Monday, November 24, 2014

*A DIY Guide to Making Your Room Even More Magical*

PAINT THE HELL OUT OF YOUR DRESSER KNOBS

What You'll Need:
1. Paint
2. Paintbrushes
3. Or fingers!

What You Don't Need:
1.Artistic Ability

I'm always trying to make my room as personalized and creative-looking as possible and one day I felt my room was looking a little too naked. So I put some clothes on these salacious knobs and I ended up feeling less bothered. It works best if the furniture of your choice has a paler finish to it, but if it's a piece of black or dark brown furniture I'm sure some bright, neon pastels would totally look amazing.

What's awesome is there are no rules but if you're still locked down by the rents it may be a good idea to ask before you commence on your masterpieces. I didn't and they didn't really care but something tells me that sometime down the line they'll be wondering why I did this.



While you're beautifully destroying your furniture this magical song by two magical women is the perfect song to listen to and keep you inspired <3


       


~Stay gold~






xx
Kaylee


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cause I Feel Like I'm Dreaming

 

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Lately I've been feeling like I'm in a time warp, inspired by the 60's (minus the blatant racial and societial issues raging at the time of course). The 60's was undoubtedly plagued with injustice and a lack of freedom, yet there was this pocket of renegades that found themselves on a completely different plane of reality. We're discussing the 1960's counterculture in US history right now, and one group that's always intrigued me and I've always wanted to learn more about is the hippies #420 #blazeit #passthebluntbitchyas{insert picture of marajuana leaf socks}


Robert Altman, 1969

I feel like they just had this innate freedom and uninhibition that led them to being so powerful and pungent in the mark they left on society. They epitomized counterculture and what it meant to be subversive. The hippie movement eventually died out, but even to this day they still make little chatters of noise. My psychology teacher's neighbor in fact is a full time nudist (actual, legitimate occupation) and hippie who conducts life like any other person and  I  give my props to him! There is something magnetic and admirable about being that liberated and reckless well into your adulthood, especially now when so much has changed since the 60's.
"There was a time when you got beat up, because you were a skateboarder, but now you beat kids up, because they’re not skateboarders. It’s like we becoming bullies. It’s not cool"

-Jake Johnson, Read more at http://skateboardmsm.mpora.de/news/jake-johnson-interview.html#M2pDFeIhWVkyCc6s.99


To say things have changed would be an understatement to someone like Jake Johnson. Jake Johnson is a pro skater who jumped into the realm of notoriety when he was just 16. Skateboarding first started gaining popularity in the 60's along with surfing and ever since it's been this thing really associated with the outcast, non-straight-edge sect of culture. The typical sk8er boi...

...archetype in movies espcially in the early 00's was generally very rebellious and seen as weird and losery to the jocks and preps, dangerous and threatening to the nerds, and really fucking cool to the kids who could relate. Johnson eludes to this in the quote from his interview about his career and how drastically the art of skateboarding has changed.

 Source: LIFE

Skateboarding has surged into pop culture, drawing bigger audiences, and like with most popular things, you have those who take advantage of it and use it as leverage against others who don't meet to them what's "popular" or "cool". Johnson goes into depth in his interview, expressing how the vanity and greed that's become apart of skaters has caused him to distance himself from the public world of skateboarding, instead focusing on his personal happiness in it. And even if you don't like or care about skateboarding specifically, I've been thinking how this can apply to anything somebody loves. If it's soccer, music, art, flying kites, or taking over the world,  maybe the most vital part of it all is maintaining the happiness you draw from it that ultimately makes it that something you love.



<3
 These are the photos that have captured my mind and have a liberating, hazy, western aesthetic which is what I'm trying to model my life after right now :-)

Tony Hawk, 1980s
                                 
Salvation Mountain, Niland, California
   
"It’s like a sacred place in your mind. It’s personal for everybody. For me, it’s childish. It’s like having no responsibilities."-Jake Johnson

Steve McQueen, Stills from Ashes, 2014

Jerry Hall by Antonio Lopez, Texas, 1972



File under future makeup looks

  
Lucky Strike, 1987
-Kieth Haring

My outfit from last Friday that didn't withstand the cold but looked as if I just stepped out of a desert  I only wish I had a bolo tie to accompany my lonely collar.
                           
Top: Thrifted
                  Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
     Pants/Belt: F21


"109" by Toro y Moi, or as you all should know by now my husband as previously confirmed , has this surfer, dusty drive to it that fits the misty, dreamy vibe. It's like kicking up dirt to reveal the clean truth of what lies beneath the surface--an ocean wave washing on shore and leaving behind nautical remnants of what's really floating in the sea besides tiny fish and turquoise H2O.


xx
Kaylee

Monday, November 3, 2014

Silver Dreams


Happy November yall! This past weekend was oddly cold for the state I live in which is alright as it made for perfect fall festival weather!  At this particular festival I have two objectives: finding fries and this neat Native American booth that comes every year. The great grandmothers on both sides of my family were both of Native American descent and I've always wondered what it'd be like to meet them, what it'd be like to hear the stories they could share. This booth is magical--you know where it is by the pan flute music guiding your senses. Their collection of jewelry, time pieces, music, stones, you name it is absolutely authentic and genuine and I always feel such a comfort visiting. The people who run it are so sweet, and I wish I remembered their booth name so I could link you guys, but nevertheless here's some stuff I got and the outfit I wore:

If the choker was brought back, I'm for sure bringing back mood rings ;)

Kimono/Muscle Shirt: Forever 21
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Pants: Thrifted





To follow or to catch my dreams?

For some ODD reason I get the strangest looks wearing this in the South!???


A Local Natives song that reminds me of November <3

Another Local Natives song because I accidentally clicked on this video instead of exiting out but it turned out to be the best slip in fate.

"Three Months" by Local Natives sounds like big change, heavy change. The kind that clings against your heart and makes your gut feel pregnant with mixed, spiking emotions...

"You always hated every gorgeous coffee curl
You could never see that,
That to him they meant the world

I am letting you know
I am ready to feel you(x2)

I keep on calling just to get the machine
I've got to go on now;
Having thought this wasn't your last year

I am letting you know
I am ready to feel you(x2)"

Local Natives rarely ever performs this song--Fans actually consider it a special treat when the band plays it live.

As listeners, the lyrics clearly show us why.
As people...we understand.

<3


xx
Kaylee

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Pink Halloween

BOO! Happy Halloween from the PINK ladies xx

Source: Google Images



Source: Google Images


Trick or Treat, Trunk or Treat at our lovely high school <3
Jacket: Party City
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Glasses/Pants: Forever 21
Shoes: Probably my mom's closet


xx
Kaylee

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dirty Beaches: A Dedication, A Farewell


"this may not be a smart move & painful1 too, but in the long run I'll look back& be glad I moved on from Dirty Beaches. Thank you all x"
-Alex Zhang Huntai of Dirty Beaches

It's always a bummer when one of your favorite musical acts finally calls it quits :( Yesterday, after 9 years of creativity, ambition, and success, Dirty Beaches pulled the plug. Alex Zhang Huntai, the man behind Dirty Beaches, accomplished something that hasn't been done in music yet--at least in such a modern old timey, jangly way. His baritone, muffled voice crooned over romantic, gritty soundscapes, crafting a smooth but gravelly sound that alluded to the roaring eras of the early 1900s.


Immediately in songs like "Lord Knows Best" you become teleported to a bar in the city, surrounded by images of people at the barstools taking drags on cigarettes and couples lazily swinging back and forth to whatever tune amidst the fog and haze. Or walking through an old, abandoned western town, catching untrusting glances from the saloon owner and from the cowboys kicking their spurs. It's mystery and comfort layered in such a way that makes being lost or on your own feel like being at home in a sense...


     


To Dirty Beaches I say a heavy goodbye, but I'm still smiling at what goodness I know Alex will bring in the future.

"Sweet 17"

"Hungtai is still a vagabond who’s running from himself even as he tries to find himself, it’s just that, this time, he’s seeking solace in dive bars, after-hours clubs, and generally anywhere a rebel with a cause like him can get into trouble..."
   - Arnold Pan, PopMatters Music editor from the article/review "Dirty Beaches: Drifters/Love is the Devil" 

Album art from my favorite single "True Blue"


"And I just want you to know
that my heart will always be true"

"True Blue" by Dirty Beaches, video by Alex Calder

<3


xx
Kaylee

Monday, October 27, 2014

Herbie girl


Hi goyz. Long time no talk! My town is a festival loving town and its festival season now so it's always a big deal when one comes around. To start this post off, here's a couple of vintage, kewl stuff me and a friend saw.



A Seapony song that fits the vibes


And here's a couple of inspo stuff  <3
Very happy to be journaling more regularly now


Last Saturday morning, the morning of
homecoming, keeping cool and hydrated but mostly cool 

I'll always have a love for infinite sparkle

natalieff:

Saturn girl


Anthony Cudahy



One of my best friends threatened me with disownment after confessing I had never seen Grease, so I watched it and it's easily a favorite...because of young John Travolta because everyone looked cool and I felt like dancing the entire way through! It was so great that for Halloween a group of us have are going to be the pink ladies holla

"She looks too pure to be pink."


With school and the snooze-worthy classes I'm forced to take, I really make an effort to consistently stay connected with the fashion world. Throughout my quest I've just been so overwhelmed by how amazing it all is. There are moments in fashion that just grab hold of you and yell right in your face "THIS IS GOING TO BE LEGENDARY. THIS WILL CHANGE HOW YOU VIEW FASHION." And sometimes that voice will likewise say "WAKE UP BITCH BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS!" Either way, sentimental or not, it's hard to articulate that feeling that goes beyond admiration and total awe and maybe that's because fashion is impulsive. Maybe the designer just gets a feeling that they grab hold of and run with and maybe that's what makes fashion so exhilarating


"Bianco & Nero Glamour", Marie Claire Italia, October 1991
Photographer: William Garrett
Model: Gisele Zelauy

insanity-and-vanity:

Details at Armani Privé Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012
Armani Prive Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012

A LEGEND IN THE MAKING: THE WINNER OF  PROJECT FUCKING RUNWAY S13: THE ANGEL THAT IS SEAN KELLY WHO NOT ONLY HAS IMPECCABLE PERSON STYLE BUT HAS ALSO BLESSED US WITH HIS ART. He's only 23 years old people!!!! and yet I feel like he's already the creator of  a world reknown fashion house because of SHIT LIKE THIS:


Inspired by the city of Rome, Sean's nyfw ss15 collection reflected the story and eventual murder of Casear in Ancient Rome. What I love so much about his approach is he conveyed darkness in a way that isn't conventially dark. It'd be very easy to take a gaudy, literal meaning of this story and apply it to fashion, but he sticks to his clean style of design, henceforth, adding multiple layers of design brilliance. 



Before this collection, I felt pretty neutral about fringe; I didn't hate it and it wasn't something I absolutely obsessed over either. But this man has changed me!!! The movement in these pieces is so fluid and effortless. The fabric is rich and has such a smooth, glossy appearance to it that makes it feel like you could melt in these garments, despite the heaviness of the fringe.


All these pieces basically make me want to cry...


...but I'm already crying over the queen 

<3





xx
Kaylee



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