Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I mean, thanks for all your love and support these last few months, friends!!!

Time for some retail therapy until I break all the credit card machines in NYC. And then Paris and then Barcelona.


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Today and tomorrow.

That is all.

This has been a pre-scheduled post brought to you by the letter T.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Haters Gonna Hate

Disclaimer: I can't find the original link to this gif, so if anyone knows where it came from, let me know please!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Henrik Vibskov Cardigan

Unisex, but expensive.

You like how I'm lusting after a long sweater even though it's still July?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Heart Tea Set

For Sharon, who has been a much more diligent studier than I have been these last few months. Okay, or, like, ever. I know she'll love this - if she ever checks the blog again.

$140 at mollaspace. Or, individual pieces here.


I like this blog.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are Medicom Toys

November 2009, pre-order for $34.95.

Fashion and War

Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, October 2007.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

help I have a...

I like the packaging a lot. And I could use that problem sleeping tin.

$4/tin or $20/6-pack at Help Shop, via Lovely Package.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I've said before that elephants are my favorite animals...but in a stroke of irony (? am I using that right? Alanis Morrisette has forever confused me about this word), I also really enjoy mice-shaped things. Note: just mice-SHAPED; I'm not so much a fan of the real animals. Sidenote: I saw on Mythbusters that elephants not liking mice is true! It was really cute - if the elephants saw a mouse, they would take steps back and veer away. They didn't react this way to other things that were small and moved, only to mice. I'm not sure why, but I thought it was adorable.

That being said, I already have a pair of the MBMJ mice flats, and now he goes and makes this:

Do I need this? No. Do I want it? Yes. Would I ever use it? Likely. Sigh.

Universal Health Plan

via [lunchbreath].

Leica C-Lux 3 in White

My new camera, birthday present courtesy of the Amazing Albert. For the first time ever, I'm actually really excited to try taking good pictures and playing with the settings! Normally, I'm just a point, zoom if necessary, and shoot kind of person. I like the functions on this camera a lot:

snapshot, program mode, portrait, soft skin, transform (make people taller/thinner or shorter/wider!), self-portrait, scenery, sports, night portrait, night scenery, food, party, candle light, baby, pet, sunset, aerial, high sensitivity, hi-speed burst, flash burst, starry sky, fireworks, beach, snow, pin hole, and film grain!

Plus, it's pretty.

Karima Francis

Kings of Leon Cover

She is amazing. She is knocks-the-wind-out-of-you-feet-frozen-to-the-ground-stunningly amazing. Doubt me and you'll be sorry.

Here's another one that zaps the strength right out of your legs and makes you have to lean on something or sit down out of the sheer emotion she uses.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

She-Ra: Princess of Power

Thank you, Christeen, for effectively making me fail the bar by sending me the entire first season on Youtube.


I Don't Need a Whole Box, I Just Need One

Failure to Launch, which was only watchable thanks to Zooey.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Slow and Steady Wins the...Birkin?

I'm pretty sure I've written about Slow and Steady before, but this is the first time they've done something in LEATHER. At first glance, I thought, wow - are they really trying to get away with straight up ganking the Birkin shape? But then I noticed that the bag is actually cut like that on ALL 4 SIDES. It's like a giant square of floppy Birkin goodness. Genius.

Slow & Steady Wins The Race : no 19 luxe 4-sided birkin bag, $1,150

But honestly, 1K? The color looks amazing, but is the leather? I'll have to see it and touch it before I pass final judgment.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Procrastination Nation

If 'Procrastination' were a country, I'd be it's reigning Queen. Things I've done today between short bursts of studying include: 
  • Watching an episode of South Park (Lord of the Rings, aka Back Door Sluts IX); 
  • Picking up my birthday present to myself up from the post office, even though I had decided to wait till tomorrow; 
  • Dropping off my laundry; 
  • Going to the grocery store for cut watermelon and left with said cut watermelon, 2/$5 Haagen Daazs (no coffee, though. sad face), 2 lemon-lime Gatorades, and a pack of frosted lemon cookies; 
  • Putting together care package numero...5 or 6? to the bf overseas; 
  • And refreshing my Google Reader every 15 minutes in hopes of interesting articles and funny videos. 

And all of this was done wearing my current favorite (as of about the last week or so) "oversized tee" from Topshop - but since I'm nice and short, it's actually pretty much a dress on me, and that's how I wear it. Comfortable, cool...and classy, no?

Waiting for my Cheap Monday Biggie Skull shirt to get in tomorrow, which I'm excited about since I spent, literally, an hour Googling the crap out of it to find somewhere that sold it online in black, instead of the white, which is still available all over the place. And yes, I am well aware that the two shirts are basically the same thing. And I don't care.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Alexander Wang 2010

Just when I think I'm ready to quit being obsessed with fashion for a while, things happen like the Givenchy couture show and now these particular pieces from A.Wang's 2010 collection.

Chambray's not going anywhere any time soon. And the Coco duffle in grey (suede? I hope not) looks delicious, too. Oh, and b-t-dubs, the Denim and Leather Jacket is now available at Shopbop and net-a-porter, and I want it, along with a bunch of other junk I can't afford and don't need. Story of my life.

Electropop - Jupiter Rising

Catchy song that I can't stop dancing around to, thanks to my brother's cd mixes in his super sports car that I stole...the cds, I mean - I didn't steal his car. ...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Lydia Deetz

It's becoming a pretty common thing for me to have people call me weird or quirky...which I'm okay with in most contexts. I'm not really sure where I get it from, but one of the reasons is because I thoroughly enjoy campy movies - and if you know me at all, you know how I feel about Tim Burton films. Some of my favorite campy classics include:

Labyrinth with David Bowie,

Alice in Wonderland (the made-for-tv version with everyone from Sammy Davis Jr. to Scott Baio to Shelley Winters to Ringo Starr to Merv Griffin to Carol Channing),

Return to Oz (the darker 'sequel' to the Wizard of Oz),

and the point of this post, kind of, BeetleJuice. I even loved the cartoon version that used to play on the WB.

Though I wasn't a particularly gothy or 'dark' kid, Lydia Deetz was always one of my favorite characters growing up (also: Wednesday Addams). Winona Ryder was also lovely as Kim in Edward Scissorhands.

If the cartoon series ever comes out on DVD, someone please take note that it'd be the best present EVER.

And to wrap this post up, here's one of my favorite parts from Alice in Wonderland, since the possession scene in Beetlejuice where the Deetzs and their dinner guests sing 'Daylight Come' isn't available online:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Project Alarm

This is me in the morning, especially on weekends.

I especially liked when, instead of putting on shoes, the guy clung on to the door and swung out to get his milk. Sometimes supreme laziness is the force behind really creative ideas to do the simplest things.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


This looks really hilarious, particularly the Indian dude.

"Poquito mas! That means see you later!"


It's like Middle East meets Sci-Fi (obviously a huge simplification of what the collection was probably going for, but whatevs, it's my blog and it's late), and I love it. People have been posting about this all day, and after saving it to my desktop, I figured I should at least post the picture, too.

Via Jak&Jil.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Just A Thought...

Octopus Rings

Instead of celebrating our nation's Independence Day like Will Smith and Bill Pullman intended, I stayed home today with every intention of studying...but used my time more wisely by watching Youtube videos and shopping online. I'll celebrate it properly next year when the bf is home from overseas.

Anyways, I like these. One of my biggest fears is a Kraken monster - don't ask me where it comes from or why. I get recurring nightmares about a Kraken attack during a really horrible monsoon, and it's heart-stoppingly TERRIFYING. Which makes my interest in these rings a little confusing, even for me.

Noir - from 80s Purple

Lusca - Diby & Iona

Seppie - Digby & Iona

I think I like the 2 Digby & Ionas best. They're the most tentacle-y. Although, the Noir one would match my gunmetal Talon ring (Made Her Think - available in brass, rhodium, and rose gold).

Now, I think I'm gonna watch Beetle Juice recorded on my DVR. I love Winona in that movie.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Opening Ceremony Fall 2009

When Albert comes home for good, I hope he'll be open to trying some of these pieces out. I'm kind of in love...with him, duh. Oh, and the fall collection, too.