My favorite editorial I've seen in a long time, from Elle Russia. Simple but awesome. I wanna be in these clothes. The hats, the letterman's jackets, knee socks. Justttt great. I had a couple random varsity letters from non-sport-sports like cheerleading and acting in high school... and now I really really wish I had gotten a letterman's jacket.
I've been listening to these two mixtapes all day, alternating. The old guard and the new guard.
Pusha-T (of the Clipse, for those who aren't familiar) is branching out on his own with great results (picture me giving double thumbs up while I say that). But seriously, the mixtape is as good as I hoped it would be, the highlight being "Open Your Eyes" produced by Nottz, which samples Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a not-eye-rollingly-obvious way. I'll admit I'm predisposed to being way too into this, but I'm way too into this.
Then there's Nostalgia, Ultra by Frank Ocean of the Odd Future crew. Chances are you've heard some buzz about the OFWGKTA boys (and hopefully you caught their incredible performance on Jimmy Fallon), but this mixtape is more Drake than Tyler the Creator. It's a pretty soulful R&B/hip-hop fuse, sampling from an eclectic array of songs while still feeling mighty fresh and new. Good for non-rap fans and heads alike. Also for fear of sounding like a stan, he has a really really really nice voice (NYTimes compared him to Terrence Trent D'Arby, which made me laugh a single laugh).
Something kind of sweet: Frank Ocean put the mixtape up for download on his tumblr, and included rich text files of the lyrics to all his songs in the zip file. Aww.
Club Monaco coat / Super sunglasses / Botkier bag / rando old jeans / Clarks shoes
So as you may know, my mom is in town for a visit, and boy have we been having a ball. Today we went on a historic pub crawl downtown and had a deeelicious dinner at Pleine Sud (where our fab friend BJ is the sous chef).
Yesterday we spent a good chunk of time at the Chelsea antiques garage, which I wish I had taken pictures of. That place is really, really super awesome. I think I had the impression that even though it's basically a flea market, there wouldn't be anything I could afford, but there is a ton of beautiful, special vintage jewelry for really reasonable prices (I'll post my new ring this week!), lots of great art/old photos, clothes, odds and ends, and more more more. I could have spent a boatload in there – needless to say I'll be going back. Also I saw Birdie Bell trolling the aisles, which I felt like was a pretty good endorsement.
THIS is my new Club Monaco coat (gift from mom!). I saw it months ago in the window of the store and had a heavy sigh moment knowing it would never be mine... so when we found it at the back of the sales racks for over 50% off and the last one in my size, it had to be fate. I absolutely love it. Whaddya think?
Yeahhhh I got these. How could I not? Julian Louie x Aldo collabo, see where you can buy them here.
I'm really excited to wear them tomorrow. It's supposed to be sunny and nice, now I just need to do a little at-home pedi fix, yaddadimean? Mom's in town this weekend, so far I've received the following texts: "Do you want to go on a historic pub crawl on Sunday? Where we got to three historic pubs and learn about them and drink beer?" AND "We just arrived in New York, do you think there are any liquor stores open at this time of night?"
Feast your eyes. Just feast them. I want all of these pieces sooo much. Especially Frankie's furry jacket and skirt. The pre fall collection is my fancy girl wardrobe, this is my fun girl wardrobe (in my dreamz).
I did a DIY! I don't do too many DIY projects, usually because they either wind up costing a bunch to make or come out looking too "crafty," but when I saw this braided hex nut project on Honestly...WTF I was like OKAY that I could do. Their version is a little more lady like, but I went for some heavier hex nuts – I like the weight of them. I made one bracelet with black, one with neon yellowishgreen, and a necklace with staggered groupings of nuts with a mix of neon orange and yellowishgreen cord. I wanted to make a million more but eventually I ran out of nuts (awwww nuts).
I wore these with my crazy pink scarf from Ecuador out to a friend's birthday party, and got lots of compliments, I can't wait to make more and try out some new materials/styles. I got a few requests for special projects, now I just need the hardware store to open so I can get crackin' on these bitches!
What do you think?? Would you wear these? Would you buyyy these?
Ante and I decided to do an edgy magazine photo shoot in the Super 8 in Atlantic City this weekend. Also, I hate Paz de la Huerta. Atlantic City is one of the weirdest places I've ever been, but it was really, super super fun. I would go back.
Many thanks to everyone who visited/shopped my new store last week! I've got lots more good stuff to list, stay tuned.