Monday, April 20, 2009

Laurel Hill Cemetery

For Scott's B-day I took him to Laurel Hill Cemetery.  I thought it would appeal to his somewhat warped sensibility.  Actually, just like its website says this vast burial ground overlooking the Schuylkill is "more than just a cemetery, it is an outdoor sculpture garden, a horticultural gem, and a truly unique historical resource."  It was such a sunny, pretty day; one that made me honestly appreciate life.

Black & White

more tears. sorry I can't remember where they are from, but c.2005

The Clinical Eye

Another one of my favorite all time spreads from Nylon (April 2003). by Jean Francoise Lepage.


I'm off on this rainy day and decided to sift through hundreds of magazine tears i've collected over the years.  I started hoarding in 1999 when I took a fashion class at Moore College of art while I was a mere high schooler.  This spread from Nylon's September 2007 issue is relatively new, but its still one of my faves.

Friday, April 17, 2009

REWARDed myself

yesterday was a beautiful spring day, and boy, was I glad to have off.  I've been dying to get to Reward, a new store in Philly stocked with so many designers I love (Karen Walker, Wood Wood, Chisato, Vanessa Bruno, Opening Ceremony) but can't find anywhere here.

 I've been dying to smell the Six Scents collection and was not disappointed.  In fact, I couldn't chose, so I'll have to make a second trip in the near future.  Instead, I came out with a black Karen Walker dress for $99 (originally $540...score!).  It was the first time I've gotten high from shopping in a while.  You for sure have to check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


so I've kinda been awaiting net-a-porter's new outlet website, which I just discovered is up and running.  I wasn't too impressed...if you're looking for supersale contemporary labels I happen to know for a fact that you still can find them for cheaper elsewhere (ahem  When I think outlet discounts, I think 60-75% off....most things are from 40-50% which isn't different from the sale section on net-a-porter.
However...if I had a spare $500 I would buy these Chloes in a second.

Fresh Air in the garden...

At first I was skeptical of the Grey Gardens remake airing on HBO this Saturday night, but now I can't wait.  Props to Drew Barrymore who isolated herself for three months for research as the iconic Little Eddie.  Listen to her interview with Terry Gross here

Monday, April 13, 2009


I'm such a sucker for the "eFEMMEeral" aesthetic.  You know, anything thats pretty, washed out, airy, and natural looking.
Thats why I am loving Lolita, my recent blog discovery.
and wanting to suscribe to Lula to get my fix on paper.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hit Me With Your Rythm Stick

when we first started dating (four long years ago), scott bought me this record "Do It Yourself" of Ian Dury and the Blockheads.  I thought the album was funny, but more than anything I loved the cover art.  Over the years, I've seen so many different versions of this cover, each a different and pretty floral design.  Apparently, Do It Yourself was actually released as some sort of publicity stunt...there were 28 different covers featuring different floral wallpapers from Crown Wallpapers.

Here are a few I found on the world wide web, but this guy has a nice collection for you to check out...

Annie Oakley

the only thing I look forward to about Mondays is watching American Experience on PBS.  Tonight, they showed a documentary about Annie Oakley.  How cool was this woman?!  She shot guns better than any man but managed to maintain a sense of Victorian demurity.  You can watch a bunch of American Experience Episodes on their website.

i thought it was awesome that she could shoot things while looking through a hand mirror!