17 November 2009

Life Without Zoe

I've been meaning to post about Life Without Zoe forever but I lagged and Nylon beat me to it with a whole inspiration fashion page. (scans anyone? I can't find it online.
The short film, which is part of the 1989 trilogy New York Stories (the other two films are by Woody Allen and Martin Scorcese) was written by Sofia Coppola when she was 15.It's about a ridiculous neglected rich girl and her fabulous but sorta sad life. I remember my parents were watching it and then called me into the room because they knew I would appreciate that there was a little girl my age wearing Chanel.

I made my grandma make me a psuedo-chanel skirt suit in pink and red with gold buttons. Sometimes I wore the jacket with jeans... But enough about me (I WAS SO COOL).
Lets fully appreciate the outfit her butler is laying out for her.
YES ripped jeans and ballet flats.
She goes to an epic party.

13 November 2009

Embarrassing Crush: 90s Backpacker

I've been Indulging in the dorkiest fantasies of fleece wearing 90s backpacker types lately. (Sans Dave Matthews and Positive Hip Hop). Not sure where this is coming from, I guess I'm trying to reclaim my lost youth, you can take the girl out of UC Santa Cruz but you can't take the UC Santa Cruz out of the girl. All the fleece I eschewed in college has become oddly sexy to me with the passage of time.

The first sparks started when Urban Outfitters did their collaboration with Patagonia (via ACL). I wasn't ready to embrace it yet but I really wish I had scooped up one of these puppies.
Recent ebay searches:

I mean, don't get me wrong, 70s backpackers are still the all time hottest.

Plus I am totally feeling the Jansport Heritage Series.

I mean it all started innocently enough but lately I've been finding myself following around guys with elaborate backpacks around Duane Reade and trying to make eye contact with guys wearing Patagonia on the subway. I think the only way to snap out of it will be an emergency rental of Into the Wild.
I admit to never reading the book but from descriptions of it I always thought of Christopher McCandless as the ultimate entitled douche with daddy issues that I would have met in college. Effe Society bro.

I mean remember the whole part about how he refused to bring a map! And he could have survived if he had just let people help him.
That being said, lets be honest. I probably would have hit that. (Also I will probably enjoy the Eddie Vedder soundtrack , who are we kidding.)

12 November 2009

Ombre Hair (aka hella long roots)

So I am really feeling this whole Ombre Hair trend. I am seriously considering doing some weird fake roots thing. Am I crazy? So I am really feeling this whole Ombre Hair trend. I am seriously considering doing some weird fake roots thing. Am I crazy? (via refinery 29)
I am thinking more of a Jennifer Connelly in Requiem for a Dream type situation. Tacky?

It looks pretty on Lesley Arfin. (photo via Hanelli)
I found a bunch of fancy fashion ladies with some major roots on the Fashion Spot.
Erin Wasson
Lou Dillion
Alexa Chung
and there are this girl from Is Mental
oh and GAGA
and also some questionables.
Jessica Simpson
Cameron Diaz
Megan Fox.

What do we think people should I do it? What color? I am thinking a sorta Jennifer Anniston-y golden light brown.

12 October 2009

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions

I went to see Hope Sandoval at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday. Photos were forbidden but Luz Gallardo has been taking some lovely shots of the tour.
10/10 The Music Hall Of Williamsburg - Williamsburg, NY Luz Gallardo
Brooklyn Vegan and the LA Weekly seem all annoyed that she didn't allow photos, obviously missing the point. She is what the experts call 'the real deal' shrouded in mystery, temperamental. The lighting was very dark and she faced away from the audience and covered her face with her hand while she sang. She came to Maya's Holiday Party a couple years ago but we were too shy to talk to her.
9/26 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA- Photo Credit: Luz Gallardo
10/7 - The Mod - Toronto, ON-Photo Credit: Luz Gallardo
10/4 - The Pabst Theatre - Milwaukee, WI-Photo Credit: Luz Gallardo
9/29 - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA-Photo Credit: Luz Gallardo

I dedicate this Mazzy Star video to Pavla, Nicole and Sunnie who each had no idea who I was talking about.
Last time I saw Hope Sandoval was at The Fillmore with Jesus and Mary Chain in, I think 1994

04 October 2009

We hate it when our friends become successful (total j/k!)

Good photos by Jake Forney via Brooklyn Vegan, Crap photos by yours truly.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at Webster Hall on October 3rd.

Who says Indie Pop fans aren't babes? p.s. Shirley Braha started a Party A Day Blog, and our makeshift Pains afterparty at Daddy's even made the cut.

um, how cute are Peggy Wang East's ripped heart shape tights worn avec skort.