Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Subsequently, I came up with comparing and contrasting vintage garments with modern garments. I myself own a few vintage pieces including a sequined top from the 1920's that I bought in Paris, some old bags, and a LOT of jewelry both from flea markets and my Opa, who was a jeweler back in the day. I absolute adore it when people wear one or two vintage pieces to accent an overall contemporary outfit. I did some research to find a few special vintage pieces online and I found AMAZING online vintage shopping sites where you can BUY everything I added down below. I found so many beautifully intricate pieces starting from the turn-of-the-century that are so wearable and inexpensive I could not believe it!!
Even though I shouldn't be spending any money, I really have my eye out for that Victorian collar and 1920's Blouse...early Christmas gift perhaps?!
Monday, October 24, 2011
I've included down below Numb, Koo Koo, and I Found You...seriously amazing. I find she's one of the most interesting, talented, stylish, and gorgeous artists out there!
Ps. this would be extremely embarrassing if you all were thinking "This girl is SO behind on her music..", if so I'm sorry!!
Your mother is an opera singer and your father a theater organist. How did they shape your musical sensibility?
I create music much more than I listen to it. That’s how I was raised with my mum and dad. They were at home making music, rehearsing songs––it wasn’t something you put on as a CD or an LP, and [we definitely didn’t listen to it on the radio]. So in that way I haven’t grown up with popular music. That sets me free in some sense. Pop music is new to me.
You were invited to Pharrell’s studio for a recording session. What was that like?
He has that ability to step into another person’s universe, and not be afraid of anything. I felt like we were two little kids. At one point we were rapping at each other. I’ve never really rapped, but I was rapping!
There is a whimsical element to your lyrics. Would you say you're whimsical?
I’m definitely a daydreamer. I’ve always had a slight problem with reality. It can have a negative side sometimes, like when you’re 25 and you still believe there are trolls under the bed.
You relocated to New York to record your new album. How has the city affected your creative process?
New York has had a very direct influence on me. I often find that I get inspired and feel relaxed when I’m in the middle of big chaos—the eye of the storm.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Oh, I would also ideally be wearing this amazing outfit.....*sigh* a girl can dream! All of the items shown above I got from one of the best websites: La Garconne; they have an incredible urban/modern selection of everything from coats to accessories!
While walking with my dog down the cobble stoned street of the Old Port looking through the windows of dozens of high-end art galleries on Rue Saint-Paul I would be listening to this song by ZAZ (I saw her live while working at a concert venue in New York City this past summer):
ZAZ - Je veux by user6364568
Friday, October 21, 2011
Here are a pair of lace-up boots my mother just bought me from her trip to London last week. They definitely fall under "The London Look".
Might I just add what my mother noticed young girls wearing in London: Almost all of them wore lace-up, ankle booties like the ones she got me, stockings (in opaque and crazy designs), and lots and lots of scarves. I personally love layering scarves....yes putting more than one scarf around my neck at the same time. It sounds suffocating, but it's actually a beautiful look. For example I'll put two black scarves on; a thick wool one and the other a thin, delicate one. It gives a strong textured and unique look, setting you apart from all of the other scarf wearing girls.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Here are a few of my favorite pieces from their most recent collection in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings!