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Escape from New York

I’ve been in hiding.  I know that is really no excuse for the lack of posts the past few months but that’s the best one I’ve got. 

This summer was absolutely amazing, to say the least.  I had the most fabulous internship and spent the summer months wiling the days away at photo shoots, late nights in Brooklyn and weekends in Cape Cod.  But a break was needed.  And so I fled.  Took a Virgin Airlines flight to London and decided to study abroad for a semester at the University of Westminster. 

So here I am now, in London, and completely in love. 

It took me a few days to get over culture shock.  Taxis, money, and pizza were among my biggest concerns but I am proud to say that I have moved on and adapted pretty well to this new culture. 

Case in point, yesterday I was bored, so I dyed the ends of my hair lavender. 

The area I am living in is the Lower East Side equivilant so granted that may have had an effect on my choice of color.

My weekends have taken me to Paris, Wales, Belgium, and Amsterdam (see photos below), I honestly couldn’t be luckier. 

I miss New York (and obviously my friends and family) more than I can say.  Yesterday my mother sent me a care package consisting of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, candy corn, the New York Times Magazine (food & drink issue) and T Magazine (winter style issue).  I devoured the magazines, read them cover to cover, and a few articles twice.  I didn’t realize how much I had missed the style of writing  and journalism I had grown so accustomed to in America. 

But enough about New York, I will be back in a few months, and I just know I will be longing for London, so for now enjoy the pictures from Wales, Brussles, and Amsterdam (London ones will be up shortly).

Wales

 

 

 

Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

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My Weekends: Chelsea

Chelsea holds a dear place in my heart.  Not only is it the home of my school, FIT, it also has the most darling side streets, both my favorite French restaurant, La Grainne Cafe, and my favorite bakery, Billy’s Bakery, and of course Chelsea Market (though that may be Meatpacking technically).

apricot jam crepe from La Grainne Cafe, perfection

protection from windy 10th ave.

here comes the sun

lipstick all day, every day

dilapidated empire diner

one of my favorite bookstores

children's books

i love doors...

baby gated door next to the one above

i showed this same apartment building months ago. the red door draws me in. i need to live there.

how does this happen? what French maid is running around the city without their feather duster?

slider at popburger

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My Weekends: The Village & Nolita

I like to walk, a lot.  I also love to take pictures of what I see, as you can tell from previous posts.  It seems like every weekend I am now exploring a new part of this amazing enchanting city I live in.  Two weeks ago I wandered around The Village and SoHo.  There was brunch, chalked up sidewalks, and beautiful architecture.

the best brioche French toast I have ever had, in one of the most darling restaurants in the West Village, Elephant & Castle (click on the picture if you don't believe me).

The plates at Elephant & Castle (with eggs benedict on the side!)

Greenwich Village, I love these quiet almost European side streets

Heading into Nolita now, such a French building

Nolita

my favorite street in New York, Elizabeth St. in Nolita

open air restaurant in Nolita

coming here next, Nolita

and here...

Washington Square Park

street art

the arch

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Glitter Glitter Everywhere

Christian McCullough, MAC make up artist for the Vena Cava show yesterday, is my hero of the day.  The glitter eye makeup he painstakingly applied to every model is absolutely beautiful!  I wish I could do my eyes like that every night and have it be socially acceptable.

Or maybe the point is to do it anyway and I should be okay with playing with makeup that might be deemed “a bit much” by social standards.  The show was very 90’s with a slight grunge attitude, maybe with that “whatever” mindset I could pull it off.

If I am brave enough to even attempt to try this I will of course post pictures but for now I will leave to to the models of Vena Cava.

ps. The nail polish on the fingers is really cute. . . may have to try that one. . .

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Comme to Me

I first spotted them at the Opening Ceremony in the Ace Hotel on Broadway and fell in love the instant I saw the multitude of vibrant colors and playful patterns inlayed on the soft leather.  Since then I have seen the infamous Comme des Garcons wallets everywhere, and I think, soon (maybe birthday?) it will be time to get one.

Below are some of my favorites, though I have a minor wallet fetish I rarely end up buying them, mainly just lusting over them for months, maybe it is time to take the plunge.

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February Inspiration

Some things I’m hoping will keep me going through (hopefully) the last of the Winter months.

Rug from Celine Kaplan's office

Image from http://www.thecoveteur.com also Celine Kaplan;s.

Iselin Steiro for Cover Magazine

Ginta Lapina for Numero Magazine

Paris Vogue

 

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Wake Up and Smell the Couture

Couture season has just ended in Paris (sigh) and the clothes were absolutely lovely.  I noticed a distinct return to femininity, from the shapes to the pale colors and light fabrics.   It’s quite sad because I know from experience that the photographs really do not do the clothes justice.  What might look merely “beautiful” in an image is amplified by 10 when you actually see the piece in person and feel the fabric and see the intricate details the camera barely picks up.  I am lucky enough to have this experience at Vogue and I absolutely cannot wait to see these exquisite pieces in person.

My edits:

Alexis Mabille

Chanel

The Whole Collection

Christian Dior

 

Givenchy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentino

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