Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's A Long Way Up

Body-chain bought on Melrose

This morning when I got up I didn't have my outfit planned (I usually put it together the night before for ease) so it mostly consisted of me throwing together some items from my closet. This throwing together however ended up somewhat resembling a mix of Steven Tyler and Kanye, so I was pretty proud of my wardrobe styling efforts. *I'd also love to own some more long tees/flannels so if anyone knows the best location to cop those please send me a letter, or a text, or a snapchat, or any form of communication*

Newest member of my friend's family. Adorable.

Sleepy Wednesday afternoons..

And wow, can you believe I actually live in this place? I still can't (though I'm starting to apartment scour for a cheaper studio for myself). Not bad at all.

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Magic Hour

Some photographic captures from the lovely Sunday I had. Everything melded together into a wonderful melting pot of California beach scenery, sunlight, music, and people watching you can only encounter at Venice Beach.

Yes, I was smiling ear to ear while walking down the board walk.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Talking To Myself

I watched a video today in class about what the future could look like technology wise, and although we all marvel at the sheer innovation of these new products and ideas, I don't think its all perfect. Sometimes I get a little bit sad when I realize how glued everyone (including myself) is to their devices. We stand at subway stops and street corners mindlessly scrolling through our social media plagued feed, not really paying attention to our surroundings. Maybe its just me, but I feel like we aren't experiencing everything that we're meant to. The great geniuses and creatives of the past didn't have something to fill their every second with, so maybe we're meant to be a little bit bored and let our mind wander to find the best inspiration.

One of my goals for the year is to spend less time on my phone. Not saying I won't post Instagram pictures or my favorite lyrics on Twitter, but I'm going to try to stop checking my phone when I know I don't really care. Because looking at a glass screen is truly more of a bad habit than anything. We don't need to document everything either, obsessing over filming or photographing every second kind of takes away from the big picture. Are we living in the moment or peering at it through a veil of imagined social acceptance?

The best moments are those when you don't even care if you get a lasting imprint of it, you know you'll always remember it even without manifested proof. I guess what I'm trying to say is: dance as much as possible, ask people about their favorite songs, stay out late being young, tell the truth, travel somewhere unknown, discuss your innermost thoughts will you still can, and much much more.

If we really live in the present who knows what we can find out both about ourselves and the people we care about.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Return of Flare Pants and Other Inquiries

Almost Famous vibes in full swing

Fresh pastel shades for the return of the sun

Layers and a man bun? Not bad.

These boots were actually made for walking, and to look seriously bad-ass.

All black never goes out of style, sexy and sleek.

A denim jacket &  90's choker clearly lifts your mood

Thanks Adidas for keeping us fresh.

Clean sneakers for the new quarter.

Yes I did in fact dress almost like a lady today, shocking.

Texture, texture, texture.

Are flare pants making a comeback? That remains the question of the moment as I spotted two adorable outfits featuring this item today. Oh please let it be so, nothing like a moment of freedom for the constricted ankles of skinny jeans, and a whisper of groovy nostalgia (can groovy become popular again, ahem Urban Dictionary I'm talking to you). Nonetheless school has returned and so has the amount of student style that FIDM has to offer. Although our school has some ridiculous things about it, such as the amount of Starbucks cups visible in class and the fact that we get to talk about shopping as work, you can't deny we're one of the best dressed places around. Oh wait we have to study again now too....

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Nostalgia Ultra

  • Calvin Klein
  • Lace
  • Nike's
  • Faux Fur
  • Thigh high leather
  • Ripped denim
  • Florals

But none of that is really important because sometimes all you have to do is play Beyonce out the car speakers in a rooftop parking lot at sunset to have the best time ever.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Black Tar Heroine

Black and white at S.A.M
Jacket: Reign Storm
General aesthetic for 2015: less is more.
Simple and streamlined with monochromatic shades. All black with my snow white Air Force 1's.

Shirt & cap: Forever 21

Pants: Sparkle & Fade, Sneakers: Nike

Purse: Forever 21

Something fun is always necessary.
Visited the Seattle Art Museum today especially interested to see the pop art exhibit ending January 11th. Came out with renewed interest for creativity, and a few favorite art pieces in mind. I'm also especially fond of  artists who use modern technology to create items that are almost other worldly and dream like (and probably what one would experience on psychedelics). Jacolby Satterwhite's Country Ball 1989-2012 video struck me as one of a kind and as something I could stare at for a while without attaining any feelings resembling boredom.

A still from the video.
I also loved the art below, from the Warhol inspired hair by Mickalene Thompson, to the amazing fashion magazine/mixed media paintings by Robert Heinecken and the relevant as ever 1980's piece Seduction by Lynn Hershman Leeson

Hair Portrait #20