Friday, October 10, 2014

Station Wagon Groove


Hi guys! I'm greeting you with this picture of my foot.

Source: Tumblr

And a couple of inspo photos <3 

Source: Tumblr

I really adore the color combination of baby pink and gray glitter!! It's artistic and what makes this banner even better is the Rookie vibes is gives off and when it comes to things retro and ethereal is there a place better than Rookie?

                    
     Source: Rookie Mag

Whenever I'm busting through my homework, kickin a$$, wiping sweat off my brow cause I'm THAT much of a fucking GENIUSSSSS (read trying to do homework), I pretty much always lose focus by one thing or another and one of those things is aimless doodles that turn into things I become quite proud of.



EXCESSIVELY PROUD OF MY LITTLE DRAWINGS





"Driving past hotels in the night
Your words don't sit well
How can I feel free
When all I want to be
Is by your side in that municipality?"






Recently I've fallen back in love with Real Estate. No I'm not looking to buy or sell a home, but I'm definitely checking out Real Estate band. They are the human embodiment of a hazy good vibe. With this genre of lackadaisical and groovy msuic, I consider each piece of music they produce to be tunes specifically. Song has this pre-meditated, worked connotation to it that doesn't really apply to the artful fluidity of Real Estate--a certain laziness that just sounds like a tune. Much of their influence comes from their nostalgic suburbia of New Jersey and as a listener, it's so blatant which is a good thing in this case. Tunes like "Municipiality" feel like being wrapped up in familiarity and warmth. Yearning to somehow teleport to the era of the station wagon.


Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images


Source: Google Images


Source: Google Images





I was listening to a killer live performance of  "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" while I was drawing this and every time the chorus would hit I would throw my hands up in the air in this weird kind of way like the hands I drew and the ol' boy at the bottom was intially Mac Daddy Demarco, but he ended up looking so much like this really cute boy me and some of my friends used to obsess over


I claim not to be an artist though it was once something I took quite serious as a 5 year old fingerpainter. So it was just really cool to look at this drawing in particular and think dang those eyelashes and the shape and those eyelids look pretty dang real. And then even more cool and inspiring to think did I really just do that...? 

Keep killin it yall <3

Also, recommend me some bands/artists you're listening to!! I have a couple of bands lined up for "Dedication" posts, but I'd really love to hear what new (or old!) bands I should listen to!

xx
Kaylee


Friday, September 26, 2014

Pretty Pixels and Wild Something

(Disclaimer though it's really not a disclaimer but really more of a important statement I need to make: Most all of my more recent posts have been pretty short and have the appearance that they've been thrown together (that's just what I think!) and I know this is because of school and life and distractions and whatnot, so though these posts are typically short, they still are important to me and it's still an important factor to me to share with you guys what inspires me! I plan to make more outfit posts and art in the very near future so stay tuned:) Okay, I just felt the need to say that! Disclaimer over!)

 Hey guys! Lately I've been pretty obsessed with the pretty images that depict precious moments photographed by Olivia Bee. Every photo she takes is breathtaking and inspiring and makes you want to pick up your own camera--even if it's to capture the most random moments or scenes. It doesn't matter where or when you are or how important or mundane the moment is. If you get that itch to take a photo, I've learned to just do it <3

1. Olivia Bee photography


Summer's over, but this almost makes me wish it wasn't fall. Almost


There are several reasons why I love this photo. First of all, I love a guy with nail polish. Secondly, you can honestly sense what this person could be feeling based off of body language alone. You don't know if they're cold, if they're anxious, if they're about to cry. They could be rubbing their arm from the bee that just stung them and they could be holding their arm out of comfort, glad to be in a safe place again. You don't know these things, but you do know that this person is feeling something. Maybe it's something bad, or maybe it's something wild..

2. My own pixelated stills


I don't normally eat salad with glitter just to clarify. But when I'm doing projects and glitter needs to be dumped somewhere and a leftover salad bowl is availabe...why not?





I was parked in the taking of this photo.


Thank you Yves St. Laurent

And yall are the cutest

3. Wild Nothing, though they truly are something

Source: La mela di Newton
Wild Nothing is primarily Jack Tatum aka the producer of the dreamiest tracks around. He hails from the South and is a part of the kool kid gang of Captured Tracks. Be careful when you listen to his music, as it will send you on a trip--quite possibly one of the best and cheapest of your life. My favorite album of Wild Nothing's is undoubtedly Gemini because I'm a gemini holla of this song right here: 


I mean with a title as rad as "Vultures Like Lovers" how could it ever steer you wrong? And one youtube commenter said something purely perfect about this song that I always come back to and, it leaves me with some drowsy, mystic vibe of hopefulness, loss, and discovery.

"It's kinda like setting off on a journey at 4am and missing everything you love as soon as you step out of the door. Everything goes, but you realize some other strange truth."- Youtuber RobbieMissile

and the title track "Gemini":

This is the song I'd listen to if I were in a field of flowers like the beautiful photo in the beginning of this post <3




xx
Kaylee

Friday, September 19, 2014

I Lived Vicariously @ LFW SS15

Richard Nicoll
Everything was electric from start to finish.


Topshop Unique

Topshop Unique

 Okay so this post is extremely late and I almost wasn't going to post it because of it's late date BUT I promised I'd be back and this girl doesn't break promises:) This will serve as a goodbye to LFW (the best week of my fashion world) with a few of my faves (THERE WERE SO MANY). One of the best things about the fashion season is that you become introduced to so many talented designers you may never had even heard of--like Marchesa. The Marchesa ss15 was undoubtedly my favorite collection from lfw. The florals, lace, and glimmer brought with it mystic vibes of freedom. It is a collection that embodied Spring through and through <3


Marchesa




Marchesa


Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji, Yohji, Yohji...

Yohji Yamamoto



Fyodor Golan



Marques Almeida
So this look is....amazing. It's very practical in terms of a rtw look, and it combines a grungy, distressed tone with a sleek edge, making for a strong piece. The oversized button up with the high waisted shorts and no top have a sexual air about it that seems effortless 


Erdem



Tom Ford

This Tom Ford look is also bangin

J.W. Anderson



Preen



Preen


If I were to walk a runway I'd imagine it be set to something deep, fierce, and atmospheric--something like this <3

Any thoughts on fashion week goyz? Favorite designers, favorite models, favorite tracks, stuff you didn't like, what you had for dinner, 
 do tell!


This post was brought to you by a semi-sleepy, glitter covered girl at 2am.

xx
Kaylee

Saturday, September 13, 2014

It's A Wrap NYFW SS15


In the past week, if there was one place I'd had rather been, it would've been in the dreamiest land of NYC at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. From the street style of all the attendees to the actual looks to go down the runways, fashion week is always a magical season for fashion whether you're actually there or watching shows and looking at stills from style.com or tumblr like me. So I think now I'm going to stop talking before I go on a rant of how jealous I am of all the amazing people who attended (I'm turning green right now actually) and put together a list/montage of my favorite collection and looks from NYFW SS 15:


Libertine

Libertine

Thom Browne

I loved these first few looks, because nyfw had so many monochromatic elements in it that sometimes teetered on a little dull, so these bold pops of color were surely appreciated.

Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim

Ralph Rucci

Jason Wu

Jason Wu

Coach

And here is my number 1 fave...be ready to gasp

1. The Row

From the first glance, my breath was taken away. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen (80's sitcom queens)  put together a collection that is just ethereal in a really strong, almost warrior like way. The fabrics seem to drape in the lightest comforting fit that you could just melt in these pieces. The industrial, futuristic set (think The Hunger Games, but in a warehouse) heightens the apparent contrast in heavenly clothes that embody and portray undeniable strength. All of these looks just speak to me for some reason. They're looks that say "You got it, dude." 







And a close runner up...
2. Rodarte


Turn me into a fairy and I'd come out looking just like this collection. 






A magical, subtly glittery song--both adjectives that describe this Rodarte showcase <3


Overall NYFW was full of class attributed to the minimalist theme that ran through a lot of the collections and it was full of magic. The entire event was nothing short of inspiring <3 I'll be back to share some of my faves from LFW (which I'm LOVING right now omg), but before I go, tell me what some of your favorites were from NYFW?

xx
Kaylee