Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Some VERY exciting things coming up soon:

1) Miranda July's new film The Future.

The part-cutesy, part-sagacious talking cat makes me a little nervous, but I loved Me and You and Everyone We Know so much that I'm putting my trust in Miranda July. I think this is being released in a week or so (in New York at least) and of course, I'll be away visiting family during that time, but as soon as I return I plan on seeing this.

2) Jeffrey Eugenides's latest novel The Marriage Plot

I nearly shat myself with excitement when I read this article from the BookPage discussing Eugenides's new novel scheduled to come out this October. Eugenides hold a very special literary spot in my heart, alongside other such masters as Donna Tartt, Margaret Mitchell, Raymond Carver, James Salter, Henry James, Jhumpa Lahiri... Etc.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux recently tweeted (I immediately want to sever my right hand in penance for using that word) this picture:

Although, curiously, I've also seen this image floating around the internet:

Which cover will actually be used?? I cannot fucking wait for October.

3) Bjork's Biophilia tour

I have a vivid memory of coming across a website that listed US tour dates for Biophilia, but now I cannot find said website. I can only assume I dreamt it up. So I guess I don't really have too much to be excited for now... And I probably won't be able to afford a ticket anyway... BUT here's a video of the first and only (thus far) performance at the Manchester International Festival:

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Hamptons

This past weekend, Noel and I impulsively headed to the Hamptons without anything resembling a definite plan. We started off in East Hampton (or maybe it was Southampton...?) and went antiquing, stopped by an art festival, and ate a lot of ice cream.

I have no idea what this structure is or what it represents, except that it offered shade and a place to rest while we were on our 30 minute walk to the beach (despite being assured by the locals that the beach was "not far off").

I promise he was a lot happier than this picture suggests.

A quick aside about these glasses: As you may or may not remember, I was coveting a pair of Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses for months (refer to this post). I actually considered shelling out about $200 for them when, amazingly, I found a nearly identical pair at St. Marks for seven dollars. Take THAT, Tom Ford.


We drove to Montauk which was by far my favorite area. We spent most of our time in the town and at Montauk Point.



Blouse: Zara // Shorts: Urban Outfitters // Sandals: Aldo // Sunglasses: St. Mark's Place // Hat: Found on the ferry

Noel's outfit:
Shirt: Club Monaco // Pants: American Apparel // Shoes: Aldo

We tried to get onto Fire Island for some late night drag queen partying, but were unsuccessful; apparently after a certain hour, they simply close off the only bridge that provides access to and from the island, which seems to me like some sort of a safety hazard...
So instead, we drove to nearby Amityville and visited THE Amityville Horror house. The exterior has been modified a bit so it wasn't quite the house I remember from the movie, but I'm easily frightened so I was spooked out anyway.

Though we only spent a weekend there, it was really a lovely time. I am already longing to go back! :(

Thursday, July 14, 2011

First Class Travel

Today's inspiration: Flight Attendant Uniforms
(This is certainly not the first time I've modeled my outfit after such style; a classmate once complimented my outfit and I thanked her and said I tried to look like a retro-futuristic 1960s stewardess. I was met with a blank stare and a nervous chuckle.)

flight colors

flight retro futuristic

flight MonarchAirlines
Monarch Airlines, circa 1963

flight korean air
Modern day Korean Air

flight korean air 2

Gemini 4
Gemini 4 collection for Braniff Airlines


flight martinair
Martin Air

Lufthansa 1965-1970
Lufthansa 1965-1970

Class of '73

I would say yes.

P-50 Flight Attendants


Aeroflot / Аэрофлот : "You'll Enjoy It!"

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Poor Little Rich Girl











Dress: H&M
Heels: DSW
Purse: A street vendor...somewhere...

This is my "Edie Lite"™ look. I wanted to go all out with much darker, heavier make-up, but it was still very, very hot when I left the house, and I had visions of my face melting à la Raiders of the Lost Ark. So I'll have to wait for a cooler evening to do a proper '60s/Edie Sedgwick look.

God, I love 1960s' fashion so much it makes me want to vomit.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

That's Why I'm Blue, Navy Blue

I am not normally one for July 4th festivities, but when I learned of a vintage Americana-themed rooftop party, complete with a live jazz band and burlesque performers, I knew I had to go. Noel and I quickly assembled our outfits (we were already late) and headed uptown to the event (even stopping along the way to purchase a pack of Winston because, after all, Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should). When we arrived, we learned that the $25 cover fee had been waived--and replaced by mandatory bottle service, with a bottle of champagne starting at $200... -___-

Needless to say, we kindly passed on the offer. Instead, we hung out around Lincoln Center eating ice cream, and then walked to the west side for the fireworks. Here are a few outfit shots (with flash, I'm sorry to say):

4th 3

4th 2

4th 5

4th 4

Dress: wholesale-dress.net (which offers fantastically cheap and stylish dresses, though I would advise you to exercise caution when shopping there, because their sizes are often off and the material is often flimsy. Not to mention they must be using SOME kind of child labor--how else could they price a dress for $3.95 and still make a profit?)
Heels: Aldo
Necklace: Forever 21
Tights: Macy's




Vest and tie: thrifted
Pants: Club Monaco
Shirt: American Apparel
Shoes: Kenneth Cole

God, flash is awful...

Hope everyone enjoyed their day off.