Friday, August 27, 2010

Etch a Sketch

Today was a magnificent day in Boston, perfect for perusing the shops on Newbury Street (Boston girls-- there is MASSIVE sale going on at LF Boston right now so get over there!). Fall fashions are out with a vengeance right now; However, the coolest thing I found today wasn't an article of clothing per se. It turns out that today and tomorrow the School of Fashion Design at 136 Newbury is having a "yard sale" of old sketches drawn by previous students. I found four totally different designs I couldn't live without. Check it:
a femme fatale
a '20s it-girl
a glamorous diva
and a Saks 5th Ave princess
How incredibly talented are the girls who drew these? They put my drawings to shame. So much detail in the clothing and the accessories:
That coat better be faux, Paula!
Also, look at this major sass machine:

I'm thinking of framing these and hanging them on my walls to make my room a little more interesting. At 5 bucks a pop, I could actually probably wallpaper my room with them.

Which one is your favorite? What would you do with these?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy and Colorful Eastern Market

If you find yourself in the land of my birth (aka Washington, DC) for a weekend during the warmer months of the year, Eastern Market is a great place spend a few hours. Eastern Market is a gigantic flea market/farmer's market in Southeast DC that has everything from vintage bags to colorful paintings to delicious fresh locally-grown produce. And oh my god, the jewelry. See for yourselves:
In addition to inexpensive jewelry, the market also hosts independent designers, including Shobha Ohal, and Leah Sturgis. If you like cool, unique jewelry, please check them out!
If you look hard enough you can even find fortune-tellers!
One of the produce stands has the coolest little vintage cash register. It still works, too! Probably because they don't let anybody touch it.
Peek a boo!
Eastern Market has its own stop on the Blue and Orange Metro lines. Even if flea markets aren't really your jam, this is still a really cool area with great restaurants, including my favorite French place, a little bistro called Montmartre. I can't really describe how good the food is there, so this will have to suffice:

Does your city have an Eastern Market equivalent? What are your favorite weekend activities?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

First Pictures from my New Camera

I finally broke down and purchased every photoblogger's bff-- a really nice camera! A Nikon D90 to be precise. Bear with me while I learn how to use it. In the meantime, here are some photos of my favorite muse, who happens to be a big stinker and never wants to look at the camera:
Oh, and here are my feet.
Note to any Nikon users: I would love your advice. I am truly a novice photog and would appreciate any help you have to offer :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

All over the place

Sometimes I think I have style ADD. Do you guys ever feel like that? Retro one day, boho the next, edgy and trendy the day after that?
Pants- Nordstrom
top- American Apparel
belt- Aero
scarf- Banana Republic
shoes- Steve Madden
bag- random store in Paris
sunglasses- H&M
earrings- open market in London, England

Thursday, August 5, 2010

On Safari

Except not really because the most dangerous and exciting place I went today was my pilates class. And I was wearing spandex, not this.
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In other news, I'm hoping my next entry will include pictures taken with my 21st birthday present. It's supposed to get here tomorrow and I am so beyond excited about it. Details later in the week.

Tank- Old Navy
shorts- Old jeans from F21
shoes- Madewell
bag- open market in Rabat, Morocco
hat- mom's
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