Monday, March 30, 2009

Great Wave

Jeff got his tattoo colored in yesterday..I really like it :) I wish you could see the whole frame and some of the details better, but he took this with his iphone so, eh not the best picture quality. Makes me want a tattoo though..or to go play in the ocean..


Drawing Blanks

From juxtapoz.

If this is the life 
Why does it feel so good to die today? 
Blue to gray 
Grow up and blow away...



Thursday, March 26, 2009

You don't need wings to fly

(UO cardigan, old white slip, vintage blue slip, Forever 21 vest, UO tights, Blowfish boots)

Yesterday's outfit. Dina gave me this vest in Sarasota cause she accidentally bought two..haha! I really like it though, it has all these cool layers of ruffles with floral prints..

I can't believe I'll be leaving Boston in a month..


Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Giselle. Photos from foto_decadent, I believe.

listen in between your notes
there's something been going on
while you were busy taking notes
and look in between your moments
there's something good happening
it's good to sometimes
slow it down

what's the point in pouring it all out
when you guys just wear it on your coat?
I believe that for this piece of time
we can really crank us up a lot
get your head out from those mags
and websites who try to
shape your style
take a risk just for yourself
and wade into the deep end of the ocean

-Panda Bear


Monday, March 23, 2009


Here's just a little collage of some pictures I've found inspiring. You can click on it for a larger view. Photos are from all over the internet.

This weekend Olivia and I went over to the Boston Public Library to see a film screening of a documentary called Taking Root, which is about the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Mathaai. About 30 years ago Mathaai started encouraging the women of Kenya to start planting trees in order to restore their damaged environment and lack of resources. In 1977 she founded the Green Belt Movement, which started a revolution of sorts in Kenya. Dictator Moi tried to stop her, and even sent in police to end her peaceful protests, beating her into a coma. He denied her access to lands where she wished to plant trees, and continued to add to the copious amount of deforestation in Kenya. In 2002 his rule ended, and since then 40 million trees have been planted with the help of the Kenyan government. Wangari Mathaai was also the first woman in East Africa to earn her Ph.D., after winning a scholarship to study in the U.S. It really was a beautiful story, and if you'd like to see it, it will be on April 15 at 8pm on WGBH World and April 26 at 9pm on WGBH 44 (I believe that's PBS).

Also, I was walking home from grocery shopping with Olivia, actually, struggling would be a more fitting word, when this woman stopped me on the sidewalk. She said, "Can I ask you a question? What do you call this style?" I looked down at was I was wearing and found I was at a loss for words. "I don't really no," I replied. "Well, is it retro, vintage, Sweeny Todd..?" I was really surprised when she threw Sweeny Todd in there, but also very happy at the same time. "I guess it's a mix of vintage and urban wear.." And then she went on to tell me she really liked it and found it very inspiring, which was cool..I dunno, those kinds of things just mean a lot to me. I thought it was really nice and rather unexpected.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

On Safari

Photos from foto_decadent, I believe.

I love all the bangles, prints, and especially her hair.

It's a beautiful day, I need to get myself outside!


Friday, March 20, 2009


(UO scarf, cardigan and tights, H&M dress, old field hockey socks)

Yesterday's outfit..and a view of mine and Olivia's nook.

And here's a poem I wrote yesterday..hope you like it!

I feel their faces on me, as heavy as the sun, and yet I keep on walking, though my eyelids weigh a ton. I only wanted to make a smile, appear before me on the street, but alas, the heart thaws slower, than the snow beneath my feet. She said it'd be an early spring, that she could tell from everything, from the dying of the bitter wind, to the returning color in her skin. One month until I'm free again, driving south with an anxious hand. I'll sit outside and watch the sky, and wonder how the day flew by, cause you and i, are absent of time. I'll watch as your grows past your eyes, and smile from the lack of surprise, cause I've always missed the simplest things, from the bruise on your knee, to the sunset you see. I fall in love with thoughts of you, the dreams I have, can you see them too?  That look in your eyes, such a beautiful view, like falling slowly from the skies, down onto an ocean of blue. The tension released from a child's string, cut from the ties that held my meaning, but do not frown for I will be back, once I find what it is I lack. I know I'm most happy in moments of you, but with miles between us, what can I do? I must live my dreams, within me without you, find out what it means, to be someone true. I want to inspire, and again feel desire, to live each day with passion and fire. With you I feel I could see the world, and really see it for all it holds, we'd meet new people and treasure their faces, breathe new air in the farthest of places. Cause I'm following the light that you gave to my eyes, and learning now that I don't need this disguise. What was there all along, will always remain, even as we drift, to a different frame. Cause when we return to each other's hold, I'll forever forget this winter's cold. A beautiful boy with curious eyes, I could never explain how you make me alive.



Annie Creamcheese

(Blue feather earrings from my grandmother, secondhand jewelry, vintage scarf from Russia, Vintage cashmere cropped sweater, secondhand belt, Elie Tahari skirt, UO tights, old field hockey socks, old horseback riding boots)

Here's my outfit from the other day, which I've been to lazy to post. 

When I got these boots a couple years ago for riding, I never really thought I'd be wearing them all the time, especially not with skirts. But I've really come to like them, so yeah, cool..And the sweater I got at this store called Annie Creamcheese, which is in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. It's a really cool vintage and secondhand store that you should definitely check out if you're ever in the area.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My mind rejects the frequency

Olivia wearing her cool handmade Icelandic sweater she got a couple years ago while saving baby puffins (pufflings?) in Iceland..ahhh I'm so jealouuus!

And these are some drawings I did with pen, after the original illustrations in Lewis Carrol's Alice and Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. (click to see more detail)


Monday, March 16, 2009

Person Pitch

(Jemmed, fringed, scarf-kerchief thingy my grandmother gave to me, vintage flannel of my Dad's, old beaded belt, Diesel cut-offs, old black leggings, Free People socks rolled over Blowfish boots)

I love this shirt of my Dad's, it's baggy, but still rather small. And this scarf thingy with fringe and jems is from my grandmother, and I absolutely love it. My dad called me an "urban cowgirl" in this outfit..I thought that was pretty accurate.

Busy day tomorrow. Class starting at 8, another at 9:50, and then work from 1-5..bleh..

But listening to Panda Bear, munching Cadbury, and sitting next to Olivia is keeping me in a relatively happy state :)


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hungry Hungry Mingoes

(Hot Topic sunglasses, UO dress and leg-warmers, Blowfish boots)

These pictures are from the other week in Sarasota, FL. I can't believe spring break has come and gone, and I'm done with school next month. Ah! Time's moving so fast..but I'm excited for what's to come.

And by the way, flamingoes have the softest necks :) and like to bite Dina..


Thursday, March 12, 2009


Just feeding some raccoons at the beach in Florida..weird, right?

"This is me, Eliza Thornberry, part of your average family. I've got a dad, a mom, and a sister. There is Donnie - we found him. And Darwin, he found us. Oh yeah, about our house - it moves, because we travel all over the world. You see, my dad hosts this nature show, and my mom shoots it. Okay, so we're not that average. And between you and me, something amazing happened... and now I can talk to animals. It's really cool, but totally secret. And you know what? Life's never been the same."

ugh..I wish!


Ca va

Photos from various sites, Paris fashion week. (click to see full size!)
Dina and Amanda left a little bit ago and I can't help but miss them already. Sometimes it really sucks going to school so far from the rest of your friends..

Monday, March 9, 2009


Here are a few pictures I took while in Sarasota of the Ringling campus, a friend's kitten, Dina's apartment and a watercolor drawing I did.

Just got back to Boston last night after an 8 hour drive up here from Virginia with my two best friends Dina and Amanda. So, I have them here with me for a few days and I am soooo happy :)

More pictures soon!