Tuesday, March 30, 2010


My latest On-the-Go playlists are totally saturated with Maria Taylor's songs, so I thought a post dedicated to her would be suiting. "Song Beneath a Song" in particular is quite versatile in that it can complement most any mood I am in. The title itself connotes a certain multi-layeredness and depth. I listen to it, and I'm content. Satisfied. But how random is this video? Geishas sword fighting with parasols? Chasing each other then falling? Really now? Bizarre. It gave me a good chuckle though. Hope it gave you one too! ( It may sound familiar to you from Grey's Anatomy. )other Maria favorites:
And yes, music freaks, 11:11 is an old album, very old actually (circa 2005), but that doesn't take away from its splendidness!
And plus, I'm just discovering it now (I'm perpetually lagging in music trends.)


Friday, March 26, 2010

Triple X

Whilst I was going trigger happy @ the MFA in Boston, my camera was spazzing out. Later when I developed and printed my film, I found this little beauty! I guess this triple exposure shot happened magically!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

xx Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti xx

So I kept seeing these funky clothing pieces with a particular lips print fabric, and the designer remained a mystery. But after much style.com stalking, I discovered that Alberta Ferretti (for Philosophy) is to blame for my latest obsession (!!!)

I love the pop artiness of this collection, and the
ultra femme but playful vibe.
I like the pairing of orange and blue, and the repetitive, cutesy prints as well.
Kisses! xx


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Billy Joel nostalgia

I overheard this song playing on the TV, and it reminded me how much I love Billy Joel! Seriously great stuff.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Dear ENC,

Dear Beloved ENC,

By the time I return home, I expect the butterfly exhibit to look like this:

I have given you a year to work on your resources... please do not disappoint.


Devoted butterfly lover and ENC picnic attendee

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jeff Wall installs

It's been so long since our last post!
Sorry reader--if you're there--this past week was indeed quite crazy!
I have lots of ideas swimming around in my head, and it would probably be nice to organize them into this little bittle of the world.
While I sort through my brain's contents, feast your eyes on this puppy:

And yes, I am posting at 2:42 AM--just a little bit nocturnal.
Oh, glorious spring break!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

i like: how the day sounds

How The Day Sounds Official Music Video from Greg Laswell on Vimeo.

I've had a pleasant Sunday morning. I celebrated Daylight Savings Day by sleeping in, which was glorious! I figure if I'm losing one hour of the day, what's a few more? Anyways, I'm enjoying the pit-pat of the rain, the clicking of my fingers typing, and the tunes of some old 90's songs {still from my bed}. I've also decided to rid myself of fluorescent lighting {for environmental and mood sake}, so I'm appreciating the glory of natural light + twinkle lights. Not completely eco-friendly, but a tidbit better I think. I like how the day sounds, and it seems like Greg Laswell agrees.

Friday, March 12, 2010

the coolest succession of events

Could you even imagine making something like this?!? Ahhh sooo cool!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ingrid, the way she is

Last week I saw Ingrid Michaelson play at the Somerville Theater. I have to say, I didn't have super high expectations for her. Yeah "The Way I Am" is nice, and so is (my favorite) "Morning Lullabies," but they're simple songs. I pictured her sitting passively while strumming a few of her most famous songs: a pleasant but mellow show. To say that she exceeded my expectations would be an understatement. First, Ingrid is hilarious. Her humor is probably most comparable to Tina Fey's. She went from singing B. Spears' "Toxic" in "Popra" (a silly genre she coined--think pop + opera), to imitating Mat Kearney (who she's playing with on the 18th at Boston's HOB), to rapping the theme song from "Fresh Prince of Bel Air," to discussing the girls vs. boys rivalry on her band's bus. She was so unedited, goofy, and spontaneous that she instantly connected with her audience. Mid-show she even decided to have her 5-man band all switch places- her bassist imitating her vocals, while she, quite impressively, took on the drums! She's so musically talented and charming that she can pull off this silly sort of show. Just some nerdy girl who likes to play her lil ukulele, sing, and talk in accents. What's not to love? Oh, almost forgot! Greg Laswell, her opening act, was pretty swell himself!


ps, go listen to "You and I"

Friday, March 5, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

out of scarves? use a sweater to make a swarf!

Don't worry! This snow is going to be gone and these toasty browns will be that much toastier with sun reflection off of it

Goodbye rain! Hello temperatures wiggling their way up to the 50s!
And you know what, goodbye black and cold colors. All I want to see is vibrant vibrant vibrant or warm sun-kissed browns. I'm a believer in the "fake it 'till you make it approach" and until it is in the 60's I'm going to wear the warm to entice the sun to make an appearance. By appearance I mean, barrel out of hibernation and give me a bear hug that is so tight that every last shiver is squeezed on out my toes and my cheeks are pink with its kisses!

Mo' prints!

self portrait project:
"night" project:
so i think my scanner made the tonality a little funky. oops!
but i had a lot of fun snapping these. the thing is, photohomeworktime is really just funplaytime! what i find so engaging about film photography (as opposed to digital) is that there's always something unpredictable that emerges in the process from snap to development to printing.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


These gave me a good chuckle! So simple yet so creative!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yigal Azrouel

I just discovered Yigal Azrouel, (with two dots over the ee),
and am hooked on his work!
here's a mix of my favorite looks, spanning multiple seasons (sort of unorthodox for a fashion blog post, i know! but i couldn't help it!)
Spring '10
love the nude mesh neck, and the yellow/grey combo
this print reminds me of Native American sand art..
i like the croppage of the jacket and shorts, a bit unusual. also, that top!
this look seems so effortless, yet it's so cool/pretty!

Pre-Fall '10
...because the boys are so cute!
(the clothes they're sporting are okay too I guess)
I want his sweater! The murse (man purse) on the other hand is a little questionable..
Again with the sweater! And I love the shiny shoes!
Mmmm sweater + gloves + shoes (so basically everything)
the crotch of these (long underwear-ish) pants is a bit silly, but I actually like them, slash would wear them myself :)
She was in the show too! Her sweater seems like something the Sartorialist would go ga-ga over.

I unintentionally separated these looks along gender lines, but what I like about this designer is that his runway shows combine womenswear and menswear. The fact that he can combine both departments within his business into a solid runway show is pretty frickin' admirable.