Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jason Schwartzman, I love you.

Edited to add: Don't forget that Schwartzman's series, Bored to Death, is back for season 2!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Go all Katharine Hepburn on your wardrobe by wearing this 1940s white cotton blouse tucked into high-waisted pants. You could modern it up a little bit by wearing nothing but a lacy bra underneath. Just sayin'.

You can buy it right about here at seek vintage.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Movies I Want To See.

I can't tell what on earth this is about. I am so curious.

This trailer reminds me how much I like Ida Maria, whose song "Oh My God" plays at the end of it:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Imported from Durham/Chapel Hill.

I found some great dresses a few weeks ago when I was visiting Chapel Hill:

My first find of the weekend was this amazing 1960s cocktail dress by Marji Low. Dark brown lace overlay on an off-white sheath, with black, shimmery swirl detail. It was pointed out that this dress could be extremely...romantic... since it requires someone else to both fasten and unfasten (there are hooks and snaps under the black bows on the back of the dress). I'm still debating whether I'll have the strength to actually sell this dress.

This 1970s peasant-style dress is flowy and totally comfortable. I love this one too. I love the little button details and the easy fit.

Check seek vintage later this week to see these dresses and more!

McQueen's genius.

Hologram of Kate Moss at Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2006 show.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Black and white.

Uh...yeah. No words necessary.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Kele/"Everything You Wanted"

"Here Comes the Sun Again"

I've already mentioned that car and cell phone commercials seem to pick my favorite songs, or if I haven't heard a song and it's on a car or cell phone commercial, I'll probably love it (the exception: pick-up truck commercials).

Well, this commercial is no exception: M. Ward, flowers in hair, running away from everyone, a short white dress, and a rainstorm. I love it.

For Autumn.

My mom in her 20s, in autumn.

I love this season. It's a time to make lists. To celebrate transition. To cook. To travel. To everything.

Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Street Etiquette on film.

Jake Davis Test Shots: Joshua Kissi from Jake Davis on Vimeo.

The glasses, the shirt, the ankles, the shoes . . .  Just visit Joshua's blog, Street Etiquette. I can't speak. Too cute.

"If You Run"

I kind of forgot about this band for a while. And then my best lady and I went to see Going the Distance (Yes, it was a "rom com." But it was also really funny and Charlie Day was in it and the soundtrack was good, so you can just shut your trap.) Anyway, The Boxer Rebellion plays almost a minor role in the film and it made me start listening to them again. They wrote this song for the movie and I like it. I like it a lot.

Here's the non-acoustic version. The video is kind of cheesy because they weave clips from the movie into it. Oh whale.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The World of Jenks

MTV is a channel I associate more with guilty pleasures (ehem...Teen Mom and Jersey Shore) rather than thought-provoking programming. Then I saw the show The World of Jenks. Andrew Jenks is a 20-something filmmaker who spends time with people in all walks of life to try to get a bit of their perspective and documents it. Rather than the usual hands-off approach to documentary film-making, Jenks builds these unique relationships that are quite touching. Apparently he first broke into the film scene with a documentary he made of his experience of moving into a nursing home for a few months during the summer when he was 19 to get a grasp of the day-to-day of people who are nearing the end of life.

Needless to say, I really like the show. It's funny and sad and good.

This is a clip from a post-show meet-up with Chad, a guy living with autism:

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

I like people who have an appreciation for Ellie Goulding.

1. Theophilus London 2. Chiddy Bang

Latest illustrated Missed Connection, NY.

Check out Sophie Blackall's amazing websiteEtsy shop and blog, along with her NY Missed Connections blog.

Charleston really needs to step up their Missed Connections.

Happy birthday, WCW.

"Slow Movement"

All those treasures that lie in the little bolted box whose tiny space is
Mightier than the room of the stars, being secret and filled with dreams:
All those treasures—I hold them in my hand—are straining continually
Against the sides and the lid and the two ends of the little box in which I guard them;
Crying that there is no sun come among them this great while and that they weary of shining;
Calling me to fold back the lid of the little box and to give them sleep finally.

But the night I am hiding from them, dear friend, is far more desperate than their night!
And so I take pity on them and pretend to have lost the key to the little house of my treasures;
For they would die of weariness were I to open it, and not be merely faint and sleepy
As they are now.

~William Carlos Williams

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The one where I just steal musicky things from Orr's shared items as a blog post.

First up is Kitsune Noir's Mixcast No. 043:

It can be downloaded right about here.  Perfect for autumn. Perfect for everything.

Next, go to The Perfect Five to download Miss Banks's cover of Interpol's "Slow Hands" it. So much. 

Thanks, Orr. Keep on bringing that good stuff. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simon Spurr favorite menswear designer ever? His Spring 2011 collection was unreal.

View Simon Spurr's entire Spring 2011 collection here.



Brigette Bardot giving Jane Birkin a kiss.

I was staring at all these gorgeous pictures of Erin O'Connor's amazing short hair, but then I stumbled upon the only long hair inspiration I need. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A new project.

The Sketchbook Project: 2011

Amanda was telling me about this project and I think it's pretty fantastic. You sign up (there's a $25 fee) and pick a theme. Then you get sent a blank sketchbook and have until January 15, 2011 to fill the pages. After that, the books will go on tour (Portland, ME; Brooklyn, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Winter Park, FL; Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA) and people will be able to view them. Each sketchbook will receive a barcode so that creators can track their sketchbooks as they travel across the country, seeing when and where their books are viewed.

I think this project will be a great way to reignite those creative parts of my brain that have been getting dusty with disuse. Let me know if anyone else signs up--it would be fun to know that we're all in this together.

Monday, September 13, 2010

What a fantastic weekend.  On Thursday night, driving into Chapel Hill with the windows down, the air was crisp and smelled like fireplaces, which was perfect, since Chapel Hill always makes me think of autumn. It's is one of those places that always feels like home, especially with the set of friends that live there. The long weekend (plus an unexpected extension) was a perfect way to say goodbye to summer: good food, great company, Broken Social Scene, city lights, chocolate croissants, the most perfect vintage dress I've ever found, Chinatown on the big screen, and so, so much more...However, driving back to Charleston this morning gave me this feeling of exhilaration. It was such a gorgeous day and such a peaceful drive that I briefly considered just continuing south, past Charleston, just to see where I ended up.

The drive made me feel like this:

Thursday, September 9, 2010


If this song had existed when I was a 17 year old, I would have listened to it endlessly...Park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor, dream about me...

Instead, tomorrow I'm seeing Broken Social Scene at Hopscotch with a blonde babe who knew me when I was 17, talkin' trash under my breath. I wish I could think of better descriptive words than "yay" and "hollerrrrrrrrr" but I really, really can't.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I've talked about Björk's music already this summer, but I've been pretty much fixated on it for weeks. Over and over. And over. Her music just makes me feel awful because it's so good. Rollercoaster, first crush, near-death experience, windows open on the most perfect day of the year kinds of things.

Björk's music is also good for feverish, thunderstorming, late-night sleepovers (or not-sleepingovers). And telling stories in the dark. And starting cross-country road trips at 4am. And lots of other things.

Here is my Björk Top Ten:

Also, if you're interested in her collaboration with the Dirty Projectors, check out Mount Wittenberg Orca.

Monday, September 6, 2010

It's all in the details.

Many new items to be posted at seek vintage this week. Follow and friend seek on Twitter and Facebook for all all the updates!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Django + Stephane

I have to wait till NOVEMBER?

I guess I'll be hitting up the Raleigh H&M at the end of November...Lanvin!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Madison Ave. J. Crew shop by A Continuous Lean

J.Crew Upper East Side Mens Shop from Michael Williams on Vimeo.

Danny & Annie

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

From Very Short List

I know I've had a lot of mushy posts out there, but it's not my fault. Some things are just too sweet to pass up, such as today's Very Short List email. Plucks on them heartstrings.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010