Roses and Rainbows

Well I have been a slave to a 6 page author report for the past week but I am finally alive again. And I even took the time in between all the writing and annotating and reading to make you a playlist. I'm great.
No but really it's a pretty awesome playlist full of Los Angeles awesomeness. It's awesome. I feel like I should say awesome again. Ok there we go.
Listen to it. Enjoy it. And happy fucking thanksgiving break finally!


A new kind of family

I owe most of my taste in movies and music and television and style to my dad. Which sounds weird, but he is one of the coolest people I know.
When I was little we used to watch old tv shows together that were his favorites when he was a kid. Shows like The Adams Family, Green Acres, Leave it to Beaver, That girl. Some pretty awesome stuff.

My favorites were always the super 70's shows, the ones my dad watched when he was a teenager. The best of them all was The Partridge Family. It goes back to my obsession of LA in the 60's and 70's. The show was about a family who "had a dream" and "go travelin' together" as they say in their annoying but perfect theme song C'mon get Happy. were all in a band together, or in my eyes, the coolest family in the entire world.
Not only were their songs amazing, but I always loved their outfits/house/lifestyle. It was the coolest thing ever. And obviously I had a humongous crush on heart throb, David Cassidy ( feather haired, 70's cassidy ofcourse).
Look what a bad ass he is in this video, also my favorite song of theirs. I mean what other band do you know that can stop a group of angry protesters with their perfect music huh!?

But David wasn't the only one I had a crush on, I had a huge girl crush on Susan Dey. She played Laurie Partridge and I thought she was the coolest, prettiest girl ever. Which she might just be.

But I wasn't the only one who thought so. She was everywhere around the time of the show, including several catalogs and magazine ads. These are my favorites.

I've been editing a lot of my pictures with that dreamy 70's glow lately, and was reminded about how awesome and 70's and great this show was.

They even had their own collecting cards.


Velvet Fever

So I've always loved velvet, but lately that normal love has grown into a full blown obsession. I want to get my hands on anything and everything velvet, whether it's socks, skirts, dresses, overalls you name it, I've drooled over it.
I already own brown velvet alexa chung shorts, blue velvet pants, a velvet sleeved madewell top, navy blue velvet blazer, and velvet wedges, but I refuse to stop there.
I've been watching old family videos from late 90s to early 2000s and I realized how rad I was as a child and how many outfits I wish I still could fit into/own at all. I came across one where I was wearing a little camisole dress and this image of Siri Cruise reminded me of it (yes I do get fashion inspiration from a 5 year old) (and yes she does have her own fashion fan blog right here)(YOURE WELCOME).

Then I was reminded of the dress in My Date With The President's Daughter, (the disney channel original movie circa 1998) that Hallie tries on before they skip going to a school dance and go to that crazy dance club "Club Alien" instead. Just a couple 16 year olds being crazy and running away from the secret service. But back to the dress.

She even has an awesome matching pink butterfly necklace.

This girl was kinda cool too.

Here are some of the velvet items I have spent hours finding/loving/wanting with all my heart:


Little Obsessions

Whatever you're doing right now, stop doing it and fall in love for a few seconds with this amazing woman.

Theresa Himmer is a Danish artist/architect who is inspired by the "physical and cultural environment surrounding her" and is trying to get people's attention with her amazingly beautiful, thought provoking installations, but to me she seems more like magic.
She created The Mountain Series while in Iceland after being immersed in Icelandic nature and culture. She uses the sequins to point out the natural vs. the artificial which is emphasized when contrasted with the urban landscape.

Plus-look how pretty.

And one of the best parts is that she went to SVA in new york where my brother, Colin, goes. Ok maybe that's not the best part for you but I thought it was pretty cool. Please do yourself a favor and learn more about this amazing human.