Friday, January 30, 2009

in god we trust.

love this store, hate that i'm avoiding their sample sale at all costs to ensure i have money for next month's groceries. but that doesn't mean that you should! owner shana tabor's line will be on sale along with her jewelry (this BFF necklace is one of my faves!!), and other rad labels that you totally need. new yorkers, go, now. if you end up spending a month's lunch money on a super rad coat, call me, we can work something out. i'll trade you my awesome pb&j's for alternate weekend wear. win-win!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

mark my words.

stacey mark, that is. she's the one that took these lovely photos. can you tell i have am tam on the brain? i first saw this gorgeous image here, and didn't even recognize her.
so brigitte bardot-y. love love love.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

love me do.

speaking of samantha, i am so very honored to be part of her latest project (and certainly not her last. let me tell you, this girl gets shit DONE!), a totally gorgeous book about love filled with amazing art and writing from some seriously inspiring folks. oh, you want names? get all the info here (you won't be disappointed!). then buy a copy for your honey, or yourself, or your bestie, or your mom. they will all enjoy it. thanks sam, for putting me in such great company!
here's a little sneak peek at my contribution. what, you can't read that? oooohhh, hmmm, i guess you should buy a copy! (btdubz, that rad image to the right is by dan funderburgh and it goes perfect with my text. stooooooked.)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

hello, timesuck.

Linkthanks, samantha, for introducing me to this gal's ridiculously awesome flickr (um, where did the last two hours go?). these are my faves from her '60s set. rad, right??

wham, bam! am tam.

after many, many hours of research (i.e. 36 million joan of arcadia episodes plus several repeat viewings of sisterhood one and two later), a nervous hour of interviewing/french toast at shopsins, days and days of wordspilling/editing, and numerous nights of deadline-oriented stress dreams (oh, hai laptop turned spawn of the devil), my second ever cover story is on stands now!!! my mom and grandma both loved it, so here's to hoping that's not an isolated/strictly familial sentiment.

Monday, January 26, 2009

the big teepee theory.

this lil' movie? awesome(steve's art) + awesome(karla's cray-zo stopmo animation/directorial skills)= next levz to the max! in honor of its recent showing at sundance (!!!), here's a special viewing of this amazing collab between two of my most talented friends.

update: well, "this lil' movie" (which is kind of like the above image coming to life, set to the soundtrack of your favorite old-school nintendo game if it came back from the future. what? exactly.) is apparently not up on vimeo anymore, but you can peep it on steve's site in the "video" section. trust me, it's worth it.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

martha, martha, martha!!!

wow oh wow. on thursday, i was in the presence of a legend:
thanks to a friend of a friend, i got tix to martha stewart's afternoon taping and i'm not ashamed to admit that i was giddy as all get-out. i don't know when my utter adoration for martha started (stefan tells me repeatedly that i'm not her demographic), but i can tell you it only intensified when i found out she was a criminally minded bitch with a self-righteous attitude. martha is fo' real! she even made jail seem homey. i was accompanied by my lovely friend jenna, and as if being in the studio wasn't thrill enough, we got seated front and center. vip, bitches!!!!
the set was so damn perfect, just like you'd expect. what i wouldn't give to bake in her studio kitchen. 15 minutes, it'd be an epic mess.
and here she is, the lady herself. seriously, i was close enough to kick her in the shins (not that i would!!! i have no doubt that martha could take me dooooown).
at the end of the taping (which will air feb. 10...if you're watching, peep me in the audience next to the pastry chef!! i was probably as nervous as he was!!) she took questions from the crowd and i actually came away with an enlightening tip: you know those terrible salt stains defiling your favorite winter boots? white vinegar!! on a soft piece of cotton. takes it right out. martha, you're a genius. can we hang?

Friday, January 23, 2009


via lelove

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

lily + jae.

with the weather being what it's been (can't-get-out-of-bed cold), i wish even more that i could be here:wearing this:
or this:
doing this:
or this:
mmmm, a girl can dream.
all shots from lily+jae's s/s 09. lerve.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy day.

obama's first signature as president. YESSSSSSS.


Saturday, January 17, 2009


i finally made it to the whitney to check out the eggleston exhibit (thanks "pay what you can night"!!). so rad.
these are a few of my faves.
seriously? seriously.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

mind blown.

in my stereotypically middle-class, white-washed, angst-y existence as a suburban so-cal teenager, there were a handful of things that fueled my will to survive by promising life beyond a track home. one of them was sassy magazine. it's the reason i do what i do today. i STILL have all my issues (thanks mom, for never making me throw anything out!) and my absolute most favorite one featured kurt and courtney on the cover. well, come to find out today, that iconic photo so dear to my adolescent heart, was taken by michael lavine. so what, you say? michael lavine is MY BOSS'S HUSBAND!!!! it's as though my pop culture existence just came full circle right here at my desk. kapow (that's the sound of my mind being blown).

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

i ain't gonna lie...

i TOTALLY want to rock this look.
big boots, big sweater, BIG hair? big love.
catherine deneuve, lookin' good. adding the woman with red boots to netflix queue noooow.

via refinery29

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

zooey fo' sho'-y

i'm pretty sure the magazine i work at is the only one on earth that zooey hasn't graced the cover of (complex?? reeeeaaaallly?), and that kills me a little bit. but i've still got mad love for the adorable quirketeer.
this month she fronts domino and her music room is just as cute as she is. i hope she doesn't have to let it go when her and ben shack up.more pics and the lowdown on her study-cum-studio here.
(does she look totally domino-fied here or what?! STILL effing cute.)

Monday, January 12, 2009

sock it to me.

i'm loving these photos by ye rin mok for hansel from basel's s/s09 lookbook.
makes me want to play in colorful socks!

Friday, January 9, 2009

i know what you did last night:

fully immersing myself in pop vampire culture (as if reading the twilight and sookie stackhouse series simultaneously wasn't obsessive enough), i got out to the angelika yesterday for let the right one in.

go. you won't be sorry. it's got it all: love, blood, swedes, beautiful landscapes. eli + oskar forever.

true dat.

nas champa print via myloveforyouisastampedeofhorses

Thursday, January 8, 2009

bonafide bona drag addict.

this store is out to bankrupt me. exhibit a:
i could dance my life away in these darling lace-ups. exhibit b:
love the dress, but what i really want to buy is this girl's sass.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

under my...

lovely photos for a rainy day...

images by
lloyd hughes via ffffound