Friday, April 11, 2014

Tropico.






Everyone loves the idea of Hollywood. A perfect haven inside an otherwise chaotic world. Yes we know its a fictional idea created by the media, but its something we dream about nonetheless. Today's outfit was inspired by that pastel version of reality and the fact that I may in fact be moving to the city of angels next year. I know certainly it wouldn't be all palm trees and trips to the beach, but I'm sure I would find beauty even in the strip malls and traffic ravaged streets.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Makeup Inspiration: Manish Arora Fall/Winter 2014-15

Even though I usually don't do anything very crazy as far as my own makeup goes, I do appreciate those who are able to create elaborate looks using tiny brushes and swirls of color. So while watching Fashion TV on YouTube last night I was excited to come across a behind the scenes video with truly creative makeup. The look for this show was very whimsical and almost a child's idea of what makeup is, which is pretty much just art for your face. I just thought this was a cute reminder that not everything needs to be so serious all the time.


http://www.modelinia.com/blog/the-most-outrageous-beauty-looks-of-paris-fashion-week-fall-14/60317



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Keep it weird












Fact of life:
Things are bound to get weird after a few hours in the car with your best friends. This may or may not include creating raps about sledding (we used "icy" to compare hills with jewelry obviously). Or giving army guys driving Jeeps past us our best sus pose with the windows down.

Overall had a great day walking around Portland yesterday and eating a Old Dirty Bastard donut. The sun was lovely too and contributed to all around good vibes. These good vibes continued today, currently listening to Sam Lachow in pajamas and earlier submitted my picture for Macklemores annual pizza party contest (had to create a shark illustration), so fingers crossed. Hope you're having a solid start to the week too!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cat stickers & tattoo shops








Things I saw on the Hill today:
- drag queens at brunch
- a man with green hair in a pink suit
- a million and one beanie clad individuals with beards and dogs
- lots of man purses

If this doesn't convince you to head to this part of Seattle then you have serious issues. In my mind any place with Steve Buscemi cat stickers is the right place to be.

Tomorrows location: Portland.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Staycation 206: Cap Hill Plan

Well. Its officially spring break for me. Sadly this does not mean I'm currently typing this post on a secluded beach while sipping a fruity drink, I'm actually just laying in bed craving Thai food take-out. However, I do not plan on spending all my time hibernating in my room. This break I'm going to try to visit as many (semi) local places as possible. In fact, I might just do a little segment I'll call Staycation 206 (serious movie announcer voice).

To start out this series I'll share a few places I plan on visiting on Capitol Hill tomorrow (or at some point next week). *PSA: this series is probably going to involve a lot of food *

Shopping

Alive & Well

Why: Lets just say I might Instagram stalk this store and would have to say according to my research their employees happen to fairly awesome. Not to mention they carry a lot of great streetwear brands that I would love to check out.
705 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Stussy Seattle
Why: Have you seen the new Stussy tie dye shirts? I'm kind of obsessed and almost bought one at Zumiez yesterday. So I'm pretty excited to visit the actual store in Seattle.
1108 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101


Red Light Vintage
Why: One time I found a New Kids on the Block neon sweater. That is all.
312 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102 

Food
The Kingfish Cafe
Why: I have a serious obsession with chicken and waffles and I've never actually visited an actual southern style/ soul food restaurant. Always excited for lunch.
602 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Molly Moons Homemade Ice-Cream
Why: Huge fancy ice cream fan + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l92E_6f-Ybg
917 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122

General coolness
Laughing Buddha Tattoo
Why: I've been wanting to get a second ear piercing for a while now and the hipster part of Seattle seems like the perfect location (plus it happens to be really close to Red Light Vintage).
219 Broadway E Seattle, WA 98102

So, once I visit the Hill this break I will write up another post and hopefully have some pictures as well! In the meantime, feel free to comment with your favorite locations below. I'm also most probably visiting Portland for a few hours on Monday so if you have any hints I would love to hear them.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Around The Town: The Sneaker Project

Nordstrom is obviously one of the powerhouses of Pacific Northwest fashion and I was very happy to see they recently did a collaboration with local artists and some of the sneakers they carry on their Mens Shop blog. In a segment entitled Sneakers in Seattle Nordstrom interviewed Thig Nat from The Physics (who I luckily happened to see at The Crocodile a few months back for the Digital Wildlife album release) and Prometheus Brown from the hip hop group Blue Scholars. I think this combination of video (with the actual footwear in various city locations) and then talking to these individuals who truly embody the spirit of Seattle is a fresh way of marketing. Even though its still advertising its not so in your face that you feel uncomfortable but rather just interested to learn more, so I definitely give props to Nordstrom for this idea. More brands and companies should really strive to appeal to their costumers in a way that's not just about selling items, but also making their customers feel like they're being understood (especially the younger generation) because in the end I believe that's more useful for both the seller and the consumer.

Episode 1 of The Sneaker Project



The full blog post:
http://blogs.nordstrom.com/men/the-sneaker-project-seattle-thig-nat-prometheus-brown/

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wanderlust




Sundays are for good times with good friends.
Getting kicked out of museums at closing time.
Drinking tea out of tiny cups with strangers.

Had a great time hanging out with my lovely friend Olivia for one last time before she heads out to Germany tomorrow. Its hard saying good-bye to people you care about, but at least then you know its truly a friendship. Until next time!





*Ps. Shout out to Olivia for taking these pictures, and posing with 500 year old statues*