Check out this lovely interview with Tavi Gevinson, being all uniquely adorable, as per usual, and opening up her room and closet to her adoring public. I am a huge fan of hers and specifically, the online ‘zine she started, Rookie Mag; I wish something like this would’ve existed during my tween/teen years! She encapsulates all the uncertainty and wonder that is young womanhood so eloquently and has created a space on the vast WonderfulWideWeb where girls can feel like they aren’t alone ["Wait.. other people think this/go through this/worry about this? Phew!"]….all the while maintaining her quirky style and emphasizing fashion and art as necessary forms of self-expression.
#nowplaying The Boss’s “I’m on Fire (Cousin Cole’s Bad Desire Mix)”
Note: I do not endorse the image set to this song, WTF?
My Miss Moss “fangirl status” grows every time I reed each amazing post and listen to one of her music mixes. I wish she didn’t live in gosh darn South Africa so we could be friends! I just know that we would get along famously.
This song is on the “There’s Something About Us” compilation and although it was created a year ago, I just had my first listen last week [you can rest easy tonight knowing that I now have all of them downloaded, praise Jebus]. The original version is one of my favorite “wish it were longer” songs [also see: this ink-inspiring tune] and now, guess what?! it has doubled in length and been set to a catchy beat thanks to some dude named Cousin Cole. Woot!
I also really like the version of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” be found on the same mix. I heart you, MM!
That’s all for now. Gotta go gaze at some #NYFW photos!
I think my last “song only” post was a JAMC tune as well. Trend alert!
Ms. Wintour was interviewed on “CBS Sunday Morning” today to discuss Vogue’s 120th anniversary commemorative book of cover photographs AND the release of the magazine’s online archives [Who doesn't have an extra $1,500 laying around?!]. I’m hoping my limited access as a subscriber will provide endless hours of zone-out daydream time. Always excitement and innovation from the best! Cheers,
On repeat in #6.
#nowplaying The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs: Vol. 3
I just couldn’t resist. This blog be blowin’ up!
A nice, chill Sunday today; I went to yoga in the AM and headed to Alberta in the PM for a pen-to-page session at Caffe Vita.
A few things of note:
- I spent some time this evening cleaning out, rearranging, and sorting my jewel closet. For me, if I can’t see an item it basically doesn’t exist, so I tried my best to bring a lot of pieces to a more visible position. It also got the wheels a’ churnin’ for another 30 Days of Jewels challenge…. be excited!!
- Marilyn Minter is one of my favorite artists and I’m giddy reeding all the press she is getting for her exhibition opening at Salon 94 in NYC. I think I’d wet myself if I ever got to see one of her works in person; they speak to me so much on the tiny computer screen that thinking of them larger than life is wonderfully overwhelming. Behold the video component of this exhibition “I’m Not Much, But I’m All I Think About.”
Cheshire (Wangechi), 2011
A fun Halloween game for my PDX peeps: costume or real life? Never a shortage of contestants.
Balance has been restored to the RiRi Force, hurrah! The video, meh- I mean it’s melodramahhhh x 10 [and quite laughable at times, see "MINE" being forcefully tatted on her booty, hilar!] but I really like the song. In related news, check out her purdy stint in the November issue of British Vogue, cover below- so beautiful against the bright blue.
I’ve been pondering ‘judgement’ this week after a particular “you just got served by the universe” incident on Wednesday at work. I’m grateful for these moments when I am so obviously put in my place, but am often ashamed by the thoughts and events leading up to them. I’m striving to remember the saying “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” [the Internet is having a battle of its own trying to attribute that quote to someone- Plato is the winner it seems] in terms of snap judgements on relative strangers. Now, judging someone you actually know and quite possibly might even love? GO AHEAD!!!!
More to report from the Rosy Posy City:
- I got my hurr cut at Gold + Arrow salon on Tuesday. Does it look like St.Vincent? No. Does it look much different at all? Not really. But it feels better to me, and I am very happy with Melissa’s handiwork. She thinned it out a lot and understands how curly hair needs to be snipped in an almost random way to achieve the ‘bed head’ look I like. I told her I like big hair and she replied “you want big hair, I’ll give you big hair, baby”- lifetime customer, made!
- Weather has been lovely lately, but one thing I’ve noticed is that it’s really difficult to stand out in fall/winter here. I’m not going for a Lady Gaga look by any means, but with each passing lady, I start to notice that we’re all pretty much dressed the same, give or take a scarf or two. Just an observation that further reinforces my thought that true style is in the details. It’s the addition(s) of unique accessories that serve as an extension of our personalities– that are certainly not all cookie-cutter –that keep us from looking like we all stepped out of the window of [insert trendy store].
- Still on the hunt for black boots. I’ve lowered my standards considerably already due to bleak results from all my favorite haunts; I was determined to find THE PERFECT pair, and I had saved up to pay for them, too. But “they” are no where to be found thus far. I’ve succeeded in procuring brown and – gasp- even red boots at vintage shops, but it seems like every pair of black boots I try on makes me look like I’m getting ready to board a space shuttle. Moon boots, WTFuzz? – not cute. Search continues……….
- Colored tights are going to be “my thing” for fall; first order of biznass is to get more than two pairs [purple and teal]. Also see above where I write that ladies start to all look the same in the cooler months: tights, boots, scarf, etc. – hoping this adds extra flair to my outfits, but they are also on trend right now, so we shall see.
- My mom is the wisest woman I know: this is not news, but I recently caught up on the blog she writes for, SpouseConnect. When my dad retired from ministry after 35+ years, I thought her commitment to the site – aimed at providing supporting words to clergy spouses – had ended, but it has actually morphed into a way for her to share what to expect post-“pastor’s wife/husband” status. This particular list of items called “Ten Foundations for your House” resonated with me. Regardless of your place in life or your faith or lack thereof, this is just good advice. Thanks for sharing, MJR <3
- My arty Flux: Fashion on Lend: Reflections on Six Weeks of Swaps was posted on Monday and I am extremely happy with how it turned out and especially that my own iPhone photo was included to give it a nice personal touch. It was the first “first person” piece I’ve done for NN and I enjoyed it very much [and Laura approved, too- phew!]. I am disappointed at the lack of comments; maybe people just do not care about such a service, but the piece got picked up by a few media outlets here and still received little actual reader feedback. Something to note for the future of this idea, for sure.
#nowplaying Shocking Blue “Love Buzz”
This YouTube vid was tweeted by Krist Novoselic and I love that it features clips of Louise Brooks dancing! Plus, I don’t think I ever heard the original before tonight. Enjoy!
Some links to share:
- Latest blog obsession: Miss Moss. My friend Laura wrote this site down for me last month, but I just started to follow. Pretty pictures; that’s all you really need to know.
- The Olsens now have a Tumblr for the t-shirt branch of their empire called StyleMint
Watch this festive video quiz featuring the twins in Halloween garb:
Yes, the coffee cups-turned-lightsabers made my day, too!
- A gem via the Twit: Herself Magazine
I follow the voice behind I Want to be a Roitfeld on Twitter @iwtbar who shared a link to her friend’s new ambitious project: a fully illustrated fashion magazine. From the images below, courtesy of the magazine’s website, it looks like I might have to splurge on this biannual publication.
- Vogue.com shares some stylish ideas on how to store all that random shiz that accumulates on every surface in your dwelling BUT where it belongs. I especially love the tip that suggests candle sticks double as bangle holders. Genius!
Hope you all are off to a great week; I definitely am, although I am missing my sister who departed this morning. I’m feeling so grateful for a wonderful visit where I got to share my life with her. We made the most of our time together and I don’t think we stopped moving for more than 10 minutes at a time. Success!
Radhead on the Pixies, hells yes. I’m going to need to view this documentary Gouge asap!
I think I see the sun shining through my blinds, so I’m going to finish an assignment and get the heck out there. One option: Mississippi Ave Street Fair.