Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Article!

Via Amelia's Magazine

Hello! Sorry for not posting for so long! Jut a quick update! Recently I had an article published on Amelia's Magazine, an amazing online magazine/blog. It used to publish a really wonderful print magazine with innovative layouts. Now it's just in an online format. It features articles on the best underground art, fashion, music, illustration, photography, craft and design. I'm really excited because I've loved Amelia's Magazine since I first came across it in 2007 while studying abroad in London!

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My article is on Thuva-lisa Ceder who makes fantastically weird art- photography and child-like bizarre illustrations. Definitely check it out!

Introducing The Weird and Wonderful Art of Thuva-Lisa Ceder

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Unstrung Harp

Hello All!

This month I have articles in the May issue of ZINK Magazine! They are features showcasing designers Sam Frenzel(Berlin-based sensation that has been blogged about from here to the moon) and Keko Hainswheeler (One of Gaga's many fav designers)!

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via Zink Magazine on Facebook

I have a twitter account now where you can count on me spouting out lines of brillance all day long. Not really...but maybe? Dontcha wanna find out? Also, I will "tweet" (oh my) any articles I have published!

If you are (vaguely) interested, follow me! It's

Check out the ZINK MAY ISSUE! My articles specifically are not online but if you come across a print copy have a looksy!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Band Crush: Inflatable Boy Clams

I’ve been in LOVE with this band for the past couple of months!

Here’s the lowdown: San Francisco-based band Inflatable Boy Clams briefly existed in the early 80s and only released a self-titled double 7” with 5 tracks on Subterranean records in 1981. The art punk band is often associated with Club Foot, the “premier artist run venue in the 80s”*, where they hung out and played gigs with other like-minded peculiar bands. Their songs are catchy, quirky and have a wicked sense of humor about them. I like to sing them and pretend I had the balls to be in an AWESOME bizarre-o girl band. Dang. If I could turn back time…

Anyway- here are the songs if you have been intrigued by this brief exclamation of love!

Did you love it? Did you love it? You’re nuts if you’re not currently thinking about re-playing them and singing about skeletons all day long.

Carol Detweiler - bass, drums, organ, vocals

JoJo Planteen - bass, vocals

Judy Gittelsohn - organ, slide guitar, bass, vocals

Genvieve Boutet de Monvel - sax

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*Café Du Nord

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

If You're Creepy and you're Kooky...


This past week I visited a friend and she gave me and my other friends a tour around her neighborhood. One of the must see attractions in her neighborhood, at least in our opinion, has been nicknamed "The Spooky House". This "spooky house" is a big house with a crooked old fashioned black rod iron gate on the outside and has covered up windows (it looks like sheets) with small glowing lights behind them with a hearse sitting in the driveway. It looks like The Addams Family set up camp in a neatly manicured suburban neighborhood. Spo0o0o0oky, right? So of course, I loved it.

So it got me thinking about graveyards which led me to think about the time I snapped some photos at Highgate Cemetery in London. It was a rainy, dreary day(with the occasional bouts of sunshine which were thoroughly unwelcome) setting the perfect atmosphere to wander around the old and cracked, sinking and therefore tilting graves. I thought I would share the photos just in case you're a big creep on the inside like me.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nothing Says Sorry like a Good Song

Lazy Blogging for the week- sorry!!

Inflatable Boy Clams- I'm Sorry

Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's Black and White and Really Awesome?

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These are some of my favorite black and white images saved in my Inspiration folder. Hopefully, you will get as inspired by them as I have!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I Don't Care What the Trendies Say

Quite possibly the most entertaining thing I have come across in awhile. So many ridiculous things happening is this video. WELL DONE EARTHA.

If you need more:

Scratching, twirling, and a F YOU message. Awesome.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Put the Petal to the METAL

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Craig Lawrence plastic dress (above)- He is quickly becoming one of my favorite upcoming designers!

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Metal magazine:February-March-April 2010

These are just a few images from some of the fashion editorials featured in Metal magazine. I have heard of Metal so I picked it up when I spotted it in New York. This issue that I got my hands on has been leafed through several times and will continue to be thoroughly examined in the future. I think I'm going to be keeping my eye on this publication. It's both edgy and informative with interesting styling- plus it's a new magazine to explore- which is exactly why I ended up choosing it over the latest issue of Lula. I couldn't afford both of them so I surprised myself and chose Metal even though I have been waiting for Lula! I think I'm okay with my choice which was hard to make because they are so different! After a good twenty-ish minutes of flipping through both of them in search of the defining component which pushed me over the edge to choose- I just went for the exhilarating rush of a NEW magazine. I think I just showed my true colors as a magazine junkie. Oh well, you got own what you are! Can I get an Amen?!....

... right.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I Wish I Was a Mermaid SO MUCH...Don't You?

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Top: Pam Dawber in Faerie Tale Theatre's The Little Mermaid
Bottom: Cher in Mermaids

Like many little girls, I used to love pretending to be a mermaid anytime I was in water. I used to swish my long hair around under the water like the beautiful and mystical sea creature I thought I was. I would cross and hold my legs together like fins and dive in and out of the water with the enthusiasm and precision of someone who thought they had actually transformed into a mermaid. Sadly, my dreams of underwater romances and adventures never came to be, but my fascination with the mermaid look has not faded away.

My first mermaid beauty inspiration- Faerie Tale Theatre's 1987 version of The Little Mermaid, which I happen to own on VHS (!). The mermaids sport the most glorious headgear that I still lust for to this very day. Why Pearl would trade her slammin’ mermaid headdress for human legs is beyond me.

My second mermaid inspiration- Cher is a vision in her mermaid costume in the 1990 film Mermaids. She wears a similar headpiece to the one in the Faerie Tale Theatre, but girl wears it with sass. Her character is so feisty and glamorous that I immediately loved her, plus she had an amazing 1960s inspired wardrobe, seeing as the film is set in the early sixties.

It seems I’m not the only one who takes beauty and fashion tips from mermaid films:

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Top: Milan Fashion Week
Bottom: Spin Magazine March 2010

When I first noticed Courtney Love’s affection for Kat Swank's elaborate mermaid-y headdresses paired with glittery face make-up I automatically thought of both films above. Both of headpieces are made by Kat Swank of Liason by Kat Swank. Her work can be found on Etsy but it’s seriously going to set you back a few bucks if you would like to make your mermaid fantasies come true. Not all of her work will transform you into a whimsical sea creature, but there are a few pieces I wouldn’t mind sticking on my head and splashing around in. On second thought, maybe just a bit of wading. I wouldn’t want to mess up my fancy mermaid headgear with…water…How silly would that be?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

They Say the Elevator is the Silent Member of the Band

I love Jeffrey Lewis! He's musically and artistically talented, adorably awkward, and witty- what more can you ask for, friends? I haven't listened to him in awhile, but yesterday I rekindled my love affair and I'm more enamored than ever.

Check out this old video of Jeffrey playing in an elevator for (Behind) Closed doors.