Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Gossip Girl

I think now it is expected that I always have to post about the new designer collaboration collection taking place at my beloved store Iarget (I was there today). A unique combination of my 3 loves are all coming together and will be available in September: Anna Sui, Gossip Girl, and of course, Target. Anna Sui is the next designer up to be working with Target and by the looks of these images, her clothes are HEAVILY influenced by the characters of Gossip Girl. You can spy Blair, Serena, Jenny and Vanessa in each look. I posted my favorites, I must admit I didn't like all of them, but am excited to see these ones in real life and try them on. Maybe I will wear one of these dresses while watching Season 3 premiere of GOSSIP GIRL haha! Can't WAIT!

Monday, June 29, 2009


I have a crush on Stella McCartney's Resort 2010 collection, mainly by the way its styled. I love all the chic black and white ensembles - and would wear all of them, but I think I like the addition of the balloons even more :) It makes me want to have a party decorated with balloons and shoes!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

and it was all YELLOW

I have done a BLUE post, a RED post, and now here is the YELLOW/GOLD post :) I've got the primary colors covered!

1. Yellow - Coldplay

dress, Erdem

2. Golden - Beth Jeans Houghton

necklace, Modcloth.com

3. Yellow Submarine – The Beatles

oven mitt, fredflare.com

4. Pale Yellow – The Ditty Bops

watch, Timex

5. Little Bird - Goldfrapp

shoes, Olivia Morris

6. Yellow - Jem

shoes, Delia's

7. Gold Lion – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

jacket, DVF

8. Black and Gold – Sam Sparro

shoes, Christian Louboutin

9. I’m A Lady - Santogold

earrings, fredflare.com

10. Platinum Blonde Life – No Doubt

skirt, Modcloth.com
***If you aren't on my links list and want to trade, just leave me a message/reminder and I will add you :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Princess Emma

How great is this cover shoot with Emma Watson for Teen Vogue's August issue?!?! I know she's been on the cover like 3 times now, but this budding fashionista deserves it (its a much needed recovery from last month's Selena Gomez). I am loving this whole European princess vibe with a dash of decadence and whimsy! If I could I would be dressing like this for fall :)

Monday, June 22, 2009


I'm going to state the obvious: duets between a man and a woman are always romantic and sexy. That is why I am going to dedicate this week's playlist to them. I have quite a mix going on here: french, musical numbers, indie rock, but they all spell L-O-V-E <3
1. Come What May – Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
2. Lucky - Jason Mraz Feat. Colbie Caillat
3. Décrocher les étoiles - Keren Ann & Benjamin Biolay
4. I See You, You See Me – The Magic Numbers
5. You Really Got a Hold On Me – She & Him
6. Islands In the Stream (with Constatines) - Feist
7. Train Song – Ben Gibbard & Feist
8. Your Ex-Lover Is Dead - Stars
9. Anyone Else But You - Michael Cera & Ellen Page
10. Lua - Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch
Nashville was good - it was a family reunion so there was less shopping/wandering around as I would have liked :( but HAPPY SUMMER!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Passion Pit

Current Nail Polish: Milani Nail Laquer in Purple Passion
I'm going to Nashville for the weekend - be back Monday :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I just got this Diana Camera (without the flash) for an amazing price at my local art store. For all you Diana owners - any tips/tricks I should know about, any accessories you bought with it, what is the best lighting, should I get a flash? I'd love some advice!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Traffic in the Sky

I took these pictures of perhaps the coolest kite I have ever seen in Charleston last summer. They go along with this week's playlist - songs that have either soothing, pro at flying a kite in the sky sound or a carefree, I'm a kid trying to fly my kite sound... you just have to listen :)

1. Traffic in the Sky – Jack Johnson
2. Ikebana – Kevin Shields
3. We Were Free – Priscilla Ahn
4. Flying High - Jem
5. Paper Aeroplane – KT Tunstall
6. The Breeze – Dr. Dog
7. Redhead Girl - Air
8. 5 Years Time (Sun Sun Sun) – Noah and the Whale
9. You Set Me Free – Michelle Branch
10. The Sun Doesn’t Like You – Norah Jones

oh and who else wishes they were at BONAROO right now???

Friday, June 12, 2009

French Navy

Fredflare.com posted this video today and I had to pass it along. I have always loved Camera Obscura for their summery, runaway, 60's sound. Their music video for "French Navy" is sort of how I plan on spending next summer (if I can study abroad): having a hot summer foreign fling whilst sightseeing in Paris and Rome ;) Wow. That would be a dream - enjoy!

Hardly Workin'

or workin' hard? (Answer = #2)
I shall be back this weekend and back to regular posting :/

Monday, June 8, 2009

5 Albums That Changed My Life

This is a tag post that is going around, here are 5 albums that changed my life and why:

Marie Antoinette OST
I am now realizing that most of my favorite albums are soundtracks - probably due to the interesting variety of songs. The music truly "made" Marie Antoinette. Somehow the 80's tunes worked with the 18th century costumes. This soundtrack and movie "changed my life" by inspiring this blog - Modern Marie. It introduced me to beautiful classical piano pieces as well as great 80's bands (and I wasn't a fan of any sort of 80's music before this). The songs are formal, sexy, pretty, depressing, and joyful - they evoke all sorts of emotions. This movie and soundtrack gave me aesthetics that I try to apply to the artistic aspect of my life: femininity, lightness, ornateness, and decadence.

Garden State OST
This started my trend of buying soundtracks to movies and shows I have never seen. I didn't see this film until 2 years after my dance teacher introduced me to the music. We warmed up and danced to this album in dance class my freshman year, so the songs bring back random memories for this album was on constant replay. It introduced me to Coldplay (I only knew their Clocks song at that point), Frou Frou (Imogen Heap), Simon and Garfunkel (therefore finding more 60's hippie music), The Shins and Zero 7. Before I only listened to the the top 40, but this CD introduced me to the wonderful and Kooky world of indie rock. This CD was the start of something new lol - a MUCH MUCH better taste in music and an obsession.

Grey's Anatomy OST
I still have never watched this show... but do I love the music! This mix of songs made me research these artists, buy more of their music, and then link to other artists that they suggested - basically an infinite domino affect that costs lots of my money lol. Roisin Murphy, Maria Taylor, Tegan and Sara, The Ditty Bops, Psapp, Inara George (of the Bird and the Bee), and Rilo Kiley are artists featured on this album whom I now consider my favorites. I think I purchased this before my junior year. Finding these artists and linked artists made me the "go to girl" in high school for finding weird/cool/different music. My dance teacher used a ton of the songs I gave her for her pieces - most of them I found through owning this CD. And like I mentioned before, it introduced my to Rilo Kiley which introduced me to...

Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins: Rabbit Fur Coat
On the Rilo Kiley page on itunes, it says I might like Jenny Lewis so I clicked and listened. Low and behold she was the lead singer of Rilo Kiley lol. This album is definitely my favorite album - Ive probably listed to it all the way through like 50 times and know all the words. She got me into liking a "country twang" added to songs - something she does ever so beautifully. Before I don't think I liked folksy, country songs, but now I am in love with them. Ryan Adams, the Ditty Bops, Neko Case all stem from liking Jenny Lewis - and I thank her infinitely for that!

Chicago OST
I think I was in 7th grade when I saw this movie. Chicago the movie started the whole new era of bringing back the movie musicals. Seeing this movie - with the songs and choreography- made me want to act and be in musicals and plays. It seemed like a fresher idea than all those old school musicals (which now I love) and enticed me! After seeing that I went to acting camps, classes and was in 7 plays during high school - and now its my MINOR!!! I'm not sure if i have posted that yet, but I decided to minor in Theatre :D I am so excited and cant wait to see where it takes me!

***What 5 albums changed your life?