Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Breakin' Rules.
Hey loveys. 
Confession to make.
I wore a swimsuit cover up today as a dress.
Sorry but it's too cute to solely be worn atop swimwear.
Eff that. 
It's by Becca. Topped it with a shimmery wrap cardie, oh how i wish you could see it sparkle, sorry for the crap photo in this case (& yeah, in some others as well. promise to work on that).
Look for fashion outside of the box, that is, in swimwear, lingerie, even PJs. am "guilty" of wearing all three, out & about. 
whatever. you like it, wear it. Then, layer on the bracelets. big, bold, color. loads of it. and if you're good, treat yourself to a little HELLO KITTY TOTE. found this one today whilst picking up conditioner at my happy place. #YAY. sure hope tuesday was good to you. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

the hundred in the hands etc. +  yeah.

a few months back when i was so lucky to catch @bearinheaven play a show at will's pub in orlando i spoke at length to their drummer about their potential future tour mates. he said someone had thrown out the band "the hundred in the hands" to them and i was like "the hundred and huh?" probably like four times. felt instantly fascinated by their name alone. finally just texted 'a hundred in the hands' to myself so as not to ask him a fifth time. but only ONE song was circulating the web at that time, dressed in dresden. 

got my junkie little hands and ears on it the second i was back from O-town and really felt it—catchy, energetic, her enviable little voice. then, just yesterday i caught another song of theirs on XMU. and low and behold, today, they appear on @urbanoutfitters #musicmonday offering. that's cool (song: ghosts. verdict: yes.) check them out. +the other four tracks and thank GOD & FATE you lasted thru monday. zzz.

(felt quite Alice in Wonderland-y that day & LOVED it.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

its getting hot in here.
it's basically summer, loveys. and it looks like crochet is what a fashionable girl wants. wore the dress above to work yesterday and got this email from WHO WHAT WEAR. felt clairvoyant. ;-) hahaha.
in other news, my realm is abuzz in animal. i don't know what it is? catering to cougars? + the aftershocks of alison mosshart shimmying and convulsing in her leopard cardie. but something provoked me to pair this animal zip jacket to ruffly lace and peep toes. felt a little 80s, a lot eclectic. 

believe it or not i've got quite a bit of pearls in my accessory arsenal. mostly faux, some freshwater, a bit of killer cultured. was thrilled to see a story in may's issue of vogue encouraging followers of fashion to layer them on. it always looks brilliant to me. not a single elegant strand, no, but all of them at once, fake, real, big, little, long short—an explosion of them. on this particular day i dabbled in that, SHOULD HAVE layered on more. next time. 

(photo 1, dress: old navy. photo 2, jacket: boston proper, skirt: forever 21. photo 3, top: boston proper, jeans: urban outfitters. pearls: too many to name.)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

REAL QUICK. this is just as much for myself as it is for you. 
as summer barrels down upon us. know of others, fill me in. merci!

Monday May 24th
The Swell Season
(thank you, tanya)

Wednesday May 26th
Psychedelic Furs 
Culture Room
Ft. Lauderdale

Thursday May 27th
MillionYoung CANCELLED
Pop Glow + others

Saturday June 12th
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Surfer Blood
Grand Central

Sunday June 13th
Passion Pit
Tokyo Police Club
The Fillmore

Saturday July 3rd
Black Kids
Pop Glow
Respectable Street
West Palm Beach

Thursday July 8th
Sleigh Bells
Respectable Street
West Palm Beach

Friday July 9th
Sun Life Stadium

Thursday July 29th
Crowded House

(thank you, tanya)

Wednesday August 4th
La Roux
Culture Room
Ft. Lauderdale

Tuesday October 5th



(i cut my bangs half asleep this a.m.)

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's Been a Maddening Few Days... 
so sorry for the lack of posts, let's play catch up. 

listening to:
Rad Omen's 
(DJ Troublemaker) Rad Anthem, thanks to a boy i know yanking the cord on my ipod saturday night & plugging in his own. gotta come clean and say, a little bitchy part of me hates admitting when someone's right, but this song does RULE, hard. it's electro-deliciousness that builds and kicks. it's heavy, it's power. i dig. download it FREE here. and know, there are remixes, am desperately seeking out the one he had. will post when i find. in the mean time check out the vid:

RAD OMEN - "Rad Anthem" from Nicholaus Goossen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Download his sounds here (look to upper left of site):
then, wow. do like me & figure out how to see what this kid is like live. merci to @jesus_suns for cluing me into million young (Mike Diaz, a SOUTH FLORIDA native, i should add), was a couple weeks back, linking me to this sweet little vid:

Falling from Ruud Salym Erie on Vimeo.
just last night did i delve a bit deeper, over wine on a meh monday night. and HOT DAMN i dig. go bloody figure he played at the vagabond, MIA while i was in central fl. this past weekend. will try and catch him in tampa when he plays with my fave glow kids @popglow on may 27th. hoping my twitter friend @BradHorenstein checks him out in brooklyn TONIGHT & fills me in. anyway, just wanted to share this lovely, beat-infused, dreamy, at times vulnerable sound with you asap. enjoy. then get your hot $$ to a show:
May 11 2010 8:00P
The Bell House (w/ Two Door Cinema Club) Brooklyn, New York
May 12 2010 7:00P
The Bowery Ballroom (w/ Two Door Cinema Club) SOLD OUT! New York, New York , US
May 13 2010 8:00P
Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Two Door Cinema Club) Philadelphia, Pennsylvan, US
May 15 2010 9:00P
Great Scott’s (w/ Two Door Cinema Club) Boston, Massachuse, US
May 16 2010 8:00P
Sala Rossa (w/ Two Door Cinema Club) Montreal, Quebec , CA
May 17 2010 7:30P
Wrongbar (w/ Two Door Cinema Club) Toronto, Ontario , CA
May 22 2010 9:00P
Beauty Bar Chicago, Illinois
May 25 2010 9:00P
Will’s Pub Orlando, Florida , US
May 27 2010 9:00P
Crowbar Tampa, FL
Jun 10 2010 10:00P
The Pilot Light (w/ Toro y Moi) Knoxville, Tennessee , US
Jun 24 2010 8:00P
Spirit of Eden Festival Isle de Bendor, PACA , FR
Jul 1 2010 8:00P
Future Pop Nights Amsterdam, Noord-Holl, NL
Jul 2 2010 8:00P
Bang Bang Club Berlin, Berlin , DE
Jul 3 2010 8:00P
Magic Garden 2 w/ Truman Peyote Kassel, Hessen , DE
Jul 7 2010 7:00P
The Stags Head w/Many Mansions and Truman Peyote London, London and, GB
(who like a smart girl, shopped her own closet this a.m. & found this brilliant & bright dress circa '05. go me.)

Friday, May 07, 2010

sunlovey casual fridays

it's may & already hot as hades here in south florida. thus, jean shorts instead of jeans. petite rolls, with heels, a bright floral mesh top & cut crystals = sunlovey casual friday. try it. I cut these jeans into shorts from a pair of 3000" inseam kitsons. they're happier this way. ;-)
Hope your weekend rocks.
(top: anthropologie, shorts: kitson, shoes: zara)

Thursday, May 06, 2010

HOT HOT HOTyet cool.
the pains of being pure at heart's gorgeous, sparkling, emotional 'higher than the stars'  remixed by chill, equally glimmering, intelligently sexy artists like saint etienne = beautiful, pulsating, vulnerable, reflective sound. 

musically the original gives me the cure highs, which is magic, in its own little way 

this is saint etienne for those of you that didn't know. 

Download the remix here: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher than the Stars - Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix

and let me be the 1st to wish you a happy freaking friday, my how we've earned it this week. don't forget to love your mother this sunday. 

oh oh oh! this is my zac posen for target skirt, in a thick, rich tapestry fabric that literally shimmers gold. LOVE. 
& love you, 

p.s. the pains of being pure at heart 
are touring. AND i'm going. 
feel it? you should 

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

lonely is the new dance party.
according to the sight below's myspace page & i get it. days like today, i feel it. not in the mind frame to spew biographical stuff about this guy (Rafael Anton Irisarri)for you, what i will say is, his sound is so incredibly dream like, so sedating, so haunting, so beautiful, i drown in it, willingly. when i first heard his cover of joy division's new dawn fades a while back i died a little. who knew it could be more haunting, more atmospheric? it is. all the while having a lullaby quality that sorts out my soul. i've no concept of time, but i acquired the sight below's needle exchange, a mixtape of sorts some time ago & have found that it is so right. download it if you dig things dark. champagne has totally gone to my head so forgive if this is fragmented. my utmost point is, i just felt like talking about the sight below right now, because i revisited & felt his sound in big ways today. his album, It All Falls Apart came out like a month ago. Dig what you hear, BUY IT. The moral of my story tonight is, well... When you're not dancing, you should be reflecting. Do such to this.
And yeah, I hated my attire today. kind of hated everything. CHAMPAGNE TO THE RESCUE! & better luck tomorrow.

Monday, May 03, 2010

it's on the brain. 

Round & Round. New Order. Technique. 1989.

DOWNLOAD THIS. for tiga & VHS or beta, alone. then, prepare to shake your a$$.

OK, loveys, post 1st listen. Art & Anthony Moore: I need more tea. Zzzz. The Tiga track's not quite doing it for me, not bad, just not, MAJOR. However, will look further and further into Indian Jewelry. Oceans got instantly replayed with volume turned up, it's got a messy, fuzzy
shoe gazey thing going for it. mmm, i dig. Already had and love the VHS or BETA track, what fun! Au Revoir Simone's track's  cool enough? And so true.... ONLY YOU CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY to a good, incessant thud. So with  that, happy monday!
(Dress: Forever 21, hair flower: H&M, necklace: Rachel Rachel Roy, bracelet: Armani Exchange, shoes: Forever 21.)