Friday, April 3, 2015

is that tumbleweed?


Hi, my name is Kaylee, and this here is the style unknown if you have forgotton. It feels like it's been 1000 years since I've blogged here which is really upsetting! The blogging community is chock full of nothing but good vibes and great energy, so it's always nice to come back to. I've been caught up with school and, get this, work????? Ya girl's got a J O B. At the end of March I landed an opportunity to be a freelance writer for my local newspaper which I COULD NOT be more excited about! I've been so busy and productive which is a wonderful feeling, but blogging and documenting and laying out what inspires me digitally is pretty wondrous too. I've compiled a mini photo diary of sorts of random events that have happened from the time I last posted to now to gradually get myself back into the groove of things. Here's to more frequent blogging in the near future <3

March 21: 1915 Gas station in 2015

Everyday this past week: I've been thinking a lot about this picture of Jupiter I took in January a lot lately. Constant reminder of how wondrous, scary, yet humbling this world is. 

March 25: I honestly don't remember much about this day other than the fact that I was in love with the shirt I was wearing

March 30: I found the koolest app called Polamatic that everyone who's too lazy to finally get a polaroid camera should get! It transforms your normal pictures into polaroid format, and then you can choose the polaroid filter you so desire. This was at a festival while we were putting bullets through paper for stuffed animals.


             
It also makes your selfies so much cooler??

March 31: Up close and personal with plants

 
March 29/March 30: Road trip! Went all the way up to the literal boondocks to make a college visit. Along the way, all you could see were trees, endless highways, churches, cows, confederate flags, and this country four way stop light that was just so strange to me with its antiquity. 

March 29: "Cookie Doughntya Want Some" aka cup of serious perfection


This picture is definitely not recent lol, but Polamatic makes good memories seem like just that--nostalgic, fluid, and right.

March 16: This was such a happy day--I started back doing my morning runs again while listening to the latest interpol album (Such a powerful feeling, totally recommend it), it was the first sunny day in weeks of rain, I got a brochure in the mail from LIM College in NYC about a summer fashion lab, exchanged music recommendations with some cool new people, and started skating again for the first time since my infamous penis incident.


The aforementioned penis incident in case anyone forgot :)))

March 19: Super bright sunny mornings and mango smoothies are an equation for the most perfect, start to a Saturday. The wood detailing with the stark brightness made me feel like I was in the early 2000s.



April 2: The first half of this day wasn't the best, but later on at school my class went adventuring in this path behind our school. Me and two friends ventured off on a beaten path that was pleasantly naturey. To solidify my good mood, I came home to the pretty fucking gnarly realization that I have officially become published. 


April 1: I remember specifically playing this song on the morning of my 14th birthday. I wanted THIS to be the first song I heard on my personal new year. I loved it for how fun and exciting it was, yet how it still maintained a rebellious rumble. Idk what made me look for this song after all this time, but I did and it immediately made me think of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for it's inherent vibes of freedom. I'll remember to play this song first on my birthday next month <3

xx
Kaylee

Monday, March 16, 2015

looking for fossils


Ya know those bands whose music gives you a particular reminiscent feeling that makes you lazily think "this is the music i'm gonna purchase on vinyl one day and bug my kids with in the future"? Since I was 13 Beach Fossils has been a heavy, homey part of my life, creating tunes that resonate with me on every level. They were the first band from the Captured Tracks label that I got into, and they were the gateway drug to other gems like Wild Nothing, DIIV, Craft Spells, Mac Demarco, and Perfect Pussy. From their obviously amazing musical creations to their cool, friendly personalities, Dustin, Jack, and the two Tommy's make life that much more rosy, and for that I'm eternally grateful. 


Shoutout to beach fossils for landing me my most successful tumblr text post 



And when they ask all the time
Say I'm doing just fine
Close your eyes and tell me how you feel
Can you feel the truth and is it real?

My first band tee next to my first band/bayonet records poster (also my first!) 

                
                  idk man i just love taking #natural #allreal #noedit pictures

my awesome mother took a picture of my outfit before I went to school a few mornings ago but too bad I usually look like a velociraptor at 8am. THERFORE I cropped in a less reptitilian version of my face <3


                bathtubs are seriously so slept on as prime locations for outfit pictures 

t-shirt: bayonet records
denim jacket: maurices--originally they were long sleeved but I cut em up
pants: forever 21
sandals: teva


sources: tumblr.com

bad black jacket brigade 


The other fitting fossils I've been looking for
ft. a clam named shelly
a snail shell named luke
(i do not just randomly name my stuff lol these were all school projects/dissections)
a native american arrow head with no name
a few leaves that were once so bright in the fall



 a new song that this band of boys hid in this incredible showcase, and every time I listen to it it's like uncovering it for the first time all over again
 (skip to 42:00)

peace out 

xx
Kaylee

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

gucci: a dedication



GUCCIO GUCCI

Hello beauties! Fall winter 2015 fashion week is indeed dwindling down, but there was a show over in Milan about a week ago (week ago!) that is still flourishing in my mind long after its final model left the runway. Gucci freakin fw15. Gucci is a house that has always been associated with luxury, grandeur, and hearty wealth and consistently delivered with broad, sleek appeal for the sexy "Gucci woman". I've recently been trying to sharpen my knowledge of icons and people in the fashion industry, so what on earth else would I be doing on a lazy Saturday night? Watching The Director:An Evolution in Three Acts on Netflix. The Director is a personal behind the scenes look of Gucci's former Creative Director, Frida Giannini that spans 18 months behind the walls of the iconic Italian fashion house, exploring the intricacies and inspiration behind Frida's GENIUS. 



In The Director you are introduced to Alessandro Michele, jewelry designer for Gucci and man with jesus-esque locks of hair, who had been working with Frida for years, and most recently has been named the new creative director for Gucci. This season he debuted his first line for the house, and he brought the house DOWN--the audience I mean.



Michele brings Gucci back to its roots, conveying this shift through lace and floral detail, bird embroidery, warm, subdued spring, vivid colors, and freakin fur. These are some of my favorites from both the men's and women's line <3










Sources: Google images/ style.com/ fashionista.com/ nytimes.com










ALESSANDRO MICHELE

The main criticism is a lack of sophistication. This is Gucci, after all -- a brand with a storied archive that Michele is more than familiar with, but is not allowing to weigh him down. In a mission statement on each seat at the show entitled "The Contemporary is the Untimely,” he wrote: “There is no room for consolatory nostalgia."
                             -Chantel Fernandez for fashionista.com




Gucci is giving us a glimpse into its charging future, and "Druun" by DIIV sounds like it's down for a rebirth too.

xx
Kaylee

Monday, February 23, 2015

press pause


Typically when I'm listening to a song or watching a music video on Youtube, I swipe through the comments to do a quick scroll, and sometimes there's some sweet gems amidst the trolling comments of "this is real music!!1", "fuckin hipsters", and the like. I have to give a lot of credit to this magical music channel Majestic Casual for delivering some top notch, world-slowing tunes that do attract people who say things like "eargasm" BUT also those who have the deepest, most eloquent things to say that probably match exactly what you were thinking and feeling while listening. Some of these are old and some of these are new, but they're all comments that make me stop and think about the person who wrote it. What their day must've been like or how they feel just as fanatic over my favorite bands as I do <3



Okay, this jam is special. I've been enchanted by "Snare" by these cool aussie twins for quite some time now and have been bumpin this song every day because it NEVER GETS OLDDD. It's completely envigorating, and it's the type of song I'd play before I'd enter the hunger games or some shit



"finally something to make me feel again"-youtube user sokewt






"this song is oddly perfect.
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.

Sorry." -youtube user RobbieMissile













xx
Kaylee