Friday, January 30, 2009

Sing this Lullaby to Yourself

Translation: something like "It's a Girl" in Italian.

I made this cake ans matching cupcakes for a surprise baby shower party last year during dance team practice for one of my coaches. she loves anything to do with Italy.

At the party we all drew on onsies and little bibs with fabric markers.

Speaking of babies, here are some lullabies that will coo you to sleep, no matter what your age:

1. Lullaby - Sia
2. I Need Some Sleep - Eels
3. Sleep – Juno Soundtrack
4. Daydreamer - Adele
5. Sweet Dream – Greg Laswell
6. From a Shell – Lisa Germano
7. 03.45: No Sleep – The Cardigans
8. Lullaby – Priscilla Ahn
9. We’ll Never Sleep – Rilo Kiley
10. Russian Lullaby – Ella Fitzgerald

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Acid Tongue

If Marie Antoinette tried acid, this is what she would look like:

John Galliano Spring Summer 2009 Collection Details

Sunday, January 25, 2009

2 for 1 Deal

itunes sell their music .99 cents for 1 song, but actually sometimes you get 2 songs when you purchase just one. Here is a list of songs that are epically long and have 2 or more songs hidden with in, as a nice little surprise:

1. The Next Messiah – Jenny Lewis
2. Death and All His Friends - Coldplay
3. Wake Up – The Ditty Bops
4. Spectacular Views – Rilo Kiley
5. Yes - Coldplay
6. No Conclusion – Of Montreal
7. Goodnight – The Magic Numbers
8. Till The Tide Creeps In – The Thrills
9. Biggest Star – The Elected
10. The Ice Storm, Big Gust, and You – Tilly and the Wall

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


My Favorite New Fragrance: G by Harajuku Lovers!
Lyrics to "Harajuku Girls" By Gwen Stefani
There's me, there's you (hoko-ten)
In a pedestrian paradise
Where the catwalk got its claws (meow)
A subculture, in a kaleidoscope of fashion
Prowl the streets of Harajuku (irasshaimase)
Super lovers, tell me where you got yours
Yuji Yamamoto
I'm hanging with the locals
Where the catwalk got its claws
All you fashion know-it-alls
With your underground malls
In the world of Harajuku
Putting on a show, when you dress up in your clothes
Wild hair color and cell phones
Your accessories are dead on
Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan, oh
Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan, oh
Harajuku girls
I'm looking at you girls
You're so original girls
You got the look that makes you stand out
Harajuku girls, I'm looking at you girls
You mix and match it girls
You dress so fly and just parade around (arigato)
I'm fascinated by the Japanese fashion scene
Just an American girl in the Tokyo streets
My boyfriend bought me a Hysteric Glamour shirt
They're hard to find in the States, got me feeling couture
What's that you got on
Is it Comme Des Garcons
Vivienne Westwood can't go wrong
Mixed up with second-hand clothes(Let's not forget about John Galliano!)
Flip the landscape when Nigo made A Bathing Ape
Ooh I've got expensive taste
Guess I'm better save up (chotto takai)
Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan, oh
Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan, oh
Work it, express it
Live it, command your style
Create it, design it
Now let me see you work it
You bring style and color all around the world
You bring style and color all around the world
Your look is so distinctive, like DNA
Like nothing I've ever seen in the USA
Your underground culture, visual grammar
The language of your clothing, is something to encounter
A ping-pong match between eastern and western
Did you see your inspiration in my latest collection
Just wait til you get your little hands on L.A.M.B.
Cause it's super kawaii !, that means super cute in Japanese !
The streets of Harajuku are your catwalkbishoujo, you're so vogue
That's what you drop
Cho saikou, Harajuku girls
And that's what you drop, and that's what you drop
Cho saikou, Harajuku girls
I'm your biggest fan
Gwen Stefani, you like me?!
Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan, oh Harajuku girls, you got the wicked style
I like the way that you are
I am your biggest fan, oh Harajuku girls
Style detached from content
A fatal attraction to cuteness
Style is style
Fashion is fashion
Girl, you got style!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pancakes & Flannels

Pancakes, maple syrup, flannel shirts, working boots, and last but not least some good folksy, woodsy, working as a lumberjack songs. Plaid flannels are a hipster thing, and yes I have bought into it (I got mine from the men's section at Target). This is a cosy theme for a post - perfect for post -holiday winter, when all you want is spring. Embrace winter and start whistling while you work!
boots, UO/band aids,

Pancake mix, Williams Sonoma

teddy bears,

photograph, Ian Britton

Bon Iver: Apparently the band spent the whole time recording this in a tiny cabin during the winter in some freezing snowy state up north, and the sound definitely represents that - its not winter depressing or anything, but you do feel like you are taking walks in the snow when listening.

Fleet Foxes: I'm sure you have heard of these guys from Seattle. Their lush folksy sound, sounds genuine and authentic, like you are at a fall festival somewhere in the blue ridge mountains. And a lot of their songs have to do with nature and such. I am in love with the entire CD, it transcends time but takes you to another place! And is it odd that I picture snow bunnies chasing each other when I hear Fleet Foxes?

candle holder,

Bon Iver

Burberry bag

dress, peeler,

Blitzen Trapper: I only own their song "Furr" so far, but am hoping to get their whole CD soon! but I thought the wood grain cover was fitting for a lumberjack!

The Elected: The cover looks like the lumberjack's log cabin in the summertime. In fact it is quite a summer CD, but woodsy nonetheless!

Fleet Foxes/Boots, Marc by Marc Jacobs

boots, Tommy Hilfiger/salt and pepper shakers,

hoodie, Target

photograph, Ian Britton

watering can and watches,

boots, Ugg/wall decal,

Now for the DEFINITELY more than 10 songs playlist:

1. Sun It Rises – Fleet Foxes
2. Never Going Back Again – Fleetwood Mac
3. Skinny Love – Bon Iver
4. White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
5. Have You Ever? – Brandi Carlile
6. All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands – Sufjan Stevens
7. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song – Fleet Foxes
8. Oh Death – Foreign Slippers
9. Would You Come With Me – The Elected
10. All I Want Is You – Barry Louis Polisar
11. Leave Me Here - Hem
12. Dr. Hubris and His Vile of Turpentine – Emily Wells
13. Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Nickel Creek
14. Horsey - Hem
15. Vito’s Ordination Song (Acoustic Version) – Sufjan Stevens
16. Josephine – Brandi Carlile
17. Ragged Wood – Fleet Foxes
18. Furr – Blitzen Trapper
19. Crooked Legs – The Acorn
20. Creature Fear – Bon Iver
21. Charlie Darwin – The Low Anthem
22. 2 Atoms In A Molecule - Noah and The Whale
23. Your Rocky Spine – Great Lake Swimmers
24. Mykonos – Fleet Foxes

****Look Below for 2 girls wearing flannels in the Swedish forest singing a cover of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"

Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Cover)

Friday, January 9, 2009


Nic's Sticks by O.P.I in ARE WE THERE YET?
its like a paint pen with a brush that pumps out nail polish - it worked pretty good and is good if you're in the car or on the go :)
and this week's playlist, as bubblegummy and pop like the nail polish, songs that are inspired by 80's pop, aka A LOT OF GWEN STEFANI!
1. Me Plus One - Annie
2. Cool – Gwen Stefani
3. Be The One – The Ting Tings
4. Crash – Gwen Stefani
5. Tear You Apart – She Wants Revenge
6. The Real Thing – Gwen Stefani
7. Let’s Call It Off – Peter Bjorn and John
8. Caroline’s A Victim – Kate Nash
9. Wonderful Life – Gwen Stefani
10. Too Young – Phoenix
**I cant believe my winter break is nearly over - these past 4 weeks have gone by way too fast and were absolutely lovely! I am going to miss my own bed and my besties.
Ugh, schoolwork? learning?

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Band Do!

Back in September I posted about the fun headband line
Now the brand has expanded into belts as well. They kept the same elegant, whimsical aesthetic that they applied for their headbands for their belts as well (actually it looks like you could tie the ribbon belt on your head and call it a hair accessory).

Its like Blair Waldorf...but for your waist :)