I can never see enough abandoned places in person or online although the latter tends to dominate my experiences. Even when I do find the odd abandoned barn I'm often too nervous to venture far inside myself--they sometimes look quite unstable! Thankfully there are many more brave souls in the world outside who do venture inside and capture their experiences beautifully on camera. Christian Richter a photographer based out of Germany seems to focus his abandoned adventures on staircases. Spiraled, colorful, and all decaying it's a stunning collection of images and places.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Although I only had blue hair for one summer it remains one of my favorite colors of hair so my style crush on teal-haired queen Mademoiselle Yulia should come as no surprise. Mademoiselle Yulia is a DJ so street style pictures of her can be hard to find; she's more likely to be shot in a campaign or at a club spinning, but her style when captured is killer. Unlike most style crushes I post on her looks are very real world casual--a punk mix of denim cut offs, unique boots, and crazy-cool jackets. As cool as her clothes is her dramatic makeup which I'd really like to learn how to imitate someday soon.
Here's another hoarded (or rather merely forgotten and re-found) outfit post for your from yet another snow day--it's probably not a record for Pennsylvania but it's definitely one for me. The weather looked like this just the other day and I was similarly dressed, so in some ways it's hard to place when pictures were taken and when is now. Are we a week into March with several inches of snow still on the ground and the threat of more winter storms over our heads? It seems preposterous in some ways that we are nearly upon spring and winter hasn't even begun to fade, nearly as preposterous as it was for me to go out this day without a hat on--I had underestimated the volume and frequency of the snowflakes which had looked pretty and gentle from my bedroom window. Anyway, I find myself in the third stage of winter grief--that of bargaining. I ask not for sunshine and a true spring, only less snow and temperatures above 30…that does not seem unduly demanding.
ASOS dress (old)
Shop Ruche boots (same)
UO mittens (old)
*pictures of me by Tracy
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Simone Rocha Fall 2014 has really stepped up the coat game. Perhaps it's a sign that outwear can be both beautiful and practical and street style stars will take note and cease to bare their legs in snow storms, or at least one can hope. The Rocha girl is meant to be a revolutionary, the designer was inspired this season by Anne Boleyn. The mix of modern and Elizabethan flair couldn't be more beautifully dramatic and suited for modern starlets as daring as the lady who inspired the looks. View the full collection here.
I hoard outfit posts for sick days and other random occasions that come up and contrive to keep me from working the way other people stock up on bottled water before a storm. These pictures were taken a short while ago when I was hanging out with my friend Jon and children were skating on the pond and playing ice hockey, but I saved them for the proverbial "rainy day" that ended up being a bad cold and visit to Kansas. Things you can't see in these pictures: the aforementioned children playing and the mounds of snow several feet high along the snow that you must climb over to get to the approximately five inch deep snow blanketing the ground along the canoes and edge of the pond. The enormous snow piles are an issue or peculiarity (depending on their location) everywhere you go lately. For my less-northern readers: what happens is snow plows push snow off the road, basically by moving it to the side as this happens time after time the piles of snow alongside the road become rather enormous. It means to cross the road on foot (even in the city) you either have to climb over a snow pile or walk around to some small footpath some kind soul has dug for you. These piles are especially epic and less annoying in the parking lots of various supermarkets--there all the snow gets piled 12 feet or higher but in conveniently placed mounds you don't have to navigate your way across (which I'm sorry to say I have yet to capture in a photograph yet). Anyway, giant snow piles aside I always like this little area with its colorful canoes where we often find older people gabbing with a picnic in the summer and younger ones skating across in the winter.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I usually err on the side of practical when it comes to my purses, but I'm still coveting these Edie Parker glittery and beachy clutches. Very reminiscent of vintage lucite and acrylic purses, they'd be the perfect punctuation to a retro look. My favorites are definitely the glitter-infused clutches, although the fruit slice pieces are decidedly sweet...