Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween anticipation

Only three days left until Halloween and I can hardly stand the excitement. I have been working furiously on my costume the past couple of weeks, and enjoying as many fall festivities as possible. I am sure that I have single handedly rented every scary movie from netflix over the course of the month. Favorites so far have been Let the Right One in, Amityville Horror, Nosferatu, and Vertigo. I also can't stop listening to the Donnie Darko soundtrack, its so perfectly fall and halloween. Especially this one

So since I am obviously in the halloween spirit, here are a few photos that seem like the perfect way to set the mood.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

venus in furs

With the fall weather has brought my nostalgia for all things knitted. I am really loving the idea of sloppy layers, exaggerated intarsias, and bohemian lifestyle. I feel as though all I want in life is a truly amazing sweater and longer hair... ah well I guess both will have to wait.

(photos courtesy of mood)

The lovely designers from Cooperative Designs apparently understand exactly what I am looking for. I met the geniuses while I was in Paris working for david david. Not only were they the sweetest people you would ever meet, but there work is really amazing. Here are a few photos from their AW 09 collection.

peeking out

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

and sometimes like a girl...

A brief history in lingerie.

"Women's lingerieis the stuff of fantasy. A vital element in the art of undressing, it never fails to work it's strange magic."

(Boned corset 17th Centruy)

(Shop Boulevard De Strasbourg 1909)

(1927 France) below photograph as well

(1920's postcard)




(photographs courtesy of, and 1,000 Dessous "A History of Lingerie" by Gilles Neret)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

sometimes i feel like a boy

Although Russian/folk is a trend right now (I dislike "trendy" pieces minus the occasional forever21 impulse buy), I can't help but fall in love with it. The rich colors, amazing patterns and a feeling that a memory is wrapped up in every seam makes you want to participate. It also makes me think of my childhood and all the fantastic illustration books that I flipped through eagerly. The pen and ink drawings were so intricate and had this sophisticated yet raw feeling about them. My favorite was a used Cinderella book I got from the main library book sale. The drawings were so fantastical that it made me into the dreamer I am today.


So being that I have felt a bit homesick lately I have been thinking about this song "home" by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. They are really amazing... and they are playing a show at the bowery ballroom in late November. Definitely something to mark on the calendar! And if you have someone you love close by give em a hug, cause this song just brings it out in you for petes sake!

This video also reminds me of this kid I read about recently. He is apparently a self taught photographer who has been train hopping and taking pictures of his journey. Here are some of my favorite photographs:

(photographs courtesy of

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

against the grain

Obsessed with crazy full skirts right now. The prairie meets Victorian meets Wuthering Heights photography exemplifies it perfectly. The combination of nipped in waist with extreme fullness gathered to capacity is beautiful.

"He said the pleasantest manner of spending a hot July day was lying from morning till evening on a bank of heath in the middle of the moors, with the bees humming dreamily about among the bloom, and the larks singing high up overhead, and the blue sky and bright sun shining steadily and cloudlessly." -Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights