Friday, October 30, 2009


last bit of Halloween songs that have a very creepy, eerie sound to them....along with some items
1. Window Blues – Lykke Li

cupcake toppers, Layer Cake Home

2. Toxic – Yael Naim

dress, Stella McCartney

3. Lyla - Cocorosie

shoes, Free People

4. Trophy – Bat for Lashes

clutch, Judith Leiber

5. Noah’s Ark - Cocorosie

candy corn

6. Seal Jubilee – Bat for Lashes

toy, Target

7. Phantom Other – Department of Eagles

cookies, Eleni's Bakery NYC

8. You Are the Blood – Sufjan Stevens

dress, Anna Sui

9. Classical Records – Department of Eagles


10. Prison Girls – Neko Case

jacket, Julien Macdonald

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Be Our Guest!

Hope you are all getting your costumes together for Halloween!
I did a guest blogger post for Olive Writes about Halloween desserts. You can see it right here... Her blog is so festive for Halloween - lots of good ideas!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ready, Set, Carve!

Don't forget to carve a pumpkin and roast the seeds!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

This is a photo of me taken when I was about 2 or 3 at a pumpkin farm. I love the vintage quality and symmetry of the picture. I think my friends and I might carve some pumpkins this weekend and festive fall stuff like that. Anyways here is the weekly playlist, vintagey Halloween sounding songs - something you would have heard at a Halloween bash in the 60's or around then - they will bewitch you!
1. Fortune Teller – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
2. Bad Man’s World – Jenny Lewis
3. Witch – The Bird and the Bee
4. I Put A Spell On You – She & Him
5. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door – Antony & the Johnsons
6. Feeling Good – My Brightest Diamond
7. Devil’s Waitin’ – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
8. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered – Ella Fitzgerald
9. These Are The Ghosts – The Bees
10. Herring Bone – Department of Eagles

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dead Man's Bones

Ryan Gosling (do I hear a choir of girls sighing?) can do no wrong, so when he decided to take an adventure in indie rock music, I knew it would be as edgy as his movie roles and well executed. His music project, Dead Man's Bones, is an album with an antique piano feel, special spooky effects, all which accompany his mumbling yet recognizable voice and a whole children's choir. It is the 2009 version of a "Monster Mash" CD and I say that as a compliment. It is perfect music for Halloween, not only because of the titles like, "My Body's a Zombie For You," and "Werewolf Heart" but the just the overall ambiance the music creates. Buy it now and you will be enjoying it still well after Halloween.
Below is a video for their song "In The Room Where You Sleep."I am loving all the kid's costumes!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Let the Wild RUMPUS Start!

I highly recommend seeing Where The Wild Things Are, its not a kid's movie, but a movie about a kid. It exceeded my already high expectations and surprised me with the endearing story - I laughed and got teary eyed. If you wish to rekindle your childhood notions of happiness, loneliness, love, and using your imagination then please see it - it is a truly beautiful film.
**also get the soundtrack by Karen O - complements the movie sooo well!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

This House Smells of Ghosts

Indie yet fierce Halloween songs along with Halloween items:
1. Halloween – Matt Pond PA
cookies, Eleni's Bakery NYC
2. Is There A Ghost – Band of Horses

dress, Fendi

3. The Garden - Mirah


4. Dimension - Wolfmother

cardigan, Marc by Marc Jacobs

5. Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant

cupcake toppers, Layer Cake Shop

6. URA Fever – The Kills

skirt, Ashish

7. Black Magic (Magic Love and Dreams Masters) – Magic Wands

heels, Giuseppe Zanotti

8. The Death - Fields

sweater, Markus Lupfer

9. The Lake - Aqualung

10. Not a Robot, But a Ghost – Andrew Bird

dress, Preen

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Can fashion inspire food?

When I was asked to make a Halloween cake, I was bored with the idea of the typical pumpkin, orange and black theme. Instead that inspired me was the Rodarte FW08 collection. Rodarte always impresses me with their ethereal, lookslikeafairymadeit clothes. This collection in particular looks like a bunch of fashionable spiders all got together and spun these red and black dresses and tights.

To make the spiderwebs, I melted chocolate, put it in a Ziploc back, snipped off the end and made spiderwebs onto wax paper. Before they dried, I sprinkled big clear crystals on them.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Feline Friends

Songs about cats, tigers, or lions:

1. Tiger, My Friend - Psapp
2. Tiger, Tiger – Bishop Allen
3. The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
4. Snow Lion - Feist
5. Lions and Tigers - Asobi Seksu
6. The Lion and The Tea Cup – Bishop Allen
7. Lion’s Jaw – Neko Case
8. My Tiger My Heart – The Boy Least Likely To
9. I Believe in You – Cat Power
10. Lovecats – The Cure

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fright Fest

I have expressed my love for Amy Atlas Events before and how much I would kill for an internship there! She is the queen of all dessert tables and I found this Halloween table of hers looking as delicious as ever!
This really makes me want to have a Halloween party...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Put A Spell On You

You readers will have to bear with me that in the month of October there will be lots of Halloween related posts - why? Because I LOVE it!
Lula Magazine has put together this creepycool short fim called "Spell." Watch it and you will see how it fits in with the whole Halloween theme :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

I'm So 3008

Ive always been fascinated with fashions from the future, ever since I watched Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. These looks from the SS09 Balenciaga show are uber futuristic and look like something I'd like to wear on a space station in 2080. This stellar music also reminds me of the future:
1. Time to Pretend - MGMT
2. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
3. Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun
4. Creator - Santogold
5. Crimewave – Crystal Castles
6. Bruises - Chairlift
7. The W.A.N.D. – The Flaming Lips
8. Sleepyhead – Passion Pit
9. Scary World Theory – Lali Puna
10. Human – The Killers

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Flower Child

I am LOVING the adorable Moschino Cheap and Chic SS10 collection! The punchy daisy hats, sunglasses and prints make it all so youthful and girly. I am loving the color palate they used (the shade of pink is just right) and how cute are those shoes?!? I created a little montage of the collection along with pictures of Gerber daisies I took - thought they were quite fitting :)