Haight-Ashbury and Boots

Today I took a little trip with my roommate Kate, down to Haight-Ashbury! Well, I guess it wasn't really that little considering we spent over 6 hours walking up down the street... It was an absolutely gorgeous day, especially for San Francisco. We pretty much went into a majority of the stores, especially the vintage and secondhand clothing stores, as well as a few boutiques. I cannot even begin to tell you how wonderful secondhand clothing stores are. They're cheap (usually) and so eclectic, that you can always find a variety of different styles of clothing. Buffalo Exchange is one of my favorites! That, and Second Time Around in Boston :)
I took pictures, but I'll have to post them later, preferably at a more reasonable hour.
The boots you see pictured at the top are what I am desperately lusting for. I just really want some lace-up brown ankle boots!


New dress

I just realized that I never posted any pictures of my new dress! Which I made myself - skillfully, might I add... I just really love the sleeves! I'm really a fan of long-sleeved, short dresses. This pattern was super easy, and a fun project! It really didn't take long to make.  I started the whole project over Christmas break, but ran out of time to finish it. So I really only finished it when I got home for summer. I was really pround of myself because it turned out so well :)
Now I just need to find somewhere to wear it...



Just finished watching Ondine, a beautifully done film starring Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda. It's a modern day fairytale of the myth about selkies, which are mermaids/seal women in many cultures. A fisherman catches a woman in his net one day, who changes his life. He gradually falls in love with her, and her mysterious ways. His young daughter believes that she is a selkie, given her mystifying appearance. As the plot unravels, we find that this is not your typical fairytale, but rather a complicated story with dark undertones. The characters are not as they seem, nor is the situation. You'll have to watch to see what happens!
It really is a gorgeous film, mostly because it was shot along the Irish coast. The cinematography is extremely well done. Also the music is pitch perfect for the tone of the movie. I wish I could get the soundtrack, but sadly I do not think it exists.
This just might be my new favorite movie.



All images (c) Preen

Hello all! Sorry it's been a while... I've been extremely busy with dance and things, and have also been without internet connection for the past few days. Having said that, I'm also behind on the latest Resort 2011 collections.
So without further ado, here's my take on Preen's latest collection!
It's a really clean, concise collection, but don't mistake it for being plain. The complexity is in the details! You definitely have to look closely to see all of the subtle work in the folds and draping. I really like the overall feel of the collection - it's relaxed, and a lot of the looks compliment the body nicely. There's a good balance between structured pieces, like jackets and pants, and softer draped tops and dresses. One look that I am basically in love with is a blue and white printed dress with an interesting shoulder cut out paired with a blue sweater with elbow slits in the sleeves. All of the dresses are great, really.
I think I would wear everything in this collection.


Zero + Maria Cornejo + Joshua Radin

All photos (c) Zero + Maria Cornejo
I'm pretty crazy about the Zero + Maria Cornejo resort 2011 collection. She's a master a draping - something I hope to master at some point in the future. Actually, I should probably practice sewing in general first. Baby steps, baby steps. Anyways, going through her collection, one thing that really caught my attention was the color palate. The dark blues, various shades of greys, and occasional hints of oranges all go really well together! The fabrics and prints she uses are all really beautiful. She also has a good eye for detail. All of the subtle pleating and twists of fabric really stand out.
I would absolutely love to get my hands on a pair of those black structured pants and any one of her amazing jackets or dresses. Actually, I would be estatic to have anything from that collection.

On another note (haha), you should really check out Joshua Radin's latest masterpiece. It's his Songs Under a Streetlight EP done in true Joshua Radin style - mellow, yet powerful vocals, accompanied by piano, and this time with a full band as well. His voice alone is soothing and absolutely beautiful. For only 2.99 on itunes, you really should consider buying it! Or at least get his song Streetlight.


Bread Pudding

Today I made some bread pudding! It turned out really great, except I botched the sauce that was supposed to go with it... Oops! Nevertheless, it was still delicious. Bread pudding is amazing and pretty hard to mess up :)


Happy June! Supposedly, it's supposed to be June gloom, but today was pretty nice.
Honestly, not much going on on this end of the Earth. Currently just doing some collage-ing, and on the hunt for new music.