speakers and can listen to music from my Mac, well, I never got around to uploading it till now.

I'm sort of torn about my Macbook right now. It's nice because its lightweight and starts up quickly, but I've been using the new iMovie a lot lately for this hellish economics project and its just so stupid with some things, like what kind of program doesn't have a setting that you can speed up or slow down footage??

Bangin' Bangs

I FINALLY worked up the courage to get a fringe. I was so worried that they would cut it too short or it would look horrible, but I'm actually quite pleased with the result. My hair is a little greasy in the picture, I'll get a picture of it when it's clean, it's just that after I get my hair cut, I try to keep that fresh hair thing for as long as I can, and I think it's approaching that moment.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Schizophrenic Dressing

This girl is like the cutest thing I've ever seen. Her hair is seriously adorable and it takes balls to wear leopard print with stripes. All hail Face Hunter.

In other news, I'm pretty sure I'm obsessed with Polyvore. I refresh every 10 minutes at least to see if I have new comments or favorites. I'm not doing too badly actually, I came in 4th in a contest about heritage (it was about the sliver of Russian in me, even though it barely even counts).

Fortunately, it's only another week 'till I go to New York! God, I just can't wait. Think of all the flea markets and thrift stores (I hope I get to go to one of those where you can buy clothes by the pound!).

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Party Scraps

This was on the site and it's caption was boss. This is what i think more people should do, just wear all of the remnants of last nights party and wander around contemplating the occurrences.

Seriously? Yellow rubber gloves?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Polyvore Man o' War

This time it's me! Yes, I based a polyvore outfit off of an actual outfit, this may seem pointless, but it helps me organize my ideas. For example, I realized that I was lacking accessories, so I added a cool peacock feather bracelet to the mix, and I changed the shoes up.

Glasses: Ray Bans
Jeans: Oli
Belt: Forzieri
Shoes: ASOS
Shirt: Charlotte Russe

Monday, March 3, 2008

Ska'd For Life

I'm feeling the need to stir up some controversy. It's kind of cool and kind of sad that the most comments I've ever had on a post is three (one from Skittles, two from Danny, thanks guys). But it was interesting to read the little debate (on my JUNK. post). Soo, in an attemp to capture at least a little interest, heres a picture of my friend's new surgery scar.

But since I guess this is sort of a fashion blog, it would be unacceptable to leave it at that. So here's a few pictures of Cory Kennedy, Alicia Silverstone and this chick with a myspace whose name evades me right now., will post later.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

New York, Come and Save My Soul!

So, this morning I found out that y summer has fallen apart. My sister and I were going to bum around Europe with some friends of ours since we have to be in Viena for my cousins wedding anyway, but as it turns out, our friends can't go anymore, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do... I still want to go to Holland, but it feels like it just won't be the same. Thankfully, I still have New York to look forward to. My mom and I are going to NY over spring break to check out schools, so I plan on doing a lot of thrifting there. There are a few things I need to pick up there, just some basics I don't own yet.

I don't need any of these things exactly except for Coco Chanel (my new fragrant obsession), but I'd like to find some things similar to them. Yeah, there's no way I could afford an Hermes scarf, but wouldn't it be nice if I could...?

Shirt: American Eagle
Scarf: Hermes
Eyelashes: Make-up store
Headband: AA
Shorts: F21
Leggings: Pamela Mann
Sandals: Bebe
Bag: Miss Selfridge
Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Perfume: Coco Chanel

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Computer Rant


Today was a very productive day for music. I have a new burned CD and copied some cool stuff from my friends ipod onto my computer. I know I was questioning my Mac and continually comparing it to the Toshiba that I have, which doesn't run so smoothly. I've always been partial to the Toshiba just because I have most of my music on there but now, I want to put my music on the Mac instead. My main reason for having it on the pc is that the macs speakers are so tweaky right now. Well, actually the speakers themselves work fine, but it stays on mute unless it's hooked up to my external speakers, which is what I've started doing. And I can also just take headphones with my computer, which I actually prefer to listening out loud. I really do need an ipod, it would be so convenient. Oh and about the picture, I just like the outfit, especially the jacket which fits her really well.