Friday, August 31, 2007

Excuse Me, Was You Sayin' Somethin?

Hey! So now it's le weekend and I should finally have the time to make some real posts.

First of all, I want to thank the lovely Modern Marie for giving me a Rockin' Girl Blogger Award

I'm not sure how it works. I think I'm maybe supposed to nominate some others, but I don't know yet. I'll surely keep you updated :]


A little birdie let me in on Kanye's new CD, Graduation. It drops on September 11. I'll be buying it and I recommend that you do too! It is absolutely brilliant and a lot different from his other stuff but still so so so good.

The Kissaway Trail Myspace
I read about them in British hipster magazine Clash. I was intrigued by their keen fashion sense and goodlooks and decided I liked them before I'd even heard them. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they sound like a mix of The Shins and the Shout Out Louds with a dash of the Strokes.

Moving out of music news and onto local news:

You may have heard that a kid from Hilliard Davidson High School (Hilliard, Ohio) set up an AWESOME prank at the football game against the other Hilliard high school, Hilliard Darby. The kid dressed up like a Darby student and asked all the Darby fans to hold up signs that they were led to believe said "GO DARBY," but it really ended up spelling out "WE SUCK." props to pranks that don't harm anyone.
watch the genius here!

Another youtube video that I'm quite obsessed with right now

The Hipster Olympics.
Watch it and laugh your face off.

And Now all the fashion news!

I'll start off with Chloe Sevigny

She's starting a fashion line that will debut at fashion week.
"CHLOE SEVIGNY is well known in fashion circles for her ability to nail the trickiest of trends on the red carpet - and now the former Imitation of Christ creative director is dusting off her design skills with a collection for new label, Opening Ceremony. The hip Manhattan boutique is branching out with its own-name collection - set to debut at next month's New York Fashion Week - and Sevigny has reportedly been working closely with the store's founder, Humberto Leon, and "a few friends" to get the collection spot on in time for its September 10 showcase, according to WWD. Although Sevigny's camp haven't let slip what we can expect from the line, our money's on an accomplished collection of quirky, one-off and vintage-inspired pieces."
Source: Vogue. Get Excited people :]

Next... plaid

This year, I am really a big fan of plaid. At my last trip to Urban Outfitters, I noticed that there wasn't as wide a selection at the store as online. I tried on the third shirt (you know, the one with the giant X through it) and a lady I didn't even know told me I looked like a lumberjack. To prevent you from looking like a lumberjack, I am going to give you 2 simple plaid-buying tips.
1- Buy a longer plaid
2- Buy straight up plaid, none of that glitter-threaded-in junk.

Also, I saw this dress

It's beautifully androgynous, dontcha think?

And lastly for the Green news.

I love Urban Renewal. So much. Clothes+Recycling. What could be better? And the clothes are actually really really cute.

Well, since it's the weekend I will probably be writing again soon :]

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tonight I Have to Leave It

So school is...going. You know. The obsessions aren't really flowing like they do in the summer, but it's alright you know. Maybe it's just the transition phase.

Tonight I think I'll just post this kickin music videos I'm in love with lately. Some of them are official, some of them are not. But I love them either way.

Online Videos by
Incase you haven't noticed, I'm completely obsessed with this song. Shout Out Louds are coming here soon, and I really really want to go, but I'm already tied to Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem and the father and mother don't like me going to lots of concerts. Persuasion technique tips would be appreciated :]

The Shins, Sleeping Lessons. This song is so dreamlike and the video is too. Who doesn't love the Shins, right? I can't figure out how to embed it. So here is a link where you can watch it!

This is the Arcade Fire's "Intervention" which I personally think is one of the best songs ever made. It's a fan made video but it's particularly moving.

I love the Kooks. They rock and this music video is pretty simple but still completely lovable. I love boys in bands. All of them haha.

I love this song so much. It's one of the few that I actually loved off of Icky Thump. The music video isn't standoutish but the song is!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Thinkin Bout That High School Dance

Gah. Back to school explains my lack of postage yesterday despite my promise for a good post. Super stressin. I don't really have that much to do when I'm at home, but school makes things overwhelming. The Strokes' song Between Love and Hate is perfect right now.

Watched her as she wiped her eyes;
You don't make me sorry. Now I know
That you never listened - Listen.
Thinking about that high school dance
Worrying about the finals
Yes I know
You're feeling lonely
Oh lonely, so lonely.

The Strokes make everything better!

Here's a few of my daily likes:

"Semi Formal Rock and Roll"
That is how Rolling Stone described Rilo Kiley in their latest issue which features a spread about their eclectic hipster style and their new album, Under the Blacklight. And it's true. Jenny Lewis is the cutest most freakin stylish person on the planet. She talks about her love for high waisted jeans before they became trend and thrifting. And the other members of Rilo Kiley actually get focused on too. Usually they are overlooked because Jenny tends to steal the spotlight, but it cured my fashion+music fix for the day. Pick up Rolling Stone and read it, yo!

Clark and Michael
Michael Cera is adorable and funny and this internet show of his is hilarious. With his real life friend Clark Duke (you've seen him as Rusty's roommate on Greek), they document their life with personally paid camera men. I love them both.

Blah. My apologies but that's all for today. I'm thinking now that school is starting it's going to be harder to post so they will either be shorter posts, or else less frequent but longer :\ I'm not sure how I feel about that, so I'm going to try to work it out as best as I can!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

It's Like Ra-ee-ain.

Helloo. Today was eventful (not really) so I'll get right to the goods!

I actually don't love tornados, but it just so happens that we had one today in Ohio. Exciting, exciting. I was at Urban Outfitters but the weather was too bad to drive home, so we ended up sitting in Starbucks for like two hours. It was pretty awesome.

As I said, I went to Urban Outfitters today. I didn't get much because I was just there last weekend but here's what I got:

Vintage-y Cigarette Case
I read in Marie Clare that Ashley Olsen uses a Vintage Cigarette Case as a wallet, so I bought a vintage cigarette case to look like a wallet ("I saw Regina George wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops" ... call it!). It's really pretty and it holds everything I need it to. It's great and I am really, really obsessed with it. I've been showing it off to everyone I've seen.

New Notebooks
The DJ one is my favorite, but school is too soon for even the prettiest of notebooks to make it any better.

Some Acid Wash Jeans
I tried on those red and purple skinny jeans that I wanted oh so much, but I felt like Richard Simmons, so I opted for the next funkiest thing. There's a really nifty zipper on the bottom, which is awesome because im short so they don't look stupidly long.

Cool Snake Bracelet!
This is the coolest piece of jewelry ever. It's gorgeous, but Katie talked me out of it. She hates snakes. Boo.

Moving on to a pretty similar obsession:

Urban Outfitters + ________
In case you haven't noticed, Urban Outfitters has been teaming up with my favorite things, NYLON magazine and the Cobra Snake. I love the Nylon+UO thing, especially the pull out Plastiscines catalog that came in the August issue of Nylon. It's quite inspirational. And I'm not really sure how the Cobra Snake thing is going to work, I think he's just shooting a Look Book for UO, but I'm sure it can't be bad. I love, love love, love love love the Cobra Snake.

Speaking of pictures from the cobra snake....

I want a headband like the one that girl is wearing. They were $12 at UO, which I thought was a bit steep for a braided piece of fabric, but now that I think about it, I'm probably not going to find much cheaper.... ideas? :]

I also saw this really adorable raccoon pillow. It's the cutest.

In music news:

I have officially crowned Cameron Matthew Followill my favorite King of Leon. To you this may seem like nothing, but trust me it is a big deal. I used to worship Jared.

And as if we didn't need another reason to love Chloe Sevigny:

Her spread in this month's Bazaar is ridiculously dope. It's titled "They Tried to Make Me Go To Rehab," and you can see it all here.

To finish it off, I have an opinion question and I'd like as much input as you all are willing to give :]

I love these old school Nike's, but I have numerous reasons for not buying them [yet]. I feel like I can't wear them with much. I also feel like I can't wear them without looking like a scene kid. What do you think?

That's all for now. I'll try to make tomorrow's post good because it's the last day of summer!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It's My Role, It's My Soul

Quite exciting finds today, I'd say. First I'll start with more new music.

This week Kings of Leon (!!!!!) and Ben Kweller both released Live CDs on iTunes. In case you didn't know (and I don't know how you would know... but) Kings of Leon are my very favorite band of all time EVER. So as you can tell, I am quite excited about this. They are completely amazing live and if you ever get the chance to see them you should. If you don't predict seeing them anytime, you should buy this Live From SoHo release on iTunes. As for Ben Kweller, he's in my top five of all time, so Ben Kweller:Live and Solo at the Artist's Den is pretty dope too.

More random music news, due to Barry Bonds' Homerun record-breaking, Kanye West has released a song cleverly titled 'Barry Bonds.' It's kind of a random excuse to release a song, but the song is pretty rad in my opinion. But for me, Kanye can do no wrong.
Download Barry Bonds

Also, today I made the stupid, stupid decision to pay the Anthropologie website a visit. "Oh, I'll just look. I won't get emotionally attached to anything," I thought. I was severly wrong. This is what I found (I used my self control and didn't even look at clothes after I checked shoes and accesories):

The first pair is my favorite girly-semi-spinoff of Oxfords that I've seen so far, and the second pair is just undeniably cute.

I didn't even look at the price on this because I was so sad that I couldn't have it. It has to be the coolest ring ever! I love owls and apparently they're so it this season. I want this pretty freakin bad!

And then I made my daily visit (no joke) to Urban Outfitters and found this beauty:

I am absolutely in love with it, but I'm afraid I'd never be able to pull it off because my legs are not sticks and I would be so sent home if I ever tried to wear it to school. But it's gorgeous and I want it anyway, even if it doesn't fit and I'll never wear it.

My sister has also been getting school clothes like mad lately, and today she got the cutest dress:

It's from Boden and I think that I might get one for me and alter it a bit. It would look so cute witih a sweater and tough boots. Plus, I'm thinking since it's a kids dress and I am not a kid it will end up being a lot shorter than it is on that girl, which makes it even better.

Tomorrow is Friday, so I think I'll go garage sale-ing, which I decided doesn't count as shopping. Just being a friendly neighborA ;] If I find anything, you'll surely be informed!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's A Timebomb Ticking, Going.

It really set in today that summer is pretty much over. I went to pick up my schedule, and it looks like I'll be spending most of my time in the English wing, which is good :] I also started summer reading (finally, right?), but I'm convinced that Catch22 is the most boring book ever. But what can you do? ...oh yeah, Sparknotes!

Oh, and as you can see, I added an mp3 player over there on the right because that Last.FM thing wasn't really working out. Here's the playlist (it goes in order, and I guess you have to listen to the songs all the way through? Sorry.)
1. Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have to Leave It
2. Plastiscines - Loser
3. The Decemberists - L.A.
4. Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing?
5. Tokyo Police Club - Nature of the Experiment
6. The Films - Good Day
7. Paramore - Born for This
8. Feist - My Moon My Man
9. Rilo Kiley - Close Call
10. Masha Qrella - Destination Vertical

So I'm going to start out with new music obsessions!

Beck - Timebomb Single download
I've been a fan of Beck for a while now, and I was kind of disappointed by the Information but this song is so upbeat and catchy that it makes up for all of that disappointment.

Rilo Kiley - Under the Black Light
Rilo Kiley has held a place near to my heart since seventh grade when I first discovered the Frug (who didn't LOVE that song?). I was expecting something more acoustic-y I think, but this album is pretty keyboardy. Usually I don't dig when bands do unexpected things, but I absolutely adore this album. Go buy it. But sample some first:
Silver Lining and Close Call

Moving right along.... There's this brilliant bakery in Old Dublin called Our Cupcakery and they make delicious cupcakes, cakes, etc. But NOW! they have what they call a Cupcake Bar where you can make your own cupcakes!

The steps are simple and they have many choices. First you pick your cake flavor (chocolate, vanilla, marble, etc.) and then the frosting (the basics, but then Raspberry, Cream Cheese and a couple others) and then you pick from the abundance of toppings (see picture dos). There's no limit, but they do weigh your cupcake for pricing, and I hear they are starting a wall of heaviest cupcake record-holders. Go check them out!

Paris Je'Taime
Recently I saw Paris Je'Taime and most of the time I'm not a fan of the subtitled foreign fillm thing (as glamorous as it is) because I don't have the attention span to read and watch at the same time. But! Paris Je'Taime was amazing. 18 different films about romance in Paris. Some are happy, some are sad and some are kind of weird, but they're all short so if you don't like one that's ok. It wil be over shortly. I don't know if it's even playing in theaters anymore, but I would definitely recommend watching it when it comes out on DVD.

And finally..

The Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency Says Goodbye to Fur!
All I have to say about this is Yay! We should love animals, not wear them :]

That's all for now. Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hey. I Put Some New Shoes On...

Sorry for the lack of postage in the last three days. I haven't really been busy. But I haven't really had anything exciting to write about either. But now I have new and exciting things to post because I went shopping :] YAY.

So first of all, my new favorite store is the Emporer's Newest Clothes. It's in Grandview and it's affordable and adorable. I would make a whole paragraph about it, but it has no website. Instead, I will make a paragraph about what a bought there:

The first top is by CeCiCo and the second Piko1988. I can't find anything else by these designers anywhere so if anyone knows anything about them, please tell me! They were both $29, which was a pretty good deal, I'd say.

Then I bought some shoes...

Oh how I love mocassins, and these are the comfiest mocassins EVER. Minnetonka will save your feet.

These are from Urban Outfitters, I bought them a couple weeks ago, but I haven't really worn them much since it's August. Also, I don't really know what to wear them with. Any suggestions would be faaaaabulous.

So, much thanks to Plain Jayne, I have discovered Kate Hudson as Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby is my favorite book of all time and I LOVE when my favorite things are combined. The Great Gatsby+Fashion, what could be better? I recall Interview doing a Scott and Zelda fashion spread (based on F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda's lavis lifestyle) a couple months ago, but this one definitely takes the cake. I am ecstatic and can't wait to get a copy and hang all of it on my walls.

And finally. These amazing post its (I really, really, really like post its, okay?)

They're by Galison and they come in, like, six different prints. I want them all, but I love the Urban Houndstooth the most. The variety of sizes is awesome because sometimes you just don't need a whole 4x4 post it and sometimes you need more than that. They're convenient and cutee and they fit in your purse without getting ruined.

That is all for now, but hopefully I'll be finding things to be obsessed with more frequently :]

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Choice Is Yours

Hello! I've had a semi-eventful couple of days. Yesterday I went to see Knocked Up for the second time because we couldn't get anyone to take us to SuperBad. It was amazing again. Today I worked all day and went to see Rich Meaty Taste + Taylor play their lovely music. It was fabulous and, as always, a good time.

So I guess you want the obsessions, eh? Well then.

Pretty Little Mistakes website
Remember choose your own destiny novels from elementary school? Well if you liked those as much as I did then this is the book for you. Heather McElhatton has created the ultimate choose your own destiny novel for adults. There are 150 endings and you can bet that I'll be re-reading this one until I get to each and every one of them. The book is quite realistic, with seemingly dramatic consequences that I suppose one might call reality. I will definitly be obsessed with this book for more than one day.

Cool Rings buy
My favorite accesory for fall is certainly an abundance of interesting and gorgeous rings. I'm not into spending a boatload of money on them because it's inevitable that I'll leave them or drop them somewhere never to be seen again, but stores like Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters really have great rings for pretty reasonable prices (especially Forever 21 in the price department). I love gold with black stones, but my absolute favorites are ones with intricate or interesting designs carved into them. I would also recommend wearing more than one [small] ring on one finger. It's my new favorite way to accesorize.

The Bloomsbury Loft website
I was in Powell yesterday with my mom just walking around and going into cute little stores (there are many of them there, I must say) but the Bloomsbury Loft definitly stood way way out. It reminds me exactly of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette due to its mix of vintage and new finds. There are great fabrics, furniture, accessories, and all around knick knacks that I honestly think you wouldn't be able to find anywhere else. My personal favorite things were the abundance of vintage sewing patterns (I'll buy these and pretend I know how to sew my own clothes), board games and...stuff (vintage pool balls, clothes pins, postcards, etc). And I'm adding a one of a kind vintage chandelier to my Christmas Wishlist (yes, already).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Andre. It's the Legacy.

I slept for like 13 hours today, but I'm still tired. Not sleeping is a better alternative! But no worries, in between excessive amounts of sleep and a few hours of work I found time to do some internet back to school window shopping (see that works for the internet too because of the application windows). Just supplies this time, believe me though, there will be a big post about my back to school clothes obsession. These things make me super excited to go back to school.

Emotional Post Its buy
They make required reading fun!

Pretty Notebooks buy
They even have graph paper pages, so I can look forward to using them in [much dreaded] Chemistry.

Scented Pens buy
Juvenile? Perhaps. Entertaining? Definetly.

Cool Pens! buy
I love to write, and writing with cool pens makes it even better.

Dyslexic Speedreaders myspace
Individually I love Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty and Andre Legacy, but together the possibilities are freaking ENDLESS. They haven't really put out an album together, but they have been touring together for quite a while now and I got the chance to see them a couple weeks ago and it was easily the best show I've ever been to. I even met them afterwards and hey're all super nice and talented in a weird way. This is just more proof that I belong in L.A.