December 26, 2010

sweet home cedar rapids

Big props to Danielle for showing me this gem.

I never ever ever EVER thought I'd see the day they'd make a movie out of my terrible (excuse me, beautiful and Barbados-like) hometown. In fact, as I sit here enjoying the sickly sweet scent of Quaker Oats and stare out the window at 12+ inches of snow and poorly-dressed Iowans, I wonder what Fox was thinking.

But, then I remember that I don't really care. CEDAR RAPIDS!


December 15, 2010

christmas in...awesome?

despite the recent 10 hour client meetings, last minute cross-coast (cough-of missouri-cough) move and other various sources of stress — Kanye's first draft of Christmas in Harlem still manages to make me psyched for the holidays.

listen here

UPDATE: extended version featuring  Cam, Vado, Jimmy, Pusha, Big Sean (my love), Cyhi, Teyana Taylor and Musiq

December 14, 2010

story of my life

social media: where all noble journalism dreams go to die.

December 8, 2010

ugly sweater minus the sweater (and the ugly)

cheat the system and avoid this season's inevitable holiday "itch."

(not that itch. gross. go to the doctor.)

not only do I thoroughly enjoy the concept of this shirt...but I think I'm also kind of in love with that boy.


December 7, 2010

italicized tower of pisa

Danielle knows me too well. Great find.


mixtape month

I'm in mixtape heaven.

First — Yeezy *faints*

Then, just when I thought it couldn't get any better — J. Cole *faints again*

Now — B.o.B. *dies happy*

Download here

in the navy

any excuse to continue my nautical theme, right?

normally, upon finding this product page I'd scream "WHY DOESN'T THIS COME IN BLACK?" However, navy is certainly an unexpected and delightful surprise.


December 6, 2010

anchors away

What better way to stay in touch with your friends?

 Or sisters?

Or in my case — THOSE sisters.

 (Back off sorority haters.)

Thanks Joanna.

seeing spots

Just had to pick up a pair of polka dot tights after stumbling upon these killer inspiration looks this weekend.

Check out even more sexy spots here.

Now...what to wear with my leopard tights?

December 3, 2010


happy friday!


November 17, 2010

imaginary reality

Korean artist Yeondoo Jung turns children's drawings into awesome reality.


coach holiday

The Coach Holiday line debuted last night, complete with style blogger features and picks.

I am fully obsessed with the Glamourai anyway, but then she goes and chooses a holiday spread like this - cream, gold, sequins and fur?

Yes, please.

(My personal Coach Holiday picks to come...)


November 16, 2010

royal ring

The future Princess Catherine debuted her engagement ring at St. James's Palace in London today. The same ring as Diana wore, this sucker cost £30,000 (in 1981) and is made from 14 diamonds encircling a sapphire. Oh, and it's still GORGEOUS. 

I swear I saw a version of this engagement ring circling the blogosophere a few months ago. Far cheaper. Of course now I desperately want it.  

(P.S. get a mani, Kate)


November 15, 2010

birthday things

three to be exact.
 (I've been pretty weak on the photo front.)

1) birthday dinner (AND CAKE.)

2) birthday cards.

3) birthday trip, and first trip ever, to the zoo to see the...otters? (do all boys do this, Danielle?)

thanks to all involved in making the transition to 24 not suck!

November 10, 2010

interior creepage

As a child, and those of you who know me know I had an EXCEPTIONALLY imaginative childhood, I used to try and peek into the lit windows of houses as my mom would drive by — a futile attempt at perhaps catching a glimpse of the people and things and animals living their everyday life inside. 

Creepy, I know. I like to think this fascination stems from my favorite childhood book Busy Day, Busy People.

Well now, my dream has (kind of) come true. John Selby, everyone's favorite fashion and interior design photographer, is giving us an artistic (and far less creepy) look at the interiors and homeowners of beautiful houses all over the world. 

In book form!

View the complete The Selby Is In Your Place book online until this Friday, November 12th (also known as the best day of the year.) 

I absolutely love all the handwritten notes, sketches and commentary.

And who else would kill to have that Hermès sign in their bathroom?

November 9, 2010

awesome stuff that no one needs

Chanel raft. Because looking chic is very important when in a rowboat at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Hermes coloring book. For the child who colors within the lines, and always with the correct PMS color scheme.
Gucci 3D Sunglasses. For someone really stupid.

Missoni bath mat. For the discerning sole.

Prada tea bags. Because tea time wasn't pretentious enough already.

Louis Vuitton cigar case. For Kanye (natch.)

Cynthia Rowley diapers. For babies who lounge around on sheepskin rugs all day.

Tory Burch electric cart around the baby in Cynthia Rowley diapers.

Gucci bicycle. For when you bike to Diddy's White party.

Marc Jacobs surfboard.  But, sorry, you'll still look lame when you wipe the fuck out.

November 8, 2010

whatever she's selling, I want it

Leighton looks absolutely stunning this past weekend while shooting a commercial for the next Vera Wang fragrance, out in stores next summer. 

What a pretty wedding dress this would make in ivory.


mr. rager

CuDi, the rapper who has made tortured souls the new sexy, drops his new hotness "Man On The Moon II (The Legend Of Mr. Rager)" tomorrow. But, of course half the world already has the complete album.

Including me. 

Currently digging: All Along, Erase Me (surprised? I think not), REVOFEV, Mojo So Dope (it' dope), Marijuana and Wild'N Cuz I'm Young (cuz I'm young. and wild'n.)

Read a legit review here.

hot wings

How did I forget about this other epic November holiday? Ladies and gentlemen, mark your calendars — The 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs on November 30th.

Bazaar takes us on a behind the scenes look at Lindsay Ellingson’s fitting with one of the featured wing designers, Juliette Meurisse, to get the real scoop on those famous feathers. 

How awesome to have the professional title of "Wing Designer."

PS: Fourth photo. Adriana? Is that you? If you can hear me, I love you.

November 6, 2010

G.O.O.D Saturday

finally! a J. Cole feature! slated for release tonight.

...and it did not disappoint. Big Sean & J. Cole KILL it. Also, can't wait for J. Cole's mixtape "Friday Night Lights." Comes out Nov. 12th, happy birthday to me.

November 5, 2010


...but awesome.

Marc Jacobs Silly Bandz here

November 4, 2010

good month

Red cups at Starby's. Election win. Weezy out of jail. Cudi's new album. My birthday. Kanye's new album. THANKSGIVING.

Now, this...

Three words:
Lanvin for H&M

Two more:
November 23rd

Final four:
Hells to the YES


FREE WEE...wait.

welcome back.