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Every now and then, a change is needed.  No matter how big or small, it’s liberating to finally take a step towards hopefully bigger and better things.  After months of mulling over it, the time has come to part ways with this here blog and start anew.

It’s been a fun 3/4 years using this as an outlet  to write and share various photos, lust lists, thoughts, music, shorts, etc.  To those who have put up with my random musings on here, thank you.  I’ll be sure to share where my next home will be but for now, I bid farewell in the only fashion I see fit:

Obviously have to add a few more random songs for good measure.

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Vices

This post is dedicated to the modern-day definition of what vices are.  Unfortunately, most of mine happen to be of the non-healthy variety.  Although I love my fruits and veggies, give me a bag of chips, tub of ice cream, or some gummy bears and I will go to town.  

Comfort foods have been on the winning list this week…sorry spinach and carrots.  You’ll be back at the top next week once the stress of apartment hunting has subsided.

I haven’t dropped off the planet yet but I can say with full confidence that I’ve become quite the terrible blogger.  The last two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind with crazy new things happening.  My internship has now turned into a freelancing gig after only being there for a week.  I’m excited about what the next few months there will lead to.

My upcoming project with Reb is finally (and I really mean FINALLY) starting.  I’ll be sure to link to this new venture once we launch it.  We have some great things planned for it and I can’t wait to share them with everyone.  Here’s a candid from a shoot we did for it with our friend Matt.

I can’t really give any further details yet on some of the other things I have in the works but all I can say is, they’ll hopefully continue to lead to bigger and better things.

On a side note, who else is excited about Fashion Week?  I can’t wait to see all the new Fall/Winter Collections.

I’ve been on a mini-hiatus for the past week and a half as I try to sort out things for the holidays.  As life settles and the holiday craziness dies down, I’ll leave you all with a few of my recent favorite blogs and websites to check out before my full return to the blogging world in a week or so.  Feel free to let me know which ones you enjoy and if you have any to recommend, I’d love some new sites and blogs to browse.

VERY MARY-KATE
A major thanks goes out to Elaine Carroll for creating one of the funniest web series out there right now.  If you didn’t guess already, it’s centered around Mary-Kate Olsen.  It’s hard to resist laughing at the hilarity that is Mary-Kate and her relationship with Bodyguard in the series.  Here’s a taste of what to expect:

SHOW STUDIO
Created by renowned photographer Nick Knight, Show Studio is exactly what is says it is, “The Home for Fashion Film.”  The film on the top of my list, Nick Knight’s tribute to the late Alexander McQueen.  Visually stunning and perfectly fitting for such an incredible designer.  Check it out here: To Lee, With Love, Nick – SHOWstudio
Be sure to check out some of the other amazing films that can be found on the site as well as an interview with Lady Gaga.

AMERICAN CINEMA
If you are a wedding fanatic, be prepared to have your mind blown watching these videos of exquisite ceremonies.  American Cinema is comprised of a group of filmmakers whose goal is to preserve and capture some of the most important days of one’s life in a cinematic format.  If you’re sceptical, check out the film they did on model Coco Rocha’s wedding day here: http://vimeo.com/14245277

THINGS 90s KIDS REALIZE
Whether you were born in the 90s or are just someone with an appreciation for all things 90s related, this is the site for you.  There are some surprising facts on there for example, did anyone know that the voice of Shredder in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tv show was that of Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince?  Quite the shocker.

FLAVORFULL
For those looking to indulge their taste palates, check out my friend Alex’s blog complete with delicious recipes that are sure to make your mouth water.  My personal favorite, the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.  Yum!

MISSED CONNECTIONS
This blog is so adorable.  It features illustrations by the incredibly talented Sophie Blackall that are based on Missed Connection posts from Craig’s List.

NY CREATIVE INTERNS
Whether you’re still in school or looking to gain experience in a new field, NY Creative Interns is the perfect place to not only find great posts from their network of contributors on all things internship related, they also post numerous internship opportunities in such areas as Graphic Design, Fashion, Marketing, and PR to name a few.  Congrats to my friend’s Emily and Reb who are two of the founders.  They also hosted quite the successful event at the Wix Lounge about two weeks ago which was a great networking events.  Check out my headshot from the event compliments of Galo Delgado:

Yes, I Heart Ronson and with good reason.  I’ve mentioned this adoration for her clothing in the past and just can’t deny my love for her relationship with JcPenney.  Charlotte Ronson‘s past collaborations with JcPenney resulted in stylish and affordable fashion and the latest collection (out February 2011) yet again showcases this.

(images via Nylon)

I apologize for the recent influx of photobooth pictures but this had to be documented.  These are two of the most glorious purchases I have made in recent months.  I am so excited about rewatching Ghost World and finally reading Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel of the same name which the movie is based on.  The film features Scarlett Johansson, Thora Birch, and Steve Buscemi playing some pretty epic roles.  I can’t wait for major laughs.  If only I was as cool at Enid back in high school.  All in all, thank you Mr. Postman for this wonderful delivery.

So I’ve been in Europe for about 4 days now and I’m loving every moment of it.  Copenhagen has been an amazing city to be in full of lots of biking, cafes, eating, and more.  One of the biggest things I’ve noticed about this city is how incredible the architecture is.  During a mini biking complements of my friend, we stopped at the IT University of Copenhagen and I am still in awe over the structure of the buildings.  It’s amazing to be in a city that is so forward thinking when it comes to architectural design, enlisting numerous artists to create buildings for the university.  Even the dorm building were spectacular.  It makes me want to learn about bit more about that particular field.

All in all, it will be a bit sad to depart tomorrow but I’ll be heading to Finland next for a few days to visit a good friend from my semester in London during the Fall of last year.   All I can say is I am happy this trip was made and I can’t wait to see what random happenings shall occur during the rest of my time here.

I also have one other side note.  Even though I am currently not in NY for fashion week, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite collections and designers throughout the coming weeks.  First up is SUNO, which shall be up at some point tomorrow.  I also have a few random ideas in the works that I’ll hopefully be sharing in the coming month or two if everything works out the way I would like.  A big thanks to everyone who has been reading and following my blog.  I can’t wait to share some photos from my European adventure.

“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”

-from Choke by Chuck Palahniuk


I apologize for the recent decline in the amount of posts I’ve been making but there is a very good reason for it.  On September 8th, I will be heading to Europe for two weeks and I couldn’t be happier.  I’ve been longing to go back since I returned in January and a part of me also wishes I had just graduated from the Uni I attended while I was there or moved back right after graduation.  That aside, it will be exciting to see friends and go to some of my favorite places in London.

Besides heading to England, I will also be making stops in Denmark and Finland.  The waiting is unbearable and I still have so much planning to do for the trip.  I don’t even fully have the words to convey how amped I am about this.  I’ll end with a list of what I want to do while I’m in London so here goes:

1.  Go to my favorite hole-in-the-wall book store call “The Bookstore”
2.  Hit up Hawley Arms and The Good Mixer (oh the memories) and order a pint of Strongbow
3.  A bit of shopping at Camden Market and Portobello Market
4.  Make a stop at Miss Selfridge
5.  Walk down Columbia Road for the Flower Market (I love the smell of plants)
6.  Visit my old bosses at PPR Publicity

This is my small list and doesn’t include what I want to do in Denmark and Finland since that will be a totally new experience and one I’m so excited about.  Going to Copenhagen has been on my destination list for a while.  I will be sure to take and post tons of pictures of my adventures abroad since my camera will pretty much be at my side 24/7 so the countdown to Europe has officially begun.

Edit:  I also realized after booking my flights a few weeks ago that I will be missing Fashion’s Night Out again this year.  Tis unfortunate since I missed the festivities last year but tis the price I have to pay.  To anyone attending any of the events, let me know how they are.

Bazaar Atlas is exactly what one would expect based on the name of the shop alone.  It is a “bazaar” mixture of jewelery, furniture, and decor from all over the world.  Much of it is predominantly African and Asian.

During my trip to DC, my friends and I entered the shop literally on a whim due to a power outage that shut down half of the block. As we were venturing down the road, contemplating where our next stop should be, we noticed some amazing Moroccan rugs hanging over the stairway leading up to Bazaar Atlas.  Clearly, the store needed to be checked out. Although the prices were jaw dropping (take note of the $999 price tag on the mask my friend is wearing in one of the pictures below), it is one of those store you enter and immediately feel the need to touch, play with, and buy everything.  If I one day acquire an excessive amount disposable income and a place of my own to fully decorate, Bazaar Atlas will be one of my prime destinations to acquire some amazing standout pieces.  I’ll be sure to purchase a few drums, statues, and one of the gorgeous engraved wooden shelves.

Bazaar Atlas is located at 2405 18th Street NW in Washington, DC.  If anyone feels like inquiring from them about any items, the telephone number for the store is 202-332-4911.

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