Sunday, August 25, 2013

not at all creepy

"I had heard the rumors. Of people who had to wake up at 5:30 to catch the school bus. But I never knew it could happen to me."   
-an excerpt from a book I'm writing.

School starts tomorrow. This was my last week of freedom. August has and always will be an attempt to squeeze every bit of summer into one month for me. And I think it worked.

I read the Virgin Suicides, watched Freaks and Geeks, listened to Hunx and his Punx and the Smiths, all for the first time this August. By some miracle of life this summer (also known as Pandora Radio), I started listening to the British singer Paloma Faith. Her music is inspired by Etta James and Billie Holiday. Her voice is incredibly powerful but can also be shockingly soft. To summarize she's pretty much perfect. (Plus, she likes The Shining and Twin Peaks. Coolness.) I was going to add the poem I wrote about her for English class but then I realized that's kind of creepy the poem isn't that good.

In addition to being a super cool gal, she also has a killer sense of style, inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Bjork, Dita Von Teese, Grace Jones, and Marlene Dietrich. These are just some of my favorite of her style moments (in collage form y'all).

I made this collage using Picasa, which was recommended to me by a friend. This is my first time using it though (is it obvious?) The layout of Picasa is a bit clunky for me, but I don't really have any other options right now. Suggestions?

Well, now that you know about her amazing style, I feel it is my duty to also inform you about her amazing singing ability. These are some of my favorite songs by her. Click through for the Youtube link.

In no particular order:

1. New York

2. Picking Up The Pieces
3.Upside Down
4. Black and Blue 
5. Do You Want The Truth or Something Beautiful
6. Just Be
7. Stone Cold Sober


Friday, August 16, 2013

We're through being cool

This is just going to be a filler post because I still have some important things to do (READ: watching Disney movies). Anyhow, I thought I would show some of the outfits that I wore to orientation in the last two weeks. (Note: I had to hold up my shoes because I can't figure out how to get a full shot on my web shot.) Thoughts, or comments are welcome. Without further ado,

collared shirt: Charlotte Russe; striped shirt, and skirt: thrifted; shoes: gift; necklace: DIY

flower shirt: Charlotte Russe; gray dress and shoes: thrifted

dress and sweater: thrifted; shoes: I can't remember :/

shirt: childhood; skirt: DIY; shoes: used to be mom's

This video is possibly the coolest thing in existence.

Bye-bye my friends.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Book me a ticket to Helsinki. First class.

Sorry I haven't posted in a while but I've been pretty busy since I've been going to 7th grade orientation since last week so I've been kind of overwhelmed by 4 hours less of sleep at night and the homework (and accompanying stress) from orientation. So, yeah. These are just some of the really cool outfits I've seen on one of my favorite street style blogs, Hel-Looks.

I love this one because of all of the different layers and concepts that were a part of it.
I <3 minimalism.    
Her hair though.
She has a flower in her bag and she's wearing what looks like the softest sweater on Earth, need I say anything more?
I really like that her look is kind of androgynous but also her skirt is one of the prettiest things I've seen in a while.
Bikini Kill, the creepers, those sunglasses which I am now obsessing over, the net bag, and vests over sweaters which I think is cool because it used to be this huge trend but now it's not really, but she's still rocking the outfit. 

I feel like I'm being so inaccurate  because I describe all of the outfits as the coolest thing ever but they are literally all the coolest things ever. I wish my vocabulary was advanced enough to describe my reactions to them better. But seriously ASDFGHJKL;'!@#$%^ HER RIPPED SWEATER QWERTYUIOP[&*){ VELVET SKIRT
*deep breath* I'm so jealous.

You know, my incoherent jumbles really do not do justice to these amazing outfits so I'll just let the pictures speak for the rest of them.

I think I like looking through street style blogs because I need confirmation that people with a unique sense of style actually exist in this world and walk the streets like the rest of us humans. Its weird because I live in Chicago and big cities are supposed to be this plethora of creative, rad people, but I never see any. Come on cool people, where are you hiding? Reveal your secret locations to me so that I may steal from your closets!

Well, that was odd. I'm afraid that's the kind of behavior that will get me shoved into a locker in middle school.
What do you guys think of these amazing outfits? Which ones are your favorites?

Excuse me while I go off to make voodoo dolls of these people so that I can steal their souls and eventually their clothes.