Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Spring Fashion Week usually tends to be very uninteresting to me. Bright colors, pastels, and prints are so blasé. Despite the differences in taste, I'm still keeping up with the collections. Fashion Week is such an exciting glimpse into the future, I just can't help it! I was very bored with what New York had to offer but I knew Milan would have at least one collection I'd fall in love with. And I did fall in love, not with one, but with two great collections.
Salvatore Ferragamo consistently produces beautiful collections. As I was looking through designers' latest works, there'd be a few pieces that I liked here and there, but I wasn't enjoying any collections as a whole. Ferragamo never seems to disappoint! I'm one of those people who wear black all year round so I'm thrilled by the use of a minimal color palette. I hope that come springtime people will be clad in more blacks and neutrals. It'll be so much easier on the eyes. The details in Ferragamo's garments are always superb. I enjoy the subtle prints and the repeated use of eyelets. This collection has strayed away from the typical spring prints and florals, and I really applaud that.
Dolce & Gabbana is the epitome of over the top fashion. Despite being completely ridiculous, D&G is always so well executed. There are quite obvious inspirations from Frida Kahlo in this collection and personally, I would have loved to see the models sporting unibrows! Even with that aside, her persona clearly shines through. Another thing that I was ecstatic about was the shoes. Not the big heels, but the tiny kitten heels and flats! Sky high heels are all the rage at the moment, so it was a breath of fresh air to see just the opposite. Don't get me wrong, I love a great pair of heels, but I can get tired of seeing something so many times.

I can always rely on Milan Fashion Week to tickle my fancy, but now I'm looking forward to what Paris has to bring! If you've been following me for a while, you should know who I'm looking forward to seeing ;) Out of curiosity, what collections have been your favorite so far and which ones are you excited to see?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


TOY's debut self-titled album dropped last week and this is definitely one of the best things to come out this year. Their sound reminds me of some kind of combination of Sonic Youth and the Horrors; it's those guitars! If you're into either of those bands, I'd give this a listen. I really liked the video for Lose My Way. I feel like lately a lot of artists have been releasing videos that are over the top, all over the place, and distracts from the music. This is the complete opposite of that - the video and song work together, yet it's very simplistic and well done. You can preview the album on last.fm. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Last night my friend Emma had a cheeseburger themed get-together for her birthday! I bought her that necklace that she's sporting from ModCloth and she was absolutely ecstatic. I was worried about giving it to her because it turned out to be of poor quality and I wasn't allowed to return it. Good thing she liked it though! I love giving my friends gifts. If I were extremely rich, I'd shower my loved ones with gifts all the time because, quite frankly, they deserve it.

Unfortunately, these are probably going to be the last photos I take with my Polaroid. The film is just so ridiculously expensive. Even the price of the Polaroid Impossible film is outrageous and you only get eight exposures. Not cool. More than likely, I'll be purchasing a Fujifilm Instax camera in the near future. Instant cameras are so much fun to shoot with; the whole experience of shooting an image and watching it develop right before your eyes is magical. It's something I never want to have to give up.