Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I read about Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Casey Perez in this month's issue of Nylon, and now I'm completely obsessed with her stuff. These rings are totally fantastic and I want both. Nothing speaks to me more than witty jewelry, and Casey hit one out of the park with these rings.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
At this rate, by the time spring finally rolls around I'll be completely sick of the nautical trend. In the mean time, I'm embracing it full force. I like it best when paired with a silk scarf knotted around the neck and a stack of thick bronze bangles.
Clockwise from top center: long sleeve shirt from H & M, dress with pocket from H & M, long sleeve tunic Rodarte for Target, tunic sweater from H & M
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
It's been mysteriously temperate here in Pittsburgh this weekend. Though I know the harsh, blustery cold will inevitably return far too soon, I can't help but want this super cute pair of Fendi aviators. Preferably the tortoiseshell ones, of course. I love the subtle reference to their signature B buckle.
Let's call it wishful thinking -- maybe if I get them it won't snow or go below 30 degrees anymore!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The next book to add to my ever-expanding stack of art/fashion/photography tomes? The Facehunter.
That's right, my friends-- street style blogger Yvan Rodic is coming out with a book on January 23rd! The best part? It's not super humongous like most art books, so you can even read it in bed.
Go pre-order yourself a copy, asap.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
In honor of having one day left of spare time, I took Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire. You answer 20 questions, then they tell you which celebrities you answer similarly too. I don't really get how that part works.
According to their meticulous calculations, I'm most similar to Dustin Hoffman. Which, you know, is pretty awesome since The Graduate is probably my most favorite movie of all time.
Also on my list of celebrity matches are Joan Didion and Margaret Atwood. Sharing anything in common with those two is pretty sweet since my life goal is to be either of them.
Anyways, in case you were wondering what my answers were, here they are:
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Irreverance
2. What is your greatest fear? Irrelevance
3. Which historical figure do you most identify with? Does Isabel Briggs Myers count as a historical figure?
4. Which living person do you most admire? Kate Winslet, for saying this: "I wouldn't dream of working on anything that didn't make my gut grumble or my heart want to explode."
5. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Extreme moodiness.
6. What is the trait you most deplore in others? Unfaithfulness to their true self
7. What is your greatest extravagance? Clothing
8. On what occasion do you lie? To protect someone I care about.
9. What do you dislike most about your appearance? Broad shoulders
10. When and where were you happiest? Any and every deep conversation with someone interesting.
11. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? To be less sensitive to criticism.
12. If you could change one thing about your family what would it be? For each of us to feel more compelled to be our best selves around one another.
13. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Recognizing my strengths and weaknesses.
14. If you died and came back as a person or thing what do you think it would be? Karl Lagerfeld's muse.
15. What is your most treasured possession? Laptop + notebooks
16. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? The feeling of being uninspired about life.
17. Who are your heroes in real life? Unapologetically creative free spirits
18. What is it that you most dislike? Expectations
19. How would you like to die? Old and happy, with the feeling that I accomplished everything I wanted to.
20. What is your motto? Confidence is the acknowledgment and subsequent willingness to admit that you're the same as everybody else. The second you start thinking you're different, that's when you run into trouble.
You can take the quiz for yourself here. Share your answers with me! I want to hear them!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
The Bad News: I spilled super glue all over my hand. Like, a ton. I felt like I was peeling away my fingerprints, but its finally all gone.
The Good News: Miraculously, despite dousing my hand in nail polish remover to get the glue off, I didn't ruin my manicure! So cute and cheery for winter, no?
Chanel Orange Fizz--my mamacita got it for me for Christmas.
The Even Better News: Upon surviving the little glue situation, I successfully spruced up a pair of old boots. I glued studs to strips of leather I cut from my old pair of over-the-knee boots, then sewed them around the ankles of a pair of suede boots I haven't worn in forever. Total cost? $5. Unbeatable, considering all the studded boots I wanted were waaaay more than that.