Monday, June 29, 2009

One by one all day

I love finding new artists on flickr! Especially when I have nothing better to do.




I'm going to be away for the next week, I'm doing a summer college thing. So bye until then!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Perfect Saturday

Today was a good day, I had no real obligations and just did what I pleased. I made a pair of cutoffs from my oldest worn-out jeans, and since I was a little slow on the shredded-tee shirt craze I put the same treatment on my shorts. I really like the results, I think I'm going to do more.

It's been so hot lately, it seems like the perfect place to read a book would be in a cool bathtub like Kate Moss here :)

My beginning-of-summer playlist

Pearl's Dream - Bat For Lashes
Fun Fun Fun - The Beach Boys
Trash - The Whip
Reckoner - Radiohead
Slow Hands - Interpol
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Montreal -40C - Malajube
We Are Your Friends - Justice
When Did Your Heart Go Missing - Rooney

Thursday, June 25, 2009

"We're all laughing with God"

I absolutely loved this photo spread of Emma Watson in Teen Vogue! For a while I was really not liking TV; their cover girls were all Disney stars and the editorials were seemed tired and uninspiring, but this was a good issue and I loved these photos. The clothes are so pretty, I'm definitely planning on doing a toned-down version of this look for fall. Personally I love Emma and think she's a great actress...from what I've heard other people say, she's one of those people you either hate or love.

Regina Spektor's new CD is out! I haven't picked it up yet but I'm really excited to hear the rest of her new music, so far I have been thrilled with the little bit of "Blue Lips" that I heard on iTunes, and I've been watching this video for "Laughing With" a lot lately. I love this song, it's still her usual sound but the lyrics seem more contemplative than her other albums, which is a good thing in my mind.

If any of my readers have other good music reccomendations, please let me know, I'm always looking for new music to hear and I like knowing what other people are into.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


My "inspiration" folder on my computer is getting quite full so I thought I'd empty it here and share with you all :)

photos from we heart it,, the fashion spot, flickr, google image search and

P.S. I've been updating my Flickr page lately, check it out! I pretty much have no friends on there so feel free to add me - see it here.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The best part of summer

Yesterday I went strawberry picking, which is kind of a tradition in my family, and it marks the real beginning of summer for me (even if I have one more final next week). We made strawberry ice cream, and then shortcakes with whipped cream. Yum. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far! I'm going to a street fair today with my friend, I hope it doesn't rain like it has been this week.

Friday, June 19, 2009

El Flamenco

I've always been fascinated by Flamenco. I've never been much of a dancer unless you count "creative dance" for a few months when I was four, but the flamenco music itself has always attracted me, as a guitar player myself. I actually just found this painting by John Singer Sargeant, one of my favorite painters, titled "El Jaleo." I love the light contrasted with the dark in this, there's something so mysterious about it.

Studies for "El Jaleo"

Watercolor study, "Spanish Dancer"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I just had to post this photo from the Sartorialist - everything about it screams perfection to me. I love the combination of the bold patterned dress with the red lips and bag, it seems very modern but very classic as well, which is a look I always love.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Clean space

These photos from The Selby make me happy. And I need all the happiness I can get right now, becase a) my math final is tomorrow, and b) I just started reading The Bell Jar and it is really depressing. Photos of Lucy Chadwick and Duffy's space in London. I love how clean and bright their home is, and the plants make it seem so alive. Seems to be a very refreshing place to live, which is so nice especially in the summertime.

My mom just found her old film camera that is actually about 22 years old, but still in really great condition, and I've been using it for the past couple of days. I'm not sure of the make of it but it seems to work fine. I'm excited to see prints of the photos I've been taking as I've never used film before, so we'll see how they turn out!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In the garden, again.

I spent most of the day outside studying for my math final, but was distracted by all the blooming roses in the garden so of course I had to take some photos.

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I've been contemplating buying a film camera, something small and fairly inexpensive to start with. If anyone has any suggestions of a good model to look at, please let me know, I'd really appreciate it! I'm kind of clueless when it comes to film photography, so I need all the help I can get.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The color purple.

Purple has always been my favorite color, and I was a little surprised to notice that almost all the flowers in my mom's garden that are blossomed are that color. I took these photos a couple days ago.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Some things you can't explain away

Two more Flickr pages I have been loving recently...the first set is from the girl who tamed the tiger. I love her polaroids and photos of polaroids. Her use of gentle lighting is so sensual and her subjects fascinate me.

The other user is Alison Scarpulla. I love her powerful photographs, they are a bit sad and each seems to evoke loneliness in its own way.

I also got tagged by Icon, so here it is. [The Rules: Answer the following questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention and add one more question of your own.] If you're reading this and would like to fill it out, consider yourself tagged!

What is your current obsession? I have been a little obsessed with's sort of an addiction. If you haven't checked it out, you really should.

What are you wearing now? I'm wearing a pair of brown linen shorts and a dark green flowy top.

What is on your desk? A lamp, my record player, 2 dictionaries, a thesaurus, a couple pages of sheet music, my SAT review book, and a lot of messy papers that probably don't belong there.

What would you like to learn to do? Speak French.

Name a song you are currently obsessing over: I wouldn't say obsessing, but the Clash's "Train in Vain" has been stuck in my head since London Calling has been playing in my car for a few weeks straight. But I'm not complaining, I love that song.

What was the last thing you bought? Ice cream, to celebrate finishing the SAT.

What one item are you currently wanting? A tie die maxi dress from Forever 21.

What languages can you speak? English and Spanish, to some extent.

What is the last book you have read? The last book I have finished is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But right now I'm reading The DaVinci Code.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I really don't know anymore. I used to know, but it's so hard to decide. I know when I go to college next year I want to minor in music, and probably major in international affairs, anthropology or journalism.

What are your favourite websites?, as I previously mentioned, countless fashion, photography and art blogs, Facebook, and Flickr.

If you were to pick up a pen right now, what would be the first thing you'd write? Probably a list of the books I need to order from the library to read this summer.

If you you could be anywhere in the world at any point in time, where would you be? Right now I want to be somewhere very warm and sunny, because it's not here now and that bothers me.

If you could be an animal, what would you be? Definitely a bird. I would love to be able to fly and see everything.

What are you looking forward to in the near future? College. I know it's a year away and it's really stressful preparing for it, but I'm very excited to leave home and have new experiences.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Photos from death_by_cupcake's Flickr photostream. I love pretty photos of cupcakes and other confections...mmmm. I really wish I had one of these now, I've had a really bad week and I have to take the SAT tomorrow, and a delicious cupcake would make things a little better :)