Hello? Hi. Hi. This was the easiest thing I ever did in my whole life.
1. Go to Anthropologie and buy a bowl. Any bowl you want.
2. Go to Home Depot and pick out some succulents. Make sure they’re going to fit. I didn’t, but maybe you should.
3. Take them out of their lil holders and stick ‘em in the bowl.
4. Arrange it so all the soil is even and decent looking.
5. Give as a gift!
4:39 pm • 18 September 2013 • 3 notes
“If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute.”
1:12 am • 18 September 2013
Hold me while I sob over the lace and sweaters at Burberry.
9:39 pm • 17 September 2013 • 1 note
"That was so good, I want to cry."
Okay, I’m already punching myself for not taking a picture, save for a Snapchat I sent my food loving friends, but I will soon (and by soon I mean like at 6 am when I make it again before school). Yesterday I pinned a bunch of recipes, including artichoke linguine pasta, and I was determined to make one of them for dinner. But then I looked at the recipe and it called for a bunch of weird cheeses that I wasn’t down to buy. Anyway, here’s what you need to do. Buy some canned artichoke hearts. I don’t care where you get them from but I got mine from Trader Joe’s and it was like, two bucks. Get some sourdough bread or maybe even French bread, that would be good and toast it with some olive oil and garlic. If you don’t have garlic that’s fine. Add some slices of mozzarella and toast it until it starts to melt, then add the artichokes and toast it until they aren’t super soft. I also added a little bit of parmesan, pepper, and some cayenne pepper. GOOD GRIEF MAKE IT NOW.
8:20 pm • 16 September 2013
Although the weeks of September and February often bring about an excitement not unlike winter break or the last day or school, I’m not exactly like others who fawn over every collection and drool over every designer in an attempt to prove how “fashion” they are. For me it’s more of the community behind it. Wanting to be apart of the hustle and bustle fashion week brings about, and not necessarily the need to prove myself. There are, certainly, designers I get excited about, but, to me, it’s a select few that I have my eye on. The ones I know I’ll always agree with. In general, when streaming live shows, I tune in as soon as the cameras turn on in an attempt to see who’s there. It’s kind of like a meal. You go for the food but your eye is on the dessert. I love watching Grace Coddington take her seat aside Anna, Jamie Beck standing on the sidelines, Erika Bearman mingling mere seconds before the runway is cleared, Derek Blasberg looking dapper, and Bill Cunningham in his signature blue.
As a lot of people have discussed over the past few years, fashion week has become over saturated with the social media aspect, and the entire purpose has been watered down. Not that it has become meaningless, but shows used to be the mirror for the future. Fortunately and unfortunately, it has been harder, in my opinion, for designers to predict or author these trends, as nowadays everything (save for few) is trendy. Nowadays it’s so easy to attain certain pieces that having them doesn’t mean as much. The trends are no longer season by season, but minute by minute.
For this reason I give props to my man Oscar for scaling down his show (in attendees, not magic) in order to bring back that sense of exclusivity.
Even though my attention is partially elsewhere, I still have some must-sees: Oscar, of course, Rachel Zoe (despite the fact that she’s fairly new to runway, I’ve been following Rachel since I was 15), and Christian Siriano. I stay up to date with others like Marchesa, Proenza Schouler, Marc, and Alexander Wang but it’s not the same eagerness I feel with the others.
Above I’ve posted my favorite look from each show. I think we’re sensing a white/cream trend here. Is cream the new black?
3:38 pm • 13 September 2013 • 2 notes
How Much Fashion Jobs Really Pay
Are you getting paid enough? We posed that question less than a month ago with the release of Fashionista’s first-ever salary survey. A whopping 5,000 of you answered. And we thank you for that! Now you can browse through the slides to get an idea of salaries in more than 40 different fashion-related jobs. We covered retail and sales, marketing, publicity, design, social media, and creative (aka, the art department). Remember, the salaries listed reflect an average: so if you are making way more or way less than you’re seeing next to your title, it doesn’t mean you’re as out of the ordinary as you think. But also remember that industry insiders from hundreds of fantastic companiesâConde Nast, J.Crew, Macy’s, and Hearst, to name of fewâcompleted this survey. So if you are looking for a pay upgrade, it could be a good negotiating tool. Let the voyeurism begin!
8:38 pm • 10 September 2013
future employer. #ODLRLIVE @oscarprgirl
"I don’t really know how to do casual clothes." -Oscar de la Renta
3:57 pm • 10 September 2013 • 1 note
Laura, Bat For Lashes.
How late am I on dying over this song?
5:13 pm • 9 September 2013 • 39 notes
Look at my posing ‘n stuff. This shirt reminds me of fall.
2:56 am • 8 September 2013 • 1 note
||It was this watercolor-y floral print with like pink and mint but it was like a letterman jacket with cream wrists and a gold zipper.
||*jaw on the floor*”
1:02 am • 5 September 2013 • 1 note