Thursday, December 31, 2009

adios 09!

i hope you guys have a wonderful time kissing this year good-bye and ringing in the new one. here's to stars in your eyes and adventures ahead! big bloggy hugs to each and every one of you.

image by motionslow

Thursday, December 24, 2009

the present tense.

i know it's a little late for a gift guide, but since my picks just went up on the shiny squirrel today, i suggest you consider them gifts to get for yourself with all the christmas cash you just scored. i know this lil' book o' polaroids by my buddy steve harrington (published by lena corwin's lines & shapes) is at the top of my wishlist. head on over to see what else you just might need for the new year.


joan jett is all kinds of badass so when i saw her at jfk last night, waiting for a jet blue flight to burbank, i kinda flipped. she's so tiny and so rock 'n' roll and lemme tell you what, homegirl does not have a SINGLE wrinkle on her face. christmas miracle? fountain of youth? amazing plastic surgeon? who knows, but what i DO know, is that i really don't wanna wait three more months for the runaways movie to come out. k.stew, you bettah do jj justice! judging by the angsty chair throwing in this trailer, i'm gonna give you the benefit of the doubt. cherry bomb indeed.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

escape from new york.

it's always a little weird to go from the icy, blizzard-y, snow angel-y streets of new york to spend the holidays with my family in southern california, where elf and christmas vacation are on heavy rotation and we sweat it out in front of the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate despite the mid-70s weather. but boy do i love it anyway. i hope you guys have a wonderful week, wherever you are.

Friday, December 18, 2009

santa baby?

this site has had me cracking up at my desk aaaaalllll day. seriously. i can't stop laughing. can't. stop.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

oh man, miranda.

i just want to fall head over heels into these photos of miranda july that amazing photographer brigitte sire took. the teenytinyness here does not do them justice. i highly recommend checking out the real deal. just be warned, her whole site is a mega-crush zone...i fall in love with every single image.

Monday, December 14, 2009

nothing but a heartache.

sometimes, on a bad day, all you need is a little ukulele in your life. i'm not sure i could love the wellington international ukulele orchestra one single ounce more. this rendition of heartache gets me every time. oh, and their new ep? has a version of africa (by toto. yes. toto!!) that will knock your socks off. doesn't my gal gemma rock a mean 4-string? (that's her in the zebra jacket.) also, if you haven't seen this, i think you should. and yeah. that IS bret mckenzie in case you were wondering. oh, those kiwis. always awesome!

Friday, December 11, 2009

really life?! reeeaallly?

closing the feb/mar issue plus a wicked cold means i pretty much feel like this gal here. i'm blaming my m.i.b.a.(missing in blog action?)-ness on double-whammy deadline brain which makes me do things like try to swipe my keys at the subway turnstile, put my phone in the fridge, and forget which clothing items go on first (bra before shirt! undies before tights! this should not be so difficult!!). i have no doubt that you're thankful this lil' blog has been spared. i hope you guys had a loverly week.

image via my perrenial fave audrey hepburn complex

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

steppin' out.

osborn shoes. where have you been ALL MY liiiiiiiiife?!? yeah, i know these patterns are a little cray-zo, but sometimes all a super simple outfit needs is a tiny dose of bonkers.

Monday, December 7, 2009

thief & bandit stole my heart.

my weekend reached some seriously epic crafty proportions. i braved saturday's slushee weather to swing by good ol' martha's where i picked up my new favorite t-shirt from tie-dye master shabd. (i know. i was there to buy presents for OTHER people, i swear. not sure what happened?) and yesterday's craftacular was cute stuff overload. but one of my fave discoveries of the day was thief & bandit, an awesome little line from richmond, va. she had a really amazing variety of fabric necklaces like these and i'm kinda kicking myself for not grabbing one. or ten.

Friday, December 4, 2009

off the cuff.

now THIS is a look i can get behind. talk about triple-c action: classic, comfy, casual. oh, and cool. what the hell, i'd throw cute in there too. quintuple-c? daaaang.

image via the sartorialist

Thursday, December 3, 2009

tales of the city.

this new project from my lovely ladies bryn and caroline is all kinds of awesome. anyone who lives in bk or nyc knows the feelings of intense devotion they inspire. wouldn't it be nice if that were a two-way street? these totes and prints are like little love letters to this amazing place we call home. and the best part? spoon me love me's got big plans so i'll bet a well-designed shoutout to your town is somewhere on the horizon. oh, and did i mention they'll be at the craftacular? yeah, with like 6,000 of your closest friends so i sure hope you can make it.
psst! wanna know who that dapper flannel and killer beard belong to? here's a lil' hint.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

the best 2 bucks you ever spent.

were you guys looking for something to do this weekend? well that rules, cause i got your sunday plans right here. if you've never been to a craftacular, it is seriously something to behold. just seeing so many crazy, crafty peeps in one room kinda makes my head explode. you add amazing djs, photo booths, goodie bags, free mags, and a $10 subscription special (perfect gift? i think so!) and it's practically too hot to handle. i will be there aaaalll daaaay looong so please, please, please bring your purty face by the bust table and say hi. i promise i won't bribe you with a beer and a cupcake to take over my spot while i shop my heart out. noooo, i would NEVER!

BUST Holiday Craftacular
Sunday, December 6 10am - 8pm
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St.
New York City

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

shoe down.

camp comfort's duck boot post had me wishin' and thinkin' and hopin' for winter shoes (thanks rj!) and then i saw THESE, which i'm pretty sure i need. they're like a weird femme-hybrid hiking boot (those eyelets! and red laces!)? which is totally not my typical steez but for some reason they have my name written all over those contrasting stitches. hellloooo christmas list.