Thursday, August 29, 2013

A few pictures of James and I's overnight trip to philly. The original purpose of this trip was to visit a thrifting mecca where I was hoping to score some great finds. These dreams were quickly dashed when we pulled up to the front door to find out the warehouse is only open on mondays and saturdays. Obviously, this is the type of thing that would happen to me, but thats ok, because as it turns out philly is perhaps the most historically significant city in the U.S. Among other things, we read copies of the Declaration of Independence (ok, briefly scanned), saw Benjamin Franklin's grave, and peeked inside of a Masonic Temple. Granted, these pictures don't depict any of those things; and are more the product of walking around the city and enjoying my few last days off before school. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dearest fashion-lovas, if you haven't checked out lookbook yet, it's a fun site for the fashion enthusiast that is basically dedicated to "street-style" photos. You can post your own looks, or explore those of others to get color and style inspiration from people all around the world.

Show me some love (please & thank you) and "hype" this look on lookbook by using the "frolicking in flowers" link on the right!

Monday, August 26, 2013

After much deliberation I decided it was time to bring back the bangs, just in time for fall. What better way to make the end of summer slightly less depressing? I brought myself to get them for the first time last year, and loved them, save for the awkward in-between growth stage where I looked like a pre-pubescent boy sporting a mushroom haircut, or the countless times in which I had stray hairs stabbing me in the eye. I'm sure in a few weeks i'll be swearing this day to hell, but for now I am oh-so-la-di-da-happy with them!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Photobooth fun

Having spent a bit of time mentally wading through the travails of being in a long distance relationship, I wrote a little something I thought I would share. All I can say is, oh the crazy things we do for love.

Are you to fill the peering void within?
I fret with small hellos, painted smiles, how do you dos and pleasant farewells but the looming space remains.
Peering into a furtive canvass of green mired in blue and brown, of hope dancing with regret and with a penchant for tomorrow,
You retreat from me into a solemn place not retractable by foot or song.
Can you uncover the untrodden tracks that might bear witness to sultry whispers within?
By the virtue of a prod of whit or whimsy, a scornful glare or a glistening tear replete with apprehension,
Might I unearth the artifacts of your grand retention?
Or have our paths diverged incomprehensibly, unimaginably, undeniably, irretrievably?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pictures from the second round of film on my Pentax. I just purchased more film, this time in both 400 and 800 speed for my Diane F+ lomography camera, having learned that  the latter will allow for better lighting in dim settings. This means I will get to experiment with more night pictures, so I'm pretty excited about that, and I hope you are too!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pentax A3000 35 mm
Streets of NYC

The last time I was in Maine, I discovered this 35 mm Pentax A3000 at a yard sale- along with a stephen king book that I have yet to read- for $5, practically free!

 I knew that it must be mine, and have been itching to use it since. A few days ago my lovely coworker Emily and I galavanted around the city while she provided fundamental how to's on using my new cam. Here are some of the shots from this roll, click on them to make them bigger:

Farmers Market; Union Square
*I think this one is my fave*

IFC Theater; Lower East Side

Comedy Club; West Village

My Brother; Union Square

Construction Worker; Flat Iron

Musician; Washington Square Park

Graffiti; Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I spend a lot of my free time walking around manhattan and brooklyn, and the streets are always teeming with an eclectic profusion of culture and life. It can be incredibly overwhelming but also beautifully inspirational.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Had to wear my newly buttoned shirt out in brooklyn today!

sunglasses; Urban Outfitters
pink shorts; American Apparel
fave black booties; Steve Madden

If you like, feel free to "hype" it on lookbook by using the link on the right!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

DIY: Old Shirt Revamp!

I decided to give my body (really my liver) a rest this saturday night and spend it cleaning and crafting. Changing the buttons on old or even new shirts, jackets, or whatever article of clothing you wish is an easy way to add a personal touch and a little bit of pizazz. I finagled a collection of gold buttons from my mother and have been slowly adding them to things I own when I want to change them up a bit. I'm glad I finally got around to changing the awful buttons off of this otherwise cute top!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jazz Age Lawn Party 2012
Governors Island, NY
*Seriously* Old German Camera 35 mm film

I was rummaging through the inordinately large pile of nonsense that resides in my desk and discovered these pictures I took at last years Jazz Age Lawn Party. For anyone that is not familiar, the Jazz Age Lawn Party is when cloches, bowler hats, flappers, and beads galore make their 21st century debut. Everyone dresses up 1920s Great Gatsby style- and you'd be surprised (or not) at the amount of 1920's enthusiasts that have the style perfected from head to toe. For this event I toyed around a bit with double exposures, and thought they worked particularly well in creating a lively, dynamic dancing shot! I was most impressed with the first lady pictured above, whose wicker baby carriage was just too appropriately perfect to pass up.