Saturday, October 31, 2009


(214): My itunes is telling me i listened to toxic by b spears 108 times last night


Friday, October 30, 2009

This beat is killin me

Evacuate the Dance Floor

Happy weekend!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Manicure Monday

It's a simple French this week. I used "Let Them Eat Rice Cakes" by OPI for the pink base and "Fit for a Queensland" by OPI for the white free edge.

Also, check out my cool ring. My friend made it from hot glue by making little circles of glue on a slab of marble.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Piano Stairs

This may be one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Legitimately.


(630): all i remember is you climbed in a garbage can and said you were trashed


Friday, October 23, 2009

From A Mess To The Masses

I'm sure we've written about Phoenix before (1901, anyone?), but I feel like they'll be good for perking up this dreary weekend weather we're anticipating, so enjoy! (By the way, I've never watched this video before so if it's awful, I'm sorry.)

Lizstomania, by Phoenix

Happy weekend!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Candy We Love To Hate

Candy Corn. Does anybody really like it? I do, for the most part, although I would never go out and buy a bag full just for myself. But this recipe gives a whole new perspective on the tricolor sweet. Have fun!

Homemade Candy Corn

- makes about one pound of candy corn -


1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup salted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
red and yellow food coloring


1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the sifted confectioners' sugar and powdered milk. Set to the side.

2. In a medium saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Once it reaches the boiling point, reduce heat to medium and continue stirring for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vanilla extract and remove from heat.

3. Add the confectioners' sugar and powdered milk mixture to the wet ingredients; stir well until the mixture is thoroughly incorporated and smooth.

4. Let the dough cool until it is firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes to an hour (I just let it cool in the saucepan).

5. Divide the dough into three equal parts and set each third into a separate bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops of yellow food coloring to one dish, one drop of red and two drops of yellow to another dish, and leave the remaining dish uncolored. Knead the dough to which you have added food coloring until the color is even (you may want to use gloves to ensure that you don't stain yourself). If the dough is feeling very soft or sticky, you may want to chill the dough for about 20 minutes in the refrigerator before proceeding with the next steps.

6. On top of a sheet of waxed paper or parchment paper, use your hands to roll each color of dough into a long, slender rope. You can roll it out to your desired thickness: for larger candies, make each rope thicker; for smaller candies, make each rope thinner.

7. Line the three ropes of dough together: white, orange, and yellow. To ensure that they will stick together, lay a piece of waxed paper on top and give them a very gentle rolling with a rolling pin. You just want to adhere them, not to flatten them.

8. Using a very sharp knife, cut the dough into triangles. Keep a damp cloth nearby so that you can wipe off the knife if it begins to get a candy residue. This method will result in half a batch of traditionally colored candy corn and half a batch with yellow tips (it's OK—they taste the same). Let the finished kernels sit for an hour or two (do not stack them on top of one another as they will stick together!) to become firm.

From Cakespy

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hello Lover

Lilia once mentioned a website called Polyvore and its amazingness. Looking at fashion for me is completely addicting. "I die." That's how I wasted the better part of the mid-day. I didn't make an account for fear of forgetting about college applications alltogether and Lilia has already sent in applications to a few schools, so uh, no pressure. But someday, when I have endless hours of downtime, i.e. december break, I hope to make an account and have some fun with the wonders of digitalized fashion collage boards.

Until then, I have searched the surface (there are so many collages to choose from) and brought you my favorites so far. Notice my love of Taylor Momsen? Did anyone remember her from How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Hint: Cindy Lou-Who.

ruchita blair

(LOUBS guys, need I say more)

Can't find the link for this one. Sorry.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Post Secret Sunday

Abu Dhabi?

You may know this vast city to be the capital of the United Arab Emirates, or perhaps the growing wealth that's taken home there. However, I am coming to know of this place, worlds away from our own, as the home of New York University's newest campus.  NYU has built an entirely new offshoot of it's educational hub in the center of the gulf states, and arguably the center of the Middle Eastern world.


Initally, I heard about NYU's Abu Dhabi campus, officially opening in the fall of 2010, and thought to myself, well that's cool, but definitely not happening.  Well, as it happens, the Abu Dhabi campus seems pretty cool.  Centered in a coastal desert city, there's incredible culture in the area, despite Abu Dhabi becoming known as one of the most westernized cities in the Middle East.

Not only that, but NYU Abu Dhabi is looking more and more financially appealing, with it's need blind admissions process and largely advertised exceptional financial aid packages.  Going there would be risky and unconventional, yet exciting and adventurous.

Friday, October 16, 2009


(619): Now would be a great time to stop wondering " Who let the dogs out" and go to sleep


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Featured Etsy

Again, I have been on the epic hunt for the perfect pair of boots, and nothing has come up. Perhaps because I'm being much too picky. In any case, following my wanderings on Etsy, I came across this amazing vintage vendor, Dear Golden. Here are some of her items.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Manicure Monday

I've kind of abandoned Manicure Monday lately, mostly for the reason that I've been doing everyone else's nails instead of my own. But here are the two colors I've been rocking for the past few weeks.
Russian Navy by OPI

Princesses Rule by OPI
(It's a lot pinker & sparklier in person... very princess-y in fact.)

It's been pretty perfectly autumnal lately so I'm thinking a deep maroon will be next.

By the way, these Jac Vanek bracelets are growing on me. A few girls at school have been wearing Vanek bracelets for a while now and at first I thought they were really lame, but they could be good with the right outfit (and this shirt, ha). But Miley & Mandy jumping on the band wagon gives me doubts.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Currently Loving...

White Rabbits! I was catching up on my favorite podcast, La Blogotheque, when I came across these amazing White Rabbits videos.  The gist of what they do on La Blogotheque is to hit the streets with bands such as Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, and Delta Spirit, to make live music.  Sometimes crowds form, sometimes they don't.  Locations have been streetcars and trains or just a band walking around Paris.  On that note, I give you White Rabbits.

White Rabbits - Percussion Gun - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

White Rabbits - Rudie Fails - A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.
I couldn't pick just one!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ready To Uff

I'm just gonna put it out there, I've been Ready to Uff for some time now. If you've heard of synth-pop rapper Uffie, I'm sure you understand. I had her tracks on repeat for the whole of spring '07 and I'm so glad she's back in my iTunes. She finally has an official music video, a 2010 CD release date, and some stateside recognition.

Love it!

Friday, October 9, 2009


(818): lets put it this way..we'd win on tool academy


Monday, October 5, 2009

Balmain Love

"For Spring, [head designer at Balmain,] Christophe Decarnin, brought out another whammy of a no-brainer blockbuster: disco cavewoman goes to the front. His army of sizzling, sleek-limbed supergirls strode out with huge-shouldered, metal-epauletted military tailcoats. Their T-shirts were tattered; bullet belts were slung around artfully "destroyed," stained, and holed jeans or, yet more sensationally, minute, hypersexed, raggedy suede and leather loincloths (the term "skirt" hardly covers it)." (

What's not to love?

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Front Row-ers

Isn't it every girls dream to sit front row or even just go to a fashion show? It's in our genes. Well, there might be some exceptions, but I still want to be there. I didn't even realize that all of these people are blonde.. whaaat?

at Derek Lam.
at Marc Jacobs.

[I die.]

Anna Wintour at Dior
Madonna at Marc Jacobs
Perez Hilton at Marc Jacobs
Style Blogger Tavi at Marc Jacobs

All images via

I'll be back later with more... Oh and apparently Lindsay Lohan is 'artistic advisor' at Ungaro now?!link-er

Post Secret Sunday

Marant, Isabel

"The show was packed with the kind of item-y, sexy little pieces that are designed to give a girl's wardrobe an instant update." (
I'm in lust with these looks. Really, you could see me rocking all of these in the halls of our high school. No joke. I would kill for the boots. I'll take them in black, please. And everyone knows my love of bows. Haha, that rhymes. Okay, I'm a dork. Just look at the pics now.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009


Remember making dioramas?? I miss that.
Despite the Dior spring 2010 r-t-w being predominantly lingerie-like, I liked a handful of Galliano's designs . To give a bit of background, "he seized his advantage, melding a soft, delightfully thought-out version of the idea into a show with a forties film noir theme. Galliano said he found the cinematic cue while thinking about Lauren Bacall... That central character—a provocative, smoldering femme fatale with a side-parted, over-one-eye hairdo and red lips—gave him free reign to script a wardrobe narrative. It started with abbreviated wartime trenchcoats, flipped through silver lamé dresses, arrived at a sequence in which the heroine is seen in her scanties, and then followed her out to make a drop-dead entrance in some nightclub or other." (

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More to come regarding Fall Fashion Weeks in the near future.

Friday, October 2, 2009



Well, it's that time of the year again. APPLE TIME! Fall is one of my favorite seasons, by far. I love the sights, smells and feelings associated with fall. One of my favorite parts: the apples. They're crisp, bitter, sweet, crunchy, smooth. There are so many types, and flavors and colors, it's sometimes overwhelming.

Lately when I head into the store, or go to an outdoor market, I'm inclined to buy a bag of apples. And that's precisely how I ended up with a massive brown paper bag full of the delicious orbs. With so many apples, and too few hours in the day to eat them all, I decided to embark on some much needed apple-related cooking. The kitchen was an apple infested mess. However, I made a fantastic apple crumble, and some apple muffins.

In the flurry of the whole experience, I obviously forgot to take any pictures whatsoever. However, here are the recipes I used for the crumble and the muffins. Enjoy!