April 30, 2009

Channeling Abbey Lee

Decided to see what a nose ring would look like on me...what do you think?

April 28, 2009

i read about the afterlife

maxi dress-Boutique in Paris; shoes(not pictured)- Jeffrey Campbell; vintage jewelry

The heat is like a blessing during the end of the school year. At least during class I can look forward to the abundance of sunlight I can absorb once I head outside. I just have to survive these next two weeks and all will be golden :) I have a place to live, a few budding plans for the summer, and a job to hunt down...oh and of course my sister's graduation to attend, can't forget that!

snippets of the weekend...

April 27, 2009

not from around here

mmmm beautiful basics.

all can be found at urbanoutfitters.com


(photos from olsenfiles)

The ideal summer day.

wearing: shredded tshirt dress, woven flat sandals, layered vintage necklaces, bracelets and rings, a giant watch, vintage sunnies, mascara and loose braided waves.

eating: Field green salad with tomatos, goat cheese, avocado and balsamic vinegrette. Warm bread and butter on the side.

drinking: Fresh-squeezed lemonade.

doing: biking by the water, laying in the grass under the shade of a giant tree, dipping your toes in the lake, skipping rocks, climbing trees, photoshoot in a field of flowers, making flower crowns.

listening to: led zepplin, air, and stars.

April 25, 2009

rear window

Rain on a sunny day...bliss.

April 22, 2009

come to me on a summer breeze

Summer wardrobe staples available on Ebay!

70s orange suede cropped jacket.

Pair with some aviators, high waisted cut-offs, a loose white tank, some feather earrings, a cowboy hat and no shoes!

The perfect grungy summer dress.

I love how the ebay seller styled this dress, but I might change it up with some beat up black on black converse high tops, ankle ruffle socks, wavy hair with braided strands and some vintage cross necklaces.

Adorable floral romper!

Seems like the perfect candidate for an all day outdoor music festival! Match this romper with some mussed up ankle boots, a big gold watch and loads of friendship bracelets.

shes got electric boots, a mohair suit

A balanced breakfast.

Was inspired by the awesome tie-dyed Raquel Allegra in THIS video. I'm sure many of you have seen it, but if not check it out! Noot's wardrobe is insane.

Got two really cheap pairs of shorts from forever21.

Marlene Dumas

I saw a show at the MOMA over winter break that featured Marlene Dumas and for some reason she popped into my mind today so I thought I would share.

I had never heard of Marlene Dumas before my trip to the MOMA, but boy did she leave an impression. The startling uses of color, the expressive brushstrokes, the minimalist and simplistic portraiture and most definitely the haunting subjects left me feeling conflicted. On one hand the paintings are beautiful, however they also have this sad haunting energy about them. Some are downright frightening. In the exhibit there was a series of brightly colored newborn babies painted on an extremely large scale and their bodies were twisted and distorted in the most peculiar ways. Absolutely stunning, but definitely not your typical happy baby image. These babies portrayed by Dumas were in pain.

I don't know much about Dumas but I intend to do a little more research.