Monday, October 24, 2016

Jimmy Eat World

This past Friday, I rocked a crushed satin baby doll dress and patent leather combat boots. One would say that I was paying homage to my childhood wardrobe or simply just relishing that the 90's are having a big fashion comeback. My favorite decade maybe thriving in the fashion scene, but it's also making headlines in the music scene as well. On Friday, my emo dreams were answered when Jimmy Eat World dropped a new album that was 15 years in the making. It's the bands ninth studio and Integrity Blues, is an amazing grown-up chapter for Jimmy Eat World. Check out my favorite tune from the album below.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wardrobe Provided by: Stranger Things

There is no denying that the television hit of the Summer, was Netflix's Stranger Things. If you have been living under a rock and have yet to binge the series, stop what you are doing right now and watch.  One of the many reasons that I dig the show is the costuming and homage to the 1980's. Everyone's outfits are so on point that it makes me nostalgic for my childhood wardrobe.

We are less than three weeks away from Halloween, do you have your costume figured out yet? I 'd love to grab a group and dress up as the adorable gang from Stranger Things. Tap tap Eleven. 

Re-create your favorite character from the series with my below Halloween costume inspirations.

Dress // Socks // Jacket // Red Body Paint // Shoes // Eggo's 

Check out my other Halloween inspired posts that play homage to my favorite movies - CluelessTroop Beverly Hills and Royal Tenenbaums

Monday, October 10, 2016

Gone In The Sun

The Swedish indie pop stars Gone In The Sun, were formed in 2014 and have been making sweet tunes ever since. Their sound is modern, edgy rock, that's mixed with electronic elements. They've got a similar vibe to The Black Keys, Maroon 5 and One Republic. I can't get their latest single out of my head nor can my feet stop tappin'. Listen to 'Coming Alive' below and dance into Fall like nobody's watching.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Velveteen Rabbit

Velvet Visions
Row 2: Miss KG // Aquazzura // Senso

The most romantic and incredibly luxurious trend this Fall 2016 season is velvet. All designers have embraced the plush fabric as there seems to be a plethora of silhouettes to snag. Make an entrance by snagging one of these beautiful styles in a gorgeous and rich hue. For a casual look, grab a basic flat and pair with jeans, or for something more sophisticated, grab a high-heeled Mary Janes for your little black dress. Either selection you are bound to make a statement this season.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

There's no denying that once Rostam Batmanlij left Vampire Weekend, he’s gone on to produce some pretty awesome music. For instance, this little gem and this little gem are just a few of my favorites. This past Friday, another dollop of Batmanlij goodness hit the music scene on NPR and the internet went into a joyous tizzy. Enter Rostam’s latest producing project, I Had a Dream That You Were mine, which was also co-written with Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkman front man). What’s interesting to note is that during the songwriting and recording process, no genre or pop-music era was ruled off-limits. Anything was game and the results are incredible. The two musicians play homage to the past, and place Leithauser’s vocals at the center of a truly beautiful album. My favorite tune is “Rough Going (I Won’t Get Up)”. Head over to NPR and stream the whole album right now. Your Fall Playlist will be overjoyed.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I'm a Barbie Girl

{Barbie and Ken Photos - Girls Headstands on the Beach}

When I was a child, I was obsessed with Barbie. My mom could leave me for hours by myself in the living room playing with my Barbie dolls. The thing that I loved the most was dressing and undressing her into different outfits.  Who would have thought that what constituted as "playing" in my youth, would shape my full blown career decades later.

Over the weekend, my mom, sister and I went to Washington Square Art Festival and stumbled upon a booth that had me beaming with excitement from my childhood Barbie days. The artist, David Parise, photographs vintage Barbie and Ken dolls in their original 1960s outfits and utilizes the backdrops of New York, Miami, Paris, etc. to craft a whimsical scene. His prints are fun, make you smile, make you laugh, and for most (myself included) hit a nostalgic chord. 

He has over 75 prints on his website that you can purchase in a variety of sizes. It was so hard to narrow down my favorites because all of them are so fantastic. I recommend heading over to his website immediately to browse through all of them. But for now, here's a peak at my top contenders. Which one do you love the most?